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Mel Gibson Is Reportedly First Choice For Suicide Squad Sequel As Director Likens Talks To A “First Date”

16 February 2017 7:49 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Undeterred by scathing reviews and a less-than-stellar box office haul, Warner Bros. has officially jump-started pre-production on Suicide Squad 2, effectively sending the Internet into a tailspin in the process.

Amid last night’s hullabaloo, Hacksaw Ridge director Mel Gibson emerged as an early frontrunner to take the reins, with additional reports revealing that the likes of Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland), Jonathan Levine (Warm Bodies), and Daniel Espinosa (Life) have also cropped up on the studio’s preliminary shortlist. It’s early, early days, but Variety reporter Justin Kroll has provided some context to the ongoing situation, noting that, as of now, Gibson is Warner’s first choice to helm Suicide Squad 2, and that the sequel is essentially his, should he sign along the dotted line.

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Mel Gibson Confirms Talks For ‘Suicide Squad 2,’ Plus 3 Times He Dissed Superhero Movies

16 February 2017 7:25 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Barring anything else crazy happening by the end of Friday, this week’s winner in the category of “Wtf News” belongs to yesterday’s reports that Mel Gibson is in early talks to direct “Suicide Squad 2.” It’s not a done deal and there are other contenders in the mix — Daniel Espinosa (“Safe House,” the upcoming sci-fi “Life“), Ruben Fleischer (“Zombieland,” “Gangster Squad“), and Jonathan Levine (“Warm Bodies,” “50/50“) — but that Gibson is even at the table is surprising.

Continue reading Mel Gibson Confirms Talks For ‘Suicide Squad 2,’ Plus 3 Times He Dissed Superhero Movies at The Playlist. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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‘Suicide Squad 2’: Mel Gibson Being Courted to Direct Superhero Sequel — Report

16 February 2017 7:11 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Mel Gibson may soon be joining the DC Extended Universe. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the actor and filmmaker is in talks with Warner Bros. to direct “Suicide Squad 2.” However, there has not being an official offer made to the “Hacksaw Ridge” director as of yet.

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Sources tell THR that talks are still in the early stages and Gibson is currently reviewing the material to familiarize himself with the franchise. Gibson previously picked up two Oscars for his “Braveheart” and it currently in contention for Best Picture for this year’s nominated “Hacksaw Ridge.”

But Gibson is not the only one being considered to helm the superhero sequel. According to Variety, Daniel Espinosa (“Safe House”), Jonathan Levine (“Warm Bodies,” “The Night Before”) and Ruben Fleischer (“Zombieland”) are also among the contenders to sit in the director’s chair. »

- Yoselin Acevedo

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Mel Gibson in early talks to direct 'Suicide Squad 2'

16 February 2017 12:34 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Warner Bros. talking to Gibson about replacing David Ayer, according to reports.

Mel Gibson is in early talks to direct Suicide Squad 2, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Other directors reportedly in the frame to replace David Ayer for the DC sequel include Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland), Daniel Espinosa (Safe House) and Jonathan Levine (Warm Bodies).

The first Suicide Squad received mostly negative reviews, but still made $745m at the global box office and has been fast-tracked for a sequel.

Mel Gibson, beset by personal problems in the last decade, has made a comeback with his new film Hacksaw Ridge, which has been nominated for six Oscars and made $164m worldwide.

He has several upcoming projects including a starring role in police thriller Dragged Across Concrete alongside Vince Vaughn, with Bloom launching pre-sales on the film at this year’s Efm.

As Screen reported, Mexican producer-financier Gaston Pavlovich is backing another upcoming Gibson film, The Professor And The Madman co-starring »

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Suicide Squad 2: Warner Bros eyes Mel Gibson to direct

15 February 2017 10:07 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Warner Bros has Mel Gibson on a shortlist of directors to put together Suicide Squad 2...

Might the rehabilitation of Mel Gibson back into Hollywood be complete? His most recent film as director, Hacksaw Ridge, has proved a success, and earned Gibson another Best Director Oscar nomination. And now it’s being reported that Warner Bros has him on the shortlist to direct Suicide Squad 2.

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With the director of the first Suicide Squad, David Ayer, set to focus on Gotham City Sirens instead (the movie that brings together female foes such as Catwoman, Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn), that leaves a vacancy for Suicide Squad 2. The Hollywood Reporter has broken the news that Warner Bros is “courting” Gibson to direct the new film. »

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Update: Suicide Squad 2 - Mel Gibson In The Running To Direct DC Supervillain Sequel?

