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Oh the irony.....watch the first 8 seconds and you'll know what I mean.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIFaeqwES1Y
I would be down for this as long as they brought back Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan and Ian McDiarmid as the Emperor. They were the only two who were PEFECT in the prequels. Every single other person in the trilogy should be replaced with new actors.

...but that's if this even happens.
@Frank-Eng - So let me get this straight....you put these videos online on youtube with the intention of people viewing them and now that Movieweb has assisted you by sharing your video, you are pissed about it? What the f*ck is wrong with you? And what the hell are you complaining about?

Last time I checked, imbedding a link to an OPEN youtube channel isn't stealing a video. It's not like movieweb is taking credit for your sh*tty camera work.
K-Man wrote a comment about the news item Elysium Trailer Starring Matt Damon!
Amazing trailer! Cant wait for this!

I bet the studios are kicking themselves for canceling Halo, now....especially after this awesomeness.
Well, this should be pretty friggin awesome to see what they come up with. I sincerely hope they manage to convince Martin Scorsese, Sam Mendes and Neill Blomkamp to do a short! Would love to see what those guys come up with and possibly turn it into a feature length film.
very cool.
Armstrong is a complete c*ck-sucker.....and I hope this movie reiterates that point and brings it further into the light for everyone to see. Complete and utter sc*m-bag.
Good Lord, this is the best news since.....well, since J.J. Abrams got the job for Star Wars Ep. VII!!! I've been following the progress (or lack thereof) for Interstellar for the better part of a decade....back when Spielberg was supposed to direct. I feel Nolan is actually a much better pick for the director's chair, anyway.
But what I want to know is: Who is going to be Nolan's Director of Photography? Wally Pfister is going to be directing Transcendence....which means Nolan will be without him for the first time since Memento. That poses some serious questions! I'm not too concerned since Nolan is a genius....but it does pose the question: Will it still feel like a Nolan movie? Who will he end up with, I wonder?

Add it to the ever growing list of amazing films for 2014! Can't Wait for this!!!
@dan1 - Yes it would, my friend. I've always felt it would make for a great trilogy.

@bawnian-dexeus - Probably not very long. But you know what? If they would do an animated series in the vein of those cinematic trailers like this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lrk2BE4Tqc

or this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ToztqqDcaY

...then I would actually watch it. Its that crappy cartoonish kiddy animated clone wars show that is so horrible. If they would make each of the episodes like the animated shorts above and have them take themselves seriously...then it might actually be kind of cool.

Some other notable animated shorts are the Assassins creed, Mass Effect and Halo cinematic trailers...as well as the Halo: Infinity Spartan Ops episodes...They are pretty well done.
Yoda is, by far, the the best character to follow in terms of a spin-off film, with Boba Fett coming in a close second....but a young Han Solo film? Really? Did they not learn their lesson with the Young Indiana Jones chronicles or whatever the hell it was called? It was a friggin disaster...and finding a suitable replacement for a beloved character like Han Solo (who was played by someone as distinguishable and irreplaceable as Harrison Ford) is virtually impossible. Therefore, that film is not only a waste of time, money and effort....its also doomed to fail from the beginning.

Up until this news I have LOVED every single Star Wars announcement (to the point of wanting to go up to Kathleen Kennedy and give her a huge f*cking kiss). It's actually reinvigorated that old feeling in my stomach that I used to get as a kid when I would think about Star Wars.....that is; before the prequels. Basically, it now seems that Star Wars just may be great again!
From signing J.J. Abrams on to direct Episode VII (who has been my dream director for Episode 7 for several years....way before they even announced the films would be made) to meeting with Zack Snyder for a possible "seven samuari" style Jedi film (which would be absolutely incredible, by the way)....to the idea of a film following our most beloved Jedi: Yoda (which for all we know could be the Jedi film that Zack Snyder is in discussions for). While I'm not crazy over it, I also don't mind the idea of a Boba Fett film....simply because it could show a different side to Star Wars if we were following a ruthless bounty hunter around and it could also provide an opportunity to bring back one of the few GREAT things about the prequels, which is Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi (that man is so friggin under-rated).

