Remember that Prometheus viral video from a month ago? The one that was an ad for fictitious Weyland Corporation's newest innovation in the field of robotics, the eighth iteration in the David android series? Remember how it was slick and insanely well-made like an effective commercial then got crazy-creepy at the end? Well now there's a new Prometheus viral video for David 8 that features Michael Fassbender as the android, taking the stylistic and thematic content way, way further to great effect.
It was just five years ago that Spider-Man 3 earned huge amounts of money while simultaneously earning the ire of fans all over the world. When Sony Pictures opted to go with a rebooted origin story rather than giving Sam Raimi a crack at Spider-Man 4, the studio hired (500) Days of Summer director Marc Webb to erase the memory of Peter Parker evilly gyrating in a jazz club before slapping his girlfriend around. As summer movie season grows ever closer, Webb has taken some more time to discuss The Amazing Spider-Man.
MGM and Screen Gems seem determined to ensure that the Carrie remake doesn't end up a generic rehash that goes the way of 1999's misbegotten The Rage: Carrie 2. In order to avoid that sequel's fate, the remake of Brian De Palma's 1976 horror classic has been attaching interesting talent, including director and star. With a young actress set to play the eponymous telekinetic high school student, it looks as though a four-time Oscar nominee may very well play Carrie's deranged mother.
Marvel superhero overload continues unabated as Disney promotes The Avengers with all due hugeness. There are mere weeks between now and the films domestic release, but if you're still looking to whet your appetite and have not yet been saturated by spoily bits, Marvel Studios has unveiled yet another official clip from The Avengers, the fifth so far.
The twelfth installment in the theatrical Star Trek franchise has been in production for three months, and despite the intense interest, leaks have been kept to a minimum, with just one instance of unofficial photos showing up from the set back in February. Now, we have another look from the Star Trek 2 set, which is going down under the typically secretive direction of J.J. Abrams. If you're spoiler-averse and wish to remain encased within the Abrams Mystery Box, go no further.
A week ago, we heard the news that Ben Kinglsey is currently in talks to play a villain in Iron Man 3, the sequel that's set to begin production next month, shortly after The Avengers hits theaters Stateside. While the reports of Kingsley's involvement specified that his character would not be Tony Stark's biggest comic book villain The Mandarin, a new announcement from Marvel Studios, Disney, and DMG Entertainment indicate that we might just see Iron Man's arch-nemesis in Iron Man 3.
We've previously seen a bunch of images from the upcoming sequel G.I. Joe: Retaliation, and they consisted pretty much exclusively of characters wielding guns and swords. There's more of that today, as eight new images from Hasbro and Paramount's sequel/sorta rebootish have arrived online, showing Roadblock, Jinx, and Snake Eyes all getting their guns and swords on. That's not all, though, there are also comparatively relaxed stills in which castmembers are not sporting lethal weapons.
If you're a fan of the Saturday Night Live Digital Shorts created by the Lonely Island boys, then you're doubtless a fan of "Laser Cats." The perennially but joyously terrible ongoing saga of two warriors played by Andy Samberg and Bill Hader in an apocalyptic future of cats as laser weapons came back this last weekend with the seventh installment, and this one has a very consistent theme: the blockbusters of Steven Spielberg.
New The Amazing Spider-Man stuff now! With an already ubiquitous marketing campaign, Marvel Studios and Disney have whipped up The Avengers fever, but Sony Pictures is looking to remind audiences that this summer also sees a new theatrical outing from arguably Marvel's most popular comic book character. That's why today we've got an international trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man, along with a new poster, and standee art that will soon be popping up in the lobby of a theater near you.
With director and co-writer Gary Ross opting not to return for the sequel Catching Fire, Lionsgate has no doubt had its hands full over the last week, since the studio now needs to find a director who can keep things going on an exceedingly tight schedule. That The Hunger Games once again ranked at the top of the domestic box office this weekend should serve as a security blanket for anyone in the company fretting over its sequel. The adaptation of Suzanne Collinss novel held off competition from three very different new releases to hold the number one spot.