Clearly some of the biggest movie talk today involves theories on just what the Star Trek Into Darkness teaser trailer means. More specifically, what character does Benedict Cumberbatch play? Is he a version of the famous baddie Khan? A take on the classic TV enemy Gary Mitchell? Or someone else altogether?
That image above is one of several pieces of “evidence” that Cumberbatch might be Khan, but it is by no means conclusive. In addition to that, after the break we’ve got:
- The Russian title and poster for Star Trek Into Darkness, which could spur minor discussion,
- Jonathan Frakes hopes in vain for Next Generation characters to show up in an Abrams film,
- Andy Serkis talks a bit about Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,
- and The X-Files 3 just isn’t going anywhere right now.
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Posted on Thursday, November 15th, 2012 by Angie Han
“Everyone wants to do sequels,” says Chris Tucker. Indeed. After the jump:
- Dawn of the Planet of the Apes gets a plot summary, will shoot in March
- Keith Richards may return to the Pirates of the Caribbean series
- Chris Tucker is interested in Rush Hour 4, not so much Friday 4
- Nick Cannon talks up his plans for a Drumline sequel and TV series
- Isla Fisher signs on for the kinda-sorta Jackie Brown sequel Switch
- Transformers 4 explores Bangkok as a potential shooting location
- The Last Exorcism Part II gets picked up by CBS Films; see a new image
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The sequel news today is partly theoretical, and partly oriented around 3D. After the break, find details on the following items:
- Guillermo del Toro has toyed with a Pacific Rim sequel,
- G.I. Joe: Retaliation producer talks about that film’s late in the game 3D conversion,
- It seems like Scream 5 isn’t happening any time soon, according to Wes Craven,
- a Serenity cast member hopes for a sequel,
- Anchorman 2 may shoot in March, says Judd Apatow,
- and so could Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.
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By the time the next Planet of the Apes movie comes out, will it have featured as many screenwriters as there are Apes movies? Dawn of the Planet of the Apes will be the immediate sequel to last year’s surprise success Rise of the Planet of the Apes. After Rise director Rupert Wyatt stepped away from the project, citing a hasty production schedule, Cloverfield director Matt Reeves will occupy the director’s chair.
And now Mark Bomback, whose credits are seen on X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Total Recall (2012), and Live Free or Die Hard, will pen the latest draft of the script. He’s the third writer (or writing team) reported to work on the film, after Rise writers Amanda Silver and Rick Jaffa penned the original draft and Scott Z. Burns (Contagion) was brought on to do additional work. Read More »
Matt Reeves is about to take over the world. The director of Cloverfield and Let Me In now confirmed to helm Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, the sequel to Rise of the Planet of the Apes. The director of that film, Rupert Wyatt, was expected to return for this follow-up, but left the project due to a rumored problem with the production and release schedule. Reeves was the studio’s top choice to replace him.
Once again written by Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes which will continue the story of Caesar (Andy Serkis) and tell the next chapter of how he, along with the help of a rapidly spreading virus, will eventually change the world into what’s seen in the 1968 film starring Charlton Heston. It’s scheduled for release May 23, 2014. Read more after the jump. Read More »
For about a year now, Let Me In and Cloverfield director Matt Reeves has been attached to a new theatrical film based on The Twilight Zone. It was just one of several projects on the director’s plate and certainly the most high profile. In that time, multiple writers had been tasked with writing a screenplay but, with nare a greenlight in sight after a year, it seems Reeves has decided to move on. He will no longer direct Warner Bros. new Twilight Zone movie.
Instead, he’s now become the frontrunner to replace Rupert Wyatt as the director of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Also on the short list behind Reeves: J Blakeson (The Disappearance of Alice Creed), Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (28 Weeks Later), Jeff Nichols (Take Shelter), Guillermo del Toro (Hellboy), Juan Antonio Bayona (The Impossible) and Rian Johnson (Looper). Read more after the jump.
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Posted on Monday, September 17th, 2012 by Angie Han
It’s not at all uncommon for film franchises to switch directors between installments, even when last entry was considered an all-around smash. That doesn’t mean it’s not disappointing when it happens.
Last summer, Rupert Wyatt‘s sharp direction helped turn Rise of the Planet of the Apes into one of the most pleasant surprises of the season. So studio execs and fans alike were pleased when Wyatt agreed to return for the follow-up, 2014′s Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. But it seems Wyatt’s now gotten cold feet, and may be dropping out of the series altogether. More after the jump.
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Casting, rumors, hopes, desires and much more are in this huge holiday edition of Sequel Bits. After the jump read about the following:
- Producer Jon Landau clarifies the possibility of Avatar 4 and offers an update on 2 and 3.
- See Chris Pine on the set of Jack Ryan with Kevin Costner and read some thoughts on the tone of Star Trek 2.
- Is the Iron Patriot going to be in Iron Man 3 after all?
- Also, Wang Xueqi joins the Shane Black directed sequel in an intriguing role.
- Screenwriter Alex Garland laid out some thoughts for a possible Dredd 3D sequel.
- Grown Ups 2 built a set for an outdoor, night time go-kart scene to film indoors and during the day.
- Director Jeff Wadlow hints that Jim Carrey has, in fact, been cast in Kick-Ass 2.
- Rick Jaffa, a writer/producer of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, confirms a big franchise staple won’t be in the sequel.
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