Much like the unkillable cybernetic destruct-o-bots at the center of the series, the Terminator franchise stubbornly refuses to die. When former California Governor and muscle enthusiast Arnold Schwarzenegger announced that he would return to acting, Universal starting tossing around the idea of a fifth Terminator entry starring Schwarzenegger and directed by Justin Lin. The director of the upcoming Fast Five publicly commented on the possibility for the first time today, saying that he's spoken with Schwarzenegger and has a take on the material, but has in no way committed to the project.
I imagine Peter Jackson must be a very busy guy, what with directing the two-part Lord of the Rings prequel The Hobbit down in his native New Zealand. Shooting an expensive, ambitious fantasy film didn't stop him from updating his official Facebook page with an 830-word essay confirming that both films are being shot at 48 frames per second, as opposed to the traditional 24. Jackson's update is actually a fantastic primer on the frame-rate brouhaha, so give it a read right here, and check out two new pictures (one of which might contain the silhouette of a certain hobbit) provided by the director.
In Limitless, which hits theaters today, March 18, Bradley Cooper plays Eddie Morra, an unmotivated writer who stumbles upon NZT, a wonder drug that allows him to access his brain's full potential. In no time at all, the drug's laser focus has propelled him to the highest levels of power in the financial sector. We've noticed some real-life people in the public eye who have risen so meteorically, or consistently done such formidably intelligent work, that we have begun to suspect they may have had some assistance from the fictitious pill. Check out the ten possibly NZT-fueled figures:
His dream project, the HP Lovecraft adaptation At The Mountains of Madness, may have gotten the axe from Universal this week, but Guillermo del Toro can rest easy knowing that, though his last two mega-projects have not come to fruition, he has principals and lets his passion dictate his choices. The Pan's Labyrinth director, who previously declared that he would never direct a movie that didn't contain monsters, is our first Rogue of the Week to earn the title not simply based on the movies he has made, but also on those that he hasn't made.
Despite being one of the most sought after directors on the planet, Guillermo del Toro can't seem to get a film into production lately. He spent months on Lord of The Rings prequel The Hobbit, which he exited when it appeared that MGM would never emerge from its financial morass and Universal seemed eager to finance del Toro's dream project: an adaptation of HP Lovecraft's novella At The Mountains of Madness. After months of hesitation, even with the presence of producer James Cameron and star Tom Cruise, Universal has decided not to go forward with the $150 million 3D film. Now, del Toro is moving on to direct another monster movie, Pacific Rim, for Legendary. Read the director's thoughts on the whole aborted process.
Monster-loving director Guillermo del Toro has spent over a decade nursing along his dream-adaptation, the H.P. Lovecraft novella At The Mountains of Madness, and over the last several months, Universal has debated whether or not to finance del Toro's expensive phantasmagoric horror film. Despite the presence of mega-director James Cameron as a producer and Tom Cruise very much interested in playing the lead, it seemed increasingly unlikely that the studio would pull the trigger. Don Murphy, who is producing the film with Cameron, has good news, though, telling io9 that At The Mountains of Madness is happening, with Cruise set to star.
Netflix's streaming Watch Instantly service is fast becoming America's favorite way to watch movies. The library of available titles is so vast and mutable that you, the avid instant watcher, could no doubt use a guide as you navigate the streaming frontier. Luckily for you, I'm here every week to update you on the latest titles available for instant-watching, as well as bringing attention some gems out there in the instantly watchable wilds.
The good folks over at Popeater have brought my extremely limited attention to a case of cinematic what-if involving erstwhile Will Hunting and the biggest movie of all time. Apparently, Matt Damon was at one point in talks with James Cameron to star in Avatar as wheelchair-bound war veteran Jake Sully, a role that eventually went to then-unknown Australian actor Sam Worthington.
Super Bowl weekend always seems to put a damper on the box-office, and this year was no exception making it the smallest box-office total gross in 15 years. Since this also happens to be the 13th straight weekend that ticket sales sank below last year's numbers, it is a little worrisome to say the least.
iamROGUE interviews James Cameron, Rhys Wakefield, Alice Parkinson, Producer/Writer Andrew Wight and Director Alister Grierson.
Sanctum opens in theaters February 4th! Check it out!