The hot news of the past day or so has to be that Neill Blomkamp is going to direct a new Alien movie, which is, admittedly, pretty damn awesome. But well before that, we still have his robot drama Chappie coming down the pipe shortly. It looks like an action packed combination of RoboCop and Short Circuit, and now we’ve got two new clips to check out.
While Doctor Who may be on the Twelfth incarnation of the venerable Time Lord on the TV, numbers Ten and Eleven (and soon to be Nine) are still very much alive and kicking in the pages of Titan Comics various continuing series. Thus far the three versions of the character have been kept separate on the page, but there’s something big in the works, as there is a three-way crossover planned.
Scheduled to drop this summer, David Tennant, Matt Smith, and Peter Capaldi’s Doctors will come together for one big adventure in the TARDIS. Written by Paul Cornell (Wolverine, Batman & Robin, as well as tons of TV work a few Doctor Who novels), this is going to be a five-part affair.
The vast majority of the Ghostbusters talk recently has obviously revolved around Paul Feig’s female-fronted reboot that is set to star Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, and Kate McKinnon. That, however, might not be the only paranormal investigating going on. Some big male stars, including Channing Tatum, made some noise about wanting a dude-centric spinoff of the new film, but Dan Aykroyd, who has been pushing for a Ghostbusters 3 for years, still thinks that could very likely happen.
If you’re anything like us, you’re also frothing at the mouth, practically rabid to finally lay eyes on George Miller’s long awaited return to the post-apocalyptic wastes in Mad Max: Fury Road. In the works for years (principal photography wrapped so long ago that we put it on our most anticipated movies of 2013 list), it still doesn’t open until May 15, which feels like a long ways off, but to help you pass the time, there’s this explosive new Japanese trailer.
We’ll have to wait and see if the movie lives up to the hype, but it we’re judging Fury Road based solely on the trailers, this is going to be amazing. Seriously, the footage we’ve seen has badass post-apocalyptic battlewagons, crazy ass stunts, gnarly looking dudes swinging from vehicle to vehicle at great speeds, explosions, classical music, and they just look nuts. And this new look is no exception.
Neill Blomkamp’s Chappie is in the final stretch before it opens in a couple weeks on March 6, but the South African filmmaker has already lined up his next project, and it’s a big one. After a long gestating Halo adaptation failed to materialize, the District 9 and Elysium director has be reluctant to work with major studios, but he will team up with 20th Century Fox and make Alien 5. That’s right, Blomkamp is going to dip his toe into the universe created by Ridley Scott back in 1979.
Earlier this year, Blomkamp released some concept art for an Alien movie he was working on, but he gave the impression that it was something he was doing as a lark, not necessarily anything that was going to happen. A couple of weeks ago, he was quoted as saying that Fox was totally down to back his Alien project, but he was actually the one holding things up.
On March 17, while much of the world will be out getting wasted on green beer and pretending to be a little bit Irish for St. Patrick’s Day, some of us will be sitting in front of our TVs, patiently waiting for the next episode of The CW’s The Flash. Especially after the way last night’s episode ended. Since it’s a while to wait, and we’re going to be gnawing on our fingernails until then, the network has released this extended look at what’s next.
If you’re not caught up, you might want to sit this one out as there might be some spoilers if you aren’t current.