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Directors of CRANK + Leonidas = GAMER

You’d figure a movie like Crank 2 would exhaust the creators as much as it does the audience.

You’d figure wrong, as just five months after the release of the Jason Staham sequel, the director/writer team of Mark Neveldine & Brian Taylor throw Gerard “Leonidas” Butler into an ultraviolent real-life MMO with Gamer.

Here’s your plot, as if you needed to hear one, courtesy of Wikipedia.

Set in the near-future, mind-control technology has taken society by storm and a multiplayer on-line game called “Slayers” allows humans control other humans in mass-scale. Simon (Logan Lerman) controls Kable (Gerard Butler), the on-line champion of the game, and with his every move tracked by millions, his ultimate challenge becomes regaining his identity and independence by defeating the game’s mastermind (Michael C. Hall) through launching an attack on the system that has imprisoned him.

Ludacris and everyone’s favorite half-frown, Milo Ventimiglia also appear.

The first trailer (which dropped on Xbox Live of all places…appropriate, yet odd) is embeded above, and the teaser poster is below.

gamermovieGamer hits theaters on September 4.

Maybe The Best Car Review Ever?

Lately, I’ve been really getting into Top Gear.

I barely understand cars (I got my license at 22, for Christ’s sake), but their extreme almost Mythbusters-esq testing of motor vehicles is proving very addictive.  It also doesn’t help that BBC America tends to run episodes over the weekends in multi-hour blocks.

Anyway, Top Gear has a YouTube channel, full of more recent clips from the BBC2 airings.

One such video is their review of the Ford Fiesta, embedded above.

This is possibly the greatest review of any car, ever.  It runs a little long at 11 minutes, but trust me, you’ll want to see the WHOLE thing.

The Cast of STAR TREK Have A Few Words For Trekkies

Sure, I’m a non-Trekkie and I loved Star Trek.

But apparently, there are some Trekkies who are hating on the new Star Trek.

In turn, Zach Quinto, Chris Pine and Leonard Nimoy showed up on SNL’s Weekend Update last night to speak to this angry group of fandom.

Click above to see what happened.

4 Minute TERMINATOR SALVATION Trailer & The Ending You WONT See

We’ve been stung by Wolverine.

We’ve been awed by Star Trek.

Up next, of course, is the memorial day push for the 4th Terminator Film…Terminator Salvation.

And to get your blood pumping, Warner Bros has released a FOUR MINUTE LONG preview for the McG helmed, Christian Bale starring Robot War flick.  Ultimately, it reminds me a lot of the sizzle reel we saw at New York Comic Con last February, except for the effects are finished. This is also where I point out that this movie has affirmed my Bryce Dallas Howard crush.

Not surprisingly, the press junket for the film is occurring now, and in it, McG’s been quite the chatty cathy.  In addition to revealing that there’s roughly 40 minutes of deleted footage (come on Blu-Ray!), he spoke about the original, extremely dark ending for the film.

I’m not sure if this was filmed (it’d make a great disc extra), but here’s what was supposed to happen. Spoiler alerts on high, even though it’s NOT the ending.

Sayeth McG….

That was at a time when there was a very dark ending. There was a great irony in the way this film shook down. There was this leak that Connor dies and they put Connor’s face on top of the machine body of Marcus. Everybody went, “Booooooo, what’s that?” That’s half of it [the ending]. We had a jet-black ending. Connor dies, we’re in a room with all the people we care about. You take Connor’s likeness, you put it on the living machine of Marcus. He sits up, now looking like Christian Bale, takes a gun, kills Kate, kills Kyle, kills Star, kills everybody, eyes flare red, [snaps] the end.

Man! That would’ve kinda RULED!