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If you’re still trying to recover from the emotional “Fault in Our Stars” trailer, a warning: Here comes another tearjerker.
The first trailer for “If I Stay,” starring Chloe Grace Moretz and based on the 2009 Gayle Forman bestseller, has debuted. The story follows Grace Moretz’s Mia character, a young cellist with big dreams who is on her way to Juilliard, who also has a loving family and an adoring guitarist boyfriend played by Jamie Blackley.
Mia’s biggest problem seems to be the rift between her personal and professional future until a devastating car accident kills both of her parents and leaves her in a coma in a sort of limbo state. In an out-of-body experience, she realizes she has to choose between living and fighting through the tragedy, or passing on.
The role is quite a shift for Grace Moretz, whose recent high-profile parts include playing a »
- Alex Stedman
Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network) stars as Mike, a hapless, lazy stoner, happy with his boring life with girlfriend Phoebe (Kristen Stewart – Twilight). However, unknown to Mike and everyone around him he’s actually a secret agent. When his past flashes before his eyes the realities of the responsibility of his power surface, especially when he’s called in to support a deadly government operation. Co-starring Topher Grace (That ’70s Show), John Leguizamo (Kick-ass 2), Tony Hale (Arrested Development), Bill Pullman (Independence Day) and Walton Goggins (Django Unchained), Stone joins the cast as Victoria Lasseter.
With Nima Nourizadeh (Project X) directing and Max Landis (Chronicle) behind the script this could go either way – brilliantly witty and action-packed…or a little lacklustre. We’ll have to wait and see.
American Ultra is already in production. It currently has »
- Jazmine Sky Bradley
(Cbr) Mark Millar's creator-owned work has a long history with Hollywood, with "Wanted," "Kick-Ass," "Kick-Ass 2," "The Secret Service" and more all getting a silver screen presence. Thus, it should come as little surprise that another one of his creator-owned books will see a big screen debut. According to The Hollywood Reporter, 20th Century Fox has picked up the film rights for Millar and Leinil Yu's "Superior" miniseries with Matthew Vaughn attached to produce. Vaughn has a long history with Millar's Hollywood adaptations, dating back to his time helming "Kick-Ass." He is also currently directing "The Secret Service" film adaptation. "This project actually means an awful lot to me. It's something Leinil and I really loved doing and, after years of wanting to work together, gave us our chance to collaborate," Millar said via the Millarworld Forums. "Matthew's producing, which is great news, and the kind of names »
- Steve Sunu, Comic Book Resources
Comics writer Mark Millar is no stranger to having his material adapted for the big screen, and yet another one of his creations has now been pegged for the feature film treatment. 20th Century Fox has acquired the film rights to Millar’s 2010 limited series Superior, which revolves around a young boy stricken with multiple sclerosis who is granted one wish by an alien monkey: to become a Superman-like superhero named Superior. Problems arise when the boy learns that the monkey is no alien at all, but is instead a demon who demands the boy’s soul in return for his transformation, lest his wish be undone and he return to his original form. Hit the jump for more on the potential Superior movie, which has a familiar face onboard as producer. News of the rights acquisition comes courtesy of Heat Vision, which reports that Matthew Vaughn will produce the Superior movie. »
- Adam Chitwood
Legendary and Warner Bros. Pictures have unveiled yet another piece of cool 'Godzilla' artwork as part of the promotions for their upcoming WonderCon 2014 appearance this coming weekend. The presentation kicks off at 11:00am at the Anaheim event which is preceded at 10:30am with the appearance of director Gareth Edwards who will be on hand to sign copies of this very poster! 'Godzilla' stars an impressive line-up that includes Aaron Taylor-Johnson ('Kick-Ass 2'), Bryan Cranston ('Breaking Bad'), Elizabeth Olsen ('Silent House'), Juliette Binoche, Sally Hawkins ('Made in Dagenham'), David Strathairn ('Lincoln'), Ken Watanabe ('Inception'), Richard T. Jones ('Event Horizon'), Patrick Sabongui, Yuki Morita, Brian Markinson, Akira Takarada, Victor Rasuk, C.J. Adams and Ken Yamamura ('The Wolverine'). Check the new poster below. »
Fan art by nebezial
Sony’s Masters of the Universe remake is getting a rewrite. Jeff Wadlow, writer and director of Kick-Ass 2, has been brought on board to do a rewrite on the script based on the ‘80s animated series, which was awesome. Kick-Ass 2 was not so awesome, so I’m not sure how to take this news.
I used to watch the Dolph Lundgren Masters of the Universe every year on Christmas Eve, but it’s been so long that all I remember is Skeletor falling at the end of the final battle. (I guess that was a spoiler. Sorry.) The animated series is more engrained in my memory, and I spent a lot of time playing He-Man and She-Ra when I was a kid. In other words, don’t eff up my childhood memories, Wadlow.
The most recent draft of the script was written by Terry Rossio, »
- Mily Dunbar
With just over two months to go before the arrival of the eagerly-awaited sequel, DreamWorks Animation has released a new poster and trailer for How to Tran Your Dragon 2, which you can check out right here….
“The thrilling second chapter of the epic How To Train Your Dragon trilogy returns to the fantastical world of the heroic Viking Hiccup and his faithful dragon Toothless. The inseparable duo must protect the peace-and save the future of men and dragons from the power-hungry Drago.”
How to Train Your Dragon 2 is set for release on June 13th, with a voice cast that includes Jay Baruchel (This Is the End), Gerard Butler (Olympus Has Fallen), Jonah Hill (The Wolf of Wall Street), America Ferrera (End of Watch), Christopher Mintz-Plasse (Kick-Ass 2), Kristen Wiig (Bridesmaids), America Ferrera (Ugly Betty), Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine), Kit Harington (Game of Thrones) and Djimon Hounsou (Blood Diamond).
