Director Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man is primed for a big Fourth of July weekend opening, but that doesn’t stop him from thinking ahead. In a recent interview, Webb talked about potential sequels for the superhero film, saying that he departed from canon just enough to allow successive iterations to “withstand…[and] anticipate future storylines.” Who does Webb think would be a good villain for Spidey in the future? Well, he does stress that Spider-Man already has an impressive rogues gallery, but also suggested an original villain of his own creation. You can find out who that would be after the jump.
The Amazing Spider-Man, starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Martin Sheen, Sally Field and Denis Leary opens July 3rd.
What better way to celebrate the first game of the NBA finals than with a basketball-themed clip from The Amazing Spider-Man? This new clip shows Andrew Garfield’s Peter Parker putting his new Spidey powers to good fun use by taunting Chris Zylka’s Flash Thompson on the basketball court. It’s a neat little scene that hopefully highlights some of the playfulness we’ll see from Garfield’s Parker in the finished film.
Hit the jump to watch the clip. The film also stars Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Martin Sheen, Sally Field and Denis Leary. The Amazing Spider-Man opens in 3D on July 3rd. Oh, and Thunder Up.
Andrew Garfield is set to swing into action in Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man when it debuts July 3rd, but how did they make all that web-swinging action come to life? Sony has released about 25 minutes of B-roll footage that shows the behind-the-scenes workings of the production. Sure, this clip of Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone) being all heroic is nice and it’s fun to watch Spidey swing away from pursuing cops with the greatest of ease, but the impressive “making of” footage really shows off the physical demand that was required. It’s definitely worth a watch for you web-heads who just can’t get enough. The B-roll also features Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Sally Field, Martin Sheen, Chris Zylka and some awesome stunt performers. Hit the jump to check it out.
In case you want to see more of Piranha 3DD’s cast than just David Hasselhoff, we have a new “making of” featurette for you to check out. The Hoff was recently featured in both a clip from the film as well as a character featurette. This new featurette, while still not a real behind-the-scenes look, showcases David Koechner, Katrina Bowden and Gary Busey talking about their characters and the fictitious lengths they had to go through to bring Piranha 3DD to the screen. If you’re a fan of boobs and blood, or just an amateur icthyologist eager to learn more, you’ll want to hit the jump to check out the NSFW video. Directed by John Gulager, the film also stars Ving Rhames, Christopher Lloyd, Paul Scheer and Danielle Panabaker. Piranha 3DD opens on June 1st.
Dimension Films is doubling your pleasure with a second helping of boobs, blood and killer fish in this summer’s Piranha 3DD. For a while now, I thought the extra D was a cleverly disguised breast joke, but apparently it stands for “David,” as in David Hasselhoff. This new clip from the film features The Hoff in his oh-so-familiar role as a lifeguard. Fans of the glory days of Baywatch will get a kick out of the segment and the humor aimed at an aging Hasselhoff is spot-on to what you can expect from Piranha 3DD. Be sure to check out the trailer, red-band trailer, posters and images, as well. The film stars Danielle Panabaker, Matt Bush, Chris Zylka, Meagan Tandy, Katrina Bowden, David Koechner, Christopher Lloyd, Ving Rhames, Paul Scheer, and Gary Busey. Piranha 3DD opens June 1st. Hit the jump to check out the new clip.
The first trailer for Piranha 3DD has gone online. For everyone who loved the first movie, the new trailer wants to let you know, “All that stuff you liked? The boobs, the gore, the silliness, and all that stuff? Yep. That’s all here. Enjoy.” There seems to be some creative kills in store in addition to the goofiness of stripper-lifeguards and Ving Rhames-Gunlegs. My only problem with this trailer is the notable absence of Gary Busey. Hopefully, we’ll see him and his piranha-related lunacy soon.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer. The film also stars Danielle Panabaker, Matt Bush, Chris Zylka, Meagan Tandy, Katrina Bowden, David Koechner, David Hasselhoff, Christopher Lloyd, and Paul Scheer. Piranha 3DD currently does not have a release date.
There are a number of things to recommend about Shark Night, which is unfortunate. Had there been a little more care in the first act, had there been nudity and had the majority of the shark effects been practical, they might have had an engagingly stupid B movie on their hands. Alas, the film comes close, but there is no cigar. Sara Paxton, Donal Logue, Joel David Moore and a bunch of random teenagers star in Shark Night, and our review of the Blu-ray follows after the jump.
I haven’t gotten around to seeing Alexandre Aja’s remake of Piranha 3D, but I heard good things all around regarding its creative kills, delightful stupidity, and all-around exploitative nature. It’s a movie that knows what it wants to be an pulls it off. That general consensus combined with a solid box office performance has led to the sequel Piranha 3DD. The new film has the carnivorous fishies headed to a water park, which aren’t really sanitary places to begin with. Dimension Films premiered the first trailer last night at the SpikeTV Scream Awards and it looks like they’ve definitely got the “DD” part down. Also, Ving Rhames’s character apparently shops at the same prosthetics store as Cherry Darling. I have no complaints about gun-legs.
Hit the jump to check out the teaser trailer. The fish food cast also includes Danielle Panabaker, Matt Bush, Chris Zylka, Meagan Tandy, Katrina Bowden, David Hasselhoff, Christopher Lloyd, Paul Scheer, and Gary Busey. Piranha 3DD opens next year.
Sharks are the ultimate predators, who have inspired terror and fascination in humans for centuries, even inspiring the Discovery Channel to launch Shark Week programming. The new horror thriller Shark Night 3D plays on those fears with a suspense-filled story about a group of college students hunted by various varieties of the hungry, flesh-eaters. When their boat malfunctions and they are stranded in the middle of the lake, with no way to call for help, they struggle to fend off the sharks and stay alive long enough to reach the safety of dry land.
