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If you’ve ever wanted to hear Chris Hemsworth scream “We got one!” you may get your chance. Paul Feig, the director of the new Ghostbusters film, just revealed that he’s cast Thor himself as the receptionist for the team of female ghost hunters. Read more about the Chris Hemsworth Ghostbusters casting below. Read More »

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Spectre TV spot

Check out a new extended TV spot for the latest James Bond film, Spectre, which sees Daniel Craig returning as Ian Fleming’s long-lived superspy. This new spot contains a lot of new footage not previously seen in the first teaser trailer. The first half of the one-minute spot is an accelerated recap of the teaser, and then it gets into new footage, much of which is quick-cut action. Take a look at the long Spectre TV spot below. Read More »

Joe Carnahan Circling ‘Bad Boys 3′

Bad Boys 3 Joe Carnahan

After many years of on-again, off-again development, Bad Boys 3 is about to take a big step forward. Writer-director Joe Carnahan (The Grey) is circling the action sequel, while Will Smith and Martin Lawrence are being courted to return. Learn all about the Bad Boys 3 Joe Carnahan news after the jump.  Read More »

21 Jump Street Spin-Off

There’s good news and weird news. The 21 Jump Street spin-off that Sony is developing with female lead characters just got two great new writers: sisters Lizzie and Wendy Molyneux, who have been writers (and eventually producers) on Bob’s Burgers since the show’s beginning. They’ll work on a script for the film, which is among the Sony developments that was announced in the wake of the hacking scandal that brought many of the studio’s raw ideas into the spotlight.

But there are already writers working on the film, and that’s where the weird news comes in. Read More »

The Walk trailer

Robert Zemeckis and Joseph Gordon-Levitt are telling their own version of the event that made front-page news in the 1970s, when Philippe Petit and a team of conspirators strung a wire between the World Trade Center towers in New York City so that Petit could perform a high-wire walk hundreds of feet above ground. The story has all the tension and planning of a heist, and the daredevil spectacle of the most insane physical feats, but the real idea underlying Petit’s act was artistic.

Sure, there’s a documentary about the event — Man on Wire, which is a great film, as a matter of fact — but The Walk aims to use effects wizardry and IMAX scale to put audiences right up on the wire with Petit. The first full trailer is now available; check out this new The Walk trailer below. Read More »

James Wan Robotech

James Wan has been an in-demand director for the past couple years, but the billion-dollar success of Furious 7 pushed him into a new bracket as far as studios are concerned. We know that Warner Bros. wants to keep him around, and that he’s been in talks to make Aquaman. But if current reports are correct WB doesn’t quite know what it is doing with Aquaman yet, which may be part of what leads to this new deal.

Now James Wan is in early talks to direct the Robotech movie at Sony, as the studio makes a play to grab the hottest guy in town.

Update: THR confirms James Wan has now closed his deal to direct Aquaman. Original story follows.
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Joe Dirt 2 First Look

Update from Editor Peter Sciretta: Sony has released a new Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser trailer for their direct-to-Crackle movie sequel. Watch it now embedded after the jump.

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James Bond distribution rights

Spectre comes to theaters in November, and that new on-screen chapter in the James Bond story will lead to big developments off-screen. The pact between Sony and MGM that has led to Sony’s distribution of the set of Bond films that began with Casino Royale expires after Spectre. That means every studio in Hollywood is going to be at MGM and EON’s door.

Sony will compete for a new distribution package, but there’s already talk of Warner Bros. as a potential new Bond partner. Oddly, in comments made during CinemaCon, new Sony chief Tom Rothman doesn’t even seem all that perturbed by that idea. Read More »

Spider-Man header

Now that Avengers: Age of Ultron has landed safely in theaters, it’s time to look ahead toward Phase Three. One of the biggest developments coming our way is the introduction of a new Spider-Man, who already has a solo film set for 2017. And it seems Marvel and Sony are just about ready to step forward with a new director.

According to a new report, names on the Spider-Man director short list include Jonathan Levine (50/50), Ted Melfi (St. Vincent), Jason Moore (Pitch Perfect), Jared Hess (Napoleon Dynamite), and John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein (the Vacation rebootquel). Get all the latest on the Spider-Man director after the jump.

UPDATE 6/2/15: From the above list, which originally ran on May 5, Moore and Hess are now out. Levine and Melfi are the favorites, Francis-Daley and Goldstein are still in the mix and Cop Car helmer Jon Watts is now in contention. Read More »