Speaking at a Q2 Fiscal 2014 Earnings Conference Call, Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Iger confirmed that “at least three” ‘Star Wars’ films are in development beyond the new trilogy of “Episode” flicks. Up until now, only two of these standalone projects were confirmed.
Beginning with the release of ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ on December 18th of 2015, future ‘Star Wars’ movies will alternate annually between the ongoing sequence of “Episodes” and a series of standalone movies. Other than rumors pointing towards Han Solo, Boba Fett and Yoda, nothing concrete has been confirmed with these standalone movies outside of Larry Kasdan and Simon Kinberg’s involvement on the screenplay side.
According to a report, Gerard Butler has dropped out of the upcoming remake of the early 1990s action classic ‘Point Break.’ Butler was to have played the Zen-infused thief originally played by Patrick Swayze, opposite Luke Bracey, who is playing hotshot FBI agent Johnny Utah, originally played by Keanu Reeves. Ray Winstone also stars. Insiders say Alcon Entertainment is intent on maintaining its late June start date and will recast the part in the coming weeks.
Gerard Butler reportedly dropped out due to a scheduling conflict, as ‘Point Break’ will start shooting in late June, lasting several months, and will take its actors to international locales. Butler also has ‘London Has Fallen,’ the sequel to ‘Olympus Has Fallen,’ set to commence shooting in London in the fall. Ericson Core is directing ‘Point Break,’ which has a script by Kurt Wimmer.
Sony Pictures has unveiled this new TV spot for ’22 Jump Street,’ the upcoming sequel to the 2012 action-comedy blockbuster ’21 Jump Street.’ ’22 Jump Street’ reunites Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum as they return to their roles as undercover cops Schmidt and Jenko; they are also re-teaming with ’21 Jump Street’ directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (‘Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs,’ ‘The LEGO Movie’). Alongside Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum, Ice Cube reprises his role as Captain Dickson.
In the action-comedy, after making their way through high school (twice), big changes are in store for officers Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum) when they go deep undercover at a local college. Opening on June 6th in the UK and June 13th in the US, the film also stars Nick Offerman, Dave Franco, Rob Riggle, Amber Stevens, Jillian Bell, and Craig Roberts.
“Mankind was born on Earth. It was never meant to die here.” While we await the release of the first full-length trailer for the film next week, Warner Bros and Paramount Pictures have unveiled this first poster for Christopher Nolan’s ‘Interstellar.’ Set for November 7th, the sci-fi flick stars Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Bill Irwin, John Lithgow, Casey Affleck, David Gyasi, Wes Bentley, Mackenzie Foy, Timothée Chalamet, Topher Grace, David Oyelowo Ellen Burstyn, Michael Caine and Matt Damon. My hopes are incredibly high for this one!
Robert Pattinson, Mia Wasikowska, Olivia Williams & Julianne Moore Highlighted In 3 New ‘Maps To The Stars’ Clips
Set to premiere shortly at the Cannes Film Festival, these three new clips have landed online from David Cronenberg’s ‘Maps to the Stars.’ Starring the likes of John Cusack, Julianne Moore, Mia Wasikowska, Robert Pattinson, Olivia Williams, and Sarah Gadon, the synopsis for ‘Maps to the Stars’ is as follows. Expect a US and UK release date shorty.
With a new full-length trailer set to hit the web this Thursday, 20th Century Fox has released three promo videos for ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ showcasing San Francisco, New York and London as they fell apart following the outbreak of Simian Flu. Ten years pass as the Simian Flu strikes around the world, causing mankind to cripple by dissension and the epidemic’s effects. As cities deteriorate and the fabric of society dissolves, the dawn of a new era is about to begin.