‘Gremlins’ Remake “Ran Out Of Steam,” Placed On Hold For Now

- 01-19-15Film Posted by Derek Robertson

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Apparently Hollywood has been working on a remake of seminal holiday-horror classic Gremlins for years now. Perhaps my subconscious mind has switched to an autonomous mode of denial simply bypassing such desecrating thoughts, preventing a system overload after the deluge of information regarding Paul Feig‘s reboot of Ghostbusters, which already melted my noggin. On the other hand, perhaps they’re just planning on remaking everything that has nostalgic value from the 80’s and it simply didn’t register in my brain amidst the copious other announcements of reboots of 80’s franchises. One thing is sure, nothing is sacred anymore, so you’re going to have to be prepared for the worst, because it seems originality has become somewhat less profitable these days. (more…)

Rumor De Jour: Could ‘Batman v Superman’ Be Split Into Two Films?

- 01-09-15Comics, Film Posted by Derek Robertson

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This is a pretty wild rumor, in fact it’s a ridiculous and far “out-there” rumor to be precise. However, with Warner Bros. yet to comment, we can have a little fun with it. The rumor is regarding an image that appeared online on Friday that looks like it has come from promotional material for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. On the image, it has the movies coming in two parts, with Part I titled Enter the Knight, and going to theaters on October 23, 2015, and Part II, Dawn of Justice, due  on the original release date, March 25, 2016. (more…)

Viola Davis All But Confirms Her Part in ‘Suicide Squad’

- 01-07-15Comics, Film Posted by Jason McAnelly

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The casting line-up for the upcoming Suicide Squad movie is looking pretty impressive thus far. We’ve got famous faces that range from Will Smith to Tom Hardy to Margot Robbie and some of our favorite villains will be making an appearance. But one name still remains stuck in the void – who shall play the Suicide Squad’s commander, Amanda Waller? Rumors are saying that it shall be Oscar-nominee and multi-award-winning actress Viola Davis. And while that rumor has yet to be confirmed officially, Davis has stepped up and spoken a bit about the potential for the role and what she’s doing to prepare. Read on to hear what she has to say. (more…)

‘Wonder Woman’ Stand Alone Movie Still Not An Official Go?

- 12-22-14Film Posted by jacqueline dwig

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Marvel may be out there releasing dates and information about their up and coming movies for the next 100 years, but DC and Warner Bros. have been mum about most of their newest summer blockbusters. So much so, that it looks like despite the big announcement about bringing her to the big screen, recently announced director Michelle Maclaren says Wonder Woman hasn’t even been  given an official green light yet. (more…)

Momoa Talks Aquaman – Four-Picture Deals and Zack Snyder Directing

- 12-09-14Comics, Film Posted by Jason McAnelly

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Some people may think of Aquaman as the lamest super hero in the Justice League line-up, but the actor slotted to play him – Jason Momoa – is looking to change that perspective. He’s been barred from speaking on it for a while now, but since the official announcement of his casting went through, he’s now free to drop some details. While chatting at the recent Comic-Con Experience in Sao Paulo, Brazil, the actor had plenty to say about his upcoming role, including a few tidbits about his contract as well as who he’d prefer to see sitting in the director’s chair for his solo flick. Scroll on for all the info. (more…)

Short List of Big Names to Direct Adaptation of ‘Ready Player One’

- 12-08-14Books, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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A previous report that Christopher Nolan was being eyed to direct an adaptation of the popular Ernest Cline novel Ready Player One was only partially right. As it turns out, Nolan’s is one of a number of marquee filmmakers who are on the studio’s shortlist to make the movie version of the award-winning book. Warner Bros., who is developing the adaptation and, frankly, are hungry for a new franchise, see potential gold in an idea that’s been described as one part Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, one part The Matrix, and one part The Da Vinci Code. So who all is looking to be recruited? And is one of them ready to step into the world of Ready Player One? Buckle your seat belts, because there’s some pretty provocative names on the list. (more…)

‘Pan’ Screenwriter to Next Author ‘Wonder Woman’ Solo Film

- 12-05-14Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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Some of Hollywood’s best have tried and failed to make a Wonder Woman movie. For some strange reason, producing a film about the world’s premiere female superhero has been tougher than making one about a guy with a flaming skull head, or the Norse God of Thunder, or a crew or space pirates that includes a walking tree and a talking raccoon. But progress is being made. Wonder Woman will appear as one of many characters to come to life in the upcoming Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice, and shortly there after, Gal Gadot will launch the Amazonian warrior in her own solo adventure. As we reported a couple of weeks ago, Michelle MacLaren will direct her, and now, reports are saying that Pan writer Jason Fuchs will write the script. (more…)

A ‘Wonder Woman’ Director Has Officially Been Signed

- 11-24-14Comics, Film Posted by Jason McAnelly

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The Internet has been busy at work trying to figure out who shall be the person to take on what is one of the biggest-deal super hero projects ever made – Wonder Woman. As it happens to be the first big-screen adaptation of this character and the first female-centric flick of the new generation of super hero film fandom, Warner Bros. it taking great care to make sure they do everything just right. And the beginning of said journey is, of course, finding the right person to direct it. Many names have been tossed about, but now an official announcement has confirmed exactly who we shall see sitting in the director’s chair – Michelle MacLaren. (more…)

Jai Courtney Is Being Considered For The Role Of Deadshot In ‘Suicide Squad’

- 11-13-14Comics, Film Posted by Aspry Jones

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With his mounting action movie credentials and dedication to staying in top shape, it makes sense that Jai Courtney is being considered for a superhero movie. “Being considered” could mean that Warner Bros. is talking to his agents. It could mean that he auditioned for the part. It could mean that he and writer/director David Ayer had lunch the other day. Either way, if DC doesn’t make this guy a deal, Marvel probably will. Not that he’s hurting for work because the dude has 4 movies in 2014 alone. But the studio is moving forward on their projects at breakneck speed, so if it turns out JC is on board, we’ll probably hear about it soon. (more…)

Will ‘Breaking Bad’ Director Michelle MacLaren Helm ‘Wonder Woman’ Flick?

- 11-13-14Comics, Film Posted by Aspry Jones

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The search for someone to direct the ‘Wonder Woman’ movie seems feverish for something that was just recently announced and isn’t set for release until 2017. I appreciate that kind of prep work, but it just seems like an obsessive chase to me. Warner Bros. has no comment about their search for a woman to captain the Amazon’s movie ship. In my opinion, there are perfectly good ladies in the movie industry capable of flying this thing, but reports say that the studio is looking hard at Emmy winner and television workhorse Michelle MacLaren. MacLaren’s people also don’t want to talk about it. But we’re gonna talk about it. Right after the jump. (more…)