Saturday, December 29, 2007
Reports on the net that leading vampires Viktor and Kraven will return for the latest chapter in the Underworld saga.
Underworld 3: Rise of the Lycans centers on the rise of the lycans, who served as the vampire's slaves before their uprising.
Bill Nighy and Shane Brolly will be reprising their roles as Viktor and Kraven respectively in the Dark Ages-set tale. Kate Beckinsale will not be appearing.
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Friday, December 14, 2007
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
"The stories are like drugs for children, you know?" Burton said. "It's like, 'Whoa, man.' The imagery, they've never quite nailed making it compelling as a full story. So I think it's an interesting challenge to direct."
Filming on Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is set to begin in early 2008. Burton will work from a script by Linda Woolverton (Beauty and the Beast). Disney first animated the story in 1951 as their 13th feature animated film.
Monday, December 10, 2007
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Doomed by a double-crossing sorceress (Michelle Yeoh) to spend eternity in suspended animation, China's ruthless Dragon Emperor and his 10,000 warriors have laid forgotten for eons, entombed in clay as a vast, silent terra cotta army. But when dashing adventurer Alex O'Connell is tricked into awakening the ruler from eternal slumber, the reckless young archaeologist must seek the help of the only people who know more than he does about taking down the undead: his parents.
As the monarch roars back to life, our heroes find his quest for world domination has only intensified over the millennia. Striding the Far East with unimaginable supernatural powers, the Emperor Mummy will rouse his legion as an unstoppable, otherworldly force...unless the O'Connells can stop him first. Now, in "The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor," the trademark thrills and visually spectacular action of the "Mummy" series will be redefined for a new generation."
Sunday, November 18, 2007
Monday, November 05, 2007
Thursday, November 01, 2007
Dobkin confirmed that his movie will be set in the same universe as Justice League as a direct spin-off, meaning whoever they cast for Justice League will likely reprise the role.
In the DC Universe there have been many incarnations of the Flash, and this film and therefor the Justice League film will feature Wally West.
Greg Berlanti, the creator of Everwood, has signed to co-write and direct an adaptation of DC Comics' Green Lantern.
The movie will focus on the Hal Jordan incarnation of Green Lantern, a test pilot who finds a downed alien spacecraft. A dying alien passes his ring to Jordan, introducing the man to a wider world that includes an interstellar police force known as the Green Lantern Corps and its overseers, the Guardians of the Universe, who live on the planet Oa.
Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim and Michael Green are writing the script which will serve as an origin story of how Jordan becomes a member of the intergalactic police force.
The project has been developing for over a year, so whether it will be linked to the upcoming Justice League movie - in which Green Lantern is a character - is unclear.
Saturday, October 27, 2007
Michael Sheen will reprise his role of Lycan master Lucian. Bill Nighy also will return as vampire elder Viktor. Rhona Mitra is joining the cast as Viktor's daughter Sonja. Kate Beckinsale will not appear in the prequel.
Eleven-year-old actor Kodi Smit-McPhee will play young Logan in X-Men Origins: Wolverine.
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Thursday, October 11, 2007
Vancouver based Insight Film Studios announced their involvement with two new adventure thrillers shooting in BC this month. Partnered with the Sci Fi channel, these new films both tell stories of ancient secrets and those that are trying to unravel their mysteries.
Rogue Smithsonian archaeologist Dr. Owen Stanford, dying of cancer and heedless of his career, is prepared to stop at nothing to retrieve the ancient amulets of the storm god Ba'al, in his efforts to discover the legendary kibdu, the portal between our world and the next that he hopes might cure his disease or make him a god…
Starring Jeremy London and Stefanie von Pfetten the film will be directed by Paul Ziller.
Riddles of the Sphinx
Karen Parr always thought her father Robert was the opposite of cool. That is until they learn that her grandfather had been the victim of a grisly murder by The Sphinx, a mythical Guardian of Egypt’s ancient secrets. Robert has no choice now but to connect with his hidden past; reinstating himself with a clandestine Government Agency he left years ago. Together with his daughter they find themselves on route to Cairo.
What follows is a series of battles of mind and body with the deadly Sphinx with the goal of decoding the seven riddles in an effort to unlock the hidden secrets and save humankind.
Dina Meyer and Lochlyn Munro star in the movie which will be directed by George Mendeluk.
Thursday, October 04, 2007
Weekend top ten Box-office, a look at Brian Clement's Meat Market DVD release at Luck Bar on the 16th and the premiere of his new film Dark Paradox on the 2oth at the Roxy Theatre. Check out Frontline Films for more details.
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Thursday, September 13, 2007
Raoul Trujillo as Raw
Sci-Fi Channel's Tin Man
Alan Cumming as Glitch
Sci-Fi Channel's Tin Man
Thursday, September 06, 2007
Thursday, August 30, 2007
Warner Bros. is working to solve the problem, but late in the week and there is yet no word on the status of Haim's involvement.
