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Weekly Movie News Rundown

April 11, 2015

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Time for your weekly movie news update!  Below you’ll find a slew of sentences meant to provide a brief glimpse of what’s been going on over the past week in movieland.  If something leaves you desperate for more info, then my advice is to do a little extra research on one or all of the following fantastic sites:  Latino Review, Dark Horizons, Ain’t It Cool News, CHUD and/or JoBlo.  Read on!

Sofia Boutella (Kingsman: The Secret Service) has reportedly landed a major role in the Justin Lin-directed Star Trek 3.

An adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower is being resurrected by Sony Pictures and MRC.  Ron Howard is no longer attached to direct, but he will produce the film along with Akiva Goldsman, Brian Grazer and Erica Huggins.

Warner Bros. is reportedly interested in having James Wan direct Aquaman.

Ryan Gosling is said to be in talks to star in Guillermo Del Toro’s planed reboot of The Haunted Mansion.

Phil Lord and Chris Miller are currently working on a treatment for The Flash.  They have yet to sign on to direct the movie.

Brad Bird recently noted that he has begun working on a sequel to The Incredibles.

Universal reportedly wants Scarlett Johansson to star in their remake of The Creature From The Black Lagoon.

Daniel Radcliffe is set to star in Grand Theft Auto, which will detail the battle between Rockstar and activist attorney Jack Thompson.

Rumor has it that Sony would like to combine The Girl Who Played With Fire and The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest into one film. Then, if it’s successful, adapt The Girl In The Spider’s Web as the third movie in the series.

Olivia Wilde and Garrett Hedlund are officially set for Tron 3.

Warner Bros. is reportedly developing a female-led version of Logan’s Run.

Ian McKellen will portray Cogsworth in Disney’s live action Beauty And The Beast.

Eddie Redmayne is reportedly the front-runner to star in Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them.

Brent Spiner has signed on to reprise his role as Dr. Okun in Independence Day 2.

Hayden Christensen will star in Rob Cohen’s Marco Polo.  As of now, it’s just being described as a fantasy movie.

Spike Lee’s next film is titled Chiraq.  No word yet on plot.

Vin Diesel and Chris Tucker have signed on for Ang Lee’s adaptation of Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk.

Disney is set to develop a live action version of Pinocchio.

Francis Lawrence has signed on to direct a new adaptation of The Odyssey.  Peter Craig (Hunger Games: Mockingjay) wrote the script.

Kurt Russell and Dylan O’Brien may star alongside Mark Wahlberg and Gina Rodriguez in Peter Berg’s Deepwater Horizon.

Dean Israelite (Project Almanac) will direct the upcoming Power Rangers movie.

Mark Millar is teaming with producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura on an adaptation of Jupiter’s Legacy.  The comic follows offspring of superheroes who haven’t lived up to the standards of their parents.

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Weekly Movie News Rundown

April 5, 2015

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Time for your weekly movie news update!  Below you’ll find a slew of sentences meant to provide a brief glimpse of what’s been going on over the past week in movieland.  If something leaves you desperate for more info, then my advice is to do a little extra research on one or all of the following fantastic sites:  Latino Review, Dark Horizons, Ain’t It Cool News, CHUD and/or JoBlo.  Read on!

Tom Hardy recently noted that he’s signed on for three further Mad Max films.

20th Century Fox is in reportedly negotiating with Hasbro to produce a movie based on Play-Doh.  Paul Feig may direct.

Disney is said to be in talks with Alex Ross Perry (Listen Up Phillip) to direct a live action Winnie The Pooh film.  Disney is also apparently working on a live action version of Mulan.

Ben Hardy (EastEnders) has landed the role of Angel in X-Men: Apocalypse.

Parmount has hired Aaron Berg (Section 6) to rewrite the script for GI Joe 3.

Stephen Amell (Arrow) has been cast as Casey Jones in TMNT II.

Sony has reportedly hired Jay Basu (The Pier) to write a Metal Gear Solid adaptation.

Rumor has it that the third Tron film will be titled Tron: Ascension.

Hugh Jackman has let it be known that his last film as Wolverine will be the sequel to The Wolverine.  This week Jackman also announced that he will produce and star in a biblical epic titled Apostle Paul.

Ansel Elgort (Insurgent) has landed the lead role in Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver.

Adewale Akinnouye-Agbaje (Oz) will portray Killer Croc in Suicide Squad.

Danny Trejo let is slip that he and Robert Rodriguez are planning to shoot Machete Kills In Space later this year.

Clint Eastwood is said to be in talks to direct the currently untitled Billy Ray-scripted Richard Jewell biopic.  Jonah Hill is still attached to star.

