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Biz Break: I Would Pay To See Godzilla Vs. Walter White, Wouldn't You?

By Jodi Clager | Trade News | February 7, 2013 | Comments ()


When someone says Jennifer Aniston, don't you automatically think, "Ahhh, sci-fi comedy!" Well, someone thinks that because Aniston is joining Ben Kingsley and Mark Duplass ("The League", "The Mindy Project") in Convention. The movie centers around a pair of siblings, Paul (Duplass) and Abby (Aniston), that invent a five-sided box with the intent of kicking the storage business's ass. Alas, you cannot devise such a valuable thing without either destroying the world and all life on it, or getting attention from a box baron such as Bobby Schroedinger (Kingsley).

Convention's premise sounds somewhat intriguing, though it could go down a horrible path if not done correctly. Hopefully second-time director Justin Reardon can bring it all together, balancing the comedy with the sci-fi without coming off as cheesy or as trying too hard. Maybe he can also make Jennifer Aniston not, well, be Jennifer Aniston.

Even though Frank Darabont's script isn't finished, Godzilla already has Bryan Cranston and Elizabeth Olsen in talks to join the cast. Why the hell Elizabeth Olsen would want to join a giant lizard movie is beyond me, but maybe she thinks that this is her way into bigger budget fare and more money. Cranston comes as no surprise, really, since he was in the Totall Recall reboot, Rock of Ages, and John Carter. He likes to spread the Cranston around, share it with all genres. Anyway, I'm guessing that Olsen would play Aaron Taylor-Johnson's girlfriend and Cranston will be a scientist. Sounds awful! I can't wait until May of 2014!

Surprisingly, J.J. Abrams isn't directing Godzilla. We already know the man is doing Star Wars Episode VII and Star Trek Into Darkness. Now Abrams and production company Bad Robot have been mentioned in the same breath as Portal and Half-Life movies and new Steam games.

"There's an idea we have for a game that we'd like to work with Valve on," said Abrams. Newell added, "We're super excited about that and we also want to talk about making movies, either a Portal movie or a Half-Life movie."

Granted, it would probably be a producer credit, but Abrams projects always seem to feel the same. He is likely very involved in every aspect. I bet Abrams checks emails while reading a script, having sex as lens flares erupt all around him, and watching dailies. If anyone can do a Portal movie right now, it would probably be under the Bad Robot banner. Can you imagine a Michael Bay Portal: The Movie? The mind boggles and the body revolts.


If Abrams does a Portal movie, who would you cast? Half-Life, same question.

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  • Ben

    wait they invented a 5 sided box? Like a pentahedron? That doesn't seem very convenient? I mean it's all pyramidy and shit? I mean shit I could fold a piece of paper on my desk into a pyramid shape right now?

  • googergieger

    Fuck Olsen.

  • Fabius_Maximus

    Half-Life the movie? If Half-Life 2: Episode III or even Half-Life 3 are any indication, Gabe Newell will sit on that project until it is vaporware, too.

  • lowercase_ryan

    Wasn't the new half-life game supposed to be out like two years ago?

  • Honestly, I thought this was about Cranston being in Half-Life. Got excited. That's what I get for skimming over the Facebook Pajiba entry and clicking wildly.

    He's my vote for that.

  • AudioSuede

    You know what I'd like to see before a Half-Life movie?

    Half-Life 3.

  • lowercase_ryan

    It's becoming urban legend, like Goonies 2

  • Nic Cage

    and the G spot... am I right?

  • lowercase_ryan

    ummm no.
    2-3" up the front wall of the vagina. You're welcome.

  • BlackRabbit

    For Portal: You need someone who looks like she can survive stuff. Not much acting-really. Maybe Gina Carano? I like Cranston for Half-Life. I'm assuming they'd combine 1&2 for more people?

  • AudioSuede

    Cranston really is a pretty perfect Gordon Freeman. He's getting a little old for some of the more elaborate action moments, though. Besides, they'd have to get someone who's really really good at not talking.

  • lowercase_ryan

    holy crap you're right.

  • zeke_the_pig

    Bobby the Box Baron? Really?

  • Fabius_Maximus

    Even worse: it's Bobby Schroedinger. You know, like in "the cat".

  • zeke_the_pig

    Oh god! Failed astrophysics degree...hurting...the pain...oh the fucking pain!

  • zeke_the_pig
  • Long_Pig_Tailorisnotloggedin

    Bryan Cranston in Half-Life, anyway. He may be too old, but keep in mind he's Bryan fucking Cranston.

  • mairimba

    I don't think sci-fi comedy when hearing Jennifer Aniston, but I totally see how she fits with the Duplass Bros.

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