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Shadowland – The battle for the soul of New York

Posted by LiveFor on April 28, 2010

As previously mentioned, Shadowland is a big Marvel event. Daredevil, who is now leader of the evil ninja clan, The Hand, is bringing them to New York and looks as if all the street level heroes of the Marvel U are getting involved. Check out the cool wrap around cover.

Shadowland will be a five issue mini-series written by Andy Diggle and drawn by Billy Tan. Apparently construction has already begun on the monumental fortress that will be Shadowland.

In these promo posters via CBR we can see The Punisher shooting Spider-Man in a very uncomfortable place, Iron Fist and Luke Cage having a face off with what appears to be Elektra and Ghost Rider smacking down Moon Knight. All very cool.

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HBO / Marvel 1910 TV Series Opening

Posted by LiveFor on April 27, 2010

This is very cool.

What if… HBO created a TV show with the Marvel characters (cast as we know them) set 100 years ago? Using footage of actors such as Hugh Jackman, Tobey Maguire, Robert Downey Jr and many more from period piece movies, this video is an LXG-style mock-up of a concept I’ve had for a while. I’ve even included an opening scene for added effect.

Footage from: Ghost Rider, Daredevil, Elektra, Seabiscuit Marie Antoinette, Shakespeare In Love, Iron Man, The Illusionist, The Incredible Hulk, Australia, HBO Rome and the trailers for Sherlock Holmes, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, The Sorcercer’s Apprentice.

*Music by Immediiate Music – ‘Slay The Dragon’
*Notes: Everytime I see a CBM actor in a turn-of-the-century; Victorian Era; Period piece movie, I think ‘wouldn’t it be cool to put them into a trailer or TV show where they’re all humble heroes back then?’ Well, this vid is designed to do just that. Being thoughtful to the background of each shot, I used another smorgasbord of resources to offer another ‘alternative vision’ to this fun genre.
Hope you enjoy it as much as I did making it!

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Shadowland – Daredevil is bringing the Hand to New York

Posted by LiveFor on April 18, 2010

Oh I miss not getting as many comics as I used to. I’ve lost touch with what has been happening with loads of them which is a shame. I had heard that Daredevil had taken over the running of the ninja clan The Hand.

Now, in a Marvel event called Shadowland the Man Without Fear is bringing the Hand back to New York city and it looks like it could be epic.

Shadowland will be a five issue mini-series written by Andy Diggle and drawn by Billy Tan (he did the excellent cover at the top. According to The Weekly Crisis (cool comic site) last few issues of his main title we know that construction has already begun on the monumental fortress that will be Shadowland.

In the picture above we can also see what other heroes are going to be involved – Iron Fist, Luke Cage, Spider-Man, Wolverine, Punisher, Moon Knight, Ghost Rider, Elektra, Misty Knight, Bullseye.

Really sounds like it could be a great event.

Anyone, want to bring us up to speed on the recent events in Daredevil?

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Ghost Rider sequel news – No Eva, More Cage and possibly 3D

Posted by LiveFor on January 8, 2010

Ghost Rider – Great comic, very poor film. However, the sequel is still on and this time based on a 2001 script by David Goyer that includes an original idea by Nicolas Cage. That last bit could go either way. At the moment it is currently titled Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance.

Collider got hold of some more information about the sequel when they spoke to Producer Mike De Luca.

First the good news. Original director Mark Steven Johnson will not be back for the sequel. Neither will Eva Mendes.

It looks as if the sequel will also be set in Europe as previously rumoured. This was the idea that Cage brought to the mix.

“The idea was because Ghost Rider is a unique blend of theology and action and the character deals with the kind of battle of good vs. evil in a theological sense, that Europe you could avail yourself of a lot of religious sites and kind ancient religious site and a history of theology as a setting that isn’t available in the U.S. We wanted to kind of signal that we’re as different from the first movie just because we want to be fresh and new as you can get in terms of getting away from southwestern kind of pseudo-western thing.”

The Dark Knight effect applies as they are also going for a hard PG-13 rating. To be honest this is something the character needs, although an 18 or R rating would be even better, but then that effects the box office and Watchmen’s disappointing performance has made the studios nervous about going that route..

De Luca then talked about who could direct and the possibility that Davie Goyer may step behind the camera.

“It’ll be a new director but David would be kind of a new director to the mix in terms of not having done anything with Ghost Rider before. I’ve talked about it with him just because I’m a fan of David’s. A lot depends on his schedule and a lot depends on where we are when the script comes in, but I think just for me personally, this is just me speaking not Avi Arad or the studios, I have tremendous respect for David, I always have. We did Blade together when I was at New Line, and I thought the Flash Forward pilot was one of the best episodic pieces of TV direction I’ve seen in a long time, so I’d be excited to have that conversation with David if and when we get up to that point and schedules permit. But I want to keep it, and he knows this too, we want to keep it open for the right person to present themselves and if that could be David or it might be someone else, but I think we’ll know more after we read the draft. “

Will it be a straight sequel or will it be a reboot to get ride of the bad taste that the original film left us with?

