by Ramses Flores Posted: November 16th, 2010
There are some movies that should never be remade. One of those films is The Wizard of Oz. However, it looks like nothing is sacred anymore in Hollywood since Warner Bros is now in early talks with Robert Zemeckis to direct a live-action remake of the beloved 1939 classic. The proposed film will be so true to the classic film that Warner Bros is even planning on using the original script from the movie. I hope that everyone is in agreement with me when I say that I think that this sounds terrible and completely unnecessary. You can hit the jump to find out why Warner Bros might go through with the film along with a recap of what other Wizard of Oz films are in the works.
by Adam Chitwood Posted: November 16th, 2010
The red-band trailer for Your Highness has just been released and it looks every bit as amazing as the film sounds on paper. Directed by David Gordon Green (Pineapple Express), the adventure-comedy tells the story of two brothers on a quest to save their kingdom’s princess from an evil wizard before he has sex with her. Think The Princess Bride meets Superbad. Danny McBride and James Franco star as the two brothers, and are joined on their quest by the hilarious Natalie Portman (remember her digital shorts on SNL?). Zooey Deschanel plays the princess and Justin Theroux portrays the evil wizard who steals her away. McBride and his Eastbound and Down writing partner Ben Best wrote the screenplay.
Justin Theroux, who is also a screenwriter (he wrote Tropic Thunder and Iron Man 2), recently sat down with Steve and discussed the film, which he describes as “insane.” Your Highness hits theaters April 8th, 2011. Hit the jump to check out the trailer, the synopsis, and a bunch of images:
First Trailer and Poster for Catherine Hardwicke’s RED RIDING HOOD Starring Amanda SeyfriedJeff Ames
by Posted: November 16th, 2010
Today is officially “trailer day” as the recent teaser for Pixar’s Cars 2 and the trailer to Jason Statham’s actioner The Mechanic can attest. Next up is the official premier of the trailer to Catherine Hardwicke’s Red Riding Hood starring the lovely Amanda Seyfried in the titular role. The trailer is actually quite impressive from a visual standpoint, very reminiscent of Tim Burton’s Sleepy Hollow, what with its creepy Hammer-esque designs, and heavily contrasted colors. It goes without saying the film boasts a decidedly Twilight-ish vibe, complete with leading man Shiloh Fernandez doing his best Robert Pattinson impersonation (he even has the hair).
Red Riding Hood also stars Gary Oldman, Lukas Haas and Virginia Madsen, and is set for release March 11, 2011. Hit the jump to see the trailer, the first poster, and the official synopsis:
by Posted: November 16th, 2010
The upcoming Pete Segal-directed Neighborhood Watch will undergo a re-write by none other than Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg (far right, above), who previously penned behind such hits as Pineapple Express and Superbad. According to Heat Vision, the story “concerns a suburban ‘neighborhood watch’ group, which is actually a front for dads to get some male bonding time away from the family. Things go awry when the group accidentally uncovers a plot bent on destroying the world.” Hit the jump for more on the project.
by Matt Goldberg Posted: November 16th, 2010
New posters have gone online for Paul and Black Swan. We brought you the first poster for Paul last week, but this new UK one features a spotlight so bright that it has perfectly smoothed Simon Pegg’s face. If these two posters let us know anything about the title character, it’s that he’s an alien where the default facial expression is smirking. Paul opens in the US on March 18, 2011.
There’s also a lovely new poster for Darren Aronofsky’s Black Swan. I finally got to see the film this past weekend and it did not disappoint (look for my full review when the film opens on December 3rd). While this new poster doesn’t come close to the beauty of the international posters, it’s still worth checking out. Hit the jump to see both posters.