Idiocracy President Camacho ads

For a few years now, writer-director Mike Judge and Terry Crews have talked about doing more with Idiocracy‘s President Camacho. Of course fans of the 2006 cult comedy are more than happy to see Crews return to the role, and we’ve seen him do so in a few Funny or Die videos. Crews and Judge were at one point discussing future opportunities for Camacho with Fox, and earlier this summer it was reported they were working on campaign ads for Camacho. But sadly, Fox has pulled the plug on the whole project.

Below, learn more about the cancelled President Camacho Ads.

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Ben Affleck Directing - Witness for the Prosecution

Ben Affleck has quite the busy schedule in the next couple years. The filmmaker is just coming off directing his adaptation of Dennis Lehane’s novel Live By Night, and he’s currently in production on Justice League. Then sometime down the road he’s supposed to be at the helm of a solo Batman movie in which he’ll obviously star as The Dark Knight. Now Ben Affleck has lined up yet another film to direct, and it’s another one that he’ll be starring in too.

Witness for the Prosecution is an Agatha Christie novel that was turned into a movie by Billy Wilder in 1957, and now Ben Affleck is slated to direct a new adaptation that he will also produce with his longtime friend and collaborator Matt Damon, as well as Jennifer Todd and the Agatha Christie estate. Find out more about Witness for the Prosecution after the jump. Read More »

new clue movie

As someone who completely wore out his VHS copy of Clue through constant rewatching over many years, I’ll never not be delighted by the strong cult following Jonathan Lynn’s 1985 comedy has developed over the years. Here’s a film that was The LEGO Movie decades before The LEGO Movie existed – a bad idea executed to such perfection that it feels like a warning to every imitator. Don’t even try. We made this cynical idea, this film adaption of a popular toy brand, sing. It would be all downhill from here.

So my initial response to the news that 20th Century Fox is developing a new Clue movie is to raise an eyebrow and cross my arms and make a distinct “Hurm” because I have a hard time imagining this ending well.

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fantastic four movie rights

A year ago, Fantastic Four left most fans disappointed. What was teased as a grounded, dramatic superhero movie turned out to be a complete mess. The 20th Century Fox film had a troubled production, and it showed in the final result, which was fairly joyless overall, despite a somewhat promising setup. In some of the earlier drafts of Fantastic Four, though, there was more warmth, humor, and set pieces far larger than what could’ve been pulled off with the budget.

Below, learn about some of screenwriter Jeremy Slater‘s (The Lazarus Effect) early ideas for the Fantastic Four reboot.

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Assassin's Creed Stunt

Warcraft was the most successful video game movie of all time, and a sequel sounds like it may come together despite a disappointing box office performance in the United States. But the video game movie still needs, for lack of a better term, a game changer for the genre. With a director like Justin Kurzel behind the camera and an actor like Michael Fassbender in the lead, Assassin’s Creed could be that movie.

We won’t get to find out until December if Assassin’s Creed will impress audiences, but until then, you can check out an insanely impressive practical stunt from the set featuring a 125-foot jump by Michael Fassbender’s daring stuntman Damien Walters. Watch below! Read More »

Hidden Figures trailer

John Glenn might get most of the glory for being the first American to orbit Earth, but behind him were dozens of brilliant scientists, mathematicians, and engineers, and more working to make his journey happen. The new movie Hidden Figures tells the story of three of them.

Taraji P. Henson leads the cast as NASA mathematician  Katherine Johnson, who was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2015 for her pioneering work. Octavia Spencer plays fellow NASA mathematician Dorothy Vaughn, and Janelle Monáe rounds out the central trio as NASA engineer Mary Jackson.

Also starring are Kevin CostnerKirsten DunstJim ParsonsAldis HodgeMahershala Ali, and Glen Powell as John Glenn. Watch the first Hidden Figures trailer below.  Read More »

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Deadpool 2 Cable Casting

In the months since Deadpool hit theaters earlier this year, details have been pretty sparse on the development of Deadpool 2. The sequel is definitely in development and the first draft of the script was expected to be done very soon as of the end of June. But even without any story details, the scene at the end of the credits of the first movie keyed us in to the introduction of the character Cable, and plenty of names have been thrown into the ring as candidates. Now one more has entered the mix.

Bloodline and Super 8 star Kyle Chandler has reportedly been mentioned in conjunction with the role of Cable as Deadpool 2 has been developing, though it doesn’t sound like he’s officially in negotiations to take the role just yet. Find out more about the Deadpool 2 Cable casting after the jump. Read More »

Patrick Stewart as Professor X in X-Men Days of Future Past

We haven’t seen much from Hugh Jackman‘s final performance as Wolverine, but we’re not that far off from the film’s release date. In seven months, we’ll see what kind of goodbye director James Mangold and Jackman have in store for the character. Jackman may not be the only one departing from the X-Men universe, as Sir Patrick Stewart says Wolverine 3 is possibly his last time playing Charlies Xavier.

Below, learn more about the potential final Patrick Stewart X-Men performance.

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Simon Kinberg Star Wars X-Men

Simon Kinberg was on a Television Critics Association panel this morning for the new ABC series Designated Survivor, in which Kiefer Sutherland plays a cabinet member named President after a terrorist attack at the State of the Union address. After the panel, I caught up with Kinberg to ask about his mysterious Star Wars movie and X-Men universe projects.

First I asked Kinberg if doing a Star Wars anthology movie perhaps gave him more freedom than the Saga episodes that must continue the story along a forward path. “I love them all, to be honest,” Kinberg said. “I also work in the animated show, Star Wars Rebels, so I think it’s not necessarily freedom narratively but maybe a little more freedom tonally, because those anthology movies can have a different tone than the mainline episodes. Honestly, I’m involved in one capacity or another in almost everything over there and I love it all.”

We have yet to see how different in tone Rogue One ends up being, and it’s too early for Kinberg to know specifically about his film as he is just beginning to write it. Kinberg also discussed his upcoming X-Men projects including Deadpool 2Gambit, and Legion. Read More »