Latest Pacific Rim Image Makes A Big (Footprint) Impression

Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim is about giant mechs fighting giant monsters. How big are they? Very, very big. The latest image released by Legendary gives you a good idea of the scale of the creatures and their mechanical rivals, in the form of one big-ass footprint.



Volcanoes and Lightning Make For A Beautiful Apocalypse

I’ll bow down to Mother Nature’s forces when it’s called for. I won’t drive far in a hurricane. I won’t camp in the snow. And I definitely won’t ever again creative miniature tornadoes just because the blender is broken. Considering I never even considered a combination of lightning and an erupting volcano before, please pardon me for barking in fear at random intervals.

If German photographer Martin Rietze intended to make Hollywood and Photoshop look like amateur hacks, he’s done it. Japan’s Sakurajima Volcano, in southern Kyushu, was a hot spot of beautiful disasters from February 21-26, and Rietze made the most of his skills, capturing some of the most amazing natural images from this planet I’ve ever seen. And I’ve seen like seven pictures in my life.



Will Smith And Men In Black Writer Reteam For Colossus Remake


Let’s make it clear right away that the headline is drawing a connection between Will Smith and Men in Black, and as cool as I thought that movie was at the time, I’d much rather dip back into screenwriter Ed Solomon’s career. He’s the man who brought the world Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure and its oddly wonderful sequel, as well as a bunch of episodes from the meta-before-meta-was-meta It’s Garry Shandling’s Show.. Because I roll like a neurotic in a time-traveling phone booth.

That said, Imagine Entertainment’s five-year-gestating remake of the 1970 sci-fi thriller Colossus: The Forbin Project has hired Solomon to rewrite the script. Previous drafts were done by Blake Masters (Brotherhood) and Jason Rothenberg (who wrote the pilot for the CW’s upcoming sci-fi series The Hundred). Ed Solomon is also the usually non-non-non-heinous writer also co-wrote the goofy-as-shit Mom and Dad Save the World and the underrated Billy Bob Thornton flick, Levity, as well as the upcoming illusionist heist movie Now You See Me. I mention his career again to convince you that he might actually make this remake worth the trouble. Will Smith, who really doesn’t need any hyping whatsoever, will take on the role of Dr. Forbin, mad computer scientist.


Star Wars Imagined As An ’80s Teen Movie, The Sequel

Last year we got a look at a group of drawings that imagined the world and characters of George Lucas’s epic space opera, Star Wars, as a John Hughes-style 1980s teen movie. There were things like Darth Vader as the evil blonde kid on a motorbike, Han and Chewie as out-of-control rocker types, and C-3PO and R2-D2 as pocket protector-wearing nerds. Well, one installment of these pictures wasn’t nearly enough, so Italian comic artist Denis Medri is back with more.

As before, Medri’s depictions are spot on and capture the tone of both Star Wars and ’80s teen dramadies. This time around we get to see his renderings of even more iconic moments from the holy trilogy.



Neil Burger’s Divergent Adds Downton Abbey’s Theo James


I’ve never watched Downton Abbey, but the people seem to enjoy it for some reason. One of the period drama’s actors, Theo James, has landed the male lead in Summit Entertainment’s upcoming science fiction film, Divergent. Described as a “dystopian thriller,” Divergent is based on Veronica Roth’s bestselling young adult novel.

At the moment, James can be seen in the CBS police drama Golden Boy, and he joins a cast that already includes Shailene Woodley (The Spectacular Now), Jai Courteny (A Good Day to Die Hard), Aaron Eckhart (The Dark Knight), Kate Winslett (Titanic), Ray Stevenson (Thor), Maggie Q (Nikita), and Zoe Kravitz (After Earth). Limitless director Neil Burger takes the helm to film the screenplay from Vanessa Taylor. The whole shebang begins shooting in April in Chicago.

Set in the future, Divergent is set in a world where the citizens are segregated into different factions depending on their various personality types. It is decided that some people are “Divergent,” and are thus habitually unable to fit into any group. Tris Prior (Woodley) is one of these, and “when she discovers a conspiracy to destroy all Divergents, she must find out what makes being Divergent so dangerous before it’s too late.”


A Day In The Life Of A Terraformed Mars

Ever wonder what the landscape of Mars would look like if, you know, it were a little more like Earth? By that I mean if it were capable of supporting life. Kevin Gill certainly did, and he went so far as to make this video of what a “living Mars” might look like. The animation takes the entire daily rotation of a fully terraformed Mars and compresses it into just under a minute of run time.