A Must See. Cleverly written with fantastic performances. A finely crafted film from beginning to end.
According to the trade publication, Variety, Legendary Pictures has confirmed it will move forward on a follow up to its 2007 worldwide hit, 300. Frank Miller is writing the script and Director Zach Snyder is interested in helming the project once again. While I personally liked 300 I don’t see myself jumping up and down at the thought of a sequel. Visually, it was unique and its storyline about the ancient Spartans was involving enough, but I just can’t get excited about another one.
The trades are also reporting that actress Helena Bonham Carter (Sweeny Todd) is in talks to play an important role in the fourth Terminator movie, currently in production. While the size of her part has not been disclosed, some media outlets are saying she will play the film’s villain. I think there will be a lot of excitement as its release date approaches since Christian Bale (The Dark Knight) is starring in the film as the now grown up John Connor, the man fated to lead the human race against Sky Net and an army of Terminators. Speaking of Terminator, I’m really glad that Fox TV gave the series a second season pickup as it’s a really good piece of television. It’s so much better than I ever thought it would be and I love the shows lead, Lena Headey who does a great job playing Sarah Conner. I think the show creators can really build off a solid first season.
Look for The Godfather trilogy to be released in the High Definition Blue-Ray format on Sept 23rd. The four disc set will come with five documentaries. Godfather1 and 2 underwent a digital restoration supervised by director Francis Ford Coppola which took more than a year to complete. Expect Blue-Ray to be the dominant format in home viewing within the next two years. Hey – there’s a reason your local Blockbuster is selling off two month old DVD titles, 4 for $20!