Movie News Grab Bag

Published 7 years ago by

Hey gang… man, one of the downsides of being a computer geek is getting sucked into the back-end stuff when redesigning a website. I’ve been so busy trying to fine tune thing (thanks for the suggestions!) and trying to fix bugs that I haven’t been doing any movie news coverage.

So here’s my little attempt at a bit of catch up on what’s popped up over the last few days.

- There’s a new muppet movie coming and supposedly it will be faithful to what we’ve come to know and love about the little fellas. – Ain’t It Cool

- Transformers 2 has a title: Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen. I can’t wait (yeah, that was sarcasm). – Superhero Hype

- Transporter 3 is on the way starring Jason Statham once again and there’s a French trailer out for it. I think he’s an awesome action star and he’s back in the franchise that launched his career. I didn’t think the second one was as good as the original and I imagine this one will dive even deeper into unapologetic total-action flick land. – Allocine

- Ain’t It Cool has some pics from the NY Licensing show including the first Terminator 4 poster and a poster for (God help us) the next Robocop movie. – Ain’t It Cool

- The Smurfs movie is moving forward. I have nothing to say about this other than it’s giving me flashbacks to an old girlfriend. – Cinematical

- There are a bunch of new action-packed images from The Dark Knight out that I haven’t had a chance to upload here yet. Check ‘em out at the link. Comic Book Movie

- More news on the Pixar-helmed John Carter of Mars. It’ll be the first non-kid-targeting movie for them but I have utter and complete faith in the gang over there. – Film School Rejects

- Hayden Christensen threatens to do more Jumper movies. – First Showing

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  1. Transporter 2 was terrible, i hope 3 is good.

    I can’t wait for Transformers 2, I’m pretty sure it will be one of the best theatre-experiences ever.

    I look forward to more jumper movies because i know sequels would heavily improve upon the first which had tons of potential but I still enjoyed it alot.

    I wonder how Smurfs would look like on bigscreen and what kinda storyline would validate it even going to theatres? I think a new robo-cop could be really awesome if done well, the poster background gives props to the classics. Im sure the original robocop will have a cameo as well.

  2. Revenge of the Fallen? Assuming this isn’t just part of the Michael Bay’s promised disinformation campaign, it’s possible they may have hit on the one character for whom these horror movie monster designs might work. The problem, though, is do they really want to include a character with so many supernatural overtones in “the most realistic take on Transformers ever.”

    While I doubt Orci & Kurtzman could do the story of The Fallen justice, and I certainly don’t believe Bayformers 2 will be better than Bayformers 1, I have to admit, the possibilities implied by the title intrigue me.

    Maybe, if I get free tickets again, I’ll check it out, but even using free tickets last time I wanted a refund.

  3. {{a new muppet movie coming and supposedly it will be faithful to what we’ve come to know and love…}}

    If there’s anything we need in a muppet movie, it’s continuity and careful attention to the mythology.

  4. Not only the muppet movie. I heard they are wanting; or are doin’ a Fragle Rock movie. I think, probably wrong.

  5. fragle rock? haha, It’s unthinkable how many movies are coming out based on tv shows and movies of the past

  6. There are no original ideas left in Hollywood

  7. I think the Dark Knight will be the Grown-up Comics-to-film adaptation this year…Iron Man was great from a summer fun blockbuster and Hulk will be good because it will be better than the first hulk film…But TDK will be so much more serious with the dark undertones and the joker being a maniacal freak and the transformation of Harvey Dent…HUGE SPOILER HERE…..death of Rachel Dawes, etc.

  8. Pixar will nail the John Carter film..They have the Midas touch and I see no reason why it won’t continue with this film

  9. Hey Vic

    How long til the smurf movie, is it much longer, is it much longer, is it much longer? Sorry…anybody who saw the original show might get that…

  10. Who’s directing Transporter 3

  11. lol, 5 messages in a row,

    Olivier Megaton is directing Transporter 3

    As for Smurfs, it seems is was estimated a while back to come out this november but according to IMDB, its sometime 2009

    Hope that helps

  12. Thanks Rob

  13. Wasn’t there a Smurf’s movie out when the cartoon was actually popular? I was actually a fan (I know – 20 somethings were probably not the demographic – but hey they were cute little buggers), but maybe I’m thinking of a direct-to-video release.

    Do you think they are hoping to reboot the kids cartoon, or just relying on nostalgia?

  14. GI Joe has a burrowing vehicle??

    If they’re making a new Robocop that doesn’t match the dark humor and excessive violence of Verhoven, it will be crap. Verhoven said that he puts gratitious violence in some of his films as a means of releasing the pent-up tensions and frustrations of his past. Something to do with WW2 and stuff, I forgot what.

    Plus, Robocop was excellent because it used practical effects throughout. It’s a classic. A remake would definitely not be able to match the original.

    It’ll be a loser movie without Clarence Boddicker, too.

  15. A Smurfs movie would be unusual to say the least. I mean, how do you make a 90-minute skit of a guy and his evil cat trying to find ways to catch some little blue humanoids?