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‘True Detective,’ ‘Girls’ Actors Join Kurt Russell Western ‘Bone Tomahawk’

29 September 2014 12:01 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

True Detective” actress Lili Simmons has landed the female lead in Caliber Media's ultraviolent Western “Bone Tomahawk,” which has also added genre veterans David Arquette and Sid Haig, as well as “Cold Case” star Kathryn Morris and “Girls” actor Evan Jonigkeit. S. Craig Zahler wrote and directed the film, which will star Kurt Russell, Patrick Wilson, Matthew Fox and Richard Jenkins. The ensemble cast also includes Sean Young (“Blade Runner”), Geno Segers (“Banshee”), Fred Melamed (“A Serious Man”), James Tolkan (“Top Gun”), Raw Leiba (“The Heat”), Jamie Hector (“The Wire”), Jamison Newlander (“The Lost Boys), Zahn McClarnon (“Longmire”), David Midthunder, »

- Jeff Sneider

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'22 Jump Street' End Credits Sequel Posters Released!

26 September 2014 4:05 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

During the end credits of this summer's blockbuster sequel 22 Jump Street, directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller gave fans an extra treat, with a slew of "posters" for possible sequels. These humorous sequel ideas went all the way up to 2121 Jump Street, which features Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum) in outer space, presumably in the year 2121.

Today, an enterprising Imgur user has tracked down all of these posters, which include sequels such as 23 Jump Street: Medical School, the Top Gun-esque 30 Jump Street: Flight Academy and 43 Jump Street: Mariachi School, along with an animated TV series, and images for video game and action figure tie-ins. Take a look at the gallery below, and let us know what your favorite sequel idea is.

We reported this month that Sony Pictures is moving forward with 23 Jump Street, hiring Rodney Rothman to work on the script. At the end of 22 Jump Street, »

- MovieWeb

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Val Kilmer cancels Zurich jury duty

23 September 2014 4:56 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Us actor was due to join the Zurich Film Festival jury this weekend

Val Kilmer has pulled out of jury duty at the Zurich Film Festival (Sept 25 - Oct 5) for “personal reasons”.

A statement from the festival said: “Unfortunately, the actor Val Kilmer is unable to attend the Zff.”

Kilmer, best known for roles in Heat, Batman Forever and Top Gun, was due to dit on the international feature film jury, presided over by Oscar-winning Danish director Susanne Bier.

Other members of the jury include Bosnian director Jasmila Žbanić, French producer Marie Masmonteil, and Us producer Donald De Line. »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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What I Watched, What You Watched #263

21 September 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Light week of movie watching this week as I'm celebrating my first wedding anniversary this weekend in Whistler, but I did end up seeing the new Liam Neeson movie A Walk Among the Tombstones and at home I saw Dumb and Dumber and watched half of Top Gun. Otherwise, I will have to get back into full swing this coming week as I really need to get back to my "Best Movies" columns and I've also got a lot of people that wrote in wanting to write for the site and some great candidates are bubbling to the top, possibly opening up the site to a few new voices in the coming days. With my week out of the way, let's hear from you. What did you watch this weekendc Any of you manage to see The Guest or The Dropc I chose Tombstones over The Maze Runner, the latter »

- Brad Brevet

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Watch Tiff Talk: 'Good Kill' Team Ethan Hawke & Andrew Niccol Explore Drone Warfare

17 September 2014 11:35 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Kiwi native Andrew Niccol, who launched his Hollywood career by writing "The Truman Show," is one of those maverick indies who writes the movies that interest him, from "Gattaca" and "Lord of War" to "In Time." And Ethan Hawke is eager to collaborate with the filmmaker, even when the global marketplace is resistant to thoughtful original movies like "Good Kill." Returning for his third go-round with Niccol, in this film Hawke stars as a former Top Gun who is benched in a Las Vegas military base trailer piloting drone aircraft. He goes home to his wife (January Jones) every night, but dropping bombs in Yemen and Afghanistan from 7,000 miles away is not his idea of how to fight a war--especially when the CIA gets involved. The movie, produced by Voltage Pictures ("The Hurt Locker"), played Venice and Toronto and is seeking a North American buyer; here are some early reviews. »

- Anne Thompson

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Ranked: Every Summer Movie Season Since 1980 - Part 2

14 September 2014 6:33 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

We’ve reviewed every summer movie season since 1980 to find out which are the best, and which are the worst. Last week we posted our picks for the worst, and here we post our picks for the best. 

