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Biz Break: Pacific Rim's Beardless Charlie Day Is Damn Near Unrecognizable

By Jodi Clager | Trade News | February 5, 2013 | Comments ()


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After dining on the tears of my enemies and having some Guinness brats for dinner, I have renewed strength and the feeling that is the opposite of annoyed. I'm downright giddy about some of these trade news items. Let's start with the news that there will be two, count 'em, TWO Hercules movies coming to a theater near you. We already talked about Brett Ratner's and Dwayne Johnson's Hercules. Now an opponent has entered the ring! Renny Harlin's Hercules 3D will be released five months before Ratner's 2D take. I'm ecstatic about this because it, along with last year's Snow White movies, means we can probably look forward to two movies about the exact same thing every year. Let's get two Pinocchio gritty origin stories for 2014, The Butcher, The Baker, and The Candlestick Maker go on a journey (twice!) in 2015, and 2016 will usher in the duelling bloody rebellions of the Gingerbread Men.

Chuck Palahniuk's "Haunted" has gained the funding needed to become a movie. That's right, you'll be able to see instead of imagine the infamous "Guts" portion of the book when Koen Mortier (Ex-Drummer) attempts to bring the nonlinear novel to screen. I haven't read the novel, but I've been curious enough to read "Guts." It's...butt-clenching. Painful to read but so tempting to continue until the payoff. Then you get there and kind of wish you had backed away from the pain to spare yourself the visuals bouncing around in your head. It will either be hackneyed and Final Destination cheeseball or vomit-inducing and Human Centipede-like in detail. I'm very interested to see how this project turns out.

Rob Zombie has made another movie. This one isn't a Halloween remake and doesn't include the Firefly family (as far as I know). It's been a while since the teaser for the Sheri Moon Zombie led The Lords of Salem was released. This trailer makes it look like most other horror films, until a few flashes of creature faces and the 'acting' of Zombie remind you what you're watching. House of 1,000 Corpses pissed me off so badly that I bitched about it on the way out of the theater, to the sheer delight of the other patrons. The Devil's Rejects was intriguing to me, but ultimately fell flat in delivering anything new or particularly interesting to me. Your mileage on those may vary. The Halloween movies? Let's forget them. The Lords of Salem has me interested in what Rob Zombie has to show me again. Let's hope this horror movie is one that most fans can agree on. Or not.

Last of all, I leave you with these pictures from Pacific Rim. We get a closer look at Charlie Day, Charlie Hunnam, Rinko Kikuchi, and the Giant-Ass Robots. I am very excited about this movie.

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  • kult

    I can not take a movie with the title Pacific Rim seriously. It conjures up the image of a gay porn movie set on Hawaii, involving Californian beach boys, Japanese Yakuza members and hunky pacific islanders

  • Lords of Salem...shades of Argento? And no, I'm not saying it will be anywhere near as good as Argento's work, just that it looks stylistically similar.

  • Pinky McLadybits

    People are also comparing it to The Sentinel (1977).

  • Please let Pacific Rim be awesome.

    Please let Pacific Rim be awesome.

    Please let Pacific Rim be awesome.

    Please let Pacific Rim be awesome.

  • So is all of Pacific Rim's action going to take place at night in the rain? Is Matthew Broderick in this?

  • BendinIntheWind

    That promo pic of Charlie Hunnam and Rinko Kikuchi in their pilot suits side-by-side always reminds me of the ninja dance game in Scott Pilgrim. Crossing my fingers for a gundam dance-fight.

  • Robert

    There are two very good stories in Haunted (Guts and the one about the police secretary and the anatomically correct doll). Sadly, the actual framing device of the fiction anthology is piss poor. A group of artists and authors lock themselves in an abandoned building with no supplies so they can just focus on creating their masterpiece. Fuckery ensues.

  • ghisent

    Re: Lords Of Salem. I just... look, I just can't let this go, OK? I can't abide horror movies where every single building never has anything higher than a 25 watt bulb. There's atmosphere, and then there's ridiculous. I feel like every time a movie has consistently ridiculously dim lighting, it's just because they were too lazy to come up with a better set design.

    YES I KNOW IT'S NITPICKY, OK?

  • Guest

    Actually what a great idea - do a truly horrifying horror movie that doesn't depend on stupid lighting and the inevitable tight frame around character and then something jumps out at him/her scare shot. Two total cheap tricks that I hate. It would be great if somebody did a truly horrifying movie that's well lit and no jump shot - now that would be innovative.

  • ghisent

    YES. The WORST is when they have laboratories or hospitals like that. Seriously, those places are blindingly bright. STOP IT.

  • TherecanbeonlyoneAdmin

    I can only assume he's on to another denim stash. Or perhaps milk steak is raining from the sky.

  • John G.

    there's a fortune to be made in boiled denims

  • TK

    She's an artist with nitroglycerin. It's kind of her thing.

  • Yes, but will there be Kitten Mittens © ?

  • PerpetualIntern

    Ahem. Kitten mittons, I believe.

  • John G.

    Looks like Charlie is on his way to the sewers again, but why is he wearing clothes? You always go naked into the sewers.

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