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Weekly Movie News Rundown

March 28, 2015

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Time for your weekly movie news update!  Below you’ll find a slew of sentences meant to provide a brief glimpse of what’s been going on over the past week in movieland.  If something leaves you desperate for more info, then my advice is to do a little extra research on one or all of the following fantastic sites:  Latino Review, Dark Horizons, Ain’t It Cool News, CHUD and/or JoBlo.  Read on!

Joe and Anthony Russo have reportedly signed on to direct Avengers: Infinity War – Part 1 and 2.

Idris Elba may sign on to be the villain in Star Trek 3.  Elba is also expected to appear in Harmony Korine’s The Trap.

Matthew McConaughey is set to star in The Billionaire’s Vinegar.  It’s said to be about the 1985 purchase of a bottle of 1787 Chateau Lafite Bordeaux that was once supposedly owned by Thomas Jefferson.

Ben Mendelsohn (Bloodline) is said to be up for a role in Star Wars: Rogue One.

Twentieth Century Fox has hired Art Marcum and Matt Hollway (Iron Man) to write a new version of Alien Nation.

Sony has secured the rights to Robotech and plans on turning it into a film franchise.

Nick Antosca (Hannibal) has been hired to write a new Friday The 13th film.

Newcomer Lane Condor has landed the role of Jubilee in X-Men: Apocalypse.

Bradley Cooper will make his directorial debut with A Star Is Born.  Beyonce may star in the film.

Vivica A. Fox has signed on to appear in Independence Day 2.

Jennifer Lawrence let it slip that X-Men: Apocalypse will be her last film in the series.

Vincent D’Onofrio is reportedly in talks to play the villain in Antoine Fuqua’s remake of The Magnificent Seven.

Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl) has been hired to write a heist film for Steve McQueen.

Adam McKay is reportedly close to signed on to a direct a Marvel film.

Jason Segel and Drew Pearce have signed on to co-write and co-direct a LEGO spin-off film, The Billion Brick Race.

Steven Spielberg is set to direct the adaptation of Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus is reportedly in talks to star in the remake of Force Majeure.

Martin Scorsese may direct the big screen version of Kenneth Branagh’s version of Macbeth.

Rumor has it that Mateus Ward (Murder In The First) recently auditioned for the role of Spider-Man.

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Weekly Movie News Rundown

March 14, 2015

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Time for your weekly movie news update!  Below you’ll find a slew of sentences meant to provide a brief glimpse of what’s been going on over the past week in movieland.  If something leaves you desperate for more info, then my advice is to do a little extra research on one or all of the following fantastic sites:  Latino Review, Dark Horizons, Ain’t It Cool News, CHUD and/or JoBlo.  Read on!

Rogue One is the official name of the first Star Wars spinoff film.  Gareth Edwards (Godzilla) will direct.  Felicity Jones (Theory Of Everything) will star.

Disney has officially announced Frozen 2.

Rings will be a prequel to The Ring.  F. Javier Gutierrez (Evil Dead 2013) is set to direct.

John Lasseter and Josh Cooley will co-direct Toy Story 4.

Tim Burton is set to direct a live-action version of Dumbo.

Tron 3 will reportedly start shooting later this year.  Joseph Kosinski is expected to return to direct the sequel.

Eddie Murphy has joined the cast of Lee Daniels’ Richard Pryor biopic.  Mike Epps is set to star in the film.

Josh Gad will portray La Fou (Gaston’s sidekick) in the live action version of Beauty And The Beast.

Jamie Foxx recently let it slip that Martin Scorsese is going to direct him in a Mike Tyson biopic.

Joe Carnahan will write and direct Motorcade.  The story is said to be centered around terrorists attacking the President’s motorcade.

Kate Mara is set to star in Morgan, which is said to be about a risk-management consultant who must decider whether or not to terminate an at-risk artificial being.  Luke Scott (Ridley’s son) will direct.

Ruben Fleischer will direct Miles Teller in The Life And Times Of The Stopwatch Gang.  It’s based on the true story of a trio of Canadian bank robbers.

Rumor has it that Warner Bros. are interested in casting Chris Pine as the lead in the Green Lantern reboot.

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Weekly Movie News Rundown

March 8, 2015

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Time for your weekly movie news update!  Below you’ll find a slew of sentences meant to provide a brief glimpse of what’s been going on over the past week in movieland.  If something leaves you desperate for more info, then my advice is to do a little extra research on one or all of the following fantastic sites:  Latino Review, Dark Horizons, Ain’t It Cool News, CHUD and/or JoBlo.  Read on!

Drew Goddard (Cabin In The Woods) will write and direct The Spectacular Spider-Man.

