Universal Pictures has acquired the film rights to Kung Fu, the 1970s TV series starring David Carradine, and the studio has hired David Leitch to direct a contemporary Kung Fu movie. Leitch, who has previously directed films like Atomic Blonde, Deadpool 2, and Hobbs and Shaw, seems like an obvious choice to infuse this story with the kind of frenetic, action-packed choreography we’ve seen across his filmography.
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Impractical Jokers is a hidden camera prank show following comedians Joe Gatto, James “Murr” Murray, Brian “Q” Quinn and Salvatore “Sal” Vulcano as they compete in various challenges with the goal of embarrassing each other. Every episode features several different gags where each guy has to do what the others tell them, or they risk the chance of getting humiliated at the end of the episode. Now the series that has been going since 2011 on TruTV is getting a feature film, and there’s even a weird narrative linking all the pranks together. Watch the Impratcial Jokers movie trailer below. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, November 13th, 2019 by Ben Pearson
Just one day after the launch of Disney+ and the debut episode of The Mandalorian, Disney chief creative officer and co-chairman Alan Horn is already talking about the possibility of a The Mandalorian movie. Read his recent quote from an industry event below.
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Community always played the long game with its jokes, but there’s one joke that it was never able to make good on. After the throwaway joke of “Six seasons and a movie!” became a rallying cry for the twice-cancelled comedy, fans have long wished for the feature film that would reunite the misfit study group and fulfill that mantra. It’s an idea that creator Dan Harmon has played with, and which the stars have supported, though it seems less likely as we get further away from Community‘s cult-show heyday. But four years after Community wrapped up its six-season run, we’re getting rumblings about a Community movie once again.
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Fantasy Island, the 1970s TV series that starred Ricardo Montalbán and Hervé Villechaize, is headed to the big screen – with a twist. The folks at Blumhouse are behind the movie, and their involvement should give you a hint as to what type of adaptation this is going to be. Yes, that’s right: it’s a Fantasy Island horror movie. The first Fantasy Island trailer below gives you a hint of the weirdness to come.
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Scooby-Doo is coming back to the big screen, but this time he’s getting his first computer animated feature film. This one will also be a full origin story for the friendship between Shaggy and Scooby-Doo, as well as Mystery Inc., too.
The first Scoob! trailer takes us all the way back to Shaggy’s childhood, when he meets a stray dog on the beach and shares a sandwich with him. After getting his new name, inspired by Scooby Snacks, the two become lifelong buddies and end up meeting Fred, Daphne, and Velma while trick-or-treating. But this movie isn’t just an adventure with the young version of Mystery Inc., because the gang actually has to go looking for Shaggy and Scooby-Doo when they end up somewhere rather surprising.
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No, Sandra Bullock won’t be starring in a remake of Clint Eastwood’s 1992 Oscar-winning revisionist western.
But the Ocean’s 8 star will be headlining an Unforgiven of her own, this one a remake of the British miniseries of the same name. Bullock is set to lead the film version, which will be written by The Usual Suspects and Mission: Impossible – Fallout scribe Christopher McQuarrie, and she’ll play “a woman released from prison on license after serving 15 years for the murder of two policemen.” Learn more below. Read More »
The people have stormed the gates of Warner Bros., pitchforks in hand, demanding to see the Tom and Jerry movie sooner rather than later. “Give us that murderous cat and the annoying rodent he wants to eat!” cried the teeming masses. “We can wait no longer! We thirst for live-action movies based on nearly 80-year-old cartoons!” To quell the riot, Warner Bros. has moved the Tom and Jerry movie release date from April 2021 to December 2020. We can all sleep easy now.
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El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie hit Netflix and limited theaters last Friday, and the general consensus about the film is that it’s well-executed but ultimately inessential. Turns out writer/director Vince Gilligan agrees about that last part; in a new interview, he admits that “this movie, strictly speaking, does not need to exist.”
Read Gilligan’s comments calling the film a “gift to the fans,” learn about the lengths he and his team were willing to go in order to preserve some of the film’s surprises, and read about some of the El Camino deleted scenes which will be available on an eventual Blu-ray release. Warning: spoilers ahead. Read More »