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A Third "Mortal Kombat" Movie Is Coming?

14 July 2016 5:10 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Back in 1995 came the film adaptation of legendary fighting video game "Mortal Kombat," a commercial hit that's often considered one of the few successful game-to-film adaptations. Its sequel, "Mortal Kombat Annihilation," is famously considered one of the worst films of all time.

The franchise floundered for over a decade until a successful web series revived interest in the property. Over the last few years, talk of a 'Kombat' reboot has been swirling and as of last year came reports that James Wan was slated to produce the project from a script by Oren Uziel and Dave Callaham.

Since then there's been nothing much said about it until this week when one of the first film's original stars, Christopher Lambert, revealed in an interview with Loaded that it looks like the new film isn't a reboot but rather a third installment of the original series. The actor tells the outlet he »

- Garth Franklin

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Mortal Kombat 3 Happening Instead of a Reboot, with One Big Twist?

13 July 2016 3:45 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

It was long believed that Mortal Kombat was being rebooted as a movie franchise, but now one of the actors from the original 1995 big screen video game adaptation claims we're actually getting a sequel instead. Though, it will arrive with a big twist. Hollywood has always had a very difficult time cracking the code on video game movies, but it hasn't been for a lack of trying. One of the earliest attempts at this was the first Mortal Kombat live-action movie. As it turns out, there is apparently still a chance that, after nearly 20 years, a third installment of the original movie series may be on the way. And it sounds like it will be absolutely ridiculous.

Christopher Lambert, who starred in the first Mortal Kombat, recently gave an update on the long rumored, stuck in-development hell reboot/sequel. While speaking with Loaded, the actor claimed that he is in »

- MovieWeb

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The 19 upcoming movies of Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson

31 May 2016 5:44 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Can you smell what The Rock is cooking? If so, you must be sniffing the sweet scent of 17 upcoming movies...

Got a movie you’re trying to make? Why not put Dwayne Johnson in it? It’s what everyone else seems to be doing, and it’s bound to earn you a fervent flurry of publicity. The man who it may not be acceptable to call ‘The Rock’ anymore has a whopping 17 films on his slate at the moment, though, so he may struggle to fit you in. But is there a movie star who's working harder right now?

The Rock's Kevin Hart comedy team-up Central Intelligence is in cinemas now, and after that Mr Johnson will be bringing us this massive pile of movies... 

The Definites Baywatch

Currently in post-production, the cinematic Baywatch revival is another example of The Rock being injected in to bring new »

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Megan Fox Wants To Play Kitana In James Wan’s Mortal Kombat Reboot

25 May 2016 6:12 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Although he was attached as a producer last year, all has been quiet on the upcoming Mortal Kombat reboot from James Wan. That’s not terribly surprising, as the director is currently in high demand and has his plate very full at the moment. Still, it’d be nice to hear some kind of update on the project, which is being written by David Callaham and Oren Uziel and being called a “departure from the mythology.”

Of course, no one has been cast in the film just yet, but that hasn’t stopped various actors and actresses from expressing their interest in playing certain characters from the iconic franchise. The latest person to do so is Megan Fox, who spoke about her desire to play Kitana while doing an interview to promote her new film Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows.

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Bryan Cranston and Mila Kunis set to hit the Jackpot

6 May 2016 10:20 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

In news from the Cannes Film Festival, Deadline is reporting that Bryan Cranston (Trumbo) and Mila Kunis (Bad Moms) are set to join the cast of Jackpot.

Directed by Will Gluck (Annie, Easy A), Jackpot is a remake of a 2011 Norwegian film based on a story by acclaimed author Jo Nesbo, the man behind Headhunters. The book tells the story of “a man who wakes up in a strip bar clutching a shotgun surrounded by dead men and police guns aimed at him.”

The Expendables scribe Dave Callaham is writing the film, with Cranston and Kunis set to headline and Jennifer Garner (Miracles From Heaven) also in talks to join the ensemble.

Word from Cannes is that Jackpot has many interested parties set to try and nab the rights to the film, which is set to start production this summer.

