Friday, August 16, 2013

VIN DIESEL IN NEW SF FRANCHISE 'SOLDIERS OF THE SUN'? NEW '300 RISE OF AN EMPIRE' TRAILER WITH SULLIVAN STAPLETON AND RODRIGO SANTORO! JOHN KRASINSKI & MUZZLED T-REX IN JURASSIC PARK 4

VIN DIESEL IN SF EPIC
SOLDIERS OF THE SUN
While you're waiting to watch Vin Diesel this summer in RIDDICK as the galactic warrior chased by mercenaries, it might not surprise you that Vin already has another space action in plan: "The Hollywood Reporter" writes that he will both star in and produce a potential SOLDIERS OF THE SUN science fiction franchise which is set in a post apocalyptic landscape during a war with alien creatures known as Orcs. The story centres on a group of soldiers on a tour of duty in Mexico, who search for a lost city of gold between battles. Before that Vin is shooting THE LAST WITCH HUNTER about an immortal witch hunter which partners with his natural enemy, a female witch, to stop the covens of New York City from unleashing a plague on humanity.

JOHN KRASINKI TO TAME
DINOSAURS IN 'JURASSIC PARK 4'
With a release date set for 2015, the casting rumours for JURASSIC PARK IV have started. John Krasinski is the new name mentioned for a role in the new sequel of the famous franchise. This time, the story will be set in a theme park which has live dinosaurs and they're all tamed including a muzzled T-Rex. There will also be some never before seen dinosaurs and one of them will create chaos in the park which will also have underwater elements. Krasinki will apparently play one of the park workers whose duty is to tame some of the creatures. To be produced by Steven Spielberg, the film will have Colin Trevorrow as the director.

300 RISE OF AN EMPIRE
 BRILLIANT NEW  EPIC TRAILER
You can also check out the latest international trailer for next year's biggest epic adventure - the sequel 300 RISE OF AN EMPIRE. Opening in March, the film will have a story which happens almost simultaneously with the famous battle in which all the Spartans were killed with their king Leonidas. In RISE OF AN EMPIRE, Sullivan Stapleton plays Greek general Themistocles who is trying to stop the invasion of Persian king Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro) and his army led by crazy general Artemisia (Eva Green). They lead stunning naval battles!  Battle of Artemisia and Battle of Salamis will be featured in the film.
 DEZZY'S HISTORY LESSON
The battle of Salamis was lead at the same time as the small Spartan army lead by King Leonidas was blocking the Persian invasion at the pass of Thermopylae. Over in the straits between Greek mainland and the island of Salamis, Athenian dominated allied navy tricked Persian king Xerxes to sail into the straits where in cramped conditions massive Persian navy couldn't manevour thus losing its bigger number advantage. Seizing the opportunity, the Greek fleet formed in line and scored a decisive victory after which Xerxes returned to Asia. If Themistocles hadn't stopped the invasion, many believe that the history of the whole Western Civilisation would've been different today. According to some calculations The Greek fleet had less than 400 ships, while Persians had more than 1200!

24 comments:

  1. Thank you dear Dezzy for starting off my weekend just perfectly by posting a pic of Vin Diesel. Mmmmmmm Mmmmmmm GOOD!!!!!!

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    1. yep, he even threw on that look in his eyes just for you, Debs :P

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  2. Vin must be busy! Is JURASSIC PARK IV more of a reboot or just some kind of continuation?

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    1. a continuation :) They say it's by no means a reboot :)

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  3. oh my boy, my boy... vinnie is working that is a good thing. shhhh jurassic park 4, they are dinosaurs... and 300, i have no words.

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    1. no words, just bared teeth, because this is Sparta, brother

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  4. I wonder if Michael Crichton's family receives any cash from the film industry for movies that are made as continuations of his original story. Probably not.

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    1. maybe they do, if he didn't sell total rights to a studio :) Which he probably did :)

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  5. I always enjoy movies with Vin Diesel!

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  6. Of all the news here, I'm most jazzed by the new Jurassic Park! I love to be terrified by dinosaurs.

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  7. Ordinarily I don't go for the brawny type but there's something about Vinn...

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  8. As long as there are no motorcycles or jet skis in it, Soldiers of the Sun might be worthwhile.

    Jurrasic Park 4? I wonder if the dinos are going to get loose? Yes, they will!

    300 Rise of an Empire... If this is half as artistic as the first one (and you know it will be), it should be great. Now to the trailer!
    Thanks for info on these.

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    1. yep, Pat, as you can see from the trailer, RISE OF AN EMPIRE could be even more spectacular visually than the original movie which was revolutionary in its time.

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  9. I have only seen the first Jurassic Park. I didn't realize they were already on making a 4th one. I think I have some catching up to do!

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    1. I didn't realize it either :) It's too tiresome counting dinosaurs

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  10. I love to postulate how things would be different had a different group won (for instance, what would have happened had Europeans been chased out of "America" in the very beginning?)

    I'm excited for Riddick. Not sure about 300 or Jurassic Park. I think Krasinki will be a good addition, though. Without the sarcasm and wit of Malcolm/Goldblum, I wouldn't have enjoyed the originals nearly as much.

    Shannon at The Warrior Muse

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    1. yep, it's always interesting thinking about alternative history :)
      We do love Krasinski, he might add a comical factor to the film.

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