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Last week, Jerry Bruckheimer was busy talking about sequels to Beverly Hills Cop, Top Gun and Pirates of the Caribbean. This week, he tackles some of his other projects, most notably the Bad Boys sequel he keeps teasing us with, as well as another National Treasure movie. Bruckheimer assures Collider that both films are going to happen. The hold up with Bad Boys 3 appears to be one of scheduling. “It’s so funny because we’ll get Sony real excited to make the movie, and then Will [Smith] is off doing two movies. And then, Will will come back and be real excited about it, and Sony will say, ‘Well, maybe it’s not the time for this.’ And then, Ride Along came out and was a big hit, and now they’re all excited to make the movie, but...
- Mike Bracken
So let’s say you’re a major global superpower, and you just got your first aircraft carrier. What do you do next?
If you’re China, you commission a six-minute sizzle reel showing off your totally sweet ship, set to pop music, with lots of sun-dappled cinematography of badass planes and the ripped pilots who fly them. Thus: “Leading the Dream,” a video which cuts between naval maneuvers and pop-music interludes featuring Tibetan singer Rong Zhong Er Jia.
According to the New York Times, “Leading the Dream” was watched more than two million times within 24 hours of its release, »
- Darren Franich
Move over, Top Gun -- make way for the J-15 fighter pilots swooping off the deck of the gleaming Liaoning aircraft carrier as Tibetan singer Rong Zhong Er Jia belts out the specially commissioned song "Lead the Dream." The high production values, scenes of handsome sailors running on the beach and exciting footage from the cockpit of the J-15 have struck a chord in China -- the video has scored more than four million hits online. Photos: Johnny Depp's First Trip to China And the lyrics are guaranteed to lift the heart of the Chinese patriot, full of references to
- Clifford Coonan
Bloomberg got a chance to sit down with Jerry Bruckheimer and asked the producer about three project he has in development - another Beverly Hills Cop sequel, the Top Gun sequel, and the fifth "Pirates" film, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales . Bruckheimer says Brett Ratner would direct Eddie Murphy in the new Beverly Hills Cop . "We're in the process of getting the script finished. Paramount is very excited about making it, Eddie is very excited, Brett Ratner is excited about doing it, so I think we're moving forward. Hopefully we'll start end of summer, beginning of fall and get rolling on it. We're going to take Eddie back to Detroit - he's going to be in Beverly Hills and we take him to Detroit. So we're going to have some fun with him, he's »
“Two Navy fighter pilots fall in love in the ‘Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’ era.” Seems like the new movie from Lionsgate took its inspiration from of Top Gun and Brokeback Mountain, but actually the film is based on a 1992 Off-Broadway play of the same name. The new film is co-written by Dmw Greer, who wrote the original play. The cast includes Trent Ford (Gosford Park), Morgan Spector (Boardwalk Empire), Rob Mayes (The Client List) and Tammy Blanchard (Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows).
Burning Blue will be released in select theaters and on VOD June 6th. For more information visit burningbluefilm.com
- Aaron Landry
In the past few years, time loop movies have been making a slight comeback in mainstream Hollywood. The genre is one rarely ventured into, with good reason, but the quality we’ve seen recently has been spectacular. So with baited breath, and fingers cross, I am wholeheartedly looking forward to Doug Liman’s Edge of Tomorrow this summer.
Blunt has been rising through the ranks over the years, making huge strides across a slew of genres with movies like The Adjustment Bureau, Your Sister’s Sister, and Looper, not to mention Disney’s upcoming Into the Woods. She traverses independent and blockbuster movies like few are capable of, and seeing her return to blockbuster territory here is what’s got »
- Kenji Lloyd
Last summer British Airways hosted their wonderful Silent Picturehouse, so we’re very eager and excited to share their new partnership that starts next month, with the excellent Rooftop Film Club that will bring a summer of movies to Londoners. The pop-up film event takes place across exclusive rooftop venues – the Bussey Building in Peckham Rye and the Queen of Hoxton in Shoreditch, from May 1st until September 30th this year.
Movie-lovers can watch films under the stars in open-air venues, with the luxury of comfy chairs, blankets and wireless headsets to recreate the in-flight experience.
