Movie News Report: He Lived Long and Prospered
Encase anyone was wondering I am still doing reviews but haven’t seen any new films recently and the new trailers have been poo. I will be watching and reviewing Chappie next week.
This is an end of the week wrap up of what has happened in the geeky world of movies. I took better notes this time so I have a more complete list of things that have happened. Sadly nothing of much note has happened in the world of movies. So this post is a bit more random. And of course the devastating news that Leonard Nimoy has passed away.
Also I’ll include some movie features I liked from the blogosphere. I follow a lot of nerds!
Not how I wanted to start of this post at all. He was a very well loved member of the nerd community and will live on in all our memories. If you would like to read tributes to Leonard Nimoy I have put a link in the title to tweets from his friends and colleagues.
Now to some happy news. Creed, the Rocky spin off film has finally been given a synopsis. I wouldn’t normally give two shakes about a spin off film but this has an excellent team around it. Written and Directed by Ryan Coogler (Fruitvale Station), the film is focused on Adonis Creed (Michael B. Jordan), the son of Rocky’s former rival-turned-friend Apollo Creed. Here is the synopsis.
Adonis Johnson (Jordan) never knew his famous father, world heavyweight champion Apollo Creed, who died before he was born. Still, there’s no denying that boxing is in his blood, so Adonis heads to Philadelphia, the site of Apollo Creed’s legendary match with a tough upstart named Rocky Balboa.
Once in the City of Brotherly Love, Adonis tracks Rocky (Stallone) down and asks him to be his trainer. Despite his insistence that he is out of the fight game for good, Rocky sees in Adonis the strength and determination he had known in Apollo—the fierce rival who became his closest friend. Agreeing to take him on, Rocky trains the young fighter, even as the former champ is battling an opponent more deadly than any he faced in the ring.
With Rocky in his corner, it isn’t long before Adonis gets his own shot at the title…but can he develop not only the drive but also the heart of a true fighter, in time to get into the ring?
At the Oscars Hans Zimmer was asked about his work on Batman V Superman and the future of DC films. The interview is hardly rock solid news but it’s interesting. Am sure at the very least he will be there for the creation of the themes and put a bit of help as the DC universe continues to grow. What do you guys think?
Dragonball Can Be Made Live Action?
I have heard about this project for a long time. But I’ve heard of several projects like it before, all have been similarly rubbish. This however gives me a good feeling about it. Don’t get me wrong it’s still weak but it’s the most impressive I’ve seen. That sadly includes…Dragonball: Evolution. I honestly cannot get over how bad that film was.
Rumours and international trailers fill out most of the other news so here are some things that made me laugh.
Next time I will keep a note of my favourite stuff and the biggest news.