Inception Teaser Trailer

April 30, 2010 by  
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inception300They’ve managed to keep this one very quiet, but when we saw the trailer for the new Leonardo Di Caprio film Inception at a recent screening we couldn’t wait to get it on the site. The teaser is the only thing available at the minute unfortunately, but here it is for your brain-expanding enjoyment.

It tells the story of Cobb (LDC), an agent who heads a team of people with access to a technology that allows them to enter people’s minds through their dreams. Directed by Christopher Nolan (Dark Knight) we can expect this in mid July.

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Who Wants To Be A Billionaire?: OTB’s Rich List

April 30, 2010 by  
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rich300With billionaire industrialist Tony Stark strapping on his rocket boots for another outing as Iron Man this Friday, we thought it high time that we presented our list of the world’s wealthiest fictional characters.

From electronics to shipping, steel to chocolate manufacturing, these captains of industry are head and shoulders above mere millionaire paupers. Put down your begging bowl because now it’s time to play with the high rollers.

10. Willy Wonka (Confectionery)

Owner of the world famous Wonka Chocolate Factory, whose products include Everlasting Gobstoppers, Lickable Wallpaper and Three Course Dinner Chewing Gum. Revolutionised the confectionary industry.

Wonka’s fortunes took a dip recently as a high-profile court case attested that he used illegal immigrants to work in his factory and potentially dangerous and unsafe ingredients in some of his products.

9. Gordon Gekko (Investments, Acquisitions)

Gekko made a fortune as a corporate raider – buying and restructuring failing companies and then reselling them at a profit. Representative of a whole culture of “Greed is Good” prevalent during the 80s, his unscrupulous tactics and insider trading eventually landed him in trouble with the authorities garnering a 23 year prison sentence.

Apparently a reformed character, Gekko is now said to be concentrating on rebuilding bridges with his daughter Winnie as he’s up for release in a few months.


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Anchorman 2 Axed! Nightmare!

April 30, 2010 by  
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anchorman300It is with tear-filled eyes that we write this story folks, but apparently Anchorman 2 will not be arriving at a cinema near you any time soon.

As is so often the way, something which seemed so sweet was almost immediately snatched away from us this morning when writer and director of the original, Adam McKay, announced on his twitter page that Paramount had passed on the propspect of making what would have been the most anticipated film since Star Wars: Episode I.

“So bummed. Paramount basically passed on Anchorman 2. Even after we cut our budget down. We tried,” he wrote.

Studio insiders revealed that bosses wanted a lower budget than McKay and Farrell presented, one which the duo felt was too low to make the film successfully.

Fans of the original should not totally give up on seeing some of their favourite characters returning for a sequel though. Neither Paramount or McKay have offered any hints that these negotiations can not be reprised at some point in the years to come…

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Empire Strikes Back Voted Best Sequel Ever

April 30, 2010 by  
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empire 210After receiving almost a fifth of the votes in a poll conducted by Lovefilm, the 1980s Star Wars classic, The Empire Strikes Back has been voted the greatest movie sequel of all time. Well deserved, we think.

Having successfully followed in the rather large footsteps of the excellent Star Wars: A New Hope, Empire Strikes Back was announced with the accolade from the DVD rental company today.

With the significant revelation involving Skywalker and Darth Vader as his father, the sequel fended off competition from the likes of Terminator 2 and The Godfather Part II.

The Dark Knight came fouth in the poll, despite the fact that it is actually the sixth film in a series…

The Black Death Trailer

April 29, 2010 by  
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From Christopher Smith, director of cult hits Creep, Severance and Triangle, comes a brutal and terrifying epic that guarantees to chill the blood and stir the soul.

In a plague-ridden medieval England, Osmund (Eddie Redmayne), a young monk, is charged in leading the fearsome knight Ulrich (Sean Bean), and his group of mercenaries to a remote village where the inhabitants are unaffected by the deadly pestilence. Their quest is to hunt down a necromancer – someone able to bring the dead back to life.

Their journey is long and brutal; encountering deadly bandits, vicious witch-burnings and their own impeding sense of doom. Though it’s upon entering the village that their true horror begins…


The Last Airbender: New Trailer

April 29, 2010 by  
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Air, Water, Earth, Fire. Four nations tied by destiny when the Fire Nation launches a brutal war against the others. A century has passed with no hope in sight to change the path of this destruction. Caught between combat and courage, Aang (Noah Ringer) discovers he is the lone Avatar with the power to manipulate all four elements. Aang teams with Katara (Nicola Peltz), a Waterbender, and her brother, Sokka (Jackson Rathbone), to restore balance to their war-torn world.

