News Bites: ‘Stake Land’ Trailer, ‘Super 8′ Viral, ‘Melancholia’ Image

Update: You’ll find a few more random stories inside, including talk of a fifth ‘Terminator’ and some exciting news for ‘World War Z’.

It’s been awhile since we’ve pulled out the lazy and squished a bunch of stories into one news post, but frankly none of these are worth overflowing the front page.

First, if you click on over to IMDB (they don’t have embed) you’ll find the official trailer for Jim Mickle’s Stake Land, his quasi vampire movie arriving in theaters April 22 from Dark Sky Films. The hype is tremendous on this one, but I’d like to disagree… review next week.

Our friends at /Film received a package in the mail that was loaded with Super 8 viral goodies. If you click on over to the site, you can check out a few images alongside a viral video that appears to be one in a series of clips. We’re expecting nearly 50 (yes, 50!) clips that will all combine to produce one long piece of footage. Ambitious. J.J. Abrams’ flick arrives in theaters June 10.

Last week we brought you the first trailer for Lars Von Trier’s end of the world drama Melancholia, while the boys at Empire have posted an interview with the infamous director, while also sharing the following first ever image (of star Kirsten Dunst). “No more happy endings,” says Von Trier, giving a dark, yet romantic description of Magnolia’s major acquisition. “Melancholia, [which is the name of] the planet, is kind of ten times bigger than the Earth, and I liked the idea of being ‘swallowed’ by Melancholia. I thought that was quite nice. And then I read today that that’s actually one of the virtues of romanticism – willingly being purified by dying.” No release is set.

Melancholia

In other news, Bleeding Cool is reporting that director Marc Forster is already assembling his team for his live-action adaptation of World War Z, which will star the illustrious Brad Pitt. According to the site, Paramount Pictures has tapped cinematographer Robert Richardson, who recently wrapped Martin Scorsese’s Hugo Cabret, to DP the PG-13 zombie flick. Amongst Richardson’s other credits are Inglourious Basterds, Kill Bill, JFK, Natural Born Killers and Eight Men Out. WOW.

Back in February, it was reported that Universal was interested in resurrecting the Terminator franchise with Fast Five director Justin Lin at the helm. Collider caught up with Lin who had this to say:

I think one of the great things is that when I got started, no one would return my calls, and now I get a lot of phone calls, which is good. I have options,” said a proud Lin. “ ‘Terminator’ was one of my favorite films growing up. And I feel I have a take that I would love to see, and I’ve talked with Arnold and we’ve talked and we’ll see. Again, I would love to do it, but it has to be the right circumstances. It has to be the right people. And there’s other projects too. But I’m in a position now that I can choose more than I could a year ago, two years ago. So that is something that is potentially in my future, but when I get home I will sit down and look at my options and choose what I want to do.

Personally, the ONLY way I would want to see a new Terminator is with Arnie on board. It would help if James Cameron stopped playing around on Pandora…

 
Source: IMDB, /Film, Empire