Whew. Feeling a little lazy today. I was running on the treadmill at the gym and I noticed there’s quite a bit of excitement over a Uruguayan man who uploaded a $300 home-produced video short to YouTube. It’s a CGI thing called “Panic Attack,” and it’s about big alien robots trampling a big city.
Everyone in Hollywood is slapping their foreheads in disbelief and wondering aloud, “Why didn’t WE think of that? A CGI thing about big robots trampling a big city?” Sam Raimi’s Mandate Pictures seems to have beaten everyone else to the punch by Fedexing the “Panic Attack” creator a check for $30 million.
Forbes Magazine says that “Panic Attack” is J.J. Abrams’ “Cloverfield” meets “Transformers.”
This, clearly, is exactly what we need.
And another Transformers.
And another War Of The Worlds.
And another The Day The Earth Stood Still.
And another Terminator 2, 3, 4, 5, or VI The Continuing Adventures.
Big robots. They’re big. Stick some vampire fangs on one of those suckers and this could be really big.