MacGyver producers interview

James Wan makes his television debut with MacGyver, CBS’s reboot of the classic ’80s action series. With showrunner Peter Lenkov, and after one false start pilot, Wan directed the pilot that will air this week and set the stage for the series going forward. Lucas Till stars as Angus MacGyver, a scientist who uses his knowledge of real principles in the field on missions from a covert task force.

You may have heard the term “MacGyvering” your way out of a situation. It comes from the original show starring Richard Dean Anderson. Will Forte’s MacGruber sketch on SNL and subsequent movie is a spoof of MacGyver. We spoke with Wan and Lenkov before their panel to the Television Critics Association this summer.  Read More »

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Jumanji 2 Set Video

Production on the new Jumanji is underway over in the jungles of Hawaii. Kevin Hart just recently posted a first look at our main characters played by himself, Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillan and Jack Black. Now it’s Hart’s Central Intelligence co-star’s turn to share a behind-the-scenes look at the movie that was initially thought to be reboot, but is actually a sequel. In fact, it sounds like it’s more of a legacy-quel since the movie will pay tribute to Robin Williams’ character in some capacity.

In addition, Jumanji 2 has added some new cast members, including Flight of the Conchords and What We Do In The Shadows star Rhys Darby, and Karen Gillan revealed a tease about why her character is so scantily clad in the dangerous jungle. See all that and Dwayne Johnson’s Jumanji 2 set video after the jump. Read More »

This Is How ‘Moon’ and ‘Mute’ Are Connected

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Yesterday, we were pleased to report Duncan Jones will finally start shooting Mute next week. The director was hoping to make the Berlin-set sci-fi movie his directorial debut, but he spent years struggling to get it financed. During those years, though, he met Sam Rockwell, who read Mute when Jones was aiming to make it his first movie. The director wanted the actor to play the villain, but Rockwell was interested in another role. They couldn’t agree on which part he was right for, but that meeting ultimately led to Moon, which will be referenced in Mute.

When the director tweeted yesterday that the two films are related, some people were left wondering how, but for the past few years, Jones has been discussing a Mute and Moon connection, and a part of it is the Sam Rockwell. Below, learn more about that cameo and the potential Moon-iverse.

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‘Pacific Rim 2’ Casts Levi Meaden As A New Cadet

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Aftermath star Levi Meaden has joined the cast of Steven S. DeKnight’s Pacific Rim 2. He will star alongside John Boyega, Scott Eastwood, Cailee Spaeny and Jing Tian.

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Bill Hader Power Rangers

Saturday Night Live alum Bill Hader has joined the cast of Lionsgate’s Power Rangers movie. Hader will be voicing the Rangers’ lovable robot Alpha 5. Learn more details about the Bill Hader Power Rangers casting, after the jump.

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Monster Trucks Box Office

All the major studios are having conference calls and meetings with their investors this week to talk about the upcoming fourth quarter of the fiscal year. Disney downplayed the expectations of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story a bit; Netflix talked about eventually having 50% of their library made up of original programming, and now Paramount Pictures has delivered some troubling but unsurprising news about one of their upcoming projects.

The family friendly action adventure movie Monster Trucks is projected to lose Paramount Pictures around $115 million. The movie doesn’t even hit theaters until January 13, 2017 and the studio is already expecting it to hit the box office below initial expectations. Find out more about Monster Trucks box office predictions after the jump. Read More »

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What happened when filmmaker Michael Bay read an article about “The World’s Loneliest Dog?” The action director decided to give her a role in his latest film, Transformers: The Last Knight. The homeless epileptic Staffordshire Bull Terrier named “Freya” had been passed over for adoption at the Freshfields Animal Rescue Centre more than 18,000 times over six years, despite being a “very loving dog.” See the video of Freya making her big screen debut alongside Academy Award-winner Anthony Hopkins after the jump.

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