The Captain America writers explain why the sequel won't abandon World War II. Bruce Campbell will be in Evil Dead 4, but what about David Tennant's Doctor Who future? Spoilers from here on out!
Top image from Captain America.
The Dark Knight Rises
Here are some details from a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article describing the city's upcoming filming:
- From Aug. 10 to 21, streets will close, parking will be restricted and sidewalks will be blocked at various places throughout the Golden Triangle. Explosions and gunfire will erupt. High-speed chases will occur.
- "Our scenes include daytime exterior dialogue with precision driving and special effects. Our special effects include but are not limited to gunfire, sparks, squib hits, smoke, debris, air mortars and controlled pyrotechnic blasts," the movie's location managers wrote.
- When the filming begins on Aug. 10 on Oliver Avenue, there won't be any pyrotechnics, they said, but "we will be covering Oliver Ave. and Smithfield St. with snow."
There are more details at the link. [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]
Because this is just the sort of thing Michael Caine says, he revealed that, while he's pretty sure this is Christopher Nolan's last Batman film, he'd be up for playing Alfred in future films - provided they pay him, of course, which Caine has always been pretty awesomely upfront about. Anyway...he also offered this filming update:
'I can tell you we're halfway through it. We finished in England, my next lot of filming is in America. And it'll be great.'
Here's a promo poster. [SpoilerTV]
The movie will film at Sandusky, Ohio's NASA facility Plum Brook Station, and a Cleveland Plain Dealer writer thinks he knows why:
The Plum Brook Station has a feature that may be especially appealing to filmmakers: A vacuum chamber that can recreate the cold and airlessness of outer space. It's believed that is one of the reason's the NASA facility was chosen as a filming location.
Captain America 2
Writers Stephen McFeely and Christopher Markus discuss sequel plans, including a potential release date:
McFeely: It's probably in the present day and we're hopeful that we can include some past elements, maybe flashbacks, because I think people are going to like the World War II element of this movie. At least, that's my hope.
Markus: I think the first time it could come out is 2014. Another reason to do [it] partially period is because everyone but Chris Evans would be about 90 years old, so we have to go back to have everyone we love. We could have an all-new cast plus our wonderful old cast.
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Here's a new sneak peek.
The Hunger Games
Here's the first poster. [ComingSoon.net]
Evil Dead 4
Bruce Campbell will have a cameo in the new film, according to director Federic Alvarez, who also explains the film's basic story:
"We are going to change the characters and some story details, while keeping the basic outline of friends who are beleaguered by demons in a cabin alone. We're going to honor the original film along with the existing fans and hope to bring in a new audience as well."
Jeff Smith says an adaptation of his acclaimed comic series - likely in the form of a 3D CGI trilogy - is still happening, although it's at least two years away. He also describes a short recently put together by Warner Bros. as test footage:
"Fone Bone was falling in the water and going through cliffs and canyons. The dragon moved in from off camera in the shadows with smoke around him, all in 3-D. It was pretty mind-blowing."
The Darkest Hour
Here's the first image from the Moscow-set alien invasion film. [IGN]
The Illustrated Man
Edward Scissorhands producer Denise Di Novi says she still wants Zack Snyder to adapt the classic Ray Bradbury novel, and that the project is currently in a holding pattern until Snyder is done with Man of Steel. [Collider]
Di Novi also explains her problems in adapting a rather different kind of classic science fiction:
"I've been developing that for so many years. We actually just turned a new draft in of that script last week to the studio, so I'm still trying to make it. I still think it would be a hit movie. [Robert Rodriguez] was attached to it and his version was fantastic, but it wasn't a mainstream studio picture. It was kind of his version of what he would shoot at his studio in Texas. He's got a great set-up down there, and I think part of it is that it may be fun to play with all those big toys at his studio, but he has a pretty good system going.
"Part of it is that every couple of years, the genre kind of changes. I really credit Jeff Robinov at Warner Bros. with this. In choosing Christopher Nolan to do Batman, he really exploded the expectations on adapting all these kinds of titles. The pressure is on to really make them the coolest movies, and not the cornball cartoon movies. Every couple years it's changed what they thought the movie should be and I'm hoping now we're hitting it at the right time. I've never given up on that movie."
Beauty and the Beast
Finally, Di Novi revealed she is working on an adaptation of the classic fairy tale, with Guillermo del Toro in talks to play Beauty and Emma Watson attached to direct. Wait...I may have gotten those two switched up. [Collider]
Colossus: The Forbin Project
Law & Order: LA writer Blake Masters is working on a new draft of this remake of the 1970 technothriller - it's unclear whether this remake will move the action to the present day or keep the original's Cold War trappings. Here's a description of the original:
A Cold War tale about a genius who creates a supercomputer put in charge of independently regulating the national defense of the U.S. It's soon discovered the Russians have created a similar computer, and the two machines have begun sharing top-secret information. The Russians and Americans must work together before the computers seize control of each country's stockpile of missiles.
Now here's a Marvel Comics adaptation you probably didn't see coming. Waterman Entertainment has bought the film rights to Peter B. Gillis's short-lived late 80s comic, which Gillis will adapt along with Connor Cochran. Here's a description of the original comic series:
Strikeforce: Morituri, which ran from 1986 to 1989, was set on an Earth nearly conquered by resource-stealing alien invaders. A scientific process is designed to give a squadron of humans super-powers to fight the aliens, but it also dooms them to die within a year. The series followed the heroic exploits of the strike force who knew they're doomed regardless of how they fare against the aliens.
While we're rounding up new projects, Fast Five producer Neil Moritz is developing an adaptation of the Image Comics series set in an alternate 1999 in which the USSR is still around, and high technology and magic mix freely. [The Hollywood Reporter]
Disney is working on a film in which the bat-like stone statues come to life - and no, this is not an adaptation of the cartoon. G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra writers David Elliot and Paul Lovett are reportedly now working on the script. [Film School Rejects]
David Tennant says there are no immediate plans for a return appearance as the Tenth Doctor, but he's very much up for it:
Not impossible forever, but no plans at the moment. People keep telling me that they've read online that I'm coming back – but believe me, if that happens I'll be the first to tell everyone, I'll be shouting about it very loudly. I'm very proud of the show and I'm fully aware it casts a long shadow professionally, but I'm quite happy about that. It's a shadow wearing a very cool, long coat!
Episode seven will introduce some new aliens. [Examiner]
Here are two promos and a sneak peek for the next episode, "Glimpse."
Here are some promo photos and a promo for the next episode, "Anger Management." [KSiteTV]
Here's a promo and sneak peek for the next episode, "Fear & Loathing."
The Nine Lives of Chloe King
Here's a promo and three sneak peeks for the next episode, "Dog of War."
Star Skyler Samuels discusses possible future villains:
Well, there's definitely always this bad guy that Chloe encounters in every episode. She's put in a new circumstance, a new situation where she's gotta fend them off, she's gotta fight for her life, or defend someone else's. But in the over-arching story of the show, we have The Order, with Brian's dad and his associates who are after Chloe.
While Chloe is dealing with some of the bad guys on a smaller level, on a bigger level the hunt to get Chloe King becomes more and more of a challenge. Eventually, those two types of villains collide by the end of the season and Chloe is dealing with a wider range of bad guys, some of whom she just can't fight off. It definitely gets more complicated as the season goes on. Chloe is unfolding and introducing the audience to the idea of The Order.
Here's a description for episode nine, "Wolfsbane":
Jackson puts Scott in danger; Allison starts to question her family's strange behavior."
Here's a promo and a sneak peek.
Additional reporting by Gordon Jackson and Charlie Jane Anders.