You know, this year will be a doozie of a year for movies. With all the comic book based flicks as well as sci fi and fantasy flicks being released. But there’s one movie that I’m SO looking forward to. And it’s a Tom Cruise flick. “The Last Samurai”. It’s another film project taking advantage of the lush beautiful landscape that is New Zealand. In this case, NZ as Japan.
And finally, the trailer; here it is.
Briefly, some more interesting news:
*John Travolta has just been cast as the villain in “The Punisher”. They (studio) say he’ll bring humanity to the role of “Howard Saint”. Also, there’s movement with other Marvel big screen projects: Sub-Mariner, The Fantastic Four (the “Shield” Chiklis as “The Thing”?), Ghost Rider (may have to go total CGI for the Rider’s flaming skull), and Elektra (will be released BEFORE Daredevil 2).
*King Kong: Speaking with Onfilm magazine, Peter Jackson talked a bit about the script for the remake and how its going to change from his original 1996 first draft now that he’s had both the ‘Rings’ experience under his belt and co-writer Philippa Boyens has come aboard - “We can do a complete rewrite. Now that Philippa has joined the team, it’s a chance to start over. The basic storyline will be very similar [to the 1996 draft] but the scenes, the sequences and the detail will be very different. [I don’t like] the flip, smart-arsed tone of our old script. We are better writers now than we were in 1996. This new version will be based on the 1933 movie, but not on our 1996 script. This movie will be so much better than the 1996 film would have been. In hindsight, fate has been kind to us”. Jackson also confirmed 2/3 of the film will be set on Skull Island
*Oh, there’s more: but I’ll wait until this posts.