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In case you hadn't heard, the film Midnight Rider, about musician Gregg Allman of The Allman Brothers, encountered a tragic production halt when camera assistant Sarah Jones was killed on set in an accident involving a train during filming in Atlanta, Georgia. The accident has actually put the project and some of the filmmakers in hot water due to some uncertainty regarding the safety of crew members on set in what might have been a dangerous production decision. Courts and various unions are dealing with the issue, but director and producer Randall Miller has been trying to resume production in LA. But that might be hard.
Following a premiere at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s Bing Theater a year ago and hitting theaters in Japan shortly thereafter, the directorial debut of Japanese artist Takashi Murakami is coming to United States theaters by way of an eight-city tour. The film is called Jellyfish Eyes, and features a coming-of-age story that unfolds due to an unusual relationship with an odd jellyfish creature. Though the film is in the same vein as something like E.T. The Extra Terrestrial, you've never seen a story like this told with such a unique visual palette. Details on where you can catch this film are below along with the trailer.
When the sequel Sin City: A Dame to Kill For hits theaters in August, it will have been nearly 10 years since the first graphic novel adaptation hit theaters. It remains to be seen if there's still an audience eager for more of Frank Miller's seedy, stylized film noir, but with an impressive cast that posts Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Eva Green, Mickey Rourke, Ray Liotta, Rosario Dawson, Josh Brolin, Jessica Alba and many more, there should be some interest at least. Now to hype things up we have a shorter trailer for the sequel, which is like a condensed version of the original teaser from last month. Watch below!
Following news that director Colin Trevorrow has already been part of the planning of more sequels in the Jurassic Park franchise to follow next summer's pseudo franchise reboot Jurassic World, we have the first official photos from the tropical set on location in Hawaii. Production began on April 14th, so we don't have any shots of the dinosaurs, but we do get a glimpse of Bryce Dallas Howard shooting a scene. She's dressed pretty fancy, and judging from the room, it seems like she might be the new John Hammond, behind the scenes of the operational dinosaur theme park we saw in some concept art recently. There's also a look at Isla Nublar and one of the park's new vehicles that has some damage, likely from a dinosaur. Look!
This summer we'll see The Bourne Identity director Doug Liman's sci-fi action flick Edge of Tomorrow hit theaters, but the filmmaker has a whole slew of projects in his future. The latest directing gig for Liman seems to be the video game adaptation of Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell starring Tom Hardy, and now THR has word that the director will head into children's sci-fi territory for a new project called Railhead set up at Warner Bros. Based on Philip Reeve's upcoming book of the same name, the book is set in a futuristic world where trains run through space by way of portals. Sounds like there's the potential for a space western here.
With Transformers and G.I. Joe making the jump to the big screen, and other toys like Hot Wheels in development, maybe it's time the girls had some fun too. With something like The LEGO Movie making waves with everyone, Mattel is finally ready to bring their classic doll Barbie to the big screen with Deadline reporting Sony Pictures has landed the rights to the bestselling toy with the intention of turning it into a live-action comedy franchise. This isn't just a development deal, but rather a plan that is moving very quickly to get the film made, with Jenny Bicks (Rio 2, What a Girls Wants, "Sex and the City") writing it.
After finding success at Disney with The National Treasure franchise, even though development on a third film in the franchise has been stagnant, director Jon Turteltaub is staying comfortable at the House of Mouse with a new project. Deadline has word that the man who was also at the helm of Disney's Cool Runnings, The Kid and The Sorcerer's Apprentice will now direct It's a Small World, an adaptation of the staple theme park attraction with an infectious song that is celebrating it's 50th anniversary. Again, this sounds silly, but if Pirates of the Caribbean can turn into a billion dollar franchise, anything can happen.
Following their tasty, international comedy The Trip in 2010, Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon are back for seconds with The Trip to Italy. The comedy sequel debuted at Sundance earlier this year, and is already airing for our friends across the pond on BBC. But here in the United States, the film will hit theaters sometime this year, and the first trailer has arrived to show off more fantastic impressions, in depth discussions on particular music, and in a bit of meta writing, the merit of sequels. For anyone who enjoyed the largely improvised original film (which is on Netflix Instant), this looks like a fun return. Watch below!
Briefly: For those who might not know, while Mark Ruffalo voiced The Incredible Hulk when he delivered his single line mocking Loki in The Avengers, the rest of the roaring, grunting and other various sounds made by the big green hero were brought to life by television's Hulk actor Lou Ferrigno. While appearing at WonderCon over the weekend, Nuke the Fridge (via Digital Spy) revealed that Ferrigno confirmed his return to voice Hulk again for The Avengers: Age of Ultron. We're betting Hulk's dialogue will be very limited again, but his role should be pivotal, and we've already seen him fighting with Black Widow and Tony Stark's Hulkbuster armor in the cool concept art revealed recently. Stay tuned for more.
Though we won't see Universal's sequel Jurassic World until next summer, that doesn't mean the studio isn't already planning on more sequels to follow what will essentially be a franchise reboot. Though we haven't gotten any specific details on the plot, the concept art that surfaced shows off a fully functional version of Jurassic Park, and one that will likely be stricken by disaster when dinosaurs break free again. Hopefully we'll get more information on that soon, but in the meantime, director Colin Trevorrow spoke with Empire and discussed an awareness of plans for sequels to follow Jurassic World to not be episodic.
Just two days after Easter brought religious people another moving Sunday, and people who love candy a series of pastel colored chocolates and edible bunnies, one of the signature candies of the spring holiday just struck a movie deal. Deadline reports Adam Rifkin, known for writing family fare like Mousehunt, Underdog and Small Soldiers and directing films like Detroit Rock City and The Chase, has optioned the rights to the sugary, marshmallow candy Peeps into a feature film and maybe even a TV series. Candy company Just Born was sold on a pitch for an animated feature in the vein of The LEGO Movie, so whatever.
"I will not be intimidated." Liberty has debuted two new trailers for the indie WWII drama Walking with the Enemy, directed by Mark Schmidt, starring an international cast including Sir Ben Kingsley looking like a fine chap, all right, plus Jonas Armstrong (Book of Blood, Edge of Tomorrow), Hannah Tointon (The Children, The Body, The Lost Future), Burn Gorman (Pacific Rim, The Dark Knight Rises), Mark Wells and William Hope (Captain America, Dark Shadows). The film is set mostly in Hungary, and looks surprisingly powerful and epic, despite the indie feeling to it. Two new trailers join the original trailer a few months ago. This looks like it might be worth seeing, but it doesn't have many good reviews yet. Take a look.
Nearly four years ago, Naomi Watts was tapped to play Marilyn Monroe in Blonde, an adaptation of the book of the same name by Joyce Carol Oates that will be directed by Andrew Dominik (The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford). However, the actress seems to have fallen away from the project with The Wrap reporting that Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty, The Help) is now getting close to a deal to play the iconic actress. Unlike My Week with Marilyn starring Michelle Williams, this aims to be a more extensive look at Monroe's life, but with a twist from the source material.
Planning a heist is hard enough, but how about planning one with your ex-husband or ex-wife? That's what the premise of the comedy The Love Punch sets forth in the first trailer for the film starring Pierce Brosnan and Emma Thompson. After their retirement nest egg goes belly up, Richard and Kate (Brosnan and Thompson) decide to steal a $10 million diamond from the man responsible for the scheme that set them back. While they're forced to put aside their bickering to accomplish this outlandish task, of course, this time spent together seems to reignite the spark that made them fall in love. Watch the trailer!