Archive for August 8, 2012
Casting for Kick-Ass 2 has started ramping-up – now that the filmmakers have locked-in returning players. We recently learned that John Leguizamo has joined the production, playing Red Mist‘s bodyguard, Javier, and further announcements should be quickly forthcoming – since the film is expected to start filming in September. Mark Millar penned much of the Kick-Ass 2 comic series with the movie sequel in mind – dramatically expanding on the number of included characters and introducing a Justice League/Avengers-like superhero squad, Justice Forever.
Now, one member of the Justice Forever team looks set for a big screen counterpart, as Scrubs alum, Donald Faison (who played Christopher Turk on the popular NBC series), is set to once again don a “Doctor” title. However, this time, ...
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American Horror Story proved to be a breakout hit last year for FX, largely due to the family-in-a-haunted-house premise that was both intriguing and genuinely creepy – and, more importantly, not seen anywhere else on television.
Despite the success of season 1, creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk have opted to reinvent their own wheel by completely changing the story, setting, and characters for season 2. What we do know about season 2 of AHS is that it’ll be titled American Horror Story: Asylum, and as that heading alludes to, it will be set in an institution for the criminally insane in 1964.
A small crop of characters from the first season will be back, only with entirely different roles. Among the returning will be Zachary Quinto (Star Trek), and, ...
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Yesterday Disney and Marvel Studios happily announced that Joss Whedon, the man behind The Avengers, will be back to not only write and direct its sequel, but will be overseeing Phase Two of the Marvel cinematic universe (which will also include a live-action TV series) for the next three years.
The big headline-stealing, buzz-generating announcements keep coming from Marvel Studios, but for Warner Bros., it’s been a challenging path to begin organizing live-action feature films for their DC Comics lineup into something that can compete at the same game. They’re taking steps in the right direction to make that happen and their answer to Joss Whedon’s signing may to bring in Ben Affleck to helm Justice League.
Now that Christopher Nolan has completed The Dark Knight trilogy (and is not interested in Justice League) and director Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel is set to launch DC’s response to Marvel’s franchise, we’re about to see what ...
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Production on director John Moore’s fifth entry in the Die Hard franchise, A Good Day to Die Hard, is currently underway in Hungary. The latest installment was already set to be a family affair as John McClane’s son, John McClane Jr. (played by Spartacus star, Jai Courtney), enters the fray in a pivotal role – but he won’t be the only younger McClane running around.
It is being reported that Mary Elizabeth Winstead is reprising her role as John McClane’s (Bruce Willis) daughter from Live Free or Die Hard, Lucy McClane.
Bleeding Cool is citing the blog of Ted Cross, who’s serving as an extra on the film, and recently wrote about working alongside the ...
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Filming in getting underway on the latest Luc Besson project, Malavita, featuring Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Glee‘s Dianna Agron, and kid actor John D’Leo (Wanderlust). This is “only” the seventh movie directed by Besson over the past seven years, but also the fifteenth he shares writing credit on – not to mention, Besson has produced more than 40 films during that period (Taken, Transporter 3, District 13: Ultimatum, From Paris with Love, Colombiana, Lockout, Taken 2).
Besson is backing the project with his EuroCorp partner (and wife) Virginie Besson-Silla, along with Relativity’s Ryan Kavanaugh (3:10 to Yuma, The Fighter) and Tucker Tooley (Immortals, Act of Valor). Relativity is handling U.S. distribution and plans to unleash Malavita in theaters sometime next year.
Malavita is based on Tonino Benacquista’s book “Badfellas,” described as follows:
Under cover of ...
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