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Masters Of The Universe is like a projectile rattling around the pinball table of development, careening from director to writer and back again but never quite settling. It’s off in a different direction again now, with Kick-Ass 2 writer/director Jeff Wadlow taking a crack at the script.The film, which will draw from Mattel’s popular 1980s toy line and the cartoons the company cooked up to help sell it, will present some take on the story of the heroic Prince Adam, who becomes the even more heroic He-Man via his magic sword and the power of Greyskull. He has to protect Eternia and its people from the singularly inept evil of Skeletor, who despite his skull face, also looks like he’s spent time at the gym with The Rock.Sony has been attempting to get this project on its feet since 2009, and thereby to wipe our memories clear of the 1987 film. »
The Masters of the Universe movie still doesn’t have a director, but it does have a new writer. Sony has been developing a reboot of the Mattel adaptation for a few years now, with G.I. Joe: Retaliation director Jon M. Chu previously attached to take the helm. Chu subsequently departed the project later last year as Pirates of the Caribbean co-writer Terry Rossio came aboard to rewrite the screenplay, but apparently the project still has a significant amount of development left to go, as Kick-Ass 2 writer/director Jeff Wadlow has now signed on to do another rewrite of the script. Hit the jump for more, including the possibility of Wadlow taking the helm. Per THR, Wadlow does not have a deal to direct Masters of the Universe at this time, but it remains a possibility down the road. For now, he’ll focus on shaping the screenplay with »
- Adam Chitwood
The Internet may still be buzzing from its first look at the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot hitting theaters this year, but the heroes on a half-shell are far from the only 1980s characters plotting a live-action comeback. Case in point, development on the long-rumored Masters of the Universe reboot continues.
For a while, it looked like the film was inching (ever so slowly) towards production, with director Jon M. Chu (G.I. Joe: Retaliation) leading the project. However, fans hoping that his version of the film – which was said to avoid a campy approach to the material – would see the light of day were disappointed when ...
- Robert Yaniz Jr.
According to Schmoes Know, Kick-Ass 2 writer-director Jeff Wadlow has taken on directing duties on Sony’s long-gestating live-action Masters of the Universe reboot, filling the space in the director’s chair vacated by Jon M. Chu (G.I. Joe: Retaliation). Wadlow has recently penned the script for 20th Century Fox’s X-Men spin-off X-Force, and should this He-Man rumour prove true, it would seem that Fox will need to find another director to bring Cable, Deadpool and company to the screen.
Sony has been developing Masters since 2009, and in 2010 the studio hired Mike Finch and Alex Litvak to draft a script, which was entitled Greyskull. The script has subsequently been rewritten by Richard Wenk (The Expendables 2) and Terry Rossio (Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl), while the likes of Joe Cornish (Attack the Block), Rian Johnson (Looper), Phil Lord & Chris Miller (The Lego Movie), Kirk DeMicco »
- Gary Collinson
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 »
- BJSprecher Sprecher
Back in February , it was revealed that G.I. Joe: Retaliation director Jon M. Chu had stepped away from the big screen version of Masters of the Universe , and then the hunt began to find a replacement. One of the names originally linked after Chu's departure was Jeff Wadlow of Kick-Ass 2 , and now, according to TheWrap , Wadlow has reportedly signed on to rewrite the script originally penned by Terry Rossio, who co-wrote The Lone Ranger . A previous report from Schmoes Know had pegged Wadlow as the director for the film as well. TheWrap notes Wadlow is still in contention, along with I Origins director Mike Cahill, to helm the adaptation. Wadlow has also been tapped »
Now that Captain America: The Winter Soldier is in theaters, people who caught the Marvel sequel already are looking forward to the next few films in their cinematic universe. After all, the first credits scene (yes, there's two) teases a couple new characters in The Avengers: Age of Ultron, so that's pretty exciting. But after our heroes assemble for another battle to save the world, we have Phase Three kicking off with Ant-Man from director Edgar Wright in the same year. Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas are leading the film as two different versions of the hero, and Deadline reports Matt Gerald will play a bad guy. Read on! You may not recognize that name, but Gerald (who can also be seen in Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Avatar, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, and Escape Plan) recently appeared in the Marvel One-Shot All Hail the King, which focused on Ben Kingsley »
- Ethan Anderton
Marvel is keeping its next villain all in the family.
After starring in the Marvel One-Shot "All Hail the King" alongside Ben Kingsley, actor Matt Gerald is set to join "Ant-Man" as an unidentified antagonist. It's unclear if he'll reprise his "King" role of White Power Dave; Deadline reports he'll play simply "one of the bad guys."
