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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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Weekly Movie News Rundown

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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Weekly Movie News Rundown

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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Weekly Movie News Rundown

September 20, 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!

David Ayer (the upcoming Fury) may direct a Suicide Squad adaptation.  The comic centers around a team of supervillains who are given the chance to redeem themselves by completing a dangerous mission for the government.

Tom Hiddleston is set to star in the King Kong prequel Skull Island.

Max Borenstein (the upcoming Skull Island) has been hired to write the script for Godzilla 2.

A Deadpool movie is officially on the way.  Ryan Reynolds will star, Tim Miller will direct (it will be his debut effort) and it will be released on February 12, 2016.

Matthew McConaughey will not appear in Magic Mike XXL.

Martin Campbell may direct Hunter Killer.  It’s said to be a high-stakes story with nuclear war ramifications.

Jack Huston (Boardwalk Empire) is set to portray the titular character in Timur Bekmambetov’s remake of Ben-Hur.

Leslie Mann has landed a role in the upcoming reboot of Vacation.  Chevy Chase. Ed Helms and Christina Applegate are already set to star.

Angelina Jolie is reportedly set to direct Africa.  It’s said to be an epic drama about ivory poaching in the 80s.

Ang Lee will officially adapt the Iraq War novel Billy Lynn’s Halftime Walk.

Chris Hemsworth will produce and star in an adaptation of I’ll Never Get Out Of This World Alive.  The book follows Toby “Doc” Ebersole as he’s haunted by the ghost of Hank Williams.

Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass are reportedly in talks to return for another Bourne movie.  A Jeremy Lin-directed and Jeremy Renner-lead Bourne film is said to also still be in development.

The next Bond movie is set so start shooting in December of this year.

The Assassin Creed’s adaptation has been delayed indefinitely.

Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four has been bumped from August 7, 2015 to June 19, 2015.

Marvel’s Doctor Strange movie will be released on July 8, 2016.

Liam Neeson is reportedly being courted to star in the American version of Tell No One.

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Weekly Movie News Rundown

September 5, 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!

Andres Muschietti (Mama) is set to direct an adaptation of the game Shadow Of The Colossus.

Juliet Blake (The Hundred-Foot Journey) is set to produce an adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s graphic novel Hansel & Gretel.

George Clooney will reportedly direct a movie based on Rupert Murdoch and the shutdown of News Of The World.  It will be based on the Nick Davies book Hack Attack: The Inside Story Of How The Truth Caught Up With Rupert Murdoch.

Shia LaBeouf, Kate Mara and Gary Oldman will star in a psychological thriller titled Man Down.  Dito Montiel (A Guide To Recognizing Your Saints) will direct.

Dwayne Johnson let it be known that he will be portraying Black Adam in Shazam.

Dax Shepard and Michael Pena are set to star in the big screen version of the 70s/80s TV show Chips.

Sean Harris (Prometheus) is reportedly in talks to join Mission Impossible 5 as the villain.

Julia Roberts is reportedly set to star in the remake of The Secret In Their Eyes.  Chiwetel Ejiofor and Gwyneth Paltrow will also appear in the film.  Billy Ray (Shattered Glass) will direct.

Jessica Chastain and Kristen Wiig are said to be in early talks to join the cast of Ridley Scott’s The Martian.  Matt Damon is set to star.

Chan-wook Park (Oldboy) is set to direct an adaptation of the Sarah Waters’ book Fingersmith.

Rumor has it that Joaquin Phoenix is hesitant about starring in Doctor Strange.

James McTeigue will direct Alien Sleeper Cell.  It’s supposed to be the Bourne Identity meets an alien invasion.

Jesse Eisenberg and Shia LaBeouf will star in Todd Phillips’ Arms & The Dudes.  The film is said to center around the true story of two 20-somethings who go involved in a $300 million arms deal.

Margot Robbie (The Wolf Of Wall Street) is reportedly in talks to star in Rupert Sanders’ live action take on Ghost In The Shell.  She may also star opposite Charlie Hunnam (Pacific Rim) in the adaptation of the Charles Martin book A Mountain Between Us.

Sienna Miller, Zoe Saldana and Elle Fanning will star in Ben Affleck’s upcoming  adaptation of the Dennis Lehane novel Live By Night.

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Weekly Movie News Rundown

August 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!

