Next week, Vin Diesel is back as everyone’s favorite night-visioned, ass-kicking sci-fi star Riddick. It’s a sequel almost 10 years in the making that was willed to the big screen by the star, its director David Twohy, and the fans.
A movie like that deserves to be seen in the IMAX format. Universal gives fans that option come September 6 when Riddick opens everywhere. These days an IMAX debut means an exclusive poster for fans who attend the first showings and we’re proud to exclusively debut the FanFix poster for Riddick. It’s by artist Alex Fuentes and will available at 8 p.m. IMAX screenings on September 5. Check it out below. Read More »
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This summer, Vin Diesel had a great time talking up meetings he had with Marvel. That led to a great deal of speculation about what he could be doing with the company, with the biggest ideas being that he would play Thanos in Guardians of the Galaxy and future projects, or perhaps (this was a longshot) play the Vision in Avengers: Age of Ultron. Some thought he might voice Rocket Raccoon, a job which has gone to Bradley Cooper.
Instead, Diesel is in talks to voice the ambulatory tree-creature Groot in Guardians.
But that wasn’t what he originally went to the company about. No, the actor says he met with Marvel about a “new IP,” with the idea that it might have launched Marvel’s third phase a couple years from now. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, August 20th, 2013 by Angie Han
The food puns keep on coming in a new batch of posters from Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2. Also after the jump:
- Director Scott Derrickson will return for Sinister 2 in some capacity
- Keri Russell offers more Dawn of the Planet of the Apes plot details
- The Conjuring 2 won’t be about Amityville, unless Patrick Wilson is lying
- Vin Diesel and David Twohy consider where the Riddick series will go next
- The Farrelly Bros. announce a contest for a Dumb and Dumber To role
- How to Train Your Dragon 2 flies up one week on Fox’s release calendar
- Food puns abound on new Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 posters
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Posted on Thursday, August 15th, 2013 by Angie Han
Like Bruce Willis, Vin Diesel is the tough, bald star of multiple action franchises. Unlike Bruce Willis, he still likes making those movies. So much, in fact, that he’s signing on for yet another one.
Universal has picked up Soldiers of the Sun, an original sci-fi picture from Grace of Monaco scribe Arash Amel. Diesel will star in as well as produce the film, which Universal hopes will go on to launch a franchise. Hit the jump to learn about the plot.
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Sorry to anyone out there holding out hope the whole Vin Diesel voicing the talking tree Groot in Guardians of the Galaxy thing wasn’t true. It is. The actor spoke to the Los Angeles Times about the role, all but confirming that we’ll hear Diesel’s iconic voice saying “I am Groot” come August 1, 2014. Read his quotes below. Read More »
Few Facebook pages generate buzz like Vin Diesel‘s. All the actor has to do is change one thing on his page and his 45 million fans just go nuts. This happened recently with an image of xXx, talk of a meeting with Marvel and it happened again Sunday. Diesel posted a photo of a talking tree, suggesting he could be joining James Gunn‘s Guardians of the Galaxy as the voice of Groot.
That rumor circulated for a few hours until it became official. Deadline reported Diesel was, indeed, in talks to play Groot in Guardians of the Galaxy. Read More »
Posted on Friday, August 2nd, 2013 by Angie Han
It’s been nearly a decade since Chronicles of Riddick hit theaters, but surely you knew better than to bet against this fearsome Furyan warrior. Vin Diesel and his shiny eyes are back again in Riddick, the sequel coming to theaters this fall.
The new film sees our intrepid hero stranded on a desolate planet which unfortunately happens to be populated by deadly predators. His only shot at survival is to activate a beacon signaling dangerous bounty hunters to his location — and hope that they don’t kill him before the monsters do. Katee Sackhoff, Bokeem Woodbine, Jordi Mollà, Dave Bautista, Nolan Funk, and Karl Urban also star. Watch the latest trailer after the jump.
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Briefly: These days, you can’t open a web page without seeing the name Vin Diesel. He’s opening massive franchises. He’s rumored for a Marvel movie. He’s reprising iconic roles and he’s always aiming to get films made. Knowing all that, the title for his next movie is incredibly fitting.
Diesel has just signed on to star in World’s Most Wanted, based on a pitch by video game writers Will Staples and Sean O’Keefe, and rewritten by Dan Mazeau (Wrath of the Titans). Fast and Furious producer Neal Moritz is also attached to the Universal project.
There are no details about the plot, nor a director attached, but the title obviously brings to mind all kinds of globe-trotting action possibilities. Well have more when it’s available. [Deadline]