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News: Will Arnett is joining the cast of Ninja Turtles. He joins Megan Fox as April O’Neil and Alan Ritchson, Pete Ploszek, Jeremy Howard and Noel Fisher as the four motion capture turtles. The live-action/CG film is being produced by Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes and directed by Jonathan Liebesman (Wrath of the Titans). It’s set to be released June 6, 2014.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Thoughts by Tsr: Is there any way this ends without Will Arnett saying, “I’ve made a huge mistake”? I’m sure everybody on the internet has already made that reference in regards to this news, but boy does everything about this reboot of “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” feel misguided.
- Shane T. Nier
The news that Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes and director Jonathan Liebesman – who previously collaborated on The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning – are rebooting the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles live-action movie franchise would have been divisive enough on its own, without the changes to the Turtles aliens’ backstory, shortened Ninja Turtles title and having Transformers actress Megan Fox cast as April O’Neal. However, the fact of the matter is, well… that’s where everything stands.
Ninja Turtles hasn’t finished casting yet, but the roles of Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello and Raphael have all been filled by lesser-known actors at this point (for better or worse). We have an update that reveals Will Arnett has now boarded this Turtles train, but the fan-favorite funnyman’s role in the proceedings remains a ...
- Sandy Schaefer
Given the huge popularity of the long-running London stage show, commercial expectations were always high for the film adaptation of Les Misérables. But a UK opening of £8.13m is certainly at the top end of the range of industry forecasts. The previous best debut for a movie musical stood at £6.59m – for Mamma Mia! – but that tally included previews of £1.38m; over the comparative Friday-Sunday period it earned just £5.21m. Les Misérables is an impressive 56% ahead of Mamma Mia! pace. Backers Universal also announced the film as the biggest opening for a January release, beating 2005's Meet the Fockers. The King's Speech, Les Misérables director Tom Hooper's previous film, debuted exactly two years ago with £3.52m (including £227,000 in previews).
Les Misérables isn't setting a »
- Charles Gant
It was announced quite a while ago that Jonathan Liebesman‘s Ninja Turtles was scheduled to be released on May 16, 2014. As rumors circulated of multiple script re-writes, fan disapproval, troubles with the visual effects, and studio clashes, I had little faith in seeing the mutated turtles on the big-screen next year. Wait a second . . . they aren’t even mutant turtles anymore, right? Doesn’t Michael Bay want to make them an alien race and that’s why they dropped the “Teenage Mutant” part from the original title? Well . . . whatever “version” of the script that the filmmakers have settled on, it seems that they are moving forward after all and at rapid speed. In order to meet next year’s release date, the film will begin shooting this April in New York City. It is crazy to think that in a little over a year I will be seeing a new Turtles film in theaters! »
- Michael Haffner
The Michael Bay produced Ninja Turtles is set to start filming in April with an eye on a 16th May, 2014 release date. That’s the same day as Warner Bros.’ Godzilla. Production will begin in the Turtles’ home of New York. The name change, which drops “Teenage” and “Mutant” from the title, isn’t the only thing that has caused controversy with the fans. It was revealed months ago that the Turtles would in fact be aliens. Director Johnathan Liebesman is on board to helm the picture, but that wont exactly set anyone’s fears aside as he is the director of films such as Darkness Falls, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning, Battle Los Angeles and Wrath Of The Titans. Not exactly any shiners among them. Last March Bay tried putting his case forward:
Paramount marketing changed the name. They made the title simple. The characters you all remember are exactly the same, »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
Riddle me this. XLrator Media have kindly revealed the new trailer for the John O. Hartman and Nicholas Mross co-directed thriller 'Riddle' which arrives on Video on Demand tomorrow in the Us. And the two biggest highlights of the flick that caught our eye was of course the appearance of 'CSI' and 'Bad Meat' hottie Elisabeth Harnois (below) and the sexy Diora Baird ('The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning', '30 Days of Night: Dark Days'). Harnois plays Holly, a college student attempting to find her missing brother in the town of Riddle, Pennsylvania. Also on board are Val Kilmer playing the town of 'Riddle's sheriff whilst Baird plays his daughter. William Sadler, Ryan Malgarini, Bryan Lillis and Ben Bledsoe all co-star in the release. Check the trailer below. »
'Texas Chainsaw 3D' is now playing in theaters and in preperation for Leatherface's grand return to the big screen, we here at FEARnet have been celebrating the entire Chainsaw franchise for the last two weeks. In the off chance you missed any of these articles, fear not, we've got you totally covered! All our Texas Chainsaw themed coverage is linked below.
FEARnet Movie Review: Texas Chainsaw 3D by Scott Weinberg
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- Rob Galluzzo
Most audiences typically use the first weekend of January to catch up on December releases, so studios have taken to releasing genre titles as counterprogramming. This year is no exception: the only brand-new nationwide release this weekend is horror remake Texas Chainsaw 3D, which will reach 2,654 locations beginning at 10 p.m. on Thursday. It has a good chance of taking first place, though it's going to face tough competition from The Hobbit, Django Unchained and Les Miserables. Meanwhile, fracking drama Promised Land expands nationwide, and The Impossible and Not Fade Away will also each reach over 500 theaters. In 1974, the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre earned $30.9 million*the equivalent of $128 million adjusted for inflation*and introduced the world to iconic horror villain Leatherface. After a series of disappointing follow-ups, Michael Bay produced a 2003 remake that opened to $28.1 million on its way to a very good $80.6 million. Three years later, prequel The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning »
- Ray Subers <email@example.com>
Who’s going to take the first weekend of the New Year? Considering “Texas Chainsaw 3D” is the sole new wide release, it’s a safe bet it’ll be Leatherface for the win. “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning” only took $18.5 million opening weekend, but should this installment find a middle ground between that and January 2012’s big horror hit, “The Devil Inside,” it’ll post about $23 million. “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” enjoyed a very unexpected minimal decline last weekend and while it certainly won’t drop just 13.5% again, it could still hold on to 55% of its weekend three total, giving it $17 million and letting it stay on [ Read More ]
The post Box Office Predictions: 2013 to Begin with a Texas Chainsaw Massacre appeared first on Shockya.com. »
- Perri Nemiroff
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise has a habit of casting actors on the cusp of fame, be they Matthew McConaughey and Renée Zellweger in 1994′s Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation, Jessica Biel in the 2003 remake of Tobe Hooper’s original classic shocker, or Matt Bomer in 2006′s The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning. The latest thespian hoping to benefit from what we’re going to call “the Chainsaw bump” is Alexandra Daddario (Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief) who plays the heroine in Texas Chainsaw 3D, which arrives in cinemas this Friday.
Below, the actress talks about facing off against the iconic Leatherface, »
- Clark Collis
10 items from 2013
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