We’re stupidly excited for George Miller’s upcoming Mad Max: Fury Road around these parts. 2015 marks 30 years since our last trip to the post-apocalyptic Australian outback, and this has been such a long, hard road that we weren’t sure the film was ever going to make it to theaters. (Part of me still expects some sort of vengeful god to strike it down before I get to see it.) We still have to wait until May 15, but to hold us over until then, we’ve got a few looks at a few things that DC Comics’ Vertigo imprint worked with Miller to put together for fans, and they’re as awesome as you would hope.
When professional wrestlers make the move from the squared circle to the silver screen, it can be a bumpy transition. For every Dwayne Johnson, who finds acclaim in a wide array of mainstream films, you have a Steve Austin or John Cena who, while they gain a certain level of success in low-budget, direct-to-video action movies, aren’t likely to even conquer the metroplex. After movies like Wrong Side of Town and The Scorpion King 3, that’s the path many envisioned for Dave Bautista. But following on the heels of the mega-hit Guardians of the Galaxy, he’s up for another high-profile role in a big-budget Hollywood blockbuster.
According to Latino Review, the former WWE superstar, and one-time burgeoning MMA fighter, is joining Summit Entertainment’s impending Highlander reboot in role of the Kurgan. You’ll remember that the mega-badass Clancy Brown played the brutal, immortal barbarian in the 1986 original. He’s the final villain that Christopher Lambert’s Connor MacLeod faces off with in the film.
There has been a great deal of time over the years devoted to the what-if scenario, what if Star Wars met Star Trek? If you’re in the mood, you can Google enough fan fiction in this realm to fill your reading list from now until the day you die. But just in case you’re not in the frame of mind to read, you can check always out this awesome new fan made video.
Next up on the theatrical sci-fi docket is the foul-mouthed time travel joint Hot Tub Time Machine 2. Odds are, you probably already know whether or not you want to see this movie based solely on whether or not you enjoyed the first one (or even the trailers). That makes sense, it’s crude and basically looks like 93-minute dick joke, which isn’t up everyone’s alley, but it also looks weird as shit, as you can see in these new photos.
Coming from our lovely older sibling Cinema Blend, these pictures show off some of the strangeness that runs through Hot Tub Time Machine 2. It may not be enough to totally win you over if you’re not super stoked about this one, but it does illustrate that at least they’re trying to do something fun and different instead of rehashing what came before. Just look at that photo of Adam Scott, who plays the son of John Cusack’s character (who is sitting this one out) from the first film, tripping balls. That should be fun.
It may not be, strictly speaking, science fiction, but dammit if we’re not excited for the upcoming Evil Dead series Ash Vs. The Evil Dead. Just knowing that it is on Starz fills us with glee at the sheer blood-spurting possibilities, as they are not averse to showing a blood geyser now and again. We know that Bruce Campbell will be back to reprise is best, most beloved role as the dimwitted braggart Ash, but aside from that, we haven’t heard too much about casting, that is until now.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ray Santiago (Dexter) and Dana DeLorenzo (Californication) have both joined the cast of the Sam Raimi-produced series that will air as a series of ten, half-hour episodes on the premium cable provider.
As we gradually approach the season 3 premiere of Orphan Black, BBC America is starting to ratchet up their promotional push for the new episodes of their fan favorite clone drama. To this end, they’ve unveiled a pair of quick, ominous teasers to set the mood for the upcoming run.
The first of the quick videos focuses on Sarah (Tatiana Maslany, I don’t know why I’m specifying that, as Maslany plays all of the members of the Clone Club, in what is truly an impressive, dizzying performance). She faces off with one of the newly unveiled male clones (all played by Ari Millen), and has a message: she is not your property, just in case you were wondering about that.