Monday, October 31, 2011



Former Governor Schwarzenegger
It looks like Arnold Schwarzenegger has returned to the action genre in a big, bad way. After signing a deal to headline The Last Stand and filming The Expendables 2, the former governor plans to star in Scott Waugh and Mike McCoy's Black Sands, another action film set for production next year.

According to Deadline, Schwarzenegger will play a loner who wages war with a prominent weapons manufacturer and his underground posse in the Southwest. Think Man on Fire meets High Plains Drifter.

Bill Block and Paul Henson will be producing the film with Al Ruddy. Production is slated to begin April 1, 2012. 

WOLVERINE (In Development)


Wolverine is Hugh Jackman
Will The Wolverine be ready to go before cameras next year, director James Mangold spoke with The Playlist about his plans for the sequel to the 2009 X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

“You could actually just tell a story about this amazing character from the start, just the way they do when you really read a comic,” Mangold said via telephone Friday. “You don’t have to spend the first hour saying how they were born; you can actually just find them in an emotional space, in the middle of action, and what happens is you’re not crowded with cutting to nine other action heroes. You can really make a movie about this dude.”

"It's a kind of adventure following such a unique character also in a really unique environment," he says of his reasons for taking the job. "I mean, the fact that half of the characters in this movie speak Japanese, this is like a foreign-language superhero movie that's as much a drama and a detective story and a film noir, with high-octane action as it is anything like a conventional tentpole film."

Mangold also explains that he's discussed the project with the formerly-attached Darren Aronofsky and that, while the film still features Christopher McQuarrie's screenplay, he and Mark Bomback have gone through and rewritten the entire thing, comparing the version he plans to make to classics like The Outlaw Josey Wales and Chinatown.

"[It's] much more about Logan getting lost in this very unique and insulated world of Japanese culture, gangster culture, and ninja culture," he explains. "The fighting is going to be unique because it's all influenced by Japanese martial arts... I think more than anything, it's a character piece, asking really interesting questions that are what pulled me in about what it means to be immortal. What is it to live forever, when you lose everyone you've ever loved? Either you watch them get killed, or you just lose them by attrition. What is it to feel the burden of saving mankind through all of its mistakes, over and over and over again? What's the toll it takes on you as a living being that is somehow living this Frankensteinian, eternal life?"

“I like to think that we’re out to make that Wolverine movie that people have been looking forward to seeing, which takes on some of the darker and more intense aspects of the character, and his own journey, that have not necessarily been possible in the origin story that they did or obviously when he’s sharing so much time as a character with so many others in X-Men.”

Well it definitely seems that the Wolverine is getting closer and closer to going into production, hopefully the film will start shooting next year for a 2013 release.

MAN OF STEEL (Michael Shannon Speaks)


Michael Shannon to play ZOD
Both Digital Spy and Empire got a chance to talk to Michael Shannon about playing General Zod in Zack Snyder's Superman movie Man of Steel.

But we will just give you some snip bits from the interview…

He first talks about a fight scene in the movie he has with Russell Crowe's Jor-El. "We do have a fight sequence in the film. We worked on it for a long time, we rehearsed it for a long time, then you shoot it and it's done. It's kind of strange to put all this work into something that's going to be maybe a minute long [on film]."

He also said it is difficult to compare Henry Cavill's Superman with Christopher Reeve's at this time. "I've shot exactly one scene with Henry so far. We have a lot together, we just haven't shot it yet. He seems very appropriate for the part, he's a big fella and he's very handsome and charming, so it's certainly understandable why they cast him. But I'll always have a soft spot for Christopher Reeve."

Sunday, October 30, 2011


This film hit the web and really got everybody by surprise, but its defienitly something that you wouldn't want to miss so you better check this out...

For the many telekinesis fans who were let down by Paul McGuigan's Push (not based on the novel by Sapphire), newbie director Josh Trank and emerging writer Max Landis present Chronicle, a new supernatural thriller that feels a little less Jumper and a little more Paranormal Activity.

The newly released trailer (found below) has that same kind of found-footage look to it that's become popular in films like Cloverfield and The Last Exorcism, and often times, these types of projects can be a crapshoot. But just looking at the clips we've seen in this teaser, Chronicle definitely shows some true potential.

Not to mention that we finally get to see superpowers being used for something other than world domination or selfless heroics. Instead, we get some old fashioned pranks and hijinks, the way God intended! Of course, it wouldn't be much of a movie unless things started turning south...

According to The L.A. Times' 24 Frames, the project is budgeted at $15 million and is scheduled for a release in February.

Three high school students make an incredible discovery, leading to their developing uncanny powers beyond their understanding. As they learn to control their abilities and use them to their advantage, their lives start to spin out of control, and their darker sides begin to take over.

Check out the Trailer below...



Paul Walker
Deadline is reporting that Paul Walker is in talks to star in Brick Mansions, a remake of District B13 ("Banlieue 13"). The movie has a script by Luc Besson, who co-wrote the original, and Robert Mark Kamen.

Walker would star with David Belle, would play the lead role in District B13 and the sequel District 13: Ultimatum.

The site says that "Walker will play an undercover detective chasing a weapon of mass destruction that was stolen by a drug dealer in the ghetto known as Brick Mansions. He seeks help from the incredibly agile Lino (Belle), who knows Brick Mansions better than anyone and is the only person not cowering in fear of the drug dealers."

A director for the remake has not been announced yet, though Walker is expected to make the movie before Fast Six. And with Universals announcement that Fast 6 and Fast 7 could be filmed back-to-back, a director should be found quickly if they want to shoot the film before Paul goes to Fast 6, otherwise they will just have to surrender themselves to the idea that they might lose Paul or they might just have to wait until the end of next year to start filming.



Robert De Niro
FilmNation Entertainment announced today that they will handle international sales for The Comedian. The drama will be directed by Sean Penn (Into the Wild) and will star two-time Academy Award winner Robert De Niro and Kristen Wiig (Bridesmaids). Written by Art Linson with Jeffrey Ross, the movie will be produced by Art Linson (Into the Wild), John Linson, Jon Kilik and Robert De Niro. Shannon Costello will be associate producing.

In the film, Jackie Burke (De Niro) is a raging comic who is past his prime. A once loved TV character in his hey day, he clings to any recognition of his former fame in the hope of reviving his now stagnant career. After being sentenced to community service for hitting an audience member in the head with his microphone, Jackie meets Harmony (Wiig), a dazzling and defiant redhead who turns his life sideways.

"We're so excited to be working with such an amazingly talented group of filmmakers on this movie. It simply doesn't get much better than this, especially for us New Yorkers!," said FilmNation Entertainment's CEO Glen Basner.

Production is slated to start in the spring of 2012.