Peeps Candy Movie and ‘It’s a Small World’ Movie in Development

- 04-23-14Film Posted by Jason Tabrys

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Though we all constantly kvetch and beg for studios to come up with new ideas as the sequel filled assembly line passes by our eyes every summer, something tells me that this isn’t what we had in mind.

According to Deadline… and Deadline, both the Peeps brand of candy and Disney’s It’s a Small World ride have separately entered into the development process with legitimate and surprising creative talent already attached.

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‘The Avengers: Age of Ultron’ to Bring Back Lou Ferrigno to Voice Hulk

- 04-23-14Comics, Film Posted by Jacob Knight

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The beauty of being the first guy cast as an iconic comic book character is that you’re always going to be associated with said creature and, thus, probably work for the rest of your life. Such is existence for Lou Ferrigno, the bodybuilder whose work on 82 episodes of the Incredible Hulk television series that aired in the late 70s and early 80s still earns him a booth at numerous fan conventions and cameo appearances in Marvel movies (remember him as the security guard at Banner’s lab in Hulk? You should because it’s great!). The bit parts continues to roll in for Ferrigno, as he’s been cast to reprise his role as the Big Green Meanie’s voice in Joss Whedon’s The Avengers: Age of Ultron. Hopefully this time he gets to say a little more than “puny god”.

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‘Bourne Identity’ & ‘Jumper’ Director Doug Liman in Talks to Direct ‘Railhead’

- 04-23-14Film Posted by Jacob Knight

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There was a time when Doug Liman was an interesting filmmaker, but it seems so long ago that I can barely remember why I enjoyed his early movies. Swingers and Go belonged to the stable of ’90s indie “dramedies” that the decade became so synonymous for. Then came The Bourne Identity, which was slightly better than competent and helped launch the Matt Damon/Robert Ludlum franchise, only to be overshadowed by Paul Greengrass’ superior entires. After that, Liman seemed to run out of gas, churning out vanilla PG-13 action fare like Mr. & Mrs. Smith and Jumper, both of which I know I saw yet couldn’t describe a scene from either to you in order to save my life (there was an elevator in Mr. &. Mrs. Smith? Maybe some cake?). The rest of the aughts found Liman Executive Producing TV shows like Suits and I Just Want My Pants Back, the latter of which sounds like a serialized Nick Nolte biopic.

Now comes Railhead, an adaptation of a yet-to-be-released children’s novel for Warner Bros. which, according to The Hollywood Reporter, is set in “a futuristic world where trains run through space via portals.” I guess that sounds like a Doug Liman joint. Then again, a live-action Care Bears adaptation sounds like a Doug Liman joint at this point.

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‘Flash Gordon’ Remake on the Way

- 04-23-14Film Posted by Jason Tabrys

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Alex Raymond created the Flash Gordon character 80 years ago, launching a comic strip that ran — in one form or another – for almost 70 years until the early aughts. There were also three films made in the late 30s and early 40s and a handful of live action and animated television projects that have dotted the landscape for the last 60 years, but despite all of that history, I’m hung up on the campy 1980s live action film and so are you, and that’s why we’re likely going to hate the news that the Flash Gordon reboot now has a pair of shiny new writers (literally), bringing J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay aboard to put words in Ming the Merciless’ mouth.

Gordon’s alive? Unfortunately, yes.

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Quentin Tarantino’s Gawker Suit Dismissed… For Now

- 04-23-14Film Posted by Jason Tabrys

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The story goes like this: The Hateful Eight, Quentin Tarantino’s latest script, found its way to the open air, leaking out after the director had shared it with a few members of his inner circle. This infuriated the Pulp Fiction helmer, causing him to take his ball (script) and go home. Maybe the western would become a novel, maybe it would someday become a movie again, but for the time being, Tarantino was moving on.

Enter… all of the internet, who reported on the leak and Tarantino’s decision to push the project to the back burner. No harm, no foul. That’s kind of the internet’s jam, but Gawker not only reported on the leak, they reportedly linked to another site that had posted the leaked script and then they closed their article with, “For better or worse, the document is 146 pages of pure Tarantino. Enjoy!”, prompting Tarantino to sue them for “contributory copyright infringement”, a suit that was dismissed yesterday, though it is entirely possible that this is merely a speed bump and not a brick wall in Tarantino’s quest. (more…)

‘Star Wars VII’ Update – Casting, Shooting, Budgets, Release Dates and Lucas

- 04-22-14Film Posted by Jason McAnelly

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It looks like a little more Star Wars: Episode VII news has come down from the official sources that live on Disney Mountain. This time we have an interview with the chairman of Disney Studios, Alan Horn. In a recent talk with Bloomberg TV, he had a few things to say about the new franchise installment, including the casting, shooting locations, budgeting estimates, potential release date changes and George Lucas’ continued involvement with the Star Wars franchise. Read on for all the details. (more…)

The Science Behind Captain America’s Shield

- 04-22-14Comics, Cool Stuff, Film, Nerd Culture, Tech Posted by James Daniels

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Scientists who don’t live in comic books have yet to unlock the secret of the serum that turned a 98 pound weakling into a block of ultra-patriotic, Nazi-pounding supermuscle, sadly.

However, Suveen Mathaudhu, a program manager in the materials science division of the U.S. Army Research Office and adjunct materials science professor at NC State University (plus a big, damn comic book geek), thinks he can explain certain aspects of Captain America‘s trusty vibranium shield to us mortals:  (more…)

‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ Cast Doing a Week-long Tour to Meet the Fans

- 04-22-14Comics, Film Posted by Jason McAnelly

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Sending cast and crew out to do the rounds to promote a new movie is nothing new. But it looks like the folks at 20th Century Fox are taking it to another level. Right after X-Men: Days of Future Past premieres in New York, a large number of famous faces will be heading out to do a world tour of X-Men premiere dates. Check out the announcement video below and try not to get too much of a nerd boner. (more…)

The Beloved Harley Quinn Gets Her Own Fan Film – Watch It Here!

- 04-22-14Comics, Film Posted by Jason McAnelly

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Where the big movie studios leave off, the fans take over. We’ve seen countless fan films hit the Interwebz over the years, some good, some not-so-good. But whether you like them or not, at least someone out there is putting a little effort into bringing the characters we know and love into their own live-action mini-flicks. The latest is a character that has been ignored by Big DC thus far – Harley Quinn. Check out the 7 minutes of video below and see what you think. (more…)

Screenwriter Roberto Orci Really, Really Wants to Direct ‘Star Trek 3′

- 04-22-14Film Posted by Brandon Marcus

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With all this talk of The Avengers, Batman Vs. Superman and Star Wars: Episode VII some of you may have forgotten that a new Star Trek film is on the way. Lacking J.J. Abrams, Paramount is currently looking for a new director to take on the storied franchise.

Names have been tossed around, rumors have been heard and now apparently one guy is lobbying hard for the job. That guy? Star Trek, Transformers and Fringe writer/mastermind Roberto Orci. With him comes someone who has been a part of the new rebooted series since its inception. With him also comes controversy and questions.

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