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We’ve been having a laugh at the upcoming news we’ve heard for The Amazing Spider-Man 2, about how Spidey may be facing every single villain possible from Electro through to Stilt-Man, but there may be some some sort of method behind that cavalcade of madness. According to The Wrap, Sony is looking to do the ol’ spin-off route with several of these villains once again, with Sony Pictures Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton remarking that “We do very much have the ambition about creating a bigger universe around Spider-Man. There are a number of scripts in the works.”
Which means that Kirsten Dunst may finally be terrorising Spider-Man again in the near future.
Just in time for the Oscar season, Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street will be out on Christmas day. The promotional engine is kicking off with this first clip, which is eerily familiar of that one time that Kervyn asked me to do him a “favour”.
Gavin “Warrior O’Connor has a new movie in the pipeline, based on the French thriller film Tell No One, which in turn was adapted from a novel of the same name. Here’s the synopsis for that upcoming film:
“Tell No One” is a story of loss and redemption. It begins innocently enough. Dr. David Beck and his beloved wife, Elizabeth, are celebrating the anniversary of their first kiss in the quiet of Lake Charmaine. They grew up together, first kissed at age twelve, and now, twenty-five years old and married less than a year, they return for an idyllic weekend away.
Tragedy shatters their solitude. Elizabeth is abducted and murdered, her body found in a ditch. Her killer is caught and brought to justice. But for David Beck, there can be no closure. Eight years pass. He never gets over Elizabeth’s murder. He loses himself in his work as an inner city pediatrician.
But everything changes on the eighth anniversary of Elizabeth’s death. Two unidentified bodies are found at Lake Charmaine, unearthed years after their deaths. But even more disturbing, Beck gets a bizarre email that mentions a specific phrase – a phrase known only to him and Elizabeth. The email also tells him to click a hyperlink the next day at a specific hour – “kiss time” – 6:15PM.
It may not be a perfect film, but Thor: The Dark World has far more ups than downs, something evident in the fact that it has now managed to make over $500 million at the global box office. That’s the third film in the Marvel stable to make so much cash, and that investment by Walt Disney is more than paying off for the house of mouse.
If there’s one thing that the Halloween season is good for besides massive candy-induced tummy aches, it’s horror film announcements. Specifically remakes of those films. This year was no different, but one upcoming remake that missed out on that perfect window for marketing was The Abominable Snowman. Based on the 1957 film, the remake will be produced by Hammer films, and will find some unlucky mountaineers facing off against an awakened Yeti as they ascend higher and higher into terror.
Should have packed a light saber for that trip.
Tomorrow night is the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who, and in preparation for it, I’ve smashed every single piece of tech in my home that could possibly distract me from that 21:50 appointment with allon-sy. But sweet Skaro, I wouldn’t min having a few of these posters hanging above my TV for the special, courtesy of Matt Ferguson and the Bottleneck gallery who have whipped up banners of Doctors one through eleven.
Rugby Hobbit may be the name of a New Zealand Jaeger, but it’s also a good summary of the Lord of the Rings. With the Hobbit trilogy earning mega-bucks, now is as good a time as ever to look back at how the books actually came to be, and what better way to do so than to get a biopic rolling on the life of author J.R.R Tolkien?
Despite the fact that he had a Decepticon air condition thrown at his face, director Michael Bay has been pretty chipper on the production of Transformers 4: Age of Extinction. The man has so much enthusiasm in fact, that his cast and crew have joined in on the legendary pranks that have become a signature part of his film process, as EW discovered. They also discovered that , wait for it, the latest Michael Bay movie would have plenty of explosions.
And to end today off, we’re checking out some pretty damn good marketing. Usually, a poster and some TV spots are good enough for most films. But not the latest Chucky movie, oh no. One advertising firm decided to take things further, by stuffing a height-challenged prankster who was dressed up as the killer doll into a bus stop spot, rig the lights, and let loose all manner of chaos when their advert came to life and proceeded to chase off the public.
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Last Updated: November 22, 2013