The Mummy featurette

Remember Tom Cruise, one of the stars of Cocktail? I guess he’s some kind of hotshot action star now, and apparently – get this – he does a lot of his own stunts. How about that?

I kid, I kid. If you’ve paid even the slightest amount of attention to mainstream American filmmaking over the past decade, you’ve likely seen tons of stories about Cruise hanging from the wing of an airplane as it took off or being strapped to the outside of the world’s tallest building. To the delight of audiences everywhere, he’s reclaimed his reputation from that couch-jumping incident and rebranded himself as the guy who does big stunts for real. That tradition continues with his next action flick, The Mummy, which comes out next month. We’ve already seen him do some zero gravity moves in an airplane, but now there’s a whole new featurette dedicated to Cruise’s stunt prowess. Check out The Mummy featurette below.
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Winds of change must be blowing in Burbank, because Warner Bros. has shifted a ton of release dates for films on the studio’s upcoming slate. The Scooby-Doo reboot and WB’s own clash of the titans, Godzilla vs. Kong, are just a couple of the films caught in the crossfire. Break out your red pens and prepare to update your calendars.
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Kevin Hart - The Great Outdoors Remake

John Hughes was a beloved, respected filmmaker known for writing and directing classics such as Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Pretty in Pink, The Breakfast Club and more. But there are plenty of movies that he scripted, only to have someone else direct them. Movies such as Mr. Mom, Home Alone and more had scripts from John Hughes, and now one of those scripts is getting the remake treatment.

The Great Outdoors from 1988 followed Chet and Connie Ripley (John Candy and Stephanie Faracy) and their two kids who were looking forward to a nice, relaxing weekend at a Wisconsin cabin away from the hustle and bustle of Chicago, but find their vacation interrupted by the arrival of Connie’s obnoxious brother-in-law Roman (Dan Aykroyd), his wife Kate (Annette Bening) and their two daughters. Now Universal has set Kevin Hart to start in a remake of the comedy.

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firestarter

You can’t keep a good Firestarter down. After the opening night screening at the Overlook Film Festival tonight, Akiva Goldsman and Jason Blum announced that they would be teaming up once again to bring Stephen King’s classic pyrokinetic tale back to the big screen. Hit the jump to learn more about the Firestarter remake.

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The Lion King Remake Cast - Seth Rogen and Billy Eichner as Timon and Pumbaa

Today, Walt Disney Pictures set release dates for a bunch of their movies coming to theaters over the next couple years, and that included their live-action remake of the modern animated classic The Lion King. Director Jon Favreau is tackling the project after remaking The Jungle Book for Disney last year with Donald Glover taking on the role of Simba and James Earl Jones reprising the role of his father Mufasa, with Beyonce being eyed to play Nala. Now two of the most important characters in the movie have been cast as well.

Undoubtedly the most entertaining characters in The Lion King are the meerkat and warthog duo known as Timon and Pumbaa. The characters were voiced by Nathan Lane and Ernie Sabella respectively in the 1994 animated musical, but in the live-action remake, they’ll be voiced by Billy on the Street host Billy Eichner and blockbuster comedy star Seth Rogen.

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The Mummy Trailer

Earlier this month, the full trailer for The Mummy gave us a good look at the forthcoming reboot of the Universal Monsterverse that will bring back classic horror icons like Frankenstein’s monster, the Wolfman, the Creature from the Black Lagoon, the Invisible Man and more. But The Mummy is the first one out of the gate with Tom Cruise leading the blockbuster action adventure with horror elements throughout, and a new international trailer has just surfaced that gives us a little more insight into our main character.
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Will Smith Playing Genie in Aladdin

Not too long ago, Will Smith was in talks for a role in Disney’s live-action remake of Dumbo as the studio continues to rehash all of their animated classics for new audiences. A deal was never finalized and now it sounds like we know why.

Smith is now in talks with Disney to take on the important role of Genie in the House of Mouse’s remake of their 1992 contemporary animated classic Aladdin. It’s a role that was played by the incomparable Robin Williams in the original movie, and it’s one of Disney’s most iconic characters. But is Will Smith the right guy to play the role?  Read More »

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Ladies and gentlemen, allow me to introduce you to Stefani Germanotta. Don’t recognize that name? Perhaps you know her better as the Grammy Award-winning superstar musician Lady Gaga, who is starring in Warner Bros.’ remake of the classic musical A Star is Born and appears to be using this movie as an opportunity to establish herself as a serious actress. That’s her on stage next to co-star Bradley Cooper, who’s also directing this film. Take a closer look at the pair in the first A Star is Born remake photo below.
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bill condon eyes bride of frankenstein

Bill Condon, whose Beauty and the Beast remake has become a box office monster with a $1 billion-plus haul worldwide, is reportedly looking to direct the remake of Bride of Frankenstein as part of the new Universal Monsters movie universe.

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the haunting tv series

It looks like Netflix is happy to stay in the Mike Flanagan business. The ever-busy horror director has signed on to make a 10-episode series based on Shirley Jackson’s novel The Haunting of Hill House, which has been previously adapted for the big screen twice, once in 1963 and once in 1999. In both cases, it was retitled The Haunting. However, there are a few intriguing details about this project that make it seem like the culmination of…well, something.

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