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Mallrats 2 Will Introduce A Bunch Of New Characters

16 April 2015 5:00 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

In what feels like a relatively short time, Kevin Smith announced Mallrats 2, got the gang back together for another afternoon of retail bliss, and started planning to film this year. A big part of the fun is going to be seeing all of our favorite characters again, but there will also be some new faces as well. On a recent episode of the Hollywood Babble-On podcast, Smith revealed that not only are there 18 returning characters, but half a dozen new ones as well. He said: Right now there are 18 returning characters from Mallrats. Of the 18 characters, 15 [actors] are confirmed to return, plus, 6 new characters who have their own storylines. That sounds like a lot of balls to juggle, but while there may be 24 characters to deal with—he doesn’t specify which actors haven’t agreed to return just yet—the way Smith structures his »

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Fletch reboot gets new home, Jason Sudeikis in talks to star

16 April 2015 7:20 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

After many failed attempts to get the franchise up and running again, comedy-caper Fletch has found a new home, with Relativity Studios snapping up the rights from Warner Bros.

In the two previous films, 1985’s Fletch and the 1989 sequel Fletch Lives, Chevy Chase played the title role, but in the new version it looks like Horrible Bosses star Jason Sudeikis is set to take over, with the comedian reportedly in negotiations with the studio.

Gregory McDonald’s 11 mystery books, the first of which was published in 1974, center on a reporter named I.M. Fletcher who juggles writing exposes while avoiding headaches caused by his two ex-wives.

Previous attempts to revive the franchise nearly came to fruition in the early 2000’s when Kevin Smith was attached to direct with Zach Braff (Scrubs) in the title role, before both left the project, which was then called Fletch Won.

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Fletch remake switches studios, Jason Sudeikis still starring

15 April 2015 10:37 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Jason Sudeikis is taking over the role of Fletch from Chevy Chase, as the new movie moves forward...

The reboot of the Fletch movies has been mooted for some time, with Kevin Smith signed up way back in 2000 set to write and direct a reboot. Smith would remain attached until late 2005, with casting proving to be a major problem in getting a new Fletch moving.

Then, in 2007, Zach Braff was in line to play young Fletch, for Scrubs creator Bill Lawrence. Yet Lawrence left the film in the middle of the year, and Steve Pink (who has since directed the Hot Tub Time Machine movies) landed the job.

Fletch remains in development hell though, with the project landing at Warner Bros in 2011. It wasn't until 2013 that it got somewhere with a new Fletch, though, when it locked down Jason Sudeikis to take on the lead role.

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Fletch Lives Again

15 April 2015 5:43 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Someone is still trying to make Fletch happen. Right now, that someone is production company Relativity, which has struck up a deal for the rights to the smart-alec reporter from Gregory McDonald’s books. The company also has Jason Sudeikis in negotiations to take over the role most famously played on screen by Chevy Chase.If all this sounds familiar, you’re not wrong: just last year, Warner Bros. was the studio looking to bring Fletch back, and Sudeikis was their choice back then too. Now the clock is reset as Relativity starts meeting with writers to try to crack the script. As seems to be the standard for these new attempts at Fletch films, it will be an origin story for the character, possibly based on McDonald’s eighth book, Fletch Won, which explored his first career break.We’re not going to start holding our collective breath for »

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Jason Sudeikis in Talks for ‘Fletch’ Reboot

15 April 2015 1:13 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Relativity Studios is in talks with Jason Sudeikis to star in its reboot of “Fletch.”

Relativity and Boies/Schiller Film Group have closed a deal for movie rights to “Fletch,” based on the Gregory Mcdonald novels. The books center on newspaper reporter Irwin Maurice Fletcher, who prefers the nickname “Fletch” and has to deal with drama surrounding his two ex-wives.

Producers are Relativity CEO Ryan Kavanaugh, Boies/Schiller president Zach Schiller, David List on behalf of the Mcdonald estate and John Rickard.

Relativity and Boies/Schiller are currently meeting with writers for the project, expected to return to the beginning of the Fletch stories, as McDonald did in his prequel “Fletch Won.”

A “Fletch” reboot has been in the works at several other studios. Warner Bros. began developing a “Fletch” movie in 2011 and and set up the project with Anonymous Content’s Steve Golin and Michael Sugar.

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Comic Book Review – Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection – The Heavy Mob

15 April 2015 6:33 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Villordsutch reviews Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection – The Heavy Mob…

The Heavy Mob features the stories Holocaust 12, Brit-Cit Brute, Wynter and the Judge Dredd tales Father Earth, Debris and Warzone, featuring the work of John Wagner, Robbie Morrison, John Smith, Jim Murray, Kev Walker, Ron Smith, Michael Carroll, Pj Holden, Nick Percival, and more.

This volume concentrates on the heavily armoured divisions within the Justice Department, sent into the most extreme of troublespots. Holocaust 12 and Brit-Cit Brute have never been reprinted since their original publication in the early 1990s, so this will be the first time they will be getting an airing in twenty years!

I feel Heavy Mob is now unfortunately the first real stumble in the Judge Dredd: Mega Collection; it begins well but proceeds to grasp randomly at stories that previously would have been stapled to the closing chapters of the other Mega Collections.

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Best of the Week: 'Daredevil' Reviewed, the Original Millennium Falcon Design and More

10 April 2015 11:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

The Important News We finally got a good look at The Thing from Fantastic Four, seen above. Avengers: Infinity War will be directed by the Russo Brothers. The Flash will be written at least in part by Phil Lord and Chris Miller. And Aquaman may be directed by James Wan. Mallrats 2 will be Kevin Smith's next movie. And Need for Speed 2 will be made thanks to China. It Follows might get a sequel. Furious 7 broke the April box office record. Arnold Schwarzenegger offered his negative opinion of Terminator: Salvation. Olivia Wilde is returning for Tron 3. Meanwhile, she's being replaced by Brie Larsen in Free Fire. The Dark Tower is finally going to be made. She's All That is being remade...

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Best of the Week: 'Daredevil' Reviewed, the Original Mllennium Falcon Design and More

10 April 2015 11:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

The Important News   We finally got a good look at The Thing from Fantastic Four, seen above. Avengers: Infinity War will be directed by the Russo Brothers. The Flash will be written at least in part by Phil Lord and Chris Miller. And Aquaman may be directed by James Wan. Mallrats 2 will be Kevin Smith's next movie. And Need for Speed 2 will be made thanks to China. It Follows might get a sequel. Furious 7 broke the April box office record. Arnold Schwarzenegger offered his negative opinion of Terminator: Salvation. Olivia Wilde is returning for Tron 3. Meanwhile, she's being replaced by Brie Larsen in Free Fire. The Dark Tower is finally going to be made. She's All That is being remade...

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Week in Review: ‘Jurassic World’ gets a clip and some criticism from Joss Whedon

10 April 2015 12:23 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

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Maybe the second most anticipated movie of the summer is Jurassic World, in part because Hollywood’s newest, biggest star, Chris Pratt, gets the chance to headline yet another blockbuster. But if you watched the trailer some weeks ago, you might’ve noticed how grim, self-serious and decidedly not Andy Dwyer/Starlord-esque charming and funny Pratt’s character was.

The first sigh of relief came this week when the first clip for the film was released this week, which you can watch above. Pratt is playfully flirting with Bryce Dallas-Howard in the scene, hinting at why the two of them never had a second date. Charming and funny? Maybe. Badly written? Arguably. Cliche? Probably. But is it sexist?

Joss Whedon, director of the first most anticipated blockbuster of the summer, The Avengers: Age of Ultron, seems to think so, as he tweeted »

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Masks: More than traditional

9 April 2015 6:38 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Masks 2 is produced by Dynamite Entertainment, and features the writing talent of Cullen Bunn and the artistic skill of Eman Casallos. The new series is the follow-up to the incredibly popular Masks series, which featured an unprecedented combination of pulp heroes from the days of pulp. The first series combined the expert artistic skills of Alex Ross with Dynamite’s go-to pulp writer Chris Roberson. That means that Masks 2 has a huge legacy to live up to.

Cullen Bunn, charged with reuniting the dream team of pulp heroes, wastes no time throwing the reader into the action, as the Shadow, Green Hornet, and Kato unite to stop a group of skull-masked smugglers. There appears to be some contention over The Shadow’s methods, and Bunn includes an interesting moral argument between the three characters. What’s most interesting, however, is Casallos’s artwork. With the arrival of the Green Lama, »

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To Better Know a Hero: Daredevil

9 April 2015 1:13 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Real Name

Matthew “Matt” Murdock

First Appearance

Daredevil #1 April. 1964

Nicknames & Aliases

The Man Without Fear, Hornhead, Dd, Mike Murdock, Ronin

Powers and Abilities

Daredevil’s senses are enhanced to super-human levels, meaning he can tell if a person is lying by listening to whether their heartbeat skips when they speak, or read a newspaper by running his fingers over the print and feeling the letters raised off the page. He also possesses a superhuman “radar” sense, which enables him to detect objects around him and warns him of danger.

Additionally, Daredevil is a highly-trained acrobat, gymnast, martial artist, and an accomplished lawyer.

Weaknesses and Achilles’ Heels

Well, he’s blind, so there’s that. He also has an inclination towards martyrdom and falling for women at the wrong times.

Gadgets & Accessories

Daredevil’s signature weapon is his billy club, a combination melee weapon/grappling hook that disguises itself as his cane. »

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Does the 2003 Daredevil movie really suck?

9 April 2015 7:16 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of the new Netflix Daredevil show, Luke Owen asks the burning question – does the 2003 Daredevil movie really suck?

In the early 2000s, comic book movies were riding high on a wave of popularity. After seemingly being killed off by the likes of Batman & Robin and Steel, comic book movies made a huge comeback with critically-praised and fan-adored movies like Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man and Bryan Singer’s X-Men. When X-Men hit it big at the box office in 2000 and Spider-Man followed suit in 2002, movie studios started to snap up as many titles as they possibly could to piggyback off their success. So many of their characters were sold off in fact that not only did it save Marvel Comics from bankruptcy, but there were reports of upwards of 40 movies based on Marvel characters in some stage of development between 2000 and 2002. One of those projects was Daredevil.

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Ex-nfl Rb Kevin Smith -- Arrested On College Campus ... After Alleged Car Crash

8 April 2015 2:28 PM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Kevin Smith -- former Detroit Lions running back -- was arrested on the campus of Ucf earlier today ... after cops say he fled the scene of a car accident and then disobeyed a police officer.  According to campus police, the 28-year-old was walking to class (apparently he's back in school) ... when he was approached by a University of Central Florida officer who was investigating a car wreck that occurred over the weekend.  Cops say Smith »

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Kevin Smith making Mallrats 2 next, Clerks 3 pushed back

8 April 2015 12:16 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

In a change to his original schedule, Kevin Smith's set to make Mallrats 2 next and not Clerks 3 as originally planned...

It's not often that we hear of a building demolition significantly altering a director's plans, but that's exactly what's happened to Kevin Smith.

Smith's original schedule would have seen him direct a second sequel to the cult hit Clerks later this year. After that, he was planning to direct Mallrats 2, a sequel to his 1995 comedy, in spring 2016.

But Smith has since learned that the shopping mall where he plans to shoot Mallrats 2 is to be torn down within the next year or so - which means he's altered his filming schedule to compensate.

"...we were talking about initially shooting Clerks 3 this summer and then we were going to get to Mallrats in the beginning of 2016," Smith explained on his Hollywood Babble-On podcast. "And then it jumped into »

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'Mallrats 2' Will Be Kevin Smith's Next Movie

7 April 2015 6:29 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Kevin Smith, who once claimed he was retiring from directing, has quite the feature film slate line-up over the course of the next two years. But he is now changing those plans somewhat, pushing the sequel Mallrats 2 to the forefront. The comedy was originally announced for an early 2016 start date. That changed to late 2015. But now it seems the movie will come first on the docket to take advantage of a key shooting location that may not be around very much longer, with production set to start sometime soon.

