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News Simon Brew 10 Dec 2013 - 06:49
Heading to cinemas in the summer of 2015 is the big screen reboot of the Terminator movie franchise. It's not been confirmed as of yet that Thor: The Dark World director Alan Taylor is directing this one, but it seems that's the case. And we also learned the other day that plans are afoot for a new crossover television show as well.
As for the movie, it's all but assumed that Arnold Schwarzenegger will also be returning - he's certainly suggested as much - and other casting rumours keep swilling around. But what's emerged now is what looks like the title for the film. It popped up over at Production Weekly on its Twitter feed, and it looks as though Terminator 5 is going to be called Terminator: Genesis. »
Eleanor Parker Dead — ‘Sound Of Music’s Baroness Elsa Schraeder Dies At 91
Eleanor’s friend Richard told the Associated Press that she ”passed away peacefully, surrounded by her children at a medical facility near her home in Palm Springs.”
We’re sorry to see Eleanor go but so grateful that she lived such an amazing and full life!
The stunning red-headed actress, who was such a versatile star that she was dubbed the “Woman of a Thousand Faces,” was nominated for three Academy Awards in her life. She received the nods for her performances as a prison inmate in 1951′s Caged, as Kirk Douglas‘ wife in 1952′s Detective Story, and »
As Winter sets in, all we really want to do is make some hot cocoa and navigate to Netflix, which has a great crop of seasonal favorites to enjoy. Hoping for some holiday classics? Look no further, because we've rounded up the best of Netflix's Christmas-themed movies. Whether you're looking for nostalgia, animation, or something slightly spooky, take a look at what Netflix has to offer! The Nightmare Before Christmas Source: Disney Once upon a time, Tim Burton created Jack Skellington, and a holiday hero was born. The Nightmare Before Christmas is a great film, because you get to watch it twice a year: once on Halloween and once on Christmas! National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation Source: Warner Bros. No one does Christmas quite like Clark Griswold, and nothing says "holidays" quite like a viewing of National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. Learn from Clark's mistakes; make sure your family brings its own trailer to sleep in. »
- Maggie Pehanick
For some reason it's always been known as Welcome To The Jungle around this neck of the woods. According to director Peter Berg (and some of the dialogue, and the song over the end credits), however, the official title of his 2003 Dwayne Johnson-starring comedy action epic remains The Rundown. It wasn't a film that was greatly loved at the time, but has rightly picked up a fond following in the decade since its release, to the extent that Berg is often asked about a sequel. And hey, it turns out he's had another Rundown in the works for ages!The original, you'll recall, saw his Rockness playing bounty hunter Beck, sent to Brazil to run down Seann William Scott, encountering a hot love interest in Rosario Dawson, and getting on the wrong side of villainous local magnate Christopher Walken. Arnold Schwarzenegger had a brief cameo, and Ewen Bremner was in it too. »
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In the movie, Stallone is Ray Breslin, one of the world’s foremost authorities on structural security, who agrees to take on one last job: breaking out of an ultra-secret, high-tech facility called “The Tomb.” Deceived and wrongly imprisoned, Breslin must recruit fellow inmate Emil Rottmayer (Schwarzenegger) to help devise a daring, nearly impossible plan to escape from the most protected and fortified prison ever built.
Directed by Mikael Håfström (The Rite), the R-rated Escape Plan garnered only so-so notices from the critics, earning a 5.3/10 rating at Rotten Tomatoes based on 103 published reviews. It received equally average attention at the domestic box office, ringing up some $26 million at the U.S. box office following »
Following the dismal Terminator Salvation and eventual downfall of TV show The Sarah Connor Chronicles, the Terminator series was in dire need of a fresh start. Now, after idling in development hell with occasional updates, we can at the very least say that some headway has finally been made. As of today, the series’ in-development reboot will officially be called Terminator: Genesis.
It’s not the best title, but it’s the first film in a planned reboot trilogy and is certainly functional. /Film points out that the title could also be a simple placeholder, which is definitely a possibility.
There’s no hard info on anything else regarding the new film as of yet, but one could reasonably infer that it will follow a similar plot trajectory to that of the original quadrilogy. At this point, all we know about the reboot is that it will be written »
- Christopher Sheridan
The Terminator franchise has been dormant since 2009, but that will change in a big way in 2015.
Terminator Salvation was intended to kickoff a new film trilogy set in the aftermath of Judgement Day (the date when A.I. Skynet gained self-awareness and declared war on humanity), but director McG’s installment – certainly not a total bomb with a $371 million worldwide take on a $200 million budget – just didn’t get enough love from the fanbase for distributor Warner Bros. to justify continuing that movie thread, four years ago.
