Friday, January 13, 2012

DRAMATIC TRAILER FOR S.KOREAN OSCAR ENTRY "THE FRONT LINE"! 1ST POSTER FOR "THE WORDS" WITH BRADLEY COOPER & JEREMY IRONS! "ONE HUNDRED PERCENT LUNAR BOY" SF FILM! DISNEY TO MAKE "HOVERCAR" SF ACTION

 You know how much HOLLYWOOD SPY loves sf movies, and today I have a piece of news on one such film: "Variety" has revealed today that famous Russian Kazakh gone Hollywood director Timur
Bekmambetov (you know him for NIGHT and DAY WATCH, WANTED and ABRAHAM LINCOLN VAMPIRE HUNTER and he is also doing THE CASEBOOK OF VICTOR FRANKENSTEIN and MOBY DICK) has found himself a new project. It will be a movie adaptation of Stephen Tunney's sf novel ONE HUNDRED PERCENT LUNAR BOY, in which the story is set 2000 years in the future, with 16-year-old Hieronymus Rexaphin, who lives on the now colonized moon, where he meets a girl from Earth who is inexplicably drawn to him because of his special condition, which gives him the ability to see the future path of time and matter.

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Another new sf project for Disney (after they release their sf epic JOHN CARTER this March) is the adaptation of HOVERCAR book from
Matthew Riley. As "MovieWeb" reports the story is set in a future where people travel via hovering cars, and hovercar racing is an elite sport. The story centers on a young man who enters an internationally-renowned racing school. You can also check out the interesting first poster for THE WORDS which comes out next year and, starring Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Irons, Dennis Quaid, Olivia Wilde and Zoe Saldana, follows a struggling writer who publishes a lost manuscript under his own name and then discovers the price he must pay for stealing another author's work.

The only trailer I have for you today, on the very slow week when it comes to film news, is for South Korea's official Oscar entry for Best Foreign Film THE FRONT LINE which hits US cinemas next week. Towards the end of the Korean War, an uneasy ceasefire is
ordered, but out on the Eastern front line of the Aerok Hills  fierce fighting continues. A race to capture this strategic point to determine a new border between the two Koreas is the ultimate prize. At the Eastern border stands the "Alligator Company," known to be the best soldiers on the front line. They are the only unit to have survived the worst battle of the war at Pohang. When a South Korean bullet is found in the dead body of a company commander, Lieutenant of Defense Security Command Kang Eun-Pyo is ordered to investigate Alligator Company for the murder. Upon arrival, Kang Eun-Pyo is immediately shocked at the state of the soldiers, the conditions on the front, and the presence of Kim Soo-Hyuk, a former friend he believed to be dead. With a truce promised for years but no end in sight, one man struggles to make sense of a crime in the face of countless lives sacrificed for war. Don't forget to also check out Serbian Oscar entry MONTE VIDEO, GOD BLESS YOU and the Chinese one FLOWERS OF WAR.

40 comments:

  1. The Moonrise Kingdom trailer made my day, today.

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    1. I've seen it, but I don't like the cast, so I opted to go international with the Korean trailer :)

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  2. The front line looks like one of those movies that's going to get mixed reviews

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    1. Well I meant like for example Battle Los Angeles some people loved the movie and everyone who had a sense of the basic requirements of a good movie thought it was awful.

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    2. yes, but u can't really compare a serious Oscar competing drama based on true events and BATTLE LOS ANGELES :)

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  3. Uh, I liked Battle Los Angeles. I thought it was cheesy good fun. :)*hides head*

    This trailer was mesmerizing and I hope it gets released in a theater somewhat close to me so I don't have to drive all over to see it.

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    1. I wish you could see Serbian candidate MONTE VIDEO, GOD BLESS, too, Melsy, it is possible that it is played somewhere in Chicago, since the city has about 300,000 Serbs :) It's the second biggest Serbian city in the world after Belgrade LOL :)

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  4. Oh, you know I'm intrigued by that poster for The Words. And The Front Line looks like it might be a difficult film to watch, but it also looks really good. The kind of movie you watch with one hand over your eyes.

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    1. I reckon most war films are like that, difficult to watch. But wars are always difficult... trust me.
      THE WORDS could be intriguing!

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  5. That poster for The Words is pretty cool. Maybe 'cause I just love typography design. I might rent the film, Bradley isn't exactly a must-see actor in my book.

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    1. ah hah I thought you wouldn't like it, since I know about your "love" for Bradley, Flixy :)

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  6. THE FRONT LINE, intense, deep breath...

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    1. such films are always very intense... especially for those who survived wars.

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  7. I'm liking the sound of The Words...might need to go with some girlfriends :)

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    1. I'm volunteering to go with you, Lizzy :)

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  8. I really want to watch The Front Line.

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  9. The Front Line is a film I want to see. I know my friend BT has reviewed it, I seem to remember him quite liking it.

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    1. it should be a great, and touching drama, Scott!

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  10. The Front Line grabbed my attention....

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    1. I knew you might like that one, Lurk!

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  11. will be checking out Front Line, ty ^^

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  12. 100% lunar boy might be interesting! i love the eye in the pic, but man, i wish it wasn't all red. gotta jet!

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    1. yep, it is a very amateurish cover, the eye should've been spread across the whole left side of the cover, not just one corner in this flimsy way.

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  13. Lunar one looks like it might be okay. The words sounds like a rip off of "A murder of crows." But still will prob be decent.

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    1. Never heard of MURDER OF CROWS, Pats!

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  14. This trailer looks awesome! thanks for sharing!

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  15. You never disappoint, Dezmond. So glad I stopped by. I hadn't seen the trailers and wow...!
    Edge of Your Seat Romance

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    1. glad to hear that, Raquel, we always love having you here :)

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  16. You can do reply now...cool :)

    I like the cover and the poster of 100 and The Words...cool design.

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    1. I'm overly happy that we've got the REPLY button :) Yeepee! What a great New Year's present from Blogger ;)

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  17. ONE HUNDRED PERCENT LUNAR BOY sounds spectacular. I hope it's good.

    THE WORDS sounds like it could be based on or ripped off from the one-act play "THE AUTHOR'S VOICE" by Richard Greenberg.

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    1. it could be nice, yes?
      THE WORDS plot has been done before a few times, it's true. I suppose it will have a new twist

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