‘No, you don’t watch this new SCOTT PILGRIM interactive trailer. You PLAY it!’


If we’ve said it once today, we’ve already said it 44,000 times (which also happens to be our very first, “what’s-this-all-about” score on this feature):

“No, you don’t watch the new ‘Scott Pilgrim’ interactive trailer. Dude, you play it!”

The latest bell-and-whistle tied to the Edgar Wright film — as it ramps up to its Aug. 13 release — is an interactive videogame trailer, on which you click for more news, items and “featurette” links.


Why Marvel picked Joss Whedon over Jon Favreau for Avengers

Source: blastr

Jon Favreau killed with the first Iron Man movie. So why isn’t he directing The Avengers? And why was Iron Man 2 so … well … disappointing? Turns out both of those questions have the same answer: Blame Marvel!

After his success with Iron Man, Favreau seemed to be the most obvious choice to direct a blockbuster gathering of Marvel’s greatest heroes, but he was never even considered for The Avengers. Thanks to cinemablend’s inside source, we know why, even though Favreau wanted the job, Marvel decided to look elsewhere.

And it all comes down (as you might expect) to money.


Facts catch up with science fiction

Source: Jake Wilson at

THE new film from Canadian sci-fi specialist Vincenzo Natali, Splice, tells a story that feels both up-to-date and familiar — the latest version of Frankenstein.

Adrien Brody and Sarah Polley star as Clive and Elsa, medical researchers who combine various genes (human and otherwise) to create a mutant creature known as Dren. Within days, she grows to the size of an adult, while her “parents” struggle to keep her under control.

“The underlying notion for Dren in my mind was that she was a genetically engineered angel,” Natali says on the phone from the US.


2nd Trailer For ‘Voyage of the Dawn Treader’


With all the hullabaloo amongst movie fans about Tron Legacy hitting theaters mid-December of this year, it is easy to forget that another 3D, effects-heavy adventure for the whole family will be released just a week before that potential box office behemoth.

I am of course referring to The Voyage of the Dawn Treader — the next entry in the allegorical fantasy epic, The Chronicles of Narnia, based on the books by author C.S. Lewis. A new trailer for the film was included on this week’s DVD release of Diary of a Wimpy Kid and has made its way online (via Narnia Fans).

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader includes several characters from previous Narnia pics, including siblings Lucy (Georgie Henley) and Edmund (Skandar Keynes) Pevensie; the fellow formerly known as Prince Caspian (Ben Barnes); and the voice of Liam Neeson as the mystical lion, Aslan.


‘An American Werewolf in London’ Remake Gets a Writer


Things have been pretty quiet recently in regards to the Weinsteins’ planned remake of An American Werewolf in London. Fans that were hoping they’d retreat from the idea with their tails between their legs are in for a bit of disappointment – the project is still moving forward and now it’s picked up a writer.

According to the Los Angeles Times, Fernley Phillips is in talks with the brothers to help deliver “a modern spin” on the horror/comedy classic. Phillips’ only produced credit to date is the Jim Carrey thriller The Number 23.


That ‘Scott Pilgrim’ trailer is pretty cool. Not too sure if I’m sold on the movie yet or not, though.

What do you think of the assessment of why Joss Whedon is directing Marvel’s Avengers ? Do you think it’s fair?

I for one am kinda excited for Voyage of the Dawn Treader. I liked the first two Narnia movies, and I’ve always love the casting of Liam Neeson voicing Aslan.

What do you think of today’s movie news?

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