2015 and 2016 may just be the most overthetop summer movie seasons yet. It seems like nearly every movie slated for a summer 2015 or 2016 release is heavily anticipated. Because of these impending summers of movie awesomeness, we’ve decided to take a look back at summer movie seasons of years past. The idea of the summer movie season is currently in full swing, but it didn’t catch on immediately. Hollywood had to do its fair share of experimenting to determine what types of films would be most successful. As a result, some summer movie seasons have been better than others. We’ve reviewed them all for you and ranked them from worst to best. »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (G.S. Perno)

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Tom Cruise is a Real Life Hero

14 September 2014 5:59 PM, PDT | icelebz.com | See recent iCelebz news »

It is not uncommon to turn on the television and find Tom Cruise performing some heroic feat in one of his well-known action movies like Top Gun or one of the Mission Impossible films. Most people don.t realize that Cruise had a hand in some real life action as well.

In May of 1995 Cruise found himself in a very troubling situation. He was driving along Wilshire Boulevard in Santa Monica on a rainy night when he witnessed 23-year-old aspiring actress Heloisa Vinhas being struck by a car. Vinhas was on her way home from her day job as a cashier and was heading to the bus stop when she was hit by an Acura Legend. The driver sped off, but Cruise immediately took action. He ordered someone to call for an ambulance and then he followed it all the way to UCLA medical center where Vinhas received treatment for »

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Tom Cruise is a Real Life Hero

14 September 2014 5:59 PM, PDT | icelebz.com | See recent iCelebz news »

It is not uncommon to turn on the television and find Tom Cruise performing some heroic feat in one of his well-known action movies like Top Gun or one of the Mission Impossible films. Most people don.t realize that Cruise had a hand in some real life action as well.

In May of 1995 Cruise found himself in a very troubling situation. He was driving along Wilshire Boulevard in Santa Monica on a rainy night when he witnessed 23-year-old aspiring actress Heloisa Vinhas being struck by a car. Vinhas was on her way home from her day job as a cashier and was heading to the bus stop when she was hit by an Acura Legend. The driver sped off, but Cruise immediately took action. He ordered someone to call for an ambulance and then he followed it all the way to UCLA medical center where Vinhas received treatment for »

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Top Gun 2 Moves Closer to Reality - But Who'll Be in It?

11 September 2014 11:10 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Feeling the need? The need for speed? Soon, you may get it. Top Gun 2 moved a little closer to takeoff this week, as Paramount and Skydance have found a writer for the long-awaited sequel to the 1986 classic starring Tom Cruise. Justin Marks, who wrote Disney's upcoming live-action version of The Jungle Book, is in negotiations to work on Top Gun 2, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Meanwhile, Cruise, 52, is set to reprise his role as Naval aviator Pete "Maverick" Mitchell in a plot that reportedly will emphasize the relevance of pilots in the modern age of drone warfare. In Paris in May, »

- Tim Nudd, @nudd

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Top Gun 2 Moves Closer to Reality - But Who'll Be in It?

11 September 2014 11:10 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Feeling the need? The need for speed? Soon, you may get it. Top Gun 2 moved a little closer to takeoff this week, as Paramount and Skydance have found a writer for the long-awaited sequel to the 1986 classic starring Tom Cruise. Justin Marks, who wrote Disney's upcoming live-action version of The Jungle Book, is in negotiations to work on Top Gun 2, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Meanwhile, Cruise, 52, is set to reprise his role as Naval aviator Pete "Maverick" Mitchell in a plot that reportedly will emphasize the relevance of pilots in the modern age of drone warfare. In Paris in May, »

- Tim Nudd, @nudd

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'Top Gun' Sequel With Tom Cruise In The Works

9 September 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

A sequel to 1980s hit Top Gun is reportedly headed for production with Tom Cruise potentially joining the cast.

