I try and heed the wise words of Conan O’Brien and resist the urge to be cynical. I really do. But while digging through our The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 coverage in anticipation of this week’s post I stumbled across this poster for the film and all of my best laid plans went to waste. There is just no excuse for a franchise of its stature to have a poster that terrible. I’m far from an expert in graphic design, but mercy…I re-read Adam’s original post several times hoping to find the sentence where he points out that the poster was the Grand Prize winner of Summit’s “Design the Worst Damn Movie Poster Possible” contest. Sadly, there was no mention of such a contest. This was real and it made my heart hurt.
All cynicism aside, in this week’s Top 5, The Twilight Saga comes to a merciful end with interviews and things of the like, Damon Lindelof‘s draft of the Prometheus script becomes available for your reading pleasure, news regarding the debuts of Star Trek Into Darkness‘ first trailer and first 9 minutes of the film surfaces, a handful of images and a video from the set of Thor: The Dark World make their way onto the Interwebs, and believe it or not, more news regarding Star Wars: Episode VII gets discussed. I trust you know where to find a brief recap and link to each.
1. THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN PART 2 Interviews
I’ve probably already done more than enough in this post to upset readers who also happen to be Twilight fans. For that I am sorry and I offer you the following posts in an attempt to make it up to you: Matt’s review of the pic, interviews with Michael Sheen, screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg, Stephenie Meyer, producer Wyck Godfrey, and Rosenberg, and press conference transcripts Christina provided us earlier in the month from Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner, Robert Pattinson, and yes, Michael Sheen.
2. Read Damon Lindelof’s Draft of the PROMETHEUS Script
I believe the following is something you can enjoy regardless of how you feel about Prometheus(or even if you’ve never seen it, for that matter): screenwriter Damon Lindelof’s draft of the script entitled “Paradise”. Whether you’re someone who’s read a ton of produced scripts or this is your first, I think it’s a really cool experience to compare/contrast how words on paper ultimately manifest themselves in a visual medium like film.
3. STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS Trailer and Debut of First 9 Minutes Announced
We found out earlier this week that those who are bound by anticipation to get their first look at Star Trek Into Darkness may not have to wait much longer. Reportedly, the first trailer for the pic will be attached to non-IMAX screenings of The Hobbit (due December 14th) while 500 IMAX 3D screenings of Jackson’s return to Middle Earth will have the first nine minutes of the Trek sequel attached. In other words, if you’re one who enjoys both Tolkien and Star Trek, December 14th should be a really, really good day for you.
4. Video and Images from the Set of THOR: THE DARK WORLD
Speaking of highly anticipated sequels, this past week also brought us several new looks at Thor: The Dark World from its London set. Whether you just want to see Thor strutting around on set, the first look at the film’s villains (the Dark Elves led by Malekith), or a video of Thor and Malekith coming to blows, we’ve got you covered.
5. Still Yet…More STAR WARS: EPISODE VII News
Yes, this is the third week in a row that we’re serving up a recap of the week’s Star Wars: Episode VII news. Call it redundant, call it “hit whoring”, call it what you will. The fact is that Carrie Fisher says she’s going to be in Episode VII, Frank Marshall says the director search is down to a couple of candidates, the likes of Guillermo del Toro, J.J. Abrams, and Jon Favreau, and Colin Tervorrow all discussed the idea of getting behind the camera of a Star Wars pic and, for the most part, fans like to read about each of these.