ARCHIVES WEEK 26 2004
I've got new trailers for you today! Let's start with the remake of Luc Besson's flick Taxi.
Queen Latifah and Jimmy Fallon star in the action-comedy. Tim "The Barbershop" Story, currently working
on F4, directed the flick.
Aaron Eckhart's thriller Suspect Zero
is also online. The rest of the cast includes Ben Kingsley and "Trin" herself Carrie-Anne Moss. Hit the links
to download the trailers.
Woohoo, I've got a great update today, lots of interesting headlines, here we go:
Check out a great new banner for Oliver Stone's Alexander! The movie is Stone's answer to the epics like Troy and Gladiator. Colin Farrell, Angelina Jolie and Val Kilmer star in the flick, hit de pic for a bigger version.
Tim Robbins will star in Zathura. Jon Favreau (Elf) will direct this adaptation of Chris Van Allsburg's children's book. Source: Variety
Other Tim Robbins news, the official site for his latest scifi flick Code 46 is now online. Hit the link to check out the trailer.
I love this poster, check out the one-sheet for Without a Paddle. The comedy, starring Seth "Scott" Green, Matthew Lillard and Dax Shepard, revolves around three friends from the big city who go out camping in the woods and mountains. Of course things are going terribly wrong and they bump into a crazy mountain man played by Burt Reynolds.
Rob Bowman and Jennifer Garner talk Elektra:
Director Rob Bowman (Reign of Fire) talked more about the style and tone of the Daredevil spin-off Elektra. He won't have Elektra leaping from rooftops and isn't relying heavily on special effects but opting instead for crazy camera angles and a more character-driven story. He uses movies like The Cooler and 21 Grams as his reference points.
Jennifer Garner also talked about her leading role:"We have our share of blowing things up, I've learned a few new weapons and I'm definitely, definitely fighting. It's not like I'm in a period piece, in a corset, or talking Shakespeare but it is very much driven by Elektra's darkness and what happens when she comes back to life, and what that second life means: whether it's redemption or whether it's a dark place from which you can't be redeemed. It's very dark and honest."
Bowman wants to reinvent the way comic-book movies are done, "because Elektra is a tortured soul, and in the middle of an emotional crisis, I thought this would be the right way to go," he said.
Look out Darth Vader, General Grievous is coming!:
A first look at Star Wars Episode III's main villain General Grievous appeared online at the site
of The Force.net!
Rumours are that Gary Oldman may voice the character. Producer Rick McCallum gives us on update about Grievous:
"Count Dooku was the political leader behind the Separatists movement and instigator of the Clone Wars. In 'Episode III', we'll meet General Grievous, the military leader of all the Separatist armies. He's part alien and part robot. Grievous is a master strategist and the greatest hand-to-hand Jedi killer the galaxy has ever known."
"Part alien, part robot," that's great! Hit the pic for a larger version.
Source: coming soon
© lucasfilms 2004
Ken Watanabe talks Batman Begins!!!:
Ken Watanabe (The Last Samurai) who plays Bruce Wayne's mysterious villain Ra's Al Ghul, talked
a bit about his role in the Batman film:
"I chose the part because I liked the script, I picked it out immediately. I do pay attention to the way the script envisages the world and how that view is conveyed through the roles, as well as what the director wants to express. In Batman Begins I play a villain who has to guide a person who is wavering between good and evil. Exploring the dark side of human nature is something that interests me."
Source: Batman on Film
Kill Bill Vol. 3 coming... but not soon!:
Quentin Tarantino wants to make Kill Bill Vol. 3 but not soon. "I have plans, actually not right away, but like in fifteen years from
now, I'll do a third version of this saga," the director said.
The story could revolve around Nicky, the daughter of Vernita Green (Vivica A. Fox) who witnessed her mother being
killed. The Bride (Uma Thurman) tells Nicky in the first film if she grows up and wants to take revenge, that
she would be waiting... And so will we!
The Grudge trailer:
The trailer for The Grudge is now online. Sarah Michelle "Buffy" Gellar and Bill Pullman star in the remake of the Japanese horror film.
Click on the pic to download the trailer.
© columbia 2004
James Cameron's next movie!:
Moviehole received more news about
James Cameron's 3D Scifi Project. The film will have a budget of $200 million dollars and Cameron
revealed who he wants to star in the flick. Firstly, Brian Cox (X2) will probalby have a leading role in the film.
Cameron also wants bigger names for some of the parts: Arnold Schwarzenegger, who Cameron directed in the "Terminator" films
and "True Lies", is being sought for a role and so is Sylvester Stallone!!!
"I think (the movie) is going to be huge, and it's going to be a huge enabler for the 3-D experience," Cameron said.
Schwarzenegger and Stallone finally in one film, that would be awesome!
