Well, I’m fully on board for this. Following the news that Justin Lin is set to direct ‘Star Trek 3,’ today we hear that Simon Pegg, who played Scotty in the last two “Star Trek” films, is co-writing the script with Doug Jung, creator of the TNT series ‘Dark Blue.’ With Edgar Wright, Pegg scripted the Wright-directed “Cornetto trilogy” consisting of ‘Shaun Of The Dead,’ ‘Hot Fuzz’ and ‘The World’s End,’ as well as ‘Run Fatboy Run.’ The third entry in the rebooted sci-fi franchise is pegged to hit cinemas on July 8th, 2016 – which also happens to be Star Trek’s big 50th anniversary…. so no pressure at all! The likes of Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Pegg, Zoe Saldana, John Cho, Anton Yelchin, Alice Eve and Karl Urban will return for ‘Star Trek 3.’
Jake Gyllenhaal-Led Boxing Drama ‘Southpaw’ Set For July 31st; Sacha Baron Cohen’s ‘Grimsby’ Pushed To February 2016
A July 31st release date has just been penciled in by The Weinstein Company for Antoine Fuqua’s Jake Gyllenhaal-led boxing drama ‘Southpaw.’ Co-starring Naomie Harris, Rachel McAdams, Rita Ora, Forest Whitaker, Victor Ortiz, and 50 Cent, the film chronicles the life of a junior middleweight world champion, Billy Hope (Gyllenhaal), who suffers a tragedy that leaves lasting effects on his career and personal life. To regain the respect and love of his daughter, he fights to put his life back together.
2 New Images & “Haunted” TV Spot For ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ – Starring Jamie Dornan & Dakota Johnson
The erotic drama stars Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey and Dakota Johnson as Anastasia Steele, the duo at the center of the story. Marcia Gay Harden, Rita Ora, Luke Grimes, Eloise Mumford, Victor Rasuk, Callum Keith Rennie, Jennifer Ehle and Max Martini also star in the adaptation of the EL James novel. ’Fifty Shades of Grey’ opens on Valentine’s Day 2015.
TWC-Dimension send word that ‘Borat’ director Larry Charles will helm the satirical comedy ‘Army of One’ for Endgame Entertainment and Conde Nast Entertainment, starring Nicolas Cage as an average Joe who attempts to hunt down Osama bin Laden. The film is loosely based on this GQ magazine article about Colorado construction worker/ex-con Gary Faulkner, who attempted to sneak into Pakistan and Afghanistan multiple times armed with a sword in order to find Bin Laden prior to the al-Qaeda leader’s assassination at the hands of Seal Team 6 in May of 2011.
Entertainment Weekly have revealed the first looks at Leonardo DiCaprio in ‘The Revenant,’ the latest from Academy Award-nominated director Alejandro González Iñárritu (Birdman). An adaptation of the Michael Punke novel ‘The Revenant: A Novel Of Revenge,’ DiCaprio stars as Hugh Glass, a 19th century fur trapper who gets mauled by a grizzly bear, and then is left for dead by cohorts who rob him. When he survives, he sets out on a treacherous journey to exact revenge on those who betrayed him. Set for December 25th, Iñárritu and Mark L. Smith co-wrote the script for ‘The Revenant’ and the likes of Tom Hardy, Will Poulter and Domhnall Gleeson co-star. The official synopsis for the book can be read below.
This new UK trailer has arrived online for writer-director David Robert Mitchell’s ‘It Follows,’ which will hit the UK on February 27th and the US on March 27th. The film is led by Maika Monroe (The Guest) as Jay, a 19-year-old girl who after a strange sexual encounter finds herself haunted by nightmarish visions and the inescapable sense that something is after her. Currently holding a 100% rating on review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes based on 16 reviews, the likes of Keir Gilchrist, Daniel Zovatto, Jake Weary, Olivia Luccardi and Lili Sepe co-star.