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'Arrow's' Colton Haynes joining Dwayne Johnson in 'San Andreas'

17 April 2014 2:58 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

(Cbr) It appears the Mirakuru on "Arrow" has leaked over into Colton Haynes’ professional life, as his career just got a super-strong boost in the form of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Deadline reports that Haynes, who plays Roy Harper on The CW superhero drama, will next be seen opposite Johnson in "San Andreas". Directed by Brad Peyton ("Journey 2: The Mysterious Island"), the film stars Johnson as a former special operative, now a firefighter pilot, who goes in search of his missing daughter after a massive earthquake rocks California. There’s no word on who Haynes is playing in the earthquake thriller, but he’s in good company: "San Andreas" also stars "Watchmen" actress Carla Gugino as Johnson’s estranged ex-wife. »

- Josh Wigler, Comic Book Resources

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'San Andreas' Begins Production with Dwayne Johnson

17 April 2014 8:45 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Principal photography begins Tuesday, April 22, on location in Australia for San Andreas, starring Dwayne Johnson. The action thriller from New Line Cinema and Village Roadshow Pictures reunites Dwayne Johnson with director Brad Peyton and producer Beau Flynn, following their collaboration on the global hit Journey 2: The Mysterious Island.

After the infamous San Andreas Fault finally gives, triggering a magnitude 9 earthquake in California, a search and rescue helicopter pilot (Dwayne Johnson) and his estranged wife make their way together from Los Angeles to San Francisco to save their only daughter. But their treacherous journey north is only the beginning, and when they think the worst may be over...it's just getting started.

The film also stars Carla Gugino (Night at the Museum, TV's Entourage), Alexandra Daddario (Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, TV's True Detective) and Archie Panjabi (TV's The Good Wife), as well as Hugo Johnstone-Burt (Australian TV's "Home and Away »

- MovieWeb

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Synopsis revealed for San Andreas starring Dwayne Johnson

17 April 2014 5:29 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With production set to get underway this coming week, New Line Cinema and Village Roadshow Pictures have released the official synopsis for the upcoming disaster flick, which sees Dwayne Johnson reuniting with Journey 2: The Mysterious Island director Brad Peyton:

“After the infamous San Andreas Fault finally gives, triggering a magnitude 9 earthquake in California, a search and rescue helicopter pilot (Johnson) and his estranged wife make their way together from Los Angeles to San Francisco to save their only daughter. But their treacherous journey north is only the beginning, and when they think the worst may be over…it’s just getting started.”

As well as Johnson, San Andreas stars Carla Gugino (Sin City), Alexandra Daddario (True Detective), Archie Panjabi (The Good Wife), Hugo Johnstone-Burt (Home and Away), and Art Parkinson (Game of Thrones). The film is set for release on June 5th 2015.

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- Gary Collinson

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'San Andreas': Dwayne Johnson Practices Rappelling in New Photo

16 April 2014 4:09 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Dwayne Johnson shared frequent photos from the set of his upcoming action-adventure Hercules last year, and the actor seems to be continuing the same trend with his new project San Andreas, a week before shooting begins. Earlier today, the actor sent out the following photo of his training with the Los Angeles Fire Department Air Squad, where he is practicing his rappelling techniques. Take a look at this behind-the-scenes training photo below, then read on for more information about this disaster movie.

Helo rappelling techniques for our earthquake disaster film San Andreas. Shooting starts next week. #Lafd#AirSquadpic.twitter.com/eEthf00FXQ

Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) April 16, 2014

The actor is portraying a Los Angeles Fire Department Air Squad helicopter pilot, who sets off on an aerial journey from L.A. to San Francisco, to rescue his estranged daughter (Alexandra Daddario) after a massive earthquake strikes in Northern California. Carla Gugino, Colton Haynes »

- MovieWeb

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Principal Photography Begins In Australia On San Andreas Starring Dwayne Johnson

16 April 2014 2:15 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Principal photography begins Tuesday, April 22, on location in Australia for San Andreas starring Dwayne Johnson.

The action thriller from New Line Cinema and Village Roadshow Pictures reunites Johnson with director Brad Peyton and producer Beau Flynn, following their collaboration on the global hit Journey 2: The Mysterious Island.

San Andreas is slated to open in theatres on Friday, June 5, 2015.

