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Skull Island Star Toby Kebbell Clarifies King Kong Rumors

11 May 2016 6:34 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Last August, it was reported that British actor Toby Kebbell, who won rave reviews for portraying the nefarious ape Koba in the 2014 blockbuster Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, had signed on for a role in Warner Bros.' Kong: Skull Island. Speculation began almost immediately that the actor was cast to portray King Kong himself through motion capture, but that was never confirmed nor denied by the studio. As it turns out, the rumor was actually half-true, with the actor shedding new light on his role while promoting his upcoming video game adaptation Warcraft.

During an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Toby Kebbell revealed that his primary role in the film is playing Chapman, an Air Force major who is largely seen working alongside Samuel L. Jackson's character. However, the actor did admit in this interview that he provided some "facial references" for King Kong, who will primarily be played by Terry Notary, »

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Cultures Collide in this First Trailer for Curse of the Mayans

5 May 2016 1:34 PM, PDT | 28 Days Later Analysis | See recent 28 Days Later Analysis news »

Curse of the Mayans, also titled Xibalba, is a film which blends horror and sci-fi. A co-production between Lanczyner Films and Three Great Lights Films, this title involves a team of archaeologists, in search of Mayan codecs. They find something more sinister, in the Mayan underworld. The film, from director Joaquin Rodriguez, stars Olga Fonda (Real Steel), Carla Ortiz, Steve Wilcox and Bernardo Peña. Filmed on actual former Mayan settlements, the first trailer for Curse of the Mayans is here. A long synopsis talks of a civil war, on an ancient planet. The survivors fled to Earth. Moving ahead to the present, a group of expert cave divers are in search of a key that can reveal more of the Mayan culture. One diver steals a priceless artifact, which summons a second alien invasion. No one can accuse the filmmakers of Curse of the Mayans of being unambitious. The film »

- noreply@blogger.com (Michael Allen)

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Was S.H.I.E.L.D. Shield Cool? Is Once Giving Free Passes? Arrow Kiss a Miss? Grimm Sitter Needed? And More Qs

29 April 2016 10:19 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, we’re lobbing queries left and right about shows including Outlander, Once Upon a Time, Scorpion and Arrow!

1 | Is it safe to say, Grimm fans, that Jim & Dave’s Tavern was a nod to series co-creators James Kouf and David Greenwalt? And remind us again why baby Kelly is going to work with Adalind at the law firm? Are there no trustworthy babysitters in Portland?

2 | As cool as Outlander‘s illness-sniffing dog is, couldn’t you have lived without the graphic scene where »

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'Starman' Is the Next John Carpenter Movie to Get a Remake

4 April 2016 7:17 AM, PDT | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

Roughly half of John Carpenter's feature films have either already been remade or have remakes in the works. Apparently that's just what happens when you make some of the most popular and influential genre films of the '70s and '80s. And now we can move one more to the remake column, as THR breaks news that a new Starman is in the works with Shawn Levy (Real Steel) directing a script from Arash Amel (who is writing another '80s remake, WarGames). A Starman...

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Shawn Levy to remake Starman

3 April 2016 2:50 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that director Shawn Levy (Night at the Museum, Real Steel) has signed on to direct a remake of the 1984 sci-fi romance Starman, which will be scripted by Arash Amel (Grace of Monaco).

Directed by John Carpenter, the original movie starred Jeff Bridges as an alien who comes to Earth and assumes the identity of a woman’s (Karen Allen) dead husband in an effort to evade capture by the government. Coercing the woman into driving him cross country to a rendezvous point, a romance then blossoms between the two.

Levy, whose last directorial efforts were 2014’s Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb and This Is Where I Leave You, will also serve as a producer on the remake alongside Michael Douglas, who produced the original.

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John Carpenter's Starman is next for the remake treatment

2 April 2016 3:27 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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The director of Night At The Museum, Shawn Levy, is tackling a remake of John Carpenter's Starman...

