David Slade has pulled out of the Fox reboot of Daredevil leaving the studio in a mad scramble to fill his boots. Why? The contract between Marvel and Fox has a clause that requires the film to be delivered in line with an upcoming deadline. If that deadline is missed, the rights will revert to Marvel and you can bet your bottom dollar that the upsart studio, flush with the gazillions it made in Phase One of its drive to establish itself as a major new player, will make its own film from one of its more interesting characters.
Further details have emerged on the so far untitled ''Nikola Tesla'' film which was rumoured to star Christian Bale as the famed scientist. This will be the brooding actor's second encounter with Tesla after making acquaintance with David Bowie's depiction in Christopher Nolan's period magician affair The Prestige.
The troublesome Lindsay Lohan is apparently in talks to appear in the fifth Scary Movie for Dimension Films according to The Wrap.
About two minutes into Goodbye First Love, an attractive young French woman lies on a bed with her breasts out. At that point, I was fairly sure I was going to enjoy the rest of the film. Unfortunately, despite glimmers of promise, it wasn’t quite as good as I’d hoped.
When Disney bought Marvel in 2009 comic fans throughout the world kept their fingers crossed for a bit of co-brand symbiosis. How about lavishly animated versions of their most beloved superheroes? Rumours are currently suggesting that a lesser-known franchise has been picked to first receive the first House of Mouse treatment, possibly as early as 2014. Which one? More after the jump.
Set in the early 20th Century, Warlords of Atlantis was written by the well known Doctor Who writer Brian Hayles. Doug McClure plays deep sea shuttle engineer Greg Collinson. Peter Gilmore plays Charles Aitken, a man determined to follow his father’s research and find the lost city of Atlantis. The happy-go-lucky American Greg and stiff English academic Peter eventually find themselves brought to the underwater city.
A team of British scientists head to the crash site of a host of meteors only to have their minds and bodies taken over by the invading aliens. Director Freddie Francis is known for his cinematography on The Elephant Man (1980) and Cape Fear (1991) and They Came from Beyond Space employs a visual style that includes obscure angles to maintain a sense of tension in a sci-fi film that is light on special effects.
Adapted from the Edgar Rice Burroughs classic, Kevin Connor delivers the story of seafarers from the Great War with sweeping drama. Aboard an English ship, the American submarine expert Bowen Tyler (Doug McClure) is amongst the survivors after they are attacked by the German navy. The Allied forces take control of a U-Boat that had been under the command of Captain Von Schoenvorts (John McEnery). Also on board is rescued biologist Lisa Clayton (Susan Penhaligon).
Prior to his work on Warlords of Atlantis, director Kevin Connor also directed the Edgar Rice Burrough’s inspired At the Earth’s Core. Regular 1970s sci-fi star Doug McClure plays David: a nice, wealthy but dim student of Dr. Abner Perry (Peter Cushing). The film is set in the 1890s and sees brawny David travelling with dapper Dr. Perry in a huge drill with the aim of making it to and back from the Earth’s core. After unexpected complications on their maiden voyage into terra firma the pair discover a world beneath the Earth’s crust.
Surprising absolutely no-one with their shameless grab for money, Lionsgate have taken the decision to split Mockingjay, the final entry in Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games trilogy, into two parts to be released in 2014 and 2015 respectively.