Monthly Archives: April 2013

Zach Braff Launches Kickstarter Campaign For His Next Movie – “Wish I Was Here”

Wish I Was Here

The floodgates are open. Following on the heels of the tremendously Veronica Mars Movie Kickstarter, Zach Braff has launched a Kickstarter campaign of his own.  The film is titled “Wish I Was Here”, and is described a “continuation of the tone” from Braff’s directorial debut, Garden State. The campaign has a goal of $2 million, and has raised $684k at the moment. (more…)








Trailer: The Bling Ring

The Bling Ring

 directs , and  in this “inspired by actual events” story of a group of celebrity-obsessed teens who track celebrities and rob their houses. Opens in limited release on June 14th.

 








Ratchet & Clank Feature Film Announced

Playstation’s favorite platforming Lombax/Robot team are coming to the big screen in 2015, Sony has announced. Sony has brought in  Blockade Entertainment and Rainmaker Entertainment (ReBoot, Beast Wars: Transformers, and Escape from Planet Earth) to create the film, and Insomniac Games (Ratchet & Clank’s creators) will have “a hands-on role with the film’s production, screenplay, character development, and animation consulting”. They have released a teaser trailer featuring Captain Quark:

Source: Playstation Blog








Trailer: Thor: The Dark World

The Thor producers sure do like to throw you a curve when they pick their directors, going from the Shakespearean Kenneth Branagh to Alan Taylor, who has almost exclusively directed TV.  (more…)








Bible Miniseries Being Recut For Theatrical Run

While promoting his series The Voice today, Mark Burnett announced that his highly rated 10-hour History Channel miniseries The Bible will be recut into a 3-hour version to allow for a theatrical run. Burnett doesn’t have a distribution deal yet, but he says he has plenty of offers and he seems to be leaning towards a less traditional distribution pattern, Deadline mentions Mel Gibson’s Passion of the Christ as a possible model.

Source: Deadline








Michael Bay Apologizes for Armageddon

Armageddon

Director/Producer Michael Bay has finally gotten around to apologizing for his work. In an interview with the Miami Herald he said: (more…)








Macfarlane’s Reps Deny Oscars Rumor

On Friday a rumor was reported that Seth Macfarlane had been asked to host the Oscars again. Macfarlane’s’ reps denied the rumor over the weekend.

 

Source: Deadline








Trailer: It’s a Disaster

It’s a Disaster: Julia Stiles, David Cross, and America Ferrera, star in this dark comedy that about a group of friends that have their Sunday brunch interrupted by relationship problems, personal meltdowns, and a possible apocalypse.

 








Seth MacFarlane Asked to Host Oscars Again?

Seth MacFarlane hosting the Academy Awards

A storm of controversy followed this year’s Oscars telecast, as the usual people accused host Seth MacFarlane of every “ism” under the sun. At the time MacFarlane tweeted that if he were asked to host again he wouldn’t do it.  Now it looks like that will be put to the test. Earlier this week, last years Oscar producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron were confirmed to be returning to produce next year’s show. Per an anonymous source (so… grain of salt…), “After defending his performance, the producers reached out to Seth and invited him back to host the show again,” and “He’s not sure if he’s going to do it, but he has to decide within the next couple of weeks.”

 

Personally, I quite enjoyed Macfarlane’s stint at hosting and thought those complaining were mostly deficient in their appreciation of irony. I’d like to see him host again.

Source: JustJared








After Earth Release Pushed Up a Week

After Earth

 

Deadline reports that Will Smith’s sci-fi film After Earth, originally scheduled to open June 7th, has been pushed up a week.  It will now open May 31st, up against Now You See Me. (more…)