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Did Tom Waits Inspire Ledger’s Joker?

Posted on July 31st, 2012 by Dr. Know

Although Heath Ledger’s now-immortal Oscar-winning portrayal of the Ace of Knaves, The Joker, is without question the greatest derivation of the character ever committed to film, one has to wonder where (other than the comics, of course) Ledger drew his inspiration from. Many have said that Ledger based his ramshackle look on Sid Vicious, ill-fated bass player […]

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Franco & Statham On The Homefront

Posted on July 31st, 2012 by Dr. Know

James Franco has signed up to co-star with Jason Statham in Homefront, a new action movie scripted by Sylvester Stallone. Based on the book by Chuck Logan, this pic will see Franco take on a villainous role for a change (Green Hornet cameo notwithstanding) a meth kingpin named Gator who runs the small town to which a […]

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Neeson & Wahlberg Neuromancers?

Posted on July 31st, 2012 by Dr. Know

Liam Neeson and Mark Wahlberg have allegedly been offered major roles in Vincenzo Natali’s adaptation of William Gibson’s landmark cyberpunk novel Neuromancer. If a deal can be worked out between the two stars, Neeson would play play Armitage, the shadowy ex-military man who hires a hacker to jack into the worlds potential first sentient Artificial Intelligent […]

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Wong Director For The Right Movie

Posted on July 31st, 2012 by Dr. Know

Director Kirk Wong is coming out of retirement to helm a martial arts actioner entitled Six. Wong – whose only major Hollywood theatrical release was 1998’s The Big Hit starring Mark Wahlberg – is probably best known to international audiences as director of such fare as Crime Story starring Jackie Chan. Getting back to Six, […]

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Animated: Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Trailer

Posted on July 31st, 2012 by Drax Largo

With all of the hype surrounding Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises, I almost forgot there was an animated feature in the works on Batman, one based on Frank Miller and Klaus Janson’s seminal miniseries – Batman: The Dark Knight Returns. The new animated movie is going by the same title and will debuting Sept. […]

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Dark Shadows On Blu-Ray

Posted on July 31st, 2012 by Dr. Know

If you missed Tim Burton’s take on Dark Shadows when it was in theaters (and judging by the final product, maybe it’s a good thing you did), and you’ve been anxiously awaiting its arrival on Blu-ray, you’ll be ecstatic to know it will be hitting disc on October 2, 2012. Just in time for Halloween, […]

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New Trailers: Skyfall

Posted on July 31st, 2012 by Dr. Know

Okay, so after by whining and complaining about showing teasers for trailers yesterday, we now have the full trailer for 007’s next, Skyfall. In fact, we have two: the domestic and international versions. You know the drill, folks. In  Skyfall, Bond’s loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As […]

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Chu A Master Of The Universe?

Posted on July 30th, 2012 by Dr. Know

Next up in the long line of pointless, soulless, redundant remakes, reboots or what-the-fuck-ever – Master of the Universe. Escape Artists is looking to resurrect the Mattel toy line for Sony and they have their eye on director Jon M. Chu. As you probably already know, Chu directed G.I. Joe: Retaliation, another toy product hatched […]

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Bichir Feeling The Heat

Posted on July 30th, 2012 by Drax Largo

Demian Bichir (Savages) is hopping on board the cast of the action-comedy The Heat, a buddy-cop vehicle for Sandra Bullock and Jenny McCarthy. Bechir will play an FBI agent in the action romp. The currently-shooting-in-Boston buddy-cop movie, directed by Paul Feig (Bridesmaids), centers on Bullock playing an uptight FBI agent who is tasked to work alongside […]

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Fast & Furious 6 Begins!

Posted on July 30th, 2012 by Dr. Know

Principal photography is now underway on Fast & Furious 6, folks…at least so says director Justin Lin: “It’s 2am & just got up for the 1st day of FF6,” he writes. “Always love the calm & silence of the night b4 going on set. Let’s go shoot a f@#kin’ movie!” Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, […]

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