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Four years after the Warner Bros. heist adventure Yucatan was first announced, the project is moving forward with screenwriter Terry Rossio (The Lone Ranger, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides) coming aboard to re-write the script. Anthony Peckham was first set to write the script when Robert Downey Jr. attached himself to star in 2010.
The story is based on a massive 1,700-page movie treatment written by legendary actor Steve McQueen in the 1960s, which he was developing as a starring vehicle for himself. The treatment was discovered in two leather-bound trunks by the actor's son Chad McQueen in 2005, 25 years after his death in 1980. The original treatment followed a salvage expert (Robert Downey Jr.) and his search for lost Mayan treasure in the Yucatan peninsula. No details have been given for the updated story, but Terry Rossio and actor/producer Robert Downey Jr. are using the original premise as a »
Take another look @ set footage of 'Captain America' (Chris Evans) from the South Korean set of director Joss Whedon's Marvel Studios production' "Avengers Age of Ultron", currently in post-production:
The film is scripted and directed by Joss Whedon and features an ensemble cast that also includes Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Samuel L. Jackson, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen and James Spader.
Note the stylized 'A' of the "Avengers" logo is now emblazoned on the left shoulder of the updated 'Captain America' costume.
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Avengers: Age Of Ultron"...
- Michael Stevens
From Vvs Films, Sneak Peek Jon Favreau's tasty comedy-drama "Chef", available on a Blu-ray + DVD Combo, written, produced, directed by and starring Favreau, co-starring Sofía Vergara, John Leguizamo, Scarlett Johansson, Oliver Platt, Bobby Cannavale, Dustin Hoffman and Robert Downey, Jr.
"...when 'Chef Carl Casper' (Favreau) suddenly quits his job at a prominent Los Angeles restaurant...
"...after refusing to compromise his creative integrity to controlling owner 'Riva' (Dustin Hoffman), he is left to figure out what’s next.
"Taking to the road, Chef Carl goes back to his roots to reignite his passion for the kitchen...
"...and zest for life and love..."
- Michael Stevens
Oscar-nominated scribe Terry Rossio ("The Mask of Zorro," "Deja Vu," "Pirates of the Caribbean") has come onboard Warner Bros. Pictures and Team Downey's action adventure "Yucatan" which is being shaped as a potential Robert Downey Jr, star vehicle.
Rossio and Downey Jr. are said to be using the original premise as a jumping-off point for a mind-bending adventure story. Rossio takes over from Anthony Peckham who previously had a go at the script.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
Warner Bros. has brought Oscar-nominated writer Terry Rossio on board to pen Yucutan for Robert Downey Jr. The original 1700-page treatment was written by Steve McQueen back in the 1960s and was originally envisioned as a star vehicle for himself. Obviously, that didn’t pan out and now, the studio is hoping to update it.
The original treatment is said to be a “jumping-off point” for what is being described as a “mind-bending adventure story,” but there’s no word yet on what Rossio has planned for the update. We do know, though, that in McQueen’s version, the initial premise followed “a renegade salvage expert on a quest to find a Mayan treasure in the Yucatan Peninsula.”
So, kind of like Indiana Jones meets Inception? Sounds good to me.
We’ll keep you posted when we hear more on this very intriguing project, but for now, tell us, what do you think of Yucutan? »
- Matt Joseph
A few years ago, it would have seemed outlandish to think of a WWE champion taking on a major role in a superhero movie, but both Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Dave Batista, who play antiheroes Black Adam and Drax the Destroyer, respectively, have proven that it can be done. Now, it appears that current WWE superstar Sheamus (Stephen Farrelly) may join that exclusive club as well.
