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Page 2: Harry Potter, Kill Bill, Galaxy Quest, Sharknado 2, Star Wars, Ghostbusters, Doctor Who, Big Hero 6

9 hours ago | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Page 2 is a compilation of stories and news tidbits, which for whatever reason, didn’t make the front page of /Film. After the jump we’ve included 36 different items, fun images, videos, casting tidbits, articles of interest and more. It’s like a mystery grab bag of movie web related goodness. Header Photo: All New Harry Potter […]

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Galaxy Quest 2 May Actually Happen, Here's Why

10 hours ago | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Star Trek had a rousing revival thanks to J.J. Abrams' reboot back in 2009, so why not a resurrection of its quirky but beloved parody, Galaxy Quest? It turns out a sequel script may exist. Over at MTV, Jordan Hoffman did a comprehensive oral history of the creation, release and legacy of Galaxy Quest, the sci-fi comedy released back in 1999 that has since garnered a large cult following. The piece is a long read, but a totally worthwhile one. And if you can recite Alan Rickman's vengeance vow, then it's an absolute must-read. But for now, we'd like to focus on the very end of this extraordinary piece, and the enticing possibility of Galaxy Quest 2. Galaxy Quest was an oddity when it was first made and released, as it was barely interfered with by the studio, but not well understood by them either. This led to a marketing/release »

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Could Galaxy Quest Finally Get A Sequel?

10 hours ago | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Star Trek had a rousing revival thanks to J.J. Abrams' reboot back in 2009, so why not a resurrection of its quirky but beloved parody, Galaxy Quest? It turns out a sequel script may exist. Over at MTV, Jordan Hoffman did a comprehensive oral history of the creation, release and legacy of Galaxy Quest, the sci-fi comedy released back in 1999 that has since garnered a large cult following. The piece is a long read, but a totally worthwhile one. And if you can recite Alan Rickman's vengeance vow, then it's an absolute must-read. But for now, we'd like to focus on the very end of this extraordinary piece, and the enticing possibility of Galaxy Quest 2. Galaxy Quest was an oddity when it was first made and released, as it was barely interfered with by the studio, but not well understood by them either. This led to a marketing/release »

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Tim Allen confirms a Galaxy Quest sequel was written

30 July 2014 11:10 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Can we get a Galaxy Quest 2? Probably not. But there's a script written, and the cast are keen...

It's now 15 years since the release of the quite wonderful Galaxy Quest, the film that brought together Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Sam Rockwell and Justin Long. Voted at one stage one of the best Star Trek movies by Star Trek fans, Galaxy Quest continues to enjoy a deserved following. And MTV has put together a really interesting look back at the film, bringing together the people involved.

There are one or two interesting nuggets to be found in it too. We didn't know that Harold Ramis was originally set to direct the film for instance, with Alec Baldwin his preferred lead (Kevin Kline and Steve Martin were also approached). Ramis would duck out in the end, and admit that he called it incorrectly. Dean Parisot came in to direct.

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See Mythbuster Adam Savage's Ridiculously Elaborate 'Hellboy' Obsession

25 July 2014 12:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Mythbusters host Adam Savage is a notorious movie fan. Not only do they regularly pick apart the reality of great movie moments on the show, but Savage - a former effects designer who did work on movies like Galaxy Quest and the Star Wars prequels - also spends his downtime building replicas of some of his favorite movie props (like Deckard's gun from Blade Runner).  Savage is also a regular Comic-Con attendee, and for this year's event he has seemingly outdone himself with an absurdly detailed replica of the Mecha-Glove from Hellboy. First, you're probably saying, "I don't even know what the Mecha-Glove from Hellboy is," and that's a totally fair point because the device isn't as iconic as, say, the red demon baby it summons. It's the...

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Sony Makes First-Look Deal with Elizabeth Cantillon, Veteran of Bond Films

23 July 2014 2:23 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Sony Pictures Entertainment has given a first-look producing deal to Elizabeth Cantillon, who has overseen the last three James Bond movies for the studio.