Annapurna Pictures (American Hustle, Her) currently owns the Terminator rights and intends to reboot the series on the big screen – with Arnold Schwarzenegger reprising his iconic role and Alan Taylor (Thor: The Dark ...
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- Sandy Schaefer
THR has reported that three writers have signed on for the third Star Trek film, in the J.J. Abrams-rebooted series. One is the returning Robert Orci, and the other two are J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay. While Orci’s work is fairly well-known, including the first two Trek films, Mission: Impossible 3, The Legend of Zorro, Cowboys & Aliens, and more, Payne and McKay are relative newcomers. Their biggest credit, to date, was that they wrote the script for Boilerplate, a robot film that Abrams has been developing for some time. Of note, this will be the first of the new Trek films that isn’t co-written by Alex Kurtzman.
- Mario-Francisco Robles
The "Terminator" movies, about time traveling killer robots, aren't exactly known for their super-cool subtitles.
After "Terminator 2: Judgment Day," the subtitles have become increasingly silly, perhaps best exemplified by the third film, "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines." (Did the machines really rise? Besides the flying ones, I mean.) Well, get ready, because the new "Terminator" movie, to be directed by "Thor: The Dark World's" Alan Taylor, is about to get a bit sillier.
According to a Production Weekly tweet, the movie has been given the title "Terminator: Genesis," which sounds like a low-grade Japanese anime and, we hope, won't stick around for the film's summer 2015 release. Of course, everything is up in the air at this point. The film has yet to lock down principle actors and very little is known about the plot, besides the fact that there's a role left open for Arnold Schwarzenegger, »
- Drew Taylor
Over the weekend Production Weekly's Twitter page posted some little news nugget that if turns out to be true is quite a sneaky little scoop. For it seems that the Alan Taylor ('Thor: The Dark World', 'Game of Thrones') helmed 'Terminator' sequel 'Terminator 5', scheduled for a Summer 2015 release, may have been given its official title. 'Terminator: Genesis' is the brow raising suggested title for the new installment which is reportedly being lined up as the first in a new trilogy in the franchise. Arnold Schwarzenegger will most likely be back with either Emilia Clarke ('Game of Thrones') or Brie Larson ('21 Jump Street') accompanying him as the new Sarah Connor. »
Apologies to the five or so of you who read this with any regularity, there was no column last week. Day job woes and Christmas combined to stomp my ass into a fug of inactivity in terms of watching and writing about it. Therefore you get a bumper edition this week with two weeks’ worth of content.
In other big news House of Cards returns to Netflix with season two in February and the Turbo super-fast snail animated series, based on that DreamWorks film that recently came out, debuts in December. Now TV also has you covered during Christmas week by adding a new big title pretty much every day between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Day, although apart from Elf on Now TV and a dedicated Christmas selection, there is a disturbing lack of Christmas themed films on the other services.
- Chris Holt
The title of the new Terminator reboot has reportedly been revealed.
A tweet previewing the new issue of Production Weekly has alleged that the upcoming reboot's tentative title will be Terminator: Genesis.
There is little else known about the film, although it was recently announced that a television series will run alongside it.
Familiar characters in the Terminator mythology including Sarah and John Connor are expected to make an appearance.
Photo gallery - Arnold Schwarzenegger's 20 best one-liners: »
1997's Batman & Robin will go down in history as one of the worst comic book movies of all time. Instead of focusing on how much of a mess Batman & Robin turned out let's enjoy some Mr. Freeze's (Arnold Schwarzenegger) and Poison Ivy (Uma Thurman) concept art that was created for Batman & Robin by conceptual illustrator, Mary Locatell. Image below is from Batman Forever - Riddler's Lair Chills and thrills: will Gotham City be put on ice? George Clooney is Batman as the dark knight battles his greatest threat yet: cold-hearted Mr. Freeze (Schwarzenegger) and venomous Poison Ivy (Thurman). Batman has more than Gotham City to protect: the youthful eagerness of crimefighting comrades Robin (O'Donnell) and Batgirl (Silversone) puts them frequently in harm's way. Batman & Robin (1997) was directed by Joel Schumacher, from a script written by Akiva Goldsman. The film starred: Arnold Schwarzenegger as Dr. Victor Fries/Mr. Freeze, »
Having acquired the rights to Terminator for a hefty $20 million, producers Megan Ellison and David Ellison are wasting little time in capitalising on their investment. Not only is a new movie trilogy in the works, with the first instalment set for release in 2015 under director Alan Taylor (Game of Thrones), but it's now been announced that the sci-fi franchise is heading back to the small screen for a "companion piece" to the new movie series.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Thor and X-Men: First Class writers Zack Stentz and Ashley Miller are set to write and produce the new series, which "will follow a critical moment from the first Terminator film (1984), and where the film's story goes one way, the upcoming series will take the same moment in a completely different direction. As the rebooted film trilogy and the new TV series progress, the two narratives will intersect with each »
- Gary Collinson
Director Alan Taylor ("Thor: The Dark World"), will helm the new "Terminator" feature, titled "Terminator: Genesis", to be released by Paramount June 26, 2015, as the first film in a new stand-alone trilogy.
