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Weekly Movie News Rundown

April 13, 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!

Allegiant (the third film in the Divergent trilogy) will be split into two films.

Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, and Nicholas Hault are all signed on for X-Men: Apocalypse.

Jeff Wadlow (Kick-Ass 2) is reportedly writing a script for Masters Of The Universe.  He may also direct.

Mark and Brian Gunn (Journey 2) have been hired to pen the script for the Timecop remake.

Drew Goddard (Cabin In The Woods) is expected to write and direct the Amazing Spider-Man spinoff film about the Sinister Six.

Matt Gerald (GI Joe: Retaliation) has been cast as a villain in Ant-Man.

Breck Eisner (Sahara) will direct The Karate Kid 2.

Johnny Depp has signed on for a role in Kevin Smith’s Tusk.  The movie already features Justin Long and Michael Parks.

Bill Condon is expected to direct Disney’s live action version of Beauty And The Beast.

Baz Luhrmann may direct an adaptation of the 70s show Kung Fu.

Charlize Theron may star in Sean Penn’s upcoming drama The Last Space.

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will star in The Nest, which is said to center around sisters who decide to throw one last party in their parent’s house before it gets sold.

Ray Winstone (Noah) has landed a role in the Point Break remake.

Daniel Craig has dropped out of The Whole Truth.  The film was set to start filming in less than a week.

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Weekly Movie News Rundown

April 6, 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!

Johnny Knoxville and Tony Shalhoub have joined the cast of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.  Knoxville will provide voice and mo-cap work for Leonardo, and Shalhoub will do the same for Splinter.

Holly Hunter, Callan Mulvey (300: Rise Of An Empire), and Tao Okamoto (The Wolverine) have joined the cast of Batman Vs Superman.

Sheldon Turner (X:Men: First Class) has reportedly been hired to write the Splinter Cell adaptation.

Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele are said to be working on a reboot of Police Academy.

Chiwetel Ejiofor is rumored to be up for the role of the villain in the next Bond entry.

Keanu Reeves will reportedly star in Eli Roth’s Knock Knock, which is said to be a psychological thriller.

Jesse Plemons (Breaking Bad) has signed on for a role in Black Mass.  Some think that this means he is no longer attached to Star Wars: Episode VII.

Brad Pitt is said to be looking at starring in a currently untitled WWII romantic thriller.  Stephen Knight (Eastern Promises) penned the script.

Richard Donner recently let it slip that he’s working on a sequel to The Goonies.

Gwendoline Christie (Game Of Thrones) will portray Commander Lime in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2.

In place of the long-awaited adaptation of Y: The Last Man, commercial director Dan Trachtenberg will direct a thriller called Valencia for Bad Robot.  No word yet on if he’s fully off of Y: The Last Man.

Producer Jason Blum has noted that he would like to deliver a new Purge film on an annual basis.

Marvel reportedly has films planned through 2028.

Logan Lerman says he does not expect another Percy Jackson film to be made.

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Weekly Movie News Rundown

March 30, 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!

The Magic Mike sequel has reportedly been given the title of Magic Mike XXL.  It’s expected to be directed by Greg Jacobs (Wind Chill) later this year.

Ice Cube is said to be looking at doing another Barbershop movie.

Corey Stoll (House Of Cards) is expected to join the cast of Ant-Man.  Evangeline Lilly has officially signed on.

Mel Gibson may star in Blood Father, which is said to follow an ex-con trying to protect his teenage daughter from people trying to kill her.

Ridley Scott’s untitled 2016 film is now officially Prometheus 2.  Michael Green (Green Lantern) has been hired to pen the script.

The director of the Scarface reboot is Pablo Larrain (No).  No word yet on a cast for the film.

Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Josh Gad, and Peter Dinklage have signed on to star in Chris Columbus’ Pixels.  The film will reportedly follow four champion arcade gamers who are called into action to help save the world.

Kevin Costner recently noted that he has an idea for a four-film Western series.

Exodus is now set to be called Exodus: Gods And Kings.

Rumor has it that Frank Darabont is working on a new Indiana Jones entry.  There’s also talk about Disney rebooting the series with a new actor as Indy.

