19 avril 2015

First reaction to David Yates' Tarzan screening, and it's positive!

Source: Tarzan the Untamed Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/tarzantheuntamed?ref=ts&fref=ts A first reaction to the Tarzan the Untamed screening, from a woman ("A" on Twitter) who attended it... in part, since apparently power went out in the theater during it, and the audience didn't see all of the movie. Obviously, there are no details yet, but it's quite positive nonetheless, she liked the movie and Alexander Skarsgard. No special effects seemed to be done yet (which A found refreshing!). It could indicate a... [Lire la suite]
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17 avril 2015

Test screenings for Tarzan (2016)

While we are at more than one year of the planned release of David Yates' Tarzan in July of 2016, Warner Bros already organized at least two test screenings, this Saturday the 18th at Chicago, and the 20th of April at Burbank. Let's hope for amazingly positive feedback! EDIT: First reaction there, and positive! http://normantrayeng.canalblog.com/archives/2015/04/19/31914436.html  (source: Facebook page Tarzan the Untamed) https://www.facebook.com/tarzantheuntamed?fref=ts
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14 avril 2015

1.5 million viewers for John Carter in France yerterday!

The host of a radio show about medias talked this morning about a "surprise" regarding the French channel W9: John Carter gathered 1.5 million viewers (a 6% share) yesterday, while Pirates of the Carribean 3 had 1.2 million viewers on TMC. John Carter only has 400 000 less viewers than a channel that is considered a big one, France 3! An excellent score thus, for one of the little tv channels. We can only dream about what could have been the score on a more important one, but it's still a... [Lire la suite]
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13 avril 2015

John Carter on French channel W9 tonight!

Here is today the first French nationwide airing on a non-paying TV channel, named W9, of John Carter, tonight on Monday, 2015 the 13th at 8h50pm! Let's hope for good ratings, even if unfortunately it's on one of the minor channels. The other movies aired tonight are Elektra on the D8 channel (one of the worst superhero movies ever!) and Pirates of the Carribean 3 on TMC. So good luck to John Carter this evening! We'll see if that airing will provoke new searches about the eventual sequels on... [Lire la suite]
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06 avril 2015

A John Carter roleplaying game for Christmas? (+a Tarzan & Jane animated show)

Jim Sullos, president of ERB inc, announced at Wondercon in Anaheim that a British company will release a John Carter roleplaying game for Christmas of 2015! No precision yet about the said company, but I only see Cubicle 7 which is currently releasing games about licensed properties, like Doctor Who and The One Ring (based on The Lord of the Rings). Mongoose Publishing is also an English company, but they don't seem to buy licences as of late (the last to date being  Judge Dredd but which at the time... [Lire la suite]
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02 avril 2015

A John Carter toy? Well, almost...

 In December was aired the short-length "Toy Story That Time Forgot". Not only is the title an homage to Edgar Rice Burroughs and his "People that Time Forgot" (which was adapted as a movie), the short features this character: Goliathon, whose design is furiously familiar:                                                         So, even if Andrew... [Lire la suite]
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01 avril 2015

Tarzan 2016 : When History meets a story

Among the most astounding elements of the future David Yates movie is that the plot is based on anything but fantasy. The characters played by Christoph Waltz and Samuel L. Jackson really existed!  In 1885, the king of Belgium Léopold II reigns over Congo with an iron hand. While he appears as an enlightened leader eager to bring civilization to Africans, in fact he makes them slaves, thanks to adventurers and unscrupulous henchmen, among themselves Captain Léon Rom (Waltz). The author Joseph Conrad (who spent 3 years in Congo... [Lire la suite]
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30 mars 2015

Conan by Modiphius Games: some informations

The Conan roleplaying game to be published by Modiphius Games keeps on adding great people to its roster. Thus Vincent Darlage, awesome writer on Mongoose Publishing's Conan rpg, has joined the team, as well as the illustrators Ken Kelly (cover artist) and Tomas Giorello (comic book artist). The faithfulness to Robert E. Howard's writings is assured by Jeffrey Shanks, Mark Finn and Patrice Louinet, who already acted in this capacity for the Conan boardgame made by Monolith. No information yet about what the base game will... [Lire la suite]
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07 mars 2015

March the 7th: 3 years that John Carter was released in France!

Three years ago, I was about to go seeing John Carter on the first showing, first day of the release in Paris, France. Impossible to anticipate that I would flatly hate the movie on first viewing, and then adoring it later on unconditionaly, and participating as much as I could to the campaign for a sequel, without any success unfortunately. We were just simply not enough to state our interest. What is left three years later? On the French part of my blog there's not a week without the John Carter 2 articles... [Lire la suite]
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27 février 2015

Star Trek the Next Generation : "it was the best of times, it was the worst of times"

1986: Star Trek 4 is a triumph at the American box-office. The Leonard Nimoy movie manages to gather fans of Star Trek but also viewers that were not especially invested in the saga. It’s been 7 years now that the franchise has been revitalized on the big screen, after having been envisioned originally as another tv show: Star Trek Phase 2, which would have seen all the classical actors back, with the exception, precisely, of Leonard Nimoy (another Vulcan would have replaced Spock). Now the problem for Paramount is what to do next.... [Lire la suite]
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