I am really surprised by the news that Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince got trounced in its second week by G-Force the family centric CGI hamster action flick.Â Potter dropped a surprising 61-percent from it’s opening weekend, bringing in $30 million over the Friday and Saturday time-period.Â While I would love to have the $30 million in my pocket, it’s more impressive that Potter brought in $221 million over the past two weeks. Disney’s G-Force opened with $32 million, so my guess is, if everyone hadn’t been at Comic-Con this past weekend, Potter would have held the top spot.
Live Free or Die Hard director Len Wiseman has been tapped to direct Radical Publishing’s movie adaptation of Shrapnel. Co-created by Zombie Studiosâ€™ CEO Mark Long and science fiction novelist Nick Sagan, Shrapnel is an epic 3-part miniseries that unfolds in a dystopian future in which imperialism has laid siege to the Solar System and Venus stands as the last free colony of humanity. Caught in the middle of this interplanetary war is Samantha â€œSamâ€ Vijaya, a soldier in self-imposed exile recovering from her service in the military. When the battle once again crashes into Samâ€™s life, she must choose
While some of you may not be fans of the live action Scooby-Doo movies, I wonder if you feel the same way about the announcement there’s a Hong Kong Phooey live action flick in the works? Project’s an adaptation of the 1970s Hanna-Barbera animated TV series, about a police station janitor who becomes a dog with mystical powers, including the ability to do kung fu. The movie is being produced by Brett Ratner, Jay Stern, Broderick Johnson, and Andrew Kosove. I wonder how this movie will play out.Â Will it be live action with a CGI dog?Â I’d be up
Batteries, we need more batteries Less than a foot tall and capable of taking out a team of commandos.Â Itâ€™s not the premise behind the latest Baby Geniuses movie, rather itâ€™s what happens when an animatronic teddy bear gets a programming boost thanks to a government AI program.
Dreamworks has announced it is making an adaptation of Platinum Studios Atlantis Rising, and currently has Len Wiseman attached to direct the sci-fi action flick.Â The film will be produced by Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, and Platinum Studios CEO Scott Mitchell Rosenberg. In “Atlantis,” an underworld civilization is discovered after seismic rumbles announce its presence. Hostilities with Earth’s land-dwellers ensue. “In all the classic versions of this kind of movie, the threat is always from the stars,” Orci said. “The idea that it’s somehow our cousins who went off in a different path of evolution who have been here,
I went to see Wanted on Friday, and even though many of the themes are the same from the MIllar comic, everything else was totally off.Â From the “fate” weaving machine, to the magic bullet theory, what was really missing was the “Oh Shnike!” moments that played better in the comic. Was the movie enjoyable?Â As an action flick, yes.Â As a comic book adaptation, a big no.Â I’ve heard some grumblings that the movie was a real downer, with the bad guys winning in the end.Â In a movie filled with moral ambiguity having the lesser evil win, sat
Lawrence Kasdan, the guy responsible for Return of the Jedi, The Empire Strikes Back, and Raiders of the Lost Ark, has been hired to adapt Robotech for the live action flick starring Tobey Maguire. A sprawling sci-fi epic, “Robotech” takes place at a time when Earth has developed giant robots from the technology on an alien spacecraft that crashed on a South Pacific isle. Mankind is forced to use the technology to fend off three successive waves of alien invasions. The first invasion centers on a battle with a race of giant warriors who seek to retrieve their flagship’s energy