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So much happened before Snow White dropped in.
Universal Pictures announced the release date for The Huntsman, a prequel of sorts to 2012’s Snow White and the Huntsman with Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron reprising their roles of the Huntsman Eric and evil queen Ravenna. The film, directed by Frank Darabont, will be released on Friday, April 22, 2016 and reveal how the two characters interacted before Snow White ever met a dwarf.
The Huntsman takes the date previously occupied by The Mummy, which will now be pushed back two months to Friday, June 24, 2016. The reboot of the action-adventure films written by »
- Jake Perlman
It's that time of year when the aisles of big box stores are full of extra-long twin sheets, bean bag chairs, and desk lamps. Teens are gearing up to head to college, and teens, you are going to want this glowing Borg Cube mini fridge, because if you have roommates, the food sharing/stealing situation can be a little intense. The very small refrigerator also has a warm setting, which, I don’t even know what you’d use that for. Maybe if you are rewarding yourself for memorizing conjugations with sips of warm soup?
Anyway, it looks like a Borg Cube, and it glows. The Borg Cube is an obscure enough reference that it won’t make you a target for the backward few who haven’t heard that Star Trek is actually cool now, while signaling your fandom to your like-minded comrades. It is basically a social dog-whistle in refrigerator form. »
- Mily Dunbar
Universal Pictures is shifting around pieces on its release calendar.
“The Mummy” will now rise from the dead on June 24, 2016. Both films have their dates to themselves, although “The Huntsman” will debut the week after “The Best Man Wedding,” while “The Mummy” will land between “Independence Day 2,” Steven Spielberg’s “The Bfg” and “Finding Dory.”
- Brent Lang
Snow White may be out of the picture, but "The Huntsman" is ready to return in 2016. The prequel will take place before 2012’s "Snow White and the Huntsman" and will reveal how Eric (Chris Hemsworth) and Ravenna (Charlize Theron) first crossed paths. Kristen Stewart, who played Snow White in the first film, won't be returning. Universal has announced that "The Huntsman" will open April 22, 2016, which will push the studio's reboot of "The Mummy" to Jun 24 of that year. For the prequel, "Snow White" director Rupert Sanders is being replaced by Frank Darabont, the Oscar-nominated helmer of "The Shawshank Redemption" and "The Green Mile," who was also the original showrunner on "The Walking Dead." Darabont is also re-writing the screenplay, originally written by Craig Mazin and Evan Spiliotopoulos. Joe Roth ("Maleficent," "Alice in Wonderland") will once again produce. Summer 2016 is filling up fast, although there are no other major films yet »
- Dave Lewis
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 »
It should come as a shock to exactly no one that reality television hasn’t been real for years. Every “true life” TV show you’re a fan of, from "Pawn Stars" to "Hell’s Kitchen" and everything in between, is scripted to some degree, sometimes to a lot of degrees.
If creative teams are being employed to write shows that exhibit a sense of verisimilitude with the world as we know it, wouldn’t it just be more fun to have them script reality shows that exist in the realm of fantasy, a show that employs real-life contestants, not actors, and thrusts them into something arcane and otherworldly.
That’s the conceit behind ABC’s upcoming reality/fantasy hybrid show "The Quest," which comes from executive producers responsible for The Lord of the Rings (2001-2003) film series and grueling globe-trotting endurance show "The Amazing Race" (2001-present). "The Quest" features »
- Anthony Arrigo
The most moving presentation at the 2011 Academy Governors Awards went to makeup artist Dick Smith ("The Godfather" I and II, "Scanners," "Altered States," "Little Big Man"). Makeup artist Rick Baker tweeted the news Thursday morning that his mentor had died, at age 92. Smith inspired hero worship in Governors Awards presenters Baker and J.J. Abrams "before any of us had heard of a pixel," said the "Star Trek" director. Smith befriended young actress Linda Blair as she submitted to his most difficult career challenge, turning her into the vomit-hurling, neck-wracked Devil in "The Exorcist." He stuffed straws up her nose, whited out her eyes with contacts, and wrapped her like a mummy in polyester strips. He cast every part of her anatomy. He extended her teeth and tongue and put goo in her hair. "It was not a little girl's dream," Blair said. "He's the greatest makeup artist alive," said »
- Anne Thompson
According to The Hollywood Reporter, this will be Universal’s first film in their new monster series, in which producers plan on developing a Marvel-like shared cinematic universe with the likes of Dracula, Frankenstein and more.
