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Alex Kurtzman To Direct The Mummy Reboot

5 hours ago | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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Universal Pictures have kept their Mummy perfectly preserved for decades now, with not even an encounter with Brendan Fraser able to fully put it down. And he’s usually enough to kill any franchise dead. Now the classic movie monster is set to rise from its crypt once again thanks to writer/producer Alex Kurtzman – best known for his screenwriting work with former partner Robert Orci – who is now set to direct the film, too, making it his second time in the chair following underwhelming 2012 indie drama People Like Us. Which probably won’t have much in common with The Mummy.

Kurtzman is reportedly in final negotiations with Universal to helm the film he was already producing with Chris Morgan, part of an ongoing initiative to resurrect all of the classic Universal Monsters: not just toilet paper-wrapped Imhotep but also the Creature From The Black Lagoon, Dracula and Frankenstein’s Monster, »

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‘The Mummy’ Reboot Gets Alex Kurtzman as Director

22 hours ago | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

In the days leading up to the 2014 San Diego Comic-Con, Sony/Columbia announced that their Amazing Spider-Man franchise spinoff Sinister Six will see a 2016 release, pushing The Amazing Spider-Man 3 back to 2018. This all came on the heels of mooted Venom director Alex Kurtzman’s vague answers on the state of that film and TASM3.

Kurtzman was clear on his main priority, however: developing the possible shared-universe reboot of Universal Studios’ classic line-up of movie monsters, starting with The Mummy. Now, The Wrap reports that Alex Kurtzman will be directing the film, with the intention of getting the supernatural horror flick in theaters by Spring 2016.

This updated version of the classic chiller starring Boris Karloff (Frankenstein) – previously re-envisioned in the late 1990s as a Brendan Fraser-led ...

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The Mummy to be directed by Alex Kurtzman

30 July 2014 4:56 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Universal Studios has enlisted Alex Kurtzman to direct The Mummy.

The film will be the first reboot in a planned monster movie franchise revival by the studio.

It was announced weeks ago that Kurtzman and Chris Morgan would be working on the franchise together, Deadline reports.

Universal previously released The Mummy, starring Brendan Fraser, back in 1999.

The film also starred Rachel Weisz and John Hannah.

Universal is also expected to reboot such classic monster films like Frankenstein, Dracula, Bride of Frankenstein and The Invisible Man.

Kurtzman is best known for his work on The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and Star Trek. »

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Alex Kurtzman to Direct The Mummy Reboot for Universal

30 July 2014 4:16 PM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

It was recently revealed that Universal had decided to take advantage of their library of classic movie monsters (which includes the likes of Frankenstein, Dracula, The Wolf Man, Creature Of The Black Lagoon, and The Mummy) by hiring Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan to expand and unify a world featuring these characters.

Well, it has been confirmed tonight that Kurtzman will direct The Mummy for the studio in preparation for a release date of April 22nd, 2016. It’s set to be the first instalment in a new wave of monster movies, so there will be a lot of pressure on the writer to make this a success and set the tone moving forwards.

The original trilogy was helmed by Steve Sommers and starred Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz. The franchise grossed north of $1.2 billion, but it’s been a struggle to get this reboot going as both Len Wiseman (Total Recall »

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Alex Kurtzman to Direct Universal’s ‘Mummy’ Reboot

30 July 2014 3:21 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Alex Kurtzman is in final negotiations to direct “The Mummy” reboot for Universal.

Kurtzman and “Fast and Furious” scribe Chris Morgan were recently tapped to help develop a universe for Universal where the studio’s classic monster movie library is front and center.

The two will also produce the pic with Jon Spaihts penning the script.

Plot details are vague other than it will be set in present time, unlike the previous three installments starring Brendan Fraser, which had a period feel to them. It’s also known that none of the  characters from that set of films will appear in this one.

Universal’s executive vice president of production Jon Mone and director of development Jay Polidoro will oversee the project for Universal.

Kurtzman had previously directed the DreamWorks pic “People Like Us.” He is repped by CAA.

The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news.

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The Nut Job review: Prepare for an allergic reaction

30 July 2014 4:32 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Director: Peter Lepeniotis; Screenwriters: Peter Lepeniotis; Starring: Will Arnett, Brendan Fraser, Liam Neeson, Katherine Heigl, Stephen Lang, Maya Rudolph; Running time: 86 mins; Certificate: U

You don't need to have a nut allergy to experience a bad reaction to this new animated comedy, which arrives on UK shores this week seven months after its initial run Stateside. Director Peter Lepeniotis expands his short Surly Squirrel, but even at an ever-so-brief 86 minutes, the story struggles to fill out its feature-length running time.

