Wait until you see Matthew Fox's Cape Fear-esque transformation! Posted 10.16.12 by BrentJS
It's finally upon us: the last of this summer's epic string of comic book adaptations. Some exhaustion is understandable given that this has been perhaps the most action-filled summer of all time. In fact, if you've been to the movies regularly, action's been nearly impossible to avoid. Even so, here are five reasons to take one more testosterone-filled trip to the theater this summer.
5 Reasons: Conan the Barbarian >> Posted 08.18.11 by reelz
No chance this summer would be short on the eye-candy after Jon Favreau's hottie-packed Iron Man 2 last year (Scarlett Johansson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Leslie Bibb, et al). That model combined with a record 10 comic-based movies has, ahem, fleshed out the summer quite nicely, you could say — too nicely, in fact. That's why we decided to narrow this year's list, and even then we couldn't keep it to a top 10.
Meet Summer 2011's top 16 comic hotties >> Posted 05.17.11 by reelz
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
We've already seen plenty of pictures of Jason Momoa as the title star in director Marcus Nispel's Conan (working title), from shots of him goofing around on set, to the kind of real hack-and-slash images of him that fans expect from an adaptation of Robert E. Howard's classic Cimmerian barbarian. Even a few NSFW pics of Momoa as Conan carousing with a bevy of barely-clad beauties were recently leaked online. What we haven't seen are shots of Momoa's other famous cast members decked out in their "Hyborian age" costumes. But, thanks to BleedingCool, we now have our first shots of Rose McGowan as the witch Marique (originally scripted as Fariq, a male character), and Rachel Nichols as Conan's love interest, the beautiful bodyguard Tamara. what other Conan character was revealed? >> Posted 10.17.10 by BrentJS
Production on director Marcus Nispel's as-yet-untitled Conan reboot is set to begin in only a few days in Bulgaria and, while the lead actors have all been hired, there are still a number of supporting roles yet to be filled. Now, one supporting role that can be crossed off the list is that of Conan's father, Corin, rumored to have been initially offered to Mickey Rourke.
According to New York magazine's Vulture blog, the role of Corin has gone to Ron Perlman, most famous for his portrayal of the title character in director Guillermo del Toro's two Hellboy movie adaptations. The official cast description for the role, as posted on Moviehole, reads:
[ CORIN ] He's in his 30s to 40s, Caucasian, powerfully built, intelligent, graceful, master swordsman, skilled blacksmith, de facto leader of Cimmerians and Conan's father. He resolves to answer the terrible request of his dying wife and cuts Conan out of her so she can see him. He then shoulders the burden of raising Conan, which proves to be daunting given the boy's savage nature. Corin teaches his son the meaning of the sword: a hot blade must be cooled and tempered. When Khalar finally corners him and tortures him to death, he shows no regret nor pain, hiding his concern for his son's safety from the eyes of the enemy. SUPPORTING
Jason Momoa will lead the cast of Conan as the Cimmerian barbarian created by fantasy author Robert E. Howard. The cast includes Leo Howard as young Conan, Rachel Nichols as Conan's love interest, Tamara, and Bob "The Beast" Sapp and Stephen Lang as the movie's antagonists, Ukafa and Khalar Singh, respectively. Posted 03.13.10 by BrentJS
With production on director Marcus Nispel's still-untitled Conan reboot set to start in less than two weeks in Bulgaria, one more of the lead roles has finally been filled. According to LatinoReview, Rachel Nichols has been cast in the role of Tamara, a love interest and equal in combat to Conan. The official cast description for the role, as posted on Moviehole, reads:
[ TAMARA ] She is 18 to 24 years old, Caucasian or Middle Eastern, open to all ethnicities; beautiful, studious, correct, a novitiate of a Greek influenced monastery. A master of martial arts, she has been trained to be the Queen's servant, bodyguard and best friend. She and many other female bodyguards to the queen have been in hiding most of their lives because of the curse of Acheron, which would take the queen's life to bring almost immortal power to its king. When Khalar Singh, a powerful warlord with ambitions to become the king of Acheron, storms the monastery and captures all of the novitiates, she is separated from Ilira, the one she must protect. With all of her strength and will, Tamara is determined to find and rescue her. She finds herself in league with Conan because of a mutual need to find Khalar Singh. She is not in the least intimidated by Conan's size or grim demeanor and their alliance eventually blossoms into something that surprises them both. LEAD
