18 items from 2016
The Wrap reports that "Game Of Thrones" actor Kristofer Hivju has joined the cast of Universal Pictures' Fast & Furious sequel, "Fast 8." The eighth film in the franchise will be directed by F. Gary Gray ("Straight Outta Compton") with a script by screenwriter Chris Morgan and star Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Michelle Rodriguez, and Jason Statham.
Hivju is the only newcomer cast in the film as rumors circulated that the studio wanted actress Charlize Theron for the villain role but their is no confirmation as of yet. The Norwegian actor has appeared in the foreign film "Force Majeure", director M. Night Shyamalan's "After Earth", and Universal Pictures' horror remake "The Thing."
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- Kellvin Chavez
Kristofer Hivju will star as a henchman in the forthcoming action sequel.
Hivju, who plays the character of Tormund Giantsbane on HBO’s huge TV series, will play a bad-guy henchman in the planned action sequel, which will be directed by F. Gary Gray (Straight Outta Compton). The word around the camp-fire is that the villain of the piece will be female this time around, and actress Charlize Theron has been linked to the role, but Universal have not as yet confirmed her casting.
- Paul Heath
So, when is a sequel not technically a sequel? This new film offers a crafty spin on a Hollywood staple. Let’s see, we’re now well aware of the prequel, a follow-up to a hit film usually made when the original seems to complete the story. Actually one of the stars of this flick was in one such prequel a couple of years ago, dealing with the events that occur immediately prior to the 1982 horror/Sf classic The Thing (also shared the same title). There have also been the spin-off flick in which supporting characters have taken center stage in a new tale. This Is 40 featured the third and fourth leads from Knocked Up. Just last year we had Minions, which was a spin-off and a prequel to the Despicable Me movies. Now we have a film that could be a new category, we might say that it »
- Jim Batts
Last weekend Flickering Myth was given the opportunity to view a press screening of 10 Cloverfield Lane and interview stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Goodman and director Dan Trachtenberg in a roundtable discussion with other journalists. Mary Elizabeth Winstead was charming and spoke highly of her passion for the project, her regard for Goodman and Trachtenberg as well as other interests she has. Its clear from her personality that she is a bright, talented young woman who has a real love for acting and pushing the boundaries of film. You can read our review here and check back later for our interview with Goodman and Trachtenberg!
Minor spoilers follow for 10 Cloverfield Lane so if you want to avoid any other information (which I recommend) check back after you’ve seen the movie.
Q: Mary, I spoke to John Goodman and he was raving about you. He said he could really trust you. »
- Ricky Church
Joseph Gordon-Levitt has backed out the adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s Sandman due to creative differences. As previously reported, the actor made the announcement via his Facebook page saying, "I came to realize that the folks at New Line and I just don't see eye to eye on what makes Sandman special, and what a film adaptation could/should be. So unfortunately, I decided to remove myself from the project." Gordon-Levitt made the decision one day after The Hollywood Reporter revealed that horror writer Eric Heisserer (Final Destination 5, the 2011 The Thing remake) had been tapped by New Line to write the script. Though the project is moving ahead, here, Roth Cornet and Donna Dickens pitch the perfect way to adapt Gaiman's gorgeous series. Spoiler alert: It’s not as a film. Chat with us here or on Twitter: Roth: @RothCornet Donna: @MildlyAmused »
- Roth Cornet
Baywatch: Dwayne Johnson shared a new photo from the set of Baywatch. Johnson is pictured with Kelly Rohrback, who is playing C.J. Parker, a character memorably portrayed by Pamela Anderson in the original TV show. We don't know yet if their relationship extends beyond the beach, but they certainly seem to be having fun together in the photo. The movie will open on May 19, 2017. [Instagram via Colllider] The Sandman: Eric Heisserer (The Thing) has been hired to write a new version of the screenplay for The Sandman, based on the graphic novel series by Neil Gaiman. However, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who was attached to produce, and possibly star and direct, has departed the project, stating: "I came to realize that the folks at New Line and I just don't see...
