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Digital filmmaking has overtaken analog, but there are some directors who refuse to let film stock die out. And so Hollywood studios are stepping in to lend support to Kodak in its time of crisis.
"The truth is I think it probably would have been smarter just to say upfront, 'This is who it is.' It was only trying to preserve the fun of it, and it might have given more time to acclimate and accept that's what the thing was," the director tells MTV.
Protosevich later admitted the horror wouldn’t be Wright’s typical brand of scary with a wink but instead full blown frightening, which makes sense because some cultish or undead elements wouldn’t be a break for the director at all. In fact, he seems to prefer to work with at least some level of macabre in play, even if it’s to snicker at and provide material for his pop culture savvy and usually clever characters to comment on.
We got some more forward progress on round three of Star Trek today. Maybe. Rumors are swirling that the fine folks over at Paramount might be excited about hiring Attack The Block director Joe Cornish to shepherd the newest installment to conclusion. Fan reaction thus far has been about as mixed as—oh I don’t know—everything about the last two Trek movies.
To say that hopes and expectations for the anticipated Star Wars sequels are high would probably be something of an understatement. Fans of the beloved sci-fi franchise are waiting for word on who will direct them. It won't be J.J. Abrams, whose comments on his intended lack of involvement in the project still sound pretty firm.
While we have well over a year to wait, theorize, speculate and obsess over the Star Trek sequel, fans of the franchise and of anything associated with the names Abrams, Orci, Lindelof and/or Kurtzman can rejoice in knowing that production has officially begun for the 3D Star Trek movie.
News of Benedict Cumberbatch’s involvement in the upcoming Star Trek sequel has likely only heightened the anticipation of the film for those of us who have come to appreciate his work in Sherlock, among his other roles. While it’s been reported that he’s going to play the villain in the next Star Trek film, it seems that may be a “supposition.”
The word broke earlier this month that J.J. Abrams had somebody specific in mind for the role of the villain in Star Trek 2: Benicio Del Toro. We still don't know what role Del Toro will be tackling if he signs on for Star Trek 2, but now Abrams has dropped a few tidbits about why he thinks Del Toro is perfect for the role...whatever that may be.
Much in the way that parents likely hope to send their kids to school, or to some extra-curricular activity without having to fear that the adult they’ve left their child with might be a sexual predator, it’s probably a fair assumption to say the same applies to parents of children in the entertainment industry.
While out promoting his upcoming financial crisis drama Margin Call, Zachary Quinto had a little something to offer in terms of his next step in working on Star Trek 2. He says the film is on the “imminent horizon” and just happens to be heading back to LA to get to work on it after he wraps this stint in New York City.
In a summer of super-heroes and sequels, Super 8 stood out. Whether you were on board with J.J. Abrams ode to Spielberg and the "Amblin-style" movies many of us grew up with or not, there's no question that Super 8 was ambitious and original. If it failed, it certainly didn't do so for lack of trying. Thankfully, I'm in the camp that thought it worked remarkably well, so I'm giving thanks that Super 8 has been announced for Blu-ray and DVD this November 22nd.
In Hollywood, piracy is an unfortunate fact of life nowadays. Hackers and thieves have honed their craft over the years and can generally get a DVD copy of a movie onto the internet not long after the first advance copy gets printed and shipped to whomever it was printed for
After Leonard Nimoy materialized in J.J. Abrams’ 2009 reboot of the Star Trek franchise, the rumor floodgates opened about who would cameo is the inevitable sequel. Now that production is inching closer to their now Holiday start date, the rumor mill’s most obvious victim, William Shatner, has confirmed that he will not be finding his way back onto the bridge of the U.S.S. Enterprise.
Even though he’s been rumored to be involved in all manner of other projects after Super 8, Abrams confirms, “The next thing we’re working on, and hopefully we’ll be able to pass information out sooner or later, is the next Star Trek.”
We certainly have our fair share of viral marketing for Super 8, but how about hearing about the film from someone who was actually on the set? Actor Tim Griffin worked with J.J. Abrams on Cloverfield, so he’s well versed in “the legendary secrecy.” However, even if Griffin were a poor secret keeper, he wouldn’t even have any information to divulge as he only got to see his pages of the script.