There are over 170 films to choose from throughout the summer, including new releases such as Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues to classics such as The Graduate. Other favourites include; Top Gun, Reservoir Dogs, Labyrinth, Casablanca and The Lego Movie among many others.
Rooftop Film Club founder Gerry Cottle, said:
“The Rooftop Film Club in »
- Dan Bullock
After years of speculation and development, we reported in December that the long-awaited sequel Top Gun 2 is finally moving forward at Paramount, following producer Jerry Bruckheimer signing a new first-look deal with the studio after his 20-year partnership with Disney came to an end. In a new interview with Bloomberg, the producer was asked if Tom Cruise's Pete "Maverick" Mitchell will be squaring off against drone technology in this sequel, revealing that he wants to showcase both traditional and drone pilots.
"Technology has changed, obviously, since we made the first one. So I think we're going to take advantage of what the world is like today with the drones really taking over in a lot of our wars. Is the pilot obsolete? Are those guys, those jet jockeys, are they gone from now? No I don't think so...because you still have to make quick decisions. We're hopefully going to highlight both worlds. »
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- Maggie Pehanick
Maverick has a problem: Too. Much. Awesome.
Maverick isn’t just a pilot. He’s the best pilot there ever was or ever will be. He’s not the best of the best: He’s the best of the best…of the best. But his superiors can’t handle Maverick. He flies the way he wants to fly — awesomely. His superiors try to teach him the value of teamwork or whatever. The super-hot lady instructor with the boy’s name tries to heal him using totally sweet neon-lighted lovemaking, and also by getting him to deal with his emotionally distant father. »
- Darren Franich
Sequels to famous 1980s titles like The Goonies, Beetlejuice, and Top Gun have been rumored many times over the years since the original films released by now, yet of late Hollywood’s fixation on nostalgia for that decade has signaled that one or more of these belated followups may, at long last, actually get made. Case in point: just a week ago, reports emerged that Warner Bros. is currently fast-tracking Goonies 2, while a couple months back Michael Keaton confirmed that he and director Tim Burton have seriously discussed making a second movie featuring “The Ghost with the Most.”
For a while, Top Gun 2 looked like it would be the ...
- Sandy Schaefer
Jerry Bruckheimer is taking one of his biggest hits out of the hanger and adding a modern twist to make it relevant to 21 century moviegoers. Plans for a sequel to “Top Gun” will have Tom Cruise grappling with a new kind of aerial warfare, one that is more reliant on drones, the veteran producer said during an interview this week with Bloomberg TV's Jon Erlichman. “Technology has changed, obviously, since we made the first one,” Bruckheimer said. “So I think we're going to take advantage of what the world is like today with the drones really taking over in a lot. »
- Brent Lang
I am a child of the ’80s. My first concert was Duran Duran. Top Gun made me gay. I wear an off-the-shoulder Forenza sweater at all times, as a base layer. As such, the idea of an American Idol ’80s night scares the parachute pants off me. Eighties throwbacks tend to misunderstand the decade; it always gets re-imagined as a nonstop parade of peppy synths and kicky topknots, when the reality was much more complex. And American Idol never met a theme it couldn’t get utterly wrong. From the start, I’m dreading the Day-Glo. Well! I should not have underestimated the season 13 top eight’s ability to suck the joy right out of everything. Tonight, they give us the ’80s by way of the dreariest of the mope-rock ’90s and the coffeehouse aughts. Ugh. The show begins with an endless montage of the top eight reacting to last »
- Dave Holmes
News Simon Brew 7 Apr 2014 - 06:16
Director Richard Donner is no stranger to sequels. Nominally the director of Superman II (having helmed the first at the same time, only to ultimately get booted off the second), he's done four Lethal Weapon movies across his career too. But one film that seemed ring-fenced, protected from the risks of sequel-land, was The Goonies.
Turns out, The Goonies 2 is on the way. And Donner himself is very much involved. It joins the likes of Beetlejuice, Top Gun and Ghostbusters in having a (very) belated sequel in the works. We fear that Gremlins 3 may well be getting closer at this rate (the only recent update on that has been one line in an Ain't It Cool News report, so at least for the minute we're safe).
