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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".
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- Garth Franklin
Over two years ago, just after Journey 2: The Mysterious Island hit theaters, Dwayne Johnson and Josh Hutcherson were set to return in a third film, with director Brad Peyton and writers Mark and Brian Gunn all back in the same capacity as well. However, it sounds like the direction of the franchise has changed a bit as New Line has just hired Chad & Cary Hayes, the writers behind The Conjuring, to script not just Journey 3, but also Journey 4, both of which Johnson is already attached to lead. As for Hutcherson, THR says the actor isn't attached yet, but as the only star of both the previous films, he's expected to return. Honestly, these films are just silly, childish, adventure fun, but mostly for kids, like theme park rides without the moving seats and carts. But Johnson has become a big star even in the past two years since Journey »
- Ethan Anderton
More than two years after setting up a sequel to Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, New Line Cinema is finally moving forward with not one but two sequels. Journey 3 and Journey 4 will be written by Chad Hayes and Carey Hayes (The Conjuring).
Journey 2: The Mysterious Island stars Dwayne Johnson and Josh Hutcherson will reprise their roles as Hank, a Navy code breaker, and his stepson Sean. Both Journey 3 and Journey 4 may be filmed back-to-back, depending on everyone's schedules.
Brian Gunn and Mark Gunn (Journey 2: The Mysterious Island) were first hired to write the Journey 3 script back in 2012, but now the producers are going in a different direction with Chad Hayes and Carey Hayes' take. No plot details have been released at this time. Beau Flynn and Charlotte Huggins are producing, with Sam Turner serving as executive producer.
Plans to remake the 1987 classic The Monster Squad have been in motion for many years, much to the chagrin of the original film's writer/director Fred Dekker. Now it seems the remake is officially dead in the water, and Dekker is quite pleased about that. Read on!
In an interview with Collider, Platinum Dunes producers Andrew Form and Brad Fuller revealed the death of the project, Form saying that they're no longer developing the film. "That's dead," Fuller emphatically added, sealing the fate of this particular remake. For now, that is.
On his Facebook fan page, Fred Dekker remarked that "'Dead' is usually not a good thing" but offered up a big ole "Hurray!" in response to the interview.
Can't say we disagree with you on this one, Fred. There are just some movies that can't be remade, and we're feeling like The Monster Squad is one of them!
- John Squires
Update: James Gunn has posted the following tweets in regards to this latest rumor.
Waking up to a bee swarm of complete bullshit rumors on all sides. Happy Thursday!
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) May 29, 2014
I'm also playing all the Defenders in a Klump-like grab for Marvel power.
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) May 29, 2014
Original Story: Cbm has an interesting rumor that seems like a no brainer, and it could very well be true. Marvel is reportedly in a panic over losing director Edgar Wright so close to the start date for Ant-Man. Unable to find a quick replacement, they are staying in house, and going with Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn.
Marvel needs a director that will stay in line with their studio vision, and follow notes and new drafts of the screenplay. This is the main reason Edgar Wright walked away from the project. The latest version of the screenplay »
“Guardians of the Galaxy” director James Gunn is all about the kinds of films that others dread — remakes. After posting support on Facebook for writers Mark and Brian Gunn (“Journey 2: The Mysterious Island”) drafting a screenplay for Universal's remake of 1994 Jean-Claude Van Damme action movie “Timecop,” the filmmaker provided a counter argument for those cinephiles adamantly against reviving an old idea for a new audience. See video: First ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Clip: See Chris Pratt in Star-Lord Action “Remakes are not ‘Hollywood running out of ideas’ – they've been around in film since the silent era, and on stage long before that, »
- Greg Gilman
Universal Pictures is looking to give Timecop a redo. The 1994 film, which starred Jean-Claude Van Damme and his mullet, was an undervalued sci-fi gem. To this day, it remains Van Damme’s highest-grossing movie, but middling reviews and a crowded year of notable films meant that it was soon forgotten. And when I say a “crowded year,” I mean it. 1994 gave us The Shawshank Redemption, Forrest Gump, The Lion King, True Lies, Pulp Fiction, Natural Born Killers, Stargate, Speed, The Crow, and many more. So Timecop disappeared, except in the hearts of fans that really dug the premise.
Based on a Dark Horse Comics story, Time Cop, which was featured in an anthology for the comic book shingle, the movie told the story of Max Walker- a cop who works for a special police force that has time traveling capabilities. Ron Silver played a corrupt politician that was hellbent »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
Remember Jean-Claude Van Damme’s 1994 epic time travelling action flick Timecop? No? Hey, it wasn’t that bad was it? It was announced last year that a remake was in the works and now Universal have revealed the writing pair behind the new script will be cousins Mark and Brian Gunn. The duo have previously scribed for Journey 2 and are currently working on its sequel. They’ve also been linked with the rumoured remake of 1987 kids horror classic The Monster Squad.
Timecop is based on a comic book from Dark Horse Comics written by Mark Richardson about an enforcement officer in the near future whose job it is to regulate the use of time travel. The original movie (which is actually one of Van Damme’s better offerings) racked in a healthy $100 million worldwide and spawned a sequel starring Jason Scott Lee, but has been on Universal’s remake list »
- Gavin Logan
The Martian: Drew Goddard is no longer attached to direct The Martian, a not-unexpected development since he was just named to helm Marvel's The Sinister Six, on top of his duties as writer-director for the Daredevil TV show. The Martian is a sci-fi drama that revolves around an astronaut stranded on the Moon; it's set up at Fox, which wants Matt Damon (who last ventured into sci-fi in Elysium) to star. But that will "likely" depend on who is brought on board to direct. [The Wrap] Timecop: We heard about plans for a reboot of the highly enjoyable sci-fi/action flick Timecop last year, and the project is now moving forward (although still without original star Jean-Claude Van Damme). Mark and Brian Gunn (The Journey 2) have been hired to write the screenplay...
