I thoroughly enjoyed "Chronicle" so I was very happy to find out that the director, Josh Trank, is developing to direct "The Red Star" for Warner Bros. according to Deadline. This one's an adaptation of a graphic novel with a healthy set of 4 volumes! The script will be written by Jason Rothenberg and the film will be produced by Neal Moritz. Since "Chronicle" surprised everyone, Trank has been in-demand including talks to reboot "Fantastic Four" for Fox and the "Spider-Man" spinoff, "Venom," for Sony.
So what is "Red Star" all about? According to its Wiki page:
The Red Star is a comic book series by Christian Gossett set in a sci-fi/fantasy world described by Gossett as "Mythic [Soviet] Russia". The "Lands of The Red Star" were inspired by both Russian folklore and military history. The series is thus heavily reminiscent of a post-World War II Soviet Russia mixing technology and sorcery.
The 'United Republics of the Red Star', often simply called the
'State' in the comic, are shown to be coterminous with the historical Soviet Union in a map at the beginning of the first issue. The main enemy of the first novels, Al'Istaan, is a stand-in for historical Afghanistan and occupies a similar area of the map.
Technology and sorcery? Intriguing!
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Now remember, the trailer is Red Band so beware!
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"Midnight in Paris" was a critical and commercial success for Woody Allen and it even received some much-deserved Oscar love so Sony Pictures Classics has announced that the director's latest film, previously known as "Nero Fiddled," is now officially titled "To Rome with Love."
According to the Sony Pictures Classics press release, the name change is due to the "homage to the eternal city of Rome where the film was shot on location last summer. This will be used for its worldwide release. The film’s former title, Nero Fiddled, while an appropriate and humorous phrase in the U.S., is not a familiar expression overseas and many international territories preferred a more globally understood name."
Great point, but lackluster title! Come on, can't they be more creative than "To Rome with Love?" How about "Three Coins in the Fountain?" HA!
Much like Allen's films, "To Rome with Love" tells the stories of different folks in Italy -- some American, some Italian, some tourists, some residents -- and the romances and adventures they face.
The film is set to open on June 22 and it stars Allen, Alec Baldwin, Roberto Benigni, Penélope Cruz, Judy Davis, Jesse Eisenberg, Greta Gerwig and Ellen Page.
(Thanks to ibtimes.com for the picture, to see more pics of Allen's shoot in Rome, click here)
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We'll see if Rupert Sanders' directorial debut is magical when Universal releases "Snow White & the Huntsman" on June 1st.
Here's the trailer:
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Fox released the extended trailer and this one pays homage to "Alien." Sure, the annoying "Inception"-like horn is still there, but I can't wait to see this movie when it opens on June 8.
Here's the extended trailer for "Prometheus":
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