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Trailer For The Pyramid Bypasses Typical Mummy Adventure; Looks Scary As Hell!

18 hours ago | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

This is one I’m very excited about, fright fanatics. The trailer for 20th Century Fox’s The Pyramid (hitting theaters on December 5th) dropped today, and not only does it mark the feature directorial debut of longtime Alexandre Aja writing partner Grégory Levasseur (the two co-wrote High Tension, The Hills Have Eyes, Maniac and others together), but it looks like it could very well be the first badass mummy film in ages. We’re not talking about Brendan Fraser being a lesser Indiana Jones in this one, no, judging from the creepy as hell trailer, Levasseur’s goal isn’t just to entertain, but to scare the crap out of you. Check it out!

 “The ancient wonders of the world have long cursed explorers who’ve dared to uncover their secrets.  But a team of U.S. archaeologists gets more than they bargained for when they discover a lost »

- Jerry Smith

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The Rock is starring in DC's 'Shazam'... as the villain? An investigation

19 August 2014 3:39 PM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

As Warner Bros. continues its slow-but-steady-but-really-quite-fast expansion of the DC cinematic universe, rumors have been swirling that Dwayne Johnson will star in an adaptation of Shazam, playing a character who is confusingly sometimes known as Captain Marvel, which is also the name of a character in the Marvel universe. (Yes, there have been lawsuits.) Johnson himself stoked those rumors last month, and today he apparently confirmed his involvement in the movie. However, according to The Associated Press, Johnson might not be playing the lead–the AP claims that he “has yet to decide” whether he’s playing the superhero or his greatest enemy, »

- Darren Franich

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Movie News: Two Sequels for Dwayne Johnson's 'Journey' Coming; Musical Trailer for Billy Crudup's 'Rudderless'

15 August 2014 2:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Journey Sequels: Dwayne Johnson is set to star in two more sequels to 2008's Journey to the Center of the Earth. Brendan Fraser starred in the first film, with Johnson stepping into the lead role for 2012's Journey 2: The Mysterious Island. Chad and Carey Hayes (The Conjuring) will be writing scripts for both the third and fourth installments; they recently worked with Johnson on the upcoming earthquake flick San Andreas. [Heat Vision]   The Hateful Eight: Reportedly, a trailer for Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight will screen in front of Sin City: A Dame to Kill For when the latter film opens in theaters next week. That might surprise those who know that Tarantino's movie will not start shooting until next year, but some are claiming that it will be...

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- Peter Martin

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The Rock will find two more things to 'Journey' to the center of

15 August 2014 10:34 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Who among us saw the 2008 Brendan Fraser-led remake Journey to the Center of the Earth and thought, “This undoubtedly marks the august beginnings of a four-part motion picture franchise”? Because they would be right.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, New Line Cinemas and Walden Media have announced that both a third and fourth Journey film have entered development. While no one’s talking about plot, Journey 2 star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is attached to return, with scripts from Chad and Carey Hayes, who previously wrote The Conjuring. Brad Peyton, who also worked with Johnson on Journey 2 and the upcoming thriller San Andreas, »

- Joshua Rivera

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Dwayne Johnson Set For Journey 3 And 4

15 August 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

It would seem the big screen just cannot get enough of Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson these days, much to the delight of his growing army of fans. Aside from his recurring role in the Fast And Furious franchise, the current release of Hercules, and the long-running, unconfirmed rumour of his future casting as superhero Shazam, Johnson is now confirmed as returning to the Journey franchise.

The family favourite fantasy-adventure film series began in 2008 with Journey To The Center Of The Earth, starring Brendan Fraser and Josh Hutcherson. The second instalment – Journey 2: The Mysterious Island – arrived in 2012, with Dwayne Johnson replacing Brendan Fraser in the lead role, alongside the returning Josh Hutcherson. Both films were box office hits, despite the second film receiving relatively negative reviews, which makes today’s sequel confirmations more of an inevitability than a surprise.

