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Jack Black says both ‘Jumanji’ films will connect through Robin Williams

19 June 2017 9:15 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

A new Jumanji film will debut in cinemas later this year, a film that will unite the likes of Jack Black, Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson and will reboot the series that started with the original Robin Williams adventure back in the 1990s. Well, we though that the first movie and this new one would not be connected, but it seems that they are, according to Jack Black.

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Black said, “We’re exploring this jungle and trying to conquer the game; it’s life or death, but while we’re there, we find clues left behind by (Robin Williams’ character Alan Parrish). He built up a full-blown jungle house, similar to a Swiss Family Robinson situation. It’s like he’s there helping us without actually being there.”

Black added:

“(In the original) you never got to see the inside world, but this »

- Paul Heath

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Season 2 of Cage & Goldblum: Roomies - "Con Air 2 Set Visit" (video)

12 June 2017 8:49 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

In the 2-part season finale of Cage & Goldblum: Roomies, JoBlo.com's Eric Walkuski pays a visit to the set of the Nicolas Cage-penned Con Air 2. Al Pacino and Jeff Goldblum quickly take over the set visit and interview such celebs as Steve Buscemi, Sean Connery, Gary Busey, and more! The team then head to the first test screening of the film and run into a very special surprise guest who agrees... Read More »

- Mike Sprague

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The Blob Remake Poster Rips Off Alien

8 June 2017 1:21 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

A new sales art poster for the upcoming The Blob remake has made its way online via Arclight Films, and it very reminiscent of another movie franchise. The Blob remake has been talked about for a very long time now, but it seems like we might be getting closer to the remake becoming a reality. Another production poster came out last week and it added Halle Berry to the Simon West (Con Air, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider) directed remake. What's curious about the poster from last week is that it does not have Samuel L. Jackson's name on it. Jackson has reportedly been attached to the project since 2015. Confusing matters even more is the new poster from Arclight Films that has West's name and Jackson's, but no mention of Berry.

The sales art poster is pretty sparse without much color, but one thing is clear: it looks exactly like »

- MovieWeb

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Antonio Banderas, Olga Kurylenko’s Actioner ‘Gun Shy’ Lands at Saban Films

8 June 2017 10:59 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Saban Films has acquired North American distribution rights to Simon West’s action movie “Gun Shy,” starring Antonio Banderas and Olga Kurylenko.

West directed the film — formerly titled “Salty” — from a script by Toby Davies and Mark Haskell Smith, adapted from Mark Haskell Smith’s novel “Salty.” West and Jib Polhemus produced under the Simon West Productions banner, alongside Harry Stourton.

Gun Shy” follows an aging mid-level rock star whose supermodel wife (Kurylenko) is suddenly kidnapped while they are vacationing in Chile. Accustomed to his superstar lifestyle and lacking basic life skills, he finds himself having to navigate the back alleys of Santiago and South American jungles in order to save his wife from the renegades.

When the film was announced in 2014, the story was set in Thailand with the wife being kidnapped by pirates while elephant trekking.

“‘Gun Shy’ is a supremely entertaining film,” said Saban FilmsBill Bromiley. »

- Dave McNary

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'Con Air': THR's 1997 Review

6 June 2017 9:21 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

On June 6, 1997, Buena Vista unveiled the R-rated Nicolas Cage actioner Con Air in theaters, where it would become a summer hit. The Hollywood Reporter's original review is below: 

A dirty dozen wad of cons hijack a prison transport plane in Con Air, a high-flying actioner fueled by equal parts schmaltz and high explosives that is likely to pack high-altitude grosses for Buena Vista among younger viewers and action fans. 

Starring Nicolas Cage and John Malkovich as respective white hat and black hat, Con Air carries a first-class load of hardened con players — Ving Rhames, Steve Buscemi, M.C. Gainey, Danny »

- THR Staff

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Muscles, mullets and Malkovich: has Con Air got even weirder with age?

