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The producers of “Men in Black 4” hopes to reinvigorate the franchise by adding a female agent to the mix.
According to the BBC, producer Laurie MacDonald promises that “there will be a prominent Woman in Black in the fourth [film],” which she’s developing with husband Walter Parkes. While 1997’s “Men in Black” seemingly inducted Linda Fiorentino’s character into the agency at the end of the film, she was conspicuously absent from the two sequels. “Men in Black II” featured Lara Flynn Boyle as the villainous Serleena, but the franchise has yet to have a female agent take a lead role.
Original franchise star Will Smith is currently not attached to the project, but Parkes hedged that the actor could be lured back, telling the BBC, “Never count Will out.”
The original movies centered around Smith’s Agent J and his alien-hunting partner K (Tommy Lee Jones) as they tracked »
- Laura Prudom
There are many things about Star Wars: The Force Awakens that we're looking forward to. But one of them is surely the return of Harrison Ford to the role of Han Solo. Not for nothing did apparent grown-ups whoop with delight (and other assorted legal noises) when Han Solo and Chewbacca popped up together at the end of the first trailer.
We might have done too.
Chatting to Entertainment Weekly, Ford has said of his return to Han Solo that "there's not an abandoning of the character".
"He does not aspire to the position of Obi-Ben Kenobi nor do I aspire to be spoke new age Alec Guinness", he said, quashing fears in a second that Han Solo would have ascended to some kind of Star Wars royalty (on screen, »
Lawrence Kasdan helped pen the scripts for three Star Wars movies, including The Force Awakens, and is sharing scripting duties with his son Jon Kasdan on the Han Solo Anthology film from Phil Lord and Chris Miller, but the latter just might be his final writing contributions to the franchise. In an interview with the German newspaper Bild (translated by The Supernaughts), Kasdan was quoted as saying... Read More »
- Jesse Giroux
As everyone gets excited for the upcoming 2018 Han Solo film being helmed by Chris Miller and Phil Lord, it will be bitter sweet as it will also serve as the last Star Wars film to have Lawrence Kasdan attached to it, a man who has been a part of the Star Wars family since the 80's where he helped write both "The Empire Strikes Back" and "Return of The Jedi."
He was quoted as saying that he has "done enough" with the Star Wars franchise, even going on to say that he originally didn't even want to work on the Han Solo film but finally signed on to the project because his family was so excited for the movie. He agreed to co-write the screenplay with his son Jon Kasdan.
Kasdan was one of the few on the 'revive Star Wars' initiative that kicked off in 2013, so he's had »
- Nicholas Williams
As the lead screenwriter on both Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, it’s little wonder why Lawrence Kasdan is held in such high regard across the industry. Now that Disney is reviving the Star Wars series, the scribe returned from the sidelines for the first time in more than three decades to lend help to J.J. Abrams on Star Wars: The Force Awakens along with penning the screenplay for Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s Han Solo spinoff.
It’s a job that he’s tackling with his son, Jon Kasdan, but a new report spotted by The Hollywood Reporter indicates that Lawrence Kasdan is ready to call time on his tenure in the Star Wars universe. According to German tabloid Bild, the revered writer is quoted as saying ““I have now made four Star Wars movies. That’s more than enough.”
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- Michael Briers
Now Kasdan, whose credits also include the script for "Raiders of the Lost Ark" and "The Bodyguard" amongst many other notable films, says that he's done with the "Star Wars" franchise once he wraps up his commitment to work on the script for Phil Lord and Chris Miller's 2018 Han Solo spin-off film.
Speaking with German tabloid Bild, Kasdan is quoted as saying: "I have now made four Star Wars movies. That's more than enough." Kasdan also revealed he didn't have any interest »
- Garth Franklin
Steven Moffat, the current show runner on "Doctor Who," has thoroughly dismissed rumors that next year's tenth season since the show's revival will cut its normal 12-13 episode length in half. He tells The Radio Times:
"It's not being reduced in size. We're not making fewer episodes. That's all complete bunk. I can confirm that absolutely. We're making a full series. I can confirm that. I'm making a full series of 12 episodes, plus a Christmas special. I don't know when it goes out. That's up to someone else. And even if I did know – which I genuinely don't – I wouldn't be allowed to say so as I have absolutely no say in it whatsoever."
Fox has once again changed the title of its Rob Kazinsky-led and Frankenstein-inspired drama series previously known as "The Frankenstein Code". Changed to "Lookinglass," it has now become "Second Chance".