15 February 2017 7:58 PM, PST | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »


While attending a screening of Hacksaw Ridge, Gibson confirmed that the talks with Warner Bros regarding Suicide Squad 2 were indeed happening, but as of this writing, they are no where near any sort of deal.

"It's kind of a first date," he told the moderator. You can take a look at the video below, though be warned that the audio is very low.

Also of note from Variety reporter Justin Kroll:

Couple updates on the Suicide Squad director search since I posted after a few calls. First if Mel wants it, it's his.

Justin Kroll (@krolljvar) February 16, 2017

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Whether or not you liked Batman v Superman or Suicide Squad, there is no doubt that the DC Extended Universe is off to a bit of a rocky start. Yes, there are plenty out there who liked those movies — and rest assured, they made plenty of cash — but the narrative »

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Ruben Fleischer And Jonathan Levine Also Being Eyed For Suicide Squad 2

15 February 2017 4:45 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

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After much uncertainty, it seems as if we’ll definitely be getting a Suicide Squad 2. Those box office numbers proved to be strong enough to justify a sequel and now, Warner Bros. is on the hunt for a director. Earlier today, we heard that Mel Gibson was in talks, along with Daniel Espinosa and tonight, Variety is reporting that Zombieland‘s Ruben Fleischer and Warm BodiesJonathan Levine are also being eyed by the studio to take the helm.

From what we understand, there’s no clear frontrunner at the moment, given that it’s so early on in the search, and it’s expected that additional names will be added to the shortlist before a decision is made. When WB will settle on someone is unknown, but the project is definitely a priority »

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Mel Gibson, Jonathan Levine and Ruben Fleischer Among Directors Being Considered for ‘Suicide Squad 2’

15 February 2017 3:32 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Warner Bros. has begun the search for the director who will take over the reins for the sequel to box office hit “Suicide Squad.” Mel Gibson is perhaps the most surprising of the handful of possibilities.

Sources tell Variety that in addition to Gibson, Warners has met with — or is planning to meet with — Ruben Fleischer (“Zombieland”), Daniel Espinosa (“Safe House”), and Jonathan Levine (“Warm Bodies”).

Warner Bros. had no comment.


Suicide Squad’ Extended Cut Trailer Spotlights New Joker, Harley Quinn Footage (Watch)

Insiders say the list could grow and that there is no front-runner at the moment.

David Ayer wrote and directed the original pic that starred Will Smith, Margot Robbie and Jared Leto. The pic followed a group of villains and antiheroes — including Deadshot, Harley Quinn, the Joker, Captain Boomerang, and Killer Croc — who are forced into the service of the government in exchange for lighter sentences. »

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Mel Gibson In Early Talks To Direct Suicide Squad 2 For Warner Bros.

15 February 2017 1:59 PM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Suicide Squad may not have fared particularly well with critics, but it was a box office success, so you probably won't be too surprised to learn that a sequel is in the early stages in development. However, in a very unexpected twist, The Hollywood Reporter reveals that Mel Gibson is in early talks to take the helm of the movie!  He's a long way off signing up to direct, and the trade adds that he's currently familiarising himself with the comic books to see if it's a property he would be interested in working on. Warner Bros. is hedging their bets, though, as Daniel Espinosa (Safe) is also being considered along with a number of others that Variety lists as being Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland) and Jonathan Levine (Warm Bodies).  With Suicide Squad's David Ayer busy working on Gotham City Sirens, it makes sense that he's not returning, and Gibson »

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Life Trailer #2: Jake Gyllenhaal and Ryan Reynolds Face a Deadly Alien Species

5 February 2017 1:28 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

With so many reboots and sequels happening in Hollywood, there is a lot of desire for some original, or at least non-franchise related movies. Sony is going to provide sci-fi fans with something original next month in the form of Life, which features Jake Gyllenhaal and Ryan Reynolds dealing with a deadly new form of life discovered on Mars. Now, Sony has released a brand new, full-length trailer for Life that gives us a much better idea of what to expect from the new sci-fi thriller.

Sony Pictures uploaded the brand new trailer online, which gives us our best look at Life yet. The studio is also airing a couple of Super Bowl spots for the movie, which have also been released online already. This new trailer expands on what we saw in the first teaser and looks to be a serious homage to Ridley Scott's original Alien. In the video, »

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Life Super Bowl Trailer: Ryan Reynolds Fights a Scary Alien

4 February 2017 10:52 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Ryan Reynolds got a big boost to his career last year with Deadpool, and while we have to wait a while for Deadpool 2, we are going to be seeing him back on the big screen very soon. He is going to be starring alongside Jake Gyllenhaal in the new sci-fi thriller Life, which just so happens to be written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, who penned the screenplay for Deadpool. Now, Sony Pictures has released their brand new Super Bowl spot for Life online.

