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It’s been a busy week in Hollywood! Check out some highlights below and then head off to see Deadpool again. We know you were at the Thursday previews … We all were, which is why Ryan Reynolds’ revamped superhero broke box-office records. The $12.7 million dollars it raked in Thursday night was more than any other R-rated movie had in the whole history of ever. Both fans and critics are in love with it. Even Last Golden Girl Standing Betty White raved about it! (Warning: Nsfw language, so listen with your earbuds!)
• Following in the wake of MTV’s successful Scream (and Fox’s less successful Scream Queens), Freeform (the erstwhile ABC Family) is jumping on the horror bandwagon with Dead Of Summer. Conceived by Once Upon A Time creators Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis, the show cast two of the stars from their fairy-tale series: Elizabeth Mitchell, who played Ingrid, »
- Harker Jones
Jed Rees plays The Recruiter in this month’s Deadpool. He’s the mysterious man who finds terminally ill Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) and offers him the chance to not only live, but transform into a potty-mouthed, indestructible superhero.
Although he now lives outside Los Angeles, Rees was born and raised in Vancouver — as was Reynolds — which led to one of those “isn’t life funny” moments on the film’s Vancouver set.
“It was cool, we were shooting in the Cobalt Hotel, which is pretty famous for being a complete dive bar,” says Rees on the line from his California home, “and I’m thinking, ‘Here’s a couple of kids from Vancouver working on a big movie in their hometown.’”
Rees has appeared in more than 60 films and TV shows in his 25-year career, including Galaxy QuestandElizabethtown, but the opportunity to go toe-to-toe with Reynolds was special.
“It was a bit intense, »
- Ingrid Randoja - Cineplex Magazine
Tom Cruise zealously guards his image, which is why it's shocking he's allowing a Senate candidate in the Philippines to use his mug on campaign billboards. Cresente Paez is gunning for an upgrade from the Philippines House of Representatives to the Senate. So the campaign brain trust came up with this ad, showing Tom Cruise scoffing at Paez's candidacy ... calling it "Mission Impossible." But Paez fires back, "It's Paezible!" Tom has gone on the attack »
- TMZ Staff
Daniel here. If your Charlize senses have been tingling lately then it’s fair to assume your road rage has set in: Variety reports that Universal is circling Imperator Furiosa herself to star as the lead villain in Fast 8, the latest model in their rubber-burning line of Fast & Furious flicks.
Gallons of credit go to this high-octane franchise for encouraging onscreen diversity and staging sky-is-the-limit set pieces, sure, but just because Charlize Theron can drive, it doesn’t mean she needs to take your wheel.
The main attractions in a Fast & Furious are smash ‘em up automotive melees with basic visuals broken up by character-light screeds on the true meaning of family; you’ll find none of Mad Max: Fury Road’s kinetic wizardry or redemptive arcs. Pitting their rogue gallery of villains against Charlize Theron is like straight-up reaching for the wrong Ben & Jerry’s pint. Jason Statham or Luke Evans’ unhinged, »
- Daniel Crooke
Last month, Tom Cruise was confirmed to be starring in a new version of The Mummy, part of Universal's plans to reboot their classic monster movie universe, guided by producers Chris Morgan (Fast & Furious) and Alex Kurtzman (Star Trek). Now he'll be joined by Johnny Depp, who is set to star in The Invisible Man, according to Deadline. No other details have been made available, but based on what's been reported about Universal's plans in general, as well as how the character has been used in the past, here's what we know. Who's writing? Ed Solomon (Men in Black) is writing the screenplay, per THR. He joins a distinguished group of writers working on the new universe: Jon Spaihts (The Mummy) and Eric Heisserer (The Thing) are writing the...
- Peter Martin
Universal’s classic movie monsters initiative continues to turn heads, after getting Tom Cruise for the 2017 The Mummy reboot, they seem to now have Johnny Depp up for The Invisible Man. According to Deadline Johnny Depp is set to star in The Invisible Man reboot, which will be part of Universal’s classic monsters cinematic universe, […]
Gotta admit, we did not see the former Mrs. Tom Cruise kicking so much butt at a game called "Musical Beers," partly because we never imagined there would be a game called "Musical Beers." Leave it to "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" to introduce the game, which was like musical chairs but with Red Solo cups.
