Five Nights at Freddy‘s is gathering steam in Hollywood, with Poltergeist director Gil Kenan signing with Warner Brothers to helm the feature, based on the popular horror game. The first in a new wave of video game-based movies on the horizon (Angry Birds I can see, but Cut the Rope? Seriously?), it looks like WB is taking this project seriously, with Kenan and Tyler Burton Smith also scripting the film. Deadline reports that Roy Lee (Lego Movie) and Seth Grahame-Smith (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter) will be producing the film. (more…)
“Doctor Who is a male character, just like James Bond.” Thus spoke Sylvester McCoy, who took his turn in the TARDIS as the seventh incarnation of the Time Lord in the late 1980s. According to the Daily Mirror, McCoy, 71, added “I’m a feminist and recognize there are still glass ceilings in place for many women, but where would we draw the line? A Mr. Marple instead of Miss Marple? A Tarzanette?” (more…)
Hang on to your butts.
Universal Picture’s @JurassicPark Twitter account announced the inevitable sequel to the third largest movie in film history, Jurassic World today. An accompanying press release from the studio announced that Steven Spielberg would again sit in the executive producers chair, and stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard would be returning for more prehistoric mayhem. Jurassic World‘s director, Colin Trevorrow and partner Derek Connolly would be writing. (more…)
The voice of Ned Flanders, Mr. Burns, Smithers, Mr. Skinner, Lenny, Rainier Wolfcastle, McBain, Otto the Bus Driver, Kang, Jebediah Springfield, Reverend Lovejoy, God, Jasper Beardly, Kent Brockman, Sanjay, Arnold Schwarzenegger, The Devil, Johnny Tightlips, Scratchy, Adolf Hitler, Bill Clinton, Judge Snyder, Hugh Jass, Richard Nixon, King Snorky, Abraham Lincoln, Ronald Reagan, Cyrus Manley, Malicious Krubb, Lord Montymort, Al Gore, George Washington, Gaylord Q. Tinkledink, Roger Ebert, Bob Dole, Jeeves, Strom Thurmond, Tom Brokaw, Mr. Rogers, John Travolta, and quite literally hundreds of other characters, Harry Shearer signed a two-year deal with Fox today to join the 27th and 28th season of The Simpsons today, Variety reports.
Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens won’t hit theaters for almost half a year, but casting on Star Wars VIII has already begun, and if the news out of Hong Kong is to believed, director Rian Johnson (Looper) scored a critical hit with the signing of martial arts film legend Donnie Yen (Ip Man, Iron Monkey) to the film.
Can’t wait for more Starlord, Rocket, Groot, the Professor and Mary-Anne? Need to know what fantastic title they’ve come up with the next volume that is the adventures of the Guardians of the Galaxy? Wait no longer! Director James Gunn just posted to his Facebook Timeline confirmation that the new film, due out 5/5/17, will be called Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. (more…)
Clockwork Nazis with a portal to hell and ancient elven princes with grudges to bear and invincible mechanical soldiers couldn’t stop Hellboy. What made Hollywood think it had a chance of stopping the third film in his movie franchise from coming to life? Actor Ron Perlman, who portrays the jolly red giant, posted a photo to Instagram this weekend that gave a definite impression that Hellboy III was slowly coming together.
Perlman and director Guillermo del Toro have been working for years to get Hellboy III off the ground. In spite of critical and commercial success with the Hellboy II: The Golden Army, del Toro stated quite flatly in an interview last year that funding the movie would prove to be problematic, especially given the poor domestic returns at the box office for his masterpiece Pacific Rim.
Here’s what Ron Perlman posted on Instagram last night: (more…)
More bad news from the “Bad-Ass Englishmen Who Won WWII and Went on to Win Hollywood” front. Just a week after Christopher Lee‘s passing, CNN reported that Patrick Macnee passed today. He was 93. (more…)
Comic icon Stan Lee – who helped create Spider-Man and his alter-ego Peter Parker – came out this week in defense of leaving his creation as he was created: white and heterosexual. Leaked Sony documents stipulated that Peter must male, a non-smoker, and not be gay (unless Marvel ever portrays him as gay first… then all bets are off). (more…)
It wasn’t just the fact that James and Lily Potter were a beautiful couple with extraordinary wealth and power that made the Dursleys hate them. Oh no, there was bad blood between these blood-related
families, and that’s why poor Harry Potter had to live in a closet for the majority of his stay with the fat, bloated Muggle antagonists of the Harry Potter novels.
Author J.K. Rowling occasionally returns to the Harry Potter back-story well to release well-timed tidbits aimed at keeping the Potterverse pot simmering, and this Tuesday, the story of the Dursley-Potter falling out went live on its official fansite: Pottermore. (more…)