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The Raven – Cool sci-fi short

Posted by LiveFor on April 26, 2010

Chris Black possesses a power that could lead to the destruction of the current regime, and they will stop at nothing to destroy him.

The chase is on as Chris runs for his life in this sci-fi thriller set in an alternate and futuristic Los Angeles.

Directed by Ricardo de Montreuil.

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Jeremy Renner to seek out the Raven and captain Peter Berg’s Battleship

Posted by LiveFor on February 18, 2010

The NY Times has a chat with The Hurt Locker’s Jeremy Renner and he mentions that he is in talks to star in James McTeigue’s Edgar Allan Poe film, The Raven and he could be in Peter Berg’s Battleship fighting aliens.

McTeigue describes the Raven as “It’s like the poem, The Raven, itself, crossed with Se7en. It should be pretty cool. The script is really good and everyone responds to it really well.” More on that story here.

My previous post about the Battleship adaption has lots of info on the aliens and set up for the film. Below is what the NY Times had to say about Renner being involved in the two projects.

Renner is in talks with Universal and director Peter Berg about taking the lead role in “Battleship.” He’s also had no fewer than five meetings to star in another project, which he declines to reveal. Both films are expected to shoot in the summer, so Renner will be choosing between the two.

But first he’ll squeeze in indie “Raven,” a period thriller with Ewan McGregor in talks to co-star. “(‘Locker’ has) allowed me to exhale and go, ‘OK, now I can really start,'” Renner says. “Maybe it’s a form of arrival, maybe it’s a type of beginning.”

Do you think Renner is the right choice for either of those films?

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James McTeigue talks The Raven and Superman

Posted by LiveFor on October 1, 2009

james_mcteigueBack in August I posted the news that James McTeigue (Ninja Assassin) was working on a film following the last five days of Edgar Allan Poe called The Raven. First Showing recently caught up with him and asked him for some more info about the film.

It’s about a serial killer loose in 1850s Baltimore. And as his motif, he kills people the way Poe kills them in his books. Sounds cool, but will it be more horror or action based?

“Yea there’s a couple of [action] set pieces, I wouldn’t say it’s action [though], it’s more a thriller. It’s about Poe trying… At each murder that he does, the killer leaves a clue, and basically Poe is set against the clock to find someone before they die. So each murder that he does, he leaves a clue for him. So I would say it’s like a thriller, a dark thriller. Sort of in the vein of of that book The Alienist, in that kind of vein.”

He was then asked if there was any truth in the rumour that he was involved in a new Superman film along with the Wachowski Brothers (or are they brother and sister now?):

“Maybe some truth to… I’ve had some discussions, the Wachowskis to a lesser degree, but the Superman franchise is in a strange kind of place at the moment, I think they’re still trying to work out the mechanics of how that can come together.”

“I think I would be interested in doing it if they let me do it the way I wanted to do it. I would say that, if you take the Richard Donner Supermans and the last Superman [from Bryan Singer], I think that Superman is probably ripe for a bit of a change up. I think society has changed around the core idea of what Superman was.”

“And I’m not saying you do the ubiquitous dark Superman, I’m not saying that… I’m just saying that I think there are some things that you could excise from the Superman mythology that people would get into it, if you took the world that he was in and changed that a bit, and maybe even project that into the future a bit. I think you don’t really have to play into the origin story anymore. I think there’s a whole bunch of things you could do to make that film more alive and exciting again.”

It definitely sounds as if he has the right mind set to breath new life into the Superman films. I so want to see a decent Superman film with lots of big fights, super science and all round coolness.

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The Random

Posted by LiveFor on November 1, 2008 is a viral site for the Angels & Demons movie. All to do with a missing canister of antimatter.

Sam Raimi’s new fantasy series “The Legend of the Seeker” begins airing in syndication this weekend. Check local listings for details…” (full details)

David X. Cohen, co-creator and executive producer of “Futurama” says work is nearly done on the fourth and final (for now) made-for-DVD movie ‘Into the Wild Green Yonder’ and that further ones may follow as the first two titles “greatly exceeded 20th Century Fox’s expectations”…” (full details)

Director Marc Foster shot but cut out a one-minute coda for “Quantum of Solace” that would setup a sequel to that film. Details about that alternate ending and a photo from the cut scene will appear in the latest issue of MI6 Declassified…” (full details)

Four new episodes of the cult sci-fi comedy “Red Dwarf” will be screened on the digital channel Dave next year. The series last aired a new episode back in 1999…” (full details)

The Reader trailer hits the web.

Pascal Laugier (Martyrs) is in final negotiations to write and direct Dimension’s re-imagining of Hellraiser. [THR]

Stan Lee reads The Raven. [QuickStop]

The direct-to-DVD sequel to Smokin’ Aces has been given an official greenlight. [Joe]

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen has wrapped. [bay]

Whiteout has been moved to September 11th 2009. [bloody]

Dylan McDermott, Zoe Saldana, Lake Bell, Nick Stahl, Paz Vega and Shannen Doherty have been cast in Burning Palms. [thr]

Fox has canceled King of the Hill. [AICN]

Advance ticket sales of the John Woo epic Red Cliff Part I have set a record for an Asian film in Japan. [Variety]

The reason why Terrence Howard lost Iron Man 2


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