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After original Flash Gordon star Sam J. Jones made a brief appearance in the 2012 comedy Ted, many fans hoped it could revive the gestating Flash Gordon reboot that has been stuck in development hell for several years. Although nothing has been confirmed at this time, FilmDivider is reporting that Star Trek 3 writers J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay are currently working on the script, with producer Jon Davis currently seeking a studio deal for the project.
This is the first we're hearing about the writers working on Flash Gordon, but a Mormon Artist interview with J.D. Payne also mentions the project briefly, although there are no quotes attributed to the screenwriter regarding Flash Gordon.
Thanks to Total Film, we’ve got a new still from The Matrix duo Andy and Lana Wachowski’s next sci-fi offering Jupiter Ascending, which gives us a fresh look at the film’s two leads, Channing Tatum (21 Jump Street) and Mila Kunis (Ted)…
Jupiter Jones (Mila Kunis) was born under a night sky, with signs predicting that she was destined for great things. Now grown, Jupiter dreams of the stars but wakes up to the cold reality of a job cleaning toilets and an endless run of bad breaks. Only when Caine (Channing Tatum), a genetically engineered ex-military hunter, arrives on Earth to track her down does Jupiter begin to glimpse the fate that has been waiting for her all along – her genetic signature marks her as next in line for an extraordinary inheritance that could alter the balance of the cosmos.
Jupiter Ascending is set for release on July 25th, »
- Gary Collinson
A new big screen adaptation of Flash Gordon has been in and out of development for years. Back in 2008 Sony Pictures was moving forward with the project and even had Breck Eisner attached to direct it. For one reason or another the project fell apart and never happened. It seems like there's been no movement since.
Now Film Divider is reporting that there's a fresh attempt to bring Flash Gordon to the big screen, and that Star Trek 3 writers Jd Payne and Patrick McKay have been hired to pen the script. Nothing these two guys have written has made it to the big screen yet, but they did write a script for Bad Robot called Boilerplate, which hasn't been produced yet. Apparently these guys are supposed to be a couple of hot up-and-coming writers.
They’ve apparently developed a new take on Flash with producer Jon Davis and are »
- Joey Paur
One of the more memorable storylines of Seth MacFarlane’s Ted involved the main characters’ obsession with the 1980 camp classic Flash Gordon, an adaptation of the 1930s comic strip-turned serial film series by Alex Raymond. One of the most entertaining “bad” movies out there, director Mike Hodges’ cheeseball epic is only one of a great many versions of the sci-fi property, most of which were made for television.
The original comic followed the adventures of the title character, a polo player (a football quarterback in the 1980 film) who along with companion Dale Arden is kidnapped by the half-crazy scientist Dr. Zarkov and ends up on the planet Mongo, where they fight the ...
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- Anthony Vieira
When it was originally announced that critical pariah Michael Bay was to be directing the big screen incarnation of the nostalgically popular 1980’s vehicular metamorphoses toys The Transformers, it seemed to be the perfect match of artistic vision and material. With large scale auto-centric set-pieces already scattered throughout his CV, recall the spectacular freeway chase from the otherwise ridiculous Bad Boys 2, and a penchant for a genuinely enjoyable sense of infectious fun, evident in apologists favourites such as The Rock and Armageddon, his pyrotechnic pornographic sensibilities would make real the plastic clashes between the Autobots and Decepticons in a way every big kid dreamed of.
A franchise on the verge of Extinction? No chance.
The notion that Age of Extinction is a “reboot” isn’t an altogether welcome one, because for all of the crass, ibuprofen accompanied volume control, and Nuts magazine incarnate issues scattered throughout Revenge of the »
- Matt Rodgers
So in case you were living under a rock this weekend or better yet, you were consuming a lot of great HBO, you might have realized the MTV Movie Awards took place (“The Hunger Games” won a bunch of shit, just like the “Twilight” movies before it). That means every studio and their mother released some kind of new clip or TV Spot and we have a few more stragglers today. What do you do if your first writer/directorial effort is a smash hit? Well, if you’re comedian and “Family Guy” creator Seth MacFarlane, you use the success of “Ted” and parlay it into the cachet of doing a western. And a western comedy, no less. I can just see the execs at Universal trying to agonizingly squeeze amused looks in their faces during the pitch. A western comedy? It sounds like a recipe for box-office poison, but »
- Edward Davis
When the comedy Ted hit theaters in 2012, we got a taste of Flash Gordon all over again, albeit in the form of coked up 80s film star Sam Jones. But now it looks like the hero who was given his own sci-fi film and turned into a cult classic (with a catch theme song from Queen) will be given a facelift for an all-new adaptation on the big screen. Over the years, there have been a few attempts to rework Flash Gordon, and now another try is coming together with J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay, the duo behind the script for Star Trek 3, developing the hopeful project that is currently striking a deal for studio home. More below! Payne and McKay are relatively unknown writers, but they've gotten work after writing an adaptation of Boilerplate for Bad Robot and also a stylistic take on the Biblical tale of Goliath. »
- Ethan Anderton
Today we have the first TV spot for the upcoming "A Million Ways to Die in the West" western comedy, which is from Seth MacFarlane, the man behind "Ted" and "Family Guy." Check it out below. Plot: After a cowardly sheep farmer (MacFarlane) backs out of a gunfight, his fickle girlfriend (Seyfried) leaves him for another man. When a mysterious and beautiful woman (Charlize Theron) rides into town, she helps him find his courage and they begin to fall in love. When her husband (Liam Neeson), a notorious outlaw, arrives seeking revenge, the farmer must put his newfound courage to the test. The new movie is directed by MacFarlane (Ted) and is set to hit theaters on May 30th. TV Spot: »
It’s been a fairly reserved marketing campaign for Transformers: Age of Extinction so far, but with just over two months to go before its release Paramount Pictures has now given us another peek at the fourth instalment of the blockbuster series with the arrival of a new TV spot, which we’ve got for you below….