As for The Goonies 2, news of »
Famed mega-producer Jerry Bruckheimer recently stopped by HuffPost Live to talk about the proposed concept for Top Gun 2. "The concept is, basically, are the pilots obsolete because of drones? [Tom] Cruise is going to show them that they're not obsolete. They're here to stay," Bruckheimer said. "It's just getting to the starting place. 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." When you get right down to it, in a decade that was largely defined by popcorn entertainment, a case can be made that Top Gun was the best popcorn movie of them all. It featured an up-and-coming Tom Cruise in what would become the movie that officially skyrocketed his superstardom, it put mega-producers Jerry Bruckheimer and Don Simpson (no relation to Smells Like Screen Spirit's Managing Editor) on the map, »
- Matthew McKibben
Cruise will return as Pete 'Maverick' Mitchell, an old-school pilot fighting to prove humans are not obsolete in age of machines
Bruckheimer said Top Gun 2 would update the world of aviation to reflect modern realities, with Cruise positioned as an old-school pilot fighting to prove that man will always triumph over machine. »
- Ben Child
Before the death of director Tony Scott back in 2012, it finally seemed that the long-rumoured sequel to the 1986 blockbuster Top Gun was finally starting to move forward, with leading man Tom Cruise all set to reprise his role as ace pilot Maverick. Last year, Jerry Bruckheimer suggested that development on Top Gun 2 would continue despite Scott's passing, and now the producer has suggested the sequel is "getting closer and closer", as well as opening up a little about his plans for the plot.
"We've been trying to get that movie made for 30 years, and I think we're getting closer and closer," Bruckheimer tells The Huffington Post. "Don [Simpson] and I tried to develop something, we didn't succeed. [Tom] Cruise took over, and he tried to develop something, and he didn't succeed. Now we're back at it. The concept is, basically, are the pilots obsolete because of drones. Cruise is going to »
- Gary Collinson
Despite the passing of Tony Scott in 2012, Top Gun 2 somehow remains a priority for producer Jerry Bruckheimer. The follow-up to the 1986 air-fighting drama was a touchstone of the era, which is to say that it.s dated and no one is really expecting or looking for a follow-up. But the film did launch Tom Cruise (Legend) into the stratosphere, and Bruckheimer is looking to get the plane back in the air, perhaps as an honor to Scott, who directed the original. And now, the new Top Gun has a hook. Speaking with The Huffington Post as he promoted his new book When Lightning Strikes: Four Decades Of Filmmaking (that absolutely sounds like a Bruckheimer memoir), he claimed that they.ve cracked this elusive code. "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 »
Producer Jerry Bruckheimer is bound and determined to bring "Top Gun 2" to life, and he won't rest until we're all back in the danger zone with Tom Cruise. Bruckheimer was on HuffPost Live to discuss his bio, "Jerry Bruckheimer: When Lightning Strikes, Four Decades of Filmmaking," and naturally the conversation turned to his nearly 30-year war of attrition to make a sequel about hot-to-trot Navy pilots.
Of course, technology -- and the way we wage war -- has changed a whole lot since Iceman and Goose and Maverick were flashing their toothy smiles, so the real question was how to update it for the 21st century.
"Don [Simpson] and I tried to develop something, we didn't succeed. [Tom] Cruise took over, and he tried to develop something, and he didn't succeed. Now we're back at it. Tony Scott finally found a way in to do this, and we were on »
- Jenni Miller
Box Office Based on the Bible or not, Noah was a big draw for moviegoers this past weekend, dominating the box office with a $43.7 million debut, the fourth highest of 2014. The movie was not only a coup for Paramount, but for title star Russell Crowe and director Darren Aronofsky: Noah is the highest opening ever for a Crowe-led movie and it earned more than Aronofsky's first movie movies put together!
Divergent took second, adding $25.6 million to its total, which nears the $100 million mark. Divergent actually had more staying power than similar Ya movies, dropping 53% in week two versus, e.g., The Hunger Games, which dropped 62% in its second week in theaters. Muppets Most Wanted took third with $11.3 million, while Mr. Peabody & Sherman came in fourth with $9 million. Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which opens this week in the States, opened internationally to an impressive $75.2 million.
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- BJSprecher Sprecher
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