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Posted 24 March 2009 - 08:59 AM
Posted 27 March 2009 - 11:37 AM
Del Toro, Sean Penn and Jim Carey
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Posted 30 March 2009 - 10:40 AM
According to Chan: "They don't want to call it Karate Kid any more," Chan said. "They want to call it The Kung Fu Kid." However, Chan did not shed any light on the motivation behind this name change. However, FirstShowing speculates that it has to do with the film being a Chinese co-production being shot in Beijing. The martial-arts style of kung-fu would obviously be more accurate to apply to the setting, as well as Jackie Chan's style.
Personally, I don't think the reasons go that deep. (And for the record, the "Karate Kid" title was taken from a line in the film, where Daniel's ex-friend sarcastically mocks him for getting beaten up.) If the studio wanted to leech off the Karate Kid name, then they would have done so without any fear of sacrificing authenticity. I think, (and this is a personal theory) that the studios must have known what kind of train-wreck awaited them by daring to pass this film off as some kind of remake.
This film is NOT The Karate Kid. It is a film about a 10-year-old boy (played by celeb offspring, Jaden Smith) being mentored by Jackie Chan. Losing the Karate Kid name was the best way for them to market this film. Now, they can go out there and promote this film, without having to hang their heads low every time the word "remake" comes up. They no longer will have to explain why THIS film was the end result of a supposed remake project. In short, the fears of purists (like me) are now quelled, since the name is out of the picture and the film will now have the advantage of not being directly compared to the iconic original Karate Kid film.
Good move, right? (On the name change, not the film.)
Posted 09 April 2009 - 02:07 PM
"Venom is something that we're very fired up to be writing. We have turned in a draft and are waiting to hear back, so it's early in the process. But it's a thrill to be writing 'Venom' for obvious reasons."
What then, would be the framework, under which a Venom film could possibly be contained? Well, Reese goes on to say:
"Obviously, with a character like Venom there's a ton of stuff to draw from. Then they had specific rules about the villain and the backstory and stuff like that, so there were certain things they wanted us... certain parameters they gave us. But largely we pitched them something and they liked it but they had changes, so we worked on the outline for a long time and then we wrote the script. So with Marvel and Sony and us it's definitely very, very collaborative."
The duo also implies to SciFi that they do not have Sam Raimi's disdain (if you could call it that) for the Venom character, and that they would be devoting plenty of research of the source material before moving forward.
Posted 03 May 2009 - 08:59 PM
Posted 03 May 2009 - 09:10 PM
I saw the latest one, too. Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow could make the movie for me. Still a little unsure about some of the characters. Mainly the other Joes outside of Duke, Scarlet, and Falcon. The bad guys look pretty good. And I'm guessing they probably won't put out anything showing Cobra Commander if they can help it.
Posted 05 May 2009 - 11:02 AM
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Posted 05 May 2009 - 03:10 PM
I disagree about it looking like crap but I do agree that it will be full of CGI. My sister got a bootlegg of the X-men movie wolverine without the CGI and its an effing joke. You can see cables and a blue screen.
Posted 05 May 2009 - 03:17 PM
I wonder how crappy the Transformers 2 workprint copy would be
Posted 05 May 2009 - 08:22 PM
Boo to people who buy bootleg. No offense.
But anyway... I saw X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Loved it. After exiting the auditorium 3 at Alhambra Renaissance theater(I think that's the one), there was a line. I went before long lines would form.
Posted 06 May 2009 - 09:09 AM
Like Mo said, that's an unfinished copy of the movie.
Posted 06 May 2009 - 10:41 AM
The Wolverine sequel is looking to tackle the storyline in Japan that was documented in the legendary 1982 miniseries (collaborated by Chris Claremont and Frank Miller.) The short-but-sweet series, was actually the first real work that brought depth into the previously "generic" (dare I say) makeup of Wolverine's early years in the X-Men comics. (After coming off an initial introduction as an antagonist for the Hulk.)
We'll have plenty of time over the next few years to dig deep into this one. However, it should be noted that adhering to the Japanese storyline makes secret ninja clan, The Hand the villain(s) of the film, by default. (Just saying...) I also wouldn't be surprised to see The Silver Samurai emerge as the primary villain, and perhaps a cameo from Japanese mutant, and former X-Man, Sunfire. (Pure conjecture, guys.)
Anyway, on to Deadpool! I've already written about this, so for now, I won't go into the obvious plot problems. However, since this spinoff is being widely reported, I don't think it's a spoiler to reveal that, thanks to one of the hidden endings, Wade Wilson/Deadpool is actually revealed to be alive. For those of us who saw Wolverine, we know there's going to be a lot of continuity clean-up that will need to be done before this project can come to us in state that's workable. It will be interesting to see how this one is handled. I'm sure there are probably forces at Fox that will try anything to make sure that Ryan Reynolds' pretty boy mug gets to shine. However, for those of us with, I don't know....respect for the source material, who prefer things to be GOOD, we would rather see Reynolds play the scarred, red-costumed, "merc with a mouth," we all know and love.
Given what he had to work with, Reynolds did an excellent job playing Wade Wilson/Deadpool in Wolverine. I think good things are in store for the fans. While it may not have been an artistic masterpiece, Wolverine may have laid the groundwork for a series of X-spinoffs that I am genuinely excited to see. It's a good time to be a fanboy.
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