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Lou Ferrigno Claims a New ‘Hulk’ Film & TV Series Are in the Works

13 September 2014 12:58 PM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, and now the Guardians of the Galaxy are all international movie stars, but one Marvel staple hasn’t had as much success as his comrades. That would be Bruce Banner/The Hulk, whose two solo outings have been a mixed bag in terms of critical and commercial reception. Ang Lee’s 2003 version grossed just $132.1 million in the States, while Louis Leterrier’s 2008 reboot (part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe canon) didn’t fare much better at $134.8 million – and it cost about $20 million more.

Those numbers are a far cry from similar genre titles, whether they come from Disney, Fox, Sony, or Warner Bros. ...

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- Chris Agar

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Lionsgate announces Now You See Me 2 release date, returning cast members

10 September 2014 8:05 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Lionsgate has announced that the Now You See Me sequel is set for a June 10th, 2016 release. As well as a release date they announced that cast members Jesse Eisenberg, Isla Fisher, Dave Franco, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine will all be reprising their roles. John M. Chu (G.I. Joe: Retaliation) has also been confirmed as the director, replacing original director Louis Leterrier.

Now You See Me was released in the summer of 2013 and made over $350 million at the global box office. With a successful intake at the box office and a great cast there is no surprise that the film has earned a sequel. Now You See Me 2 has a lot of competition for the summer of 2016 though, as well as sharing a release date with Sony’s upcoming adaptation of the video game Uncharted.

Will you check out Now You See Me 2 when it is released? »

- Thomas Roach

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Now You See Me 2 given June 2016 release date by Lionsgate

10 September 2014 8:04 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Now You See Me 2 will be released on June 10, 2016, Lionsgate Summit Entertainment has confirmed.

The sequel to the heist thriller will be directed by Jon M Chu (GI Joe: Retaliation), who replaces Louis Leterrier.

Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg and Isla Fisher will all return for the sequel, following the success of the first instalment.

Meanwhile, Dave Franco, Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine will also reprise their roles.

Now You See Me earned more than $350 million (£217m) worldwide following its release in May 2013. It was made on a budget of $75m (£46m).

Alex Kurtzman, Robert Orci and Bobby Cohen will produce the upcoming sequel. »

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Now You See Me 2, Dirty Grandpa Set For Release

10 September 2014 4:43 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Lionsgate just added two high-profile projects to its upcoming schedule – magician caper sequel Now You See Me 2 and raunchy roadtrip comedy Dirty Grandpa.

The former has been set for June 10th, 2016. It’s a follow-up to last year’s surprise smash hit Now You See Me, which opened to an unexpectedly mighty $29.4 million domestic debut and went on to gross a stellar $351.7 million worldwide.

The sequel is expected to continue the story of The Four Horsemen (Jesse Eisenberg, Isla Fisher, Woody Harrelson and Dave Franco), skilled magicians who perform heists, now that the enigmatic Dylan Rhodes (Mark Ruffalo) has inducted them into a secret society of magicians known as the Eye. Jon M. Chu (G.I. Joe: Retaliation) is sitting in the director’s chair, taking over from Louis Leterrier.

Now You See Me 2, as it’s currently known, is only currently facing down video game adaptation Uncharted on that date. »

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'Now You See Me 2' and 'Dirty Grandpa' Get Release Dates

9 September 2014 5:37 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Lionsgate has handed out new release dates for two upcoming projects, the sequel Now You See Me 2 (June 10, 2016) and the newly-announced comedy Dirty Grandpa (December 25, 2015).

Now You See Me 2 will go up against Sony's Uncharted on June 10, 2016. We reported in June that Jon M. Chu is the front runner to direct the sequel, since we revealed last August that Now You See Me filmmaker Louis Leterrier isn't coming back to direct. Jon M. Chu has now been confirmed to direct, according to The Hollywood Reporter, with the main Now You See Me cast members Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher, Dave Franco and Mark Ruffalo expected to return. The original Now You See Me earned $351 million worldwide from a $75 million budget.

Dirty Grandpa will go up against Joy, Mission: Impossible 5 and The Revenant on Christmas Day 2015, with the highly-anticipated Star Wars: Episode VII opening just one week earlier. »

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Liongate Announces Release Dates For Now You See Me 2 And Robert De Niro’s Dirty Grandpa

9 September 2014 4:00 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Lionsgate has released the dates for two of their upcoming films in 2015 and 2016.

