Well, after the push backs, the re-writes and the weird rumors about Brad Pitt sleeping in cemeteries (he is such a method actor) to get closer to his role dealing with dead people, its finally here! OK, so maybe I was making up the bit about Brad Pitt sleeping in cemeteries, but I am not making up the fact that the first trailer is out for the Marc Forster film World War Z!!!
This one has been an interesting ride. The film hit a huge roadblock, or at least it seemed that way, when they had to bring in some other writers to help shore up its third act apparently. After watching the trailer though, I think its easy to see how this film could still go terribly wrong, in so many ways. First being, Brad Pitt was in no way not even slightly pissed off when that police officer broke his side view mirror on his car!!! COME ON!!! That would NEVER happen in real life!!!
My first thoughts when watching the trailer, are it almost seems like this was going to be in the same style and light as the Steven Soderbergh flick Contagion, where the movie kind of takes the issue at hand and looks at the more political and social implications of it. Now that I think of it, it kid of looks like World War Z is Contagion meets I am Legend… Yeah, that’s definitely what this is for sure. I am going to call this movie… I Am Contagend. (copyright 2012 Jake from Cinema Recon).
I’m not sure what to think about this one actually… I think I Am Contagend will do well because Brad Pitt hasn’t done an action type movie for a while, so that will get a good draw. And lets not forget the fact that EVERYONE AND THEIR MOTHERS ARE FUCKING OBSESSED WITH ZOMBIES FOR SOME REASON THAT IS KNOWN TO ABSOLUTELY NOBODY. So… there is that too. But I think the movie will be decent at best. Especially with a name like I Am Contagend… that’s just weird isn’t it? They should have went with a different name like Civil War Zombies, Zombie Revolution, or Robopocalypse… Yeah! Robopocalypse that’s a good one!!! Lets use that!!!
Check out the trailer below for I Am Robopocagend and let us know what you think in the comments!
So I talked about these so called “super movies” in my last article. Specifically I was talking about the upcoming John Hillcoat directed film Lawless (formerly titled The Wettest County in the World) based on the novel by Matt Bondurant. I was amazed at the awesome cast they have for this movie, and just excited in general about the bootlegging flick (Booze and guns!? Sign me up!). I also mentioned a couple other upcoming films that also have these super-amazing casts, but was too lazy to remember what they were. But this cup of coffee has chased away my laziness! Laziness be gone!
One of the other awesome-actor-packed movies that I was thinking of is the upcoming film The Counselor directed by an up-and-coming guy named Ridley Scott. He has a small little indie film called Prometheus coming out that you probably haven’t heard of… But much like Lawless The Counselor is packed to the brim with a great cast and a great director which should make this as I like to call it – a super-movie! (I really need to find a better term for that, it just sounds so 1980’s). The plot centers around well respected lawyer who partners up with a wealthy acquaintance of his and some shady associates, to try his hand in the cocaine business without getting caught up in it. Cormac McCarthy wrote the screenplay who also wrote the novelNo Country for Old Men, so I can imagine this being in the same tone which sounds awesome. But again, what gets me excited is having an awesome director paired with a great writer, and then the following all star cast (some signed on, some still in talks) –
Michael Fassbender – Hi, I’m the best actor around right now!
Brad Pitt – Hey, I married Angelina Joile!
Angelina Jolie – Hey, Brad Pitt married me!
Javier Bardem – “Don’t put it in your pocket. It’s your lucky quarter.” Classic. Oh yeah, and I married Penelope Cruz!
Penelope Cruz – Hey, I married Javier Bardem!
So now that I think about it, this might just be a reason for all these married people to hang out together. Maybe they are trying to hook up Michael Fassbender with the make up artist or something… who knows. But this is definitely another film that I am excited for and will be keeping an eye on. What do you think about The Counselor, too much of a good thing? Or the more the merrier when it comes to great actors? Let us know in the comments!
Terminator 5 not moving forward as fast-ly or furious-ly as we once thought?
Update – In the beginning of the show we state that Hesher was released in 2010, which Jake in all of infinite wisdom, questioned! Turns out that 2010 was the Sundance screening date, and its official release was May 13th, 2011.