The cinema of John Carpenter has already been heavily pillaged for remakes over the past decade or so, but up until now, Starman has been excused. However, plans are now afoot to revisit the 1984 sci-fi flick, that originally starred Jeff Bridges and Karen Allen.

The original Starman saw an alien visit Earth in response to a message from Nasa. He then takes on the body of Bridges, and a chase ensues. The new Starman is being panned by Arash Amel (Grace Of Monaco) with Michael Douglas reprising his position as producer.

Directing this time will be Shawn Levy, best known for the likes of Real Steel and the Night At The Museum trilogy. We're promised that the new film will be set in the 21st century, and thus brought up to date. »

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'Starman' Is the Next John Carpenter Movie to Get a Remake

1 April 2016 8:30 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Roughly half of John Carpenter's feature films have either already been remade or have remakes in the works. Apparently that's just what happens when you make some of the most popular and influential genre films of the '70s and '80s. And now we can move one more to the remake column, as THR breaks news that a new Starman is in the works with Shawn Levy (Real Steel) directing a script from Arash Amel (who is writing another '80s remake, WarGames). A Starman remake could fair quite well in this day and age, at least better than some other Carpenter re-dos (we're glowering at you, The Fog). Not because the original needs improvement - it's actually one of Carpenter's best films - but because it simply has a wonderful, compassionate story...

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Shawn Levy To Spearhead Columbia’s Starman Remake

1 April 2016 1:20 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Night at the Museum director Shawn Levy is on the verge of helming Columbia PicturesStarman remake, based on the John Carpenter sci-fi classic of the same name.

Per The Hollywood Reporter, it’s understood that the studio has drafted in Arash Amel (Erased, Grace of Monaco) to pen the screenplay, shifting the tale into the modern era. Michael Douglas, meanwhile, is attached to produce alongside Levy after working on the original more than three decades ago.

First released in 1984, Starman orbited around the story of a mysterious alien that responds to Nasa’s far-flung spacecraft Voyager II. After careering into Earth with the intention of paying a visit, the extra-terrestrial assumes the form of a woman’s dead husband, eventually directing her toward a strange rendezvous site before it perishes. Jeff Bridges and Karen Allen anchored the ’80s feature, with the former earning an Oscar nomination at the time »

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'Real Steel' Director to Helm 'Starman' Remake

1 April 2016 12:50 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Cue the David Bowie track, 'cause it looks like we're about due for the stars!

According to THR, the 1980s sci-fi film Starman (which starred Jeff Bridges and Karen Allen) is getting remade, and helming this project is Real Steel and Night At The Museum director Shawn Levy. Producing the film alongside him will be Michael Douglas, who also produced the original 1984 film, which was directed by John Carpenter.

Writing the script for Starman is Arash Amel, a relatively new talent with less than a handful of films to his name. On that list, however is a Nicole Kidman/Tim Roth film called Grace Of Monaco, which was released in 2014, but was not too well received by fans.

The synopsis for the original film is as follows:

"Answering a Nasa message intended for aliens, a space being tries to contact mankind, but an American missile grounds his ship. Scrambling, the »

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Shawn Levy To Direct Remake Of John Carpenter's 'Starman'

1 April 2016 10:27 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

If Jeff Nichols' excellent "Midnight Special" spurs Hollywood to make more Amblin-esque, '70s/'80s era science fiction that's as big on character as it is concept, that would be a great thing. However, the industry is still in the business of redos, so while getting an original concept like Nichols' picture made will still likely involve jumping through a lot of hoops, Hollywood is just going to do another version of John Carpenter's "Starman." Read More: The Essentials: 7 Great John Carpenter Movies THR reports that Shawn Levy, the guy behind "Night At The Museum," "Real Steel," and the "Pink Panther" remake, will helm the picture. Arash Amel ("Erased," "Grace Of Monaco") will pen the script that follows an alien from another world who takes the form of a woman's dead husband and falls in love with her, all while on the run from the government. It's high-concept stuff, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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‘Starman’ Remake in the Works at Sony; Shawn Levy Directing

1 April 2016 10:24 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Sony is developing a remake of 1984’s “Starman” with Shawn Levy on board to direct and produce with Michael Douglas returning to produce.