Dayo Okeniyi (The Hunger Games) has landed the role of Danny Dyson (son of SkyNet creator Miles Dyson) in Terminator: Genesis.

Alan Tudyk and Tyler Labine let it slip that they’ve begun working on a sequel to Tucker And Dale Vs Evil.

Chris Evans says he will quit acting and focus on directing once his Marvel contract is up.

Broken Lizard’s Jay Chandrasekhar is reportedly working on a new Cheech And Chong script.

Producer Jerry Bruckheimer says he is still developing Top Gun 2.

Pierce Brosnan has joined the cast of The Expendables 4.

Chris Pratt and Anna Faris are set to star in the comedy Vacation Friends.

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Weekly Movie News Rundown

March 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!

Jon Chu (GI Joe: Retaliation) is set direct a big screen adaptation of the cartoon Jem And The Holograms.

David Fincher recently noted that he wants Christian Bale for the lead role in his Steve Jobs biopic.  Aaron Sorkin wrote the script.

Andy Serkis is set to direct Warner Bros’ live action version of The Jungle Book.  Just to remind you, Jon Favreau is directing Disney’s live action version of the tale.

Phil Lord and Chris Miller (The Lego Movie) are said to be close to replacing Ivan Reitman as the directors of Ghostbusters 3.

Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity) may direct Tom Hardy in the Splinter Cell adaptation.

Newcomer Levi Miller has landed the role of Peter Pan in Joe Wright’s Pan.  Hugh Jackman, Garrett Hedlund, and Rooney Mara are already set to star in the 3D epic.

Ridley Scott has been given a release date of March 4, 2016 for a currently untitled film. Some think it’s either Prometheus 2 or Blade Runner 2.

Joe Cornish (Attack The Block) is set to direct Section 6, a WWI British spy thriller.  Rumor has it that Cornish is no longer attached to Star Trek 3.

Cary Fukunaga (True Detective) will direct Noble Assassin, which will be based on the true story of Robert De La Rochefoucauld, an aristocrat turned Nazi-saboteur.

Pixar is said to be working on sequels for The Incredibles and Cars.

Sofia Coppola may direct a live action version of The Little Mermaid.

Newcomer David James Kelly has been hired to write the next Wolverine movie.  The film is expected to be released in May 2017.

Ellen Page will portray Judith Belushi-Pisano in the upcoming John Belushi biopic.

It’s now being reported that the remainder of Paul Walker’s scenes in Fast And Furious 7 will be completed using CGI and body doubles.

George R.R. Martin recently said that he may end the Game Of Thrones TV show with a big budget movie.

A script for a Tintin sequel is reportedly close to being completed.  Peter Jackson is still slotted to direct.

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Weekly Movie News Rundown

March 8, 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!

Jon Favreau has cast Idris Elba as Shere Kahn in his live action version of The Jungle Book.

Thomas Kretschmann (Stalingrad) has been cast as the villain in Agent 47, the Hitman reboot.

James Mangold is reportedly in negotiations to direct an adaptation of John D. MacDonald’s The Deep Blue Good-By.  The book is centered around Travis McGee, a man-for-hire who helps people get back their missing property.

Craig Brewer (Hustle & Flow) is set to direct the remake of The Idolmaker.  The film is based on the life of music promoter/manager Bob Marcucci.

Kim Soo Hyun (aka Claudia Kim) is rumored to have a role in The Avengers: Age Of Ultron.

Sony has hired up and comer Chris Boal to pen the script for a Zorro reboot.

Sam Raimi is set to produce an adaptation of the game Last Of Us.

Jude Law may join the cast of Paul Feig’s upcoming spy comedy, Susan Cooper.

Antoine Fuqua will direct Jake Gyllenhaal in Southpaw, which is about a boxer whose personal life is falling apart.

Uma Thurman is in talks to join the cast of the action comedy American Ultra.  The film already stars Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart.

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Weekly Movie News Rundown

March 1, 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!

There’s a rumor going around that Warner Bros. and the Wachowski’s are planning a trilogy of Matrix prequels.

Patrick Wilson (The Conjuring) is said to be close to signing on for a role in Ant-Man.

