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'Ghostbusters' Reboot Gets a Summer 2016 Release Date
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After revealing the main cast members on his Twitter page earlier today, Ghostbusters director Paul Feig also used the social media platform to announce the July 22, 2016 release date. The reboot, which stars Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon, will be going up against Warner Bros.' medieval adventure Knights of the Round Table: King Arthur, starring Charlie Hunnam, and Lionsgate's action reboot Power Rangers on that same date. Ghostbusters also falls between the animated sequel Ice Age 5 on July 15, 2016 and the Untitled Matt Damon Bourne Sequel on July 29, 2016.
Just hours after the cast members were confirmed, another report surfaced that Sony wants Bill Murray to play Martin Heiss, a professional ghost debunker who tries to prove that these new Ghostbusters are faking the videos that they're posting online. The character is described as similar to William Atherton's Walter Peck from the original Ghostbusters. Peter Dinklage, »
'Paranormal Activity 5' and 'Rings' Get New Release Dates
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Paramount Pictures has decided to mix up the release dates for its upcoming horror slate. Shortly after moving the Friday the 13th reboot from it's original November 13 slot, they have now slid Rings, a reboot/sequel hybrid of The Ring franchise, into that old space. And they have shifted Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension, the fifth film in the series (sixth if you count the spinoff Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones), away from its March 13 date, which it was never going to make. It will now open in time for Halloween.
Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension will reportedly follow a video game designer who moves his family from New York to Palo Alto, where they are greeted by the infamous Demon of the franchise. It is believed the sequel will be the first movie in the series to be released in 3D. While it was originally set to open this spring, »
'Friday the 13th' Reboot Moves to May 2016
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Paramount Pictures has shifted the date of its upcoming Friday the 13th reboot. Don't worry, it will still open, as intended, on Friday the 13th. Only now, we'll be getting it next summer instead of this winter, as the second attempt to remake the movie into a viable franchise leaves its original November 13th slot and slides into the more comfortable May 13, 2016 spot on the calendar.
Platinum Dunes producers Andrew Form and Bradley Fuller confirmed a little less than two weeks ago that the new Friday the 13th would hopefully shoot this year. The screenplay is still being worked on, but it has been confirmed a few times now that the story will definitely revolve around iconic camp slasher Jason Voorhes. No further details have been revealed at this time.
Here Are the New All-Female 'Ghostbusters'!
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Earlier today, it was confirmed that director Paul Feig has cast his Bridesmaids stars Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy in the highly-anticipated Ghostbusters reboot, along with Saturday Night Live breakout stars Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones. There have also been rumors of a primary male role that has yet to be cast, with Hitfix reporting that the filmmakers are eyeing Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage to play the villain, described as a mechanical genius, and original Ghostbusters star Bill Murray to play another pivotal character named Martin Heiss.
Not much is said about the villain, but Bill Murray's Martin Heiss is said to be similar to William Atherton's Walter Peck from the original, a "professional ghost debunker." After he sees some of the videos these new Ghostbusters post online, he becomes determined to prove that they're fake, and "ends up at odds with the team through the whole film. »
'Passengers' Lines Up 'Imitation Game' Director
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After being dropped by The Weinstein Company back in March, the sci-fi thriller Passengers has a new lease on life, with The Imitation Game director Morten Tyldum now circling the project. Sony picked up Passengers late last year, with the studio considering this sci-fi love story a major priority. Brian Kirk (Game of Thrones) was previously attached to direct when the project was at The Weinstein Company, which had originally been set for release on April 3, 2015.
Jon Spaihts (Prometheus, Doctor Strange) wrote the screenplay, which follows a colonist (Keanu Reeves) travelling with over 5,000 passengers on a century-long journey to a new world. The colonist's sleep chamber malfunctions, causing him to wake up 90 years before any of the other passengers. Faced with dying alone on this ship, he wakes up a female journalist, when they realize that they need to save everyone else on board. Rachel McAdams was initially set to »
'Wet Hot American Summer' Trailer Announces Netflix Cast
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Earlier this month, production got under way on Netflix's highly-anticipated Wet Hot American Summer TV series, and it was revealed that the entire ensemble cast from the original Wet Hot American Summer movie is returning. Today, Netflix has released the first trailer, which doesn't include much footage, but does confirm the cast members who are coming back, along with the new title Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp. The eight-episode series will debut on Netflix at some point this summer, but an exact release date was not confirmed.
