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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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Weekly Movie News Rundown

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.

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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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Weekly Movie News Rundown

November 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!

Gal Gadot has dropped out of the Ben-Hur remake due to scheduling issues related to her Wonder Woman commitments.

Seth Rogen will portray Steve Wozniak in Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs biopic.  Also, Jessica Chastain is said to be up for a role in the film.

Rumor has it that Sony is considering doing a team-up movie (currently titled Glass Ceiling) that would bring all of the female characters from the Spider-Man comics together.

Michael Bay is reportedly in talks to direct 13 Hours.  The movie is said to be about the attack on the American embassy in Libya that killed US Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens.

Cara Delevingne (Anna Karenina) is said to be up for the role of Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad. She’s also reportedly in talks for a part in Pirates Of The Caribbean 5.

The duo of Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo (Livid) will direct Leatherface, which is the prequel to Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

Josh Zetumer (this year’s Robocop) has been hired to write the Gambit spin-off movie that will star Channing Tatum.

David Twohy (Riddick) has been hired to direct Replay.  The movie is said to be a time travel thriller.

Eric Bana will star in the Ricky Gervais-directed Special Correspondents.  It’s said to be about a struggling journalist who fakes front line war reports from the comfort of his home.

Fast & Furious 7 has been retitled Furious 7.

Keanu Reeves will star in Replicas.  The movie will reportedly center around a man bent on bringing back his dead family.

Charlie Hunnam (Pacific Rim) will star in A Prayer Before Dawn.  It’s said to be a mash-up of Drive and The Raid.

Marvel has announced plans for phase three of its cinematic universe.  This includes casting Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther and posting the following schedule:

May 6, 2016: Captain America: Civil War
November 4, 2016: Doctor Strange
May 5, 2017: Guardians Of The Galaxy 2
July 28, 2017: Thor: Ragnarok
November 3, 2017: Black Panther
May 4, 2018: Avengers: Infinity War – Part 1
July 5, 2018: Captain Marvel
November 2, 2018: Inhumans
May 3, 2019: Avengers: Infinity War – Part 2

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Weekly Movie News Rundown

October 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!

Jesse Eisenberg is reportedly in talks to play Lex Luthor in David Ayer’s upcoming Suicide Squad movie.

Producer Ed Pressman recently noted that production for The Crow remake will begin next year.  Luke Evans is said to still be the frontrunner to star in the film.

Christian Bale is officially set to star in Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs biopic.

James Wan has signed on to direct The Conjuring 2.

Frank Grillo may star in the Skyline sequel, Beyond Skyline.

Ethan Hawke is set to star in Born To Be Blue, which is said to be about jazz singer/songwriter Chet Baker.

Paul Greengrass will direct The Tunnels.  The movie is said to be based on the true story of a covert mission where West Germans tried to get friends and family out of East Berlin.

The shortlist for Wonder Woman directors is reportedly as follows: Kathryn Bigelow (Zero Dark Thirty), Catherine Hardwicke (Twilight), Mimi Leder (Deep Impact), Karyn Kusama (Aeon Flux), Julie Taymor (Across The Universe), Michelle MacLaren (Game Of Thrones) and Tricia Brook (The Walking Dead).

Sebastian Stan (Captain America: The Winter Soldier), Chiwetel Ejiofor and Mackenzie Davis (Halt And Catch Fire) have joined the cast of Ridley Scott’s The Martian.

Charlie Kaufman has signed on to write an adaptation of Arthur Herzog’s IQ 83.  Steve Carell is expected to star in the film.

The film and TV rights for John Carter Of Mars have reverted back to Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc.  The company has noted that they are “seeking a new studio to continue this seminal Sci-Fi adventure.”

Patrick Stewart has signed on for a role Green Room.  Directed by Jeremy Saulnier (Blue Ruin), the film is said to follow a punk band trying to survive after witnessing a white supremacist gang commit a horrific act of violence.

Eddie Murphy is reportedly in talks to star in Cook.  It’s said to follow a chef that gets hired by a dying man who wants him to cook for his girlfriend and daughter after he dies.