Katie showed she meant business right in the first round, scaring "Deadpool" star Ryan Reynolds with her speed and knocking him out first. (It was smart of her to take those heels off.) She helped knock out Jimmy Fallon next, and made it down to the final two.
You'll have to watch and see if she beat the last remaining member of The Roots. Also, check out the other "Tonight Show" clip where she does »
- Gina Carbone
Anyone who has followed the Harry Potter series knows that the franchise has managed to stay alive, in one form or another, despite the movie franchise seemingly coming to an end in 2011. Whether it's a theme park popping up at Universal Studios, the launch of the Pottermore website, or the upcoming Magical Beasts And Where To Find Them film that's on the way, J.K. Rowling's creation still has a grip on people's imaginations.
Some time ago, it was revealed that there was a stage play being planned, and now more information about that project has come to light. Rowling has created a new story, alongside Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, that has formed the basis for Harry Potter And The Cursed Child Parts I & II. The play will make its world premiere this summer, and now it's been announced that you'll soon be able to buy a book adaptation of the play. »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
While Universal's "Fast & Furious" franchise is winding down, with three more movies to go (at least for now), don't think for a second they aren't going to try to make each one bigger than the last. And for "Fast 8," they've got their eyes on a major talent to play the villain. Deadline reports that the filmmakers are seeking out "Mad Max: Fury Road" star Charlize Theron to play the villain in "Fast 8." If it seems like an outlandish idea, Theron has previously worked with director F. Gary Gray on "The Italian Job," and apparently her schedule is open, so she could take the role if she wanted. This is also the studio that nabbed Tom Cruise to star in "The Mummy" and Johnny Depp to play "The Invisible Man." And no doubt, after enduring the tough shoot of 'Fury Road,' facing the testosterone of Vin Diesel and his crew should be no sweat. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
In addition to Universal rebooting their 'Monster Universe' with a new version of "The Mummy" starring Tom Cruise, the studio will also reboot author H. G. Wells' "The Invisible Man", starring Johnny Depp:
Published in 1897, "The Invisible Man" follows 'Griffin', a scientist consumed with power and fame, who becomes the model of science without humanity...
...devoting himself to research into optics, inventing a way to change a body's refractive index to absorb and reflect no light.
He successfully carries out this procedure on himself, but fails in his attempt to reverse it.
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "The Invisible Man"...
- Michael Stevens
Netflix has just unveiled its latest original series, and it's got a truly novel twist. The animated children's series Beat Bugs will feature a soundtrack made up of classic tunes by legendary band The Beatles. The songs will be performed by today's top artists, and will seemingly serve as a backdrop for the stories being told in the cartoon.
Here's the trailer:
Beat Bugs: Netflix original series w/ songs made famous by The Beatles, performed by today's top artists. Aug 2016!https://t.co/Sbc05xCWlT
— Netflix Us (@netflix) February 10, 2016
Here's an excerpt of the Press Release for the series:
Beat Bugs incorporates songs from the Lennon/McCartney 'Northern Songs' catalogue, to tell uplifting and life-affirming stories filled with hope and melody. World-leading artists, animators and writers have come together to work on this extraordinary show. The Beat Bugs are charming, funny, adventurous, and have a knack for getting themselves into mischief and mayhem. »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
Fast 8 is getting ready to race into production, as the Universal franchise prepares to launch a final trilogy of films based on the adventures of Dominic Torreto and his band of merry misfits. But just who will they be facing off against this time around, in a film that will take place in locations like New York and Iceland?
According to a report from Deadline, the film's director and screenwriter are looking to land Academy Award-winner Charlize Theron. The actress is currently riding a very positive wave of buzz thanks to her bad ass turn in George Miller's Mad Max: Fury Road, and she'd be a very high-profile "get" for the production.