Gerald's previous, non-Marvel credits include roles as tough guys in films including "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines," "Avatar," "G.I. Joe: Retaliation," and "Escape Plan." He'll next be seen in the thriller "Solace," which stars Colin Farrell and Anthony Hopkins.
Along with Gerald, "Ant-Man"'s eclectic cast includes Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Envangeline Lilly, Michael Pena, and Patrick Wilson. The flick is directed by Edgar Wright, from a script by Wright and Joe Cornish.
"Ant-Man" is set to debut July 17, 2015.
[h/t Slash Film]
Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images »
- Katie Roberts
As far I believe, these images posted by Hollywood stuntman and fight choreographer, Greg Van Borssum, are the first behind-the-scenes look at George Miller's Justice League: Mortal cast. You can see: Armie Hammer ("The Lone Ranger") who would've played Batman, Adam Brody ("The O.C.") who would've been The Flash, D.J. Cotrona ("G.I. Joe: Retaliation") who would've played Superman, Megan Gale ("Project Runway Australia") who would've played Wonder Woman, Santiago Cabrera ("Heroes") who would've played Aquaman, Hugh Keays-Byrne ("Mad Max: Fury Road") who would've played The Martian Manhunter, Teresa Palmer ("The Grudge 2") who would've played Talia Al Ghul and Jay Baruchel ("Goon") who would've played Maxwell Lord. Only main cast members not included in the images below are Common (John Stewart), Anton Yelchin (Wally West), Zoe Kazan (Iris West) and Stephen Tobolowsky (Alfred Pennyworth). In February of 2007, Warner Bros. hired Keiran and Michelle Mulroney to write a script »
Feature Simon Brew 8 Apr 2014 - 06:24
We've seen plenty of people hitting each other. As audiences, aren't we ready for something else?
Lots of blockbuster films have increasingly bold and intriguing ideas. Captain America: The Winter Soldier has strong elements of 70s political thriller. Man Of Steel questions how welcome an outsider is on Earth. On the same theme, X-Men films, at their best, look at the toleration of differences in modern, and modern-ish society. By many measures, the core of blockbuster cinema is getting more intelligent, more ambitious, and more willing to take chances. Give us themes such as those over the hollow core of Wild Wild West any day, thank you.
But why, no matter how intriguing the set-up, does it now seem compulsory for a modern blockbuster movie to conclude with a last act generally packed to the gills with often-incomprehensible action? Why is there some unwritten »
With Captain America: The Winter Soldier wracking up huge dollars at this weekend's box office it's never soon enough to look forward to what else Marvel is bringing us, one such new addition to their "Cinematic Universe" is Edgar Wright's Ant-Man as Wright has cast the film's villain. The identity of the character is not yet known, but the chief villain in the feature will be played by Matt Gerald who recently played a character known as White Power Dave in the Marvel short All Hail the King found on the Thor: The Dark World Blu-ray, as well as Havoc in G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Dwayne Johnson's brother in Faster and a small role in Avatar. So, no, he's not a big name, but Marvel has done well with making use of smaller names both in front of and behind the camera. Ant-Man, which is set for a July 17, 2015 release, »
- Brad Brevet
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.
- Isaac Feldberg
There’s a new Point Break movie coming, if you hadn’t heard. The original movie, which is now 23 years old (blimey), will be rehashed for a 2015 release by director Ericson Core, and it will star Gerard Butler as the Patrick Swayze character Bodhi and Luke Bracey (G.I. Joe: Retaliation) as Johnny Utah.
Producer Broderick Johnson has been speaking to Collider about the film and the comparison to the much loved original.
“The script only shares in common with the original the characters and the nature of the character dynamic between Utah and Bodhi and their relationship,” says Johnson. “Everything else about the movie is different. The narrative of the movie is different.”
