Join Tom Brazelton (Theater Hopper), Joe Dunn (Joe Loves Crappy Movies) and myself as we talk about Jack Reacher, Helix, and Darwyn Cooke’s latest Parker adaptation, Slayground, TONIGHT at 9pm — THROUGH THIS LINK.
Only $10/month patrons and up can “call in” (you should already have your invites), but anyone else can listen/watch!
Disney’s next non-Pixar CG-animated feature centers around an analog for Donkey Kong — the titular Wreck-It Ralph (voiced by John C. Reilly) attempts to shed his bad-guy image by escaping into Hero’s Duty (Halo), but inadvertently wreaks havoc in the video-game universe by freeing a digital villain (sort of like Tron?) — and it’s all mixed in with Who Framed Roger Rabbit?-style cameos from popular video game characters.
So yeah. I had a grin on my face throughout the trailer. Jane Lynch as the tough-as-nails hottie from Hero’s Duty and Sarah Silverman as an obnoxious little girl (princess?) from some kind of Candyland-lookin’ world are inspired bits of casting, and the film looks great. This one’s a must-see for me.
Wreck-It Ralph was directed by Rich Moore (long-time TV animation veteran and sequence director for The Simpsons Movie) and opens on November 2, 2012.
Somebody explain to me how a movie with a trailer this great, which was written by Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard (Cloverfield), can get shelved for two years? Surely MGM (which bankrolled the film before going bankrupt) could have made it happen.
In any case, thanks are due to Lionsgate for rescuing Cabin in the Woods from oblivion. The film finally hits theaters in April.