Transformers: Age of Extinction is once again directed by Michael Bay, with Mark Wahlberg (Ted) leading an all-new human cast that also includes Jack Reynor (What Richard Did), Stanley Tucci (Captain America: The First Avenger), Nicola Peltz (Bates Motel), Bingbing Li (Resident Evil: Retribution), Sophia Myles (Underworld), Victoria Summer (Saving Mr. Banks), Titus Welliver (Lost) and T.J. Miller (She’s Out of My League).
Transformers: Age of Extinction is set for release on June 27th. Watch the first trailer here.
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- Gary Collinson
Universal Pictures has released a new TV spot for A Million Ways to Die in the West, the latest comedy from Family Guy and Ted creator Seth MacFarlane, which sees him starring alongside Charlize Theron (Prometheus), Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother), Amanda Seyfried (Les Miserables), Liam Neeson (Non-Stop), Sarah Silverman (Wreck-It Ralph) and Giovanni Ribisi (Dads). Check it out after the official synopsis…
Seth MacFarlane directs, produces, co-writes and plays the role of the cowardly sheep farmer Albert in A Million Ways to Die in the West. After Albert backs out of a gunfight, his fickle girlfriend leaves him for another man. When a mysterious and beautiful woman rides into town, she helps him find his courage and they begin to fall in love. But when her husband, a notorious outlaw, arrives seeking revenge, the farmer must put his newfound courage to the test.
- Gary Collinson
Tonight, during the MTV Movie Awards, Hollywood’s biggest studios took the opportunity to hype up audiences for some of the summer’s biggest releases. Over the course of the evening, we saw new TV spots for blockbusters like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Edge of Tomorrow, Transformers: Age of Extinction and many more.
Honestly, I can’t say that I’m terribly excited for this summer’s offerings, especially when you look at what 2015 has in store for us. If there is one film I’m eager to see though, it’s Seth MacFarlane’s A Million Ways To Die In The West. As demonstrated in the new TV spot released tonight, it just looks so damn funny. The director hit it out of the park a few years ago with Ted, and I have no doubt that he’ll see similar success with his follow-up.
In regards to the other stuff, »
- Matt Joseph
After Albert backs out of a gunfight, his fickle girlfriend leaves him for another man. When a mysterious and beautiful woman rides into town, she helps him find his courage and they begin to fall in love. But when her husband, a notorious outlaw, arrives seeking revenge, the farmer must put his newfound courage to the test.
Starring alongside MacFarlane are Oscar winner Charlize Theron, Liam Neeson, Amanda Seyfried, Giovanni Ribisi, Sarah Silverman and Neil Patrick Harris. MacFarlane reunites many of the filmmakers behind Universal and Mrc’s hit film Ted including Scott Stuber (Bluegrass Films) and Jason Clark who produce, »
- Michelle McCue
Writer-director-star Seth MacFarlane returns to the silver screen next month with A Million Ways to Die in the West, his second feature film following 2012's blockbuster Ted. Universal Pictures has released a new TV spot for this Western comedy during the 2014 MTV Movie Awards, which follows a cowardly farmer who finds his courage with the help of a mysterious woman (Charlize Theron), who happens to be the wife of a dangerous outlaw. Amanda Seyfried, Liam Neeson, Neil Patrick Harris, Giovanni Ribisi and Sarah Silverman round out the cast of this summer period comedy, in theaters May 30.
After a cowardly sheep farmer backs out of a gunfight, his fickle girlfriend leaves him for another man. When a mysterious and beautiful woman rides into town, she helps him find his courage and they begin to fall in love. But when her husband, a notorious outlaw, arrives seeking revenge, the farmer must put »
Seth MacFarlane follow up to his hit comedy “Ted” from 2012 is going to be a comedy and Western. “A Million Ways To Die In The West” is positioned to be one of the biggest comedies this summer. The film features an all-star cast and from the looks of the movie’s new poster, it looks like it will be a very funny one too. Universal Pictures has put a lot of faith on MacFarlane after the surprise success of “Ted,” so hopefully “A Million Ways To Die In The West” will be another good one from the “Family Guy” creator. Universal Pictures released a new TV spot that highlight’s the [ Read More ]
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- Rudie Obias
We’re still a few months away from Transformers: Age of Extinction, but Paramount Pictures must be confident that Michael Bay will continue the run of blockbuster financial success when he retools the franchise with the fourth instalment. According to a piece of promotional material from licensing company Vilsco Textiles (via SlashFilm), the studio has slotted Transformers 5 in for release in 2017… which shouldn’t really come as much of a surprise given we’ve already had announcements for several major tentpole flicks for 2017, 2018 and beyond.