Matthew McConaughey may portray Randall Flag in the upcoming adaptation of Stephen King’s The Stand.  Josh Boone (The Fault In Our Stars) is attached to direct.

Cate Blanchett, Christian Bale and Benedict Cumberbatch have joined the cast of Jungle Book: Origins.  The film will be Andy Serkis’ directorial debut.

Akiva Goldsman is reportedly in talks to pen the script for The Ring 3D.

Shane Black is set to direct the adaptation of William Murphy’s book series The Destroyer.  The books are centered around a character named Remo Williams, who works for a top secret branch of the US government.

David Yates may direct the first entry in the Harry Potter spin-off trilogy, Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them.

Zach Lipovsky (Leprechaun: Origins) has been hired to direct the adaptation of the zombie-centric video game Dead Rising.

Relativity Studios have started working on a sequel for The November Man.  Pierce Brosnan will reprise his role.

Ving Rhames has signed on to appear in Missions Impossible 5.

Steve Martin may star in Disney’s Magic Camp.  The movie is said to be about a straight-laced banker who returns to his childhood camp as a counselor.

Andrew Dominik (Killing Me Softly) is set to write a 3D remake of Shaolin Temple.  Justin Lin is expected to direct.

Rumor has it that Jennifer Lawrence has landed a role in Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight.

Mark Wahlberg may star in a movie based on the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Todd Phillips (The Hangover trilogy) may direct Bradley Cooper in an adaptation of the pulp novel series The Executioner, which follows anti-terrorist operative Mack Bolan.

Kevin Smith will direct Johnny Depp in Yoga Hosers.  It’s said to follow two Canadian teenage girls who join forces with an investigator to battle a threat to the Earth.

Paul Giamatti will portray Ruthless Records co-founder and NWA manager Jerry Heller in Straight Outta Compton.

Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost recently noted that they’re in the very early stages of what could be another loosely connected trilogy.

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Weekly Movie News Rundown

August 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!

Godzilla 2 has been given a release date of June 8, 2018.  Gareth Edwards will return to direct the sequel.

Martin Lawrence recently said that Bad Boys 3 is going to happen.

Tom Hiddleston may star in Timur Bekmambetov’s remake of Ben-Hur.

Kevin Costner, Ryan Reynolds, Gary Oldman, Gal Gadot and Tommy Lee Jones will star in Criminals.  The film is said to center around a prison inmate who is given a dead CIA operative’s memories so that he stop a diabolical plot.

Will Beall (Gangster Squad) and Kurt Johnstad (300) have been hired to pen individual scripts for Aquaman.  The best one will get made.

Vin Diesel let it slip that he may star in an Inhumans film for Marvel.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 will arrive in theaters on June 6, 2016.

Sylvester Stallone recently noted that he’s begun to train for Rambo V.

The Brad Pitt-lead Fury will now be released on October 17 instead of November 14.

Rumor has it that Michael Bay will pass on directing Transformers 5.

If you’d like to engage in some Star Wars: Episode VII spoilers, there’s plenty to be had here, here, here and here.

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Weekly Movie News Rundown

August 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!

The rights to Anne Rice’s The Vampire Chronicles have been picked up by Universal.

Samuel L. Jackson and Kevin Hart will star in The Black Phantom.  It’s said to be a buddy comedy.

Terminator: Genisys is officially the name of the new Terminator movie.

Richard Linklater has reportedly decided to not direct the remake of The Incredible Mr. Limpet.

Taylor Kitsch has reportedly been offered the lead role in the remake of The Raid.

Paul Feig (Bridesmaids) is reportedly looking at writing, directing and producing a female-centric Ghostbusters 3.

Eli Roth’s The Green Inferno has been removed from Open World’s release schedule.  No word yet on what will happen with the film.

Judd Apatow is set to produce a movie from the Lonely Island tro – Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone.

Scott Adkins (Ninja: Shadow of a Tear) and Tony Jaa (Ong Bak) have been cast in the remake of Kickboxer.  Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy), Georges St. Pieree (Captain America: The Winter Solider) and Alain Moussi (X-Men: Days of Future Past) are already set to appear in the movie.

Newcomer Daisy Ridley is expected to appear in Star Wars: Episode VII, VIII and IX.

Burr Steers (Igby Goes Down) is set to direct Pride And Prejudice And Zombies.  Lily James (Downton Abbey), Sam Riley (Maleficent) and Bella Heathcote (Dark Shadows) have been cast in the film.

