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The Secret of the Sword

"I've got that flying horsey in my sight" He-Man & the Masters of the Universe was a massive hit toy line and a massive hit animated TV series. He-Man ruled the airwaves in the 80s and it would only make sense to not only make a feature length theatrical film but also a new spin-off series with a new character! The film follows Price Adam/He-Man as he embarks on the search for his twin sister. Turns out that a new villain by the name of Hordak had kidnapped He-Man's twin sister shortly after birth and taken here to another dimension on a planet called Etherea. No one knows what happened to the little girl, Adora. But, with this information and with a magical sword, He-Man is on his way to find Princess Adora.  What much can be said of "The Secret of the Sword", it's not necessarily a film for cinemas as there is nothing special enough about the movie for it to warrant a theatrical release, other than the length of the film. The animation remains the

Robert Rodriguez To Escape From New York As The Film's New Director

Robert Rodriguez has been announced as the newest director on the long planned remake of the John Carpenter classic Escape From New York.

This remake has been in the planning stages for a while now, with rumors that Gerard Butler was going to donning the eye patch as Snake Plissken. Many more rumors ran through Hollywood before there was nothing. It appeared that the project was dead for a while.

So Rodriguez is directing, but you know who else is on board this remake? John Carpenter himself. Yes, you heard that right. The originator of Snake Plissken and the whole "escaping" idea (with help from Tommy Lee Wallace. I don't want people to forget that.) is on board as an executive producer. He will have a hand in how the film is molded.

This news is exciting and eye rolling at the same time. Rodriguez hasn't really made a good film in a while. The last two films he directed, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For and Machete Kills were not very good and the director has seen better days. He has directed Atila: Battle Angel, which is supposed to come out in July of this year, so maybe the execs at 20th Century Fox are liking what they see with Atila: Battle Angel and decided to give Rodriguez the job.

Like I said in my Maniac Cop remake post, I am not against remakes. I, however, am a bit skeptical about this one.Sure, Carpenter is on board for this one, but he has directed a film in years and the last time he produced a remake of his own work, The Fog (2005), it didn't turn out very well. Rodriguez could bring something to the film that is fresh and new, but the whole film could be a digital mess as Rodriguez likes to focus on the technology instead of making a good film. Also, this is one of my favorite films and I would hate to see it be desecrated.

I guess that we are going to have to wait until we see a trailer Atila: Battle Angel to see if Rodriguez still has some film making talent left in him.


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