The 1985 cult favorite The Toxic Avenger was a huge hit for B-movie production company Troma Entertainment and spawned several sequels. The movie followed a wimpy janitor who, after accidentally falling into toxic waste, transforms into a superhuman creature. In April came the announcement that a reboot would turn Toxie into a "green superhero for these environmentally conscious times." Producer Akiva Goldsman and his production team have found a writer-director who can handle the challenge of bringing a campy, cult movie into modern times. who's been hired to direct? >> Posted 11.07.10 by Ryan
Following on the heels of news that movie maestro Steven Spielberg plans to direct an adaptation of author Daniel H. Wilson's as-yet-unpublished novel Robopocalypse, it appears as if another of Wilson's novels could be heading to the big screen. According to io9, Jack Black and Hot Tub Time Machine director Steve Pink have purchased the rights to Wilson's 2005 semi-satirical novel How To Survive A Robot Uprising, in which Wilson dispenses practical advice on how to defend against intelligent machines bent on world domination, with plans to turn it into a movie. According to io9's "inside source," Pink is currently at work on the script and any decisions about casting and directing will come after the script is completed. Posted 10.25.10 by BrentJS
A new trailer has emerged online for Hot Tub Time Machine, starring John Cusack, Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson, and Clark Duke. If ever a title told the story of a movie it's this one, but here's the official synopsis anyway.
HOT TUB TIME MACHINE follows a group of best friends who've become bored with their adult lives: Adam (John Cusack) has been dumped by his girlfriend; Lou (Rob Corddry) is a party guy who can't find the party; Nick's (Craig Robinson) wife controls his every move; and video game-obsessed Jacob (Clark Duke) won't leave his basement. After a crazy night of drinking in a ski resort hot tub, the men wake up, heads pounding, in the year 1986. This is their chance to kick some past and change their futures — one will find a new love life, one will learn to stand up for himself with the ladies, one will find his mojo, and one will make sure he still exists!
The movie is directed by Steve Pink, Cusack's screenwriting partner on Grosse Point Blank and High Fidelity. Check out the trailer below. Posted 02.12.10 by Ryan