Check out your first clip from The Last Airbender. Is Wolfgang Petersen directing Rock’em Sock’em Robots? There’s a Despicable Me trailer. Plus we debunk Doctor Who rumors, talk Inception improv, hear Dark Crystal prequel hints and discover Being Human casting.
Kind of a light day of spoilers today, I’m afraid. But here’s what we’ve got for you to tide you over for the weekend.
It sounds like there was a lot of on-set improv, judging from this interview with cinematographer Wally Pfister. [Cinematical]
The Last Airbender:
The Fire Nation attacks in your first proper clip from this film. [Yahoo! Movies
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Rock’em Sock’em Robots:
Everybody thought Real Steel was a decent enough adaptation of this game, but rumor has it there’s a direct adaptation the works, with Wolfgang Petersen producing and maybe directing. Apparently it’s Gladiator meets Iron Man, and it’s the touching story of a robot that becomes part human, part robot. Okay. [Pajiba]
I don’t think we already showed you this trailer for this animated movie that has the unenviable task of going up against Predators on July 9.
Creature From The Black Lagoon:
Breck Eisner, who was signed up to direct this film at one point, says he thinks it won’t get made for a long, long time, because it’s already been stuck in development hell for ages. Plus the failure of The Wolfman hurts it. He explains what his version would have been like, which is sort of an alternate-universe spoiler:
It would have been risky and amazing. The design of the Creature by Mark ‘Crash’ McCreery was awesome. True to the original, yet obviously updated for today’s technology. The journey on the Rita, the boat design, it was ready to go. Scouting Peru, Brazil, Columbia. We went into the jungle of mirrors. It was an amazing experience. I didn’t come out of it empty-handed but I didn’t come out with a movie, which is what I would have wanted.
Red Riding Hood:
Lukas Haas (Inception) has signed up to join Catherine Hardwicke’s dark wolf-y film, playing the village priest. [Variety]
This film’s set pieces in Chicago will exceed the ambition and scope of what The Dark Knight did there, which included flipping over a 18-wheeler and blowing up a candy factory. [TFLAMB]
Power Of The Dark Crystal:
The Spierig Brothers talked about their plans for this prequel, including introducing a new character who would be computer-generated, and bringing back the popular Skeksis. The film will be in 3-D, using motion-capture, and designer Brian Froud will be back. [AICN]
The latest Doctor Who Magazine shoots down some rumors about the season finale. We won’t see the Dream Lord again. There won’t be any glimpses of old-school races like the Draconians, Drahvins or Zygons, who were namechecked in “The Pandorica Opens.” And Russell T. Davies probably won’t return to write for the show in season six. [Life The Universe And Combom]
Singer Robson Green will join this show as a werewolf. [SFX]
Additional reporting by Mary Ratliff.