Warner Bros. and Atlas Entertainment are getting ready to reboot the Buffy franchise. On the surface that may sound like a great idea – vampires are really hot, and except for the Dark Horse comic, Buffy hasn’t been around for some time. When the other shoe drops, we discover that Joss Whedon isn’t involved at all in the project.
Hayden 5 Media and Bluewater Productions team up to create the animated film based off the comic book for Mark Zuckerburg: Creator of Facebook
“When we found out that Bluewater was releasing this comic, we knew we had to get on board,” says Todd Wiseman, President of Hayden 5 Media. “We saw a great opportunity to re-tell the story of Mark Zuckerburg post Social Network in a brighter, animated form that could be enjoyed and understood by a broader audience.”
I like time travel stories. I like when there is a mystery than can only be solved by time travel. The Source Code is a form of time travel movie that really isn’t a time travel movie, and yet there is still the mystery of who the heck is blowing up the train.
Captain Colter Stevens (Jake Gyllenhaal) wakes with a jolt to find himself on a commuter train heading into Chicago. Although the other passengers all seem to know him, he has absolutely no idea where—or even who—he is. The last thing Colter remembers is flying a helicopter mission in Iraq, but here he is in someone else’s life going through someone else’s morning commute. Before he can do anything an express train zooms by on the opposite track and a bomb explodes, seemingly killing Colter and all the other passengers.
Colter comes to in an isolation chamber, strapped to a seat, and wearing his military flight suit. He still has no idea what’s happening, except that he’s being spoken to by mission controller Carol Goodwin (Vera Farmiga), who calmly recites a series of memory questions to which Colter is shocked to realize he knows the answers. He learns he’s part of an operation called “Beleaguered Castle,” but before he can progress any further, Goodwin starts up the machinery and suddenly…Colter is back on the train, at exactly the same time he first appeared there, once again speeding through Chicago with the same group of commuters. Colter figures he’s in some kind of simulation exercise, with his task being to find the bomber onboard the train before it goes off again. Living the explosion over and over, Colter must uncover the identity of the bomber, while also figuring out what the alternative universe of “Beleaguered Castle” is. Adding to the puzzle, Colter uses the second chance opportunities to make peace with his father, and to find romance with a fellow passenger on the train.
Source Code is directed by Duncan Jones, who did that Moon movie some of you are all fanatical about. The movie also stars Jake Gyllenhaal…
Walt Disney Studios has released an inside look featurette of the upcoming I Am Number Four movie. We’ve seen some teaser images, and wondered what the heck was up, and this video should clear some things up.
The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Denis Leary is in final talks to join the cast of the new Spider-Man movie playing Captain George Stacy. We know that Captain Stacy dies in a battle between Spider-Man and Doctor Octopus, but with all the changes going on in the reboot, one wonders if he’s going to bite the bullet or not.
Warner Bros. has released the trailer for its take on the Red Riding Hood story. I’ve seen bits and pieces of hype/press surrounding this retelling, and though it isn’t my cup of tea, the Twilight crowd should get a kick out of it.
If you are wondering why the Intardwebz are all abuzz this morning it is because Warner Bros. released the trailer for Green Lantern late yesterday, and every seems to be pretty excited. Take the jump to check it out, and then tell us what you think.
As the fourth movie begins its massive roll out to release, Disney sent Major Spoilers the teaser one-sheet for the film.
Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) finds himself on an unexpected journey to the fabled Fountain of Youth when a woman from his past (Penelope Cruz) forces him aboard the Queen Anne’s Revenge, the ship of the formidable pirate Blackbeard (Ian McShane).
Vivid Entertainment, the world’s leading adult movie studio, is releasing the cover art for its eagerly awaited upcoming production of The Incredible Hulk: A XXX Porn Parody as part of its SuperXXXHeroes series.
The studio has already started production on the project, which will be a send-up of the iconic television series from the 1970s and 80s that was based on the Marvel comic book character of the same name. The movie will be directed by award-winning B. Skow, known for his best-selling Brand New Faces series.