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25 movie trailers that gave away way too much

27 January 2016 5:31 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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From Terminator films and Jurassic World through to trailers with the ending in them...

One of the trailers for Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice is the latest to ignite grumbles about just how much is given away in promos for movies.

This list looks at 25 films where the trailer has given away more than it really should in its promos - and it goes without saying that spoilers lie ahead for each of the movies. Don't read or click on individual entries of films you've not seen if you don't want to be spoiler sullied!

25. Jurassic World

Director Colin Trevorrow was amongst those who expressed disappointment at this one particular promo for Jurassic World. In it, we see Chris Pratt riding on his motorbike, alongside velcoraptors that surprisingly don't appear to be eating him. Presented out of context, the scene just looked a little daft. But »

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5 Questions With … Katherine McNamara Of “Shadowhunters”

26 January 2016 12:26 PM, PST | ChannelGuideMag | See recent ChannelGuideMag news »

Katherine McNamara is wowing fans of Cassandra Clare’s best-selling series The Mortal Instruments, in Freeform’s dark and action-packed new series, Shadowhunters. In the series, 18-year-old Clary Fray discovers that she comes from a long line of shadowhunters — human/angel hybrids who hunt demons. McNamara shares a lot of insight into her character and the shadow world in our interview, and one thing I wanted to ask the actress about is her character’s luscious locks. She shares, “[Executive producer & Director of the pilot ] McG and myself, and [Series creator/executive producer] Ed Decter, and all of the creatives on the … Continue reading →

The post 5 Questions With … Katherine McNamara Of “Shadowhunters” appeared first on Channel Guide Magazine. »

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Masters of the Universe: McG in Talks to Direct Feature Film Adaptation

25 January 2016 7:11 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

He-Man and the gang may be coming to your local cineplex soon. Deadline reports that McG is in talks to direct Sony's live-action film adaptation of the classic 1980s animated series.

He-Man and the Masters of the Universe premiered in 1983 and ran for two seasons before ending in 1985. The series was then re-booted in 2002 by Cartoon Network, where it ran for two seasons.

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Why the 'Masters of the Universe' reboot may have finally found the perfect director

22 January 2016 2:08 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Needless to say, Masters of the Universe isn't exactly high art. The long-defunct Mattel franchise -- which began as a toy line first before being spun off into a popular Saturday morning cartoon series in the 1980s -- was a silly diversion for the under-10 set that was perfectly suited to being served up with heavy doses of sugary breakfast cereal. And yet so was Transformers, which didn't keep it from being turned into a multi-billion-dollar live-action film franchise that cut across demographic barriers. Still, it hasn't been quite so easy for He-Man -- Masters' blond-locked, impossibly-muscled central hero -- on the big screen. The first effort at a live-action film, 1987's Masters of the Universe, was beset by numerous production problems, a lead actor who could barely deliver dialogue, and ridiculous contractual stipulations from Mattel that inadvertently led to charges of Star Wars copycatism. While it certainly had its charms, »

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Terminator: Salvation director eyed to helm Masters Of The Universe

22 January 2016 1:03 PM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

If you’re not a fan of McG’s films (titles like Charlie’s Angels, Terminator: Salvation, This Means War, etc.), then it will probably come as a disappointment to learn that he’s emerged as a frontrunner to take the helm of the live-action Masters Of The Universe reboot. The movie has been in the works for years now,

The post Terminator: Salvation director eyed to helm Masters Of The Universe appeared first on HeyUGuys. »

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'Masters of the Universe' Eyes 'Terminator Salvation' Director

22 January 2016 12:36 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Sony Pictures has been developing a reboot of Masters of the Universe since 2009, when they acquired the project from Warner Bros., but over the past seven years, the project has never fully gotten off the ground. Today we have a new report from Deadline that reveals that project has been given a new lease on life, with filmmaker McG now in talks to direct. The studio hasn't set a release date at this time, and it isn't known when they are aiming to start production quite yet.

