This Turbo Kid Trailer Is A Mad Max Throwback On A BMX Bike

When you think of the Sundance Film Festival, the first thing that pops into your mind aren’t campy, bloody, post-apocalyptic throwbacks, but after watching this new trailer for Turbo Kid, you might just change your tune. (This is one of at least two post-apocalyptic joints at the fest this year, the other we know of being Z for Zachariah.) This is one that you’ll want definitely want to check out.

This has the look and feel of the cheap international Mad Max knock offs from the early 1980s down perfectly, from the story to the tone to those cobbled together post-apocalyptic costumes, improvised weapons like a contraption that shoots saw blades, and that sharp, Casio keyboard sounding score. Turbo Kid is even set in the far off future of 1997.


Ewan McGregor Is Waiting For Star Wars To Come Calling

star wars revenge of the sithWhile the second set of Star Wars films, the much maligned prequels, were full of problems, one aspect that has remained largely unscathed is Ewan McGregor‘s performance as Obi Wan Kenobi. And though the very first Star Wars film sealed Obi Wan’s fate, many fans would like to see the actor return to the franchise in some form, perhaps for one of the spinoff films. McGregor is definitely still game to reprise his role, and in case anyone out there is listening, just call him!

McGregor is at the Sundance Film Festival promoting his new film, Last Days in the Desert, in which he plays Jesus, and MTV caught up with the jovial former Jedi to see if anything new is in the cards for Obi Wan. McGregor says he’s “still waiting for the call,” and that he’s heard nothing from anyone involved with Disney or Lucasfilm about coming back. In fact, he doesn’t even know how it would happen, not that it would stop him. He says:


Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters Casts Melissa McCarthy And Three Others In These Roles

GhostbustersWell, we expected the Paul Feig-directed, female-fronted Ghostbusters reboot to eventually cast a quartet of funny women, and low and behold, that’s precisely what they just did. Donning those iconic beige jumpsuits are Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, and Kate McKinnon. We’ve also got some descriptions of the characters, and the possibility of one of the old guard making an appearance.

The Bridesmaids and The Heat director took to Twitter earlier to day to reveal his four choices, and though at this stage they’re still in negotiations to join the party, it sounds like a deal is pretty close. And if it is moving along at this clip, a spring shoot is not out of the question, which was a possible point of contention, as McCarthy has an increasingly busy schedule in recent days.


The Blob Remake Just Enveloped This Director

BlobThese days, when news hits about a movie remake, there’s a more-than-good chance it isn’t the first time the story has been retold. One of the latest classics getting retooled for modern audiences is the amorphous horror The Blob, and it now has a director, as the action-hound Simon West has signed on to bring this gloopy menace to the screen.

West is an interesting choice for this project, as he hasn’t really done anything that falls within the science fiction or horror genres. (You can mention When a Stranger Calls, but that movie just doesn’t exist to me.) He’s directed films like The Mechanic, The Expendables 2, and Lara Croft: Tomb Raider. His feature debut was 1997’s guilt-free action fest Con Air, which was recently rumored to have a space-bound sequel in the pipeline.


Neil DeGrasse Tyson And Bill Nye Are Planning A Space Launch, Details Here

Bill Nye Neil deGrasse TysonNeil deGrasse Tyson and Bill Nye are two of our favorites, so when they get together for some scheme or another, you can bet that it has our complete and total attention. And they’ve got a doozy of a project brewing this time, as they’re about to test their LightSail spacecraft.

The two popular figures in the scientific community, along with their partners at the Planetary Society, announced that they plan to embark on their first test mission in May of this year. Entirely funded by private citizens, the solar sail satellite will be a part of an upcoming launch of an Atlas V rocket.


The First Fantastic Four Trailer Is Here, Watch It Now

Josh Trank is taking the helm for one of the upcoming standalone Star Wars movies, but before he ventures to that galaxy far, far away, we’ll get to see what he can do on a large scale with a revamped Fantastic Four. We’re still almost seven months away from the opening, but the much talked about adaptation delivered its first trailer this morning.

This is definitely not quite the tone you necessarily expect from a comic book movie (though Fantastic Four is a Marvel comic, Fox is producing the movie, not Marvel Studios, the folks behind Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy, Iron Man, and the like), and they’re definitely going for a more serious, ominous tone. From this preview, it’s hard not to presume a Christopher Nolan/Dark Knight influence.