Zach Braff to Direct ‘Going in Style’ Remake

Zach Braff directing Wish I Was Here

It took Zach Braff ten years to get from his first directing effort to his second, and even then he had to turn to Kickstarter for funding. But it looks like he won’t be waiting quite so long to make his third. And he won’t need crowdfunding to get this one going, either.

Braff has entered talks with New line to direct Going in Style, a remake of the 1979 caper starring George Burns, Art Carney, and Lee Strasberg. Hit the jump for more details on the Zach Braff Going in Style remake. Read More »

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Dwayne Johnson recently tweeted a photo of him reading the script for his next movie. He described it as a “big action comedy” and said his co-star would soon be revealed. That’s now happened. It’s none other than Kevin Hart, the current go-to second lead in big comedies (Ride Along, Think Like A Man, Get Hard, The Wedding Ringer). They’ll co-star in a buddy action comedy called Central Intelligence, directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber (We’re The Millers). Read More »

Final Hobbit trailer

Here’s the final trailer for Peter Jackson‘s final Middle-Earth film, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. We find Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) in control of his goal, the Lonely Mountain, and facing problems that might be even greater than the dragon Smaug. Specifically, forces from the re-awakened Sauron are tramping towards the Mountain, and Thorin and Bilbo (Martin Freeman) find themselves at the focal point of a titanic battle. Check out the final Hobbit trailer below.

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Hobbit in-flight video

We’ve all slept through in-flight safety videos dozens (if not hundreds) of times. But most don’t have Elijah Wood, Peter Jackson, and other Hobbit cast members. Few feature the scenery of Middle-Earth, and effects that would make a micro-budget film weep. In fact, only one other video does: the last in-flight safety video from Air New Zealand. Now the company has a new video, dubbed “The Most Epic Safety Video Ever Made.” Watch this new Hobbit in-flight video below. Read More »

Smaug mo-cap

We’re pretty familiar with the sight of good actors jumping and rolling about in mo-cap suits while doing performance capture work for effects-based films. We’re especially familiar with that image when it comes to Peter Jackson‘s Middle-Earth movies. And yet there’s something special about seeing Benedict Cumberbatch, whose on-screen presence radiates control and composure, crawling on his belly and fire-breathing dialogue for the worm Smaug in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. A few short featurettes about the creation of the dragon, and the Smaug mo-cap work, have gone online. They’re probably more fun than at least half the other stuff you could be watching. Check out a few below. Read More »

James Wan to Direct ‘The Conjuring 2′

Conjuring 2 Director

Last night the news broke that New Line had pushed The Conjuring 2 out of 2015 and into an un-dated 2016 release window. We wondered if that had anything to do with the success of Annabelle, and if New Line might be thinking of making more spin-off movies based on the Warren case files, instead of doing a proper sequel. Turns out we were totally wrong — the delay is so that New Line could accommodate the Conjuring 2 director: a returning James WanRead More »

‘The Conjuring’ Sequel Pushed to 2016 [Updated]

Conjuring 2 delayed

New Line had planned a Conjuring sequel for October 2015, but that plan has changed. Just weeks after the Conjuring spin-off Annabelle opened in the US, New Line has pulled The Conjuring 2 off the 3015 schedule, pushing it into 2016. The studio will still use that date for horror, and will release a different, as-yet untitled horror movie on the old Conjuring 2 date. Could this have anything to do with the good reception for Annabelle, which technically exists in the same series, but was a lot cheaper to make?  Read More »

Key and Peele movie

Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele have been so successful on television that they have multiple films in development. There’s a thing with Judd Apatow, a possible Police Academy reboot, and a film based on their Key & Peele character Mr. Garvey from the ‘Substitute Teacher’ sketch. Now they’ve got a film set up at New Line which will shoot by next spring. The movie is Keanu, but the subject of the first Key and Peele movie isn’t our favorite time-traveling actor. It’s a cat. Read More »

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