Tom Cruise has reportedly been offered the lead role in South China Sea.  The movie is said to be an action thriller set on water.

Terry Gilliam recently noted that he hopes to shoot his eternally-gestating The Man Who Killed Don Quixote after Christmas.

Eric Bana may star opposite Rooney Mara in Jim Sheridan’s adaptation of Sebastian Barry’s The Secret Scripture.  The story centers around a woman at a mental hospital.

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Weekly Movie News Rundown

August 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!

Alex Kurtzman will kick off Universal’s new monster series by directing a reboot of The Mummy.

Elle Fanning is set to be the lead in an adaptation of All The Bright Places.

Jamie Foxx is set to star in a currently untitled Mike Tyson biopic.  Terence Winter (Wolf of Wall Street) is currently writing the script.

Joe Cornish (Attack The Block) may direct Skull Island, which is said to be a King Kong origin story.

Bill Murray will voice Baloo in Jon Favreau’s version The Jungle Book.  In case you missed it, Christopher Walken is King Louie, Ben Kingsley is Bagheera, Lupita Nyong’o is Raksha, Idris Elba is Shere Khan and Scarlett Johansson is Kaa.

Will Ferrell may portray Russ Meyer in Russ & Roger Go Beyond.  The movie is said to detail the relationship between Meyer and Roger Ebert.

Frank Darabont is officially set to direct The Huntsman.  It’s due out April 22, 2016.  Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron will return for the sequel.

Edward Zick (The Last Samurai) will co-write and direct an adaptation of the manga Soul Reviver.

Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight will be shoot in 70mm and it’ll be out next year.

Eva Green may join the cast of Tim Burton’s Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children.  The film is said to follow a boy trying to protect a group of orhpans on a mysterious island.

Paul Greengrass may direct an adaptation of Agent Storm.  The film will center around the true story of Morten Storm, an Islamic radical who became a double agent for the CIA, MI6 and Danish Intelligence.

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Weekly Movie News Rundown

July 26, 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!

James Gunn has officially signed on to write and direct Guardians Of The Galaxy 2.

Patrick Wilson has dropped out Ant-Man due to scheduling issues.  Matt Gerard and Kevin Weisman have also left the film, but their departures are said to be due to their characters being omitted in rewrites.

Marvel is said to be interested in having Joaquin Phoenix star in their Doctor Strange film.

Edgar Wright is set to direct Baby Driver.  The exact plot isn’t known, but the film is said to be a collision of crime, action, music and sound.  He’s also said to be looking at directing an adaptation of Grasshopper Jungle.  It’s said to be Stand By Me meets Attack The Block.

Michael Finch (Predators) has been hired to pen the script for the adaptation of the game Deus Ex: Human Revolution.

Chris Terrio is said to be wanted to write the script for the Justice League movie.  He wrote Batman VS Superman: Dawn Of Justice.

Dwayne Johnson recently hinted that he may be playing Shazam in Warner Bros’ upcoming slate of DC films.

Jake Gyllenhaal and Naomi Watts are set to star in Jean-Mar Vallee’s Demolition.  The film is said to follow a banker trying to put his life back together after the death of his wife.

Maisie Williams (Game Of Thrones) is reportedly being considered for one of the lead roles in the Sam Raimi-produced adaptation of the game The Last Of Us.

Idris Elba has landed a role in Guy Ritchie’s Knights Of The Roundtable: King Author.

Michael Caine has signed on for a role in the Vin Diesel-lead The Last Witch Hunter.

Will Ferrell and Adam McKay are set to produce an adaptation of Manimal.  The TV show was about a man who mastered the ability to morph into various animals to fight crime.

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Weekly Movie News Rundown

July 20, 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!

Mark Romanek is reportedly in talks to direct Overlook Hotel, the prequel to The Shining, for Warner Bros.

F. Javier Guiterrez (from the upcoming remake of The Crow) has been hired to direct The Ring 3.

Akiva Goldsman, Joby Harold and Tory Tunnell are set to produce an adaptation of the game Space Invaders.

Christina Chong (24: Live Another Day) has joined the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII.

Ron Howard will direct a documentary on the Beatles’ early touring years.

Christian Bale may star in James Mangold’s adaptation of John D. MacDonald’s The Deep Blue Goodbye.

