RMR: ‘Inception’ Site, ‘X-Files 3’, ‘Avatar’ Video Game Trailer and More

from left to right: Nihilist #1, Nihilist #2, Nihilist #3, The Stranger, Jackie Treehorn, Maude, The Dude, Donny, Walter Sobchak, The Jesus, Bunny, Brandt, Jeffrey Lebowski
Photo: LebowskiPainting.com

FilmDrunk points me to the above painting from LebowskiPainting.com where you can buy “The Big Lebowski Last Supper Poster”.

Last night I went to go see Inglourious Basterds for a second time at a midnight showing and prior to the start of the movie we saw the trailer for Avatar, which in 2-D looked better than anything on saw on the crappy screens at Comic Con and really upped my excitement to see the movie and I also saw the short teaser trailer for Christopher Nolan’s Inception, which looked particularly impressive and like the Avatar trailer, didn’t include a single line of dialogue, just the tagline, “Your mind is the crime scene.” The trailer will be online on Yahoo this Monday at 9 AM PST, but for now you can check out the official site, but I don’t expect you will spend a lot of time there as moving your mouse left to right gets a bit tiresome after about one second. Oh, and if you want a description of the Inception teaser you can find it here.

Speaking of Christopher Nolan, CineFools spoke with producer Barry Mendel who said, “Nolan has dropped out of [directing The Prisoners], but we have a first draft by David and Janet Peoples who wrote Twelve Monkeys and David wrote Unforgiven and it’s a good draft and we’re working on the script right now.” Of course, this was something he was attached to way back in 2006 and a film not many people were thinking of considering expectations we would be returning to direct Batman 3 next.

A script review of Darren Aronofsky’s upcoming supernatural ballerina thriller Black Swan starring Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis has caught the attention of many folks online due to the following note:

[In] this movie, Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis have sex.

Yeah. You read that right. And not just nice sweet innocent sex either. We’re talking ecstasy-induced hungry aggressive angry sex. Yeah so…this movie is already on the must-see list of 2010.

Ahhh, the easily entertained masses…

Those of you that read my roundup back on August 17 will remember me mentioning a rumor that Brad Pitt was shooting new scenes for Sherlock Holmes as Moriarty, Sherlock’s arch nemesis. Rumors of Pitt’s involvement were quickly denied, but director Guy Ritchie recently told MTV the character does make a cameo saying, “Some kind of an appearance is probably the best way to describe it.” This has some pointing back in time to the early rumor that Russell Crowe would play the role, but as it stands right now, no one knows. Steven Zeitchik at THR says “think Sean Connery in the Kevin Costner Robin Hood” as the uncredited King Richard.

For those of you that read my list of In Contention. The one big difference between the two is Kris Tapley also included Tarantino’s scripts, which opened the door for two characters I deemed ineligible for my list.

Slash Film points us in the direction of a rumor that originated at Dnevnik saying a third X-Files film is currently being prepared for shooting to take place by 2012. The information comes from a Croatian interview with Gillian Anderson. Since I am just the messenger I’m not going to even try to figure the rest out, but if you start at Slash Film they have the rest of the links to follow to get more information on what seems like a pipe dream of a rumor.

A leaked trailer for Halloween II found its way online recently and director Rob Zombie commented on its unexplained appearance to EW saying:

“When I first saw the trailer [cut by the company Buddha Jones], I went, ‘This is the f—ing movie we made.’ And then [Dimension Films] was like, ‘We don’t want to use it, we don’t like it,’ and they just threw it away. Then they cut all these other trailers that just look like generic, stupid f—ing slasher movie trailers, and I was f—in’ pissed. In fact, I wrote this long letter to the promotion department: ‘I hate these trailers and these TV spots, and I f—in’ hate you.’ You spend forever trying to craft something special and they’re gonna market it like a generic piece of ’80s slasher movie sh– because they think audiences are so f—ing stupid they can’t understand anything else. That trailer leaked from wherever, and I’m thrilled. The response has been like, ‘Wow, I didn’t want to see this movie until I saw this trailer.'”

I have no particular interest in the movie at the moment anyway, and it’s not being screened for critics so it doesn’t really matter in my world. It’s one movie I won’t be heading to a midnight screening of, but with news The Final Destination isn’t screening for critics either has me upset and already prepping for a midnight showing.

Along with the news Martin Scorsese’s Shutter Island is moving to February 2010, I also received word that Focus has officially set Richard Curtis’ Pirate Radio for a November 13 release, Drew Barrymore’s Whip It! will hit theaters on October 2 now and the Michael Jackson This Is It documentary of rehearsal footage will hit theaters on October 28 now for a two week limited run.

Thanks to Cinematical we are pointed to the following “Visual Effects: 100 Years of Inspiration” which includes looks at films from The Enchanted Drawing of 1900 to last year’s The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.

Below we have the video game trailer for Avatar.

Finally, I was directed to the following collection of Horatio Caine (David Caruso on “C.S.I. Miami”) one-liners and just couldn’t leave it out.

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