Real Steel came to theatres this week! So far it’s reached 27.3 million at the box office, and depending on who you ask it’s either great or average. From what I’ve been told, for families with kids around ten, they’re going to love it if they’re into lego. So might be time to get back to your roots and go see some robots put up their dukes! I still maintain it would have been way cooler if they’d called it “Rock’em Sock’em” though.
Do you love trailers? I love trailers. And I think I’ve seen this one about ten times now, so if you want to get to know more about the upcoming Avengers movie, it’s time to check it out! Expect some classic Whedon dialogue, and everyone’s favourite, explosions! Or is it the other way around? I never can tell, but I do know I’m excited for this!
If you’re a big Steven Moffat fan then my goodness do I ever have news for you! He’s just released “Doctor Who: The Brilliant Book 2012”, full of interviews from everyone on the top-rung of the show, including of course the man in question. It also contains some hints about what to expect, and Den of Geek has been kind enough to give us some notice.
So, Amy and Rory aren’t in the Christmas Special this time around. I guess they were also barely in the last one, so I think we’ll survive, because he has confirmed that they’ll be back around for next season. He was, however, very evasive about River Song. Weird.
The 50th anniversary is also fast approaching, and Moffat claims you’ll get everything you’re dreaming of, and that it will be the best year ever to be a fan of the series. They won’t be idle while you’re waiting for the next season, so don’t be down just because it will be a long wait!
Official statement time! The remake, starring Karl Urban, is currently in post production, but some rumours floated around last week that director Pete Travis was off the film, despite the fact that it had already been shot, and is in post production. However in the official press release they’ve stated that’s not the case, “Pete was not fired and remains a central part of the collaboration, and Alex is not seeking a co-director credit.” Read the dull interview over at the LA Times!
World War Z
There have been plenty of disappointing stories coming from the WWZ set, but here’s one that will blow your mind a bit. Or at least totally baffle you. The cast and crew ran into trouble in Hungary when they were raided by a Hungarian SWAT team in Budapest. A real one. According to US Weekly, the 85 prop guns meant for the movie were in fact, completely legit. And operational. Which, coincidently, makes them illegal to transport without proper paperwork, which they didn’t have, because the crew didn’t know they were real.
That’s going to be hell on the budget.