Panic Attack

Sam Raimi’s Version of ‘District 9’ Type Movie

Panic AttackTwo weeks ago we posted a five-minute short called “Panic Attack” that was put together by a commercial director and FX specialist Fede Alvarez. The short video shows the Earth being ruthlessly attacked by giant robots that came out of the fog. The video is impressive to say the least and you can view it below.

Well now it looks like Sam Raimi (Spider-Man) was also impressed with Alvarez’s “Panic” that he decided to sign him up to develop a new sci-fi film that will carry the tittle “There will be Robots.” Alvarez confirmed this, adding that the movie will have a budget somewhere between $30 to $40 million.

Pluto Nash

Decade Biggest Flops, ‘Pluto Nash’ Tops the List

Pluto NashWell for years I have ranted on movies that just sucked and should have never seen the light of day, well it seems I'm not alone according to a industry poll. The sad part is most of the movies on the list are genres we cover (which is a lot) like science fiction, comic-book based, fantasy, and thriller/horror. I really thought that John Travolta's "Battlefield Earth" or Ben Affleck's "Gigli" would have been at the top of the list, but according to the poll, Eddie Murphy's "The Adventures of Pluto Nash" has the honor of being named the biggest flop of the decade for 2000-2010.

Lizards are in, V premiere lands big ratings

They came, they saw, they conquered primetime.  

ABC's "V" premiere was Tuesday's highest-rated program in the adult demo, cracking usual leader CBS' drama-series choke-hold on the evening.

Casting Begins for ‘War of Gods’ and ‘Clash of the Titans’

Clash of the Titans
Relativity Media is negotiating with Henry Cavill ("The Tudors") to star as Theseus in the Tarsem Singh-directed "War of the Gods." At the same time, Warner Bros is in talks with Sam Worthington (Terminator Salvation, Avatar) to play the role of Perseus in the Louis Leterrier-directed "Clash of the Titans."
Deals for both actors are expected to be worked out, keeping the Greek mythology-themed projects on a parallel track. Both films are expected to begin production by late winter or early spring.

‘Wizard of Oz’ Gets CG-Animated

Wizard of Oz
John Boorman is attached to direct the $25 million, CG-animated pic "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz." The adaptation of L Frank Baum’s original novel will be Boorman’s first toon pic. "OZ" is currently in pre-production and is written by Boorman, Ron Mita and Jim McClain (Robots). It’s scheduled to hit theaters during summer of 2010.
The English-language adaptation maintains the tale’s main characters and settings. Unlike the MGM classic, however, it’s not a musical.

Kevin Smith to Helm Sci-Fi Spoof

Kevin Smith
Well here we go again, yet another spoof movie! Kevin Smith (Clerks, Dogma) is developing a futuristic outer space comedy. Like most spoofs the film will reference other sci-fi movies and revolves around a father-son relationship. Smith has nodded to the genre in his earlier work but has never, let me repeat that NEVER made a sci-fi film in his life…

“Kung Fu Panda 2” Has Got Release Date

Kung Fu Panda
DreamWorks Animation has announced that the sequel to its worldwide animation hit, "Kung Fu Panda," is expected to return to theaters on June 3rd, 2011. The studio also anticipates releasing the film at IMAX theatres worldwide and like most other 2009 DreamWorks Animation releases, "Kung Fu Panda 2" will be produced in stereoscopic 3D technology…

“Men in Black 3” Still Being Considered

Men in Black
With all the franchises that are trying to add another installment, some of us has wondered if there is any movement on "Men in Black 3," which has been in the rumor mill for a while.
According to a source close to producer Walter Parkes, a third film could potentially be on its way, if pieces begin falling into place. "The challenge is getting the script right and finding a time when our busy stars are available," said the source. "But everyone, including Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones, wants to do another."

The Dark Knight DVD and Blu-Ray Release Date

Dark Knight DVD cover
Warner Home Video has announced a Dec. 9 2008 release date for The Dark Knight on DVD and Blu-ray. After pulling in $0.4 million on Friday, The Dark Knight’s domestic take is now $523.2 million, second only to Titanic.