“While we do have surfing in the film, it is only a subset of the extreme sports that we deal with, including free-climbing, motocross, wing-suiting and so forth. The movie is being shot in 10 countries across the globe. »
- Paul Heath
Deadline is reporting another actor has joined Marvel's Ant-man, and it's Matt Gerald. The actor isn't a household name, but he's appeared in a few films, including Escape Plan, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Red Dawn, and Avatar, and played White Power Dave in the Marvel One-Shot All Hail The King. There's no word on if Gerald will be reprising his role from the One-Shot, but according to Deadline, he will be playing an unspecified villain in Edgar »
- Jesse Giroux
The first trailer for Bollywood star Salman Khan's debut international co-production Dr. Cabbie has launched on YouTube. Directed by Jean-Francois Poulliot (La Grand Seduction), the film's ensemble cast includes upcoming actor Vinay Virmani (Breakaway), Adrianne Palicki (G.I. Joe: Retaliation), Big Bang Theory's Kunal Nayyar, veteran Indian actress Lilette Dubey and Isabelle Kaif, the sister of top Bollywood actress Katrina Kaif. Virmani plays a newly arrived immigrant doctor in Canada who can't get a job and is forced to become a taxi driver. He becomes a local hero when he converts his taxi into a mobile medical clinic. Photos: Indian
- Nyay Bhushan
Despite a quick trip back to the UK to accept an Empire award, Edgar Wright is still on espresso-fuelled schedule to make Ant-Man, his take on the often insect-sized Marvel superhero. Casting confirmations and one or two rumours have floated in the last few months, but Deadline has it on good authority that Matt Gerald will be joining the other recruits.Though many stories have described him as a near unknown, it’s not for want of trying in his career. He’s appeared in some hugely successful movies including Avatar, Escape Plan, Choke, Faster, G.I. Joe: Retaliation and Terminator 3: Rise Of The Machines. While he’s often played tough police officers and soldiers, it seems the Marvel Cinematic Universe prefers him on the other side of the law. He was White Power Dave in the superb Iron Man 3 One-Shot follow-up All Hail The King (which appears on »
Despite the fact that Paramount and Hasbro’s G.I. Joe films have received a largely negative response from critics, they have both been substantial hits at the worldwide box office. This of course has lead to the inevitable third film in the franchise receiving the greenlight, with a release planned for late 2015/early 2016.
Although the original 2009 film G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra, was arguably one of the most poorly written and over-the-top films of the last decade, its sequel was a huge improvement. 2013′s G.I. Joe: Retaliation took a different approach to its predecessor and swapped out its cheesy 80′s tone for a much grittier and darker atmosphere. The film also ignored/killed off the majority of the characters from the first instalment, in exchange for the brilliant additions of Dwayne Johnson and Bruce Willis. Although G.I. Joe: Retalitation still had its issues I thoroughly enjoyed the revamped sequel, »
- Ben Read
Now that filming for The Avengers: Age of Ultron is in full swing across the globe, Marvel Studios is gearing up for production next month on its "Phase Three" launcher, Ant-Man, in Atlanta, Georgia. According to the ever-reliable Deadline, the latest name attached to the Edgar Wright-directed adaptation is Matt Gerald. Best known for his roles in Avatar, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, and Showtime's Dexter, the actor will apparently play "one of the bad guys," but his character may be already established in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Matt Gerald played 'White Power Dave' opposite Sir Ben Kingsley in the Marvel One-Shot: All Hail the King, which featured on Thor: The Dark World Blu-ray. However, the casting report fails to acknowledge Gerald's minor role in the short film. Therefore, it is unknown if he will play the same character in Ant-Man. Anyhow, Matt Gerald joins an ever-growing cast that so far includes Paul Rudd, »
(Cbr) It was only two weeks ago that "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" director Jon M. Chu announced plans for a live-action film based on the 1980s animated series "Jem and the Holograms", and it doesn’t look like he, horror producer Jason Blum and talent manager Scooter Braun are wasting any time. “We start shooting right away,” Blum tells Collider. “Very soon. In like three weeks.” He also said the film will have a PG rating. This kind of quick turnaround is pretty common for Blumhouse Productions, which made "The Purge" sequel in the year following the original’s release. Known for micro-budget horror offerings, Blum explained why he’s going a completely different route in taking on "Jem". “Most of the time, low-budget wide release is scary, but if you have a brand, I think you can do a low-budget wide release movie that isn’t necessarily scary,” he said. »
- TJ Dietsch, Comic Book Resources
A quick review of tonight's "Community" coming up just as soon as I suppressive fire at you... I am almost exactly the age Jeff Winger is revealed to be in "G.I. Jeff," and like him, I poured an enormous amount of time, energy and my parents' money into the '80s "G.I. Joe" cartoon and its associated action figures (and, on occasion, the Larry Hama-written Marvel comic, which was genuinely good). I dreamed of one day owning the hovercraft, wondered how useful specialized Joes like Snow Job and Shipwreck were on traditional missions and could sing a few bars of "Cold Slither" on command. I was a nerd of many stripes, and a "G.I. Joe" nerd was one of those.(*) (*) If you need further proof of my obsessiveness, note the recent podcast where I derailed our "From Dusk Till Dawn" discussion to note that DJ Cotrona and Adrianne Palicki »
- Alan Sepinwall
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