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UNDERWORLD In Space?? Beckinsale In 3-D??

Merrick here...
Variety says Len Wiseman will direct another installment of the UNDERWORLD franchise - in 3-D. The piece says this version of UNDERWORLD is "spatialized", presumably lending credence to early rumors that the fourth installment in this series would have something of a space setting. THIS piece at Bloody Disgusting indicates that Kate Beckinsale could return, although possibly in a limited capacity.
sources tell us she's trying to find a way out of the film -- or at least have a smaller role in order to "pass the torch" to one of her kindred (yes, she has not one, but two daughters at this point).
...says BD. Beckinsale in 3-D doesn't sound so bad. Too bad no one's perfect Touch-O-Vision - that would make this a gooooddd movie.
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  • Feb. 3, 2010, 12:09 p.m. CST

    THERE ARE NO LYCANS IN SPACE.

    by Zahaladeen

    THAT IS ALL.

  • Feb. 3, 2010, 12:10 p.m. CST

    Whack off right in the theatre?

    by dr sauch

    Possible.

  • Feb. 3, 2010, 12:10 p.m. CST

    BTW Len...

    by Zahaladeen

    ...get some backbone and stop letting Speedman molest your wife on film. GROW A PAIR.

  • Feb. 3, 2010, 12:12 p.m. CST

    Kate was the best thing about Underworld

    by andyny29

  • Feb. 3, 2010, 12:13 p.m. CST

    Speaking of which, Speedman for Capitan America.

    by dr sauch

    Possible.

  • Feb. 3, 2010, 12:14 p.m. CST

    why not make it...

    by krod

    in tha hood

  • Feb. 3, 2010, 12:14 p.m. CST

    Jesus fuckin Christ...FUCK 3 D

    by MacReady452

    Thanks James Cameron for this. Fortunately I don't give a shit about this or Transformers. I am not instituting a 3-D ban.

  • Feb. 3, 2010, 12:14 p.m. CST

    Ah, fuck first SGT.Rock now this?

    by Stalkeye

  • Feb. 3, 2010, 12:15 p.m. CST

    This could be THE thing

    by Big_Daddy_Nero

    which could drive an entirely new technology! Feel-O-Vision! Ohhhh Kate Kate Kate... you and Krista Allen together in one scene, in one place, under one thin little sheet, demurely peeking over the edges.. THAT is the ultimate dream movie scene right there! ;)

  • Feb. 3, 2010, 12:15 p.m. CST

    Ah, fuck first Transformers 3 now this?

    by Stalkeye

    Fucking Cameron's fault!

  • Feb. 3, 2010, 12:18 p.m. CST

    Sppedman as Captain America?

    by Stalkeye

    LMMFAO! Shit, I would give the role to Mark Valley of Human Target before speedman.At least mark was actually a gulf war veteran while Speedman doesn't look like he can hold his own.And that beaker on his face doesn't help either.

  • Feb. 3, 2010, 12:19 p.m. CST

    You guys are missing the point!!

    by KoonAndFriends

    It's Kate Beckinsale in 3FUCKIN D!! sign me up!!

  • Feb. 3, 2010, 12:19 p.m. CST

    U know what I don't understand...

    by topdolla69

    ? If vampires cant age, if Beckinsale's character had vamp babies, wouldn't they always stay as babies?

  • Feb. 3, 2010, 12:21 p.m. CST

    The Counterfeiters 2 IN IMAX 3-D

    by AzulTool

  • Feb. 3, 2010, 12:21 p.m. CST

    Is there so little original ideas to warrant another sequel?

    by kravmaguffin

  • Feb. 3, 2010, 12:21 p.m. CST

    Stalkeye, I like the idea of an ugly Captain America.

    by dr sauch

    Also, its a movie, he's not going to actually be, you know, fighting villains or anything.

  • Feb. 3, 2010, 12:22 p.m. CST

    Untitled Woody Allen project IN IMAX 3-D

    by AzulTool

  • Feb. 3, 2010, 12:30 p.m. CST

    Is this a joke???

    by AJD_1

    Werewolves and vampires in space??? WTF!

  • Feb. 3, 2010, 12:36 p.m. CST

    Werewolves vs. astronauts!

    by johndillingers20inchseveredcock

    Because no one demanded it.

  • Feb. 3, 2010, 12:37 p.m. CST

    Amazon Werewolves on the Moon

    by REVENGE_of_FETT

    That was actually a serious project at one time, but not the actual title. A big director was actually going to helm it too.</p><p>Space is the last vestige of ideas and I can't imagine how this could possibly work. I think it's most likely a joke.

  • Feb. 3, 2010, 12:40 p.m. CST

    I wouldn't dismiss the whole space thing

    by cookepuss

    Maybe I'm in the minority, but I kinda liked Jason X. I mean, it was cheesy, but it in a fun sort of way. And that's exactly what this type of movie should be, fun. <p> <p> It could work in Underworld since vamps are immortal. It would also provide an interesting sort of actions. Just imagine. Zero G fights. Even more vicious Lycans who are spurred on by a 24-7 full moon. It could be fun. Put a nice Aliens spin on it.<p> <p> Did they kill off Rhona Mitra's character in Underworld 3? I don't remember. If not, they could bring her back. She was a good stand-in for KB.

  • Feb. 3, 2010, 12:42 p.m. CST

    Christ on a cracker

    by skimn

    We are truly living in a reniassance in cinema. Fuck me sideways. I'll stay home and watch Lost, Breaking Bad, Mad Men, and the rest...fuckin' bread dead morons in Hollywood.

  • Feb. 3, 2010, 12:42 p.m. CST

    Wouldn't the werewolves always be people?

    by Domi'sInnerChild

    You know, no moonlight. And the vampires wouldn't ever get any sleep.

  • Feb. 3, 2010, 12:43 p.m. CST

    What happened to that Renny Harlin project?

    by chimpjnr

    Werewolves on the moon, wasn't it? The lupine version of "30 Days of Night" seemed to be the basic pitch.

  • Feb. 3, 2010, 12:45 p.m. CST

    Will this be a sequel/crossover with Dracula 3000?

    by turketron_2

    Coolio is available.

  • Feb. 3, 2010, 12:48 p.m. CST

    She Fucked Up

    by Crow3711

    She was an up and coming star, and never really proved herself. Snow Angels was the best I've seen her be, and that was a very small movie, and very few people saw it. Too bad, she is indeed gorgeous. This Underworld franchise is crap though. Vampires in Space with Len Wiseman? PASS.

  • Feb. 3, 2010, 12:53 p.m. CST

    I enjoyed all 3 Underworld movies. Flame away.

    by Quake II

    Compared to movies like Transformers 2, Gi Joe and Spider-Man 3, the Underworld series is Citizen Kane. And made with about 20% of the budget that those cinematic atrocities had.

  • Feb. 3, 2010, 12:53 p.m. CST

    bread dead = brain dead

    by skimn

    ooooops

  • Feb. 3, 2010, 1 p.m. CST

    Some motherfucker's making a movie of "The Lorax"!?

    by Vern

    That's what I learned from the link. I followed it to try to figure out in what context "spatialized" means "in outer space."

  • Feb. 3, 2010, 1:04 p.m. CST

    She better give me...

    by kells

    ...a 3-D lapdance if I'm gonna pay money to see that crappy franchise in the theater.

  • Feb. 3, 2010, 1:04 p.m. CST

    For my thoughts on a 3-D Underworld

    by DangerDave

    just refer to the "who gives a fuck file" It's in there with 3-D TINO.

  • Feb. 3, 2010, 1:05 p.m. CST

    Vern's right... that's the bigger news.

    by Chewtoy

    Seems like it'll be computer animated, which goes with the Seuss people swearing off any more live-action adaptations of his works, God bless 'em.

  • Feb. 3, 2010, 1:05 p.m. CST

    Vampires in Space? Sounds like one of my lame ideas.

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

  • Feb. 3, 2010, 1:10 p.m. CST

    Spatialised doesn't mean in outer space.

    by V'Shael

    Get a fucking dictionary.

  • Feb. 3, 2010, 1:10 p.m. CST

    And likewise, I assumed "spatialized" just meant "3D".

    by Chewtoy

    In sound terms, it means projecting the sounds in a way to denote the location of their sources in space (not outer space). So surround sound making something seem to come from behind you, or whatever. I think the article's writer just wanted to use a fancy word for "3D".

  • Feb. 3, 2010, 1:12 p.m. CST

    We're talking about Len Wiseman using the term "spatialized"

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

    So that means tight leather butts in SPACE.

  • Feb. 3, 2010, 1:18 p.m. CST

    If I was a space vampire I'd slit people's throats and suck...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...the floating blood droplets out of the air with a bendy straw.<P>It'd be fun!

  • Feb. 3, 2010, 1:23 p.m. CST

    Oooo Bendy straws!

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

  • Feb. 3, 2010, 1:36 p.m. CST

    UNDERWORRRRRRRLD INNNNNNN SPAAAAAAAACE!!!

    by Triple_J_72

    So it should actually be called "OVERworld!" ha...

  • Feb. 3, 2010, 1:36 p.m. CST

    Kate B's ass in 3-D

    by Briannicus

    That's actually worth the price od admission right there.

  • Feb. 3, 2010, 1:36 p.m. CST

    I meant...

    by Briannicus

    the price "of"

  • Feb. 3, 2010, 1:41 p.m. CST

    Rhona Mitra and Kate Beckinsale in 3D

    by Karl Childers

    Wank Fest.

  • Feb. 3, 2010, 1:43 p.m. CST

    "Spatialised" doesn't mean anything

    by MattmanReturns

    It's not a word. Spatial is. And while it does pertain to space, it doesn't mean outer space.

  • Feb. 3, 2010, 1:45 p.m. CST

    The Lorax... whaaaaat.

    by Triple_J_72

    So is there going to be a televised coinflip between Will Ferrell and Steve Carell to determine who plays the Lorax then?

  • Feb. 3, 2010, 1:53 p.m. CST

    Does anyone really want this

    by Jabroni

    I have not enjoyed any of the UW films, and I hold a grudge againt Wiseman for ruining my precious "Die Hard" series. He almost feels like a Michael Bay clone at this point. Let him loose on a new non franchise related project to see what he can do. Enough with the Vampires.

  • Feb. 3, 2010, 1:54 p.m. CST

    ( . )Y( . )

    by DangerDave

    I wanna see that

  • Feb. 3, 2010, 1:58 p.m. CST

    If we stop going to bad movies

    by SmokingRobot

    Maybe they'll stop making them? Think it over.

  • Feb. 3, 2010, 2:09 p.m. CST

    ...can I get Rhona Mitra to talk dirty to me in 3D?

    by FlickaPoo

  • Feb. 3, 2010, 2:16 p.m. CST

    Wow. This should be almost as good as Leprechaun 4

    by judderman

  • Feb. 3, 2010, 2:17 p.m. CST

    In Space, Non One Can Hear You Suck

    by subtlety

    Sorry, but it had to be done. I dont know how you take an idea as inherently cool as Vampires vs Werewolves and louse it up as bad as they did the first one ... and then make a seque even worse! Now they have to add a whole new dimension to encompass the suck.<br><br> Anyway, enough about those assholes. We're just giving them what they want by paying attention. The real revelation here is the LORAX movie, if that can possibly be true. And if it is... God help us all. Ted Geisel is apt to claw his way out of his casket and enct a terrible and whimsical vengence on all of us.

  • Oh wait, I forgot...

  • Feb. 3, 2010, 2:33 p.m. CST

    Kate won't translate well to 3D

    by jeffh4

    Unfortunately, A-cup sized actresses like her an Kiera Knightly just won't "stand out" in the next generation of films.

  • Feb. 3, 2010, 2:38 p.m. CST

    The Avatar-ization Of Everything

    by Media Messiah

    Remember when Star Wars first came out, everything had to be like Star Wars? And then, when E.T. came out, everything had to be E.T.'d, and then, Jurassic Park, and The Matrix, and now the new trend is to make everything kind of resemble Avatar, from space settings, to 3-D, but what made Star Wars, unique, E.T., Jurassic Park, The Matrix, or Avatar, is that they were largely trying to do their own thing, one way or another, and not jump on a trend--no, they chose to be the trend setters, not trend followers--and in being a trend setter, that is where becoming legend starts, and making the really big money, begins!!!

  • Feb. 3, 2010, 2:51 p.m. CST

    the most importnat thing that Mark kermode..

    by emeraldboy

    is we have to support films like District 9. which he argues is a much better film avatar. more and more people will opt for big budget films like avatar. if avatar wins at the oscars. you can kiss goodbye to small films like D9.

  • Feb. 3, 2010, 3:13 p.m. CST

    I hear porn is going 3D too

    by Lance2769

    Not really but wouldn't doubt it. All this 3D non-sense needs to stop and the only way to do it is to not buy into the products, which include the TV sets to come out this year. Filmmakers need to start focusing on good, original story telling and quit taking the easy way out with gimmicks like 3D, spin-offs, TV show movies and remakes/reboots.

  • Feb. 3, 2010, 3:15 p.m. CST

    Isn't putting one dimensional characters in 3D....

    by Rob0729

    A little waste of money? <br><br> Ok, the Underworld movies are not the worst franchise in history, but I still think they are one of the biggest waste of a good opportunity. They teased us that this franchise was going to The Matrix with werewolves and vampires, but what they gave us was a werewolf and vampire movie without a a decent plot, characters,or dialog.

  • Feb. 3, 2010, 3:15 p.m. CST

    emeraldboy

    by Gozu

    "District 9" and "Paranormal Activity" were WAY more profitable than "Avatar" and even big studios can only afford so many $200 - $300 Million blockbusters. Don't worry, there will always be a niche for smaller genre films because they are almost guaranteed to turn a profit and studios want to make a cheap buck.

  • Feb. 3, 2010, 3:20 p.m. CST

    The 1970 Woody Allen would do a 3D film

    by ricarleite2

    Just for the irony of it. Nowadays, I don't think he is even aware this is going on.

  • Feb. 3, 2010, 3:33 p.m. CST

    Len Wiseman = SMARTEST MAN ALIVE!

    by Bass Ackwards

    He has a small movie franchise that allows him to cash a pretty decent sized check every few years. I don't enjoy the movies, but in bigger, general terms, this guy only has to work 6-9 months once every 3 years or so to make enough money to support himself and his family, and on top of that, he's shacking up with Kate Beckinsale.

  • Feb. 3, 2010, 3:34 p.m. CST

    Definitely NOT going to space!

    by REVENGE_of_FETT

    After reading that article, it is CLEAR AS DAY, that there is NO CHANCE IN HELL this film has anything to do with "space".</p><p>I dream of a day when this site isn't written by spaztic, drooling mouth-breathers. Alas, that is not today.

  • Feb. 3, 2010, 3:49 p.m. CST

    ..."I sincerely wish that you would not speak of things...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...that you know nothing about. It's obvious that you do not, because you are speaking to one who practiced all things satanic and you still deny what I'm telling you is true - even though it is a part of the testimony of my salvation."<P>That's how I'm going to begin all posts in regular Talkback from now on.

  • Feb. 3, 2010, 3:50 p.m. CST

    ...↑ please diregard the above. Bad joke, wrong talkback.

    by FlickaPoo

  • Feb. 3, 2010, 4:07 p.m. CST

    No 3D film will be as good as Avatar

    by kwisatzhaderach

    because none of the directors doing them have a tenth of the passion, talent and commitment of Jim Cameron. He has the film industry at his feet.

  • Feb. 3, 2010, 4:11 p.m. CST

    blue werewolves in space!!!

    by alice133

    youre not in transylvania anymore dorothy.

  • Feb. 3, 2010, 4:17 p.m. CST

    How much did Live Free or Die Hard

    by Bruce of all Trades

    fucking suck? And how much did Timothy "I only have one facial expression in my acting repertoire P.S. I'm also a huge douche" Olyphant suck as the villain? I would say "quite a lot"...

  • Feb. 3, 2010, 4:20 p.m. CST

    Imagine what 3D porn will be like

    by Sardonic

    you know it's gonna happen

  • Feb. 3, 2010, 4:31 p.m. CST

    3D porn... sounds awesome except

    by turketron_2

    Watch out for that guy's huge wang that's comin at ya! And then cummin at ya! Do a barrel roll!

  • Feb. 3, 2010, 4:44 p.m. CST

    Len's tossing off "ideas," hoping to provoke interest.

    by kabong

    Come up with something new.

  • Feb. 3, 2010, 4:47 p.m. CST

    great idea Len. You're a genius!!!!!

    by Waka_Flocka_Flame

  • Feb. 3, 2010, 4:47 p.m. CST

    I remember Wiseman saying once that he doesn't

    by Bruce of all Trades

    want to be known as the sequel/remake guy. Why not do something that's not a sequel or a remake then?

  • Feb. 3, 2010, 4:49 p.m. CST

    Space Werewolves... wear its always a full moon.

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

  • Feb. 3, 2010, 4:51 p.m. CST

    hey

    by WALKNDED

    No 3D film will be as good as Avatar by kwisatzhaderach Hey dude did you get any of that cameron stuff on your face. Or did you swallow.

  • Feb. 3, 2010, 5:14 p.m. CST

    Cool! Another Terrible Movie!

    by LaserPants

    Underworld had one thing going for it -- super hottie Beckinsale in a tight leather catsuit. That's it.

  • Feb. 3, 2010, 5:42 p.m. CST

    Watchmen should have been in 3-D

    by cymbalta4thedevil

    All you AICN homophobes would have been SOOOOO traumatized by big blue penis dangling off the screen...

  • Feb. 3, 2010, 5:44 p.m. CST

    Fuck This, I'm Reading a Book.

    by DOGSOUP

  • Feb. 3, 2010, 5:50 p.m. CST

    The Director's Cut of Live Free or Die Hard is much better.

    by TedKordLives

    Well, better than the theatrical cut, anyway. It's 200% more Die-Hardy just on the basis of him getting to actually speak his FUCKING CATCHPRASE. <P> But yeah, Timothy Olyphant still sucks. In fact, he's the worst villain in Bruce Willis' entire career as an action hero.

  • Feb. 3, 2010, 5:59 p.m. CST

    Beckinsale used to be gorgeous but now...

    by workshed

    ...she looks like an aging, flailing trout. No wonder Michael Sheen dumped her.

  • Feb. 3, 2010, 6:07 p.m. CST

    Huh

    by barnaby jones

    I wouldn't have liked to be at that conversation over dinner, " Honey did you pick the dry cleaning up ? Ring the gas man ? Write me out of your piece of shit vampire franchise ?" !!!!!!!

  • Feb. 3, 2010, 6:13 p.m. CST

    I don't think she's over the hill quite yet.

    by TedKordLives

    Has anyone seen 'Whiteout'? I'm curious as to how that turned out.

  • Feb. 3, 2010, 6:29 p.m. CST

    How can there be a Director's cut of Die Hard 4

    by Bruce of all Trades

    When there is no Die Hard 4? There are only three Die Hard movies in existence. I don't know what you people are talking about.

  • Feb. 3, 2010, 6:35 p.m. CST

    You've got to hand it to Len Wiseman

    by sansara07

    Not only does he get to pork Kate B each night, he also has a cash cow in Underworld to top up his bank balance every few years. For someone with such limited talent he is living the life any one of us losers would kill to have. Good in him.

  • Feb. 3, 2010, 6:55 p.m. CST

    Continues to suck it.

    by ZodNotGod

    Wonders why they all are shot with that annoying blue hue?

  • Feb. 3, 2010, 7:14 p.m. CST

    Whiteout

    by Norton833

    ...not so good.

  • Feb. 3, 2010, 7:37 p.m. CST

    Thanks for the laugh Merrick!

    by Cervantes

    ....'spatialized' is indeed a only a reference to the movie being in 3D.<p>Now if it was claimed to be 'space-ialized' on the other hand, then yes, we might have had the ridiculous notion of a 'space' setting for werewolves etc.

  • Feb. 3, 2010, 7:39 p.m. CST

    Too early for a Underworld Remake?

    by thatswhatshesaid

    Don't laugh...Hollywood would stoop that low.

  • Feb. 3, 2010, 7:46 p.m. CST

    Remember how things were in 3D before Avatar?

    by Larry Sellers

  • Feb. 3, 2010, 7:51 p.m. CST

    I want 2 GIRLS 1 CUP in 3-D.

    by YackBacker

    And so do you.

  • Feb. 3, 2010, 7:52 p.m. CST

    Spatialized

    by Maceox

    I thought he was trying to be funny, but I think it is just ignorance. Also, all the talkbackers hating on space, you are special.

  • Feb. 3, 2010, 8:15 p.m. CST

    I normally hate 3D

    by Fa_Tass_DinoMolester

    But if there's anything that SHOULD occupy the same space as my face, it's Kate Beckinsale! (Hops about and claps hands together animatedly like Gene Wilder in Silver Streak) <p>YYAAAYY!!!!!

  • Feb. 3, 2010, 9:33 p.m. CST

    Oh boy...

    by --- Emperor ---

    Nobody cares about this film, 3D or not. Fuck off opportunists!

  • Feb. 3, 2010, 9:47 p.m. CST

    Moar like Blunderworld, amirite?

    by Anime_is_Dumb

    Isn't Kate Beckinsale pushing 40?

  • Feb. 3, 2010, 9:48 p.m. CST

    Has anybody trademarked "3-D" yet?

    by kabong

    It's mine, fuggas.

  • Feb. 3, 2010, 9:50 p.m. CST

    Too bad no one's PERFECT Touch-O-Vision

    by Proman1984

    Too bad, indeed.

  • Feb. 3, 2010, 10:29 p.m. CST

    space vampires?

    by bubstersaddles

    really??? i hope they don't blow this.

  • Feb. 3, 2010, 10:33 p.m. CST

    Hey, it worked for "Jason X."

    by Cletus Van Damme

    Oh, wait....

  • Feb. 3, 2010, 10:34 p.m. CST

    My underwear in 3D

    by Willie Conway

    Don't fool yourselves, you know you want it. Cameron says so. <p>And Kate isn't half-bad in Laurel Canyon.</p>

  • Feb. 3, 2010, 10:51 p.m. CST

    3-D is the new vampire

    by Manatee

    Yeah, you can use that one.

  • Feb. 3, 2010, 11:02 p.m. CST

    Correct me if I'm wrong...

    by Colin62

    But wouldn't vampires be at a bit of a disadvantage in space? in space? I mean unless you're somewhere very specific or not anywhere near earth, there's gonna be a full moon. So full wolf version of the opponent. Not to mention, the sun's going to be out most of the time. Unless they're in orbit I guess... Which they probably would be... Nevermind.

  • Feb. 3, 2010, 11:24 p.m. CST

    a 3D porn comedy

    by frank cotton

    could work

  • Feb. 4, 2010, 2:48 a.m. CST

    inner space

    by presidentevil

    pigs in space vampires in space jason in space hellraiser in space *burp*

  • Feb. 4, 2010, 3:03 a.m. CST

    What? D9 more profitable then Avatar?

    by TheMandrakeRoot

    How in the world was D9 more proftable then Avatar? D9 made about 175$ million wordlwide after it broke even. Avater has made about 1.8 billion after it broke even. In no way shape or form has D9 or Paranormal Activity been more profitable then Avatar. Perhaps relative to budget PA did better, and D9 might have BARELY done better, but who cares about that? Fox spent a shitload more money on Avatar, but they are seeing a shitload more back then other movie. <p> I mean would you rather buy something for 1$ and sell it for 10$, or buy something for 5$ and make 50$ back? Sure your making 10x the dough back with the first scenario, as opposed to 5x with the second, but your still making MUCH more money back with #2.

  • Feb. 4, 2010, 3:57 a.m. CST

    TheMandrakeRoot

    by MrLongbaugh

    $10/1= 10<p> %50/5= 10

  • Feb. 4, 2010, 3:58 a.m. CST

    Oops

    by MrLongbaugh

    $10/1=10<p> $50/5=10

  • Feb. 4, 2010, 5:24 a.m. CST

    Manhattans cock

    by TheJudger

    I dont get what the big deal and controversy was over it. Blue dude-ity is not real- unless omeone fucked a toilet bowl bar. I was more focused on the bad lip sync issues on his cgi face. The blue dick between his legs was a non issue for me, and I think one of the aicn guys said something about it being huge or huger than normal. That was an average sized dick, that or I'm well hung I guess. We didnt have showers at my highschool and i never played school sports. As you get up there in years, nothing really bothers you anymore. If Manhattans blue cock fucked up the film for you, or it's one of the first things you think about when you think about the movie. Then there is something wrong with you.

