ARCHIVES WEEK 51 2004
Frank Darabont talks The Mist:
Director Frank Darabont (The Green Mile) talked to Fangoria about his
latest project The Mist, which is based on Stephen King's novella. The story revolves around
a group of stranger trapped inside a supermarket by giant monsters that arrive in an unworldly fog. Here's what
Darabont had to say:
"Finally, my low-budget monster flick! And no, it will not be for television. There's been some confusion out there in geek land about that.
THE MIST is a very scary and memorable story. one of Steve's best 'muscular' short pieces, with characters in the kind of pressure-cooker environment that nobody writes as well as King. I intend to be faithful to the material, so I think the movie will be good. Whether it's a studio picture or not, I want to go with a very gritty, low-budget indie approach. Big-budget gloss would work against the material, plus I'm excited about trying my hand at a more seat-of-the-pants filmmaking approach on this one than I've used in the past."
Sounds great, very curious how Frank will approach King's material. Well, that's it for this week, need to do some stuff cuz it's my birthday but will be back with a new update this weekend.
Golden Globes Awards 2005:
The nominations for the 62nd annual Golden Globe Awards are now online! The nomination leaders are The Aviator, Closer, Finding Neverland and Million Dollar Baby.
Check out the complete list right here.
Van Damme back in the ring?:
Okay, it's no movie news but just wanted to share this with the readers, especially the K-1 fans. Jean-Claude Van Damme plans
to make a return to fight competitions and wants to win the K-1 World Title. "I am planning to go back to fighting next year when I am 45," Van Damme explains, "I gave up fighting a long time ago because it offers no perspectives and there are people who do not respect their art.
But now I want to fight again to prove something to myself. I'd be the first actor to fight in K-1 and also the oldest competitor."
To be honest, I'd love to see JC kick as in a "real" fight, but he's underestimating the power of my fellow Dutchmen and champions of the K-1; Ernesto Hoost, Remi Bonjasky and Peter Aerts.
Good luck, JC.
Source: Daily Times
Batman Begins trailer!!!:
Woohoo, it's here, the Batman Begins trailer! Chris Nolan did a great job and take a look at Christian Bale as The Batman, just incredible. Click on the pic to
download the trailer. Enjoy.
© wb 2004
A fantastic preview of Tony Jaa's (Ong Bak) new flick Tom Yum Goong hit the web! Check out behind the scenes clips and incredible high kicks right here (click right, save target as).
New War of the Worlds high res images are also online. Check out Steven Spielberg, Tom Cruise and Miranda Otto by clicking on the pic.
© dreamworks fansite 2004
This is interesting, coming soon X-men 3, a Wolverine stand-alone film and according to Variety, we will
also get to see a Magneto movie! Sheldon Turner (The Longest Yard) has been hired to write the script; "I pitched a film that is almost 'The Pianist' meets 'X-Men,' about a guy who, after watching his family slaughtered, has an awakening of his powers and seeks revenge."
The character will be seen in his formative years and also will involve Professor X. That character was a soldier in the allied force that liberated the concentration camps. The original X-Men film began with a prologue that showed Magneto as a child being led to a concentration camp by Nazis.
U.S. Box Office Dec 10-12:
They're all back at number 1! Ocean's Twelve hit the top spot at the U.S. Box Office, earning 40 million bucks! The
Daywalker's Blade: Trinity came in second, also doing great with $24 million. The battle continues later
this week when Adam Sandler's Spanglish, Scorseses' The Aviator and Jim Carrey's Lemony Snicket's will open. Here's the rest of
the top ten:
1. Ocean's Twelve - $40,880,000
2. Blade: Trinity - $16,125,000 / $24,548,000
3. National Treasure - $9,978,000 / $124,217,000
4. The Polar Express - $9,765,000 / $110,003,000
5. Christmas with the Kranks - $7,600,000 / $54,771,000
6. The Incredibles - $5,045,000 / $232,582,000
7. The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie - $4,360,000 / $73,599,000
8. Closer - $3,750,000 / $13,755,000
9. Finding Neverland - $1,692,342 / $14,213,237
10. Alexander - $1,405,000 / $32,521,000
Trailers, trailers, trailers!!!:
Wow, a shitload of new trailers hit the web and here's a rundown. Click on the links to enter the download pages:
Steven Spielberg and Tom Cruise, back in action with War of the Worlds after their Minority Report. It's only a teaser trailer but it sure will create a nice buzz for the flick, I like it a lot!
I love these guys, Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn both star in the new comedy The Wedding Crashers. The trailer is pretty funny, seems like this is going to be a crazy flick.
The beautiful and wonderful actress Jennifer Connelly stars in the Hollywood remake of the Japanese horror film Dark Water. The trailer looks creepy!
Johnny Depp is the man! Check out Willy Wonka in the trailer for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Tim Burton has done a great job, love the trailer!
And the last one for today, the cool trailer of the Get Shorty sequel Be Cool. The movie stars John Travolta, Uma "The Bride" Thurman, The Rock, Danny DeVito, Vince Vaughn and many more.
Fantastic Four pic:
Superhero Hype received a great new pic of the Fantastic Four. The cast
includes Chris Evans (The Human Torch), Michael Chiklis (The Thing), Jessica Alba (The Invisible Woman) and Ioan Gruffudd (Mr. Fantastic).
© fox 2004
Triple H the new Conan?:
Triple H, pro-wrestler and star of Blade Trinity, could replace Schwarzenegger in the new Conan film. Here's what he had to say:
"There's been talking about it. John Milius, who is writing the next Conan, has spoken to me already, I met with him a few times, he's a friend of mine over the years, He actually wrote another project specifically for me, but he's talked to me about doing Conan down the line so we'll see what happens. That's an awesome franchise if they want me to get involved in it, I will, it'd be a thrill".
DVD releases R1
The Door in the Floor
Return of the King
DVD releases R2
Around The World In 80 Days
The Boune Supremacy
Drunken Master III