Joel Silver has announced to the LA Times that Guy Ritchie set to be back for the second Sherlock Holmes film. With Robert Downey Jr. having recently dropped out of John Favreau’s inelegantly-titled Cowboys And Aliens, it seems the Baker Street boys are having a sequel rushed through production. There’s already plot info in the works, and with Ritchie dropping his current project Lobo, we’d be highly surprised if we didn’t see Homles 2 sometime in the latter half of the year…
Soon we’re going to have to start dividing the modern film age into two eras- before and after Avatar. In a PA (post Avatar) world, it seems like if your film title doesn’t include the letters ‘3D’, you might as well not bother. At least that seems to be the reasoning of the Harry Potter production team, who’ve announced that the new film, Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows (Part One), will be given the 3D treatment in post production.
James Cameron has finally beaten his most worthy nemesis, his past self. Avatar, after weeks and weeks and endless bloomin weeks at the top of the UK and US box offices, has finally overtaken Titanic to become the highest grossing film ever, taking a staggering $1.85 billion worldwide.
New Gremlins 3D on the way? A new film in the Gremlins has been talked out pretty much since Gremlins 2: The New Batch hit our screens back in 1990. Though Joe Dante has publicly stated he won’t be involved (speaking to horror movie site Bloody Disgusting last year, he didn’t exactly mix his words: “They won’t be coming to me. I can tell you that for a fact.”) the studio bods seem keen.
Though Toy Story 2 3D is not the immersive, mind-blowing experience that watching Avatar is, there’s no denying that this film only gets better with the added technology. And the difference is that – unlike Avatar- Toy Story 2 never had to rely on its special effects to captivate your attention.
Nominations for BAFTA 2010 are in, and it’s a pretty mixed bag. Despite the much-hyped domination of James Cameron’s Avatar for a million trillion weeks running at the box office, the epic is sharing its lead position of eight nominations with two other films – acclaimed drama The Hurt Locker and 2009’s standout British work An Education.
James Cameron, director of blockbuster mega-hit Avatar, has confirmed that he wants to turn the franchise into a trilogy. To be fair, considering that the film has so far grossed $1.4 billion so far world-wide, financially the idea makes a lot of sense. But for those of us with devestating memories of diaster sequels that have tainted the memories of truly brilliant first films, we can’t help but be on our guard.
According to figures released today from the UK Film Council, 2009 had the highest cinema attendance in the last six years, with over 170 million people visiting their local theatre. This means that contrary to popular prediction, the film business is alive and booming.
The winners of the 2010 Golden Globes are in! There’s some die-hard predictability but also a couple of surprises here. We won’t tell you what got what, but there’s mentions here for Avatar, Precious, Inglourious Basterds and Up, with Meryl Streep, Sandra Bullock and Robert Downey Jr all walking away with a brand new bit of tinsel for their mantelpieces.
K. Selvaraghavan is Tamil cinema’s answer to James Cameron. His action-packed epic Aayirathil Oruvan (in English, ‘One Man in One Thousand’) generated a similar buzz to Avatar prior to release in its home country of India, and now after a record-breaking international rights deal, the film has landed in the UK. The over-the-top goings-on can be a bit exhausting, but visually, the film holds its own against any Hollywood adventure epic.