Tuesday, May 13, 2008

I wish I was making this up

Read On People.......from IGN

More Hasbro Movies Coming
Transformers just the beginning.
by Scott Collura

May 13, 2008 - What is this world we live in, where a toy company is also at the forefront of some of the biggest Hollywood movies out there?

Where you been, bub? It's the year 2008, where comic books, TV shows, and toys are the hot items to base your movies on. And big-gun toymaker Hasbro knows it too, which is why they have appointed Bennett Schneir as the company's top creative executive on its film side.

Schneir, according to Variety, has previously served as VP of creative affairs for ImageMovers Digital, Robert Zemeckis' company, where he handled Disney-related projects and also produced the CGI animation Monster House.

Ridley Scott
The exec will be a key player as Hasbro's six-film deal with Universal develops, which will include projects based on properties such as Monopoly, Candy Land, Clue, Ouija, Battleship, Magic: The Gathering, and Stretch Armstrong. As has been previously reported, Ridley Scott's Scott Free is developing Monopoly for the big-screen.

Of course, Transformers 2 and G.I. Joe are also on the Hasbro slate, though they will be distributed by Paramount. Hasbro hopes to have the first of its Universal films out by 2010 or 2011.

"Our goal is to deliver more fantastic cinematic experiences, similar to what we did along with DreamWorks and Paramount Pictures with Transformers," says John Frascotti, Hasbro's global chief marketing officer.


You read it right, Ridley Scott (Alien, Blackhawk Down, Gladiator) is now certifiable insane. He is directing a monopoly movie,..... a MONOPOLY MOVIE. A movie based on a board game, and they are not going to stop there, we have Candy Land, Battleship and Magic the Gathering, although Stretch Armstrong film was being kicked around for years, with one plan to have Stretch played by Jackie Chan.

Monopoly..... it is also rumored that Scarlett Johansson and Kirsten Dunst are attached to this project, their contracts much have a clause in it that states they must be involved in one movie that is the result of a directors madness.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Comic Book Films

This past weekend me and a friend went and seen Iron Man, and after watching this film. Which was so far the best comic book film out this year, although Dark Knight might take that title in a few weeks.

I had a realization the best comic book movies are good because they have a central theme in the story.

Batman Begins, now this film could be about vengeance, but it is about FEAR, more exactly FEAR being used as a weapon. Criminals strike fear into the hearts of the people of Gotham, The Scarecrow uses his fear toxin to cause panic and Batman uses fear against criminals.

Spiderman, main themes are power and duty and responsibility to use it right. This theme is pretty much out there int he open when Uncle Ben tells Peter "Great Power Comes Great Responsibility". Each of these films Peter tries to escape his responsibility but in the end is drawn back by his sense of duty to do right.

Iron Man, once again this film is about responsibility, rather taking responsibility for one's actions. After Tony Stark comes home after 3 months in captivity and discovering that the weapons his company created and he became wealthy from are falling in the hands of evil men. He decided to create IRON MAN to fix his mistakes.

This is why other comic films such as Superman Returns were lukewarm, what was the central overriding theme of that film?.....there was none.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Disney, Why so Serious?

Once again another Disney Star has a scandalous photo flap...unlike the Vanessa Hudgens mess these photos were only semi nude and taken by a professional photographer. While everyone is trying to blame Billy Ray for the Miley Vanity Fair Fiasco, I suspect that Disney was involved. If you know, Annie Leibowitz who took the "racy" photos was also contracted to do Disney's "Year of a Million Dreams" series of photos of stars in various famous Disney Roles, recently Annie did Julianne Moore as Ariel.

So I suspect that some Disney Exec trying to make a name for them self hired Annie to take a series of photos to further promote Miley as she has a upcoming Hannah Montana movie in the making. Unlike the Million Dreams shoot where Annie was on a script, for VF she was allowed to do whatever she wanted, thus we have this mess.

Now Disney is trying to salvage...I mean cover their ass as they protect one of their major cash cows.

What's next? Zac Efron and a dead prostitute...Well the infamous DC Madame was recently found dead from a "suicide"....hmmmmm....

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