Dec 122012
 

It’s been a long time coming, but the trailer for Del Toro’s blockbuster title Pacific Rim has finally hit the internet and I am far from disappointed. The concept of the movie has humanity turning to piloted giant robots to fight off an aliens… I mean where can that go wrong? Did you hear that eerily creepy computer voice in the background? Sound familiar? That’s none other than Ellen McLain, the voice of GLaDOS from the Portal franchise, who gives her voice talent to what I can only assume is an AI. That may be the weirdest typecasting I have ever seen. What do you think of the first trailer for Pacific Rim?

Dec 062012
 

This may seem unlikely, but when the internet was a wee lil’ world wide web and dial up was the law of the land a cross over happened between Star Trek and The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Seems apt for this to pop up now with the I wish I had a better appreciation for all things nerdy back then. So many missed opportunities.

Dec 062012
 

I thought I’d need to wait for Christmas to catch a glimpse of footage for the Star Trek sequel… or watch Conan… but it hit the web today and it is absolutely amazing. It definitely focuses on the destruction that Sherlock brings to the federation. I can’t wait for more movie clips. This will be the last glimpse we see of Star Trek till later it debuts with the Hobbit in select IMAX theaters. What did you think of the teaser trailer? Leave your comments below.

(via i09)

Dec 052012
 

Ever wonder what happened to Bane at the end of The Dark Knight? Well, this deleted scene continues the Bat Breaker’s story

Okay, so it’s not a ‘deleted scene,’ but it is a pretty awesome and fun fan video made by two Sudbury locals, David Woodley, , who really got into the Bat-spirit (I’m a firm believer that you can put Bat in front of anything and make it cool). I think it’s nice that Bane can let loose and have some fun, but the marshmallow thing was just cruel. Be sure to check out Ryan’s YouTube page here.

Dec 052012
 
  • A new Man of Steel poster has hit the web featuring Superman in a set of handcuffs being escorted by soldiers of some sort. Well, unless there’s Kryptonite, I don’t think ol’ Kent would let himself be captured unless he wanted to. In fairness, he’s done this a handful of times in comics.
  • On the topic of The Man of Steel, it’s been rumoured that this movie will be setting up the Justice League franchise. Furthermore, there’s already some some firm guesses as to the movie’s main villain. Darksied is already getting the geek world’s support for the spot and the rumours aren’t subsiding any time soon. It does make sense that he would be the choice as DC’s New 52 run did start with the JLA facing off against him in the first couple of issues. The estimated release date is 2015, however I’m not holding my breath.
  • Jamie Foxx, after much talk about him being attached to the new Spider-Man film, has been confirmed by an interview with Entertainment Tonight as playing Electro. To be honest, I’m a little surprised that they’re breaking out some of the classic villains for this one after Rami’s flop with Sandman in Spider-Man 3. I am really looking forward to how the character will be portrayed in this darker universe they seem to be setting up.
  • While we have only seen a few viral videos of Guillermo Del Toro’s mech vs. monster film Pacific Rim, a sequel has already got the go ahead. There’s been a whole helluva lot of hype around this film and I’m not one to knock any movie that has giant mechs in in. It’s why I’m still a fan of The Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers. I’m looking forward to the trailer hitting the net next week. (via CinemaBlend)
  • Joss Whedon apparently has a timeline for The Avengers 2 finished up. This incorporates all the new Marvel movies coming out in 2013 and beyond. I’m pretty impressed that it’s mapped out so early. Joss has already promised an epic story, and given the cast he has to work with it would be foolish to believe anything differently. You can get your next silver screen Avenger’s fix in May of 2015.
Dec 052012
 

Yes. It is as crazy as it sounds, but about 20% more awesome than you ever could have imagined. Neil Patrick Harris (HIMYM, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-a-long Blog, and all that is awesome with the world) kicks off the new internet series Neil’s Puppet Dreams. I won’t give too much away, but in this episode Nathan Fillion (Castle, Green Lantern: Emerald Knights) makes an appearance. Check it out.

(via GeekTyrant)

Dec 042012
 

I was surprised when Harry Osborn didn’t appear in any capacity in The Amazing Spider-Man, but with a sequel already in the works it was just a matter of time before this info was announced. Looks like they cast a super villain as a future villain with Chronicle’s star Dane Dehaan. Here’s the official statement:

Chronicle” star Dane DeHaan has been cast as bad boy Harry Osborn in Sony’s “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” director Marc Webb confirmed on Twitter on Monday afternoon.

DeHaan, who takes over the role played by James Franco in Sam Raimi’s original trilogy, joins returning stars Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone, as well as fellow franchise newcomers Shailene Woodley and Jamie Foxx, latter of whom will play villain Electro.

Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach are producing the sequel, which is skedded to swing into theaters in 3D on May 2, 2014.

Script will be credited to Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, as well as Jeff Pinkner, based on a previous draft by James Vanderbilt.

DeHaan is no stranger to playing mischievous teens, having co-starred in John Hillcoat’s bootlegging pic “Lawless” and Fox’s “Chronicle,” which grossed a surprise $126 million worldwide.

The thesp can currently be glimpsed in Steven Spileberg’s “Lincoln,” and next stars in Derek Cianfrance’s crime drama “The Place Beyond the Pines,” which Focus Features acquired at Toronto. Thesp has also wrapped the West Memphis 3 pic “Devil’s Knot” and the period thriller “Kill Your Darlings,” which will premiere in competition at the Sundance Film Festival.

What do you think of their pick for lil’ Goblin? He’s definitely showed himself to be quite an actor in Chronicle. Leave your comments below.