Cantillion, who has been exec VP of production, will continue to be responsible for “Goosebumps,” scheduled for release on Aug. 7, 2015, and Bond 24, set for Nov. 6, 2015.

Her first project as a producer will be joining the production team for the untitled Ridley Scott drama based on “Game Brain” with Peter Landesman to write and direct the film about the prevalence of concussions among football players. Cantillon will also join the producing teams for the film adaptation of Playstation’s “Gran Turismo” and “A Reliable Wife,” an adaptation of Robert Goolrick’s romantic thriller.

Cantillon joined Columbia Pictures in 2005. Besides the Bond films “Skyfall,” “Quantum of Solace” and “Casino Royale,” she also oversaw “The Social Network,” “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” “Captain Phillips” and “The Monuments Men. »

- Dave McNary

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The Nostalgia Files: ‘Galaxy Quest’ (1999)

19 July 2014 1:59 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Galaxy Quest

Written by David Howard and Robert Gordon

Directed by Dean Parisot

USA, 1999

“Never give up. Never surrender.” Truer words have never been spoken. In 1999, the science fiction genre was shaken up a bit by a movie so smart and so funny that no other film has managed to duplicate its greatness ever since. That film is Galaxy Quest, a hilarious satire of all things sci-fi, most specifically the Star Trek franchise. Galaxy Quest isn’t simply a parody of Star Trek, though. It’s a parody of a show within a movie that bears an extraordinary resemblance to Star Trek, and this goofy send-up is the perfect recipe for intelligent humor, dazzling special effects, and pure movie magic.

The film follows a group of semi-washed up actors who starred in Galaxy Quest, a Trek-esque TV show from the early 1980s.Led by Jason Nesmith (Tim Allen), this band »

- Randall Unger

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John Ostrander: Old Star Trek Tech

13 July 2014 5:00 AM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

I’m a Star Trek fan. Not a rabid fan, but a fan. I‘ve at least sampled all the shows and some I liked better than others. I’ve seen all the films and some I really liked; the first Trek film – not so much. I even enjoyed the two most recent films although I have a nephew who may disown me for saying so.

I’m not a big tech sort of guy (just ask ComicMix’s own Glenn Hauman) but I do have a major tech gripe with the series. The original communicators very much influenced the design of cel phones – mine still flips open, thank you very much, and I don’t know how many times I’ve asked Scotty to beam me out of some situations. Unfortunately, all the communicators are good for is audio. No video. Star Trek is set in our future. My antiquated Trekfone can take pictures. »

- John Ostrander

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Guardians of the Galaxy international trailer analysis

18 June 2014 4:10 PM, PDT | Shadowlocked | See recent Shadowlocked news »

The second international trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy has arrived, and it's far more traditionally epic than the earlier, more offbeat, comedic trailers. This is arguably a great move. For one thing, epic tales of heroes saving the world never get old.

For another thing, the film's quirky sense of humour runs the risk of undercutting the superhero narrative, with earlier trailers emphasising just how ill-suited these characters are to being heroes, both pragmatically and morally.

The pragmatic considerations allow for humour, with the tension between expectations and reality. Previous sci-fi films, such as the Star Trek spoof Galaxy Quest and Joss Whedon's multi-genre Firefly continuation Serenity, have pulled this off successfully. However, going by previous trailers, Guardians of the Galaxy is aiming for an unusual balance of humour, and it remains to be seen whether this will work across the entire film. Thus, this trailer smartly tones »

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‘Avatar’ Sequels: Sigourney Weaver Confirmed to Play ‘Different’ Character

10 June 2014 6:42 AM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

That Sigourney Weaver is going to be playing a role in James Cameron’s upcoming Avatar trilogy despite her character Dr. Grace Augustine having died in the first installment, has been common knowledge for some time now; Weaver apparently knew about Cameron’s plans to shoot three more Avatar films before even franchise producer Jon Landua did. (Or, before the latter was willing to publicly admit that this is, in fact, Cameron’s extra-ambitious plan, anyway.)

