Here are the latest release dates for the following films:
- Oldboy – The Spike Lee-directed remake of Chan-wook Park’s revenge thriller stars Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Olsen and Sharlto Copley, and will now open two weeks later on October 25th.
- Endless Love – Shana Feste’s remake of the 1981 film stars Alex Pettyfer and Gabriella Wilde. The picture will open on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2014.
Release dates courtesy of Box Office Mojo.
Here’s today’s latest casting news:
Hit the jump for more on each casting announcement.
Some new set photos from Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla reboot have popped up. As expected in a giant rampaging monster movie, the images show scenes of wanton destruction of a small Japanese fishing village and what appears to be schoolchildren fleeing from said monster. Unfortunately, our only look at the title monster is a giant blue screen that towers over the set. Be sure to check out previous galleries of set photos here, here and here.
Godzilla stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Juliette Binoche, David Strathairn, Bryan Crantson, Ken Watanabe, and Richard T. Jones and opens in 3D on May 16, 2014. See the images after the jump.
Producer Joe Roth does enjoy his fairy-tale reimaginings. His recent films including Alice in Wonderland, Snow White and the Huntsman, Oz the Great and Powerful, and the upcoming Maleficent, which is the tale of Sleeping Beauty told from the villain’s perspective. Since Alice and Oz were both monster hits, it’s not surprise that Roth is now planning another fairy-tale* movie. According to Deadline, Roth has picked up the rights for Soman Chainani‘s new young adult novel, The School for Good and Evil. The story takes place in a school where students are chosen and trained to become heroes or villains. The beautiful Sophie expects to be a princess in the School for Good while her homely best friend Agatha readies herself to be a witch in the School for Evil. But when they arrive, their roles are reversed. It sounds like a fun premise that’s reminiscent of the opening of Wicked. The book is the first in a planned trilogy, so Universal Pictures’ seven-figure deal makes even more sense when a potential franchise is at stake.
Deadline reports that Chainani will co-write the script with her former screenwriting professor Malia Scotch Marmo (Hook). Hit the jump for the official synopsis of The School for Good and Evil.
Though production is already well underway on director Bryan Singer’s sequel X-Men: Future Past in Canada, a late addition to the cast has been made. Singer announced today on Twitter that American Horror Story star Evan Peters will play Quicksilver in the star-studded superhero pic, though this may make things quite complicated for Marvel’s The Avengers 2. In comics lore, Quicksilver is a mutant capable of moving and thinking at superhuman speeds. He also happens to be the son of Magneto, along with his twin sister Scarlet Witch. While this is certainly a fascinating cast addition to the time-bending X-Men: Days of Future Past, it could very well affect Marvel’s Avengers sequel as Joss Whedon only recently revealed that he’s written both Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch into his script. Hit the jump for more.
New posters have been released for World War Z, Pacific Rim, and The Conjuring. Starting with World War Z, Paramount seems determined to make sure that no zombies are shown in the marketing beyond a faceless hoard. This new poster also copies the previous one, and so we’re stuck with a handsome guy looking over devastation. Is that enough to get people interested? Moving on to Pacific Rim, it’s a giant robot about to take a nasty-looking blade to a giant monster. It’s easy to understand, and easy to like. Finally, the UK poster for The Conjuring is sadly generic and rests on the power of a creepy doll. This could be used for countless horror movies.
Hit the jump to check out the posters. World War Z opens in 3D on June 21st. Pacific Rim opens in 3D on July 12th. The Conjuring opens July 19th.
So much for retirement. Much has been made over the past year or so about the fact that filmmaker Steven Soderbergh would be taking a self-imposed hiatus from directing after the release of his Liberace film Behind the Candelabra. While Candelabra premieres on HBO this Sunday, it appears that Soderbergh is already coming out of “retirement” to direct a new TV series for Cinemax. The filmmaker will helm 10 episodes of a period series called The Knick, which will star Clive Owen and takes place in New York in 1900. Hit the jump for more.
I’ve come to the conclusion that MacGruber 2 is the new Anchorman 2. It’s the sequel we’ll want for years and years, but the studio will keep waiting to see if the cult fanbase is big enough to warrant a greenlight (or if there’s an empty spot in their calendar). It’s also worth noting that Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy made waaaaaay more money than MacGruber. But Will Forte can look forward to being asked about MacGruber 2 every time he does an interview, and he still seems fairly optimistic about the possibility. In April, he said “there will be some form” of the sequel, and now he tells Rolling Stone, “June 10th my writing partners John Solomon, Jorma Taccone, and I are locking ourselves in a room and writing it.” Forte also told Rolling Stone there have been discussions about bringing back Kristen Wiig and Ryan Phillippe. Of course, last June, Forte said he would be writing the script in the next six months, so he could just be messing with us.
Even if we hold out hope for a MacGruber 2, we shouldn’t expect it for years unless Forte rockets to the A-list. If he receives enough critical acclaim and attention for his performance in Alexander Payne‘s new drama, Nebraska, that might not be out of the realm of possibility. In the meantime, just keep chanting “KFBR392″.
