Disney's Live-Action/CGI Hybrid 'Rescue Rangers' Film Taps Lonely Island's Akiva Schaffer for Director
The new live-action Chip ‘n’ Dale: Rescue Rangers film has found its director. — Akiva Schaffer of Lonely Island has closed in on a deal to helm Disney's live-action/CGI hybrid of Chip 'n' Dale: Rescue Rangers. David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman who produced The Muppets and Beauty and the Beast are producing the project.
Robert Pattinson top choice to play the next Caped Crusader in Matt Reeves ‘THE BATMAN’
It’s a great day to be a Robert Pattinson fan. — Robert Pattinson is in line to play “the world’s greatest detective” in Matt Reeves ‘The Batman’. Sources tell Variety the 33-year-old is Warner Bros. top choice to star as DC’s next caped crusader.
'SAW' spin-off in the works from Chris Rock and James Wan
Chris Rock has a new vision for the SAW franchise — Yep, you read that correctly folks. Chris Rock, long-time stand-up comedian, actor, producer, and Saw franchise’s #1 fan has entered a partnership with Lionsgate and Twisted Pictures to reimagine the SAW franchise.Joe Drake, chairman of Lionsgate’s Motion Picture Group, announced the news with a release set for October 23, 2020. Series braintrusts, Leigh Whannell and James Wan will serve as Executive Producers, with Mark Burg and Oren Koules serving in Producer capacity. Darren Lynn Bousman, the director behind Saw II - IV, has been tapped to direct from a screenplay written by Jigsaw writers (That’s Saw installment #8) Pete Goldfinger and Josh Stolberg. Interestingly, Goldfinger and Stolberg will adapt their screenplay based on a story conceived by Chris Rock.Rock’s screenplay is described as a “mind-bending” and “intense” reimagining based on the twisted and cerebral “Jigsaw” whose unorthox appreciation of “life” led to a serialized game of life and death by putting his victims through a series of mechanical traps. In a statement to EW, Rock shared “I’ve been a fan of Saw since the first film in 2004” and he is “excited by the opportunity to take this to a really intense and twisted new place”.As someone who stopped out after SAW III, I can’t say for certain whether or not this series needs revitalizing or simply needs to die a quick death. But there’s no denying that Rock is a talented figure who, like Jordan Peele (see - Candyman), has a story to tell. Hopefully it’s good.Stay tuned.
'Game of Thrones' David Benioff and D.B. Weiss tapped for 2020's new 'Star Wars' film
It’s official. The next Star Wars film is coming from the Game of Thrones showrunners — Speaking at a communications summit, Disney CEO Bob Iger confirmed that the next Star Wars film will come from the much loved and hated (hate is such a harsh word) Emmy-winning Game of Thrones showrunners and NOT Rian Johnson.As part of the statement, Iger says “We did a deal with David Benioff and D.B Weiss, who are famous for Game of Thrones, and the next movie that we release will be theirs, and we’re not saying anything more about that.”Interestingly, Iger’s announcement did not clarify if Benioff and Weiss have been tapped for just one film, a trilogy, and/or whether or not Benioff and Weiss’s previously announced Star Wars series is still on. Iger’s announcement also leaves the future of Rian Johnson’s previously announced saga completely up in the air.But on the heels of Disney’s revamped theatrical release schedule, we know Disney and Lucasfilm have planned THREE new Star Wars installments starting December 16, 2022, December 20, 2024, and concluding December 18, 2026. At the time, conventional wisdom led me to believe those dates were reserved for Rian Johnson’s saga and Benioff and Weiss’s series would be announced for a later date, possibly for Disney+.Nonetheless, Benioff and Weiss’s confirmation will undoubtedly be met with plenty of emotions depending on which stable you fall under.
New 'Midsommar' Trailer: "It's sort of a crazy festival"
“It’s sort of a crazy festival. Special ceremonies and dressing up” — “Crazy” may be a bit of an understatement in thefull trailer for Aster’s Scandinavian folk horror Midsommar.