The counselors confirmed to return are Elizabeth Banks, Michael Ian Black, Bradley Cooper, Judah Friedlander, Janeane Garofalo, Joe Lo Truglio, Ken Marino, Christopher Meloni, Marguerite Moreau, Zak Orth, Amy Poehler, David Hyde Pierce, Paul Rudd, Molly Shannon, and Michael Showalter. The series tells the story of the first day of Camp Firewood's famous summer season, now fourteen years after the film's debut. »
Over 30 'Spongebob Movie' Photos and N.E.R.D. Music Video
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In less than two weeks, SpongeBob SquarePants comes out of his pineapple under the sea to journey into our world in The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, which arrives 11 years after the hit animated show's first big screen adventure, The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie. Paramount Pictures has released 32 images from this live-action/CGI animation hybrid, which shows some of your favorite creatures in action, such as SpongeBob, Patrick Star, Mr. Krabs, Squidward Tentacles, Sandy Cheeks and Plankton, along with a new live-action character.
The plot follows SpongeBob and his friends as they finally surface on Earth, going on a journey to discover a stolen recipe, which puts them square in the path of a nefarious pirate known as Burger-Beard (Antonio Banderas). Clancy Brown (Mr. Krabs), Bill Fagerbakke (Mr. Star), Rodger Bumpass (Squidward Tentacles), Carolyn Lawrence (Sandy Cheeks) and Mr. Lawrence (Plankton) reprise their roles from the hit animated TV series, »
'Independence Day 2' Eyes Liam Hemsworth for Lead Role
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The Hunger Games star Liam Hemsworth has been offered a starring role in Independence Day 2, according to The Wrap. No details were given for the actor's character, but it has also been rumored that Michael B. Jordan has a role. Independence Day stars Jeff Goldblum and Randy Quaid may also return as David Levinson and Russell Casse, respectively, but their involvement has yet to be confirmed.
No story details have been released at this time, but Carter Blanchard (Glimmer) recently signed on to rewrite the original script by James Vanderbilt (White House Down). Will Smith will not be returning as Stephen Hiller, but, along with Jeff Goldblum and Randy Quaid, Bill Pullman is also expected to return as Thomas J. Whitmore. Roland Emmerich is set to direct, with the filmmaker also producing alongside Dean Devlin and Harald Kloser.
Production on Independence Day 2 is slated to begin this May, with 20th »
'Last of Us' Movie Will Have Big Changes from the Game
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Back in October, we reported that the video game adaptation The Last of Us is eyeing Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams as Ellie, with the actress revealing in December that she will likely star in the highly-anticipated project. We haven't heard anything about the project since then, but today we have an update from the video game's director Neil Druckmann, who is also writing the movie's screenplay adaptation. During an interview with Game Informer, the writer revealed that he just finished a second draft of the screenplay, hinting that there will be some big changes between the movie and the video game.
"(It's going) really well. Just finished a second draft, and we did a table read with a bunch of actors, and that's where we're at. It's pretty faithful to the game. There are some big changes, but the tone and what the story is trying to say, »
'Ghostbusters' Gets Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy
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The main Ghostbusters cast has been officially announced by director Paul Feig on his Twitter account. Ghostbusters will be led by his Bridesmaids co-stars Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy along with current Saturday Night Live cast mates Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon.
Paul Feig has revealed in previous interviews that this new version of Ghostbusters will be a complete reboot of the supernatural comedy. It will be a lot scarier than the original, and will not maintain any continuity with the 1984 classic or it's sequel. While Dr. Peter Venkman, Dr. Raymond Stantz, Dr. Egon Spengler and Winston Zeddmore do not exist in this world, cameos from Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson and Sigourney Weaver are not out of the question.
