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Sony has tapped Greg Berlanti to helm a fascinating robot uprising film called Epsilon. The sci-fi actioner has a script by Zombieland and G.I. Joe: Retaliation scribes Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick and takes place in the aftermath of a failed robot uprising, in which Earth operates on almost no electronics. In the world of the film, the remaining robots have taken refuge on a space station where they begin to raise their own human lab rats, which they train to act as their agents. The film’s protagonist is a man who discovers he is more human than he thought. Heat Vision reports that Berlanti has close a deal to direct the pic, with Michael De Luca onboard to produce alongside Reese and Wernick. Berlanti is best known as the executive producer and showrunner of such TV series as Brothers & Sisters, Everwood, and No Ordinary Family. On the feature front, »
- Adam Chitwood
Excited for Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller’s return to Sin City? Well unfortunately you’ll have to wait a little bit longer for “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For”, as the film has now been officially delayed and moved back almost an entirely year. Originally slated for October 4, 2013, the long-awaited Dimension Films comic book sequel will now instead bow almost a year later on August 22, 2014. I can’t say I’m surprised. I always did think the film’s 2013 release date was a tad optimistic, especially considering that they were still casting people just months ago. The film has a huge number of green screen work, and honestly, I’d rather see them take their time on it and do it right instead of rushing the effects into theaters. Another reason why they’re delaying the film, I think, is that it’s worked for a couple of other high-profile movies. »
Today's podcast is random topics galore plus some extended conversation regarding Man of Steel and a silly controversy making its way around the Internet concerning its ending. We also play our usual grouping of games, talk a little about Mortal Instruments: City of Bones and movies like it and discuss today's new DVD and Blu-ray releases. I want to remind you that you can call in and leave us your comments, thoughts, questions, etc. directly on our Google Voice account, which you can call and leave a message for us at (925) 526-5763, which may be even easier to remember at (925) 5-bnl-pod. Just call, leave us a voice mail and we'll add those to the show and respond directly. An alternative to that option is a new way of leaving us a voicemail directly from your computer. Just click here and no matter where you live in the world, all you »
- Brad Brevet
"The Purge" opened at the number one spot at the box office, moving it up on TheWrap's PowerGrid this week. The film wasn't alone: its director, James Demonaco is on the way up thanks to the film's success. Dwayne Johnson is hot off his three latest films, "G.I. Joe: Retaliation," "Pain and Gain," and most recently, "Fast & Furious 6." His ability to turn projects into box office gold bumped his upcoming "Hercules: The Thracian Wars" into the top 100 projects on the PowerGrid. Find out where things fall on the PowerGrid »
- Rebecca Rosenberg
While Paramount Pictures has argued that its austere slate churns out profitable films at a price, the studio’s operating income has been in decline, putting even more pressure on big summer bets like “World War Z” to perform.
While most of Paramount’s rivals also reserve their biggest theatrical releases for the next few months, they also roll out more titles throughout the year, which somewhat mitigates the fortunes of a single season. But under topper Brad Grey, Par has cut its slate and reduced overhead, choosing to bet on big, sexy pics like “World War Z” and “Star Trek Into Darkness” that will put the onus on the studio’s summer performance.
But “Star Trek” has been good news for Par, netting $181 million over its first three weeks at the domestic box office. Par also kicked off summer with a third pic, “Pain & Gain,” which did a respectable $50 million in the U. »
- Rachel Abrams
Hercules: Dwayne Johnson has a new hairdo. The busy actor has already starred in Snitch, Pain & Gain, G.I. Joe: Retaliation and Fast & Furious 6 this year, and he just started production on Brett Ratner's Hercules on Monday. Johnson shared a photo, noting his new three-hour "daily process," in which he is transformed by hair and makeup artists for his role as the son of Zeus. The movie is due out on July 25, 2014. [Dwayne Johnson's Twitter via Collider] Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: As a producer, Michael Bay continues to line up action-movie projects, but he may have found one that he also wants to direct. Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon is a computer game in which a secret military unit takes down terrorist threats around the world. The game is produced...
- Peter Martin
Despite less than glowing reviews and lower domestic box office than The Rise Of Cobra, G.I. Joe: Retaliation is looked at as a success due to better worldwide grosses than the first film. We knew a third movie was coming, but now we know for certain that the next movie will retain the same director in Jon M. Chu. Deadline reports that Chu will return to helm the currently untitled third G.I. Joe movie thanks to his success with Retaliation. We all watched as G.I. Joe: Retaliation was »
- Alex Maidy
We'll say this for the "G.I. Joe" franchise: It's certainly resilient.
