After the “joy” Mamma Mia brought (some of) us in 2008, it was only a matter of time before someone else jumped on the “jukebox musical” concept. Thank your lucky stars it’s not Justin Bieber. So instead of the heartache of a fifteen year old, prepare yourself for a soundtrack concerned with all things good; the beach, cars and romance. Oh, Beach Boys, you sure know how to make a girl feel special.
The Ridley Scott Robin Hood movie is coming at us faster than a speeding arrow – it’s less than a month away, people! As if you weren’t excited enough, three new clips from the swashbuckling, Nottingham-based epic have been posted on this thing they call the internet!
As Sarah Jessica Parker and co prepare themselves for a return to the silver screen this summer, Universal have kindly gone and released a brand-spanking new Sex and the City 2 trailer. Following on from 2008’s massively successful Sex and the City, this summer’s most anticipated must-see chick flick sees the continuation of the fab foursome’s New York escapades.
Following hot on the heels of the news that family favourite Monopoly is to be immortalised in movie form, we can report that Taylor Kitsch has been recruited to star in the film version of the Hasbro board game Battleship. Universal are the ones responsible for the the Battleship movie (as it is referred to in the bestforfilm towers), with Peter Berg manning the directorial helm.
In news that is set to send shudders through the spines of cinema-goers everywhere, Universal have confirmed that they are preparing the sequel to 2003’s Johnny English, tentatively titled Johnny English 2. Starring Rowan Atkinson, Johnny English 2 will see the resumption of the adventures of Britain’s least favourite spy hero, as Universal attempt to steer away from adult-skewing serious movies in favour of light-hearted comedy.
Matthew Vaughn’s upcoming adaptation of the Mark Millar comic Kick-Ass has been picked up for UK distribution by Universal – which is damn good news as far as we’re cocerned. Vaughn, who previously produced Guy Ritchie’s Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch, and directed 2004’s well-received Layer Cake, has been plagued with difficulties in finding a UK distributor for the film.
In this world of book adaptations, videogame-turned-blockbuster and TV series: The Film, it was only a matter of time before movie makers turned to board games for inspiration. No? No, we didn’t think so either. But for better or for worse, Monopoly: The Movie seems to be underway. We investigated the potential film plot thus far, and we can promise you now, it’s worth a look.