Sunday, July 15, 2018

First Teaser Trailer For The New 'Doctor Who'

The first trailer is here for the 11th season of Doctor Who, which will feature actress Jodie Whittaker as the Thirteenth Doctor.

13 will make her debut when the series returns in autumn, expect more details to be announced at the upcoming comic con.

Friday, July 13, 2018

'Black Widow' Nabs A Director

After an 8 year wait of her character debuting in 'Iron Man 2' back in 2010, Scarlett Johansson's Natasha Romanoff, AKA Black Widow will have a solo film helmed by Cate Shortland.

Cate Shortland, the Australian filmmaker perhaps best known for the Nazi drama Lore, has signed on to helm 'Black Widow', Marvel’s action-adventure project that will star Scarlett Johansson with Jac Schaeffer writing the most recent draft.

The story is under wraps but will likely explore Black Widow's origins as an agent of the Red Room.

There is no date set for the film but the next Marvel movie to arrive in Ireland and the UK will be 'Ant-Man And The Wasp,' which opens on 2 August.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Nicolas Winding Refn Is Lauching a Free Straming Service

Nicolas Winding Refn is lauching a free streaming service curating in cult genre films. The first batch of films will be:

Night Tide (1961)
The Nest of the Cuckoo Birds (1965)
The Burning Hell (1974)
Hot Thrills and Warm Chills (1967)

Speaking to the Guardian, he had this to say about the service:
“I want [the future] to be an uncontrolled place of beautiful chaos, where everyone can create their own universe and is free to speak their own mind, without being overseen by big business. A place of free speech and free access,” Refn told the site. “Over recent years, I’ve bought and had restored scores of old movies as a hobby. I wondered what to do with them. Then I realized I should share them for free, so I set up a website where they could be streamed. There’s no catch; you’re not being sold anything. Take it or leave it.” 
He continued, “I hope my site will inspire people to see the world a different way. Setting it up has helped me reconcile myself to a different concept of culture than the traditional, romantic one I was raised with. People of my generation – I’m 47 – want tangible tokens of mortality to cling to. But nostalgia is artistic suicide. You have to accept the fact that everything disintegrates in your hands.”
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Neill Blomkamp Will Direct 'Robocop Returns'

You can't keep a good 'Robocop' down as Murphy will be getting another reboot/sequel directed by Neill Blomkamp.

Original writers Ed Neumeier and Michael Miner are producing and exec producing, respectively. Justin Rhodes, who co-wrote the Terminator will rewrite the script that Neumeier and Miner wrote years ago as a planned sequel to Verhoeven film.

It's not clear at this stage if Peter Weller will return as Robocop.

Blomkamp had this to say on taking on the project:
“The original definitely had a massive effect on me as a kid, I loved it then and it remains a classic in the end of 20th Century sci-fi catalog, with real meaning under the surface. Hopefully that is something we can get closer to in making of a sequel. That is my goal here. What I connected to as a kid has evolved over time. At first, the consumerism, materialism and Reaganomics, that ’80s theme of America on steroids, came through most strongly. But As I’ve gotten older, the part that really resonated with me is identity, and the search for identity. As long as the human component is there, a good story can work in any time period, it’s not locked into a specific place in history.

What’s so cool about RoboCop is that like good Westerns, sci-fi films and dramas, the human connection is really important to a story well told. What draws me now is someone searching for their lost identity, taken away at the hands of people who are benefiting from it, and seeing his memory jogged by events. That is most captivating. The other thing I am excited by is the chance to work again with Justin Rhodes. He has added elements that are pretty awesome, to a sequel that was set in the world of Verhoeven. This is a movie I would love to watch.”