|Lee Pace on his cell phone during the filming of 'Guardians of the Galaxy' via twitter|
Unfortunately, someone had the bright idea to wait eight years, sloppily write a script that combined "The Vampire Lestat" with "The Queen of the Damned," and recast Lestat with Stuart Townsend. Huge mistake. No offense to Townsend, who is a competent actor, but he was no Lestat. Admittedly Cruise's Lestat was a hard act to follow. Which is why Warner Brothers should have given Cruise anything he wanted to play the brat prince again. And why or why would they combine two novels into one movie? Seriously, these days when 'Twilight' and 'The Hunger Games' novels are split into multiple films, why would they combine two lengthy novels into a 90 minute movie?
I can't believe Anne Rice didn't have more control over the optioning of her beloved novels. 'Queen of the Damned' was an awful non-sensical movie with a great soundtrack--kinda like 'Purple Rain.' Here's hoping someone gets it right this time. Again, the casting of Lestat will be key, as Lestat is in most of the Vampire Chronicles.
Now the WB has once again changed the release date of 'Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice' from May 6, 2016 to March 2016, thereby avoiding 'Captain America 3' altogether. Thus supporting my theory that the WB is afraid that 'Batman v. Superman' (even with the introduction of Wonder Woman!), can't hold it's own against 'Captain America 3?' Seriously? This makes me sad very sad for DC.
However, considering the crap that Zack Synder and David Goyer put out (i.e. 'Man of Steel'), it's probably a smart move. But instead of hiding under the covers, why not hire someone like Joss Whedon, instead of people like Synder and Goyer? Oh wait, they could have. Prior to the 'Avengers,' Whedon all but begged DC to allow him to do a Wonder Woman film. DC's response? They never returned his phone calls. So to a certain extent, the WB and DC are reaping what they sowed.
On a more positive note DC is finally dipping into it's vast catalog. The WB just announced that it will release nine superhero sequel flicks before 2020. This includes 'Batman v. Superman' and the 'Justice League' flick. But as much as I love Batman and Superman, can someone tell DC to feature another superhero...please. Geez.
Never before seen 1993 'Jurassic Park' posters have just been released in anticipation of 'Jurassic World.' There are about 15 unreleased posters. Check 'em out on IGN's website. This is an awesome find.
New DC Comics series 'The Flash' gets a premiere date of October 7. Check out the teaser trailer. I tend to think that DC Comics does television better than they do films, so I'm sure it will be a decent show.
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Into the Storm' is really bad. Like 17% on Rotten Tomatoes bad. I love these wacky little films that give tornadoes and hurricanes "minds of their own," but I thought weather movies went out of style in the late 90s (a la 'Twister'). Apparently 'Into the Storm' puts it's own twist on the weather-horror genre, by making it a weather related found footage film. Yeah, ok. It's not like there aren't enough found footage films these days.
One of my favorite actresses Sarah Paulson reveals some of the awkwardness behind the scenes of 'American Horror Story.' If you've ever watched this show you know some crazy stuff happens. I can't imagine being an actor on this show.
goat playing soccer.