Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Summit pulls the trigger on RED 2

Screenrant.com posted something about a RED sequal,  and I quote.

"A sequel to RED is on.  Summit has hired brothers Erich and Jon Hoeber, who wrote the script for the hit action movie, to return to the keyboard to pen a second instalment.   Although there are no confirmed deals at this stage with the original film’s stars Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, John Malkovich, Summit is pulling the trigger for a second helping of over-the-hill special ops agents shoot-'em-up.
The movie, with a budget in the $60 million range, opened to $21 million in October and proved to have staying power, crossing the $90 million mark.  It has made more than four times its opening, a rare feat in box-office performance.  The movie also was nominated for Best Picture in the Comedy / Musical category at this year’s Golden Globe Awards.

In addition to writing RedErich and Jon Hoeber worked on Battleship, Universal's big-budget adaptation of the Hasbro board game, and then came back to Summit to work on its Sam Worthington thriller Man on a Ledge.   Ledge is currently shooting in New York.

RED is based on the cult D.C. Comics graphic novels by Warren Ellis and Cully Hamne, and is an explosive action comedy about a team of Retired and Extremely Dangerous CIA Operatives.  The film released on DVD and Blu-ray in the UK on 14 February from Entertainment One."

read it here.

Red State and the protest at Sundance 2011

We all know that Kevin Smith presented a film at Sundance called Red State; and yes we knew it was going to be controversial. What we didn't know was how far the controversy would be extended to. It seems like a lot. AICN caught a glimpse of the riot and very funny pictures.

Here is the note, read it and weap... or laugh... or both.

Chris Hemsworth talks Avengers...

MTV briefly chatted with Chris Hemsworth (Star Trek) about the upcoming Avengers flick. Seems like he saw a very early draft and liked it a lot, and I paraphrase:

"Incredible." "Reading the script - it was massive. Everything about it was like, 'Oh my God'. And I said to Joss, I said 'I don't know how you're going to shoot thing thing, but I'm excited to be on-board and let's give it a go." When MTV asked him about if there would be any friction amongst The Avengers, and who his Thor character conflicts against the most, Hemsworth hinted that there's a "heluva lot of friction" between characters in the film, noting that "in the comic books, him and Hulk have their fair share of tangles."

See the whole interview here.

Matthew Vaughn talks a bit about X-Men First Class...

Spoiler Alert!!!

Over the weekend director Matthew Vaughn spoke with Entertainment Weekly about X-Men First Class. Here are the most interesting points of the interview.

"The best way of describing it is X-Men meets Bond, with a little bit of Thirteen Days thrown in for good measure. It’s set in the ’60s, and I basically molded a young Magneto on a young Sean Connery. He’s the ultimate spy — imagine Bond, but with superpowers."
 "Kevin Bacon plays a very megalomaniac mutant [Sebastian Shaw] who decides that he can take over the world and that mutants are the future. Erik and Charles then meet each other and hook up with the CIA to try and prevent World War III. You find out everything about what went on between Erik and Charles."
"It’s got a lot of teenage angst. The Twilight girls will like it."

if you wanna read the whole story, know yourself out here.

ps. here's a pic of Magneto... not as cool as i thought...

and the nominees are...

5 hours ago the CBSnews channel on youtube posted the 2011 oscar nominees. enjoy.

I have to say, I am very surprised of Toy Story 3, I haven't done the research yet, but is it the 1st animated film in the history of animated films and films at that, to get nominated for best picture by the academy???