If you saw the end credits that followed 22 Jump Street this past summer, then you were treated to a slew of hilarious artwork for more sequels in the buddy cop comedy series starring Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum. We'll get to see if any of those ideas become reality now that 23 Jump Street is in the works with writer Rodney Rothman returning to write the third film in the franchise. We hope it's the last one, otherwise the meta humor may run its course, but just in case this series goes forever, it's good to know that Phil Lord & Chris Miller have ideas about all the crazy places this franchise can go in the future. Look now!
Irish actor Aidan Gillen is no stranger to enormous fanbases since he's better known for playing the series regular character Littlefinger on the HBO fantasy epic "Game of Thrones." And now he's gearing up for some big screen adaptation work too as THR reports Gillen will be taking a role in Maze Runner: Scorch Trials, the sequel to this month's box office hit which has been fast-tracked for release on September 18th, 2015. Fox announced the sequel would head into production next month after the first film performed very well at the box office, following in the fast sequel steps of the Divergent franchise. Read on!
The last word we got about the long-developing sequel to follow Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure and Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey had Galaxy Quest director Dean Parisot attached to direct, but beyond some hints from Keanu Reeves about the plot of the film, we haven't heard anything new about the sequel. But Reeves' co-star and Wyld Stallyns bandmate Alex Winter recently caught up with Yahoo and he says it's still in the works, but it's just taking awhile to get the script in perfect shape. But the good news is that producers and financiers are already on board, but the script is still getting in shape to go into production.
After delivering Pierce Brosnan's recent action thriller The November Man, director Roger Donaldson is heading back into the past for a remake of an iconic film. Variety reports Radar Pictures has commissioned Donaldson to direct a remake of All Quiet on the Western Front, or rather, the film would be a new adaptation of the 1928 novel by Erich Maria Remarque, which was already turned into a film in 1930 and won Best Picture and Best Director for Lewis Milestone. Donaldson actually previously worked with Radar Pictures' Ted Field on the Tom Cruise film Cocktail back in 1988, so it's a cool reunion for them. Read on!
Sketch comedy masters Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele are already huge hits on Comedy Central with their appropriately titled series "Key & Peele," which just debuted it's fourth season premiere this week. But the duo are preparing to make some big waves on the big screen since they're working with Judd Apatow on a feature film comedy at Universal Pictures and they're rebooting the comedy franchise Police Academy. Hyping up the premiere of their show with EW, the duo opened up ever-so-slightly about Police Academy, and they announced one of their own characters might get their own movie too. Read on!
Briefly: With production on Seth MacFarlane's comedy sequel Ted 2 shooting in Boston right now, some small casting tidbits and other details have been trickling online. Morgan Freeman has already been revealed to have a pivotal role as a civil rights lawyer helping Ted with some legal troubles, and Mark Wahlberg revealed his Flash Gordon motorcycle. And now we have word from MacFarlane himself that his A Million Ways to Die in the West star Liam Neeson will have a small role in the film, and EW has learned that "Mad Men" star John Slattery is also involved somehow, likely in cameo roles. No word on their characters, but they're both welcome additions to the cast, and hopefully have hilarious roles in the film.
Back in January of 2013, we learned that Dan Trachtenberg, one of the hosts of Totally Rad Show and director of the awesome short film Portal: No Escape, had taken over the long-gestating adaptation of the comic book Y: The Last Man. And while there were hints later that summer from producer David S. Goyer that the film might begin filming this year, instead we have much worse news. Trachtenberg recently spoke to SlashFilm and revealed that the project is dead again, and the rights to the comic have reverted back to creators Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra and there's no telling if a film will ever happen. Read on!
If you haven't seen films from Spanish director Nacho Vigalondo like Timecrimes, Extraterrestrial or Open Windows, then you're missing out on some crafty sci-fi and thrillers showing that he has vision and knows how to work with a small budget. He's also shown off his skills with segments in the horror anthologies The ABCs of Death and V/H/S: Viral, and now it sounds like he's reaching deeper into genre filmmaking as he has revealed his next film is an old school kaiju movie in the same vein as the classics, "The script I finished and want to get financing for is a twist on the kaiju eiga genre, the Godzilla genre."
One of the best big screens in the entire world is the TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX located in Hollywood, California. Formerly known as the world famous Chinese Theatre, this iconic movie palace was renovated and upgraded last year after the Chinese company TCL bought the cinema. It sounds like this is pretty much the perfect place to see Christopher Nolan's Interstellar on IMAX in November, and good news - they're going all out. Our friends at SlashFilm report that the IMAX screen will be outfitted with a 15-perf 70mm film projection system just so that Nolan's sci-fi masterpiece can be experienced the right way. Oh yes.
Briefly: Lionsgate and OddLot Entertainment have made a slight change to their 2015 calendar, and it means fans of Johnny Depp get to see him in wacky mode as Mortdecai with THR reporting he film has been moved up from its original release date of February 6th, 2015 to the previous month on January 23rd. 2015. Previously, the companies had set Lee Toland Krieger's fantastical romance The Age of Adaline with Blake Lively, Harrison Ford and Ellen Burstyn for the January date, but they've pushed that back to an April 24th, 2015 release date instead now. You can watch the trailer for Mortdecai right here, but we haven't seen anything from The Age of Adaline yet, so stay tuned for anymore updates.
With Big Eyes starring Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz poised to hit theaters this winter, director Tim Burton now has his focused on his forthcoming adaptation of the novel Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. 20th Century Fox recently pushed the film back again to March 4th, 2016, but it sounds like that's not stopping Burton from getting the cast together as The Wrap reports Asa Butterfield, star of Hugo and Ender's Game, is wanted to lead the film about 16-year old Jacob Portman, who seeks the truth about his grandfather's past after he's murdered by a “hollow,” a creature thought to be imaginary.
Briefly: Following word that Jessica Chastain and Kristen Wiig were in early talks for a couple of female roles in Ridley Scott's forthcoming sci-fi drama The Martian starring Matt Damon, another talent has entered the fray as well. Variety reports End of Watch star Michael Pena has entered talks to take a role, but much like Chastain, his involvement depends on how the rest of his schedule shakes out. Likely, Pena would be part of Damon's crew in the story of an astronaut forced to be left stranded on Mars and must figure out how to stay alive long enough to get back home. It sounds like a promising cast is slowly coming together, but with November 25th, 2015 coming, they better hurry, because production has to start soon.
After wowing audiences at Sundance, the indie sensation Whiplash is hitting theaters October 10th, and the film couldn't have come at a better time for Miles Teller. The actor has been on the rise with performances in films like The Spectacular Now, 21 & Over and That Awkward Moment, and while he can also be seen in Divergent, apparently that film, in which he has a small part, just wasn't doing the trick for him, and Whiplash really picked him back up. As Teller revealed to THR, "I didn’t have an interesting part [in Divergent], and I’d taken the film for business reasons: It was the first movie I’d done that was going to have an international audience. I called my agent and said, 'This sucks.' He told me about Whiplash."
After landing former "Doctor Who" star Matt Smith, the adaptation of Pride & Prejudice & Zombies has picked up two more cast members from a revered fan favorite series. Lena Headey and Charles Dance respectively play Cersei and Tywin Lannister on the hit HBO series "Game of Thrones" and now they've both landed roles in the film that adds zombies into Jane Austen's classic period romance novel. Burr Steers is directing the film with Lily James in the lead as Liz Bennett, who has her socially forbidden love affair unfolding in 19th century England made a bit more complicated by a full-on outbreak of zombies. Read on!