We've seen Brad Pitt's photos on set. Now we finally have a first look at World War Z, the zombie apocalypse flick based off the popular Max Brooks book of the same name.
The heavy use of CGI and casting of Pitt definitely cements its blockbuster status, but hopefully it won't be all that bad. The complete first trailer will be unveiled this week, but fans will have to wait until June 21, 2013 to see it in theaters.
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Justin Timberlake helped fund Colin, an ultra-low budget British horror movie, without even knowing it!
Marc Price, who claims that he made his debut film for just $70, said he never bought any make-up for the zombies and instead relied on what his makeup artist friends could donate from jobs where they hadn’t used everything up.
“The girl who was our head of makeup was cool because she was doing a lot of pop promos at the time—she didn’t need much liquid latex for Justin Timberlake so she was able to leave quite a lot with us.”
Marc also said his team had a few run-ins with the general public when they were filming some of the film’s gorier scenes: “The most crazy was when we had a scene with a guy having his face ripped off. I had the video camera in one hand and I was ripping off the face with the other hand, then all of a sudden this woman peered over, and said, ‘excuse me…’—she ignored the camera and ignored the fact I was ripping his face off, she thought it was real—and she said ‘excuse me are you ok? Do you want any help?’”
Colin is due in theaters on October 23 and is available on DVD on October 26.
Woody Harrelson felt “accomplished” killing zombies.
The actor admitted he had a great time in Zombieland, which sees his character Tallahassee hunt down and kill the undead beings who feast on human flesh. “It was really fun and really cathartic. You get through the end of the day, you’ve killed a couple hundred zombies, you feel like you’ve accomplished something,” he said.
Woody relished the action and even had his favorite “killing.”
Combine I Am Legend with a little Natural Born Killers, some 28 Weeks Later, and a giant heaping of Shaun of the Dead, and you might just get Zombieland.
In this new film from Ruben Fleischer, survivors of a zombie plague journey across the country to an amusement park. (Because we should always feel safe in a land of clowns.) The horror comedy stars Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone and Abigail Breslin and features cameos from Bill Murray and Mike White.
It’ll be time to “nut up or shut up” on October 9.
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The thin plot. The ridiculously unbelievable scenario. The misconceptions of biological warfare. If I Am Legend has a single saving grace, it must be mega-movie star Will Smith. Everything this man gets involved in turns to gold, and that’s the only reason I Am Legend will survive at the box office.
Okay, here’s the plot. Scientists create a virus, and this germ accidentally kills every single living human on Earth. Not the animals, mind you – just the humans. All but for Robert Neville, a military virologist played by Smith who has managed to survive. How? Well, that’s not really important to the movie-makers. By the way, there are some human-like creatures who have had odd effects from the infection and turn zombie-like. Zombies. That’s right, everybody, billion-dollar movie star Will Smith is starring in what is essentially a zombie flick.
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Viewers in dire need of some raunch helped make Knocked Up a strong 2nd this weekend.
Katherine Heigl’s stomach bumped past several family-friendly sequels of late and brought a fresh dose of adults-only fun into the box office. Although it didn’t surpass the strong swashbucklers in Pirates, Knocked has already grossed enough money to cover its entire production budget. Something few other movies on this list could probably say. With strong word of mouth, director Judd Apatow (40 Year Old Virgin) may soon be adding another summer sleeper to his bedpost.
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As predicted, Captain Jack Sparrow’s resurrection raked in serious booty helping the Pirates franchise score another box office record. The Memorial Day Weekend crown was snatched away from last year’s holder, X-Men: The Last Stand.
But one thing POTC: At World’s End did not do was take back the title for any three-day weekend. It’s $139.8 million dollar domestic take fell a bit short from the $151 million raised by Peter Parker et al.
Other notables this week? The impressive showing by Waitress. The small movie, starring Keri Russell, has been receiving great reviews and viewers must be taking notice. Ranking 5th in a busy holiday weekend is definitely something to be proud of. And what about those Wild Hogs? After exiting the Top Ten weeks ago, it made one final surge. Apparently motorcycles, leather and holiday weekends go hand-in-hand.
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I believe somewhere out there Justin Timberlake is crediting himself for this…
Two weeks ago, Spider-Man 3 broke box office records for a debut weekend. Now Shrek the Third gets the honor for ticket sales of an animated feature (beating the animated record established by Shrek 2). The $121 million take is the third largest opening for any movie…right behind Spidey 3 and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest.
Of course in just seven days, I’m sure Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End will enter the picture to reclaim the title for its franchise. Or at the very least, make the most money for a movie with a monkey in it..
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Compared to it’s record-breaking debut ($150 million), Spider-Man 3‘s recent weekend take ($58 million) may seem like a dramatic fall. But when your worst is still six times higher than your closest competitor’s best, who cares??
The biggest surprise this week? Not the ho-hum performances of 28 Weeks Later or Georgia Rule. After weeks and weeks in the Top 10, Blades of Glory and Are We Done Yet? have finally left the building!