Here is a compilation of some of the stuff that mattered to me this week whether it be good or bad. This week on The Missing Reel we take a look at the lead for Steven Spielberg’s Robopocalypse, a great look at Sienna Miler as Tippi Hedren, Sam Raimi talks Evil Dead reboot and much more.
Steven Spielberg Finds His Leading Actor for ‘Robopocalypse’
The Cabin in The Woods writer Drew Goddard has written Steven Spielberg’s upcoming Robopocalypse who might have just found its leading actor. The film is based on the novel by Daniel H. Wilson which explores the fate of the human race following a robot uprising.
Deadline reports: “Spielberg met and now wants Hemsworth in his next helming effort Robopocalypse, the big technothriller which is sure to become the director’s next big global popcorn film.”
I’m a fan of this choice, Chris Hemsworth has proven he can be a leading man and he’s a great actor and he’ll most definitely be in good hands with Spielberg behind the camera. The film is slated for a April 25th, 2014 release.
‘Evil Dead’ Wraps Up
It was hard to believe when the film was first announced that they were really going to remake the horror classic that is The Evil Dead. To many horror fans this film seemed untouchable when it came to the world of remakes but this just proved that no film is safe in that aspect. If there is any silver lining, it’s that it’s being produced by Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell who were very involved in the entire film.
Well, we are that much closer to seeing the film on screen because the remake has officially wrapped up production on the film. Raimi had some pretty interesting things to say about the upcoming reboot and when asked if there will the iconic character of Ash in the film he said,“No, that character’s not in this movie“. He also referred to the new film that it will be “gut-wrenching, scary and intense“. It definitely sounds like this remake is going down the right path because it’s going to stay true to the original feel of the first film without copying it shot for shot. I’ll admit, I was one of the people completely against this remake but now that it’s on our doorstep I’ve finally gotten to the point where I’m actually pretty excited to see what they came up with. Hoping for the best.
‘Killer Klowns From Outer Space’ Gets Blu-ray Release
If you are a fan of ridiculous cheesy B-movie’s then Killer Klowns From Outer Space is a must own. I can’t think of a better way to watch this film than in high def and we will all get the chance on September 11 as Fox Home Entertainment will be releasing the cult classic on blu-ray.
Fantastic Look At Sienna Miller As ‘The Birds’ Tippi Hedren
Some of you may remember a few months back I talked about the upcoming Hitchcock project The Girl which explores Alfred Hitchcock’s obsession with his The Birds actress Tippi Hedren who will be played by the lovely Sienna Miller.
He chose an unknown fashion model to play the main character in his most ambitious film, The Birds. Hitchcock was known for sculpting his actresses into the perfect blondes of his imagination but as he was doing this for Hedren he became obsessed with this impossible dream of winning her real love. Because of his failure to do so, it is said that it arguably destroyed both of their careers.
Between this and the upcoming Hitchcock we are in store for a couple of very fascinating looks into the life of the true Master of Suspense. Take a look at Sienna Miller as Tippi Hedren.
Rob Zombie Describes ‘The Lords of Salem’ as Torture
More awesome news coming out of The Lords of Salem with some great quotes from director Rob Zombie. For weeks now we have been getting treated to some great pics of Zombie’s upcoming horror film and while we have yet to see a trailer, Zombie has spoken a bit about the film making the film sound even better than it did before. Here is what he had to say.
“I’m in the final stages of finishing the film. By the end of August, we’ll be done. The sound designers are still creating some of the sound effects for the movie. Once they’re done, I’ll go into the mix stage in August and mix the final sound for the movie. Then, I’ll be done.”
A lot of people have been wondering exactly what kind of horror film this is going to be. Zombie also talked a little about what we can expect in that aspect and it all sounds very promising.
“This movie is definitely a slow psychological burn…It’s a weird movie,” said Zombie. “When you watch it, it seems like there’s not a lot happening for a while. However, what’s happening is you’re starting to get sucked into the pace of the movie though.”
“It’s a very strange movie. I wanted to go against a lot of the conventions that I’ve seen in what are considered horror movies. There are certain things that always happen. I wanted to break away from them. It’s a more psychological movie.” Zombie adds that, while it’s a slow burn, some crazy shit does happen: “Lots of little crazy things happen all the way through it. There’s not one particular thing where you’re flying out of your seat.
Rob Zombie also jokingly said, “The way it unfolds is like Chinese water torture dripping on you.”
There you have it, some of the stuff that mattered to me this week. As always, thanks for reading and if you happened to have missed the last edition of The Missing Reel be sure to check it out here: