Apr 042011
 

While this might all be¬†technically news I stole, I couldn’t help but feel a little guilty at admitting that I work so extremely little to put up the news for the Breach. It just feels dirty. So, in the spirit of the Sleeper Cell reboot, we’re starting over. For 2011, I felt it would behoove me to pump myself up a little, so instead of¬†stealing news, we’ve bencome liberators. VIVA! So after a nice greasey fried shrimp dinner, I loaded up on white mocha and started emancipating. And, first thing’s first.

LIBERTY!

The word is out. Terminator 5 is going to happen. There’s no word yet on whether or not this will be a sequel to McG’s fine mess of a John Connor story (which I happened to enjoy. To hell with all you haters) or¬†another Hollywood reboot. Either way, I’d be willing to check out another terminator story. Even with (or maybe especially with) a naked CG arnold terrorizing any would-be protagonists. But, and it’s a big but, Justin Lin is scheduled to direct. And if that name doesn’t sound familiar, you’re forgiven. He does however have a couple of very high grossing movies under his belt. Which is the good news. The bad news is that they’re The Fast and the Furious sequels 3, 4 and 5. Crushing I know. And it makes it completely possible that by the time this nonsense is actually in theaters, we’ll all be clammoring for the return of McG. Color me terrified.

Mr. Furious

In other news, Henry Cavill’s career could be over before it begins. Which makes no sense. Still, Lee Pace was in the best movie of 2008, but it was directed by the apparently snake-bitten Tarsem Singh, and followed up his incredible performance as Roy Walker in The Fall with turns as bit characters in A Single Man, When in Rome and a starring role in … Marmaduke. Ouch. So while Tarsem’s new movie, Immortals, might be incredible, I can pretty much guarantee that only fans of The Fall (at least 20 of us) and people who want a first look at the next Superman are likely to see this in the theater. Hopefully I’m wrong, but with starring roles under directors Tarsem and Zack Snyder, Henry could already be toast.

Henry Theseus Kent

At least go see Immortals. Pegged for a November release (plenty of time to plan ahead), Immortals is a classic swords and sandals epic based on Greek mythology. “Supes” will be playing the minotaur-slaying hero Theseus who probably has to save the world or something from a power-mad King Hyperion (played by Mickey Rourke). Everyone’s looking for secret super-weapons and when everything hits the fan, expect a shirtless Cavill to start whuppin ass and wooing the foxy Frieda Pinto. I’m really really hoping this delivers exactly what I was promised with the horribly horrible Clash of the Titans remake.

King Mickey

Other Smaller News Bits:

Guy Ritchie is suspected to be in negotiations to direct Xerxes, the sequel to Zack Snyder’s good movie. Which is weird. And I can’t really imagine it. But, I’m doubting it’ll go through, because it just sounds too awesome. Like Darren Aronofsky doing Robocop or Gilly del Toro doing At the Mountains of Madness. Still, it’s fun to dream.

And speaking of Gilly, del Toro has announced his plans to film a 3-D stop-motion animation Pinocchio – music to be provided by Nick Cave (The Proposition, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford). So while this is probably fated to an unusual demise just like Mountains and just like Frankenstien, and just like Hobbit, he will eventually have to direct something.

helluva concept

Alice Eve (of She’s Out of My League and Sex and the City 2) has been cast as the daughter of Emma Thompson’s Agent Oh in Men in Black III. Oh, and there’s gonna be a MIIIB. Returning are Will the Thrill, Tommy Lee and a hopefully sober Rip Torn. Joining the cast are Alice Eve, Emma Thompson and Josh Brolin.

And finally, no shit, The Wicker Man (the original) has a sequel.

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  • http://www.mediabreach.com Adam

    Tarsem rules. I credit you with exposing me to The Fall and I really enjoyed it. I’ll be interested in this.

    Nice post, Zackers. Can I call you that?

    • Zack

      if you feel safer saying “Zackers” instead of ZacBeth just because of that silly curse, you shouldn’t worry. no one will be stabbed in the leg on MY stage

    • Anonymous

      if you feel safer saying “Zackers” instead of ZacBeth just because of that silly curse, you shouldn’t worry. no one will be stabbed in the leg on MY stage

  • Anonymous

    No amount of bad roles can kill my undying love for Lee Pace. Do you think he’s becoming the new Brendan Fraser?

    • Zack

      brendan fraser WISHES he could ever be in something as incredibly perfect as PUSHING DAISIES. i’m keeping the faith and have convinced myself Lee Pace will come out on top

    • Anonymous

      brendan fraser WISHES he could ever be in something as incredibly perfect as PUSHING DAISIES. i’m keeping the faith and have convinced myself Lee Pace will come out on top