Veronica Mars Film a Go
In setting multiple records on kickstarter (fastest project to hit $1M, fastest to hit $2M, most successful film project to date), what was stated as the last hope for a Veronica Mars film ever being made is now a go. With $3.6M raised, and 25 days still open for raising money, the kickstarter project has been a rousing success. Production is planned for this summer with a released eyed for early 2014.
Jurassic Park 4 Gets a Director
Thought this one would forever be stuck in development hell, but plans for Jurassic Park 4 are moving forward with Colin Trevorrow (writer and director of indie favorite Safety Not Guaranteed) being announced as the director with Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) set as writers and Steven Spielberg producing. Universal Pictures has set a release date of June 13, 2014 so it will be going through production and such at a pretty brisk pace.
Ang Lee’s First Foray into Television
How do you follow your 2nd Oscar for Directing? If you’re Ang Lee, by directing the pilot for FX’s new drama series Tyrant. The pilot will be written by Gideon Raff (Homeland) who will be an executive producer alongside Howard Gordon (24, Homeland) and Craig Wright (Six Feet Under, Lost, Dirty Sexy Money). The show “centers on an unassuming American family drawn into the workings of a turbulent Middle Eastern nation.” Given the pedigree of all involved and especially that it’s a show on FX, it sounds very promising.
And now for some trailers:
^Red-band trailer, as in swearing and such
If you missed it, that’s Jim Carrey as Colonel Stars and Stripes. Can’t say I like the too-obvious green-screen scenes though
Pacific Rim has been a bit mum since unveiling its mind-blowingly amazing trailer (which I watched 9 times), it should really kick up its marketing as Star Trek Into Darkness is now my most anticipated film of the year, no doubt thanks in part to its relentless teasing and promoting.
And lastly, for anyone who thought Terrence Malick’s last film, Tree of Life, was too full of dialogue or made too much sense, here is a trailer for his latest, which apparently had no screenplay and has been described as “being less tied to theatrical conventions and more purely cinematic than any prior film directed by Malick,” which is a bit like saying Michael Bay made a movie more focused on explosions than any prior film directed by Michael Bay. Oh boy.