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Briefly: Warner Bros. Pictures had originally dated the horror sequel to last year's hit The Conjuring for October 23rd, 2015. However, since we haven't heard anything about a director or cast, we were starting to wonder if the film would be able to meet that date. And now we have our answer as the studio has removed The Conjuring 2 from next year's calendar and will release it sometime in 2016 instead. But there will still be horror from Warner Bros. this fall because an unspecified horror film will take the sequel's previous October 2015 date instead. But we're not sure at all what that film might be so stay tuned.
Fans will see Eddie Murphy get back into Axel Foley mode soon enough with Beverly Hills Cop 4 on the way. Plus, there's still that Twins sequel in the works that will team him up with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito in the cleverly titled Triplets. But before he makes a couple more comedies, he's going to take some time to get into drama briefly. In what will be his first non-animated, non-comedy role since the 2006 musical Dreamgirls, Empire reports that Murphy is slated to star in Cook, a new project from Driving Miss Daisy director Bruce Beresford, that originally had Samuel L. Jackson on board to star.
Many lead stars of the big screen have taken mementos from the sets of various films they've worked on. It's a nice token to remember that specific time in your life. Sometimes they steal them, other times they pay for them, but sometimes the production company just decides to give them to the stars. However, we're betting that no one has a movie memento as cool as what Robert Downey Jr. received from the set of The Avengers, courtesy of Marvel. You might remember a certain "A" from the sign on the side of Stark Tower, mostly because it was the only letter leftover after the action in Manhattan. Well, Downey now owns that.
The viral marketing for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part I has been pretty damn great. In addition to the traditional trailers and posters, the viral spots featuring President Snow and the rebels of District 13 interrupting them have been a great way to immerse fans into the world of Panem. Now they're going the extra mile as Lionsgate and Google have partnered to create District Voices, a five episode series that will pop up on YouTube throughout the week, intended to act as programming that citizens of Panem might see on Capitol TV. The first video went live today, and there will be a new one everyday this week.
There was a rumor going around earlier this year that Eli Roth's bloody horror film Cabin Fever, which is only 12 years old, was going to get the remake treatment. Now that's been confirmed by Armory Films, Cassian Elwes and Contend, who have all announced their production of the horror thriller has officially begun principal photography with Gage Golightly ("Teen Wolf"), Dustin Ingram (Paranormal Activity 3), Samuel Davis ("From Dusk Till Dawn"), Matthew Daddario (Delivery Man) and Nadine Crocker (Deadgirl) starring in the film. But who's directing and writing this time around? Find out details below!
Do you remember when Paramount Pictures decided to create a double feature of Star Trek Into Darkness and World War Z last year? The primary motivation for this double feature was to get World War Z to cross $200 million at the domestic box office, because the films that hit that box office milestone allow studios to ask for more money from cable networks for the rights to air the movie on television. The same thing happened with This is The End last year, and now Columbia Pictures has their eye on the $200 million mark as they're bringing 22 Jump Street starring Channing Tatum & Jonah Hill back to theaters on Friday.
One of the highlights of Fantastic Fest 2014 was Drafthouse Films' own anthology horror sequel ABCs of Death 2. The Golden Briefcase hosts Tim and Jeremy had a chance to sit down with two of the filmmakers in the anthology (of the letter 'V') to discuss their segment further during Fantastic Fest. It's a bit late, but here's the interview. Director Jerome Sable + writer/producer Nicholas Musurca are the minds behind 'V is for Vacation' (see our first look). The guys talk about the thought process behind the approach to their short and talk about some of the takeaways from viewing the first film that helped guide their segment.
Last night, the long-running animated series "The Simpsons" debuted their latest annual Treehouse of Horror episode in the spirit of the Halloween season. These are always the most fun episodes of the year, especially for a show that many have fallen away from over the years, and last night was no exception. Even if you're not a fan of the show, if you're a horror fan, you'll have a hard time resisting this episode as one of the segments features a trippy, awesome tribute to the late, great Stanley Kubrick. And the good news is that you have the next week to check out this entire episode online for free (and legally too). Watch below!
We're only a few weeks away from the release of Christopher Nolan's Interstellar, which will be opening four days early in film only (35mm/70mm projection). The announcement caused quite a stir in the cinema community, as the response from some movie theater chains was not unexpected. Many of them got upset, many of them were pissed off that they weren't a part of this deal, the big reason being that they just gave up their 35mm projectors to transform to digital and now they're missing out on some of the best money of the year. So they blame the studios, and the filmmakers, but never themselves. In response to all of this, Alamo Drafthouse CEO Tim League (who owns a handful of theaters himself) wrote a passionate essay/response and published it on Deadline. It's brilliant, it gets everything right, and at the end of it all, it's inspiring too.
Back in August, we put together a list of all the DC Comics and Marvel movies heading to the big screen over the next six years. Marvel had staked out dates through 2019 while Warner Bros. had locked down two dates each year through 2020. Well, following the recent onslaught of news regarding which DC Comics properties will hit the big screen each year, a handy little infographic rounding up all the comic book movies that we'll see hitting the big screen has surfaced, beginning with Disney's adaptation of Big Hero 6 early next month. When you see the comic calendar laid out like this, it all seems rather daunting. Look below!
Meet Moana! Well, sort of, as she's off on another adventure and doesn't really have time to meet those of us landlocked in our homes and offices. Disney has debuted the first lovely eye-catching photo from their upcoming animated movie Moana, originally scheduled for 2018, now set for release in "late 2016" around the end of the year (this same time two years from now). The film is the latest from Ron Clements & John Musker, the two directors behind Disney classics like Aladdin, Little Mermaid and The Princess and The Frog. Likely inspired by Polynesian explorers, this film follows a "sea voyaging enthusiast" named Moana.
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.