Transformers: Age of Extinction is set for release on June 27th, with Mark Wahlberg (Ted) leading a cast that also includes Jack Reynor (What Richard Did), Stanley Tucci (Captain America: The First Avenger), Nicola Peltz (Bates Motel), Bingbing Li (Resident Evil: Retribution), Sophia Myles (Underworld), Victoria Summer (Saving Mr. Banks), Titus Welliver (Lost) and T.J. Miller (She’s Out of My League). Watch the first trailer here. »
- Gary Collinson
Investigation Discovery is getting into scripted mini-series. According to EW, the channel has ordered Heartbreakers, , which will star Jack Wagner, Christopher Knight, Kevin Sorbo, Antonio Sabato Jr. and Rob Estes playing men who start out seeming like dream husbands but turn out to be nasty criminals. Basically, it’s still true crime stories, but without the narrator interrupting the dramatizations and actors you recognize.
TV Guide reports that Bruno Bichir, brother of The Bridge star Demian Bichir (apparently they’re such a prolific acting family, the Mexican MTV Movie Awards have a “Best Bichir in a Movie” category) will join his sibiling in multiple episodes of the upcoming season of The Bridge. He’ll play a Mexican businessman »
- Lyle Masaki
After dropping a new poster last week, Paramount Pictures debuted a TV spot for the upcoming sequel Transformers: Age of Extinction this weekend during the 2014 Kids' Choice Movie Awards, and we've got it for you right here....
Transformers: Age of Extinction is once again directed by Michael Bay, with Mark Wahlberg (Ted) leading an all-new human cast that includes Nicola Peltz (Bates Motel), Jack Reynor (What Richard Did), Stanley Tucci (Captain America: The First Avenger), Bingbing Li (Resident Evil: Retribution), Sophia Myles (Underworld), Victoria Summer (Saving Mr. Banks), Titus Welliver (Lost), and T.J. Miller (She's Out of My League).
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Transformers: Age of Extinction is set for release on June 27th. Watch the first trailer here. »
- Gary Collinson
Fresh from yesterday's trailer for the Michael Bay-produced Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles [which you can watch here], we've now got a new poster for Bay's other upcoming project, Transformers: Age of Extinction, which features Mark Wahlberg (Ted) and his on screen daughter Nicola Peltz (Bates Motel). For some reason, Wahlberg seems more interested in the farmhouse he's leaving behind, rather than the enormous floating Decepticon that's hovering above it and filling the sky...
Transformers: Age of Extinction is set for release on June 27th with a cast that also includes Jack Reynor (What Richard Did), Stanley Tucci (Captain America: The First Avenger), Bingbing Li (Resident Evil: Retribution), Sophia Myles (Underworld), Victoria Summer (Saving Mr. Banks), Titus Welliver (Lost) and T.J. Miller (She's Out of My League). Watch the first trailer here. »
- Gary Collinson
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After starring in the harrowing true story of Navy SEALs ambushed in Afghanistan, Mark Wahlberg is ready for a slightly less stressful popcorn flick. He’ll next be seen in Michael Bay‘s Transformers: Age of Extinction, leading the charge for the latest installment of the popular franchise. It’s a project he’s excited about, and one he plans to show his children. “I haven’t really done anything that was kid friendly,” Wahlberg told People this week. “It was really the best of both worlds, because [Transformers] was something they’d be interested in and something I hadn’t done before.” Something else Ella, Michael, Brendan and Grace can enjoy? The 2014 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards, which their dad happens to be hosting. But considering the actor has played a porn star, a drug addict and a vengeful cop (among other things), how many of his films »
- Emily Exton
Warner Bros. has released the first poster and trailer for Into the Storm, a found footage disaster thriller from director Steven Quale (Final Destination 5), which sees Richard Armitage (The Hobbit) leading a cast that also includes Sarah Wayne Callies (The Walking Dead), Jeremy Sumpter (Friday Night Lights), Matt Walsh (Ted), Nathan Kress (iCarly), Kyle Davis (Catch Me If You Can) and Arlen Escarpeta (Final Destination 5); check them out here...
In the span of a single day, the town of Silverton is ravaged by an unprecedented onslaught of tornadoes. The entire town is at the mercy of the erratic and deadly cyclones, even as storm trackers predict the worst is yet to come. Most people seek shelter, while others run towards the vortex, testing how far a storm chaser will go for that once-in-a-lifetime shot. Told through the eyes and lenses of professional storm chasers, thrill-seeking amateurs, and courageous townspeople, »
- Gary Collinson
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