"Do these giants have any weaknesses?"
The summer of 2012 would have been a different season at the movies if it weren't for all the studio delays, some of which will finally be released over the next few months. For instance, June would have seen the release of both Jack the Giant Slayer and G.I Joe: Retaliation, both of which are now opening in March. For Jack the Giant Slayer, it meant that it wouldn't have to follow Snow White and the Huntsman — another fairy tale reinvention — something that appealed to director Bryan Singer (X-Men, X2: X-Men United, Superman Returns).
"I got involved with this before the fairy tale craze really kicked in," Singer told Yahoo! UK. "My initial interest was in realising a simple fairytale, the least reality-based one with beanstalks and giants in the sky, and trying to do it in a realistic sort of way." watch the trailer >> Posted 02.12.13 by Ryan
Which Director is Strongest With the Force?
Like many Star Wars fans, it took us a while to process the news that the creator and caretaker of the greatest sci-fi epic of all time, George Lucas, had sold Lucasfilm Ltd. to Disney. And, as if that news wasn't momentous enough, Disney concurrently announced that plans were already underway for an all-new Star Wars movie, a sequel to the original trilogy that would likely be the first movie in a new trilogy.
Minds thoroughly blown, we started to think about the future of the franchise. Jar Jar Binks and Hayden Christensen's horrible acting had really hurt the prequel trilogy and Lucas' constant meddling with the original trilogy tested our faith in ol' grey beard even further. With Lucas out of the picture, could the franchise regain its former glory?
In the days following the announcement, it was revealed that Michael Arndt (Little Miss Sunshine) had been hired to write the screenplay for Star Wars: Episode VII, while rumors continue to swirl that Matthew Vaughn (X-Men: First Class) is in the running to direct. Do you think that Vaughn is the right man for the job or would you like to see J.J. Abrams (Star Trek), Jon Favreau (Cowboys & Aliens) or someone else direct? Who do you think has the vision to chart the course of the future of the Star Wars franchise?
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Posted 11.13.12 by BrentJS
With X-Men: First Class, 20th Century Fox took its X-Men franchise back in time, to the early '60s, to show how and why Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) and Erik Lehnsherr (Michael Fassbender) became Prof. X and Magneto, respectively, and went from being close friends to having diametrically opposed viewpoints on the role of mutants vis-à-vis the human population. With the sequel, Fox is looking to not only the future of the franchise, but to a possible future in which mutants are hunted like animals and incarcerated in internment camps.
When Fox registered the title Days of Future Past back in June, comic book fans immediately recognized it as the title of the classic story that ran in the pages of Marvel's The Uncanny X-Men #141-142 and assumed that the sequel to First Class would be adapted from this story. Well, those fans were right. Producer Bryan Singer recently confirmed the title in an interview with IGN (presumably, Fox will want "X-Men" on the marquee, making it X-Men: Days of Future Past) and spoke a bit about the future of the franchise, including the fact that he "might" one day direct another X-Men movie. what did singer say? >> Posted 08.02.12 by BrentJS
Twentieth Century Fox didn't have a panel at this year's Comic-Con, but Simon Kinberg, who wrote the ill-fated 2006 sequel X-Men: The Last Stand and produced last year's X-Men: First Class, was on hand to discuss Fox's X-Men franchise. While ostensibly there to help promote Sony's upcoming sci-fi movie Elysium, Kinberg also spoke to ComingSoon about the X-Men: First Class sequel, which Kinberg is writing for First Class director Matthew Vaughn, whose return for the sequel was in question until he was confirmed to return in January. During the interview, Kinberg discussed his relationship with Vaughn and the X-Men franchise. what will happen in the sequel? >> Posted 07.15.12 by Ryan
Director Bryan Singer's (X-Men, X2: X-Men United, Superman Returns) participation in the upcoming Jack the Giant Killer was cemented when Warner Bros. exercised a contract option that locked Singer to the director's chair and kept him from directing last summer's X-Men: First Class. Production on this riff on the Jack and the Beanstalk tale began last May, and the teaser trailer released last month indicated that Jack was on track to met its June 15th release date. With X-Men: First Class already on DVD and possibly getting a sequel, it doesn't look like audiences will get to look at Singer's movie for a while, since Warners has pushed Jack the Giant Killer's release date, scheduling it for March 22, 2013, instead of this summer.