It seems that Dublin-born Sheamus has set his sights on a Hollywood career and is keen on tackling a famous antihero of his own: Venom. In a new interview, the pro wrestler cites current superhero actors Michael Fassbender, Robert Downey Jr. and Hugh Jackman as those he’d most like to work with, and feels that he could do violent, symbiote-wearing Eddie Brock justice:
“I always read comic books as a kid, I always remember Eddie Brock, who was Venom in the Spider-Man comics. »
- James Garcia
The first project under Robert Downey Jr.’s production banner Team Downey, the drama The Judge, was released earlier this year, and now another Team Downey film is moving closer to fruition. Deadline reports that screenwriter Terry Rossio has been tapped to pen the script for the Warner Bros. treasure hunt film Yucatan, which is based on an original idea by iconic actor Steve McQueen and is being developed as a star vehicle for Downey Jr. Rossio’s credits include co-writing the first three Pirates of the Caribbean films as well as the animated features Shrek and Aladdin, so he’s got plenty of experience in the adventure realm. More on Yucatan after the jump. Steve McQueen was developing Yucatan as a star vehicle for himself in the late 1960s, and after his death a 1700-page treatment for the film was discovered in two leather-bound trunks. The original vision follows »
- Adam Chitwood
It's a long while since we've heard anything about Robert Downey Jr.'s in-development Yucatan, based on an unfilmed treatment by the late Steve McQueen. There's news of further progress this morning, however, with reports that Pirates Of The Caribbean writer Terry Rossio has been brought in for a new draft of the screenplay.Yucatan was a film that McQueen was actively developing in the late 1960s, but he never got it going before his untimely death in 1980. He filled over 1500 pages in a dozen notebooks, with script notes and storyboards detailing an underwater heist thriller. He'd have played the lead role of "a renegade deep sea salvage expert", hired to uncover a mysterious treasure horde buried deep underwater in the titular Mayan ruins.Warners have wanted to get the project up and running again since it was unearthed by McQueen's sons in 2005. McG and David Heyman were involved with previous incarnations, »
Earlier this year we say the first film from Robert Downey Jr.’s Team Downey, The Judge. Now another film under the banner is moving ahead as screenwriter and adventure aficionado Terry Rossio (the first three Pirates Of The Caribbean movies) is set to pen the script for the Warner Bros. treasure hunt film Yucatan. The movie is based on an original idea by legendary actor Steve McQueen and is being developed for Downey Jr. to star. Back in the 1960s McQueen was developing Yucatan »
- Graham McMorrow
This list could go on and on and on and on and...yeah, you get it. There is no shortage of extremely hot men in this world. And can we just say: Amen. But the only guy everyone's talking about right now is Thor stud Chris Hemsworth, who was just named People's Sexiest Man Alive! A title so prestigious it must be capitalized. And while some of the dudes below are probably honored within the pages of the sexy issue, we think they could have just as easily taken the title. And again, Amen For That. 1. Robert Downey Jr. Iron Man hot. 2. Idris Elba TV star hot. 3. Ryan Gosling New dad hot. 4. Chris Pratt Goofy superhero hot. 5. Benedict »
A few years ago the notion of a professional wrestler landing a major role in a big budget film would probably have been laughed at, but now with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson one of the biggest action stars (and well respected thesp in general) in the world and the likes of Dave Bautista impressing in Guardians Of The Galaxy, the idea doesn't seem so far fetched any more. The latest wrestler to set his sights on a Hollywood career is Dublin-born grappler Stephen Farrelly, better known as former WWE Champion Sheamus. In an interview with Irish Central, the distinctively pale, ginger-haired 36-year old says he believes he could make a good go of it in front of the camera, and names Michael Fassbender, Robert Downey Jr. and Hugh Jackman as the actors he'd most like to work with. A comic book movie fan then? Looks that way, as he fancies »
Take another look @ images from the recently wrapped set of the "Avengers" sequel, "Avengers: Age Of Ultron", including actress Elzabeth Olsen as 'Scarlet Witch', actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson as 'Quicksilver', plus stunt doubles for 'Captain America', 'Thor' and 'Iron Man':
Scripted and directed by Joss Whedon, the new film features an ensemble cast that also includes Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Jeremy Renner, Samuel L. Jackson, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen and James Spader:
"...'Age Of Ultron' reportedly opens immediately after the 'Baron Von Strucker' post credit scene in 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier'.
"'The Avengers' as a team attack the 'Hydra' cell run by Strucker.
"He has the staff of 'Loki', 'Chitauri' weaponry and the corpse of a 'Leviathan'.
"'Quicksilver' and 'Scarlet Witch' fight alongside Strucker against the Avengers...
"...Scarlet Witch using her powers to cast »
- Michael Stevens
Most real actors would rather do a West End play than appear in a major Hollywood blockbuster.
Does that surprise anyone? Is this a statement that would normally send cold shivers down the spine of those who read it? Idris Elba dropped a truth bomb this week, pointing out some of the ridiculousness of modern movie making. Strapped into a harness for hours, dangled back and forth against a green screen, being yelled direction through a bullhorn. I doubt this is what anyone attended the Royal Shakespeare Company for.
The very obvious truth is that actors do blockbuster movies for the career bump and sometimes the pay check. The popular quote for popular actors is “one for them, one for you”. You do the studio movie to get paid, which allows you to do the »
- Anghus Houvouras
Just a few weeks after Marvel unveiled its entire Phase Three schedule at a special press event in Hollywood, the studio has released the official Phase Three timeline poster that showcases the entire nine-movie slate and confirms that Ant-Man is now officially a part of Phase Two. Take a look at our breakdown of the nine movies below.
