Deadline are reporting that Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions are moving forward with a sequel to ‘Jack Reacher,’ the 2012 film that starred Tom Cruise and is based on Lee Child’s bestselling novel series. This one will be based on ‘Never Go Back,’ which was published earlier this year. In it, Reacher heads back to his old military based in Virginia to take a woman to dinner who is now the commanding officer. By the time he gets there, she has been arrested, and Reacher finds himself being charged with pummeling one guy and fathering a child with a woman. He can’t remember either transgression but gets to the bottom of it with cunning and sometimes brute force.
The outlet add that a rumor went around that Paramount might be trying to squeeze in a ‘Jack Reacher’ film before ‘Mission: Impossible 5.’ Paramount has denied that, but Deadline believe that they’re trying to fast track another installment. Paramount is looking for writers for the sequel since ‘Jack Reacher’ writer-director Christopher McQuarrie adapted the first one, but is too busy prepping ‘Mission: Impossible 5′ for a summer production start. Cruise and the studio hope McQuarrie will direct the sequel. The original cost around $57 million in production costs, grossed $218 million worldwide and has done well in ancillaries.
Focus Features has revealed, via Yahoo! Movies, the red band trailer for Jason Bateman’s feature directorial debut, the comedy ‘Bad Words.’ Opening in limited theaters on March 21st before expanding wide on March 28th, the film stars Bateman, Rohan Chand, Kathryn Hahn, Allison Janney, Ben Falcone and Philip Baker Hall.
Jason Bateman stars as Guy Trilby, a 40-year-old who finds a loophole in the rules of The Golden Quill national spelling bee and decides to cause trouble by hijacking the competition. Contest officials, outraged parents, and overly ambitious 8th graders are no match for Guy, as he ruthlessly crushes their dreams of victory and fame. As a reporter (Kathryn Hahn of We’re the Millers) attempts to discover his true motivation, Guy finds himself forging an unlikely alliance with a competitor: awkward 10-year-old Chaitanya (Rohan Chand of Homeland), who is completely unfazed by Guy’s take-no-prisoners approach to life.
3 New Images & Viral Videos For ‘Godzilla’ – Starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen & Bryan Cranston
While we await the release of the film’s first (official) trailer on Tuesday (at 10am PT/1pm ET/6pm GMT), USA Today has unveiled three images from Warner Bros and Legendary Pictures’ ‘Godzilla.’ Additionally, a number of viral photos and videos for the film have landed online via the site MUTOresearch.net. Check them out below.
Described as an epic rebirth to Toho’s iconic ‘Godzilla,’ the adventure pits the world’s most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence. The key cast for ‘Godzilla’ includes Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen, Juliette Binoche, David Strathairn, Sally Hawkins and Bryan Cranston. This new take on the classic ‘Godzilla’ franchise is set to kick off the Summer movie-going season on May 16th, 2014. Edwards (Monsters) is directing the creature feature centered on the giant city-destroying and monster-fighting lizard. The filmmaker directs from a screenplay by Max Borenstein, Frank Darabont and Dave Callaham.
New Clip & TV Spot For ‘American Hustle’ – Starring Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence….
Sony Pictures has premiered this new clip and TV spot for David O. Russell’s ‘American Hustle.’ The film opens in New York and Los Angeles on December 13th before going wide on December 18th in the US. Written by Eric Singer and O. Russell, and starring Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Alessandro Nivola, Louis CK, Michael Pena, Jack Huston, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence and Robert De Niro, the drama is based on the true story of a notorious financial con artist (Christian Bale) and his mistress/partner in crime (Amy Adams), who were forced to work with an out of control federal agent (Bradley Cooper) to turn the tables on other con artists, mobsters, and politicians. At the epicenter of the entire tale is the passionate and volatile leader of the New Jersey state assembly (Jeremy Renner) who is also the local hero and mayor of impoverished Camden. ‘American Hustle’ is set for December 20th in the UK.
A fictional film set in the alluring world of one of the most stunning scandals to rock the States, American Hustle tells the story of brilliant con man Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale), who along with his equally cunning and seductive British partner Sydney Prosser (Amy Adams) is forced to work for a wild FBI agent Richie DiMaso (Bradley Cooper). DiMaso pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia that’s as dangerous as it is enchanting. Jeremy Renner is Carmine Polito, the passionate, volatile, New Jersey political operator caught between the con-artists and Feds. Irving’s unpredictable wife Rosalyn (Jennifer Lawrence) could be the one to pull the thread that brings the entire world crashing down.
Warner Bros. Pictures has unleashed this new “Critics” TV spot for ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.’ The film arrives in cinemas on December 13th while ’The Hobbit: There and Back Again’ concludes the trilogy on December 17th, 2014. ’The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ is the second installment of a three-part series based on J. R. R. Tolkien’s 1937 novel ‘The Hobbit,’ beginning with The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.’ The three films together act as prequels to Peter Jackson’s ‘The Lord of the Rings’ film trilogy.
According to Production Weekly, Alan Taylor and Paramount’s upcoming ‘Terminator’ movie is to be titled ‘Terminator: Genesis.’ Very little little is known about the project to date. The latest (unofficial) info surrounding the film was that Taylor and the studio are looking closely at Emilia Clarke and Brie Larson to play the role of Sarah Connor. Connor was played by Linda Hamilton in the classic movies directed by James Cameron. The character is the future mother of John Connor, who grows up to be the leader of the human resistance in the war between humanity and cyborgs.
Both actresses have tested for the producers, and are said to be the frontrunners. Emilia Clarke apparently has an edge, and that would not be surprising. Before Alan Taylor helmed ‘Thor: The Dark World,’ he directed Clarke in HBO’s ‘Game Of Thrones.’ She, of course, plays the awesome dragon-commanding heroine Daenerys Targaryen in the HBO series, and has demonstrated the mettle to capably play one of the screen’s most formidable heroines. Expect more casting news shortly.