It's funny. Not ten minutes ago we were talking about the original Total Recall, and boom, a release date comes across our desks for the remake. Should we be worried? Does this weird coincidence somehow affect the space time continuum?
Hollywood is bleeding out the last of its news before the holiday break, and this latest tidbit shows that Len Wiseman's remake of the Arnold Schwarzenegger starrer Total Recall is set to go before cameras in Canada in late March.
News that a fourth Underworld movie is preparing to go before the cameras is no surprise. That Kate Beckinsale will be returning as vampiric death dealer Selene might be somewhat surprising given her absence in the third installment that went the prequel route instead.
So it appears things aren't coming together as quickly as hoped for the latest Underworld installment as its release date has just been pushed back from September 23, 2011, to January 20, 2012.
When the Arnold Schwarzenegger movie Total Recall came out way back when, it infuriated me. Not because it sucked or anything; in fact it was quite good. What bothered me was that it was released at a time when the MPAA was cracking down on horror, forcing studios to pretty much render genre flicks bloodless, and then this flick comes out and it's violent as hell but it's totally okay because friggin' Arnie was in it!
Len Wiseman (aka The Luckiest Man Alive as far as I'm concerned) was kicking around the San Diego Comic-Con promoting the television reboot of Hawaii Five-0, and the conversation inevitably turned to the Underworld franchise and the question of a fourth installment.
Well here we are again, kids. The highly rumored live action adaptation of one of the most successful video game franchises in history is now becoming the Ross Perot “It’s on. It’s off. It’s on again” of the movie world. Getting the Gears of War film off the ground has been troubled from the start, and rumors of development, budgetary, and story problems are not helping.
The Underworld franchise is a bit of an anomaly. Usually the longer a franchise runs, the worse the films get. In the case of Underworld it's just the opposite. With a fourth version coming at us in 3D, there's been a lot of speculation as to what will happen. A sequel to the prequel? A sequel to the sequel? Finally a few details have emerged.
He's taken us to the Underworld and back so it makes sense that for his next project Len Wiseman might be exploring the end of the world as we know it for 20th Century Fox.
It was only a matter of time before some solid information surfaced on the live action Gears of War film, and, man, things are sounding pretty friggin' sweet!
The Patrick Tatopoulos monster project we've been talking about for a couple of weeks now, Nonstop, finally has a confirmed studio behind it -- Spielberg's Dreamworks. The news broke today along with a few other tasty tidbits of info!
Len Wiseman recently chatted with the boys at Bloody Disgusting and revealed both some good and bad news for his planned adaptation of the Gears of War video game.
One would think that a trilogy of movies detailing the emo war between vampires and werewolves would be enough, but oh no. Underworld creator Len Wiseman talked about where he wants to see the franchise go now that the trilogy is complete.
Wow, some news that’s not coming out of Comic Con directly. Very strange to report. But that’s what Variety is good for. They got word this morning that Legendary Pictures has come on board the production of the Gears of War to co-finance the project.
Rumors and speculation have been flying around for a while now about who should sit in the director's chair for a big screen version of the XBOX 360's best selling title. Now, we've got the official word!