Harald Zwart (The Karate Kid), Chris McKay (Robot Chicken) and Mike Cahill (Another Earth) are said to be in the running to direct Masters Of The Universe.

Adam Driver (Girls) has reportedly signed on to play a villain in Star Wars: Episode VII.

Marc Webb is set to return to direct The Amazing Spider-Man 3.

Luke Bracey (GI Joe: Retaliation) has signed on to portray Johnny Utah in the remake of Point Break.

Adam Sztykiel (Due Date) has been hired to pen the sequel to We’re The Millers.

Amanda Seyfried has signed on for a lead role in Ted 2.

Warner Bros. has grabbed the rights to the book American Blood.  Bradley Cooper is currently attached to star.

Vincent D’Onofrio (Law And Order: Criminal Intent) will be the villain in Jurassic World.

Joel Edgerton is set to star opposite Johnny Depp in the long in the works Whitey Bulger biopic, Black Mass.

Adam McKay recently noted there will be no more Anchorman films.

Fast And Furious 7 is expected to resume production in April.  The film will open April 10, 2015.

Warner Bros. is currently developing a Minecraft movie.

Rumor has it that there are two Indiana Jones films in development.

Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg are set to write and direct The Console Wars, which will follow the 16-bit video game competition between Sega and Nintendo.

Despite the death of Harold Ramis, the development of Ghostbusters III is expected to continue over at Sony.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt is set to star as high wire artist Philippe Petit in Robert Zemeckis’ To Walk The Clouds.

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Weekly Movie News Rundown

February 23, 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!

Rumor has it that Space Jam 2 is in the works for LeBron James.

Patrick Hughes (The Expendables 3) has signed on to direct the American remake of The Raid.

Will Smith may star in Brilliance.  It’s said to be a sci-fi story about a world where some people (who are called brilliants) have special abilities.

Mark Andrews (Brave), Nikolaj Arcel (A Royal Affair), Dean Israelite (Welcome To Yesterday), and Adam Levine (Warm Bodies) are said to be in the running to direct the Doctor Strange movie.  Also, Mads Mikkelsen has reportedly had talks with Marvel about the lead role.

The Fantastic Four reboot has reportedly settled on a cast.  Kate Mara (House Of Cards) will play Sue Storm, Michael B Jordan (Fruitvale Station) is the Human Torch, Jamie Bell (The Adventures Of Tintin) will portray The Thing, and Miles Tellar (The Spectacular Now) is Mr. Fantastic.

Jai Courtney (Jack Reacher) has landed the role of Kyle Reese in Terminator: Genesis.

The Lego Movie 2 will make its way into theaters in 2017.

Edward Norton is set to direct the adaptation of Motherless Brooklyn.  The book centers around a private detective with Tourettes who is trying to solve the murder of his friend.

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Weekly Movie News Rundown

February 16, 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!

Ron Howard may direct the live action version of The Jungle Book for Warner Bros.  Howard is also reportedly set to direct Universal’s Mena, which is said to be based on the true story of Barry Seal, a gun runner and drug trafficker from the 80s.

John Singleton has been hired to rewrite, direct, and produce the Tupac Shakur biopic.

Robert Schwentke (Red) has been hired to direct Insurgent, the impending sequel to Divergent.

Jonathan Levine (50/50) will once again direct Seth Rogen and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.  The film doesn’t have a title, but it is said to be a Christmas comedy about three childhood friends.

Jai Courtney (Jack Reacher) and Boyd Holbrook (Gone Girl) are said to be the two finalists for the role of Kyle Reese in Terminator: Genesis.

Chris Pratt and Danny McBride are reportedly in talks to star in a Knight Rider movie.

Channing Tatum recently noted that he’s penning the script for Magic Mike 2.

George Clooney is set to produce a remake of the Norwegian conspiracy thriller Pioneer.

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Weekly Movie News Rundown

February 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!

There’s a rumor going around that Batman Vs Superman will actually be called Man Of Steel: Fight Or Flight.

Paul Bettany is set to portray The Vision in The Avengers: Age Of Ultron.

Gary Oldman recently let is slip that he’s been contacted about a role in Star Wars: Episode VII.