'Midsommar' Full Trailer A24
Disney's Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
Rami Malek in talks to star alongside Denzel Washington in 'LITTLE THINGS'
When he’s done filming "BOND 25", Rami Malek will hit the set with fellow Academy Award winner, Denzel Washington. — The Bohemian Rhapsody star is in negotiations to star alongside Denzel Washington in John Lee Hancock's crime thriller 'Little Things'.
Universal sets release date for 'PURGE 5'
Another 12-hours of terror is coming in 2020 — After four films and an impressive $456 million dollar worldwide gross, it felt like a matter of time until the FIFTH entry of ’The Purge’ series would be green lit.Today, Universal did just that. Announcing the next chapter of James DeMonaco’s dystopian horror franchise will be returning July 10, 2020.Series creator, James DeMonaco, is confirmed to write and direct Universal’s untitled entry. Sources did not confirm who, beyond DeMonaco, will be involved and when the fifth entry will take place. After 2018’s lackluster prequel The First Purge, I wouldn’t be shocked to see the fifth installment pick up after the annual “purge” was officially declared illegal at the conclusion of Purge: Election Year. At any rate, it sounds like there’s more to story explore in what was considered a forward-thinking genre meditation on race, class, and politics.Blumhouse will once again co-produce along with Platinum Dunes.
'Pokemon: Detective Pikachu' Review
I’ve never ventured into the world of Pokemon. I allowed the “Pokemon Go!” craze to pass by, as people all over the world, with their eyes glued to their phones, wandered into traffic trying to “catch” animated creatures.
'The Hustle' Review
Last year, Anne Hathaway stole the show in the ensemble crime comedy, “Ocean’s 8”. Now she and Rebel Wilson play a duo of dueling con artists in “The Hustle”, which plays as a cheap knock-off.
Big Little Lies: Season Trailer
Universal’s female-led “Fast & Furious” spin-off targeting Charlize Theron’s “Cipher”
Idris Elba isn’t the only baddie in town — Oscar winner Charlize Theron is being eyed to lead Universal’s female-fronted “Fast & Furious” spin-off in an effort to “Avengers-ize” the near two decade-long running franchise.
'Rocketman' Tracking A $25 Million Opening Weekend
Taron Egerton's Rocketman which is a musical biopic of singer Elton John is tracking in the solid $20 million range for its opening weekend. — The initial tracking has Rocketman bringing in a opening weekend haul of $25 million.
'It: Chapter Two' First Trailer
Get ready 🎈🎈 float again.... — Here IT is folks. The first trailer for "Chapter Two" is here, marking FIVE months to be exact until a more vengeful and vicious Pennywise makes his terrifying return to the big screen.
'IT: Chapter Two' Teaser Trailer
First Trailer for HBO's 'WATCHMEN'
Damon Lindelof + Solid Source Material + HBO = Good — As if we needed another excuse to get pumped for Damon Lindelof’s new miniseries. HBO just dropped the official teaser featuring Don Johnson and Oscar winner’s Regina King and Jeremy Irons to aid in the heavy lifting.
New ‘Star Wars’ trilogy, ‘Avatar’, ‘Indiana Jones 5’ among Disney’s revamped theatrical release schedule
If 2027 is not a part of your business plans, you're doing it wrong. — With the Fox acquisition firmly in Disney’s rearview mirror, Studio execs wasted no time reshuffling Disney's now unified theatrical release schedule, which you can view in its entirety here.
'Hellraiser' Reboot In The Works With 'Man of Steel' & 'Dark Knight' Writer David Goyer
As the old adage goes, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. — Unfortunately, Hollywood’s ever-evolving love affair with reboots, sequels, spin-offs, and prequels just struck an arrow through the heart of Clive Barker’s 1987 Hellraiser.
'Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile' Review
Zac Efron has built his movie career on musicals and comedies. But after witnessing his performance as infamous serial killer Ted Bundy, serious dramas may be where he belongs.