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Get Re-Pitchslapped With Pitch Perfect 2 in 2015!

Pitch Perfect
2015?? That’s almost too long to wait! Pitch Perfect was one of the pleasant surprises of 2012, and Universal has confirmed that there will be a sequel. Kay Cannon will return to write the new entry. There is no other information at this time besides a 2015 target release date. If you watched the MTV Movie Awards, it was hosted by Rebel Wilson, who made sure to include a sort of Pitch Perfect reunion song. From the actresses that were in the film that I follow, they all seemed to enjoy making the film lots, so hopefully they are down for another go-round! Anna Kendrick, Anna Camp, Rebel Wilson, Brittany Snow, Hana Mae Lee, Ester Dean, Alexis Knapp, and even Kimmy Jin herself, Jinhee Joung, better return!

Via MovieHole

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Posted by Tars Tarkas - April 17, 2013 at 11:20 am

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Weekend Linkend

I transferred the site over to a VPS this past weekend, learning fun things like Linux and Apache and how to rebuild Apache. Most major issues look fine, just one or two smaller things to clean up. Which means I’ll have time to write more posts and try to make up for all the traffic lost during the multiple times the site was suspended for using too many resources!

While all that was happening, movie news was still raining from Heaven. Dang it, world, still going on while I’m busy! What a jerk… So let’s look at some!

**DurianDave at Softfilm had a song mix on Zoë Baxter’s Lucky Cat radio show, and he did a song-by-song breakdown of all his choices.

**Production storyboards from 15 classic flicks

**The coolest lawsuit of 2012 has happened thanks to some nutter from Belize who claims that some Americans stole a crystal skull from Mayan ruins 88 years ago, and since Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull had a crystal skull in it, it was an unauthorized use of the likeness. Is he asking for a bunch of money from Indiana Jones’ new owner, Disney? You bet! Is his attorney a bankruptcy attorney from Illinois? Of course! Should this lawsuit be thrown out so hard it breaks the sound barrier? Damn skippy!

Just wait until Westinghouse hears about the fridge in the film!

**A story about Captain America that is cool

**Robert Zemeckis was doing the press rounds because of Flight and said that the Roger Rabbit 2 script is written and they are just waiting for Disney to get around to financing it. It would be hand drawn and set in the past like the original, the only difference is it will be 3D.

**Tron 3 has gotten a writer and is going forward (probably due to Wreck-It Ralph making so much dough!) despite the second one being terrible and no one at all caring. When this gets close to release, it’s time to short Disney stock again…

**Speaking of Disney losing money, they’re also planning to do a Don Quixote flick with Johnny Depp, but it doesn’t look like it’s the famous The Man Who Killed Don Quixote film that Terry Gilliam was making at one point with Depp when everything fell apart as shown in the documentary Lost in La Mancha.

**Ready Player One‘s author Ernie Cline is writing a new book called Armada and it’s already optioned for a film at Universal. All we know is:

the ultimate wish fulfillment to every videogame fan on the planet.

Yeah, yeah, yeah, it’s The Last Starfighter except with more gamer callbacks.

**Lifetime and Jennifer Love Hewitt are bringing us Mrs. G’s Bigger Love, which is based on a few fantasy posts at the blog Derfwad Manor. The posts are a gender-reversal of Big Love, where the character Gatticio is a female polygamist married to Hollywood hunks like George Clooney, Brad Pitt, and Ben Affleck. You can read some of the entries via this link near the bottom. It took me a minute to figure out that this was just a few posts being optioned and not the blog itself, which is a middle age woman blog and outside the scope of a blog I would read at all. The gender reversal and fantasy aspects should do well on Lifetime, and hopefully we get some cool internet freak out action once the rest of the world catches wind of Mrs. G’s Bigger Love.

**Kevin Smith basically announced he’s doing Clerks 3 via Twitter. That’s all we know at this point.

**Can’t Stop the Movies meets Dodes’ka-den!

**It’s a CRIMEWAVE! at TheCulturalGutter!

**FourDK goes to the isle of Iodo!

**Exploderbutton presses The Rains of Ranchipur and Bonjour Tristesse!

**NinjaDixon must take some Executive Action!

**The Deadly Doll meets the Junkyard Dog!

**Monster Island Resort chats about gore!

**Here is a Hungarian Star Wars poster from 1977
Hungarian Star Wars

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Posted by Tars Tarkas - December 7, 2012 at 4:21 pm

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Say hello to my little remake! – Scarface remake gets a new writer!

Scarface
That rumored Scarface remake inched closer to reality when a writer got attached. Paul Attanasio is set to rewrite the David Ayer script. Now, before all you people with Scarface posters and underoos get upset, remember the beloved film that you hero worship Tony Montana for is a remake itself. Universal is careful to say this isn’t a remake or sequel, but a film that takes the common elements of the first two films about an immigrant entering a criminal organization and taking it over through violence and ambition.