The difference with the next two franchise entries will be the writing team. »

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The Conjuring writers for two Journey to the Centre of the Earth sequels

15 August 2014 3:01 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Carey and Chad Hayes have signed on to write two Journey to the Centre of the Earth sequels.

The Conjuring writers have been hired by New Line Cinema to work on the action adventure films, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Dwayne Johnson is attached to return for the two films.

Brendan Fraser starred in the first 2008 reboot film, with Johnson taking over for Journey 2: The Mysterious Island in 2012.

Journey 2 writers Brian and Mark Gunn were previously hired to work on the third film's screenplay.

The Hayes are also working on MGM's supernatural action film Seal Team 666.

Watch a trailer for Journey 2: The Mysterious Island below: »

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News Briefs: Two Sequels for Dwayne Johnson's 'Journey' Coming

14 August 2014 10:45 PM, PDT | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

Journey Sequels: Dwayne Johnson is set to star in two more sequels to 2008's Journey to the Center of the Earth. Brendan Fraser starred in the first film, with Johnson stepping into the lead role for 2012's Journey 2: The Mysterious Island. Chad and Carey Hayes (The Conjuring) will be writing scripts for both the third and fourth installments; they recently worked with Johnson on the upcoming earthquake flick San Andreas. [Heat Vision]   The Hateful Eight: Reportedly, a trailer for Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight will screen in front of Sin City: A Dame to Kill For when the latter film opens in theaters next week. That might surprise those who know that Tarantino's movie will not start shooting until next year, but some are claiming that it will be...

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The Rock Making Two More Journey To The Center Of The Earth Sequels

14 August 2014 9:21 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Warner Bros. seems pretty serious about being in the Dwayne Johnson business. The rumors continue to circulate that he's getting involved in the world of DC with Shazam, but he's already attached to a WB franchise. A couple of years ago, he assumed the lead role in Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, bogarting the franchise from Brendan Fraser. Now the studio's interested in making another Journey, but they're going to have to adjust course: it looks like it's going to be Two more Journeys. The Hollywood Reporter has announced that Chad and Cary Hayes have been hired to write the third and fourth installments in the Journey series. The Hayes siblings recently earned their reputation from penning The Conjuring. Surely Johnson noticed, as he is starring in their most recent script, San Andreas 3D. The hiring of the Hayes siblings suggests an effort to appeal to Johnson more directly, particularly »

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Dwayne Johnson to Return for Two New Journey to the Center of the Earth Sequels

14 August 2014 7:45 PM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Warner Bros took on the "Journey to the Center of the Earth" franchise back in 2008 with a film starring Brendan Fraser and Josh Hutcherson. It grossed $242 million on a budget of $60 million. Apparently that was good enough for the studio to greenlight a sequel, which is called "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island." That sequel was released in 2012 and starred Dwayne Johnson, along with Hutcherson. The film grossed $335 million on a budget of $79 million. Now comes word that Warner Bros wants to continue the franchise and has just hired Chad and Carey Hayes (The Conjuring) to write the scripts for the third and fourth "Journey" installments. Johnson is attached to star in the new film, which may be filmed back-to-back. Hutcherson is expected to return as well. The plan is to take the franchise in a new direction. »

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Rock Returns For Two More "Journey" Films

14 August 2014 7:08 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

New Line Cinema has hired "The Conjuring" scribes Chad and Carey Hayes to pen a third and fourth film in its 3D "Journey" franchise.

Starting in 2008 with "Journey to the Center of the Earth 3D," the film scored a sequel in 2012 with "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island" which saw Dwayne Johnson take over for Brendan Fraser as the adult male lead. Johnson is expected to return for both the new sequels.

The Hayes became known for penning numerous films for Dark Castle including "House of Wax," "The Reaping" and "Whiteout" before hitting it big with "The Conjuring". They're returning to pen that film's upcoming sequel, and also wrote Johnson's in production earthquake disaster thriller "San Andreas".

The Hayes will take over for previously attached screenwriters Brian Gunn and Mark Gunn, and are expected to "take the project in a different direction than what had been in development before."

