Peter Jackson’s bloated Hobbit trilogy wraps with the final chapter The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies which he gave fans a sneak peek at over the weekend at Comic-Con. Warner Bros. has now released the trailer first seen in Hall H at the convention, in which the heroes of Middle Earth must contend with the ferocious dragon Smaug and the fast-mobilizing forces of Sauron, the latter of which took center stage in The Lord Of The Rings. Here’s the new look at the December 17 release set to hit theaters in 3D, 2D, IMAX, and the awful High Frame Rate 3D.
July 29, 2014 | Categories: Trailers | Tags: Action, Actors, Art, Classic, Comic Book Movies, Controversial, Cult, Dragon, Dwarves, Elves, Franchise, Gandalf, Hollywood, Icons, Images, Independent, J R R Tolkein, Legend, Peter Jackson, Remakes, Sauron, Sci-Fi, Smaug, Suspense, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, Thriller, Video Clips, Violence | 1 Comment
Finally, The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies poster was released at Comic Con… that means this bloated series will soon be over…
July 24, 2014 | Categories: Posters | Tags: Action, Actors, Art, Awards, Bilbo Baggins, Blockbuster, British, Classic, Comic Book Movies, Comic-Con-2014, Controversial, Cult, Disturbing, Dragon, Franchise, Gandalf, Hollywood, Icons, Images, Legend, Lord of the Rings, Peter Jackson, Possession, Post Apocalyptic, Sci-Fi, Smaug, Suspense, Thriller, Violence | Leave a comment
For the first time, iconic sci-fi writer Harlan Ellison has allowed a film to be developed based on Repent, Harlequin! Said The Ticktock Man, the seminal story he published in Galaxy magazine in 1965. Ellison has granted an option directly to J. Michael Straczynski, whose recent credits include helping to fix World War Z, Thor, the TV series Babylon 5 and Sense8, the upcoming Netflix series he is doing with Lana and Andy Wachowski. He also wrote the incredible Rising Stars series for Image Comics… much better than the similarly themed Heroes television series.
The story is about Everett C. Marm, an ordinary man who disguises himself as the anarchical Harlequin and engages in whimsical rebellion against the Ticktock Man. The trouble is that if he is found out, the government could stop his heart at long distance if they learn who he is. Straczynski sees the cautionary tale as especially relevant in a post-Arab Spring and Occupy Wall Street environment, or even Edward Snowden, in a story of a man who goes against the system and must pay the price for his actions. Now that the script is done, Straczynski will look for production partners and a director, and the first parties he will approach will be Peter Jackson and Guillermo del Toro. Ellison’s story won the 1966 Hugo Award and the 1965 Nebula Award, among others.
February 19, 2014 | Categories: NEWS: Science Fiction | Tags: Action, Art, Classic, Comic Book Movies, Controversial, Cult, Guillermo Del Toro, Harlan Ellison, Harlequin, Heroes television series, Horror, Icons, Images, Independent, J. Michael Straczynski, Lana and Andy Wachowski, Legend, Netflix, Peter Jackson, Sci-Fi, Science Fiction, Suspense, Thriller, Violence, World War z | Leave a comment