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Taraji P. Henson Is Remaking Mel Gibson's What Women Want

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Taraji P. Henson Is Remaking Mel Gibson's What Women Want
Paramount Players, the new Paramount Pictures division aimed at developing movies based on properties owned by parent company Viacom, is putting together What Men Want, a gender-swapped remake of What Women Want, the 2000 romantic comedy starring Mel Gibson, with Taraji P. Henson set to star. While it doesn't seem that there is a writer or director on board at this stage, Paramount is already putting this project on the fast track, setting a January 11, 2019 release date. The original movie starred Mel Gibson as a chauvinistic man who begins to hear what women are really thinking about, which will be turned on its ear in this remake.

The story centers on Taraji P. Henson's character, a female sports agent who is always getting bested by her male colleagues. After she gains the power to hear what men are really thinking about, she uses this unique ability to her advantage, as
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Predator 2 Was Originally Set During World War II And Featured Nazis

Predator 2 was a pretty strange movie. Transporting the alien hunter into the urban jungle was a logical step for a sequel, but the bizarre voodoo subplot, replacing Arnie with Danny Glover and the addition of Gary Busey resulted in a rather confused and ambling cinematic experience. Critics and fans agreed, too, with the film failing to meet box office expectations and suffering vicious reviews.

This makes it all the more frustrating to hear screenwriter Jim Thomas explain the initial plans for the project, revealing the following:

“We had an idea where at the end [of Predator], with the burned up clearing where the explosion happens. Predator 2 pens there. Predator’s invisible feet come into view and a hand plunges down into the dust, into the ashes, and brings up the Predator’s arm and then activates the computer and gets a readout to see everything that had happened up to that time,
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Predator 2 Was Supposed Take Place During WWII

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Predator 2 Was Supposed Take Place During WWII
Predator in World War II? It may sound crazy, but it almost happened. Predator is celebrating its 30th birthday this year and, all these years later, it's still one of the best action movies ever made. Unfortunately, the sequels haven't really lived up to the legacy of the original and, specifically, Predator 2 made some weird choices. Arnold Schwarzenegger didn't come back and, instead, Danny Glover, Bill Paxton and Gary Busey did their best to fill the shoes as the franchise made its way to the mean streets of L.A. Writer Jim Thomas recently talked about a scrapped idea at a Predator screening that would have seen Schwarzenegger return. Here's what he had to say about it.

"We had an idea where at the end [of Predator], with the burned up clearing where the explosion happens... [Predator 2] opens there. Predator's invisible feet come into view and a hand plunges down into the dust,
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Charles Burnett’s Road to Oscar Was Paved by Socially Conscious Storytelling

Charles Burnett’s Road to Oscar Was Paved by Socially Conscious Storytelling
Given the amount of recognition he’s received from film critics and the number of awards he’s received over the course of his career, it’s not surprising that Charles Burnett was selected to receive an honorary Academy Award — unless you’re Charles Burnett, that is, in which case you’re still struggling to process the news.

“I didn’t know what to think,” says Burnett. “It’s one of those things you never expect, so there was no way it was on my mind. It just took me by surprise. And I’m still surprised.”

Although he was born in Vicksburg, Miss., Burnett was only a few years old when his family moved to Watts, the Los Angeles neighborhood that would ultimately serve as the setting for his debut feature film, “Killer of Sheep.” Originally submitted as Burnett’s Master of Fine Arts thesis at UCLA in 1977, “Killer of Sheep” was selected for preservation in the
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Culture Dump #16: Why did the ‘Predator’ franchise miss the mark?

Xenomorphs weren’t the only extraterrestrial terror hunting humans throughout the eighties. Not long after James Cameron pulled the trigger on his testosterone-charged sequel Aliens, Director John McTiernan introduced us to a new intergalactic hunter with Predator in 1987. Two war movies, two alien franchises, two very different legacies. However as Predator closes in on its thirtieth birthday, it’s hard not to think the series somehow failed to capitalise on its full potential. With Shane Black’s upcoming retooling The Predator all that could change - but what went wrong during those intervening years that set the Predator so off course?

Maybe it can all be traced back to one single event: the mishandling of the film’s original sequel. The late eighties were good for John McTiernan. Having unleashed Predator onto audiences he doubled-down on the machismo theme with Die Hard a year later. However when the time came
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Lethal Weapon 5 Being Developed With Mel Gibson and Danny Glover to Return

There is good news for Lethal Weapons fans if the rumors that are circulating are true as the word is that there is a ‘Lethal Weapon 5’ in the pipeline. Some of the major figures involved in the other four films in the franchise have all expressed an interested in making a sequel. Richard Donner is set to return as the director of the film, which makes sense as he has directed the series of films from the beginning. Therefore, nobody else would really know how to make a Lethal Weapon film quite like Donner. Other than this series of

Lethal Weapon 5 Being Developed With Mel Gibson and Danny Glover to Return
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Now Casting: Sing and Dance on Broadway in Jukebox Musical ‘Head Over Heels’ + 3 More Gigs

