Keep your eyes open. I will be giving away a free “Pearl Harbor” poster. Keep checking back for details.
For those of you that haven’t purchased the DVD for “Gone in 60 Seconds,” go out and buy it!! It has lots of cool stuff on it, especially a conversation with producer Jerry Bruckheimer. In it he talks about what a producers does, they also show some behind the scenes of “Armageddon,” and “The Rock.” You get to see lots of shots of Michael at work during “The Rock” and “Armageddon.” Jerry also talks about “Pearl Harbor.” He goes on to say that “you haven’t seen a movie like “Pearl Harbor” in the past 40-45 years…it’s a classic.” He also mentions that “Pearl Harbor” reminds him of David Lean’s movies, and that Michael is “up there” on par with David Lean.
Yes, you read right.
It seems that there is another film Michael might direct after “Pearl Harbor.” (He’s been mentioned as possibly directing “Africa,” “The Gory Details,” and another one that concerns the kidnapping of a high-powered attorney’s wife; the ransom for her safe release is his suicide).
According to Variety columnist Michael Fleming, writer-producer David Franzoni, who concocted Gladiator, is working on bringing the story of King Arthur to the big screen again. An outline for the project was sold to Disney with word that the script is now being written by Franzoni. Producer Jerry Bruckheimer is already attached to handle it with word that the film may be Michael Bay’s next after Pearl Harbor.
Disney is attempting to keep a veil of secrecy around the project with word that the coming film will approach the familiar material in a “much different” way. The columnist reports that this new version of the story will be entrenched in reality looking at the politics of the era in a world where the Roman Empire has fallen. This Braveheart-like approach will favor gritty realism over the expected mystical stuff.
Is this a coincidence? I was browsing through Barnesandnoble.com and came across this book: “Pearl Harbor, 1941” by Nancy Holder. It talks about 20-year-old Bekah Martin who completes her nurse’s training in San Francisco, her aunt begs her not to return to her sheltered life on the Hawaiian Islands. Aunt Miriam insists that the Territory of Hawaii will look very different after all she’s seen on the mainland. What her aunt does not realize is that Bekah had come to California not to seek adventure, but refuge from the tragic fire that had claimed the life of David MacLaughlin÷her fiance. Bekah now plans to return home and marry David’s twin brother Ian, who shares David’s last name but none of his independence.
On the journey home she encounters Scott DeAngelo, a brash New Yorker and naval ensign. Scott is pushy, opinionated, and overwhelming, and Bekah steels herself against the undeniable attraction that develops between them. That is, until the morning of December 7, when a surprise attack on American airships takes the island by storm, and Bekah is forced to choose between her sense of responsibility and her love for Scott…
Hmmm…is it me or does this sounds like Kate Beckinsdale’s character in “Pearl Harbor?”
If you’re interested in the book, click here.
I have just receive official word that the new “Pearl Harbor” is currently being rescored for internet and television use. They do not have an exact date yet. And again, if it *does* appear online anytime soon, I will notify you all on the mailing list.
I have some BAD news for you guys and gals. Apparently Disney won’t be releasing the new “Pearl Harbor” trailer anytime soon. Nick Medrano at the PH site has been told by the mouse house that it won’t be releasing the new trailer for another 2 – 3 weeks.
Honestly, Disney not releasing this trailer—like NOW—pisses me off a bit. They need all the promotion they can get for this movie. I understand if they don’t want to hype it, but these trialers have gone well with audiences—especially this last one.
And again, if it *does* appear online anytime soon, I will notify you all on the mailing list.
Tons of you have been asking why I don’t have the new Pearl Harbor trailer. I’ve contacted movies.com ( a subsidary of Disney ), and one of the encoding studios Disney uses, and this is what they’ve said:
“…We do not yet have information on when the new trailer for “Pearl Harbor” will become available.”
“I don’t believe we’ve seen the trailer come through here yet. However, I’d expect it online soon.”
So when I do have it, I will notify you guys and gals ASAP via the mailing list.
Here it is. The first “Pearl Harbor” Original Movie Poster. The poster measures 27 x 40 inches and printed on a very strong almost translucent paper. This new printing material is no doubt being used to enhance the effect of viewing the poster in a backlit theatre display frame.
They’re limited. You can find one right now at ebay. Click here. Happy bidding!
I’ve also been told by movies.com (a subsidary of Disney) the following:
Thank you for contacting us. We do not yet have information on when the new trailer for “Pearl Harbor” will become available.
In an interview Jerry Bruckhiemer had with Z.com he had this to say about “Pearl Harbor,” and a possible sequel to “Bad Boys.”
“We’re hoping for PG-13, but that’s going to come down to how Michael puts the movie together and what the rating board thinks of it. If it turns out that they decide it’s an R, what concessions he would have to make to make it a PG-13, that’s a creative decision we will have to make.”
” ‘Bad Boys’ is the picture that we’ve been trying to come up with a story and screenplay that works…
Q: Is Michael Bay going to direct ‘Bad Boys II?’ We don’t know that yet. Once we have a script, we’ll show it to him and if he sparks to it, hopefully heâll direct it.”