News Bytes: Crank 2, Underworld 3, Game

Collider recently got a chance to chew the ear of Tom Rosenberg, the head of Lakeshore Entertainment, about all the movies they’ve got coming up. Not an entirely impressive amount of information, but he did talk a little about how “good” Crank was. Now I don’t know who out there liked this, but I saw it with two other dudes, and between us we have a wide array of tolerances. None of us liked it, not even the guy who paid money to see Kickin’ It Old School.

But Crank 2 is on with the same team behind it and a similar budget. This go round it’s supposed to be even “more insane!” Yay. I love action and I love Statham, so we’ll wait to pass judgment, but those who saw the first are probably wondering how/why there is a second. Mostly why.

Next up they talk Underworld 3 and the same producer-I-have-to-be-positive bullshit comes out. This a prequel without Kate I’m So Hot You’d Eat My Vomit Beckinsale. It’s also a period fantasy piece about vampires and werewo-, sorry, Lycanthropes. Rosenberg also mentions wanting to make a fourth, which would be a prequel, but rather another sequel, picking back up where Underworld: Evolutions left off. Ok….

Third there was mention of the movie Game which I hadn’t heard much about. Apparently in the future instead of playing video games, you get to exercise some sort of control over real people and make them kill each other and what not. Like Tron but if everyone was very stabby. The good news is that it stars Gerard Butler, Zoe Bell, and Kyra Sedgwick. That’s some pretty decent talent lined up in front of the camera, so let’s hope they got something kicking ass. The bad news is the writer/Director team up is the same guys behind Crank, so I’d imagine the budget is low and the film will be the same “style” and all that, which could lead to severe disappointment. Although I’ll give you one more plus, its that Rosenberg said it’s crazy and makes Crank look tame. So hopefully there is some well done violence, but my hopes are set low.

So that’s the news round up. Head over if you want the word-for-word or an mp3 of the interview should be posted soon at Collider.

Robert Fure is many things: horror expert, ruggedly handsome man of the world, witty prose composer, and writer of his own biography page. Beneath the bravado is a scared little boy, ready to grow into an awesome man and make lies about a scared little boy inside of him. Wait a minute...

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