The franchise is set on the planet Eternia, following a young man named Adam who has the power to turn himself into a mighty warrior named He-Man. Adam becomes the planet's last hope to defeat the evil Skeletor, who has devastated the entire planet on his quest to conquer castle Greyskull. We last reported on this project in October when Christopher Yost signed on to write the script, »

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Masters Of The Universe Movie Has McG In Line To Direct

22 January 2016 11:05 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Looks like Sony’s planned live-action take on the classic animated series and Hasbro toy line is finally gaining some momentum, as Deadline report that McG (Terminator: Salvation, This Means War, Charlies Angels) is in talks to take a seat in the director’s chair of Masters Of The Universe.

The cartoon remains popular to this day and there are numerous spin-offs, comics, books and toys available that still sell very well, so a big screen outing for He-Man and his pals should do pretty good business… potentially. After all, we did have that disastrous 1987 movie starring Dolph Lungdren as He-Man and Frank Langella as Skeletor, which has since emerged as something of a campy cult favorite but was a box office bomb at the time.

Sony has been trying to get this movie up and running for a while now, with numerous writers and directors attached over the years. »

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McG in Talks to Direct Sony’s Masters of the Universe Movie, and I Will Defend His Work on Charlie’s Angels to the Death

22 January 2016 10:36 AM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

"The Charlie's Angels movies prove my point" certainly isn't a sentence anyone ever plans to type, but here we are. According to Deadline, McG is the latest in a long and storied line of directors linked to Sony's Masters of the Universe movie. (As you might recall from being a child, Masters follows the adventures of warrior-prince He-Man and his motley crew of superfriends as they fight to defeat the evil Skeletor.) Okay, okay, sure, maybe not everyone enjoyed the Charlie's Angels reboot as much as I did, but those movies at least suggest that McG can handle the mix of tongue-in-cheek comedy and legit action needed to make Masters of the Universe work. He-Man has a bob, for God's sake! He's also practically nude! Yeah, McG is looking like our best bet. »

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Director McG in Talks to Direct He-Man Film?

22 January 2016 9:57 AM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

He-man And The Masters Of The Universe is one property to always seems to be hopping around Hollywood. Cut from the same cloth as Transformers, He-man was another 80s cartoon based on a toy line that's placed a real heavy stamp on pop culture, for better or worse. Last year, we reported that Christopher Yost, one of the screenwriters for the upcoming Thor: Ragnarok film, was penning the script to the Masters Of The Universe film, and now, several months later, it looks like we have a potential director in the works.

According to Deadline, Terminator Salvation director McG is currently in talks with Sony Pictures, Escape Artists, and Franklin Entertainment to take on the film as his next project. Now, of course, the knee-jerk reaction is a bit of a cringe from me. Terminator Salvation was a film that looked amazing in trailer form, but when it came down to the movie itself, »

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McG in Talks to Direct ‘Masters of the Universe’ Reboot

22 January 2016 9:13 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

McG is in talks to direct Sony’s live-action reboot of “Masters of the Universe,” based on the Mattel toyline.

The director made his feature debut in 2000 at Sony with “Charlie’s Angels” and followed that with 2003’s “Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle.”

The animated “He Man and the Masters of the Universe” series ran from 1983 to 1985. Cannon Films produced 1987’s “Masters of the Universe,” starring Dolph Lundgren as He-Man and Frank Langella as the villain Skeletor. The movie did not perform well, grossing a mere $17 million.

Set on the planet of Eternia, the story follows a warrior named Prince Adam who has the power to transform into the heroic He-Man.

Escape ArtistsTodd Black, Jason Blumenthal and Steve Tisch are producing “Masters of the Universe.” Alex Litvak and Mike Finch wrote the most recent script. Previous drafts have been penned by Christopher Yost and the team of Terry Rossio and Jeff Wadlow. »

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McG in talks to direct Masters of the Universe

22 January 2016 8:45 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The long-gestating Masters of the Universe reboot has gone through several writers and directors over the last few years, and it now looks like they’ve found their latest helmer.