Broadway, here you come! The jukebox musical “Head Over Heels,” with music by The Go-Gos, is heading to The Great White Way next season and is now casting singers and dancers for the ensemble! You can also find opportunities for a Pixar promo video, a faith-based feature film, and a West Coast production of “Ragtime.” “Head Over Heels,” B’WAYThe upcoming Broadway production of “Head Over Heels” is currently casting male and female Equity singers and dancers to join the ensemble. Unique, charismatic talent, aged 18–29, are wanted for the cast in ensemble roles, as well as cover for principal roles. Dancers should be trained in contemporary and jazz, and singers must have excellent contemporary pop or rock voices. There are Equity chorus calls Nov. 3–6 in NYC. The out-of-town engagement begins spring 2018, and the Broadway run will take place during the 2018–19 season. Pay is $1,974 per week. Apply here! “Come Sunday” “Come Sunday,
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Movie Talk: Zachary Levi to Star In ‘Shazam!’

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On this episode of Collider Movie Talk (Monday October 30th, 2017) Mark Ellis, Kristian Harloff, Jon Schnepp and Ashley Mova discuss the following: DC's Shazam! to star Zachary Levi Quentin Tarantino making studios come to him to read his Charles Manson script Box Office Report Lethal Weapon 5 might happen with Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, and Richard Donner Behind the scenes featurette release for Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Mail Bag Live Twitter Questions [caption id="attachment_663734" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Image via Sony Pictures/caption] …
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‘Lethal Weapon 5’ Set: Gibson, Glover & Donner Discussing A New Sequel

A Lethal Weapon 5 could be on the cards. Deadline is reporting that co-stars Mel Gibson and Danny Glover are talking with original director Richard Donner about bringing a new sequel in the action movie series to the screen over at Warner Brothers. In the scenario, Channing Gibson (Lethal Weapon 4) would script the film for the studio.

Lethal Weapon 5 A Possibility At Warner Brothers With Original Cast Members?

‘There are many moving parts, but we’ve heard that all are on board and exploring another film’, so reports the trade blog.

Lethal Weapon first graced our screens thirty years ago in 1987, and together the four have pulled in $955.2 million worldwide. The last film was released in 1998.

Related: The Lethal Weapon TV series could lead to a fifth movie

The films followed an Lapd homicide cop Roger Murtaugh (Glover) who is partnered with another cop who was transferred over from the
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The '80s Return: New Info on 'Lethal Weapon' and 'Top Gun' Sequels, Plus 'Young Guns' Reboot

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It's a big week for '80s nostalgia, as Stranger Things is back for another season on Netflix and details on sequels to and reboots of big Reagan-era movies are in the news. Here's the latest on Lethal Weapon 5, Top Gun 2 and the return of Young Guns and more:   The Lethal Weapon movies may resume with original cast Despite there being a Lethal Weapon TV series in its second season on Fox right now, the original movie franchise might not be dead. According to Deadline, stars Mel Gibson and Danny Glover and director Richard Donner, who has helmed every installment so far, are discussing the 30-year-old buddy-cop property's return to the big screen with Lethal Weapon 5. Part 4's screenwriter, Channing...

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Lethal Weapon 5 might be back on the cards

Simon Brew Oct 27, 2017

Mel Gibson and Danny Glover may be back together, as Warner Bros is toying with Lethal Weapon 5 again...

Since Lethal Weapon 4 was turned around in double quick time (you can read more on that here) and proved a solid hit for Warner Bros in 1998, there have been constant rumours that stars Mel Gibson and Danny Glover, along with director Richard Donner, would reunite for one more outing.

Lots has happened in that time, and Donner hasn’t directed a film since 2006’s 16 Blocks (he is 87 now, so he might prefer putting his feet up). Yet it seems that discussions are underway once again about getting the old gang back together.

Warner Bros is said to be exploring the possibility of Lethal Weapon 5, that would bring Gibson and Glover back for one more outing, and see Donner direct. Channing Gibson, who worked on the screenplay for the last chapter,
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Lethal Weapon 5 Finally Happening with Mel Gibson and Danny Glover?

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Lethal Weapon 5 Finally Happening with Mel Gibson and Danny Glover?
They may be way too old for this, but it looks like Riggs and Murtagh could be making a return to the big screen after nearly 20 years away. That's right, everyone. It looks like Lethal Weapon 5 may actually happen. A new report claims that Mel Gibson and Danny Glover are both in discussions with Warner Bros. about it. What's more is that Richard Donner, who directed the original Lethal Weapon, is set to direct as well. This potential sequel would also see Channing Gibson (Lethal Weapon 4), returning to write the script.

The report claims that the team is "on board" and are all "huddling on the possibility" of doing Lethal Weapon 5 right now with Warner Bros. It doesn't sound like a deal has been officially made yet, but the talks are happening and we very well could see one last entry in the very successful cop movie franchise. Lethal Weapon 4
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Mel Gibson, Danny Glover and Richard Donner keen on Lethal Weapon 5

According to Deadline, director Richard Donner and stars Mel Gibson and Danny Glover are keen on another instalment in the action-comedy franchise Lethal Weapon, with Deadline reporting that Lethal Weapon 5 could be on the horizon.

