Watch Al Pacino Blast Greedo As Han Solo In This Star Wars Spoof

The history of Hollywood if full of “What Ifs.” What if Freddie Prinze Jr. was Spider-Man? What if Jeremy Irons played Hannibal Lector? What if Carey Grant was the first James Bond? What if Johnny Depp landed the part of Ferris Beuller? What if Eric Stoltz stayed Marty McFly? The list of such now outlandish seeming scenarios, where another actor almost played an iconic role, is damn near endless. One of the most intriguing of these is the possibility that Al Pacino could have been Han Solo. If you’ve ever wondered what that might look like, with Pacino bringing a little Scarface style menace to the role, check out this animated clip.

Just a warning if you’re watching this at work, keep the volume low, there’s a swear.


Here’s How Project Almanac Pissed Off The Air Force

project almanacYou don’t generally expect a teen-centric, found footage, time travel movie to ruffle too many feathers, but the upcoming Project Almanac his managed to piss off the Air Force. One scene features footage of a plane crash that looks very similar to that of a 1994 B-52 crash, and the families of those killed in the accident have asked that Paramount remove the clip.

In a scene featured in the Michael Bay-produced film, characters watch a news clip of a plane crash, presumably caused by their messing around with the timeline. According to the Air Force Times, the footage is “nearly identical” to that of a crash at Fairchild Air Force Base in Spokane, Washington which killed four officers.


Guardians Of The Galaxy: How One Artist Inspired The Look Of The Entire Movie

There’s a lot to love about Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. The crackerjack script by director James Gunn and Nicole Perlman is funny, fast-paced, and evocative of classic flicks like Star Wars and Raiders of the Lost Ark. The dynamite cast all inhabit their roles perfectly, and have (inter)stellar comedic chemistry with each other. And overseeing it all, Gunn conjures up a detailed, colorful world I can’t wait to return to again and again. And that word — “colorful” — is an important one. In a genre where outer space is all too often rendered in shades of black, white, and grey, Guardians plays with all the other crayons, and that creative choice owes a lot to the work of one artist — Chris Foss — and, even more specifically, to the image below.



The Divergent Series: Insurgent Offers Hope, War, And Peace In These Motion Posters

InsurgentStill hoping that The Divergent Series can fill the void that The Hunger Games is leaving as it wraps up, Summit Entertainment is doing their best to hype the upcoming second installment, Insurgent. (You’re probably either psyched for this movie or not.) To further their goal, the studio has released these five new animated character posters.

Insurgent picks up in the wake of the first film, and finds heroine Beatrice “Tris” Prior (Shailene Woodley) looking for both answers and allies in the ruins of a post-apocalyptic Chicago. She and Four (Theo James) are on the run from Jeanine (Kate Winslet) and the ruling Erudite faction, and they need to find out why her family sacrificed themselves and why they are so dangerous. “Haunted by her past choices but desperate to protect the ones she loves, Tris, with Four at her side, faces one impossible challenge after another as they unlock the truth about the past and ultimately the future of their world.”


Star Wars: The Force Awakens Features This British Actress

Leanne BestThough filming for Star Wars: The Force Awakens is in the books, that doesn’t mean we’re not going to get glimpses and peeks behind the curtain now and again. We know the main core of the cast, but in a movie of this size, there are bound to be tons of other roles, filled by tons of other actors, and as we creep ever closer to the December 18 release date, some of these have started to step out of the shadows and into the daylight. For example, we learned recently that three actors from Gareth Evans’ The Raid movies have some as yet undefined role, and now we learned that another British actress has a part in the film.

Yahoo UK came across an email, sent from British television outlet ITV, hyping their show Home Fires. It mentions cast member Leanne Best, and how in 2015 she will be seen in “J.J. Abrams highly anticipated Star Wars VII.” Best recently appeared in The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death, where she plays the title character, and can also be seen in the drama Ripper Street.


Star Trek 3 Is Being Written By One Of Its Stars, Details Here

star trek into darknessThis is not exactly the name that we expected to hear connected to the writing job on Star Trek 3, but it could be awesome. It is being reported that, now that Justin Lin has taken over as director, Simon Pegg will co-write the script with Doug Jung.

Though he’s most recognized for his efforts in front of the camera, Pegg has an impressive resume as a writer as well. His highest profile work is obviously with Edgar Wright on the Three Flavours trilogy—Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and The World’s End, though their collaboration goes all the way back to Spaced—but he also wrote Paul, Run, Fat Boy, Run, and many more. Deadline reports that Pegg, who already plays Scotty in the revamped franchise, steps into the role after Roberto Orci was ousted as his duties as writer and director in the wake of disagreements with Paramount over the direction of the film.