For the Love of Geek | January 28, 2015

Fantastic Four Teaser Trailer

20th Century Fox have released a teaser trailer for The Fantastic Four reboot! The film is going for a different vibe from its predecessor, as you can see in the video above. For starters, director Josh Trank has confirmed that composer Philip Glass will be scoring the film. I’m a huge Glass fan, but a superhero movie is one of the last places I’d expect to hear is music. Based on the trailer and that announcement, I have to say my interest is piqued. What about you?

(Easter Egg: During an interview with Collider, the film’s producer Simon Kinberg said the new trailer would feature an easter egg, and the good people at Screen Crush have found it!)

Emma Watson Cast as Belle
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Emma Watson announced via her Facebook page that she will be playing Belle in the upcoming live action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast. She hinted that we can expect songs from the beloved Disney film like “Be Our Guest” and “Something There” and mentioned that she will be starting singing lessons for the role. Her “six year old self is on the ceiling – heart bursting,” and our grown-up selves are, too!

Simon Pegg to Co-write Star Trek 3

GIF stolen from Simon Pegg's website

GIF stolen from Simon Pegg’s website

Simon Pegg’s website has confirmed that he will be co-writing the script for the next film in the Star Trek franchise with Doug Yung. This announcement has me excited for two reasons:

  1. I was not a fan of the second Star Trek film in the reboot, Star Trek Into Darkness. I think there’s a right way to hearken back to the old series and films, and there’s a wrong way. Without getting too ranty, Into Darkness was all wrong for me.
  2. Simon Pegg has a brand of comedy that I really enjoy. Hot Fuzz is definitely high on my list of comedies, my list of cop movies–it’s just high on my list of movies. Since Pegg is a fellow geek, I think there’s a good chance he has a handle on the kind of writing (and humor) that will work for Star Trek.

Super Bowl Brings Out The Superheroes

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Chris Pratt plays Star-Lord in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. Chris Evans plays Captain America in Marvel’s Captain America (and Avengers). You’d think they have enough in common to get along, but all bets are off during the lead up to the Super Bowl.

Well, the bets are ON, actually. Since Pratt is a devout Seahawks fan and Evans is an ardent Patriots fan, they have challenged each other to visit a children’s hospital in the rival’s city as their superhero alter ego. The catch? The loser must pay the appropriate homage to the winning team! You can read the whole tweet thread here (provided by We Geek Girls).

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