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Marvel's "Sub-Mariner" - A Fish Out Of Water

1 July 2015 4:07 PM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

In the wake of DC Entertainment introducing 'Arthur Curry', aka 'Aquaman' in "Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice" and hiring screenwriters Will Beall ("Gangster Squad") and Kurt Johnstad ("300") to write two separate screenplays for a solo "Aquaman" feature, Marvel Studios' Kevin Feige clarified whether or not his studio controls screen rights to "Namor: The Sub-Mariner", the first Atlantean comic book anti-hero:

"Yes," said Feige about Marvel controlling screen rights to Namor, "but it’s slightly more complicated than that." 

"Let’s put it this way – there are entanglements that make it less easy.

"There are older contracts that still involve other parties that means we need to work things out before we move forward on it.

" opposed to an 'Iron Man' or any of the 'Avengers' or any of the other Marvel characters where we could just put them in..."

Debuting in 1939, Namor was created by writer, »

- Michael Stevens

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Sean Penn Treated Minka Kelly to Pricey Birthday Dinner for First Date: They "Got Along Great"

30 June 2015 6:32 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Movin' on. Less than two weeks after Us Weekly exclusively broke the news of Sean Penn and Charlize Theron's split, the Gangster Squad actor, 54, has found another potential leading lady: Minka Kelly. A source confirms to Us that Penn treated Kelly and a couple of friends to a "very pricey meal" at Thomas Keller's elite eatery The French Laundry in Napa, Calif., for the Almost Human actress' 35th birthday. (TMZ was first to report the outing, with photos of the pair at the restaurant.) The insider says [...] »

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Arnold Schwarzenegger talks The Legend of Conan

28 June 2015 8:14 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

During a promotional interview for his new film Terminator Genisys, action icon Arnold Schwarzenegger offered up a few words on his next planned return to one of his former glories in The Legend of Conan, which was first announced back in 2012 and is currently undergoing a rewrite courtesy of Will Beall (Gangster Squad).

“I was hoping to do another one and I was hoping that the idea of Conan having been king for a long time, then just threw it all away and went into retirement and went off into the mountains,” said Schwarzenegger (via Nerd Report). “That whole idea always appealed to me. Then of course he gets asked back because of some hideous and unbelievable things that are happening to the kingdom. So that’s when the battle begins again.”

See Also: Chris Morgan talks The Legend of Conan: “Think Unforgiven… with a sword-wielding barbarian”

“The script [from Chris Morgan] turned out really great, »

- Gary Collinson

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Contest: Win Sean Penn’s The Gunman On Blu-Ray

26 June 2015 11:45 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

After remaining on the straight and narrow with a string of dramatic performance in recent years, including Gangster Squad and the Ben Stiller-fronted The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, the Oscar-winning actor is following in the footsteps of one Liam Nesson for Pierre Morel’s The Gunman.

Beyond sharing a director, Morel’s latest feature also harbors similarities to Taken in that Penn’s former special forces soldier will be called out on one last job. That said, by having our grizzled protagonist suffering from Ptsd, The Gunman is arguably more visceral than its genre contemporaries, and with a supporting cast that includes Javier Bardem, Idris Elba, Ray Winstone, Mark Rylance and Jasmine Trinca, you’ll search far and wide for an unashamed B-movie actioner with a bigger heart.

To celebrate The Gunman‘s arrival on Blu-Ray and DVD at the end of this month, We Got This Covered »

- Michael Briers

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Film Casting: Bourne 5, Kojak, Hugh Jackman in X-men: Apocalypse

21 June 2015 8:45 AM, PDT | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

The Bourne Identity 5, Kojak, and X-Men: Apocalypse have made recent film casting, screenwriting, and director news. These films come from movie studios primarily based in the United States. The castings, screenwriters, and directors are subject to change.

Seducing Ingrid Bergman

James Mangold is attached to direct “Seducing Ingrid Bergman

Arash Amel wrote the script

Seducing Ingrid Bergman” chronicles the torrid, life-changing romance between the “Casablanca” actress and celebrated war photographer Robert Capa that ignited in Paris after WWII.