Dirty Grandpa – presently the tentative title – will open in wide release on December 25, 2015, from Lionsgate.

Starring Robert De Niro and Zac Efron, the film’s synopsis reads:

Right before his wedding, an uptight guy is tricked into driving his foul-mouthed grandfather, a former Army general, to Florida for spring break.

The movie is directed by Dan Mazer (Borat) and written by John Phillips.

The sequel to director Louis Leterrier’s 2013 hit Now You See Me, will be in theaters on June 10, 2016, from Summit Entertainment.

Titled Now You See Me 2, the film stars Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Isla Fisher, Dave Franco, Morgan Freeman, and Michael Caine. In the original entertaining movie, four talented magicians mesmerize an international audience with a series of bold and original heists, all the while pursuing a hidden agenda that has »

- Michelle McCue

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Watch This Sexy, Tantalizing Lingerie Ad Written and Directed by Penélope Cruz

22 August 2014 3:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

When Penélope Cruz isn’t busy making out with Scientologists, palling around with Pedro Almodóvar, or being addicted to breastfeeding, she’s apparently writing and directing sexy ads for Agent Provocateur. Cruz’s flesh-baring video for the British lingerie brand features a group of models in the desert and one very helpless man. We’ll let you uncover the threadbare narrative for yourself — and we’re taking bets on whether or not the women perform an aerobics routine or actually dance. Don’t blink and miss the Cruz cameo, too. You can catch the Spanish actress in the upcoming Louis Leterrier film Grimsby with Isla Fisher and Rebel Wilson — cowritten by Sacha Baron Cohen, Phil Johnston and Peter Baynham. [via Design...

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Sacha Baron Cohen kisses Rebel Wilson on set of hooligan comedy Grimsby

18 August 2014 4:07 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Sacha Baron Cohen was pictured kissing his co-star Rebel Wilson on the set of comedy caper Grimsby in South Africa over the weekend (August 17).

The 42-year-old actor was spotted wearing an England shirt and a red and white novelty hat while sporting an uneven fringe and long sideburns, as he shot scenes in Cape Town.

The Malay quarter was transformed into a city in Chile during filming of a fictional football match between the South American country and England.

Baron Cohen and Pitch Perfect star Wilson were seen kissing tenderly on the lips, surrounded by fellow football supporters cheering and waving flags while milling around after the match.

The Louis Leterrier-directed spy spoof stars Mark Strong as a black ops agent who goes on the run with his long lost hooligan brother (Baron Cohen). The Borat star co-wrote the screenplay along with Phil Johnston and Peter Baynham.

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Multi-cultural Luc Besson Takes a Bow at Locarno

7 August 2014 5:43 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Locarno – For decades now, Luc Besson, a director who gave French cinema a huge shot of mainstream action-traction and grandfathered – though not old himself – a new generation of Gallic action directors, has been dubbed, and sometimes dismissed in his native France, as “American.”

That, from Besson’s point-of-view, would appear to be an over-simplification.

Fresh off an $81.9 million first ten-day U.S. bow for the Universal-distribbed “Lucy,” the Luc Besson who spoke at the press conference at Locarno Fest, which “Lucy” opened on Wednesday, was a full-on supporter of the world’s new multi-culturalism in an Internet age.

Like Lionsgate-Summit “Now You See Me,” from Besson alum Louis Leterrier, or indeed “Taken” and “Taken 2,” both produced by Besson’s EuropaCorp, “Lucy” globe-trots with a modern-day ease, in location, characters, thesps and filmic influences.

Lucy, played by Scarlett Johansson, kicks off in Taipei, Taiwan, as a hard-partying American girl whose feckless b. »

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The Transporter Legacy Set For 2015 Release

2 August 2014 11:44 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

EuropaCorp’s Transporter trilogy truly marked the arrival of Jason Statham as a bona fide action star, and now the franchise is getting a reboot – albeit without Statham. However, The Transporter Legacy, as the fourth film in the series has recently been titled, may launch a new actor to action stardom.

Ed Skrein, known for playing Daario Naharis on HBO’s hit fantasy series Game of Thrones, will be taking on the role of Frank Martin, who is called The Transporter because he’s the best driver and mercenary money can buy. In The Transporter Legacy, Frank meets Anna (Loan Chabanol), the leader of a group of criminals. The pair team up and attempt to take down a group of ruthless Russian human traffickers who have also kidnapped Frank’s father (to be played by “a prominent thesp”).

