Ed Skrein in The Transporter Refueled

Jason Statham may be done with the Transporter series, but as they say in showbiz, the extremely lucrative action franchise must go on. So EuropaCorp is pressing onward with The Transporter Refueled, starring what they hope will be the next Jason Statham. His name is Ed Skrein, and you might remember him as Daario 1.0 from Game of Thrones. Check out The Transporter Refueled trailer after the jump.

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Lucy

After the jump:

  • Patrick Warburton will return for Ted 2
  • Luc Besson says there won’t be a Lucy 2
  • See set photos from Mission: Impossible 5
  • Frank Miller is already plotting Sin City 3
  • Take a peek at the Dead Snow 2 poster
  • Vincent D’Onofrio talks Jurassic World
  • The Croods 2 and Puss in Boots 2 get moved
  • Bond 24 will visit a small town in Austria
  • Watch the trailer for MTV’s Drumline 2

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Transporter Legacy ed Skrein

There’s a new Transporter series in production. The picture being made now is called Transporter Legacy and stars Ed Skrein as the character originated by Jason Statham in 2002. Game of Thrones fans will recognize Skrein as the original actor who played the mercenary Daario Naharis in the series’ third season. In fact, this new Transporter series is the reason Skrein dropped out of Game of Thrones.

The new film is planned as the first chapter in a new trilogy. Luc Besson’s company EuropaCorp is behind the new series (the company also made the original films) and a deal is in place with Relativity Media to release the film and theoretical sequels in the US. Read More »

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

After the jump:

    • Matt Reeves and Mark Bomback drop some Apes hints
    • Luc Besson says it’s “too late” for a The Professional sequel
    • 24 could still get a movie sequel, or another TV season
    • Mad Max: Fury Road reveals a few more images

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    Lucy international trailer

    It’s a total myth that humans use only 10% of their brains, but where would Hollywood be if action-thrillers were bound to scientific fact? In the new Lucy international trailer, Scarlett Johansson plays a young woman who ingests a drug that allows her to access the other 90% of her mental capacity.

    This gives her superpowers, like enhanced strength and agility and the ability to move things with her mind. Which, again, doesn’t really make any sense in any scientific sense — but works perfectly as an excuse to have Johansson kick lots of ass for writer-director Luc Besson. Watch the Lucy international trailer after the jump.

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    Rebel Wilson in Pitch Perfect

    Sequels: They aren’t just for movies anymore! Today’s Sequel Bits includes updates on CBS’ How I Met Your Mother spinoff How I Met Your Dad, Lifetime’s Flowers in the Attic sequel Petals on the Wind, and Fox’s 24 follow-up 24: Live Another Day. Also after the jump:

    • Rebel Wilson tweets a look at Pitch Perfect 2 rehearsals
    • Another Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants movie is coming
    • Luc Besson doesn’t sound so sure about a Lucy sequel
    • … but he seems quite certain Taken 3 has the best script of the series
    • Speaking of which, here’s how to be an extra in Taken 3
    • The Crouching Tiger prequel will go to the land of the hobbits

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    lucy trailer

    This week you can see Scarlett Johansson as a super-capable intelligence agent in Captain American: The Winter Soldier and as an alien in Under the Skin. Her next big role will be in Luc Besson‘s Lucy, in which she plays a normal woman who becomes almost superhuman, and then evolves to a point where she’s nearly alien. The first Lucy trailer is out, and it shows just how bizarre life gets for this woman. Read More »

    Scarlett Johansson Lucy

    Okay, so it’s not quite the solo Black Widow movie we’ve been waiting for. But Scarlett Johansson is getting her own superhero movie this summer, sort of. The film is directed by Luc Besson, and in Lucy Scarlett Johansson is a young woman who gains “superhero-level” powers via some drugs. This being a Luc Besson movie, this naturally leads to her using her newfound abilities to kick a lot of ass. Check out a first-look image from Lucy after the jump.

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    Brick Mansions trailer

    This second Brick Mansions trailer, for the the Banlieue 13 remake that is also one of the late Paul Walker’s final films, relies on a moody cover of ‘Stand by Me’ to give it a little oomph. Not that the trailer really needs it, as the action (also featuring RZA and original B13 star and parkour pioneer David Belle) looks to be pretty hard-hitting and high-flying.

    Luc Besson, who produced the original, scripted this remake, which opens in April. Watch the trailer below. Read More »

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