The Bourne Identity 5

the first confirmed star beyond Matt Damon is Julia Stiles. She has closed a deal to reprise her role as covert agent Nicky Parsons in Universal Pictures’ Untitled Next Bourne Chapter. Stiles appeared in the first three films, emerging as an ally for the amnesiac assassin title character Jason Bourne.

Greengrass is writing the screenplay with Christopher Rouse


Philip Gawthorne has been tapped to write the screenplay for Kojak… »

- Rollo Tomasi

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Holt McCallany Joins Prison Thriller ‘Shot Caller’ (Exclusive)

19 June 2015 11:54 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

“The Gangster Squad” actor Holt McCallany has joined Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Lake Bell in the prison thriller “Shot Caller.”

Jon Bernthal and Benjamin Bratt are also on board with Ric Roman Waugh directing.

Sierra/Affinity sold “Shot Caller” at Cannes to Constantin for German-speaking Europe, Entertainment One for the U.K., Notorious Pictures for Italy, Sun Distribution for Latin America and Vvs for Canada. Relativity came on board last month for U.S. rights.

Coster-Waldau will play the lead in the film, which follows a gangster recently released from prison and forced to orchestrate a major crime on the streets of Southern California. Waugh, who broke into the business as a stuntman, went undercover as a volunteer parole agent in California to research prison gangs for his script.

Bold FilmsMichel Litvak and Matthew Rhodes will produce with Waugh and Participant Media’s Jonathan King, who developed the project. Bold »

- Justin Kroll

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"Ghostbusters 3" Story Bits, Stone's Exit

17 June 2015 10:14 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

One of the first and most obvious choices many fans had for the upcoming female-fronted reboot of the "Ghostbusters" franchise was that of actress Emma Stone.

Stone is used to supernatural action comedies thanks to her role in "Zombieland," while former Ghostbuster himself Bill Murray personally championed her for a role. Ultimately though Stone wasn't a part of filmmaker Paul Feig's ensemble which includes Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, Kate McKinnon and Chris Hemsworth.

In a new interview with The Wall Street Journal though, Stone reveals that she was offered a role but actually turned it down as she'd just come off from doing "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" and wasn't prepared to make a huge commitment like that again right away:

"The script was really funny. It just didn't feel like the right time for me. A franchise is a big commitment - it's a whole thing. I »

- Garth Franklin

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'Furious 7' Helmer James Wan Confirmed To Direct 'Aquaman'

3 June 2015 1:58 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

"We have a great strategy for the DC films, which is to take these beloved characters and put them in the hands of master filmmakers," Warner Bros. exec Greg Silverman recently said. And while I would hesitate the use the phrase "master filmmaker" to describe James Wan, he's certainly a massively successful filmmaker who knows how to deliver on a grand scale. THR reports that Wan, the frontrunner to direct "Aquaman," has locked down a deal for the job. Wan will be overseeing the script being written by Kurt Johnstad ("300"), which means that Will Beall ("Gangster Squad") seems to have lost out, as he was penning a competing screenplay. But this not all that WB has planned for Wan. He has also been tapped to direct the long brewing "Robotech." This one has passed through the hands of a couple directors over the years. It's based on the Japanese anime and with shades of "Pacific. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Chris Morgan talks The Legend of Conan: “Think Unforgiven… with a sword-wielding barbarian”

25 May 2015 1:31 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Back in February, we heard that Will Beall (Gangster Squad) had taken over scriptwriting duties on The Legend of Conan, and now producer Chris Morgan (Fast & Furious) has revealed to The Arnold Fans that the screenplay is complete, and that the film will be a direct sequel to John MiliusConan the Barbarian which will catch up with Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Cimmerian warrior some thirty years later.