Jamison Newlander and Corey Feldman are back as the Frog brothers and Jason Patric has returned to his role as Micheal, older brother to Haim's character.
Monday, July 02, 2007
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
For example, back in 1996 Michael Reaves was working doing adventure cartoon serials at Dreamworks Animation. He started talking to me about an idea for something that could be a potential animated story, and we began knocking ideas back and forth about what we'd want to see animated and why, and that became an idea about a boy who finds himself in the middle of a war between two equally powerful forces, who joins a super-team consisting of versions of himself from different alternate realities to try and maintain the consmic balance.
We called it Interworld. (It was one of those placeholder names that stuck.)
We pitched it to executives, first at Dreamworks and then elsewhere, and watched them get increasingly confused and grumpy.
Somewhere in the winter of 1998 or 1999, Michael came up to my place, and we wrote it as a novel, doing our best impression of a Heinlein juvenile, because the treatments we did simply confused people and we were sure that if they read the novel they'd understand.
And then we discovered the novel seemed to confuse them too, and we sighed and we put it away and got on with our lives.
Last year, Michael reminded me of the book, and we took it out, dusted it off, sent it out to publishers and were happy when Harper Childrens wanted to publish it. They commissioned a lovely cover for it by James Jean.
The early reviews were very positive. Film and TV people started contacting my agent about it. And now, a decade later, I'm delighted and slightly bemused to report that it's just been optioned by Dreamworks Animation, who want to make it into a movie...
There's a moral there somewhere, you know, but I have no idea what it is.
Monday, June 11, 2007
The first theatrical animated feature for the company, is currently in preproduction in their Vancouver facility.
Helmed by Tony Leech and penned by Leech and Cory Edwards, the story follows an alien prison break from Area 51. The pair perviously worked on The Weinstein's Hoodwinked animated feature. The Weinsteins will finance and distribute the film globally.
Saturday, June 09, 2007
"As the father of such renowned comic book heroes as Spider-Man, The Hulk, X-Men among others, Stan is considered one of the most creative and inventive forces in the industry today. His innate talent of tapping into the human qualities of his super hero characters has certainly struck a chord with generations of audiences and readers around the world," said Dick Cook, chairman, The Walt Disney Studios. "We are honored to be working with someone as formidable as Stan and his production company and welcome them to the Disney family."
Lee seemed to be equally excited about the deal, given the pedigree and recognition the Disney name comes with. "It's like the realization of a dream. Ever since I was a young boy, Disney represented the best and most exciting film fare to me. And now, many decades later, with movies such as their incredible Pirates of the Caribbean spectaculars, Disney is still at the forefront of family entertainment, excelling in live action, animation, TV, theme parks—whatever it takes to bring fun and fantasy to audiences everywhere. I look forward with indescribable enthusiasm to being a part of that world and contributing whatever I can to keep the legend alive and growing," said Lee.
According to Cook, as reported by the AP (Associated Press), the deal was designed to create characters and projects that can become franchises for Disney. And after all these years, if you think the 84-year-old Lee will have difficulty coming up with new ideas and characters, think again.
"I've got millions of them," Lee told the AP. "I have file cabinets filled with ideas for movies and television shows and all sorts of things, and I've been waiting to be associated with someone like Disney so I can start tearing into these things."
Of course, there are certain characters that Lee developed at Pow! Entertainment, such as the superhero stripper Stripperella, featuring the voice of Pamela Anderson as Erotica Jones that won't be appropriate for the Disney audience. That said, Lee isn't concerned at all about the "family image" of Disney tarnishing his reputation or his work. "There is such a big difference between action and violence," Lee said. "I have never been a fan of violence, but I love action and so does Disney."
Bob Chapek, president, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, was apparently "instrumental" in bringing this deal to Disney. He will work closely with Lee on many of his projects.
"Stan is not only loved by fans of the genre, but is one of the most respected and admired figures in the entertainment industry. In fact, it's hard to think of another individual who has created as many memorable and appealing characters. We're thrilled that Stan has decided to make Disney his new home, and feel very fortunate to be collaborating with him on a wide range of new projects for all divisions of our company. His track record is impressive by any measure, and Home Entertainment is sure to benefit from his creations," said Chapek.
Monday, June 04, 2007
"Upon returning to civilization, our brilliant doctor is ruthlessly pursued by The Abomination (Tim Roth) -- a nightmarish beast of pure adrenaline and aggression whose powers match The Hulk's own. A fight of comic-book proportions ensues as Banner must call upon the hero within to rescue New York City from total destruction. And on June 13, 2008, one scientist must make an agonizing final choice -- accept a peaceful life as Bruce Banner or the creature he could permanently become: The Incredible Hulk."
