Ron Perlman's recent transformation into Hellboy has fueled the fires of hell inside of Guillermo del Toro's heart.
The man who brought the Dark Horse icon to the big-screen is now inspired and ready to try for a third film, he told Entertainment Weekly in a recent interview. Del Toro as well as Perlman are now both on record saying they're committed to figuring out how to make the much begged-for "Hellboy 3" a reality.
"I can say publicly that now we are together in trying [to do 'Hellboy 3']," the "Pacific Rim" director told EW. Perlman, who was with del Toro during the interview, cosigned del Toro's declaration.
by Meg Malone
His name may be Hellboy, but he showed the world he has the heart of an angel recently when he made one boy's dream come true.
After being contacted by the Make-A-Wish Foundation, special effects company Spectral Motion and Hellboy himself (also known as actor Ron Perlman) partnered up to make sure a young boy's wish to meet and become Hellboy became a reality.
by Tami Katzoff
Usually, when a beloved TV series ends, you mourn a little bit and move on. But if it’s a Joss Whedon show, there’s always reason to hope. Maybe a big Hollywood studio will make the show into a feature film. Or perhaps the series will live on in comic book form.
Back in 2007, just before “Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8” began its run, Whedon spoke with MTV News about his decision to move the Buffy story forward with Dark Horse Comics. “I just started thinking about it,” he said. “There’s no reason why I can’t continue the story here, and then my brain exploded and I started having all these ideas and grand plans and no free time whatsoever.”
Though he’d had a relationship with Dark Horse for several years, with Season 8 he was entering new territory. “Walking between the show and the comic book is very difficult,” Whedon said. “You want to capture essence of the show, but you do want to work on a more epic scale.”
Against all odds, "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For" is a thing that's actually happening. Years and years have passed in the time since Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller first brought "Sin City" to cinematic life, and they're finally looking to top themselves with the upcoming sequel, shooting this summer and bowing in the fall of 2013.
At Cannes, Rodriguez spoke a bit more about his "Sin City" plans, saying that while it's still too early to make too many casting announcements (returning players Mickey Rourke and Jessica Alba are confirmed for the sequel), he'll be meeting some "seriously big names" for other parts in the very near future.
One such part: Ava Lord, the femme fatale at the heart of the movie, long rumored to be played by Angelina Jolie.
by Tami Katzoff
Cue the “Buffy” theme song – you’re now reading a brand new column called The Weekly Whedon. If you’re new to Whedon fandom, welcome aboard. If you’re an old-schooler like myself… shiny!
Of course everybody’s still buzzing about Joss’ latest directorial effort, “The Avengers.” But since this is the inaugural WW column I’m going to focus on the first film he directed – “Serenity.” It didn’t shatter box office records like “The Avengers” did, and it wasn’t populated with A-list stars, but “Serenity” was significant and ground-breaking in its own way. It was an anomaly, a studio film that was made because fans of a short-lived cult TV show demanded it.
After years of feeling hopeless, waiting with bated breath for even the slightest forward momentum on a "Sin City" sequel, we can finally start marking our calendar: the movie has a release date!
Both THR and Jeff Sneider with Variety have the news that "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For" will be released on October 4, 2013 through Dimension. It's believed that both Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller are returning to direct. Details are still coming, but for now, the very fact that "Sin City 2" actually has a release date is enough to make my day complete. Breathe your own sighs of relief in the comments below or on Twitter.
Robert Rodiguez is getting serious about "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For" and "Machete Kills," and he wants everyone to know it.
New posters for the films have hit the web courtesy of c7nema and NicoFilmosphere. Though they're not confirmed as official teaser posters, they look more or less like what we expect from the upcoming movies.
If the promo posters tell us anything, it's that both films are going to keep to the style of their predecessors. The "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For" poster might not feature the movie's actors yet (likely because they haven't all been cast), but the noir theme, rain falling and fonts are back from the original poster. It's also worth noting that this poster promises Frank Miller will be co-directing again.
If you're a sucker for flashy event films loosely based on Greek history/mythology like I am, you are hopefully still excited about the upcoming "300" prequel/spinoff-type movie, "300: Battle of Artemisia." Sure there have been changes in cast and directors and whatnot, but original Xerxes is involved (Rodrigo Santoro) and the titular character Artemisia will be owned by scene-stealer Eva Green. What's not to like?
MTV News recently caught up with Green where we asked her for a little intel about the character who, we came to find out, is based on a woman - not a goddess - who actually lived, and kicked ass.
"Oh yeah, I’m playing Artemisia. She really existed actually," Green revealed during the press day for her upcoming film "Dark Shadows." "She was commander on a boat, of a whole Armada."
by Ryan Rigley
Bad guys beware! The greatest comic ever written (by a 5 year old) is coming to Fox's "Animation Domination," a Saturday late-night animation block slated to begin early next year. Already acquiring the rights to "Axe Cop," Fox plans on ordering six 15-minute episodes of the series which will run both on air and online, reports Variety.
"Axe Cop" is the brain-child of two brothers: Malachai Nicolle, who was just 5 years old when the series began, and Ethan Nicolle, who was 29. The series revolves around a cop (with an axe) and his many exceptionally bizarre companions as they fight "bad guys" and save the world. These companions include, but are not limited to, Flute Cop, Ghost Cop, Telescope Gun Cop, Uni-Baby, Uni-Man, Baby Man, and Wexter, a flying dinosaur with machine gun arms.
Booze-abusing, face-smashing Marv might not be good at a lot of things, but he can certainly spot a dame to kill for when he sees one. Thankfully, he'll do exactly that when the next "Sin City" movie rolls around, with Mickey Rourke fully in tow.
Robert Rodriguez confirmed to MTV News in an interview that Rourke is back for "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For," based on a lunch meeting between the filmmaker and actor this past weekend. He's not the only one returning, either.
"[Rourke is] all excited to come back, but he's probably the first one," Rodriguez told MTV of returning players. "I saw Rosario [Dawson] too. I ran into her for something else, and she's pumped. They've always been excited about doing another one, so that will be fun."