Pyongyang movie canceled

One ripple from the decisions being made about Sony’s film The Interview is already being felt at another company. New Regency had been setting up a darkly comic film called Pyongyang to shoot in early 2015. The film, to be directed by Gore Verbinski with Steve Carell starring, was written to take place in the North Korean capital city after which the movie is named. Now, however, the picture has been scrapped. Read More »

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Kung Fu Panda

At this point you’d have to be a fool to bet against Marvel, and outright crazy to bet against Star Wars. So, not very surprisingly, two major projects have just backed down from competitions against Ant-Man and Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Kung Fu Panda 3 has scurried away from its original holiday 2015 release date, while Pan flits over to a weekend not occupied by Ant-Man. More details on the Kung Fu Panda 3 and Pan release date changes after the jump. Read More »

Phantom Menace behind the scenes photos

Fifteen years ago, this was it. This was everything I wanted from the Internet. Access behind the scenes of the new Star Wars movie. Today, not much has changed. We’d all kill for even a glimpse at what was going on on the set of J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars The Force Awakens. But we’ll have to wait, just like we did in 1999 when George Lucas released Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace.

Maybe in fifteen years, and probably sooner, we’ll see what happened on the set of The Force Awakens. Today, we’ll have to settle for 150 photos from the production of another highly anticipated Lucasfilm blockbuster. Below, see 150 behind the scenes photos from George Lucas’ Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. Read More »

‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’ Red-Band Trailer

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Now that the buzz surrounding Spectre has calmed down a bit, it’s time to check in on 2015′s other action-packed thriller about a suave British spy with a taste for finely tailored suits and outrageously advanced gadgets. Fox has just released a new red-band trailer for Kingsman: The Secret Service, starring Colin Firth as a secret agent who recruits a street kid (Taron Egerton) into the service.

Matthew Vaughn is directing the film based on a Mark Millar comic, and we all remember how much fun we had the last time that happened. Kingsman: The Secret Service seems to be cut from the same crazy, bloody, “fuck”-filled cloth. Watch the Kingsman The Secret Service red band trailer after the jump. Read More »

Independence Day sequel

Buried in the news of 20th Century Fox finally greenlighting a sequel to Independence Day was a major change in the release strategy. Once envisioned as a trilogy, Roland Emmerich is now only making one sequel, not two like originally planned. There was no reason given for the change and, frankly, it was a tad worrysome as a fan. Was this new Independence Day not worthy of a sequel itself?

Well, that’s not the case at all. It’s much more logical than that. In a new interview, series co-creator and producer Dean Devlin explains the reasoning for only making one Independence Day sequel. For now. Read More »

The Simpsons Frozen parody

The always meta and funny mobile game The Simpsons: Tapped Out recently teased that at least 50% of The Simpsons‘ audience tunes out after seeing the couch gag. I don’t think that’s actually true most of the time, but it might be this week as the biggest animated TV show of all time parodies the biggest animated film of all time: Frozen. The holiday episode will air on Sunday December 7 and is called I Won’t Be Home For Christmas. You can wait to see it then, or watch The Simpsons Frozen parody below. Read More »

Ryan Reynolds Set for ‘Deadpool’

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Ryan Reynolds has been hoping to get a Deadpool movie off the ground for years, and this fall Fox finally granted his wish by announcing a Deadpool spinoff for 2016. What they didn’t confirm at the time was whether Reynolds would star — but it seems that’s now falling into place, too.

Fox is reportedly closing in on a deal with Reynolds for the movie, which will be directed by VFX specialist Tim Miller. Hit the jump for more on the Ryan Reynolds Deadpool deal. Read More »

DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES

One of the most interesting things about the new Planet of the Apes films is we all know where they’re going. Eventually in this story, maybe thousands of years down the road, a human astronaut will land on the planet and eventually realize he has come home to a very changed Earth. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes director Matt Reeves knows this. He also thinks the concept is incredibly far off from where his last film left off and where the next film, scheduled for July 29, 2016, will go.

In a new interview, Reeves talked about the importance of this next chapter in cementing that history and hypothesized about the story eventually reaching the point of the original movie. Would he do a remake of the 1968 original, or how would they handle that in this new version of the films? Reeves has thought about it. Read the Matt Reeves Planet of the Apes remake quotes below. Read More »

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