Case in point: According to Deadline, "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" director Jon M. Chu has just signed on to return for "G.I. Joe 3" despite the fact that none of the film's stars appear to be committed to the movie yet. Hey, you gotta start somewhere.
Not that a lack of stars — or buzz or positive reviews — has hurt the franchise so far. Original "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra" star Channing Tatum, after all, bowed out of the series about eight seconds into "G.I. Joe: Retaliation," much to the surprise and chagrin of the millions of ladies who flocked to the theater to see his abs in 3D. Instead, the sequel replaced him with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Bruce Willis.
Whether or not either of those stars will be returning for "G.I. Joe 3" is unknown, but if not, »
- Scott Harris
Earning everything from raves to pans, but mostly reviews in-between, Zack Snyder's Man of Steel arrives in theaters this Thursday night (read my review here) on the back of a whole lot of marketing. The anticipation is through the roof, but with a reported budget of $225 million you're looking at a film that's got to make north of $525 million before it's profitable at the worldwide box office and that may be generous given how much money WB is spending to market the thing all across the globe. The studio almost seems to be willing a hit into existence, something they hoped Christopher Nolan's name, attached as a producer and given story credit, would help provide. Now, they're letting fans know they aren't just stopping at one... So I guess we better go see the first one. Deadline.com reports both Snyder and screenwriter David S. Goyer will be »
- Brad Brevet
Though some feel G.I. Joe: Retaliation was a slight improvement over its predecessor, many moviegoers and critics were underwhelmed by its nonsensical plot and lack of character depth (read our review). However, those flaws didn’t stop the film from grossing more than $360 million worldwide, and after banking another hefty payday for the franchise, Paramount unsurprisingly greenlit G.I. Joe 3.
Based on how quickly things are moving along, it seems Paramount can’t wait to get another G. I. Joe film in theatres. The studio has already recommissioned the services of Retaliation writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick to pen the third installment and now we’re learning that director Jon M. ...
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- Daniel Johnson
Yo, Joe: Jon Chu is coming back to direct the third installment of the "G.I. Joe" franchise. Deadline.com reported on Tuesday that Chu will return to film a follow-up to his "G.I. Joe: Retaliation," which grossed $365 million around the world after its release in March.
Chu, himself, had teased the new gig on Twitter, before firing off the Deadline.com link.
Big decisions ahead... just trying to pick the right one... hmm...
— Jon M. Chu (@jonmchu) June 11, 2013
Ok then. Lets do this... m.deadline.com/2013/06/jon-m-…
— Jon M. Chu (@jonmchu) June 11, 2013
That Chu would return for "G.I. Joe 3" isn't all that surprising; the director expressed interest in a "Joe" return during an interview with HuffPost Entertainment earlier this year.
"I'd love to [do another film]," Chu said. "If the audience wants it, it would be an honor to continue to be part of the G.I. Joe tradition. I think »
- Christopher Rosen
You may have already forgotten that a second "G.I. Joe" movie came out just a few months ago, but Paramount hasn't. Almost immediately after "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" hit theaters in March with a booming global box office, a third movie was announced. Not too shabby for a flick that encountered a nine-month delay for reshoots, plot changes, 3D conversion, and the like.
Now Paramount has announced that they are bringing back director Jon M. Chu for the third installment of the franchise. It's not yet clear who from "Retaliation" will be joining him, although Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is a good bet. He told CNN last March that "Retaliation" was a "massive opportunity." He added, "I enjoy being in franchises because they make a lot of people happy around the world... That's a lot of smiles, and that's a cool thing." (Also, money.)
At the moment, the third "G. »
- Jenni Miller
According to Deadline, G.I. Joe: Retaliation helmer Jon M. Chu is making a deal with Paramount and MGM to jump back into the director’s chair when production on the third installment of the franchise commences. After directing the latest Joe movie to gross $365 million worldwide, this isn’t exactly shocking news that the filmmaker is in talks with studio about coming back for the next sequel. Chu also made two posts on his official Twitter account, which seems to suggest he agreed to come back for G. I. Joe 3: Big decisions ahead… just trying to pick the right one… hmm… and Ok then. Lets »
- Nick Martin
Having given the green light to a third movie in the G.I. Joe franchise as soon as the second hit cinemas earlier this year, Paramount Pictures and MGM have now tapped G.I. Joe: Retaliation director Jon M. Chu to return for the next instalment.
