Remember when Nic Cage and Tim Burton were teamed for Superman Lives? Well over at Den of Geek, you can see test footage from back in the day which shows the test suit that would have been worn by Cage when he would have played the Man of Steel.
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Posted by brodysixx on December 16, 2010
Posted by brodysixx on July 19, 2010
This excites me more than you know!!
Seth Grahame-Smith, author of both Pride and Prejudice and Zombie and the more recent but equally ridiculous Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, is about to get one more reason to be beloved by the eccentric geek community: He has been chosen to write the script for the next big Tim Burton-Johnny Depp collaboration, Dark Shadows. The film is to be based off the gothic soap opera series of the same name that ran on ABC in the last 60s and early 70s.Perhaps as cool as the fact that such an out-there writer earned this opportunity is the way in which he earned it. Grahame-Smith was recognized as having potential for scripting after scripting his own novel about our favorite tall, top-hatted president on his vampire-killing adventures. Now that’s not a cool story because of the causation. After all, most screenwriters are hired based on other work. It’s cool because hidden in that story is the fact that THERE WILL BE A MOVE OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER. Actually, we already knew that. It’s currently listed in pre-production on IMDB with a 2011 release. But here’s more news on who may be in the director’s seat, from Deadline:
Burton and Timur Bekmambetov bought that project out of their own money as producers, and I hear that Bekmambetov is likely to make the film his next directing effort. The book chronicles Lincoln as he navigates the North through the Civil War, with the added twist that his mother was killed by a supernatural creature. That traumatic experience forged his will to destroy vampires and their slave-owning helpers.
But enough about the distant future, back to the slightly nearer future. For those who don’t know, Dark Shadows was basically a soapy amalgamation of all things ghoulish. First there were ghosts, then vampires, werewolves, monsters, witches and wizards, and even zombies. Who, then, could be more perfect than Grahame-Smith to helm the script? Filming for Shadows is slated to begin in January.
And if either film is as amazing as the trailer for the Lincoln book release was, we’ll be in for some real cinematic treats. In case you haven’t seen it, here’s the trailer, which we just can’t show you enough times:
Posted by geeksyndicate on March 7, 2010
So we packed our intrepid geek reporter and fellow podcaster Iz McAuliffe off to London to attend the press conference for Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland. Among those attending the event were Tim Burton, Johnny Depp, Danny Elfman, Crispin Clover, Anne Hathaway and Mia Wasikowska who stars as Alice
Iz took some snaps of the event which are below and look out for her report on the conference and the film in an upcoming episode of Good Morning Geekdom.
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Posted by geeksyndicate on February 26, 2010
Alice in Wonderland
Alice Kingsley, now 19, attends a party at a Victorian estate shortly after the death of her beloved father. Alice spots a white rabbit wearing a waistcoat and pocket watch. In shock and confusion, she runs off into a maze and follows the White Rabbit through it. She eventually tumbles down a rabbit hole into Underland, more commonly referred to as “Wonderland” by its inhabitants. She had visited this place 10 years earlier, but had entirely forgotten about it. She is also told that she is the only one who can slay the Jabberwock, the dragon who terrorizes the inhabitants of Wonderland under the rule of the Red Queen.
Tim Burton’s long-anticipated ‘Alice in Wonderland’ 3D will open in UK cinemas on the 5th March 2010 and I will be right at the front of the queue. Again.
Geek Syndicate were lovely enough to send me to the press screening of Alice, and as I wedged the 3D glasses on my excitable face and the opening bars of Danny Elfman’s soundtrack filled the cinema, I settled down for 108 minutes of surreal and fantastical adventure which has the trademarks of Tim Burton stamped all over it.
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Posted by geeksyndicate on February 18, 2010
With the film coming up fast the content seems to be coming thick and fast. Check out these two videos on the upcoming movie.
The World of Wonderland
Every big film these days seems to have a music video to go with it. Alice (Underground) is performed by Avril Lavigne and is taken from the Album ’Almost Alice’ which will hit the shops on 8th March.
Almost Alice is a 16 song compilation, featuring Alice In Wonderland’s end credit track ‘Alice (Underground)’ written and performed by Avril Lavigne. This album boasts an eclectic array of recording artists with original songs based on some of the most charismatic characters in literary history, such as “In Transit” performed by Mark Hoppus & Pete Wentz. Other artists include The All-American Rejects, Owl City (Current UK #1) 3OH!3, Franz Ferdinand, Plain White T’s & Wolfmother.
There’s also an incredible version of “Very Good Advice” performed by The Cure’s Robert Smith, which is the only song from Disney’s 1951 animated film “Alice in Wonderland” that appears on the collection.
