magic castle

A film about Magic Castle has been in the works for a few years now. For those of you unfamiliar with the private club in Hollywood, it hosts magicians and their guests, and it’s also the headquarters of the Academy of Magic Arts Inc. The mansion, which is on Franklin Avenue, was most recently featured in an episode of Netflix’s Love, “Do You Believe in Magic?”, if you want to get a better look at the place.

The Magic Castle movie has now gained a little momentum, with the help of Ridley Scott‘s Scott Free Productions. Learn more about the project below.

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Lethal Weapon TV Series

Undoubtedly, the new trend in network television is bringing back movies that have been around for years and retooling them as TV shows. Limitless and Minority Report have already made the jump, Training Day, Rush Hour and Cruel Intentions are on the way, and now one more is being thrown together at Fox.

The network has just ordered a TV pilot based on the classic action franchise Lethal Weapon starring Mel Gibson and Danny Glover, and they already have Damon Wayans Sr. lined up to take the latter’s role as LAPD detective Roger Murtaugh. Find out more about the Lethal Weapon TV series after the jump. Read More »

masters of the universe director

The wheel of fate spins. Another artist is pulled into the vortex of the always-in-the-works, never-coming-to-pass Masters of the Universe reboot. The cycle continues and it shall continue, even as our world turns to dust and the universe slowly stumbles toward oblivion.

In other words, another director has been roped into trying to make a new Masters of the Universe happen. This time around, that director is McG, who is best known for directing the Charlie’s Angels movies and Terminator: Salvation. But don’t get too attached to this news – this property has a long history of attaching talent and losing talent and attaching talent and losing talent and…you know.

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McG directing The Babysitter

If the raunchy, pseudo-remake of Adventures in Babysitting that was The Sitter starring Jonah Hill didn’t do anything for you, maybe adding some horror into the equation will make for a better formula.

New Line is in the process of setting up a new horror comedy called The Babysitter with Charlie’s Angels and This Means War helmer McG in final negotiations to sit in the director’s chair. The script has been kicking around Hollywood for a little while having appeared on the Black List in the #4 spot back in 2014, and now it finally seems to be getting some traction.

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Lily Collins;Jamie Campbell Bower;Kevin Zegers

Poor box office sank plans for a second Mortal Instruments movie, but the franchise will live on in a different form. ABC Family has set McG to direct the first episode of Shadowhunters, based on the fantasy YA series by Cassandra Clare. More details on the Mortal Instruments TV series after the jump.  Read More »

Routh Cavill Superman flyby auditions

Superman‘s on-screen history is fascinating. There was the early TV show, the Christopher Reeve films, the rumored curse around the role, several failed reboots, including one that made it to the big screen, and now a successful reboot that’s playing into a bigger DC universe.

Adding even more myth to the role, the last two cinematic iterations of the character, Brandon Routh in Superman Returns and Henry Cavill in Man of Steel, each almost put on the “S” several years before. Both actors auditioned for one of the failed reboots, Superman Flyby, which was to be directed by McG from a script by J.J. Abrams. It’s a pretty fascinating coincidence and you can link to photos of their Superman Flyby auditions, including a very different Superman costume, below.

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Superman Flyby
In 2002 Warner Bros was developing a new Superman movie with then screenwriter JJ Abrams called Superman: Flyby, with Brett Ratner hired to direct. Abrams’ screenplay for the film would have reinvented Superman, incorporating a bunch of new ideas that angered fans when a negative script review was posted on the internet. The film was abandoned and never went into production. Mr. Sunday Movies has created a video essay giving the complete history of Superman Flyby. Watch that now after the jump.
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Kevin Costner in 3 Days to Kill

2014 is shaping up to be a busy year for Kevin Costner. So busy, in fact, that this isn’t even our first Kevin Costner post of the day. Earlier this morning, we saw him in the new Super Bowl spot for his sports drama Draft Day. Now we also have a new trailer for his upcoming thriller 3 Days to Kill.

Directed by McG, the film stars Costner as an international spy whose job has kept him distant from his wife (Connie Nielsen) and daughter (Hailee Steinfeld). When he discovers that he’s sick, he decides to get out of the game to spend more time with his family.

Then a mysterious femme fatale (Amber Heard) shows up, promising a cure for his illness if he’ll just compete one last mission. As it happens, the assignment falls on the same weekend that he’s tasked with taking care of his kid for the first time in ten years. Watch the new video after the jump.

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3 Days to Kill

Reconnecting with an estranged teenage daughter isn’t an easy task in any circumstance, but in 3 Days to Kill, Kevin Costner finds his attempts at familial bonding complicated even further by the discovery that he’s suffering from a terminal illness.

If this were a Nicholas Sparks adaptation, that’d mean we had a lot of weeping and hugging to look forward to. But because this is a Luc Besson-scripted, McG-directed thriller, it means Costner has to pull himself together and go slaughter a bunch of dudes in the most badass way he can manage. Watch the trailer after the jump.

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