With less than two weeks before the release of Universal's upcoming The Thing, the marketing for the prequel is clicking into higher gear with the release of both a red band trailer and a preview clip towards the end of last month. Now, another two preview clips and an international trailer have been released, offering more looks into the prequel to John Carpenter's 1982 horror classic, also titled The Thing.
Set in the Norwegian camp that was investigated by Kurt Russell in the early goings of Carpenter's flick, The Thing (prequel) explains how the devastation they found occurred. Last week's preview clip showed that trust was as much an issue in the prequel as it was in the previous movie, with Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World), who plays American paleontologist Kate Lloyd, trying to figure out who she and her international crew can trust. One of the latest clips takes place before that, showing Winstead bringing evidence that the creature they have discovered can replicate human beings. watch the clips >> Posted 10.03.11 by Ryan
Universal Pictures has released the first preview clip for their upcoming horror movie, The Thing. If you're aware of John Carpenter's 1982 movie of the same name, that might seem confusing, but the upcoming The Thing is a prequel to Carpenter's The Thing. Glad we could clear that up for you.
The prequel follows the Norwegian scientific team that was briefly revealed in Carpenter's version. The group discovers an alien spacecraft and an extraterrestrial frozen in ice that eventually thaws and turns out to be very unfriendly. Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World) plays an American paleontologist named Kate Lloyd that joins the Norwegian team after the discovery is made. In an interview with MTV, Winstead admitted that there "was definitely a lot of pressure" in making a prequel to Carpenter's well-respected and beloved movie, but that director Matthijs van Heijningen Jr. was able to bring "a whole other level of paranoia" to the movie. read Winstead's comments and watch the clip >> Posted 09.08.11 by Ryan
Melissa McCarthy is going from the Judd Apatow-produced Bridesmaids to the Apatow-directed, untitled spin-off of 2007's Knocked Up, THR reports.
The movie, at one point called This is Forty, won't follow the characters played by Katherine Heigl and Seth Rogen but will instead focus on Leslie Mann and Paul Rudd, who played Heigl's sister and brother-in-law in the 2007 comedy. McCarthy has been cast as the mother of another new cast member, Super 8's fireworks-obsessed Ryan Lee, who attends school with Rudd and Mann's children, played by Mann and Apatow's real-life children Iris and Maude Apatow. The two Apatow kids are likely working on this movie as well, though their names were not included in the report.
Production on the spin-off has already begun, with Apatow (Judd) using his Twitter account to release a photo from the set that showed Rudd on his cell phone. No sign of cast members Albert Brooks, who plays Rudd's dad, or Megan Fox, whose role is unknown. The untitled comedy opens June 1, 2012, giving Apatow plenty of time to figure out the title. stallone getting some company >> Posted 07.09.11 by Ryan
Can you smell what the Rock is cooking (as Roadblock in G.I. Joe 2)?
Variety reports that wrestler-turned-actor Dwayne Johnson, fresh from the success of Fast Five, is in talks to join the sequel to G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, titled G.I. Joe: Cobra Strikes. Johnson would play Roadblock, one of the biggest and strongest members of G.I. Joe, and also an aspiring chef, something Johnson also aspired to be as a wrestler, at least in terms of his catchphrase. more about Roadblock >> Posted 06.06.11 by Ryan
Now that Paramount has finally chosen Justin Bieber: Never Say Never director Jon Chu to helm the sequel to 2009's G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, bringing back the cast was the next logical step. However, Rachel Nichols, who played Scarlett in Rise of the Cobra revealed on her Twitter last night (via SlashFilm) that only a few characters would return for the sequel. who's coming back? >> Posted 03.04.11 by Ryan
British actor Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, best known to American audiences as Mr. Eko from the TV show Lost, has been trying to break into more mainstream movies with roles in G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra and the upcoming Faster and The Thing Prequel. It's the superhero genre that Akinnuoye-Agbaje is really hoping to break into, revealing at the 2009 San Diego Comic-Con that he was negotiating for the lead role in a Black Panther adaptation. While no official casting was announced, Akinnuoye-Agbaje spoke to ScreenRant at the 2010 New York Comic-Con and continued to campaign for the title role. It's all about campaigning >> Posted 10.11.10 by Ryan
With all the hype surrounding the current slate of Marvel movies at the San Diego Comic-Con, there were others in development that were missed. One such movie is The Black Panther, a superhero hailing from a fictional African nation and a former Avenger as well. G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra's Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, also well known as Mr. Eko from the TV show Lost, told MTV that he and Marvel are in negotiations over the role:
We're talking to Marvel about Black Panther. This is the first round, so you know, hopefully they'll look at G.I. Joe and see the potential. But it's about time we have a black superhero, isn't it?
Such words have been echoed by Wesley Snipes, who had been developing a Black Panther movie as late as 2006 until his notoriety with Blade put him out of the running.
While The Black Panther certainly has a long history in comics, he would hardly be the first African-American superhero comic adaptation to reach theaters. Doesn't anyone else remember Shaquille O'Neal as Steel? Posted 07.27.09 by Ryan