HBO Max announced this week that they would be producing a TV series from Neal Stephenson's dystopian gonzo Cyberpunk novel Snow Crash. The story features Hiro Protagonist, a hacker and pizza delivery guy for the mafia. Hiro takes the role of cyberpunk street samurai very seriously. In cyberspace, he's a godlike superhero. He befriends Y.T., […]
It was a big story when Edgar Wright left Ant-Man. Everyone assumed it would doom the movie. But Marvel shifted gears, brought in Peyton Reed and Adam McKay to work with Paul Rudd and the cast on the film. Now we're seeing a very promising looking trailer and are under three months away from the […]
Earlier today, I was tipped off that Marvel would like to speak to Benedict Cumberbatch about Doctor Strange. I've been firing off e-mails and calls trying to find out how real this is. Apparently it's a little bit real, as Deadline are now saying that Cumberbatch, alongside the absurdly over-booked Tom Hardy, are on Marvel's […]
There's been a lot said about Edgar Wright's decision to leave Ant-Man and quite what creative differences had sprung up between the director and Marvel Studios.
We don't know, yet, what led Edgar Wright and Marvel Studios to uncouple over Ant-Man but there have, of course, been stories and speculation.
Let's hope this isn't another false alarm.
Masters of the Universe was not one of my beloved childhood cartoons, but this is a pretty awesome list.
While Cornish had been in talks with the studio, he is “no longer involved.”
As JJ Abrams deals with all sorts of drama over at his new gig, the franchise he left behind is still playing musical chairs trying to lock down a director for Star Trek 3. From John M. Chu to Rupert Wyatt, and now… Joe Cornish. Deadline reports Paramount is "sweet on" the British writer/director to […]
It's seemed inevitable that Joseph Gordon-Levitt would get a superhero role at some point. Would fans think this is the right one, however?
For a good while, Joe Cornish was working on a big screen adaptation of Rust, the Archaia comic about two boys down on the farm, a jet pack and a robot. A fine combination of elements.
The little fella is coming. Finally.
Well, how's about this then. This time last year, two of the most memorable moments of Comic-Con for me were meeting Royden Lepp and speaking to him about his comic, Rust; and being addressed personally in a Hall H panel for Attack the Block by Joe Cornish, which led to a few days of folk […]
The starting point for this mini-sitcom episode is that Nathan Fillion and Tim Daly have both provided voices for animated DC superheroes. The ending point is… best discovered for yourself. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzNMtGx_cZc[/youtube] You may not have recognised the music that plays right at the start. Check out this jingle from The Adam & Joe Radio Show, […]
I think 2011 has turned out to be a vintage year with well on the way to 200 hundred new releases that I thought were easily worth the time and money that I spent on them. I've whittled that list down to the 101 films I think movie buffs should catch up with, for one […]
Right now, Amazon in the US are offering online rentals of Attack the Block for just $0.99. Clearly, that's an offer too good to pass up. I think it's the best film I've seen this year – so far at least – but lots of other people have shared their enthusiasm for the film too: […]
I didn't much like The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn, and neither did my guests to the screening. We all found different plot holes, were all put off by different aesthetics and all had some issue or another with the action sequences. In short: there's plenty in this film to put off […]
This seems a rather rare occurence. Not on all the press certainly, but on this UK poster for Tintin in particular, the name of the writers is the same size as that as the director. And the cast. And the film's subtitle. Indeed, the only thing bigger than the writers' names is the main title […]
I've really, truly loved Tyrannosaur, Arrietty, Crazy, Stupid Love and lots of other films this year, but so far, none has meant as much to me as Attack the Block. But I've said it before, and I'll keep it on repeat: I'm not at all precious about remakes or sequels. If somebody wants to have […]
Tintin will finally be with us next month. And by us I don't mean United States, as the picture is opening much later in North America, way off on December 23rd. Some of the thinking there is that Tintin isn't well known in the States. How this "problem" is going to be resolved by giving […]