Paramount Pictures made the huge mistake yesterday of releasing five character posters to promote its big summer movie, Terminator: Genisys, but they feature cliche poses and odiously horrible Photoshop effects!
I was getting psyched to see this movie, but now I’m back to maybe waiting for Netflix.
They may be expendable, but the movie franchise refuses to die! Perhaps winking at that fact, the character posters for The Expendables 3 seem intent on murdering your eyeballs!
In this latest go-round, Sylvester Stallone‘s Barney goes up against his old pal, the presumed-dead co-founder of the Expendables, Conrad Stonebanks — played by Mel Gibson. Barney’s returning champions — played by Jason Statham, Terry Crews, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture, Jet Li and Arnold Schwarzenegger — are joined by Wesley Snipes, Kelsey Grammer, Harrison Ford, Ronda Rousey, Kellan Lutz, Antonio Banderas and Robert Davi.Yay, Ronda Rousey, but… Kelsey Grammer and Kellan Lutz?
Looks like there’s no going back now for the fifth installment of the Terminator franchise — Terminator: Genesis has a director in Thor: The Dark World’s Alan Taylor, and now it has a leading lady: Emilia Clarke, who plays Daenerys Targaryen on HBO’s GAME OF THRONES, will portray Sarah Connor, the “mother of the future.”
Perhaps it’s a coincidence, but Taylor has directed quite a few episodes of GoT, so he probably feels very comfortable with her. Clarke, recently seen on Broadway doing a much-publicized nude scene in Breakfast at Tiffany‘s, reportedly beat out Brie Larson in a head-to-head battle that went down to the wire.
Arnold Schwarzenegger will be back as the
Governator Terminator, and the project is looking more and more like a reboot rather than yet another sequel.
Interestingly, Clarke is not the only GoT cast member to play Sarah Connor; Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister) portrayed her in the TV series TERMINATOR: THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES on Fox.
Stop the presses! He’ll be back! Arnold Schwarzeneggerwill be playing Conan the Barbarian once again – yes, at his age!
The man who may be most famous for saying, “I’ll be back,” is coming all the way back – back to the film that made his bones in Hollywood. It was confirmed today that Schwarzenegger will play the title character in The Legend of Conan, a film for Universal that looks at the warrior king later in life. The story will ignore Arnold’s previous sequel, 1984’s Conan the Destroyer (as well as Jason Momoa’s unrelated 2011 Conan the Barbarian) in order to follow up on the 1982 original, Conan the Barbarian.
I’m actually rather excited about this news, because tales of King Conan are among my favorites from pulp author Robert E. Howard’s oeuvre. But I wouldn’t bring in his son, Prince Conn (short for Conan), for this movie. I think Schwarzenegger the man needs more distance from his real-world trouble with kids before playing a father onscreen.
Somebody (somewhere) decided it would be a good idea to remake the 1990 Arnold Schwarzenegger action flick Total Recall, and the result is being released this summer — whether sci-fi fans want it or not.
Offhand, I cannot think of a reason why the Paul Verhoeven-directed special-effects extravaganza (which was more schlocky fun than any kind of classic to me) needs to be remade, but then again, when has that ever stopped Hollywood? This is another one of those productions (like Dark Shadows) that I had no interest in when it was announced — Colin Farrell replacing Ah-nuld as an amnesiac who may or may not be a freedom fighter/terrorist on Mars? — but after seeing the full-length trailer I am… less disinterested. Not quite interested, but I don’t see it as a black hole of nothing anymore, because it looks like the producers are really trying to be different. But it’s keeping the same name.
This version features Farrell, Kate Beckinsale (Underworld) and Jessica Biel, and is directed by Len Wiseman (Underworld) — Kate’s real-life husband. And it features a wicked catfight between Kate and Jessica, so that could theoretically make up for a multitude of sins. And visual effects have come a long way since the late-1980s technology used to turn Arnold into a woman. Still, I’m not convinced I need to see this in a theater, so the flick still has some work to do.