Rumors are spiraling around Chris Pine as the Green Lantern. I only have one thing to say:
DEAR GOD NO!!
Chris Pine has never done a good or even decent job in anything he has ever done. He even did a bad job in Princess Diaries 2! Which was not a role that required a lot of skill. I have not seen Star Trek yet, but his performance in the trailers has been William Shatner bad.
I have enough concerns about the movie because director Martin Campbell made Casino Royal, but he also made the 2 Antonio Banderas Zorro movies.
I really hope this is just a rumor.
Theater or Renter: February 2009 includes Five SF movies Coraline, Fanboys, Push, Friday the 13th, Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li. Will we watch? Will we rent? or do we even care? Watch the trailers. Rate the Trailer. Then share with us your comments: does the movie, it’s trailer and buzz make you want to watch it in the theater, rent it, or not interested at all, and why?
Release Date: February 6, 2009
Listed as: stop motion, horror
Studio: Focus Features
Director: Henry Selick
Produced by: Mary Sandell, Claire Jennings
Written by: Neil Gaiman (novel), Henry Selick
Stars: Dakota Fanning, Teri Hatcher, John Hodgman, Ian McShane, Keith David, Jennifer Saunders, Dawn French
The Plot / Story: A young girl, Coraline unlocks a mysterious door in her new home and enters into a parallel reality, a fantastical and thrilling imitation of her own dull life. In this world, Coraline finds a new version of her real mother and father, her off-kilter neighbors, Miss Forcible, Miss Spink and Mr. Bobinsky, and the Cat. The only difference is that they all possess big, black buttons for eyes (All except for the Cat). When Coraline's Other Parents confront her during her birthday night, they tell Coraline that if she wants to stay in this Parallel universe, she must change her eyes into black buttons as well. When Coraline is given them in a small box, she hesitates and has mixed feelings on which universe to choose permanently. However, this other world soon begins to unravel and Coraline, along with her real parents, become prisoners to her Other Mother and must count on her resourcefulness, determination, and bravery to get back home. (Wikipedia) (The Official Site)
Release Date: February 6, 2009
Listed as: Adventure, Comedy, Fandom
Studio: The Weinstein Company
Director: Kyle Newman
Produced by: Dana Brunetti, Kevin Spacey, Matthew Pernicaro, Evan Astrowsky, Kevin Mann
Written by: Story: Ernest Cline, Dan Pulick, Screenplay: Ernest Cline, Adam F. Goldberg
Stars: Jay Baruchel, Dan Fogler, Sam Huntington, Chris Marquette, Kristen Bell
The Plot / Story: It's 1998 and Star Wars fanboys across the globe eagerly await the release of Episode 1. But for Eric, Linus, Hutch and Windows the term "fanboy" is more than just a title, it's a badge of honor. Spurred by impatience and an undying loyalty to their cause, these former high school friends reunite to undertake the road trip of their fan-tasies. Traveling West across the country to visit their Mecca George lucas' Skywalker Ranch. The plan is to break in, steal the film and stake their claim as the first fanboys in history to watch it. But to secure their place in the fanboy hall of fame, they'll have to contend with bizarre bikers, a crazy pimp, a deranged group of trekkies and the quiet intensity of William Shatner. (Wikipedia) (The Official Site)
Release Date: February 6, 2009
Listed as: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Studio: Summit Entertainment
Director: Paul McGuigan
Written by: David Bourla
Stars: Chris Evans, Dakota Fanning, Camilla Belle, Djimon Hounsou
The Plot / Story: A group of young American expatriates with telekinetic, telepathic, and clairvoyant abilities, hiding from a clandestine U.S. government agency referred to as "Division." They try to find the only woman that ever escaped from "Division". She is their only key to finding out how to escape the agency. They must also use their different talents and band together for a final job enabling them to escape the agency forever. (Wikipedia) (The Official Site)
Friday the 13th:
Release Date: February 13, 2009
Listed as: Horror
Studio: New Line Cinema
Director: Marcus Nispel
Produced by: Michael Bay, Andrew Form, Brad Fuller
Written by: Screenplay: Damian Shannon, Mark Swift, Story: Damian Shannon, Mark Swift, Mark Wheaton, Characters by: Victor Miller, Ron Kurz
Stars: Derek Mears, Jared Padalecki, Danielle Panabaker, Amanda Righetti, Travis Van Winkle, Aaron Yoo
The Plot / Story: Searching for his missing sister, Clay heads up to the eerie woods of legendary Crystal Lake where he stumbles on the creaky remains of rotting old cabins that lie in wait behind moss-covered trees. And that's not the only thing hiding under the brush. Against the advice of police and cautions from the locals, Clay pursues what few leads he has with the help of a young woman he meets among a group of college kids up for an all—thrills weekend. But they are about to find much more than they bargained for. Little do they know, they've entered the domain of one of the most terrifying specters in American film history - the infamous killer who haunts Crystal Lake armed with a razor-sharp machete…Jason Voorhees. This is a remake of the original Friday The 13th from 1980 (Wikipedia) (The Official Site)
Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li:
Release Date: February 27, 2009
Listed as: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Director: Andrzej Bartkowiak
Produced by: Patrick Aiello, Ashok Amritraj
Written by: Justin Marks
Stars: Kristin Kreuk, Neal McDonough, Chris Klein, Michael Clarke Duncan, Taboo, Robin Shou, Moon Bloodgood
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I am not sure why they are in black and white, or why Kirk looks evil. Maybe they are making to the new Kirk more like William Shatner than the character he played. Just kidding, but I do think it’s a little strange. Maybe he’s just angry because Spock is suppose to steal the show again. I am starting to get used to Quinto as Spock.
I love Star Trek, and I always will. I pray that it will one day be freed from the purgatory it has found itself. So, this is a hard subject for me, but I can't stay quiet anymore about the upcoming Star Trek film. Let's start from the beginning: 4.21.06
I didn't whoop for joy. I bit my nails and hoped that the worst would not happen, but Abrams' words did make me feel better... and then...
Matt Damon told SCI FI Wire that he's open to assuming the role of Capt. James T. Kirk in the proposed 11th Star Trek movie, but denied previous rumors that he is already in line for the iconic role, which was originated by William Shatner. "If the script was good, I'd do it," Damon said in an interview while promoting his latest film, The Good Shepherd. "But, yeah, I heard that [rumor]. I think J.J. Abrams or somebody said that at [a] press junket or something, and it got picked up [by the media and Star Trek fans] (SciFi Wire)."
And let me guess, Ben Affleck will play Spock?
Ok, it is all just rumors right now anyway, but I am getting really nervous about all this. At least if they hire Damon, he is too old to play an academy Kirk. That's it. I have played in the rumor mill. I'm out.