- Garth Franklin
Aside from George Lucas, one of the most important figures in the legacy of Star Wars is arguably Lawrence Kasdan. The filmmaker made his screenwriting debut on 1980's Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back, co-writing the script with Leigh Brackett, and he returned to co-write Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi with George Lucas himself. More than 30 years later, he returned to co-write Star Wars: The Force Awakens with J.J. Abrams, and he is also writing the Star Wars Anthology: Han Solo Movie with his son Jon Kasdan, which is set for release on May 25, 2018. During a new interview with the German newspaper Bild (translated by The Supernaughts), the writer revealed that the Han Solo Movie will be his last Star Wars film.
"This is my last film for this saga. I did not even want to do this last one anymore, but my family loved the idea. »
Following a presentation order this summer, Fox has gone ahead and ordered Phil Lord and Chris Miller's hybrid animation pilot to series for the 2016–2017 season. The show, originally titled Son of Zahn, has since been renamed Son of Zorn, ostensibly because every single human being on the planet has exactly one association with the word Zahn, that association being That Thing You Do! actor Steve Zahn. Jason Sudeikis will voice the animated warrior Zorn, who returns to the suburbs to settle down with his live-action wife Edie and son Alan, portrayed by Cheryl Hines and Johnny Pemberton. All of which leaves Steve Zahn free to use the title Son of Zahn for his exciting upcoming reality project, in which he begs a child, any child, to please be his son. »
- Halle Kiefer
While George Lucas may be the father of the Star Wars universe, and Jj Abrams seemingly the prodigal son, you'd do well not to forget Lawrence Kasdan's influence on the beloved franchise. The veteran screenwriter co-wrote The Empire Strikes Back & The Return Of The Jedi, and more recently shared scripting duties with Abrams on the next installment in the saga: The Force Awakens. Four months ago, we found out Kasdan would also work on Phil Lord & Chris Miller's untitled Star Wars Anthology movie focusing on Han Solo. However, in an interview with German paper Bild (roughly translated by the good folks at The Supernaughts), Kasdan stated this will be his last contribution to the saga, claiming that writing four Star Wars movies is "more than enough". He also added that he wasn't keen on working on the spin-off, but his family loved the idea (he's co-writing the film with his son, »
Fox has ordered “Son of Zorn,” a hybrid live-action/animated comedy starring Jason Sudeikis, Variety has learned. The series, from executive producers Phil Lord and Chris Miller (“The Last Man on Earth”), is set to debut during the 2016-2017 season.
Upon arriving home on Earth for the first time in 10 years, Zorn (voiced by Sudeikis), a fully animated, legendary warrior, discovers that reconnecting with his live-action son, Alan (Johnny Pemberton, “21 Jump Street”), and his ex-wife, Edie (Cheryl Hines, “Curb Your Enthusiasm”), while suffering through a mundane office job and the banality of suburban life, is harder than waging war in his distant homeland of Zephyria. Tim Meadows (“Saturday Night Live”) also stars.
“This is utterly unique – there has literally never been a show like this. And, of course, it is very, very funny,” said David Madden, entertainment president of Fox. “The fantastically talented duo of Phil Lord and Chris Miller »
- Debra Birnbaum
Hybrid live-action/animated comedies have emerged as a hot commodity for next season. Fox is throwing its hat into the ring in a big way with a series order to Son Of Zorn, from Last Man On Earth executive producers Phil Lord & Chris Miller and former Wilfred showrunners Reed Agnew and Eli Jorne. The live-action/animated project, toplined by Jason Sudeikis as the voice of Zorn, is set to debut during the 2016-17 season. Originally given a presentation order in June, Son Of… »
Fox has handed a series order to Son of Zorn, a live-action/animated hybrid comedy from Last Man on Earth duo Phil Lord and Chris Miller and voiced by Saturday Night Live vet (and recurring Last Man guest star) Jason Sudeikis.
