The first trailer for the motion-capture animated adventure film Tarzan 3D has landed online and it’s, well, something. Directed by Reinhard Kloss, the film stars Kellan Lutz and Spencer Locke as the eponymous Tarzan and Jane, but for some reason the entire film was animated using very, very cheap motion-capture. The trailer plays like cut-scenes from an early 2000s videogame and I can’t imagine sitting through an entire feature-length film of this. Somehow it’s even worse than Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within despite the fact that technology has advanced a full decade since that film.
Anyways, hit the jump to check out the trailer for yourself. Tarzan 3D is expected to be released sometime in 2013.
Casting news for you today:
- Kellan Lutz (Twilight) and Spencer Locke (Resident Evil: Afterlife) look to play Tarzan and Jane in the Constantin Films production of Tarzan 3D.
- Rashida Jones (I Love You, Man) and Olivia Colman (Tyrannosaur) join Nick Frost (Shaun of the Dead) and Chris O’Dowd (Bridesmaids) in dance-revenge comedy, Cuban Fury.
- Ashley Bell (The Last Exorcism) is set to join the romantic comedy, The Bounceback.
- Renee Olstead (The Secret Life of the American Teenager) has been cast in the indie horror film, The Midnight Game.
Hit the jump for more.
Films with time-traveling bears tend to defy easy description. So do movies where a teenager has alien fly mutant blood and was forced to wear a TV set on his hand as a child. It’s also tough to describe a flick where a Ghostface-like slash wanders into the picture and isn’t the focal point. Director Joseph Kahn has swirled all these elements and more into the delightful, abrasive lunacy of his new film, Detention. The movie is a rapid-fire assault on the senses, and while it plucks at your neural pathways like an inbred hillbilly armed with a banjo and amphetamines, Kahn’s picture has sharp mind, a charming wit, and a scathing critique on nostalgia and the narcissism of teenagers both past and present.
A trailer has gone online for Joseph Kahn’s bizarre-looking new film Detention. While the trailer cracks a joke at the expense of Kahn’s previous film, Torque, it’s an odd mish-mash that recalls gooey high-school comedies, Scream, and The Breakfast Club. I don’t know what to make of this movie and that’s exciting. The film will be making its premiere at this year’s SXSW Film Festival and I’ll be interested to hear the response.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer. Detention stars Josh Hutcherson, Dane Cook, Shanley Caswell, Spencer Locke, Aaron David Johnson, Walter Perez, Erica Shaffer, Parker Bagley, and Alison Woods.
Last year I got to visit the set of Resident Evil: Afterlife when the movie was filming in Toronto. Now that Screen Gems has lifted the embargo, my goal is to post my set report and a few of the onset interviews later tonight. Since the studio has only released a few official images from the movie, I decided to grab a bunch from the trailer to add to my interview articles and you can check them out after the jump. Look for a lot more on Resident Evil: Afterlife later tonight:
The first trailer for Screen Gems Resident Evil: Afterlife has hit the net and if you’re a fan of the Resident Evil franchise, you’re going to like the trailer as it features a lot of action. Also, unlike some movies that say coming to you in 3D at the end, the RE: Afterlife trailer makes a huge point to let you know it was filmed in 3D using the cameras James Cameron created and used on Avatar.
I actually did a set visit on Resident Evil: Afterlife last year and got to see the cameras up close, as well as talk to the people making the film. There is no doubt in my mind this movie is going to look very cool in 3D and be loads better than the post converted movies like Clash of the Titans and Alice in Wonderland. Hit the jump to check out the trailer and look for my set visit and interviews very soon:
With Sony Screen Gems premiering the 3D red band trailer for Resident Evil: Afterlife this Friday night at Wonder Con, it’s no surprise the promotional machine has ramped up with the release of the first images from the movie (thanks to MySpace). Starring Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, Spencer Locke, Wentworth Miller, Shawn Roberts, Boris Kodjoe, Kim Coates, Norman Yeung and Kasey Barnfield, RE: Afterlife continues the adventures of Alice in the world of the undead.
While many films made in 2D are getting released in 3D, Resident Evil: Afterlife was filmed using 3D cameras. What that means is…this thing is going to look awesome in 3D! Hit the jump to check out the first images and look for the trailer this Saturday at 2:15pm.
Screen Gems and Constantin Film has sent out a press release announcing that “Resident Evil: Afterlife,” the next installment in the “Resident Evil” franchise, has begun production in Toronto, Canada with Paul W. S. Anderson writing, directing and producing. The fourth film will be shot and released in 3-D. While story details are being kept under wraps, they did provide us with a tease by saying, “Alice’s battle with The Umbrella Corporation isn’t finished. Last time we saw Alice, she let them know she was coming after them. It’s time to settle the score.” They also confirmed the cast and it’s Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, Spencer Locke, Wentworth Miller, Shawn Roberts, Boris Kodjoe and Kim Coates. Who they play and the full press release after the jump: