Video Blog: Fox Brings 'Life of Pi', 'Prometheus', 'Taken 2' to CinemaCon
by Alex Billington
April 26, 2012
Yet another studio presentation at CinemaCon in Las Vegas, this time hosted by 20th Century Fox looking at their upcoming slate of movies in 2012. Their panel was a unique presentation focusing on the content, and it delivered. The most impressive footage we were treated to was an early look at Ang Lee's adaptation of Life of Pi, the unfilmable novel that looks like it may be a very strong Oscar contender. Fox also showed new footage from Ridley Scott's Prometheus, Abe Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Akiva Schaffer's comedy Neighborhood Watch and Olivier Megaton's sequel Taken 2, which looks badass. Fire up the latest vlog!
As has been the case throughout the week, this video was recorded with colleagues Peter Sciretta from SlashFilm and Steve Weintraub from Collider, discussing these four movies (and a couple of others, too):
While I'm sure many of you are excited to hear about Prometheus, they thankfully didn't show much more than what we've already seen in footage from trailers. Which is good, because I don't want to see much more from it right now, I want to go in as fresh as I can and be blown away (the buzz I keep hearing about the full movie gets better and better). Taken 2 with Liam Neeson again looks badass, I can't wait to see more from it, including a trailer. And Neighborhood Watch looks funny. I'm not the biggest fan of broad comedies, but this is one of my most anticipated comedies and I'm hoping it's as hilarious as the footage we saw today.
But of course, the world premiere footage that truly astonished us was from Ang Lee's Life of Pi, about an Indian boy who ends up on a small boat stuck with a tiger in the middle of the ocean after a shipwreck. It looked magical, visually stunning, breathtaking, moving, the 3D was fantastic, this is definitely going to be a very strong Oscar contender the end of this year. And that's not an exaggeration - it really looked that good.
Reader Feedback - 5 Comments
Interested in Prometheus and Life of Pi
Mony on Apr 26, 2012
These video blogs have made my week, thanks for doing this guys wish i could be there
Zade_92 on Apr 26, 2012
World without Ang Lee had something missing I see Croching Tiger frequently, he shake very hard martial arts genre, I wait soooo long for life of pi,this movie making must be very hard,work with animals is dangerous method,but I have faith in this awesome tai director. I think we like very much this film and will have good time in watching it, but I wish he make another martial art or war history pictures about east or west, ranking for my waits: Prometeous>Abe Lincholn:vampire hunter>life of pi>taken 2>neiborhood watch
Ehsan Davodi on Apr 26, 2012
Maggie Grace was also Lucy McClane, daughter of John McClane (Bruce Willis) in Live Free & Die Hard, which was kind of bad ass.
Michael on Apr 27, 2012
Already impressed with the popcorn wonder of Avengers...Prometheus, TDKR and Life of Pi...it's going to be a memorable year at the movies. I can't remember the last time I wanted to go as much!
Jack le Critic on Apr 27, 2012
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