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Archive for September, 2011


The revised Chapter 1 and 2 eBooks are here…

As some of you know, I’m updating the format of the Chapter 1–5 eBooks, leading up to the release of the very, very late Chapter 6 eBook.

Chapters 1 and 2 have now been updated, and while the first one is free, if you purchased the Chapter 2 eBook (or the full set of Chapters 1–5), I wanted to let you know that you can “upgrade” to the revised edition FREE by simply re-downloading the PDF from your Account / Downloads page at the Multiplex Store. (If you’ve forgotten your password, just click the “Forgot Password?” link on the login page to get a new one sent to you.)

I hope to get Chapters 3 and 4 updated in the next week or two, and then have Chapter 5 and the new Chapter 6 eBook ready shortly after that.

Please note that there is no new content in the revised Ch 1–5 eBooks except for a new introduction to the revised Chapter 1 eBook, explaining why I revised them, so if you’re perfectly happy with the existing ones, don’t worry about it. I have, however, corrected some typos and minor art mistakes that snuck into the earlier eBooks (and even the print book). So there’s that.

If you don’t already have the Chapter 1 and 2 eBooks, buy the set today! As with Chapter 2, you’ll be able to upgrade to the revised versions as they’re completed.

As always, thank you for reading — and thank you for supporting Multiplex!

Trailer Watch: The Thing red band trailer

Thanks to IGN, we’ve got a red band trailer for the upcoming prequel to The Thing, from director Matthijs van Heijningen Jr. Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Joel Edgerton (Animal Kingdom, Warrior), Eric Christian Olsen, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Killer Elite) and Ulrich Thomsen star in the film that will hopefully put an end to the Paranormal Activity franchise this October. (It comes out in the US on October 14.)

One… uh… thing is for certain: the special effects are going to rock. While I absolutely love the original and its practical special effects, there is some visual potential to the idea behind the creature that I really think CGI effects will be able to cut loose with. Although the creature bursting out of that block of ice so suddenly is really kind of dumb. Come on.

You can also see the earlier, more coherent, and less spoilery trailer here.

Trailer Watch: Joseph Gordon-Levitt in Premium Rush

This one has kind of a goofy premise and the fact that David Koepp wrote it doesn’t carry a lot of weight with me, but Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Michael Shannon have pretty good taste in scripts lately, and the direction by John Kamps looks solid enough to keep things interesting, so who knows?

Premium Rush co-stars Dania Ramirez and Jamie Chung (Sucker Punch). It hits theaters in the former No Man’s Land of January — now the home of minor box office hits like Cloverfield and… uh… Paul Blart: Mall Cop, specifically on the 13th.

UPDATE (10/22/11): Dark Horizons is reporting that Premium Rush has been moved to an August 24, 2012, release date. No explanation was given.

Trailer Watch: Matt Damon and Scarlett Johannson in We Bought a Zoo

The use of Sigur Rós in movie trailers is fast becoming a cliché… and yet, it works on my dumb ass every single time. Somebody tell me if this movie actually looks good, or if it’s just the music?

Cameron Crowe’s We Bought a Zoo hits theaters on December 23rd — optimistically banking on the Christmas family movie/Oscarbait season crowd — and stars Matt Damon, Scarlett Johansson, Thomas Haden Church, Patrick Fugit and JB Smoove. Plus an adorable little girl.