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Weekly Movie News Rundown

October 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!

Robert Downey Jr. has signed on to appear in Captain America 3.

Dave Bautista (Guardians Of The Galaxy) has landed the role of a henchman (apparently named Hinx) in the next Bond film.

Tom Hardy is reportedly up for the role of the lead villain in X-Men: Apocalypse.

Colin Farrell and Keanu Reeves are now said to be in the running to star in Doctor Strange. Jared Leto, Justin Theroux, Oscar Isaac, Ewan McGregor, Benedict Cumberbatch and Ryan Gosling are also said to be under consideration for the titular role.

Jena Malone is said to be playing Robin in Batman VS Superman: Dawn Of Justice.

Robert Redford is reportedly in talks to star in Disney’s remake of Pete’s Dragon.

Guillermo Del Toro let it slip that he’s already planning for a third Pacific Rim.  The second entry is due in theaters on April 7, 2017.

Warner Bros. is said to be in talks with Will Smith, Tom Hardy, Ryan Gosling and Margot Robbie (The Wolf Of Wall Street) for the adaptation of Suicide Squad.

Scarlett Johansson has reportedly been offered the lead role in Dreamworks’ live action version of Ghost In The Shell.  Rupert Sanders (Snow White And The Huntsman) is set to direct.

Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them will be released on November 18, 2016, and the following two films in the Harry Potter spin-off trilogy will be out in 2018 and 2020.  David Yates is expected to direct.

Ryan Gosling may star in The Secret Life Of Houdini for Dean Parisot (Red 2).

Christian Bale is said to be the top choice to replace Leonardo DiCaprio in Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs biopic.

Pedro Pascal (Game Of Thrones) may portray Pontius Pilate in the Ben-Hur remake.  Also, Gal Gadot has reportedly landed the lead female role in the film.

Javier Bardem is in talks to be the villain in Pirates Of The Caribbean 5: Dead Men Tell No Tales.

Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema have officially released their DC-centric schedule:

Batman VS Superman: Dawn Of Justice (2016)
Suicide Squad (2016)
Wonder Woman (2017)
Justice League: Part One (2017)
The Flash (2018)
Aquaman (2018)
Shazam (2019)
Justice League: Part Two (2019)
Cyborg (2020)
Green Lantern (2020)

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October 11, 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!

Warner Bros. is set to make a Lego Movie-spinoff that will feature Batman.  Will Arnett is set to return to voice the character.

Léa Seydoux (Inglorious Basterds) has reportedly landed a role in the next Bond film.

Jennifer Jason Leigh has landed a lead role in Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight.

Paul Feig is officially set to reboot Ghostbusters will an all-female cast.  Katie Dippold (The Heat) will write the script.

Gore Verbinski and Steve Carell are said to be working on a paranoid thriller.

Stephen King recently noted that Josh Boone’s adaptation of The Stand could span more than one movie.

Sony is reportedly trying to launch a cinematic universe that’s centered around Robin Hood.  Hood would be the first movie.  Cory Goodman (Priest) wrote the script, which is said to be Mission Impossible meets Fast & Furious.

James DeMonaco is set to return to write and direct the next Purge film.

Rumor has it that Brainiac will be the villain in the Justice League movie.

The rumored characters for the Suicide Squad movie are Blockbuster, Multiplex, Jaculi, Mindboggler, Harkness, Vixen, and Deadshot.

The Jim Henson Company is reportedly developing a Dark Crystal sequel and big screen adaptations for Which Witch, Frog And Toad and Fraggle Rock.

Luke Wilson may portray Roger Goodell in a movie about the NFL and concussions.  Peter Landesman (Parkland) is directing and Ridley Scott is producing.

Sony has bumped Inferno (the follow-up to The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons) from December 18, 2015 to October 14, 2016.

Jai Courtney recently said he expects Terminator Genisys to be PG-13.  He also noted that he thinks the next two films in the new trilogy will be shot back to back.