At this point in time, it's unknown which actors will return for G.I. Joe 3, although it is expected that Chu will look to reunite with the likes of Bruce Willis (General Joseph Colton) and Dwayne Johnson (Roadblock). Paramount is said to be meeting with a shortlist of four screenwriters for the threequel, with an appointment expected to be made shortly.
G.I. Joe: Retaliation has pulled in over $360 million at the global box office, almost $60 million more than that of its predecessor, the Stephen Sommers-helmed G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra. Chu is currently prepping another 80's toy adaptation in the long-rumoured live-action remake of Masters of the Universe. »
- Flickering Myth
Director Jon M Chu will return for G.I. Joe 3.
After a nine-month delay and a major reworking, the second G.I. Joe film went on to gross $365 million (£233 million) worldwide.
There is no word yet on the plot of the third film, or which of the stars may be in line to reprise their roles.
G.I. Joe 3 was given the green light in April following the strong opening of Retaliation.
Watch Jon M Chu talking to »
Poster Simon Brew 12 Jun 2013 - 06:25
The prequel to Zack Snyder's 300, 300: Rise Of An Empire, has a new poster. There's a trailer not far behind...
Zack Snyder's new film, Man Of Steel, is flying into cinemas at the end of this week. And it looks as if Warner Bros is going to use the opportunity to promote the prequel to one of his earlier movies. The studio has thus released the latest poster for 300: Rise Of An Empire, and we're hearing that the first trailer isn't far behind.
The movie has been pushed back from this summer to March 2014, the kind of delay that's helped the box office of movies such as G.I. Joe: Retaliation and Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters this year. Noam Murro is on directing duties for 300: Rise Of An Empire too.
Here's that poster then. When the trailer lands, we'll pop it on the site. »
News Simon Brew 12 Jun 2013 - 06:15
The director of G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Jon M Chu, looks like being the man who's set to direct G.I. Joe 3...
G.I. Joe: Retaliation survived one or two things to go on to be a rather sizeable box office hit. The scathing reviews for starters, but also the fact that Paramount Pictures delayed its release by the best part of a year, just weeks before its initial release. The end result? $365m at the box office worldwide, beating the previous movie's $302m. Gamble won.
Unsurprisingly then, Paramount initiated a third G.I. Joe movie a little while back, and now word reaches us that it's re-recruiting director Jon M Chu - who helmed Retaliation - for it. It doesn't necessarily look as though Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick are writing this one, though. Paramount is reported to be meeting with potential writers over the next few weeks. »
Skydance Productions is reportedly also returning as financing partner with Paramount. The studio will soon meet with a short list of four writers and will set one shortly.
"G.I. Joe: Retaliation" came out in March and grossed an impressive $365 million globally.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
Why? Because there are brands to maintain, franchises to continue and toys to sell. Because "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" is the 8th highest grossing film domestically so far in 2013, and earned nearly double that overseas for a worldwide tally of $365 million and change. Because, Dwayne Johnson. You may not be too thrilled, but Paramount has plenty of reasons to want to continue the "G.I. Joe" series. And indeed they are, with the studio re-upping Jon M. Chu to direct the as yet not subtitled "G.I. Joe 3." This isn't exactly shocking news giving that after its big opening weekend ($40 million bucks) news that a sequel was heading into development hit. But with Chu lined up, the studio is now nailing down a writer, getting financing secured and probably seeing what Dwayne Johnson's schedule is looking like. It's a nice bounce back considering 'Retaliation' was delayed, tweaked, converted into 3D and then released, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
No one really liked G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra and I don’t think its sequel, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, fared much better. But both films did make money and in Hollywood, money means more, more films in a franchise, no matter how crummy it may be. So yes, we’re getting a G.I. Joe 3 and today we’re hearing that Jon M. Chu, who directed the second instalment, is returning to helm the third film.
Casting all cynicism aside, I will say that Chu did do an alright job with G.I. Joe: Retaliation and did successfully re-tool the series. Retaliation wasn’t a great film by any means, but it was an improvement compared to its predecessor and it did feature some pretty fun action scenes.
At the end of the day it’s nothing more than a mindless popcorn flick but hey, there is definitely a market for that kind of thing. »
- Matt Joseph
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