'Top Gun' Sequel

The Top Gun sequel, which has long been rumored, could finally be getting off the ground. Producer Jerry Bruckheimer revealed back in March that he was hoping to get the project underway and that there was already a concept for the film in place. One thing holding production back at the time was Cruise’s availability.

“The concept is, basically, are the pilots obsolete because of drones? Cruise is going to show them that they’re not obsolete. They’re here to stay. It’s just getting to the starting place," Bruckheimer told The Huffington Post. Fortunately for Tom, he’s very busy, so you have to find a slot he can fit into and get a budget that Paramount feels they can make the picture. »

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Tom Cruise and ‘Top Gun 2' moving forward with 'Jungle Book' screenwriter

9 September 2014 4:45 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

(Cbr) Maverick is gearing back up for one more flight. A sequel to "Top Gun" is once again back on the flight deck, after an extended period of radio silence about the project’s development. Plans for "Top Gun 2" seemingly stalled following the 2012 death of original director Tony Scott. Now, buzz is building once again, with The Hollywood Reporter passing along word that Paramount Pictures and Skydance has hired "The Jungle Book" scribe Justin Marks to rewrite the script. Details on "Top Gun 2" are under wraps, although it’s expected that Tom Cruise will reprise his role as hotshot pilot Maverick. Cruise certainly seemed game to make the movie as recently as 2011, saying in an interview, “If we can find a story that we all want to do, we all want to make a film that is in the same kind of tone as the other one and »

- Josh Wigler, Comic Book Resources

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Good Kill Capsule Review [Tiff 2014]

9 September 2014 11:00 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Editor’S Note: This is a capsule review. The full review will be released once the film hits theatres.

Made twenty years ago, Good Kill, a drama about military unmanned aerial vehicles from writer-director Andrew Niccol, could have made for an intriguing piece of science fiction. In 2014 though, Niccol’s not so much late to the party in making such a film, as he is the wrong man to host it.

Good Kill stars Ethan Hawke as Major Thomas Egan, a veteran of six tours in a fighter jet struggling with his reassignment to drone piloting. The film follows Egan as he’s forced to pilot missions that stretch rules of engagement that were already wearing him down. As director, Niccol does some of the best work of his career: cutting between a drone’s pixelated perspective and those of the pilots half a world away, the cold remove that »

- Sam Woolf

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Crank Up the Kenny Loggins: 'Top Gun 2' Has a New Writer

9 September 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

It's been decades in the making, but "Top Gun 2" may be inching closer to actually happening, with the project currently courting a new screenwriter.

The Hollywood Reporter writes that Justin Marks -- who penned the screenplay for Disney's upcoming adaptation of "The Jungle Book," directed by Jon Favreau -- is hammering out negotiations to rewrite the script to the long-gestating sequel, set to be produced by Jerry Bruckheimer. Bruckheimer recently switched over his producing loyalties from Disney to Paramount, which is making the follow-up to the 1986 Tom Cruise flick.

The last time the "Top Gun" sequel script got an overhaul was in 2012, when "The Town" scribe Peter Craig took a crack at it. But that iteration faltered, held up in part by the suicide that year of director Tony Scott, who helmed the original and was set to take the reins on the follow-up, too.

It seems that this time, »

- Katie Roberts

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The Jungle Book’s Justin Marks May Pen Top Gun 2 Script

9 September 2014 8:46 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

We’ve been talking about a Top Gun sequel for years and years now, but it looks as though we might actually have some legitimate movement on the project courtesy of Jerry Bruckheimer’s move from Disney to Paramount.  It’s being reporting that Top Gun 2 may have just found a screenwriter, The Jungle Book scribe, Justin Marks. Apparently Tom Cruise will return as Maverick and take part in a storyline that highlights the relevance of old fashioned pilots in a war environment loaded with high-tech drones.  Hit the jump for more on the plans for Top Gun 2. According to THR, Marks isn’t locked yet, but he is currently in negotiations to pen the script.  We’ve also got Skydance’s David Ellison on board to produce with Dana Goldberg stepping in as an executive producer.  Peter Craig wrote a draft of the script a couple of years ago, »