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Here’s the out-there setup: Upon arriving home on Earth for the first time in 10 years, Zorn (Sudeikis), a fully animated, legendary warrior, finds that reconnecting with his live-action son, Alan (Johnny Pemberton, 21 Jump Street), and ex-wife, Edie (Cheryl Hines, Curb Your Enthusiasm »
Fox has ordered live-action/animated hybrid comedy “Son of Zorn” from executive producers Phil Lord and Chris Miller (“The Last Man on Earth.”) The oddball sitcom from the “Lego Movie” duo will star “Last Man” recurring guest Jason Sudeikis via voiceover. Johnny Pemberton, Cheryl Hines and Tim Meadows co-star on the live-action side. Upon arriving home on Earth for the first time in 10 years, “Zorn” (Sudeikis), a fully animated, legendary warrior, finds that reconnecting with his live-action son Alan (Pemberton) and ex-wife Edie (Hines), while suffering through a mundane office job and the banality of suburban life, is harder than waging actual war. »
- Tony Maglio
Fox is doubling down on The Last Man on Earth duo Phil Lord and Chris Miller. The network on Tuesday announced that it has ordered the duo's live-action/animated hybrid comedy Son of Zorn to series. The comedy centers on animated warrior Zorn (voiced by Jason Sudeikis) who, upon arriving home on Earth for the first time in 10 years, finds that reconnecting with his live-action son, Alan (Johnny Pemberton, 21 Jump Street), and ex-wife, Edie (Cheryl Hines, Curb Your Enthusiasm), while suffering through a mundane office job and the banality of suburban life is harder than waging
- Lesley Goldberg
Don't worry, Batfans! The Lego Batman Movie isn't about to gender swap one of DC Comics most iconic characters. An earlier report from Deadline claimed the soul singer was about to assume the role of Commissioner Gordon in this animated superhero spinoff. But she's actually playing the Mayor of Gotham.
Mariah Carey is currently in talks to voice the as yet unnamed Mayor of Gotham, according to THR. Warner Bros. is trying to keep the entire movie under wraps, so we likely won't hear exactly whom she's playing in terms of the character's name and role in the story any time soon. The film continues the adventures of the Dark Knight mini-fig first introduced on the big screen in 2014's The Lego Movie.
In just over one month, Star Wars: The Force Awakens will finally hit theaters nationwide, the first in a new trilogy that will also spawn three spinoff movies all set within the growing Star Wars universe. The first spinoff Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and the next sequel Star Wars: Episode VIII are already in production, with fans set to get a new Star Wars movie every year, until at least 2019. Director J.J. Abrams has already started making the press rounds for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, teasing in a new interview with Wired how Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be connected to Rian Johnson's Star Wars: Episode VIII.
"The script for VIII is written. I'm sure rewrites are going to be endless, like they always are. But what Larry (Kasdan) and I did was set up certain key relationships, certain key questions, conflicts. »
I love where the filmmakers are taking the planned Lego Batman movie. So far we’ve got the vocal talents of Ralph Fiennes (Alfred the Butler), Will Arnett (Batman), Michael Cera (Robin), Rosario Dawson (Batgirl) and Zach Galifianakis (The Joker). Now you can add Mariah Carey to that list as Deadline report that the singer will voice Commissioner Gordon in the movie, which will hit cinemas in 2017.
Lego Batman will be directed by Chris Mackay and will arrive in cinemas on February 10th 2017.
The post Mariah Carey will voice Commissioner Gordon in Lego Batman appeared first on The Hollywood News. »
- Paul Heath
For those who prefer their binge-viewing to have a true crime bent, Netflix has just announced the new original documentary series "Making a Murderer." The series follows the story of Steven Avery, a man convicted and later exonerated of a brutal assault. But when his release and threatening lawsuit triggered major criminal justice reform, Avery found himself the prime suspect in a new (and grisly) case. Read More: Phil Lord and Chris Miller Adapting 'Serial' Podcast for Television (Really!) Directed by Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos, "Making of a Murderer" will be released as a 10-episode run, promising an in-depth look at "allegations of police and prosecutorial misconduct, evidence tampering and witness coercion." Netflix will unveil the first two episodes at the Doc NYC film festival on Friday, November 13. The full season will be released on Netflix December 18. Read More: 6 New Netflix Shows to Binge Watch in November »
- Aubrey Page
For those who prefer their binge-viewing to have a true crime bent, Netflix has just announced the new original documentary series "Making a Murderer." The series follows the story of Steven Avery, a man convicted and later exonerated of a brutal assault. But when his release and threatening lawsuit triggered major criminal justice reform, Avery found himself the prime suspect in a new (and grisly) case. Read More: Phil Lord and Chris Miller Adapting 'Serial' Podcast for Television (Really!) Directed by Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos, "Making of a Murderer" will be released as a 10-episode run, promising an in-depth look at "allegations of police and prosecutorial misconduct, evidence tampering and witness coercion." Netflix will unveil the first two episodes at the Doc NYC film festival on Friday, November 13. The full season will be released on Netflix December 18. Read More: 6 New Netflix Shows to Binge Watch in November...
- Aubrey Page
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