Alex Kurtzman in Line to Direct Universal's Reboot of 'The Mummy'

The Mummy / Alex Kurtzman

Following news that Transformers franchise producer and writer Alex Kurtzman would team with Fast & Furious franchise writer Chris Morgan to producer a film universe that would bring together all of their classic Universal monsters like Frankenstein and Creature from the Black Lagoon, it turns out the former will have an even bigger role in the production. THR reports Kurtzman is in final talks to direct the reboot of The Mummy at Universal after Andy Muschietti fell away from the project, and some small details about the project have surfaced, revealing that this will be the first Mummy film in awhile not set in the past.

 Posted July 30 in Development, Movie News | Comments

Simon West is Intereseted in a 'Con-Air' Sequel Set in Outer Space

Con-Air

Just a couple weeks ago, we celebrated Con-Air day (find out what that means here), and now director Simon West has revealed that he has interest in a sequel to the 1997 action thriller starring Nicolas Cage. However, his idea for a follow-up sounds absolutely insane, and the kind of insane that just might get people into theaters. Speaking to ScreenDaily, The Expendables 2 director said, "I would do it if it was completely turned on its head. Con Air in space, for example – a studio version where they’re all robots or the convicts are reanimated as super-convicts, or where the good guys are bad guys and the bad guys are good guys."

 Posted July 30 in Development, Movie News | Comments

First Look: Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine & More Head 'Into the Woods'

Into the Woods

Very soon Disney will release the first trailer for their adaptation of fairytale mash-up stage musical Into the Woods, but in the meantime, we finally get some more first look photos to join the singular glimpse at the film that featured Meryl Streep as an ugly witch. This time there's photos of Anna Kendrick as Cinderella, Chris Pine as her prince, Johnny Depp as the the Wolf, James Corden as the baker, Emily Blunt as the baker's wife, and many more. Could this inspire the return of live-action musicals at The House of Mouse? It's about time they ad a bit of a revival since once being a big part of the studio's history.

 Posted July 30 in First Look, Photos | Comments

Read Tom Hiddleston's Thank You to Joss Whedon for 'The Avengers'

The Avengers

The main reason that most people know the name Tom Hiddleston is because of his turn as Loki, the mischievous brother who was introduced to moviegoers in Thor, and came to terrorize The Avengers in the unprecedented superhero assembly in 2012. The actor is well-aware of this fact, and has always been thankful and passionate when it comes to his role in the Marvel films. And if you really want to know just how thankful the British actor is for his role that director and writer Joss Whedon gave him, than you'll want to read the thank you letter he sent to the filmmaker after reading the first draft of The Avengers.

 Posted July 30 in Cool Stuff, Marvel | Comments

Tarantino, Nolan, Apatow, Abrams Join Together to Save 35mm Film

35mm Film

Hooray for filmmakers! On the same day as Christopher Nolan's birthday, news hits that Kodak has struck a deal with Hollywood movie studios to keep 35mm film alive. For now. The Wall Street Journal is reporting a big story that actually names some names saying that film production at Kodak is being saved thanks to a few filmmaker "lobbyists" who pushed the studios to make this deal. Officially numbers will be announced soon, but Kodak has partnered with the studios to "buy a set quantity of film for the next several years" even though they may not use it all, which will help keep one of their main factories open and running. Read on.

 Posted July 30 in Cool Stuff, Discuss, Movie News | Comments

TGB Episode 197: What is The Rock Cooking (Guest: Liam O'Donnell)

The Golden Briefcase - Dwayne Johnson

On this week's episode of The Golden Briefcase, Tim and Jeremy are joined by guest Liam O'Donnell of Hydraulx Entertainment to talk about their latest picks of the week and much more. For the main topic of the night the guys spend some time discussing the film career of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson in honor of Brett Ratner's interpretation of Hercules in theaters this past weekend. The guys talk over some of his best and worst career moves as he transitioned back and forth from the ring to the screen and remained the People's Champ through it all! They also talk about other films / roles they would like to see him show up in.

 Posted July 30 in Golden Briefcase, Podcasts | Comments

Must Watch: Third Trailer for Christopher Nolan's Sci-Fi 'Interstellar'

Interstellar Trailer

"Rage, rage, rage against the dying of the light." Paramount has unveiled the astonishing third trailer for Christopher Nolan's ambitious science fiction journey Interstellar, starring Matthew McConaughey. This trailer does show quite a bit, so if you want to stay completely fresh it's better to just enjoy the images for now. Everything about this looks spectacular, from the emotional journey to the visuals and progress through the wormhole. The Oscar caliber cast includes Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Michael Caine, Casey Affleck, Mackenzie Foy, Topher Grace, Wes Bentley and John Lithgow. If you're prepared for the experience ahead, then fire up this trailer right away. This is my most anticipated this year.

