Reid Scott venom

The unexpected Venom casting keeps on keeping on with yet another surprise name thrown into the mix: Veep‘s Reid Scott. Scott joins an already impressive and still growing cast centered around Tom Hardy playing one of Spider-Man’s main antagonists.

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John Cena and Kumail Nanjiani Movie

The success of a buddy cop movie not only hinges on a good script (as all movies do), but on the strength of the duo at the center of the movie. Mel Gibson and Danny Glover in Lethal Weapon, Gene Hackman and Roy Scheider in The French Connection, and Sylvester Stallone and Kurt Russell in Tango & Cash are all prime examples of fantastic partners in justice. But putting two partners together can be infinitely more difficult when comedy is involved, and now a new duo will be put to the test.

Universal Pictures has picked up an untitled buddy cop comedy from the mind of Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer, one that will have wrestler turned actor John Cena teaming up with Silicon Valley co-star Kumail Nanjiani. Read More »

Riz Ahmed - Carnage - Venom Cast

Sony Pictures is getting their Spider-Man franchise spin-off Venom ready to go. Tom Hardy has been attached to the project as the title character for some time now, and Gangster Squad director Ruben Fleischer will be behind the camera for the film that is said to have no ties to the Spider-Man played by Tom Holland in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Now the supporting cast is starting to fill out.

Reports have indicated that Rogue One: A Star Wars Story actor Riz Ahmed is in talks to play a popular Marvel Comics character in Venom. While the character isn’t being disclosed at this time, there is word on which character it won’t be. Find out more about Venom cast addition below. Read More »

Venom

A few months ago, we learned that Sony was planning a Venom movie for 2018 as part of their attempt to use Spider-Man: Homecoming to create a new universe of movies starring Peter Parker’s enemies and allies. And now, we know who will don that icky black suit and who will call the shots behind the camera – Tom Hardy will star as Eddie Brock, and Zombieland‘s Ruben Fleischer will direct.

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archer and armstrong movie

While Sony struggles to build an entire movie universe out of the Spider-Man franchise, another comic book world is waiting in the wings. The studio partnered up with Valiant Comics a few years back to bring series like Bloodshot and Harbinger into theaters, but it’s been a slow road and a revolving door of writers and directors. Hopefully, this latest announcement will stick, because there’s a ton of promise in the Valiant characters.

The movie adaptation of Archer & Armstrong, which has seemingly laid dormant for a little while, has found a new director in Ruben Fleischer and a new screenwriter in Terry Rossio.

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Ruben Fleischer to Direct Chris Evans in ‘Jekyll’

Ruben Fleischer directing Gangster Squad

Having spent the past five years playing Marvel’s nicest superhero, Chris Evans about to get in touch with his dark side. Zombieland‘s Ruben Fleischer has just been set to direct Evans in Jekyll, based on the 2007 BBC One miniseries about a modern-day descendant of Robert Louis Stevenson‘s classic split-personality character.  Read More »

COPS Movie

Just when you thought every possible TV show for Hollywood to turn into a movie had been exhausted, along comes this news. We all know the long-running FOX TV show COPS, if only for the catchy theme song that goes, “Bad boys, bad boys, whatcha gonna do, whatcha gonna do when they come for you?” The documentary show follows police officers as they pursue and apprehend small time criminals. Usually their collars are people illegally using or selling drugs, and sometimes those people try to run. And apparently that’s compelling enough to be turned into a feature film, and there’s even a director on board.

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‘Zombieland 2’ Is Still in the Works at Sony

zombieland 2

Almost a year and a half ago it was reported Zombieland 2 was on the fast track at Sony. A writer on the first two Expendables movies, Dave Callaham, was tapped to write the sequel for director Ruben Fleischer (30 Minutes or Less). We haven’t heard a lot about it since then, but according to the screenwriters of the first film, Rhett Reese and Paul WernickZombieland 2 is still very much alive.

Find out what they had to say about the sequel below.

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Taken - Liam Neeson

These days, Liam Neeson is best known as a badass action hero. But if you’ve seen films like A Million Ways to Die in the West, The Nut Job, and The Lego Movie, you’ll know he also has a taste for comedy. Now he’s booked a film that’ll let him show employ both particular sets of skills.

Neeson is set to star in The Revenger, an action-comedy from Reno 911! duo Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant. Zombieland‘s Ruben Fleischer will direct. Learn all about the Liam Neeson Revenger project after the jump.  Read More »

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stopwatch gang movie

Universal Pictures is picking up the movie rights to the story of a three-man team of bank robbers whose exploits in the 1980s were notorious for meticulous planning and swift execution, with nary a shot fired in roughly 100 robberies. Now the story will be turned into a film with Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland, Gangster Squad) directing and Miles Teller in a lead role. Read More »