Party Down

Aspiring actors, disillusioned suburbanites, and little plastic men figure in today’s edition of Sequel Bits. After the jump:

  • The Fight Club comic book sequel launches in May
  • China and France will get to see Taken 3 in 3D
  • Pirates of the Caribbean 5 adds a few more mates
  • Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel has a new poster
  • Martin Starr says a Party Down movie is “unlikely”
  • The Lego Movie 2 will introduce Emmet’s sister

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Simpsons - The Man Who Came to Be Dinner

After years of wondering whether we might ever see a Simpsons Movie sequel, it turns out we’ve already seen it. Sort of.

In the first episode of 2015, the family was whisked away to Rigel 7, the home planet of aliens Kang and Kodos, where Homer is almost eaten as a meal. Now Simpsons executive producer Al Jean reveals that storyline was previously considered as a sequel to 2007’s The Simpsons movie.

So why didn’t it get made as a film? Read Jean’s explanation of the Simpsons Movie sequel idea after the jump — as well as his thoughts on the likelihood of an actual Simpsons Movie sequel happening.  Read More »

Boardwalk Empire movie

Mark Wahlberg is one of many actors who has cultivated a real career as a producer, as seen in part through the success of HBO’s Entourage, as well as In Treatment, How to Make it in America, and Boardwalk Empire. Now, with the Entourage movie hitting screens next summer, Wahlberg is turning his eye to potential new producing projects. One might build on his relationship with HBO, as he hopes to persuade Martin Scorsese to direct a Boardwalk Empire movie. Read More »

Entourage movie header

Fans of Entourage have been patiently waiting since 2011. Waiting to see if their favorite New York to Los Angeles buddies would be back with their moviemaking and heartbreaking drama. Well, today is the day. The first Entourage movie trailer is finally online.

The film brings back the entire original cast (including, but not limited to, Kevin Connolly, Adrian Grenier, Kevin Dillon, Jerry Ferrara and Jeremy Piven) in a story that picks up a little bit after the series left off. Ari Gold (Piven) is running his own studio now and his first big bet is on Vincent Chase (Grenier). Chase wants to not only star in, but direct his own movie.

Written and directed by series creator Doug Ellin, Entourage opens on June 5. Watch the Entourage movie trailer below, and check out the first poster for Chase’s movie, Hyde as well as the teaser poster. Read More »

man-from-uncle

After a long development period that saw seemingly every big-name actor and director in Hollywood attached at one point, Warner Bros.’ The Man From U.N.C.L.E. is finally inching closer to release. And we have the picture to prove it.

The studio has released the first image from Guy Ritchie‘s spy flick, starring Henry Cavill as CIA agent Napoleon Solo and Armie Hammer as KGB agent Illya Kuryakin. Alicia Vikander also stars. Get your The Man From UNCLE first look after the jump.  Read More »

Kiefer Sutherland as Jack Bauer in 24 Live Another Day

Over 8 seasons and a miniseries, we’ve seen Jack Bauer survive some pretty nasty stuff. But even he may not be able to win the fight against his deadliest foe ever: Kiefer Sutherland‘s apparent disinterest in revisiting the franchise. In an interview, the 24 star stated that he didn’t expect to play Jack Bauer ever again, despite recent(ish) talk of a possible 24 movie. Read the 24 movie Kiefer Sutherland comments after the jump.  Read More »

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Miami Vice Reboot Rumored At Universal

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Rumor has it that Universal Pictures wants to reboot the 1980’s television series Miami Vice for another big screen movie. Find out the details about the Miami Vice reboot after the jump.

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Mark Wahlberg in Shooter

Hollywood has been trying to turn the popular ’70s TV show The Six Million Dollar Man into a feature film for decades. It’s taken so long, inflation has ballooned the idea of a six million dollar man into a six billion dollar man. And now, the team behind Lone Survivor is stepping up to the plate to make the movie.

Director Peter Berg and star Mark Wahlberg are teaming up to make The Six Billion Dollar Man for The Weinstein Company and Dimension Films. They’ll tell the story of a man named Steve Austin (Wahlberg) is nearly killed in a terrible accident, but is rebuilt with six billion dollars of improvements added onto his body. His newfound super strength and abilities make him an ideal secret agent. Read More »

Magic City

When a TV series is canceled, that’s usually the end. It’s only on rare occasions (Arrested Development, The Comeback, etc.) that it gets a second chance as a series and it’s even more rare that a canceled show gets turned into a movie (Firefly being the big, obvious example). Now, the Starz show Magic City is getting that elusive chance.

Series creator Mitch Glazer has written and script and will direct a big screen version of the 1960s Miami based mob series. All the regulars will return – Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Danny Huston, Kelly Lynch etc. – and they’ll be joined by Bruce Willis and Bill Murray. This is pretty awesome news. Read more about the Magic City movie below. Read More »