Posted on Tuesday, November 17th, 2015 by Angie Han
We’ve got a couple of casting updates, a seemingly cancelled project, and much more. After the jump:
- Jack Reacher: Never Go Back adds Robert Catrini.
- Social Network‘s Abhi Sinha joins Conjuring 2.
- Warner Bros. pulls Project XX from its schedule.
- Peyton Reed imagines a Bring It On sequel.
- Simon Pegg talks about writing Star Trek Beyond.
- Bruce Willis responds to that Die Hard 6 fan pitch.
- No, Daniel Radcliffe won’t be back for Cursed Child.
- The original Aliens comic is getting a fancy deluxe edition.
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back has added Robert Catrini to its growing cast, which also includes Cobie Smulders, Danika Yarosh, Aldis Hodge, Holt McCallany, and of course Tom Cruise. Details on his character have not been revealed, though if Jack Reacher 2 is anything like Jack Reacher 1, Catrini will probably play a guy who gets threatened and/or beat up by Jack Reacher. Catrini’s credits include G.I. Joe: Retaliation and Parkland. Jack Reacher: Never Go Back opens October 21, 2016.
The Warrens have enlisted a bit of extra help for The Conjuring 2: The Entfield Poltergeist. Abhi Sinha has joined the horror sequel in the role of Harry Whitmark, an assistant to Maurice (Simon McBurney) and Anita (Franka Potente) — two paranormal investigators who join Ed (Patrick Wilson) and Lorraine Warren (Vera Farmiga) on their latest case. Sinha co-starred on the ABC Family series Chasing Life and has also appeared in The Social Network and Blackhat. The Conjuring 2 arrives June 10, 2016.
Six months after Warner Bros. put Project XX on its calendar, the studio has quietly pushed it back off. The Project X sequel was originally slated to open August 19, 2016, but Todd Phillips‘ Arms and the Dudes will not take its slot. Project XX no longer has a release date, and as far as we know doesn’t have a director, writer, stars, or script either, so don’t count on seeing this one any time soon.
Ever wondered what a real Bring It On sequel would be like? So has director Peyton Reed, as he admitted to MTV:
[Screenwriter] Jessica Bendinger and I have had this discussion over drinks a few times over the years, and if you did something that was like, where are those characters 20 years down the line — married, divorced, single, what are they doing? — any version that we’ve ever really jokingly talked about was always a very depressing version of it tonally, doing a movie that was entirely different tonally than the first one. We haven’t really seriously sat down to think about what it would be. It’s something where you want to be able to get really real with what has happened to everybody.
Alternatively, you could just do what Reed does and pretend other things are secretly Bring It On sequels:
I sometimes look at Gabrielle [Union]’s show ‘Being Mary Jane.’ The tone of that show is so fantastic, it’s really real and raw and a little bit soapy, but it’s so great and I almost imagine that that is actually Isis years later. My own private fantasy when I watch ‘Being Mary Jane.’
Bring It On turns 15 this year.