Once again, we’ve got a bunch of smaller news items floating around the internetverse. I figured I’d give you a chance to voice all your complaints in one place. I know that’s what I’m doing.
First of all, filming has begun on the ridiculously unnecessary Underworld 4: New Dawn, which will tell the continued saga of Selene the vampire, once again portrayed listlessly and lifelessly (but attractively) by Kate Beckinsale. This time around, she “escapes imprisonment to find herself in a world where humans have discovered the existence of both Vampire and Lycan clans, and are conducting an all-out war to eradicate both immortal species. ” Yawn.
I’m continually amazed at how successful Len Wiseman was at taking such a slam-dunk concept and completely shitting the bed with it. Stunned, truly. At least this won’t have Scott Speedman. Wiseman won’t direct this one — instead it’s directed by Måns Mårlind and Björn Stein, who can hopefully inject some life into the franchise. Co-stars include India Eisley as Eve (who is rumored to be Selene’s daughter) and Michael Ealy as Detective Sebastian, and my give-a-fuck quotient just got filled. We’re done here. However, if this goes anything like my last post about this franchise, check back in a few months, when the comments will get awesome.
(via Bloody Disgusting)
To cleanse your palate a bit, here are two clips from the hellaciously fun Attack The Block:
While we’re watching stuff, here’s the promo trailer for the new animated “Thundercats” reboot that screened at WonderCon. I didn’t know people were clamoring for the return of Lion-O and company, but here we are nonetheless. It’s more anime-oriented, and I have to say: it did absolutely nothing for me. Give it a whirl, I guess:
Whatevs. Call me when they bring back SilverHawks.
Finally, we’ll close with good news, because I’m feeling generous today. Many of y’all know that one of my favorite horror movies of the last few years was Michael Dougherty’s Trick ‘r Treat, a wickedly clever little anthology of horror stories. I loved it. Everyone who saw it loved it. The studios took a shit on it, releasing it straight to DVD, because we’d rather see Saw 17: The Sawening, right? Right.
Nothing more. But that’s enough to get me excited, frankly.
For those who haven’t seen it yet, you should be ashamed of yourselves. Here’s the original trailer: