Deadline are reporting that 20th Century Fox has picked up the movie rights to ‘Guys And Dolls,’ and the studio will soon start the process of developing a remake of the stage and movie classic for what Fox hopes will be a pairing of Channing Tatum and Joseph Gordon-Levitt in the roles made famous by Frank Sinatra and Marlon Brando. While there’s no writer or director on-board yet, the outlet believe that Tatum and Gordon-Levitt are interested. Additionally, they’re also reporting that there won’t be a deal in place with each actor until a script and filmmaker are in place. The two recently showcased their stage skills at the Oscar ceremony as they took part in a musical number with Seth MacFarlane.
The musical was taken from Damon Runyon’s short stories that captured the rogue gangsters and gamblers of the 1920s and 1930s. Here, Nathan Detroit (Frank Sinatra) has a town full of captive gamblers and wants to set up a floating crap game but needs money to do it. He bets his pal Sky Masterson (Marlon Brando) that Sky can’t get the wholesome Sarah Brown (Jean Simmons) — who runs a mission — to go with him to Havana. Frank Loesser wrote the music and lyrics, and Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows wrote the book. It won the Tony Award for Best Musical when it premiered in 1950, and won the 1951 Pulitzer for Drama, until the troubles Burrows was having with the House Un-American Activities Committee caused the Trustees of Columbia University to veto the selection. ‘Guys And Dolls’ was then turned into the 1955 movie. Expect more details about this project shortly.
Summit Entertainment and OddLot Entertainment send word that principal photography on ‘Draft Day’ will start on April 25th. Filming of the dramedy is starting in New York in time to film scenes during the actual 2013 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall. The movie, starring Kevin Costner, Jennifer Garner, Ellen Burstyn and Denis Leary, is being directed and produced by Ivan Reitman (Ghostbusters, No Strings Attached) from a script by Rajiv Joseph and Scott Rothman. The film will also feature Frank Langella, Chadwick Boseman, Terry Crews, Sean Combs, Josh Pence, Rosanna Arquette, Timothy Simons, David Ramsey, Wade Williams, Chi McBride, W. Earl Brown, Brad Henke, Griffin Newman, Kevin Dunn, Patrick St. Esprit, Arian Foster, Christopher Cousins, Pat Healy, Laura Steinel and Wallace Langham. Once filming in New York is complete, production will move to Cleveland.
In ‘Draft Day,’ on the day of the NFL Draft, general manager Sonny Weaver (Costner) has the opportunity to save football in Cleveland when he trades for the number one pick. He must quickly decide what he’s willing to sacrifice in pursuit of perfection as the lines between his personal and professional life become blurred on a life-changing day for a few hundred young men with dreams of playing in the NFL.
‘Iron Man 3′ pits the brash-but-brilliant industrialist Tony Stark against an enemy whose reach knows no bounds. When Stark finds his personal world destroyed at his enemy’s hands, he embarks on a harrowing quest to find those responsible. This journey, at every turn, will test his mettle. With his back against the wall, Stark is left to survive by his own devices, relying on his ingenuity and instincts to protect those closest to him. As he fights his way back, Stark discovers the answer to the question that has secretly haunted him: does the man make the suit or does the suit make the man?
Based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series, ‘Iron Man 3′ returns Robert Downey Jr as the iconic Tony Stark/Iron Man along with Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts, Don Cheadle as James “Rhodey” Rhodes, Paul Bettany as JARVIS, and Jon Favreau as Happy Hogan. The likes of Ben Kingsley, Rebecca Hall, James Badge Dale, Guy Pearce, Wang Xuequi and William Sadler join the Marvel universe in this third Iron Man movie as The Mandarin, Maya Hansen, Eric Savin, Aldrich Killian, Dr. Wu and Sal Kennedy, respectively. ‘Iron Man 3,’ the latest installment of the ‘Iron Man’ film franchise that has grossed more than $1.2 billion at the global box office, will be released in the UK on April 25th and in North America on May 3rd. Look out for a more in-depth interview with Ben Kingsley shortly. Lots more interviews to come!
How familiar were with the ‘Iron Man’ franchise and characters before signing for this film?
Ben Kingsley: When I heard from Shane Black, I hadn’t in fact seen ‘Iron Man’ or ‘Iron Man 2.’ So he very kindly sent me a wonderful package of drawings, graphics, Marvel comics, artwork, and of course the two movies, which I watched while I was filming another film in New Orleans. It was very very enjoyable to watch, how the characters are not stereotypical. They are really layered. I’m very inspired by Robert and Gwyneth, in particular. I don’t single them out, but they’re the sort of the spine of the film. And then, Don, of course wonderful, has joined. It’s not your usual copy of a copy of a copy. There is something original about the, dare I use the word, intelligent approach to this film. Therefore, I was really delighted to join the group.
Closely following the Bruce Willis and John Malkovich character posters, Yahoo! Movies has unveiled two more one-sheets for ’Red 2.’ Arriving in cinemas from July 19th in the US and August 2nd in the UK, the sequel stars Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Mary-Louise Parker, Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Byung Hun Lee, Brian Cox, and Neal McDonough.
Dean Parisot (Galaxy Quest) is taking over directional duties on ‘Red 2,′ from a screenplay by Erich and Jon Hoeber - who wrote the script for the first installment, based in turn on a comic book by Warren Ellis and Cully Hammer. Robert Schwentke, the helmer of ‘Red,’ is hard at work finishing his Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges-starring comic adaptation ‘R.I.P.D.,’ which is also released this summer. The official synopsis for ‘Red 2′ can be found below. Look out for the film’s trailer this Friday.
Marvel Studios has unveiled this new clip from Marvel’s soon-to-be-released threequel, ‘Iron Man 3.’ The film, the latest installment of the ‘Iron Man’ film franchise that has grossed more than $1.2 billion at the global box office, will be released internationally starting April 25th and in North America on May 3rd. ‘Iron Man 3′ is the seventh installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, being the first major release in the franchise since the crossover film ‘The Avengers.’
‘Iron Man 3′ pits the brash-but-brilliant industrialist Tony Stark against an enemy whose reach knows no bounds (The Mandarin). When Stark finds his personal world destroyed at his enemy’s hands, he embarks on a harrowing quest to find those responsible. This journey, at every turn, will test his mettle. With his back against the wall, Stark is left to survive by his own devices, relying on his ingenuity and instincts to protect those closest to him. As he fights his way back, Stark discovers the answer to the question that has secretly haunted him: does the man make the suit or does the suit make the man?
Paramount Pictures has set loose, via Moviefone, these two new character posters for J.J. Abrams’ eagerly anticipated sequel, ‘Star Trek Into Darkness.’ Chris Pine (James T. Kirk), John Cho (Sulu), Bruce Greenwood (Christopher Pike), Simon Pegg (Scotty), Zachary Quinto (Spock), Zoe Saldana (Uhura), Karl Urban (Bones) and Anton Yelchin (Pavel Chekov) reprise their roles from the 2009 ‘Star Trek’ original, with new parts for the likes of Benedict Cumberbatch, Alice Eve, Noel Clarke, Nazneen Contractor and Peter Weller. After being called back home, the crew of the Enterprise find a seemingly unstoppable force (Cumberbatch) which has attacked Starfleet and left Earth in chaos. Captain Kirk and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise are tasked with leading the deadly manhunt to capture the party responsible and settle an old score.
‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ is directed by J.J. Abrams with a script by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Damon Lindelof. Abrams is producing with Bryan Burk through Bad Robot Productions, along with Lindelof, Kurtzman and Orci. ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ is opening on May 9th in the UK, while the film bows in the US on May 17th. The May 9th opening date will see the film in IMAX 3D, 3D and 2D theaters. ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ will arrive in US IMAX theaters from May 15th. The official synopsis for ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ can be read below the Chekov poster.