“Our tone is a logical extension of the character established in the ’82 film…but 30 years later. When we meet him again, Conan has been many things over the course of his life — a thief, a warrior, a pirate, a king, a legend — and is now an older man. Think Unforgiven…with a sword-wielding barbarian. Milius was a visionary. And a hero of mine. He established a milieu that is stunning and violent and clear — incomparable. The goal, the dream, is to live up to his world. »

- Gary Collinson

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Return to Sender movie review: yes, return to sender

21 May 2015 10:36 AM, PDT | | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

For almost the entire running time of this movie, we have no idea what it is about. What is it trying to say? What sort of story is it trying to tell? I’m “biast” (pro): love Rosamund Pike

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

In my head I’m calling this film What Is This I Can’t Even: The Movie. It works at least as well as the blandly generic and not even really apropos Return to Sender, which describes a tiny section of the second act that then resolves itself and has no further bearing on the story. In fact, the bearing it does have on the story hardly makes any sense at all, not on the level of plot, character, or theme. Not that the plot, characters, or putative themes make any sense on a whole-movie level, »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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Josh Brolin, Fiancee Kathryn Boyd Slay the Cannes Red Carpet After Engagement Reveal: See Her Ring!

19 May 2015 11:30 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

J'adore! Josh Brolin and fiancee Kathryn Boyd brought the glamour to the red carpet on Tuesday, May 19, when they made their first appearance together since Us Weekly broke the news of their engagement. The Gangster Squad actor, 47, cut a dapper figure in his black tux as he squired a radiant Boyd to the premiere of his new movie Sicario at the Cannes Film Festival. In keeping with the formal dress code, she slated in a red-orange gown with ruffle detailing and a leg-baring slit. Accessory-wise, Boyd [...] »

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Josh Brolin's Engaged to His Former Assistant Kathryn Boyd

18 May 2015 12:45 PM, PDT | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

Love is in the airJosh Brolin is officially engaged to his assistant, Kathryn Boyd, the actor's rep confirms to to Us Weekly. Sources close to the site say the the "Labor Day" star popped the question to the blonde beauty just last month. Josh and Kathryn recently vacationed in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico where they were spotted celebrating what looked like the next step in their relationship.  "They were with two tables worth of people so it was a big group, more than eight people," the witness told Us. "They had a fixed menu and it seemed like they were celebrating something ... It looked like a party and it seemed celebratory." The cute couple first started dating back in March 2013 -- just one month after the "Gangster Squad" actor and ex-wife Diane Lane announced they were splitting. Their divorce was finalized in November of 2013, the same time Josh entered rehab for substance abuse problems. »

- tooFab Staff

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Josh Brolin Is Engaged to Kathryn Boyd: Get the Details

18 May 2015 7:51 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

He found love again! Josh Brolin is engaged to Kathryn Boyd, his rep confirms exclusively to Us Weekly. An insider close to Boyd first told Us that the Gangster Squad actor, 47, and Boyd got engaged sometime last month. In the weeks following that proposal, the couple went down to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, in mid-May where they were spotted celebrating at Bar Esquina with a group of pals. "They were with two tables worth of people so it was a big group, more than eight people," an observer told Us of [...] »

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Josh Brolin Is Engaged to Kathryn Boyd: Get the Details

18 May 2015 7:49 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

He found love again! Josh Brolin is engaged to Kathryn Boyd, his rep confirms exclusively to Us Weekly. An insider close to Boyd first told Us that the Gangster Squad actor, 47, and Boyd got engaged sometime last month. In the weeks following that proposal, the couple went down to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, in mid-May where they were spotted celebrating at Bar Esquina with a group of pals. "They were with two tables worth of people so it was a big group, more than eight people," an observer told Us of [...] »

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The 10 new versions of Robin Hood in development

8 May 2015 8:12 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Film, TV and games companies have big plans for legendary tights-wearer Robin Hood. Here’s our primer on all the new versions…

Note: we've taken images from old Robin Hood projects because these new films and things, um, don't exist yet. Maximum geek points to whoever can remember what they're all from.

You don’t need us to remind you, but these days Hollywood and TV executives seem to have one target in mind – big franchises, hopefully with spin-offs and tie-ins galore across all possible forms of media.

An interesting consequence of all this is that the entertainment industry has begun looking beyond capes and cowls in their ‘what can we make a franchise out of?’ discussions. ‘What about other sorts of legendary characters?’ you can imagine them asking, before a big eureka moment… ‘What about Robin bloody Hood?!’

