13 items from 2015
Warner Bros. has added yet another movie to its expansive Lego franchise, with writers Jason Segel (The Muppets) and Drew Pearce (Iron Man 3) signing on to write the script and co-direct a new project entitled The Billion Brick Race. This project will be the fourth to be spawned from last year's blockbuster The Lego Movie. Warner Bros. is currently working on Ninjago (September 23, 2016), The Lego Batman Movie (May 26, 2017) and The Lego Movie Sequel slated for release sometime in 2018.
No specific details were given, but the story is based on an original idea that Drew Pearce came up with, which "excited the studio," according to The Hollywood Reporter. The Billion Brick Race will be both Jason Segel and Drew Pearce's directorial debuts, although no release date was given at this time. Since Warner Bros. currently has Lego movies planned until 2018, it's certainly possible they could be aiming for a 2019 release, »
'If it bleeds, we can kill it!' Last week, it was announced on Friday the 13th that iconic camp slasher Jason Voorhees was one of two special guest characters in the Mortal Kombat X Kombat Pack, which includes 4 playable characters in all. While two of the characters are from the classic Mortal Kombat games, the fourth mystery guest has been revealed as the ultimate hunter himself. Yes, that's right! Now you can play the Predator, from the classic 1987 action horror classic starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. The Xbox Store dropped the news with their bundle description:
The Kombat Pack is currently available in the Mortal Kombat X Premium Edition on the Xbox Store. Kombat Pack grants early access to 4 new playable characters and skin packs. Stalk and slash your opponents as Horror Icon Jason Voorhees, or play as Predator, the Ultimate Hunter. Two Klassic Mortal Kombat characters complete the offer. Each »
Rawson Marshall Thurber’s Central Intelligence, starring Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart, will be released on June 17, 2016. It centres on a CIA agent (Johnson) who works with a former classmate (Hart) to fight a villainous plot.
Central Intelligence will open against Disney/Pixar’s Finding Dory.
- email@example.com (Ian Sandwell)
Warner Bros. upcoming buddy comedy from We’re The Millers‘ helmer Rawson Marshall Thurber looks set to enrapture audiences in summer 2016. Starring Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart, Central Intelligence has finally secured a release date, as Variety reports it will open on June 17, 2016 alongside Disney’s animated sequel, Finding Dory.
In the film, Hart plays a former high school sports star-turned-accountant. He is contacted by a old school friend (played by Johnson) who was bullied and humiliated as a teen but now works as an undercover contract killer for the CIA. So that Hart’s character can make amends, Johnson’s agent proceeds to rope him into helping foil a plot to sell classified military secrets.
Elsewhere on Warner’s slate, Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling detective thriller The Nice Guys has also been shuffled around. Initially set to open on June 17, 2016, the Shane Black-directed pic will bow a »
- Gem Seddon
Briefly: Warner Bros. just dated/shuffled two big action comedies they have set for the Summer of 2016. First up, Central Intelligence, directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber and starring Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart, will open June 17,2016. That date was previously occupied by The Nice Guys, directed by Shane Black and starring Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe. […]
- Germain Lussier
Briefly: Warner Bros. Pictures is making some changes to their release schedule for next summer. Shane Black's next film, The Nice Guys, starring Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe has just been bumped up a month to a release on May 20th, 2016. And that's because the studio is giving a prime June 17th, 2016 release to their forthcoming buddy comedy Central Intelligence starring box office draws Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart. It sounds like Warner Bros. has a lot of confidence in both films to release them in the blockbuster summer season, but each could be some nice counter-programming to the big tentpoles. »
- Ethan Anderton
Warner Bros Pictures announced today that it will release Central Intelligence in the Us on June 17, 2016.
Johnson plays a strong-willed CIA agent who turns to an old friend (Hart) for help in Central Intelligence.
The duo have to join forces in order to stop a worldwide conspiracy from unfolding.
