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Hollywood Producer Jerry Weintraub Has Passed Away at Age 77

21 hours ago | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

There are only a handful of movie producers that have ever come to be known by name in the general public, perhaps Jerry Bruckheimer, Avi Arad, Albert Broccoli or Saul Zaentz. One of those iconic producers is Jerry Weintraub, who produced a number of Hollywood features including the original The Karate Kid trilogy, the new Ocean's Eleven trilogy with an amazing ensemble cast, the comedy Oh, God!, the comedy Vegas Vacation, Soldier, the new Nancy Drew, Barry Levinson's Diner. Mr. Weintraub passed away from a heart attack on Monday, July 6th at the age of 77 at his home in Palm Springs, reported via Deadline. He was producing David Yates' Tarzan and was also an executive producer on HBO's new comedy The Brink. Early on in his entertainment management career in The Bronx, a young Jerry Weintraub decided to start his own company and worked with the likes of musicians Joey Bishop, »

- Alex Billington

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Kevin Alejandro Joins Fox Series ‘Lucifer’ As Regular In Recasting

1 July 2015 1:06 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Exclusive: Kevin Alejandro (True Blood, Arrow) has been cast as a series regular on Fox's comic book midseason drama Lucifer. He replaces Nicholas Gonzalez who played the role in the pilot, written by Tom Kapinos and directed by Len Wiseman. Based on the characters from the DC Entertainment's Vertigo, the series, from Warner Bros. TV and Jerry Bruckheimer TV, centers on Lucifer (Tom Ellis) who, bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell, resigns his throne and abandons his… »

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Tom Cruise Still Gearing Up For 'Top Gun 2,' Story Will Involve Drone Warfare

1 July 2015 7:22 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Way back in 2012, following the box office success of “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol," the head of Paramount stated that “Top Gun 2” would be produced and released before “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation.” Now, finally, as the “Mission: Impossible” sequel is set to open in a few weeks, there is some firm information on the current status of the return of Maverick. Read More: Best To Worst: Tom Cruise's Action Movies Ranked Collider reports that in a conversation with Skydance’s David Ellison, the idea of a “Top Gun 2” is very much an ongoing concern for the company, saying “I don’t think what people are going to expect, and we are very, very hopeful that we get to make the movie soon. But like all things, it all comes down to the script, and Justin [Marks] is writing as we speak.” Ellison is hoping for a 3D and IMAX experience, »

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Tom Cruise will fight drones in Top Gun 2: "There is an amazing role for Maverick"

29 June 2015 4:41 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Tom Cruise is definitely returning as Maverick in the Top Gun sequel and it'll find him battling with drones.

The long-awaited movie - the follow-up to the 1986 original - is being written by Justin Marks, but producer David Ellison has already revealed a few plot details.

Top Gun: Why Tom Cruise's flying actioner is an unintentional gay classic

"[Marks] has a phenomenal take to really update that world for what fighter pilots in the Navy has turned into today," Collider quotes Ellison as saying.

"It is very much a world we live in today where it's drone technology and fifth generation fighters... it's really exploring the end of an era of dogfighting and fighter pilots and what that culture is today."

Speaking about leading star Cruise, Ellison said: "There is an amazing role for Maverick in the movie, and there is no Top Gun without Maverick, and it is »

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Top Gun 2 is ‘absolutely going to happen’

29 June 2015 1:30 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Top Gun 2: The fim will definitely happen and Tom Cruise will return as Maverick. Producer says that there is no Top Gun without Maverick.

Top Gun 2 will definitely happen, and Tom Cruise will return to one of his most famous roles of Maverick. The original movie, which is directed by the late, great Tony Scott is 30 years old next year, and at their Berlin press conference for the upcoming Terminator Genisys, which opens on Friday, Skydance‘s David Ellison and Dana Goldberg were asked about Top Gun 2. Skydance will produce the sequel, along with Jerry Bruckheimer, who produced the fantastic original.

David Ellison said: “Absolutely. I started flying aerobatics when I was thirteen years old, actually me and my dad took my first lesson on my thirteenth birthday. By the time I was seventeen, I was flying air shows and have thousands of hours flying surface level aerobatics. »

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Top Gun 2 is ‘absolutely going to happen’

29 June 2015 2:01 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Top Gun 2: The fim will definitely happen and Tom Cruise will return as Maverick. Producer says that there is no Top Gun without Maverick. Top Gun 2 will absolutely happen says producer.

Top Gun 2 will definitely happen, and Tom Cruise will return to one of his most famous roles of Maverick. The original movie, which is directed by the late, great Tony Scott is 30 years old next year, and at their Berlin press conference for the upcoming Terminator Genisys, which opens on Friday, Skydance‘s David Ellison and Dana Goldberg were asked about Top Gun 2. Skydance will produce the sequel, along with Jerry Bruckheimer, who produced the fantastic original.

David Ellison said: “Absolutely. I started flying aerobatics when I was thirteen years old, actually me and my dad took my first lesson on my thirteenth birthday. By the time I was seventeen, I was flying air »

- Paul Heath

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Comic Con 2015 Friday Schedule

26 June 2015 3:19 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

San Diego Comic-Con 2015 has released their full schedule for Friday, July 10. For your convenience, we have pulled out all of the movie, TV and DVD related panels and events below, but you can can visit Comic-Con.org to check out the full schedule including comic book and video game panels. Take a look at all of the movie, TV and DVD events that will take place during the first day of Comic Con.

10:00am - 11:00am - Inside The Big Bang Theory Writer's Room

The Big Bang Theory writers once again open the curtain and take you behind the scenes of TV's #1 comedy. From huge guest stars to the shocking moments in the season finale (Was that a ring, my Precious? Will what happened in Vegas stay in Vegas?), find out what it takes to make the hit series each week. Join the show's executive producers and writers »

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Comic Con 2015 Preview Night Schedule

25 June 2015 1:59 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

San Diego Comic-Con 2015 has released their full schedule for Preview Night on Wednesday, July 8. While there aren't any panels on Preview Night, Warner Bros. Television is presenting world-premiere screenings of complete pilot episodes from highly anticipated newseries Supergirl, Blindspot, Containment and Lucifer, plus an advanced look at a new episode of Teen Titans Go!. Check out all of the official details for Comic Con's Preview Night below.

Wednesday, July 8 - Preview Night

6:00pm - 10:00pm - Special Sneak Peek Pilot Screenings

Comic-Con and Warner Bros. Television proudly continue their annual Preview Night tradition, with exclusive world premiere screenings of the pilot episodes of four of the most highly anticipated series of the 2015-16 television season.

Supergirl - In the vast DC Comics Universe of superheroes, the rich mythology of Superman, the planet Krypton and the House of El is perhaps the most famous and instantly recognizable. Enter Supergirl! »

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Trevor Rabin’s Rousing Scores a Testament to Life After Yes

23 June 2015 10:02 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Trevor Rabin had no idea that, on Nov. 4, 2008, he was about to be immortalized.

Barack Obama had just been elected president of the United States, and as he finished his acceptance speech, the music that began to play was Rabin’s inspirational theme from the football movie “Remember the Titans.”

For a white South African whose family fought against apartheid when it was not just unfashionable but downright dangerous, this prominent showcase of his music — written for a movie about black and white high-school players learning to get along and win the season — was especially meaningful.

“I was happy I was on the winning ticket,” Rabin says with a laugh.

Yet that’s just one moment in a long, strange trip that began in Johannesburg and ended in Hollywood, where Rabin is now an in-demand film composer with no fewer than 13 Jerry Bruckheimer movies under his belt (including “Titans,” “Armageddon »

- Jon Burlingame

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Trevor Rabin Strikes Chord With Collaborators

23 June 2015 10:01 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

“He can do just about anything,” producer Jerry Bruckheimer says of composer Trevor Rabin. “That’s what you want: a composer who’s creative, who understands the musical rhythm and language of scenes, how to bring out the emotion that the director and actors were striving for.”

It was Bruckheimer who discovered Rabin’s facility with sports movies. “He can write those great anthems, those triumphant melodies that every athlete would love to hear as he’s making the last basket or the last goal or the last touchdown. It’s something that’s innate in his talent.”

Bruckheimer is not the only filmmaker to sing Rabin’s praises. Jon Turteltaub, who directed the “National Treasure” films, laughs about their initial musical encounter: “He played us a bunch of music with scenes. I so despised the instrumentation he used, I looked at him and said, ‘This sounds like European porn! »

- Jon Burlingame

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139 movie sequels currently in the works

18 June 2015 3:33 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

From Zoolander 2 to 23 Jump Street, with 100s in-between. Here's our rundown of the assorted movie sequels in the works...

Think Hollywood is bereft of original ideas? You just might after this. Here's our look at the assorted movie sequels currently in the works. Since we last did a list like this, we've dropped films that seem to have died a death - Wanted 2, Spring Breakers 2 - but we'll keep this rundown up to date over the coming month.

Without further ado...

23 Jump Street

Sony is pressing ahead with a third Jump Street movie, as well as a possible Jump Street vs Men In Black film, and a female-headlined spin-off. For 23 Jump Street specifically, Rodney Rothman is back and working on the script (he wrote the second one). It's unclear yet if Chris Miller and Phil Lord can find breathing space in their schedule to direct. Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill are both expected back, »

- simonbrew

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8 big movies whose scripts dramatically changed

17 June 2015 5:12 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Con Air, Last Action Hero, Brainscan and Die Hard 4.0 could all have been very different films, going by the early drafts of their scripts.

The life of a Hollywood screenwriter might sound like a glamorous one, but it's not all premieres and champagne.

As one of the smaller cogs in an often complex machine, the writer can often find his or her work changed almost beyond recognition by other hands. Such is the case with the following movies, which were all changed quite drastically in one way or another between their original draft and their final cut.

Some scripts were pressed into service as sequels. Some began in one genre and wound up in another. Rather than put together an exhaustive list, we've chosen a few examples of the script changes that intrigued or bemused us most.

Con Air

Nic Cage with lank hair and a thick southern drawl. An »

- ryanlambie

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Monte Carlo TV Festival Showcases New Trends in Global Television

11 June 2015 1:30 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Traditionally known for its glitzy backdrop, red carpets and press junkets, the seaside Monte Carlo TV Film Festival,created 55 ago by the principality of Monaco’s Prince Rainier III, is benefiting from the rising popularity of TV drama, luring more and more film talent and filmmakers, notably from Europe, where local TV industries are flourishing.

Since taking the helm two years ago, CEO Laurent Puons, a Monaco native and former pro boxer, says he has been working hard to reposition the festival as a relevant industry event, emphasizing the importance of the international competition, bringing in high-profile industry figures and scoring prestigious series’ world premieres.

Although it’s scheduled just two months after Mip TV, the festival has managed to host world premieres of shows like “Crossing Lines” and “CSI: Cyber” and will this year showcase the European premiere of “Aquarius” as well as the French premieres of “Empire” (set »

- Elsa Keslassy

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'Bad Boys 3' Is Still Very Much Alive Apparently... New Writer/Director in Talks to Board

10 June 2015 4:35 PM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

By the time this eventually goes into production, both actors will be over 60 years old! Another year, and yet another "Bad Boys 3" update that may or may not result in actual progress towards the film becoming a reality. It looks like a "Bad Boys 3" movie is indeed closer to becoming a reality with Deadline reporting today that Sony is "in early talks" with Joe Carnahan to re-write the script, as well as direct the film. Our last update on this was in a year ago, when one of the stars of the film, Martin Lawrence, revealed to Conan O'Brien on his late night show, that he spoke to producer Jerry Bruckheimer just prior to his appearance on O'Brien's »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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Joe Carnahan is Eying 'Bad Boys 3'c I'm In

10 June 2015 10:47 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

As a fan of Joe Carnahan's work -- Narc, Stretch, Smokin' Aces, The Grey -- I'm pretty much up for whatever he's working on next and the idea of him stepping in for Michael Bay and taking over the Bad Boys franchise sounds like something right up his alley. Word from Deadline is Carnahan has been brought on to take a pass at David Guggenheim's script for a Bad Boys 3 with eyes at possibly directing. The goal is to have the project ready for Will Smith to consider as soon as he's done shooting Suicide Squad with David Ayer. Considering Smith could use a couple big hits after After Earth and the modest returns for Focus, I have to imagine he'd be up for returning to one of his most popular franchise and I think we all know Martin Lawrence is in. In fact, Lawrence was on »

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The Grey's Joe Carnahan is in early talks to write and direct Bad Boys 3

10 June 2015 1:25 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Bad Boys 3 could be moving forward with Joe Carnahan attached as director.