So basically a remake.

Just don’t tell Universal that if they say a remake isn’t a remake, it’s still a remake. Because they’ll probably respond with several paragraphs of brain-melding garbage that if deciphered will be a road map explaining everything wrong with Hollywood ever. I do hope they don’t decide to reuse the element from the original Scarface that caused Harold Lloyd’s brother Gaylord Lloyd to be shot in the eye with live ammunition while visiting the set.

via Deadline

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Posted by Tars Tarkas - October 17, 2012 at 11:36 am

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Hungry Hungry Hippos….will be a REAL FILM????!!

Hungry Hungry Hippos Brian Cook
What in the flying monkey crap is happening to Earth, planet of humans, that makes jokes reality? Are we being zapped with Ironic Reality Rays from the Evil Skeletor and his gang of baddies? Because suddenly, everyone’s favorite joke board game movie will actually be a real movie! Hasbro has signed deals to bring more of their properties to the big screen. In addition to reviving the long-in-production Monopoly flick and optioning Action Man for some reason, Hungry Hungry Hippos is the third property in the deal with Emmett/Furla Films giving Hasbro the dump trucks full of cash it needs to get these films in production through their Universal subsidiary. Don’t worry, each film will cost less than $100 million, that way they will only lose lots of money instead of a ton of money.

Monopoly will be the first of the three films, probably because a lot of the ground work has already been done over the years. Ridley Scott is still listed as a producer, but I do not know if they will continue with the “guy wakes up in a Monopoly world” plot that was rumored years ago. All the films are being marketed as family films.

Emmett/Furla is also bankrolling The Tomb, Two Guns, and Broken City, so they’re posed to become very very rich. Which they will need when no one watches these Hasbro films. I mean, I can’t wait for Hungry Hungry Hippos!

I actually seriously can’t wait.

Via LATimes
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Posted by Tars Tarkas - October 4, 2012 at 11:22 am

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Time to major in Dragonology!

Who doesn’t like the Dragonology books? Fools, mostly, but also some idiots. The Dragonology books and similar styled sequels are visual treats, books styled like a journal of old with drawings and charts, set in a world where dragons are real and have their own ecologies. Though the books only had a loose narrative, it is enough that something cool could be done, and the universe has only grown in scope. The choice of Dragonology as a film sounds rad, even with the unfortunate fact it’s going through Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci’s production house via Universal. Hopefully they won’t do anything except put their name on it, because they’re going to be busy writing The Amazing Spider-Man 2: Web Harder. Dragonology has a lot of potential, but it is also loose enough that it could go in any direction. It will be easy to make a good film, a little work to make a great film, but it’s also easy to make an awful awful film. Will Dr. Ernest Drake kick some butt? Or be a rapping granny?

via THR

Dragonology

No one calls us "Puff"!

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Posted by Tars Tarkas - August 29, 2012 at 7:00 pm

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Universal giving us a Lego Hero Factory film

For those of you who don’t Lego unless it is to say “Leggo my Eggo!”, Hero Factory is the Lego line created to replace Bionicle, there old cool line of Lego figures that my nephew really liked, but I guess no one else did. So instead, Hero Factory just became more blatantly alien fighting robots. There is a huge complex back story that you can waste lots of time reading about if you’re bored at work.

from Wikipedia

Far away in an entirely different galaxy than our own, there lies the surreal and high-tech Makuhero City, home to the Hero Factory, where new robotic heroes are built every day. The factory was created by the wise architect of Makuhero City, Mr. Makuro, with the intention of upholding peace and prosperity throughout the universe, fighting the worst villains and monsters from all over the galaxy. The main story revolves around the Hero Factory Alpha Team and their allied rookie heroes combating evil on several different planets.

Despite the fact several of the robots have names like XPlode, Drilldozer, Raw-Jaw, Natalie Breez, Rocka, Jawblade, and Splitface, this is not a line of porn stars. As demonstrated by Battleship’s awesome opening weekend haul, the public is really hungry for blatant Transformer ripoffs. Oh, wait, I seem to be reporting news from an alternate reality where Battleship wasn’t a giant bomb. Sorry about that.

Michael Finch and Alex Litvak are in negotiations to write, but that is it for “attached” people at the moment.

This will be completely separate from the other Lego Movie being developed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller (the 21 Jump Street directors) which is due out in 2014 and will be awesome. This one better be awesome, too, because they really should have just made a Lego Monster Fighters movie!

Via BeyondHollywood

Hero Factory

We're blatant ripoffs of Transmorphers, not Transformers! Get it right or pay the price!

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Posted by Tars Tarkas - May 24, 2012 at 9:46 am

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