Evangeline Lilly is reportedly close to joining the cast of Ant-Man.

Seth Gordon (The King Of Kong) may direct the adaptation of the game Uncharted for Sony.  Gordon will also direct Queen Of Hearts, the story of how Alice In Wonderland was created.

Jonah Hill and Leonardo DiCaprio are set to star in a film based on an article called The Ballad Of Richard Jewell.  The Variety piece is centered around the security guard who found a bomb at the 1996 Olympics.

Rumor has it that Dwayne Johnson is set to be the next Green Lantern.

Will Smith is reportedly not expected to appear in the Independence Day sequel.

After originally dropping out, Johnny Depp is now once again set to star in Black Mass as Whitey Bulger.  Scott Cooper (Out Of The Furnace) will direct and Tom Hardy may co-star.

Marc Forster (World War Z) has been hired to direct the adaptation of Red Rising.  The book is currently being called the next Hunger Games.

There’s a plan for three new Transporter movies, but they will reportedly be sequels and not star Jason Statham.  Statham, however, is set to star in The Mechanic 2.

John Hillcoat (The Road) is set to direct a crime drama titled Triple Nine. Chiwetel Ejiofor, Kate Winslet, Casey Affleck, Michael B. Jordan, Aaron Paul, and Gal Gadot are set to appear in it.

Guardians Of The Galaxy 2 is expected to be announced as part of Marvel’s Phase 3 agenda.

John McTierman is set to direct Red Squad.  The will follow a former DEA agent and his team of mercenaries.

James Franco will direct the adaptation of The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside The Room.  It will center around Tommy Wiseau’s cult classic The Room.

BJ Novak is set to portray Alistair Smith in The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

Gore Verbinski is set to direct the adaptation of the graphic novel Pyongyang.  It’s said to be a dark comedy.

Robert Luketic (21) has signed on to direct The ExpendaBelles.

Matthew McConaughey and Ken Watanabe are set to star in Gus Van Sant’s Sea Of Trees.  The movie is said to follow to men who embark on a reflective journey together through Japan’s Suicide Forest.

Werner Herzog will direct Russell Brand, Sasha Pieterse (Pretty Little Liars), and Austin Abrams (The Inbetweeners) in Vernon God Little.  The movie is said to be a black comedy about American’s obsession with fame and violence.

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Weekly Movie News Rundown

February 2, 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!

In Batman VS Superman casting news, Jesse Eisenberg has been cast as Lex Luther and Jeremy Irons will portray Alfred.

Forest Whitaker is reportedly in talks to join Taken 3.

Craig Kyle, who produced the first two Thor films, has been hired to co-write the third entry with Christopher Yost.

Jason Reitman may direct an adaptation of Kaui Hart Hemmings’ The Possibilities.  The book follows a grieving mother who learns a life-changing secret.

Chris Pine will star in David Gordon Green’s The Line.  The movie is said to center around a border patrol agent trying to keep a young boy safe from a drug cartel.

Anthony & Joe Russo are reportedly in talks to return to direct Captain America 3.

Guy Ritchie is reportedly Warner Bros’ preferred choice to direct the first of six films in a proposed King Arthur series.

David O. Russell and Jennifer Lawrence may re-team for a movie based on Joy Mangano, who created the Miracle Mop.

Marton Scorsese has cast Liam Neeson in his long awaited adaptation of Silence.  Ken Watanabe and Andrew Garfield signed on a long while back, and they are expected to still appear in the historical drama about priests.

Bill Murray, Bruce Willis, Kate Hudson, Danny McBride, Shia LaBeouf, and Zooey Deschanel will appear in Rock The Kasbah.  The film is said to center around a rock manager who finds a new young talent in Kabul.

Vin Diesel recently noted that expects the script for XXX 3 to be completed soon.

Justin Lin may direct Toymageddon for Fox.  The film is said to center around a toy factory that runs amok.

M. Night Shyamalan is said to be working on Bruce Willis on a film called Labor Of Love.  It’s said to follow a widower who decides to make good on his promise to his wife to walk across the country.

The sequel to The Purge will reportedly be called The Purge: Anarchy.