It's believed that The Grey director is in early talks to work on a draft script from Safe House's David Guggenheim, as well as possibly direct the action sequel.

Deadline first reported the news, which would mean Carnahan would take over from Michael Bay, who directed the first two Bad Boys films.

It's thought that Sony Pictures is hoping star Will Smith will take on the film as his next project after finishing work on Suicide Squad.

Smith starred alongside Martin Lawrence in 1995's Bad Boys, before both actors reprised their roles in 2003's sequel Bad Boys II.

In 2014, producer Jerry Bruckheimer told Digital Spy that he wanted Bay to return to the franchise.

"We'd love to get Michael Bay [but] he's very busy right now. Hopefully we can twist his arm and get him in there, »

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Bad Boys 3 happening, apparently without Michael Bay

9 June 2015 10:47 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Michael Bay won't be directing the next Bad Boys film, starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence. But Joe Carnahan might...

It's little secret that plans have been afoot for a third Bad Boys movie for some time, with the problem, as producer Jerry Bruckheimer told us back in summer 2013, being reuniting the key personnel. Back then, he was "trying to find a hole in Will Smith's schedule", and with regards director Michael Bay (who helmed the first two films), "trying to get on his docket".

With Michael Bay's future seemingly tied into making endless Transformers movies right now though (as well as new sci-fi movie Time Salvager), it seemed that the chances of him finding time for Bad Boys 3 were slim. And so it's proven, as a new director is apparently now in talks to make the film.

Sony has turned to Narc, The A-Team and The Grey helmer Joe Carnahan, »

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Bad Boys 3 movie: Joe Carnahan to write and direct?

9 June 2015 9:58 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Bad Boys 3 movie A Bad Boys 3 movie could be written and directed by Joe Carnahan, the filmmaker who brought us the likes of The Grey, Smokin’ Aces and The A-Team movie.

We love Bad Boys here at Thn, and can’t believe that Michael Bay hasn’t serviced us with one since 2003. Now it looks like the challenge of putting a Bad Boys 3 movie onto the screen has fallen to The Grey director Joe Carnahan who is in very early talks to write and direct.

The filmmaker, who also brought us that rather brilliant Narc movie many years ago, will actually rewrite David Guggenheim‘s ‘strong draft’ for a potential Bad Boys 3 movie for producer Jerry Bruckheimer. Deadline, who broke the story, reveal that this could be Will Smith‘s next movie following his work on the Suicide Squad movie over at Warner Bros.

Martin Lawrence, »

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Joe Carnahan May End Up Writing & Directing 'Bad Boys 3' for Sony

9 June 2015 9:54 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Well this is big news for Joe Carnahan. Word from Deadline is that Joe Carnahan, who last directed the film Stretch, is looking at taking over Bad Boys 3 in development at Sony Pictures. They say that Carnahan is "in early talks to do a quick pass to possibly direct". That means that he's going to revise the script, and maybe direct, Bad Boys 3 next for the studio. The first two Bad Boys movies starring Will Smith & Martin Lawrence were directed by Michael Bay, produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, when this group was actually delivering great action movies. We're been hearing about a Bad Boys 3 for a while, with Lawrence saying it's close to happening as of late last year. This might be the final piece of the puzzle, with things moving fast. The original Bad Boys first hit in 1995, and 2003, eight years apart. And they're actually awesome action movies, »

- Alex Billington

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Bad Boys 3: Joe Carnahan In Talks to Write, Possibly Direct

9 June 2015 6:46 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, y'all -- Bad Boys 3 is still alive. About a year ago, we heard that Martin Lawrence was still interested in pursuing a third installment of the franchise, and David Guggenheim was working on a script. According to Deadline, that draft is now apparently being looked over by Joe Carnahan, who is in possible talks to write and/or direct the possible film. [caption id="attachment_282198" align="alignright" width="350"] Image via Columbia Pictures[/caption] Surely part of the film's viability revolves around whether or not Will Smith will be able to return. Word is that the studio is looking to have everything in place for Bad Boys 3 soon enough that Smith might be able to slot it in after Suicide Squad. As for Carnahan, he would be taking the reins from the director of the first two films, Michael Bay. But Carnahan has cut his teeth both on well-received low-budget films such as The Grey, »

- Allison Keene

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