Deadline are reporting that Sony are looking to target McG (Charlie’s Angels, Terminator Salvation) to take on the project. If McG joins, he will re-write the latest version of the script written by Alex Litvak and Mike Finch (Predators, Hitman: Agent 47).

Masters of the Universe was original set to be directed by Jon M Chu (G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Jem and the Holograms) who exited the project in 2014. Previous writers have included Jeff Wadlow (Kick-Ass), Terry Rossio (Pirates of the Caribbean) and Christopher Yost (Thor: Ragnarok).

See Also: Masters of the Universe producer teases Battle Cat with first-look image

Set on the mystical planet of Eternia, the story follows Prince Adam, a warrior who is given the power to transform into hero He-Man, »

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McG To Direct 'Masters Of The Universe'

22 January 2016 8:32 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

For a few years now, Hollywood has been trying to reboot "Masters Of The Universe," and make the 1987 version with Dolph Lundgren a distant memory. Back in 2012, Jon M. Chu ("G.I. Joe: Retaliation") was tapped to direct, but left a little while later. Then in 2014, a shortlist of directors emerged for the project including Mike Cahill (“Another Earth”), Jeff Wadlow ("Kick-Ass 2"), Chris McKay (“The Lego Batman Movie”), and Harald Zwart (“The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones"), but not much movement happened on that. However, the project now has someone at the helm, and it's not much more exciting than any of those names. Read More: 5 Iconic '90s Music Videos Directed By McG Three letter wonder McG ("Charlie's Angels," "3 Days To Kill") is in talks to direct "Masters Of The Universe." Alex Litvak and Mike Finch (who paired on 2010's "Predators") penned »

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Masters Of The Universe: McG in talks to direct

22 January 2016 7:55 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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The Masters Of The Universe reboot has set its sights on McG to direct...

Sony's planned big screen reboot of Masters Of The Universe may be about to take a notable step forward, as news lands that McG is in talks to direct the movie.

McG's last film was the disappointing Kevin Costner vehicle Three Days To Kill, but he's made his name off the back of Terminator: Salvation and two Charlie's Angels features.

Deadline reports that he's now in talks with Sony about taking on the director's chair for the new Masters Of The Universe. The thinking is that the studio can build a Transformers-style franchise if it gets the first movie right.

Alex Litvak and Mike Finch penned the latest draft of the script, and McG is going to oversee a rewrite. He's also shooting his new movie, The Babysitter, which is set for »

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Terminator: Salvation Director In Line To Helm Sony's Masters Of The Universe

22 January 2016 7:11 AM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

According to Deadline, McG (This Means War, Terminator: Salvation, Charlies Angels) is in talks to direct Sony's big-screen reboot of Masters of The Universe. The studio has been trying to get this one off the ground for years, with several different writers and directors attached at various stages. There was a previous 1987 movie starring Dolph Lungdren as He-Man and Frank Langella as Skeletor, but that was... not very good. McG will also oversee a rewrite of the latest script by Alex Litvak and Mike Finch, while Escape ArtistsTodd Black, Jason Blumenthal and Steve Tisch are on board as producers. The story focuses on He-Man, "a prince who transforms into a warrior and becomes the last hope for a magical world that has been ravaged by the sinister Skeletor." Does this have any hope of being good? Sound off below. »

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Terminator: Salvation Director In Line To Helm Sony's Masters Of The Universe

22 January 2016 7:11 AM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

According to Deadline, McG (This Means War, Terminator: Salvation, Charlies Angels) is in talks to direct Sony's big-screen reboot of Masters of The Universe. The studio has been trying to get this one off the ground for years, with several different writers and directors attached at various stages. There was a previous 1987 movie starring Dolph Lungdren as He-Man and Frank Langella as Skeletor, but that was... not very good. McG will also oversee a rewrite of the latest script by Alex Litvak and Mike Finch, while Escape ArtistsTodd Black, Jason Blumenthal and Steve Tisch are on board as producers. The story focuses on He-Man, "a prince who transforms into a warrior and becomes the last hope for a magical world that has been ravaged by the sinister Skeletor." Does this have any hope of being good? Sound off below. »

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McG In Line To Direct The He-Man Reboot

22 January 2016 6:38 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

McG ("Charlie's Angels," "Terminator Salvation") is in talks to potentially direct the "Masters Of The Universe" reboot at Sony Pictures, Escape Artists and Franklin Entertainment.

The toys and famous cartoon series follows He-Man, a prince who transforms into a warrior and becomes the last hope for a magical world that has been ravaged by the sinister Skeletor.

The property was previously adapted into a live-action feature in 1987 by Cannon Films with Dolph Lungdren as He-Man and Frank Langella as Skeletor.

Attempts have been made over the years to revive it, but the film picked up steam thanks to a script by Alex Litvak and Mike Finch entitled "Grayskull," a title that can no longer be used. McG will oversee a re-write of that script.

Little has changed in the three years since "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" director Jon Chu was said to be in talks for the gig, that obviously didn't pan out. »

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McG talks up the ‘Charlie’s Angels’ reboot

20 January 2016 1:29 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Very soon, Elizabeth Banks will be taking the helm of the Charlie’s Angels reboot, but lets not forget about the two movies that McG directed a couple of years back. Actually, they’re better best forgotten. Anyway, the director, whose next film The Babysitter will be seen later this year, has been talking to Collider and sharing his thoughts on the Charlie’s Angels reboot, and how it feels to already have his older movies being rebooted.

“That’s just life”, he told the website. “I always identify as a young person, but I’ve been around a little bit now. I’m not longer the youngest guy doing it. It’s interesting”.

“That one makes me smile and makes me happy because I love Elizabeth Banks. We’re all stewards of any one given moment. I was happy to be the steward of that moment, and there’s now a new steward. »

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Charlie's Angels: McG on the movie reboot

19 January 2016 9:37 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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The director of the first two Charlie's Angels movies, McG, shares his thoughts on the planned reboot.

One of the many properties being lined up for the Hollywood reboot treatment is Charlie's Angels. It's been over a decade since the lukewarm reception and commercial performance of Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, the second movie, which seemed to have nullified any chance of a third.

Well, until the reboot came along.

Elizabeth Banks has signed up to direct the new Charlie's Angels, and the director of the last two films, McG, has been nattering about it to Collider.

So: how does it feel for people to be talking about rebooting his old movies?

"That’s just life", he said. "I always identify as a young person, but I’ve been around a little bit now. I’m not longer the youngest guy doing it. It’s interesting".

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McG on Shaping ‘Shadowhunters’ and the Possibility of a ‘Charlie’s Angels’ Reboot

19 January 2016 7:37 AM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

"I love stories about not knowing you have it in you, but when called to task, you rise and you find out who you are. That’s the embodiment of what Clary does. She’s smart and she’s tough. If she trips, she gets up."

The post McG on Shaping ‘Shadowhunters’ and the Possibility of a ‘Charlie’s Angels’ Reboot appeared first on Collider. »

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McG Talks The "Charlie's Angels" Reboot

19 January 2016 5:47 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Since its original incarnation's success on television in the 1970s, there's been an attempt to revive the "Charlie's Angels" property every few years. Sometimes it's a success - such as filmmaker McG's first film from 2000 which scored good notices and healthy box-office.

Sometimes it doesn't work out though - like his sequel 'Full Throttle' or the ill-fated 2011 TV reboot. With talk of the franchise being revived once again, this time as another tentpole film at Sony Pictures, McG was asked this week by Collider about how it feels to be at a point in his career when arguably his most well-regarded film is being remade:

"That's just life. I always identify as a young person, but I've been around a little bit now. I'm not longer the youngest guy doing it. It's interesting. That one makes me smile and makes me happy because I love Elizabeth Banks »

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