- Perri Nemiroff

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Top Gun 2 gets a new writer

9 September 2014 8:44 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Despite the passing of original director Tony Scott, it seems that producer Jerry Bruckheimer and star Tom Cruise aren’t giving up on their plans for a sequel to Top Gun, with The Hollywood Reporter revealing that screenwriter Justin Marks is in talks to work on the script for Top Gun 2.

Should they reach a deal, Marks – whose credits include Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li and the upcoming The Jungle Book, Shadow of the Colossus and Fbp: Federal Bureau of Physics – will develop the screenplay originally written by Peter Craig (The Town).

Little is known about the plans for Top Gun 2, although Cruise will be back as Maverick “in a story that aims to show the relevance of good old fashioned pilots in today’s high-tech, drone-centric war environment.”

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- Gary Collinson

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'Top Gun 2' Gets A New Lease Of Life With 'Street Fighter' Writer

9 September 2014 8:40 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

I feel the need, the need to open my copy of Final Draft: a potential sequel to "Top Gun" has been gestating for awhile, with the project officially going into development a few years ago, with Peter Craig ("The Town") penning a script, and original director Tony Scott and star Tom Cruise said to be returning. But the project ground to a halt two years ago when Scott passed away, and little's been heard since. But it looks like something's happening: The Hollywood Reporter reveals that the Skydance and Jerry Bruckheimer have hired a new writer for the project, one Justin Marks. The scribe has been around for awhile, though his only produced feature so far is the rather ignominious "Street Fighter: The Legend Of Chun-Li." But he's clearly hot right now, with his screenplay for "Disney's The Jungle Book" going before cameras shortly with Jon Favreau directing. Will he »

- Oliver Lyttelton

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‘Top Gun 2′ Moving Forward with ‘Jungle Book’ Screenwriter

9 September 2014 6:58 AM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

Top Gun 2 began to take steps away from being one of those belated sequels that’s often discussed yet never actually happens a few years back, but that was before the death of director Tony Scott led to the project being (temporarily) scrapped. Earlier this year, however, producer Jerry Bruckheimer once again started talking up the Top Gun sequel again, not that long after he had set up base camp (read: a first-look deal) with Paramount Pictures intend of Walt Disney Pictures.

THR is reporting that screenwriter Justin Marks is now in negotiations to put together a fresh Top Gun 2 script draft for Paramount, Bruckheimer, and the other producers on the project. Marks, if he signs ...

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- Sandy Schaefer

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Tom Cruise's Top Gun Sequel Hires a Writer

9 September 2014 5:02 AM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

When Tony Scott was alive, his "Top Gun" sequel seemed like a top priority not only for him, but also for Paramount Pictures. But then he committed suicide, leaving a project that everyone loves without a director and without a leader. Paramount Pictures, Tom Cruise, and producer Jerry Bruckheimer refused to simply drop the sequel. And now comes word that things are back on track with Justin Marks (The Jungle Book) in negotiations to re-write the script for "Top Gun 2." Cruise is already set to return as pilot Maverick in a story that aims to show the relevance of real pilots in today's high-tech, drone-centric war environment. »

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Top Gun sequel hires Jungle Book reboot writer Justin Marks

9 September 2014 4:13 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The upcoming Top Gun sequel is to be written by Justin Marks, it has been announced.

Marks is behind the upcoming Disney live-action reboot of The Jungle Book, and has previously worked with Jerry Bruckheimer on War Dogs.

Bruckheimer is producing the Top Gun sequel, which will star Tom Cruise as his classic character Maverick.

The Town's Peter Craig wrote the previous draft of the project, but development stalled after director Tony Scott died in 2012.

Paramount and Skydance have stated that the sequel will "show the relevance of good old fashioned pilots in today's high-tech, drone-centric war environment".

Watch the trailer for the original 1986 film below: »

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