6 June 2017 8:26 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

When Hollywood strapped Nicolas Cage, John Malkovich and a host of bad guys into a plane and crashed it on Vegas, what was the result? An action hit that was half prison flick, half rock video – and is, 20 years on, still dangerous

A ridiculous movie when it was released in June 1997, Nicolas Cage’s bumpy flight Con Air only seems more absurd 20 years later. The debut of UK director Simon West, it is a thundering action blowout so loud, haywire and sentimental that – in perhaps the ultimate backhanded compliment – it is often misidentified as a Michael Bay movie. Certainly it feels like a natural bridge between two of Bay’s pre-Transformers hits: 1996’s The Rock, where Cage first seemed to get a real taste for being an action star, and 1998’s Armageddon, another high-concept blockbuster hip to the benefits of recruiting an overqualified ensemble. All three movies bear the glossy, »

- Graeme Virtue

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Halle Berry Takes on The Blob Remake?

29 May 2017 12:54 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The Blob remake has been in development for a very long time and updates have been few and far between. However, it looks there may have been a somewhat quiet, interesting development on the movie. If a new production listing is accurate, it looks like Oscar-winner Halle Berry has been tapped to star in the long-gestating modern retelling of The Blob.

The news was uncovered by Bloody Disgusting, who discovered that the horror production company Swengroup updated a listing on their site for The Blob. According to the listing, Halle Berry is the sole star attached to be in the movie. There wasn't a lot of context provided in the listing, but her name was there, along with Simon West (Con Air, The Expendables 2), who is apparently still attached to direct. If this turns out to be true, it would be a pretty big deal.

Halle Berry may not »

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Tom Hardy to Star in ‘Venom,’ with Ruben Fleischer Set to Direct

19 May 2017 12:10 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Tom Hardy is set to star in Sony Pictures’ Spider-Man spinoff, “Venom.” According to The Hollywood Reporter, “Zombieland” director Ruben Fleischer is also in final negotiations to helm the film, which will center around one of Spider-Man’s antiheroes. Production is expected to start in the fall, and the film is slated to be released October 5, 2018.

Read More: J.C. Chandor’s ‘Triple Frontier’ Loses Tom Hardy, Channing Tatum and Paramount One Month Before Filming

The film is being produced by Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach along with Amy PascalScott Rosenberg (“Con Air,” “Gone in 60 Seconds”) and Jeff Pinkner (“The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” “The 5th Wave”) penned the script, as reported by the publication.

While plot details are being kept under wraps, Sony announced on Twitter that Hardy, whom sources told Variety is a huge Venom fan, will play Eddie Brock, the original Venom. Hardy has some previous experience »

- Yoselin Acevedo

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Tomb Raider: behind the scenes issues with the first film

15 May 2017 9:03 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Simon Brew May 22, 2017

The first Tomb Raider movie was made against the clock - and a contractual need to keep moving, and moving fast...

Next summer, the eternal battle to make a compelling, successful movie adaptation of a videogame continues, with a new take on Tomb Raider. This time, it’s Alicia Vikander who’ll be bringing Lara Croft to the big screen, in an origin story that has inevitable eyes on developing into a long-running movie franchise.

It’s the best part of 20 years since we were first down this particular road before, though, and in the intervening period, the Tomb Raider videogames have been rebooted to impressive effect. But there’s nothing that can quite match the cultural impact when Lara Croft first arrived on the scene.

The first Tomb Raider title was the right game at the right time. Sony’s PlayStation console – the original one – was booming, »

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Scary Staircase Crawl Featured in New Dead Awake Clip

9 May 2017 3:11 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Rendering its victims motionless, sleep paralysis is a seriously scary occurrence all on its own, but throw in a sinister supernatural entity such as the one in the new movie Dead Awake, and you really have a reason to add some more coffee grounds to your daily brew. Ahead of its May 12th release, Dead Awake is teased in an unsettling new clip featuring a staircase crawl that might remind you of The Exorcist or The Grudge.

"From the creator of the iconic Final Destination franchise comes the paralyzing thriller Dead Awake. Kate Bowman (Jocelin Donahue) is a straight-laced social worker who finds herself plunged into a world of supernatural terror while investigating a series of mysterious deaths. Each victim suffered from a chilling condition known as sleep paralysis, a nightmarish assault on the senses that immobilizes its victims as they dream. As a terrifying entity begins to haunt Kate’s friends and loved ones, »

- Derek Anderson

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Sleep Paralysis Strikes in the Bathtub in New Dead Awake Clip

5 May 2017 11:21 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Sleep paralysis can be scary on its own, but when you get it in the bathtub, it can also be lethal, as evidenced in a new clip from Dead Awake.

