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Now this could end being up awesome. Hear me out. Not all car movies are going to turn out the same, but if they have Joe Kosinski at the helm that's pretty much guaranteed. THR's Heat Vision is reporting that Joe Kosinski, director of Tron Legacy and Oblivion, is now in talks for the Gran Turismo movie developing at Sony based on the racing video game. We've reported on it before, a few years ago when it was first picked up and when writer Alex Tse of Watchmen was attached. It has the right team to turn out kind of amazing for a video game movie, here's to hoping they pull it off. Kosinski is also attached to a few other projects.
This could be a great film if actually comes together as planned. Only time will tell. Deadline is reporting that Warner Bros has closed a deal on an adaptation of the memoir It's What I Do: A Photographer's Life Of Love And War, which was a popular project as many different studios/actors were interested. The package that Warner Bros has closed on apparently has Steven Spielberg attached to direct and Jennifer Lawrence attached to star. That's quite a line-up. Andrew Lazar (Jonah Hex, American Sniper, Mortdecai) will be producing. Of course, we know that both Spielberg and Lawrence are attached to a bunch of other projects as well, ranging from the sci-fi Passengers (for Lawrence) to another Indiana Jones (for Spielberg).
This is moving fast. Our friends at Latino Review are reporting a big scoop that apparently Disney/Marvel are keen on hiring Drew Goddard for the new set of Spider-Man movies. If you recall, a few weeks ago it was confirmed officially by Marvel that Sony & Disney have partnered up and agreed to share rights to the Spider-Man character. This means that Spidey can appear in the current Marvel Cinematic Universe (and rumors are he'll appear in Captain America 3: Civil War, if not sooner) and that Spidey will also get a new series of movies (throwing out everything established by Marc Webb with Andrew Garfield) following his re-introduction. They don't have a scoop on any casting just yet, but it sounds like Goddard will be taking over the new Spider-Man movie since the Sinister Six project (that he was also attached to) has fallen apart.
Later this year, we'll probably see Leonardo DiCaprio enter the awards race again with the lead role in Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's The Revenant (get a first look right here). But it sounds like he's got another potential awards contender finally coming together after trying to get the project off the ground for nearly two decades. The Crowded Room is a real life drama about Billy Milligan, the first person to successfully use multiple personality disorder as a defense in a court of law. Sounds like a compelling enough story, and making the story more rich is the fact that Milligan had 24 different personalities for DiCaprio to portray.
The wild and wacky journeys of Finn and Jake are heading to the big screen. Deadline has word that Cartoon Network's hit animated series Adventure Time is being developed by the channel's sister company Warner Bros. Pictures for a feature film adaptation. The LEGO Movie co-director and producer Chris McKay and Roy Lee are producing the film, so it's bound to be great. For those who don't know, the series follows a 12-year old boy named Finn and his talking dog best friend Jake who go on endless quests to protect their beloved Land of Ooo, usually from the Ice King who is searching for his Princess Bubblegum.
It's been about six months since we had any real update on the progress of MacGruber 2, a sequel that surprisingly has some legs even though the film bombed hard at the box office. The "Saturday Night Live" feature adaptation of the late night sketch parody of "MacGyver" has gained quite a following on home video though, and star Will Forte and writer/director Jorma Taccone have been at least slowly writing a sequel. And since Forte is currently doing the rounds for his new show "Last Man on Earth" on Fox (which you should watch because Phil Lord & Chris Miller have a hand in it), we have news on how it's progressing
Hollywood just loves developing multiple versions of the same story about a certain figure at the exact same time, and right now the hot commodity is the heroic Robin Hood. Disney has a project in development called Nottingham & Hood from a spec script by Brandon Barker that is supposed to have the same tone and franchise hopes and Pirates of the Caribbean. Meanwhile, Sony Pictures picked up a Robin Hood pitch with multiple stories to make up a Sherwood Forest cinematic universe. Now Deadline reports Guy Ritchie's Knights of the Roundtable scribe Joby Harold is entering the mix with the gritty Robin Hood: Origins.
This year we'll see Blake Lively stay perpetually young in The Age of Adaline, and Jason Clarke fight and army of machines in Terminator: Genisys. And next, the two will unite for something completely different for both of them. Deadline reports Lively and Clarke will star in All I See is You, a new psychological drama from World War Z and Quantum of Solace director Marc Forster. The filmmaker also wrote the script with Sean Conway and will produce along with Michael Shelby and SC International Pictures along with Ron Perlman, by way of his own Wing and a Prayer productions, Jillian Kugler and Brian Wilkins.
For the fanbase out there who's still interested to see Relativity Studios reboot the cult comic book property The Crow, the film is finally making progress again. While Luke Evans was linked to the project back in 2013, more recently the actor revealed that he wasn't part of the production anymore. This came along with news that F. Javier Gutierrez was no longer directing and had been replaced by Colin Hardy. And with a new director on board, it sounds like a new star has been found as well. Deadline reports "Boardwalk Empire" star and future Ben-Hur leading man Jack Huston is now in early talks to take the lead role. More below!
As of last fall, we learned that Blade Runner 2 was still very much in the works, but it looked like Ridley Scott would not be at the helm. And now that's been confirmed as a press release from Alcon Entertainment has announced that Prisoners, Enemy and Incendies director Denis Villeneuve is now in talks to be at the helm of the sequel that is aiming to being shooting in the summer of 2016. The script is still coming from Hampton Fincher, co-writer of the original Blade Runner, with Green Lantern writer Michael Green also having a hand in the screenplay. Details are scarce, but the story unfolds "several decades" after the original.
Even though an Oscar wasn't handed to Rosamund Pike last weekend, the star of Gone Girl was at least nominated for her stirring performance. And now she's finally lining up her next project as Variety reports Pike will be taking the female lead in the gestating adaptation of The Deep Blue Good-by, based on John D. MacDonald's novel of the same name. Christian Bale is already slated to star in the film as Travis McGee, a self-described “salvage consultant” who recovers others’ property for a fee and along the way gets into trouble fighting bad guys and wooing women. He's a recurring character in a series of 21 books. Read on!
The writing duo behind last summer's comedy sensation Neighbors are doing pretty well for themselves right now. Brendan O'Brien and Andrew J. Cohen have their script Mike & Dave Need Wedding Dates getting produced with Zac Efron and Adam DeVine in the lead roles, and now Deadline reports another one of their scripts has just been picked up by New Line after a heated auction to grab it took place. The comedy is called The House and already has Will Ferrell slated to star in the film that will also mark the feature directorial debut of Cohen. New Line will make the film for $40 million with shooting beginning in August.
Even though director Richard Linklater didn't take home an Oscar last weekend, he's not letting it get him down. The Boyhood helmer is already in post-production on That's What I'm Talking About, the spiritual sequel to Dazed and Confused, and in some ways could also be considered a follow-up to his recent 12-year project. But now THR reports Linklater is in talks to direct Where'd You Go Bernadette, an adaptation of Maria Semple's books of the same name set up at Annapurna Pictures. The book has already been adapted by The Fault in Our Stars writers Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber, so it's ready.
Now that Neill Blomkamp has officially been hired to direct a new movie set within the Alien universe, fans are anxious to know what we can expect. Of course, Blomkamp's initial posting of concept art gives us some idea of what we'll see, including the return of Sigourney Weaver as Ripley, but we're still not clear on the story. And while Blomkamp and Weaver have been doing the publicity rounds for Chappie, they haven't been forthcoming with many new details. However, Weaver did make a few remarks about giving the Alien series and her character Riply a "proper finish," which seems to imply that this could be the end.