Production of the film -- written by Zak Penn and directed by Louis Leterrier -- is expected to start next month in Toronto.
Sunday, May 27, 2007
I had two viewings of the film and I must say it was quite enjoyable. There is not wiz bang start and I have heard complaints about that, but this is Pirates not Star Wars. The fight scenes are there the love scenes are filled with tension and fights. Watch what happens when miss Swan kisses someone. :)
What I love about films with a fan base, are the people that show up in costume. I went to the downtown cinema and there was one girl in a brocade jacket but the next night I went out to Silver City and there was a group of costumed players. Jack (really good, spotted the walk right off, Elizabeth, Will and Barbosa, Norrington. Turns out this group is advertising for the Victoria Pirate Festival 2008. On top of that they've made a few fan films that can all be seen at Potc-Vids or below.
Back to the film... well worth admission, and stay to the very end to see the after trailer scene.
Thursday, May 24, 2007
Hayden, "You mean everyone was stuck on a bus and you took the train?"
"In all seriousness, the thing about Comic-Con is that it was very instrumental in launching the show, so this year is a big thank you to them when we come back. We'll have a big event with lots of things to hand out. " said Tim.
Tim also let slip that Chapter 2 will not fill the hole season, we will see Chapter 3 somewhere around mid season. I predict the return from the x-mas break.
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
The Watchmen will be helmed by 300 director Zack Snyder and could possibly reunite him with his former leading man, Gerard Butler.
In DC Comics The Watchmen. It all begins with the paranoid delusions of a half-insane hero called Rorschach. But is Rorschach really insane or has he in fact uncovered a plot to murder super-heroes and, even worse, millions of innocent civilians? On the run from the law, Rorschach reunites with his former teammates in a desperate attempt to save the world and their lives, but what they uncover will shock them to their very core and change the face of the planet!
Warner Bros is set to release the film in late 2008.
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
The local creative team included Producer Karen Davies, Director and Editor Dai Davies and DOP Robin Miller.
Houston WorldFest is the third oldest film festival in North America, with an outstanding reputation and this year it attracted over 4,500 entries from all over the world.
Friday, May 11, 2007
Monday, May 07, 2007
The 1987 original was a cult classic that firmed the working relationship of the Corey's (Haim and Feldman) and set Keifer Sutherland on the road to stardom. This direct-to-DVD film is working under the the title The Lost Boys 2 - The Tribe and it is unknown if any of the original cast will make so much as a guest appearance, but the Corey's did just finish making a crappy reality series in Vancouver.
Sunday, May 06, 2007
Saturday, April 28, 2007
The story focuses on a young Magneo as he comes to grips with his mutant ability to manipulate metal objects as he and his parents try to survive in Auschwitz. Magneto meets Professor Xavier when the latter is a soldier liberating the concentration camp.
Magneto hones his powers by hunting down and killing Nazi war criminals who tortured him, and his lust for vengeance turns Xavier and Magneto into enemies.
Ian McKellan is rumored to appear as the older Magneto narrating the story.
Friday, April 27, 2007
West Edmonton Mall remains full of the holiday spirit with trees and festive decorations sprinkled throughout as the cast of Christmas in Wonderland kicks into high gear. The holiday flick starring Ray Liotta, Leslie Nielsen and Chris Kattan began filming on location earlier this week.
The movie is about a family lacking in Christmas spirit because they moved away from their American home to Edmonton just days before Christmas.
The younger stars of the film arrived in Edmonton Friday and say they can't get enough of the mall, including Galaxyland and the water park.
"The little girls are so much fun," said Mackenzie Porter, sister of Canadian Idol's Kalan Porter. She plays the role of Shane, the blond bombshell and the love interest of Cameron Bright, who plays Danny. Amy and Zoe Schlagel are two young twins keeping the cast's spirits high. The seven-year-old girls both play the part of Mary, the youngest sister in the family. "I am the most goodest girl in the family," Zoe said about her role of Mary.
In reality, Zoe said she and her sister are both good and bad with a penchant for playing tricks on people. They've been taking belongings from their castmates and hiding them to get a good giggle. Besides being an actor, Zoe says she wants to be an artist, police chief, singer or scientist.
Santa Claus has not made an appearance for the filming yet, but Zoe says she's sure the director will let her know when the big day is approaching. Christmas in Wonderland is due out later this year.
Thursday, April 26, 2007
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Fire department spokesman Kevin MacGregor said a building engineer suggested the fire might have started in the ventilation system. He didn't know of any injuries.
At least a dozen ambulances and fire trucks were at the scene, just south of Chicago's downtown business loop.
MacGregor said it was unclear if the fire was related to the filming.
The crews had been filming there all week, said Pete Kearney, who works next door. Letters affixed to the side of the old post office read: "Gotham National Bank."