Annapurna Pictures purchased the rights to the "Terminator" May 2011, with the stipulation that if nothing is done with the property by a specific date, screen rights would revert back to "Terminator" co-creators James Cameron and Gale Anne Hurd.
"The Terminator" released in 1984, was inspired by themes and premises by science fiction author Harlan Ellison, then scripted by Gale Anne Hurd and Cameron, with direction by Cameron, after producer Roger Corman passed on the project.
Michael Biehn played 'Kyle Reese', a soldier from the future sent back in time to protect Sarah.
Three sequels »
- Michael Stevens
Details on the forthcoming new Terminator film suggested it was going for the reboot route as opposed to another sequel. While Arnold Schwarzenegger remains attached to the film, recasting roles for Sarah Connor and time-travelling protector (and impregnator) Kyle Reese may hold clues to the new direction for the Skydance and Annapurna Pictures production of the classic James Cameron-creation. Thor: The Dark World’s Alan Taylor is set to direct the sci-fi epic, with Emilia Clarke and Brie Larson said to be the final two remaining and fighting it out for the role of unborn resistance leader’s hunted mother.
We’re now hearing Taylor’s sequel/reboot has an official title of Terminator: Genesis as well as a brand new series not connected to the cancelled Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. The new show will be used as a tie-in to the upcoming film and will split »
- Craig Hunter
Is Terminator: Genesis the Title of the Upcoming Reboot?
Aside from those pesky rumors that Terminator 5 will focus on a young Sarah Connor, with both Emilia Clarke and Brie Larson vying for the role in a story that will change the events seen in the original 1984 The Terminator, as the machine arrives in the past to hunt her down before she becomes pregnant, not much is known about this upcoming reboot from Annapurna Pictures and Paramount.
Today, the usually reliable Production Weekly sent out the following Tweet, which confirms that the production offices for the Alan Taylor directed reboot are up and running, and that they have what may be the official title: Terminator: Genesis.
— Production Weekly (@prodweek) December 7, 2013
None of this »
Remakes are nothing new in Hollywood. Take a look back through cinema history and there are plenty of example of ideas and stories being recycled for new audiences. Take, for instance, Robin Hood and Zorro, whose big-screen exploits stretch right the way back to Douglas Fairbanks in the silent era.
Right now two high profile re-dos - Carrie and Oldboy - are screening in cinemas. Considering just how well the originals are regarded, it begs one simple question - why? One carries a recognisable name, the other is a critically lauded foreign-language cult film that has a limited audience.
In the end it may all boil down to making money, but that's still no excuse for some of the remakes that have been served up in recent memory. Digital Spy looks at 9 cinematic remakes that didn't need to happen below...
The "Terminator" film franchise is being restarted, and along with it prospects that the story could return to TV as well.
Skydance Productions and Annapurna Pictures, which are producing the fifth film in the "Terminator" franchise, are also developing a series that will serve as a companion to the movie. The film is slated for a 2015 release, and Arnold Schwarzenegger is expected to be back after not appearing in the last entry in the series, 2009's "Terminator Salvation."
Details about both the movie and the TV project are mostly under lock and key, but both are reportedly linked to the first "Terminator" movie, which was released in 1984. The series will follow a "critical moment" from the first film but play it out in a vastly different way.
There may be no future but what we make, but the future is about to get mighty complicated. In addition to the upcoming "Terminator" reboot trilogy -- featuring the return of Arnold Schwarzenegger as one version or another of the titular cyborg -- the franchise is also planning a return to the small screen. Skydance Prods. and Annapurna Pictures have announced that they'll be launching a new TV series that will tie in directly to the 2015 film and its sequels, according to Deadline. Zack Stentz and Ashley Miller ("X-Men: First Class," "Thor") will write the series and serve as exec producers, alongside the »
- HitFix Staff
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