Will Arnett lends a Mafia wise guy-style twang to the voice of Surly, a purple squirrel who finds himself cast out from his park after destroying their winter food supply. Banished by leader Raccoon (Liam Neeson), Surly and his mute rat sidekick Buddy face gnarled rodents, a Pug called Precious (Maya Rudolph) and the mob (led by Stephen Lang) as they look for redemption by way of a giant nut heist. »

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Johnathon Schaech Talks Ray Donovan, the History Channel Mini-Series Texas Rising, His Upcoming Sci-Fi Film Vice, and More

24 July 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Actor Johnathon Schaech is certainly on a roll in his career, with interesting and intriguing projects in a variety of genres.  After a pivotal and integral role on Season 1 of the hit Showtime drama series Ray Donovan, and a memorable performance as the often villainous Castor on The CW’s Star-Crossed, he has since gone on to play Colonel Sidney Sherman in the History Channel mini-series Texas Rising, about the Texas Revolution against Mexico and starring Bill Paxton, Ray Liotta, Brendan Fraser and Jeffrey Dean Morgan, among others, which will premiere in 2015.  On top of that, he recently finished the Bruce Willis sci-fi/action film Vice, about a resort that offers its wealthy clients a chance to live out their fantasies until it suffers a mishap that causes one of its staff members to seek out revenge. During this exclusive phone interview with Collider, actor Johnathon Schaech talked about working »

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Two New Fun Clips For Squirrel Animated Adventure ‘The Nut Job’

23 July 2014 4:09 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

If there’s one thing I love, it’s a squirrel and to find them taking over a whole movie?! Fantastic!

The Nut Job follows the travails of Surly (Will Arnett), a mischievous city park squirrel and his rat friend Buddy, who plan an outrageous nut-store heist and unwittingly get embroiled in a human bank robbery. They’re telling us it’s full of heroes and villains, daring rescues, comic mix-ups and classic slapstick, and in fairness – it does look like one of those animation that’s fun for all the family.

Starring the voices of Arnett, Brendan Fraser, Katherine Heigl, Liam Neeson and Maya Rudolph – Check out these two all-new clips below…including the discovery of The Lost City of Nutlantis!

The Nut Job is released in cinemas nationwide on 1st August from Warner Bros. »

- Dan Bullock

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11 Evil Animal Movies So Bad They're Good

14 July 2014 12:15 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Whether it's 'Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes' or 'Kingdom Of The Spiders', movies love showing how nature wants us dead.

This weekend, Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes managed to take control of the weekend box office, raking in $73 million dollars. The film follows a group of super-intelligent apes who take over the world, and a rogue group of surviving humans who are fighting to stay alive.

While people seem to be loving this particular entry into the 'animals destroy humanity' genre, most movies that show the rise of a deadly species are super-campy creature features that are good only because of how wonderfully bad they are.

To get a feel for how well-done DotPotA really is check out these 11 So-Bad-They're-Great Creature Features.

Piranha (1978)

Trying to capitalize on Jaws, the creators of Piranha made the shark a bunch of piranhas (obviously) and then they… well that's »

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Eiff 2014: The Nut Job Review

30 June 2014 3:30 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

In Oakton, purple squirrel Surly (Will Arnett) is banished from Liberty Park after accidentally destroying the community’s winter food supply. Accompanied by loyal sidekick Buddy, Surly lands on his feet when he discovers a nut shop around the corner from the park — stocking everything from peanuts to pistachios. Bank robbers are using the business as a front for their latest heist, and Surly must get passed their guard dog if he is to pull off his own. When Andie (Katherine Heigl) and Greyson (Brendan Fraser) are dispatched by Raccoon (Liam Neeson) to replace the lost food, it’s not long before they cross paths with Surly, and must ask for his help.

Everything about The Nut Job is unremarkable, from its crude animation to its bland voice cast, but when it does occasionally make an impression it is invariably a negative one. Had it not been released in the »

- Steven Neish

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Will Arnett, Liam Neeson stage a heist in The Nut Job trailer - watch

20 June 2014 7:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

A new trailer has been released for The Nut Job.

Will Arnett and Liam Neeson are among the voice cast for the upcoming Warner Bros animation.

