Posted on Tuesday, August 19th, 2014 by Angie Han
After the jump:
- The Star Trek 3 script is finally done, says Roberto Orci
- Read a test screening reaction to Mad Max: Fury Road
- Milla Jovovich‘s pregnancy delays Resident Evil 6
- Yes, that Twins sequel Triplets is still in development
- See Ron Paul in the Atlas Shrugged Part 3 trailer
- The two Mockingjay films will have “distinct stories”
- Rumor has it Halloween: The Next Chapter is coming
The Star Trek 3 development process has hit a minor milestone. Roberto Orci confirmed over the weekend that the first draft of the script is finished. “p & m & I wrote, “fade out” yesterday on first draft. things are moving,” he wrote.
“P” and “M” refer to Orci’s co-writers JD Payne and Patrick McKay. Orci is expected to direct the film as well, but has previously said that he won’t be 100% confirmed until after he turns in his script. [Trek Movie]
Another Mad Max: Fury Road test screening has hit the web, and this is only mostly positive instead of over-the-top positive. Though the viewer says “there’s definitely more to like than not,” they also describe it as a “mixed bag.” Here’s more:
So, it’s not RW (ROAD WARRIOR) but it comes very close in places (and rest assured, it’s also not Thunderdome). It’s not from a lack of effort on Miller’s part. The same energy and quirkiness is there as the previous ones. There’s not a younger director who could have pulled this off. It’s a beautiful looking movie.
The full review also questions some of Tom Hardy’s “weird choices, acting wise” and sings the praises of Charlize Theron. Mad Max: Fury Road will be out May 15, 2015. [AICN]
Here’s the sad news for Milla Jovovich fans: Resident Evil: The Final Chapter is being delayed. Here’s the happy news: It’s because she and her husband/director Paul W.S. Anderson are having another kid. Read an excerpt from her official announcement.
So after a lot of discussion, we thought it would be in everyone’s best interest to wait till the baby is born before we set out to try and tackle an RE movie. Between the stunt work and what will become my ever-expanding belly, we didn’t think pregnancy and zombie killing are the best combo! Lol! I imagine the only thing I’ll be killing in the near future is an endless supply of cupcakes. Yikes…
Jovovich’s statement also hints that could begin next summer in South Africa. [via MovieWeb]
Ghostbusters 3 isn’t the only long-gestating sequel that Ivan Reitman is working on. The filmmaker also confirmed that Triplets, the follow-up to 1988′s Twins, is still on. “I’d say it’s very much in the development stage and it’s now caught up in the middle of studio stuff,” he said.
The film is expected to re-team Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito from the first film, with the addition of Eddie Murphy as their third brother. [SuperHeroHype]
The first trailer for Atlas Shrugged: Who Is John Galt?, the final installment of trilogy, has just hit the web. And while the simple answer to the question posed by the title is “Ringer actor Kristoffer Polaha,” the face that’ll really get Ayn Rand devotees excited here is Ron Paul‘s.
In an incredibly ironic twist, Atlas Shrugged: Who Is John Galt? was funded in part by Kickstarter donations after the market proved entirely indifferent to both previous installments of the series. The new film opens September 12. [Regal Cinemas]
Although the next two installments of The Hunger Games series, Mockingjay – Part 1 and Mockingjay – Part 2, are based on a single book, director Francis Lawrence said the movies will tell “two different, very distinct stories.”
Without revealing where they split the book, he offered some insight into how they split the book. “Instead of changing the plot and changing characters what we did was have the opportunity to show scenes that could have been happening at different times in the book,” he said. “For us it’s world expansion instead of changing things.”
Said expansion includes some new elements that he promised would “surprise even fans of the book.” Hey, they’ve got to find some way to fill four hours of screentime. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 arrives November 21, followed by Part 2 on November 20, 2015. [EW]
Are you ready for another Halloween? Rumor has it Dimension Films is developing a new addition to the series titled Halloween: The Next Chapter. It won’t be a direct sequel to Rob Zombie‘s two earlier installments, but will instead take the story in a new direction.
The script will reportedly be done by fall 2015, which suggests a 2016 or even 2017 release date for the finished film. We caution you to take these details with a grain of salt, but it really seems like a matter of time before the Weinsteins try to restart the series. [Schmoes Know]