According to the site, Donner is keen to direct, with Gibson and Glover reprising their roles as detectives Riggs and Murtaugh, with Channing Gibson (Lethal Weapon 4) penning the script. Apparently all four are officially on board, should the project move forward.

Question: If Roger Murtaugh was too old for this shit in 1987, then how the hell old is he in 2017?!

The Lethal Weapon series launched in 1987, and was followed by sequels in 1989, 1992 and 1998, with the series grossing $955.2 million worldwide. It also spawned a TV series, which premiered on Fox in 2016 and stars Clayne Crawford as Riggs and Damon Wayans as Murtaugh.
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‘Lethal Weapon 5’ Might Happen Because Nothing Really Matters Anymore

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‘Lethal Weapon 5’ Might Happen Because Nothing Really Matters Anymore
It’s safe to say that the Lethal Weapon franchise has probably run its course by now, right? But Hollywood never gives up on a once-good thing. Today comes news that original Lethal Weapon team Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, and Richard Donner are working together to explore the possibility of Lethal Weapon 5, which will drag Gibson and Glover’s cops […]

The post ‘Lethal Weapon 5’ Might Happen Because Nothing Really Matters Anymore appeared first on /Film.
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Are Gibson, Glover, & Donner exploring a Lethal Weapon 5 at Warner Bros?

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I've heard tale from over at Deadline Hollywood that Mel GibsonDanny Glover, Richard Donner are all ruminating on the possibility of doing another film for the the Lethal Weapon franchise. The entertainment news outlet is postulating that if the project were to come to fruition, Donner would direct the sequel from a script penned by Lethal Weapon 4's own Channing... Read More...
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‘Lethal Weapon 5’ Might Actually Happen With Mel Gibson & Danny Glover

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Last year at the Indie Spirit Awards, hosts Nick Kroll and John Mulaney got the heart of the controversy around Mel Gibson that has never quite gone away.

“People wondered: how long would it take Hollywood to forgive someone for anti-semitic, racist hate speech?” Kroll asked, to which Mulaney answered, “Eight years! So look out for the 2024 Oscars, when the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award goes to Mr.

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‘Lethal Weapon 5’ Has Interest from Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, and Richard Donner

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I’ve never been interested in watching the Lethal Weapon TV series, but the concept makes sense. The film franchise had run out of gas, there hadn’t been a new entry since 1998, and the IP still had value as a buddy-cop comedy. It’s not like anyone would be crazy enough to get Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, and director Richard Donner back for a Lethal Weapon 5…right? Deadline reports that Gibson, Glover, and Donner “are all huddling on the possibility of doing another film for the the Lethal Weapon franchise with Lethal Weapon 4 writer Channing …
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‘Lethal Weapon’ 5? Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Dick Donner Exploring It At Warner Bros.

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‘Lethal Weapon’ 5? Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Dick Donner Exploring It At Warner Bros.
Exclusive: It looks like the band just might back together. Deadline hears that Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Richard Donner are all huddling on the possibility of doing another film for the the Lethal Weapon franchise. In the scenario we’ve heard Donner would direct and Channing Gibson (Lethal Weapon 4) would script. There are many moving parts, but we’ve heard that all are on board and exploring another film. It would move forward, of course, at Warner Bros., the studio…
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Death Race 4: Beyond Anarchy Unrated and Unhinged Version: See Bonus Features

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Another chapter in the Death Race franchise is going straight to a home release with Death Race 4: Beyond Anarchy with Danny Trejo returning to the movie and Danny Glover (Lethal Weapon) joining the cast. The unrated and unhinged is coming to Blu-ray™, DVD, Digital and On Demand January 30 along with a 4-movie collection featuring the three previous movies. Check out the bonus features arriving with the new release.

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Judith Light, Roberta Colindrez to Star in Drama ‘Ms. White Light’ (Exclusive)

Judith Light, Roberta Colindrez to Star in Drama ‘Ms. White Light’ (Exclusive)
Judith Light, Roberta Colindrez, Zachary Spicer, Carson Meyer, and John Ortiz will star in the independent drama “Ms. White Light,” Variety has learned exclusively.

Paul Shoulberg will direct the film from his own script. The movie will be produced by Spicer and John Robert Armstrong for their Indiana-based company Pigasus Pictures. Shooting begins Oct. 27 in Bloomington, Ind.

Ortiz and Colindrez portray a father-daughter team who operate Cordova Mortality Solutions, counseling terminally ill clients, while Light plays a sharp-tongued free spirit who has no time for her own mortality. Spicer is a psychic medium and Meyer portrays a woman dying of a terminal blood disease.

Ms. White Light” is the first in Pigasus Pictures’ slate of six films to be produced locally in Indiana over the next three years. Spicer and Armstrong previously teamed with Shoulberg to produce “The Good Catholic,” starring John McGinley and Danny Glover.

Light stars on “Transparent” and was nominated for a supporting actress
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