"We assumed it was part of the movie," Kearney said of the smoke Tuesday morning.
Monday, April 16, 2007
Where did the idea come from? "The basic concept actually came about through Justin Marks, a terrific young writer my wife Jessika (a producer) had previously worked with. They thought the idea of a prison-break story set in a jail designed exclusively for super-villains was a cool one. And I heartily agreed. After some discussion, we decided it would be fun to frame a super-hero and toss him into the meta-human mix."
So what super-hero should you frame? "From that point, it seemed like the next logical step was to set the film in either the Marvel or DC Universe. That way, we could populate the movie with all sorts of cool B and C-character Easter Eggs. We eventually landed at DC. Green Arrow, given his hard-hitting, moralistic tendencies, seemed like the most interesting hero to put through the institutional wringer."
Let us know in the comments who you think should play Green Arrow.
Thursday, April 12, 2007
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, Victoria, B.C. April 11, 2007– Normal, the latest feature film by acclaimed Canadian writer/director Carl Bessai (Unnatural & Accidental, Emile), has started principal production in Victoria, B.C. Created and produced by Raven West Films (Bessai) and Submission Films (Andrew Boutilier), the feature will be distributed in Canada by Mongrel Media, with London-based Bankside Films handling International Sales.
This redemptive Indie drama, Bessai’s sixth feature film, stars Carrie-Anne Moss (Memento, The Matrix Trilogy, Chocolat) as Catherine, Kevin Zegers (Transamerica, The Stone Angel) as Jordie, and Callum Keith Rennie (Case 39, The Invisible), Bessai’s star from Unnatural & Accidental, is Walt. A stellar cast of some of Canada’s most notable character actors, many of whom have also worked with the Director previously, round out the on-camera ensemble.
As the lives of three strangers spiral out of control each searches for closure from a past tragedy that flung them briefly together, then shattered their lives. Catherine is a well-to-do suburban mother who has lost the ability to connect on any meaningful level with her surgeon husband and twelve-year-old son. Walt is a failed writer and philandering University professor who deals with impending middle age and festering regrets by sabotaging every relationship around him. Jordie is a sensitive teenager who made a wrong choice one night. He’s paid a price but can’t seem to halt his journey downward.
Andrew Airlie (recurring role Intelligence, The Safety of Objects) is the husband trying to ignore the fact that his family is imploding before his eyes, with Cameron Bright (Birth, Thank You For Smoking) as the son. Tygh Runyan (Snakes On A Plane, Twist), who has starred in two of Bessai’s previous features, is Walt’s agoraphobic and utterly dependent brother. Michael Riley (St. Urbain’s Horseman, Race to Mars) plays Jordie’s frustrated father who counsels others professionally on how to mend their lives but cannot control his own violent rages, and Camille Sullivan (recurring roles Intelligence, Da Vinci’s Inquest) is his needy and neglected much younger second wife. Also in the cast are Lauren Lee Smith, Ben Ratner, Hrothgar Mathews and Gabrielle Rose.
Normal, by Raven West Films and Submission Films, is from an original screenplay by Travis McDonald (Severed, Blood Ties). He co-wrote the script with Bessai, who is also director and Cinematographer. Executive producers are Stephen Hegyes and Shawn Williamson (Brightlight Pictures); Co-Executive Producers are Phil Hunt and Compton Ross (London-based Head Gear Films). The film, set in Victoria, B.C., is made with the participation of Telefilm Canada, The Harold Greenberg Fund and Movie Central. Principal photography ends April 19, 2007.
Monday, April 09, 2007
Goyer is developing the project with writer Justin Marx, and says the Green Arrow will only make a 10 minutes appearance in costume.
Rogers Broadcasting is buying several CHUM Television stations, that where acquired last year by Bell Globemedia (CTV) and have been under control of a trustee.
Stations in Victoria, Windsor, Wingham, London, Barrie and Ottawa will be part of the purchase that also include SexTV, educational channel ACCESS, Canadian Learning Television, and CKX, a CBC affiliate in Brandon, Manitoba for $137.5 million cash.
The deal is subject to approval by the CRTC.
"These important stations are run by very talented people and we are delighted to have been able to find them a wonderful home at Rogers Broadcasting," said Ivan Fecan, CTVglobemedia President and Chief Executive Officer and CEO of CTV Inc. "Rogers is a highly respected Canadian media company. They are great builders and as such, are an excellent fit as the purchaser of these assets. I know they will continue to grow the specialty channels and apply their significant expertise, financial resources and commitment to conventional tv to ensure the A-Channel local stations not only survive, but thrive. This acquisition will both provide for diversity of local voices and give Rogers the scale to emerge as the fourth national English language over the air player together with CTV, CanWest and the CBC."