Yet another massive movie has joined the packed slate of Summer 2015. This one, however, isn’t a sequel or a franchise film. It isn’t even based on a prior property. It’s an old school, original high concept Hollywood pitch starring the most in-demand action star of the decade. Like summer movies used to be.
Dwayne Johnson‘s upcoming film, San Andreas, a 3D action film about a major earthquake in California is now set for release June 5, 2015. Brad Peyton (Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, which Johnson also starred in) is directing from a script by Carey and Chad Hayes. Read More »
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These days, it’s easy to look back on Paul Thomas Anderson‘s 1997 masterpiece Boogie Nights with reverence. Personally, it’s my second or third favorite movie of all time; it was nominated for all kinds of Oscars; and launched (or re-launched) the careers of numerous actors we’re all familiar with today. Since its release, Anderson has continued the same level of excellence and some of his seventies-influenced, but modern filmmaking techniques have become the fodder of film discussion across the world. Boogie Nights is a modern American classic, period.
However, before the film was released, New Line wasn’t quite sure what they had besides a two and a half hour movie about porn starring Marky Mark, from the director of Hard Eight, featuring a flamboyant Burt Reynolds and a massive ending. According to a new interview, producer Michael De Luca looks back on that uncertainty with fondness but admits, if it wasn’t for the positive reviews that came out of the New York Film Festival, the movie might have gone straight to video. Read More »
One of the characters set to debut in Peter Jackson‘s The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is Beorn, a man who is sometimes a bear (or a bear who is sometimes a man). Beorn is gigantic, and accordingly, he has a home that is of such a size that normal human men look like hobbits when sitting at his table. That’s illustrator and designer John Howe at the table, above.
To shoot the film, Jackson’s crew built the entire outsized home, complete with gigantic furniture and props, so that the characters would look appropriately small in Beorn’s surroundings. A new featurette shows off the house, and as is the case with so many of the behind the scenes videos for Jackson’s tour of Middle-Earth, is a good way to spend a few minutes. Read More »
The original cast of Horrible Bosses – Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Aniston, Jamie Foxx, and Kevin Spacey — are now at work bringing their original roles back to life in Horrible Bosses 2. Chris Pine and Christoph Waltz are also on board, playing “new adversaries standing between the guys and their dreams of success.”
What are those dreams of success, exactly? They involve what can only be called a giant paradigm shift for these losers. Read More »
Today Peter Jackson and some of the cast of The Hobbit participated in a live-cast fan event, and in addition to all the new posters that hit earlier today, part of the proceedings was the debut of a new three-minute trailer for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.
There’s a hell of a lot here: from prophecy and adventure to a strong showing from Luke Evans as Bard the Bowman, more uncertainty from Martin Freeman as Bilbo, and conflicting senses of determination from Gandalf, Smaug, goblins, and more. It looks like things are really going to come to a head here, which leads one to wonder just what will be left for the third movie. Until we get answers to some big questions, enjoy what might be the best look yet at Jackson’s fifth trip to Middle-Earth. Read More »
After making Flight, Robert Zemeckis recently was set to make a dramatic adaptation of the 2010 documentary Marwencol. But that’s not the only thing he’s got percolating. The director is now attached to an adaptation of a book that New Line has been trying to film for seven years. Kate DiCamillo‘s 2006 novel The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane is about the adventures of a porcelain rabbit, with the tale starting in the ’30s, then following the rabbit as it changes owners over a period of time. Read More »
Director Kevin Tancharoen has been immersed in the world of Mortal Kombat for three years. He directed two full seasons of Mortal Kombat: Legacy for the web and has been prepping a feature film at New Line Cinema as well. That’s a whole lot of fatalities.
Now it seems the director, who also made a play to direct Hunger Games a few years back, has had it with Raiden, Sub Zero and Scorpion. He took to Twitter to announce he’s leaving the franchise, leaving the film in limbo. Read More »
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Briefly: A couple weeks ago it was said that the producers of Horrible Bosses 2 wanted Chris Pine and Christoph Waltz to join the film’s returning cast; the idea was for them to play a father/son duo “who terrorize the main characters as their new bosses.” Pine signed on pretty quickly, but Waltz was supposedly unable to commit. Now the scheduling issues, or the script qualms, or whatever problem was keeping he and the film apart have been resolved.
So Variety reports that Waltz and Pine will make life hell for characters played by Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, and Charlie Day, as Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Aniston, and Kevin Spacey do entertaining stuff on the periphery.
The film begins shooting in LA, and now has a release date of Nov. 28, 2014. Sean Anders is directing from a script by John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein.