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Official Video For “Derezzed” By Daft Punk

OK, maybe that video I posted earlier was more a trailer set to the tunes of Daft Punk‘s first single off of the Tron Legacy soundtrack.

But now there is a REAL video, which mixes 80’s Tron style, jousting, the Daft Punk boys, and soon-to-be-nerd-crush Olvia Wilde.

It’s just under 3 minutes of awesome.

What are you waiting for, PLAY IT!

Source:  Vulture.

Five Amazing Clips From SUCKER PUNCH!

It’s pretty much a given that Zach Snyder’s Sucker Punch is going to be more style than substance, but it doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy how great that style will be over the substance.

In an effort to underline the above statement, Warner Bros has released 5 new, very brief clips from the film, and yes, it still looks awesome.

Here’s hoping that there’s just a little more to the plot than what we’ve seen so far. It’d be nice to have a little meat to chew into with this flick.

All the clips are embedded after the jump.

Sucker Punch hits theaters on March 25, 2011.

Source: Latino Review.

Want Your Own TRON Light Cycle?

With less than two weeks until Tron Legacy hits the big screen, it’s time to start planning your evening for the premiere.

Me, I’ll be heading to a 3D IMAX Midnight show for a good pal’s birthday, but if you don’t have your evening plotted, why not roll up to your local cinema on a light cycle of your very own.

And no, I don’t mean the RC ones that drive up walls.

I mean your own, street legal, driveable Tron light cycle, from the crazy guys at Parker Brothers Choppers.

Jeff Halverson and the gang have built only 10 of these, following up their successful recreation of the Batpod from The Dark Knight, and for just $55,000, it can be yours.

I know, that sounds like a lot for one of these fiberglass monsters, but six of these cycles (which use an iPad as the gauge reader!) have already been sold, so move fast!

Source: Jalopnik.com.

Dreamworks Announces Many, Many Sequels

I thought it was crazy enough earlier today when Disney announced a Fifth and Sixth Pirates of the Carribbean film, but I guess Dreamworks just wants to steal the title of “Family Film Studio With Craziest Expectations for Extended Success.”

In an interview with movie-mag Empire, Dreamworks head Jeffrey Katzenberg (former chairman at Disney no less) laid out future plans for the current batch of Dreamworks Animated franchises.

Amongst the titles revealed:

  • Two more sequels to Madagascar, taking the series to 4 installments total, where they will go BACK to New York, and then I guess back to the jungle. Again.
  • Three sequels to How To Train Your Dragon, which I guess isn’t that surreal, as the book series is 10 titles long (to date), but with a TV show coming, is just overkill.
  • And if that wasn’t ENOUGH, there will eventually be SIX, yes SIX installments to the Kung Fu Panda franchise.

Look, I know I just was giving Dreamworks a LOT of credit for moving forward and becoming a formidable competitor to Pixar, but this is goddamned ridiculous.

The entertainment business is just that, a BUSINESS, but come the heck on, gang – ORIGINAL FILMS CAN SELL TOO. I mean, isn’t that why we loved Kung Fu Panda and How To Train A Dragon in the first place? They were unique titles and stood out amongst the mix.

Don’t make me regret having enjoyed you, Dreamworks. Four Shreks was enough. Develop the new – you have the money for it.

Source: Empire.

Your Daily “Why?”: PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN 5 & 6 Greenlit

In a scoop exclusive to movie news site HitFix.com, we have learned that the 4th Jack Sparrow adventure, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides won’t just be a return to film for the Pirates franchise, but it will be the beginning of a new trilogy.

Yes, that’s right, Pirates of the Caribbean 5 & 6 are on their way.

From a personal perspective, this is a huge risk.

The original Pirates trilogy was a perfect example of the law of diminishing returns.  The first was an astounding breath of fresh air, but the breakneck back-to-back filming schedule of the second and third installments resulted in two overwrought, over-lengthy films where one was mostly good (the second) and one mostly bad (the third).

I assume the results of On Stranger Tides thus far have been positive, at least for Disney to make such a huge step forward, but as 5 and 6 are scheduled to be (again) filmed back to back, it really sounds like a perfect example of too much too soon.

I mean, On Stranger Tides itself is only happening as the script is based on a book completely unrelated to the Pirates saga, and I’m not sure that I’d trust the creative team to be able to deal with making two more movies.   If you watched the documentary on the DVD of the second film, you’d know that the script was being written and rewritten throughout filming, and that explains why the third film was mostly a mess (that whirlpool battle was kinda rad though).

Not to mention, the big question mark of Johnny Depp.  The man is signed to be in both Dark Shadows and The Lone Ranger next year, when will he have the time to reprise Sparrow?

This is a big risk, but evidently Disney knows something I don’t. We shall see.

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, the fourth film in the Pirates series opens on May 20th, 2011 with a trailer rumored to be attached to Tron Legacy.

Source: HitFix.com.