Archive for May 20, 2017
Sony releases a new motion poster for Spider-Man: Homecoming featuring Tom Holland as Peter Parker. Although the Sam Raimi/Tobey Maguire trilogy and Andrew Garfield’s The Amazing Spider-Man films depicted a slightly older web-slinger, Sony and Marvel Studios’ incarnation will be focused on the classic young student-with-a-secret that was so beloved of comic book fans in the early days.
The promo material for the forthcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming continues to come as thick and fast as Spidey’s own webbing. Most recently, new images from a Japanese magazine were showcased, and the score was teased by composer Michael Giacchino.
Several years ago, Original Entertainment closed a five-picture deal with Millennium Films for Bollywood remakes of several of their properties – “Rambo,” “The Expendables,” cop drama “Brooklyn’s Finest,” Bruce Willis thriller “16 Blocks” and the widely panned Al Pacino vehicle “88 Minutes”.
Now, the first of those projects is moving forward. Announced at the Cannes Film Market with the poster art below, Indian actor and martial arts expert Tiger Shroff will lead the Indian remake of the “Rambo” franchise which appears to shift the action to Kashmir.
The story follows the last surviving member of an elite covert unit of the Indian Armed forces who returns home to discover a war waging in his own land. Forced into the dangerous jungles and frozen mountains of the Himalayas, he unleashes mayhem and destruction, becoming the unstoppable machine he was trained to be.
Siddharth Anand is directing the project which will begin shooting in February next year. Stallone recently gave his support to the project with comments on social media.
After sitting out ‘Salvation,’ Arnold Schwarzenegger returned to the “Terminator” fold with with the atrociously received “Terminator Genisys” which, though making $400 million worldwide, pretty much put the franchise on ice.
Then came the news that the series would be revived again, this time when the rights revert back to the original film’s director James Cameron who would return as executive producer to ‘godfather’ the new film which “Deadpool” director Tim Miller would helm.
Said film will reportedly bring a conclusion to the franchise, but it was unclear at the time whether Arnold Schwarzenegger would be involved. Talking to Screen Daily at Cannes this weekend, Schwarzenegger says he recently met Cameron and discussed the project:
“It is back. It is moving forward. [James Cameron] has some good ideas of how to continue with the franchise. I will be in the movie.”
That’s pretty definitive, but how big a role is unclear. Arnold added that the “Legend of Conan” film which had reportedly been shelved may still have life in it: “It’s being rewritten…the idea is to do it.”
Then there’s the long in the works sequel to Ivan Reitman’s “Twins” called “Triplets” which he suggests could move forward this year: “The script will be finished in a month… It’s just around the corner.” That film, should it go forward would star Arnie, Danny DeVito and Eddie Murphy.
Captain Jack Sparrow is back in two new clips for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, the fifth installment in the very-long-running Disney franchise. This time around, Sparrow meets up with Henry Turner (Brenton Thwaites), the son of his old compatriot Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) – who also shows up in the film, marking his first appearance in the series since 2007’s Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End – and does battle with a new, menacing supernatural enemy in the ghostly Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem).
The first clip to be released from Pirates 5 revealed Captain Salazar’s unexpected weakness: Being a ghost, he can’t walk on land. Two new clips just released by Disney shift the focus away from Javier Bardem’s villainous Salazar and back onto Johnny Depp’s Jack Sparrow.
In the first clip [above], we see strapping young Henry Turner’s first meeting with Sparrow, while Sparrow is incarcerated in ...
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