Sony clearly has a lot of confidence in Life, or at the very least they want to get as many eyeballs on it as possible, since a 30-second slot of ad time cost an average of $5 million. In any case, this new video gives us a nice, brisk look at what to expect from the movie, which will be hitting theaters late next month. »

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Win Passes To The Advance Screening Of A Dog’S Purpose In St. Louis

18 January 2017 1:23 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

A Dog’S Purpose opens in St. Louis, Friday, January 27th and Wamg has free passes to the advance screening!

Based on the beloved bestselling novel by W. Bruce Cameron, A Dog’S Purpose, from director Lasse Hallström (The Cider House Rules, Dear John, The 100-Foot Journey), shares the soulful and surprising story of one devoted dog (voiced by Josh Gad) who finds the meaning of his own existence through the lives of the humans he teaches to laugh and love. The family film told from the dog’s perspective also stars Britt Robertson, Kj Apa, John Ortiz, Juliet Rylance, Luke Kirby, Peggy Lipton, Pooch Hall and Dennis Quaid.

A Dog’S Purpose is produced by Gavin Polone (Zombieland, TV’s Gilmore Girls). The film from Amblin Entertainment and Walden Media is executive produced by Alan Blomquist, Mark Sourian and Lauren Pfeiffer, and it will be distributed by Universal Pictures. »

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Deadpool 2 Writers Discuss Laying The Foundation For The X-Force

13 January 2017 2:18 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick made their names with 2009’s Zombieland, but it was last year’s Deadpool that truly proved their worth. Sizzling with wit, cleverness and pop culture references for days, the screenwriters became some of the most celebrated pens of 2016, and their talents weren’t ignored by 20th Century Fox. They were quickly re-assigned to write Deadpool 2, but now they’ve got some bigger challenges ahead of them.

For instance, they’re going to help usher the X-Force, notably Domino and Cable, into the X-Men cinematic universe, and in a recent interview, they discussed how exactly they’ll approach such a task. Speaking with Collider, Reese and Wernick talked about the challenging prospect and how they hope to ease these new characters into the Merc with the Mouth’s hotly-anticipated sequel.

“There is a responsibility we have to the X-Force universe, and I do think we »

- Will Ashton

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Woody Harrelson on His Han Solo Character: I'm a Criminal

12 January 2017 11:56 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

It was confirmed yesterday that Woody Harrelson has signed onto co-star in Han Solo: A Star Wars Story. His exact character has not yet been revealed, but we do know that he will be a mentor to the title character played by Alden Ehrenreich. Now, Harrelson is opening up just ever so slightly about what it is he's doing in the Star Wars universe. And he's not necessarily a 'good guy'.

Harrelson was speaking with Mashable when the subject of his Han Solo movie came up. He's been out and about promoting his directorial debut Lost in London, but everyone would rather know more about his role as Han's father figure. Harrelson played a somewhat similar mentor role in The Hunger Games. But this guy will be more of a scoundrel. He says this about joining that galaxy far, far away.

"I'm a mentor to Han, but I'm also a bit of a criminal. »

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'Cult of Chucky' begins principal photography

11 January 2017 6:58 PM, PST | MoreHorror | See recent MoreHorror news »

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Fans of the 2013 film Curse of Chucky (not to mention the rest of the franchise) should be excited, because long await follow up Cult of Chucky is coming.

Check out all the details below.

From The Press Release

Cult of Chucky, an all-new spellbinding chapter of the Child’s Play thriller franchise, begins principal photography in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, on January 9, 2017. The seventh film in the blockbuster series will be released in a bone-chilling Unrated Version on Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital HD in fall 2017 — just in time for Halloween. Packed with the franchise’s signature blend of horror and demented humor, Cult of Chucky is the latest production from Universal 1440 Entertainment, a production entity of Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.