The Shane Black helmed thriller with Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling just got a bit of a head start. Warner Bros today announced that The Nice Guys will now come out on May 20 next year. Moving up the 1970s La set Joel Silver produced pic allows Central Intelligence to take its June 17, 2016 spot. All this shuffling will see the Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart buddy comedy hitting that summer sweet spot. It is also a possibly interesting piece of counter programming in a… »
Our latest letters round up! Swearing at Den Of Geek, and why on earth do we talk about 50 Shades Of Grey?
Right then! A few weeks have passed, so it must be time for another Den Of Geek Letters Page (Tm). (Actually, we've not trademarked that). We're back to normal here, so we're unlikely to be found in the comments. That said, if you want to write in - the details are at the bottom of the post - then we'll try and get your missive into our next letters round up.
But enough waffle from us! On with the latest batch of correspondence...
Foul Language & Rene Russo
Shit, prick, asshole, fuck, arsehole, bastardised, shit.
Jarring isn't it. Why are DoG articles now seemingly using words such as these?
I appreciate the last 'shit' instance along with the 'fuck' are references to well-known lines in the movie but is this »
Beth McPhee arrives as Eve of international marketing and publicity and previously served as Sap in the same department at Exclusive Media and before that 10 years as vice-president of marketing at Focus Features International (Ffi).
Christine Report joins as Sap of business affairs and was most recently senior council in business and legal affairs at Viacom and director of international business affairs at Ffi.
Gabrielle Stewart becomes Sap of international sales and most recently worked at Exclusive Media as Sap of sales and before that served seven years as vice-president at Ffi.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
Kenneth Branagh stated publicly that a scheduling conflict kept him from returning to direct Thor: The Dark World, but the rumor mill cited the old "creative differences" as the real reason. It wouldn't be that surprising given the fact that both Patty Jenkins (who was originally lined up to direct the Thor sequel) and Edgar Wright dropped out of their respective Marvel projects for that very reason, and although Jon Favreau returned for Iron Man 2, his experiences working on that saw him hand the reigns over to Shane Black for the threequel. Either way, it would seem any problems Branagh might have had with the studio have been put to bed. The Hollywood Reporter asked the Cinderella director if he'd ever be open to returning to the McU while interviewing him at the Berlin Film Festival, and here's what he said. "I continue to have good relationships with all »
One would think that because the roots of comic book heroes are deeply planted in the forest of pulp heroes, adapting such characters to the four-color medium should be a snap. Despite the superlative efforts of such talents as Garth Ennis, Frank Robbins, Eduardo Barreto, ComicMix’s own Denny O’Neil and a handful of others, this is not the case.
Let us politely say that, overall, pulp heroes have enjoyed a mixed reception. Some good, some bad, some wonderful, some insipid. Sturgeon’s Revelation remains in complete control.
In making the transition, some people resort to measures that put these characters in modern times. Usually, that trick doesn’t work: The Shadow, The Spider et al are creatures of their own times. Sometimes they become something different – in the 1960s Archie Comics turned The Shadow into a routine, and boring, costumed superhero. At least the guy who wrote most of it, »
- Mike Gold
Efm: Alex Walton’s Bloom heads to the Berlin market with international rights to the geopolitical thriller starring Guillaume Canet and Jamie Dornan, who will be in town for the world premiere of Fifty Shades Of Grey.
Richie Smyth will direct the Irish-South African co-production in spring in South Africa.
Kevin Brodbin’s screenplay follows an Irish military commander in a stand-off with French and Belgian mercenaries in the Congo in the early 1960s.
Alan Moloney will produce via his Parallel Films. UTA Independent Film Group represents Us rights.
“We are always trying to find amazing stories to tell and this extraordinary true story of heroism against all odds is just that,” said Walton.
“To see Jamie, who is one of the most exciting leading men working today, alongside Guillaume, is a fantastic opportunity.”
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
13 items from 2015
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