Matt Reeves discusses the newest project in the DC Universe
The DC Extended Universe has been in a state of limbo since Ben Affleck shocked the masses by walking away from the director's chair for The Batman, though things seem to be getting themselves back on track. Matt Reeves stepped in as director, and with his latest feature-length 'War For The Planet Of The Apes' being over and done with, it means he can now move onto pastures new.
Reeves has been evasive on just what he has planned for The Batman, but in a recent MTV interview, he explained he planned on moving away from the script that Geoff Johns and Affleck had previously planned, saying: "It's a new story. It's just starting again. I'm excited about it. I think it's going to be really cool."
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Eastwood's latest biopic is taking an interesting turn
Clint Eastwood's latest project will see three of the men who thwarted a terrorist attack on a train meant for Paris cast as themselves according to Warner Bros. Pictures. The film, titled 'The 15:17 To Paris' will feature Anthony Sadler, Alek Skarlatos (Oregon National Guardsman) and Spencer Stone (U.S. Air Force Airman First Class), with Jenna Fisher (The Office) and Judy Greer (Arrested Development, Jurassic World) also set to star in the film.
The 15:17 To Paris will follow the lives of the three men in the build-up to August 2015 when the trio stopped an alleged ISIS terrorist attack from a gunman on the high-speed Amsterdam to Paris train. The trio, who had been friends since childhood in California, were lauded as saviours with the help of the passengers aboard the train.
Continue reading: Clint Eastwood Casts Real-Life Heroes In Latest Biopic
Michael Jordan’s ‘Tune Squad’ uniform from ‘Space Jam’ is up for auction.
The uniform Michael Jordan wore in Space Jam is being auctioned off and it’s certainly not going cheap. The ‘Tune Squad’ shirt and shorts basketball superstar Jordan wore during the scenes he shot for the animated game between the Looney Tunes and the Monstars in the film is being auctioned online in October.
Michael Jordan and his wife Yvette Prieto at the Derek Jeter Celebrity Invitational in Las Vegas in March 2015.
Eddie Redmayne is likely to lead the Harry Potter spin-off.
Eddie Redmayne has been offered the lead role of Newt Scamander in Warner Bros' Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Redmayne has always been the frontrunner for the role though wanted to look over a finished script before committing.
Eddie Redmayne [R] won the Oscar for best actor for The Theory of Everything
According to Variety, the Oscar-winning actor is happy with what he has read and is close to signing on for the project. J.K Rowling is making her screenwriting debut on the triology, with David Yates directing.
Continue reading: Eddie Redmayne Offered Lead In 'Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them'
Ooo! Adventure Time is being made into a movie!
Adventure Time is being made into an animated feature film. The hugely popular Cartoon Network show is currently being developed by Warner Bros. The news comes after years of speculation about the possibility of adapting the series for the big screen but the project has officially been confirmed, according to Deadline. Details remain sketchy but the show's creator Pendleton Ward is rumoured to be involved in the project and the producers' names have been revealed.
John Di Maggio provides the voice for Jake the Dog.
Continue reading: Warner Bros. Set To Turn Cartoon Network's 'Adventure Time' Into A Movie
Ryan Gosling may produce, direct and star in the Busby Berkeley biopic for Warner Bros.
Ryan Gosling Could Produce, Direct and Star in the Busby Berkeley Biopic
The studio has already optioned Buzz: The Life and Art of Busby Berkeley by Jeffrey Spivak for an adaptation to be produced by Gosling and Marc Platt, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The pair have previously worked together on the 2011 crime thriller Drive.
Continue reading: Ryan Gosling: Hey Girl, Let's Make A Busby Berkeley Biopic
Watch the explosive 'Batman: Arkham Knight' trailer below.
While hysteria surrounding Microsoft and Sony’s next generation of consoles has certainly been palpable, it’s been dampened somewhat by the lack of stellar titles available on the XBOX ONE and PS4. Titanfall, Watchdogs and The Witcher 3 are all nice promises to look forward to, but Dead Rising 3, Knack and Killzone 4 weren’t exactly titles worthy of ushering in the latest specification of hardware.
Batman fights the bad guys in Arkham Origins
But it was only a matter of time before the big, next-gen only titles were going to be announced, and the fourth instalment of the Arkham series is certainly that: a triple A, blockbuster title for the new generation of consoles. “Invest in Gotham,” says Bruce Wayne’s dead father in the trailer’s voiceover. “Treat its people like family. Watch over them. Use this money to safeguard them from forces beyond their control.”
Continue reading: 'Batman: Arkham Knight' Will Serve As The Series' Next Gen Conclusion
The rumors were true...
Despite being released back in 2009 in beta, Minecraft is one of the most widely played games today. The indie title has been nothing short of a phenomenon, racking up millions of sales and dominating gaming news over the past 5 years. And these well-documented success stories (established markets) don’t avoid Hollywood for long – a Minecraft movie is in production.
Warner Bros. – who recently enjoyed critical and fiscal success with The Lego Movie – have acquired the rights from Mojang, the Swedish company behind the game, whose name means ‘Gadget’ in English. Minecraft’s creator, Notch, revealed the news on Twitter. "Someone is trying leak the fact that we're working with Warner Brothers on a potential Minecraft Movie," said Markus Persson. "I wanted to be the leak!"
Continue reading: From Sandbox To Box Office: Minecraft The Movie Is Happening!
Of course, a second film was always on the way
The Lego Movie went down so well with the critics and fans alike, Warner Bros. have set a release date for its sequel while the first one is still in cinemas. May 26, 2017 is the magic day the studio confirmed on Friday.
The Lego movie has been a smash hit
Will Ferrell, Will Arnett and Elizabeth Banks all enjoyed voice roles in The Lego Movie, which opened with nearly $70m at the domestic box office. It then went on to gross more than $200m in the global market in what was a remarkable success story. It didn’t just stun on a fiscal level, though. The critics were equally impressed, lauding the film’s original style and refreshing dynamic. It soon accumulated a very respectable 96% on review aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes.
Continue reading: Warner Brothers Building Lego Sequel, Want It Done By May 2017
Chris Dodd confirmed that China has now paid the money owed in full.
The Chinese government has paid six major Hollywood studios in full, following a lengthy dispute over box-office payments, the Motion Picture Association of America announced on Tuesday, reports the Wall Street Journal.
"We are pleased to hear that the Chinese government has addressed the matter and all money due will be paid in full. It is our understanding that the payment process has recommenced," said Chris Dodd, head of the MPAA.
The dispute concerns a 2 per cent luxury tax that China wanted to impose on box-office receipts. According to The Wrap, that tax was not part of the new more Hollywood-friendly trade agreement the sides had hammered out last year and the major studios saw it as a violation of the pact.
Continue reading: China Finally Pays Hollywood Studios For 'Life Of Pi' And Others