Can’t get enough of AMC’s The Killing? Then enjoy this ominous new trailer for the Season 3, which hints at a new mystery involving a gruesome string of murders, new faces including Peter Sarsgaard as a menacing death row inmate, and, of course, both Sarah Linden and Stephen Holder as our favorite mismatched detective duo.
Be sure to tune in on Sunday, June 2 and 8/7c on AMC to see what sleep-deprivation-inducing cliffhangers are in store for the new season. Hit the jump to watch. [This article is sponsored content.]
Wednesday evening’s TV ratings are in. Here’s a rundown of the night’s original scripted programming:
- The season finale of ABC’s Modern Family garnered a 3.6 rating and 9.92 million viewers, down 3% from last week’s episode and down 12% from last year’s season finale. Elsewhere on ABC, The Middle hit a 2.0 rating and 7.53 million viewers for a rise of 5% from last week and even with last year’s finale, and the season one finale of Nashville scored a 1.9 rating and 6.07 million viewers, up 12% from last week’s 1.7 rating.
- On CBS, the two-hour season finale of Criminal Minds notched a 2.7 rating and 10.8 million viewers, rising 4% from last week’s 2.6 rating but down a whopping 25% from last year’s season finale 3.6 rating.
- Finally, on NBC Law & Order: SVU’s season finale hit a 1.6 rating and 6.68 million viewers for a rise of 7% from last week’s episode and a drop of 20% from last year’s season finale, and the season one finale of Chicago Fire hit a 1.7 rating and 6.17 million viewers, which is down 15% from last week’s 2.0 rating.
Despite what Hero Complex Gallery’s name might lead you to believe, not every HCG show is superhero-related. Often clever, generally awesome, and featuring a consistently talented pool of artists? Yes, for sure. Wall-to-wall prints featuring spandex-clad mutants, Kryptonian refugees, and/or unkillable Canadians with razor-sharp claws? Not so much.
Their next show– Arch Nemesis, which opens this Friday at the gallery’s Los Angeles location—falls somewhere in-between. Yes, you’ll get all the Batman, Fantastic Four, and Justice League posters you can handle…but they’ll be rubbing elbows with new prints based on geek-friendly properties like Predator, The Wizard of Oz, and Masters of The Universe. Wanna see some preview images from the show (and find out how you can win one of two extremely rare variant prints)? Meet me after the jump, folks.
There’s been some controversy over a scene in Star Trek Into Darkness where Carol Marcus (Alice Eve) strips down to her underwear on screen for no reason. Director J.J. Abrams recently went on Conan to explain his decision by saying that it was intended as a moment of levity in an action-packed scene. He also said that we see Kirk (Chris Pine) naked from the waist up post-threesome with some alien babes. Abrams doesn’t seem to quite get it that both scenes objectify women, but in terms of eye candy, Eve and Pine are both very attractive people. However, if you want some more partial nudity, it turns out there was a deleted scene of Benedict Cumberbatch showering, and thus creating today’s most searched phrase on Google. This is a real scene, not one made up by Conan.
Hit the jump to check out Cumberbatch’s “evil shower”.
The possibility of a Superman/Batman movie was seriously considered back in August 2001 when screenwriter Andrew Kevin Walker (Se7en) penned a script entitled “Batman vs. Superman“, which even reached the point of attaching director Wolfgang Petersen (Das Boot) before fizzling out. But bringing DC Comics’ two biggest heroes together (a team-up referred to as “World’s Finest”) is always an enticing possibility, and with Man of Steel set to take flight in a few weeks, the DC Movie Universe could be a fresh start. While Justice League is seen as the ultimate achievement of bringing DC Comics’ biggest heroes together, there’s no reason to rule out a film only featuring Batman and Superman. New Superman Henry Cavill is certainly intrigued by the idea.
Hit the jump for what he had to say regarding a Superman/Batman movie.
Universal is taking a jump back in time to reboot director Peter Hyams‘ 1994 sci-fi film Timecop, starring Jean Claude Van Damme. In the original film, time travel existed in 2004 (must have missed that development) and Timecops were employed to prevent criminals from messing with the time-stream for ill-gotten gain. Van Damme’s character, Walker, happened to run afoul of a crooked politician (Ron Silver) doing just that. The studio is looking to do an original reboot with a reworked concept; the project is currently out to writers. Van Damme is not involved with the project, but whoever they get to star best be able to do the splits.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer for the 1994 original.
Here’s the latest TV casting news:
- Billy Crystal (When Harry Met Sally) is set to star in The Comedians, a new comedy pilot on FX from showrunners Larry Charles (Seinfeld), Matt Nix (Burn Notice) and Ben Wexler (Community, Arrested Development).
- Logan Marshall-Green (Prometheus) will star in the Cinemax pilot, Quarry, based on the Max Allan Collins’ book about a Vietnam veteran.
- Emma Roberts (Aquamarine) will join the cast of the third season of FX’s horror anthology, American Horror Story: Coven.
Hit the jump for more on each casting announcement.