Remember when Sean Connery turned down Lord of the Rings to be the lead in a horrible adaptaion of Alan Moore's graphic novel The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen? The movie flopped so hard, Connery chose to retire from acting altogether, and now fox wants to give it another go.
League follows a group of characters famous from 19th Century British sci-fi/fantasy novels as they team up to take on the most villainous threats. Alan Quartermain, The Invisible Man, Captain Nemo, Doctor Jekyll/Mr. Hyde, and a full vampire version of Mina Harker round out the cast.
Fox tried to produce a TV series in 2013, but it never went beyond the pilot. While it feels like they're just hoping to hold onto the movie rights a little bit longer, let's hope Fox can make something decent from the property this time around.
This new trailer introduces you to the more of the band of classic game champions who must join forces to defeat this suspiciously specific alien invasion.
It's also the first time I've realized that the Peter Dinklage character is completely based off of King of Kong's Billy Mitchell.
Dinklage even plays the Donkey Kong champion in PIXELS. So, much like the rest of the movie, it's pretty on the nose.
Given that the last decade of summer blockbusters have mostly aimed right at the nostalgic feels, PIXELS seems like just another in a long run of cynical executive decision making. Let's hope it's more fun than that.
We haven't seen a Del Toro directed movie since 2013's fantastic Pacific Rim, so you'd better believe the world is ready for a return to his particular brand of horror.
He told Deadline Hollywood that he wanted this film to feel like a "throwback" in an attempt to get away from the found-footage/B-movie horror that has grown en vogue over the past decade or so. And that's just what this movie appears to show.
If you can believe it, <i>Crimson Peak</i> will release in October. October 16 to be exact.