Movie of the Week.
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Previous Movies of the Week:
April 25th 2010 - Kick Ass
May 2nd 2010 - Toy Story 3
May 9th 2010 - Jennifer's Body
May 16th 2010 - Drive Thru
May 23rd 2010 - Let Me In
Hands up anyone who thought Disney might actually make Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides in 2D. Crazy fools! With Alice In Wonderland’s 3D-boosted box office success, it was pretty much a foregone conclusion that the studio would want to get the latest voyage of their action adventure mega franchise released in what they like to call Disney Digital 3D.
At least the decision has been made before the film actually starts filming: it means that director Rob Marshall and his crew can incorporate the technology into their shots and not end up faced with a last-minute conversion job like Clash Of The Titans.
On Stranger Tides will see Johnny Depp’s Jack Sparrow questing for the legendary Fountain of Youth. He’ll encounter trouble with Blackbeard (Ian McShane) and may find some romance with the villain’s daughter (Penelope Cruz).
And despite the seemingly late announcement of a 3D shoot, the movie’s apparently still on course to dock in cinemas May 19, 2011.
Oh god. Not another 3Disaster.
So. Exciting. The release date for The Twilight Saga: Eclipse is drawing ever-closer, and here’s another clip from the film to give you a taste of what’s in store from this instalment’s director, David Slade. And for a wonder, this scene does not feature any star-cross’d lovers, although there’s still a bit of brooding from Dakota Fanning’s Jane and her contingent of Volturi vampire enforcers.
In a scene that’s been added to the book, we see Jane and the Volturi keeping an eye on the army of super-strong “newborn” vampires created by Victoria (Bryce Dallas Howard, taking over from Rachel Lefevre) to get her revenge on Edward and Bella (Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart). Will the Volturi step in and use their abilities to stop these newcomers? Well, probably not,, but at this point in the film they’re clearly still considering the question.
Oh, and those of you who missed New Moon will get a chance here to see Jane’s superpower in action here: like most of the Cullen family and Volturi, she has a special ability beyond the usual vampire gifts. In her case, she’s able to cause pain with a simple thought - hence the reaction of Daniel Cudmore’s Felix here. Just in case you thought he was doing some sort of yoga.
Eclipse is out here on July 9, at which point everything will become clear, or rather remain overcast and cloudy but terribly, terribly photogenic.
Blimey… that was quick: No sooner was it reported that Matthew Vaughn was in the final stages of making a deal to direct X-Men: First Class for Fox, the studio has announced that he’s officially on board and that the film will be coming out in just over a year.
According to the Heat Vision Blog, the combination of Vaughn signing his name to the film and a recent rewrite of the script by Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz (who had done work on the Thor script for Marvel) convinced executives that the film could actually be made in time to arrive next year – June 3, to be exact.
With that accelerated schedule, Vaughn’s canny producer/director skills will be tested as he makes the biggest film of his career to date, but we’re hopeful that the man behind Kick-Ass can deliver.
Like the comic it’ll be based on, First Class will follow the early days of the X-Men, back when Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr were friends and worked together alongside some young mutants – some we’ve met later in life, some new – to deal with a dangerous threat. But the struggle opened a rift between the pair, leading to the battles we see in the X-movies.
He might not be the official owner of Freddy Krueger’s stripy jumper and knifed glove on screen any more, but Robert Englund is still picking demonic parts, signing on to indie horror pic Inkubus.
He’s part of an ensemble that includes William Forsythe, Joey Fatone, Mike Cerrone and Michelle Ray Smith.
Glenn Ciano is directing the film, which finds a small crew of officers manning the final shift at a soon-to-be-torn-down police station. But their last night in the place takes a turn for the hellish when Inkubus the demon walks in carrying a severed head, and starts to confess his many crimes, with a list of awful deeds dating back centuries.
The cast are already hard at work in Rhode Island, though there’s no word on when the final product will hit cinemas.
So, it’s official. Well, semi-official. Jane Goldman is writing X-Men: First Class.
Says who? Her husband, UK television celebrity Jonathan Ross, that’s who. Hot on the heels of a throwaway Twitter remark that his wife had booked a writing gig on a big blockbuster that would take her away from him for ten weeks, Ross did it again last night, saying “The wife is away writing X-Men 4, so I am off to bed with little Sweeney alone.”
Now, before you get your knickers in a twist and start planning for X-Men 4, we’re pretty sure that Ross meant X-Men: First Class, the prequel that will focus on the relationship between Charles Xavier and Erik Lehnsherr, aka Magneto, and the founding of Xavier’s School For Gifted Youngsters. X-Men 4 is a whole different kettle of fish and isn’t quite at the starting grid yet.
Frankly, Goldman’s involvement has been expected ever since Matthew Vaughn took on the directing gig last week. After all, they wrote Stardust, The Debt and Kick-Ass together, and Vaughn has said many times that he can’t imagine writing screenplays without her. And, judging from their past collaborations, X-Men: First Class is in good hands. We wish Goldman well – and as for @Wossy, cheer up mate. Those ten weeks will fly by.