Archive for October, 2011

October 29, 2011

Down at Fraggle Rock!

We seriously can’t get enough muppets. Deadline New York reports New Regency has won the feature film rights to the Jim Henson series Fraggle Rock. Here’s hoping New Regency doesn’t Alvin and the Chipmunks-it. I have to admit I’m a little bit concerned.

From [DeadlineNY]:

The property was shopped and caught the interest of studios, before New Regency made the deal for a film that will be produced by The Jim Henson Company and the Montecito Picture Company. The series premiered on HBO in 1983, ran for five seasons and was broadcast in over 80 countries. It revolved around puppet characters Gobo, Wembley, Mokey, Boober and Red, who lived in Fraggle Rock. They interacted with humans who thought they were aliens.

New Regency was recently reconstituted by Arnon Milchan, who brought in Brad Weston to put together a slate of filmmaker-driven films that are mostly geared for adults. However, the Alvin And The Chipmunks franchise has been lucrative for New Regency, and this was an opportunity to add another family film franchise. It is not immediately clear whether the film will use puppets or be a CG/live-action mix. New Regency and the producers are figuring that out now and will set a writer shortly.

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October 28, 2011

#NerdGirls Get Ready to Jizz in Your Pants

Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Warner Bros. has acquired director Steven Soderbergh’s male stripper opus Magic Mike, a comedy based on actor Channing Tatum’s real-life experiences as an “exotic dancer” in Florida.

Magic Mike features Tatum, Alex Pettyfer, Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, Kevin Nash, and Adam Rodriguez as strippers and Matthew McConaughey as their ex-stripper boss. *Holy F*ck!! I’m ready!*

The studio has set a June 29, 2012 release date for the flick, the same date that Tatum’s untitled “G.I. Joe” sequel is currently scheduled to open. It looks like there will be plenty of him to go around next summer.

 

Author Notes:
Some of my favorite HOT men in a movie together as male strippers. So are you telling me that these men will be naked or half-naked throughout the movie?????? How many times can a person watch this movie???

October 27, 2011

I Need A Tardis Now. Please

As I was walking though the local mall today, something out of the corner of my eye caught my attention. I turned and saw this.

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I said “What the Frak! I want this NOW”

I was talking to myself since no one around. Took a picture of it and now I count the days until I can get a Tardis in my bedroom.

October 27, 2011

Moving to NC to Find Robert Downey, jr.

The Associated Press has word that Marvel Studios will film Iron Man 3 at Wilmington’s Screen Gems Studios in North Carolina.

*All I hear is Robert will be in driving distance from you. I’m there. haha*

Shane Black will director the third installment, replacing the first two films’ Jon Favreau, and will lend his writing talents to the script by Drew Pearce. At this time, Robert Downey Jr. is the only confirmed cast member, though it’s highly likely that Gwyneth Paltrow and Don Cheadle will be returning as well.

Downey will play Tony Stark on the big screen as part of the superhero ensemble, The Avengers, releasing on May 4, 2012. Iron Man 3 is, meanwhile, targeting a May 3, 2013 release.

October 27, 2011

Character Posters for The Hunger Games

I am freakin excited for this movie. I absolutely loved the books and convinced more than 5 people to read the series. A personal record. From what I’ve seen from the eyes of director Gary Ross, I am sure Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games will be more than what I imagined.

The Hunger Games opens March 23, 2012, and is the first in a planned four-part series.

Official synopsis:

Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. Part twisted entertainment, part government intimidation tactic, the Hunger Games are a nationally televised event in which “Tributes” must fight with one another until one survivor remains.

Pitted against highly-trained Tributes who have prepared for these Games their entire lives, Katniss is forced to rely upon her sharp instincts as well as the mentorship of drunken former victor Haymitch Abernathy. If she’s ever to return home to District 12, Katniss must make impossible choices in the arena that weigh survival against humanity and life against love.

October 27, 2011

Zombie Pumpkin

WTF?!?!?

It even looks scary.

Pure Genius.

[via Inhabitat]

October 27, 2011

Post NYCC, Lendendary Comics Releases New Titles

This past week I had the privilege of sitting in on Legendary Comic’s panel at New York ComicCon featuring Bob Schreck, Frank Miller, Paul Pope, Matt Wagner and special guest  Michael Kaluta (and scoring one of the limited edition Paul Pope-designed t-shirts. Pshyea.). You might have heard that Legendary Comics is the newly formed comics arm of Legendary Entertainment which in association with Warner Bros. produced some of our favorites such as: Inception, The Dark Knight, 300, The Hangover, and the upcoming Dark Knight Rises. Whew that’s quite a list. Now it’s primed for launch for several new titles Holy Terror (Miller) out now, and The Tower Chronicles (Wagner) and Paradise Lost (Kaluta) to be released sometime in the indeterminate future.

