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Lara Croft fans have been clamouring for another big screen instalment of the Tomb Raider franchise for over a decade now, and according to rumours, MGM and Warner Bros. are looking to enlist a female director for the proposed reboot.
According to Heroic Hollywood, a script by Evan Daugherty (Snow White and the Huntsman, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) is now out to directors, with the studio apparently seeking a filmmaker in the vein of Michelle McLaren (Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad), who was recently attached to Warner Bros. Wonder Woman movie before leaving the project due to creative differences.
Now, while the idea of a female director for Tomb Raider makes complete sense, bear in mind that Heroic Hollywood is quickly replacing Latino-Review as the number one source on the internet for baseless rumour, linkbaiting speculation and fake concept art, so we should probably take this with a healthy pinch of salt. »
- Gary Collinson
Part of me wishes that this wasn’t even news, but there just aren’t enough female directors yet snagging big-budget tentpoles as to make the following seem unremarkable: MGM is rumored to be searching for a woman to reboot its Tomb Raider franchise, revitalizing the series that made a star out of Angelina Jolie and more recently birthed a stellar video game redo from Square Enix.
According to scoopster Umberto Gonzalez, MGM wants a “Michelle MacLaren type” at the helm for the Tomb Raider remake. What that means isn’t exactly clear, but MacLaren first made her mark on the small screen, directing key episodes of prestige series like Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, The Leftovers and Better Call Saul. Warner Bros. hand-picked her to direct its high-profile Wonder Woman stand-alone, but she ultimately departed the project over the good ol’ creative differences and was replaced »
- Isaac Feldberg
Press Release: "Los Angeles, Calif. (June 22, 2015) – Shout! Factory, a leading multi-platform entertainment company, has acquired North American rights to the unhinged horror comedy Gravy directed by actor-writer-producer-director James Roday. The announcement was made today by Shout! Factory’s founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos, and the film’s director James Roday.
In this picture deal, Shout! Factory has secured exclusive distribution rights to Gravy, including digital, home entertainment, broadcast and theatrical for cross-platform releases in the U.S. and Canada. Shout! Factory plans a strategic rollout of the movie on a variety of entertainment distribution platforms and in all packaged media through its horror entertainment brand Scream Factory™.
“James Roday has made a wonderfully demented blend of horror and comedy that fits perfectly into our Scream Factory family. The substantial talent behind »
- Derek Anderson
Shout! Factory has acquired North American rights to “Gravy,” a horror comedy that marks the directorial debut of “Psych” star James Roday, who also wrote the script, TheWrap has learned. Shout! Factory has secured exclusive distribution rights including digital, home entertainment, broadcast and theatrical for cross-platform releases in the U.S. and Canada. The company plans a strategic rollout of the movie on a variety of entertainment distribution platforms and in all packaged media through its horror brand Scream Factory. Michael Weston stars alongside Jimmi Simpson (“House of Cards”), Sutton Foster (“Younger”), Lily Cole (“Snow White and the Huntsman”), Molly Ephraim, »
- Jeff Sneider
Ron Moody in Mel Brooks' 'The Twelve Chairs.' The 'Doctor Who' that never was. Ron Moody: 'Doctor Who' was biggest professional regret (See previous post: "Ron Moody: From Charles Dickens to Walt Disney – But No Harry Potter.") Ron Moody was featured in about 50 television productions, both in the U.K. and the U.S., from the late 1950s to 2012. These included guest roles in the series The Avengers, Gunsmoke, Starsky and Hutch, Hart to Hart, and Murder She Wrote, in addition to leads in the short-lived U.S. sitcom Nobody's Perfect (1980), starring Moody as a Scotland Yard detective transferred to the San Francisco Police Department, and in the British fantasy Into the Labyrinth (1981), with Moody as the noble sorcerer Rothgo. Throughout the decades, he could also be spotted in several TV movies, among them: David Copperfield (1969). As Uriah Heep in this disappointing all-star showcase distributed theatrically in some countries. »
- Andre Soares
Hold on to those black, plastic horn headpieces you bought at Disney World, because Maleficent 2 is officially in development. I suppose weirder things have happened, like a Snow White and the Huntsman sequel without Snow White. Nevertheless, the Mouse House isn.t ready to give up its box-office-busting witch. Oh dear, what an awkward situation. The Wrap was the first to report the news and, according to the trade, Angelina Jolie is expected to reprise her role as Maleficent, the goodhearted fairy who turned evil after getting scorned by a childhood friend. Though she hasn.t officially signed on, Disney is confident in her return, considering you can.t have Maleficent 2 and cut out the woman who made her a big-screen sensation. Maleficent debuted in May of last year and told the story of the all-powerful witch from Sleeping Beauty. Growing up as a fairy in the forest as a »