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- Scott J. Davis

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Mila Kunis & Bryan Cranston Hit ‘Jackpot’; Will Gluck Directing With IM Global Financing – Cannes

5 May 2016 8:18 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Mila Kunis and Bryan Cranston are attached to star in Jackpot with Will Gluck (Annie) directing. Jennifer Garner is also in talks to join the ensemble. Dave Callaham (The Expendables) is scripting the project. It is a remake of a 2011 Norwegian action comedy directed by Magnus Martens based on a Jo Nesbo story about a man who wakes up in a strip bar clutching a shotgun surrounded by dead men and the police guns aimed at him. Stuart Ford’s IM Global will fully… »

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Sequel to Zombieland could shoot this summer

28 April 2016 2:30 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

According to a website that we respect, the quite awesome Bloody Disgusting, Zombieland 2 could begin shooting as early as this summer.

The genre website reports that numerous casting website have put out calls for a summer shoot in Atlanta. Dave Callaham is writing the sequel, while Ruben Fleischer, will return to direct.

Here’s a recap of the original movie’s ploy.

After a virus turns most people into zombies, the world’s surviving humans remain locked in an ongoing battle against the hungry undead. Four survivors — Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson) and his cohorts Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg), Wichita (Emma Stone) and Little Rock (Abigail Breslin) — abide by a list of survival rules and zombie-killing strategies as they make their way toward a rumored safe haven in Los Angeles.

We don’t know if any of the cast will return for the sequel (those being the brilliant Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, »

- Paul Heath

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Zombieland 2 finally rumoured to shoot this summer

27 April 2016 10:08 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Seven years after the original, the sequel to Zombieland looks like it's finally moving forward...

It might just be that the long-mooted sequel to Zombieland is finally going ahead. There’s been talk for many years about a follow-up to the 2009 surprise hit, of course. At one stage, a pilot for an Amazon spin-off show was put together, but that didn’t go any further. However, a full-on sequel looks back on the cards.

Ruben Fleischer is expected to return to direct Zombieland 2, although the last we heard, writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick – currently hot off the back of their huge Deadpool success – hadn’t penned the latest draft. Dave Callaham was working on it.

Bloody Disgusting has picked up the news that an assortment of casting sites are recruiting for a shoot that’s said to kick off in Atlanta this coming August.

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Zombieland 2 Begins Shooting This Summer?

27 April 2016 6:10 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

There has been little to no movement on the long-awaited Zombieland 2 over the past seven years, but fans have been clamoring for a follow-up ever since the original Zombieland became a box office hit in 2009. Earlier this month, Sony Pictures displayed the sequel's logo during their CinemaCon presentation, hinting that the sequel is still happening. Now we have word that filming may actually begin soon. While this hasn't been confirmed by Sony quite yet, a new report claims that Zombieland 2 is gearing up to start shooting in Atlanta this August.

The report from On Location Vacations only claims that filming may begin in mid-August in Atlanta, which is where the original Zombieland was largely shot, except for a few scenes in Los Angeles. While no cast members have been confirmed, it is believed that the four primary stars, Jesse Eisenberg (Columbus), Woody Harrelson (Tallahassee), Emma Stone (Wichita) and »

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Will 'Zombieland 2' Begin Filming in August?

27 April 2016 6:00 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Bloody Disgusting is reporting that Zombieland 2 may begin filming in Atlanta this August. A sequel to the hit 2009 film has been rumored for years, but is only now coming together.

Dave Callaham (The Expendables, Godzilla) is writing the script, with Ruben Fleischer retuning to direct. No word on who, if anyone, from the original cast is returning. 

What do you think? Would you like to see a Zombieland sequel? Has the sheen faded from this diamond in the horror/comedy genre? I hadn't seen it in while and caught it on TV the other day. It still holds up, but I don't know that I need a continuation of the story. 

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- Philip Sticco

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Kat Foster joins Van Damme in comedy pilot Jean-Claude Van Johnson

20 April 2016 12:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Deadline is reporting that Kat Foster (Weeds, Your Family or Mine) is set to star alongside Jean-Claude Van Damme as the female lead in Amazon’s comedy pilot Jean-Claude Van Johnson.

