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Wondercon News: BARACK OBAMA: VAMPIRE HUNTER?

ABRAHAM LINCOLN VAMPIRE HUNTER book cover

While speaking to the crowd at Wondercon 2012, ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith fielded questions from the audience about the new film and was queried if he felt Barack Obama could be an action hero too His response: “yes.” “I think Obama could pull it off, “ says Grahame-Smith. “He’s tall, he’s in shape and yeah, he’s got a little badass quality to him from time to time.” And what would his weapon of choice be? “Diplomacy,” adds Grahame-Smith with a laugh. ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER hits theaters June 22, 2012 AGREE? DISAGREE? LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD […]Read On »

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Wondercon News: Emma Stone talks THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN and playing Gwen Stacy

Emma Stone in THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN | ©2012 Sony Pictures

Getting a chance to move into the big budget superhero world of THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN was a thrill for actress Emma Stone who tackles the iconic Gwen Stacy in the film reboot of the classic character. “You realize there is so much material when it comes to Spider-Man,” admits Stone, who had just came off THE HELP, which was also based on a book. “THE HELP was one big book, but this was 50 years of comic book material. You can’t please everybody. You just have to bring the character to life in the best way you know how and […]Read On »

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Wondercon News: Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays a young Bruce Willis in LOOPER

Joseph Gordon-Levitt in INCEPTION | ©2010 Warner Bros.

While speaking to the press at Wondercon, actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt spoke about starring in the new sci-fi film LOOPER helmed by Rian Johnson (BRICK) and how he gets to play a younger version of Bruce Willis. In the film, time travel exists and Joe (Gordon-Levitt) is a hired gun for the mob to clean up messes until his future self (Willis) is hired to rub him out. “I was basing my character on him,” says Gordon-Levitt. “I watched his movies. I would take the audio out of the movies and put it on my iPod to listen to it. I […]Read On »

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Wondercon News: Director Timur Bekmambetov talks WANTED 2

WANTED movie poster | ©2008 Universal Pictures

While ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER is currently taking up director Timur Bekmambetov’s time, he did reveal to reporters today after his panel at Wondercon 2012 that he hasn’t been able to focus on a sequel to his hit WANTED. “There is a script,” says Bekmambetov about WANTED 2. “I’m so busy with this project, I can’t think about another project now.” ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER hits theaters June 22, 2012 AGREE? DISAGREE? LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD – COMMENT BELOW Related Link:The scoop of ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER from Wondercon 2012 Related Link: Seth Grahame-Smith says he’d like to see […]Read On »

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Wondercon News: The status of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES movie

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES book cover

While speaking to the press at Wondercon 2012 about ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER, screenwriter and author Seth Grahame-Smith spoke about the long-delayed PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES movie that’s based on another one of his popular hybrid novels. “The script by David O. Russell and Marti Noxon is fantastic,” says Grahame-Smith. “It’s ready to go. We just need to find the right director and star to do it. After this movie, and SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN comes out and they do well in that space, I think there will be renewed interest in getting it going again.” ABRAHAM LINCOLN: […]Read On »

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Wondercon News: The scoop on RESIDENT EVIL: RETRIBUTION

Resident Evil: Retribution teaser poster | ©2012 Screen Gems

One of the great things about the RESIDENT EVIL franchise according to star Milla Jovovich is that writer/producer/occasional director (and her husband) Paul W.S. Anderson creates the next installment when inspiration strikes. “It’s not a machine churning them out,” says Jovovich while speaking to the press shortly before the RESIDENT EVIL: RETRIBUTION panel at Wondercon. “But every two or three years, it’s all about Paul’s imagination. It’s scheduled when inspiration comes – that’s what keeps it fresh.” It also helps the same creative team has been in place for five films, including the forthcoming RESIDENT EVIL: RETRIBUTION. “This is rare […]Read On »

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Wondercon News: Writer Seth Grahame-Smith would like to see ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER 2

ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER poster | ©2012 20th Century Fox

While speaking to the press at Wondercon 2012, screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith says that if ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER is successful he’d love to see more big screen adventures of the ax-wielding 16th President. “I personally hope and I think there is room for more of this journey,” says Grahame-Smith. “Hopefully the audience will be in a hurry for more. I won’t say anything, but that it’s possible.” ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER hits theaters June 22, 2012 AGREE? DISAGREE? LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD – COMMENT BELOW Related Link:The scoop of ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER from Wondercon 2012 Follow us on […]Read On »

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Wondercon News: The scoop on THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN

THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN teaser poster | ©2012 Sony Pictures/Marvel Studios

While speaking to the press shortly before THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN panel at Wondercon 2012, director Marc Webb spoke about how different the new Spider-Man saga will be from the Sam Raimi trilogy that came before it. “There are elements of Spider-Man that’s universal,” says Webb. “He shoots his web and soars through the sky. He’s also a little guy who beats up guys bigger than him. I think for me, there were a few things in the SPIDER-MAN comics that were really interesting like the story of Peter’s parents and where he came from. I thought it was really interesting […]Read On »

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Wondercon News: The Scoop from the ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER panel

ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER movie poster | ©2012 20th Century Fox

You can add ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER to the list of anticipated summer movies. Not much has been seen from the revisionist history tale directed by Timur Bekmambetov until an exclusive scene and the brand new trailer that made its debut to a rapid crowd at Wondercon 2012 in Anaheim, CA today. Vampires, flying axes, and incredible train chase – this thing looks incredible and it was clear that Bekmambetov, screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith and star Benjamin Walker were thrilled to finally reveal some of the cool secrets from the film. “He’s one of the greatest American heroes, so to see […]Read On »

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