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In The Battle Of Batman Vs. Leatherface Vs. Giant Robots, I Think Donnie Yen Wins: A Trade News Round-Up

By TK Burton | Industry | April 21, 2011 |

By TK Burton | Industry | April 21, 2011 |

Hi. Here’s a bunch of news some of you will love. Some of you will hate. I don’t give a crap either way, so feel free to bitch away, you miserable whining insects.

DC Universe Animated Original Movies, who have been making some solid-to-stellar animated movies for a while now, have released two images from what will likely be their most closely scrutinized project to date: Batman: Year One. Yowza. That’s a hell of an undertaking, as Frank Miller’s Year One is one of the most highly regarded comic book stories ever. Much of it was incorporated into Christopher Nolan’s Batman Begins, but adapting the story as its own feature will be pretty intense. The voice cast will include Bryan Cranston, Ben McKenzie, Eliza Dushku, Katee Sackhoff, and Alex Rocco. Here are the images:

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(via Heat Vision)

Who doesn’t think Donnie Yen is the man? Raise your hands. Now punch yourselves in the throat. Because Donnie Yen is the man. Here, I’ll prove it. Watch this clip from his upcoming movie Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen:

Told ya so.
(h/t: FSR)

Did anyone watch the 2003 remake of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre? It wasn’t terrible. Wasn’t good, but it was light years ahead of the atrocious The Next Generation, not to mention the awful The New Beginning (which was just torture-porn garbage). But people are gonna keep mining ol’ Leatherface until the sun burns out and the planet dies. Which means that, yes, there’s another Massacre project in the works. Production company Twisted Pictures (the brain trusts behind Saw 1 through 28) have picked up the rights to make any future sequels, and right now they’re in talks with John Luessenhop to direct the next one, which will be called (wait for it) Leatherface 3D. Hooray. Also, this basically means the franchise is fucked even more than it was before, because Luessenhop’s last project? He wrote and directed the stunningly stupid Takers. Sorry, Leatherface.
(via Slashfilm)

I tell ya, it makes me yearn for the good old days:

Hey, there’s a new poster for Transformers: Dark Of The Moon! It’s impressive only in how unimpressive it is. GIANT ROBOTS ON THE MOON ARE INVADING and we get… this.

Boo, you whore.

Finally, to end this on a positive note, sort of. This is completely not movie-related, other than it demonstrates just how idiotic a concept the idea of Schwarzenegger dual-wielding miniaturized rail guns in Eraser was (besides the general stupidity of the movie and the hysterical fight with James Caan at the end). Here’s footage of an actual rail gun being test fired. It’s pretty interesting.

(via Geeks Are Sexy)

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