It was recently reported that Shane Black is eyeing Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling to star in his 1970s-set noir flick ‘The Nice Guys,’ and now a new report has arrived online saying that the screenwriter behind ‘Lethal Weapon’ and writer-director of ‘Kiss Kiss Bang Bang’ and ‘Iron Man 3′ will write the treatment and is attached to direct the ‘Predator’ reboot. Alongside ‘The Nice Guys,’ which could shoot this fall, Black is actively developing ‘Doc Savage,’ the adaptation of the 1930s pulp hero for Sony. He recently met with Chris Hemsworth for the title role but it’s unclear when that project would shoot since it’s still grappling with budgetary issues.
Channing Tatum, Tilda Swinton & Ralph Fiennes Set To Join George Clooney & Josh Brolin In The Coen Brothers’ ‘Hail Caesar’
With Joel and Ethan Coen following their critically acclaimed ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’ with the long-in-development ‘Hail Caesar,’ two new reports bring word that Channing Tatum, Tilda Swinton and Ralph Fiennes are in talks to join George Clooney and Josh Brolin in the film. Clooney has worked with the Coen’s on a number of films, including ‘O Brother Where Art Thou,’ ‘Intolerable Cruelty’ and ‘Burn After Reading,’ while Brolin worked with them on ‘True Grit’ and ‘No Country for Old Men’ – one of my favorite films of all-time. ‘Hail Caesar’ would mark Swinton’s second Coen Brothers film, following ‘Burn After Reading,’ and both Tatum and Fiennes’ first collaboration.
‘Hail Caesar’ is said to be about a fixer in Hollywood circa 1950s who works for the studios to protect the stars of the day. George Clooney has been attached to ‘Hail Caesar’ for a while, so perhaps he’s playing the fixer? There’s currently no details about who Josh Brolin will be playing in the film. Channing Tatum’s role is described as a Gene Kelly-type star while Ralph Fiennes would play Laurence Lorenz, a studio director. Tilda Swinton is set to play a powerful Hollywood gossip columnist.
Columbia Pictures has set loose this first poster for writer-director David Ayer’s WWII drama, ‘Fury.’ Starring Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Jason Isaacs, Jon Bernthal and Michael Peña, the film will be released by Sony Pictures on November 12th. ‘Fury’ is set at the very end of World War II, in April 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theater, a battle-hardened army sergeant named Wardaddy (Brad Pitt) commands a Sherman tank and her five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Outnumbered and outgunned, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds in their heroic attempts to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany. Fingers crossed we get to see a trailer shortly.
Paramount Pictures has just unleashed this new full-length trailer for for ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.’ Jonathan Liebesman (Battle: Los Angeles, Wrath of the Titans) is directing the live-action CG hybrid take on the classic 1980s characters which first debuted in an indie comic before going on to become a massively popular cartoon and merchandising line. ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ is set for a August 8th in the US and October 17th in the UK.
2 New Behind-The-Scenes Videos For ‘Jurassic World’ Featuring Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Director Colin Trevorrow…
NBC has debuted these two new behind-the-scenes videos for Universal Pictures’ ‘Jurassic World.’ The long awaited sequel stars the likes of Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Nick Robinson, Ty Simpkins, Omar Sy, Jake Johnson, Judy Greer, Irrfan Khan, Andy Buckley, original ‘Jurassic Park’ actor B.D. Wong and Vincent D’Onofrio, who will play the film’s villain.
As humanity picks up the pieces, following the conclusion of ‘Transformers: Dark of the Moon,’ Autobots and Decepticons have all but vanished from the face of the planet. However, a group of powerful, ingenious businessman and scientists attempt to learn from past Transformer incursions and push the boundaries of technology beyond what they can control – all while an ancient, powerful Transformer menace sets Earth in his crosshairs.
With help from a new cast of humans (led by Mark Wahlberg, Jack Reynor and Nicola Peltz), Optimus Prime and the Autobots rise to meet their most fearsome challenge yet. Set for a June 27th release in the US and a July 10th bow in the UK, Michael Bay’s ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’ also stars Li Bingbing, Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammer, Sophia Myles, T.J. Miller, Han Geng and Titus Welliver, while the voice cast includes John Goodman as Hound, Ken Watanabe as Drift, Peter Cullen as Optimus Prime, Frank Welker as Galvatron, John DiMaggio as Crosshairs, Mark Ryan as Lockdown, Robert Foxworth as Ratchet and Reno Wilson as Brains.
Can you recall how you joined ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction,’ and what was it about what Michael Bay told you or the script that really excited you?
Jack Reynor: For me, I was working on a film in New York when I got a call to say Michael Bay is going to do a new Transformers movie, and Mark Wahlberg is going to be a part of it. So I flew out to LA to meet Michael and have a conversation with him. I found him to be a really amicable guy and we got on great together. And then I met Denise Chamian, the casting director, and I did a couple takes with her. I eventually then tested with Nicola and then flew back to New York. Two weeks later Michael calls me and says, “Hey Jack, what’s going on?” And then after a bit of chit-chat he says, “You didn’t get the part.” So I probably paused (laughs), but then he says, “No, I’m just messing with you. Of course you did.” So that’s Michael and his way (laughs). That was the moment where it was like, “Wow, this is the big payoff now – to make one of these films and be a part of this big event movie and series.”