Sunday, December 30, 2012

HOLLYWOOD SPY SPOTLIGHT ON 2013 APOCALYPTIC FILMS PART I - "AFTER EARTH" WITH WILL SMITH & "PACIFIC RIM" WITH IDRIS ELBA AND CHARLIE HUNNAM

You have probably noticed, by now, my little freaks, that we have survived the Mayan apocalypse and that we are (most of us) still in our non-zombie shapes. But Hollywood is obviously still obsessed with the impending doom
 and is preparing tones of apocalyptic movies for 2013, so let us do a spotlight on them. Today the first part, tomorrow the second one.

AFTER EARTH
Now, I most probably won't watch this one, since I cannot stand Will Smith's nepotism, but I'm guessing not everybody is sensitive to this issue as I am, so some of you might enjoy science fiction action AFTER EARTH which features both Will Smith and his son Jaden and I am guessing we should be happy that he didn't put that screeching daughter of his in it too. Ready to open up in cinemas June 2013, the story of the movie will be set one thousand
  years after cataclysmic events forced humanity's escape from Earth with Nova Prime which has become mankind's new home. Legendary General Cypher Raige returns from an extended tour of duty to his estranged family, ready to be a father to his 13-year-old son, Kitai.
When an asteroid storm damages Cypher and Kitai's craft, they crash-land on a now unfamiliar and dangerous Earth. As his father lies dying in the cockpit, Kitai must trek across the hostile terrain to recover their rescue beacon. His whole life, Kitai has wanted nothing more than to be a soldier like his father. Today, he gets his chance!

DID YOU KNOW? 
Now I must confess that I do like the visuals of the film, both the sets and the costumes seem rather enchanting in a futuristic kind of way as you can see in the trailer below.  The film is directed by M. Night Shyamalan and this is his first movie after the 2010 flop with THE LAST AIRBENDER. After this one, Will Smith has three sequels to do - for HANCOCK, BAD BOYS and I, ROBOT, and he will also star in fantasy movie WINTER'S TALE with Russell Crowe, Matt Bomer, Colin Farrell and William Hurt. The funny thing is that he was also supposed to shoot the sequel to INDEPENDENCE DAY, since he obviously loves doomsday flicks, but, thankfully, that one was cancelled due to budget issues.

PACIFIC RIM
One of the many movies next year which will face us with apocalypse in which mankind will use humongous machinery in order to defend itself is science fiction
 action epic PACIFIC RIM coming from Guillermo del Toro. The film, which will premiere next July, follows legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, who started rising from the sea, and a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity’s resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenceless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the
forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes -a washed up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi)- who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind’s last hope against the mounting apocalypse.The cast also includes Idris Elba, Ron Perlman, Robert Kazinsky.
DID YOU KNOW? 
As HOLLYWOOD SPY reported before, Charlie Hunnam is leading the cast of History Channel's first scripted television series VIKINGS which is to air sometime next year. Meanwhile, Idris Elba will again play Heimdall in THOR: THE DARK WORLD sequel! Del Toro is working on future THE INCREDIBLE HULK TV series as the producer.

34 comments:

  1. SNARKIES... what a great zippy post! thank you for the solid info into what might be considered outer space!

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    1. pfft you came over and didn't even bring cakes.....

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    2. I sent a batch... didn't you get them?

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    3. the coons hijacked the delivery and ate the cakes....

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  2. For me, it will be hard to match or even come close to the original Hulk TV show. I still watch it when I coupon from the couch.

    Great stuff.

    Happy Weekend :-)

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    1. there was a Hulk show before? It must be some very old one. I'm not sure why they're doing the new one, don't think it will be a big hit :(

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    2. Yes darling there was one and it starred that Lou Ferrigno creature.

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    3. Great stuff. And Lou was the voice for the Avenger's Hulk.

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    4. @Anne
      ah, yes, I do remember Lou, not the show, but yes Lou, methinks he also played Hercules in some movie

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    5. I'm a big Hulk fan. Hope you get to see the real show.

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  3. Couldn't have said it better myself about Will Smith. Why isn't Jada in the movie showin' off her hot bodacious body?

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    1. it wouldn't be all that bad if his kids actually had any talent, but they are both down right horrid, especially daughter. Jada is a case on her own....

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  4. You are marvelously catty today dear one. None of these are really my cuppa as I'm dreadfully bored with the apocalypse and what comes after it.

    What was done with The Last Airbender is a crime. That series was so special to us when the Spawn was growing up and the movie was horrid. All the fans detested it. It would have been so easy to get it right.

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    1. meow :) Me is a cat's meow today.
      I still haven't seen AIRBENDER, but I know people hate it, I'd blame it on the director. A shame, since you know how much I love the idea of controlling elements.

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    2. It was a story of the power of good and of love to triumph over evil. It had a young boy, the Airbender as the main character. Such a sweet story that valued the best that humans could be. And great animation as well.

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    3. and I'm guessing the film was just about special effects and no message

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  5. After reading and watching numerous apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic tales, I'd like to take a break from them, but I still might watch these.

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    1. Hollywood doesn't hear us, or maybe they're preparing us for the real thing?

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  6. I saw the trailer for Pacific Rim at the theater, but I wasn't that intrigued, other than by the fact that Hunnam is in it. But I'm more excited to see him in the Viking show. I don't think I knew he was part of that. Yay!! :)

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    1. you did know :) You remember his naked picture from my spotlight on the show :) I will have a few pics from it on Tuesday by the way :)

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  7. after earth seems kinda fitting if it were to be released on dec 21 2012

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  8. I saw the preview for After Earth at the movies today and wasn't impressed at all. Sure, the graphics looked totally awesome but it could have been the 3D glasses I had on. I'm not even sure it'd be worth a rental and I'm a Will Smith fan.

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    1. it was made so that daddy Smith could buy his boy a blockbuster :( The audience is the collateral damage

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    2. I guess that's because Karate Kid was so terrible?

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  9. Great spotlight! I'm excited about Pacific Rim, Charlie Hunnam makes my heart beat faster. ;) Not sure about After Earth,I'll probably wait til DVD.

    Sending you some huge hugs from Chicago, sweetheart. I've been working hard at a new assignment and have had some painful dental problems so I'm sorry if I'm late with my comments.

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    1. wasn't your book already due out? When are you sending it to the publisher?

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    2. My story will be out in February. I was talking about a new job assignment. :)

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  10. I've seen the trailer for After Earth a few times in the theatre lately and it's quite visually stunning. That being said, I also don't appreciate having Will's kid shoved on us... that permanent furrowed brow on Jaden needs to go!

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    1. yep, Jaden is as expressive as Kirsten Stewart :)

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  11. I feel like I'm the only one not interested in PACIFIC RIM. I like Idris Elba, though, so I'll be seeing it eventually.

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