Archive for May, 2010
Following last week’s news of J J Abrams’ latest hype-fest, Super 8, sneaking its way onto screens Brit director Christopher Nolan is hot on his heels with a new trailer for Inception. The third trailer shows a little bit more of what to expect from Nolan’s upcoming, super-secret, super-complex thriller. With cast and crew still tight-lipped about the film, despite the upcoming July release, it’s probably best to make the most of this video and start throwing wild theories about what is going on across the internet in the hope that you might just land on something eventually. Despite the confusion though, this looks absolutely stunning and comparisons are already being drawn to the first Matrix film in relation to the technical accomplishments of Inception. There’s a little bit more on the narrative here as well, with shots of what we can assume is mind thief Leonardo Di Caprio’s wife and a few scenes with Michael Caine looking cool.
Check out the trailer here and, please, if you have any idea what is happening, let me know.
Mind melting producer/writer J J Abrams is back – or so it would seem at least. According to HitFlix the trailer for a new project he is currently working on is set to be unleashed in cinemas across America this Thursday.
The project, being called Super 8 by the website, is rumoured to be connected to Abrams’ bizarre monster-mash Cloverfield in some way or another – although exactly how remains characteristicly unclear.
Writers over at Vulture seem convinced from an insider that the trailer shows a group of youngsters making a film on an old Super 8 camera. When they develop the footage however they see an alien in the picture. Rumours are also abound that the trailer will be set in the 70s and is shot as a prequel of sorts to Cloverfield rather than a sequel.
The only thing that seems to be set in stone is that Abrams himself won’t be directing, and is likely to take a producer credit on the project as he did with Cloverfield and Lost.
The trailer is due to be shown alongside screenings of Iron Man 2 and will be unleashed onto the internet shortly afterwards for the world to see.
In other mind-bashing news Warner Bros have released a synopsis for Christopher Nolan’s upcoming future-heist-no-one-has-any-idea-what-the-hell-it’s-about, Inception.
Up until now cast and cre have remained tight lipped about the film, refusing to confirm even the name of the film unless they were 100ft underground, in a sealed plastic room swept for bugs on a second by second basis.
Word from the bosses is thus:
“Acclaimed filmmaker Christopher Nolan directs an international cast in an original sci-fi actioner that travels around the globe and into the intimate and infinite world of dreams. Dom Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio) is a skilled thief, the absolute best in the dangerous art of extraction, stealing valuable secrets from deep within the subconscious during the dream state, when the mind is at its most vulnerable.
“Cobb’s rare ability has made him a coveted player in this treacherous new world of corporate espionage, but, it has also made him an international fugitive and cost him everything he has ever loved. Now Cobb is being offered a chance at redemption.
“One last job could give him his life back but only if he can accomplish the impossible — inception. Instead of the perfect heist, Cobb and his team of specialists have to pull off the reverse: their task is not to steal an idea but to plant one. If they succeed, it could be the perfect crime.
“But, no amount of careful planning or expertise can prepare the team for the dangerous enemy that seems to predict their every move. An enemy that only Cobb could have seen coming. This summer, your mind is the scene of the crime.”
In a late entry for the weirdest film news of the day award, word has reached the debris-strewn shores of Chad Cinema that Iron Man 2 director Jon Favreau has signed up Moon’s Sam Rockwell to star in his upcoming western-meets-sci-fi-invasion flick, Cowboys and Aliens.
The news comes alongside last week’s release of the superhero sequel and will see Rockwell lining up alongside Harrison Ford, Daniel Craig and Olivia Wilde in the film – which sees Apaches and cowboys uniting forces to fend of an invasion of alien attackers in the wild west, obviously.
Rockwell is set to star as Doc, a saloon owner who gives up flogging the sauce to fend off the otherworldly invaders. Rumour has it that the role was originally written for a heavyset beefcake but Favreau amended the part to suit the actor after they got to know each other on the Iron Man 2 set.
Coming tomorrow: Danny De Vito signs in Jolly Green Giant biopic and News of an Orson Welles screenplay for ‘Robin Hood – Zombie Fighter’