Remember how Joaquin Phoenix said he was quitting the acting game and becoming a hip-hop star? He grew a beard and acted weird on David Letterman and other things.
At the time it all seemed very odd and rumour had it that it was all in the name of art.
Turns out that was exactly the case and Casey Affleck has supposedly finished the mockumentary based around Phoenix’s crazy antics.
Deadline have the news that it was shown for the first time in a private lunchtime screening at WME headquarters last week for buyers — including Harvey Weinstein — who were sworn to secrecy.
They are going to keep the actual content of the mockumentary as secret as they can, but it will be interesting to see what it has all been about. Personally I can’t wait to see Phoenix back on the Letterman show once the film is released.
UPDATE: Vulture spoke to Abrams himself, who said that the trailer has nothing to do with Cloverfield.
“You have to check [out the trailer],” he said. “But it has nothing whatsoever to do with Cloverfield, despite your expert reporting.”
Iron Man 2 has been out for a while over here, but is released in the USA on 7th May. News is out that J J Abrams has a top secret teaser trailer attached to it for something codenamed Super 8.
Word on the street is that not even the people filming it knew what it was all about as Abrams told them it was for a new sex comedy he was working on.
If you remember the Cloverfield teaser trailer was first shown unannounced before Transformers and I personally thought all the teaser stuff about Cloverfield was actually better than the final film. Still amazing in this day and age that they can still keep a film super top secret like this.
Vulture have more on what the trailer will show so spoilers ahead.
Insiders familiar with the trailer tell us that it shows a bunch of kids who are shooting a movie with a Super 8 camera in the seventies or eighties. When they develop the film, they notice that there’s an alien creature in the frame. Our sources also say that Super 8 is absolutely connected to 2008′s Cloverfield (possibly a prequel, but not a sequel).
There you have it, if it is true. Anyone fancy a Slusho?
If you are in the States and get to see the trailer let us all know what it is like in the comments below.
The main parts have been cast, although still not sure if Hugo Weaving has definitely signed up as the Red Skull. Now UGO have a rumour from a reliable source that Tommy Lee Jones may also be starring in the film.
No word on who he will be playing if he does get involved, but as shooting begins at the end of June and Men in Black 3 is also due to start filming this summer Mr Jones may either be very busy or won’t be in Captain America.
District 9 was one of the highlights of 2009 for me. Great idea, great production and Sharlto Copley was brill in the lead. I know some people didn’t like it but each to their own. I was curious as to whether we would see any sequel to it, but director Neill Blomkamp had said that he was going to be working on different things before he came back to it.
Looks like that could have been misdirection on his part as MarketSaw have news that a sequel is in pre-production (their sources could be wrong, but they are usually on the ball).
DISTRICT 10 (Production title at least) is now in pre-production with filming to start in the October time frame this year. Shooting locations will be South Africa once again as well as New Zealand. There has been no word on whether it will be shot in S3D or not as of yet. You will be the first to know! Peter Jackson is again producing the sequel with Neill Blomkamp directing.
I do hope they are working on a sequel as I am itching to see what happens when the ship comes back.
The same article also mentions that the adaption of Philip Reeves Mortal Engines will be in 3D. Great book. Hope they don’t mess that up.
Do you want a sequel? What do you want to see in it?
A few days ago it was mentioned that Ryan Reynold’s suit as Green Lantern was going to be CGI.
Now Comic Book Movies apparantly got onto the set and spoke to some of the people involved with the film and asked them about the suit.
“It’s gonna look just like the comic stories.” said their source. “I saw a handful of storyboards and mock ups already and it looks like what’s in the comics by kids read. Black and green and white.”
“I didn’t see the whole suit. It was from a scene where [Ryan] changes into it. It was, like, lava melting on him. Well, like liquid. Like if someone threw a can of paint on him and it splashed around and covered him up. And it’s not solid colors really. More like the colors shift around subtly.”
If that is true then it sounds as if it will be CGI. However, as the source only saw storyboards and mockups then not sure how he knew just how the suit would look going on. Maybe just me being cynical. Just really excited that they are making a Green Lantern film.
Bit of an odd one this. I got an email from someone in the States saying that Billy Zane had been talking with Christopher Nolan – director of the Batman films and shepherd of the Superman films whenever they get made.
As you will know I am a big fan of Billy Zane. He’s a cool dude after all. Even when the film is poor, and many of his are, Zane is always fun to watch and let us not forget he was in Titanic which made a bit of money. He was also in The Phantom which wasn’t too good and had the distinction of one of the worst taglines for a comic book movie – Slam Evil! – What were they thinking.