Director Wes Ball has let it be known that he does not intend to stretch The Death Cure (the third book in the Maze Runner series) into two films.

Both Marvel and Sony have confirmed that there have been some discussions about Spider-Man appearing in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.  Obviously though, there are a lot of hurdles to clear and such a crossover isn’t expected to happen anytime soon.

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October 4, 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!

Dwayne Johnson is set to star in a Baywatch movie.  It will be directed by Sean Anders and John Morris (Horrible Bosses 2).

Leonardo DiCaprio has dropped out of the Danny Boyle-directed, Aaron Sorkin-scripted Steve Jobs biopic.

Joaquin Phoenix will not star in Doctor Strange.  He reportedly did not want to sign a multi-picture deal.  Ethan Hawke is now the rumored frontrunner for the role.

Daniel Radcliffe has signed on for a role in Now You See Me 2.

Catherine Zeta-Jones is set to star in The Godmother.  The film is said to revolve around the true story of Griselda Blanco, who was once a Colombian drug lord.

Threshold Entertainment and the Tetris Company recently came out and said they’re working on a film that’s based on the classic game.

Robert Downey Jr. has let it be known that he’ll return for Iron Man 4 if Mel Gibson is allowed to direct it.

Jeff Daniels is reportedly in talks for a role in Ridley Scott’s The Martian.

The Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon sequel will be released through Netflix.  Also, the streaming service has signed a four-picture deal with Adam Sandler.

Warner Bros. is reportedly set to reboot I Am Legend.  Will Smith is not expected to return.

Eric Bana has landed a role in The Finest Hours.  The film is said to be based on the true story of a daring rescue off the New England coast in 1952.

Ben Affleck may star in Gavin O’Connor’s The Accountant, which is said to be about an accountant who moonlights as an assassin.

Rhianna may make a cameo in the next Bond film.

Dave Callaham (Godzilla) has been hired to write Zombieland 2.  Ruben Fleischer is expected to return to direct the sequel.

Kevin Smith has reportedly landed financing for Clerks III.

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Weekly Movie News Rundown

September 27, 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!

Director Dan Trachtenberg recently noted that his adaptation of Y: The Last Man is officially dead.

Alex Winter has confirmed that he and Keanu Reeves are set to return for Bill & Ted 3.  Dean Parisot (Galaxy Quest) is expected to direct.

Liam Neeson has joined the cast of Ted 2.

Michael Pena and Jessica Chastain are reportedly in talks for roles in Ridley Scott’s The Martian.  Matt Damon is already set to star.

Viggo Mortensen is rumored to be up for a part in Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful 8.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt will reportedly play the lead role in Oliver Stone’s upcoming film about Edward Snowden.  The script is said to be based on Time of the Octopus, a document that was written by Snowden’s lawyer Anatoly Kucherena.

Peter Dinklage is set to appear in The Thicket.  It’s said to be a western, and he will apparently portray a bounty hunter.

Due to a scheduling conflict with Star Trek 3, Roberto Orci is no longer attached in any form to the The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers big screen reboot.

Taken 3 is officially set to be called Tak3n.  Sorry.

Patrick Wilson and Matthew Fox have joined the cast of Bone Tomahawk.  Kurt Russell and Richard Jenkins are already set to star in the movie, which is said to be a western that follows four men as they try to save a group of captives from a band of cannibalistic troglodytes.

Bryan Cranston and Matt Damn may star in Zhang Yimou’s The Great Wall.  The film will reportedly center around a group of British soldiers who witness the construction of the Great Wall of China.

Rumor has it that Avengers 3 may be a two-volume film.

Jude Law, Colin Firth, Guy Pearce, Dominic West, Nicole Kidman and Laura Linney will star in Genius.  The film is said to detail the complex relationship between literary giant Thomas Wolfe and iconic editor Max Perkins.

Adian Gillen (Game of Thrones) has landed a role in the upcoming Maze Runner sequel.

Bryan Singer is officially set to direct X-Men: Apocalypse.

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