It looks fierce, in the picture, at least. But my inner geek was pounding with excitement when I saw this gods of "Thor" picture at the LA Times!
But then I continued reading the article, and came across the gimmick of the moment, 3-D. Yes folks, "Thor" and "Captain America" will be 3-D movies, are you excited? No?
"Thor" director Kenneth Branagh probably sensed that many of us are really not 3-D fans, so he's taking his case to the biggest conference made for geeks like you and me, Comic-Con!
If you want to hear Branagh's 3-D decision, head on out to Comic-Con on Saturday, July 24, at Hall H, and you'll also get a glimpse of the cast namely Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman and Anthony Hopkins, although, it's a BIG although, we don't know if all three will be present. Wanna bet Hemsworth will be the only one to attend? Okay, maybe Portman too.
Branagh told the LA Times, "We came to feel that in our case 3-D could be the very good friend of story and character for a different kind of experience."
So "Thor" will be the first Marvel film in 3-D and the second? "Captain America: The First Avenger" out July 22, 2011 from director Joe Johnston of "Jurassic Park 3" and "The Wolfman" who thinks 3-D "tends to be overused and can be a little bit gimmicky."
But here's the caveat -- both "Captain America" and "Thor" are shot in 2-D but "the considerable special effects for the films were conceived and executed from the beginning in 3-D."
Hhmmm, remember how horrible "Clash of the Titans" looked in 3-D? Well, that one was upconverted too, you know...
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Walt Disney Pictures has been tinkering on making "Tink," a live-action adventure centered on Peter Pan's fantastic sidekick, Tinkerbell. And Variety is saying that Elizabeth Banks is attached to play the title character.
Banks is also helping to develop the movie for her production company. Elizabeth Wright Shapiro and McG, yes McG (!), are co-writing the script. The plot of the film will stay true to the mischievous nature of Tinkerbell. Sounds cool, just don't let McG direct okay?
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The remake of "Clash of the Titans" made gazillion dollars, "Prince of Persia" was a huge hit overseas, so it's just a matter of time before the tale of the swords-and-sandals mythological god, Hercules, becomes a big-screen adventure. And the LA Times is reporting that Brett Ratner is in talks to direct for Avi Lerner and his Millennium/Nu Image production.
Is Ratner a good choice to helm the film? Well, it's not like both "Clash of the Titans" and "Prince of Persia" were Oscar contenders with dense storytelling, so Ratner will be just fine.
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For my written review of "Inception," click here.
Here's more info on the film from Yahoo:
Dom Cobb is a skilled thief, the absolute best in the dangerous art of extraction, stealing valuable secrets from deep within the subconscious during the dream state when the mind is at its most vulnerable. Cobb's rare ability has made him a coveted player in this treacherous new world of corporate espionage, but it has also made him an international fugitive and cost him everything he has ever loved. Now Cobb is being offered a chance at redemption. One last job could give him his life back but only if he can accomplish the impossible -- inception. Instead of the perfect heist, Cobb and his team of specialists have to pull off the reverse: their task is not to steal an idea but to plant one. If they succeed, it could be the perfect crime. But no amount of careful planning or expertise can prepare the team for the dangerous enemy that seems to predict their every move. An enemy that only Cobb could have seen coming.
Cast & Crew
Leonardo DiCaprio -- Dom Cobb
Ken Watanabe -- Saito
Joseph Gordon-Levitt -- Arthur
Marion Cotillard -- Mal
Ellen Page -- Ariadne
Tom Hardy -- Eames
Cillian Murphy -- Fischer
Tom Berenger -- Browning
Michael Caine -- Professor
DIRECTED BY: Christopher Nolan
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When I first interviewed writer-director Christopher Nolan for “The Prestige,” he struck me as a very intelligent man. So who best to architect a film about the mysteries of the human mind than Nolan himself.
“Inception” is a high concept movie that could easily fall into pieces at the hands of a less-skilled director. Produced, written, and directed by Nolan, “Inception” is easily one of the best films this summer, possibly this year. Read More...
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