'Toy Story 4' Rumored To Be In The Works At Pixar Along With 'Monsters, Inc. 2' And 'Finding Nemo 2'
After it was announced that the new granddaddy of computer animation studios, Pixar, had plans to make a sequel to its 2001 hit, Monsters, Inc., the speculation started flying about whether or not that was the only Pixar sequel in the works, or if such films as Finding Nemo and the next installment in the Toy Story franchise might also be ripe for resuming.
It’s something or a cruel irony that, despite being the first space-faring adventurer – predating the likes of Flash Gordon and James T. Kirk by several decades – Edgar Rice Burroughs’ heroic Civil War veteran-turned-Martian savior, John Carter, will likely be remembered more for the $200 million hole blown in the Disney balance sheet than for his enduring influence on the genre heralded by his arrival.
Where did Disney go wrong with John Carter? By now, that seems like the only question worth asking, given the film's epic budget shortfall on opening weekend. Earning only $30.6 of its $250 million budget domestically, it came in an embarrassing second place to The Lorax.
Burgeoning superstud Taylor Kitsch, 30, was all smiles Wednesday night at the Los Angeles red carpet premiere of his new anticipated flick, John Carter, in which he plays the titular role. The Friday Night Lights hottie may have gotten his fair share of the limelight, but he wasn't the only celeb in attendance at the big celebration.
In terms of allegory, the ravenous antics of the undead have found steady employment standing in for everything from soulless consumerism (Dawn of the Dead) to insurgency (28 Weeks Later), but almost always in the form of zombies.
It’s a common misconception that Danish director Lars Von Trier cares what people think – he doesn’t. For evidence of that you need look no further than the press conference immediately following Antichrist’s Cannes unveiling during which one puffed-up twerp representing the reactionary British rag The Daily Mail demanded Von Trier “Justify it!” to which the diminutive Dane flatly replied: “You are all my guests.
If you're a fan of John Carter, the Virginian hero from the Edgar Rice Burroughs' sci-fi Barsoom series, you're in for a treat. The first official theatrical trailer for the film John Carter, directed by Oscar-winner Andrew Stanton (WALL-E, Finding Nemo, A Bug's Life) and starring Taylor Kitsch (Friday Night Lights), has been released, and it promises to be packed with action.