After the infamous San Andreas Fault finally gives, triggering a magnitude 9 earthquake in California, a search and rescue helicopter pilot (Johnson) and his estranged wife make their way together from Los Angeles to San Francisco to save their only daughter. But their treacherous journey north is only the beginning, and when they think the worst may be over…it’s just getting started.

The film also stars Carla Gugino (“Night at the Museum,” TV’s “Entourage”), Alexandra Daddario (“Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters,” TV’s “True Detective”) and Archie Panjabi (TV »

- Michelle McCue

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Principal Photography to Start on San Andreas on Tuesday

16 April 2014 | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

Following a behind-the-scenes image from earlier today, New Line Cinema and Village Roadshow Pictures have officially announced that principal photography begins Tuesday, April 22, on location in Australia for San Andreas , starring Dwayne Johnson. The action thriller reunites Johnson with director Brad Peyton and producer Beau Flynn, following their collaboration on the global hit Journey 2: The Mysterious Island . After the infamous San Andreas Fault finally gives, triggering a magnitude 9 earthquake in California, a search and rescue helicopter pilot (Johnson) and his estranged wife make their way together from Los Angeles to San Francisco to save their only daughter. But their treacherous journey north is only the beginning, and when they think the worst may be over.it.s »

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‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Director James Gunn Sticks Up for Hollywood Remakes

15 April 2014 11:51 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Guardians of the Galaxy” director James Gunn is all about the kinds of films that others dread — remakes. After posting support on Facebook for writers Mark and Brian Gunn (“Journey 2: The Mysterious Island”) drafting a screenplay for Universal's remake of 1994 Jean-Claude Van Damme action movie “Timecop,” the filmmaker provided a counter argument for those cinephiles adamantly against reviving an old idea for a new audience. See video: First ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Clip: See Chris Pratt in Star-Lord Action “Remakes are not ‘Hollywood running out of ideas’ – they've been around in film since the silent era, and on stage long before that, »

- Greg Gilman

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Timecop reboot to move forward with Journey 2 writers

11 April 2014 5:56 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The reboot of Timecop is moving forward after securing new writers.

Brian and Mark Gunn, best known for writing Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, have been bagged by Universal to script the film, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The original Timecop followed Jean-Claude Van Damme as a time-travelling policeman battling a corrupt politician.

It has been reported that the film will be tonally similar to Looper, with more emphasis on big-budget special effects.

Marc Shmuger has been confirmed as producer, and Mike Richardson as executive producer for the Universal film.

The Gunns are also currently working on a third Journey film, a MacGyver feature, and a remake of The Monster Squad.

Watch a trailer for 1994's Timecop below: »

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Timecop Reboot Picks Up Screenwriters Of Journey 2: The Mysterious Island

10 April 2014 7:56 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Total Recall. RoboCop. Blood Sport. Godzilla. The Fantastic Four. The Pink Panther. Gremlins. For better or worse, Hollywood loves a reboot. The latest reboot to make the leap into development is Universal's Timecop. THR reports Universal has hired cousins Mark Gunn and Brian Gunn, co-writers of the Dwayne Johnson action-comedy Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, to write the screenplay for a rebooted Timecop. The original 1994 movie starred Jean-Claude Van Damme and was inspired by the comic book series by Mike Richardson and Mark Verheiden. The action flick was set in 2004, where--as the trailer below outlines--"time travel is a reality." Meanwhile, in actual reality it's 2014 and we still don't even have hoverboards, but I digress. Anyway, in Timecop time travel wasn't only possible, but also a criminal offense. It's just too tempting to go back and time and steal sweet loot (Time Bandits) or bet on sporting events you already »

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Star Wars: Episode VII Location & Casting, He-Man Director, Woodland Avengers, Timecop Reboot, Karl Urban Talks Dredd 2

10 April 2014 6:47 AM, PDT | Reelzchannel.com | See recent ReelzChannel news »

Star Wars Last week, rumors began circulating that J.J. Abrams might be revisiting some of the classic environments of the original Star Wars trilogy in Star Wars: Episode VII, namely the ice planet Hoth and the desert planet Tatooine. Now, THR is adding some weight to at least half of that rumor by reporting that a "source" inside the production has revealed that Abrams is building a "re-creation of Tatooine." Abrams is a self-avowed devotee of the original movies and the entire Skywalker storyline revolves around the desert planet so this seems like one slam-dunk of a rumor.

