Movie Chronicles

Captain America on set video August 18th, 2010

HeyUGuys were on loca­tion in Sur­rey to grab some video and pic­tures of the Cap­tain Amer­ica set, the crew were done film­ing and items were being packed up, but this is still a very cool first look at the Cap­tain Amer­ica production.

First Captain America set pictures surface August 18th, 2010

The Cap­tain Amer­ica set was dis­cov­ered by The Media Club in Bourne woods, Sur­rey, UK, and they’ve been kind enough to post up some snaps of the loca­tion and pro­vide a lit­tle com­men­tary (although no scene details are mentioned).

On set report

via Media Club

Yes­ter­day I headed over to the film set for the upcom­ing big-budget 2011 Mar­vel release, Cap­tain Amer­ica: The First Avenger, after receiv­ing a sneaky tip from a friend that the film­ing was tak­ing place near my house. After trekking through the Bourne Woods in Farn­ham, Sur­rey, for about 10 min­utes we reached a perime­ter which, due to health and safety rea­son (AKA mas­sive explo­sions etc), we were not allowed to cross… so we didn’t. There were some tanks and some fel­las chill­ing out in army uni­forms, just then I noticed a man with a dirty blonde grown-out mil­i­tary hair­cut and I pointed for my friend to see. At this point a north­ern secu­rity woman tot­tered over to ask us if we were okay, to which we replied “yes”. We then began hav­ing a friendly chat to the woman about the loca­tion that has been pre­vi­ously used in Glad­i­a­tor, Chil­dren of Men, Harry Pot­ter, Wolf­man and the more recent Robin Hood. We then asked her what was going on cur­rently– with all the mil­i­tary vehi­cles and alike. At this point a rather seri­ous look­ing gen­tle­man came over and began to explain that the pro­duc­tion was that of a upcom­ing World War 2 film with the ridicu­lous name ‘Frost­bite’. We pre­tended to eat up his bar­rel of lies until he went on his busy way (which took all of 2 sec­onds). The secu­rity lady then seemed rather proud of their decep­tion before she noticed us whis­per­ing and gig­gling– like girls. She once again asked us if we were ok; this was the point at which our visit turned. We responded by inform­ing her that we knew it wasn’t ‘Frost­bite’, she played dumb and asked us what we ‘thought’ we knew. “Well,” I began “that guy over there is watch­ing a Cap­tain Amer­ica Tshirt, that mas­sive sticker on that trailer has Cap­tain Amer­ica on it, that’s Hay­ley Atwell (the female lead in the film) and we just saw Chris Evans (the actor play­ing Steve Rogers AKA Cpatain Amer­ica) walk­ing past in the cos­tume barely cov­ered by a trench coat.” This did have a shock­ing effect on the secu­rity woman, and she rudely claimed that we knew more than she did. She took a few steps back and we con­tin­ued to talk qui­etly amongst our­selves behind the bar­rier. About a minute later a tall man walked towards and told us we were being ‘a nui­sance’ we apol­o­gised and told him we were unaware; he then con­tin­ued and told us that he was call­ing the police and that we would be arrested. At this point I won­dered on what charges this could take place, he con­tin­ued to glare at us. “Man­ners cost noth­ing, my friend” I replied. He didn’t take too kindly to this rec­om­men­da­tion and we walked off.

Basi­cally, it was very excit­ing to see Chris Evans in cos­tume, the film set is look­ing good and the pro­duc­tion is obvi­ously being taken very seri­ously (as it should because Cap­tain Amer­ica is awe­some) and the shoot is being kept on the super-secret down-low but regret­tably some of the crew are so far up their own ass that they really ruined my excite­ment about a film I have been hugely look­ing for­ward to. Truth be told that guy is a tosser, and I went home to make posters to inform the pub­lic that ‘Frost­bite’ is a lie and that there was free entry to the set of Cap­tain America.

Avengers to begin shooting in February August 11th, 2010

Super­hero Hype have learnt that The Avengers is set to start film­ing in Feb­ru­ary 2011, to meet a May 4th 2012 release date. Shoot­ing loca­tions haven’t been revealed, but LA is a good guess.

