So let's talk about Battleship (trailer here). I kinda loved the trailer for it! I don't mind that it looks like Transformers, I kinda hope that means there will be a lot of really cool explosions. Since my major issue with the Transformer movies won't even come up -
|This guy and his 'wacky' family|
- I'm totally on board for this one. All I want from this film is for things to explode in cool ways and to hear Liam Neeson give just one inspirational speech (or verbally threaten terrorists, I'm not picky). Is that too much to ask?
In case you hadn't heard some slightly older news, there's probably going to be a Blade Runner sequel. The new news is that Harrison Ford is supposedly negotiating to appear in it. The producer has said in the past that neither Deckard nor Ford would be showing back up in the sequel. Which makes sense from the "Deckard was a replicant" standpoint, although I imagine it was partly because they didn't think Ford would be amenable to a remake. The news seems shaky at best, but I am definitely curious as to where they're going with this. I know a lot of people are shouting BETRAYAL but I think they could make a really decent film, there's a lot of material in that universe just waiting to be picked up.
Speaking of sequels, one I'm really excited about is the new Riddick film. Vin Diesel will reprise his role in a new sequel that is filming right now, and the official plot summary for the movie has been released. The plot looks a little closer to the plot of Pitch Black, and supposedly they're trying to embrace the feel of that film better in this movie. I hope they can, but I'll probably watch it either way.
I guess I am a bit of an optimist. If you have thoughts, leave me a comment and we'll talk about 'em.