The pilot sees Van Damme as a “famous actor and martial-arts pro who comes out of retirement to resume his alter-ego: an undercover private contractor by the name of Jean-Claude Van Johnson. The comedy-action thriller will see Johnson’s cover as the lead role in a reimagined action film version of Huckleberry Finn that lands him back in the midst of the danger he secretly always craves. It also brings him back in the orbit of Vanessa (Foster), his fellow operative and the love of his life that got away.  Vanessa styles hair for movies as her cover. Years ago Jean-Claude broke her heart. Now he’s trying to spin back heel kick his way back in to her life, »

- Gary Collinson

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Kat Foster To Star In Jean-Claude Van Damme Amazon Comedy Pilot

19 April 2016 9:00 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Kat Foster is set as the female lead opposite Jean-Claude Van Damme in his Amazon comedy pilot Jean-Claude Van Johnson. Written by David Callaham (Godzilla) and to be directed by Peter Atencio (Key & Peele), the project from Scott Free Prods sees Van Damme come out of retirement to put on the mantle of his alter ego, undercover private contractor Jean-Claude Johnson. Johnson’s cover as the lead role in a re-imagined action film version of Huckleberry Finn lands him right… »

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Jesse Eisenberg Still Wants to Do 'Zombieland 2'

1 March 2016 12:13 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Back in 2009, when Zombieland hit theaters, it served as a breakout hit for not only rising star Jesse Eisenberg, but also for director Ruben Fleischer and writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. The movie earned over $102 million worldwide, from a $23 million budget, and there was talk of Zombieland 2 shortly thereafter. During a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, Jesse Eisenberg teases that he'd love to do the sequel, although it isn't known when it may move forward.

"Yeah, it'd be wonderful to do. I know they've been trying to do it for a while, and I know they're trying to figure out exactly what will occur in it. But it's a kind of movie that, as soon as it came out, seemed appropriate to generate a sequel. It takes place in this odd, created world and features an ensemble of interesting characters that it'd be curious to see more of. »

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Jean-Claude Van Damme to star in Amazon action-comedy series Jean-Claude Van Johnson

27 February 2016 11:15 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Jean-Claude Van Damme is heading to the small screen, with the Muscles from Brussels signing on to play a version of himself in the Amazon original comedy series Jean-Claude Van Johnson.

The project is being written and executive produced by Dave Callaham (The Expendables) and will see Jcvd as a “famous actor and martial-arts pro who comes out of retirement to resume his alter-ego: an undercover private contractor by the name of Jean-Claude Van Johnson. The comedy-action thriller will see Johnson’s cover as the lead role in a reimagined action film version of Huckleberry Finn that lands him back in the midst of the danger he secretly always craves. It also brings him back in the orbit of Vanessa, his fellow operative and the love of his life that got away.”

Jean-Claude Van Johnson will mark Van Damme’s first small screen role, although he has previously headlined the »

- Gary Collinson

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Van Damme Gets His Own Amazon Series?

24 February 2016 4:37 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Jean-Claude Van Damme is set to star in an original scripted comedy-action series for Amazon.

The streaming service has picked up the pilot "Jean-Claude Van Johnson" which follows Van Damme playing a version of himself - an actor and martial-arts pro who comes out of retirement to film a reimagined action film version of "Huckleberry Finn".

At the same time he resumes his other job, as an undercover black ops private contractor, and finds himself back in touch with fellow operative and the love of his life that got away.

Dave Callaham ("The Expendables") will pen the acript and executive produce alongside Ridley Scott and David Zucker. Peter Atencio will direct the pilot and filming aims to begin mid-May in Los Angeles.

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- Garth Franklin

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Zombieland 2 Is Still In Development At Sony

23 February 2016 5:40 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Director Ruben Fleischer’s 2009 horror comedy, Zombieland, brilliantly blended genres and ended up becoming an unexpected hit both critically and commercially, so a sequel seemed like a no-brainer (no pun intended) at the time.