"From the creator of the iconic Final Destination franchise comes the paralyzing thriller Dead Awake. Kate Bowman (Jocelin Donahue) is a straight-laced social worker who finds herself plunged into a world of supernatural terror while investigating a series of mysterious deaths. Each victim suffered from a chilling condition known as sleep paralysis, a nightmarish assault on the senses that immobilizes its victims as they dream. As a terrifying entity begins to haunt Kate’s friends and loved ones, she must fight to stay awake to stop the nightmare she’s unleashed!"

Directed by Phillip Guzman from a screenplay by Jeffrey Reddick, Dead Awake stars Jocelin Donahue (The House Of The Devil), Lori Petty (Tank Girl, Point Break, Oitnb), Jesse Bradford (Bring It On, »

- Derek Anderson

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Danny Trejo Posts His "Lost" 'Star Wars' Audition Tape

4 May 2017 12:52 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Nailed it. 

Danny Trejo on Thursday got in on the fun of everyone else celebrating Star Wars Day by posting his "lost" Star Wars audition tape.

The actor has played a badass in numerous films, including Heat, Con Air, Desperado, From Dusk Till Dawn and Machete, among others, but it seems he was going for a softer role when he "auditioned" for A New Hope.

In the short clip, Trejo, wearing Princess Leia buns, delivers the classic line, "Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi. You're my only hope."

Almost as soon as the line is out, Trejo cracks up laughing.

Trejo, who has more »

- Ryan Parker

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New Dead Awake Clip Features “Fatal Sleep Insomnia”

27 April 2017 1:52 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Taking a page from the playbook of Springwood teens haunted by Freddy Krueger, a patient in a new clip from Dead Awake is avoiding sleep, but he's managed to avoid slumber for over a year, and the psychological toll it's taken is unsettling to say the least.

"From the creator of the iconic Final Destination franchise comes the paralyzing thriller Dead Awake. Kate Bowman (Jocelin Donahue) is a straight-laced social worker who finds herself plunged into a world of supernatural terror while investigating a series of mysterious deaths. Each victim suffered from a chilling condition known as sleep paralysis, a nightmarish assault on the senses that immobilizes its victims as they dream. As a terrifying entity begins to haunt Kate’s friends and loved ones, she must fight to stay awake to stop the nightmare she’s unleashed!"

Directed by Phillip Guzman from a screenplay by Jeffrey Reddick, Dead Awake »

- Derek Anderson

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The Most Disappointing Year in Movies

25 April 2017 10:02 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

In 1997, a film cynic was born.

Seeing Star Wars ruined should have been a sign that 1997 would be the worst year ever for blockbusters. George Lucas’s Special Editions, intended to “improve” the original trilogy but mostly doing the opposite, started arriving in January. By the time of the release of the new version of Return of the Jedi in March, my anticipation for anything ought to have been demolished. But I couldn’t have imagined that was only the beginning.

Actually, the first steps towards the end of an era were made in the early ’90s. That just wasn’t a great time for big movies compared to the prior decade. Some of my biggest letdowns of all time included Hudson Hawk in 1991 and Death Becomes Her in 1992. Jurassic Park wasn’t good enough for me, having read the book. Independence Day put me to sleep in the theater. Beloved »

- Christopher Campbell

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Consider With Reservations: The Stars of Quantity Over Quality Cinema

20 April 2017 12:51 PM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

The stars of yesterday now are making three films a year you never knew existed until they show up on Netflix.^ Real Movie ^

In my prior life as a script reader, I certainly read a lot of bad scripts, but at times, an even more common occurrence was a script that seemed to do a great many things right, but somehow fell just short of being something you wanted to champion as a movie. As draining as the terrible scripts were, there’s something pure about clear-cut bad. It takes little effort to explain why they’re unfit.