1. Alice (Underground) Performed by Avril Lavigne
2. The Poison Performed by The All-American Rejects
3. The Technicolor Phase Performed by Owl City (previously released)
4. Her Name Is Alice Performed by Shinedown
5. Painting Flowers Performed by All Time Low
6. Where’s My Angel Performed by Metro Station
7. Strange Performed by Tokio Hotel and Kerli
8. Follow Me Down Performed by 3OH!3 featuring Neon Hitch
9. Very Good Advice Performed by Robert Smith
10. In Transit Performed by Mark Hoppus with Pete Wentz
11. Welcome to Mystery Performed by Plain White T’s
12. Tea Party Performed by Kerli
13. The Lobster Quadrille Performed by Franz Ferdinand
14. Running Out of Time Performed by Motion City Soundtrack
15. Fell Down a Hole Performed by Wolfmother
16. White Rabbit Performed by Grace Potter and the Nocturnals
Coming to the big screen in Disney Digital 3D™ on 5th March 2010, ALICE IN WONDERLAND is an epic 3D fantasy adventure starring Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter and Mia Wasikowska as 19-year-old Alice, who returns to the whimsical world she first encountered as a young girl, reuniting with her childhood friends: the White Rabbit, Tweedledee and Tweedledum, the Dormouse, the Caterpillar, the Cheshire Cat, and of course, the Mad Hatter.
Almost Alice is out 8th March 2010
Alice in Wonderland in cinemas nationwide 5th March 2010
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Posted by geeksyndicate on February 11, 2010
Another featurette from the upcoming film and taking a look as the Mad Hatter (Who looks both mad and scary…hmm maybe that’s the point!)
ALICE IN WONDERLAND
Rating: TBD Release Date: March 5, 2010
Director: Tim Burton Executive producer: Peter Tobyansen, Chris Lebenzon
Producers: Richard D. Zanuck, Joe Roth, Suzanne Todd, Jennifer Todd
Co-producers: Katterli Frauenfelder, Tom Peitzman
Cast: Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Crispin Glover, Matt Lucas, Marton Csokas, Tim Pigott-Smith, Lindsay Duncan, Geraldine James, Leo Bill, Jemma Powell, Mairi Ella Challen and Mia Wasikowska as Alice
Voice Cast: Stephen Fry, Alan Rickman, Michael Sheen, Timothy Spall, Christopher Lee, Paul Whitehouse, Barbara Windsor
From Walt Disney Pictures and visionary director Tim Burton comes an epic 3D fantasy adventure ALICE IN WONDERLAND, a magical and imaginative twist on some of the most beloved stories of all time. JOHNNY DEPP stars as the Mad Hatter and MIA WASIKOWSKA as 19-year-old Alice, who returns to the whimsical world she first encountered as a young girl, reuniting with her childhood friends: the White Rabbit, Tweedledee and Tweedledum, the Dormouse, the Caterpillar, the Cheshire Cat, and of course, the Mad Hatter. Alice embarks on a fantastical journey to find her true destiny and end the Red Queen’s reign of terror. The all-star cast also includes ANNE HATHAWAY, HELENA BONHAM CARTER and CRISPIN GLOVER.
GS Reporter: Nuge
Source: Alice in Wonderland
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Posted by geeksyndicate on February 2, 2010
Don’t Be Late For This Very Important Royal Date!
London February 25th Sees The Royal World Premiere For Walt Disney Pictures’ Epic 3D Fantasy Adventure “Alice in Wonderland” Held In Aid of The Prince’s Foundation for Children & the Arts
Posted by geeksyndicate on January 29, 2010
Now that you’ve seen the pretty pictures check out some background info on the characters and the actors playing them. If think there’s some cracking casting choices in there. I’m sorry but Alan Rickman playing a Caterpillar is a stroke of genius!
Helena Bonham Carter seems to be able to do crazy ass villainesses’s roles in her sleep these days so she be great in this role. The big head look just scares the hell out of me.
IRACEBETH, THE RED QUEEN (Helena Bonham Carter) is the tyrannical monarch of Underland. With her oversized head, fiery temper and propensity to scream for people’s heads to be chopped off, she rules her subjects through fear. “She’s got emotional problems,” says Bonham Carter. “It takes nothing, practically, for her to lose her temper. Her tantrums are that of a two-year-old.” Her younger sibling, the White Queen, has designs on the throne and crown that Iracebeth once stole from her.
ILOSOVIC STAYNE, THE KNAVE OF HEARTS (Crispin Glover) is the head of the Red Queen’s Army. Seven feet, six-inches tall, with a scarred face and a heart-shaped patch covering his left eye, Stayne is an arrogant, tricky character who follows the Red Queen’s every order. He’s the only one capable of pacifying her and calming her dramatic mood swings. “I am the martial element for the Red Queen,” says Glover. “The Red Queen has a fair amount of short-tempered reactions to things that people do, and so my character has to be quite diplomatic.” His darker side emerges in the shadows of the castle hallways.
