The Interweb has been aflame since J.J. Abrams first showed his untitled monster movie trailer before Transformers on opening weekend. Is it 1-18-08? Is it Slusho? Is it Cloverfield? What is happening?!
The final trailer will show before Beowulf starting November 16 to confirm, but if the boys at Chud are right, the movie is indeed called Cloverfield.
Check out their article for the full details.
As we reported a few months ago, the long rumored X-Files sequel is under way. David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson are on board to reprise their roles as Mulder and Scully in a sequel that X-Files creator Chris Carter co-wrote with X-Files writer Frank Spotnitz. Carter will begin shooting in December, but the details of the story are elusive. How fitting.
And there's more in store for the silver screen from the disturbed yet fabulous mind of ex-Python Terry Gilliam. Gilliam has written (with Charles McKeown) and will direct his new fantasy-adventure, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, about a traveling theater troupe with a magical mirror that allows them to control the imagination of audience members. Heath Ledger, who previously worked with Gilliam on the ill-fated Brothers Grimm, will star.
Source: Variety. Posted 11.01.07 by reelz
Universal just released some images and a trailer for Wanted, Timur Bekmambetov's (Night Watch, Day Watch) adaptation of Mark Millar's acclaimed graphic novel. While the film's visuals are certainly appealing (especially when Angelina Jolie is in the frame), fanboys everywhere are wondering if Bekmambetov's departures from Wanted's original canon have rendered the story too Matrix-like. Click here to see the trailer and decide for yourself.
To see the new images, head over to our Wanted movie page, scroll down and click on the "photos" tab. Posted 11.01.07 by reelz
Been digging the Hacket-Bracket in ReelzChannel?
Why wouldn't you. It's pretty kickass, in a monster trucks-meets-zombies kind of way.
Well now you can check them all out online. So click here to see which movie monster is the goriest of them all.
And Happy Halloween from Reelz.com!
The impending writers' strike is all anyone can talk about here in tinseltown. The clock runs out on the Writers Guild of America (WGA) contract at midnight tonight and it is appearing as though the powers that be are not going to reach an agreement before then. However, it also looks as though the WGA are going to postpone the actual strike until next week to allow writers to finish up current work before setting up picket lines. Delaying the strike will also lend more pressure to the negotiations.
So what does this mean for you, the consumer? Well, that depends. Movie studios have been preparing for the strike for a while, stockpiling scripts and projects to carry them through a long drought. Not to mention the fact that there are lots of completed movies already slated for release in 2008 and 2009.
Where the impact will immediately be felt is television, with topical, daily shows such as Letterman, Leno, Saturday Night Live and The Daily Show and others in that genre poised to go into blackout should the strike occur. Most of the talent on these shows are union, which means they will stand by their unionized writers. And with no one to write the monologues and daily bits, those shows will go into reruns. Sitcoms and dramas mostly have a few more episodes in the can to air before they stop filming, at which point the networks will likely fill the airtime with news and reality TV.
Stay tuned for more coverage of the strike.
Matt Dillon has just signed on to star in Armored, a thriller about an armored car guard who succombs to the temptation of the $10 million in his truck. Nimrod Antal (Vacancy) will direct.
Things aren't going so well for the Escape From New York crew, however. Gerard Butler had signed on for the remake, but has left over 'creative differences' (don't they all?). New Line has commissioned a rewrite by Jonathan Mostow, with whom they may also replace Len Wiseman as director.
Source: Variety. Posted 10.31.07 by reelz
The oft-discussed Halo flick, once dismissed as "entirely dead" by its own director, Neill Blomkamp, has apparently been upgraded to "mostly dead." According to CVG.com, a representative for Peter Jackson has confirmed that Jackson's FX studio Weta Workshop recently restarted pre-production on the videogame adaptation, with producers shopping the project to potential distribution partners.
Hopes for a Halo flick appeared completely quashed a just few weeks ago, when Fox and Universal, the two studios who'd partnered to bring the project to the big screen, backed out of the deal, citing mounting costs as the primary reason.
Could Halo hero Master Chief finally be ready for his close-up? We're not holding our breath. Posted 10.31.07 by reelz
Legendary funnyman Jerry Seinfeld makes his animated feature debut this week in Bee Movie, the latest offering from Dreamworks Animation. Does the former sitcom star have have the stuff to take on the likes of Pixar? We'll find out this Friday. In the meantime, head over to our Bee Movie page, click on the "Photos" tab and check out our collection of cool images from the flick. Posted 10.30.07 by reelz