The Forbidden Kingdom
Went to 10,000 BC the other night (not good, by the way) and saw a huge lobby display for The Forbidden Kingdom. The display made it look like a bad video game movie except that it has both Jackie Chan and Jet Li in it. That’s worth gambling on right there even if it ends up sucking.
Fortunately though, the trailer makes it look really good, like it’s sort of combining the humor of Chan’s movies with the artsy fartsiness of Li’s.
This is how humanity dies. Holy crap, that looks cool as hell.
And it just gets better. Vikings vs. Aliens.
Steam Wars and Undead Backbrain
Robert Hood’s Undead Backbrain blog is fricking Awesome and you should be reading it. It would save me having to link to him every single week if you did, which is what it looks like I’ll be doing if his content stays as consistent as it has so far. He’s the one who turned me on to those last two links.
Just like he’s now talking about Steam Wars, a steampunk giant-monster project by the guy who did The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra. Even if the film never gets made, it’s worth the post just to see the concept art.
Chuck news (and a little bit of Lost)
The writers of Chuck are taking advantage of their strike hiatus to tweak the show a little. According to TV Guide’s Michael Ausiello who attended the Chuck panel at Paley Fest, “‘The idea is to own the fact that we’ve been off the air for several months, so there’s a reset that’s going to happen,’ said (co-creator Josh) Schwartz of the second-season premiere, slated for September. ‘We’re going to bring in some fresh new characters, some new villains.’”
Lost producer Damon Lindelof moderated the panel and snuck in a bit of Lost news “by revealing the real reason the four-toed statue has yet to be seen again. After the monument first appeared ‘we got a note back from the network that said, “This is too weird,”‘ he explained. ‘I was like, “Do you watch the show? This is too weird?” Essentially, they said, “Could it be a six-toed statue?” I was like, “Someone explain to me why a six-toed statue is less weird than a four-toed statue?” And they’re still noodling on that.’”
I might change my mind once Battlestar comes back on and I start getting into it again, but right this second I need some convincing that the Caprica prequel series is going to be worth watching. It sort of sounds like Dynasty in space.
Monsters vs. Aliens
The MvA website is live. Not much info on it yet, but man, I love that intro.