1950s fan made trailer

A fan has cre­ated a teaser trailer for a fic­ti­tious 1950s ver­sion of The Avengers. Com­bin­ing clas­sic sci-fi movie clips, this mash-up is a worth­while watch.

Michael Goldenberg to pen Green Lantern 2 August 9th, 2010

With the first Green Lantern movie wrapped, but a long way from its release date and com­ple­tion, Warner Bros. have con­fi­dently hired Michael Gold­en­berg as screen­writer for Green Lantern 2. Gold­en­berg has pre­vi­ously worked on Con­tact, Harry Pot­ter and the Order of the Phoenix and of course, the first Green Lantern movie.

Green Lantern writ­ers Greg Berlanti, Michael Green and Marc Guggen­heim have already been asked to work on a Green Lantern 2 treat­ment. At SDCC this year, Geoff Johns com­mented on a pos­si­ble tril­ogy which sparked rumors of back-to-back sequels. Should Green Lantern be a suc­cess, it looks like the WB are posi­tion­ing them­selves to quickly launch into a sequel. Ryan Reynolds sched­ul­ing could be an issue, as he is in-line to play the lead in Fox’s Dead­pool, but we’ll have to see what hap­pens there.

Green Lantern production wraps August 9th, 2010

Pro­duc­tion on the Green Lantern movie adap­ta­tion has ended today, Geoff Johns (comic book writer and chief cre­ative offi­cer) reveals via his Twit­ter account:

“GREEN LANTERN IS WRAPPED!!!! Fin­ished the last shot today!!! Cel­e­brat­ing in New Orleans. :) As co-producer of the film, I am very, very proud of what we’ve got in store. Much more to come. Mar­tin Camp­bell FTW.”

Pro­duc­tion started on Feb­ru­ary 26th, totalling over 100 days.

Prince of Persia on DVD and Blu-ray Sept 14th August 5th, 2010

Pre-order Blu-ray from Ama­zon or Pre-order DVD from Ama­zon.

Full press release:

The mys­tery and leg­ends of an ancient time will be expe­ri­enced like never before when Prince of Per­sia: The Sands of Time arrives on 3-Disc Blu-ray™ Combo Pack (Blu-ray + DVD + Dig­i­tal Copy), 1-Disc Blu-ray and 1-Disc DVD on Sep­tem­ber 14, 2010 from Walt Dis­ney Stu­dios Home Enter­tain­ment and Jerry Bruck­heimer Films.

Prince of Per­sia: The Sands of Time is the per­fect film to expe­ri­ence the cin­e­matic magic of Blu-ray – the pris­tine 1080p pic­ture and Dolby Dig­i­tal 5.1 HD sur­round sound qual­ity enhance the explo­sive action and spe­cial effects – and con­tains more bonus fea­tures than the DVD.

Acad­emy Award® nom­i­nee Jake Gyl­len­haal (2005, Best Actor in a Sup­port­ing Role, Broke­back Moun­tain), Acad­emy Award® win­ner Sir Ben Kings­ley (1982, Best Actor in a Lead­ing Role, Gandhi), Alfred Molina (Spi­der­man 2, The Da Vinci Code) and Gemma Arter­ton (Clash of the Titans, Quan­tum of Solace) lead the inter­na­tional cast in this epic action-adventure film filled with spec­tac­u­lar visual effects, exotic locales and breath­tak­ing action. Pro­duced by Jerry Bruck­heimer (Pirates of the Caribbean Tril­ogy, National Trea­sure) and directed by Mike Newell (Harry Pot­ter and the Gob­let of Fire), Prince of Per­sia: The Sands of Time boasts a sand­storm of bonus fea­tures that bring view­ers deep into the mys­ti­cal lands of Per­sia and unlock the secrets behind the scenes of this imag­i­na­tive and enter­tain­ing adven­ture. The combo-pack exclu­sive “Sands of Time” fea­ture gives fans con­trol of the Dag­ger of Time, allow­ing them to rewind time and uncover behind the scenes magic in over 40 spell­bind­ing segments.