Jeremy Renner is reportedly set to appear as Hawkeye in Captain America: Civil War.

James Mangold recently noted that he expects to shoot the next Wolverine movie “early next year.”

Diablo Cody (Juno) has been hired by Sony to rewrite their Barbie movie.

Luke Evans will play Gaston and Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey) will be the beast in Disney’s live action Beauty And The Beast.

Jessie Usher (Survivor’s Remorse) has landed a role in Independence Day 2.  He will portray the son of Will Smith’s Captain Steven Hiller.  Smith is not expected to be in the film.  Also, Liam Hemsworth and Jeff Goldblum have signed on.

Steven Spielberg may direct Jennifer Lawrence in an adaptation of Lynsey Addario’s memoir, What I Do: A Photographers Life Of Love And War.

Joseph Kosinski may direct a Gran Turismo movie for Sony.

Denis Villenueve (Prisoners) will direct Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner in Story Of Your Life.  It’s said to center around an expert linguist who is recruited by the military to communicate with aliens.

Ang Lee is going to adapt Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk.  Newcomer Joe Alwyn is set to star in the film.  Garrett Hedlund (Tron Legacy) and Steve Martin may also sign on.

Bryan Singer will direct an adaptation of Robert A. Heinlein’s The Moon Is  A Harsh Mistress.

Jared Hess (Napoleon Dynamite) is set to direct Overnight at 42nd Street.  The film will reportedly follow a man and his son as they try to defuse a hostage situation that develops while they’re in a toy store.

Peter Berg, Ronda Rousey and Iko Uwais (The Raid) are teaming up for the action thriller Mile 22.

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Weekly Movie News Rundown

March 1, 2015

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Time for your weekly movie news update!  Below you’ll find a slew of sentences meant to provide a brief glimpse of what’s been going on over the past week in movieland.  If something leaves you desperate for more info, then my advice is to do a little extra research on one or all of the following fantastic sites:  Latino Review, Dark Horizons, Ain’t It Cool News, CHUD and/or JoBlo.  Read on!

Denis Villeneuve (Prisoners) is reportedly close to signing on to direct the Blade Runner sequel.  Harrison Ford will star.

Leonardo DiCaprio will star in The Crowded Room.  The film is based on the book The Minds Of Billy Milligan, which details the true experiences of Milligan as the first person to use mental illness as a defense against his crimes.

Richard Linklater has signed on to direct an adaptation of Maria Semple’s Where’d You Go Bernadette.

Rob Schrab (Community) is set to direct The Lego Movie Sequel.

Ben Hardy (EastEnders) is set for what’s being called a key role in X-Men: Apocalypse.

Blake Lively and Jason Clarke will star in Marc Forster’s All I See Is You.  It’s said to follow a blind woman who starts to see disturbing things after her sight is restored.

Evan Daugherty (Divergent) has been hired by Warner Bros. the write the Tomb Raider reboot.

Christian Bale and Rosamund Pike will star in James Mangold’s The Deep Blue Good-By.  The film is based on the book series that features sleuth Travis McGee.

Jack Huston (Boardwalk Empire) may star in the remake of The Crow.

Arnold Schwarzenegger recently noted that he’ll be back for the next Terminator film.

Simon West (The Expendables 2) will direct Henry Cavill in Stratton.  The film is based on the book series that features Special Boat Service Commando John Stratton.

John Lee (Broad City) has signed on to direct Pee-wee’s Big Holiday.  The film will be released via Netflix.

Nicolas Cage has joined the cast of Oliver Stone’s Snowden.

Jessica Chastain has signed on for a role in The Huntsman.  The film is a prequel to Snow White And The Huntsman.  Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron and Emily Blunt are already set to star.

A Bruce Lee biopic is currently being developed by his daughter, Shannon Lee.

Christopher Cosmos has been hired by Nu Image/Millennium Films to write the remake of Red Sonja.

Will Ferrell is set to star in The House, which is reportedly about a man who opens up an illegal casino in the suburbs.

Robert Townsend will direct a remake of Brewster’s Millions.

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Weekly Movie News Rundown

February 21, 2015

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Time for your weekly movie news update!  Below you’ll find a slew of sentences meant to provide a brief glimpse of what’s been going on over the past week in movieland.  If something leaves you desperate for more info, then my advice is to do a little extra research on one or all of the following fantastic sites:  Latino Review, Dark Horizons, Ain’t It Cool News, CHUD and/or JoBlo.  Read on!

Production on Mission Impossible 5 has shut down due to the ending getting a rewrite.

Neil Blomkamp is officially set to direct an Alien movie for Fox.