According to the list, there are four lead roles, three of which have been filled so far — Conan (Jason Momoa), Ukafa (Bob "The Beast" Sapp), and Tamara (Nichols) — leaving only the main antagonist, Khalar Singh, yet to be cast. The only other role that has been filled is that of young Conan, which will be played by Leo Howard, Nichols' G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra cast mate. There is still no official word on the rumor that Mickey Rourke will play Conan's father, Corin
Conan the Barbarian was created by fantasy author Robert E. Howard and first appeared in the short story "The Phoenix on the Sword" in Weird Tales in December 1932. Conan's adventures take place during the mythical "Hyborian Age," a period of time shortly after the fall of Atlantis and before the rise of the ancient civilizations in Mesopotamia and Egypt. The character has appeared in two movies, two animated series, a short-lived live-action TV series, and numerous short stories, comic books and novels. Posted 03.06.10 by BrentJS
As the DVD/Blu-ray release date approaches, more deleted Star Trek scenes are finding their way online. Last week's scene saw Nero (Eric Bana) escape from a Klingon prison.
This week we get to see Kirk's apology to the green-skinned Orion Gaila (Rachel Nichols). Only it looks like Kirk can't tell his Orions apart and Diora Baird is the victim of Kirk's intergalactic ignorance. Posted 11.05.09 by Ryan
Reaction to the myriad of G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra trailers released so far could be described as either excited or fearful. Early critical reviews have been supportive, and the below trailer capitalizes off of it, specifically using a review from Harry Knowles at AICN and some new footage to highlight the movie.
Even the cynics would have to agree that G.I. Joe poses a tricky adaptation, considering the wealth of back story that several comics books and a TV show have created. Producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura says those difficulties just needed to be simplified.
There are 32 Joes in the comic book, and you couldn't make a movie with 32 characters. So the first challenge is to whittle down the number of characters to where you could do an effective job at portraying them — in my experience that's somewhere between six and ten. Second, when you choose your characters and the relationships between them are so extensive, you have to really think about the evolution of these relationships through the movie and the plot has to then serve those.
So far audiences really like the fact that we spent a lot of time with all these characters and they've given us a good pat on the back for it.
The latest clip of the movie highlights some of the character interaction that di Bonaventura mentioned, but also could be an example of why some fans are leery of the movie with its forced banter between Marlon Wayans and Rachel Nichols:
One small clip can't be indicative of the whole movie, and as LatinoReview points out in their latest review, the movie is called G.I. Joe, so audiences should expect some of the dialogue "is going to be corny." With clips like this one, fans should take comfort in director Stephen Sommers's explanation of the Paris chase sequence, which makes the movie look like it is in assured hands and capable of being a fun and satisfying summer blockbuster. Posted 07.31.09 by Ryan
In one of the strangest promotional campaigns we've ever seen, Paramount has been pimping G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra by releasing nothing except a non-stop barrage of posters and what essentially amounts to different cuts of the same trailer. Today is no exception, with two more posters released, this time of Snake Eyes (Ray Park) and Storm Shadow (Byung-hun Lee) and two new TV spots.
Today, though, the latest TV spots actually contain a few moments of unseen footage, including an attack by Snake Eyes on Storm Shadow's car and the reveal of a fight between the Baronness (Sienna Miller) and Scarlett (Rachel Nichols), while the second has more footage of Duke (Channing Tatum). Watch them both below: Posted 07.15.09 by Ryan