Posts Tagged ‘Babylon 5’

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‘BATTLE: LOS ANGELES’ – Trailers, Poster, Viral Site

November 16, 2010

'BATTLE: LOS ANGELES' Teaser Poster


Source: IMDB, ReportThreats.org

Directed by Jonathan Liebesman and set for release on March 11, 2011, ‘BATTLE: LOS ANGELES’ (internationally known as ‘WORLD INVASION: BATTLE LA’) stars; Aaron Eckhart (THE DARK KNIGHT, ANY GIVEN SUNDAY), Michelle Rodriguez (MACHETE, AVATAR), Bridget Moynahan, and Michael Peña (THE SHIELD).

Plot: A Marine platoon faces off against an alien invasion in Los Angeles.

Viral site too. Check it out HERE.

‘BATTLE: LOS ANGELES’ (U.S. trailer)

‘WORLD INVASION: BATTLE LA’ (INTL trailer)

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UNDERWORLD 4 Gets A Director

November 16, 2010

KATE BECKINSALE confirmed to return for UNDERWORLD 4


Source: HollywoodReporter.com

Swedish directing team Mans Marlind and Bjorn Stein have been hired to direct Underworld 4 for Screen Gems and Lakeshore Entertainment.

Kate Beckinsale is set to return as vampire warrior Selene.

Production is set to start in March 2011 in Vancouver. John Hlavin wrote the script, which underwent revisions by comics writer and The Changeling scribe J. Michael Straczynski.

Read more HERE.

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JAMES CAMERON’s Next Movie(s) Will Be AVATAR 2 And 3

October 27, 2010

JAMES CAMERON


Source: ComingSoon.net

Fox Filmed Entertainment Chairmen Jim Gianopulos and Tom Rothman announced today that Academy Award-winning filmmaker James Cameron has agreed to make Avatar 2 and 3 as his next films.

Cameron, who had always viewed “Avatar” as the creation of a new world and mythology, will begin work on the scripts early next year with an eye towards commencing production later in 2011. Cameron will decide if he will shoot the films back-to-back after he completes the scripts, but the release of the first, as yet untitled sequel, is targeted for December 2014, with the third film contemplated for a December 2015 release.

Read more HERE.

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New ‘SKYLINE’ Trailer Posted – ID4-esque Alien Invasion Tale On Steroids

September 30, 2010

'SKYLINE' Movie Poster


Source: IMDB, ShockTillYouDrop.com

New trailer for SKYLINE adds a lot more clarity on the ID4-esque alien invasion story coming out in November. THRALL WORLD had some initial concerns about strength of story as it had a very ROLAND EMMERICH feel to it. But those concerns are gone with the new preview.

Directed by Colin and Greg Strause (ALIENS VS. PREDATOR: REQUIEM) and set for release on November 12, 2010, ‘SKYLINE’ stars; Eric Balfour, Scottie Thompson, Donald Faison, David Zayas and Crystal Reed.

Plot summary: After a late night party, a group of friends are awoken in the dead of the night by an eerie light beaming through the window. Like moths to a flame, the light source is drawing people outside before they suddenly vanish into the air. They soon discover an otherwordly force is swallowing the entire human population off the face of the earth. Now our band of survivors must fight for their lives as the world unravels around them.

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Confirmed: STAR WARS Trilogies Headed For 3D Makeover

September 29, 2010

EPISODE I - THE PHANTOM MENACE will be the first of the 6 STAR WARS movies to be converted into 3D


Source: DailyMail.co.uk, ComingSoon.net

As previously posted on THRALL WORLD earlier this year, Lucas has been jonesing to upgrade the dual trilogies on the heels of the success of AVATAR.

Director and franchise owner George Lucas has confirmed all six [STAR WARS] films in the series will be converted into 3D.

Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace is expected to be released in 2012, with the rest to follow.

Read more HERE.

Then again, we all saw the mediocre after-the-fact 3D conversion of the CLASH OF THE TITANS remake. Lucasfilm seems aware of the potential for a let down:

“Getting good results on a stereo conversion is a matter of taking the time and getting it right,” said John Knoll, Visual Effects Supervisor for Industrial Light & Magic. “It takes a critical and artistic eye along with an incredible attention to detail to be successful. It is not something that you can rush if you want to expect good results. For Star Wars we will take our time, applying everything we know both aesthetically and technically to bring audiences a fantastic new Star Wars experience.”

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CONFIRMED: KATE BECKINSALE Officially On Board For UNDERWORLD 4

September 25, 2010

KATE BECKINSALE confirmed to return for UNDERWORLD 4


Source: ComingSoon.net

Kate clearly banking on long term franchise potential a la MILLA JOVOVICH/RESIDENT EVIL. BABYLON 5 ultra-genius creator involved with story can’t hurt. Underworld 4 is a movie THRALL WORLD is very much looking forward to after the strong rebound tale that was RISE OF THE LYCANS.

