The Wrap bring word that Vanessa Hudgens is in early talks to join the cast of Sony Pictures’ ‘The Kitchen Sink,’ which has also added Denis Leary. Robbie Pickering (Natural Selection) is directing from a 2010 Black List script by Oren Uziel, who Sony recently hired to write ‘Men in Black 4′ and rewrite ’22 Jump Street.’
Described as a monster mash-up movie in the vein of ‘Zombieland,’ the story follows a group of teens who form an unlikely alliance with vampires and zombies in order to take on an alien army. The likes of Nicholas Braun, Mackenzie Davis, Josh Fadem and Chris Zylka also star. Vanessa Hudgens is in early talks to play a popular teen who finds herself in danger when aliens invade her small town, which counts Denis Leary’s character among its wealthiest and smartest – if not exactly friendly – residents.
‘Evil Dead’ Remake Director Fede Alvarez Co-Writing & Helming A Top Secret Sci-Fi/Action Film ‘Machina’
According to Heat Vision, Fede Alvarez, who directed the blood-soaked remake of ‘Evil Dead,’ is moving forward with a sci-fi action project titled ‘Machina.’ Story details are being kept under wraps. It is known, however, that Alvarez will co-write the script with his partner Rodo Sayagues. Alvarez is also attached to direct.
Fede Alvarez is the South American director who caught Hollywood’s attention with the short film ‘Panic Attack,’ which featured giant robots attacking Montevideo, Paraguay. That garnered him deal with Sam Raimi’s Ghost House production banner to develop and direct an original project. While Alvarez was developing that project, he was offered by Raimi the chance to direct a remake of the filmmaker’s classic horror flick, ‘Evil Dead.’ Evil Dead’ was released earlier this year and grossed almost $100 million worldwide on a budget of $17 million. Check out ‘Panic Attack’ below.
Mista-M has put together this brilliant artwork for ‘The Wolverine,’ which is out in cinemas now. Mista-M’s description for the piece is as follows: “Wolverine suited up. I really enjoyed the movie it was a nice change of pace from the “epic” scope of most Comic Book Movies. Hugh Jackman has really grown into the character and Mangold brought a nice touch to the film. I was actually working on (or am working on?) a Man of Steel piece that got a bit too frustrating when I decided to do this. Experimenting with textures, and heavy use of black as well as the perpetual quest to improve my drawings and colouring. This almost had a totally different colour scheme: red,white and black as well as some cherry blossoms in the foreground but I decided to instead throw in some hopefully subtle reference to Logan’s traditional attire. The cherry blossoms turned out to be overkill for this but I think they would have worked with the other colour scheme because I wanted the them to be blood red.”
Alongside Hugh Jackman as the titular character, ‘The Wolverine’ stars Hiroyuki Sanada as Shingen, Hal Yamanouchi as Yashida, Tao Okamoto as Mariko, Brian Tee as Norubo Mori, Will Yun Lee as Kenuichio Harada/Silver Samurai, Rila Fukushima as Yukio, and Svetlana Khodchenkova as Viper. ‘The Wolverine’ is directed by James Mangold (3:10 to Yuma, Walk the Line, Knight and Day), while the script is by ‘The Usual Suspects’ scribe Christopher McQuarrie and Mark Bomback.
The Wrap are reporting that David Oyelowo and David Gyasi (who previously worked together on ‘Red Tails’) are joining the cast of Christopher Nolan’s ‘Interstellar,’ which already includes the likes of Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Michael Caine, Bill Irwin, Mackenzie Foy, Ellen Burstyn, Timothee Chalamet, John Lithgow, Topher Grace, Wes Bentley and Casey Affleck. As expected, character details are unknown.
While details on the film are currently few and far between, ’Interstellar’ will reportedly depict a heroic interstellar voyage to the furthest reaches of our scientific understanding. The story is said to be based on scientific theories developed by Kip Thorne, a theoretical physicist, a gravitational physicist and astrophysicist at Caltech. Jonathan Nolan wrote the original script, which has since been merged with one of Christopher Nolan’s original sci-fi ideas. The director is also producing with Emma Thomas and Lynda Obst, while Jordan Goldberg will executive produce with Kip Thorne, who serves as a technical consultant on the project.
Perez Hilton has revealed these two new posters for Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman’s ‘Lovelace.’ Starring Amanda Seyfried, Peter Sarsgaard, Sharon Stone, Juno Temple, Wes Bentley, Hank Azaria, Bobby Cannavale, Chris Noth, Robert Patrick, James Franco, Eric Roberts, Adam Brody, Chloe Sevigny and Sarah Jessica Parker, the film will open in UK cinemas on August 23rd and on August 9th in the US. The biopic follows Linda Boreman (Seyfried) as she finds success in the porn industry as Linda Lovelace in the 1972 movie ‘Deep Throat.’ She later denounced her adult movie career and became a spokeswoman for the anti-pornography movement.
In 1972—before the internet, before the porn explosion—”Deep Throat” was a phenomenon: the first scripted pornographic theatrical feature film, featuring a story, some jokes, and an unknown and unlikely star, Linda Lovelace. Escaping a strict religious family, Linda discovered freedom and the high-life when she fell for and married charismatic hustler Chuck Traynor. As Linda Lovelace she became an international sensation—less centerfold fantasy than a charming girl-next-door with an impressive capacity for fellatio. Fully inhabiting her new identity, Linda became an enthusiastic spokesperson for sexual freedom and uninhibited hedonism. Six years later she presented another, utterly contradictory, narrative to the world—and herself as the survivor of a far darker story.
Weinstein Company To Produce The Edison-Westinghouse Feud Film ‘The Current War’; Ben Stiller May Direct
THR bring word that The Weinstein Company is in negotiations to produce and finance the true-life Thomas Edison-George Westinghouse feud film ‘The Current War,’ which is penned by playwright Michael Mitnick. Timur Bekmambetov acquired the script last year as a directing vehicle. While he’s no longer attached to direct, Bekmambetov will produce via his Bazelevs banner alongside Film Rites’ Steve Zaillian and Garrett Basch. A number of directors are reportedly circling the material, including Ben Stiller.
The story takes place in the late-1880s and revolves around power titans Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse’s battle over the distribution of electricity. Edison championed direct current (DC) for electric power distribution over alternating current (AC), which was backed by several European companies and Westinghouse Electric. The first trailer for Ben Stiller’s next directional outing, ‘The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,’ arrived online today.