TMCTWISP, THE WHITE RABBIT (voice of Michael Sheen) is always late, always in a hurry, always rushing about. Charged with finding Alice and bringing her back to Underland so that she can fulfill her destiny, he shows up at her garden party in an effort to lure her back down the rabbit hole. “He’s a warm character,” says Sheen, “but, at the same time, he can be quite fussy and quite strict with Alice as well. He has an edge to him, a nervous energy, always feeling like he’s behind time. Time is very important to him, but he’s quite brave when called upon.”
MALLYMKUN, THE DORMOUSE (voice of Barbara Windsor) is a swashbuckling mouse in Underland who wears riding breeches. She refuses to believe that the White Rabbit has found the right Alice, the one who can help return Underland to its true splendor, and is only too happy to poke poor Alice in the ankle with a hat pin when Alice insists she’s only dreaming. But the tough little mouse comes through in a pinch when Alice is threatened by a clawing creature called a Bandersnatch. Her loyalty to the Hatter is unmatched, and she willingly faces the prospect of death to stand by him.
ABSOLEM, THE CATERPILLAR (voice of Alan Rickman) is the all-knowing and absolute guardian of the Oraculum, an ancient document that depicts every major event, past, present and future, in Underland’s history. Alice is taken by the White Rabbit and the Tweedles to meet Absolem, so that he can ascertain whether she is, in fact, the real Alice who first visited Underland as a child, the Alice who is destined to help them. They find the bulbous blue caterpillar atop a mushroom in a mushroom forest surrounded by misty smoke. Several times Absolem challenges Alice to come to a better understanding of herself, forcing her to face the difficult question: “Who are you?”
Posted by geeksyndicate on January 29, 2010
I’ll let the clip speak for itself but man this world of Wonderland that’s coming from the twisted mind of Tim Burton looks bloody amazing!
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Posted by geeksyndicate on January 20, 2010
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Posted by geeksyndicate on December 16, 2009
Here for your viewing pleasure is the latest trailer for Alice in Wonderland from the crazy mind that is Tim Burton.
I didn’t realise that I had been watching the actress who plays Alice in a drama about a therapist called In Treatment. I know it’s not very geeky but she put in a fantastic performance for that role so I reckon she should make for a great Tim Burton style Alice (Whatever that means).
Anyway enjoy the ride and then check out the new images!
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Posted by geeksyndicate on July 27, 2009
After the grainy version was leaked onto youtube here’s the proper version.
I tell you one thing I wouldn’t watch this trailer after a few beers. Alice in Wonderland seems to be about as perfect a fit as you can get for someone like Tim Burton.
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Posted by geeksyndicate on July 10, 2009
Personally a few of these toy look a little too creepy to be sitting on my shelf. Check out the press release though for all the info.
Posted by geeksyndicate on July 9, 2009
Based on Neil Gaiman’s international best-selling book and helmed by “The Nightmare Before Christmas” director Henry Selick, – is the first high definition, stop-motion animated feature to be shot in 3-D.
In the film, a young girl (voiced by Dakota Fanning) walks through a secret door in her new home and discovers an alternate version of her life. On the surface, this parallel reality is eerily similar to her real life – only much better. But when this wondrously off-kilter, fantastical adventure turns dangerous, and her counterfeit other mother (voiced by Teri Hatcher) tries to keep her forever, Coraline must count on her stubborn determination, bravery, and the aid of her neighbours and a talking black cat to save her real parents and some ghost children and get back home.
Other exciting characters include; Mr Bobinski (voiced by Ian McShane), Miss Forcible (voiced by Jennifer Saunders) and Miss Spink (voiced by Dawn French).
Now I never got the chance to see Coraline at the cinema but Dave did and bloody loved it so I’m looking forwad to checking this out.
You fans out there will be pleased to here that Coraline is coming out on DVD and Blu-ray July 21st from Universal Studios Home Entertainment (the 2 disc DVD edition with digital copy is only available for a limited time). All releases also include both 2-D and 3-d Versions of the film as well as 4 pairs of 3-D glasses with every copy!
Check out some of the great bonus features and also in case you missed it first time around our Geek Syndicate interview with Neil Gamian and Coraline’s Producer Claire Jennings.
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Posted by geeksyndicate on May 20, 2009
9 takes place in a world parallel to our own, in which the very legacy of humanity is threatened. A group of sapient rag dolls, living a post-apocalyptic existence find one of their own, 9 (Elijah Wood), who displays leadership qualities that may help them to survive.
The conflicted, but resilient group includes 1 (Christopher Plummer), a domineering war veteran; 2 (Martin Landau), an aged inventor; 5 (John C. Reilly), a stalwart mechanic; 6 (Crispin Glover), a visionary and artist; and 7 (Jennifer Connelly), a brave warrior.
I just stumbled across this new film with an all star cast and helmed by Tim Burton, I had no idea what it’s about but it looks awesome. There a whole stream punk vibe to it that I’m loving.
Check it out.
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