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- Garth Franklin

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The Rock Coming Back for 'Journey 3' & '4' with 'Conjuring' Scribes Penning the Script

14 August 2014 5:51 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

In 2008 it was Brendan Fraser leading the charge in New Line's Journey to the Center of the Earth, four years later Dwayne Johnson took over in Journey 2: The Mysterious Island and while domestic returns only showed a slight uptick, internationally the sequel made $90 million more than the original. However, that didn't seem like enough for New Line to continue the franchise... until now. The Hollywood Reporter brings word The Conjuring screenwriters Chad and Carey Hayes have been hired to write Journey 3 and 4 with Johnson expected to return for both along with Josh Hutcherson whose starred in both installments so far. There is no specific word on which direction the plot will go, but the THR article says the screenwriting brothers will take "the project in a different direction", whatever that could mean. The fact the Hayes brothers worked with Johnson on New Line's upcoming disaster pic San Andreas almost »

- Brad Brevet

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Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson Signs up for Two More Journey Movies with The Conjuring Writers

14 August 2014 4:04 PM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Journey to the Center of the Earth was released in 2008 and starred Brendan Fraser, but it was WWE Superstar turned Hollywood’s highest grossing actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson who took over the franchise in 2012. The sequel was called Journey 2: The Mysterious Island and also starred Michael Caine.

New Line are now moving ahead with third and fourth instalments in the franchise, with The Rock attached to star in both. Chad and Carey Hayes, the brothers who wrote hit horror movie The Conjuring for the same studio, will pen the scripts for both of these new Journey movies, though there’s no word on a director.

There are also no plot details available as of right now, but the Hayes brothers replace Brian and Mark Gunn (who were hired back in 2012 to write Journey 3), so it appears as if they’ll take the franchise in a new direction.

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- Josh Wilding

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Conjuring writers set for two sequels to Journey 2: The Mysterious Island

14 August 2014 2:43 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

If you remember the abysmal Journey To The Center Of The Earth 3D with Brendan Fraser, chances are you skipped Journey 2: The Mysterious Island with Dwayne Johnson. If you did skip it, you missed out on a fun family movie and a vast improvement over the original. Much of that was due to the inclusion of star Dwayne Johnson and director Brad Peyton. Peyton and Johnson have been linked to a third Journey film for a couple of years after Journey 2: The Mysterious Island grossed over $300 »

- Alex Maidy

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Bill Paxton To Star in History Channel’s Event Series Texas Rising

14 August 2014 2:24 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Actor Bill Paxton is heading from the McCoy family patriarch of Kentucky to starring in The History Channel’s eight-hour television event series Texas Rising. Premiering Memorial Day 2015, the series will detail the Texas Revolution and the rise of the legendary Texas Rangers.

Paxton received Emmy and Screen Actors Guild nominations for playing “Randall McCoy” in The History Channel’s mega successful Hatfields & McCoys. The mini-series won five Emmy Awards.

Two-time Oscar-nominated director Roland Joffé (The Killing Fields, The Mission) is directing with an all-star cast which includes Paxton, Brendan Fraser, Ray Liotta, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Olivier Martinez, Thomas Jane, Crispin Glover, Rhys Coiro, Jeremy Davies, Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Christopher McDonald, Max Thieriot, Chad Michael Murray, Robert Knepper, Jeff Fahey, Rob Morrow and Kris Kristofferson.

