Comic Con: Day Two on Friday upped the ante on Nerdtastic film and TV news for fans. One story, in particular, has even us getting our ‘Nerd on!
With panels that included ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ and ‘Robocop’ leading the way from upcoming films, a surprise horror film has generated some excitement here at Flixnerd.
Early in the day, the ‘Red Band’ trailer for Vin Diesel’s ‘Riddick’ went viral on Friday. The new film appears to follow more closely in tone to the original entry in the action-sci fi franchise, ‘Pitch Black’ which really launched Diesel’s career.
‘Riddick: Rule the Dark’ premieres in theaters September 6
‘Robocop’ is one of the more interesting reboot-remakes slated for 2014. The original quickly became a cult classic for its unique blend of action, over-the-top violence, and satiric view. The unfortunate sequels may have diluted the impact of the original film. As a young audience member seeing ‘Robocop’ in the theater in 1987, however, I was blown away.
The new film stars Joel Kinnaman (from AMC TV’s ‘The Killing’) and includes Gary Oldman and Michael Keaton as the doctor who robotically prosthetizes hero cop Murphy and the evil corporate exec at OCP, respectively.
Although rumors abound that Columbia Pictures and MGM will push for a PG-13 rating (a huge disservice to fans of the original) Flixnerd has a very open mind on this latest in the trend of revisits to older genre movies.
With Samuel L. Jackson also on board, we can expect at least one “motherf***er” from the new ‘Robocop.’
‘Nothing Left to Fear’ was, until Comic Con, a film that had not yet pegged our genre radar. After seeing the video interview with rock music icon Slash below, the film has our attention.
‘Nothing Left to Fear’ does not yet have a release date. Depending on how widely viewed the Slash interview spreads, that may change in very short order.
Slash, also known as Saul Hudson, is producing the film as well as contributing original music to its soundtrack.
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Andrew Garfield and new villain Jamie Foxx took to famed Comic Con “Hall H” on Friday to discuss the return of the famed Marvel Comics web-slinger.
Garfield returns as ‘Peter Parker/Spider-Man’ in the sequel scheduled to hit theaters in 2014. Foxx appears as ‘Electro,’ a man who can control electricity and with a major chip on his shoulder towards society.
At the panel, Garfield hinted that he would love to see Spidey make an appearance alongside marvel’s other cinematic goldmine, ‘The Avengers’ in the future. Hugh Jackman (Wolverine) has also echoed similar sentiments about having Marvel characters “cross-over” into other properties.
Jackman stated, “I believe – maybe I’m optimistic, I understand at Marvel they’ve got The Avengers, they’ve got a lot of big things going on, but at some point I just find it almost impossible that there’s not a way to bring Iron Man, all the Avengers characters, Wolverine, the X-Men characters, Spider-Man, and somehow get them in together. I’m in for it, I’m totally up for it because I think that would be really exciting for fans across the board.” (Source: NME)
Video courtesy of Hitfix.com