I’m extremely anxious to get my hands on Holy Terror, which is already stirring up some controversy. Originally titled “Holy War, Batman!”, it was supposed to follow Batman as he exacts his revenge on Al Qaeda for the September 11 attacks. That, however, proved to be too heavy to put on one of comics’ most popular characters, so Miller created Holy Terror. On the NYCC panel Miller spoke about how the character came to be – as an amalgamation of all the Batman bits he’s written over the years that weren’t truly “Batman”. And of it being a straight up revenge fantasy against the terrorists who brought so much destruction to his city. Miller said, quote:

I can’t tell you squat about Islam. I don’t know anything about it. But I know a goddamn lot about Al Qaeda and I want them all to burn in hell.

Which didn’t really get much applause, surprisingly, from the NYCC audience. I think we were all a little bit shocked to hear such straight talk on an official panel, usually we just get some banter, some chuckles and the company line.

The most promising title, to me at least, is Steve Niles and Michael Kaluta’s graphic novel in the works Paradise Lost, an adaptation of John Milton’s 17th-century poem Paradise Lost. The poem tells the Biblical story of Satan tempting Adam and Eve, and how the couple is eventually cast out of the Garden of Eden. Kaluta’s novel, as described during the panel, is not your decent through the levels of hell we might expect. In this video answer to a fan question about Milton’s Paradise Lost, he explains there is no precedent for his adaptation:

I’m truly, truly excited about this project. Just look at Kaluta’s first released image:

Tower Chronicles on the other hand, is not for me. Listening to Wagner describe it during the panel was like listening to a pitch for another Assassin’s Creed game.  Legendary, this is the perfect time to get ahead of everyone else’s game and get some new perspective on your staff.

More:
Watch Frank Miller be interviewed by Bob Schreck at NYCC over at Newsarama.

October 26, 2011

When Will the Captain and the Doctor Be Together Again?

Not anytime soon.

In a recent interview, John Barrowman said that he will gladly reappear on Doctor Who as his character Captain Jack Harkness if asked. But, will it happen? Probably not.

“Everybody keeps asking me and if I’m offered I would love to. I think it would be great. There is no plan to do that. No one has come forward. I don’t think it’ll happen. I’m always open for it, but who knows?”

Currently doing a UK tour promoting Torchwood: Miracle Day, he said:

“I can’t believe it. I was only meant to be a five-episode character in Doctor Who and it’s turned out to be a huge success in its own right with Torchwood and Captain Jack.

“The American audiences have taken to him. It’s quite overwhelming and quite amazing to be a part of something like that to spread what I call the best of British television worldwide.”

Barrowman, who still doesn’t know yet if Torchwood will be back for a fifth series, also discussed Doctor Who‘s upcoming big 50th-anniversary bash in 2013 with the Daily Record, and how much he’d love to be there to mark the milestone:

“I think it would be great to be involved with the 50th Anniversary, since Jack was such a big part of the Whoworld. But, having said that, nothing’s been said, so I don’t sit and wait.”I don’t want fans to think that I don’t want to do it because I would love to, but if I’m not asked I’m not going to bang down the door—I’ll just move onto something else.”

[via Geek Files]

Author Notes:
The 50th anniversary episode better be AMAZING, FABULOUS, WONDERFUL. I’m expecting only the best for the Doctor.
October 26, 2011

2013 Might Be the Year of a New Doctor

In an interview with VH1, Matt Smith hinted that he will not stay with Doctor Who after next season. He is thinking of moving to LA to pursue his career in American cinema. BBC has not confirmed that Smith will no longer play the Doctor in 2013 but I’m sure sometime in 2012 we will definitely know.

Watch the Matt Smith VH1 interview here

Is it wrong to be slighty happy about this? I have and will always be a huge David Tennant fan, so when Smith started I had my speculations. I loved the new direction of the show with Smith, but I personally am ready to see a new Doctor.

Now, we wait to see how the Doctor will die and who will be reincarnated in his place. But I’m not going to think about that now. We still have a long ways to go.

Remember, Doctor Who Christmas Special is airing on Christmas Day.

October 26, 2011

Diabolical Diagram of Movie Monsters

Love this poster from Pop Chart Lab, it feeds both my nerdliness and my OCD. “The Diabolical Diagram of Movie Monsters” breaks down creepies and crawlies into their respective taxonomies. Find some of your faves, including mine: Plants and Animals>Prehistoric Creatures>MegaShark! Entertaining and accurate.