Bill Hader may star opposite Amy Schumer in Judd Apatow’s upcoming Trainwreck.

Zachary Quinto (Star Trek) has signed on for a role in the Hitman reboot.

Benedict Cumberbatch is set to star in Blood Mountain.  It’s said to be about a private military contractor who catches one of the world’s most wanted terrorists.

Jake Gyllenhaal and Amy Adams are set to star in the Phillip Seymour Hoffman-directed Ezekiel Moss.  The film is reportedly a Prohibition-era drama.

Rawson Marshall Thurber (We’re The Millers) has been hired to direct an adaptation of Choose Your Own Adventure.

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Weekly Movie News Rundown

January 25, 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 Espinosa (Safe House) may direct the adaptation of the game Assassin’s Creed.

Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman deal with Warner Bros. is reportedly for three films.

Garrett Hedlund will play Hook and Hugh Jackman will portray Blackbeard in Joe Wright’s currently untitled Peter Pan film.

Sacha Baron Cohen is in talks to play the villain in Through The Looking Glass (aka Alice In Wonderland 2).

Quentin Tarantino recently noted that The Hateful Eight will no longer be his next film. He apparently was very unhappy about his script being leaked.

Rupert Sanders (Snow White And The Huntsman) is all set to direct a live action version of Ghost In The Shell.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt will star in Robert Zemeckis’ adaptation of Philippe Petit’s memoirs, To Reach The Clouds.  Petit was the focus of 2008′s Man On Wire.

Miles Teller (The Spectacular Now) is set to portray Dan Aykroyd in the John Belushi biopic.

Bruce Willis and Ambyr Childers are set to star in the sci-fi thriller Vice.  The movie is said to follow a synthetic being that becomes self aware.

Tom Hardy and Takashi Miike have dropped out of The Outsider due to scheduling issues.

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Weekly Movie News Rundown

January 19, 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!

Batman VS Superman has been delayed 10 months to “allow the filmmakers time to realize fully their vision, given the complex nature of the story.”

Justin Lin (Fast And Furious 3-6) has signed on to direct a remake of Shaolin Temple.

Denis Villeneuve (Prisoners) is set to direct Story Of Your Life.  The sci-fi tale is said to follow a linguist trying to communicate with alien ships that have landed all over the world.

Darren Aronofsky will no longer direct the adaptation of Jason Matthews’ book, Red Sparrow.  Negotiations reportedly fell apart.

Thomas Krestchmann (Dracula) has reportedly landed the role of Baron Von Strucker in Avengers: Age Of Ultron.

Michael Douglass has signed on to portray Hank Pym in Ant-Man. Michael Pena is reportedly in talks to be one of the villains.

Johnny Depp is being rumored as Marvel’s top choice to star in Doctor Strange.

Oliver Stone has exited the Martin Luther King Jr. biopic due to creative differences.

Microsoft has denied rumors that Ridley Scott is working on a Halo movie.

Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana have officially signed on for three Avatar sequels.

Nick Nolte has joined the cast of Darren Aronofsky’s Noah. He will play the role Samyaza.

Paul Greengrass (Captain Phillips) is in talks to direct an adaptation of David Ignatius’ spy book, The Director.

Margot Robbie (The Wolf Of Wall Street) is reportedly close to joining the cast of David Yates’ Tarzan as Jane.  The actress may also join the cast of the post-apocalyptic psychological thriller Z For Zachariah.

Elijah Wood’s SpectreVision label is set to do a trilogy of movies that will explore the childhood of a serial killer.  The first movie will be titled The Boy.

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Weekly Movie News Rundown

January 12, 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!

Jesse Plemons (Breaking Bad, Friday Night Lights) is reportedly in the running for a lead role in Star Wars: Episode VII.  Michael Fassbender, Hugo Weaving, and Adam Driver (Girls) are also rumored to be involved with the film.

Gerard Butler is set to star in the remake of Point Break.  Ericson Core (Invincible) will direct.

Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu is no longer set to direct The Jungle Book for Warner Bros.  He apparently had scheduling conflicts.

Rupert Friend (Homeland) has signed on to replace Paul Walker in the Hitman reboot, Agent 47.

