Opening tomorrow is writer/director Scott Stewart‘s Legion. The movie stars Paul Bettany, Lucas Black, Tyrese Gibson, Adrianne Palicki, Charles S. Dutton, Jon Tenney, Kevin Durand, Willa Holland, Kate Walsh and Dennis Quaid. Here’s the synopsis:
Legion find a dusty diner in the Mojave Desert becomes ground zero for earth’s final showdown, in this startlingly original and terrifying vision of the Apocalypse. As mankind destroys itself in a savage fury, a small group of people trapped on the edge of nowhere prepare to make a last stand with the help of a mysterious and powerful stranger.
To help promote the film, I recently got to speak to one of the kings of Twitter…Tyrese Gibson. During the interview, we talked about what got him involved in Legion, how many tweets is too many in one day, the Gladis scene, his thoughts on the Transformers Revenge of the Fallen reviews, and I tried to find out what’s up with Transformers 3. It’s a great interview so take a look:
The 2009 film industry highlight reel is fun to watch. You are reminded of the $10 billion in ticket sales. The negative impact of the economy on specialty films. The $4 billion Disney-Marvel acquisition. But a highlight reel, while succinctly packaged and easy to reference, lacks the most essential element of film-a story. In a recent interview with The New York Times, Star Trek and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen co-writer Roberto Orci stressed the necessity of crafting a solid story in order to create a compelling film. “If you can’t take out the gimmick and still have a story, then you don’t have anything,” he said. Setting aside for the time being the fact that Orci seemingly ignored his own advice during the writing of Transformers 2, he is right-a good story is essential if viewers are to remember the film after the lights are raised. So, what story can be told of the film industry in 2009? The story, as I see it, is Hollywood’s realization that it must do a better job of protecting the financial viability of franchise films from being undermined by an increasingly voracious and savvy viewing public that is constantly searching for a greater degree of access to and control over the film properties to which they have become attached.
Most of the time, finding out what a major A-list director is going to do next is a major scoop. But, occasionally, it’s as simple as reading his official website. So thanks to MichaelBay.com, we know Michael is figuring out what his next project will be. Acoording to the site, he’s either doing “Transformers 3″, “Bad Boys 3″, or “Pain & Gain”. More after the jump: