Miss shirtless buff soldiers beating each other to a bloody death in slow motion since Spartacus signed off forever? You’re in luck. Zack Synder is finally releasing a sequel to his 2006 hit 300. Unfortunately, the following trailer will have to tide you over until 300: Rise of an Empire hits theaters in March 2014. The cruelty of it all.
Rodrigo Santoro helms the sequel based on Frank Miller’s latest graphic novel Xerxes. This new chapter takes the action to a fresh battlefield—on the sea— as Greek general Themistokles (Sullivan Stapleton) attempts to unite all of Greece by leading the charge that will change the course of the war. 300: Rise of an Empire pits Themistokles against the massive invading Persian forces led by mortal-turned-god Xerxes (Santoro), and Artemesia (Eva Green), vengeful commander of the Persian navy. Check out the first trailer below.
America is a nation reborn. Unemployment is at 1%. Crime is at an all-time low because one night a year, all crime is legal. It all boils down to surviving that night. Brought to you by the producer of Paranormal Activity and Sinister, The Purge is a thriller that follows one family over the course of a single night. The film reunites Ethan Hawke with his Sinister producer, Jason Blum.
“In an America wracked by crime, the government has sanctioned an annual 12-hour period in which any and all criminal activity—including murder—is legal. The police can’t be called. Hospitals suspend help. It is one night when the citizenry regulates itself without thought of punishment. On this night plagued by violence and an epidemic of crime, one family wrestles with the decision of who they will become when a stranger comes knocking.”
Joining Hawke in the film are Lena Headey, Max Burkholder, Adelaide Kane, Edwin Hodge, Tony Oller and Rhys Wakefield. James DeMonaco (Assault on Precinct 13) directs the film. The Purge hits theaters on May 31. Check out the intense trailer below. It sorta has a Panic Room meets The Hunger Games vibe.
Slowly accepting my role as Homorazzi’s biggest geek, I lunged at the opportunity to reveal to the gay world an amazing fantasy series of unparalleled epicness and its recent translation to the world of television. Written by George R. R. Martin, the collection entitled “A Song of Ice and Fire” is currently a series of novels including: “A Game of Thrones”, “A Clash of Kings”, “A Storm of Swords”, “A Feast for Crows” and recently “A Dance With Dragons”. The original work: “A Game of Thrones” is the title and focus of the recently translated endeavour taken on by the popular and ever-brilliant HBO. I cannot TELL you how excited I am that they are the company taking on this rich text as anything or anyone else might not have the funds or talent to properly pull it off. I wrote about a year ago of a similar attempt to put novel onto television with the “Sword of Truth” series turned “Legend of the Keeper” by the crew and people that once produced “Hercules” and “Xena: Warrior Princess” to a less than critical acclaim. But, let’s get back to “A Song of Ice and Fire”.
The series began production in early 2007 with a clear plan to turn each novel into one season worth of material with David Benioff and Dan Weiss as writers and exec producers with the former as the writer of such well-known films like “X-Men: Wolverine”, “The Kit Runner” and “25th Hour”. In typical HBO style, they are pullin’ out all the stops with this one. Hiring and expert language creator to develop a “Dothraki language” (a dialect from the series) with more than 1,800 words and complex grammatical structure, as well as reported costs anywhere between 5-10 million dollars for the pilot alone, you just KNOW this puppy is gonna be gorgeous, breath-taking and the best possible representation of such an iconic piece of literature.