Disney has struck gold again! The live-action remake of the 1950’s animated classic ‘Cinderella’ reigned supreme at the box office this weekend with $70 million. Liam Neeson’s most recent action thriller ‘Run All Night’ failed to run as far as previous attempts this weekend, earning a fraction of what his movies normally do.
It was a disappointing weekend at the box office with ‘Chappie’ failing to find its legs and ‘Unfinished Business’ becoming the latest dud for Vince Vaughn. The only glimmer of hope came from ‘The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’ which made nearly all of its production budget back this weekend.
In a world where artificial intelligence is no longer science fiction and scientists edge closer and closer to creating sentient robots, ‘Chappie’ feels relevant and real world.
Helmed by ‘District 9’ director Neill Blomkamp, this movie, like many of his movie feel like they are actually happening somewhere in the world. Taking place in Johannesburg, the movie doesn’t act as a very good advertisement for South Africa. Crime, drugs and death abound, ‘Chappie’ is not what you expect it to be. Frankly, it is disappointing. False advertising plays a huge role in the disappointment I felt after seeing this movie.
‘Chappie’ promises thrills and originality, but ends up coming across as a desperate attempt at replicating an already beaten to death topic.
Sony Pictures has released six new TV spots for the upcoming Neill Blomkamp (District 9) directed film ‘Chappie’.
The film is about Chappie, the first robot that is able to think and feel for himself. Seen as a threat by those around him, he is hunted down to be destroyed but first, he must save mankind.
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While doing press for his upcoming movie ‘Chappie’, Hugh Jackman talked about the possibility of Wolverine appearing in the ‘Avengers’ movies, and ‘Wolverine 3’.
After the news that Spider-Man will be joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe films under Disney, a lot of talk has turned toward the possibility of Fox allowing its X-Men properties appear in this films as well. Hugh Jackman recently spoke with MTV, telling them that he hopes that one day Wolverine appears in these movies.
“I like to think there’s that possibility for all of it, and I would even like to think more that it doesn’t happen out of necessity. When someone’s run it into the ground or something. I optimistically love the idea of, “What the hell, Batman versus Iron Man versus Wolverine!” Let’s just chuck ’em in. We’ll see what happens, but maybe as these things go on more and more they’ll want to and need to do all that stuff. I’m optimistic, I’d think it’d be great, but hey, it’s not my billions of dollars behind this promise. [laughs] It’s easy for us to speculate, “Why did they do that?!”
He also talked about the validity of Patrick Stewart’s claim that he also be in the upcoming ‘Wolverine 3’ film and what he thinks about the relationship between Wolverine and Professor Xavier.
“I’m not going to deny that he’s not…Let’s just say, I’d be thrilled if he was part of it because I think that relationship is key. It’s one of the keys. It was the key at the beginning and I think there’s a long way to go.”
Jackman also spoke about where the script for the movie is at this time and how much of the movie is inspired by a specific comic.
“It does draw on some comic book stuff. There are some things, but in typical fashion, sort of one main one with a few bits here and there and then opening it up. Jim [James Mangold] and I, we’ve been talking about it, he has a treatment. But I mean, we’re a way out from it so we’re in really good shape with it. I’m really, really excited about it.”
Check out the interview after the jump!