Posted on Tuesday, March 11th, 2014 by Angie Han
Fletch Won had already been in the works for a decade when it landed at Warner Bros. in 2011 and, at first, it seemed like this iteration might be a non-starter as well. The project went through several screenwriters, none of which quite managed to crack it (Kevin Smith being the most famous). In the meantime, we heard almost nothing else about it.
But at long last, the movie is taking a big leap forward as Jason Sudeikis has been tapped to star. The Saturday Night Live alum takes over the classic role from another Saturday Night Live alum, Chevy Chase. The latter starred in two Fletch movies during the 1980s. More details on the new version after the jump.
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Posted on Wednesday, March 5th, 2014 by Angie Han
Sunday wasn’t Leonardo DiCaprio‘s night, as it turned out, but the five-time Oscar nominee isn’t letting that slow him down. One of his many upcoming projects, Blood on Snow, is taking a big step forward as Safe House director Daniel Espinosa enters talks to helm.
DiCaprio has been attached to produce and possibly star in the thriller since last fall. It’s an adaptation of a two-book series by Norwegian crime novelist Jo Nesbø, who also provided the source material for Headhunters. More on the new project after the jump.
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Batman vs. Superman starts filming in about a month and director Zack Snyder couldn’t be happier. In a new interview, the director talks about geeking out when he’s in the same room as the new suits, and discusses the backlash over his casting decisions such as Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor and Ben Affleck as Batman. Most interestingly though, he says the film “explodes” the universes of each character because they’re “not as tied to the mythology.” Read his quotes below. Read More »
Posted on Monday, March 3rd, 2014 by Angie Han
Last week, producer Joel Silver said a little something about how Terry Gilliam‘s Watchmen would have been “a MUCH much better movie” than the one Zack Snyder turned in, complete with a detailed explanation of the ending that Gilliam had had in mind. Snyder himself has read Silver’s words, and (unsurprisingly, and understandably), he’s inclined to disagree.
Bashing Gilliam’s conclusion as “completely insane,” Snyder declared that he’d made the movie himself “to save it from the Terry Gilliams of this world.” And he’s pretty happy with the way his Watchmen turned out, even if Silver wasn’t — Snyder says it’s “probably” his favorite of his own films. Read Snyder’s defense of his movie after the jump.
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It’ll be a couple more weeks until you can see the Veronica Mars movie — a film even the creators of the original TV show thought might never happen. To make the wait just a bit easier, you can watch the Veronica Mars opening sequence right now. The scene recaps the TV series to some extent, and so also serves as a good primer for those who never watched the show. Read More »
Will there be a new Matrix trilogy? A report says claims that Warner Bros. wants one, and that Andy and Lana Wachowski have already started work on stories, “with early treatments and outlines already turned into the studio.” Read More »
The Flash pilot starts filming next week and, in anticipation of the shoot, Warner Bros. Television has released the first look at actor Grant Gustin in the Flash suit. Check it out below. Read More »
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The second Godzilla trailer hit on Tuesday and fan anticipation for the film went through the roof. Almost every shot crafted by director Gareth Edwards looked like a painting, and then there was that huge-ass monster popping out of the sea. We’ve had a few days to digest the trailer, and now Empire got Edwards to break down the trailer scene by scene. He offers up some cool teases and interesting info in the ten-minute plus video.
Watch that below, and see a bunch of new images, an infographic showing the creature’s size, a Godzilla Snickers commercial and a reaction to 20 minutes of footage that screened overseas. Read More »