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Key & Peele Teaming for Kidnapped Cat Comedy 'Keanu' at New Line

Key & Peele

We already know that Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, the sketch comedy duo better known as Key & Peele, are teaming with Judd Apatow for a comedy feature film, producing the reboot of Police Academy, and they're also developing a feature film for their substitute teacher character Mr. Garvey. But now they have another project in the works at New Line as Deadline reports the two are shifting their focus to a comedy called Keanu. Sadly, the film doesn't focus on Keanu Reeves, but instead follows friends who pose as drug dealers to infiltrate the criminal underworld in order to retrieve the title character, a stolen cat.

 Posted October 20 in Development, Movie News | Comments

Get Ready Bronies: 'My Little Pony' Movie Planned for Release in 2017

My Little Pony

The peculiar documentary A Brony Tale showed that there's plenty of surprising fans of the Hasbro toyline and animated series My Little Pony, but beyond that, the brand is still something that plenty of young kids adore too. That's what Hasbro Studios has just announced that they're bringing a My Little Pony feature film to theaters in 2017. The project hails from Allspark Pictures, who is launching their feature film venture with the adaptation of Jem and the Holograms hitting theaters in October of 2015. Hasbro will produce and finance the film in-house with the script by Ice Age: Continental Drift scribe Joe Ballarini.

 Posted October 20 in Development, Movie News | Comments

Tom Hardy Also in Running to Play Title Villain in 'X-Men: Apocalypse'

Tom Hardy / Apocalypse

While Tom Hardy was recently listed as being up for a role in the forthcoming DC Comics adaptation Suicide Squad, the first film that will follow Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, he's got another comic book project chasing him too. The Wrap reports that The Dark Knight Rises and Inception star is also being courted for the titular villain role in X-Men: Apocalpyse. Funnily enough, Hardy was also shortlisted to once be up for the role of Doctor Strange along with Benedict Cumberbatch, the latter of which is still in the running for that role as Marvel continues to find someone to take the lead role in their Phase Three film.

 Posted October 20 in Casting, Development, Marvel, Movie News | Comments

Anton Yelchin & Imogen Poots Reteam for Saulnier's 'Green Room'

Anton Yelchin & Imogen Poots

Back in 2011, Anton Yelchin and Imogen Poots starred in the remake of Fright Night, and now they're getting back together for another thriller. THR reports Yelchin and Poots (which sounds like a good name for a musical duo) will both star in Green Room, the next thriller from Blue Ruin director Jeremy Saulnier. We first reported on the film in May, and it's said to follow a punk rock band (led by Yelchin) who find themselves trapped in a secluded venue after stumbling upon a murder outside, forcing them to fight for their lives against a gang of white power skinheads. And the supporting cast has filled out too. Read on!

 Posted October 17 in Casting, Development, Movie News | Comments

Guillermo del Toro Hopes End of 'Pacific Rim 2' Leads to Third Film

Guillermo del Toro

We already know that Pacific Rim 2 will hit theaters on April 7th, 2017, but if it wasn't for the impressive box office performance of the sci-fi blockbuster overseas, we probably wouldn't be getting that sequel. But Guillermo del Toro is shooting for the moon when it comes to his plans for the kaiju vs. jaeger sequel, and he hopes that the end of Pacific Rim 2 will end up leading to Pacific Rim 3, which hasn't been greenlit or anything yet. But in order to make it more likely, del Toro is getting a little ambitious and hopeful by writing the second film with an eye towards having it tie directly into a third film. Read on!

 Posted October 17 in Development, Movie News | Comments

Robert Redford Sticking with Disney for the Remake of 'Pete's Dragon'

Robert Redford

Disney has their remake of the 1977 classic live-action, animation hybrid family film Pete's Dragon beginning production this fall. The new version of the story against the backdrop of a group of loggers tearing down a forest. Pete's parents died in a car crash, which has left him to be raised by the dragon Elliot in the threatened forest. The boy is discovered living in the forest by a park ranger, and somehow the daughter of the mill owner comes into play, along with the mill owner's greedy brother. Oakes Fegley from "Boardwalk Empire" is set to play Pete with Broadway's Matilda star Oona Laurence playing the mill owner's daughter. And now veteran actor Robert Redford is being lined up for a role too. More below!

 Posted October 17 in Casting, Development, Movie News | Comments

Scarlett Johansson Has an Offer to Lead 'Ghost in the Shell' Instead

Ghost in the Shell / Scarlett Johansson

Though The Wolf of Wall Street and About Time star Margot Robbie was previously reported to be in talks to lead Ghost in the Shell, a live-action adaptation f the iconic Japanese manga of the same name set up at DreamWorks, those talks haven't worked out, and she's no longer linked to the project. However, in a report from Deadline about the actress closing in on a deal to star in Suicide Squad, with Ryan Gosling, Will Smith and Tom Hardy also circling, it's noted that Lucy and The Avengers star Scarlett Johansson now has an offer for $10 million to take the lead role instead. And that sounds like perfect casting. More below!