Radivoje Bukvic, Gabriella Wright, Anatole Taubman and Tatiana Pajkovic co-star in the film, »

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‘Transporter Legacy’ Set for U.S. Release on March 6

1 August 2014 7:16 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Transporter Legacy,” the launch film of EuropaCorp’s action trilogy, will be released in North America on March 6 through newly launched EuropaCorp USA.

Variety first reported in February that “Game of Thrones” actor Ed Skrein (pictured above) would succeed Jason Statham in the reboot of the “Transporter” franchise. Also starring are Loan Chabanal, Radivoje BukvicGabriella WrightAnatole Taubman and Tatiana Pajkovic.

The new “Transporter” trilogy is helmed by “Brick Mansion” director Camille Delamarre from a script by Bill Collage and Adam Cooper. Luc Besson’s EuropaCorp is producing with Mark Gao’s Fundamental Films.

The first and second “Transporter” pics, helmed by Louis Leterrier, grossed $43.9 million and $85.1 million worldwide, respectively. The third, directed by Olivier Megaton and handled by Lionsgate, grossed $108.9 million.

The combined budgets totalled less than $95 million.

In the new film, Skrein will play a top driver and mercenary who teams with the leader of a »

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Luc Besson Puts His EuropaCorp to the Test With ‘Lucy’

24 July 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The son of scuba-diving instructors, Luc Besson came of age exploring the depths of the ocean floor and inventing stories out of the debris he would find along the shore. Some 50 years later, he is still playing with rocks in the sand — only now his shoreline is the river Seine and his castle a 667,000-square-foot film studio called Cite du Cinema (literally Cinema City). Built from the shell of a 1930s thermal power plant in the Paris suburb of Saint Denis, the sprawling complex — which includes nine soundstages, a 500-seat auditorium and a full-service restaurant — is headquarters for Besson’s prolific production and distribution outfit, EuropaCorp, plus a host of affiliated vendors and two film schools.

On a recent Friday afternoon, despite a bank-holiday weekend in France, Cite du Cinema was a hive of activity as editors, sound mixers and visual effects artists readied two new EuropaCorp productions for their »

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Hercules review

23 July 2014 12:39 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Dwayne Johnson takes on the role of a club-wielding demigod in Brett Ratner’s Hercules. What’s not to like? Here’s Ryan’s review...

In Hercules, Dwayne Johnson wears a lion’s head as a hat. That probably tells you a lot about the tone of director Brett Ratner’s larger-than-life sword-and-sandals adventure. Based on Steve Moore’s comic book of the same name, Hercules re-imagines the hero of classical legend as a flesh-and-blood mercenary struggling to live up to the weight of his own myth.

Surrounded by a misfit group of fellow warriors-for-hire, Dwayne Johnson’s Hercules is the ultimate working class hero, even if he is meant to be the son of Zeus: he leads from the front, and wades into action while the noblemen he works for stand around in their purple cloaks, chatting and eating freshly-peeled grapes.

Like videogame characters, Hercules’ crew each has a »

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Kevin Feige Explains Why ‘Planet Hulk’ is Not The Next Step

21 July 2014 3:33 PM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

After two mildly successful cinematic outings in the form of Ang Lee’s Hulk (starring Eric Bana) and Louis Leterrier’s The Incredible Hulk (featuring Edward Norton), Marvel’s green rage monster seems to finally have some undeniable momentum, largely thanks to Mark Ruffalo’s well-received portrayal of Bruce Banner in The Avengers. Due to his bromantic chemistry with Tony Stark and the smashing of a “puny god,” the character was viewed as one of the film’s highlights.

With newfound interest in the Hulk, there are many clamoring for a new solo film which would give Ruffalo a chance to carry an outing on his own (the actor has even said the Click to continue reading Kevin Feige Explains Why ‘Planet Hulk’ is Not The Next Step

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Kevin Feige interview: Guardians of the Galaxy, Marvel films

17 July 2014 8:31 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Marvel Studios' boss Kevin Feige chats to us about Guardians Of The Galaxy, boutique Marvel movies, and Jason Statham...

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Around these parts, Kevin Feige is a man who needs little introduction. As the president of Marvel Studios he holds more power and cinematic sway over the hearts and minds of geeks worldwide than most. For Feige is the man who’s in charge of the Marvel movie master plan that has seen the studio go from taking a boom or bust gamble when it made the first Iron Man, to box office dominance and critical success, while achieving the biggest and most unique multi-film crossover ever when The Avengers hit the big screen back in 2012.

