Kevin Smith has been posting a video diary chronicling the first steps in the production of Clerks 2 on the movie’s newly activated official site. Surf over there for some insight into, as they say, “The Making of a Train Wreck.”
Warner Bros. has launched the teaser site for Superman Returns. Nothing there yet but I’m really hoping this is the site that will break out of the funk most fall into. Let’s have some new media applications used and utilized for this, OK WB?
I know Kirsten Dunst spilled the beans on who the villians would be in Spider-Man 3, but that doesn’t make this gallery of baddies any less interesting or cool. In case you’re only familiar with Spidey and those from his rogues gallery that have appeared in the first two movies check it out and bone up on Web-Head’s bad-guy roster.
Take Hoosiers, mash it up with Remember the Titans and you have Glory Road, the story of a basketball coach (Josh Lucas) who puts together the first black NCAA team. I’d really like to be moved by this but I have an adverse gut reaction to all “triumph of the spirt/overcoming prejudice” movies and this one looks like it fits in both those categories. Watch the trailer here.
These new character-themed posters from Fox for their upcoming Johnny Cash biopic Walk the Line are just gorgeous. Such beautiful black-and-white photography. Check them out.
Disney, never one to shy away from signing on promotional partners, has compiled quite a list of companies willing to cross-promote the upcoming Chronicles of Narnia and Chicken Little flicks. Those partners will not only offer tie-in products but will create advertising to support those products that will also serve as defacto ads for the movies. The one common partner for both movies is McDonalds, who will create Happy Meals with Chicken Little toys and then shortley thereafter dive into the Narnia campaign. The movies come out in October and December of this year, respectively. The promotions by the other companies include mobile phone content, movie passes and other things that move beyond the simple themed toys and cereal box concepts.