Jon Favreau has cast newcomer Neel Sethi as Mogli in his live action version of The Jungle Book.

Angelina Jolie will direct Brad Pitt in By The Sea.  The movie is said to be a character-driven drama.

Darren Aronofsky may direct Moonfall.  The film is said to be a Fargo-esque thriller set on the moon.

Simon West (Con-Air) will direct Tolkien & Lewis, which will detail the relationship between J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis.

Matt Reeves recently noted that he hopes to follow up the next Apes entry with Invisible Woman.  The film is said to be a Hitchcock-style intimate character story.

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Weekly Movie News Rundown

July 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!

Scarlett Johnasson and Jonah Hill have joined the cast of the Coen Brothers’ Hail Caesar.  Channing Tatum, George Clooney, Josh Brolin, Tilda Swinton and Ralph Fiennes are already set to appear in the comedy.

Alec Baldwin and Rebecca Ferguson (The White Queen) are in talks to star in Mission Impossible 5.

Disney is set to turn Dumbo into a live action film.  Ehren Kruger (Transformers) will pen the script.

Ridley Scott is said to be looking at making a film based on the story of David and Goliath.

Die In A Gunfight writers Gabriel Ferrari and Andrew Barrer have been hired to revise the Ant-Man script.  Adam McKay recently did some work on it.

Peter Berg may direct Mark Wahlberg in an adaptation of The Six Million Dollar Man.

Guillermo Del Toro recently noted that he’s pretty certain that Hellboy 3 will never happen.  He also said that he plans to shoot a small black and white film before he does Pacific Rim 2.

Penelope Cruz has landed a role in Sacha Baron Cohen’s spy comedy Grimsby.

Kevin Smith has said that the Weinsteins have passed on financing Clerks III.

There’s a rumor floating around that Gus Van Sant may replace Shane Black as the director of the Death Note adaptation.

Dwayne Johnson may star in the adaptation of Robert Ludlum’s The Janson Directive.

Rose Leslie (Game of Thrones) will star opposite Vin Diesel in The Last Witch Hunter.

Rachel Weisz may join Michael Fassbender in the adaptation of M.L. Stedman’s The Light Between Oceans.

Robert Redford will portray Dan Rather in Truth.  Cate Blanchett is also attached to the film, which details the fallout after Rather incorrectly reported that George W. Bush had received special treatment when he was in the Air National Guard.

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Weekly Movie News Rundown

June 29, 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!

Neal Purvis and Robert Wade (Casino Royale and other Bond films) have reportedly been brought in to rework the script for the next Bond entry.

Doug Liman (Edge of Tomorrow) is reportedly in talks with Warner Bros. to direct a remake of Victory.  The original film followed a group of POWs who have to play a soccer match against the German Nation Team.

Frank Darabont (The Walking Dead) has been hired to direct Snow White And The Huntsman 2.

Pacific Rim 2 has been given the release date of April 7, 2017.

Shane Black has been hired to direct a new Predator sequel.

The WarGames remake is starting to come together.  Dean Israelite (Grace of Monaco) is expected to direct, and Ansel Elgort (The Fault In Our Stars) and Tye Sheridan (Mud) are said to be the main two up for the lead role.

Ridley Scott has officially committed to make this next film The Martian.  Matt Damon will star.  The movie is said to follow an astronaut who is stranded on Mars.

Sylvester Stallone is reportedly set to star in Rambo V.  The film is said to feature the titular star against a Mexican drug cartel.

Star Wars: Episode VII is said to be keeping its December 2015 release date and will not be bumped to May 2016.

Joe Carnahan (The Grey) is set to direct Five Against A Bullet.  The movie is said to center around a Mexican politician who hires the world’s five best bodyguards to protect him during an election.

Ben Kingsley will voice Bagheera in Jon Favreau’s version of The Jungle Book. The cast already includes Idris Elba as Shere Khan, Scarlett Johansson as Kaa, and Lupita Nyong’o as Rakcha.

John Turturro is reportedly trying to get permission to write and direct a Jesus (from The Big Lebowski) a spin-off film.

Director Breck Eisner (Sahara) has dropped out of The Karate Kid 2.  He apparently had a scheduling issue.  No word yet on who will replace him.

Zak Penn (The Avengers) has been hired to rewrite Ready Player One.  The film is said to be about a young teen trying to complete a treasure hunt in his favorite game so that he can take over the company behind it.

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