Getting back to the Zane and Nolan chatting. I thought this is obviously a rumour, but then I got another email from a different source who is usually pretty reliable. They said the same thing. I’ve asked for clarification, but nothing yet. I still have my doubts about the while thing.
However, I thought this would lead to some good discussion as to what character Zane could play if he was somehow involved in the next Batman film or a Superman reboot. Hell, let’s throw it open to the Marvel Universe as well.
What character could Zane play in a comic book movie?
Andy M and I always thought he would have been a perfect Batman back in the day. His Bruce Wayne would have been brill. Now he could make quite a cool Lex Luthor or Brainiac. As for Marvel I somehow see him a “Dum Dum” Duggan for SHIELD.
Fright Night – Anton Yelchin (Star Trek) is in negotiations to star in “Fright Night,” DreamWorks’ remake of the cult 1985 vampire film. Craig Gillespie (Lars and the Real Girl) is helming the new version, which sticks to the concept of a teen being convinced that his new neighbor is a vampire, although no one will believe him. – Heat Vision
Catwoman – Rumour has it that Emily Blunt passed on “Captain America” because she’s hoping to star as Selina Kyle in “Batman 3″ accordingto Batman on Film — “if Chris Nolan uses the character,” the source notes. They stress that this is very much a rumour. I do think that Blunt would make a cracking Selina Kyle.
Cowboys and Aliens – Latino Review have another rumour saying that Harrison Ford could be joining Jon Favreau’s next comic book film, based on an anonymous tip indicating that “Ford was about to join a huge comic book movie to be directed by a director coming off a soon to be released huge comic book movie.”
Favreau did writer Twitter: “Some very cool Cowboys & Aliens casting news coming soon.” Take that however you wish.
UPDATE: “Please stop asking if Harrison Ford is in Cowboys & Aliens. Okay? He is,” wrote Favreau on Twitter. “Please don’t tell anybody.”
What do you think about the possible casting bits? I would love to see Ford back in a sci-fi kind of thing. He needs to make up geek points since the last Indy film.
It looks as if the Robert Rodriguez Red Sonja movie starring Rose McGowan is no more. He had been saying that they were going to wait and see how the new Conan movie was going to do. That may not be totally true.
According to Pajiba, the current incarnation of the Sonja has been scrapped.
Red Sonja was a comic book character created by Roy Thomas and Barry Windsor-Smith. She was part of the Conan the Barbarian universe and was a kick ass warrior who wore some skimpy chainmail armour. Brigitte Neilsin played her in a film version many moons ago.
However, the project is not dead as Millenium Films are after someone to rewrite the script by David N White and rumour has it that an offer has been made to a Megan Fox.
Before I go any further here is a pic of Red Sonja, so it is possible Fox would be wearing something similar.
You still with me?
Now we all know Fox hasn’t really done anything to show her acting chops so we don’t actually know what she is capable of. She can run, pout and pose in Transformers and Jennifer’s Body just failed and slunk away before anyone noticed. She is starring in the comic adaption of Jonah Hex, but no word on her performance yet.
Could this be the role that makes her? Is the rumour even true?
Do you think Fox is the right choice for Red Sonja? Will she suit the flaming red hair (anyone want to do a photoshop thingy that I can post)? Who would be a better choice for the role and who should direct it?
UPDATE: Thanks to Pat for knocking this one together using one of the Rose McGowan teaser posters from a while back (check out both of them here). Anybody got any more?
Recently there was some news on the cast for Michael Bay’s third Transformers film. It also mentioned a new Autobot in the shape of a Ferrari.
The Realm Toys had news from a studio mole who spotted a new Dodge Charger sporting a certain Decepticon badge. The Mole said:
I was doing my normal rounds on the lot and came across the Transformers 3 work. The main Transformers cars are all there including 2 that I didn’t see in the previous movies. One is a autobot that I couldn’t get close enough to take a picture of because it was being guarded so that it would not be scratched/ damaged. It was a red Ferrari. The other (which wasn’t being guarded as heavily) is a decepticon. It was a dark navy Dodge Charger. I managed to snap a couple of pics with my cell. Sorry for the poor quality.
So far the cast for the new film consists of Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Tyrese Gibson, Josh Duhamel, Frances McDormand, John Malkovich, Ken Jeong, James Avery and is due out on 1st July 2011