The move is less dramatic than it appears, at least for Singer's Jack. The same can't be said for Arthur & Lancelot. This lighthearted take on the King Arthur legend from director David Dobkin (The Change-Up, Wedding Crashers) has been put on hold by the studio over concerns about the movie's budget. With Kit Harington (HBO's Game of Thrones) and Joel Kinnaman (AMC's The Killing) cast as Arthur and Lancelot, respectively, and a start date set for the spring, THR reports that the movie's budget spiraled from less than $100 million to $130 million, prompting Warners to put the project on hold and schedule Jack the Giant Killer in its place. more about Jack the Giant Killer >> Posted 01.22.12 by Ryan
Director Bryan Singer first gained attention with the 1995 thriller The Usual Suspects, which introduced Keyser Soze to pop culture lexicon, before tackling comic book movies with both 2000's X-Men and 2003's X2: X-Men United, which turned Hugh Jackman into a legitimate superstar. There was no denying that Singer was on a roll, up until he moved from mutant superheroes to the iconic with 2006's Superman Returns, which, despite its moderate success, led Warner Bros. to reboot the franchise (again).
Singer rebounded a bit with 2008's Valkyrie, but is looking to prove he's regained his hit-making stride with the upcoming Jack the Giant Killer, otherwise known as "the movie Signer was contractually obligated to direct instead of X-Men: First Class."
Set in medieval England, Jack the Giant Killer is a riff on the Jack and the Beanstalk tale, and follows a young farmhand named Jack (X-Men:First Class' Nicholas Hoult) who unwittingly opens up a gateway to a world filled with giants. Jack is then tasked with saving a princess (Alice in Wonderland's Eleanor Tomlinson) and, well, killing giants. A new poster and trailer for the movie has just been released, which gives a first look at whether Singer is back on a hit streak. watch the trailer >> Posted 12.16.11 by Ryan
Could the Weinstein Company be working on an adaptation of the '70s TV show The Six Million Dollar Man? According to a recent rumor, they are, and Leonardo DiCaprio could play the title role.
According to Latino Review, the Weinstein Co. is working with Universal to make a movie from The Six Million Dollar Man, which, like the series starring Lee Majors, would again be based on the 1972 novel Cybog by Martin Caidin. Due to inflation, the new movie would be titled The Six Billion Dollar Man. Rumored to be directing the project is Bryan Singer, who we recently reported is also interested in making a movie from another '70s TV show, Battlestar Galactica. will DiCaprio take the role? >> Posted 11.17.11 by Ryan
A remake of director John Boorman's 1981 take on the King Arthur Legend, Excalibur, has been in the works since 2009, with director Bryan Singer (X-Men, Superman Returns) attached to helm the project. Singer took a break from putting the finishing touches on his next directorial effort, Jack the Giant Killer, and spoke to SFX at the Sitges Film Festival, only to reveal that his Excalibur remake was no more.
more on Battlestar Galactica >> Posted 10.20.11 by Ryan
Yeah, unfortunately it is no longer going to happen. I was really enthused to do it. I’m a fan of John Boorman’s movie and it was my intention to get it going after Jack The Giant Killer was completed. The project was with Warner Bros. and what happened is that another King Arthur project was brought to them during that time. Basically, it was just more ready to go into production than ours was. That is why our version of Excalibur ended up being negated. But, when that happened, it allowed me to go straight into developing Battlestar Galactica — which I think will be really exciting.
We recently got the opporunity to see how prosthetics and blue paint were used to transform a naked Jennifer Lawrence into the blue-scaled mutant shapeshifter known as Mystique in a video preview of the "Children of the Atom" extra that will be included on the X-Men: First Class DVD and Blu-ray home video releases. Now, the entire "Children of the Atom" extra, totaling more than one hour of video interviews and behind-the-scenes footage from the making of the movie, is available for viewing online as a series of eight featurettes. watch the featurettes >> Posted 09.08.11 by BrentJS
Despite earning $335 million in worldwide box office, Twentieth Century Fox has yet to officially announce a sequel to this summer's X-Men prequel, X-Men: First Class. The Coventry Telegraph reports, however, that the studio is "discussing sequels internally."
This is good news for X-Men fans, because, despite how fans felt about the prequel, First Class was easily the best X-Men movie since 2003's X2: X-Men United. In late May, director Matthew Vaughn admitted that he would "definitely" like to return for a sequel, revealing that a mutant connection to the JFK assassination was one of his possible sequel ideas. Bryan Singer, director of X-Men and X2 and producer of First Class, said in early June that a First Class sequel could "could inhabit a whole world of the 20th century," including the Vietnam War and the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s. more on a possible sequel >> Posted 07.05.11 by Ryan