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The world has been waiting with bated breath for more information on the upcoming Power Rangers movie before they decide whether it will actually be worthwhile. Well, we don't have to wait any longer, because the coveted further details have emerged and we now have an idea about what the Power Rangers movie will consist of. Heroic Hollywood was the first to reveal the first plot details for the upcoming blockbuster, and it looks as though they were able to get their hands on quite a bit of Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz’s screenplay. Here’s how it basically breaks down: Jason, Billy, Zack, Kimberley, and Trini are all 16-years-old who will become the new Power Rangers. After travelling to a decommissioned base to check out a dinosaur fossil of a T-Rex they’d found on Google Earth, they come across five power »
With Terminator Genisys hitting theaters in just a few short days, many fans are wondering what's next for the Terminator franchise, if this proves to be a big hit. Skydance Pictures has already set up two more sequels, Untitled Terminator 2, set for May 19, 2017 and Untitled Terminator 3, which will be released on June 29, 2018. Skydance is also developing a Terminator TV series, but we haven't heard anything about it since the project was first announced back in December 2013, when Zack Stentz and Ashley Miller signed on to write the pilot script. While promoting Terminator Genisys, Skydance's David Ellison claims that the TV show is still happening, although he wouldn't offer any specifics about the story.
"It's something that we're developing as we speak. To speak kind of larger to that, one of the things we would love to do at Skydance-it's a very lofty goal-is to build worlds across multiple mediums. »
At the end of 2013, "Thor" and "X-Men: First Class" writers Zack Stentz and Ashley Miller were hired to write a new "Terminator" TV series that had an ambitious concept. It would "follow a critical moment from the first Terminator film (1984) and, where the film's story goes one way, the upcoming series will take the same moment in a completely different direction. As the rebooted film trilogy and the new TV series progress, the two narratives will intersect with each other in some surprising and dramatic ways." Well, "Terminator Genisys" is due in cinemas next week, with planned release dates pegged for the sequels (though one wonders how confident Paramount is feeling given the rather muted excitement for the reboot), but nothing has been heard about that TV show. Well, it's still happening, and the plans are still big. "It’s something that we’re developing as we...
- Kevin Jagernauth
At the end of 2013, "Thor" and "X-Men: First Class" writers Zack Stentz and Ashley Miller were hired to write a new "Terminator" TV series that had an ambitious concept. It would "follow a critical moment from the first Terminator film (1984) and, where the film's story goes one way, the upcoming series will take the same moment in a completely different direction. As the rebooted film trilogy and the new TV series progress, the two narratives will intersect with each other in some surprising and dramatic ways." Well, "Terminator Genisys" is due in cinemas next week, with planned release dates pegged for the sequels (though one wonders how confident Paramount is feeling given the rather muted excitement for the reboot), but nothing has been heard about that TV show. Well, it's still happening, and the plans are still big. "It’s something that we’re developing as we »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Despite its release date being moving from summer 2016 to early 2017, progress on the Power Rangers movie is still moving forward. X-Men: First Class writers Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz were hired to write the script last year, and Project Almanac director Dean Isrealite was brought aboard to helm the project two months ago. What.s still a mystery is who will be playing the titular heroes, and while we may have to wait longer to learn their identities, it doesn.t sound like any of the leading actors will be recognizable faces. Although casting hasn.t begun yet on the film, Heroic Hollywood is reporting that Lionsgate is looking to cast unknowns as the Rangers themselves, since they.ll be in their late teens. Although this hasn.t been confirmed yet, it wouldn.t be surprising given that the various TV shows have typically hired new talent to don the »
Steve just tracked down two brand new logos at the Licensing Expo in Las Vegas, one for the upcoming Power Rangers movie and one for director Alex Proyas' Gods of Egypt. Lionsgate recently recruited Project Almanac director Dean Israelite to helm Power Rangers. Israelite called Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz's script "mature but still playful" and also noted that the project is currently in a "soft pre-production." The film is due in theaters on January 13, 2017. Gods of Egypt is an Egyptian mythology-inspired action-adventure starring Gerard Butler as Set, the god of darkness who usurps Egypt's throne causing the empire to devolve into chaos. Brenton Thwaites will step in as Bek, a mortal who teams up with the god Horus (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) to take down Set and restore peace and prosperity to the region. Gods of Egypt is scheduled to hit theaters on February 12, 2016. Here's the official synopsis for Gods of Egypt: Magic, »
- Perri Nemiroff
Amongst last week's collection of remake stories, comfortably the least popular was the news that Big Trouble In Little China is getting a fresh take on it. As we reported, Dwayne Johnson is set to take on Kurt Russell's role in the original, and is also on board as one of the producers. And The Rock himself has been chatting to Entertainment Weekly about the project.