  • Feb. 4, 2010, 6:08 a.m. CST

    Breaking even

    by sansara07

    As a rule of thumb, a film needs to make back about three times it's production budget to break even. This is because you have to consider marketing costs, and the theaters also take a cut of the ticket prices (they don't just hand over every cent to the studio). Also, if a film makes most of it's money overseas (like Avatar) the studio only sees back about half of that because foreign distribution costs are VERY high. Assuming Avatar's budget was $250 it needed to make $750 to breal even. So it still made a shit load of profit but not as much as you might think. And if we're talking about ROI (return on investment) then D9 and Paranormal Activity both had a better ROI than Avatar.

  • Feb. 4, 2010, 6:51 a.m. CST

    You know...

    by Joely_Boy

    There WERE vampires and werewolves in the Matrix Reloaded. Just in case you missed them. Rogue programs I think they were explained as.

  • Feb. 4, 2010, 7:28 a.m. CST

    Metalstorm: The Destruction of Jared-Syn

    by JamesT

    Now is the perfect time for its re-imagining. They can cast Sam Worthington as Dogen.

  • Feb. 4, 2010, 10:25 a.m. CST

    Rob0729

    by frozen01

    "Isn't putting one dimensional characters in 3D a little waste of money?" <p>Avatar begs to differ.

  • Feb. 4, 2010, 11:29 a.m. CST

    SCHINDLER'S LIST IN 3-D!!!!

    by AsimovLives

    Witness the holocauts in glorious 3-D! With photorealistic CGI nazis.

  • Feb. 4, 2010, 11:35 a.m. CST

    frozen01

    by AsimovLives

    No, AVATAR characters were TWO dimentional. The one dimentional characters movies are the Transformers and JJ's Trek.

  • Feb. 4, 2010, 12:27 p.m. CST

    Spacehunter: Adventures In The Forbidden Zone

    by Quake II

    Speaking of Metalstorm, the 80's sci fi flick Spacehunter with Molly Ringwald was in 3-D if I remember correctly.

  • Feb. 4, 2010, 12:49 p.m. CST

    In Space no one can hear you scream..

    by Stalkeye

    ...this concept is bullshit!

  • Feb. 4, 2010, 2:42 p.m. CST

    Barbarella with vampires?

    by Royston Lodge

    That's what it sounds like to me.

  • Feb. 4, 2010, 2:52 p.m. CST

    TheMandrakeRoot

    by Gozu

    Read Roger Corman's "How I made a Hundred Movies In Hollywood and Never Lost a Dime." The production budget of "Avatar" isn't even close to what they actually spent on the film, whereas it's much easier for even a bad horror or genre film to turn a profit even if superficially it seems like it bombed. Finally, the best case scenario is to be a small studio, like The Asylum, that has churns out movies with low production costs like "Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus" that have tremendous appeal in overseas markets. Then the profit, meager when compared to that of "Avatar," only has to divided among a relatively small group, unlike, you know, News Corporation. Why I wasted this lesson on pseudo-economics on some twelve-year old "LOTR" fan is beyond me, but I'm just going to own it.

  • Feb. 4, 2010, 5:49 p.m. CST

    Space/Earth

    by Baryonyx

    The people behind the Underworld series are doing what other makers of franchises have done when their franchises got tired: they decided that the story would be more interesting in a space setting (see Hellraiser: Bloodline and Jason X for examples.) Interestingly, when the Alien franchise, set in space, became tired, it moved down to Earth for the AVP movies.

  • Feb. 4, 2010, 8:49 p.m. CST

    whiteout's poster looked like an underworld ad

    by Meadowe

    Pale skin, blue eyes, no wonder kb's willing to pass the torch, she prolly already feels like being trapped by the charaqter Selene

  • Feb. 4, 2010, 9:05 p.m. CST

    most 3D movies will be shit

    by Rupee88

    just like most CG movies are shit and most color movies are shit for that matter. But 3D kicks ass when used properly

  • Feb. 5, 2010, 1:41 a.m. CST

    There are no Lycans in this Space Dojo

    by corplhicks

  • Feb. 5, 2010, 3:42 a.m. CST

    Quake II

    by JamesT

    You are correct sir.

  • Feb. 5, 2010, 6:43 a.m. CST

    Underworld 4 (no longer in 3D) Sony / Screen Gems 9/23/11 1/21/1

    by jsscript2007

    As per Box Office Mojo updated new release dates. Underworld 4 (no longer in 3D) Sony / Screen Gems 9/23/11 1/21/11

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