Emma Watson Cast As Belle In Live Action ‘Beauty And The Beast’

- 01-26-15Film Posted by Mark Poynter

HD-Emma-Watson-Wallpaper-600x337

While many thought Emma Watson would be Disney‘s Live Action Cinderella back in 2013, it turns out that it just wasn’t meant to be. Fans hopes of seeing Watson as a Disney Princess seemed lost, but now those hopes will pay off as Watson takes the role of another Live Action Disney Princess Belle, when production starts on the Live Action Beauty and the Beast. (more…)

Warners Plotting ‘Jetsons’ Return with Animated Movie

- 01-26-15Film, TV Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

jetsons

Hollywood studios have tried twice to turn The Flintstones into live-action, big screen franchise, famously employing over 30 screenwriters to try and make 1994’s John Goodman-starring film happen to middling box office results and a terrible critical reception. But why double, or even triple down on the modern stone age family when you can adapt the post-modern space age family? As further tribute to Hollywood’s ideas deficit, The Jetsons are now set to get their big screen bow in an animated feature now in development at the studio. How serious is the proposition? The studio has a screenwriter in place although no further information is known about it right this minute. So I guess you can say it’s pretty serious. (more…)

Luke Evans Ditches ‘The Crow’ Reboot To Pursue Other Projects

- 01-26-15Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

Luke-Evans

This sort of thing happens all the time in Hollywood, people slip in and out of productions, much like the normal person changes underwear or socks, but Relativity Studios might need to seek out the services of an Exorcist, because first they lost a director (F. Javier Gutiérrez), who was later replaced by Corin Hardy. Now they’ve lost their Crow star Luke Evans. (more…)

We Won’t Be Seeing Any More Of Ronan The Accuser On Film Anytime Soon

- 01-23-15Film Posted by Aspry Jones

use this first

I could sit here all day and act like it’s 2014 and I’m rushing home after seeing ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ to write to you about how cool it was, but I won’t. Mostly because it’s 2015 and I’m sure I did that already. A couple of times, in fact, and threw in a bit of awesomeness about the soundtrack to boot. Instead, I’ll talk a little bit about Lee Pace and his portrayal of Ronan The Accuser, one of Marvel’s greatest space baddies. The character nicely translated from comic book page to really big screen, and some of it had to do with Pace’s delivery, though some writers will disagree. Well, I hope you guys got your fill of him because Ronan’s on the road to nowhere fast. (more…)

Gary Sinise & Others Join Even MOAR ‘Suicide Squad’ Casting Rumors

- 01-23-15Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

suicide-squad-cast-rumors

Is it just me or is the casting of Suicide Squad starting to look like a revolving door of speculation on top of whispered rumors? Every time I turn around there’s a new story out about this actor or that actress. If three or more aren’t reading for the same unspecified role then two others are rumored to be leaving the cast. It’s a madhouse I tell you, a madhouse! So click on through to the Suicide Squad Casting Wing of Arkham Asylum and find out what all the crazies are yelling about. (more…)

‘X-Men’ Casting: Meet Your New Cyclops, Storm and Jean Grey

- 01-23-15Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

Storm-Cyclops-Jean-Grey-X-Men

One of the most fascinating and frustrating things about the X-Men film series has been the casting. On the one hand they nailed it by recruiting actors like Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen to play Wolverine, Professor X and Magneto respectively, but then fall flat bringing on Halle Berry to play Storm. I will submit that it may not be entirely Berry’s fault, and suggest that Storm never had much of a beefy role in the franchise (did she say more than three lines in Days of Future Past?), but through the glories of time travel, the X-Men franchise is looking to correct past mistakes (or missteps). Bryan Singer has announced the latest additions of the cast of X-Men: Apocalypse, the new and younger versions of Cyclops, Storm and Jean Grey. (more…)

Marvel In Early Talks With Chiwetel Ejiofor For ‘Doctor Strange’ Role

- 01-22-15Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

Chiwetel-Ejiofor1

Word is making the Internet rounds that Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave, Serenity) is currently in early talks with Marvel for a role in Doctor Strange. Marvel has already locked up Benedict Cumberbatch in the lead role. What role might the Oscar nominated actor be playing? Let’s speculate… I do so love to speculate.

(more…)

It’s Come to This: A Remake of Joe Dante’s ‘Explorers’ on the Way

- 01-22-15Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

MSDEXPL EC002

With this news, I can only assume that the rights to every other property in Hollywood have been bought up, and now all that’s left are the rights to semi-obscure 80s films noteworthy for launching the careers of bright young Hollywood talent. The year was 1985, and the movie was Explorers, and now Paramount Pictures smells potential profit in the tale of a trio of teens that somehow build an interstellar spacecraft in their backyard after dreaming every night of the complex circuitry involved. It was a one of a number of movies that came out in the mid-80s about ordinary kids getting into extraordinary adventures, sometimes alien related. And for a pair of Bad Robot alums, it looks like the time is ripe for a rebooted adventure. (more…)

‘X-Men: Apocalypse’s Oscar Isaac Talks Apocalyptic Costume

- 01-22-15Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

x-men-apocalypse-origins

Things are happening in Bryan Singer‘s X-Men: Apocalypse production. We recently found out that Patrick Stewart and Ian Mckellen won’t be back, and now word around the Internet is that Oscar Isaac (Robin Hood, The Bourne Legacy), who’ll be playing En Sabah Nur, or Apocalypse as X-Men comics fan know him, is gearing up for some costume fittings and special effects pre-production. (more…)

Captain America & Star Lord Start Their Own Superbowl Civil War

- 01-22-15Comics, Film, Nerd Culture Posted by Mark Poynter

evans-pratt-118827

After the dust settled from the NFL playoff games over the weekend, Seattle Seahawks super-fan Chris Pratt (Parks & Rec, Guardians of the Galaxy) and Patriots super-fan Chris Evans (Captain America: The First Avenger, Snow Piercer) started up some Twitter banter which quickly lead to an all out Superbowl Super Hero Civil War! It’s on y’all, and to the victor belongs the spoils. What could these two Hollywood Super Heroes be wagering? (more…)