Morena Baccarin (Firefly) has landed a lead role in Deadpool.  It’s rumored she will portray the character Copycat.

Despite having portrayed Colossus in various X-Men movies, Daniel Cudmore will not be in Deadpool.  The role is being recast.

Will Smith may star in Bounty.  The film is said to follow a convicted murderer who escapes prison in order to try and prove his innocence.

Kodi Smit-McPhee (Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes) has landed the role of Nightcrawler in X-Men: Apocalypse.

Tom Hanks, Felicity Jones, Irrfan Khan, Omar Sy, and Sidse Babett Knudsen are set to star in Ron Howard’s adaptation of Dan Brown’s Inferno.

Johnny Depp, Javier Bardem, Geoffrey Rush, Kaya Scodelario (Maze Runner), Brenton Thwaites (The Giver) and Golshifteh Farahani (Exodus: Gods And Kings) have signed on for Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.  The film will reportedly follow Jack Sparrow as he searches for the Trident of Poseidon so that he can stop a group of ghost pirates.

Timothy Olyphant and Rhys Ifans have joined the cast of Oliver Stone’s Snowden.

Rumor has it that Steven Spielberg is interested in directing Chris Pratt in a reboot of Indiana Jones.

The author of the Fifty Shades Of Grey books is reportedly demanding to be given screenwriting duties on future films.

Gore Verbinski is set to direct what’s being described as a “driver-less car race” film for Sony.

Producer John Davis (Predator) is said to be working on a reboot of Shaft.

Ewan McGregor will make his directorial debut with an adaptation of Philip Roth’s American Pastoral.  Jennifer Connelly and Dakota Fanning will star opposite him in the film.

Jay Roach will direct Scarlett Johansson in the adaptation of Jon Ronson’s The Psychopath Test.  Kristin Gore (Futurama) will pen the script.

Kristen Bell will star opposite Melissa McCarthy and Peter Dinklage in Michelle Darnell.

Jay Hernandez (Gang Related) has landed a role in Suicide Squad.

SNL’s Cecily Strong is said to be up for a role in the Ghostbusters reboot.

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Weekly Movie News Rundown

February 14, 2015

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Time for your weekly movie news update!  Below you’ll find a slew of sentences meant to provide a brief glimpse of what’s been going on over the past week in movieland.  If something leaves you desperate for more info, then my advice is to do a little extra research on one or all of the following fantastic sites:  Latino Review, Dark Horizons, Ain’t It Cool News, CHUD and/or JoBlo.  Read on!

Sony and Marvel have struck a deal that will allow for Spider-Man to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe.  It’s rumored that the character will first appear in Captain America: Civil War.  A standalone movie is expected in 2017.  The search for a replacement for Andrew Garfield is currently underway, with Dylan O’Brien (Maze Runner) and Logan Lermen (Fury) being rumored as the front runners.  There’s also speculation that Donald Glover is up for the role, which has led some to think that Marvel/Sony may opt to use the character Miles Morales over Peter Parker.

The addition of Spider-Man to the MCU has shaken up some release dates. Here’s the new schedule:

May 1, 2015: Avengers: Age Of Ultron
July 17, 2015: Ant-Man
May 6, 2016: Captain America: Civil War
November 4, 2016: Doctor Strange
May 5, 2017: Guardians Of The Galaxy 2
July 28, 2017: Untitled Spider-Man Reboot
November 3, 2017: Thor: Ragnarok
May 4, 2018: Avengers: Infinity War – Part 1
July 6, 2018: Black Panther
November 2, 2018: Captain Marvel
May 3, 2019: Avengers: Infinity War – Part 2
July 12, 2019: Inhumans

Gina Carano (Haywire) has landed the role of Angel Dust in Deadpool.

Rumor has it that Joel Kinnaman (Robocop) is set to replace Tom Hardy as Rick Flagg in Suicide Squad.

Marion Cotillard will star opposite Michael Fassbender in the Assassin’s Creed adaptation.

Universal has hired Dan Kunka to write a movie based on the game Space Invaders.

Dave Bautista (Guardians Of The Galaxy) is reportedly in talks to play The Kurgan in the upcoming Highlander reboot.

Eric Bana will play Uther, father of King Arthur, in Guy Ritchie’s Kings Of The Round Table.  Charlie Hunnam is Arthur.

Matt Damon and Willem Dafoe are expected to star in The Great Wall.  Zhang Yimou (House Of Flying Daggers) will direct the movie about mercenaries who stumble upon the construction of The Great Wall and end up being attacked by mystical beasts.

Adam Shankman (Rock Of Ages) may direct Peter Dinklage in O’Lucky Day, which is said to follow a conman who may or may not be a Leprechaun.