- Gary Collinson
'Godzilla' is the main star of the latest 'Godzilla' still, as well he should be. Our atomically challenged leading lizard takes centre stage for the pic featured in Entertainment Weekly's new Summer movie preview. The beast is loitering around a bridge whilst taking some major blasts from those pesky army types below and doing his best to contain his anger. Aaron Taylor-Johnson ('Kick-Ass 2'), Bryan Cranston ('Breaking Bad'), Elizabeth Olsen ('Silent House'), Juliette Binoche, Sally Hawkins ('Made in Dagenham'), David Strathairn ('Lincoln'), Ken Watanabe ('Inception'), Richard T. Jones ('Event Horizon'), Patrick Sabongui, Yuki Morita, Brian Markinson, Akira Takarada, Victor Rasuk, C.J. Adams and Ken Yamamura ('The Wolverine') all head up the cast set to face the destructive force of the scaly one! Head below for the new pic. 'An epic rebirth to Toho's iconic Godzilla, »
Jeff Wadlow, coming off directing Kick-Ass 2 and writing an X-Force movie for 20th Century Fox is now taking up the chance to go to Eternia for Sony and work on the script for Masters of the Universe.
Previously, Jon Chu was attached to direct a Terry Rossio (The Lone Ranger) script, but Chu is very publicly tied up in another 80s toy cartoon adaptation Jem and the Holograms for Hasbro. This being a Mattel cartoon, well…
Prince Adam. I Have The Power! Seo out.
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. »
Back in the 1980s, Mattel's Masters of the Universe inspired countless hours of playtime for children. And Columbia Pictures has been working hard to spin this dusty franchise into a fresh feature to appeal to a new generation of fans. Their latest efforts to resurrect Masters of the Universe involves wrangling the writer-director of Kick-Ass 2. THR says that the studio has officially hired Jeff Wadlow to rewrite the screenplay for Masters of the Universe, a reboot inspired by the popular line of action figures that featured the likes of He-Man, Skeletor and She-ra, who were also featured in children's cartoon shows. Aside from Kick-Ass 2, Wadlow is known for co-writing and directing the devilishly entertaining horror-thriller Cry_Wolf. This might suggest that Columbia is angling for a more mature take on Masters of the Universe. That said, I doubt it would be anything beyond PG-13, because otherwise they'd be »
Sony and Escape Artists are reviving He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, after the toy and cartoon property spent years in development hell. At one point recently, Jon M. Chu (G.I. Joe Retaliation) was going to direct a script by Terry Rossio (Pirates of the Caribbean, The Lone Ranger). Now Kick-Ass 2 director Jeff Wadlow has […]
The post ‘Masters of the Universe:’ Jeff Wadlow Re-Writing the Script appeared first on /Film. »
- Russ Fischer
Ever since Jon M. Chu dropped out of directing Masters of the Universe back in October, Universal Pictures has been looking for the right filmmaker to take his place, with a number of directors reportedly in contention. Today, we have word that Jeff Wadlow, who wrote and directed Kick-Ass 2, has signed on to rewrite the script and possibly direct.
The filmmaker was mentioned in February as one of the many contenders for this coveted job, including Mike Cahill (Another Earth), Harald Zwart (The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones) and Chris McKay, who served as the editor of The Lego Movie but has never directed a feature before.
Jeff Wadlow's deal is only to write the script at this time, he could still end up directing the feature. While many are wondering who will direct Masters of the Universe, sources claim that the story is still far from ready, »
The story follows the warrior Prince Adam — who becomes He-Man and battles Skeletor, the main villain.
Wadlow is repped by Wme.
- Dave McNary
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
Yesterday, a source for Schmoes Know.com reported that Jeff Wadlow ("Kick-Ass 2") had signed on to direct Sony's He-Man & The Masters Of The Universe live-action reboot. Today, The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Wadlow has been brought in, but only to rewrite the script, originally penned by Terry Rossio (“The Lone Ranger”). Jeff Wadlow has come aboard to rewrite Masters of the Universe, Columbia’s big-screen adaptation of the popular 1980s Mattel toyline. At this stage, Wadlow, who wrote and directed Kick-Ass 2, does not have a deal to direct, although that remains a possibility down the road, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter. Wadlow, wrote and directed last year's Kick-Ass 2, and had been working on 20th Century Fox's X-Force film. This recent hiring may mean plans for an X-Force are being shelved. Wadlow may not be the director just yet, but Sony needs to find a replacement for Jon M. Chu, »
Jeff Wadlow has come aboard to rewrite Masters of the Universe, Columbia’s big-screen adaptation of the popular 1980s Mattel toyline. At this stage, Wadlow, who wrote and directed Kick-Ass 2, does not have a deal to direct, although that remains a possibility down the road, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter. Columbia has been developing the project since 2009, piling writers on top of writers. The project even had Jon M. Chu on board to direct at one point. Escape Artists’ Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal and Steve Tisch are producing the project. Much speculation has been made
- Borys Kit
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.
Jeff Wadlow has closed a deal to rewrite “Masters of the Universe” for Sony Pictures and Escape Artists, TheWrap has learned. Wadlow recently directed “Kick-Ass 2” and is among the frontrunners to direct Sony's long-gestating He-Man movie along with Mike Cahill (“I Origins”), though no one is attached at this time. Also read: He-Man Film ‘Masters of the Universe’ Director Short-List Includes ‘Lego Movie’ Editor (Exclusive) Jon M. Chu was previously attached to direct the film, which is based on the classic 1980s animated TV series. Terry Rossio (“The Lone Ranger”) wrote the previous draft of “Masters of the Universe, »
- Jeff Sneider
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
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