Captain America: Civil War - May 6, 2016
Phase Three kicks off with Captain America: Civil War, which will surely alter the Marvel Cinematic Universe landscape in several ways, starring Chris Evans as Steve Rogers/Captain America, Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man and new addition Chadwick Boseman as new addition Black Panther. Daniel Brühl has also joined the cast last week, reportedly playing one of the villains.
Doctor Strange - November 4, 2016
Marvel's big reveal at a special Hollywood event for media and fans a few weeks ago was the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase 3 slate of movies, complete with logos and release dates. The reveal was made using a slide that populated with the movie names as Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige announced them, and now that slide has finally been released as a clean image to replace the snapshots from a dark theater.
Here's how the Marvel phase 3 movie lineup shakes out. First up and not included on the slide is Ant-Man starring Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas and Evangeline Lilly, arriving in theaters on July 17, 2015. Ant-Man wasn't included because the slide was designed to show films that had not yet been announced, and it was well into production during the event.
You may remember seeing glimpses of a full timeline of films for Marvel’s upcoming Phase 3 slate during the studio’s big unveiling presentation, but you’d be forgiven for forgetting seeing as how Marvel Studios dumped a lot of big news that day. Not to worry, because Marvel has now officially revealed the Phase 3 timeline image, which might come in handy when trying to keep track of all the superhero movies we have on tap. Ant-Man was originally supposed to kick off the next phase, but that film has now been moved under the Phase 2 banner as sort of a post-script after Avengers: Age of Ultron. The real Phase 3 festivities begin on May 6, 2016 with the release of Captain America: Civil War, which pits Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man against Chris Evans’ Captain America, with Chadwick Boseman’s Black Panther and Daniel Bruhl’s unnamed villain also in the mix. »
- Adam Chitwood
Since Joe and Anthony Russo took control of Captain America: The Winter Soldier for Marvel with aplomb, the directing duo have become hot favorites to take Joss Whedon’s place once the filmmaker steps down after next year’s Avengers: Age of Ultron. As such, this would put the Russo brothers in the director’s chair (or chairs) for the studio’s much-anticipated ensemble piece, Avengers: Infinity War.
That’s according to a report published by Deadline, who recently revealed that Rush‘s Daniel Bruhl has signed on to star in the pair’s upcoming Captain America: Civil War. Here’s what the outlet had to share on the matter.
“The Russo are building up their Marvel cred with this all-star outing, and I keep hearing they will step up to the ultimate Marvel all-star team and take the reins of The Avengers franchise from Joss Whedon, possibly with that »
- Michael Briers
The Avengers is a critically acclaimed and financial masterpiece by most accounts, leaving many to feel that it is a flawless piece of cinema. It is the third highest grossing film of all time (without adjusting for inflation) and is part of the ever expanding McU. It has received unparalleled levels of success in the comic book movie genre, and it is responsible for Hollywood’s sudden infatuation with shared universes.
The star studded cast of Robert Downey Jr., Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo and countless others seemed to ensure that the film would be immaculate and nearly perfect.
This is not quite the case. There are many issues which are not evident on the first viewing, but the more you watch it, the more you realise that there are a plethora of plot holes, poor plot choices or simply a lack of character development. »
- Samuel Clements
We know that "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" Frank Grillo is set to return in future Marvel films and will reprise his role of Brock Rumlow, who becomes the villain Crossbones. Grillo himself is keeping mum though as says he knows "less then (sic) nothing" about his part in the future Marvel's cinematic universe.
Now, Variety reporter Justin Kroll has tweeted that the "Kingdom" and "Warrior" actor has a more vital role to play in the third "Captain America" film than you might expect. In fact, he may be the film's primary antagonist:
Beat by Marvel in that one, two things he will play villain but not main one, Crossbones still main
— Justin Kroll (@krolljvar) November 14, 2014
Kroll wrote that in response to a tweet about the recent casting of Daniel Bruhl in a villain role that is rumored to be more of a setup for "Doctor Strange". Whilst many are »
- Garth Franklin
Deadline recently reported that Daniel Bruhl (Inglourious Basterds) has been cast as one of the villains in "Captain America: Civil War," which will add Robert Downey Jr as Iron Man to the cast. The same article mentioned that "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" directors Joe and Anthony Russo will return behind the camera. And that Marvel is so impressed with them, that there are already conversations about having them take over the "Avengers" franchise from Joss Whedon. It's unlikely that Whedon will be pushed out. It sounds like the helmer is considering moving away from Marvel and the company will need to find a replacement. Deadline says that this could happen with the next installments, "Avengers: Infinity War," which will consist of two movies shot back-to-back. »
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