It took nine years, but White Goodman and the Globo-Gym team are finally ready for a rematch. Ben Stiller‘s Red Hour Films and 20th Century Fox are moving forward on the long-discussed sequel to 2004′s Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, tapping Clay Tarver to write the script.
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Posted on Monday, April 22nd, 2013 by Angie Han
A decade after X2, Bryan Singer is busy directing superpowered mutants once again. X-Men: Days of Future Past entered production about a week ago, and thanks to Twitter we’ve received a steady stream of updates on the project.
This weekend, we learned that the already crowded cast had added one more star in the form of Adan Canto, a Mexican actor best known for playing Paul Torres on Fox’s The Following. Additionally, Singer posted a fresh photo of original trilogy star Halle Berry back in the Storm role, albeit with a new suit and haircut. Hit the jump for more.
Posted on Thursday, April 18th, 2013 by Peter Sciretta
Last year at CinemaCon, 20th Century Fox previewed very early footage for Ang Lee’s Life of Pi. Attendees at the presentation were floored, and the buzz on all the blogs was that Pi was an Oscar contender. Some argued that April was too early to be calling for possible Oscar contenders, and they were probably right. We all know how that turned out.
This year Fox arrived in Vegas bearing another special preview: between fifteen and twenty minutes of the Ben Stiller-directed The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. (Stiller also stars.) Again, it’s April, it’s too early to make such claims, but the Oscar buzz has begun.
After the jump you can read my thoughts on the footage screened from Mitty, or watch a video blog I recorded with Alex from Firstshowing talking about presentations of footage from The Wolverine, Epic, How to Train Your Dragon 2 and Walking With Dinosaurs: The Movie.
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Posted on Tuesday, April 16th, 2013 by Russ Fischer
Rupert Murdoch has just changed the conversation about his various companies in a slight manner. Murdoch and News Corp. are splitting the publishing and entertainment divisions of News Corp into separate entities, and one of those big entities is getting a new name in the process. The publishing side will still be News Corp. while the entertainment division, which includes the movie studio Twentieth Century Fox, often called simply Fox, and Twentieth Television, gets the new title.
The entertainment company will be named 21st Century Fox, but the movie studio and TV company are keeping their names, “in recognition of their rich histories and strong connections with audiences across the globe.”
Murdoch said in a memo ”21st Century Fox is a name that draws upon the rich creative heritage of Twentieth Century Fox, while also speaking to the innovation and dynamism that must define each of our businesses through the 21st Century. Our new name is inspired by the very first company we acquired nearly thirty years ago as our initial foray into the awe-inspiring world of entertainment.”
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Posted on Monday, April 15th, 2013 by Angie Han
It’s been 66 years since the original The Secret Life of Walter Mitty came out, and a remake of it has been in development for about a quarter of that time. But after bouncing between various studios, directors, and leads, the project finally got a big push a couple of years back when Ben Stiller signed on to both star and direct for 20th Century Fox.
Stiller plays a Life Magazine photo editor who frequently slips into daydream, to the ridicule of his peers. The first set photos revealed last year showed Stiller aged into an old man via the magic of special effects, but in the first official still he’s much closer to his own age — if not, perhaps, in his own world. Check it out after the jump.
Posted on Monday, April 15th, 2013 by Germain Lussier
Bryan Singer and the Wachowskis are back behind cameras this week as their new films, X-Men: Days of Future Past and Jupiter Ascending, have begun shooting. Singer announced the start his production with a tweet featuring Patrick Stewart as Professor X. Warner Bros. issued a press release about the Wachowskis’ sci-fi film, which stars Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis. Both films will be released in July 2014. Read More »
Posted on Friday, April 12th, 2013 by Angie Han
We’ve still got a ways to go before we can see Matt Reeves‘ Dawn of the Planet of the Apes or David O. Russell‘s untitled Abscam project. Heck, it’ll be months before we even get real trailers for either of them.
But in the meantime, we can pore over set pics to see what the filmmakers and actors have been up to during production. Based on those, Reeves and his team are enjoying getting closer to Mother Nature, while Russell’s stars seem to be engaged in a contest to see who can rock the craziest hair. Hit the jump to out the images.
Posted on Wednesday, April 10th, 2013 by Germain Lussier
Maybe it’s because Iron Man 3 is coming so soon, maybe it’s because we’ve started to speculate about the rest of Marvel’s Phase Two, or maybe it’s because X-Men: Days of Future Past is on the way. Whatever it is, my level of excitement for James Mangold‘s The Wolverine has started to dissipate in the last few weeks. It probably has something to do with the first trailer, which didn’t quite wow audiences, and seemed to go away from the original Chris Claremont story we’d believed The Wolverine was based on.
The film can certainly still save itself. It won’t be out until July 26, and the film’s director took to Twitter to show some interesting behind the scenes photos from the shoot. No Hugh Jackman here, but you do get an idea of some of the film’s gorgeous location filming and supporting cast. They’re extremely promising. Read More »