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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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Weekly Movie News Rundown

June 21, 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!

Rian Johnson is said to be set to write and direct Star Wars: Episode VIII.  His deal reportedly also allows him to write the treatment for Star Wars: Episode IX.

Jon Spaihts (Prometheus) has been hired to rewrite the script for Doctor Strange.

Colin Firth is no longer set to lend his voice to Paddington.

Rumor has it that a standalone Batman film will arrive in 2019.

The next Bourne movie has been delayed to 2016.  Justin Lin is still set to direct.  Matt Damon is not expected to appear in the film.

Scott Derrickson (Sinister) has been hired to direct a big screen version of The Outer Limits.

Aaron Sorkin is talks to write the adaptation of Flash Boys.  The book deals with the practice of high-frequency trading on Wall Street and how it became a way to rig the system.

Mark Ruffalo recently noted that Marvel is once again considering ways to do a Hulk standalone film.

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Weekly Movie News Rundown

June 14, 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!

Jason Mamoa is reportedly set to play Aquaman in Batman VS Superman: Dawn Of Justice.

Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling may star in Shane Black’s noir film, The Nice Guys.

Tom Hiddleston (The Avengers) is set to portray Hank Williams in the biopic I Saw The Light.  Marc Abrams (Flash Of Genius) will direct.

Guillermo Del Toro will no longer direct Beauty for Warner Bros.  He reportedly had to drop out due to a scheduling conflict.  Emma Watson is still set to star in the film.

Sony is developing a live action/CG-animated franchise based on Sonic The Hedgehog.

Josh Brolin has signed on for a role in the Coen Brothers’ upcoming comedy Hail, Caesar.

Ice Cube’s son, Jonathan Herman, will portray his father in F. Gary Gray’s NWA biopic, Straight Outta Compton.

Kristen Wiig will make her directorial debut via a currently untitled buddy comedy.

Jon Chu (GI Joe: Retaliation) may direct Now You See Me 2.

Bryan Cogman (Game Of Thrones) has been hired to pen the script for the Magic: The Gathering movie.

There’s a rumor that says this is Warner Bros’ plan for their DC films – Batman VS Superman: Dawn Of Justice (May 2016), Shazam (July 2016), Sandman (December 2016), Justice League (May 2017), Wonder Woman (July 2017), Green Lantern & Flash Team-Up (December 2017), Man Of Steel 2 (May 2018).

Keanu Reeves is set to replace Daniel Craig in the courtroom drama The Whole Truth.

Rumor has it that Sony may delay The Amazing Spider-Man 3 from June 2016 to sometime in 2017.

Now that he’s committed to I Walk With The Dead, Nicolas Winding Regn will no longer direct the haunted horror film The Bringing.

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Weekly Movie News Rundown

June 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!

Peyton Reed (Yes, Man) has been hired to replace Edgar Wright as the director of Ant-Man. Adam McKay penned the revised script.

Benedict Cumberbatch, Jared Leto and Tom Hardy are the latest names to be rumored for the lead role in Marvel’s upcoming Doctor Strange film.  Scott Derrickson (The Exorcism Of Emily Rose) was just hired to direct the film.

Denzel Washington may star in Antoine Fuqua’s Magnificent Seven remake.

Bill Condon (Dreamgirls) has officially been hired to direct Disney’s live action version of Beauty & The Beast.

Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell will re-team for the comedy Daddy’s Home.

Josh Trank (Chronicle) has been hired to direct one of the currently unannounced Star Wars stand-alone entries.

Due to incomplete special effects shots, the Wachowski’s Jupiter Ascending has been delayed from July 18 to February 6.

Jordan Vogt-Roberts (The Kings Of Summer) is reportedly in talks to direct a Metal Gear Solid movie.

Gavin O’Connor (Warrior) is set to direct the action-adventure film Massacre In The Himalayas.

Emily Blunt is reportedly close to signing on for a part in Batman VS Superman: Dawn Of Justice.

Oliver Stone is set direct the story of Edward Snowden.  It’s said to be based on The Snowden Files: The Inside Story Of The World’s Most Wanted Man.

Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years A Slave) and Gwendoline Christie (Game Of Thrones) have landed roles in Star Wars: Episode VII.

Jeremy Renner recently noted that he expects to be in Mission Impossible 5.

Nicolas Winding Refn (Drive) will next direct the horror-thriller I Walk With The Dead.  No word yet on a cast or plot.

Naomi Watts has landed the role of Evelyn in Insurgent and Allegiant.

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Weekly Movie News Rundown

May 31, 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!

Adam McKay is reportedly in talks to replace Edgar Wright as the director of Ant-Man.

Josh Brolin is set to voice Thanos in Guardians Of The Galaxy.

Will Smith has dropped out of the sci-fi/superhero flick Brilliance.  No word yet on why he left or who might replace him.

Roland Emmerich is set to direct a new Stargate trilogy.

James Mangold (The Wolverine) is reportedly in talks to direct a Joe Namath biopic.

Steven Knight (Eastern Promises) has been hired to write the sequel for World War Z.

Antoine Fuqua is set to direct Narco Sub.  The movie is about a submarine that’s used by drug cartels to ship cocaine into the US.

Johnny Depp may portray Harry Houdini in The Secret Life Of Houdini.  It’s said to be an action thriller in the vein of Indiana Jones.

Despite saying he would never make the movie, it looks as though Quentin Tarantino will direct The Hateful Eight later this year.

