Posted by Robin Paulson Categories: Columbia Pictures, FOCUS, IFC Films, Lionsgate, Action, Adaptation, Documentary, Drama, Romance, Science Fiction, Sequels, Comedy, Celeb News, Celebrity Gossip, Distribution, Filmmaking, New Releases, Trailers, Upcoming Releases
+ Ocean's Eleven director Steven Soderbergh is set to make his debut as a theater director for an off-Broadway play starring Chloe Moretz. Titled The Library, the play - which was penned by Side Effects writer Scott Z. Burns - centers on the subject of gun violence.
+ Staying true to his previous Twitter announcement about retiring, Shia LaBeouf has now exclaimed on the social networking site that he's no longer famous.
+ The upcoming Roger Ebert documentary, Life Itself, is set to debut at Sundance this Sunday.
+ Filming Fifty Shades of Grey continues in Vancouver as new photos of Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan on set have been released.
+ You might hate her on American Horror Story, but the new trailer for Adult World might make you fall for Emma Roberts, who plays an aspiring poet trying to "cut the umbilical cord" by getting a job at an adult bookstore.
WARNING: The above trailer contains explicit language and graphic violence.
Jim Carrey joins Kick-Ass (Aaron Taylor-Johnson), Hit-Girl (Chloe Grace Moretz), and their crew of masked vigilantes in Kick-Ass 2, based off of Mark Millar's (Wanted) comic book series of the same name. Despite the three year gap from the release of Kick-Ass, the story picks up right where it left off, turning Red Mist (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) into a legitimate villain who's so edgy that he has dubbed himself "The Motherf****r." Of course, any film where Moretz is kicking ass is a definite must-see, despite the cheesy, mega-stylized action sequences.
Kick-Ass 2, directed by Jeff Wadlow (Never Back Down), hits theaters August 16.
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The Kick-Ass sequel is due to start filing this fall.
Aaron Johnson is to reprise his role as the titular character/Dave Lizewski following on from the original 2010 comedy movie, and he has confirmed Chloe Grace Moretz (Hit-Girl) and Christopher Mintz-Plasse (Red Mist) are also in line to return for the motion picture with Jeff Wadlow replacing Matthew Vaughn in the director's seat.
"It's pretty much set to go, this fall. I think now Chloe and Chris are on board. I'm certainly set up to do it. Jeff Wadlow is to direct. Yeah, I think it's going to happen," he said. Matthew's commitment to X-Men: First Class 2 meant he is unable to take on the directing duties of the sequel, but he has approved of Jeff helming the movie.
Julianne Moore has been confirmed to star in a remake of Carrie.
The 51-year-old actress has signed up to play the titular character's abusive, fundamentalist Christian mother, Margaret White, in a reboot of the 1976 horror movie, which will see Dark Shadows actress Chloe Moretz take on the lead role. The Three Musketeers star Gabriella Wilde will portray Sue Snell in the film, which will see Kimberly Peirce direct with Kevin Misher producing, Deadline reports.
Julianne was offered the role of Margaret in March, while Chloe is thought to have beaten off competition from Dakota Fanning and Saorsie Ronan to play Carrie, an abused girl with psychic powers who experiences bullying troubles but gets pushed too far one night. Kimberley is thought to be using Stephen King's original book as an inspiration for the reboot, which could see a new take on the story.
The Carrie remake is scheduled for a March 15, 2013 release.
Chloe Moretz says the Carrie remake will be "darker and more psychological" than the original.
The Kick-Ass actress has signed up to play the titular role - a bullied schoolgirl who discovers she has psychic powers and uses them to cause havoc in her hometown - in the reboot of the 1976 horror film, and she revealed the movie will have similarities to 2010 psychological thriller Black Swan: "It's darker and much more psychological. More Black Swan. You're really looking into her mind and it really looks into the relationship of Margaret and Carrie. It's set in modern time, so it's a lot different," she said.
The 15-year-old actress confirmed the remake will be based on the Stephen King novel of the same name more than the previous motion picture - which starred Sissy Spacek and Piper Laurie, with Brian De Palma at the helm - even though she admits the film was "one of the best movies ever made."
Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: 20th Century Fox, Disney, Lionsgate, Paramount, Sony, Universal, Warner Bros, Adaptation, Adventure, Animation, Drama, Family, Horror, Independent, Remakes, Romance, Sequels, Comedy, Thrillers, Box Office, Lists
Theatergoers took time away from their personal Facebook accounts this weekend to enjoy some actual entertainment this weekend.
The Social Network—David Fincher’s film about the creation of that social media site—raised enough friends over the last three days to land the biopic in first place. Network’s $22.4 million outing also gave screenwriter Aaron Sorkin his best opening to date.
Case 39’s long-awaited debut barely went noticed. The Renee Zellweger/Bradley Cooper movie, which had been waiting for a release date for over two years, was produced for an estimated $27 million. Unfortunately, it only earned back $5.4 million of that from domestic audiences.
Meanwhile, Let Me In also struggled to find a warm welcome. The vampire thriller – a remake of Sweden’s Let the Right One In—took in only $5.1 million, enough for an 8th place finish.
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Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Columbia Pictures, IFC Films, Magnolia, Paramount, Adaptation, Documentary, Drama, Foreign, Horror, Independent, Remakes, Sequels, Comedy, Thrillers, Lists, New Releases, Trailers
Here are a few selections in theaters this weekend:
- Case 39 (R): starring Renee Zellweger, Ian McShane, Bradley Cooper (directed by Christian Alvart)
- Let Me In (R): starring Kodi Smit-McPhee, Chloe Moretz, Richard Jenkins (directed by Matt Reeves)
- The Social Network (PG-13): starring Jesse Eisenberg, Justin Timberlake, Andrew Garfield (directed by David Fincher)
Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: 20th Century Fox, DreamWorks, Disney, MGM, Lionsgate, Sony, Universal, Action, Adaptation, Animation, Drama, Family, Foreign, Religious, Science Fiction, Comedy, Sports, Home Entertainment, Lists, New Releases
Here are some of the DVD and Blu-ray options available this Tuesday:
- After.Life: DVD, Blu-ray
- The Breakfast Club (25th Anniversary Edition): Blu-ray
- Bull Durham: DVD/Blu-ray combo
- Charlie’s Angels: Blu-ray
- Diary of a Wimpy Kid: DVD, Blu-ray
- Escape from New York: DVD/Blu-ray combo
- Fargo: i>DVD/Blu-ray combo
- The Ghost Writer: DVD, Blu-ray
- Humanoids from the Deep: DVD, Blu-ray
- James and the Giant Peach: DVD/Blu-ray combo
- Kalifornia: Blu-ray
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Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: DreamWorks, Sony, Action, Adventure, Drama, Family, Foreign, Foreign Language, Horror, Remakes, Science Fiction, Comedy, Casting, Filmmaking, Scripts, Upcoming Releases
American Gladiators: A theatrical version of the NBC series has just been given a screenwriter. Patriot Games’ Peter Iliff will be crafting American Gladiators, an entirely different games-related story. The redo will reportedly treat the muscular stars as superhero-type characters. No word whether they’ll be watching over the city from their perch above the Sky Track or on top of The Wall.
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