Tuesday, December 20, 2011


One of the lovely posters released this weekend is the first one for upcoming animated movie RISE OF THE GUARDIANS. We haven't seen much info on this DreamWorks project ever since the casting process was finished. The adaptation of children's
book by William Joyce, starts with an evil spirit called Pitch who becomes bent upon taking over the world by inspiring fear in the hearts of kids everywhere, so a group of our greatest heroes - Santa, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, the Sandman and Jack Frost - band together for the first time, determined to stand in Pitch's way. More than a collection of storybook subjects, The Guardians are also a band of superheroes, who possess their own special powers. Now joined in opposition of a common foe, the Guardians heed the call and combine their powers to defeat Pitch and protect the world from his campaign of fear. The almost incredible voice cast includes Hugh Jackman, Alex Baldwin, Jude Law, Chris Pine, Isla Fisher, Leonardo DiCaprio...
According to "The Hollywood Reporter" Universal is preparing a movie adaptation of THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN a Garth Stein's bestselling novel, which is told from the perspective of Enzo, a dog who evaluates his life based on lessons learned from his owner a race car driver. The film doesn't have a director yet,
but the lead role will apparently go to Patrick Dempsey, one of our favourite TV hunks. Another project that I wrote about before is Sandra Bullock's sf film GRAVITY in which she will take the lead role next to George Clooney. The plot of the film has been officially revealed around the net now: the story follows Dr. Ryan Stone (Bullock), a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky (Clooney) in command of his last flight before retiring. But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalsky completely alone, tethered to nothing
but each other and spiraling out into the blackness. The deafening silence tells them they have lost any link to Earth and any chance for rescue. As fear turns to panic, every gulp of air eats away at what little oxygen is left. But the only way home may be to go further out into the terrifying expanse of space.

Beside THE HOBBIT trailer which should arrive tomorrow, another great epic trailer is here this week. It is the first clip for the
epic adventure WRATH OF THE TITANS, the sequel to the famous blockbuster which earned hundreds of millions around the world. A decade after his heroic defeat of the monstrous Kraken, Perseus (Sam Worthington), the demigod son of Zeus (Liam Neeson), is attempting to live a quieter life as a village fisherman and the sole parent to his 10-year old son, Helius. Meanwhile, a struggle for supremacy rages between the gods and the Titans. Dangerously weakened by humanity's lack of devotion, the gods are losing control of the
imprisoned Titans and their ferocious leader, Kronos, father of the brothers Zeus, Hades (Ralph Fiennes) and Poseidon (Danny Huston). The triumvirate had overthrown their father long ago, leaving him to rot in the gloomy abyss of Tartarus, a dungeon that
lies deep within the cavernous underworld. Perseus cannot ignore his true calling when Hades, along with Zeus' godly son, Ares (Edgar Ramírez), switch loyalties and make a deal with Kronos to
capture Zeus. The Titans' strength grows stronger as Zeus' remaining godly powers are siphoned, and hell is unleashed on earth. Enlisting the help of the warrior Queen Andromeda (Rosamund Pike), Poseidon's demigod son, Argenor (Toby
), and fallen god Hephaestus (Bill Nighy), Perseus bravely embarks on a treacherous quest into the underworld to rescue Zeus, overthrow the Titans and save mankind. The film hits cinemas next March!


  1. Nice tats on Santa. :P

    The synopsis for GRAVITY is just about my worst nightmare. The only thing worse would be to be stuck in the middle of the ocean without a boat.

  2. oh, lord, Luanne, you just gave me two new nightmares :)

  3. Rise of the guardians actually sounds like an interesting idea. Hopefully it turns out good. And a dog? Geez, we all know life is seen better through a cat..haha..you had to see that coming.

  4. Oh, I'm so glad they're making a movie out of The Art of Racing in the Rain...loved that book! LOL, Dez...you are now second in line on my adoption list after another blogger in Canada ;)

  5. @Pat
    don't worry, my feline friend, I will have an amazing cat trailer later this week ;)

    what? Me is better than a Canadian, they are boring, me is fun and well behaved :)

  6. Let's begin with Wrath Of The Titans. Amazing looking and it has Liam Neeson in it, everything great rolled up into one movie. The Guardians looks like it has potential and it will be nice to see Sandra do something besides romantic comedies. I like her.

  7. sound like good rise of the guardians thanks for share

  8. Just WOW on the Titans trailer! I am so there when this opens. Rise of the Guardians sounds spectacular...What a clever, original idea. Love those tats on St. Mick. ;)

  9. Aww THE GUARDIANS sounds really really cool! ((hopefully))
    and the titans looks good as well... i will always remember that franchise for the "release the kraken" in the trailer of the first one. because my boys quoted that trailer nonstop for soooo long that i had to make my sammy a kraken costume for halloween that year. :)
    the dude with horns reminds me of LEGEND. i loved that movie when i was a kiddo...

  10. HEHE The new Titans Trailer looks awful... so bad, that I LOVE IT!!

    Thanks Dezzy

  11. I didn't think much of the first Titans movie but Rise of the Guardians has promise.....

  12. @Anne
    I knew you was gonna like anything with Liam :)
    You should watch Sandra this month in INCREDIBLY CLOSE AND EXTREMELY LOUD film, she gives an Oscar worthy performance and it is not romance :)

    RISE OF THE GUARDIANS should be really nice, can't wait to see the animation

  13. @Debs
    ah, you and your tats :))))

    It was an extremely dynamic trailer, wasn't it? I have a feeling they showed us everything there is to see in the film :) But it will be huge. My only problem is that beside expressionless Worthington they've also used equally cold Rosamund Pike. Don't know why they didn't call Gemma Arterton again, she was nice in the first part.

  14. @Vics
    oh, RELEASE THE KRAKEN is the legendary sentence which will be repeated forever and ever :)

    you love it trashy, yes? :)))

    it is a promising project indeed

  15. Yeah...I'd see that.

  16. Well Dez, as I saw the first Titans, I'm definitely gonna skip this sequel. I LOVE that photo of Sandra btw, she's just so beautiful, inside and out! I'm surprised she's never starred w/ Clooney before, I think they'd be good together.

  17. @Josh
    which one? :)

    I prefer Sandra with Ryan Reynolds or with Jason Bateman or even with Butler, they would have a nice chemistry :)

  18. TITANS, but RISE OF THE GUARDIANS sounds interesting, too.

  19. I'm excited about it, too, Joshy!

  20. Sandy in Space. Of course she has to play a brilliant scientist. And of course the guy has to be the veteran. How original.... I can't wait, Dez. :)

  21. hope it will do alot of buisness