George Nolfi (The Adjustment Bureau) is set to direct Birth Of The Dragon.  The biopic will reportedly document Bruce Lee’s legendary duel with Wong Jack Man.

Joe and Anthony Russo (Captain America: The Winter Solider) will write and direct the adaptation of Mark Greaney’s novel The Gray Man.

Newcomer Carter Blanchard has been hired to write the second draft of the script for ID4EVER, the sequel to Independence Day.

John McTiernan may direct Nicolas Cage in a movie called Red Squad.  The film is said to be about a former DEA agent and his team of mercenaries trying to take down a drug lord.

The American remake of The Raid has been delayed due to casting issues.

A remake of Cliffhanger is currently underway over at StudioCanal.  There’s no director or cast currently attached to it.

Alfonso Cuaron recently noted that he will not be directing the Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them.

Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy may star in Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s The Revenant.  The movie is said to center around a man who is seeking revenge on those who once left him for dead.

Anthony Mackie (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) may star in a Jesse Owens biopic.  No word yet on a the exact title of the movie.

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Weekly Movie News Rundown

May 17, 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 there’s a plan for Star Wars films through 2020. Aside from Episodes VII-IX, the other entries are said to be centered around Boba Fett, Han Solo and Red Five (Skywalker’s call sign in the Rebel Alliance).

It’s being reported that Maisie Richardson-Sellers and Katie Jarvis have landed roles in Star Wars: Episode VII.

Universal and Legendary are rumored to be working on a film based on Namor: The Submariner.

Harrison Ford has officially been offered the role of Deckard in Blade Runner 2.

Edgar Ramirez (Carlos) is set to replace Gerard Butler in the Point Break remake.

Kathryn Bigelow is set to direct an adaptation of Anand Giridharadas’ The True American: Murder And Mercy.  Tom Hardy will star in the film.

Nicholas Winding Refn (Drive) is in talks to direct the horror thriller The Bringing.

Marvel is said to be considering Zac Efron for a role in their next phase of films.

Roberto Orci has officially signed on to direct Star Trek 3.

Ridley Scott may direct The Martian.  Matt Damon is set to star in the film about a man stranded on Mars.

Channing Tatum is reportedly set to portray Gambit in X-Men: Apocalypse.

David Bautista and George St. Pierre have signed on to appear in the Kickboxer remake.

Nicholas Hoult (X-Men: Days Of Future Past) and Emilia Clarke (Game Of Thrones) are set to portray Bonnie and Clyde in the adaptation of the book Go Down Together: The True, Untold Story Of Bonnie And Clyde.

Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis are set to star in Richard Linklater’s Larry’s Kidney.  The film is said to follow a man who must travel to China to help his black-sheep cousin Larry receive an illegal kidney transplant, collect a mail-order bride, and stop a hit-man from killing their uncle.  The two are also said to be working on another comedy titled Will.

The Coen Brothers will next direct Hail Caesar.  Set in the 50s, it will center around a man who works for a movie studio.

Aaron Johnson recently noted that there are no current plans for Kick-Ass 3.

The Harry Potter spinoff Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them is due out in 2016.

John Hurt may star in Terry Gilliam’s long troubled The Man Who Killed Don Quixote.

Chiwetel Ejiofor and Gwyneth Paltrow are set to star in the remake of Argentinian foreign-language Oscar winner The Secret In Their Eyes.

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Weekly Movie News Rundown

May 10, 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!

Will Staples (Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3) has been hired to re-write the script for Mission Impossible 5.

Screenwriter Roberto Orci is said to be the frontrunner to direct Star Trek 3.  He co-wrote the first two films in the rebooted series.

John Goodman and Ken Watanabe are set to voice two of the new Autobots in Transformers: Age Of Extinction.

Chris Hemsworth has reportedly been offered a lead role in the planned reboot of the Lethal Weapon franchise.  In the new version, he would play the son of Martin Riggs.

Liam Neeson and Felicity Jones have landed roles in the adaptation of A Monster Calls.  The book is centered around a boy who is haunted be a tree that tells him scary stories every night.

Rebel Wilson (Super Fun Night) is set to star in a remake of Private Benjamin.

Disney has confirmed that they are working on three Star Wars spin-off films.

Lionsgate is currently working on bringing the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers back to the big screen.

Gerard Butler has dropped out of the Point Break remake.  He reportedly left the project due to creative differences and a scheduling conflict.

Newcomer Andrew Baldwin has been hired to write the next Bourne entry.  Justin Lin is still attached to direct.

Ian McKellen and Laura Linney are set to star in Bill Condon’s Sherlock Holmes movie, A Slight Trick Of The Mind.

Emma Stone will star opposite Joaquin Phoenix in Woody Allen’s next film.

A sequel to Spring Breakers is currently in development.  None of the cast members from the original are expected to return.  Irvine Welsh (Trainspotting) penned the script.

Anna Kendrick and Sam Rockwell will star in Mr. Right.  It’s about a woman who finds out that the love of her life is a reformed hit man.  Max Landis (Chronicle) wrote the script.

Sigourney Weaver recently confirmed that she will appear in the next three Avatar movies.

Will Ferrell and Adam McKay are said to be working on a new animated Flintstones movie.

Jay Roach will direct The Trade for Warner Bros.  It’s based on a 1970s scandal in which two New York Yankees pitchers admitted to swapping wives with each other.

Writer Leigh Whannell will make his directorial debut with Insidious: Chapter 3.

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