Ed Skrein in The Transporter Refueled

After the jump:

  • The Transporter: Refueled gets pushed back to fall
  • Rings sucks in Aimee Teegarden of Friday Night Lights
  • Ron Howard preps the Da Vinci Code sequel in Florence
  • Paul Blart is “2 Blart 2 Furious” in a new trailer
  • James Bond won’t be part of a “Marvel-style” universe
  • Zachary Levi tweets a look at the Heroes Reborn cast
  • Pirates of the Caribbean 5 production hits a delay
  • A new Dragon Tattoo book is coming; see the cover
  • Get a preview of the Fight Club 2 comic book

The Transporter: Refueled has hit a slight speed bump. EuropaCorp will now open the action reboot on September 4, instead of June 19 as originally planned. The official explanation is that the extra time will help the cast promote the film. Said cast includes Game of Thrones‘ Ed Skrein, who takes over from Jason Statham as the title character. [Variety]

More details are spilling forth on Rings. The latest actress to get caught up in the video’s curse is Aimee Teagarden, who joins Matilda Lutz and Alex Roe. The story centers on a young man (Roe) who becomes distant from his girlfriend (Lutz) after watching the fatal VHS tape.

There’s also word that the new film will bring back the character of Aidan Keller, the son of Naomi Watts’ Rachel Keller from the earlier movies. Now he’s all grown up, though it’s unclear who’ll play him in the movie. F. Javier Gutiérrez is directing Rings for a November 13 release. [Shock Till You Drop, Deadline]

Ron Howard is preparing to crack the Da Vinci Code yet again. He’s currently prepping the upcoming sequel Inferno in Florence, Italy, where it’ll begin shooting later this month. The production will then move to Venice and Istanbul.

The director has been sharing some of his prep work on Twitter. The models below are of the Badìa Fiorentina:

Tom Hanks returns as Robert Langdon. Felicity Jones, Irrfan Khan, Omar Sy, and Sidse Babett Knudsen are also in the cast, and Ben Foster is in talks to play the villain. Inferno opens October 14, 2016. [BadTaste via MovieWeb]

We’re not likely to get a Paul Blart / Fast and Furious crossover anytime soon, but if we did it might look a little something like this. Check out the Fast and Furious-themed trailer for Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2, or as it’s called here, 2 Blart 2 Furious.

Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 opens April 17. [Sony’s YouTube]


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