“It’s hard to believe that it’s been nearly 30 years since Chucky first terrified moviegoers in Child’s Play,” said Glenn Ross, General Manager and Executive Vice President, »

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Cult of Chucky Poster and Photos Arrive as Shooting Begins

11 January 2017 9:18 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Cult of Chucky, an all-new spellbinding chapter of the Child's Play thriller franchise, began principal photography in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada this week, and today we have the first set photos, along with some new promo art. Stars Fiona Dourif and Jennifer Tilly took to social media to share the first images from the Winnipeg set, along with director Don Mancini. The seventh film in the blockbuster series will be released in a bone-chilling Unrated Version on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD in fall 2017, just in time for Halloween. Packed with the franchise's signature blend of horror and demented humor, Cult of Chucky is the latest production from Universal 1440 Entertainment, a production entity of Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Here's what Glenn Ross, General Manager and Executive Vice President, Universal 1440 Entertainment, had to say in a statement.

"It's hard to believe that it's been nearly 30 years since Chucky first terrified moviegoers in Child's Play. »

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Young Han Solo Movie Gets Woody Harrelson as Han's Mentor

11 January 2017 8:48 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

It was reported earlier this month that Woody Harrelson was in talks to play the mentor to Alden Ehrenreich's title character in Han Solo: A Star Wars Story. That news has now been confirmed, with StarWars.com announcing that the Hunger Games star has officially signed on for this next Star Wars anthology movie. Disney and Lucasfilm have not yet titled the movie, which they also call Young Han Solo. Here is the official PR.

Veteran film and television actor Woody Harrelson is stepping aboard the upcoming Han Solo movie set to arrive in theaters next year.

Harrelson, known for wide-ranging roles in film and TV such as The Hunger Games, No County For Old Men, True Detective, Cheers, and Zombieland, will join actors Alden Ehrenreich (Han Solo), Donald Glover (Lando Calrissian), and Emilia Clarke in the adventure. This Star Wars Story is the second in a series of »

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Freeform Greenlights Cosmopolitan Magazine Inspired Series ‘The Bold Type’

10 January 2017 7:00 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Freeform has greenlit “The Bold Type,” a scripted series inspired by Cosmopolitan and its editor Joanna Coles, Variety has learned.

The show, which was previously titled “Issues,” will air in summer 2017.

“The Bold Type” stars Melora Hardin and Katie Stevens, and follows the outrageous lives and loves of those responsible for a global women’s magazine. Their struggles are about finding your identity, managing friendships and getting your heart broken, all while wearing the perfect jeans to flatter any body type. While the show is heavily inspired by Coles’ experiences, the series won’t directly name Cosmopolitan and instead centers around a fictional publication, Scarlet Magazine.

Hardin (“Transparent,” Amazon) stars as the magazine editor in chief, Jacqueline, while Stevens (“Faking It,” MTV) will star as a writer who has just been promoted to her dream job. Jacqueline is described as quietly tough and confident and someone who can intimidate without saying a word, but »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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Watch the Announcement Trailer for New Child’S Play Movie Cult Of Chucky

5 January 2017 9:45 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

The world's deadliest Good Guys doll will return in Cult of Chucky, the seventh movie in the Child's Play series. Directed by Don Mancini and featuring the return of franchise stars Fiona DourifAlex VincentJennifer Tilly, and Brad Dourif, Cult of Chucky begins production on January 9th and is teased in official plot details and a new teaser trailer that you can watch right now.

Cult of Chucky is slated for a fall 2017 release on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Below, we have the official press release with full details and the new teaser trailer.

Press Release: Universal City, Calif., Jan. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Cult of Chucky, an all-new spellbinding chapter of the Child's Play thriller franchise, begins principal photography in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, on January 9, 2017. The seventh film in the blockbuster series will be released in a bone-chilling Unrated Version on Blu-ray »

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Watch the announcement trailer for new Child’s Play film ‘Cult Of Chucky’

5 January 2017 9:07 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The announcement trailer for the upcoming Child’s Play movie Cult Of Chucky has landed. The film is coming to the home entertainment markets later in the year, courtesy of Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.

Here’s the official plot.

Confined to an asylum for the criminally insane for the past four years, Nica Pierce (Fiona Dourif) is erroneously convinced that she, not Chucky, murdered her entire family. But when her psychiatrist introduces a new therapeutic “tool” to facilitate his patients’ group sessions — an all-too-familiar “Good Guy” doll with an innocently smiling face — a string of grisly deaths begins to plague the asylum, and Nica starts to wonder if maybe she isn’t crazy after all. Andy Barclay (Alex Vincent), Chucky’s now-grown-up nemesis from the original Child’s Play, races to Nica’s aid. But to save her he’ll have to get past Tiffany (Oscar®-nominee Jennifer Tilly), Chucky’s long-ago bride, »

- Paul Heath

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