Posts Tagged ‘Thing’
After spending the last six years spinning their wheels in self-parody, Clive Owen and Katherine Heigl are now teaming up in the hopes of doing something decent again with Survivor. V for Vendetta‘s James McTeigue is directing the film, returning to the world of politically-inspired explosions to tell the story of “a State Department employee [Heigl, it seems] newly posted to the American embassy in London whose entire team is killed in a bomb blast.” Lest the story stray too far from either actor’s wheelhouse, it then reportedly goes into Owen’s classic action-thriller mode with a conspiracy involving a frame job against Heigl, killers chasing her down, and plans for a “catastrophic attack.” And because this is still a Katherine Heigl film, that attack is planned for the once-romantic ensemble holiday of New Year’s Eve.
Owen’s role hasn’t yet been revealed but, scientifically speaking, he’ll play a gun-toting savior/womanizer who will at first quarrel with but ultimately fall for Heigl’s uptight state department worker. I did the Survivor Punnett square.
Question by Kiana Scott: What is the craziest thing a celebrity influenced you to do?
What is the craziest thing a celebrity influenced you to do and what to you do whe you get mad?
Answer by NGUYEN
killed my digital life (thanked to the Kardashians!)
What do you think? Answer below!
Surprising none of the many who immediately mentioned Gina Carano as an obvious choice for Adi Shankar’s all-female take on The Expendables, the Haywire star and former MMA fighter has become the first to join that still-untitled action ensemble film.
Speaking to Variety, Shankar no doubt broke Cynthia Rothrock’s heart in praising Carano as the most vital element for his movie to go forward. Then he started drawing some comparisons that quickly revealed his lacking knowledge of sugary treats, saying:
“I don’t know how I’m supposed to make a movie that is supposed to be the female version of ‘The Expendables’ without Gina Carano in it. It would be like making Twix without caramel or Jamba Juice without jamba.”
So, like a Twix PB? Or like every Jamba Juice, because “jamba” isn’t actually a thing? Either way, Carano is going to be in the thing, so we don’t have to worry about it now. What we do still have to worry about is a title, so start thinking, everyone. The Impregnables? Cervical Cell?
Celebs on File: She may be moving in with boyfriend Justin Theroux, but Jennifer Aniston is brushing off reports the pair are headed down the aisle. 09/07/12 To get more celebrity news visit: www.mrpaparazzi.com Paparazzi on Facebook: www.facebook.com us on Twitter: twitter.com
Video Rating: 3 / 5
When the evil Pitch enacts a plan to turn children’s dreams into permanent nightmares–an inevitable change that really shouldn’t transition until at least early adulthood–Santa, Tooth Fairy, Easter Bunny and Sandman join forces to fight the threat in DreamWorks Animation’s latest CGI thing, Rise of the Guardians. But the mythical Child Protective Services can’t do it alone: as this latest trailer reveals, they also need to recruit Jack Frost, as he has, in Santa’s vaguely-Russian words, “something very special inside.” The confidence to walk around with the hair of Ellen DeGeneres?
Now whenever I see the Rankin/Bass stop-motion classic Jack Frost, I’ll always be thinking, “Why isn’t the character wearing a screen-printed hoodie he picked up at Target?”
Don’t worry, Spike Lee is still hard at work turning Oldboy into a Spike Lee Joint, but before that comes to pass, the director has for us another Spike Lee Joint decidedly more Spike Lee-like. Here’s the trailer for Red Hook Summer, a coming-of-age joint about family, religion, Brooklyn, displacement, and also iPads. Spike Lee needed an excuse to buy himself an iPad as a 40 Acres and a Mule write-off, okay?
Another chapter of a viral campaign that has included staging a TED talk of the future and stuffing Michael Fassbender in a dry cleaning bag, here’s a Prometheus promo in which Noomi Rapace’s Dr. Elizabeth Shaw beseeches Peter Weyland to fund an outer space venture that, thanks to the trailers, we now know leads to a whole fucking lot of screaming.
With just Rapace’s monologue and some overlaid scanning graphics, this video is pretty tame compared to all the super-intense previews we’ve seen in the past, but if you add your own soundtrack of constant panicked bellowing, it does make it a little more intense, so keep that option open.
Finally, to know the experience of checking out Noomi Rapace while being a Terminator.
Street-wise teachers struggling to make a difference in a dangerous school on the south side of Chicago, right? SO YOU’D THINK. These are superheroes, you guys! This fact is made painfully clear in the full poster:
See? Samuel L. Jackson has his head raised slightly now. He is a superhero. The end.
Director Joss Whedon is still finishing up The Avengers for its May 4 release, but already he’s bravely presuming that Marvel might have an interest in making more of these things. He’s also presuming Marvel would be cool with an Avengers sequel being “smaller [and] more painful,” which does not sound like a tagline Marvel would approve of.
In a recent interview with SFX (via) the Buffy creator was asked how he could possibly make the film any bigger, he replied:
“By not trying to. By being smaller. More personal, more painful… By being the next thing that should happen to these characters, and not just a rehash of what seemed to work the first time. By having a theme that is completely fresh and organic to itself.”
So what he’s saying is that a film with two Norse Gods, a man in a metal suit, a babe in a leather jumpsuit, Samuel L. Jackson, bow-and-arrow guy, a huge green monster in pants, a patriotic shield-bearer from the past, and a group of some kind of flying aliens does not need to be any larger? It’s a fairly convincing argument, Whedon, but I’m curious how it will fare against Marvel’s superhero masterplan of amassing a custodian’s keychain of the biggest, brightest, shiniest things guaranteed to grab our attention when jingled in front us. “Small, personal, and painful” sounds mature and all, guy, but Marvel would really like to sell some stuff to some ten-year-olds and manchildren, don’t forget.
On that point, here’s an interview of Whedon talking to Empire about why the Iron Man suit in the trailer no longer has the triangular arc reactor from Iron Man 2. In short, he thinks “the triangle is ass,” and even if he’d kept the triangle, you wouldn’t see it long anyway: in the spirit of Iron Man 2 and Marvel wanting to have a bunch of variants to sell as toys, there are going to be all sorts of suits worn and Battle Damaged™.
So there you go.
As Hasbo found out the hard way, planning a big board game party never works out. The company was so, so excited about their plans to do so many games with Universal, but sadly, once confronted with the daunting stack of boxes before them, the studio’s initially piqued interest quickly fell to, “Look, how about we just get through Battleship, and then maybe go to a bar,” with the studio canceling plans to go ahead with any further adaptations.
It seemed that Hasbro’s big plans for Ouija, Clue, Monopoly and Magic: The Gathering were shot. Until today, that is, when Universal out-of-the-blue called to say, “Okay, fine, I’ll play Ouija with you. But just casual this time. Not a big thing, okay?”
Originally planned as a $ 100+ million film with McG in the director’s seat before being called off entirely, now Ouija will be done for $ 5 million, lightening the affair enough that Universal doesn’t have to worry about it too much. The burden of placatingly moving the planchette around for Hasbro now rests on Blumhouse Productions’ Jason Blum, a producer who helped make Paranormal Activity and Insidious into very cheap things that made lots of money. Despite those connections, the film is reportedly unlikely to be a found footage-style production. It will just find other ways to be incredibly cheap. The Ouija board will maybe be hand-drawn on the back of a Denny’s placemat, for example. We all know Paper Placemat Ouija will still open at number one with $ 25 million.