The very first John Carter story appeared in the February 1912 edition of All-Story, entitled Under the Moons of Mars. Edgar Rice Burroughs had intended to use the pen name Normal Bean to indicate he wasn’t deranged for creating such a fantastical tale. Unfortunately, a typesetter thought the first part was a typo, so he was credited as Norman Bean. 100 years later, Walt Disney Pictures is bringing the first John Carter of Mars story to life in the film simply called John Carter. Here is the first trailer, which has me all kinds of excited for this adaptation. Check it out below and prepare to go to a Mars unlike any other in 2012!
Geeks everywhere are all abuzz about the announcement of a new remake of the classic Evil Dead. Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert and Bruce Campbell are all onboard to produce and everyone knows who they are. Even script re-writer Diablo Cody is a known quantity. But what about this Fede Alvarez guy, chosen by Raimi and Tapert to direct? Here’s the short film that caused the duo to immediately sign Alvarez after they saw it. Take a look!
It’s Holmes for the holidays again this year as Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows hits theaters in December. Get a taste of what will happen in the first trailer from the film. I really liked the first one and am looking forward to the second installment. Seeing this sequel is elementary, my dear reader!
SATURDAY, JULY 23, 2:15 PM, HALL H
The KNIGHTS OF BADASSDOM panel will include a Comic-Con exclusive trailer and a panel discussion/Q&A with stars Ryan Kwanten (HBO’s True Blood, RED HILL), Peter Dinklage (HBO’s Game of Thrones, STATION AGENT), Summer Glau (Firefly, SERENITY, The Sarah Connor Chronicles), Danny Pudi (NBC’s Community), Margarita Levieva (THE LINCOLN LAWYER, ADVENTURELAND), and director Joe Lynch (WRONG TURN 2).
In this humorous fantasy adventure from IndieVest Pictures, Joe (Ryan Kwanten) is a heavy metal rocker who’s just gone through a painful breakup with his girlfriend, Beth (Margarita Levieva). His concerned roommates (Steve Zahn, Peter Dinklage) kidnap him to their LARP (Live Action Role Playing) gathering, where he enters a realm of fantasy escapism in which pretend knights, elves, and barbarians clash with foam weaponry on a mock battlefield. When Joe’s “sorcerer” roommate (Zahn) inadvertently summons a deadly succubus that takes Beth’s seductive form, bloody reality crashes down upon their fantasy world. Once LARPers start to turn up dead, the make-believe wizards and warriors must become the real life heroes they have been pretending to be in order to conquer the evil that has been unleashed.