Well it’s finally here… Paramount Pictures released the first official World War Z trailer starring Brad Pitt. And that’s pretty much all we have to say about it…
Online critics and The Kibitzers alike have been pretty harsh on the trailer- most notably for the drastic changes the film seems to have from the book. That, and the ridiculous way in which these “zombies” attack.
Director Marc Foster not only decided to allow his undead horde to be fast-moving (a break from tradition but as we saw in the 2004 Dawn of the Dead remake- it can be done) but also to behave like a school of piranha or swarm of locusts. The trailer’s opening scene with Gerry Lane guessing what creature his daughter is thinking of alludes to this wild animal theme.
Paramount and star/producer Pitt also had to bring in Damon Lindelof (co-author of Ridley Scott’s Prometheus) to re-write a new ending for the movie even after footage for the third act had already been shot. Its release date has been pushed back from winter of 2012 to summer of 2013 as well. So it seems World War Z is off to very rocky start. But hey- no one said the zombie apocalypse was easy, and turning it into a successful movie seems even harder…
For now let’s look back at the Kibitzer’s fan-made trailer and see how close we got to the real thing. YouTube users and zombie fans might hate on us for making a fake trailer, but something tells us they’ll be wishing we had been in charge of the film!
With rumors circulating that Walt Disney Pictures is interested in a Rocketeer reboot, we here at the Kibitz knew exactly what we had to do! Especially with the box office success of the of the Iron Man franchise, it makes total sense why they want a piece of the flying superhero pie. As with their other films of late, hopefully the creative minds at Disney will have a slightly darker, more adult, take on the original 1991 film. So without further ado, here’s our remake of the high-flying, Nazi-fighting, American hero.
Well I’m sure you knew it was only a matter of time before we moved on to another epic superhero series that will surely become another blockbuster juggernaut in the years to come. It was tricky task compiling enough footage for The Justice League and their enemy Doomsday. It took some time but it’s not like we have anything better to do anyway. Besides, we had to do something while we wait for our royalty check from Marvel for making the The Avengers such a success with our fan-made trailer. Let’s see if we can do the same thing for DC Comics.
FINALLY! The wait is over for the first official Avengers trailer! Gone are the days of the infamous fan-made trailers with mere glimpses of Hawkeye and Bruce Banner for comic book junkies can now rejoice at the fully assembled Avengers cast. What else can we say other than it looks epic and just as awesome as we expected!
The Kibitzers was planning to re-release a special edition fan-made Avengers trailer next week to coincide with the DVD release of Captain America: The First Avenger but it looks like Marvel at the studio execs at Paramount had a similar idea. Now that there is a legit trailer out there, the glory days of our own fan-made trailer are probably behind us. Thanks to everyone who helped make it a quasi-hit on YouTube and to vehement critics out there… now that you can stop searching for the official trailer, we hope that you find peace, happiness and most importantly- a better way to spend your time.
While taking a break from filming World War Z to promote his upcoming film Machine Gun Preacher, director Marc Forster was asked by MTV about the challenges of adapting Max Brooks’ novel to the big screen. SlashFilm posted the interview HERE.
As they point out, fan reaction to the news that the film is taking a major change of course from the book has not been good. But Forster maintains that they are keeping the “spirit” of the book the same. Although he did admit that he expects more “conversation” from fans (a.k.a. relentless complaining on the Internet) about his choice of zombie movement. Forster hints that not all zombies may be slow, decrepit corpses but rather could be the wild, fast infected from films like 28 Days Later or the 2004 Dawn of the Dead remake. This leaked video from the set could show us what to expect:
So while to diehard fans World War Z will most likely join the ranks of “not as good as the book” films, all the hype surrounding a movie that isn’t due out until December 2012 has got to leave Forster and his producers with a good feeling.