Kate Beckinsale has officially signed on to return as the Death Dealer Selene in Screen Gems and Lakeshore Entertainment’s Underworld 4.

The film, written by John Hlavin with revisions by J. Michael Straczynski, is currently looking for a director.

Read more HERE.

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‘SKYLINE’ Trailer, Poster, Plot Details – New Twist On Alien Invasion Hits This November

August 19, 2010

'SKYLINE' Movie Poster


Source: IMDB, ShockTillYouDrop.com

Another ID4-esque alien invasion story coming out in November. The “particles” floating around are actually humans being sucked into the giant space machine – which actually looks kind of humorous.. unless of course it’s you being sucked up.. Which doesn’t quite sound right typed.. but hey – it doesn’t quite look right in the trailer either… With any luck the story will be strong enough to lend that visual some credibility.

Directed by Colin and Greg Strause (ALIENS VS. PREDATOR: REQUIEM) and set for release on November 12, 2010, ‘SKYLINE’ stars; Eric Balfour, Scottie Thompson, Donald Faison, David Zayas and Crystal Reed.

Plot summary: After a late night party, a group of friends are awoken in the dead of the night by an eerie light beaming through the window. Like moths to a flame, the light source is drawing people outside before they suddenly vanish into the air. They soon discover an otherwordly force is swallowing the entire human population off the face of the earth. Now our band of survivors must fight for their lives as the world unravels around them.


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‘AVATAR’ Sequel Update: Movie To Focus On Pandora’s Ocean

April 21, 2010

Still from 'AVATAR'


Source: ComingSoon.net

JAMES CAMERON on the focus of an ‘AVATAR’ sequel:

“Part of my focus in the second film is in creating a different environment – a different setting within Pandora. And I’m going to be focusing on the ocean on Pandora, which will be equally rich and diverse and crazy and imaginative…”

Read more HERE.

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‘STAR WARS’ In 3D? GEORGE LUCAS “Very Interested” In Upgrading All Six Movies

April 19, 2010

'STAR WARS' Movie Poster


Source: IGN.com

Not too big of a stretch considering the AVATAR 3D experience was so successful financially. No specifics on when as of yet.

“George [Lucas] has publicly expressed an interest in doing Star Wars 3D. Right now there are a number of different technologies, there’s some criticism out there about some of the movies that have quickly changed to 3D, so you have to pick the right technology, you have to get it to a cost that makes sense, and you have to have the time of the director and producer — George — to actually go in there, because you can’t push a button and stuff goes in one end and comes out 3D…

“Saying all that, George remains very interested in doing the Star Wars movies, all six, in 3D, and I hope it will happen someday in the not too distant future.”

Read more HERE.

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DAVID LYNCH Turned Down Offer By GEORGE LUCAS To Direct ‘RETURN OF THE JEDI’ – Here’s Why

December 10, 2009

DAVID LYNCH


Source: FORA.tv

THRALL WORLD stumbled across this interesting interview with LOST HIGHWAY and MULHOLLAND DRIVE director DAVID LYNCH who chats about a date he had with Star Wars creator GEORGE LUCAS sometime before the third and final installment of the hugely popular Star Wars franchise; RETURN OF THE JEDI was filmed. The purpose of the get-together? Lucas offering Lynch chance to direct the aformentioned and iconic movie.

Couple of quick notes – this offer came before Lynch was to inevitably direct the much criticized DUNE science fiction movie (which THRALL WORLD loved).

Also, in the interview Lynch mentions how Lucas showed him some pre-production artwork for “wookies”. This may have been wookie art or it may have actually been ewok art – we may never find out for sure – but if it was in fact ewok art then we can see how Lynch might have passed on the opportunity.

DEAD EWOK Action Figure

We all know by now that the ewoks weakened the Jedi movie by about a billion-fold. They clearly made the stormtroopers look much less dangerous and when Emperer Palpatine says “An entire legion of my BEST troops” is supposedly guarding the shield that is enveloping the presumed unfinished Death Star you really have to wonder what the heck was up with those clones!? For 20 years the ewoks would end up being an unfortunate testament to Lucas’s claim that the Star Wars movies were in fact geared more towards children as opposed to teens or adults.

But all does end well – eventually Lucas would make up for his error and we would all end up seeing the missing REVENGE OF THE WOOKIES scenes in the brilliant ‘REVENGE OF THE SITH’ installment. And with that in mind, if you go back and try to re-imagine that the ewoks are in fact wookies and not the other way around then you can reclaim a bit of that danger needed to give JEDI the weight it needed to be a fantastic overcoming-overwhelming-odds final act in one of the greatest stories ever told.

Check out the interview portion that deals with Star Wars below and the entire interview HERE.



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