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No one knows the Hollywood franchise game better than Jerry Bruckheimer, the producer behind Pirates of the Caribbean, National Treasure, Beverly Hills Cop, and the upcoming Lone Ranger. During his more than 35 years of making movies, most of his giant blockbusters have yielded big-budget sequels — except the one that moviegoers are perhaps the hungriest to revisit: Top Gun. After years of planning to send Tom Cruise’s rebel flyboy back into the sky were interrupted by the tragic death of director Tony Scott, who helmed the 1986 original, Bruckheimer says Top Gun 2 is still a Go.
“We still want to do it with Tom, »
- Jeff Labrecque
On Thursday night, future former Tonight Show host and National Treasure Jay Leno took on the roiling Nsa data collection story with the wit and sophistication his fans have come to expect. During his monologue, Leno joked that the saddest part of the story is that "it turns out 90% of phone calls Americans make are to order a a pizza," and followed that bon mot with the observation that "When I was growing up, I was, we were afraid of Big Brother watching us. Now with Obama, we actually have a brother watching us!" »
- Tommy Christopher
Award-winning composer, comedian, actor and writer Tim Minchin is joining DreamWorks Animation, lending his signature creative energy to a new musical project set in the Australian outback. Currently titled Larrikins, which is Australian slang for mischievous youth, this all-animal comedy is an original idea written by Harry Cripps (Supernova) and produced by Christina Steinberg (Rise of the Guardians, National Treasure).
"Our whole team is incredibly excited about this project. We've been looking to work with the immensely talented Tim Minchin on something for a while, and there is no doubt that this project is a perfect fit. He and Harry Cripps will be a fantastic team."
Minchin, who will likely take on a larger creative role in addition to writing the music/lyrics for the film, co-wrote Matilda the Musical which was awarded a 2012 Olivier »
Award-winning composer, comedian, actor and writer Tim Minchin is joining DreamWorks Animation, lending his signature creative energy to a new musical project set in the Australian outback. Currently titled Larrikins , which is Australian slang for mischievous youth, this all-animal comedy is an original idea written by Harry Cripps ("Supernova") and produced by Christina Steinberg ( Rise of the Guardians , National Treasure ). "Our whole team is incredibly excited about this project," said Chief Creative Officer, Bill Damaschke. "We've been looking to work with the immensely talented Tim Minchin on something for a while, and there is no doubt that this project is a perfect fit. He and Harry Cripps will be a fantastic team." Minchin, who will »
• Doctor Who alum Karen Gillan is bound for more space adventures in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, but this time not as a sidekick for the good guys. The Scottish actress will play a villain in the comic book-based movie — no more details have been revealed about her character. Lee Pace (Pushing Daisies) and Michael Rooker (The Walking Dead) will also play villains. Chris Pratt (Zero Dark Thirty) is set to play the lead, Star Lord. Prepping for a late June production start, Guardians of the Galaxy is scheduled for an Aug. 1, 2014 release date. [THR]
• The Expendables are expanding their ranks. »
- Emily Rome
Unemployment figures may be sneaking up, but worry not! Julian Clary has an opening he's desperate for you to fill.
On Sunday (June 2), Clary brings his second run of Position Vacant: Apply Within to an end with a closing show at London's Palace Theatre.
To mark the occasion, Digital Spy got in touch with Julian to talk gay marriage, Big Brother and Norman Tebbit, and here's what he had to say.
What's the show all about?
"It's Julian Clary's search for a husband among the audience. A crowd of men are herded onto the stage with a cattle prod and put into a sheep pen, and through a series of elimination rounds we end up with my husband for the evening. Then there's a rather beautiful wedding ceremony with confetti and bridesmaids and a bishop."
How much is it all about the laughs and how much it is a serious political point? »
It is hard to get excited about Sleepy Hollow when you hear the premise: Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horseman are transported to modern-day Sleepy Hollow, where Ichabod teams with a local cop to uncover a National Treasure-like mystery in order to stop the apocalypse. It sounds pretty ridiculous. With only the pilot to judge on, I am not prepared to make a final call, but I will admit that I was more engaging and less ridiculous than the logline would suggest.
