Movie News: 'Zero Dark Thirty' Prequel; Possible 'Pacific Rim' Test Footage; 'Knight and Day' Remake

Movie News: 'Zero Dark Thirty' Prequel; Possible 'Pacific Rim' Test Footage; 'Knight and Day' Remake

Nov 22, 2012

Zero Dark Thirty: When Osama bin Laden was killed, director Kathryn Bigelow and writer Mark Boal quickly changed their plans to make a movie about a failed 2001 attempt on the terrorist leader’s life and instead made Zero Dark Thirty, due in theaters on December 19, and focused on the successful mission. But they’re still open to the idea of reviving their abandoned project and making a kind of quasi-prequel to the new movie, which revolves around Jessica Chastain as a CIA agent. Check out the latest poster below. []

Zero Dark Thirty

Pacific Rim: The giant robots are coming! The giant robots are coming! Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim is one of next summer’s most anticipated blockbusters, but is also one of the most secretive. So excuse us for getting excited at glimpsing three seconds of possible test (or pre-visualization) footage of a giant robot for the movie, which can be seen at the 1:15 mark of a promotional video for del Toro’s visual effects company, Mirada. The video is worth a watch on its own merits, simply to hear the director speak about all the cool tools available for storytelling. [Comic Book Movie via Collider]

Knight and Day: Remember 2010 when comic action thriller Knight and Day starring Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz kinda underperformed at the box office, prompting film industry folks to wonder if Cruise had lost his star power? Well, Fox Star Studios India thinks that the movie “had an essence that could be taken into the Bollywood space,” and so will make a new version inspired by the original. Will our Rock of Ages-inspired fantasy that Tom Cruise sing and dance in a Bollywood dance number finally come true? Eh, probably not, since he's not currently slated to appear anywhere near the remake. [Screen Daily]

Killing Them Softly Trailer: Brad Pitt stars in hit man drama Killing Them Softly, which opens wide on November 30. A new trailer sells it as a straight-ahead action thriller with a very strong cast that includes James Gandolfini, Richard Jenkins and Ray Liotta. [IGN via The Film Stage]

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