TV spots for Resident Evil, a possible Justice League director, casting for The Hunger Games and Kick-Ass 2, and posters for Skyfall and Red Dawn.
Resident Evil: Retribution
Resident Evil: Retribution has two new TV Spots below, and they’re pretty interesting as far as it goes. Not because of the content, which is fine, but because they’re really short. They’re less than 20 seconds. I thought TV spots were generally 30 seconds. HOW CAN THEY TELL THE WHOLE STORY THIS QUICKLY?
And yet they succeed. In 18 seconds I’ve figured out the entire story, and they’re bringing back those dudes with the huge axes! I liked them! And guns! Big zombie dog-thingies! OTHER STUFF!!!
You know what movie was really good and made a ton of money? The Avengers. If ONLY there were another superhero team on that level that could make tons of money too…
Oh, right. The Justice League. There have been plans for years and years to make a Justice League movie, but it’s hard to get the right guy to helm a project of this scope. Clearly, Joss Whedon handled it with style for The Avengers, but the Justice League might prove an even greater challenge. So who do you get? Who can possibly prove talented enough to grab the reins and figure out how to create a believable world with all these bigger than life heroes?
You get the man. You get Gigli.
Yeah, Ben Affleck is supposedly on the short list of directors that Warner Brothers would like to have for the Justice League. WOW. If only he had played a superhero once before and it sucked balls.
OH YEAH, DAREDEVIL.
COME ON. CAPS LOCK IS ON. THIS IS MY SARCASTIC VOICE.
WHAT A GOOD IDEA. PUT BEN AFFLECK IN CHARGE OF A BILLION DOLLAR FRANCHISE.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Ok. Caps lock is off. There are still a handful of tributes to cast for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, and they need their Brutus, who is a past victor from district 2. Bruno Gunn has gotten the role.
Yep, THE Bruno Gunn. What an awesome name. Not as cool as mine, but then few men have Banana Hammocks on my level. Mine’s full of banana crème…
Anywho, Gunn has been around, and you’ll likely recognize him, but not be able to place him. He’s been in a handful of films, as well as on Sons of Anarchy, so he’s super awesome.
I keep forgetting Kick-Ass 2 is getting made. I enjoyed the first one, and the comics are kinda cool, if a bit on the stupid side, but the sequel comics were not good. Just not good. That said, they changed enough from the comics for the first film to make it better, so I have hope for the sequel.
Anyways, as these things go there needs to be something bigger and better for the next film, and there’s nothing bigger than a superhero team. And one of the members of this team is Doctor Gravity, a guy who says he invented a gravity pole, but it’s just a baseball bat.
HE STOLE MY GIMMICK!
So to play Doctor Gravity the filmmakers are looking at Donald Faison. I like him. He was funny in Clueless and on Scrubs, and I hoped after Scrubs ended that he’d get some more work. It looks like he has. CONGRATULATIONS!
Skyfall has a new banner poster, and at first I was going to say I don’t like it, but it’s sorta growing on me. Craig looks good as usual in a tuxedo, the babes look completely babelicious and Javier Bardem looks like about as good a Bond villain as we’re going to get. Yeah, it’s bland, it’s sterilized, but that’s what Bond is these days. They’re usually pretty entertaining, but nothing particularly special. Maybe Bardem will add some menace so we can get excited.
Red Dawn‘s new poster, unlike Bond’s, is SUPER AWESOME and original. You know, in that it’s not. I hope they framed the trailer and poster so that it looks like Chris Hemsworth is the star, but in reality he dies in the first 20 minutes and they’re just cashing in on his success in The Avengers. Also, I think he’s using an AK-47. I know the new film is about fighting the North Koreans, but we still shouldn’t be using Russian guns. Otherwise the Ruskies win.