Even so, it wasn’t until over five years later that a follow-up movie was reported as being fast-tracked at Sony, with Dave Callaham on board as writer and Fleischer back in the director’s chair. And then…. everything went quiet.

Recently, however, Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick (who wrote the first film) were doing the press rounds for Deadpool when The Playlist took the opportunity to quiz them about the sequel, and according to them, it is still in the works:

It’s actually still in development at Sony, they’ve had a couple writers take a crack at it, we’re still exec producers and we’re guiding and helping where we can and »

- Mark Cassidy

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‘Zombieland 2’ Is Still in the Works at Sony

23 February 2016 2:30 PM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Almost a year and a half ago it was reported Zombieland 2 was on the fast track at Sony. A writer on the first two Expendables movies, Dave Callaham, was tapped to write the sequel for director Ruben Fleischer (30 Minutes or Less). We haven’t heard a lot about it since then, but according to the screenwriters of the first film, Rhett Reese and Paul WernickZombieland […]

The post ‘Zombieland 2’ Is Still in the Works at Sony appeared first on /Film. »

- Jack Giroux

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Jean-Claude Van Damme Lines Up Action Comedy Pilot 'Jean-Claude Van Johnson' At Amazon

23 February 2016 2:16 PM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

The unlikely worlds of Ridley Scott and Jean-Claude Van Damme are colliding. No, the action hero won't be in "Alien: Covenant," but Scott is one of the producers of a new series brewing at Amazon, that actually sounds kinda great. Slashfilm reveals the online merchant has ordered up a pilot for the awesomely titled "Jean-Claude Van Johnson." Much as he did in "Jcvd," the actor will be playing a variation of himself, but the show apparently takes an even bolder parodic turn in the script penned by Dave Callaham ("The Expendables"). Here's the synopsis:  Read More: The 25 Most Anticipated New TV Shows Of 2016 Jean-Claude Van Damme comes out of retirement to put on once again the mantle of his alter-ego, undercover private contractor Jean-Claude Johnson. “Johnson’s” cover as the lead role in a re-imagined action film version of “Huckleberry Finn” lands him right back in the midst of »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Jean-Claude Van Damme Lines Up Action Comedy Pilot 'Jean-Claude Van Johnson' At Amazon

23 February 2016 2:16 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

The unlikely worlds of Ridley Scott and Jean-Claude Van Damme are colliding. No, the action hero won't be in "Alien: Covenant," but Scott is one of the producers of a new series brewing at Amazon, that actually sounds kinda great. Slashfilm reveals the online merchant has ordered up a pilot for the awesomely titled "Jean-Claude Van Johnson." Much as he did in "Jcvd," the actor will be playing a variation of himself, but the show apparently takes an even bolder parodic turn in the script penned by Dave Callaham ("The Expendables"). Here's the synopsis:  Read More: The 25 Most Anticipated New TV Shows Of 2016 Jean-Claude Van Damme comes out of retirement to put on once again the mantle of his alter-ego, undercover private contractor Jean-Claude Johnson. “Johnson’s” cover as the lead role in a re-imagined action film version of “Huckleberry Finn” lands him right back in the midst of »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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'Zombieland 2' Is Still Happening

22 February 2016 2:18 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese are the dynamic writing duo behind the phenomenon that is Deadpool. But it's not their first brush with unexpected success. One of their first movies was itself a surprise hit when it arrived in theaters way back in 2009, and Sony Pictures has been threatening a sequel ever since. Today, the Zombieland screenplay writers confirm that Sony is still very much intent on putting Zombieland 2 into production. Though when that will happen is not immediately clear.

Way back in September 2014, Sony reportedly became more serious about moving forward on Zombieland 2. At that time, they hired Dave Callaham to write the sequel script under the supervision of original director Ruben Fleischer. The belief has always been that Ruben Fleischer will return for this long-anticipated follow-up. Dave Callaham is known for his script work on The Expendables franchise and the American 2014 Godzilla reboot. But now, it »

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