(via Topless Robot)

Dec 042012
 


I don’t think video games have gotten much justice when it comes to movie adaptations and I don’t think they ever will. I know that, you know that, Uwe Boll thrives on it, but when will Hollywood learn? Apparently Sony gave this project the green light earlier this year. This is the first I am hearing about it.
The movie looks like a generic World Waar 2 movie about a company of soldiers stuck behind enemy lines during the Battle of Bulge who have to stop a Nazi super weapon. Company of Heroes stars Tom Sizemore (Black Hawk Down, Saving Private Ryan), Chad Collins (Lake Placid 2, Sniper Reloaded), Vinnie Jones (The Tomb, Snatch), Neal McDonough (Captain America: The First Avenger, Band of Brothers) and Jürgen Prochnow (The Da Vinci Code, Das Boot). You can find this movie on Blu-ray March 2013.

For more info and the trailer go to www.companyofheroes-movie.com.

Dec 032012
 

I have been a big fan of CW’s Arrow series. While I have noticed a few changes and characters that have been changed for the sake of television, I deal. Heck, I’m even excited for Marvel’s S.H.I.E.L.D. series to start up on ABC next year. Pretty much I am excited to see any superhero based series get it’s shot on TV. However, some news came out today that scared me a little. CW is trying to revive their Wonder Woman TV series under the name Amazon. Honestly, I thought after their halfhearted attempt by NBC at bringing Wonder Woman to TV CW might let the idea die but after the success of Arrow they’re giving it the old college try. Here’s the official statement:

Warner Bros TV, the studio behind the CW drama project Amazon, has hired a casting director to launch a search for the lead in the project in anticipation of a potential pilot pickup. A breakdown for the role has been released, providing a glimpse into the Tarzan-like fish-out-of-water premise and the central character of the Wonder Woman origin story written by Allan Heinberg that chronicles the female superhero’s life as a young Amazonian, before she becomes a warrior princess with super powers.

According to the breakdown I’ve obtained, her name is Iris (not Diana). “She comes from a remote, secluded country and until now has spent most of her life as a soldier and a leader on the battlefield. Because of relentless brutality of her life at home, Iris looks at our world with absolute awe and astonishment. She’s delighted ­and just as often horrified ­ by the aspects of everyday life that we take for granted: skyscrapers, traffic, ice cream. It’s all new and fascinating and sometimes slightly troubling ­to her. Iris is completely unschooled in our world, our culture, our customs. And she’s completely inexperienced at interpersonal relationships. She has no social filter, does not suffer fools, and tends to do and say exactly what’s on her mind at all times. She’s bluntly, refreshingly honest. She can tell when you’re lying to her. And she doesn’t have time or patience for politics or tact because she’s too busy trying to experience everything our world has to offer. There are too many sights to see ­and things to learn ­and people to care for. Hers is a true, noble, and generous heart. And she will fight and die for the people she loves. Iris is a fierce warrior with the innocent heart of a romantic ­and she will fight to the death to make the world safe for innocents and true romantics everywhere.”

The casting search is being done while the script for the project is still being written. It is not unusual for studios to do preliminary casting work on high-profile projects before a green light, especially those whose success hinges on casting the lead. The CW is having its biggest hit in years this fall with a show about a DC superhero, freshman Arrow, so the network’s desire to try to emulate that success with another comic book-inspired franchise is understandable.

Wonder Woman has always been a character that has only been done well in the DC animated movies. No one has been able to adapt the character well (I dare you to find the original CW pilot for Wonder Woman and sit through the whole thing). Being a comic fan myself, I’m even having a hard time getting excited for this. Most comic book characters are getting the dark and gritty reboots, but rather than go that route they are making her a socially awkward and confused super heroine. It might be cute for an episode, but if that’s what you guys are going to base seasons of plot around I may just have to take a pass. On the same side, this is the same station that brought us Arrow, so maybe there’s still hope out there. Just maybe.

Dec 032012
 
  • I can appreciate Square-Enix trying to tie in all their franchises with costumes and Easter eggs throughout their games, but an Adam Jensen costume in Hitman: Absolution may be a step too far in the wrong direction. It does however win points for looking rather awesome however practically speaking I don’t think there’s much use for it. For those who are interested, both the suit and the Zenith handgun are available each for 80 MSP and $1.00 on PSN and PC.
  • Russian cosplayer Anna Moleva (Ormeli) pulled off such an amazing job with her cosplay of Anna from the upcoming Bioshock: Infinite that Irrational Games had her consult on the character’s representation in future ads and box art. This proves yet again that incredible acts of nerdiness do not go unnoticed and can score you dream jobs. At least that’s what I keep telling myself at night.

    So, which one is which again?

  • Kickstarter lays down the law by refusing to bend the rules for game Alpha Colony. The game fell short $28 of their $50,000 dollar goal. While it is a little harsh, it can turn out to be good press in the long run when they try it again. Better luck next time guys. (via Kotaku)
  • Steam’s Greenlight project official hits 50 game and software titles who have been given the go ahead for worldwide distribution. Steam’s Greenlight lets the community decide which games should or shouldn’t get the the thumbs up and has been a hit since it was put into place a few months ago.
  • Played Slender: The Eight Pages (not for the faint of heart or those with crippling anxiety)? Well, the folks behind the Youtube series Marble Hornets and the creators of the original game are getting together to scary the pants off of you with a sequel called Slender: The Arrival. Expect to have some sleepless nights early 2013. Check out the gallery.
Dec 032012
 

The release date for Star Trek Into Darkness (AKA Star Trek 2: Sherlock vs. Kirk) may be a whiles off in the distant land of May 2013, but this teaser poster can do nothing but inspire a nerdy glee from even the staunchest of fans. While some people have pointed out the similarities between this poster and the one for The Dark Knight Rises, I just will say it looks badass and I can’t wait till we get a trailer out of this. Christmas maybe? How about it Paramount?