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.

Get all the information on the COPS movie after the jump. Read More »

‘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 »

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 »

2015 Super Bowl Commercials Directors

Big-screen filmmakers are regularly hired to film 30 and 60 second television commercials, and many of the bigger spots premiere during the NFL’s annual mega event, the Super Bowl. So which of the commercials shown during the big game were directed by movie directors? Which commercials were helmed by the directors of such films as The Bourne Identity, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, The Thing, Little Miss Sunshine, Maleficent, and Nightmare on Elm Street? Which TV spots were directed by the cinematographers behind The Dark Knight trilogy and Lost in Translation, and the two-time Academy Award winning production designer responsible for creating the worlds of James Cameron’s Avatar and Tim Burton’s Alice In WonderlandAs with previous years, we’ve compiled a list for you to enjoy. Find out the 2015 Super Bowl Commercials directors after the jump.

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ZOMBIELAND

Much like the characters implied by the title, Zombieland 2 keeps coming back to life. The original writers, Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, have been thinking about a sequel for years and eventually spun some of those ideas into a Amazon TV pilot. The show was not picked up, and most thought that was the end. Like a good zombie, however, the feature version of Zombieland 2 is now rising from the grave.

A new report says Sony Pictures has hired Dave Callaham, writer of the first two Expendables movies, to pen a sequel with Ruben Fleischer expected to return and direct. Read More »