After it was announced that Jamie Foxx may join the cast of the Amazing Spider-Man sequel, it was announced today that Sony is currently in talks with three different actors for the role of Harry Osborn, who was originally played by James Franco in Sam Raimi's trilogy. The studio is reportedly looking for a guy that is large, athletic, dark and edgy.
Geek BD is a weekly column in which we discuss the week's blu-ray releases, both new releases and catalog titles. One title will serve as that week's pick with a selection of other notable titles mentioned. Clicking the title of a film will take you to that disc's Amazon page for ordering. This weeks new releases aren’t too exciting, unless you really loved Brave, which was admittedly one of the summer’s better films, but there are some interesting catalog releases that range from distinguished classics to genre oddities making their Blu-ray debut.
In 1956, a little B-picture titled Invasion of the Body Snatchers opened across the United States, playing up the country’s fears of communism. The film struck a chord, and has since been officially remade no less than three times (1978, 1993, and 2007). The film was a rip-off of sorts of the novel The Puppet Masters, published in 1951 and written by Robert A. Heinlein (who also wrote the novel Paul Verhoeven’s Starship Troopers is loosely based on).