Heat Vision are reporting that Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci are in negotiations to pen the next Star Trek outing for Paramount and Skydance Productions. The duo co-wrote the previous two installments for director J.J. Abrams, who is in negotiations to produce ‘Star Trek 3′ through his Bad Robot shingle. Damon Lindelof also shared writing credit on this summer’s ‘Star Trek Into Darkness,’ yet sources say Lindelof will not be back for the third chapter of the rebooted franchise. With Abrams currently hard at work on 2015’s ‘Star Wars: Episode VII,’ a number of directors have been linked to the film, including Jon M. Chu, Justin Lin and Joe Cornish.
While ‘Star Trek 3′ is shrouded in secrecy, as had been the case with ‘Star Trek Into Darkness,’ recent reports had put forward that the studio would tap new writers for ‘Star Trek 3′ and had met with Ashley Edward Miller and Zack Stentz (Thor, X Men: First Class) to possibly write. Paramount apparently shifted gears recently and is returning to the duo that rebooted the iconic sci-fi franchise. The next Star Trek film is untitled and unscheduled, but Paramount and Skydance are eager to continue the franchise, which will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2016. The likes of Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg, Zoe Saldana and Karl Urban are expected to return. ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ has earned $451 million worldwide to date.
Open Road Films has set loose this latest trailer for ‘jOBS,’ the upcoming film chronicling the story of Steve Jobs’ ascension from college dropout to one of the most revered creative entrepreneurs of the 20th century. Set for a August 16th release in the US, the film is directed by Joshua Michael Stern, written by Matthew Whitely and shot by Oscar-winning cinematographer Russell Carpenter. The filmmakers were granted unprecedented access during shooting to the historic garage in Palo Alto, that served as the birthplace to Apple Inc. ‘jOBS’ stars Ashton Kutcher, Dermot Mulroney, Josh Gad, Lukas Haas, J.K. Simmons and Matthew Modine.
JOBS details the major moments and defining characters that influenced Steve Jobs on a daily basis from 1971 through 2001. The film plunges into the depths of his character, creating an intense dialogue-driven story that is as much a sweeping epic as it is an immensely personal portrait of Steve Jobs’ life.
Doaly has put together this brilliant limited edition screen print for Marvel Studios’ ‘Thor: The Dark World.’ Doaly’s description for the piece is as follows: “Very excited to announce that AMP and myself will be releasing a new Limited Edition screen print on Friday 9th August for Thor: The Dark World. Limited to only 150, 40cm x 75cm , one colour print on 275gsm Ebony Black paper, individually hand number. Purchase details to follow. http://www.alternativemovieposters.com/thor-the-dark-world-edition-of-150-by-doaly/“. Head on over to Doaly’s website, Facebook or Twitter for more excellent designs.
In ‘Thor: The Dark World,’ the likes of Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Jaimie Alexander, Idris Elba, Ray Stevenson, Kat Dennings, Rene Russo, Tadanobu Asano, Anthony Hopkins, and Natalie Portman also reprise their roles from the first ‘Thor’ film, while Zack Levi is confirmed to play Fandril, Christopher Eccleston will play the villainous Malekith The Accursed, and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje will be playing Algrim the Strong and Kurse.
“Destroying a Custom Shelby” Featurette For ‘Getaway’ – Starring Ethan Hawke, Selena Gomez & Jon Voight
Warner Bros. Pictures has set loose this new behind-the-scenes featurette for the action-thriller, ‘Getaway.’ Directed by Courtney Solomon and Yaron Levy, the film stars the likes of Ethan Hawke, Selena Gomez, Jon Voight, Rebecca Budig, and Bruce Payne. ‘Getaway’ is described as a “gritty, heart-pounding action thriller in which former race car driver Brent Magna (Hawke) is pitted against the clock. Desperately trying to save the life of his kidnapped wife, Brent commandeers a custom Shelby Cobra Mustang, taking it and its unwitting owner (Gomez) on a high-speed race against time, at the command of the mysterious villain holding his wife hostage.” ‘Getaway’ arrives in cinemas on August 30th in the US and October 4th in the UK.
The Wrap are reporting that Sam Rockwell is in early talks to star opposite Rosemarie DeWitt in ‘Poltergeist,’ the new adaptation of the Tobe Hooper-directed horror classic that will be made by MGM and Fox 2000, with Gil Kenan directing a script by Pulitzer Prize-winning writer David Lindsay-Abaire. Rockwell is currently weighing several movie offers and hasn’t officially decided to take the part, though an individual familiar with the project tells the outlet that Rockwell is now the filmmakers’ top choice – and that the actor is intrigued by the prospect of a lead role in a studio movie produced by horror maestro Sam Raimi.
In a revisionist take on the classic horror film, a family struggling to make ends meet relocates to an outdated suburban home and is confronted by an angry spirit who kidnaps their youngest daughter and challenges them to band together to rescue her from the clutches of evil. ‘Poltergeist’ is scheduled to begin production this fall. The film is being produced by Sam Raimi (Evil Dead) and Rob Tapert (The Posession) via Ghost House Pictures, along with Roy Lee (The Strangers). Nathan Kahane (The Grudge) will serve as executive producer.