But not a young Han Solo film. That is just a horrible idea.

If Disney is so gung ho on developing Star Wars films along side Episode VII, VIII & IX....why not develop a second trilogy taking place in the one place that has proven to be a great source of material....The Old Republic? It was a time when Jedi and Sith were both aplenty and the living conditions were more ruthless than ever. Jedi were warriors...not just keepers of the peace, wars raged on virtually every known planet and great, NEW, interesting characters could be created to lead the way. I feel like this should be a fairly obvious decision for the people over at Disney.
Best news of the year! J.J. was my dream director for this project!

Well done, Disney...well done!
All I hope is that this "time travel" plot-line somehow manages to alter the timeline and bring back the characters who were so unjustifiably killed in that abomination, X-Men 3.
I've been saying it for years, that Cyclops would be an easy fix, if they did an X-Men 4, because you dont actually see him die. Professor X could also be an easy fix, especially given the really crap second ending of X3, because you actually hear his voice talking to the nurse.

So, with that said, seeing how time travel is being introduced in this film and virtually everyone is coming back....I'd say it's a perfect opportunity to go back in time, stop certain events from happening and bring back our favorite heros, like Cyclops, Professor X and Jean Grey.
If Fincher gets the job, you can consider me BACK ON the Star Wars train. He would be a dream director for a job like this! One can only hope that comes true.
If they announced that either Sam Mendes, Gore Verbinski, David Yates, Christopher Nolan or J.J. Abrams got the job....my life would be complete.

At this point, though, I'll take almost anyone over the names they've been throwing around like Matthew Vaughn or Colin Trevorrow.
I actually have a good feeling about this guy. I guess we will have a better idea of what he is capable of in this genre once Oblivion comes out.
You know, Daniel Radcliffe seems like a cool dude and he has worked really hard to try and steer clear of the Harry Potter type-casting in his post HP career. But I have to wonder, if you go through all this pain and effort to try and make sure that your career flourishes after such success with Harry Potter....why, in the name of God, would you agree to be in a Alexandre Aja movie? That is one of the few names in Hollywood that you KNOW, with absolute certainty, that the movie is going to fail big time. In fact, he is one of the few people that is as likely to put an abrupt end to your career, as he is to further it in any way. His name goes on the same list as Uwe Boll, in my opinion...and that really says something. A true hack.

I hope for Daniel Radcliffe's sake that he manages to pull through this one without too much damage being done.
@jayaottley - I would take any of those directors any day of the week....especially over Vaughn.

@felipe-11 - You could be right....but then again, look at the diversity of the Harry Potter trilogy and all of it's directors. Each director couldn't possibly be more different than the next....yet they are all good in their own way. Then again, having said that, there is absolutely no doubt that David Yates's films were vastly superior to the others (with the exception of Alfonso Cuaron's The Prisoner of Azkaban).

Point being, for me, it wouldn't be a bad thing if the films were all slightly different in tone or feel.....just as long as they were all fantastic films.

But, I'm sure George Lucas and/or Disney will find some way to screw this up. I hope not though....because I would really like to love star wars again.
@the-movieghost - Thanks man. Yeah, it's been a good while since I posted anything. Been busy as hell the past year.

Although, I think the announcement of a new Star Wars trilogy is enough to bring anyone back....as is the rumor of a horrible director possibly taking the reigns.

Either way, much appreciated. Hope everyone has been well.
Worst decision in history, if it is even remotely true, that is. Matthew Vaughn is a hack! His visual style is boring, his lighting style looks cheap and his ability to properly balance CG/Practical is absolutely hilarious. Not a good combination for a successful revamp of the Star Wars franchise.

Star Wars needs someone with a keen visual eye, a knack for great storytelling and character arcs and, most importantly, an understanding of how to use and/or not use Special Effects/CG/practical sets.