- Peter Martin
Baywatch: Dwayne Johnson shared a new photo from the set of Baywatch. Johnson is pictured with Kelly Rohrback, who is playing C.J. Parker, a character memorably portrayed by Pamela Anderson in the original TV show. We don't know yet if their relationship extends beyond the beach, but they certainly seem to be having fun together in the photo. The movie will open on May 19, 2017. [Instagram via Colllider] The Sandman: Eric Heisserer (The Thing) has been hired to write a...
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So, as you might know if you like to follow these sorts of things, a while back, David Goyer and I made a producing deal with Warner Brothers to develop a movie adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s Sandman. Neil himself came on as an executive producer, we hired the excellent screenwriter, Jack Thorne, and we started in on the ambitious task of adapting one of the most beloved and boundary-pushing titles in the world of comics. I was pleased with the progress we were making, even though we still had quite a ways to go.
Recently, as you also might know if you like to follow these sorts of things, the sorta “ownership” (for lack of a better term) of the Sandman material changed »
- Gary Collinson
One day after it was announced that Nightmare on Elm Street and The Thing writer Eric Heisserer was attached as the next writer of Joseph Gordon-Levitt and David Goyer's adaptation of Neil Gaiman's seminal graphic novel Sandman, Jgl has left the production. The addition of the writer, associated with reboot horror film projects that have had mixed reception from the horror community, seems to have sealed the deal for Jgl. This is not the direction the potential director/actor saw for the project. The proverbial nail in the coffin so to speak, as it seems that this has been building for a while. He wrote on his Facebook page today, “So, as you might know if you like to follow these sorts of...
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The Sandman’s rocky road to the big screen just got rockier. Neil Gaiman’s acclaimed comic book series about the lord of dreams, first published in 1989, has had a hell of a time getting adapted to film or TV. The latest news: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who was set to direct and star in a film adaptation of the comic, has left the project. The Inception actor decided to leave the project in the aftermath of the Sandman adaptation shifting from Warner Bros. to WB subsidiary New Line Cinema. Here’s what he wrote on Facebook: "I came to realize that the folks at New Line and I just don't see eye to eye on what makes Sandman special, and what a film adaptation could/should be. So unfortunately, I decided to remove myself from the project." He acknowledged that making a Sandman movie is an "ambitious task of adapting one »
- Emily Rome
The adaptation for Neil Gaiman's much-beloved comic Sandman is something that's been in the process for quite some time--at least a couple years, actually. Ever six months or so, director/producer/actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt has given updates on where they are in the process, and calling the pace glacial would definitely be an accurate way to describe just how long things are taking to come to fruition.
According to THR, Jgl and co. have taken the next big step in the process, hiring screenwriter Eric Heisserer (who wrote the scripts for the Nightmare On Elm Street and The Thing remakes) to write the screenplay. It's unclear if this screenplay will be based on the story that Gordon-Levitt and David S. Goyer have adapted from the comic book source material or if the writer will be working from scratch, but considering how long Jgl has worked on this project, it »
- Joseph Medina
We haven’t heard a whole lot about the planned big-screen adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s masterwork, The Sandman, in quite a while, but now THR reports that a new writer has boarded the project – and they’ve also seemingly confirmed that Joseph Gordon-Levitt will direct and star.
Last we heard, Gordon-Levitt was working on a treatment with David Goyer, but taking over script duties will be horror writer Eric Heisserer ,who has previously worked on the likes of the A Nightmare on Elm Street and The Thing remakes, and well as The Conjuring 2.
There have been several attempts to adapt Morpheus and his messed-up family for the screen in the past but, for various reasons, they all fell apart. This time, however, Gaiman himself has given his blessing to the project and seems very excited about finally seeing his creation come to life on film.
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- Mark Cassidy
Warner Bros.' adaptation of Neil Gaiman's classic comic book Sandman is getting closer to becoming a reality. The Hollywood Reporter has word that Eric Heisserer (Hours) has come aboard to write the screenplay, based on a treatment written by David S. Goyer. The treatment was written to help launch the search for a screenwriter, which has now been completed.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt came aboard to star and direct the Sandman adaptation back in December 2013, but he later admitted that he was only producing. Tom Hiddleston was being sought to play Morpheus, but his involvement was never confirmed. Now it seems that Joseph Gordon-Levitt is set to star, produce and direct the adaptation.
