Source Code May Be Getting A Sequel

SourceCodeI remember reading Ben Ripley’s script for Source Code back in 2007, the year it made the annual Black List of Hollywood’s best unproduced screenplays. The tale of a soldier stuck in a time loop played like a serious version of Groundhog Day and promised to be a lot of fun…if it ever got made. Thankfully it attracted the attention of both director Duncan Jones (Moon) and actor Jake Gyllenhaal, and the resulting 2011 film is an underrated genre classic that not nearly enough people seem to remember. Well, it might be a perfect time to rewatch Source Code, as it may be getting a sequel.

Variety reports that Source Code 2 is entering development in earnest, with the Mark Gordon Company and Vendome Pictures both returning to produce. Jones’ star is on the rise these days, with him currently in post-production on the Warcraft movie, so he won’t be returning to direct, but Source Code screenwriter Ben Ripley is back to pen the sequel, which is encouraging. Anna Foerster, who has helmed numerous episodes of both Criminal Minds and Starz’s Outlander adaptation, will be directing the film.


This Poster Mashes Together Guardians, Star Wars, Jurassic World, And Terminator

Jurassic GalaxyThis is the best thing I’ve seen all day, and I mean that in a very literal, non-hyperbolic sense. Watching Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, it’s hard not to notice the influence of the swashbuckling action of Star Wars. And after an already big 2014, star Chris Pratt is poised for an even bigger 2015, thanks, in large part, to taking the lead in Jurassic World. And Terminator is awesome. I’m not sure how that last one really fits in, but I don’t care because this poster manages to cram together Guardians of the Galaxy, Jurassic World, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and Terminator into this single illustration, and the result is as amazing as you would hope.

I’m just going to throw this out there, if anyone wants to get me a late Christmas present, they can figure out how to get me a copy of this. I have a surprising lack of any kind of movie swag, but this poster, from artist Tim Doyle, I would hang proudly on wall.


The Walking Dead Might Get Banned In China Next Year Because Of This

the walking deadI’m not sure how many of our readers, if any, are Chinese citizens, but there’s a good chance they won’t be catching up one of the most popular series on television, The Walking Dead, five months from now. And The Walking Dead is only the tip of the gore-soaked iceberg, as the Chinese government is cracking down on online streaming sites, both legal and illegal.

Last month, TV viewers all over the country were shocked and disappointed to find that Chinese authorities shut down two of the nation’s most used file-sharing sites, meaning access to hundreds of U.S. TV episodes (along with their Chinese subtitles) were completely vanquished. Moving forward, the government has made it clear that, starting in April, they’re tasking broadcast regulators with only approving less mature content to go through their legal streaming sites, such as Sohu, a site where over 103 million views have been tabulated for Netflix’s flagship political drama House of Cards. That show, with its sex-for-power plot points and negative talk about China’s communism, will definitely be on the cutting block. It seems like even the words “cutting block” will be removed.


This Critters Short Film Is Almost Too Good To Be True

Though never one of the most popular or quotable sci-fi horrors of the 1980s, Stephen Herek’s 1986 flick Critters is still a solid, intentionally goofy creature feature. (Though the same can’t be said for its lackluster sequels.) In any case, the professionally shot fan-made film, Critters: Bounty Hunter, seen below, is a reminder that not all reimaginings need to suck balls. Cut the lights, grab the Pasta Roni and check it out.


Oscar Isaac Says Those Star Wars: The Force Awakens Fan Theories Are All Wrong

star wars the force awakensWith just a little less than a year to go before the massive release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, anticipation couldn’t be higher, and neither could the number of fan theories currently making up roughly 115% of Internet chatter. But just in case you thought all the stuff you were reading about was completely legit and based on good info, actor Oscar Isaac is here to wash all that away.

Speaking with Yahoo! Movies, Isaac shared about as much as he possibly could without having J.J. Abrams send out a pack of wild dogs to hunt him down. When asked about the leaks, here’s what Isaacs had to say:


The Force Awakens Trailer Collides With Guardians, Goes Retro, And Gets Bay-ified

Guardians of the Galaxy proved all the naysayers wrong and became one of the highest grossing films of the year, currently sitting at $772 million worldwide. It also helped make big-screen space operas cool again, with that momentum set to continue with the upcoming Star Wars films (and, hopefully, the Wachowskis’ Jupiter Ascending won’t suck). In a lot of ways, Guardians was a better Star Wars movie than any of the prequels, but what would Star-Lord and company look like if slathered with some more direct Star Wars trappings? Check out YouTuber Bobby Burns’ mashup of Guardians and Star Wars to see for yourself.