Sam Taylor-Johnson is not expected to return for the Fifty Shades Of Grey sequels.

Luke Evans, Teresa Palmer and Alfred Molina may join the cast of Message From The King.  Chadwick Boseman is already set to star in the action-thriller.

Sam Witwer (Smallville) may replace Luke Evans in The Crow reboot.

Neil Blomkamp recently let it slip that Fox is interesting in making the Alien movie that he has been working on in his spare time.

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Weekly Movie News Rundown

February 7, 2015

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Time for your weekly movie news update!  Below you’ll find a slew of sentences meant to provide a brief glimpse of what’s been going on over the past week in movieland.  If something leaves you desperate for more info, then my advice is to do a little extra research on one or all of the following fantastic sites:  Latino Review, Dark Horizons, Ain’t It Cool News, CHUD and/or JoBlo.  Read on!

Lionsgate is reportedly looking at prequel and sequel opportunities for The Hunger Games.

Rumor has it that the producers of the GI Joe series are looking at doing a crossover film with the 80s cartoon M.A.S.K.  It’s also believed that mercenary twins Tomax and Xamot will be the villains.

Michael Gordon (GI Joe: Rise Of Cobra, 300) has reportedly been hired to write a Robotech adaptation.  Andy Muschietti (Mama) may direct the film.

Animal Logic Entertainment and Tezuka Productions are teaming up to develop a live action version of the comic book/manga Astro Boy.

Directors and stunt coordinators Chad Stahelski and David Leitch let it slip that they’re developing a sequel to John Wick.

Nicholas Wright and James A. Woods (Independence Day 2) have been hired to write the new Stargate trilogy.

Felicity Jones (The Theory Of Everything) has reportedly landed the lead female role in Gareth Edwards’ Star Wars spin-off film.  Aaron Paul and Edgar Ramirez (Carlos) are said to be up for the lead male spot.

Robert Zemeckis will direct Brad Pitt in an untitled movie that’s described as a sweeping romantic thriller.  Steve Knight (The Hundred-Foot Journey) wrote the script.

Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne and Zac Efron are set to return for Neighbors 2.  It’s due out May 2016.

Ryan Gosling may star opposite Emma Watson in the live action version of Beauty And The Beast.

Guy Pearce and Mia Wasikowska are set to star in Brimstone for Dutch director Martin Koolhoven (Winter In Wartime).  It’s said to follow a heroine on the run from her past.

Melissa Leo, Zachary Quinto and Tom Wilkinson have joined the cast of Oliver Stone’s Edward Snowden film.  Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Shailene Woodley are already set to star.

Milla Jovovich is reportedly close to signing on to star in Geroge R.R. Martin’s In The Lost Lands.  The fantasy-adventure film is said to consist of three interconnected short stories.

Bryan Cranston may play the villain in Justin Lin’s Star Trek 3.

Rose Byrne is set to reprise her role as Moira MacTaggert in X-Men: Apocalypse.

Creed, the Rocky spin-off, will be released on November 25, 2015.

Keanu Reeves and Christina Hendricks are set to star in Nicolas Winding-Refn’s The Neon Demon.  No word yet on a plot, but it’s said to be a horror film.

Adam Wingard (The Guest) will direct The Woods.  The horror film is said to follow a group of college students on a camping trip.

Pete Dinklage will star opposite of Melissa McCarthy in Michelle Darnell. The movie is said to be a comedy about a business woman trying to re-brand herself after getting out of prison.

Luke Evans will star in the maximum-security prison thriller Three Seconds.  Otto Bathurst (Peaky Blinders) will direct.

Charlie Hunnam, Robert Pattison and Sienna Miller will star in James Gray’s adaptation of The Lost City Of Z.

Nicolas Cage will star in the Mario Van Pebbles-directed USS Indianapolis: Men Of Courage.

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Weekly Movie News Rundown

January 24, 2015

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Time for your weekly movie news update!  Below you’ll find a slew of sentences meant to provide a brief glimpse of what’s been going on over the past week in movieland.  If something leaves you desperate for more info, then my advice is to do a little extra research on one or all of the following fantastic sites:  Latino Review, Dark Horizons, Ain’t It Cool News, CHUD and/or JoBlo.  Read on!

Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years A Slave) is reportedly up for a role in Doctor Strange.

Simon West (Expendables 2) is set to direct a remake of The Blob.

Noam Murro (300: Rise Of An Empire) is rumored to be a top choice to direct Aquaman.  Karl Urban is also said to be up for a role in the film.

Simon Pegg and Doug Jung are writing the script for Star Trek 3.  Justin Lin is still attached to direct.

