A lengthy seven and a half months after Joel Silver got his hands on the property, Variety reports that a screenwriter has boarded a live-action take on Ben 1o Alien Force, simply titled Ben 10. That fellow is Albert Torres, writer of Henry Poole is Here and, no less, one of the many names attached to the script of Warner’s Akira. For Silver — and, it looks like, Warner Bros. — he’ll be adapting the tale of “Ben Tennyson, a boy who can transform into 10 different alien creatures with the help of a glovelike device called the Omnitrix.”
This, on the surface, will come across to some as a minor update, but it’s actually a big step forward — especially since I thought this project just kind of fell by the wayside. Now, I don’t know if Torres can actually make something strong out of this material — his weak track record and the apparent blandness of the show itself don’t help — but, with any luck, we’ll know more soon enough to make a judgement.
Are you happy to hear that Ben 10 is moving forward?
As much as we’d love to believe certain myths, no filmmaker has simply waltzed into making a masterpiece without cutting their teeth beforehand. Jaws may have been the first modern blockbuster, but Spielberg had already created a terrifying beast with the mechanical semi-truck in a made-for-television film, Duel. Truffaut’s The 400 Blows remains among the [...]
Every week we dive into the cream of the crop when it comes to home releases, including Blu-ray and DVDs, as well as recommended deals of the week. If we were provided screener copies, we’ll have our own write-up, but if that’s not the case, one can find official descriptions from the distributors. Check out [...]
With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we believe it’s our duty to highlight the recent, recommended titles that have recently hit the interwebs. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of [...]
Since any New York City cinephile has a nearly suffocating wealth of theatrical options, we figured it’d be best to compile some of the more worthwhile repertory showings into one handy list. Displayed below are a few of the city’s most reliable theaters and links to screenings of their weekend offerings — films you’re not [...]