Far less certain is the recent rumor that a virtual unknown has landed a major role in the new trilogy. Again, THR is out in front of this rumor, placing Oxford-educated actress Maisie Richardson-Sellers "in line to nab" a key role, possibly as the Jedi daughter of Obi-Wan Kenobi. So far, the »

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Jean-Claude Van Damme's Timecop Getting a Reboot, Writers Hired

10 April 2014 5:00 AM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Universal Pictures has been trying to reboot Jean-Claude Van Damme's 1994 time-travel action film "Timecop" for many years. Back in May, the studio was reaching out to writers. And now comes word that it just hired writing partners Mark and Brian Gunn (Journey 2: The Mysterious Island). The original "Timecop," which grossed $102 million globally, is set in the near future where time travel is regulated by a police force. One officer (Van Damme) attempts to stop a crooked politician (Ron Silver) using time travel to further his political career. The new version is said to be a more gritty and grounded police story with the sci-fi not playing as big of a role. It will still focus on one man's personal journey. Van Damme will not be involved. »

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New writers hired for Timecop remake

9 April 2014 10:29 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

News Simon Brew 10 Apr 2014 - 06:28

There's no Jean-Claude Van Damme. But that remake of Timecop is still happening...

Announced last year, things had been quiet with regards the planned remake of Timecop, the 1994 movie starring Jean-Claude Van Damme (back in an era when Van Damme movies regularly got a cinema release). Until now, at least. For just when you thought the project may have quietly died a death, The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that's not the case. In fact, a pair of new writers have now been hired to take a crack at the screenplay.

Mark and Brian Gunn are the writing pair concerned. They've previously penned Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, and we're told that "this version of Timecop is a more gritty and grounded police story with the sci-fi in the background, though it will still have the main character on a personal journey". Gritty? Less sci-fi? »

- simonbrew

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"Journey 2" Scribes Pen "Timecop" Reboot

9 April 2014 7:45 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Scribes Mark and Brian Gunn ("Journey 2: The Mysterious Island") have come onboard the "Timecop" reboot at Universal Pictures.

The pair will pen the script for the new take on the 1994 Jean-Claude Van Damme time travel action thriller which Marc Shmuger will produce.

The original, based on a Dark Horse Comic mini-series, was set in a near future where time travel is regulated by a special police force.

One officer (Van Damme) runs afoul a crooked politician (Ron Silver) who is using time travel to further his political career. It is one of Van Damme's most financially and critically successful films.

This remake however is expected to be more of a reboot, taking the basics and re-imagining the concept so it could serve as a potential franchise launcher. It's also said to be a more "gritty and grounded police story" with the sci-fi elements in the background rather than upfront. »

- Garth Franklin

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'Timecop' Reboot Gets 'Journey 2' Writers Brian and Mark Gunn

9 April 2014 5:39 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Brian Gunn and Mark Gunn have signed on to write the screenplay for Universal Pictures' Timecop reboot, nearly one year after the project was first announced.

Jean-Claude Van Damme starred in the original Timecop, which was released in 1994, centering on a law enforcement agency that regulates time travel. The actor portrayed an officer who tangles with a corrupt politician (Ron Silver), trying to use time travel to further his career. Mia Sara, Bruce McGill and Gloria Reuben co-starred in the film.

The reboot is said to be more of a "gritty and grounded" crime tale, with the sci-fi elements pushed to the background. The project has drawn comparisons to Rian Johnson's 2012 time travel feature Looper, although this reboot will be much larger in scale. The story debuted as a three-part tale in the Dark Horse Comics anthology series, which spawned the original Timecop, a short-lived 1997 Timecop TV series, »

- MovieWeb

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Timecop Remake Gets 2 Writers

9 April 2014 3:52 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

It's been almost a year since we've heard anything on Universal's reboot of Timecop, but today screenwriters, Mark and Brian Gunn, have been hired to work on the script, according to The Hollywood Reporter.  The pair are best known for writing The Rock's best film-to-date, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island. They're also working on Journey 3, Monster Squad and a MacGyver movie. Seems like they are a great choice for the new Timecop as they have a lot of experience with working on other people's successful ideas. The 1994 film, starred Jean-Claude Van Damme ("Sudden Death") as a Time Enforcement Police officer. His life is dramatically altered when he gets in the way of a crooked politician (Ron Silver) with ambitious plans to use time-travel to further his political career all the way to the White House. The film was written by Mike Richardson, the founder and publisher of Dark Horse Comics. »

