INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS remake– Watch the trailer here!

June 10, 2007

Check out the teaser trailer for THE INVASION, WB’s remake of the classic INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS, starring Nicole Kidman.

Looks interesting… there was some behind the scenes drama here, with Director Oliver Hirschbiegel being supplanted by the Wachowski Brothers when the WB demanded ‘more action’ be thrown into the mix. That sounds like a mistake to me– Body Snatchers works best as a PSYCHOLOGICAL thriller to me. The whole point is that feeling of fear and dread when you see people you know turn COLD and EMOTIONLESS… action scenes bring in the kind of loud intensity you should want very little of in this film. Keep it CREEPY… the audience can figure out there’s danger involved, no need to pander.

Still, I’m keeping on open mind on this due to the talent level of all parties involved.

Comic-Con makes Film & TV Announcement

June 5, 2007


Here it is… the list of films that will be represented at this year’s Comic-Con in San Diego! Superherohype makes a note that THE DARK KNIGHT was NOT announced… its pretty hard to believe that the Batman sequel WON’T be featured, so a later announcement will probably be made on that front. This is, after all, Comic-Con– the biggest event of its kind in the world, the place where studios roll out their movies to the core fanbase who help determine whether their project is the next 300, or the next CATWOMAN.

Here’s what we know you likely will see– I’ve bolded the panels Scramble Network plans to report from (there’s a lot of them!):

  • Alien vs. Predator 2: No Peace On Earth
  • American Gangster
  • Babylon A.D.
  • Balls of Fury
  • Battlestar Galactica
  • Beowulf
  • The Bourne Ultimatum
  • Coraline
  • Fred Claus
  • Get Smart
  • The Golden Compass
  • Hellboy 2: The Golden Army
  • Heroes
  • I Am Legend
  • The Incredible Hulk
  • Indiana Jones 4
  • The Invasion
  • Iron Man
  • Lost
  • National Treasure: Book of Secrets
  • Resident Evil: Extinction
  • Speed Racer
  • The Strangers
  • Stardust
  • Star Trek
  • Sunshine
  • Sweeney Todd
  • 30 Days of Night
  • Trick ‘r Treat
  • Wanted
  • Where the Wild Things Are
  • White Out

Looks like a great year… expect plenty of news to be made in San Diego that week!