Jake Gyllenhaal has reportedly passed on the opportunity to replace Tom Hardy in Suicide Squad.  Jon Bernthal (Fury) and Joel Edgerton (Exodus) are rumored to be next in line.

Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black), Rooney Mara (Girl With The Dragon Tattoo), Kate Mara (House Of Cards) and Felicity Jones (The Theory Of Everything) have reportedly tested for a role in Gareth Edwards’ Star Wars spin-off film.

Cedric Nicolas-Troyan has replaced Frank Darabont as the director of The Huntsman, which is the prequel to Snow White And The Huntsman.

Julia Roberts is set to produce and star in a movie based on Batkid.

Tye Sheridan (Tree Of Life), Sophie Turner (Game Of Thrones) and Alexandra Shipp will portray the young versions of Cyclops, Jean Grey and Storm in X-Men: Apocalypse.

Kaya Scodelario (Skins) may star in Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.

Larry Charles will direct Nicolas Cage in Army Of One.  The movie will be based on Gary Faulkner, a real person who took it upon himself to find Osama Bin Laden.

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Weekly Movie News Rundown

January 17, 2015

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Time for your weekly movie news update!  Below you’ll find a slew of sentences meant to provide a brief glimpse of what’s been going on over the past week in movieland.  If something leaves you desperate for more info, then my advice is to do a little extra research on one or all of the following fantastic sites:  Latino Review, Dark Horizons, Ain’t It Cool News, CHUD and/or JoBlo.  Read on!

The 2015 Oscar nominations are out.

Focus Features is moving forward with a Motley Crue biopic.  It will be based on The Dirt: Confessions Of The World’s Most Notorious Band.  Jeff Tremaine (Jackass) will direct.

The Russo Brothers recently confirmed that Scarlett Johansson will appear in Captain America: Civil War.

Tom Hardy has dropped out of David Ayer’s Suicide Squad.   Jake Gyllenhaal may replace him.

Tom Cruise and Doug Liman will re-team for a 1980s crime thriller titled Mena.  It will follow the story of Barry Seal, a fired commercial pilot who became a drug smuggler.

Alex Garland and Danny Boyle have reportedly had serious talks about doing 28 Months Later.

James Cameron has delayed the next Avatar film until 2017.

Rodrigo Santoro will portray Jesus Christ in Timur Bekmambetov’s remake of Ben-Hur.

Brad Pitt, Ryan Gosling and Christian Bale will star in The Big Short: Inside The Doomsday Machine, which will cover the financial crisis of 2007-2010.  Adam McKay is set to direct and write the adaptation.

David Fincher may direct Ben Affleck in a remake of Hitchcock’s Strangers On A Train.  Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl) is in talks to write the script.

DJ Caruso (I Am Number Four) may direct the next GI Joe movie.

Rumor has it that Spider-Man may show up in Avengers: Infinity War.

Jennifer Lawrence is set to star in The Dive.  Francis Lawrence (all of The Hunger Games films except the first one) is set to direct the film about free diver Audrey Mestre, who died while attempting to break a world record.

Michael Keaton may portray McDonald’s tycoon Ray Kroc in The Founder, which will detail how the famous fast food chain came to be.  John Lee Hancock (Saving Mr. Banks) will direct.

John Kraskinski is set to star in Michael Bay’s Benghazi movie 13 Hours.

Ron Howard’s In The Heart Of The Sea has been delayed from March 13, 2015 to December 11, 2015.

Simon Kinberg may replace Gary Whitta as the writer of the first Star Wars spin-off film.  Gareth Edwards is still set to direct.

Patrick Stewart recently noted that he and Ian McKellen will not appear in X-Men: Apocalypse.

Frank Darabont is no longer attached to direct Snow White And The Huntsman 2 due to creative differences.

There’s been some rumblings that Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four needs major reshoots.

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Weekly Movie News Rundown

January 10, 2015

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Time for your weekly movie news update!  Below you’ll find a slew of sentences meant to provide a brief glimpse of what’s been going on over the past week in movieland.  If something leaves you desperate for more info, then my advice is to do a little extra research on one or all of the following fantastic sites:  Latino Review, Dark Horizons, Ain’t It Cool News, CHUD and/or JoBlo.  Read on!

Rumor has it that Batman VS Superman: Dawn Of Justice has been split into two films.  If true, the first half, Enter The Knight, would land in theaters this October, and the second part, Dawn Of Justice, would arrive in March of next year.

Michael Keaton is reportedly looking at joining the cast of Kong: Skull Island.  Tom Hiddleston and JK Simmons are already set to star in the film.

Melissa McCarthy is said to be in talks to join Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters reboot.

Scarlett Johansson is set to star in Rupert Sanders’ live action take on Ghost In The Shell.

