While the idea of yet another Gremlins movie doesn’t exactly fill me with dread this latest nugget of news about the little green demons has me greatly concerned.
Website Vulture is reporting that Spielberg’s company Amblin Entertainment has been approached with the idea of re-developing the franchise for 21st century audiences.
It’s pretty much a given Joe Dante, (who directed the original and vastly underrated sequel), won’t be on board for this reboot so we’re off to a non-starter already, also this ‘re-development for the 21st century’ pitch can only mean two things; the Gremlins will be all state-of-the-art CG and the entire movie will be in twat dazzling 3D.
The original Gremlins movie is a modern classic which carefully walked the line of being a horror movie whilst still maintaining a moderate family friendly vibe, (can you think of any recent movies which delivered the same?), there is no need to remake or rehash Gremlins for audiences today, simply because a lot of the people who make up the audience of today made up the audience of 1984, who watched the original when it was first released. So what’s the f**king point?
For a long time Amblin held a fortress like defence over Gremlins when it came to remakes or reboots but now it seems the castle walls have been breached. You know what’s next don’t you? A Jaws remake.
*Pushes computer chair back in rage and throws party bag of Doritos against basement wall*
Here’s the first full official trailer for the much anticipated Steven Spielberg movie
‘Merica: Fuck Yeah! Lincoln starring Daniel Day Lewis as the 16th President Of The United States.
It would probably be easier to name those who aren’t in this movie as the cast consists of Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Tommy Lee Jones, James Spader, Jared Harris, John Hawkes, Sally Field and David Strathairn among many others.
The plot for Lincoln rattles along like so:
As the Civil War nears its end, President Abraham Lincoln clashes with members of his cabinet over the issue of abolishing slavery.
I’m going to come right out with it and state that judging from the trailer this looks pretty boring. Sure if you love the craft of acting and get a special kick watching those like Day Lewis inhabit characters then I’m sure this movie will be like an exciting roller-coaster, but for the rest of us it just looks like a whole lot of talky, political shim-sham in poorly furnished rooms, peppered with distant contemplating stares off into yonder with a thoroughly distinct lack of boobies and not a single f**king vampire in sight. Poor show Mr Spielberg, poor show indeed.
This isn’t exactly the first trailer for the Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson produced motion-capture, CGI, 3D fest that is The Adventures Of Tintin – The Secret Of The Unicorn, this is the official International trailer which has a little bit more footage than the one released earlier in the month.
To be honest there’s nothing here but action shots and a distinct lack of decent close up shots of characters or even solid chunks of dialogue so the jury is still out on this one.
Here’s the trailer for US series The River, a supernatural mystery directed by Oren Peli, the man behind the original Paranormal Activity movie.
As you can see from the video above he’s carried over his trademark schtick of people flying backwards into cameras. Hey, if it worked the first time…
Here’s The River’s official synopsis:
Famed explorer Dr. Emmet Cole went looking for magic deep in the uncharted Amazon and never returned. The shocking truth about his disappearance is out there, somewhere, just waiting to be discovered. To the millions of kids who grew up watching his nature show, Dr. Cole was a hero. To his own son, Lincoln, he was more of an enigma. Now, six months after he vanished, Lincoln is finally ready to bury the past when Dr. Cole’s emergency beacon suddenly goes off. At the urging of his mother, Tess, Lincoln reluctantly joins her on a search for his father. To fund the rescue, they agree to let Dr. Cole’s cagey ex-producer, Clark, film the mission documentary-style. The mixed crew of old friends and new acquaintances includes the sexy and resourceful Lena (Eloise Mumford), loyal mechanic Emilio (Daniel Zacapa) and lethal bodyguard Captain Kurt Brynildson (Thomas Kretschmann).
Does anyone else find the whole faux documentary genre confusing? View the trailer again and you’ll notice that in some scenes you’re watching through the fictional director’s lens, (the guy they’ve hired to film their search for Dr Emmet Cole), the next you’re back on planet normal watching a scene through Oren Peli’s lens. Kind of defeats the purpose, don’t you think?
Right first things first, maybe this is just funny to people from the UK in particular those from Scotland but in this trailer for Steven Spielberg alien invasion mini-series the attacking extra terrestrials are called ‘Skitters‘.
*(spits mouthful of grog over computer screen)*
This word probably doesn’t have the same hilarious effect it will have on audiences over here but we would love to shake the writer’s hand who came up with that name. Fried gold!
The series stars ER regular Noah Wyle as a university lecturer who wears sweaters and knows a lot about military history, (wonder if that knowledge will come in handy throughout the series?). After his wife is killed and his son is captured…hahahahahahahahaha the aliens are called Skitters, hahahahahahahahahahahahahahah…
*(catches breath and wipes tears from eyes)*
…Noah’s character heads up a plucky band of human resistance fighters who collectively work to repell the alien creatures which are called Skitters…hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha.
Sorry. We do apologise.
Not content with raping our collective childhood the great silver bearded one is now striking fear into nerds across the globe by stating that he truly believes the world is going to end next year. The famous director, (famous for destroying not one but two cherished film franchises), let it slip to Fozzie Bear funny man Seth Rogen during a recent meeting between the two that he really does buy into all that Mayan hocus pocus.
It seems though that long time friend Steven Spielberg doesn’t share the same belief with Lucas, who was present when the director decided to go all Nostradamusy. Seth recalled:
“George Lucas sits down and seriously proceeds to talk for around 25 minutes about how he thinks the world is gonna end in the year 2012, like, for real. He thinks it.
“He’s going on about the tectonic plates and all the time Spielberg is, like, rolling his eyes, like, ‘My nerdy friend won’t shut up, I’m sorry…’
(via Star Pulse)
Set kecks to scarecited! This image, which has fascinated the entire crew here, was allegedly taken by an anonymous hunter in Louisiana. He wants to remain anonymous for fear of people claiming that he’s a hoaxer. Apparently this humanoid lurker of a creature was snapped by the hunter’s deer camera which was set up on a reserve in Berwick near Morgan City. The hunter claims that when he went to retrieve the camera the next morning he found it, along with his hide, in pieces. He took what was left of his camera home and managed to download the pictures to his computer before screaming so loudly his trousers flew across his sitting room. This image has been burning up the Internet over the last few days and it could be one of three things:
1. A viral promotional picture of a Grim, for the up and coming PS3 alien invasion game Resistance 3.
2. A viral promotional still from the up and coming Steven Spielberg/JJ Abrams alien movie Super 8.
3. It’s real. Anyone want to buy a five man tent and some sleeping bags? We have no further use for them…ever!
N.B. Here’s a video of what some people online are claiming is the same hoax, a video taken by some hunters in Spain who claim they accidentally came a cross a similar looking creature in the woods.