The real challenges were the scripts that had kind of a decent premise, kind of an okay twist or two, and a lead character who wasn’t bad so much as he or she was just… there. The raw materials are there for what Could be a script. They just happen to be assembled in the least compelling way »

- The Bitter Script Reader

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Edgar Wright Eyes ‘Grasshopper Jungle’ as Next Feature

14 April 2017 4:57 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

With Baby Driver arriving this summer — which looks to be a propulsive and highly entertaining ride — writer-director Edgar Wright is already moving forward with this next project. His attachment was first announced years ago, but according to The Hollywood Reporter, Wright has re-secured the rights (see what I did there?) to an adaptation of Grasshopper Jungle, a young adult novel that charts the coming-of-age and youthful love narrative amidst an apocalypse of unstoppable 6-foot grasshoppers hellbent on destroying humanity.

Now set up at New Regency instead of Sony Pictures, Wright is no stranger to beloved adaptations (Scott Pilgrim vs. the world), nor riotous action with a beating heart (Three Colours Trilogy, the aforementioned comic book adaptation, and seemingly, Baby Driver). What remains to be seen is if the material can be elevated above its target audience to hit cinema-goers as a whole, but let’s be honest, it’s Edgar Wright. »

- Mike Mazzanti

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Edgar Wright to adapt apocalyptic novel, Grasshopper Jungle

12 April 2017 4:17 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

David Crow Apr 13, 2017

Director Edgar Wright isn't slowing down after Baby Driver, as he lines up the apocalyptic Young Adult novel, Grasshopper Jungle...

It's five years since Edgar Wright's last film, which makes the imminent release of Baby Driver all the more exciting. Having already wowed crowds at SXSW, the picture appears to be a subversive take on the heist/crime genre, and indicates Wright may wish to continue deconstructing archetypes… including perhaps a Young Adult take on the end of the world in Grasshopper Jungle.

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Indeed, THR is reporting that a Wright helmed adaptation of Andrew Smith’s 2014 Ya book, Grasshopper Jungle, is entering final negotiations with New Regency, »

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The Tao of Nicolas Cage: The Cage Cage

7 April 2017 12:51 PM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Step inside a wonderful cage where all your wildest fantasies become reality.All the Cage.

Earlier this week the esteemed and never grumpy Christopher Campbell brought to my attention a brand-new Vr simulation called ‘The Cage Cage.’ At Cage my interest was piqued, but at double the Cage my full attention turned towards this new creation.

My first step was to visit TheCageCage.com and so that’s what I did. Upon my arrival I was greeted with a wonderful picture of Nicolas Cage and the following note: “This is a Vr simulation of what it’s like to be trapped in a cage and forced to watch Nic Cage movies.”

This is exactly as it sounds. ‘The Cage Cage’ places you in the center of a cage and you’re surrounded by a wall of Nicolas Cage clips.

As I tried to take this all in I was overwhelmed with a wave of emotions. Watching »

- Chris Coffel

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The Tao of Nicolas Cage: Nic Cage Appreciation Day

31 March 2017 7:52 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Isn’t it time we have a whole day dedicated to celebrating all that is Nicolas Cage?“I am not a demon. I am a lizard, a shark, a heat-seeking panther. I want to be Bob Denver on acid playing the accordion.”

The summer of 2017 marks a very special milestone for me, one that I’m going to safely assume many others out there share. This summer I will celebrate the 20 year anniversary of Nicolas Cage changing my life. I didn’t know it then, but in the summer of 1997 Cage wielded a mighty power, a power far greater than any I have experienced since. And that summer he made a profound impact.

To fully appreciate the situation we have to flashback to 1997, back when I was merely a stupid 11-year-old kid. At that point I was certainly aware of Nicolas Cage. I had seen him before and I’d venture to say I had watched a »

- Chris Coffel

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The Tao of Nicolas Cage: ‘Stolen’

24 March 2017 12:52 PM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Cage re-teams with Simon West. Do they create more magic?“I’m not the squirrel playing with his nuts here.”

This week I decided I wanted to check out a newer-ish Cage movie that I hadn’t yet seen. After sifting through the few Cage movies I’ve missed over the last fives years I finally landed on Stolen.

Stolen is a 2012 film that pairs Cage back up with director Simon West. You may recall that back in 1997 Cage starred in West’s directional debut, a masterpiece of a film called Con Air. These two getting back together is something I’m entirely on board with. Why it took me five years to finally get to Stolen I’ll never understand.

Cage stars as Will Montgomery, a notorious thief specializing in bank robberies. While he and his crew are in the middle of a heist that will net them $10 million, Will »

- Chris Coffel

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