I’ve been very vocal about how much I hated Transformers: Revenge of The Fallen. I think it was a very sloppy movie and director Michael Bay thought that turning the volume way up in terms of the explosions and visual effects would be the winning formula for a good movie. Unfortunately, he also failed to bring the volume up on the storytelling. It was an indulgent mess that was just annoyingly loud and flashy. [Read more…]
Iron Man 2 could shatter Dark Knight’s record
Everyone’s getting all excited about the imminent release of Iron Man 2. The movie is one of the most hotly anticipated sequels in recent years since the first movie was such a big hit.
According to various tracking surveys, there is a strong chance that Iron Man 2 could go past the $158.4 million opening record set by the Dark Knight.
The growing buzz from viewers is being largely attributed to star Robert Downey Jr. A lot of women, especially those with ages from their 20s to 30s are very interested in seeing Downey in the big screen once again. Also, males are expected to troop to the theaters in order to watch Iron Man and the various action sequences promised by the movie. Even the demographic that is least interested in the movie, the teen girls, are showing some rumblings of interest, too.
If Iron Man’s record is any indication then the sequel is going to explode in a big way. The original movie had a $98.6 million opening and eventually grossed $318.4 million. With an international gross of $266.7 million, the movie’s worldwide take was $585.1 million.
As for me, I am definitely going to watch this. This is the movie that will finally make me go to a theater again this year.
Red Sonja reportedly being offered to Megan Fox
More than a year ago I blogged about the planned Red Sonja remake that Robert Rodriguez was planning. In this remake, his then girlfriend Rose McGowan will get the titular role of Red Sonja. Rodriguez was set to produce it with Douglas Aarniokoski as the director. The team even released teaser posters featuring McGowan in her sexy Red Sonja costume.
But with nary a sign of the Red Sonja project moving there are doubts that it will push through. Recently, Rose McGowan was announced to have snagged a role in the Conan remake and she won’t be playing Red Sonja in this movie. She will reportedly play the role of a witch.
Now there are rumors that the Red Sonja role and movie is being offered to Megan Fox. I think she is a worthy choice for the role. She definitely has the femme fatale looks that is needed to give justice to Red Sonja. All she needs to do is to put on some muscles and a little weight and she’s all set to go.
Hopefully, this project pushes through. I know that millions of men will be waiting for Fox to don the Red Sonja outfit.
In addition to McGowan, Aarniokoski is apparently off the project as well and they are looking for another writer to take a pass at David N. White’s script.
Pajiba says that an offer has now been made to “Transformers” star Megan Fox to play the mythical flame-haired comic-book vixen with a sword. Will she take the role? We’ll have to wait and see.
In June ’08, the project was described as follows:
In her return we find Red Sonja, a young girl risen from the ashes of tragedy to become the most feared woman warrior of all time. The mythical red-head blindly seeks vengeance on those who destroyed her family. In her path of destruction she discovers a larger purpose for her unearthly powers: to save all Hyrkania from the villainous Kulan Gath.
Krasinski could snag Captain America
John Krasinki is parlaying his success with The Office into a promising movie career. The star has already appeared in a number of modest Hollywood hits like License to Wed, and even starred alongside George Clooney in Leatherheads.
Now he is reportedly rumored to be near bagging a role that could catapult him to official movie stardom.
According to reports, he is getting closer to landing the role of Captain America in Marvel Studios’ The First Avenger: Captain America.
Krasinski has reportedly been meeting with the producers since the start of 2010 and has read for the role and even done some screen tests. He allegedly read for the role four times and has done two screen tests.
He is reportedly also reading with different actresses who are up for the female leads. The final decision for the casting might be announced in a just a few weeks.
More Green Lantern info revealed
More information has leaked out about the currently in production Green Lantern movie.
Newly appointed Chief Creative Officer of DC Entertainment Geoff Johns, gave some relatively cool news about the new superhero movie. First, he confirmed that actor Mark Strong is going to play GL’s nemesis Sinestro. Strong was last seen in Sherlock Holmes and is also a part of the cast of another comicbook adaptation, Kick Ass.
AMong the other Green Lantern staples that you can also expect in the movie, based on Johns’ information are the Guardians, Oa, and fan favorite Kilowog.
Green Lantern will be directed by Martin Campbell and will star Ryan Reynolds in the titular role. Also starring in the movie are Blake Lively, Peter Sarsgaard and Tim Robbins. The movie will be released on June 17, 2011.