Wicked…

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The Hobbit Filming To Begin In May?

April 29, 2010 by  
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gollum300It’s been nearly seven long years since we last saw Middle Earth on our cinema screens and we’re getting mighty anxious about the arrival of The Hobbit.

But we have some good news to report on that front this afternoon as Andy Serkis has revealed that filming could begin as early as May 2010. “Wait a minute!” we hear you cry, “that’s only a couple of days away!”

If it’s true that really is excellent news, we think you’ll agree.

“It’s going to happen. I think it’s due to start shooting in May,” he said. “It’s going to be exciting, especially working with new director Guillermo del Toro, who’s fantastic.”

However, Sir Ian McKellen who has signed up to play Gandlf recently claimed that filming would start in July.

“The Hobbit’s two films start shooting in New Zealand in July. Filming will take over a year. Casting in Los Angeles, New York City and London has started. The script too proceeds. The first draft is crammed with old and new friends, again on a quest in Middle Earth,” he said.

Life Of Pi To Be Made Into 3D Film

April 29, 2010 by  
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Life of Pi art300Yann Martel’s Booker Prize winning novel, The Life of Pi is set to be brought to the big screen by Oscar winning director, Ang Lee.

Seven years after Fox 2000 bought the rights to the book but in the past, directors Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Alfonso Cuaron and M. Night Shyamalan have failed in their attempts to bring the book to the big screen. However Lee plans to utilise the recent leaps forward in CGI and 3D technology to overcome previous problems.

The obvious hurdle is the storyline, which places a young boy in a lifeboat with a tiger, hyena, zebra and orang-utan; something that until now has proved impossible. As Fox’s Elizabeth Gabler explains, “it has a gigantic visual effects component: you can’t put a live tiger in a boat with a child”.

The film is slated for a 2012 release, with a budget of around $70million, although Fox have yet to officially give it the green light.

Anchorman 2 On The Way!

April 29, 2010 by  
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anchorman300Good news San Diego! Will Ferrell et al have signed up to make a sequel to the 2004 comedy hit Anchorman and it will start filming early next year.

Writer and director of the original Adam McKay has revealed that Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd and Steve Carell have signed up for a second movie.

“Graciously, Steve and Paul and everyone agreed to cut their price to come and do the sequel, which you don’t see very often in Hollywood – and cut their price substantially,” McKay told MTV. “But even with that, it’s just a budgetary thing with Paramount in terms of how much they’ll give us to make it.

“We had an idea and we contacted Steve and Paul and David Koechner and Christina Applegate and checked in with everyone and they were all game for it. The stage we’re at now is talking to Paramount and trying to get the money to do it.”

The film is expected to start shooting in early 2011 and apparently a rough storyline has already been drafted.

“The ’80s angle is more the frame of it,” explained McKay. “We have this other, bigger, crazier idea that’s really more what it’s about, which I can’t say. Our thinking was there’s just no way the second one is going to be as good as the first, because the first one is the first one.

“So our idea is if we’re going to do a second one, we better go for it and try some insane stuff and we’ll be enjoying it and that way it can’t be half bad.”

Clash Of The Titans Director Not Helming Sequel

April 28, 2010 by  
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clashofthetitans300x210We all know by now that the Clash of The Titans was not the cinematic joy that it should have been but it made a heck of a lot money so, of course, the sequel is already being planned.

Deadline Hollywood are reporting that pretty much every character who survived at the end of the movie should be returning for the project including captain stoic, Sam Worthington.

But guess who’s not coming back – the director. Though we’re assured that the decision to not have Louis Letterier return is an amicable one, we’re pretty sure a big ‘Ha ha, in your face’ type of celebration could be heard around Hollywood when the news broke.

Unfortunately, we’re not fully rid of Letterier as he’s staying on as an executive producer. We’re kind of hoping his responsibilities will be limited to sitting in a corner shoving playdough up his nose.

If Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures want to keep this project moving forward then they’re going to have to get their act together quickly before Worthington has to jet off back to Pandora for Avatar 2.

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