The new ad spot which you can see below begins airing on TV Monday. We find the former Star-ship Capt on a bus that flies off a bridge and explodes in a fiery heap below. Here is the commercial.
But don’t count The Negotiator out just yet as Shatner owns close to $1 Billion Dollars in Priceline’s shares. For 14 years Shatner opted for shares instead of cash for doing Priceline.com ads and to be their spokes person.
Priceline.com spokesman Brian Ek confirms to TheWrap that Shatner remains under contract with Priceline.com and that the travel site wanted a bold spot to promote its published-price hotel service, which accompanies its name-your-own price service. “Our agency recommended that, if we really wanted to grab people’s attention, we needed to do a spot that was truly over the top,” he said. “We did.”
The spot will also air twice during the Super Bowl pre-show on Feb. 5, and the company will debut a new commercial during the game. But note that the title of the commercial doesn’t say The Negotiator is dead; it only says this is his “last deal.”
In the movie, Selene escapes imprisonment to find herself in a world where humans have discovered the existence of both Vampire and Lycan clans, and are conducting an all-out war to eradicate both immortal species.
“Underworld Awakening” is directed by Mans Marlind and Bjorn Stein and is set to hit conventional and 3D theaters on today.
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I have to say that the trailer is a lot of fun but is also a bit cornball-ish, with a Blair Witch style of shooting and providing plenty of chases through the woods, and the looks of horror on the characters faces are to die for. Yet this has everything you’re looking for in a movie about people hunting trolls.
Plot: Rhoda Williams (Brit Marling), who is a bright young woman accepted into MIT’s astrophysics program, aspires to explore the cosmos. A brilliant composer, John Burroughs (William Mapother), has just reached the pinnacle of his profession and is about to have a second child. On the eve of the discovery of a duplicate Earth, tragedy strikes and the lives of these strangers become irrevocably intertwined.
The film is now scheduled to hit theaters on July 22nd, in limited release.
Here’s Whedon’s statement, posted on Whedonesque last night:
Hi Pumpkins, joss here.
Tomorrow we start shooting (I THINK I’m legally permitted to say that). Day one. That’s right. We’ll be shooting the pivotal death/betrayal/product placement/setting up the sequel/coming out scene, at the following address:
[Marvel Lawyers rush in, take Joss’s keyboard, blowtorch a picture of his family like in “Stormy Monday”, drink his milkshake, leave the seat up, fluff his pillows, violently unfluff his pillows, leave]
Went too far. My bad. Anyhoo, it should be a fun day, followed by the eighty thousand other fun days it will take to finish this. I’ll be checking in from time to time, if there’s news or I crave attention (i.e. am awake) . None of it will be Avengers news — I have some very denty pillows to remind of that — but I may have tidbits. (They’re not about Firefly. I should say that up front, if only to protect Sis Mo from the HATORZ.)
Some of you may be saying, Joss! Why this link, here, now, why, huh, howcum? My friend Allyx turned me on to these guys, and I’ll tell you, they’ve gotten me through this intensely pressurized, preply time. I strongly recommend checking out their other vids — I’ve watched them many many times, and I have a very special place for “Teamwork” in my heart. These guys are the guys. And IS there a better movie title than “Eagles Are Turning People Into Horses”? I thought not.
So wish me luck. DO IT! LUCK! NOW! I’m off to finish some Buffy pages, and then figure out what the movie is about already. I’m pretty sure it’s about the Justice League [Marvel Lawyers re-enter, unspeakability occurs] or possibly something else. I’ll get it. I’ve been looking forward to this. For about 46 years.
So in a nutshell basically anyone who’s ever been in a Marvel movie will be in The Avengers. The film stars Robert Downey Jr, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Samuel L. Jackson, Jeremy Renner, and Colbie Smulders. Scripted by Zak Penn ( X2 ) and Whedon himself, at this time not much is known about the plot of the film. What we do know is that most of the filming will take place in New Mexico and will be in 3D, and that Iron Man’s armor will be new. Also we know that the Hulk will be featured using motion capturing. Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige recently stated his desire to create spinoff films of the supporting characters like Hawkeye, Black Widow and Nick Fury following The Avengers film.
In the game, alien hordes are invading and only Duke can save the world. He arrives with an arsenal of over-the-top weapons, non-stop action, and unprecedented levels of interactivity. Duke can shoot hoops, lift weights, read adult magazines, draw crude messages on whiteboards or ogle the many hot women that occupy his life.
Duke Nuke Forever will be released in North America on June 14th and international stores on June 10th.
Plot: A test pilot (Reynolds) is granted a mystical green ring that bestows him with otherworldly powers, as well as membership into an intergalactic squadron tasked with keeping peace within the universe.
The new movie is directed by Martin Campbell (Casino Royale) and is scheduled to hit 2D and 3D theaters on June 17th.
The other lead female role is of Melina, played by Rachel Ticotin in the original film. Eva Mendes and Rosario Dawson have emerged as front-runners in the remake. Earlier this month, Jessica Biel was offered one of the leads, but apparently it didn’t work out.
Total Recall will begin shooting next month for a August 3rd, 2012 release.
Up next for Beckinsale is a reprisal of the character Selene in Underworld 4: New Dawn, scheduled for release January 20, 2012. Two months later on March 16, 2012, Beckinsale will star opposite Mark Wahlberg in the thriller Contraband.
The film stars Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Peter Sarsgaard, and Mark Strong. Green Lantern opens in on June 17th.
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Here’s the official synopsis for Green Lantern:
In a universe as vast as it is mysterious, a small but powerful force has existed for centuries. Protectors of peace and justice, they are called the Green Lantern Corps. A brotherhood of warriors sworn to keep intergalactic order, each Green Lantern wears a ring that grants him superpowers. But when a new enemy called Parallax threatens to destroy the balance of power in the Universe, their fate and the fate of Earth lie in the hands of their newest recruit, the first human ever selected: Hal Jordan.
Hal is a gifted and cocky test pilot, but the Green Lanterns have little respect for humans, who have never harnessed the infinite powers of the ring before. But Hal is clearly the missing piece to the puzzle, and along with his determination and willpower, he has one thing no member of the Corps has ever had: humanity. With the encouragement of fellow pilot and childhood sweetheart Carol Ferris (Blake Lively), if Hal can quickly master his new powers and find the courage to overcome his fears, he may prove to be not only the key to defeating Parallax…he will become the greatest Green Lantern of all.