Shaft was born in the early ’70s, when Richard Roundtree played the seductive and violent private detective John Shaft for director Gordon Parks. The story continued in two sequels and a short TV series, then was picked up years later, in 2000, when Samuel L. Jackson played John Shaft’s nephew, with the character at the center of a film directed by John Singleton. Now New Line wants to make a new Shaft movie — we just don’t know what this one will look like. Read More »
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Posted on Wednesday, February 11th, 2015 by Russ Fischer
It’s not the biggest surprise that the New Zealand horror/thriller Housebound would be targeted for a remake. The movie is a lot of fun, with some excellent thrills, a couple of great scares, a very memorable lead character, played by Morgana O’Reilly, and some excellent supporting roles. O’Reilly plays a troubled young woman who is placed under house arrest, and while stuck in her mother’s home experiences unsettling things happening within the house. (See the original movie, is what I’m saying.)
But the film didn’t get the distribution it deserved, even with Peter Jackson’s name attached as an endorsement. Now Jackson has helped bring the film to the attention of New Line, which has picked up the Housebound remake rights. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, February 10th, 2015 by Angie Han
Over the past decade, Joe Swanberg has built himself a nice career in the indie realm. He rose to prominence as one of the leading figures of the mumblecore movement, then had two of his most high-profile hits yet in 2013’s Drinking Buddies and 2014’s Happy Christmas. But now he’s ready to mix things up.
Swanberg is set to direct Work Wife, his first-ever studio project, for New Line. Trophy Wife‘s Emily Halpern and Sarah Haskins wrote the script. More on the Joe Swanberg Work Wife project after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Saturday, January 10th, 2015 by Angie Han
Bradley Cooper is adding a new title to his resume: director. The Oscar-nominated actor is eyeing as his feature filmmaking debut Honeymoon With Harry, a dramedy in which he’ll also star with Robert De Niro. More about Cooper’s possible directing gig after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Friday, December 26th, 2014 by Russ Fischer
So is Shazam part of the DC Movie Universe, or not? We originally thought it might be, but the film is from New Line rather than Warner Bros. proper, and comments from New Line head Toby Emmerich have suggested Shazam might be off on its own. But now a new post from DC has led people to thinking that the character Shazam is part of the same universe that also features Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman — which naturally has us wondering if he’ll fit into the big Justice League story after all. So, first off, is the big question: Is Shazam in the DC Movie Universe as an active group participant, or not? Read More »
Posted on Monday, December 8th, 2014 by Peter Sciretta
Since the release of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, I’ve been saying that once Peter Jackson‘s Lord of the Rings prequel trilogy is released some fan will edit together an awesome epic three hour movie using all the footage. Well with The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies gearing up for release, we are already beginning to see what this might look like.
Los Angeles-based editor Joel Walden has edited together a trailer for what he calls The Hobbit: The Complete Journey, which yes combines footage from all three films into one epic film. Watch the trailer embedded after the jump.
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 »
Posted on Tuesday, November 11th, 2014 by Germain Lussier
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 »
Posted on Thursday, November 6th, 2014 by Russ Fischer
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.