Prince of Per­sia: The Sands of Time is avail­able in a 3-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray + DVD + Dig­i­tal Copy), 1-Disc Blu-ray, and 1-Disc DVD and Movie Download.


In the spirit of the Pirates of the Caribbean tril­ogy, Walt Dis­ney Pic­tures and Jerry Bruck­heimer Films trans­port you to the mys­ti­cal lands of Per­sia for this wildly enter­tain­ing, epic action-adventure. It’s a race against time when a rogue prince (Jake Gyl­len­haal) reluc­tantly teams up with a rival princess (Gemma Arter­ton) to safe­guard a mag­i­cal dag­ger that gives its pos­ses­sor the power to reverse time and rule the world. Filled with death-defying escapes and unex­pected twists at every turn – Prince of Per­sia: The Sands of Time is a fun-filled adven­ture that will keep your pulse pound­ing long after the cred­its end.

DVD Bonus Feature:

· An Unseen World: Mak­ing Prince of Per­sia – A look behind the scenes on the set of the film.

1-Disc Blu-ray Bonus Feature:

All of above DVD bonus plus

· Deleted Scene – The Ban­quet: Gar­siv Presents Heads

3-Disc Combo Pack Bonus Features:

All of the above DVD and Blu-ray bonus fea­tures plus

· Cine­Ex­plore: The Sands of Time – Take con­trol of the dag­ger and use it to unlock secrets behind your favorite scenes! Turn back time and uncover over 40 spell­bind­ing seg­ments – includ­ing “Walk­ing Up Walls,” “Film­ing in Morocco”, and “Ostrich Jockey Try­outs” – with this exclu­sive inter­ac­tive fea­ture. Blu-ray puts you in control!

Prince of Per­sia: The Sands of Time

STREET DATE: Sep­tem­ber 14, 2010

Direct pre­book: July 20, 2010
Dis­trib­u­tor pre­book: August 3, 2010
Sug­gested retail price: 1-Disc DVD — US: $29.99 Canada: $35.99
1-Disc Blu-ray Disc — US: $39.99 Canada: $44.99
3-Disc BD Combo Pack – US: $44.99 Canada: $51.99
Fea­ture run time: Approx. 116 min­utes
Rated: US ‘PG-13’; Canada: ’PG’
Aspect ratio: 1 Disc DVD: 480i / Widescreen 2.40:1
Blu-ray Disc: 1080p High Def­i­n­i­tion Widescreen
Sound: 1 Disc DVD: Dolby Dig­i­tal 5.1 Eng­lish, French, Span­ish,
Eng­lish 2.0 DVS
Sub­ti­tles: Eng­lish SDH, French, Spanish

Blu-ray Disc: Eng­lish 5.1 DTS-HD Mas­ter Audio (48kHz/24-bit), Eng­lish 2.0 DVS, French 5.1 DTS, French, Span­ish Dolby Dig­i­tal 5.1
Sub­ti­tles: Eng­lish SDH, French, Spanish

Untitled Spider-man project filming this December August 5th, 2010

Spider-man 4 is no more, and much of the news on this blog now per­tains to a vision of Spider-man that will never be made. Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, Sam Raimi et al, will not be back in a Spider-man incar­na­tion. I thought I ought to make that clear before con­tin­u­ing with the next piece of news.

Sony instead opted to reboot the Spider-man fran­chise with a new direc­tor, Marc Webb, with actor Andrew Garfield play­ing Peter Parker. Film­ing is set to start this Decem­ber in Los Ange­les, and is also expected to take place in New York. The project is being pro­duced by Laura Ziskin and Avi Arad.

The film is sched­uled for a July 3rd 2012 release.

Alan Tudyk’s character revealed August 5th, 2010

Alan Tudyk (Fire­fly, Doll­house) has revealed a few details about his new Trans­form­ers 3 role to “From Hol­ly­wood with Love”:

“John Turturro’s char­ac­ter, who has been in the other two movies, Agent Sim­mons. I’m a fel­low agent of his that is sort of his assis­tant and weapons expert, com­puter hacker, cyber sleuth.”

This con­firms Tudyk will have a human role.

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