"I loved reading the reactions from the fans, that they were so polarized - I'm the same way", he said. "My response is that I come to the project with nothing but love and respect for the original, which is why we want to bring on John Carpenter".
In what capacity Johnson wants Carpenter aboard isn't clear. He didn't write the original, »
While all remakes nowadays are met with cries of “what the hell?”, the recent news of Big Trouble in Little China being put through the Hollywood Remake Machine seemed to attract more jeers than most, with many a fan of John Carpenter’s 1986 cult classic quite unhappy with the news. But fear not, for Dwayne Johnson, set to step into the shoes of heroic truck driver Jack Burton (played by Kurt Russell in the original), has heard your cries. Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, the actor said, “I loved reading the reactions from the fans - I’m the same way”. So what does he suggest as the perfect course of action: “My response is: know that I come to the project with nothing but love and respect for the original, which is why we want to bring on John Carpenter”. Johnson is definitely onto something here. What better way to »
- email@example.com (Tom White)
With his earthquake pic San Andreas making sizable waves at the box office and his HBO series Ballers just weeks away, Dwayne Johnson is riding higher than ever in Hollywood. Six days back, the actor signed on for a very unexpected project in a remake of John Carpenter’s cult classic Big Trouble in Little China, and now he has spoken at greater length about the redo, voicing his desire to get the original director involved while also addressing the divisive reaction from fans.
“I loved reading the reactions from the fans, that they were so polarized – I’m the same way. My response is: know that I come to the project with nothing but love and respect for the original, »
- Isaac Feldberg
A remake of John Carpenter's beloved 1986 cult classic, Big Trouble in Little China, is in the works with Dwayne Johnson's sights set on playing Jack Burton. Johnson recently discussed the remake, including his desire to get Carpenter and Kurt Russell involved.
Talking with EW, Johnson empathized with both the positive and negative reactions from fans of the original film. Himself a big fan of the Kurt Russell-starring action adventure movie, Johnson wants Carpenter on board to some capacity for the remake:
“It felt like if we surrounded ourselves with the right group of people, the right writers who loved the movie too and wanted to honor it, bring on John Carpenter in some capacity … If we did that, then we have a shot at hopefully making something good.”
In addition to wanting Carpenter involved with the remake, Johnson also mentioned his desire to get Kurt Russell's »
- Derek Anderson
The announcement last week of a remake of John Carpenter's iconic 1986 cult classic "Big Trouble in Little China" with Dwayne Johnson taking over the Jack Burton role was met with surprise by many. One such person who was surprised was Carpenter himself who admitted he read about it when everyone else did and is not involved in any way.
Speaking with Entertainment Weekly today, Johnson says he wants to bring Carpenter onboard the film:
"I loved reading the reactions from the fans, that they were so polarized - I'm the same way. My response is: know that I come to the project with nothing but love and respect for the original, which is why we want to bring on John Carpenter."
One difference between 'Big Trouble' and other Carpenter films is that the director did not write the film's screenplay, which is why Fox did not need to consult Carpenter about it. »
- Garth Franklin
Last month it was announced that Power Rangers fans will have a further eight months to wait before the Mighty Morphin’ heroes return to the big screen for Lionsgate and Saban Brands’ upcoming reboot, with the film being pushed back to January 2017. Now IGN has caught up with director Dean Israelite (Project Almanac), who offered up some praise for the script by Zack Stentz and Ashley Miller (X-Men: First Class, Thor).
“I read the script and was really surprised by it and thought there was a really cool, contemporary, mature but still playful, buoyant and fun take on the material, and was updated in a really interesting way. It had this wonderful character that’s essential to going on a fantastic adventure. I was instantly drawn to it. I remember it as a kid. »
- Gary Collinson
The new and improved Power Ranger movie has been gaining steam over the past few months. Though the release date was pushed back to 2017, all in all, it.s all been moving fairly quickly with the recent announcement of director Dean Israelite (Project Almanac) aboard the project. And now Israelite is revealing exciting details about what to expect from the upcoming sure-to-be blockbuster, specifically a more mature yet still playful storyline. The release date may have moved from Summer 2016 to January 2017, but that gives Israelite and team plenty of time to get an interesting story moving. And with screenwriters Zack Stentz and Ashley Miller of X-Men: First Class and Thor aboard, we.re expecting great things. While Israelite couldn.t divulge too much information about the inner workings of the film, he did give us a snippet to start getting excited about. In an interview with IGN Israelite admitted: Sure. »
Considering how many of John Carpenter's films have been remade in the past ten years or so, this week's announcement of a new version of "Big Trouble in Little China" starring Dwayne Johnson wasn't quite as much a shock as it might have been.
