January 12, 2006
If the quality of a movie were based entirely on its poster, I'm sure Ghost Rider would get four out of four stars. Unfortunately, things don't quite work out that way and, judging by the preview teaser, Ghost Rider isn't going to be nearly as fantastic as the poster makes it seem. I've said it before and I'll say it again: the only way for Ghost Rider to be a gauranteed box office hit is if they eliminate all the CGI effects and actually light Nicholas Cage's head on fire. And then if they want, they can have him ride a motorcycle around and maybe swing a chain. It doesn't really matter, as long as his head is actually on fire.
Some more pics of Nicholas Case as Ghost Rider after the jump.
I know there are some of you out there who are contemplating throwing down the $10 necessary to watch Bloodrayne just for the gratuitous nudity and sex scenes. Well being the last shred of sanity in that crazy world of yours, I've taken the liberty of posting Kristanna Loken's topless sex scene from the movie. It probably won't be enough to satiate your perverted appetites, but it should at least be enough to stop you from supporting Uwe Boll in any possible way. The guy directed House of the Dead and Alone in the Dark for crap's sake. If sending an ebola infested monkey to bite him in the testicles is the only way to stop him from making anymore movies, then damnit somebody find me a monkey and a syringe filled with ebola.
The totally NSFW video clip after the jump.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, David Fincher is set to direct Torso, a thriller based on Brian Michael Bendis' graphic novel of the same name. I've been waiting years for a Brian Michael Bendis property to become a movie, and it's totally fitting that a super awesome genius like David Fincher be behind the camera. Although it would have been an even better choice if they had set David Fincher to direct Powers instead. If you're not up to date on your comic books, check out Powers and tell me Fincher wouldn't make a bad ass movie out of it. It'd be so bad ass that other asses would pack up their bags and leave the state out of fear of all the badness that this ass would bring.
Fincher has stomach for 'Torso' [Hollywood Reporter]
Patrick Stewart, a bald actor, claims he has been approached to reprise the popular role of Captain Jean-Luc Picard in another Star Trek film, but worries his age may be an issue if they wait too long. Says Stewart:
Weighty people in Hollywood have come up with a very interesting proposition. But they told me it was still two, three or four years down the road, by which time I would only be able to sit in the captain's chair and not have the energy to get out of it!While Star Trek fans were upset by the news that 65-year-old Stewart may not return to the series, more upsetting was the reminder that they too were sitting in a chair without the energy to get out.
Stewart still wanted back on the Enterprise [Yahoo! News UK]
Hoping to ruin another American classic, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck have announced to OK! magazine that they will be teaming up to remake Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, with Damon playing the Sundance Kid and Affleck playing Butch Cassidy. Though no reason is mentioned for why they would attempt to recreate the famous picture, nominated for 7 Oscars in 1970, I offer up this possibility: Brokeback Mountain wasn't gay enough.
Yesterday, I reported that possible ILM test footage for Michael Bay's Transformers had leaked. Today, word from Michael Bay has surfaced that the clip, depicting a car transforming into a robot, was a fake. Bay added, however, that he is still very interested in the project, and is working with ILM to get the CGI robots to properly emote.
Having now looked at the footage again, I realize my error. I see now that it was just a man in a car costume standing up. But, really, it's a hell of a fake.
UPDATE: It turns out he wasn't even in costume. It was just a guy that kind of looked like a car.
UPDATE 2: A third viewing revealed it was actually a crude drawing of a dog, that looked nothing like a car.
ILM Footage is B.S. [Ain't It Cool News]