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January 7, 2011 / TerranceTheTrailerTrasher

Tigers and Sharks and Clones, Oh My!

From the animal kingdom, looks like we have a big fish, a big cat, and three big copycats. One of these films-in-development is not like a bunch of other movies before it. Can you guess which one I’m most likely to see?

SETUP – A group of friends are catapulted into the middle of a diamond heist that turns deadly. Started shooting in December, with Bruce Willis, Ryan Phillippe and 50 Cent, who is also producing the heist action flick.

@@ – Do they all end up in a warehouse accusing each other of being the rat and calling each other by color-coded nicknames?

EARTH DEFENSE FORCE – Humiliated by a crushing defeat in an alien attack, all the nations of Earth band together to fight off the next, larger attack.

@@ – ID4-2? I sense mostly loud battle sequences and very little character development.

LIFE OF PI – A young boy is cast adrift in a lifeboat with a Bengal tiger after it kills three other animals. Starts shooting early this year starring Irrfan Khan (SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE) and Gerard Depardieu. Based on a 2001 bestselling novel. Ang Lee directs.

@@@@ – Imaginative premise. Very visual. Reminds me of the beautiful first half of THE BLACK STALLION, which I just re-watched recently. This sounds like it will be a touching cinematic experience.

SHARK NIGHT 3DSara Paxton (LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT) and Donal Logue (of the just-canceled FX series “Terriers”) head up a C-list cast as a group of college friends spend a weekend at a lake house terrorized by sharks. Relativity Media says the SNAKES ON A PLANE director David R. Ellis has until the movie’s September 2011 release date to come up with a new title.

@ – So 30 years ago PIRANHA badly ripped off a great shark movie and now the 3D reboot of that piranha movie is spawning a cheesy shark movie imitation? I think more than the title needs to be changed.


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  1. thejamminjabber / Jan 7 2011 11:45 am

    Life of Pi has gone through so many directors, let’s hope this one happens and Ang nails it. Never work with children or animals…

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