CONAN THE BARBARIAN
Over the weekend, Yahoo! released a teaser trailer for the film:
Yup, that’s a teaser, alright. Smokey, too.
Release date: August 19th, 2011
THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN
Martin Sheen talks with Total Film about his complete lack of knowledge regarding Spidey. “I was on a plane one time, a couple of years ago, and the guy next to me was watching the film [‘Spider-Man 2’] and I was just looking at it, without the earphones thinking, ‘I don’t have a clue,’ says the veteran actor. He also praises his on-screen nephew, Andrew Garfield. “He didn’t slack off. No, sir!” says Sheen. “He was equally emotional off camera. Very impressive. He’s going to be a huge star.” I know I should make a Charlie Sheen joke here, but I think everyone else got to the good material. Meanwhile, On Locations Vacations reports via its Twitter feed that the film will be shooting in New York “around April 30th.”
Release date: July 2nd, 2012
As our pals at Spinoff Online report, the Jeff Smith comic is poised to become a film thanks to “Sherlock Holmes” producer Lionel Wigram. “We’ll team with a writer and figure out how to adapt it to the screen and hopefully it will become a big movie franchise for Warner Bros.,” he tells Deadline. The story focuses on an ex-military scientist turned art theif who stumbles on the world’s most dangerous secret. I’m glad I haven’t stumbled on one of those in awhile. It always ends in litigation.
Release date: TBA
Edgar Wright and writing partner Joe Cornish offer The Playlist this update on the script: “We’re currently working on it, not right now. But the day after tomorrow we’ll go to Los Angeles and … ” teased Cornish. And? And what? “We kinda have a stock response now, it’s true to say we’ve been writing it in some form,” says Wright. So, I guess, they’ve been talking about it. Maybe they actually start on the script today? Why would Hank Pym ever inspire this many questions?
Release date: TBA
THE DARK KNIGHT RISES
Various sites linked to this CBS News video of actor Aaron Eckhart, who appears to tease a return for Harvey Dent:
I can’t figure out if that’s a genuine tease or Eckhart masking his frustration at being asked that question for the 10,000th time.
Release date: July 20th, 2012
Writer/Director James Gunn talks with The Los Angeles Times Hero Complex blog about the film. “I was writing it as a short film so I thought it was gonna be like 20 pages but I was in the groove. I had an experience of automatic writing at the end of the movie,” he says. “The narration at the end of the movie where Frank is speaking to the audience it was like Frank was speaking to me. It was a very powerful experience. It felt as if it was not written by me. I was sobbing. That was the reason I wanted to tell the story, cause it was about somebody who had a calling, and not judging people and not judging yourself so quickly.” He also discusses the lead female roles, his favorite superhero, and the quality of the effects work in the original “Superman.”
Release date: April 1st, 2011
First Showing spotted this ten-minute film called “Tron: The Next Day.” It is an epilogue of sorts, but also offer more background on the world of Tron. It will supposedly appear on the DVD/Blu-Ray release of the film.
Oddly enough, I remember having a dream when I was young that featured a “Tron” sequel called “Tron 2: The Next Day.” Creepy.
Starring Jeff Bridges, on DVD and Blu-Ray: April 5th
SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK
A representative for the show tells The Hollywood Reporter that “all discussions are proceeding positively” with director Julie Taymor. According to reports, Taymor is refusing to leave the production quietly unless she gets a nice payday. Meanwhile, the musical has a new release date, its sixth since this whole circus began.
Opens: June 14th, 2011 … maybe
THE WALKING DEAD
Edgar Wright tells Collider that he’s been offered the opportunity to direct an episode, but feels a bit sheepish about it. “Well, I really enjoyed the first season, and I wouldn’t wanna be the guy that comes in and fucks it up,” he says. It is unclear if he totally passed on the job or if he could be persuaded to take it on.
According to On Location Vacation’s Twitter feed, filming on the pilot begins today. “Wonder woman is filming around 555 s flower st in l.a.,” they write. That’s a downtown location. Feel free to take a look if you’re in the area. Send me pictures.
How’s everyone feeling today? The time change always leaves me a little bit groggy for the first day or two, but at least my iPhone properly udpated, unlike some. Funny how complex computer devices can be foiled by nothing more complicated than a clock. Meanwhile, if any of you in the great, wide Internet discover something awesome, disheartening, or just plain weird, let us know! Take credit, come up with a clever nickname, or go anonymous. The choice is yours. Fresh rumors and movie news every weekday morning. I am Erik Amaya, bracing for the future threat of my iPhone 3GS failing.