“Reset is a good way to put it. Because I thought even with the Ghost Rider comic there were so many iterations. It’s one of those characters that’s almost like a blank slate. Even the rules of it and his powers and the way in some runs of the comic, the bike is a physical thing that gets turned into a hell cycle. In some versions of the comic he shoots the hell cycle out of his hands and there’s no real bike at all. You know, there’s just little differences as each artist and writer tackled the character that kind of frees us to be different with this next movie, but it is pushing the reset button, and I think putting the character in kind of an appropriate darker context.”

All in all it sounds very promising and looks as if they want to get more in line with the films that Marvel Studios have been making. Plus Cage seems to be on the path to redemption with his recent roles so maybe, just maybe, we’ll get the Ghost Rider film we’ve been waiting for.

What do you want to see in the rebooted Ghost Rider film? What big bad should he go up against?

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Ghost Rider 2 will be like Casino Royale?

Posted by LiveFor on November 5, 2009

riderGhost Rider is a great, great comic book character. Dark, gritty, supernatural and a skull headed motorbike rider. Cool stuff.

Ghost Rider the film starring Nicolas Cage was an absolutely dreadful piece of cinema. I so wanted to like it, but it all seemed set bound, had a crappy plot, emo villians and Cage on an off day. So bad.

However, things may be slightly better for the next one and yes, Cage is still in it.

“It’s not exactly a reboot,” said director David Goyer, . “I hate to say it’s more realistic, because he’s got a flaming skull for a head, but it’s a bit more stripped down and darker. It’s definitely changing tone. What ‘Casino Royale’ was to the Bond movies, hopefully this will be to ‘Ghost Rider.’

The “Ghost Rider” sequel is planned to “roll before cameras next year,” according to Goyer, who also said that Nicolas Cage is currently still attached to the lead role of Johnny Blaze.

“This story picks up eight years after the first film,” said Goyer. “You don’t have to have seen the first film. It doesn’t contradict anything that happened in the first film, but we’re pretending that our audience hasn’t seen the first film. It’s as if you took that same character where things ended in the first film and then picked it up eight years later—he’s just in a much darker, existential place.”

“My script is out there on the Internet,” he said. “We’re not changing much from it. It’ll be significantly the same script.”

It’s going to go dreadfully wrong isn’t it.

What do you want to see in the next Ghost Rider film? How can they make it good?

Source: MTV

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More Disney Marvel mashups

Posted by LiveFor on September 8, 2009

The last lot of mashups went down well so here are some more. Thanks to Dave for sending me the link.

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Ghost Rider 2 – Cage shares his thoughts

Posted by LiveFor on July 15, 2009

The first Ghost Rider film was pretty bad. I so wanted it to be good as I always loved the comic. Yet the film was just a mess of bad effects, poor story and wonky acting.

With regards to Ghost Rider 2 Sony and Nicolas Cage were still looking for a writer and director to helm the sequel.

Now the actor told MTV News that he’s looking less toward “sequel” and more toward “reboot” for the next film.

“I would like to do a reconceive,” Cage told MTV News. “I would like to go in a whole other direction, and I think that’s what they’re talking about.”

According to Cage, he’s still leaning toward a Ghost Rider movie that brings the skull-faced Marvel Comics hero to Europe for a team-up with Catholic Church.

“I would make it much less of a Western and more of an international story,” said Cage of the direction he’d take the character for the next film.

They should definitely try and use some of the storylines from recent issues of the comic as they have been superb.

What do you want to see in a Ghost Rider sequel? Should Cage still be in it? How could they make it better? Should it be a sequel or a reboot?


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UPDATED: Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans – Trailer for Werner Herzog’s new film starring Cage

Posted by LiveFor on May 28, 2009

More Cage action. Watch him shout, point and look confused.

Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans is the new Werner Herzog film that continues from Harvey Keitel’s version. Apparantly it is not a remake.

Judging by this trailer they haven’t really any idea what they wanted to do with the film. All in all it looks a bit of a mess.

It stars Nic Cage, Val Kilmer, Eva Mendes and, wait for it, Xzibit.

Remember, Nic Cage and Eva Mendes last starred together in Ghost Rider.

Cage’s best acting role before this was posted recently (you have to watch it), but this may take first place.

Update: The video should now work again

What did you think of that? Will The Sorcerer’s Apprentice or Kick-Ass finally lift the bad film curse that Nic Cage seems to currently be under?

Which is Nicholas Cage’s worst film?(opinion polls)

Discuss in the forum or leave a comment below.


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POLL: Which is Nicholas Cage’s worst film?

Posted by LiveFor on March 30, 2009

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Ghost Rider sequel saddles up

Posted by LiveFor on January 29, 2009

Bloody Disgusting have the news that Columbia Pictures is officially looking for writers to pen the sequel to Ghost Rider and that Nicolas Cage is attached and signed on to return.

Quite surprising though as the first film sucked big time. Such a shame as the comic book was great (I was from the Danny Ketch era) and the new series is getting great reviews.

Hopefully they’ll learn from the mistakes made on the first one and it won’t seem so studio bound. Would be great if Marvel Studios had it so they could mix it up with Iron Man, Hulk and the Avengers.

What story arc from the Ghost Rider comics would you like to see in the sequel?

Discuss in the Forum

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