Chris Evans Talks Captain America Costume!
www.comicbookmovie.com: Empire Online now has a new article showing what Chris “Captain America” Evans thinks about the suit the guys at Marvel has made for him to attire in the July 22, 2011 film, “Captain America: The First Avenger”.
What Chris Evans had to say:
“It’s an amazing costume. Given the fact that his costume is red, white and blue, and it’s tight, and it could be kind of flash and over the top – and given the fact that the movie takes place in the ‘40s and ‘50s – they’ve done a really good job of making it look really cool.”
“I think everyone that’s going to see it is going to say, ‘Okay, well done. Well done. I think they got the costume right. The casting they completely ruined, but the costume they nailed!'”
Comic Movies: SUPERHEROES Vs. INDIES
www.newsarama.com: It can fulfill dreams you’ve had since childhood or it can cause you to burn your entire comic book collection in effigy. It’s…The Comic Book Adaptation.
Love ‘em or hate ‘em, comic adaptations are most likely here to stay. Not that I’m complaining. In theaters this year we’ve seen the release of Iron Man 2, Jonah Hex, Kick-Ass and The Losers (Marmaduke too if you want to count comic strips.). And while not all of them were a financial success, one is good enough to keep the engine running.
Of course for fans it‘s all about taste. Not all people read superhero comics and while some read both, not a lot of people read “anything but.” Movies like the Batman or X-Men films are like candy for fans of the superhero genre but can go horribly, horribly wrong for them as well. The adage goes “you can’t please everyone all of the time,” but the Joel Schumacher Batman films and X-Men Origins: Wolverine left many in a Logan-like berserker rage.
We’ll have to wait even longer to see Matt Damon’s Philip K. Dick movie
io9.com: We loved the paranoid trailer for The Adjustment Bureau, the Matt Damon-starring film based on Philip K. Dick’s story. So it’s too bad that it’s delayed again. This time, it’s been pushed from this September to March 4, 2011.
Will the American mainstream get to let the right one in?
latimesblogs.latimes.com: As fan interest in, and backlash to, the American remake of “Let the Right One In” has streamed in over the past year, its principals have said that fans of the original should hold their judgment. “If I didn’t feel a personal connection and feel it could be its own film, I wouldn’t be doing [a remake],” director Matt Reeves told my colleague Mark Olsen last year. “I hope people give us a chance.”
But last week, in something of a surprise, it was announced that Chris McGurk and Danny Rosett, Overture’s top dogs and co-founders, would be leaving the company. Overture had been on the sales block for nearly a year, as owner John Malone and Liberty Media looked to exit the film business (and a buyer who would help them achieve that). Without that, Malone decided to retool, slim down, other euphemisms reserved for people who don’t want to be in a business anymore. Chris Albrecht, the head of Overture parent Starz, was stepping in to oversee the film division.
Watch 5 minutes of Christopher Nolan’s Inception!
A few clips from Christopher Nolan’s mind-blowing new movie Inception have appeared online. They give us the best explanation yet of the trippy career choice that Leonardo DiCaprio’s character’s made, including some intense scenes with Michael Caine and Ken Watanabe!
11 biggest sci-fi blockbusters that still managed to LOSE money
scifiwire.com: The fifth Harry Potter movie, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, made more than $938 million worldwide at the box office yet still lost $167 million.
How is that even possible?
Well, it’s all thanks to the magic of what is commonly known as “Hollywood accounting” —a creative way of crunching numbers said to be used by all the studios to make even the biggest blockbusters look like losers. The reason they do this is to minimize, if not outright eliminate, the percentage of net profits they are obligated to dole out in profit participation deals and royalties. After all, how can a studio pay Tom Cruise that 20 percent of the back end that they owe him if the movie has theoretically not made a dime?
The Lord of the Rings
Budget: $285 million (all three movies combined)
Worldwide box office: $2.9 billion (all three movies combined)
As noted above, Peter Jackson had to sue to force New Line Cinema to allow its books to be audited and get Jackson his proper share of the Rings trilogy’s box office and DVD sales. The estate of J.R.R. Tolkien and 15 of the trilogy’s actors also sued the studio for their cuts of the movies’ profits.
Full list here
I’m not that much a fan of remakes and I really liked the original version of Let Me In, so let’s hope for the best. I agree that some adaptations aren’t that; good, comic, book, or manga they always change something that you really liked, especially the endings when it comes to my favorites. And I really didn’t like them killing almost all the iconic X-Mens in the third installment 🙁
What do you think of today’s movie news?