Ur W33K 1N G33K (August 10-16)
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Ur W33K 1N G33K (August 10-16)

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by A.J. Focht

The thought of any remake is normally enough to make me cringe. When a cult classic like Evil Dead gets set for a reboot, my first reaction is to grab my torch and pitchfork. But with both Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell involved in the project, it’s hard not give it my support. Campbell recently commented on the movie, reassuring horror fans that they aren’t just ‘farting out a sequel.’ He had this to say about the project and the new director:

“We will be heavily involved in it. Sam Raimi hand-picked Fede Alvarez to direct it… It’s not like we’re just tossing this thing out and farting out a sequel. It’ll be kind of a hand-made movie with a young filmmaker who is more experienced than we were when we made the first one, who will be casting more experienced actors than we had, so I don’t see how it could be any worse.” – ScreenRant

A handful of new first looks popped up from the world of superheroes this last week. A steady stream of photos and videos of The Dark Knight Rises in production have been released. Most recent shots include more of Catwoman on the bike, and new Batman vehicles, possibly of the flying variety.

On the Marvel front, shots from the set of The Avengers show off the new Captain America costume. It has a slightly more modern feel than its ‘50s counter part, but I’m not sure how I feel about the helmet.

G.I. Joe 2 is moving forward and they have picked up some major names cast-wise. Dwayne Johnson, Adrianne Palicki, and Ray Stevenson are all signed on. To top it off, Bruce Willis is apparently in negotiations to play the original Joe. Given the smart casting choices, this one might turn out to be a quality action movie.

Recent plot descriptions from World War Z have revealed a very significant and sad change from the book to the movie. The book’s format is that of an ‘oral history of the zombie war,’ a documentary of research conducted after the war between humans and zombies has already been waged. However, the movie will be told in a time-frame that’s during the zombie wars. So instead of an epic tail of life post-zombie apocalypse, it looks like we’re getting more of the same old zombie stuff we’re already seeing.

Over in Cologne, Germany, video game publishers are prepping for GamesCom. There have already been some notable early press releases leading up to the event. EA kicked things off with several announcements, including one about Wrath of Heroes, a free-to-play PC Warhammer game. PlayStation kept the ball rolling with news of a price cut for the PS3. The price of the console will be reduced by $50, which means the lowest priced unit is now $259. Check back next week for more news from GamesCom.

Orgasmic news for nerds everywhere, it’s coming…a Star Trek theme park is set to open 2014. You might have to make a trip to Jordan to visit this $1.5 billion geek’s wet dream, but you know your inner Trekkie wants to. It is going to be the main attraction of the Red Sea Astrarium resort in Aqaba.

If the wait for a Star Trek theme park seems to long, maybe this will hold you over. Star Wars XXX: A Porn Parody is coming out next month, and actually looks pretty funny – and stands a good chance of being better than any of the prequels!

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