The original plan saw Kevin Smith, who just finished shooting the second film in his True North Trilogy Yoga Hosers, doing Clerks III next, followed by his hockey epic Hit Somebody, and the True North trilogy ending Moose Jaws after that. Mallrats 2 was originally the last of these four movies set to move into production. But Kevin Smith has pulled his »

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Kevin Smith Confirms Mallrats 2 Will Shoot This Year Before Clerks 3

7 April 2015 1:52 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

A few weeks back, the prospect of a Mallrats sequel was hinted at in a cheeky Facebook post by director Kevin Smith. In the short period to follow, the project has gone from “a glint in the eye” to an official production on Smith’s forthcoming slate. Fitting in into his hectic year ahead saw Clerks 3 take precedent, with Mallrats 2 earmarked for an early 2016 shoot.

My how the tables have turned, as Smith announced on his weekly Hollywood Babble-On show (via Slash Film) that the two sequels are now being shot in the reverse order. Due to some timetable logistics, Mallrats 2 is set to shoot this year and Clerks 3 will take the early 2016 slot.

Read on for a transcription of Smith’s comments, but beware, there’s a major plot spoiler buried in the middle:

We’ve been putting together Mallrats 2….It’s been a real, like Blues »

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Kevin Smith is Now Shooting 'Mallrats 2' Next Instead of 'Clerks 3'

7 April 2015 12:59 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Back in March, when Kevin Smith merely teased the potential for a sequel to his 1995 comedy Mallrats, he laid out his schedule for the next year and a half. Clerks III was supposed to be the director's next film, and the confirmed development of Mallrats 2 was aiming to start production in the spring of 2016. However, some production logistics have changed up the schedule a bit. Speaking on his own Hollywood Babble-On podcast (via SlashFilm), Smith revealed that Mallrats 2 will now be his next film, due to the availability of a real shopping mall that they'll have free reign to use before it gets demolished. Read on! Smith explains how the scheduling change came about, but beware, because there's a spoiler: We’ve been putting together 'Mallrats 2'….It’s been a real, like 'Blues Brothers' ‘We’re putting the band back together, on a mission from Smod.’ So this week, »

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‘Mallrats 2′ Is Kevin Smith’s Next Film; He’ll Shoot ‘Clerks 3′ After

7 April 2015 12:17 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Sometimes logistics force a filmmaker’s hand. Originally Kevin Smith was aiming to shoot Mallrats 2 in 2016, after Clerks 3Hit Somebody, and Moose Jaws. However, Smith and his team found a mall they can shoot in and seriously mess up that won’t be around next year. Because of that, he just announced he’s going to make Mallrats […]

The post ‘Mallrats 2′ Is Kevin Smith’s Next Film; He’ll Shoot ‘Clerks 3′ After appeared first on /Film. »

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Mallrats 2 Is Happening A Lot Sooner Than We Thought, Get The Details

7 April 2015 7:41 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Kevin Smith has been firming up the cast for Mallrats 2, the sequel to the second feature film he directed after Clerks. A slew of actors have joined the ranks of the long-talked-about project, and now it looks like things are moving faster than we anticipated. In the latest installment of his Hollywood Babble-On podcast, Smith stated that Mallrats 2 is the film he.s focusing on next, which means we.ll have to wait even longer for Clerks 3.  ComicBook.com transcribed the podcast, in which Smith said scheduling concerns forced his hand. As he described, he needed a "big, old, empty mall" that he wanted to blow up. This, apparently, actually happens in the third act of the film. He found a mall that would allow him to pull this idea off, but "in order to get to that mall before it goes away," plans had to change. Smith was »

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Kevin Smith delays Clerks 3 to film Mallrats 2; aims to cast Ben Affleck

7 April 2015 6:36 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

As Kevin Smith originally laid it out, Clerks 3 would have been the next film he would shoot, followed by Hit Somebody and Moose Jaws. Mallrats 2 came out of nowhere and was looking at principal photography some time in 2016. As you may have noticed, Smith has been assembling the original cast like no other and this snowball effect pushed the production of Mallrats 2 into 2015. Now it looks as if Mallrats 2 will be the very next film Smith will shoot, cutting in front of Clerks 3. Kevin Smith »

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