News Bites: Opening Credits of ‘Blade’ Anime, ‘Total Recall’ Set Pics & ‘Melancholia’ Art

This morning there’s a slew of interesting little nuggets of news worthy of a quick blurb. First, inside you’ll find the latest official poster for Magnolia’s Melancholia, directed by the controversial Lars Von Trier for release on November 4. In addition, we’ve updated our image gallery with a rash of new stills from the pic that follow Kristen Dunst and Charlotte Gainsbourg, two sisters whose lives are drifting apart as the universe spectacularly unravels in what Von Trier describes as a beautiful movie about the end of the world.

Also beyond the break is a link to behind-the-scenes photos from the set of the now-filming redo of Total Recall. The pics aren’t eventful but do give us a look at both Colin Farrell and Jessica Biel in costume. Len Wiseman directs for Columbia Pictures with an August 3, 2012 date set in stone. The movie is ditches the Martian storyline from the original pic and instead involves nation states Euromerica and New Shanghai, with Douglas Quaid (Farrell), a factory worker in the latter who begins to believe he is a spy — although he doesn’t know for which side.

About a month ago, a trailer for the Madhouse Animation Blade anime series hit the web, which is rumored to be premiering stateside later this year on G4TV. The series, written by Kenta Fukasaku (Battle Royale and, sadly, Battle Royale II), will focus on Blade teaming up with a young vampire hunter from Japan, plus Noah Van Helsing and his dog Razor, against the evil Deacon Frost and his minions in Asia. The opening credits have begun making the rounds today, which features a whole lot of fire and Blade flashing his fancy gadgets around.


Melancholia poster courtesy of Ecranlarge:

Melancholia

Check out more Total Recall set pics over at Kino:

Total Recall