Reese Witherspoon, Matt Damon, Neil Patrick Harris, Alex Baldwin and Jason Sudeikis are all set to appear in Alexander Payne’s dramedy Downsizing.  It’s said to be about a down-on-his luck a man who realizes he would have a better life if he were to shrink himself.

Pedro Almodovar’s new film, Silencio, is set to begin filming in April.

The Purge 3 will be released on July 1, 2016.

Elle Fanning is set to star in Nicolas Winding Refn’s horror film Neon Demon.

Gary Whitta is no longer writing Gareth Edwards’ Star Wars spinoff.  A replacement has not yet been announced.

Iko Uwais, Yayan Ruhian and Cecep Arif Rahman (all from The Raid 2) are rumored to have some sort of part in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Liam Neeson is set to star in the remake of The Escapist.  Rupert Wyatt (The Gambler) directed the original film.

Bradley Cooper may make his directorial debut with the drama Honeymoon With Harry.

Michael C. Hall (Dexter) and Wes Bentley (Interstellar) have joined the cast of the Pete’s Dragon remake.

Will Ferrell and Josh Gad may star in Russ & Roger Go Beyond.  The film is said to explore the friendship and working relationship between Russ Meyer and Roger Ebert.

Channing Tatum’s Gambit movie is set to be released on October 7, 2016.

Rumored contenders for the role of young Cyclops in X-Men: Apocalypse are Taron Edgerton (Kingsman), Jamie Blackley (If I Stay) and Tye Sheridan (Mud).  For young Jean Grey it’s supposedly down to Sophie Turner (Game Of Thrones) and Saoirse Ronan (Hanna).  Alexandra Shipp (Aaliyah: The Princess Of R&B) and Zendaya Coleman (Zapped) are said to be up for the role of young Storm.

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November 22, 2014

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Time for your weekly movie news update!  Below you’ll find a slew of sentences meant to provide a brief glimpse of what’s been going on over the past week in movieland.  If something leaves you desperate for more info, then my advice is to do a little extra research on one or all of the following fantastic sites:  Latino Review, Dark Horizons, Ain’t It Cool News, CHUD and/or JoBlo.  Read on!

Channing Tatum may direct Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock.  It’s said to be about a troubled high schooler who intends to kill his best friend and then himself.

Terro Rossio (Pirates Of The Caribbean) has been hired to update Steve McQueen’s Yucatan.  Robert Downey Jr. is currently attached to star in the film that follows salvagers looking for Mayan treasure in the Yucatan Peninsula.

Bryce Dallas Howard is reportedly close to signing on for the remake of Pete’s Dragon.

Penelope Cruz has joined the cast of Zoolander 2.

Rumor has it that Tom Cruise is wanted for the Highlander reboot.  If he were to sign on, he would play Juan Sanchez Villa-Lobos Ramirez.

Sony has dropped the Steve Jobs biopic.  Danny Boyle is still attached to direct.

Peter Berg is expected to direct Hunt For El Chapo.  It’s said to be about Joaquin Guzman Loera, who was once the head of the Sinaloa drug cartel.

Jean-Marc Vallee (Dallas Buyers Club) will direct Amy Adams in a currently untitled Janis Joplin biopic.

Brendon Thwaites (The Giver) may sign on for a role in Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.

Martin Campbell (Casino Royale) is reportedly the top choice to direct GI Joe 3.

Jason Reitman is set to direct a movie based on the article I Would Only Rob Banks For My Family.  It’s said to follow a Texas family who pulled off two bold heists before getting caught during their third attempt.

Paul Greengrass is set to direct a new adaptation of George Orwell’s 1984.

Mel Gibson may direct Hacksaw Ridge, which will reportedly detail the true story of Private First Class Desmond T. Doss, a soldier in WWII who refused to kill or carry a weapon.  Andrew Garfield is expected to star in the film.

Djimon Hounsou (Guardians Of The Galaxy) will reportedly replace Idris Elba as the “Merlin-esque figure” in Guy Ritchie’s Knights Of The Roundtable: King Arthur.

Keanu Reeves may star in The Panopticon.  It’s said to center around a man who receives a mysterious package that contains a pre-recorded message from himself that warns the world is about to end and only he can save it.  Tarsem Singh (The Cell) may direct.

Chris Pratt may star in Cowboy Ninja Viking.  The movie will reportedly follow a counter-intelligence agent with multiple personality disorders who is sent to stop members of his unit who have gone rogue.

For X-Men Apocalypse, Hailee Steinfeld, Chloe Grace Moretz, and Elle Fanning are the actresses being considered to play young a Jean Grey., and for Cyclops it’s Ben Hardy (East Enders), Charlie Rowe (Red Band Society), and Timothee Chalamet (Interstellar).