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'Timecop' Reboot Snags 'Journey 2' Writers (Exclusive)

9 April 2014 3:34 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Universal’s Timecop reboot has found a pair of writers. Mark and Brian Gunn, who wrote the screenplay for Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, have been tapped to write the script for Timecop, which is a remake of the 1994 Jean-Claude Van Damme time travel action movie. Marc Shmuger will produce the film under his Universal-based Global Produce, his shingle that was involved in making We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks and The Spectacular Now. Mike Richardson of Dark Horse, the company that published the comic the movie is based on, will serve as an executive producer. Film

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Timecop Reboot Nabs Screenwriters Brian and Mark Gunn

9 April 2014 | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

It was revealed last summer that Dark Horse Comics' Timecop is heading back to the big screen with Universal Pictures developing the property for a franchise reboot. Today, The Hollywood Reporter brings word that Journey 2: The Mysterious Island scribes Brian and Mark Gunn will provide the screenplay. "What a dream: to travel through time," Dark Horse's official description of the series reads, "You can change the past, the future, your future. Then imagine Max Walker, one of the Time Enforcement Commission's toughest and most extreme cops. But as nasty as Walker's methods are, even he may not be able to stop a nefarious plot to destroy the future as we know it." Originally published as a three-part story in the "Dark Horse »

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Archie Panjabi And Todd Williams Go To San Andreas

7 April 2014 5:53 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Though 2015 is all but assured to be one of the most competitive summers in box office history, New Line has every reason to still be confident in the ability of their blockbuster, earthquake thriller San Andreas, to make waves. After all, it stars Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, one of the most consistently bankable action stars working today. In fact, Forbes named him 2013′s top-grossing actor, for the cumulative successes of Snitch, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Pain & Gain and Fast & Furious 6.

San Andreas will see Johnson playing a special-ops firefighter who journeys into San Andreas with his ex-wife (Carla Gugino) after “The Big One” hits, intent on rescuing his daughter (Alexandra Daddario). Now, New Line is rounding out the cast with some more familiar faces.

Archie Panjabi, who plays Kalinda on CBS’s The Good Wife, and Todd Williams, known for his roles as Connor Jordan on The CW’s The Vampire Diaries »

- Isaac Feldberg

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The big blockbusters of summer 2015

28 March 2014 4:17 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Feature Simon Brew 31 Mar 2014 - 05:42

Blockbuster season is almost upon us, but what will next summer's big hitters be? Here's a roundup

Once upon a time, summer blockbuster season 2015 was set to be packed with the biggest collision of big franchises we'd ever seen together. However, one by one, lots of these films moved away to other dates. As such, you won't be seeing Star Wars: Episode VII, Pirates Of The Caribbean 5, Independence Day 2, Batman Vs Superman or Finding Dory in a cinema next summer.

But even with those films gone, there's still no shortage of huge movies battling for your cash in a year's time. And as is traditional for us at the start of summer blockbuster season, we've taken a look at what's coming up in 12 months' time.

We kick off at the start of April (although note that March has Kenneth Branagh’s live action Cinderella movie, »

- sarahd

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Dwayne Johnson confirms upcoming DC superhero role, rules out Green Lantern

26 March 2014 10:42 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Over the past few months we've heard several comments from Dwayne Johnson suggesting that he'll be joining DC's fledgling Cinematic Universe with an upcoming superhero role, and now The Rock has been at it again at CinemaCon this past weekend, stating (via Comic Book Resources) that:

"So, you know, there’s been mutual interest with myself and DC for many years to find the right character. I, like everyone here in the room, love superheroes. So there’s been mutual interest with us for years, and we’ve been having ongoing discussions, myself and DC, for years about the right character, what the right character would be. That’s another thing, too: It had to be right.

"The first quality we were looking for was that he had to be extremely complex and have a lot going on. What that does for me as an actor and the studio is »

- Gary Collinson

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