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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Early Previews: Alexandre Aja's "Cobra: The Space Pirate", Ching Siu-Tung's "The Sorcerer and White Snake", and Paco Plaza's "[Rec] 3: Genesis"

Poster for Alexandre Aja's upcoming sci-fi action flick "Cobra: The Space Pirate"

"The Hills Have Eyes" and "Piranha 3D" director Alexandre Aja's next project won't be another crazy gorefest, but a badass-looking action flick, based on the late 70's space-opera manga series written and illustrated by Buichi Terasawa.

The film follows the eponymous rogue space pirate, a man who has surgically altered his face and erases his own memory to hide from his enemies. Cobra gradually regains his memories and unites with his old partner Lady Armaroid and his ship Tortuga. Together, the two set off on an adventure to recover a lost treasure on Mars.

"Cobra: The Space Pirate" hits theaters in 2013.


Stunning first stills from Ching Siu-Tung’s martial arts fantasy flick "The Sorcerer and the White Snake"

Acclaimed action choreographer Ching Siu-Tung, known for his work in Zhang Yimou's "Hero" and "House of Flying Daggers", directs this kung fu fantasy, based on the oral Chinese folktale "Legend of the White Snake", starring marital arts sensation Jet Li.

It tells the story of a young scholar who falls in love with a beautiful woman, unaware that she is a white snake that has taken on human form. A monk intervenes in order to save the scholar’s soul and casts the white snake into a deep well at the Leifeng Pagoda.

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"The Sorcerer and the White Snake" is scheduled for a theatrical release in 3D by the end of 2011.


First stills and official poster for Paco Plaza's "[Rec] 3: Genesis"

"[Rec] 3: Genesis" Spanish director Paco Plaza directs the next installment in the hugely popular “[REC]” franchise, without his fella, Jaume Balagueró, who will direct the fourth installment, "[Rec] 4: Apocalypse".

In "Genesis", the action takes place miles away from the original location and partly in broad daylight, giving the film an entirely fresh yet disturbing new reality. The infection has left the building. In a clever twist that draws together the plots of the first two movies, this third part of the saga also works as a decoder to uncover information hidden in the first two films and leaves the door open for the final installment, "[Rec] 4: Apocalypse".

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"[Rec] 3: Genesis" hits Spanish cinemas this fall.


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

First two look great! I wonder where they will take the Rec series? Second one really went out in left field.

Unknown said...

Wow! These look and sound absolutely amazing. I am especially intrigued by Jet Li's movie as I love martial arts movies.

Hope you enjoyed Thor sweetheart. It opens here on Friday and I'm taking my nephew aka The Sidekick to see it. He's about ready to burst he's so excited. :)

FilmMattic said...

Awesome previews. And I love the Posters!

Of the troika you previewed, I'm most looking forward to seeing The Sorcerer and the White Snake.

Good stuff my man.

Unknown said...

WOW. I'm enthralled by these upcoming films that I didn't know of until I saw this post. [REC] has 3 and 4 confirmed!

Thanks for the heads-up George! :D

George Beremov [Nebular] said...

All three look great in my opinion. :) Not sure if you know, but [REC] is my all time favorite horror flick, and I loved its sequel too. It wasn't as great, but what I loved about it was that they went in a totally unexpected direction, which made it different than the original, and also very exciting.

George Beremov [Nebular] said...

Mel, they do! :) I'm a huge hufe fan of Ching Siu-Tung and his work, plus I love martial arts fantasy flicks - for all these reasons, TSATWS is my most anticiapted Asian movie of 2011.

Mel, you know what - it wasn't as great as I expected it to be - It's no "Iron Man" or "Hellboy", but still solid. I don't know.. there was something missing for me.

George Beremov [Nebular] said...

Thanks, Matty. I love al the posters too. I hope the movies will be just as great ;)

Ah, tell me about it - I'm dying to se "The Sorcerer"!

George Beremov [Nebular] said...

J-SON, really? Yay! I'm kinda glad to hear that, because, at the end of the day, that was the purpose of this post :)