Disney Wants Chris Pratt as 'Indiana Jones'
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After starring in the blockbuster Guardians of the Galaxy last year with another potential hit in Jurassic World slated for release this year, Deadline reports that Disney is eyeing Chris Pratt to star in a new Indiana Jones reboot, with the actor taking over in the title role made famous by Harrison Ford. Nothing is set in stone yet, as talks are said to be in very early stages, but the actor is said to be the studio's favorite to take over the title role.
There have been plenty of Indiana Jones reboot rumors that have circulated throughout the past few years, with Bradley Cooper rumored to take over for Harrison Ford last year, although those reports were later debunked. A few months later, Robert Pattinson was said to be Disney's top choice, but we never heard anything about his involvement since then. Disney CEO Bob Iger revealed just a »
Robert Downey Jr. to Produce 'USS Indianapolis' Movie
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Robert Downey Jr. is teaming up with director Tate Taylor for an untitled project based on the true story of the U.S.S. Indianapolis sinking in 1945, which marks its 70th anniversary this year. The actor has been developing the project with Warner Bros. since August 2011, with Mike Jones writing the screenplay. The harrowing tale of the U.S.S. Indianapolis was famously told by Robert Shaw in the 1975 classic Jaws.
The U.S.S. Indianapolis was sunk by Japanese torpedoes in 1945, with the crew stranded in shark-infested waters for over five days. Of the over 900 crew members on board, only 300 survived the ordeal, battling starvation, hypothermia and some of the most dangerous shark attacks in history. The ship's captain. Charles McVay was court-martialed over the ship's secret mission to deliver the Hiroshima bomb. The plot will be set in the year 1996, following the separate true story of an 11-year-old boy named Hunter Scott, »
'Child 44' Trailer Starring Tom Hardy and Gary Oldman
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Don't be too disappointed that you won't see Tom Hardy in the DC Comics movie Suicide Squad. He has plenty of upcoming projects to get excited about, including the new crime thriller Child 44, which finds him on the hunt for an elusive killer. Summit Entertainment has released the first trailer for this taut drama, which is hitting theaters this April.
A politically-charged serial killer thriller set in 1953 Soviet Russia,Child 44 chronicles the crisis of conscience for secret police agent Leo Demidov (Tom Hardy), who loses status, power and home when he refuses to denounce his own wife, Raisa (Noomi Rapace), as a traitor. Exiled from Moscow to a grim provincial outpost, Leo and Raisa join forces with General Mikhail Nesterov (Gary Oldman) to track down a serial killer who preys on young boys. Their quest for justice threatens a system-wide cover-up enforced by Leo's psychopathic rival Vasili »
Common and John Legend Will Perform at the 'Oscars'
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Musical artists Common and John Legend will perform their Oscar-nominated song "Glory" at the 87th Oscars, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today. The Oscars, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, will air on Sunday, February 22, live on ABC. Here's what producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron had to say in a statement.
"Glory," written by John Stephens (a.k.a. John Legend) and Lonnie Lynn (a.k.a. Common ) for the film Selma, is nominated for Original Song. The four other nominated songs are "Everything Is Awesome" from The Lego Movie, "Grateful" from Beyond the Lights, "I'm Not Gonna Miss You" from Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me and "Lost Stars" from Begin Again.
Common won a »
Frank Grillo to Star in Supernatural Thriller 'Stephanie'
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Following his starring turn in last year's The Purge: Anarchy, Frank Grillo is teaming up with Blumhouse Productions once again for the thriller Stephanie, which will be directed by Akiva Goldsman. Universal Pictures is distributing with Blumhouse's Jason Blum producing alongside Chapter One's Matthew Kaplan (Jessabelle). Here's the official synopsis revealed by The Wrap.
"Abandoned by her parents in their remote home, Stephanie survives on peanut butter and conversations with her toy turtle, while a dark supernatural force looms in the background. When her mother and father return to claim her, the malevolent power spins out of control with Stephanie at the center."
