It was announced today that Warner Bros. would be releasing Zack Snyder’s “Sucker Punch” on IMAX 3D March 25th, 2011. Already announced for regular vanilla 3D, it will be Snyder’s fourth straight directorial effort in the IMAX format, making him the unofficial IMAX go-to guy, we guess. We can’t wait until Snyder’s personal pet project about growing up in the slums opens on the widest screen possible in 2022.
Alan Tudyk has been added to the fairly impressive cast of “Transformers III: Rock ‘Em, Sock ‘Em Robots,” joining a crew of thesps that includes John Malkovich and Frances McDormand as people who are totally, incredibly above this type of shit. Also, Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox and Patrick Dempsey co-star. LaBeouf, for the record, goes on the record by saying the third film will be an improvement on the second, which he claims he “wasn’t impressed” by. Coming from the star of “Disturbia” and “Eagle Eye,” this means a lot.
Dario Argento, the once-great master of horror, is still awaiting a stateside release for his latest, “Giallo,” but in January, he’s jumping on the 3D bandwagon for a period “Dracula” adaptation. We just want to go on the record saying, guys, be easy on him. He gave us Asia.
Kurt Russell, who turned down “The Expendables” by saying he’s not interested in “ensemble work,” has his first leading role in a number of years. In “Undying,” Russell will play a private eye seduced into a supernatural underworld after taking on a mysterious client. “Constantine” meets “Angel Heart”? The script is by Gary Whitta, who last penned “The Book Of Eli.” The movie, not the actual book.
Xavier Gans (“Frontier(s)”) has begun shooting “The Divide” in Canada, a post-apocalyptic thriller about a group of survivors in an underground fallout shelter pursued by mysterious HAZMAT-suited intruders. The A-List cast includes Michael Biehn, Milo Ventimiglia, Rosanna Arquette, Courtney B. Vance and Lauren German, and Shocktillyoudrop has a full plot synopsis — we bet Ventimiglia is the wimpy dying fiancee.
Disney has announced release dates for “Winnie The Pooh” (June 15th, 2011) and something called “Reboot Ralph,” a 3D picture slated for March 22nd, 2013. Good, because we have something to do on March 21st 2013, and we can’t change it, we’ve already moved it twice.
Finally, is John Rambo NOT dead? A month after Sylvester Stallone put the kibosh on future “Rambo” installments comes word that Millenium/Nu Image Films is openly promoting a new “Rambo” adventure to be released in 2011. Harry Knowles, who seems to have a direct line to Stallone, reached out to the Italian Stallion and he confirmed he won’t be making another, though he leaves open the possibility the rights-owners might be keen on doing a film without him. Stallone also mentions possibly doing another round of reader-submitted questions to Aint It Cool News as he did while promoting “Rocky Balboa.” We recommend you take a look at a sample (here’s part one of twenty – yes, twenty) to see how funny and candid Stallone was with the most anonymous of fans.
–Written by Gabe Toro