Star Wars: The Force Awakens will no doubt be selling out cinema screen all over the world this December, but lest we forget more Star Wars are coming our way in the coming years, and next year’s first spin-off, Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One, has been bringing it’s cast together for the last few months. Now, Variety are reporting that Forrest Whitaker will be travelling to a galaxy far, far away, joining other cast members Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything), Riz Ahmed (Nightcrawler), Sam Claflin (Snow White and the Huntsman), and Ben Mendelsohn (The Dark Knight Rises). We know pretty much nothing about the movie, other than the fact the events of the movie will chronicle the efforts of a group of resistance fighters to steal the original Death Star plans, so his role is unknown to us at this time. Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom White)
On-set romances are the stuff of Hollywood tradition. But while we normally only hear about the big stars who fall in love while filming a movie together, there are tons of other couples who originate among the crew or develop between cast and crew. Well, here's one of the cuter production love stories involving two people who are technically both cast and crew at the same time. Stunt performers Dayna Porter and Dane Grant met in Nigeria during the making of Mad Max: Fury Road. She was the double for Charlize Theron, as Imperator Furiosa (she also worked with the actress on Snow White and the Huntsman), and he was the initial double for Tom Hardy's Max Rockatansky, in rehearsals, before Hardy's now-regular man, Jacob Tomuri, showed up and took over. Grant first...
- Christopher Campbell
We all know how tough it is to meet people. Getting set up on blind dates, online dating, people will try anything to find that special someone. Sometimes however, you meet people in the last place you expect, like the middle of an apocalyptic wasteland surrounded by murderous zealots trying to kill you. That was the case for a couple of crew members on the set of Mad Max:Fury Road. The Telegraph tells the story of love found in the harsh Namibian desert. Dane Grant was the South African stuntman who was brought in during rehearsals for Fury Road to stand in for Max.s Tom Hardy. Dayna Porter was the native New Zealander stunt double for Charlize Theron, having worked with her before in Snow White and the Huntsman. (Yes, their names are Dane and Dayna, and this is already super cute.) They spent a lot of time »
It should be a far cry from the kind of material Hemsworth is accustomed to (in case you missed it Chris has spent the bulk of his career working on blockbuster action flicks like Thor The Avengers Red Dawn and Snow White and the Huntsman to name a few) but it should also open the door for the chick magnet to flex his comedic chops. We dont get to see much of it but the big brute has jokes believe that »
Paul Feig’s star-studded, female-led Ghostbusters reboot has gained a buff leading man after all: Thor himself, Chris Hemsworth. But, in typical Feig fashion, expectations will be subverted and flipped as Hemsworth won’t be donning a proton pack and saving the world. Instead, he’ll be answering the phones for Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones as the Ghostbusters’ receptionist.
The clerical role was filled by Annie Potts in the original Ghostbusters and the character was a hilarious foil for the team who struck up a relationship with Harold Ramis’ character, Egon. I wonder if Hemsworth will take on a similar role, coke-bottle glasses and all…
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This marks yet another comedic turn for Hemsworth, who has spent the majority of his career leading action films like Thor, Snow White and the Huntsman and Blackhat. This year will see his first attempt at comedy, »
- James Garcia
Reports are coming in that Chris Hemsworth (Thor, the Avengers movies, Snow White and the Huntsman) has been cast in Paul Feig's all-female Ghostbusters reboot as the receptionist. In the original movies that character was the ever-snarky Janine Melnitz (Annie Potts), who was hopelessly smitten with Egon (Harold Ramis) and provided plenty of laughs. We don't actually have a name for Hemsworth's counterpart, but he'll appear next to Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon as the titular spook-wranglers, and will no doubt ensure they always have enough staples. You can still catch the Aussie actor in Avengers: Age of Ultron, and he'll next be seen in the new Vacation movie. Feig’s Ghostbusters is set for release in July of 2016. »
Chris Hemsworth is joining the cast of Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters movie … as the receptionist. Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon are starring as the ghost-hunting foursome in the all-female take on the classic supernatural comedy franchise. In keeping with the gender role reversals, Hemsworth is now the receptionist for the Ghostbusters, taking over from the role originated by Annie Potts. Hemsworth made a name for himself taking on manly action roles with movies such as Thor, Snow White and the Huntsman and Rush, but seems to be open to making detours in comedy. Ghostbusters
- Borys Kit
Feig made the announcement Wednesday on Twitter.
