Entourage

Most of next summer’s big releases are still filming. One, however, is already done. That’s Entourage, the film version of the hit HBO show executive produced by Mark Wahlberg. Writer, director and creator Doug Ellin finished principal photography a few weeks back and just screened a rough cut for the actor. Seems that Wahlberg loved it. A good surprise is just how much he loved it. Wahlberg said the film is so good, he thinks it might be worth releasing before its planned June 2015 release date, and that Ellin should start thinking about a sequel. Read More »

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Antoine Fuqua Equalizer

There’s no one film that launched Denzel Washington as a star. Rather, a collection of late ’80s and early ’90s performances, culminating in the drama/thriller combo of Philadelphia and Crimson Tide, cemented his leading man status. But there is one picture that tends to stand above most of Washington’s work, by virtue of the ferocity he brought to the role. Training Day, released in 2001, saw director Antoine Fuqua guiding Washington to one of his most striking performances, and to his second Oscar win.

Antoine Fuqua and Denzel Washington have teamed up again for The Equalizer. While the film is based on the concept created for an early ’80s TV show starring Edward Woodward, in which a former special ops guy uses his skill set to help the needy, the film is something a bit different. This is, as Fuqua explains, meant to be a bit like a European thriller, and a bit like a Western. It looks a bit more spare than your typical studio action picture. We visited the Boston-area set of the film, and spoke to Fuqua about the project. Read More »

Django Unchained miniseries

It’s not so unusual for movies to get an extended director’s cut on Blu-ray, but Quentin Tarantino hopes to take things one step further with Django Unchained. During a Cannes event, the filmmaker revealed that he wants to turn the 2012 Western into a four-hour miniseries by adding back the extra material he’d cut for the theatrical release. Hit the jump to read his comments.

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Jem and the Holograms Juliette Lewis

Jem and the Holograms snapped up its four leads just weeks after the project was announced, and now the rest of the casting is briskly falling into place. The newest addition is Juliette Lewis, who seems uniquely qualified for this music-driven feature — she’s a real-life rock star when she’s not being a Hollywood actress. Hit the jump for the latest dirt on the movie.

[Update: THR reports that ’80s icon Molly Ringwald has also joined the cast. Her role, like Lewis’s, is being kept under wraps.

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The Omen TV series

Following NBC’s Hannibal and Rosemary’s Baby and A&E’s Bates Motel, The Omen will become the latest horror classic to get adapted for the small screen. Titled Damien, the new drama will be a sequel of sorts to the 1976 film, picking up with the titular character as an adult.

The good news about the Omen TV series is that it’ll be steered by the capable hands of former Walking Dead showrunner Glen Mazzara. The not-exactly-bad-but-kinda-puzzling news is that it’ll set up shop at Lifetime. Hit the jump for plot details and more.

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flintstones movie

You can almost hear the cries of “Yabba, Dabba, don’t” from fans everywhere but it doesn’t matter. Warner Bros. is looking to bring the classic Sixties property The Flintstones back to the big screen, this time as a full-length, animated feature. Will Ferrell and Adam McKay are executive producing and Chris Henchy, who wrote The Other Guys and The Campaign, is penning the script. Read more about the latest Flintstones movie below. Read More »

new Power Rangers movie

Apparently Hollywood has milked every single Seventies and Eighties property they can and now they’re on to the Nineties. Lionsgate has just announced they’ll be rebooting the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers for the big screen. Read the full press release about the new Power Rangers movie below. Read More »

Green Acres movie

In the latest example of an old TV show being mined for material to produce a feature film, there’s now development on a Green Acres movie based on the ‘60s sitcom of the same name.

My first thought was to wonder whether or not Green Acres really means anything to people now. People over 30 or 35 know the show, if only from Nick at Nite reruns, but it probably isn’t anyone’s favorite. Kids getting into movies now might not even know what Sam Jackson’s line in Pulp Fiction is all about.

But that might not matter. We’re in the middle of a culture war, after all — or so Fox News says. The story of a Manhattan couple that heads to the country so the husband can indulge his dream of running a farm might make for primo comedy. Someone could probably make a few bucks off a comedy that pokes fun at a situation where city folk moving to middle America, especially if it has a slightly familiar name.

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