Monday, July 26, 2010

Captain Jack's recruiting for a new adventure!

Movie news was breaking over the weekend from San Diego's 2010 Comic Con and some of it was made by one of our favorite movie rogues, Captain Jack Sparrow.
Meeting Capt. Jack was a rare pleasure back in 2003 (when he first set his silver screen sails on the Black Pearl), but it was his last voyage At World's End that we felt our pockets pilfered for booty, then kicked off the gang plank.

So be it and let bygones be bygones, but a new invitation's been proffered and though we may join the crew, if there be a hand in our wallets and no laughter in our hearts, we'll be seekin' a serious parley.

Are ya up to another voyage me maties? If so, the Captain would like a word with ya...

You can check out some of the other buzz building for next summer from Comic Con by clicking the link and jumping over to Good sailing!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Is BP oozing into the movie biz?

We may have picked up a scoop yesterday as we were wandering through the offices of our sister blog Satire is Reason. Seems that in another effort to create better mojo with the masses, BP oil has hit on a scheme to introduce a retooled classic movie monster!

In an apparent partnership with Universal Studios, BP has suggested a reboot of the Creature character from Creature from the Black Lagoon fame. Although a great deal of secrecy reportedly surrounds the project, BP is said to be ''quietly" exploring the idea as a benefit to both the company's bottom line and as a way to re-infuse tourism dollars into the oil clogged beaches of the Gulf region.

BP has floated the new monster flick as Creature from the Black Gulf, using their own technological incompetence and stymied response to its oil rig explosion to "inspire" the main focal point of the script. The film being proposed is set-up as an origin styled action thriller with BP reportedly going as far as to present character costume concepts as part of their pitch.

With Universal as the owner of the Creature monster franchise, BP appears to be making legal moves to lockdown all film and story rights to their real life man-made disaster. Recent talks even suggest a potential theme park ride may be part of any future deal.

BP's Tony Heyward, who some say was relieved of day to day clean-up oversight in order to pursue the Universal partnership, was quoted as telling a Hollywood insider, "If it gets a go, a greenlight, ya know, then I think we'll be ready with a sequel. We know we can bring millions of dollars into the region with both the shooting of the film and as a tourism destination to see the actual sets and oily beaches featured in the movie".

Unidentified sources say a BP email addressed to the heads of Universal and apparently being readied for press release indicates a sequel may be titled Creatures from the Black Atlantic. We'll keep you posted.