New Spider-man 2 poster!!!:
Yeah, baby! Another Spider-man 2 poster hit the web! Check out a bigger version by clicking
on Peter Parker. Spider-man 2 opens worldwide within a few weeks!
© sony 2004
U.S. Box Office June 18-20:
Some very interesting developments, which I didn't expect, at the U.S. Box Office last weekend. Ben Stiller kicked
Harry Potter's butt and bumped him off the top spot! Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story was the
big winner and earned $30 million!!! The comedy costed $20 million and is Stiller's biggest opening ever. Spielberg's
romantic comedy The Terminal came in second with $18 million. The biggest suprise is Garfield with
a steady position, still bringing in the bucks. Other suprises, scifi epic The Chronicles of Riddick fell down to number 7, don't expect a sequel, guys. And my man, Jackie Chan, couldn't
knock down its competitors with the $110 million flick Around the World in 80 Days . The action
comedy debuted at number nine, too bad, Jackie.
But the battle continues this week when Farenheit 9/11, White Chicks, The Notebook, Two Brothers and The Door in
the Floor opens. Biggest threat will be Farenheit 9/11, this could be the summer's sleeper hit.
Here's the rest of the Top Ten:
1. Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story - $30,000,000
2. The Terminal - $18,700,000
3. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - $17,412,000 / $190,310,000 since opening
4. Shrek 2 - $13,600,000 / $378,281,000
5. Garfield: The Movie - $11,000,000 / $42,016,000
6. The Stepford Wives - $9,200,000 / $39,454,000
7. The Chronicles of Riddick - $8,271,000 / $41,354,000
8. The Day after Tomorrow - $7,550,000 / $166,756,000
9. Around the World in 80 Days - $6,833,000 / $9,619,000
10. Troy - $1,710,000 / $128,963,000
Incredible Blade: Trinity poster now online!!!:
Man, I love this poster, check this beauty, the new Blade: Trinity poster and IGN
got the exclusive! The Daywalker continues his fight against the bloodsuckers who now are on the verge of taking
over the whole planet! Blade joins forces with a group of vampire hunters called The Nightstalkers and they discover that
the vampires' leader is the legendary Dracula! David S. Goyer wrote and directed the third Blade movie,
the cast includes Wesley Snipes, Kris Kristofferson and Jessica Biel.
© new line 2004
CHUD posted an interesting Superman
update! Guess who could play Lex:
According to a mysterious source (we’ll call him ‘Homeless Kryptonian’), that may indeed be the case. Warner Bros. has obviously decided they want to make their megabudget Supes movie cool for “the kids”, and with Moritz’s involvement comes the desire to place Vin Diesel in the role of criminal mastermind Lex Luthor (a role previously linked to everyone from Kevin Spacey to Johnny Depp). With the Chronicles of Riddick franchise turning out to not actually be one (hey, I liked it), getting into another high-profile gig with a built-in recognition factor may not be such a bad idea for the Vin-man.
Other rumors currently leaping tall buildings include the studio’s apparent acceptance of McG as director, after an ongoing (and perhaps still existing) desire to get attention-span deprived, hopelessly patriotic director Michael Bay on board. The suits have also expressed interest in slipping chiseled Smallville star Tom Welling into the costume of their hero (despite testing of other actors for the part), but are concerned with the audience confusion that could arise from changing actors in the key roles around him.
Just give the Man of Steel role to Tom "Smallville" Welling, he's perfect!
Sam Neill talks Jurassic park IV:
Counting Down posted an update about Jurassic Park IV! Sam Neill talked to an Aussie radio show and here's
what he had to say:
Host: What's up next for you, Sam? You're doing another Jurassic Park, is that right?
Sam: Yeah. I couldn't say exactly when, though. They're still trying to nail the right script, so I don't know. The premise is there, it's just a matter of getting the script absolutely right, which is very important.
Host: Now there's been three of these movies already. I was surprised they could even stretch it that far! What could possibly happen in a fourth one?
Sam: Well, uh, all I can say is there's lots of nasty dinosaurs in it, including me! (They all laugh)
Host: Actually I read a report on the internet, when I was researching for this interview with you, that said Jurassic Park IV was going to feature dinosaurs being trained to, uh, carry military weapons, like rocket launchers or something?
Sam: (chuckling) Wow, that's the first time I've heard that one!
Here are the new casting developments for today:
Jason Isaacs has a cameo in Elektra. Jennifer Garner will play the lead, Rob Bowman (Reign of Fire) directs. Source: Superhero Hype
Michael Clarke Duncan (The Green Mile) will play a small part in Robert Rodriguez' and Frank Miller's Sin City. Source: Variety
David Boreanaz (Angel) will play the lead in the romantic comedy Mr. Fix It. Darin Ferrilola wrote and will direct the film. Source: Variety
DVD releases R1
Bad Santa unrated
Lost Skeleton of Cadavra
DVD releases R2
Glengary Glenn Ross
Under The Tuscan Sun