Josh Boone recently noted that he expects his adaptation of Stephen King’s The Stand to span four movies.

Martin Freeman, Tina Fey and Margot Robbie are set to star in the adaptation of journalist Kim Barker’s comic wartime memoir Taliban Shuffle.

Melissa McCarthy is set to play Tinker Bell for director Shawn Levy.  No other details about the film are currently known.

Zach Braff may direct a remake of Going In Style.  The original followed a group of elderly men who, out of boredom, decide to rob a bank.

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Weekly Movie News Rundown

November 15, 2014

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Time for your weekly movie news update!  Below you’ll find a slew of sentences meant to provide a brief glimpse of what’s been going on over the past week in movieland.  If something leaves you desperate for more info, then my advice is to do a little extra research on one or all of the following fantastic sites:  Latino Review, Dark Horizons, Ain’t It Cool News, CHUD and/or JoBlo.  Read on!

Daniel Bruhl (Rush) is set to play a villain in Captain America: Civil War.

Mark Boal (Zero Dark Thirty) has been hired to write the script for the adaptation of Uncharted.

Jai Courtney (A Good Day To Die Hard) is said to be up for the role of Deadshot in Suicide Squad.

Michelle MacLaren (Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones) is rumored to be the top choice to direct Wonder Woman.

Justin Lin may return to the Fast And Furious franchise to direct a two-part finale.

Rawson Marshall Thurber (We’re The Millers) is set to direct Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart in the buddy action comedy Central Intelligence.

Quentin Tarantino recently noted that he still intends to retire after his 10th film.

George Clooney, Julia Roberts and Jack O’Connell (Unbroken) may star in Jodie Foster’s Money Monster.  It’s said to center around a man who takes a stock picker hostage and threatens to kill him.

Jude Law is set for the main villain role in Guy Ritchie’s Knights Of The Roundtable: King Arthur.

Christoph Waltz may join the cast of the next Bond film.

Park Chan-Wook will direct Second Son, which is reportedly a sci-fi film set in a futuristic world where neural microchip implants can store one’s consciousness, leading to black market body-swapping.

Christopher Lambert has landed a role in the Coen Brothers’ Hail, Caesar.

Shailene Woodley has joined the cast of Oliver Stone’s currently untitled Edward Snowden film.

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Weekly Movie News Rundown

November 9, 2014

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Time for your weekly movie news update!  Below you’ll find a slew of sentences meant to provide a brief glimpse of what’s been going on over the past week in movieland.  If something leaves you desperate for more info, then my advice is to do a little extra research on one or all of the following fantastic sites:  Latino Review, Dark Horizons, Ain’t It Cool News, CHUD and/or JoBlo.  Read on!

John Lasseter is set to direct Toy Story 4.  Rashida Jones and Will McCormack will pen the script.  Pixar will release the film on June 16, 2017.

Peter Berg will direct Mark Wahlberg in The Six Billion Dollar Man.

Star Wars: Episode VII has been given the official title of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

The full cast for Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight has been announced – Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins (Justified), Demian Bichir (A Better Life), Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Bruce Dern and Channing Tatum.

Jamie Foxx is set to star in The Trap for Harmony Korine.  It’s said to be a gangster drama.

Christian Bale has dropped out of Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs biopic.  Rumor has it that Michael Fassbender may replace him.

Antoine Fuqua is set to direct Jake Gyllenhaal in The Man Who Made It Snow, which is based on the true story of Max Mermelstein, a Jewish hotel engineer who helped expand Pablo Escobar’s drug cartel.

Jared Leto is the rumored choice to portray the Joker in David Ayer’s Suicide Squad.

Noomi Rapace, Orlando Bloom, Michael Douglas, John Malkovich and Toni Collette are set to star in Unlocked.  The film is said to follow a CIA interrogator who accidentally provides useful information to terrorists and then must figure out a way to stop them.

Jason Statham is set to star in Mechanic: Resurrection.  Michelle Yeoh, Jessica Alba and Tommy Lee Jones have also signed on for the movie.

Kevin Spacey and Michael Shannon are set to star in Elvis & Nixon.  The film will detail a meeting between the two in 1970.

Scott Waugh (Need For Speed) may direct Inversion, which is said to follow two men as they try to save the Earth from gravity reversal.

Matt Damon recently confirmed that he is set for another Bourne movie.

If you’d like more info on the upcoming Warcraft film from Duncan Jones, then click here.

Uma Thurman will star in Night And Fog.  She will portray Vera Atkins, who was an intelligence officer in France during WWII.

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