Matt Reeves will return to direct the next Planet Of The Apes entry.

Joe Cornish (Attack The Block), Rian Johnson (Looper), Andy Muschietti (Mama), Kirk DeMicco/Chris Sanders (The Croods), and Phil Lord/Chris Miller (21 Jump Street) are reportedly in the running to direct Masters Of The Universe.

Eddie Murphy, Marlon Wayans, and Michael B. Jordan are said to be up for the lead role in Lee Daniels’ Richard Pryor biopic.

Elijah Wood will star in Set Fire To The Stars.  It follow the relationship between John Malcolm Brinnin and Dylan Thomas.  Andy Goddard (Downton Abbey) will direct.

Bruce Willis has replaced Arnold Schwarzenegger in Captive.

Aubrey Plaza, Jeff Goldblum, and Oliver Platt have joined the cast of David Koepp’s Mortdecai.  Johnny Depp is already set to star in the movie about an art dealer trying to get his hands on some gold.

Mark Romanek will direct Casey Affleck in a movie based on Albert DeSalvo (aka The Boston Strangler).

Jai Courtney (Jack Reacher) and Boyd Holbrook (Out Of The Furnace) are said to be the top two contenders to play Kyle Reese in the new Terminator film.

Quentin Tarantino has announced that the title of his next film is The Hateful 8.  It’s a western.

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Weekly Movie News Rundown

November 23, 2013

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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!

Alex Tse (Watchmen) has been hired to pen the adaptation of the racing game Gran Turismo.

Scott Cooper (Crazy Heart) is no longer set to direct the adaptation of Stephen King’s The Stand.  He reportedly left the project due to creative differences.

Tom Cruise reportedly wants Jack Nicholson as his co-star in El Presidente.  The movie is said to follow a secret service agent who has to protect a sleazy former president.

Johnny Depp and Mia Wasikowska have signed on for Alice In Wonderland 2.  James Bobin (The Muppets) will direct.

Norman Reedus (The Walking Dead) is rumored to be up for a lead role in the remake of The Crow.

Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad) has signed on for a role in Fathers And Daughters. Russell Crowe and Amanda Seyfried are already set to star in the drama.

Christopher McQuarrie (Jack Reacher) is set to direct Colin Firth in Three To Kill.  The movie is said to follow a man who witnesses a murder and then finds himself on the run.

Gavin O’Connor (Warrior) has replaced Ben Affleck as the director of the American remake of the French thriller Tell No One.

David Gleeson (Cowboys & Angels) is reportedly penning a J.R.R. Tolkien biopic.

David Goyer has reportedly pitched an adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman to Warner Bros.  Joseph Gordon-Levitt is already being rumored as attached to the film.

Paramount intends on blocking Star Partners and Hummingbird Productions from making a sequel to It’s A Wonderful Life.

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Weekly Movie News Rundown

November 17, 2013

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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!

Josh Brolin has reportedly dropped out of Jurassic World.  He may be replaced by Chris Pratt (Parks And Recreation).

Don Cheadle will direct and star in Kill The Trumpet Player, which is said to be about Miles Davis.  Ewan McGregor and Zoe Saldana are said to have roles in the film.

Dwayne Johnson will star in an adaptation of the survival drama Not Without Hope.

Rupert Sanders will direct a Napoleon biopic for Warner Bros.

War Of The Roses may get a sequel titled The Children Of The Roses.  It would, of course, be about the children of the man/woman in the original film.

Joe Wright (Anna Karenina) is reportedly looking at directing Pan for Warner Bros.  The film is said to be a Peter Pan origin film.  Javier Bardem is said to be up for the role of Blackbeard.

Jason Statham is set to star in Viva La Madness, which is the sequel to Layer Cake.

Shawn Levy will direct Will Smith in City That Sailed.  The movie is said to be about a father and daughter on Manhattan when it breaks loose and sails across the Atlantic Ocean.

Warner Bros. is said to be looking at bringing the game Temple Run to the big screen.

Idris Elba is set to star in Bastille Day.  The thriller is said to be about a US operative tasked with making a young boy disappear.

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