 Posted October 17 in Casting, Development, Movie News | Comments

George Romero's Son Crowdfunding 'Night of the Living Dead' Prequel

Night of the Living Dead - Origins

Way back in 1968, filmmaker George A. Romero unleashed a creation that would become a pop culture staple of the horror genre: zombies. Night of the Living Dead was the first film to introduce the concept of dead rising from the graves as mindless, brain-hungry monsters, chasing the living. Since the, Romero hasn't really been able to duplicate the iconic success he achieved decades ago, though he's tried to continue his love of horror with sequels as recent as a few years ago like Diary of the Dead and Survival of the Dead. Now his son is trying to follow in his footsteps with a prequel simply called Origins, but he needs help.

 Posted October 16 in Development, Movie News | Comments

Shawn Levy in Talks to Direct the 'Minecraft' Video Game Adaptation

Minecraft

As the Night at the Museum franchise comes to an end, director Shawn Levy is looking to get into a different kind of adventure as Deadline reports he's currently in talks to direct an adaptation of the video game Minecraft. Warner Bros. picked up the rights to the video game in February for The LEGO Movie producer Roy Lee and his Vertigo production banner. Much like The LEGO Movie, there are endless possibilities for what can be done with a game like this that lets players begin with a black canvas and create whatever they want to. But as of now there's no indication as to what story the feature film will employ.

 Posted October 16 in Development, Movie News | Comments

Gal Gadot & Pedro Pascal Circling Roles in New 'Ben-Hur' Adaptation

Pedro Pascal / Gal Gadot

Following the barrage of news about Warner Bros. Pictures' release plans for their DC Comics big screen ventures, which included a 2017 release date for Wonder Woman, the star of the female superhero flickĀ  is lining up another lead role before she has to whip out her lasso again. THR has word that Gal Gadot is in early talks to take the female lead role in Paramount and MGM's co-production of Ben-Hur, a new adaptation of the classic Lew Wallace novel of the same name from 1880. Jack Huston has already taken the lead role of the Jewish prince betrayed by his friend Messala (Toby Kebbell) and now the cast is filling out.

 Posted October 16 in Casting, Development, Movie News | Comments

Ryan Gosling Sought After for 'Doctor Strange' and 'Suicide Squad'

Ryan Gosling

The last couple days have brought some big news for fans of both Marvel and DC Comics movies, and now one actor in particular has drawn the attention of both sides. THR reports Ryan Gosling, a gifted actor who has strayed away from big franchises and blockbusters, is currently being courted for two big comic book roles. First, Marvel Studios has met with the actor to take the title role of Doctor Strange, joining names like Ewan McGregor and more who are also in the running. Since Gosling is just one of many names, and doesn't seem all that interested in these kind of films, don't hold your breath, but it's possible. Read on!

 Posted October 15 in Casting, DC, Development, Marvel | Comments

Standalone Superman & Batman Movies Also Coming Before 2020

Batman & Superman

Well, the hits just keep on coming for Warner Bros. Pictures and DC Entertainment today. The studio has announced the dates for a bunch of forthcoming movies with ties to Justice League, they've announced that Ezra Miller is playing The Flash, and that Zack Snyder is directing a two-part Justice League movie. But there's another little detail that's been somewhat overlooked. The studio also has plans for standalone movies for Ben Affleck as Batman and another movie for Henry Cavill as Superman. They haven't been given dates yet, but the press release says they will arrive sometime between 2016 and 2020. Read on!

 Posted October 15 in DC, Development, Movie News | Comments

Christian Bale Could Still Play Steve Jobs for Director Danny Boyle

Christian Bale

Though Christian Bale was director David Fincher's choice to play Steve Jobs in a biopic about the Apple founder developing at Sony Pictures, it won't be the Gone Girl filmmaker at the helm of the project. Fincher fell away from the film due to disagreement over his paycheck and creative control, and in April, we learned that Slumdog Millionaire director Danny Boyle was taking over the film with an eye to have Leonardo DiCaprio in the lead role. But now we've come full circle and met in the middle as Variety reports it will actually be Christian Bale playing the late technology innovator in the film that is currently called Jobs.

 Posted October 15 in Casting, Development, Movie News | Comments

Zack Snyder Confirmed to Direct Both Parts of 'Justice League' Movie

Zack Snyder

It's been a big day for DC Comics movie news with Warner Bros. unveiling their release plans through 2020, and announcing that Ezra Miller and Jason Momoa would lead The Flash and Aquaman standalone films respectively in 2018. But amidst the news, there's another interesting tidbit that caught our eye. We already know that Zack Snyder was set to direct Justice League after he finished up with Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, but today's release date plans also revealed something else interesting: Zack Snyder is actually directing a two-part Justice League movie coming in 2017 and 2019. Read on!

 Posted October 15 in DC, Development, Movie News | Comments

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