The Nut Job follows city park squirrel Surly (Arnett), who teams up with his rat pal Buddy to raid a nut store, before getting involved in a human bank robbery.

Brendan Fraser, Gabriel Iglesias, Jeff Dunham, Stephen Lang, Katherine Heigl and Maya Rudolph also provide voices for the film.

The movie was originally released in the Us back in January, and will be out in the UK on August 1.

A sequel has already been confirmed, to be released in January 2016. »

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The Nut Job gets a new Trailer

20 June 2014 6:24 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Here’s the new trailer for Warner Bros. new animation The Nut Job. The movie has a great voice cast which includes Will Arnett, Brendan Fraser, Katherine Heigl, Liam Neeson and Maya Rudolph. It’s set for release 1st August and is directed by Peter Lepeniotis.

The Nut Job follows the travails of Surly (Arnett), a mischievous city park squirrel and his rat friend Buddy, who plan an outrageous nut-store heist and unwittingly get embroiled in a human bank robbery!Full of heroes and villains, daring rescues, comic mix-ups and classic slapstick, The Nut Job boasts an exciting cast of characters and a thrill-ride ending sure to satisfy audiences.

Check out the trailer below.

The post The Nut Job gets a new Trailer appeared first on HeyUGuys. »

- David Sztypuljak

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The Nut Job gets a new Trailer

20 June 2014 6:24 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Here’s the new trailer for Warner Bros. new animation The Nut Job. The movie has a great voice cast which includes Will Arnett, Brendan Fraser, Katherine Heigl, Liam Neeson and Maya Rudolph. It’s set for release 1st August and is directed by Peter Lepeniotis.

The Nut Job follows the travails of Surly (Arnett), a mischievous city park squirrel and his rat friend Buddy, who plan an outrageous nut-store heist and unwittingly get embroiled in a human bank robbery!Full of heroes and villains, daring rescues, comic mix-ups and classic slapstick, The Nut Job boasts an exciting cast of characters and a thrill-ride ending sure to satisfy audiences.

Check out the trailer below.

The post The Nut Job gets a new Trailer appeared first on HeyUGuys. »

- David Sztypuljak

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Trailer Park: Judge No Good Deed on The Nut Job Apes

20 June 2014 4:44 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Welcome to the latest installment of Trailer Park, our regular look at the latest trailers to hit the interwebs. This weeks line-up features a bevy of the latest movie trailers including: The Equalizer, The Expendables 3, The Judge, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, The Unbeatables, The Nut Job, No Good Deed and The Wedding Ringer.

The Equalizer

In The Equalizer, Denzel Washington plays McCall, a former black ops commando who has faked his death to live a quiet life in Boston. When he comes out of his self-imposed retirement to rescue a young girl, Teri (Chloë Grace Moretz), he finds himself face to face with ultra-violent Russian gangsters. As he serves vengeance against those who brutalize the helpless, McCall’s desire for justice is reawakened. If someone has a problem, the odds are stacked against them, and they have nowhere else to turn, McCall will help. He is The Equalizer. »

- Phil Wheat

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2-Pack Family Film Blu-ray Giveaway

12 June 2014 12:01 PM, PDT | CinemaNerdz | See recent CinemaNerdz news »

CinemaNerdz is proud to offer our readers a chance to win one of two Family Film 2-DVD Packs featuring Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Combo copies of Little Rascals Save the Day and The Nut Job.

For your chance to win one of the two prize packs (three runners-up will receive copies of Little Rascals Save the Day), just look for the “giveaway” box further down on this page.

There you’ll be directed to a variety of methods by which you can enter the contest. You’ll be asked to provide a valid email address, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter, and Tweet the contest. That’s it! That’s all you have to do to enter. We’ll contact you to let you know if you’ve won one of the prizes. But hurry, because the contest ends at 12:00Am on Saturday, June 21st!

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Casting: Huston, Miller, Pryce, Kristofferson

30 May 2014 11:52 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The Longest Ride

Jack Huston ("Boardwalk Empire") has been set to star in George Tillman's film adaptation of the Nicholas Sparks tale "The Longest Ride" at Fox 2000.

Huston will play the young Ira in a tale that brings together two intertwining love stories - an elderly couple reminiscing about life, and the blossoming romance of a young art history major and a handsome bull rider (Huston). [Source: Deadline]

Chocolate City

Rapper and actor Romeo Miller (aka. Lil' Romeo) will join Michael Jai White and Tyson Beckford in Jean Claude Lamarre's urban stripper drama "Chocolate City". Filming begins in Los Angeles at the end of June.

