UPDATE: Dwayne Johnson just confirmed on his Instagram that he’ll produce and star in Jumanji. The actor and his production company, Seven Bucks Productions, plan to “edge up the script.” There’s still no word if Kevin Hart will co-star. Our original story from April 16, 2016 follows.
Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart star in this summer’s comedy Central Intelligence together, but before that movie even hits theaters, they’re already considering another collaboration. Johnson and Hart are in early talks for Jake Kasdan‘s new adaptation of Jumanji, which was previously turned into a movie back in 1995.
Learn more about Johnson and Hart potentially joining the Jumanji cast after the jump.
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Game of Thrones season 6 premieres this Sunday and as far as I’m concerned, it’s the pop culture event of 2016. Sorry, everything else. Westeros and its collection of scoundrels and soldiers and politicians and kings trumps all. But with so much of this new season cloaked in mystery (critics aren’t even being sent screeners this year), I have more desperate, burning questions than ever before. Consider this a preview piece of sorts – here are the queries dancing on the edge of my brain as I count down the hours until the next episode.
Please note that this article expects that you’ve seen up through season five of Game of Thrones and that SPOILERS from every season of the show, and all of the books published so far, lurk below. Also, these questions are divided into three clearly labeled sections: questions for everyone, questions for people who have read the books, and questions for people who like to indulge wacky theories that may have no actual grounding in the narrative. You know you, so you’ll know when to pull back.
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After stealing scenes and nearly the entire movie in Cabin in the Woods, actor Fran Kranz has just landed a pivotal role in the forthcoming adaptation of Stephen King’s fantasy book series The Dark Tower, which is in production already.
Idris Elba is set in the lead role as Roland the last Gunslinger, a weary cowboy and knight of sorts who crosses a post-apocalyptic landscape as part of his quest to reach the Dark Tower, the nexus of all possible worlds. But getting in the way is his nemesis known as the Man in Black, played by Matthew McConaughey. So how does Fran Kranz come into play? Find out below. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, April 21st, 2016 by Jacob Hall
Late last year, we first learned about plans for a “Hasbro Cinematic Universe” that would unite the G.I. Joe, M.A.S.K., Micronauts, and ROM characters in a shared on-screen world. At the time, this news filled me with dread. Not because I bear any ill will toward these characters, but because it sounded like a desperate attempt to ape the Marvel studios model. A Hasbro Cinematic Universe? Really?
And while I will keep an eyebrow raised in skeptical protest for the time being, the people who have been recruited into this project’s “writers room” only inspire confidence. If you’re going to do something as batty as this, you might as well hire a collection some of the most interesting writers working today. Seriously: there’s a Pulitzer Prize winner now attached to the Hasbro Cinematic Universe.
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Posted on Thursday, April 21st, 2016 by Angie Han
For some time now, Andy Serkis has been working on his directorial debut The Jungle Book, a “dark” take on Rudyard Kipling‘s source material. The film was originally supposed to open in 2016, but was pushed to 2017 and then to 2018. Clearly, Serkis is willing to take the time to get it right. And to that end, he’s just brought in a bit of outside help. Alfonso Cuarón has reportedly been brought on board to give notes on the production. Read More »
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Crackle is adapting writer-director Guy Ritchie‘s crime comedy, Snatch, for the small screen. The streaming service, hoping to follow in the footsteps of FX’s Fargo, has greenlighted season one of Snatch. Crackle intends on capturing “the spirit of the original film,” while “creating a new world born from the original movie.”
Learn more about the Snatch TV show below.
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Mel Gibson‘s first directorial effort in almost a decade, Hacksaw Ridge, comes out later this year. The WWII drama will likely have an awards-friendly release date, but until we find out when exactly we’ll see Gibson’s newest film, at least we already know what he might direct next. The actor is working on an adaptation of Herbert Asbury‘s The Barbary Coast, which is set to star Kurt Russell and Kate Hudson.
Learn more about the Mel Gibson television project below.
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This past weekend, The Jungle Book exceeded box office predictions and studio expectations by pulling down over $103 million domestically, marking the second largest April opening ever. And since it’s already been in release internationally for two weeks now, it has nearly over $290 million worldwide. Our own Angie Han found a lot to love in the film, and it sounds like one that demands to be seen on the big screen.
Now Poster Posse has delivered some cool The Jungle Book posters created by various artists, some of them being better than the official posters used to market the film in theaters. Check out a batch of our favorites after the jump. Read More »
For any Harry Potter fans who happen to be in London this summer, we have good news if you happen to be visiting the Warner Bros. Studio Tour to check out the sets of your favorite fantasy film series. In honor of the 15th anniversary of the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, for a limited time the studio tour will allow fans to step foot inside Number Four, Privet Drive, the house where Harry grew up with his terrible relatives, the Dursley family. Find out when you’ll be able to tour the Dursley household after the jump. Read More »