Insiders say the studio went to Hemsworth very early on in the process for one of the major male roles but the Aussie actor passed because the role was too small. Since then Sony reworked the script so the part was beefed up.
Production on “Ghostbusters” to start later this summer. »
- Justin Kroll
Monsters: Dark Continent, the sequel to Gareth Edwards' Monsters, takes a harrowing look at creature-centric combat and is now available on Blu-ray from Anchor Bay Entertainment and RADiUS TWC. We've been provided with three copies to give away.
"Ten years after the events of Monsters, the Infected Zones have now spread worldwide, and an American platoon is thrust into battle with a new breed of aliens. These soldiers embark on a life-altering mission through the dark heart of monster territory in the deserts of the Middle East. By the time they reach their goal, they will have been forced to confront their fear that the true monsters on the planet may not be alien after all."
Prize Details: (3) Winners will receive (1) Blu-ray copy of Monsters: Dark Continent.
How to Enter: For a chance to win, email email@example.com with the subject “Monsters: Dark Continent Contest.” Be sure »
- Derek Anderson
Emily Blunt continues to be in the forefront of casting news, as her latest venture links her with the adaptation of a hugely successful novel. amz asin="1594633665" size="small"Blunt is currently in talks to take the lead in DreamWorks' adaptation of Paula Hawkins' "The Girl on the Train" for director Tate Taylor (The Help, Get on Up) (via The Wrap). Erin Cressida Wilson (Secretary, Chloe) will adapt the novel, which The Wrap notes became the fastest selling adult novel of all time after its release in January. Blunt would play Rachel, a divorced woman who struggles with alcoholism. She becomes linked to a mystery after she witnesses something happen with a couple she routinely observes on her daily train commute. Kate Mara is also reported to be a potential choice for one of the other leads. Blunt will next be seen in Denis Villeneuve's Sicario, set for a September release, »
- Cory Woodroof
There's no denying that Chris Hemsworth is insanely sexy as Thor, but he's also sexy in other roles. Case in point: the Aussie is filming The Huntsman in the UK right now, and even his unfortunate brown wig can't dissuade us from staring into those baby blues. He's reprising his role from 2012's Snow White and the Huntsman, but this time, he's the star. Charlize Theron and Sam Claflin will return as well, along with new cast members Emily Blunt and Jessica Chastain. Take a look at Hemsworth in the set pictures here, and don't worry, we'll add any and all Hemsworth pictures that we can find. »
Filmmaker Bryan Singer has posted a photo of himself on the under construction Cerebro set during filming of "X-Men: Apocalypse" in Montreal. Singer previously confirmed that the character of Caliban will appear in the film, but casting of the character has still not been confirmed. [Source: Twitter]
The Girl on the Train
The story follows a lonely, alcoholic divorcee as she fantasizes during her daily commute about the seemingly perfect couple who live in a house that her train passes every day. One morning, sees something shocking happen and becomes entangled in the mystery that unfolds. [Source: The Wrap]
- Garth Franklin
The first set photos from Snow White and the Huntsman spinoff The Huntsman have found their way online, and they give us a first look at Chris Hemsworth and Jessica Chastain in costume. Frank Darabont was originally expected to direct the movie, but he departed the project over creative differences. Taking his place will be Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, a visual effects expert who earned a Visual Effects Oscar nomination for Snow White and the Huntsman. This will mark his directorial debut. Darabont is believed to have written the latest version of the screenplay, with earlier drafts penned by Craig Mazin and Evan Spiliotopoulos. The Huntsman will be released next year. »
The ‘Love Me Like You Do’ singer received the award for Solo Artist at the annual awards ceremony hosted by TV presenter Claudia Winkleman at London’s Berkeley Square Gardens and gushed about her McFly star boyfriend Dougie Poynter as she took to the stage to accept her prize.
Ellie said: “My boyfriend is the coolest person in the world. Definitely punching above my weight.”
She also thanked Glamour magazine, adding: “Thank you for having me on your cover as I’m a real woman.”
Meanwhile, Calvin’s ex-girlfriend Rita Ora (above) was handed the TV Personality accolade for her successful first series as a coach »
- The Hollywood News
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