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This year we'll see Steve Carell having some family fun in the Disney comedy Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. And it turns out that he might have an affinity for family friendly comedies at the studio as he's just signed up for another one. THR has word that Carell will star in and produce Brooklyn Family Robinson. Though the title takes a cue from Swiss Family Robinson, the film is based on an original idea by David Reynolds (Oscar nominated co-writer of Finding Nemo) and Carell's Carousel Productions producing partners Charlie Hartsock and Vance DeGeneres. So what's it about?
Some of the best comedies of the past decade have come from director Adam McKay and star Will Ferrell. Their collaborations have included Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (and the sequel), Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, The Other Guys and Step Brothers. Now the two are teaming up yet again with an adaptation of the 1980s cult favorite TV show Manimal. However, this time they're mixing things up a bit, because they're working with Sony Pictures Animation on the film following the man who fights crime using his unique ability to morph into animals. The show was canned after eight episodes.
Though Vin Diesel has been pretty busy with the Fast & Furious franchise, and has ventured into the Marvel universe now with Guardians of the Galaxy, that doesn't mean he's forgotten about the franchise that he's been hoping to return to since 2008. Years ago, we got word that Diesel was looking to star in xXx: The Return of Xander Cage, but the project stalled for whatever reason. But Diesel recently talked to Collider, and confirmed that plans for the film to happen are still underway, "I am going to do the next xXx which will be filming in part in the Philippines, which I’m very, very, very excited about." But is it soon?
Following a departure from Marvel's Ant-Man (now in the hands of director Peyton Reed), it was thought that Edgar Wright might shift to the gestating adaption of Nightstalker. However, it turns out a completely different project might be in his immediate future as Deadline reports that he's looking to focus on his own original script Baby Driver, a project that first surfaced all the way back in 2009. And it sounds like the film will have him working with Working Title yet again, the company behind Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and The World's End. But the real question is what is this oddly titled film even about?
Nearly a year ago, word came that Warner Bros. was reviving their efforts to turn the iconic Japanese anime Akira into a live-action film again. The studio was working on bringing Unknown director Jaume Collet-Serra back into the fray to direct the film with an eye towards beginning production in early 2014. But that time frame has come and gone, and here we are in the middle of summer with no update. That is until a small blurb in Deadline (via The Playlist) popped up recently which says Dante Harper, who wrote the initial script for Edge of Tomorrow (also originally a Japanese property) has been working on the script.
Back towards the beginning of the year, we learned that Guy Ritchie and Warner Bros. were hoping to create a six film franchise following the exploits of King Arthur and his Knights at the Roundtable. We're not sure if the studio is still hellbent on that plan, and they'll likely wait for box office receipts before making solid plans, but the first film, simply called King Arthur, seems to be progressing with a July 22nd, 2016 release date set. And now Variety reports Idris Elba is coming on board the film as a Merlin-eseque character who trains and mentors Arthur, a role that will be testing actors for the part in August. Read on!
Fresh off an Oscar win for his role in Dallas Buyers Club and an Emmy nomination on the acclaimed HBO series "True Detective," it looks like Matthew McConaughey is finally trying to lock down his next project. Deadline has word that McConaughey is attached to star in The Company Man, a script by Andrew Cypiot that made The Black List known as the Untitled Ed Wilson Project. McConaughey is reportedly involved in helping find a director for the true story about CIA agent Edwin Wilson who went behind enemy lines to secure a weapons contract and report info back to the CIA shortly after the Cold War.
By the time the next film from Steven Spielberg hits theaters, it will have been nearly three years since Lincoln hit theaters. That just goes to show you how hard it is to find the right project or even get one made, regardless of whether you're an iconic filmmaker or not. But Spielberg is hard at work on getting an untitled Cold War thriller off the ground, aiming to begin shooting this fall, with Tom Hanks reuniting with the director for a fourth time. And now Deadline has a line on some supporting cast members with Amy Ryan (Gone Baby Gone, Win Win) and veteran actor Alan Alda both taking roles. But that's not all. More below!
Briefly: Columbia Pictures and Regency Enterprises have decided to delay Cameron Crowe's Untitled Hawaii Project to next summer on May 29th, 2015. The film follows a celebrated military contractor (Bradley Cooper) who returns to the site of his greatest career triumphs – the US Space program in Honolulu, Hawaii – and reconnects with a long-ago love (Rachel McAdams) while unexpectedly falling for the hard-charging Air Force watchdog (Emma Stone) assigned to him. In play is a complex satellite system being launched by an enigmatic billionaire with suspicious intentions (Bill Murray). More below!
With the beginning of Comic-Con just a couple days away, the influx of news about forthcoming comic book movies (like what titles Marvel has planned for release through 2019) will increase exponentially. And there's no official word on DC Entertainment having a presence at Comic-Con, we're betting the Warner Bros. panel on Saturday will have a couple of surprises, and one of them just might involve Dwayne Johnson. The actor has been teasing involvement in some kind of DC Comics property, and while past stories have linked him to Lobo, it sounds like our answer might have already come from the past. Read on!
Without a doubt we'll be getting a whole slew of updates from Marvel Studios later this week when Comic-Con gets into full swing in San Diego beginning with the convention's preview night on Wednesday, July 22nd. And before the big show begins, we've got a tease of what we might hear about when Kevin Feige takes the stage in Hall H on July 26th. Marvel has just announced release dates for five new films to hit theaters from 2017 through 2019, but it's no surprise that no titles have been revealed for these projects. And they join two other projects that already had release dates announced, but no titles revealed. Read on!
After finding success with Mr. & Mrs. Smith, superstars Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are reteaming again, but on a completely different kid of film. In fact, this time Jolie will be directing the project called By the Sea, in addition to writing the script and starring in the film. However, there are absolutely no plot details on the film as it is simply called, "an intimate, character-driven drama" in which Pitt will also star. This will mark the third film Jolie has directing following In the Land of Blood and Honey and this year's Oscar contender Unbroken, the story of Olympian and war hero Louis Zamperini (watch the trailer here).
It's been over three years since the last update on a film adaptation of the 80s video game Space Invaders surfaced, and at the time, Lorenzo di Bonaventura (behind such toy adaptations as the Transformers franchise and G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra) and Gigi Pritzker of Odd Lot Entertainment had picked up the rights. But it sounds like they couldn't get the project together as The Wrap reports Akiva Goldsman, director of A Winter's Tale and producer of Lone Survivor and Hancock, is now behind a new initiative to adapt the game at Warner Bros. Pictures now. And if you know the premise of the game, the story could be anything.
There was a time back in the early 2000s when Hollywood was obsessed with remaking Japanese horror films, thanks largely to the success of The Ring directed by Gore Verbinski and starring Naomi Watts. The film focused on one woman's encounter with a video tape that cursed its viewer to death after seven days. That was all the way back in 2002, and The Ring Two arrived a few years later in 2005. Now it's 12 years since the first film hit theaters, and Paramount Pictures thinks the time is now for a third film in the series. THR reports The Crow remake director F. Javier Gutierrez has been tapped to direct the film. Read on!