As if that culmination wasn’t enough, we’re now in the middle of a second phase of films that has included a third Iron Man and second outings for both Thor (in »

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10 Biggest Movie And TV News This Week (July 12)

12 July 2014 2:29 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

It’s Saturday, so you know what that means! It’s time for the latest edition of the WhatCulture.com News Brief, where we bring you the hottest movie and television related news to hit the web over the last week. In the last installment I mentioned that the Hollywood news cycle was slowing down a bit… but that has seemingly changed this week, as we have a lot to talk about today!

These recaps tend to be a bit superhero and blockbuster heavy, but this week Tinseltown gave us a bit more to work with, creating a more evenly balanced array of news items to talk about. On one end of the spectrum we have updates on Ridley Scott’s next biblical epic, and the upcoming spin-off of The Conjuring (which gives me nightmares from the premise alone). Then we’ve got news about TV shows like True Detective, »

- James Garcia

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Penelope Cruz to play a femme fatale in Louis Leterrier’s Grimsby

10 July 2014 11:33 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

According to TheWrap, Academy Award winner Penelope Cruz (Vicky Christina Barcelona, The Counselor) is in talks to join Now You See Me  director Louis Leterrier’s latest film, Grimsby

Described as a “soccer hooligan action comedy,” Grimsby stars Mark Strong (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) as a British black-ops agent who is forced to go on the run and team up with his idiotic English football hooligan brother, played by Borat star Sacha Baron Cohen.

Cruz will reportedly play the film’s femme fatale, and joins The Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides co-star Ian McShanePitch Perfect‘s Rebel WilsonPeaky BlindersAnnabelle WallisHomeland‘s David Harewood, Academy Award nominee Gabourey Sidibe (Precious), English comedian Johnny Vegas, and Isla Fisher (The Great Gatsby, Wedding Crashers).

Grimsby is currently filming, and is set to hit theaters on July 31st, 2015.

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Penelope Joins Strong & Baron Cohen in 'Grimsby'

10 July 2014 2:56 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

The Hollywood Reporter has announced that Penelope Cruz, the Spanish beauty that has appeared in films like Vanilla Sky, The Counselor, and Pirates of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, has agreed to join the cast of Sony's spy comedy Grimsby.

The film will center on a James Bond-esque super spy, played by Mark Strong (Green Lantern, Sherlock Holmes, Kick-Ass), who is forced to go into hiding in his hometown. There, he winds up having to team up with his soccer hooligan of a brother, who'll be played by Sacha Baron Cohen (Borat).

The film was written by Baron Cohen, Phil Johnston (Wreck-It Ralph), and Peter Baynham- who also co-wrote Borat and Bruno with Baron Cohen. 

Not much is known about any of the characters in the film, but we do know that Cruz will be joining a cast that also includes Rebel Wilson, Isla Fisher, Ian McShane, Scott Adkins, »

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Penelope Cruz Joins Sacha Baron Cohen’s ‘Grimsby’

10 July 2014 2:45 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Briefly: The latest Sacha Baron Cohen movie has a talented new addition, as his comedy Grimsby has just recruited Penelope Cruz. Unlike some of Baron Cohen’s other films, Grimsby is a scripted film about a soccer hooligan whose brother is a secret agent. He co-wrote the script and Louis Leterrier (Now You See Me) is directing. Baron Cohen plays […]

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Penelope Cruz Joins Sacha Baron Cohen Comedy Grimsby

10 July 2014 10:04 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Today, the sizable cast of Sacha Baron Cohen’s spy comedy Grimsby continues to grow, with news that Oscar winner Penelope Cruz (Vicky Cristina Barcelona) has joined the cast in an important supporting role.

Though the specifics of Cruz’s role are officially being kept under wraps, insiders report that the actress is playing “a philanthropic corporate leader who may (or may not) be more than she seems.” Does this mean that Cruz could be playing the film’s big bad? That’s entirely possible, though Ian McShane is also in the cast, so he could be taking on the role of the main antagonist.

Grimsby stars Mark Strong as a James Bond-like secret agent who is forced to go into hiding in his hometown during a dangerous assignment. There, he’s forced to team up with his English football hooligan brother (Baron Cohen), who gets wrapped up in the action as well. »

- Isaac Feldberg

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