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Now the upcoming Noah film from director Darren Aronofsky is sure to have quite a few religious folks upset when it takes liberal license with the source material, but even I have to admit that SUnday School never taught that 40 days and nights of flooding happened to be in 3D.
THR says that the bible epic is getting shifted to the third dimension before it releases, but the catch here is that US audiences won’t get the 3D version, as Life of Pi proved that international audiences are still all too happy to throw down cash for that tiresome gimmick.
Michael Douglas and Paul Rudd may be Ant-Men, but at least one of them is going to need a female love interest so that Edgar Wright’s movie can tick off a box on the demographics list. So who’ll be up for some lip-locking action?
Evangeline “Desolation of Smaug” Lily, that’s who! The actress is in talks right now to help add some romance to the movie, but don’t expect her to be Janet van Dyne AKA the Wasp. Sources reckon that she’ll be the daughter of Michael Douglas’s Ant-Man, thus helping to set up the plot of how Paul Rudd eventually gets his hands on some Pym particles.
World War Z may have been a nightmare for Marc Foster, but with that movie having shuffled off, he has his eyes on a few new projects? So what’s next for Foster? Deadline reports that Forster will direct Red Rising, a film based on the Pierce Brown novel which deals with a lower-class society that slaves away fro the upper classes on Mars. Naturally, there’s a revolution brewing for this project which has nothing to do with the rather similar video game series Red Faction.
Here’s the official book synopsis:
Darrow is a Red, a member of the lowest caste in the color-coded society of the future. Like his fellow Reds, he works all day, believing that he and his people are making the surface of Mars livable for future generations. Yet he spends his life willingly, knowing that his blood and sweat will one day result in a better world for his children.
But Darrow and his kind have been betrayed. Soon he discovers that humanity reached the surface generations ago. Vast cities and sprawling parks spread across the planet. Darrow—and Reds like him—are nothing more than slaves to a decadent ruling class.
Inspired by a longing for justice, and driven by the memory of lost love, Darrow sacrifices everything to infiltrate the legendary Institute, a proving ground for the dominant Gold caste, where the next generation of humanity’s overlords struggle for power. He will be forced to compete for his life and the very future of civilization against the best and most brutal of Society’s ruling class. There, he will stop at nothing to bring down his enemies . . . even if it means he has to become one of them to do so.
Excited for a new Fantastic Four movie? So am I, and some of the casting choices have been interesting so far. It looks like Miles B Jordan is still a lock for the role of The Human Torch, while Miles Teller has screen tested for Mr. Fantastic, alongside Kate Mara and Emmy Rossum for Invisible Woman, and Christian Cooke for The Thing. The most surprising bit of news however?
Fox is considering giving primary Fantastic Four villain Doctor Doom a gender switch for the reboot.
Robocop will always be one of the greatest movies ever made and if you disagree well then I’m going to send an ED-209 to make you comply with my personal choices. Thing is though, even great movies make mistakes, something which Cinema Sins exmaines in the video below. Damn, why did they load ED-209 up with actual ammo for a tech demo?
Last Updated: February 6, 2014