After Cowboys & Aliens, Jon Favreau went back to acting for a bit and produced a tiny film called The Avengers, all while developing a movie we’ve been excited about since its announcement: Disney’s Magic Kingdom. It seems as if that film might be on hold, though, as Favreau has now emerged as the front runner to direct the film adaptation of the Broadway smash hit Jersey Boys: The Story of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons. The musical turned film tells the rags to riches story of the music legends responsible for classic songs Oh What A Night, Big Girls Don’t Cry, Rag Doll, Sherry, and Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You.
John Logan (Hugo, Skyfall, Lincoln) has been working on the script. Read more after the jump. Read More »
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After doing double duty as an actor and director with the first two Iron Man films, Jon Favreau is coming back for Iron Man 3. He’ll just remain in front of the camera this time. Favreau will return as Happy Hogan, Tony Stark’s trusty driver who, in the comic books, eventually gets mutated into the Freak. That’s not likely to happen in this film, but his return shows a vote of confidence in new writer/director Shane Black and leaves the possiblity open in the future. There’s more after the jump. Read More »
In March, I posted an Wes Ball‘s awesome computer animated post-apocalyptic short film Ruin. I’ve heard that the short got many in Hollywood talking. Since the release, I’ve been waiting and expecting to see Ball’s name in a headline of a Hollywood trade news break.
That has yet to happen, so I was surprised when watching the trailer for J.J. Abrams and Jon Favreau‘s new NBC television series Revolution to see a shot from Ball’s short film. How did a shot from an animated short film end up in a trailer for Bad Robot’s latest? Did JJ and crew pay Ball for the clip or was it completely ripped-off? Answers after the jump.
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Posted on Monday, May 14th, 2012 by Angie Han
Today’s Sequel Bits features all kinds, from Depression-era gangsters to noirish femme fatales to drunken school bus drivers. After the jump:
- Nick Swardson and Cheri Oteri board Grown-Ups 2
- Sin City: A Dame to Kill For gets its first teaser poster
- A new G.I. Joe: Retaliation image shows Cobra Commander
- Seth Grahame-Smith is a little intimidated by Beetlejuice 2
- Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz talk Tron: Uprising
- Paramount is letting a Godfather (book) prequel go forward
- Jon Favreau likes where Shane Black‘s Iron Man 3 is headed
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In Lost, producer J.J. Abrams helped create a story set outside many modern technological bounds by enabling a tale stranding characters on a remote island. His new show, Revolution, goes a lot father, by positing a world in which all technology and electrical power dies. Anything that uses power simply dies one night, plunging the world into a state that is part dark age, part wild west.
Jon Favreau directed the pilot with Abrams producing and Eric Kripke (Supernatural) writing. We’ve now got a few views of the show, through an extended trailer, and a handful of clip from the show. It certainly isn’t short on scale, as you’ll see below. Read More »
There’s always a ton of news on the TV front but, instead of featuring it all, we occasionally pick out the good bits. After the jump read about:
- J.J. Abrams‘ new show, Revolution (above), directed by Jon Favreau has been picked up.
- James Cromwell will butt heads with Jessica Lange on American Horror Story Season 2.
- Showtime is developing a show called The Angry Buddhist.
- Star-making director Debra Granik will direct the HBO pilot American High Life.
- See what Lady Gaga will, partially, look like on The Simpsons.
- Chevy Chase still doesn’t think Community is funny.
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As Jon Favreau continues to prep what we think will be his next feature directorial gig, Magic Kingdom, he’s taking some time to work with J.J. Abrams. Favreau will direct the pilot of Revolution, a new drama produced by the Lost/Alias/Felicity/Star Trek/Super 8 mastermind. The NBC show, also produced by Supernatural creator Eric Kripke, is about humans struggling to survive in a worth where all energy has mysteriously disappeared. Read more after the break. Read More »
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We here at /Film aim to please. So, instead of making you click on four different articles for your sequel themed updates, all you have to do is read this one. After the jump we’ve got news on the following:
- Producers Mark Canton and Gianni Nunnari update us on the latest regarding the sequel to 300, 300 Battle of Artemisia
- Shane Black had a lot to say about the actors, villains, themes and more in regards to Iron Man 3
- James Mangold got in-depth about why he took The Wolverine and his plans for it
- Two new Cabin Fever films, Cabin Fever: Patient Zero and Cabin Fever: Outbreak, will be shot back to back next year
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