- Mario-Francisco Robles
With shared universes being all the rage at the moment in Hollywood, Universal are getting in on the fun with the impressive back catalogue of classic monsters the studio has access to coming together in a cinematic universe spearhead by producer Alex Kurtzman (Star Trek) and Fast & Furious screenwriter Chris Morgan. 2017 will see the interconnected series of franchises kick off with The Mummy, starring Tom Cruise and Kingsman: The Secret Service’s Sofia Boutella as the titular monster, which is all sorts of interesting. Now, Deadline is reporting that The Invisible Man is set as the universes second installment, with Johnny Depp going transparent to play a scientist who finds his sanity ebbing away after discovering a way to turn himself invisible. No release date or director has be announced yet, but Now You See me and Men in Black scribe Ed Solomon will be providing the script, one of »
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Last month, Tom Cruise was confirmed to be starring in a new version of The Mummy, part of Universal's plans to reboot its classic monster movie universe, guided by producers Chris Morgan (Fast & Furious) and Alex Kurtzman (Star Trek). Now he'll be joined by Johnny Depp, who is set to star in The Invisible Man, according to Deadline. No other details have been made available, but based on what's been reported about Universal's plans in general, as well as how the...
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Further progress with Universal and its classic monsters movie universe. A week or two back, it was confirmed that Tom Cruise had signed up to star in its reboot of The Mummy, that's arriving in cinemas next year. Alex Kurtzman is directing that one.
Based on the H G Wells novel of the same name, the new take on The Invisible Man has been penned by Ed Solomon (the Bill & Ted films, Men In Black, Now You See Me). As of yet, no director is on board the project, although Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan - who are overseeing the classic monsters movie universe project - are producting. »
After the recent announcement that Tom Cruise will be headlining Alex Kurtzman’s reboot of The Mummy (for a June 2017 release), Universal have pulled off another coup by recruiting Johnny Depp for a different creature feature in the works – this one, a rehash of The Invisible Man.
It’s unknown when the film will take its bow, and there’s no word as yet in regards to what other talent might be being pursued at the moment. Universal must have a pretty strong vision in place for the film if Depp has signed on without a director already being in place – that, or he’s going to have his say when it comes to the final decision.
Universal’s plans to do this whole Marvel-esque thing with their classic horror movie monsters has been buzzed about for some time now. Whilst it may have been scoffed at as a »
- Dan Woburn
Replica of James Whale’s 1933 chiller chronicling a former medical student’s descent into madness part of Universal’s plan to bring scary movies back to big screen
The project is part of studio Universal’s ambitious plan to bring a slew of classic monster movies back to the big screen. Tom Cruise has already signed on for a new version of The Mummy, due to be released in June 2017, while producers Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan are reportedly hoping to convince Angelina Jolie to star as the Bride of Frankenstein in a remake of the classic 1935 chiller. New films based on the original Frankenstein, as well as Dracula, the Wolfman and the Creature from the Black Lagoon are also being planned as part of a big-budget-horror “cinematic universe”.
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- Ben Child
Various screen adaptations of Wells' work have taken place over the years from the most faithful version with the 1984 BBC mini-series, to more elaborate cinematic spins such as John Carpenter's "Memoirs of an Invisible Man" and Paul Verhoeven's "Hollow Man".
The project currently has no director or writer attached, but is a part of the studio's attempt to build a new cinematic universe around its classic monsters like Dracula, Frankenstein and The Wolf Man.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
Having brought in Tom Cruise a couple of weeks back to star in The Mummy, it looks like Universal are looking to go after Hollywood’s ‘big guns’ for their Monsters Universe, as Deadline are reporting that Johnny Depp has signed to star in The Invisible Man.
There’s no word yet on a director for the movie, but Alex Kurtzman (The Amazing Spider-Man 2) is overseeing the whole universe and will direct The Mummy, which is set for release on June 9 2017. The Invisible Man will join Frankenstein, The Bride of Frankenstein, Dracula, Creature From The Black Lagoon and The Wolf Man before they all come together for a team-up movie, rumoured to be Van Helsing.
No word yet on whether Depp will play The Invisible Man, but it assumed he will.
- Luke Owen
Universal.s Monsters Universe started to really gain some traction when Tom Cruise signed on to play the (non-mummy) lead in The Mummy. Now, another big star has decided to join the Monsters Universe fray. A report from The Wrap is saying that Johnny Depp is now attached to a new version of The Invisible Man. Unlike Tom Cruise.s part in The Mummy, Depp is likely taking on the title role. The Invisible Man had a film adaptation in 1933. The story is based on The H.G. Wells book of the same title, which was published in 1897. In the novel, The Invisible Man is a scientist who.s been researching optics and comes up with a way to change the human body so that it absorbs and reflects light, thereby becoming invisible. The movie took a slightly different tack, having that scientist experiment with a drug that makes him »
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