Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Movie News: A Daring Escape from the Depths of the Sun!

Pirates 4 gets smaller budget

Pirates of the Caribbean 4 is feeling the effects of the economy and - along with other Disney films - is having to severely cut back on expenses, including location shooting and effects sequences. As /Film notes, this may not be a bad thing. I'm one of the few people I know who actually like At World's End, but I agree that it's a messy film and if scaling back On Stranger Tides means a tighter story, then good for Disney. [Los Angeles Times]

Sessy Mens in Atlantis

I'm adding She Blogged by Night to my reader. I discovered it thanks to this awesome review of Atlantis: The Lost Continent, but "She" won me over by appropriately being confused over Jamaica Inn. She's hilarious, uses lots of screen captures in her posts, and - most importantly - has great taste.

Meet your new Sub-Mariner (if Jin has anything to say about it)

Daniel Dae Kim would love to play Namor if a Marvel ever decides to do a Sub-Mariner movie:
Living in Hawaii, I’m always in the water – and I think Sub-Mariner looks Asian. So I feel like if there’s anyone I could play, it would be him. I’ve met with Marvel about a few other things, but if and when it becomes appropriate – sure, if they’d have me.
That man gets cooler every time he speaks. [UGO]

Max Neptune and the Menacing Squid

I love that we've reached the point where even amateur films can have special effects that look this good. [Undead Backbrain]

Mission: Incredible!

Brad Bird (The Iron Giant, The Incredibles) is all set to direct Mission: Impossible 4 based on an idea by JJ Abrams and Tom Cruise (who are also producing the film). I really hope Bird gets some story input too. If he does, there's no reason that this shouldn't easily be the best in the series. (About the image accompanying this post: I've got no idea if the M:I team from the last movie will be featured in the next one. I just needed to see Maggie Q again. [Empire]
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