ARCHIVES WEEK 26 2009
Hi guys, another busy week, couldn't find the time to update the website. Had to work overtime, catching Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen IMAX in between. I was really afraid that the flick would suck, after reading the negative reviews, but guess what, I really liked it! Got home last night, smile on my kisser and Transformers theme in my head... until I heard the news that Michael Jackson passed away. I still can't believe it. The King of Pop is dead, no more moonwalk, his music will last forever though. Rest in peace, Michael.
Here's the last update of the week, let's bring you up to speed on the latest movie news;
Hilary Swank, Richard Gere, Ewan McGregor and Virginia Madsen star in the biopic Amelia Earhart, based on that chick you've also seen in Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian. But this trailer looks a lot better though, click here for great cinematography!
Ethan Hawke, Willem Dafoe, Claudia Karvan and Sam Neill star in the futuristic vampire flick Daybreakers. Somehow this production flew right under my radar, I totally forgot about this film. The trailer is now up, click here for the folks with the crossbows!
Donnie Darko's Richard Kelly is back with The Box, which stars Cameron Diaz, James Marsden and Frank Langella. Love the 70s look, click here for the trailer!
I was wondering when he would make his own flick, well, second-unit director Dan Bradley, known for his gritty action sequences in The Bourne Supremacy, The Bourne Ultimatum and Quantum of Solace, will now direct Hellified. The story of the supernatural action flick involves a journey to hell. Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Producers Avi Arad, Charles Roven, Ari Arad and Alex Gartner are set to adapt the video game Uncharted: Drake's Fortune! The story revolves around the treasure hunter Nate Drake who believes he has found the golden city known as El Dorado. Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Zack Snyder talks 300 sequel:
Watchmen director Zack Snyder talks about a potential sequel to 300. Creator Frank Miller is writing and drawing the story, which will be adapted by Snyder;
"I know for a fact that Frank Miller is writing right now. He's drawing away and seems to be knee-deep in it. I think he's going to head back to Greece again and do another reconnaissance.
I think we would use the same technology... I don't want it to look too Star Wars-ian... Just from what Miller told me, it would be bigger as far as landscape and terrain. We're going to see Athens and the Aegean and other places. There would be an opportunity for bigger visions, though I'd hope for the same aesthetic. The tech we used for 300 was not a revolution. It's basically what the weatherman has. Look, instead of Accuweather it's Sparta... It's going to be the same way, but on crazier steroids."
Source: Coming Soon
Colorful trailer for Hayao Miyazaki's Ponyo is now online! Voice cast includes Noah Cyrus, Cate Blanchett, Matt Damon, Tina Fey, Cloris Leachman, Liam Neeson, Lily Tomlin and Betty White (I still prefer the original Japanese version). If you love Spirited Away and Howl's Moving Castle, you have to check out Ponyo! Click here for the trailer!
Kevin James and Rosario Dawson star in the live action comedy The Zookeeper, which centers on zoo animals teaching the keeper their methods of dating and help him win back the woman of his dreams. Well, the cool part, Adam Sandler, Cher, Jon Favreau, Sylvester Stallone and Judd Apatow will provide the voices for the animals! Source: Variety
One of John Grisham's older novels, The Testament, will get a movie treatment. The story centers on a billionaire who leaves his fortune to a mysterious illegitimate daughter instead of his greedy relatives. I love the previous John Grisham adaptations, The Firm, The Pelican Brief, The Client, A Time to Kill, The Rainmaker and Runaway Jury, come to think of it, that's a long list! Source: Variety
Alice in Wonderland pics!!!:
Amazing concept designs and character shots from Tim Burton's upcoming Alice in Wonderland hit the web! The film is a sequel to Lewis Carroll's classic tale, which stars Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter, Helena Bonham Carter as the Red Queen and Anne Hathaway as the White Queen. The rest of the cast includes Michael Sheen, Crispin Glover, Stephen Fry and Alan Rickman. Click on the artwork to find out how deep the rabbit hole goes.
U.S. Box Office June 19-21:
Sandra Bullock is back! Her new romantic comedy The Proposal was able to bring down The Hangover with $34 million! Though last week's #1 grabbed on to the second spot, it's still doin' great with 26 million bucks. Here's the rest of the Top Ten;
1. The Proposal - $34,114,000 (new)
2. The Hangover - $26,855,000 / $152,919,000
3. Up - $21,336,000 / $224,113,000
4. Year One - $20,200,000 (new)
5. The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 - $11,300,000 / $43,332,000
6. Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian - $7,300,000 / $155,953,000
7. Star Trek - $4,700,000 / $239,444,000
8. Land of the Lost - $3,976,000 / $43,672,000
9. Imagine That - $3,100,000 / $11,351,000
10. Terminator Salvation - $3,070,000 / $119,513,000
Zombieland and 2012 trailers!:
Hilarious trailer for the horror comedy Zombieland is up! The cast includes Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, Abigail Breslin and Woody Harrelson as a zombie killer! Click here for the zombie kill of the week!
Independence Day, Godzilla, The Day After Tomorrow (let's pretend 10,000 BC never happened), you know what I'm talking about, German director Roland Emmerich likes to destroy everything, and he's doin' it again in his upcoming disaster flick 2012. This time the director goes all the way, and he even brings a little introduction before ze trailer, ja! Click on the pic to check out John Cusack, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Amanda Peet, Oliver Platt, Thandie Newton, Danny Glover and, there he is again, Woody Harrelson!
Adrien Brody, Forest Whitaker, Elijah Wood and Cam Gigandet will star in The Experiment, a remake of the German psychological thriller Das Experiment. The interesting concept revolves around a group of ordinary men who take on the roles of guards and prisoners as part of a big experiment and research study. Prison Break creator Paul Scheuring will direct. Source: Variety
Two excellent posters for Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes are online! The flick stars Robert Downey Jr. as Holmes and Jude Law as Watson, looking forward to this one! Click on Tony Stark for more!
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