 Posted July 30 in SciFi, To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Zooey Deschanel Tweets 'Rock the Kasbah' Set Photo with Bill Murray

Rock the Kasbah

Late last fall, we got word that Bill Murray would be teaming up with Rain Man and The Natural director Barry Levinson for a film called Rock the Kasbah. The film stars Murray as a burned out music manager who goes to Afghanistan on the USO tour with his last remaining client. But when he finds himself abandoned, broke and without a passport, he finds a young girl with a remarkable voice and stows her away back to Kabul for a chance to compete on "Afghan Star," which is the equivalent of "American Idol" in Afghanistan (there's actually a great feature documentary about the show you should watch). Now a first look photo from the end of production has emerged thanks to co-star Zooey Deschanel on Twitter. Look!

 Posted July 30 in First Look, Photos | Comments

Watch: David Rosenbaum's Android Sci-Fi Short Film 'The Trail's End'

The Trail's End

What if Bonnie and Clyde was re-envisioned as a sci-fi? That's sort of the idea behind this mesmerizing new short film uploaded to Vimeo titled The Trail's End, from up-and-coming director David Rosenbaum. The short presents a sort of sci-fi prequel to Bonnie and Clyde, with androids going on the run from the law. It premiered at the LA Shorts Fest, has some solid VFX work and sleek cinematography, not to mention an interesting premise playing on a classic story we all know. Rosenbaum is a commercials director and worked on VFX at Digital Domain. He'll definitely be getting jobs after debuting this. Take a look at The Trail's End.

 Posted July 30 in SciFi, Short Film, To Watch | Comments

Look at Roman Epic Storyboards By an 11-Year Old Martin Scorsese

The Eternal City

Today we all know Martin Scorsese as the director of acclaimed films like Hugo, The Wolf of Wall Street, GoodFellas, Taxi Driver, Mean Streets and the Best Picture winning The Departed. But at a young age, Scorsese had a taste for Roman epics, and he actually drew some incredible storyboards to illustrate what his film would look like. These drawings popped up in David Thompson's incredible book Scorsese on Scorsese, but now they've been posted in great quality online. These are super impressive for an 11-year old kid, and what's even more awesome is that at this young age, Scorsese already knew who he wanted to star.

 Posted July 30 in Cool Stuff, Photos | Comments

First Trailer for Lone Scherfig's Wild, Crazy New Film 'The Riot Club'

The Riot Club

"I'm sick to death of poor people!" Say what? The first trailer has debuted for a film called The Riot Club, adapted from a played by Laura Wade called "Posh" about a fictional "club" called the Riot Club at Oxford University in England, based on the Bullingdon Club. The "filthy rich, spoilt rotten" story involves a bunch of undergrads getting wild in the Riot Club and doing some deadly dangerous things. The cast includes Max Irons, Sam Claflin, Douglas Booth, Jessica Brown Findlay, Holliday Grainger, Olly Alexander, Tom Hollander and Sam Reid. This looks wild, debaucherous, potentially amusing, but mostly sad and crazy. I think I already prefer Scherfig's other two films, but I'll check this out when it comes by. Have fun.

 Posted July 30 in Indies, To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Watch: Harry Potter Gets 'Boyhood' Treatment in 'Potterhood' Trailer

Harry Potter

If you haven't gone our of your way to see Richard Linklater's stunning achievement that is Boyhood, make sure you see when and where it will be playing near you right here. But for those of you who have both seen the trailer for the coming-of-age masterpiece and are massive Harry Potter fans, you'll like this clever trailer that was put together to commemorate the wizarding franchise. Potterhood is exactly what you think it would be, framing the story of The Boy Who Lived as if it were the 12-year project Linklater made. The sound editing needs some serious work to make this more effective, but it's very touching to see the aging of Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint framed in this cinematic fashion. Watch!

 Posted July 30 in Cool Stuff, To Watch | Comments

First 'Night at the Museum 3' Teaser Trailer with Ben Stiller/Kingsley

Night at the Museum 3 Teaser Trailer

"Their greatest adventure... has just begun!" Really? 20th Century Fox has debuted the first full-length teaser trailer for Shawn Levy's Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, the third movie in the adventure-comedy franchise Night at the Museum, which started at the Museum of Natural History some eight years ago. Ben Stiller returns along with the eclectic cast of actors being goofy and playing historical figures, including Robin Williams as Teddy Roosevelt, Owen Wilson as Jedediah, Rami Malek as Ahkmenrah, Mizuo Peck as Sacajawea, Dan Stevens as Sir Lancelot, plus Ben Kingsley, Rebel Wilson and Ricky Gervais. I'm not really sure this looks any good anymore, but if you're still interested fire it up.

 Posted July 30 in To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Tarantino's New Western 'The Hateful Eight' Unveils Another Poster

The Hateful Eight

From slave drivers to stagecoaches next. Filmmaker Quentin Tarantino continues his exploration into westerns with another project called The Hateful Eight, which already had a live read event in April and will be going into production later this year, aiming for release in late 2015. While some early artwork was released along with the script and live read, another promo poster has arrived courtesy of Empire - showing a stagecoach leaving a bloody trail. The cast includes Bruce Dern, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Madsen, Kurt Russell, James Remar, Amber Tamblyn, Walton Goggins, Zoe Bell. It will be filmed in "Super Cinemascope".

 Posted July 30 in Artwork, Hype, Posters | Comments

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