Until then, there’s always The Kibitzers’s Fan-Made World War Z Trailer to keep fans a critics occupied:
If you’re a diehard, brainless zombie fan like we at Kibitzers are, you probably often ask yourself why are there so many terrible zombie movies out there. I mean seriously, how hard is to make a good film about the living dead? Well, Paramount Pictures is taking a shot (remember- aim for the brain) at the classic horror genre with an adaptation of Max Brook’s novel, World War Z. While details are still murky as to how similar the movie will be to the book, we know that Brad Pitt is starring as United Nations special agent, Gerry Lane. Whether Agent Lane is traveling the world to interview survivors of the zombie war or racing against time to stop the spread of the infection remains unclear (read more about the controversy here). Either way, we’ve got high hopes for a zombie film with some big names and a big budget.
While the film is scheduled for release in December of 2012, we know eager fans are dying (and then promptly returning to life) to catch a glimpse of what this epic zombie movie will look like. So as not to incite more hateful rants on YouTube, let me clarify that this is our fan-made trailer for what we think (and hope) World War Z will look like:
It was only a matter of time until these came out. We all saw what Thor will look like, but what about our boy Captain ‘Murca? Well, the wait is over kinda over. Thanks to Ain’t It Cool News, here are confirmed images/designs of Captain America’s costume:
USA! USA!! USA!!!!
Captain America: The First Avenger gets all patriotic on non-’Muricans July 22, 2011.
[via Ain't It Cool News]
Keep reading for more Cap’ images!
Iron Man 2 is undoubtedly one of the most anticipated movies coming out this year. But, with the movie coming out this Friday, May 7, one question still remains, which Marvel character will make a cameo appearance?
In the first Iron Man, we were introduced to Nick Fury, played by Samuel L. Jackson. Ever since then, Marvel has stressed that they will put in a cameo of a Marvel character in each movie to promote the fact that the Marvel Universe is connected; a.k.a, they’re introducing each character associated with The Avengers before its release in 2012. So to me, they’ll be focusing more on introducing the Avengers and making sure that story arc works by using these other films. So let’s go and explore the possibilities:
The Incredible Hulk
In The Incredible Hulk, Tony Stark makes an appearance and mockingly asking General Ross about the “unusual problem” he had. He then also mentions that there is a “team” being assembled. Also, the Hulk is essential to the creation of The Avengers. In the first Avengers comic, Loki, the Norse god of mischief, tricked the Hulk into destroying a railroad track. After a brief altercation, Iron Man, the Hulk, Ant Man, and Thor, banded together to create the Avengers. But because of the fight the Hulk had with his soon to be allies, some have suggested that the Hulk be a bad guy in the Avengers movie. Perhaps, he can show up in this movie and create some problems Iron Man can’t fix alone?
Who else do we think will make a cameo appearance? Keep reading to find out!
That’s what the guys over at Latino Review are saying.
With the filming of The Hobbit set to get underway this weekend (finally!) – there is still no official announcement as to who is playing the lead of Bilbo Baggins. Well it was first rumored that James McAvoy (not a bad choice) was a contender until Peter Jackson debunked that rumor. Then Daniel Radcliffe was making the rumor mill until he personally said, “Thanks. But no thanks.” Which is a good career move on his part.
Well during the filming of Brothers, Tobey Macguire mentioned it had always been a dream of his work with Guillermo del Toro – who just happens to be directing The Hobbit. Well what exactly did he say in regards to del Toro you ask?
“We may have something here in the near future.”
What does that mean Tobey!? Well speculation is that he will take up the role of Bilbo, being reported that the CAA (agency representing Tobey) are working on the deal right now. HOWEVER – Tobey has said recently that he has not met with del Toro at all.
“I love Guillermo del Toro and Peter Jackson, and I certainly wouldn’t take myself out of the conversation … if I was part of it. But I haven’t read a script or talked to anybody about it.”
So that quote basically means nothing – thanks.
And if you’re asking yourself – well what does “Latino Review” know anyways?! Well they’re the same guys who first correctly reported that Brandon Routh would playing Superman and that Heath Ledger had been cast as The Joker in The Dark Knight.