Douglas teamed with Larry J. Franco to produce the original, which was directed by John Carpenter with Jeff Bridges starring as an alien who has come to Earth in response to the invitation found on the Voyager 2 space probe. Crashing in Wisconsin, he clones a new body for himself as the deceased husband of a widow, played by Karen Allen.

Bridges was nominated for the Academy Award for best actor for his role.

Dan Cohen and Robert Mitas will executive produce the new movie, dubbed a reimagining of the original. Arash Amel is attached to write.

Matt Milam and Adam North are overseeing for the studio.

Levy directed the “Night at the Museum” movies along with “This Is Where I Leave You,” “Real Steel” and “Date Night. »

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Shawn Levy To Direct "Starman" Remake

1 April 2016 7:43 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

"Night at the Museum" and "Real Steel" director Shawn Levy has signed on to helm and produce a remake of the John Carpenter sci-fi romantic drama "Starman" for Sony Pictures.

Jeff Bridges starred in the original as an alien who crash lands on Earth and assumes the form of a woman's dead husband. He forces her (Karen Allen) to take him to a rendezvous site but on the road trip, a romance blossoms, all the while the government is in hot pursuit to capture him.

Arash Amel ("Grace of Monaco") is penning the screenplay. Michael Douglas, who produced the original, will also produce this remake.

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'Starman' Remake In the Works With Director Shawn Levy (Exclusive)

31 March 2016 4:36 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Shawn Levy is shooting for the stars. Levy, the helmer behind the Night at the Museum movies as well as Real Steel, has signed on to direct and produce Starman, Columbia Pictures’ remake of the 1980s sci-fi romance that starred Jeff Bridges and Karen Allen. Michael Douglas, who produced the original, will produce with Levy. Arash Amel, best known for writing the Nicole Kidman drama Grace of Monaco, is writing the script for the project. Starman told of an alien who crash lands on Earth and assumes the form of a woman’s dead husband. He forces the woman to

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Charlie Sheen and Whoopi Goldberg to star in Nine Eleven action-drama

8 March 2016 1:15 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Variety is reporting that Charlie Sheen and Whoopi Goldberg have signed on to star in the action drama Nine Eleven, which is being directed by Martin Guigui (The Bronx Bull).

The film will reolve around five individuals trapped in an elevator in the World Trade Center on September 11th, 2011. Sheen and Goldberg will be joined in the cast by Luiz Guzman (Narcos), Wood Harris (Ant-Man) and Olga Fonda (Real Steel).

“We are immensely grateful to bring this inspirational story to life. ‘Nine Eleven’ is a highly emotional journey and it took a dynamic bunch to collectively come together to make this unique film happen,” said Guigui. “We are fortunate to have such a gifted cast on board. Both Charlie and Whoopi are native New Yorkers who strongly identify with this story.”

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Power Rangers Movie Begins Shooting

29 February 2016 2:54 PM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

With a little over a year to go before it's release, the Power Rangers movie reboot has officially started filming, Lionsgate has revealed.  Coming with the announcement is our first official synopsis for the movie.  Come inside to learn more! 

Saban's Power Rangers began shooting today in Vancouver.  Helmed by director Dean Isrealite with a cast of (relatively) newcomers: Dacre Montgomery as Jason, Naomi Scott as Kimberly, Rj Cyler as Billy, Ludi Li as Zack and Becky Gomez as Trini.  Of course Elizabeth Banks is playing the villian Rita Repulsa with no other cast members announced as of yet. The official synopsis realeased by Lionsgate says:

"Saban’s Power Rangers follows five ordinary high school kids who must become something extraordinary when they learn that their small town of Angel Grove – and the world – is on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threat. Chosen by destiny, our heroes »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Jason The X)

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'Saban's Power Rangers' Begins Production

29 February 2016 12:44 PM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Hollywood certainly does a great job of banking of our nostalgia. From comic book movies to reboots of beloved film franchises, they certainly know how to tap into our emotional core as human beings, like it or not. The next group to get catered to will be the many generations of Power Rangers fans, a long-running TV series that's been on the small screen since the early 1990s.