Ichabod Crane wakes in a cave, 250 years after being wounded during the Revolutionary War. The Headless Horseman has been “resurrected” too, and wastes no time killing the sheriff in his pursuit to get a horse. Ichabod, found wandering in the street, is immediately considered the prime suspect. After an interrogation and polygraph leave the police no closer to an arrest, it is pretty clear that Ichabod is »
- Alyse Wax
FX's border-cop drama "The Bridge" will premiere on July 10, the cable network said on Thursday. After its debut, the new 13-episode series will continue to air on Wednesdays during the 10 p.m. timeslot. See photos: The New Shows of the 2013-2014 TV Season Oscar-nominee Demián Bichir ("A Better Life") and Diane Kruger ("National Treasure") star as two detectives, one from each side of the U.S.-Mexican border, trying to solve serial murders. Executive Producers Meredith Stiehm and novelist and writer Elwood Reid adapted "The Bridge" for American television from the international hit series "Bron," »
- Greg Gilman
News Cameron K McEwan 22 May 2013 - 06:06
Bernard Cribbins, who played loveable Wilfred Mott in Doctor Who alongside David Tennant's Tenth Doctor, has been chatting to us about his Dalek movie (out on Blu-ray later this month) and the television show itself.
In particular, we talked about the possibility of a return for Wilf in the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special but it seems he is another actor we can tick off as 'not involved'.
When asked if he is starring in the special, Bernard replied: "No, I'm not. I rang Cardiff [where the Doctor Who production unit is based] a little while ago and said, 'Am I going to be involved?' and they said, 'Well no. We're shooting at the moment and maybe something later on but at the moment, no.'" Cribbins added, »
Exclusive: Grimm co-creators David Greenwalt and Jim Kouf have signed a new overall deal with Universal TV. Under the pact, the writing partners will continue as executive producers on the NBC drama, produced by Universal TV and Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner’s Hazy Mills. Grimm, which Greenwalt and Kouf co-created with Stephen Carpenter, was recently picked up for a third season with an early renewal. Grimm, inspired by the classic Grimm Brothers’ Fairy Tales, has been an unsung hero at NBC. It is the only series from the 2011-12 season, the first overseen by NBC’s current regime, to make it to season 3. A rare success story on Friday, Grimm is the night’s No.1 series in adults 18-49. Its most recent second season (6.9 million viewers, 2.4 in 18-49 in Live+7) was up 14% in 18-49 and 12% in total viewers vs. Season 1. Greenwalt and Kouf exec produce the series with Hayes, »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Led by four of the biggest names in the industry, Last Vegas is being pitched as The Hangover of Hollywood heavyweights, and what better time to launch the first teaser trailer than on the cusp of The Hangover Part III’s release?
All four of Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman, and Kevin Kline are Academy Award winners, and the leading quartet are making for a nice change of pace by going down the straight comedy route here in Last Vegas. And like this teaser promises, they should be like we’ve never seen them before.
Billy (Michael Douglas), Paddy (Robert De Niro), Archie (Morgan Freeman) and Sam (Kevin Kline) have been best friends since childhood. So when Billy, the group’s sworn bachelor, finally proposes to his thirty-something (of course) girlfriend, the four head to Las Vegas with a plan to stop acting their age and relive their glory days. »
- Kenji Lloyd
The closing chapter of the enormously successful The Hangover series is set to arrive in theatres next week. Once that final instalment lands, there’ll be an opening in the cinematic calendar for a tag team of blokes hell bent on getting into trouble. The team behind Last Vegas has come to steal that gauntlet of debauchery. In this first teaser trailer, we get a good indication of what’s to come.
It’s clear that the male ensemble comedy is a genre that’s not ready to keel over just yet. From Jon Turteltaub, director of National Treasure, Last Vegas offers a look at a gaggle of Oscar winners getting hammered. The film no doubt was greenlit with its cast already attached. A premise that treads on the topic of a bachelor party in Vegas is hardly new territory. With Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman, Michael Douglas and Kevin Kline »
- Gem Seddon
A quadruple threat of Academy Award winners are getting together to show The Wolfpack how it’s done in Last Vegas. Michael Douglas is about to get married, therefor his childhood friends are going to help him “party like it’s 1959″. WIth buddies Morgan Freeman, Robert De Niro and Kevin Kline, this is surely worth a watch for the camaraderie of such seasoned professionals in a plot that seems to echo The Hangover.
It certainly looks fun, but how much will it rely on the old people doing young people tropes? Hopefully nobody is going to bust into a rap. Jon Turteltaub, the man behind 3 Ninjas, Cool Runnings, and the National Treasure films, directs from a script by Adam Brooks (Definitely Maybe, Bridget Jones: The Edge Of Reason, Wimbledon) and Dan Fogelman (Cars, Bolt, Crazy Stupid Love).
