Tuesday, March 27, 2012

"Back to the Future remake talk was a joke. Quotes taken out of context."

Moviehole.net reported earlier today about the possibility of a Back to the future remake by Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg (creators of the Harold & Kumar movies and directors of American Reunion).

Jon Hurwitz confirmed on Twitter that their quotes were taken out of context for that article and it was intended as a joke.

Here are few of his tweets addressing the remake talks.

Contrary to some Internet rumors, @McSchlossberg & I are not trying to remake Back to the Future. Quote taken out of context. That is all.

@JimothyDullton I'd kill us too. We were joking about it in the context of hating the idea of the Karate Kid remake. Would never go there.

@GeekTyrant @JoeyPaur We do NOT want to remake Back to the Future. Joked about it. I'd want to punch anyone in the throat who remade it.

Still seeing stories popping up claiming Hayden & I want to remake Back to the Future. Think I'd prefer to be accused of murder. #sacrilege

@JeffYorkes It's totally bumming me out. We were joking around about it in an interview and its been taken out of context. So lame.

@slashfilm LIke your article, but the truth is, we were joking around and it was taken out of context. Nobody respects BTTF more than us.

Hurwitz then responded to this Slashfilm article with additional quotes through Twitter.

"It all started with us talking about how as diehard Karate Kid fans, we were furious when KK was being remade. Then it got into a conversation about the business of remakes. And we talked about how KK proved that nerds like us make up such a small portion of the public and people embraced KK. Then we talked about how for business reasons all classics will one day be remade. We speculate BTTF will one day be remade, because its so fucking awesome the world needs those stories. But if it were to be remade, we hope its WAAAAAY in the future. We were totally joking when saying we wanted it. Joking about remaking BTTF is like when Larry David jokes about Hodgkin’s or Trey & Matt joke about AIDS. One of the few truly taboo topics."

Friday, March 09, 2012

My 30 Most Anticipated Movies of 2012

My 30 Most Anticipated Movies of 2012 in release date order.

Director Rian Johnson's (Brick, The Brothers Bloom) sci-fi film Looper is my #1 anticipated film of 2012, really looking forward to the trailer and the movie release in September.

Click on the release date to view the trailers.

1. John Carter 

March 9
2. The Raid: Redemption

March 23

3. Iron Sky

 April 4
4. Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope

April 6

5. The Cabin in the Woods 

April 13

6. Lockout 

April 13

7. Sound of My Voice 

April 27

8. Marvel's The Avengers 

May 4

9. Battleship

May 18

10. Men in Black 3 

May 25

11. Moonrise Kingdom 

May 25

12. Prometheus 

June 8

13. Brave 

June 22

14. G.I. Joe: Retaliation 

June 29

15. The Amazing Spider-Man 

July 3

16. The Dark Knight Rises 

July 20

17. The Bourne Legacy

August 3

18. Total Recall 

 August 3

19. Premium Rush 

 August 24

20. Argo 

September 14
21. Dredd 

 September 21

22. Looper 

September 28 
23. Skyfall

November 9

24. 47 Ronin 

 November 21

25. Gravity 
November 21

26. Rise of the Guardians

 November 21

27. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 

 December 14

28. World War Z 
December 21

29. Django Unchained 

December 25

30. The Great Gatsby 

December 25

My Top Favourite Movies of 2011

1. Drive
2. Captain America: The First Avenger
3. Rise of the Planet of the Apes
4. X-Men: First Class
5. Moneyball

Honorable mention: The Tree of Life, Midnight in Paris, Contagion, Source Code, Super, Bridesmaids, Hanna, The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn.

Movies that I've yet to see and which probably might have made my list: Hugo, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Monday, March 05, 2012

Back to the Future poster THE SCIENTIST by artist James White

If you love movie posters and BTTF, it's been an exciting time in the last few days. Last week we had the Mondo Back to the Future posters by Phantom City Creative (Justin Erickson & Paige Reynolds).

And today artist James White (who like PCC is also from Canada) has showcased his poster for Back to the Future with this fantastic and sleek design for Doc Brown titled THE SCIENTIST.

From his blog:
Here’s a poster design of everyone’s favorite scientist, Dr. Emmett L. Brown. In between doing full movie posters I like to do practice pieces to improve on some skills and techniques I’m exploring. This one started that way, as did THE SMUGGLER

I’d like to think this was the expression Doc had on his face right before that lightning struck the DeLorean at the end of Part II. Stone cold determination, bravery and curiosity toward the unknown. But lets face it, he was probably screaming like a loon. His character was always my favorite from the BACK TO THE FUTURE trilogy. So here he is, heroic, immortalized in blue and purple. 

“Roads? Where we’re going, we don’t need roads.” 

Artist James White also did this cool poster for Drive as a fun project, which was then officially released in a limited run back in January.

But the week prior to the Drive poster release, James did an interview with Burlesque Design where he listed Drew Struzan's BTTF poster as one of his top 5 favourite movie posters. Since then I've been wondering if James would ever consider making his own BTTF poster.

I have been following him on Twitter in the last couple of months and his following tweet from last week is when I realized things were about to get heavy.

 "Was hoping to get this fun poster done today, but ran out of time. Which is ironic considering what I'm creating ..."

And this was from yesterday.

 "Finalized tomorrow's poster launch, regular and variant versions. Science, you are in my crosshairs. #88mph"

Friday, March 02, 2012

Mondo to release Back to the Future poster

Dreams do come true. And one of mine certainly has, thanks to Mondo.

Back to the Future is the new license acquired by Mondo and they will be releasing their first BTTF poster. I speculated this possibility in my previous article.

The Mondo BTTF posters will be representing all three movies. When framed together the posters form the DeLorean and show the time periods from the trilogy. There will also be a variant poster with all 3 posters combined.

These posters will be available online at a random time on Friday, March 2nd. Follow Mondo on Twitter and Facebook to know when the sale goes live. It will mostly likely be SOLD OUT within 2 minutes. So have your mobile notifications enabled to know when the tweet with the sale link goes online.

Back to the Future Poster by Phantom City Creative. 18"x24" screen print. Hand numbered. Edition of 420. Printed by D&L Screenprinting. Sold as a set with Back to the Future Part 2 and Part 3. $88/set

Back to the Future Part 2 Poster by Phantom City Creative. 18"x24" screen print. Hand numbered. Edition of 420. Printed by D&L Screenprinting. Sold as a set with Back to the Future Part 1 and Part 3. $88/set

Back to the Future Part 3 Poster by Phantom City Creative. 18"x24" screen print. Hand numbered. Edition of 420. Printed by D&L Screenprinting. Sold as a set with Back to the Future Part 1 and Part 2. $88/set

Back to the Future variant poster by Phantom City Creative. 16"x36" screen print. Hand numbered. Edition of 115. Printed by D&L Screenprinting. $120