Posted by Brian on 08/04/2009
So apparently the sleeper at Comic-Con was Matthew Vaughn’s adaptation of Mark Millar’s comic KICK ASS, which had just begun it’s run when the film was optioned. Through some weird collaboration, the two parties were able to create an ultra-violent world where all those comic book fantasies have very real-life consequences. While not a fan of the slow paced comic, the film is an incredible surprise. This is not Stardust; it might not even be Layer Cake. The clips below are remarkably intense, and the film’s dark humor and unwillingness to play by the rules is a breath of fresh air. And dare I say, this is the best role Nicolas Cage has played in years — YEARS! He’s having so much fun, how can you seriously expect the audience not to? Check out the clips. Great stuff.
AWESOME YES?! Chloe Moretz is about to become everyone’s favorite badass, so it’s a shame this isn’t coming out this Winter or Spring; a December 2010 release date seems kind of odd for a film like this. Kick Ass is directed by Matthew Vaughn from a script by Vaughn and Jane Goldman (Stardust). It stars Aaron Johnson as Kick Ass, Nicolas Cage as Big Daddy, Chloe Moretz as Hit Girl, Mark Strong as Frank D’Amico, and Christopher Mintz-Plasse as Red Mist.
Posted in Action/Adventure, Clips, Dark Comedy, News | Tagged: aaron johnson, chloe moretz, christopher mintz-plasse, comic con, jane goldman, kick ass, mark millar, mark strong, matthew vaughn, nicolas cage | 2 Comments »
Posted by Brian on 07/23/2009
Behold the title treatment for the upcoming Tron: Legacy. At today’s Disney panel at the San Diego Comic-Con, Jeff Bridges spoke briefly stating that it was the story of a son’s search for his father. “The first TRON… when we made that in ’81 there was no internet. Cell phones were these big things you carried around in a suitcase! So what you saw was so new and fresh… I can guarantee you’ll get the same kind of pop with this one!”
A bunch of images of concept art from yesterday’s panel have gone up, as well as video of an a recreation of Flynn’s Arcade, (with working Space Paranoids arcade games) and an exciting reveal of the new Lightcycle, aswell as hint of the new score Daft Punk is producing for the film. Alas, Disney are still proving to be douchebags and refusing to release that test footage they showed last year in higher quality. It’s all over Youtube, though. If you haven’t yet, I suggest you seek it out.
Here’s hoping Disney will stop being selfish dicks and release some of this awesome concept art in higher resolution. (I mean, seriously. Why make concept art and not show anyone?) Former commercial director Joseph Kosinski is directing the feature which brings back Jeff Bridges as genius game designer Kevin Flynn, Garrett Hedlund as his son Sean, and a cast that includes Bruce Boxleitner, Olivia Wilde, Beau Garrett, Karl Urban and John Hurt. The film also includes a younger version of the Jeff Bridges character (via CGI) as his Computer World alter ego, CLU, who has now gone rogue and is remaking the computer world in the imagine of what he believes to be “right.”
Posted in Action/Adventure, Concept Art, Drama, Fantasy, Games, News, Science Fiction | Tagged: beau garrett, bruce boxleitner, comic con, disney, garrett hedlund, jeff bridges, john hurt, karl urban, olivia wilde, tron, tron: legacy | Leave a Comment »
Posted by Brian on 06/19/2009
Olivia Munn, co-host of G4’s Attack Of The Show and one of the hottest women to ever hold a videogame controller, was recently cast in Jon Favreau’s currently shooting Iron Man 2. /Film speculated that Munn may have been playing a reporter in the film, but via her Twitter account she denied that rumor. “Slashfilm took a guess at my role in Iron Man 2 and I am not playing a reporter. But that’s all i can say. :)” I bet we’ll start hearing more details at next month’s Comic-Con and, hopefully, maybe a bit of footage.
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