Miller will star a young college student who is lured into the world of male exotic dancing to pay the bills. Eurika Pratts ("Basketball Girlfriends") has also been cast as his girlfriend Carmen, the pair's relationship strained by his new career. [Source: Deadline]

The Woman in Gold

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- Garth Franklin

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It's About Time! 7 Reasons This StarGate Reboot Is Gonna Rock

30 May 2014 9:25 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Oh my Ra, it's happening. It's really happening. Roland Emmerich is getting the StarGate band back together for another trip to the desert planet of Abydos in an all new trilogy. For a lot of people, StarGate was a weirdly fun movie that the History Channel Ancient Aliens guy treats like a documentary. But for a not-so-small subset of us, it was the kickoff to a universe rich with lore and DVD box seasons. If you don't want to see technologically advanced Egyptian 'gods' duke it out with benevolent Norse 'gods,' it's time to re-evaluate your priorities. I guess haters gonna hate but the rest of us who don't have joy turn to ash in our mouths will be over here waiting patiently for stuff like this. #1 - 'StarGate' is basically 'The Mummy' mashed together with 'BattleStar Galactica.' Image Credit: MGM Ancient Egypt makes for rollicking good fun and we know it. »

- Donna Dickens

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Dominique Strauss-Kahn Movie, Philip Seymour Hoffman Pic Play at Edinburgh Fest

28 May 2014 2:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London —  Edinburgh Intl. Film Festival line-up, which was unveiled by artistic director Chris Fujiwara Wednesday, includes 156 feature films from 47 countries. The festival, which runs from June 18 to 29, will include 11 world premieres, eight international premieres, seven European premieres and 95 U.K. premieres.

Highlights include Anton Corbijn’s “A Most Wanted Man,” starring the late Philip Seymour HoffmanGia Coppola’s “Palo Alto,” starring James Franco and Emma Roberts; and Abel Ferrara’s “Welcome to New York,” inspired by the case of former Imf managing director Dominique Strauss-Kahn, starring Gerard Depardieu.

Eiff will also host the world premiere of “Castles in the Sky” from Gillies MacKinnon, the story of the Scottish engineer and developer of radar Robert Watson-Watt (played by Eddie Izzard). The film is one of the contenders for the Michael Powell Award for British films, whose line-up was announced previously. Competitors also include “Set Fire to the Stars,” the debut feature from Andy Goddard, »

- Leo Barraclough

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Ian McKellen turns 75: 8 great performances from the acting legend

25 May 2014 1:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Sir Ian McKellen celebrates his 75th birthday today (May 25), and what better way to pay tribute to the great man himself than with a collection of his greatest roles.

McKellen has come a long way since starting his acting career at Bolton Little Theatre, with his roles stretching across stage, film and television. Here are eight memorable McKellen roles that are essential viewing…

Macbeth (1976)

McKellen began his career in theatre, nabbing roles for the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Royal National Theatre. He memorably tackled the titular role in Trevor Nunn's Macbeth, starring alongside Judi Dench in a critically-lauded production. Below you can see a clip of his brilliant delivery of "tomorrow, and tomorrow…", while here is a great analysis of the text, which Michael Fassbender watched on repeat to perfect young Magneto's voice in X-Men: Days of Future Past.

Richard III (1995)

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‘Mama’ Director Doesn’t Want ‘The Mummy’

8 May 2014 6:31 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Universal is proud of its monsters – from the classic horror pictures with Boris Karloff and Claude Rains to recent reboots with Hugh Jackman and Brendan Fraser. The original The Mummy first rose from his tomb in 1932 and over the course of two decades the studio got several instalments out of the tightly-wrapped menace. That ended with Abbott And Costello Meet The Mummy in 1955 before writer/director Stephan Sommers created an Indiana Jones-inspired series in 1999 that saw Darkman star Arnold Vosloo take the title role.

That franchise ended with the belated whimper of The Mummy: Tomb Of The Dragon Emperor by which time Sommers had jumped ship. Underworld’s Len Wiseman was attached to a revival, but when he bailed also Mama director Andy Muschietti came aboard. Like Wiseman he was lured by the prospect of bringing the character back with a darker angle but now he too has opted to close the sarcophagus. »

- Steve Palace

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