This year’s Furious 7 pulled in over $1.5 billion at the worldwide box office, but Furious 8 has yet to find a director despite a release date set for April 14th, 2017. But a director for the eighth installment of the popular car heist series has been hard to nail down. Earlier this we reported that Universal Pictures had narrowed their Fast and Furious 8 director search to three finalists. But now Straight Outta Compton filmmaker F. Gary Gray confirms he has signed on to direct Furious 8.
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Man, Nic Pizzolatto just can’t catch a break. The mind behind HBO’s True Detective was accused of misogyny during the first season of his once acclaimed show, and then season two took a real beating from critics and fans. Now, even David Cronenberg (The Fly), who was offered the chance to direct a season two episode, has some harsh words for Pizzolatto. Check out Cronenberg on True Detective after the jump.
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One of the biggest active film franchises right now is the Fast & Furious series at Universal Pictures. After this year’s Furious 7 pulled in over $1.5 billion at the worldwide box office this year, Furious 8 was guaranteed to happen with a release date set for April 14th, 2017.
However, there seems to be some trouble brewing behind the scenes as Universal is having trouble figuring out who to direct, and some of the trouble is reportedly that star and producer Vin Diesel has proven to be a little more difficult to work with on the franchise recently. Find out more about the Furious 8 director problems below. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, August 20th, 2015 by Angie Han
It looks like director Justin Lin is bringing some changes to the Star Trek franchise. A video from the set of Star Trek Beyond reveals Kirk (Chris Pine) in a redesigned Starfleet uniform. In addition, we get a glimpse of Sofia Boutella as a new character who appears to hail from an entirely new alien species. See the new Star Trek Beyond uniforms and character after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, August 19th, 2015 by Angie Han
Justin Lin‘s got an entire universe of characters to populate in Star Trek Beyond, so no surprise he’s still casting as cameras continue to roll. His latest find is Lydia Wilson, a British TV, film, and stage actress best known for playing Domhnall Gleeson’s kid sister in About Time. Read about the Star Trek Beyond Lydia Wilson casting after the jump. Read More »
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Posted on Monday, June 29th, 2015 by Angie Han
The USS Enterprise will boldly go… exactly where we all thought it would. At least when it comes to the title. Director Justin Lin has confirmed the longstanding rumor that Star Trek 3 will be titled Star Trek Beyond, and shared the first (not terribly revealing) official photo from the set to boot. See the Star Trek Beyond title announcement and image after the jump. Read More »
Production is only a few weeks away from starting on Star Trek Beyond, the third film in the rebooted Star Trek series. This will be the first film in the new series not directed by J.J. Abrams, but it is in very capable hands. Justin Lin is directing this Trek film and, in a new interview, Lin explained his deep Star Trek fandom. He also talked about what he felt the first two films didn’t do, what this film will do, that the story is not based on any previous Star Trek story and subtly hints at the new villains. Read the Justin Lin Star Trek 3 quotes below. Read More »
You’re in luck, this is a jam-packed edition of sequel bits. Below, read about the following.
- Paul Feig confirms that his Ghostbusters will have up to date tech.
- Kevin Smith compares Clerks 3 to Shakespeare’s King Lear.
- Simon Pegg said Star Trek Beyond shoots later this month and the first script was just finished.
- Independence Day 2 adds a star from The Dark Knight.
- Producer Mark Wahlberg said if the fans come out for Entourage, they’ll do one more.
- Jackie Chan tells TMZ Rush Hour 4 is coming.
- See 6 character posters from Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation.
- Harry Potter screenwriter Steve Kloves was available to help J.K. Rowling on Fantastic Beasts.
- Justin Lin talks the story of Star Trek Beyond.
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We’re always wondering what’s next for the movies. Since film’s inception as a storytelling form we’ve seen the addition of sound, color, bigger screens, third and fourth dimensions, and more. Now we’re at a point where the physical theater has become the major constraint. Some filmmakers are looking smaller for the next big thing.
Google has begun making short films called Spotlight Stories. These are movies you experience in 360 degrees on your smartphone using an app. Not only has Justin Lin made a movie for the series, Google has just signed Aardman Animations, as well as Patrick Osborne, the Oscar-winning director of Disney’s short film Feast. His movie will be called Pearl. You can read more about it, and Google Spotlight Stories, below. Read More »