Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, known for their sketch show 'Key & Peele,' are two of the hottest comedic performers working today so it's no surprise they've been offered a plum movie deal. In this case the duo have signed on to produce the 'Police Academy' reboot for New Line.
Though we're still no closer to knowing who will lead 'Star Wars: Episode 7,' the latest casting rumor suggests that '12 Years a Slave' Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o is up to play one of the villains -- or a descendant of Obi-Wan Kenobi -- in the film.
'Batman Vs. Superman' (or as it's officially known, 'The Untitled Zack Snyder Super Hero Film'), is already crowded with superheroes, which makes it feel like Warner Brothers was trying to make the 'Man of Steel' sequel into a 'Justice League' movie. The latest rumor suggests that 'Batman Vs. Superman' won't be a 'Justice League' movie, but will lead directly into one that will co-star Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.
It's been a while since we've heard any rumblings about 'Star Wars: Episode 7,' likely because the film went/is still going through a page one rewrite, but if the film is going to make its December 18, 2015 release date, we're going to start hearing about who's getting cast shortly. The latest word is that 'Breaking Bad' star Jesse Plemons is being courted for a role.
The first trailer for 'Transcendence' has landed -- which stars Johnny Depp and is directed by Wally Pfister -- and it's familiar but fascinating. The film is a thriller about the possible dangers of the singularity, or at least the singularity fronted by Johnny Depp.
The second trailer for David Ayer's 'Sabotage' plays down the comedy and plays up the stakes as Arnold Schwarzenegger heads a DEA team that finds millions of dollars, which leads to them being targeted for revenge by a drug cartel. And then there's a pesky problem that someone on the team may have taken some of the money.
Duncan Jones' 'Warcraft' was originally scheduled for release on December 18, 2015, which it called before 'Star Wars: Episode 7' announced when it would be hitting theaters (many thought the new 'Star Wars' would go with mid-May as with all the previous films). But now that 'Episode 7' has picked the same weekend, 'Warcraft' blinked and has moved to March 11, 2016.
There's been a long wait for 'Mad Max: Fury Road.' The last 'Max' film came out in 1985, while rumors of a fourth film have been building since 2003, when director George Miller first announced he had a script and was ready to start pre-production. Shooting commenced in the summer of 2012, but in the interim there's only been one picture from the set and little else. But now, finally, the film has a release date: May 15, 2015.
There have been a number of Young Adult adaptations made of late -- arguably too many -- that focus on the growing pains of becoming an adult while dealing with a dystopian future, or magic, or vampires and werewolves. But though these movies have had their jokes, none have been pitched as comedies, and that might be where 'Vampire Academy' succeeds.
Though the franchise was successful under Pierce Brosnan's run, when Daniel Craig became James Bond the series got a new life and a rebooting, with 'Casino Royale' starting just as Bond received his license to kill. The series has done a lot of work to integrate previous Bond lore with its more modern approach (and recently re-introduced Miss Moneypenny), but now it seems the path is clear for Bond's most famous nemesis Blofeld to return to the series.
Though the boom years of Hollywood remaking horror classics from the seventies and eighties seems to have come and gone, there are still some stragglers -- like the recent version of 'Carrie' -- that have yet to be redone. Today there was word of a new 'Pet Sematary,' and -- to keep in the Halloween spirit -- 'Sleepaway Camp' is now up for remaking.
The best way to soothe fans of a property is get the original creator(s) involved (see also: Lawrence Kasdan, 'Star Wars: Episode 7'), so the Dimension films have done a smart thing by hiring original writer/director/horror legend Clive Barker to pen the remake of 'Hellraiser,' and Barker says that he'll be bringing back Doug Bradley to play the film's iconic character Pinhead.
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