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The Next Impossible Mission Is Looking INCREDIBLE

While most people I know aren’t fans of the Mission: Impossible franchise, I’ve loved all 3 films, Crazy McScientologist in the lead role or not.

And as JJ Abrams and Tom Cruise are working on putting together the 4th film in the spy franchise, they’re looking to, once again, put a unique director behind the camera.

Having set the bar pretty high with Brian DiPalma, John Woo and Abrams as the directors for the first 3 films respectively, Cruise and Co are aiming to find someone to bring a fresh feel to to the films.  The short list? Zombieland‘s Ruben Fleischer, my boy Edgar Wright and…What the FUCK?! BRAD BIRD?!

That’s right. The man behind the Iron Giant, The Incredibles and Ratatouille is currently in the running to helm M:I 4.

Bird has yet to direct a live action film, although he’s been working on 1906 for years now, but as anyone who has seen his animated work can tell you, Bird has a knack for directing amazing action set pieces.

Mission: Impossible IV is currently set for a May 27, 2011 release, so whoever they pick, they better pick soon…time is TICKING!

Source: The Hollywood Reporter | Heat Vision | Comics | Movie News:’Incredibles’ helmer on ‘Mission: Impossible IV’ list exclusive.

Why The Hell Is There a MARMADUKE Movie?

It was bad enough when there was not one, but two different Garfield movies, but I thought we had seen all there was to say in reference to live action versions of cartoons once Underdog bombed.

Then the freaking Alvin & The Chipmunks movies happened, taking in a combined $800 Million, not including the future 3rd, 3D installment…

And now I find out a Marmaduke movie is happening.

Sure, I kinda knew that it was going to happen with the giant yellow fire hydrant setup at my local movie theatre (Why yellow? ‘Cause that’s the color of PEE!), but now that there’s a trailer, I know the movie is completely real.

Et tu, Owen Wilson, et tu?

This REALLY IS The Most Badass Alphabet Ever!

Just forwarded to me friend to all animals Ross Nover, this alphabetical collection of astounding images combines two of my loves, alteration and nerdy things.  Titled “The A to Z of Awesomeness”, by artist Neill Cameron, this is just great freaking work.

I’ve included my favorite image above, but this really is beyond amazingly well done. You can even buy poster prints of your favorites!

Check out all 26 images at the link below.

Source:  Neil’s A to Z of Awesomeness.

SCOTT! PILGRIM! TEASER!

It’s time for your seemingly daily Scott Pilgrim post here at Blast-O-Rama, and honestly, it doesn’t really get much bigger than this…

Universal Pictures has released the teaser trailer for Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, and it’s everything I could dream of.

I know that the haters are already going to come out of the woodwork to say “Eh, Cera seems like Cera here..”, but even with that, Edgar Wright is pushing comic book filmmaking forward. This is the type of film that Speed Racer promised would happen, and I can’t wait to see every minute of it this August.

August 13th! COUNT IT DOWN!

Chris Evans: HUMAN TO–er–Captain America?

The ongoing rumor mill regarding who would carry the mantle of Captain America on film came to a screeching halt this week as it became very apparent, very quickly that Marvel Films had their man.

The choice to wear the A on his forehead?

Chris Evans.

Yes. Chris “Human Torch” Evans.

Honestly, it’s neither the best, nor worst choice that they could’ve made, but it’s an odd one to say the least.

I really like Evans, I thought he did a great job as the Torch, I loved his lead role in Sunshine, and he did his best to keep Push watchable, but is he the guy worth building such a big franchise around?

I’m really not sure. But Marvel apparently is, as rumors state his deal will lock Evans up for not just a Captain America picture, but possible sequels, appearances in other Marvel films, and yes, the big Avengers movie.

Let’s hope he rocks as Cap.

Source:  The Hollywood Reporter | Heat Vision | Comics | Movie News:Chris Evans accepts ‘Captain America’ mantle (exclusive).