Wow this has been one crazy ass week for me, don't ask why, and I felt like I was really slacking on the movie news. So my gears in my big head started turning and I thought, hey why not just give the people an overdose of movie news that we may have forgotten or didn't see or didn't have time to post up on the front page. What a great idea! Thank you ME. Oh no no no, Thank You!. Oh no no Thank...sorry. Anyway, I'm just testing this out to see if you guys dig this in case there are those weeks that do pop up from time to time, when there is just too much damn movie news and we just can't get to it all.
Now I do know there are plenty of Spillios out there that do love doing their own movie news and are very proud of it, so if you notice a story in here that you may have already blogged about with your own opinion, feel free to provide a link to your page so that other members that are interested in what you had to say can go check it out.
First off, I know there's a group of members out there *mostly girls* that feel that we don't give enough attention to news stories dealing with the movies they really care about like the delayed "Harry Potter" film and the upcoming "Twilight" film. Well guess what? I haven't forgotten about you so lets start with some "Harry Potter" and "Twilight" news!
Danielle Radcliffe tells MTV
, “Half-Blood Prince” is worth the wait, because this film is “so different in tone.”
and goes on to let them know, “The dark parts are with Dumbledore and Voldemort and his influence on things, and the light parts are very, very fun stuff with Ron and Hermione. Jesse Cave, who plays Lavender, is just brilliant. We had a lot of fun.”
Read the interview over at MTVMoviesBlog.com
Now over at FirstShowing.net
you can check out Warner Brothers President and COO Alan Horn's official statement in response to all the pissed off fans who are upset over the Half-Blood Prince delay. Here's small portion of the statement.
The decision to move "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" was not taken lightly, and was never intended to upset our Harry Potter fans. We know you have built this series into what it is, and we thank you for your ongoing enthusiasm and support.
I'm sure not to many Potter fans are gonna be happy with what he had to say.
Read the article over at FirstShowing.net
Now for some "Twilight" news! MTV broke the news that the cast of "Twilight" the upcoming teen vampire flick, will be shooting new additional scenes for the movie. One of the actors, Taylor Lautner is interviewed by MTV and goes into what those scenes will consist of. "It gives us a little bit of history of the Cullen family."
You can check that out over at MTVMovieBlog.com
You can also check out the rest of MTV's "Twilight" video coverage along with a finished movie scene HERE
And over at ShockTillYouDrop.com
"Twilight" screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg did an exclusive interview with Ryan Rotten about her involvement with the project. Here's a bit of what she had to say.
I read it over the course of eight hours - one long day - because we were moving so quickly on the film and I got caught up in it. I loved the mythology she created. Vampires are probably an overdone genre in storytelling. We've all seen a gazillion different vampire movies. And to bring something new to it is very difficult to do.
You can read that interview over at ShockTillYouDrop.com
Damn. I guess I never realized how much of a big deal this movie really is. Looks like I'll have to keep an eye out. Don't want to seem unhip with all the hipsters out there. *note to self, be sure to download audio book of Twilight, don't mess up like I did with Harry Potter* Check!
Now for some Vin Diesel news. Vin spoke with MTV about the likelihood of more "Riddick" films and not just one but TWO! He went on to tell MTV
“David Twowy right now is writing the scripts. The only question is whether we take a page from the ‘Lord of the Rings’ guys and try to shoot the two chapters at the same time. There are two more in mind,” he said of Riddick, the Furyan warrior first introduced in the 2000 film “Pitch Black.” “‘The Chronicles of Riddick’ was presented as a three part trilogy that would answer ‘Pitch Black’ in the same way that ‘Lord of the Rings’ answered ‘The Hobbit.’”
Damn! Talk about goals. I'd hate to be studio exec that tells him...no.
Read the rest of the interview HERE
Well the big guy doesn't stop there. In a separate video interview with MTV he tells everyone why he's interested in playing a Marvel super villain and not any Marvel hero. You can check out that crazy video HERE
Speaking of comic books that leads me into a few stories that popped up this week.
