Archive for June 1, 2012
Before the full force of the summer television season begins, let’s take a look back at some of the television series that were canceled this year – and whether or not we’re actually sad to see them go.
From CSI: Miami to cross-dressing workplace comedy Work It! (remember that show?) come with us as we reminisce about both the tragic, and merciful, TV show fatalities of 2012.
Click to continue reading 10 TV Shows We’re Kind Of Sad To See Go (But Not Really)
The world starting wondering what Chris Nolan’s third Batman film would be about almost immediately after the end credits rolled on The Dark Knight way back in 2008, and there were plenty of forthcoming theories about who the villains would be. (Ironically enough, Tom Hardy’s character Bane was one of the most persistent ones.)
In a recent article for Empire, Batman trilogy co-writer David S. Goyer dropped some interesting details and anecdotes about The Dark Knight Rises - including Warner Bros.’ plan to have The Riddler be the villain, with Leonardo DiCaprio playing him.
Here are some of the details about TDKR, as per Batman News:
- In Fall of 2008, Christopher Nolan and co-writer David Goyer came up with the ending to The Dark Knight Rises. They didn’t know what the ...
Click to continue reading New ‘Dark Knight Rises’ Details: Studio Wanted DiCaprio as Riddler
Anchorman: The Legend Continues
Christina Applegate is confirmed to be returning as Ron Burgundy’s non-male co-anchor Veronica Corningstone in the upcoming "Anchorman" sequel.
The story of the comedy will deal with the birth of 24-hour news channels and its impact on our favourite San Diego news team. [Source: EW]
Adam Sandler is in talks to star opposite Will Ferrell in the comedy "Three Mississippi" at Warner Bros. Pictures.
Sandler will replace Mark Wahlberg in the tale of two rival families who have an annual tackle football game at Thanksgiving - with one family (Sandler's) the perennial loser. [Source: Vulture]
A Good Day to Die Hard
Victoria's Secret and Sports Illustrated model Anne Vyalitsyna has joined the cast of Fox's "A Good Day to Die Hard".
Bruce Willis reprises his role as John McClane in the Russia-set sequel, with Jai Courtney playing his estranged son Jack who try to protect the world from imminent disaster. [Source: Variety]
Assuming the series is picked up, "Hung" star Thomas Jane is in talks to join Frank Darabont's new period drama series "L.A. Noir" on TNT.
Jane would play mobster Bugsy Siegel. Jane was not available to film the pilot which wrapped production over the weekend. [Source: The Live Feed]
Brad Pitt has come onboard to produce Andrew Dominik's long-gestating $20 million drama about Marilyn Monroe.
Based on the imaginary Monroe memoirs "Blonde" by Joyce Carol Oates, the story is said to look at the "imagined inner life of the iconic actress".
Naomi Watts was previously attached to play Monroe when the project was setup at Wild Bunch, but the film is now a whole different incarnation.
Pitt tells 24 Frames that "We're going to get this one done" and adds that it is uncertain right now if he will take a role in the movie as well. Shooting could begin as early as the start of next year.
Pitt and Dominik previously worked together on both "The Assassination of Jesse James" and the upcoming "Killing Them Softly".
Disney isn't the only one playing musical chairs with their slate this week as Fox have made some big announcements which essentially set up their Summer 2014 slate according to Box-Office Mojo.
It's a line-up that will resemble last year's in fact, kicking off with the newly titled "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes". The sequel to 'Rise', which grossed a whopping $483 million worldwide, will bow on Memorial Day Weekend - May 23rd 2014.
Then on July 18th 2014 comes the untitled "X-Men: First Class" sequel with director Matthew Vaughn and all of the original cast back onboard.
Long before that though are the films in 2013 and just announced yesterday is a 3D re-release of Roland Emmerich's "Independence Day" for July 3rd 2013.
A month later the company will debut the sequel "Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters" on August 16th, a not that surprising delay of five months for the Greek myth-themed fantasy.
Also for 2013 they've set the untitled Sandra Bullock & Melissa McCarthy comedy for April 4th, the "Walking with Dinosaurs" feature for December 20th, and the Ben Stiller-led "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" for December 25th.