April 13, 2007
007 Writers to Tackle "Barbarella"
Seems like we've been hearing about a "Barbarella" remake for quite a while now, but there finally seems to be some serious progress on the project: "Casino Royale" writers Neal Purvis and Robert Wade have been hired to pen the screenplay for producer Dino de Laurentiis.
June 6, 2006
Lionsgate Squashes the "Black Widow"
Fearing an "action-chick" bomb not unlike "Ultraviolet," "Aeon Flux," or "Elektra," Lionsgate has bailed on plans to bring Marvel's "Black Widow" to the big screen, much to the chagrin of screenwriter David Hayter, who's been plugging away on the project for quite some time.
May 16, 2006
Michael Bay Buys His Very Own FX Company
Michael Bay already owns his own production company (Platinum Dunes), so obviously he has to own his own FX house! This explains why the "Transformers" director and a partner dropped what must have been a LOT of cash to purchase well-regarded FX company Digital Domain.
April 11, 2006
"Crashers" Director to Battle the Undead
Filmmaker David Dobkin (Wedding Crashers, Clay Pigeons) has his next project lined up over at Universal: Based on a comic book series by Peter Lenkov, R.I.P.D. is a sci-fi comedy concept about a recently demised cop enlisted to head a zombie-fightin' task force. (And the Aeon Flux scribes are writing it.)
January 16, 2006
Trailer Bulletin: Ultraviolet
UGO.com has the very first trailer up for the new action flick from director Kurt ("Equilibrium") Wimmer. It features the always-sexy Milla Jovovich kicking some serious butt ... and it's not zombies she's beatin' on this time!
January 12, 2006
Theron Gets Ready to Produce Some "Ice"
According to Variety, the lovely Ms. Charlize Theron is about to reunite with the producer behind "Monster" to deliver "The Ice at the Bottom of the World," a drama she'll produce and star in.
December 5, 2005
Potter Pilfers Flux's Bucks
Harry Potter continues to reign supreme at the box office, handily overpowering the debut of Paramount's "Aeon Flux" to enjoy his third consecutive weekend at the box office.
December 1, 2005
Critical Consensus: "Aeon Flux" Not Screened. Draw Your Own Conclusions
A cast that includes two Oscar winners (Charlize Theron and Frances McDormand) and some top-flight supporting players (Pete Postlethwaite and Jonny Lee Miller). A big-budget remake of a visionary, unique MTV cartoon. The sophomore film by a director (Karyn Kusama) whose debut ("Girlfight") won high praise (it's at 89 percent on the Tomatometer). So why wasn't "Aeon Flux," this week's only wide release, screened for critics? Uh, no points for guessing.
November 29, 2005
Aeon Flux Not Screening for Critics
Following the assertion that Charlize Theron only took the lead in "Aeon Flux" for the money comes this bit of news: Paramount won't screen the flick for the press.
November 28, 2005
WB Gives Thanks for Potter's Magical Holiday Weekend
Proving that not even a big handful of new releases can not keep a good wizard down, "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" continued its impressive box office ways, handily dominating the holiday box office and remaining #1 for a second consecutive weekend.
October 24, 2005
Filmjerk Report: BloodRayne, "Fantastic" Sequels, and "Bambi 2," Too
Filmjerk.com's Early Report chimes in with its weekly dosage of release date alterations, MPAA ratings, and running time tweaks. This week we get some news on "Bambi 2," "Stuart Little 3," "The Producers," "The Notorious Bettie Page," and the very first rumblings of a "Fantastic Four" sequel release date.
March 18, 2005
ShoWest & Latino Review Deliver a Poster Parade
The funky fresh movie website Latino Review was wise enough to send a correspondent over to ShoWest, and he returned with a truckload of slick new posters. Among the brand spankin' new one-sheets you'll find "Aeon Flux," "The Legend of Zorro," "The Skeleton Key," "A Scanner Darkly," "The Ringer," and a a whole bunch more.
January 3, 2005
Charlize Theron Talks Aeon Flux
In her interview with Dark Horizons, Charlize Theron talks about why she chose to do a movie like "Aeon Flux" after winning the Best Actress Oscar. For her, the challenge of working in a genre she knows nothing about and a chance to work with Karyn Kusama, a director she admires, were the major factors in her decision.