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Here is a bit of surprising news. Edgar Wright has dropped out of directing Ant-Man.
Wright has been working on the project since 2006.
For years he and Joe Cornish have worked on the script, adapting it to fit in with current Marvel continuity. Everybody involved in the Marvel universe has previously said how excited they were to see a Wright at the helm.
Marvel have apparently found a new director and the film is still scheduled for release on July 17th, 2015.
In which Pete returns and he and Martyn take a look at the final in the cornetto trilogy.
They also get drunk-well, Martyn gets drunk.
Five friends who reunite in an attempt to top their epic pub crawl from twenty years earlier unwittingly become humanity’s only hope for survival.
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In which Martyn, Gerrod and Rix give you a quick review of The MCM expo and, when we say quick-we mean quick.
It was recorded in the car, after being on our feet for 9 hours. A longer episode is coming soon where we’ll talk about the expo in more detail, as well as Doctor Who and Star Trek:Into Darkness.
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After being announced in 2007, Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright have finally started writing their third movie, in the blood and ice cream trilogy, “The World’s End?”.
In a recent interview with Empire Magazine, the dynamic duo expanded a bit on the film’s title and gave a brief plot synopsis.
“20 years after attempting an epic pub crawl, five childhood friends reunite when one of them becomes hell-bent on trying the drinking marathon again. They are convinced to stage an encore by mate Gary King, a 40-year old man trapped at the cigarette end of his teens, who drags his reluctant pals to their home town and once again attempts to reach the fabled pub, The World’s End. As they attempt to reconcile the past and present, they realise the real struggle is for the future, not just theirs but humankind. Reaching The World’s End is the least of their worries.”
Shaun of the Dead was Pegg and Wright’s homage to horror, Hot Fuzz to action films, The World’s End seems like it could be their homage to sci-fi disaster films. Could we possibly be looking at their answer to an Alien invasion movie?
The pair is scheduled to start shooting in the Autumn and are aiming for a 2013 release. I can’t wait for this movie. I’ll see you at The world’s end.
In 2001, British writer and director Joe Cornish had a life-altering experience when he was mugged outside his house. He couldn’t help but wonder what would have happened if an alien invasion had taken place during the attack, and the savagery of his young assailants had become an asset in fighting the extraterrestrial threat. This idea stayed with him for a decade, until it finally became the basis for his feature film debut, Attack The Block.
In the movie, Cornish replaced himself with a well-spoken, recently graduated nurse named Sam (played by Jodie Whittaker). Sam becomes the victim of a mugging by a gang of youths, led by fifteen-year-old Moses (John Boyega), who later decides to “tool up” and defend their block against invading aliens. The film is a fast-paced, thrilling ride that doesn’t give the audience a chance to catch their breath. The kids initially come across as caricatures, but as the story progresses, they win us over and we find ourselves rooting for them.
While Attack The Block is not a perfect movie, with the aliens resembling something out of 80s Doctor Who and the final scene lacking the emotional impact it aims for, it’s still a fun and enjoyable film. The sight of Moses heroically swinging from a union flag may not have the intended effect on British audiences, but it could play well in an inevitable American remake. If Cornish’s next film is as good as his debut, there’s no doubt he’ll be a powerhouse in Hollywood in the years to come.