fast and furious 7 paul walker replaced

After much deliberation, the filmmakers of Fast & Furious 7 announced in January that they would deal with star Paul Walker‘s death by “retiring” his character Brian O’Conner. But that still left a lot of questions about how, exactly, they’d turn Walker’s half-completed performance into a full one. Now a new report offers the unsurprising answer: through the judicious use of CGI and body doubles. Get the details after the jump.

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‘Jurassic World’ Casts ‘X-Men’ Star Omar Sy

Jurassic World Omar Sy

Jurassic World may not be bringing back much of the old cast, but the new cast is looking so good it’s tough to complain. French actor Omar Sy is the latest exciting addition to a roster which already includes Chris PrattBryce Dallas Howard, and many more. He’s known for his breakthrough turn in The Intouchables, and his upcoming role in X-Men: Days of Future Past.

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Dumb and Dumber To

Apparently, Dumb and Dumber To is good. That’s the buzz coming off the film’s first test screening earlier this month. And not just from the people who tweet, either. I’ve heard from people I know and trust who snuck their way into that screening, the Farrelly Brothers are back with a gross-out comic romp worth of their best films.

The best part of that is the film doesn’t come out for eight months, which means the Farrellys have more than enough time to tinker and get people ready for the triumphant return of Harry (Jeff Daniels) and Lloyd (Jim Carrey) on November 14. The first part of that promotion was just revealed, in the form of a pair of teaser posters on the film’s official Dumblr page. Yes, you read that right. Dumblr. Check them out below. Read More »

Justin Lin Directing ‘Times Square’

Justin Lin

The Fast and the Furious sequels director Justin Lin has a few different plans to potentially follow up his work on the car franchise, and now there’s a new option. Focus Features has picked up the Black List script Times Square to develop as a directing project for the director. Read More »

Joe Cornish to Direct MI6 Thriller ‘Section 6′

Joe Cornish Section 6

Joe Cornish made quite a splash in 2011 with his debut directorial effort Attack the Block. And he’s kept busy since, co-writing Ant-Man and The Adventures of Tintin with Edgar Wright. But it’s only now that he’s getting around to making a decision on his next directing gig.

Universal has tapped Cornish to direct Section 6, a Black List script about the formation of British intelligence agency MI6. Brit up-and-comer Jack O’Connell has been set to star since earlier this year. More details on the movie after the jump.

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john cena tilda swinton

Judd Apatow‘s next film, Trainwreck, has just filled out its cast. Apatow will direct a script written by and starring Amy Schumer. Now almost a dozen new actors have joined a cast which already included Bill Hader, Brie Larson and Colin Quinn. They are recent Oscar nominee Barkhad Abdi, comedian and director Mike Birbiglia, Girls neighbor Jon Glaser, SNL MVP Vanessa Bayer, WWE superstar John CenaPerks of Being A Wallflower star Ezra Miller and last, but definitely not least, Oscar-winner Tilda Swinton. The film is scheduled for release July 24, 2015. Read More »

The Little Mermaid

The trend of producing live-action adaptations of popular animated films continues. Sofia Coppola is in negotiations to direct The Little Mermaid, a live-action adaptation of the Hans Christian Anderson fairy tale Disney made into an Oscar-winning film in 1989. Universal Pictures will distribute. Frequent Tim Burton collaborator Caroline Thompson, who wrote Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare Before Christmas and Corpse Bride, is currently rewriting the script. Read More »

Jurassic World returning cast

Speculation on which Jurassic Park characters might reprise their roles for Jurassic World has been swirling pretty much since the moment Jurassic World was announced. So far, though, none of the actors have confirmed their return.

But now Colin Trevorrow is doing it for them. Or for one specific person, to be more precise. Hit the jump to find out which original Jurassic Park character will make it back for the sequel — and why you shouldn’t expect to see the others return with them.

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