Category: Film

George Lucas sells LucasFilm for 4 Billion!

George Lucas sells LucasFilm for 4 Billion!

In news that took many people by surprise. George Lucas, creator of the Star Wars franchise and his own film studio Lucasfilm, will sell both to Disney for 4 billion dollars. In return George Will buy into Disney for some 2 billion and become a significant shareholder. This deal will also include the sale of the Star Wars merchandise business, Industrial Light & Magic and Skywalker Sound. According to George Lucas ‘It’s now time for me to pass Star Wars on...

Neuromancer Concept Art Revealed!

Neuromancer Concept Art Revealed!

The first concept art of Vincenzo Natalie’s Neuromancer has been revealed on the site of the movies production company – GFM Films. It has been made by Amro Attia who has worked before with director Natalie. Now it seems that the movie is officially in pre-production, whether it will star Mark Wahlberg and Liam Neeson as reported last week remains to be seen, that will become clear once principal photography starts. I expect that to occur in the autumn. The budget for the movie has been estimated at around...

Looper International Poster Revealed!

Looper International Poster Revealed!

After Dredd yesterday Looper has also gotten a new poster (see below). Looper stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt and Piper Perabo. The movie is scheduled for a late September release. The synopsis for Looper is as follows… In the futuristic action thriller Looper, time travel will be invented – but it will be illegal and only available on the black market. When the mob wants to get rid of someone, they will send their target 30 years into the...

Dredd starring Karl Urban gets it’s final poster!

Dredd starring Karl Urban gets it’s final poster!

Dredd has already been previewed at last months Comic-Con were it recieved favorable reviews. The movie is set for a September 21st release date and as such the final poster has been revealed (see below). Dredd stars Karl Urban, Lena Headey and Olivia Thirlby. Here is the synopsis for Dredd. The future America is an irradiated waste land. On its East Coast, running from Boston to Washington DC, lies Mega City One- a vast, violent metropolis where criminals rule the chaotic streets. ...

Neuromancer movie may star Mark Wahlberg and Liam Neeson!

Neuromancer movie may star Mark Wahlberg and Liam Neeson!

A Neuromancer movie has been in the making almost since 1989, after a few years of Hayden Christensen and Joseph Kahn we got word that Vincenzo Natalie (Cube, Cypher) is attached to the project. That was a major relief to fans of Neuromancer as it was believed he may handle the subject appropriately. The last thing fans want is for this movie to get a PG-13 rating, they want an R movie and nothing less. Despite Natalie’s involvement things quickly grew quiet...

9 New Total Recall Pictures!

9 New Total Recall Pictures!

The Total Recall Remake starring Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale and Jessica Biel is set for an Friday the 3rd release and as such we are privy to a few more pictures from the movie. This remake so far has not really managed to get my buzz going and that is due to several reasons. The first reason being that the Paul Verhoeven 1990 original is absolutely brilliant and has in my opinion aged well. The movie just about provokes every hollywood blockbuster released....

New Dredd High-Res Pictures!

New Dredd High-Res Pictures!

It seems as though all the studios are all at once releasing high-resolution pictures of their upcoming movies. Thanks to the website KarlUrbanInternational (Really!) we have been given a whole slew of pics for the upcoming Judge Dredd inspired movie Dredd, starring Karl Urban in case you’re not that quick. The movie also notably stars Lena Headey (Game of Thrones) and Olivia Thirlby. The plot as you may have already have inferred from the trailer is about Lena Heady’s character Ma Ma owning all the production...

New The Dark Knight Rises Pictures!

New The Dark Knight Rises Pictures!

Here we a number of high-resolution pictures of The Dark Knight Rises which is to be released tomorrow in Australia and New Zeeland and the day afterwards in the US. The hype surrounding the movie seems to have hit fever pitch after the forums of movie website RottenTomatoes had to be closed when a row erupted over a few negative reviews. The consensus among people who have already seen the movie is that it is better than Batman Begins but not as good as...

4 Looper pictures revealed!

4 Looper pictures revealed!

Four more pictures have been released for the upcoming sci-fi movie Looper starring Bruce Willis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt (The Dark Knight Rises), Emily Blunt and Piper Perabo. In a recent interview director Rian Johnson stated that viewers won’t have to do their homework on time travel for this movie and that the sci-fi elements won’t get in the way of viewers understanding the plot. I just hope that isn’t similar to dumbing down the plot to get a PG-13 rating. Looper is set for...

The Dark Knight Rises new high resolution stills!

The Dark Knight Rises new high resolution stills!

With Batman Begins and The Dark Knight there was some doubt whether they were science fiction movies, they had perhaps a light sci-fi theme in the background. Now with The Dark Knight Rise by director Christopher Nolan there seems a greater emphasize on a villain who uses unknown technology to further his cause. Frankly before a few weeks back I couldn’t really care much about TDKR, mainly because I couldn’t possible see how The Dark Knight could be surpassed. After...

Total Recall gets a new trailer!

Total Recall gets a new trailer!

As the summer holiday approaches it would seem that we are flooded with movie trailers, after Dredd and Looper we now have a second ‘official’ trailer for Total Recall starring Colin Farrell, Jessica Biel and Kate Beckinsale. This second trailer seems like an improvement over the first which to me showed a plot that differed too much from the 1990 original made by paul Verhoeven. As an interesting sidenote, it would seem that the team behind this remake is also going to remake...

Looper International Trailer Online!

Looper International Trailer Online!

This September we will be getting another sci-fi flick, as though we haven’t been indulged enough by then (Dredd, Prometheus and Total Recall). Here, we have the official international trailer for Looper which basically shows the same footage as the previous teasers and trailers but seems a little bit more polished. Unfortunately, Looper does seem to be a movie whose premise rests upon just one sci-fi device on which the entire plot is built upon, in this case a limited form of time-travel. Movies of such a...

Blade Runner 30 Year Anniversary!

Blade Runner 30 Year Anniversary!

Today, 30 years ago, Blade Runner hit the cinema’s in the US, though its performance at the box-office was lackluster it certainly shined as an example of thought-provoking science fiction. Ridley Scott’s movie had a difficult start in production. The movie is of course based Philip K. Dick’s ‘Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep’, after its publication there was much interest in producing a film but none really managed to ferment. Strangely enough Gregory Peck had a role in keeping the project...

Judge Dredd starring Karl Urban gets a trailer!

Judge Dredd starring Karl Urban gets a trailer!

I have never read a Judge Dredd comic in my life, and though I am aware of 2000 AD I have never read one of those either, and after the rather dreadful 1995 Dredd movie starring Sylvester Stallone I really had  no inclination doing so, ever…. However, when Karl Urban and Lean Headey decided to star in this remake the movie at least caught my attention but for the most part I was simply waiting for the inevitable reviews that would tell me...