Regardless, we now have official confirmation that the Oscar-nominated star – a geek icon for her roles in the Alien and Ghostbusters franchises as well as such films as Galaxy Quest – is among the cast members set for the forthcoming Avatar movies.

In the first installment of Cameron’s sci-fi saga, ...

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- Sandy Schaefer

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Johnny Depp may Play Houdini in Action-Packed Spy Thriller

30 May 2014 6:30 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Johnny Depp is currently in negotiations to play the legendary magician Harry Houdini in Lionsgate's The Secret Life of Houdini. The movie is set to be directed by Dean Parisot, who has developed films such Red 2 and Galaxy Quest. He's a solid director, and this should make for a great film project for him.

Depp has had a rough go at the box office recently with The Lone Ranger and Transcendence. Neither of those films were very good either. Depp will soon be back on top with with Pirates of the Caribbean 5 and the sequel to Alice in Wonderland, both of which are sure to blow up at the box office. He's currently shooting the crime drama Black Mass. He's a crazy talented actor and I think it would be cool to see him take on the role of Houdini. If the negotiations go over well, I think he'll be great in the part. »

- Joey Paur

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Will Johnny Depp Make Magic as Harry Houdini?

28 May 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Johnny Depp is known for disappearing into his roles, but this might take the cake.

Depp is in negotiations to star in an adaptation of a Harry Houdini biography that focuses on the performer's real-life adventures. "The Secret Life of Houdini: The Making of America's First Superhero" will be based on the book by William Kalush and Larry Sloman, which chronicles Houdini's humble beginnings, awesome feats, and his secret life as a spy.

That's right. Houdini was a spy. He was also buddies with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle until Houdini ticked off Doyle and the Spiritualists by debunking some of their tricks. The movie is described as "in the vein of 'Indiana Jones,'" so it's entirely possible that this will become more of an action/adventure story. Which would be too bad, as the real story about the son of a rabbi who becomes the most famous magician in »

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Johnny Depp to produce and star in The Secret Life Of Harry Houdini

27 May 2014 11:09 PM, PDT | TotalFilm | See recent TotalFilm news »

Johnny Depp has signed on to play illusionist Harry Houdini in The Secret Life Of Harry Houdini. Based on the same-named book by William Kalush and Larry Sloman, the film will be helmed by Galaxy Quest director Dean Parisot. The novel is described as a “groundbreaking biography”, with the authors attempting to expose the man behind the myth – and explain just why he became such a daredevil. Rather than a straight-forward biopic, Lionsgate apparently envisions the film to be an action thriller in the Indiana Jones mould. ...

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Johnny Depp to Become the Secret Spy Version of Magician 'Houdini'

27 May 2014 3:39 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

After directors like Gary Ross and Joe Wright flirted with bringing famed musician Harry Houdini to the big screen with an adaptation of The Secret Life of Houdini: The Making of America's First Superhero, last summer we learned that Red 2 and Galaxy Quest director Dean Parisot would be at the helm of the film for Lionsgate and Summit. Now we might have a star for the film as THR has learned that Johnny Depp is currently in talks to take the role which doesn't just focus on Harry Houdini, the legendary master illusionist, and his career as a magician, but also dives into the secret life of the renaissance man. More than likely the title will be shortened, but the premise revolves around Harry Houdini, the world-renowned escape artist, and his involvement with helping the Secret Service, local police organizations, and even whispers of him being a British spy. The »

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Johnny Depp To Star In Long Developing 'The Secret Life Of Houdini'

27 May 2014 2:53 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

"The Secret Life Of Houdini" has been kicking around Hollywood for years now. Gary Ross and Joe Wright kicked the tires on the project but ultimately decided not to direct, with the less illustrious name of Dean Parisot ("Red 2," "Fun With Dick And Jane," "Galaxy Quest") signing up to direct last summer. But now the film has received a kick in the pants, thanks to none other than Johnny Depp. The actor is in negotiations to star in the Lionsgate movie, which is moving fast and hoping to start lensing in November. So why is the studio and Depp so keen on this one? Well, it takes the world's most influential and famous magician and reimagines him as an Indiana Jones-type figure (sigh) who gets into various wacky adventures. So basically, it's a Johnny Depp movie, and that will provide lots of room for mugging and wild costumes. Here's the »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Johnny Depp in Talks to Play Houdini in The Secret Life Of Houdini