It is believed that the actor/director will play Morpheus, the personification of Dreams in a family known as The Endless, whose members represent other aspects of life such as Death, Delirium, Desire, Destruction, Despair and Destiny. »
It's been quite a while since we've had any news on this one, but THR reports that Eric Heisserer (the A Nightmare on Elm Street and The Thing remakes) has been tapped to pen New Line's big screen adaptation of Neil Gaiman's Sandman. We've heard persistent rumors that Joseph Gordon-Levitt would direct and star in the movie, and that seems to have been confirmed also - it's assumed he'll be taking the title role of Morpheus, but that has yet to be verified. David Goyer wrote the treatment with Levitt and will also produce. Apparently New Line hopes to make a Sandman trilogy, which should please fans who thought they might attempt to squeeze the guts of this massive story into one movie. »
Last month, Tom Cruise was confirmed to be starring in a new version of The Mummy, part of Universal's plans to reboot their classic monster movie universe, guided by producers Chris Morgan (Fast & Furious) and Alex Kurtzman (Star Trek). Now he'll be joined by Johnny Depp, who is set to star in The Invisible Man, according to Deadline. No other details have been made available, but based on what's been reported about Universal's plans in general, as well as how the character has been used in the past, here's what we know. Who's writing? Ed Solomon (Men in Black) is writing the screenplay, per THR. He joins a distinguished group of writers working on the new universe: Jon Spaihts (The Mummy) and Eric Heisserer (The Thing) are writing the...
- Peter Martin
Over the course of its nine seasons, The X-Files had a lot of talent pass through. Though the series, which returns for a six-episode arc this Sunday, generally obeyed a rule to stick with unknowns and avoid recognizable guest stars, a rewatch will show just how many future A-listers crossed paths with Mulder and Scully. Below, a list of not-yet-famous X-Files guest stars and the weirdos they played.Guest star: Seth GreenEpisode: “Emil” (1.2)Character: Emil, a man who has experienced a UFO sighting. Guest Star: Donal LogueEpisode: “Squeeze” (1.3)Character: Special Agent Tom Colton, a colleague of Scully’s who thinks Mulder is weird as hell. Guest star: Felicity HuffmanEpisode: “Ice” (1.8)Character: Nancy Da Silva, a scientist trapped in an Arctic research station à la The Thing. Guest star: Titus WelliverEpisode: “Darkness Falls” (1.20)Character: Doug Spinney, a logger menaced by bugs that only come out at night. Guest star: Željko IvanekEpisode: »
- Brian Feldman
It’s been eight long years since the Statue of Liberty’s head barreled down one of New York’s steel canyons in Matt Reeves’ Cloverfield. And in those eight years there have been whispers, rumors, and innuendo about a sequel.
While it looks like we’ll have to wait a little longer for a legit Part 2, J.J. Abrams has at least gifted us with a teaser trailer for something called 10 Cloverfield Drive, which the Star Wars: The Force Awakens director calls a “blood relative” to the hit found-footage Sci-Fi thriller. Being cagey as usual, Abrams told Collider.com, “The idea came up a long time ago during production. We wanted to make it a blood relative of Cloverfield. The idea was developed over time. We wanted to hold back the title for as long as possible.”
Now, what “blood relative” means is up for debate, but what we do »
- Harker Jones
Welcome back to the Crypt o’ Xiii, my creeps! I’m pleased as putrid punch to be joined today by none other than Mitch Hyman; the creator of Bubba The Redneck Werewolf! As you will find out soon (or maybe you already have… I have no idea what order these things are gonna run in, and I ain’t no internet focused Kreskin), I loved the fleas right off of the ol’ sin-e-matic version of Bubba, and after seein’ it I wanted to learn all I could about the fury freak!
Famous Monsters. Welcome to my humble abode, Mitch! Just push that gut pile aside and have yourself a seat! So, how in the hairy hell did ya come up with the character of Bubba The Redneck Werewolf, and what are some of the arcane adventures he’s been up to in your frightful funny books?
Mitch Hyman. Well, I »
18 items from 2016
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