Mummy will unwrap into theaters on April 22, 2016, and will set the tone for future monster movies to build off of, similar to Iron Man’s role in 2008. Little is known about Mummy’s plot, but it is believed to be set in the present day, and will not feature any of the same characters from the previous franchise.
Kurtzman had already been producing the project with 47 Ronin writer Chris Morgan, but the studio was extremely impressed with his command of the material, and offered him the director’s chair. »
- Harrison Okin
It seems Zoe Saldana, who plays the deadly, green skinned assassin Gamora in Marvel’s new smash Guardians of the Galaxy would be up for taking a spot on Doctor Who. In a recent interview the star was asked, having already become a franchise character in both Star Trek and now the Marvel Universe, would she be
With anticipation for Star Wars: Episode VII already at fever pitch, it’s both upsetting and aggravating to know that we still have almost a year and half to wait until its release. However, until that fateful day that we are once again treated to a trip to a galaxy far, far away, we will have to take what ever we can get.
With J.J. Abrams’ well known habit of working with familiar actors, the rumour mill has gone into overdrive with speculation that Simon Pegg may have a small role to play. After working together on Mission Impossible III, Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness, it seems entirely plausible that the two may re-team for Science Fiction’s most highly anticipated sequel of all time. Now however, Pegg has hinted that he may have an unseen role in Star Wars: Episode VII, possibly utilising his voice only. Check it out below:
- Ben Read
Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci were writing partners behind some of the biggest franchises, including "Transformers," "Star Trek" and "The Amazing Spider-Man." But recently, the two have went their separate ways. Now come word that Universal Pictures is in final negotiations with Kurtzman (Venom, People Like Us) to direct it's upcoming "The Mummy" reboot, which is part of a bigger plan for the studio to apply Marvel's superhero strategy to its classic movie monsters. Very little is known about the plot, except that it's set in the present and is an action-adventure film with horror elements. "The Mummy" is set to hit theaters on April 22nd, 2016. »
The writer, who has penned some very big blockbusters over the past few years with former partner Roberto Orci , is already on board the reboot as a producer along with Chris Morgan. Kurtzman and Morgan have been entrusted with creating a shared cinematic universe for all of Universal’s big monster movie characters, and it looks like The Mummy will be first one to be seen, with a release date already set for April 2016.
Plot details are being kept under wraps, but THR reports that the new film is set in the present and is more action-adventure with horror elements than out-and-out horror. It will also feature new characters and not rehash previous incarnations, with directors Stephen Sommers (G.I. Joe »
- Scott Davis
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.
Prolific writer, producer and director Alex Kurtzman is to helm Universal’s forthcoming reboot of The Mummy. Previously involved on the production side, and courted by the studio to help resurrect their monstrous back catalogue, Kurtzman inherits the role from Len Wiseman (Underworld) and Mama’s Andy Muschietti, both of whom left the project over creative differences. Kurtzman is perhaps seen as a safe pair of hands. Until recently he was half of a successful movie partnership with Roberto Orci, scribbling out instalments of Transformers, Star Trek and The Amazing Spider-man (though the duo will continue to collaborate on TV). Currently he is overseeing Matador, an action series about a soccer player who works for the CIA.
The new version of the classic tale will see the action relocated to the present day. Is there room at the box office for a horny ancient being looking to exact vengeance on humanity? »
- Steve Palace
One of the most consistently strong screenwriters of blockbusters action (Transformers, J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek), Alex Kurtzman is finally starting to get some choice directorial projects. Last December, it was announced that he would direct a Venom spin-off movie for Sony. Now, Kurtzman has been tapped to direct a reboot of The Mummy for Universal, as part of the studio’s new experiment to have an extended universe of monster films starring properties like Dracula, Frankenstein and The Wolf Man.
