Apologies for the lack of a Top 5 last weekend. I was so busy prepping to get married, and eventually getting married, that I had to cash in a “sick day” on the best weekend job a person could ask for. The good news is that I have no intention on making this a routine (either the “sick day” or the getting married) so we should be good to go on the regular Top 5 installments for the foreseeable future. The bad news is that I doubt the substantial pile of wedding cards filled with cash/gift cards will catch on as a routine either. You win some you lose some, I guess.
In this week’s return edition you can find a recap of our Total Recall set visit coverage, a new trailer for Breaking Bad Season 5 alongside a fan-made recap of Seasons 1-4, continuing coverage of Prometheus such as Blu-ray details, a sequel recap and more, the first full trailer for Resident Evil: Retribution, and our Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter set visit. Keep reading for a brief recap and link to each.
One of the best things about director Paul Verhoeven‘s Total Recall is you don’t know what’s real and what’s in Douglas Quaid/Hauser’s head (Arnold Schwarzenegger). And while you can make a great case for both, there is no definite answer, and I think that’s one of the reasons the film holds up today. So last summer, on the set of the remake, I was able to participate in a group interview with director Len Wiseman and we asked him if the ending will be clear, or if it’ll be like the original. He told us:
“There’s going to be a lot of speculation. I would think — I would hope — some people are going to absolutely think one way, and because of certain details that I’m putting in there, [certain people] may think the other. It is something that I love: the continued conversation about it.”
During the rest of the interview, Wiseman and producer Toby Jaffe talked about referencing the original, lens flares, how much influence the original Philip K. Dick story had on the remake, Easter eggs from the original film, sequel possibilities, if they kept any classic one-liners, and a lot more. Hit the jump to either read or listen to the interview.
by Jason Barr Posted: February 17th, 2011 at 3:06 pm
Earlier this week, we reported that director Phillip Noyce (Salt) was in talks with Relativity Media to helm the international action-thriller/submarine flick (yep, it’s a real genre) Hunter Killer. Today, we have confirmation on that report as Noyce has officially signed on to the project. Per THR, Noyce is looking to begin shooting the picture later this year.
In case you missed it last time, Hunter Killer is based on the upcoming novel Firing Point by George Wallace and Don Keith. The film, penned by Jamie Moss (X-Men: First Class), Arne Schmidt (Chain Reaction), and John Kolvenbach (Coney Island), conjoins an American submarine commander and a Navy SEAL in an attempt to rescue the Russian president from a renegade admiral. Neal Moritz and Toby Jaffe of Original Films will team-up with Relativity’s Ryan Kavanaugh and Tucker Tooley to produce Hunter Killer.