If we really wanted to, we could’ve put a much more disturbing picture of Mr. Radcliffe, so be grateful for small gifts like this:
Anyway, off the back of news that Half Blood Prince has been delayed to July ’09, and the new rumour that the reasoning behind it is due to Radcliffe getting all nekkid and beastial for the Broadway release of Equus, which was due to bow around the same time as The Half Blood Prince‘s original November release, is something even more disturbing:
“At first I thought I’d have pants (underwear) on for the scene, but apparently not. But I’ve sorta done that before on stage, so it’s all old hat now, really.”
Daniel Radcliffe talking there. About what, you ask? Possible an Equus movie adaptation? No. That would be for a scene in the first of the two Harry Potter And The Deathly Hollows movies. We knew it was getting dark, but now Harry’s getting nekkid? Dear God, won’t somebody please think of the children?!
Writer Justin Marks, the guy who what wrote Unbroken (no, us neither) and the forthcoming Street Fighter: The Legend Of Chun Li, comes the script for big screen adaptation of Voltron, the cartoon that pre-dated the similar but less apocalyptic Power Rangers by about 15 years.
Its been described as “a post-apocalyptic tale set in New York City and Mexico which follows five ragtag survivors of an alien attack who band together and end up piloting the five lion-shaped robots that combine and form the massive sword-wielding Voltron that helps battle Earth’s invaders.”
Appearantly LatinoReview have read the script, and announced it as “a fucking masterpiece” and Cinemablend’s opinion doesn’t differ too much; “a well put together, well intentioned, incredibly faithful Voltron script using modern sensibilities.”
We’re sorry, but just how well intentioned to you intend to be when we’re talking about a film involving aliens, lion robots, and a giant samurai that fights the bad invaders with a big sword? That kinda shit might fly in Manga-land, but the is Hollywood baby. Thats not kosher here.
Brian Austin Green might’ve rocked our collective worlds in Beverely Hills 90210, and he might be making something of a “comeback”, if you can call it that, in The Sarah Connor Chronicles, but is that enough for Master Nolan to consider him? According to a recent interview with MTV, he believes so. We can but dream.
Lets forget for a second that Computer Game-to-Movie adaptations have yet to create one watchable product. Lets also forget for a second that Beat ‘Em Ups have a particularly bad rep, with Mortal Kombat and Street Fighter being some of the worst things to happen to cinema since Uwe Boll. So, having forgotten all of that, lets take a peak of some of the “creative” people behind the making of the movie adaptation of Tekken.
Director Dwight H. Little has some interesting entries on his resume, with the likes of Halloween 4, Free Willy 2 and Anaconda: The Hunt For The Blood Orchid scattered all over the place. But writer Alan B. McElroy’s CV is even more entertaining to read: Spawn, Ballistic: Ecks VS Sever, Thr3e, Wrong Turn 2…… to name only the one’s we’ve heard of.
Then we have the cast. Topping the cast list is Luke Goss (thats a bad sign) playing Steve Fox who didn’t show up until Tekken 4. After him we have Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa playing Heihachi Mashima, the lead bad guy of the story. Tagawa must have some kind of addiction to this sort of character, because he also played Shang Tsung, the lead bad guy from Mortal Kombat. After that, your guess is as good as ours as to who any of the rest of them are. Some famous stunt guy is playing Yoshimitsu….. Oh, and the chick who play GoGo in Kill Bill Vol.1 is playing someone too. But thats about it.
They should’ve just let Uwe Boll direct it and be done with it. Expect it early 2009.