“Over the course of developing The Mummy, Alex has demonstrated such clarity and passion about this character and mythology,” Jeff Kirschenbaum, Universal’s co-president of production, told The Hollywood Reporter. “It became obvious that he is the perfect choice to be not only one of the narrative engineers of this new vision but its director as well.”
Kurtzman was already writing and producing the Mummy reboot with Fast and Furious »
- Jordan Adler
The film will be the first reboot in a planned monster movie franchise revival by the studio.
It was announced weeks ago that Kurtzman and Chris Morgan would be working on the franchise together, Deadline reports.
It was recently revealed that Universal had decided to take advantage of their library of classic movie monsters (which includes the likes of Frankenstein, Dracula, The Wolf Man, Creature Of The Black Lagoon, and The Mummy) by hiring Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan to expand and unify a world featuring these characters.
Well, it has been confirmed tonight that Kurtzman will direct The Mummy for the studio in preparation for a release date of April 22nd, 2016. It’s set to be the first instalment in a new wave of monster movies, so there will be a lot of pressure on the writer to make this a success and set the tone moving forwards.
The original trilogy was helmed by Steve Sommers and starred Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz. The franchise grossed north of $1.2 billion, but it’s been a struggle to get this reboot going as both Len Wiseman (Total Recall »
- Josh Wilding
Enjoy seeing Zoe Saldana while you still can! In due time, she'll disappear for a while to shoot a whopping five big-budget sci-fi movies: In addition to those three sequels to Avatar, she's also got the just-announced sequel Guardians of the Galaxy 2 and Star Trek 3 on her plate — and she's visibly pregnant, to boot. Who's planning this woman's insane schedule?"Not me, not me!" laughed Saldana last night, at a Guardians screening hosted by the Cinema Society, Men's Fitness, and Fiji. "It's the producers of every movie and my agents [who have to plan it]." Which project is she currently prepping for, then? "I do know that Avatar is coming first," said Saldana, who'll be filming Avatar 2, 3, and 4 simultaneously for director James Cameron. "It's been the one in line for a while now, and we're just waiting for Jim to give us the green light so it can happen early next year. My backpack »
- Jennifer Vineyard
It’s only been a few short months since writing dream team Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci ("Star Trek," “Transformers 2,” “The Amazing Spider-Man”) announced the dissolution of their creative writing partnership, but the two have been busy ever since. Orci’s essentially going to take over the “Star Trek” series and direct “Star Trek 3” and Kurtzman is more involved in the “Spider-Man” series and will helm the villain “Venom” adaptation. And given Kurtzman and Orci were already developing “The Mummy” reboot together for Universal, it’s probably no surprise that Kurtzman has stepped up to take the directing job–"Mama" director Andrés Muschietti was tasked for the job last fall, but bailed over reported "creative differences” earlier this year. And it sounds like “Fast and Furious” scribe Chris Morgan is Kurtzman’s new bff partner. Variety makes no mention of Orci in their report, so perhaps these guys have »
- Edward Davis
The writing was on the wall for this one when it was announced the other week that Kurtzman and "Fast and Furious" series scribe Morgan would act as the gatekeepers of a Universal Movie Monster Cinematic Universe that would kick off with the new "The Mummy" on April 22nd 2016.
The new 'Mummy' will essentially set the tone and feel for the rest of the universe, so Kurtzman's involvement is understandable. The new 'Mummy' is said to be more action-adventure oriented and set in the present day. It will also feature new characters.
Len Wiseman and Andy Muschietti were previously linked as potential directors back before Universal decided to launch its Monster Cinematic Universe. Kurtzman's involvement as director was only in question due to his attachment to Sony's "Spider-Man »
- Garth Franklin
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