Akiva Goldsman is directing from a screenplay by Ben Collins and Luke Piotrowski, which landed on the Blood List in 2012 as one of the top unproduced horror screenplays. Jason Blum and Matthew Kaplan will produce alongside Ellen Goldsmith-Vein and Adrienne Biddle, with Nate Matteson, Eric Robinson and »
'Rush Hour' TV Show Pilot Ordered by CBS
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CBS has ordered a pilot for the new TV series Rush Hour, based on the blockbuster movie franchise starring Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan. CBS issued a pilot commitment back in October, with the potential TV series now moving forward to produce the pilot episode. Bill Lawrence, who created Scrubs and Cougar Town, wrote the pilot script, which centers on an arrogant Los Angeles detective who teams up with a by-the-book Hong Kong cop after he is assigned to a case in L.A.
Bill Lawrence revealed earlier this month that the show will feature a new plot that is much different from the movie trilogy, but will feature the same kinds of characters. The actor who will take over the Lee character, originally played by Jackie Chan, will be a martial artist, but the series creator added that he may just find the right actor who doesn't have martial »
'Frozen' Duo Will Write 'Oscars' Opening Musical Number
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Frozen fans will want to tune into the Academy Awards early, as the Oscar-winning songwriting team behind 'Let It Go' are creating the opening musical number for this year's show. Oscar host Neil Patrick Harris and show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced this morning that Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez will write an original multimedia musical sequence entitled 'Moving Pictures', which Neil Patrick Harris will perform when the live telecast kicks off February 22 on ABC.
"On the heels of the international success of last year's Frozen and their Oscar for Let It Go, we couldn't be happier to have Kristen and Bobby Lopez write an incredibly special song for Neil Patrick Harris and special guests to perform this year on the Oscar stage. »
'Ted 2' Poster Unveiled; Trailer Coming This Thursday
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Yahoo Movies has debuted the first poster for Ted 2, along with news that the first trailer will debut Thursday, January 29. The trailer will debut on the new official website LegalizeTed.com. As you can see in the one-sheet below, the sequel is keeping true to the original comedy blockbuster Ted by giving us some crude humor right from the get-go.
Seth MacFarlane returns as writer, director and voice star of Ted 2, Universal and Media Rights Capital's follow-up to the highest-grossing original R-rated comedy of all time. Joined once again by star Mark Wahlberg and fellow Ted writers Alec Sulkin & Wellesley Wild, MacFarlane produces the live action/CG-animated comedy alongside Bluegrass Films' Scott Stuber, as well as John Jacobs and Jason Clark.
Sci-Fi Thriller 'Pandemic' Goes to Content Media
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Content Media announced today that it has acquired international sales rights to the boundary crashing sci-fi action/thriller Pandemic, starring Rachel Nichols (Star Trek, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, Continuum), Mekhi Phifer (The Divergent Series: Insurgent, Divergent, 8 Mile), Missi Pyle (The Artist, Gone Girl, Big Fish), Alfie Allen (John Wick, Atonement, Game of Thrones), DDanielle Rose Russell (A Walk Among the Tombstones), Paul Guilfoyle (L.A. Confidential, Air Force One, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation) and Pat Healy (Rescue Dawn, Magnolia).
Directed by John Suits (The Scribbler), Pandemic is an intense and unique film that features non-stop action from a first person shooter perspective (Fps), putting the audience in the middle of every fight whilst feeling in control of every punch thrown and shot fired. It's a new model of action thriller for the video game generation.
'Suicide Squad': Will Harley Quinn Keep Her Brooklyn Accent?
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Just one day after revealing how intimidating it is to take on a project like Suicide Squad, actress Margot Robbie shared even more details on the project. The actress first came into prominence in late 2013 with her role in the Best Picture nominee The Wolf of Wall Street, where she played Naomi Lapaglia, the mistress-turned-wife of Leonardo DiCaprio's Jordan Belfort. In Suicide Squad, Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn also has New York roots like her previous character, but in a new interview during the Sundance Film Festival, the actress hints that Harley Quinn's Brooklyn accent won't be as strong as Naomi's.
"None of those things have been set in stone at this point, but according to the comics, she's from New York and I think Brooklyn, so there may be a slight... I couldn't imagine it would be as strong as The Wolf of Wall Street accent. The »
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