One person who was surprised to hear the news though appears to be Carpenter himself. The filmmaker was recently asked on his Facebook page (via Bleeding Cool) about the remake.
Carpenter says 20th Century Fox own the rights and "I only know what I read in the papers. I am not involved with it." Asked if he's doing alright in the wake of the news, he simply said "I'm doing fine. I didn't write the original one - no harm, no foul."
- Garth Franklin
Another remake of an 80s classic? Meh. Oh, wait. The Rock!
Cue another remake, but this one may have some promise. The Wrap reported on Monday that 20th Century Fox is planning a remake of the classic John Carpenter film, Big Trouble In Little China. While no director is attached, Dwayne Johnson has been pegged to lead the film.
X-Men: First Class screenwriters Ashley Miller and Zack Stenz will take over writing duties with Johnson is set to play Jack Burton, an all-American trucker who gets dragged into a centuries-old mystical battle in San Francisco’s Chinatown.
While another remake sounds boring, the prospect of having this property made with The Rock sounds a lot more appealing. Even when the movie isn’t great (cough cough San Andreas), he is still a fun action star that is able to make you laugh and blow your mind with his stunts. Putting »
- Zach Dennis
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson isn't ready to leave Los Angeles just yet. The former wrestler will ditch his helicopter in San Andreas and jump in a truck towards San Francisco's Chinatown as he'll star in and produce a remake of John Carpenter's cult-classic Big Trouble in Little China, a property once again set up at 20th Century Fox. Johnson will play Jack Burton, an American-as-can-be truck driver who winds up fighting centuries-old Chinese entities within the back alleys and various abandoned buildings in San Francisco. Carpenter's leading man of choice Kurt Russell frontlined the original film, but the 1986 feature only grossed $11.1 million from its $20 million production. Chances are Johnson will bring more cash to the new project, especially with the $54.5 million his last starring vehicle earned during its opening weekend. Johnson's producing partners, Dany and Hiram Garcia from Seven Bucks Productions, also are on board and were the ones »
- Will Ashton
Sneak Peek director John Carpenter's 1986 action comedy feature "Big Trouble In Little China", on the news that Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson will star in a remake of the classic film, to be written by Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz ("X-Men: First Class"):
"...truck driver 'Jack Burton' gets caught up in a bizarre conflict within, and underneath, San Francisco's Chinatown.
"As an ancient Chinese prince and Chinatown crime lord kidnap a beautiful green-eyed woman, who is the fiancee to Jack's best friend.
"Jack must help his friend rescue the girl before the evil 'Lo Pan' uses her to break the ancient curse that keeps him a fleshless and immortal spirit..."
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Big Trouble In Little China" »
- Michael Stevens
TheWrap reports that the remake is already deep in the works, with "San Andreas" star Dwayne Johnson spearheading the production. Johnson would star, taking over the role originated by Kurt Russell in the 1986 feature.
Johnson also wants to produce the flick, which according to TheWrap is one of his favorite movies. The site also reports that screenwriters Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz ("X-Men: First Class," "Thor") have already secured a deal to pen the screenplay.
"Big Trouble in Little China" centered around Jack Burton (Russell), described by TheWrap as "an all-American trucker who gets dragged into a centuries-old mystical battle in San Francisco's Chinatown." The flick, directed by horror and action legend John Carpenter, was a box office disappointment throughout its original run, »
- Katie Roberts
Last weekend, Dwayne Johnson confirmed that not only can he join a franchise and make it bigger (like he did with the "Fast & Furious" and "G.I. Joe" series), he can crush the box off all on his own. "San Andreas" shook the multiplex with as much force as the earthquakes in the movie, and Hollywood is eager to make the most of the charismatic star. Read More: Watch: Disaster Strikes California In New Trailer For 'San Andreas' With Dwayne Johnson The Wrap reports that The Rock is in negotiations to star in and produce a remake of "Big Trouble In Little China." John Carpenter's 1986 Kurt Russell starring movie is a big cult favorite for many, including Johnson, who is a big fan, hence the do over. And given the credits of hired screenwriters Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz, who have paired up on "Thor" and "X-Men: First Class, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Following the box office success of his latest disaster movie San Andreas, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is reportedly set to produce and star in a remake of 80s cult favourite Big Trouble in Little China.
The Wrap are reporting that Big Trouble in Little China is one of Johnson’s favourite movies and he will play the role of Jack Burton, made famous by Kurt Russell back in 1986. The film follows Jack, an all-American trucker, who gets caught in a supernatural showdown with the forces of evil while visiting a friend in San Fransico. The film was directed by John Carpenter and also featured Kim Cattrall, Dennis Dun and James Hong. The film also rules.
20th Century Fox have not confirmed this story yet, »
- Luke Owen
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