Studio Ghibli debuts The Red Turtle, joint French-Japanese animation project


The Red Turtle

It will be a story without dialogue, but based on the trailer I don’t think that’s going to take anything away from the experience.

This is the first Studio Ghibli co-production, and it features French animator┬áMichael Dudok De Wit. His charcoal-penned style is distinctly different from Ghibli’s previous films.

It will be at Cannes Film Festival this summer. French release is slated for June 29, with a later Japanese release in September.

The Red Turtle – La Tortue Rouge

Blade Runner Sequel confirmed by Ridley Scott


Director Ridley Scott (creator of the Alien franchise, duh) recently dropped some details on the long awaited follow up to Blade Runner, stating that the sequel would take place about 30 years after the first movie, placing it around the year 2050. Ryan Gosling is the purported young lead and Harrison Ford will reprise his role from the first film in some capacity.

It’s a surprising info dump from the director, but he has been on a press blitz lately – his latest film, The Martian, adapted from the Sci-Fi novel of the same name, hits theaters this weekend and he has divulged that the sequels to 2012’s Prometheus will indeed tie into the Alien movie universe (a canon confirmation all Alien fans have been waiting for!).

I’m stoked, but I think we are still a while away from seeing this on the big screen. Here’s to hoping we get to see something by the end of our year 2017. Savvy film watchers will remember that the first story takes place in the year 2016 in a future that ended up slightly different than the one imagined in 1982.

What do you think? Were you a fan of the first film? How will the end of the first reconcile with the time shift between movies? ANSWER ME, SMARTIES!


Get a refresher of the classic original film starring Harrison Ford:

Interstellar Update – New Trailer, Website


Ok, the movie that I am most looking forward to in 2014 is Interstellar. It’s looking better with every glimpse that Christopher Nolan allows to be released. In fact, this trailer is the one that he presented when making an unexpected appearance at SDCC with lead actor Mathew McConaughey the past weekend.

In addition to a new trailer that gives more views of the ‘Interstellar’ aspect of the film, there’s a cryptic movie website as well. Try poking around and see if you can find any surprises. Hint: Try visiting at different times of the day, the scene changes accordingly and new clues appear in the scene.

It’s really starting to seem like this is the spiritual successor to Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. Stay tuned ’til November, folks!