R.I.P.D is the brand new sci-fi adventure Men In Black wanna be movie that is based on the graphic novel of the same name. It stars Jeff Bridges and Ryan Reynolds and is directed by Robert Schwentke (RED, Flight Plan, The Time Traveler’s Wife). For those of you who don’t know much about the premise, it centers around a recently slain cop who joins a team of undead police officers working for the Rest in Peace Department and tries to find the man who murdered him.Read More
This is one of the rare weeks where Hollywood is releasing movies I really want to go see, whether it’d be because of the leads in the movie (Ryan Gosling, Kristen Wiig) or the intriguing premise (The Conjuring, Turbo). Whatever it may be, I usually don’t experience this sort of excitement for a movie week. I’ve seen a few of these, but will watch the rest of them and you should circle back this week to read my reviews. I’m going to rank them in order of my interest level…Read More
For those of you that are fans of the Green Lantern and have seen the EW magazine cover of Ryan Reynolds as the green hero, I’m not sure how you feel about these new posters, but I must say I’m rather dissappointed. These bland and unimaginative illustrations hopefully are not a sign of things to come.
One thing I am glad about is that the DC, Marvel wars are starting to heat up. The Dark Knight was one of the highest grossing films ever, Superman is on its way back with Christopher Nolan consulting and now GL makes his awaited appearance.
But getting back to the posters, couldn’t someone else have done a better job? We recently unveiled Juan Doe’s new Machete comic cover, and he would have been the ideal candidate since he did DC’s Batman: The Joker’s Asylum Part IV: Scarecrow cover… and as one commenter stated about his work, “sick!“, we support that effervescent clamor! Below is his Scarecrow cover, cool huh?
Who did the Green Lantern posters? Oh well, no use crying over spilled milk. The film has a release date of June 17th, 2011. Perhaps there might be new posters before its due date in theaters.
Read the official synopsis before you check out the posters WB sent us and let us know what you think in our comments section below:
“In a universe as vast as it is mysterious, a small but powerful force has existed for centuries. Protectors of peace and justice, they are called the Green Lantern Corps. A brotherhood of warriors sworn to keep intergalactic order, each Green Lantern wears a ring that grants him superpowers. But when a new enemy called Parallax threatens to destroy the balance of power in the Universe, their fate and the fate of Earth lie in the hands of their newest recruit, the first human ever selected: Hal Jordan. Hal is a gifted and cocky test pilot, but the Green Lanterns have little respect for humans, who have never harnessed the infinite powers of the ring before. But Hal is clearly the missing piece to the puzzle, and along with his determination and willpower, he has one thing no member of the Corps has ever had: humanity. With the encouragement of fellow pilot and childhood sweetheart Carol Ferris (Blake Lively), if Hal can quickly master his new powers and find the courage to overcome his fears, he may prove to be not only the key to defeating Parallax…he will become the greatest Green Lantern of all.”
Lionsgate announced today that it has acquired U.S. and Canadian rights to the 2010 Sundance Film Festival sensation, BURIED, directed by Rodrigo Cortés (THE CONTESTANT). A taut, inventive thriller, BURIED stars Ryan Reynolds (THE PROPOSAL, X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE) and is written by Chris Sparling (the upcoming MERCY). The producers are Adrián Guerra and Peter Safran (NEW IN TOWN, MEET THE SPARTANS); Alejandro Miranda is executive producer, alongside Rodrigo Cortés. The director of photography is Eduard Grau (A SINGLE MAN). The announcement was made today by Joe Drake, Lionsgate Co-Chief Operating Officer and Motion Picture Group President, and Jason Constantine, Lionsgate President of Acquisitions and Co-Productions.
Said Constantine, “BURIED is one of the tightest, most intense thrillers we’ve ever seen, and we were absolutely determined to bring it home to Lionsgate. BURIED is a powerful reminder that all you really need for an unforgettable movie experience is a great story, inventive filmmaking and brilliant acting. And because of the combined excellence of Rodrigo, Ryan and Chris, it’s all there in BURIED.”
“I’m very excited to be working with Lionsgate,” affirmed Cortés. “They are consistently creative and know how to use their resources to make the strongest possible impact – which is exactly what we set out to do with BURIED. So it’s a very natural fit.”
Commented Safran, “Making BURIED has been a deeply rewarding creative experience, and I am fortunate to have had outstanding producing partners in Adrián and Alejandro. We are delighted to be joining forces with my good friends at Lionsgate, and look forward to making BURIED the breakout hit it deserves to be.”
The film is about Paul Conroy (Ryan Reynolds), truck driver and family man, wakes up BURIED ALIVE in an old wooden coffin. Not knowing who might have put him there or why, his only chance to escape from this nightmare is a mysterious cell phone. Poor reception, battery and lack of oxygen are his worst enemies in a race against time: Paul has only 90 minutes to be rescued.
Twentieth Century Fox has begun development on “Deadpool,” an “X-Men” spinoff that will be crafted as a star vehicle for Ryan Reynolds, who played the character in “X-Men Origins: Wolverine.”
The character is one of the most popular in Marvel Comics’ X-Men universe. Deadpool is Wade Wilson, a mercenary who, dying of cancer, submits himself to the Weapon X genetic alteration experiment and emerges as an indestructible semi-sane anti-hero. Reynolds seemed destined to play the character. In one reference in the Marvel Comics, Deadpool is described as a mix between “a Shar Pei and Ryan Reynolds.”
In one of the “Easter egg” endings of “Wolverine,” Deadpool is seen rising from the rubble and whispering “Shhh” to audiences.
The film will be produced by Lauren Shuler Donner and Marvel.
Fox is also in the formative stages of a “Wolverine” sequel that will encompass the samurai storyline that was hinted at as Wolverine sat in a bar in Japan as the film concluded.
More than one option
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Separately, Fox is developing “Magneto,” a film about the X-Men villain with a script by Sheldon Turner, and “X-Men: First Class,” which Josh Schwartz is penning.
Reynolds next stars with Sandra Bullock in the Anne Fletcher-directed “The Proposal,” which Disney releases June 19. He also completed the Kieran and Michele Mulroney-directed “Paper Man.”