The first images of Tyler Perry not wearing a dress in the James Patterson adaptation Alex Cross have gone online. Directed by Rob Cohen (The Fast and the Furious) the film is based on Patterson’s book I, Alex Cross, and Perry stars as the titular detective who was previously played by Morgan Freeman in the Patterson adaptations Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider. More interesting, though, are the first images of Matthew Fox as the film’s villain. He looks absolutely insane and ripped out of his mind. I literally stared at one image for 10 seconds before I realized it was Fox who was putting someone in a Hulk-ed out choke hold. It’s honestly kind of disturbing.
Anyway, hit the jump to check out the images, which also feature Edward Burns as Perry’s partner. Alex Cross opens on October 26th.
We’ve got a few release dates to share with you today. First and foremost, The Wolverine is finally set to land on July 26th, 2013. The sequel to 2009’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine has gone through a lengthy development process, as Darren Aronofsky was initially set to direct before ultimately dropping out. James Mangold (3:10 to Yuma, Knight and Day) is now set to helm the follow-up, which will take place mostly in Japan.
Story details are scarce, but Hugh Jackman recently hinted that they may end up filming both a PG-13 and R-rated version of the pic. While Mangold isn’t as exciting a choice as Aronofsky, I’m a fan of his previous work and I look forward to seeing what he does with the Wolverine character. The pic faces very little competition on that late July release date, as the Dirty Dancing reboot and the Phineas and Ferb movie are the only other films currently scheduled for the same weekend. Hit the jump for release date news concerning the Tyler Perry-fronted James Patterson adaptation Alex Cross, as well as a last minute shuffle for This Means War.