In 1836, west of the Mississippi was considered the Wild West and the Texas frontier was viewed as hell on earth. Crushed from the outside by Mexican »

- Melissa Thompson

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Bill Paxton Returns to History Channel with 'Texas Rising'

14 August 2014 1:19 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Not so long ago true family rivalry 'Hatfields & McCoys' won both ratings and Emmys for History Channel, which now reaches 98 million homes. So why not go back to the well, assemble another ensemble of ace character stars and revisit some juicy action-packed American history? Sure enough, the producer of 'Hatfield & McCoys," Leslie Greif, is returning with eight-hour mini-series "Texas Rising," about the Texas revolution and the rise of the Texas Rangers, scheduled to air on Memorial Day 2015. The cast is led by "Hatfields & McCoys" star Bill Paxton and also includes Brendan Fraser, Ray Liotta, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Olivier Martinez, Thomas Jane, Crispin Glover, Jeremy Davies, Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Christopher McDonald, Max Thieriot, Robert Knepper, Jeff Fahey, and Kris Kristofferson. (Not too many women in this group.) The director is Roland Joffé, who recreated period history with »

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'Journey' Sequels in the Works With 'Conjuring' Writers (Exclusive)

14 August 2014 1:17 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

It seems New Line and Walden haven’t stopped believing in their Journey franchise, as they are throwing third and fourth installments in the fantasy-adventure movies series into development. Chad and Carey Hayes, the brothers who wrote New Line’s hit horror movie The Conjuring, have been tapped to pen the scripts for movies that follow 2008’s Journey to the Center of the Earth and 2012’s Journey 2: The Mysterious Island. Dwayne Johnson, who toplined Journey 2 (the first film starred Brendan Fraser in the lead role), playing a Navy code breaker, is attached to star in the new installments, which

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History’s ‘Texas Rising’ to Premiere Memorial Day 2015

14 August 2014 11:38 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

History’s “Texas Rising,” detailing the Texas Revolution and the rise of the Texas Rangers, will premiere Memorial Day, May 25.

The eight-hour event series from exec producer Leslie Greif (“Hatfields and McCoys”) stars Bill Paxton as Texas legend Sam Houston and follows his fight for Texas’ independence against Mexican general Santa Anna. “The Killing Fields” helmer Roland Joffe directs. Greif’s previous series for History, the Paxton and Kevin Costner-starring “Hatfields and McCoys,” set ratings records for the channel.

“We’re ecstatic with what we’ve seen so far from production,” said Dirk Hoogstra, History and H2 exec VP and general manager. “I can’t think of a better way to kick off summer than with a big television event that’s sure to resonate with our fans.”

The series cast includes Kris Kristofferson as Andrew Jackson, as well as Brendan Fraser, Ray Liotta, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Thomas Jane, »

- Kevin Noonan

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Scott Wolf Discusses Potential ‘Party of Five’ Reunion (Video)

12 August 2014 1:58 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

While promoting their upcoming film “37: A Final Promise,” actors Scott Wolf and Randall Batinkoff got nostalgic on the latest episode of TheWrap‘s “Drinking with the Stars.” “Dish some dirt of Brendan Fraser,” Wolf joked to Batinkoff, referring to their 1992 film “School Ties.” Also read: ‘Kick-Ass’ Star Directs ‘Battlestar Galactica,’ ‘Party of Five’ Favorites in Suicidal Rocker Biopic (Exclusive Video) But Batinkoff had nothing but good things to say about his co-star, saying, “He's a good guy. I really think he's terrific.” Batinkoff teased a story about one of the producers hanging around during the movie's shower scene, but he relented, »

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Summer Movies Flashback 1999: 'South Park' surprise and scathing 'Star Wars' reactions

7 August 2014 4:25 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Our continuing look back at some of the biggest summers we've lived through takes us back 15 years to one of the best recent movie seasons overall. In honor of the 2014 summer movie season, Team HitFix will be delivering a mini-series of articles flashing back to key summers from years past. There will be one each month, diving into the marquee events of the era, their impact on the writer and their implications on today's multiplex culture. We continue today with a look back at the summer of 1999. It was the summer I became Moriarty. To be fair, I had been contributing to Ain't It Cool for a little while already by that point, and I had been slowly but surely embracing the potential of the website and the audience that I was reaching. I had already taken a few trips to Austin, including a memorable stay at the third Quentin Tarantino Film Festival, »

- Drew McWeeny

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Alex Kurtzman To Direct The Mummy Reboot

31 July 2014 12:06 PM, PDT | 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, »

- Tom Baker

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