Almost simultaneously, it seems like every studio in Hollywood has latched »

- rleane

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Monterey Media Acquires Crime Thriller 'Cut Snake'

7 May 2015 9:08 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

"Cut Snake," a psychological crime thriller set in mid-'70s Melbourne, has been acquired for U.S. distribution by Monterey Media. Said Scott Mansfield, a managing partner at the company, "It is rare that I have experienced a film with such a sense of overriding danger, like an impending human explosion." The film stars Sullivan Stapleton ("Gangster Squad"), Alex Russell ("Unbroken") and Jessica De Gouw ("Arrow").  The official synopsis reads: "'Cut Snake' tells the story of Sparra Farrell (Russell), an ex-convict who is trying to make a life for himself in a new city. He has found honest work and becomes engaged but the prospect of his new life is challenged when his foreboding  charismatic cell mate Pommie (Stapleton) tracks him down. Sparra finds himself drawn back toward a world and a man that he thought he had wanted to leave behind." "Cut Snake" will be released in U. »

- Elizabeth Logan

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10 Stories You Might Have Missed: Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone to co-star in musical

1 May 2015 11:00 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone sizzled with on-screen chemistry in “Crazy, Stupid, Love,” and now they’ll get the chance to do that again — this time with song added to the mix. The two actors are officially set to lead musical movie “La La Land,” Lionsgate announced via press release on Thursday. Directed by Damien Chazelle, the Oscar-nominated writer-director of “Whiplash,” the musical is about Sebastian (Gosling) and Mia (Stone), are drawn together by their common desire to do what they love,” the press release detailed. “But as success mounts they are faced with decisions that begin to fray the fragile fabric of their love affair, and the dreams they worked so hard to maintain in each other threaten to rip them apart.” It’ll be a third movie project together for the duo, who also co-starred in “Gangster Squad.” The two actors have each given audience a taste of »

- Emily Rome

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Watch: Explore Gangster Culture In This Fedora-Filled, Bullet-Riddled Supercut

28 April 2015 1:03 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Rewind to January 2013. Gangster movie aficionados eagerly awaited the release of Sean Penn’s “Gangster Squad,” the Ruben Fleischer-directed period piece that also starred Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling, and Emma Stone. Unfortunately, the film didn’t quite live up to expectations, earning a paltry 32% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and grossing just over $46M domestic against a reported $60M budget.  Despite its disappointments, there was much to be eager about before the film opened. American audiences hadn’t had a great gangster flick in a while (2012’s “Lawless” was far from flawless, and “The Departed” was six and a half years old by then). As a lead-in to the film’s opening weekend, Press Play’s Matt Zoller Seitz and Nelson Carvajal reminded fans of the genre of all there is to love about mob movies with a four and a half minute video essay Carvajal put together. The video, »

- Zach Hollwedel

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Warner Bros. Also Has a Robin Hood Movie in Development

22 April 2015 5:00 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Pretty soon there will be more Robin Hood movies in development than there are Merry Men. Warner Bros. is following Sony, Disney, and Lionsgate into Sherwood Forest with its own take on the outlaw hero, scripted by Aquaman and Gangster Squad writer Will Beall. Get all the details on the Warner Bros Robin Hood movie […]

The post Warner Bros. Also Has a Robin Hood Movie in Development appeared first on /Film. »

- Angie Han

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WB has their own Robin Hood movie in the works, bringing the total to 4

22 April 2015 1:40 AM, PDT | | See recent JoBlo news »

For whatever reason, Robin Hood has become a very hot property. Movies featuring the legendary archer are already in the works at Sony, Disney and Lionsgate, and now Deadline has learned that Warner Bros. is also developing a Robin Hood flick. Details on WB's Robin Hood are being kept under wraps, but Will Beall (Aquaman, Gangster Squad) wrote the script, and Dan Lin (The Lego Movie, Sherlock Holmes) and John Zaozirny are attached to the project as producers. The tone of »

- Jesse Giroux

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