Friday, September 17, 2010

"PRIEST" CHARACTER POSTERS. "PARADISE LOST" FILM. PARAMOUNT WORKING ON "DEADLIEST WARRIOR" MOVIE. "VOLTRON: DEFENDER OF THE UNIVERSE" CONCEPT ART

The first thing I have for you today are four cool character posters for the sf vampire epic "Priest" which premieres next year. Starring Paul Bettany, Karl Urban, Stephen Moyer, Cam Gigandet, Madchen Amick, Christopher Plummer and Maggie Q this dystopian film will follow a warrior priest who breaks his sacred vows to Church after his niece gets abducted by a murderous pack of vampires, and goes on a quest to find her before she turns into a vampire as well. He is joined on his adventure by a trigger-fingered young wasteland sheriff, and a former Warrior Priestess who possesses otherworldly fighting skills.

Although the plot is still kept as secret, Paramount Pictures will make a big-screen adaptation of Spike TV's hit series "Deadliest Warrior". The popular TV series has put history's greatest warriors against one another to determine who reigns supreme using modern science and the latest CGI technology, and the comments from world-class fighters, historians and weapons experts. The show had battles like Spartan vs Ninja, Viking vs Samurai, Pirate vs Knight, Comanche vs Mongol. This could be a helluva intriguing film.

We've been hearing, for more than a decade now, how Hollywood is preparing a film adaptation of John Milton's famous epic poem "Paradise Lost" but now it's official - Alex Proyas has been hired to direct it for the Legendary Pictures. As you know Milton's "Paradise Lost" was about the epic battle between archangels Michael and Lucifer and this is going to be an action movie with 3D aerial battles. I'm excited already.


And if you liked watching "Voltron" animated series as kids, you will be happy to hear that "Voltron: Defender of the Universe" film is in preparation and you can check out the first concept art. "Voltron" follows five Galaxy Alliance pilots who control vehicles shaped like lions that combine and form the massive sword-wielding Voltron robot in order to battle an evil menace. The film itself will be set in post-apocalyptic New York City and Mexico.

15 comments:

  1. Alex Proyas is an excellent choice! His movies are so visual.

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  2. yep, and this one really has to be totally visual!

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  3. I don't like Voltron being set on Earth. It lessens the fantastic.

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  4. my hubby loves that deadliest warrior show. he'll be excited to hear a movie's coming! :)

    i don't think i've ever seen karl urban look that scary before... that is him isn't it?

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  5. Wow Priest gives us hope that perhaps the Good n' Evil storyline will give us an insane view of
    this dynamic. One can hope~ Great cast! 3D
    I have mixed feelings about this, usually gives me a headache!

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  6. Really cool! Some really cool films are coming out.

    CD

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  7. The Priest sounds a bit too scary for me...

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  8. Thanks for the previews into these movies. Anything set in post apocyptic New York is a setting I will like. What was it Bogart advised the Nazi in Casablanca when they talked about invading New York ... Stay out of the Bronx?

    Stephen Tremp

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  9. I'm still doubtful about Priest, but I'm glad that there's an actual vampire as the antagonist as opposed to the 'monsters' from the trailer.

    I'm excited for the Paradise Lost movie, I'm a fan of the original epic so hopefully justice will be done to it :)

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  10. @Budd
    I totally agree. I also don't like when everything has to be made dark or put on Earth in order for people to relate to it. I also don't like that they've put Smurfs into city instead of leaving them in their happy little wood, but Hollywood ain't asking for our opinion :(((

    @Vics
    honestly, I'm not sure, they say it's him but I know my Karl and that doesn't look like him.

    @Eliie
    I also don't like 3D. I hear they are even making the covers of magazines with naked ladies in 3D now!

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  11. @Clarissa
    glad you like it

    @Avalon
    Paul will be there to protect you :)

    @Stephen
    you live in NY? :)))

    @Jamie
    yes, PARADISE LOST could be a great epic if made right!

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  12. Interesting... Deadliest Warrior is awesome, Spartan rules! Don't know what to make of a feature film for it though. Paradise Lost could be good, hopefully they don't make it a full-fledged action flick.

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  13. I'm also waiting to see how will they make a film out of it!

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  14. Finally some classic literature. Hope they don't hoke up Paradise Lost. I'm with Stephen Tremp on the movie version of Dante's Inferno. Has Rime of the Ancient Mariner ever been turned into a movie story?

    Lee
    Tossing It Out

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  15. No, I don't recall ANCIENT MARINER film, but it would be a spooky one, I still remember how many hours I had spent preparing it for my literature exam at college :)

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