Thursday, August 18, 2011

Minor News: Ridley Scott, THE MAN OF STEEL

Javi here. Just wanted to drop by with some minor news today. So minor, they'll be in one post!

First up, we have Deadline reporting that director Ridley Scott will come back to the world of Deckard and Replicants with a new BLADE RUNNER movie as a director/producer.  This comes after the PROMETHEUS movie that he is currently directing, which may or may not be an ALIEN prequel/sequel/reboot. I can't imagine why this is a good idea, seeing as how the fame of this movie was mostly through the cult following and the influence it has had on sub-sequent science fiction in the years since. The movie had a lot of things to say about humanity and its relationship with technology. What could another movie have to say? This feels more of a cash grab than anything, and I would be really curious to see what/if any the point of this movie is.  I would hope that Scott would not want be THAT guy (again) and just go back to an old film of his for the sake of money.  There's been decent buzz about PROMETHEUS, but can he potentially do a reboot/sequel/prequel well twice in a row? Not much else is known, but since I'm a big fan of the original.  I'll be sure to stay up to date with this. 

Second, we have Comic Book Movies, who has posted the official synopsis for the upcoming Zack Snyder Superman movie, THE MAN OF STEEL: "In the pantheon of superheroes, Superman is the most recognized and revered character of all time. Clark Kent/Kal-El (Cavill) is a young twentysomething journalist who feels alienated by powers beyond anyone's imagination. Transported to Earth years ago from Krypton, an advanced alien planet, Clark struggles with the ultimate question - Why am I here? Shaped by the values of his adoptive parents Martha (Lane) and Jonathan Kent (Costner), Clark soon discovers that having super abilities means making very difficult decisions. But when the world needs stability the most, it comes under attack. Will his abilities be used to maintain peace or ultimately used to divide and conquer? Clark must become the hero known as "Superman," not only to shine as the world's last beacon of hope but to protect the ones he loves."

I love how this description says he is the most recognizable and revered.  I've always found Superman and his stories, both on and off the screen, to be the most boring of any superheroes unless he is paired up with other heroes such as Batman and Wonder Woman. Put me in the category of "Not Very Interested". There hasn't been a Superman reboot in a long time, but just like with THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, I just don't feel like paying for the same story I've seen so many times. 

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