One thing the Mission: Impossible franchise likes to do with its characters is push them through air vents and hang them upside down. Tom Cruise's wire work inside a vault in CIA headquarters was one of the seminal moments in 1996's Mission: Impossible, but for the fourth installment, Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, it's Jeremy Renner that's shown floating in air in the movie's trailers and not Cruise (who's too busy running along the outside of the Burj Khalifa tower, the world's tallest building).
A preview clip released last week saw Renner's character Brandt feeling pretty nervous right before he is forced to jump into the air shaft. In the latest clip, Renner's nervousness is justified when Simon Pegg reveals the dangers involved in Renner's jump, which will find him falling 25 feet over the giant fan of a computer array. watch the clip >> Posted 11.22.11 by Ryan
One of the more surprising casting choices in director J.J. Abrams's Star Trek reboot was that of hilarious British actor Simon Pegg as Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, the Scottish engineer who was third in command of the U.S.S. Enterprise in the original TV series and movies (and one of the only red-shirted crew members who didn't die when they made extra-vehicular trips). While other cast members — most notably Chris Pine as Captain Kirk and Karl Urban as Bones — infused respectful nods to the cadence of speech and mannerisms of the actors who played the roles before them, there was very little of original Scotty, James Doohan, in Pegg's performance, something that many die-hard Star Trek fans were vocally critical about after the movie opened.
In a recent interview with TrekMovie in support of his new book, Nerd Do Well, Pegg said he understands why some fans are critical of the new Star Trek, but that he hopes they "understand our intentions are utterly honorable." He also said that he never intended his Scotty to come off as comical in the first movie and that he hopes to get the chance to infuse more "depth and seriousness" into the role in Star Trek 2. what did pegg say about scotty? >> Posted 06.24.11 by BrentJS
The first collaboration between two of the biggest names in movies has so far been shrouded in mystery, but today we get the first glimpse of the project.
The poster for The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn was unveiled today, showing the title character and his trusty dog, Snowy, walking in shadow above a globe.
The motion-capture 3-D movie, a collaboration between Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson, is based on the comic books by Belgian artist Georges "Hergé" Remi. Spielberg takes the duty of director while Jackson will serve as producer (Jackson will direct the sequel). Jackson's F/X company Weta Digital will do the movie's motion capture and special effects. Tintin will be Spielberg's first move that will be shot digitally. It took 28 years to bring Tintin to the big screen Posted 05.16.11 by Chris
Paramount is prioritizing their Chris Pine franchises.
Deadline reports that the studio has decided against shooting the untitled fifth Jack Ryan movie before the highly-anticipated sequel, Star Trek 2 (working title). Production on the Jack Ryan movie was supposed to start this month with Jack Bender (ABC's Lost) directing and Pine becoming the fourth actor to assume the role of Ryan.
In February, Paramount hired coveted screenwriter Steven Zaillian (who wrote the third Jack Ryan movie, A Clear and Present Danger) to rewrite the Jack Ryan script before the March shoot, but, according to the report, he dropped out of the production. That left the studio searching for another writer to complete the script, which will follow the early days of Ryan's career. Star Trek 2 already has a release date, and the decision was made to postpone the Jack Ryan movie until after Pine is finished with sequel to director J.J. Abrams' 2009 Star Trek reboot. what's the sequel about? >> Posted 03.30.11 by Ryan
Simon Pegg and Nick Frost scored success with their first two collaborations, Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, but their latest, Paul, was their first without director Edgar Wright, who co-wrote Shaun and Fuzz with Pegg.
Though unrelated by story and characters, the movies comprised the first two chapters of the "Three Flavors Cornetto" trilogy, often referred to as the "Blood and Ice Cream" trilogy. The connecting element was the use of popular British ice cream Cornetto, with each movie utilizing a different flavor. Pegg talked to the BBC about the third movie as early as 2008.
Shaun of the Dead has strawberry, Hot Fuzz has the original Cornetto flavor, and there will be a mint-choc chip in the third film. We don't quite know how or why yet, but it will happen.
In a recent interview with MTV, Pegg admitted the third in the trilogy could arrive as early as next year, now that Wright has finished Scott Pilgrim vs. the World and Pegg and Frost will soon be finished doing press for Paul. third to be released "next year"? >> Posted 03.11.11 by Ryan
A Red Band trailer is out for director Greg Mottola's (Superbad, Adventureland) new sci-fi comedy, Paul, which debuted on Valentine's Day in the U.K. and opens in the U.S. in three weeks. Paul was written by and stars Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, the comedy duo behind Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, and follows two British comic book nerds who come to America to attend the San Diego Comic-Con and end up picking up an alien hitchhiker named Paul (voiced by Seth Rogen) who has spent the past 60-plus years since the Roswell incident advising our government at Area 51, all the while picking up many of our nasty habits, such as drinking, smoking pot, and cursing a blue streak. watch the new Red Band trailer >> Posted 02.24.11 by BrentJS
Ever since J.J. Abrams' 2009 reboot of Star Trek scored $385 million at the box office, Paramount, as well as fans, have been waiting for a sequel script to be delivered.
Initially, screenwriters Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci revealed that the script could arrive by the summer of 2010, at which point Kurtzman admitted that he, Orci, and co-screenwriter Damon Lindelof were "halfway through the story". Last December, Kurtzman admitted that the writers finally "have broken the story," but offered no timeline for when the script would be finished. Until now. Shooting in August? >> Posted 02.15.11 by Ryan
Universal Pictures has released, via Empire, four new preview clips from director Greg Mottola's (Superbad, Adventureland) upcoming sci-fi comedy, Paul, which opens next week in the U.K. and next month in the U.S. Written by and starring the comedy duo of Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, who previously teamed on Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, Paul follows two British comic book nerds on an RV trip in the American Southwest who stumble upon an alien named Paul (voiced by Seth Rogen) that has escaped from the secret government installation known as Area 51. Comedy ensues as the pair give Paul a lift and come to grips with the fact that aliens are real and that they are fond of funk music and smoking marijuana. watch the new video clips >> Posted 02.12.11 by BrentJS
A new preview clip from director Greg Mottola's (Superbad, Adventureland) upcoming sci-fi comedy, Paul, has been released via British online newspaper The Guardian and it includes an introduction by the writers and stars of the movie, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. The movie follows a couple of British comic book nerds (Pegg & Frost, naturally) who venture to America to attend the San Diego Comic-Con. After the convention, the pair drive their RV into the desert to see the infamous Area 51 military base and end up giving a ride to an extraterrestrial named Paul (voiced by Seth Rogen) who has been living in captivity on the base since the '40s. watch the new clip >> Posted 02.08.11 by BrentJS
One of the greatest comedy imports from Britain since Monty Python has to be the pairing of Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. Whether bashing in the skulls of zombies in Shaun of the Dead or busting up a seemingly benign neighborhood watch program in Hot Fuzz, it's the obvious real-life bromance between Frost and Pegg that makes their performances so hilarious. Now, the duo have teamed up—as both writers and lead actors— to help an alien (voiced by Seth Rogen) return home in Paul, a new comedy directed by Greg Mottola (Superbad, Adventureland) that pokes fun at everything from sci-fi movies and comic book conventions to good ol' Americana herself.
In this new featurette, which includes some never-before-seen footage from the movie, Frost and Pegg discuss the "alien road-trip fiasco" concept at the heart of the movie and how being "foreign in America" was a lot of fun during the real-life RV road-trip the pair took while writing the movie. watch the new featurette >> Posted 01.09.11 by BrentJS