Kevin Smith and other fellow comic book writers like Jeph Loeb gave their two cents about the recent news of the Superman movie reboot. Kevin had this to say.
“You always have to always keep Superman very distinct from Batman,” he related. “Batman can be brooding and bleak and dark but Superman — if you want to take a realistic approach to him that’s fine, but I don’t think you can turn him into an angry character. Superman is about the hope in people, the good in people, whereas Batman is about the more driven, hungry for justice angry side of us. [So] I don’t know if doing a dark Superman is the approach, but I’m all for a reboot.”
Read the the story over atSplashPage.mtv.com
Anyone remember that Preacher series that was in development over at HBO with "Ghost Rider" director Mark Steven Johnson? Well he tells Comics Continuum
why that project is now dead.
"We were budgeting and everything and it was getting really close to going," Johnson told The Continuum. "But the new head of HBO felt it was just too dark and too violent and too controversial. Which, of course, is kind of the point!" "It was a very faithful adaptation of the first few books, nearly word for word. They offered me the chance to redevelop it but I refused. I've learned my lesson on that front and I won't do it again. So I'm afraid it's dead at HBO.
I bet someone over at HBO watched "Ghost Rider." Too bad.
Read the rest of the interview over at ComicsContinuum.com
Over at The Movie Blog: Uncut
the writers and directors of “Crank”, the upcoming “Crank 2″ Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor talk about their upcoming "Jonah Hex" film NOT starring Thomas Jane. You can check that video interview over at TheMovieBlog.com
Alright, now I hope you got your comic movie fix with all that news. Whew! Let's see what other lost news I have for you.
Here are some quickies!
Brett Ratner really really wants to make a “Guitar Hero” movie?
“I love ‘Guitar Hero’ and I think it’s a part of pop culture. I would love to do a ‘Guitar Hero’ movie, if Activision would ever let me. I’m trying to convince them, but why would you have a movie screw up such a huge franchise? Not that I would make a bad movie. So that would be cool, to do a ‘Guitar Hero’ movie. ”
Can't wait for him to make "Guitar Hero" not cool anymore for the kids. Read that nonsense over at Multieplayerblog.mtv.com
Alex Proyas director of "The Crow" is getting ready to work on a realistic Dracula movie called “Dracula: Year Zero” and here's his approach.
“Oh, you’ve got to have teeth,” Proyas exclaimed. “I mean, the teeth are really important. I think Frank Langella in the ‘Dracula’ movie that was made in the 70s, I think he didn’t want to have teeth in the movie. But, no, I like the teeth. I want to see girls with a lot of teeth.”
Okay? What's he on because I want some.
Read the rest of that at MTVMoviesBlog.com
"The West Wing" creator Aaron Sorkin really really wants to make a "Facebook" movie. Here's what he had to say.
I've just agreed to write a movie for Sony and producer Scott Rudin about how Facebook was invented. I figured a good first step in my preparation would be finding out what Facebook is, so I've started this page. (Actually it was started by my researcher, Ian Reichbach, because my grandmother has more Internet savvy than I do and she's been dead for 33 years.)
LOL! I'm a sucker for dead momma jokes!
Read that over at his Facebook
Oh boy, I've got two more and I'm done!
Writer-director Todd Solondz’s next film, an untitled part-sequel, part-companion piece to his controversial dark comedy "Happiness" is gonna happen. Now that's one F' up film! Can't wait for the sequel. You can read that over at Variety.
And the last bit of news is that Rogue Pictures wants a "Strangers" sequel and Liv Tyler and some of the cast from the last outing will return and they're hoping to begin shooting early next year. Read that over at Variety
Alright! That's it! I'm done! If I forgot anything, TOUGH! NOW I'M READY TO PARTY HARD!!!
Source: YOUR MOMMA!!!