This is the first official poster for Warner Bros. upcoming remake of the 1981 fantasy-adventure Clash of the Titans. I don’t about you, but the sight of Medusa on this one sheet makes me hard. Well played Warner Bros. Well played.
Clash of the Titans is directed by Louis Leterrier (The Incredible Hulk) and stars Sam Worthington (Avatar, Terminator: Salvation) as Perseus, Liam Neeson (After.Life, Batman Begins) as Zeus, and Ralph Fiennes (Harry Potter, Red Dragon) as Hades, lord of the underworld. The film arrives in theaters on March 26, 2010.
It’s time to grab your studs and dust off the old denim vest. Lionsgate Home Entertainment has set a March 2 release date for the special edition DVD reissue of the 1986 hard rock road-rager The Wraith, starring Charlie Sheen, Randy Quaid, Clint Howard, and a very sexy pre-”Twin Peaks” Sherilyn Fenn.
The press release reads:
The Wraith, the cult classic starring Golden Globe® winner Charlie Sheen (TV’s “Spin City”), Academy Award® nominee Randy Quaid (The Last Detail, Best Actor in a Supporting Role, 1973) and Clint Howard (Frost/Nixon), comes to Special Edition DVD from Lionsgate this March.
The action-packed film tells the story of a mysterious figure seeking vengeance on a gang that’s been terrorizing a small town and includes music from some of Rock-n-Roll’s greatest legends including Ozzy Osbourne, Mötley Crüe, Robert Palmer and Billy Idol.
The Wraith: Special Edition DVD features fresh packaging and all new special features including audio commentary, interviews with writer/director Mike Marvin (Sunstorm) and Clint Howard along with a featurette on the Dodge M4S that was used in the film.
An interview with Clint Howard? You had me at Robert Palmer!
Lionsgate has priced The Wraith: Special Edition at $19.99, but I’m sure you’ll find it cheaper at Amazon or the local Best Buy.
The media was aflutter yesterday with reports that Megan Fox’s (Jennifer’s Body, Transformers) laptop had been hacked and that many of her nude personal photos had been leaked online. Turns out that pictures were fake; just photoshopped images of Fox done up by some crappy porn site. Thankfully, I only bought one case of Kleenex and half a gallon of Lubriderm at the Costco last night. Looks like being thrifty really paid off.
The photo is fake. Your boner is real.
So there you have it. The photos are fake. You can move on to the next story. Yup. Nothing to see here, folks. You can find some real Megan Fox semi-topless photos here. And, don’t forget to check her out in these half-naked shots.
Canadian auteur Vincenzo Natali, the writer/director of the 1997 indie-horror mind-fuck Cube, is back with a provocative new sci-fi/horror morality tale set in the cold world of genetics research. Splice stars Adrien Brody and Sarah Polley as ambitious, albeit ethically-compromised, geneticists who find themselves in over their heads when they successfully splice human and animal DNA to create a hybrid female named Dren.
(To see more of Delphine Chanéac (she plays Dren), go here and here.)
The film makes its long-awaited U.S. debut on Jan. 22 at the Egyptian Theater in Park City, Utah as part of the Sundance Film Festival’s Midnight Movie screenings.
In an exclusive Sundance Diary for Twitch, Natali describes his movie as:
… a meditation on the relationship between creature and creators. The story revolves around two brilliant geneticists who create hybrid organisms spliced from the genes of various animals. Their research has medical applications, and being young and adventurous, they target the top of the food chain: human DNA. Needless-to-say, mayhem ensues. But what makes SPLICE unique is that the true nature of the horror is emotional. And the ties that bind the scientists to their manufactured offspring is familial.
It is fusion of these two strands of cinematic DNA: creature feature and relationship story, that excited me about SPLICE. It’s also what made it a very hard film to finance.
Natali has been trying to get Splice made for nearly a decade. Budgeting issues and concern over the movie’s controversial themes had kept the project grounded. Natali writes:
Studios (and believe me, I met with every one them) were uncomfortable with the bizarre love triangle that formed the core of the story. And yet given the cost of creating Dren, a creature who we watch grow from a single cell to a fully mature adult, SPLICE was never going to be a low budget affair. Most of my ten years seeking this personal grail was spent on my knees. Begging for money.
It was only when Gaumont (France’s oldest film studio) showed interest that I dared to believe SPLICE would really become more than a script gathering dust in my office. It probably helps that the French are not squeamish about sex, and when confronted with human-hybrid relations… pourquoi pas? Add to that the involvement of the ubiquitous and magnificent Guillermo Del Toro, who championed the film in the States, and my extraordinary producer Steve Hoban along with Telefilm Canada, and I had an unholy trifecta of passion from across the globe, without which the impossible would never have been possible.
Guillermo del Toro, who serves as executive producer on the film, sums things up this way:
Vincenzo is taking Splice to really edgy places. He understands that true horror needs to be morally dangerous.