Sure, there have been a few movies in the series' long run, but none of them set the world on fire. The first film--which featured Ivan Ooze as the main villain--while a solid attempt to adapt something to the big screen, failed to succeed on many levels, and after that one, the movies only went downhill from there. With this Lionsgate production, the studio hopes to revitalize the brand for a modern audience.

The film is set for a March 24, 2017 release, and with that in mind, »

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Slideshow: Hugh Jackman Wows Chicago at ‘Eddie the Eagle’ Red Carpet

29 February 2016 10:20 AM, PST | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Previous | Image 1 of 3 | NextHugh Jackman is Bronson Peary in the new film, ‘Eddie the Eagle.’

Chicago – The film “Eddie the Eagle” soared at the box office this weekend, and one of the huge stars in it is Hugh Jackman, the Australian-born movie and theater icon. He was in Chicago on February 16th, 2016, to walk the Red Carpet for the film, and HollywoodChicago.com was there to both do video interviews and photograph the event.

Born in Sydney, Jackman also studied communications at the University of Technology at Sydney and became an actor by taking a drama course in his final year. He started out in musical theater, and broke through in 1999 performing “Oklahoma” in London. The same year he was cast as Wolverine in “X-Men” (2000). He has portrayed the character in several films, and has also starred in “Van Helsing” (2004), “Real Steel” (2011) and “Chappie” (2015). He also notably starred on Broadway »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Hugh Jackman Talks About the True Details That Didn't Actually Make It Into Eddie the Eagle

26 February 2016 9:15 AM, PST | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Eddie "The Eagle" Edwards took the 1988 Winter Olympics by storm, but not in the way you might imagine. The British jump skier was by far the least experienced, and his excitement to simply be at the Olympics made him a media darling. The true story is fascinating, and now there's a movie to tell his story. I, along with a handful of other media outlets, sat down with Eddie the Eagle stars Taron Egerton and Hugh Jackman and director Dexter Fletcher to talk about the film. You might be surprised by the true details that didn't make it into the final cut! Can you walk us through the decision to include Hugh Jackman's character in the movie, since he wasn't a real person? Dexter Fletcher: That's such a hard question. Taron Egerton: I have been wondering why you were including Hugh Jackman in the movie. Df: Well, »

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‘Ant-Man And The Wasp’s Evangeline Lilly Signs With UTA

9 February 2016 8:12 AM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Exclusive: Evangeline Lilly has signed with UTA. The actress, best known for starring in Lost and the second and third installment of The Hobbit, aligns with the agency as she moves up to co-lead in Ant-Man And The Wasp, the sequel to Marvel’s Ant-Man. Lilly played Hope Van Dyne opposite Paul Rudd in the first film and she becomes a superhero, The Wasp, in the sequel. Lilly also starred in DreamWorks' Real Steel, and The Hurt Locker. Lilly also wrote the successful… »

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‘Ant-Man And The Wasp’s Evangeline Lilly Signs With UTA

9 February 2016 8:12 AM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Evangeline Lilly has signed with UTA. The actress, best known for starring in Lost and the second and third installment of The Hobbit, aligns with the agency as she moves up to co-lead in Ant-Man And The Wasp, the sequel to Marvel’s Ant-Man. Lilly played Hope Van Dyne opposite Paul Rudd in the first film and she becomes a superhero, The Wasp, in the sequel. Lilly also starred in DreamWorks' Real Steel, and The Hurt Locker. Lilly also wrote the successful… »

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