Bad Santa is probably coming back, The Hobbit begins, Daredevil director has a few words, The Dark Knight Rises rumors, a Midnight in Paris poster, and a new trailer for Pirates of the Caribbean.
The Weinstein Company is apparently serious about making a sequel to Bad Santa, as Billy Bob Thornton is in talks to reprise his role. I loved the original, but it doesn’t feel like a sequel type of character. I think it’ll be hard to not just be repeating the jokes from the original. Oh, he’s a drunk and says horrible things in front of children. Shocking. Yeah, the first time.
Well, The Hobbit has begun production. The long gestating project has had quite a few hiccups on its way to the big screen, most recently that director Peter Jackson was sick a month or two ago, but filming has begun in New Zealand. The films are set to be released in late 2012 and 2013. Hopefully a tsunami doesn’t hit New Zealand. But only because of the film. I otherwise don’t care at all about Australia’s Canada. Little freeloading losers.
David Slade, who just recently signed on to direct a reboot of Daredevil, has taken to his Twitter account to make a few comments about the upcoming film:
So without breaking confidentiality, yes Daredevil, we have a great outline for a very strong character driven take on Mr Matt Murdock.
It will bare no relation to the previous Daredevil movie in any way. We are at early planning stages and have not yet discussed any cast.
The Dark Knight Rises
So we know for sure now that Joseph Gordon Levitt will be in The Dark Knight Rises, but who will he play? Well, though it has yet to be confirmed officially, the rumor is that he’ll play Alberto Falcone. Those who have been paying attention will remember that Tom Wilkenson played a Falcone in Batman Begins, and Christopher Nolan has said he wishes to come full circle with The Dark Knight Rises, so having Falcone’s son in the third film would bring a bit of closure to the films. For those who are extra nerdy, meaning me, you’ll also note that Alberto Falcone was the Holiday Killer in the comics, so they could add in a serial killer to the mob side of the character. This is still speculation at this point, but that said, I’m absolutely sure that I’m right.
Midnight in Paris
Here’s a poster for Midnight in Paris. I know you’re wondering why I’m not adding anything witty. It’s because the film, and this poster, inspires virtually no response in me. Way to go, Woody Allen. Your art has lost all value.
Pirates of the Caribbean
Saved the best for last. There’s a new Pirates of the Caribbean trailer up, which gives a better look at the story for the film. As far as I can tell, most mermaids are evil, but maybe some are good, and in order to get to the fountain of youth you need to kill a mermaid. NAILED IT.
And by ‘nailed it’ I mean both that I nailed the story description and I nailed a mermaid once.