At the film’s press day, actor Chris Zylka did this exclusive interview with Collider, in which he talked about playing the cocky jokester of the group, making sure his character was likeable enough so that audiences will route for him to survive, how humans can sometimes be just as terrifying as sharks, that his favorite type of shark is the hammerhead, what a pleasure it was to work with director David Ellis, and the difference between working with animatronic sharks versus CG piranhas for Piranha 3DD (due out in November). He also talked about the experience of playing Flash Thompson in The Amazing Spider-Man, and what it was like to work with director Marc Webb. Check out what he had to say after the jump:
The first trailer for Shark Night 3D has gone online. It looks just as cheesy as you’d expect and it looks ultra-faithful to horror movie tropes in that the black guy clearly dies first. Now the issue with a movie about sharks attacking hapless teens at a lake house is that the obvious solution is to simply not go back in the water after the first shark attack. But it looks like the teens are being forced back in the lake (that’s right, someone transplanted sharks into a lake) as a Hostel-like torture game. And now that we’ve sent torture porn underwater, hopefully we can shoot it into space.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer. Shark Night 3D opens September 2nd.
Piranha 3DD clearly has no desire to be considered a real movie and if attempting to top their previously-announced stunt casting of Gary Busey by hiring David Hasselhoff. Unfortunately, nothing beats Busey. The new film takes place at a water park so perhaps Hasselhoff will be playing a lifeguard. You know, because he was a lifeguard on Baywatch. So clever, Piranha 3DD.
The film also stars Ving Rhames, Christopher Lloyd, Paul Scheer, Katrina Bowden, Danielle Panabaker, Matt Bush, Chris Zylka, and David Koechner. Piranha 3DD opens in 3D on November 23rd.
Gary Busey, currently known for the best set of crazy eyes this side of Michelle Bachmann, has joined the cast of Piranha 3DD. The press release describes Busey’s role as “potential fish bait”, but no matter his character, I seriously doubt he’ll be asked to give a performance equal to his Oscar-nominated turn as Buddy Holly in The Buddy Holly Story. That’s right: Gary Busey was a serious actor at one point and not just a walking punchline. But since Piranha 3DD is tongue-in-cheek (before angry fish devour your tongue and cheek), I don’t think that should be a problem. Hopefully, the resurgence of Busey will lead to Comedy Central finally releasing the short-lived series I’m With Busey on to DVD.
Piranha 3DD also stars Danielle Panabaker, Matt Bush, Chris Zylka, David Koechner, and Meagan Tandy. The film is due out in 3D on November 23rd.
With Sundance in full swing in Park City, I got to sit down with Juno Temple and Chris Zylka to talk about their work in Gregg Araki’s Kaboom (watch my interview with Araki here). Premiering January 21st in limited release and nationwide on VOD (Video on Demand), Kaboom is a ” thriller/comedy telling the story of Smith (Thomas Dekker), an ambisexual 18 year-old college freshman who stumbles upon a monstrous conspiracy in a seemingly idyllic seaside Southern California town.” The film also stars Haley Bennett, Rozane Mesquida, James Duval, and Andy Fischer-Price. If you’re a fan of Nowhere, The Doom Generation and Totally F*cked Up, you definitely want to check out Kaboom.
During the interview, Temple and Zylka talked about how they’d describe Kaboom to friends, how the film captures that first love energy, how they got involved in the film, the nudity, the differences from the script to what ended up on screen, their reaction to the very honest “lessons in giving head” scene, and what they have coming up. For all you Spider-Man fans, Zylka plays Flash Thompson in the reboot. Hit the jump to watch:
by Jason Barr Posted: December 10th, 2010 at 5:45 am
Confirming a rumor we reported almost a month ago, it looks as if Chris Zylka will indeed be making a turn as the All-American bully, Eugene “Flash” Thompson, in Sony’s Spider-Man reboot. For those unfamiliar with the character, “Flash” is notorious for making Peter Parker’s high-school existence all the more difficult (you know, in addition to that whole radioactive spider thing) while simultaneously coining himself one of the web slinger’s biggest fans.
Confirmation of Zylka’s casting comes courtesy of TheWrap. Zylka, who will also appear in an Untitled 3D Shark Thriller from director David R. Ellis (Snakes on a Plane), joins a cast that already features Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Martin Sheen, Sally Field, and Denis Leary. The still untitled reboot, which is being helmed by Marc Webb, began shooting earlier this week and is currently set for a 3D release on July 3rd, 2012.
Relativity Media has just obtained the rights to child-actor turned stuntman turned director David R. Ellis’ new untitled 3D shark thriller. THR is reporting that Relativity Media is planning a wide release for the shark thriller which should hit theaters sometime next year. The movie, which is being produced by Sierra Pictures and Incentive Filmed Entertainment, has a large cast including Sara Paxton, Dustin Milligan, Katharine McPhee, Chris Carmack, Alyssa Diaz, Joel David Moore, Donal Logue, Sinqua Walls and Chris Zylka. The plot has seven college friends spending the weekend at a lake house on the Louisiana gulf where they find out that theres much more than shrimp in these waters.
The screenplay was penned by first timer film writers Jesse Studenberg and Will Hayes and is being produced by Chris Briggs and Mike Fleiss under their NextFilms banner and Lynette Howell of Silverwood Films. Ellis’ previous films include the underwhelming The Final Destination and Cellular. The film is already in post production so expect an official release date soon.