27 May 2014 2:17 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Though Johnny Depp is currently deep in production on a film about famed crime boss Whitey Bulger, Black Mass, he may soon be adding another historical figure to his resume.  THR reports that the actor is negotiations to take on the title role in Lionsgate/Summit’s long-gestating adaptation of authors William Kalush and Larry Sloman’s book The Secret Life of Houdini: The Making of America’s First Superhero.  The project has been in the works for years and paints the famous magician as an Indiana Jones-type who, while not performing feats of escape, spends his time investigating the world of the occult.  Hit the jump for more, including clarity on Depp's upcoming slate. Per THR, Depp is in talks to play Harry Houdini in The Secret Life of Houdini, which has Galaxy Quest and Red 2 helmer Dean Parisot onboard to direct.  Lionsgate/Summit has been developing the film for years, »

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Johnny Depp in talks to star as Houdini in The Secret Life of Houdini

27 May 2014 1:08 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Johnny Depp might have to be fitted for a straitjacket soon. The actor is in talks to take on the title role in the long-awaited adaptation of authors William Kalush and Larry Sloman’s book "The Secret Life of Houdini: The Making of America's First Superhero". Said to be in the vein of Indiana Jones, the story follows the famous magician while he is investigating the world of the occult. Dean Parisot (Galaxy Quest, Red 2) will helm the project which is set »

- Graham McMorrow

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John Cleese Joins The B Team

29 April 2014 6:07 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

If the idea of actors from a cheesy but beloved TV series pressed into service against a new, real-world threat has you thinking Galaxy Quest, you'e not alone. But The B-Team, which has just announced John Cleese as its villain, plans a different take on the idea.Baywatch veterans Alexandra Paul and Jaason Simmons came up with the idea that their cheesecake and surf melodrama stomping grounds were also used as a cover by the CIA to gather intelligence while the cast were out on international promotional tours at the tail end of the Cold War. When a new villain (Vachon, to be played by Cleese) blackmails the agency and they learn he’s a diehard Baywatcher, the actors are summoned back into action to take him down. Prospects for a Hoff cameo? Not given in Screen International's report, but we give it 30% Hoffness at this moment.Michael Brody turned »

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'Seven Samurai': Why Your Favorite Movies Owe a Huge Debt to the Japanese Classic

22 April 2014 11:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Why is "Seven Samurai" considered one of the greatest films ever made? I'd answer that by telling you to go watch it right now, but you probably don't have 3 hours and 27 minutes free at the moment. (It goes by super fast, though, which is one of the reasons the movie is great.)

One reason is simply the movie's vast influence. Released 60 years ago this week in Japan (on April 26, 1954), Akira Kurosawa's epic has had an incalculable impact on adventure filmmaking for six decades. Some of your favorite movies owe a huge debt to "Seven Samurai," and you may not even realize it.

The movie's plot has proved simple but durable: The residents of a farming village are beset by roving bandits until they hire a septet of ronin to defend them. Despite the lengthy running time, that's pretty much it, plus a lot of character development so that you »

- Gary Susman

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Noah review: The Bible Episode IV: A New Hope

30 March 2014 1:21 PM, PDT | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

A Biblical action disaster fantasy epic that is completely bonkers, endlessly entertaining, and actually religious in that inspiring-and-instructional way that you don’t need to take as literal truth to see the wisdom of. I’m “biast” (pro): mostly love Darren Aronofsky’s movies, love Russell Crowe

I’m “biast” (con): I worry about people who think this is based on a for-real actually-true story

I have read one of the many versions of the source material (and I recognize it as an important work of literature but nothing else)

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

If Sunday school — or as it was for me, Wednesday after-school — had been this much fun, eight-year-old me probably wouldn’t have gotten into arguments with the nuns about how silly it all was: I would have just shut up and went, Wow o wow o wow. Cuz Darren Aronofsky »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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