- Peter Martin
Total Recall. RoboCop. Blood Sport. Godzilla. The Fantastic Four. The Pink Panther. Gremlins. For better or worse, Hollywood loves a reboot. The latest reboot to make the leap into development is Universal's Timecop. THR reports Universal has hired cousins Mark Gunn and Brian Gunn, co-writers of the Dwayne Johnson action-comedy Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, to write the screenplay for a rebooted Timecop. The original 1994 movie starred Jean-Claude Van Damme and was inspired by the comic book series by Mike Richardson and Mark Verheiden. The action flick was set in 2004, where--as the trailer below outlines--"time travel is a reality." Meanwhile, in actual reality it's 2014 and we still don't even have hoverboards, but I digress. Anyway, in Timecop time travel wasn't only possible, but also a criminal offense. It's just too tempting to go back and time and steal sweet loot (Time Bandits) or bet on sporting events you already »
Star Wars Last week, rumors began circulating that J.J. Abrams might be revisiting some of the classic environments of the original Star Wars trilogy in Star Wars: Episode VII, namely the ice planet Hoth and the desert planet Tatooine. Now, THR is adding some weight to at least half of that rumor by reporting that a "source" inside the production has revealed that Abrams is building a "re-creation of Tatooine." Abrams is a self-avowed devotee of the original movies and the entire Skywalker storyline revolves around the desert planet so this seems like one slam-dunk of a rumor.
Far less certain is the recent rumor that a virtual unknown has landed a major role in the new trilogy. Again, THR is out in front of this rumor, placing Oxford-educated actress Maisie Richardson-Sellers "in line to nab" a key role, possibly as the Jedi daughter of Obi-Wan Kenobi. So far, the »
- BJSprecher Sprecher
Universal Pictures has been trying to reboot Jean-Claude Van Damme's 1994 time-travel action film "Timecop" for many years. Back in May, the studio was reaching out to writers. And now comes word that it just hired writing partners Mark and Brian Gunn (Journey 2: The Mysterious Island). The original "Timecop," which grossed $102 million globally, is set in the near future where time travel is regulated by a police force. One officer (Van Damme) attempts to stop a crooked politician (Ron Silver) using time travel to further his political career. The new version is said to be a more gritty and grounded police story with the sci-fi not playing as big of a role. It will still focus on one man's personal journey. Van Damme will not be involved. »
News Simon Brew 10 Apr 2014 - 06:28
Announced last year, things had been quiet with regards the planned remake of Timecop, the 1994 movie starring Jean-Claude Van Damme (back in an era when Van Damme movies regularly got a cinema release). Until now, at least. For just when you thought the project may have quietly died a death, The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that's not the case. In fact, a pair of new writers have now been hired to take a crack at the screenplay.
Mark and Brian Gunn are the writing pair concerned. They've previously penned Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, and we're told that "this version of Timecop is a more gritty and grounded police story with the sci-fi in the background, though it will still have the main character on a personal journey". Gritty? Less sci-fi? »
The original, based on a Dark Horse Comic mini-series, was set in a near future where time travel is regulated by a special police force.
One officer (Van Damme) runs afoul a crooked politician (Ron Silver) who is using time travel to further his political career. It is one of Van Damme's most financially and critically successful films.
This remake however is expected to be more of a reboot, taking the basics and re-imagining the concept so it could serve as a potential franchise launcher. It's also said to be a more "gritty and grounded police story" with the sci-fi elements in the background rather than upfront. »
- Garth Franklin
Jean-Claude Van Damme starred in the original Timecop, which was released in 1994, centering on a law enforcement agency that regulates time travel. The actor portrayed an officer who tangles with a corrupt politician (Ron Silver), trying to use time travel to further his career. Mia Sara, Bruce McGill and Gloria Reuben co-starred in the film.
The reboot is said to be more of a "gritty and grounded" crime tale, with the sci-fi elements pushed to the background. The project has drawn comparisons to Rian Johnson's 2012 time travel feature Looper, although this reboot will be much larger in scale. The story debuted as a three-part tale in the Dark Horse Comics anthology series, which spawned the original Timecop, a short-lived 1997 Timecop TV series, »
It's been almost a year since we've heard anything on Universal's reboot of Timecop, but today screenwriters, Mark and Brian Gunn, have been hired to work on the script, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The pair are best known for writing The Rock's best film-to-date, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island. They're also working on Journey 3, Monster Squad and a MacGyver movie. Seems like they are a great choice for the new Timecop as they have a lot of experience with working on other people's successful ideas. The 1994 film, starred Jean-Claude Van Damme ("Sudden Death") as a Time Enforcement Police officer. His life is dramatically altered when he gets in the way of a crooked politician (Ron Silver) with ambitious plans to use time-travel to further his political career all the way to the White House. The film was written by Mike Richardson, the founder and publisher of Dark Horse Comics. »
Universal’s Timecop reboot has found a pair of writers. Mark and Brian Gunn, who wrote the screenplay for Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, have been tapped to write the script for Timecop, which is a remake of the 1994 Jean-Claude Van Damme time travel action movie. Marc Shmuger will produce the film under his Universal-based Global Produce, his shingle that was involved in making We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks and The Spectacular Now. Mike Richardson of Dark Horse, the company that published the comic the movie is based on, will serve as an executive producer. Film
- Borys Kit
17 items from 2014
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