Here is a list of directors who I would like to see tackle an episode in the star wars universe.

Episode VII - David Yates
Episode VIII - Christopher Nolan
Episode IX - J.J. Abrams

Other great choices - Joseph Kosinski, Gore Verbinski, Sam Mendes, Matt Reeves.

I love Ridley Scott (he's my favorite director of all time) but you can forget about that. He would never even consider it....so there's no point in having him on the list. I also love Peter Jackson, Steven Spielberg and Guillermo Del Toro....but I just dont think those guys would be up for the job. I dont think Guillermo has the right style for a star wars films, either.

I would even consider Nic Mathieu if we had proof that he can do character driven stories. His commercials are some fo the best in television history. The Zenith "Stellar" commercial is mind blowing and exactly the visual style Star Wars needs.
K-Man wrote a comment about the news item Prometheus Blu-ray Special Features Revealed!
I will Definitely be picking this one up. This film let down a fair bit....BUT it was still a fantastic original sci-fi film. By the end of the film, I was almost wishing that they had taken out the last shot of the movie and NOT had it "tie" in with the Alien franchise and let it just be it's own film.

The problem from the beginning, at least for me, was that my expectations were higher than any film I can remember for the past decade....or at least since the last Lord of the Rings film. The fact that Alien and Aliens are two of my all time favorite films didn't help either!! So, regardless of what I saw, it was unlikely to meet my expectations.

HOWEVER, having said that, there were SO many things that could have been improved on....NONE of which were Ridley Scott's fault because this film is absolutely PERFECTLY directed. Probably the best directed film I've seen since...well, probably Kingdom of Heaven.
The problems were in the writing and the pacing. This is a film that SHOULD have been 3 hours+......Not 2 hours!! What in God's name were the studios thinking??? This film attempts to answer some of the most profound questions in human history, or at least touch upon them, and you want to do that in 2 hours??? Yet, the Dark Knight Rises gets 2 hours and 45 minutes? (Rightfully so, by the way....but for the sake of this argument, I'm using that as an example.)

Now, I'm fully aware that Ridley Scott had more to the story in his head/written out and he intentionally held back some of the answers for a sequel.....but this film was meant to answer questions....not leave you with a hundred more. For this, I actually blame Damon Lindelof. The guy comes up with brilliant ideas but never, ever seems to capitalize on them. He just leaves you either hanging without an answer or disappointed by the result.
The other problem, aside from the "questions" it leaves you with, is the character development and character decisions. While a couple characters, like David, are so brilliantly executed, almost to the point of being academy award worthy, so many other characters like Fifield, Millburn, The scottish girl and most importantly Weyland, Captain Janek, the two co-pilots (most of all) and even Meredith Vickers were so underdeveloped that it was baffling.

I'm not trying to write a review here (although, I still need to do that!)
The point is: I am really, REALLY hoping for a Director's Cut that has AT LEAST 45 minutes of extra footage incorporated into the film to help improve on some of these things. That way, at the end of the movie, we might feel a little more satisfied. I want the film to slow down a little bit and take it's time, like so many of Ridley's other films.

Now, again, even though it probably sounded like I bashing the film and being very harsh toward it, I actually wasn't. Sure this film had issues....but most films do!
I actually really enjoyed this film! I saw it 4 times in the theaters....but the issues in this particular movie can be improved on....and I'd bet my life Ridley has the footage to do so!
Ridley Scott is, hands down, the best at "director's cut's", so I'm hoping he decides to pull out some real magic here and give us the version we really want to see!

By the way, I dont know about the rest of you....but I cant wait to see what Ridley does with Prometheus 2, which I would bet my life will be called Paradise....and the Blade Runner sequel.

@skywise, @shuabert, @dan1 - Yup, The Kingdom of Heaven Director's Cut is friggin amazing. Without question one of Ridley's best films and DEFINITELY the most underrated film of 2005. How that film managed to go under the radar is beyond me....even in the theatrical cut. Same goes for Blade Runner.