Last Vegas will be released in the Us on 1st November and in the UK on 20th December. »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
CBS Films just unveiled the trailer for its upcoming "Last Vegas" comedy, starring Morgan Freeman, Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro and Kevin Kline. Check it out below. Plot: Four estranged male childhood friends from the fifties reunite in Vegas to finally marry off Billy (Douglas), the lifelong unmarried playboy of the group. The conflict comes when both Billy the bachelor and Paddy (De Niro), the widower of the group, begin vying for the affections of the same lounge singer. The new movie is directed by Jon Turteltaub (National Treasure) and is set to hit theaters on November 1st. Trailer: »
CBS has released the first trailer for their old man Las Vegas comedy called Last Vegas which stars Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman, and Kevin Kline. The story follows four old friends who decide to throw a Las Vegas bachelor party for the only one of them who has remained single.
The movie comes from Crazy, Stupid, Love writer Dan Fogelman and was directed by Jon Turteltaub (National Treasure). The trailer has a couple of funny moments, but I personally don't think it looks very good. Maybe you will though, check out the trailer and let us know!
Last Vegas comes out on November 1st, 2014.
- Joey Paur
Last Vegas sounds like a rather innocent little comedy from director Jon Turteltaub in which three old friends (Morgan Freeman, Kevin Kline and Robert De Niro) decide to throw a Las Vegas bachelor party for the only one of them who has remained single played by Michael Douglas. Of course, I can't seem to get The Bucket List out of my mind every time I think of this movie. The script was written by Dan Fogelman whose work includes Tangled and Crazy, Stupid, Love so, really, this could turn out any myriad of ways considering, at the helm is the director of The Sorcerer's Apprentice and the National Treasure films. Speaking of which, how did Nicolas Cage not land a role in this one? Check out the first trailer below and let me know what you think in the comments, Last Vegas hits theaters on November 1. »
- Brad Brevet
Photo Credit: Chuck Zlotnick
The Rat Pack may have once played the Sands and Cirque du Soleil may now rule the Strip, but it’s these four who are taking over Vegas.
Billy (Academy Award®-winner Michael Douglas), Paddy (Academy Award®-winner Robert De Niro), Archie (Academy Award®-winner Morgan Freeman) and Sam (Academy Award®-winner Kevin Kline) have been best friends since childhood. So when Billy, the group’s sworn bachelor, finally proposes to his thirty-something (of course) girlfriend, the four head to Las Vegas with a plan to stop acting their age and relive their glory days. However, upon arriving, the four quickly realize that the decades have transformed Sin City and tested their friendship in ways they never imagined.
- Michelle McCue
After writing Tangled and Crazy Stupid Love, a script from writer Dan Fogelman certainly gets my attention, and that's part of the reason this teaser trailer for Last Vegas excites me. It's essentially The Hangover for geriatrics as Michael Douglas plays an old ladies man who calls three childhood friends (Morgan Freeman, Kevin Kline and Robert De Niro) together for a wild bachelor party in Vegas before he settles down with a girl half his age. It's a short teaser, but the last scene with Freeman debating with himself about dancing after having some alcoholic drinks with Red Bull is pretty great. Watch below! Here's the teaser trailer for Jon Turteltaub's Last Vegas, originally from Yahoo: Last Vegas is directed by Jon Turteltaub (National Treasure, The Kid, Phenomenon) and written by Dan Fogelman (Tangled, Crazy Stupid Love) and Adam Brooks (Definitely Maybe, French Kiss). Three sixty-something friends (Robert De Niro, »
- Ethan Anderton
CBS Films has released the first trailer for director Jon Turtletaub’s (National Treasure) upcoming comedy Last Vegas. The film stars Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman, and Kevin Kline as four old friends who decide to throw a Las Vegas bachelor party for the only one of them who has remained single (Douglas). This teaser trailer sells the film hard as “The Hangover with old guys,” but despite the forced premise, Last Vegas actually looks like it could be kind of fun. All four of the lead actors are Academy Award winners, and it’s interesting to see someone like Freeman just completely let loose and go full-on comedy. Hit the jump to watch the trailer. The film also stars Mary Steenburgen, Jerry Ferrara, Romany Malco, and Roger Bart. Last Vegas opens on November 1st. Via Yahoo! Movies. Here’s the official synopsis for Last Vegas: Billy »
- Adam Chitwood
Sleepy Hollow is a show from Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman (Lost, Star Trek, Transformers) that turns Ichabod Crane into a time traveling detective, out to take on the immortal Headless Horseman. Or something like that. It’s a funky National Treasure/Da Vinci Code-esque adventure, and has Orlando Jones, Katia Winter, Nicole Beharie, John Cho and Tom Mison.
Almost Human is the newest show from J.J. Abrams and Bad Robot, with Fringe showrunner J.H. Wyman also onboard, set in 2048, when cops are paired with androids. The cop is Karl Urban, the android is Michael Ealy, and we have Minka Kelly, Mackenzie Crook and Lili Taylor along for the ride.
- Andy Greene
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