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Director Fredrik Bond (Charlie Countryman) has departed ‘London Has Fallen,’ the sequel of the 2013 box office hit ‘Olympus Has Fallen,’ due to creative differences. THR add that this “may be a result of the movie’s accelerated schedule and Bond only coming aboard in August. One insider said prep time was a factor.” The studio is already hard at work looking for a replacement and expects to announce a new helmer within the next 72 hours.
Gerard Butler will return for the sequel written by Creighton Rothenberger, Katrin Benedikt and Christian Gudegast. The sequel begins in London, where the British Prime Minister has passed away under mysterious circumstances. His funeral is a must-attend event for leaders of the Western world. But what starts out as the most protected event on earth, turns into a deadly plot to kill the world’s most powerful leaders and unleash a terrifying vision of the future. Only three people have any hope of stopping it: the President of the United States, his formidable secret service head (Butler), and an English MI-6 agent who rightly trusts no one. Aaron Eckhart returns as the U.S. president and Morgan Freeman is reprising his role as the U.S. House of Representatives.
While ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2′ recently crossed the $600 million threshold at the worldwide box office, making it the highest-grossing animated movie and the seventh highest-grossing film of 2014, the third installment in the franchise has reportedly been pushed back from June 17th, 2016 to June 9th, 2017. The same creative team as the first two films, writer/director Dean DeBlois and producer Bonnie Arnold, will be back for the third film while the likes of Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera and Cate Blanchett are also slated to return. At this moment it time it’s currently unknown why the date has been changed by DreamWorks. The original film earned $494 million worldwide.
Focus Features has reportedly set Fredrik Bond (Charlie Countryman) to direct ‘London Has Fallen,’ the sequel of the 2013 box office hit ‘Olympus Has Fallen.’ Gerard Butler will return for the sequel written by Creighton Rothenberger, Katrin Benedikt and Christian Gudegast. The sequel begins in London, where the British Prime Minister has passed away under mysterious circumstances. His funeral is a must-attend event for leaders of the Western world. But what starts out as the most protected event on earth, turns into a deadly plot to kill the world’s most powerful leaders and unleash a terrifying vision of the future. Only three people have any hope of stopping it: the President of the United States, his formidable secret service head (Butler), and an English MI-6 agent who rightly trusts no one. Aaron Eckhart returns as the U.S. president and Morgan Freeman is reprising his role as the U.S. House of Representatives.
First Synopses For The Daniel Radcliffe & James McAvoy-Starring ‘Victor Frankenstein’ & Summit’s ‘Gods Of Egypt’
The first official synopsis has arrived online from Paul McGuigan’s (Push, Lucky Number Slevin) ‘Victor Frankenstein,’ which retells the Mary Shelley horror classic from the perspective of Igor, the hunchbacked assistant to Victor Frankenstein. Daniel Radcliffe is playing Igor, while James McAvoy is playing the doctor who has plans to build a human body. Jessica Brown Findlay plays a trapeze artist who is saved by Igor after an accident, with the two becoming very close in the aftermath. John Davis is producing the film, which is being described as a tale of friendship and redemption. Set for October 2nd, 2015, the script is by Max Landis (Chronicle). Check out the synopsis below.
Alcon Entertainment send word that Teresa Palmer is set to play the female lead in the upcoming remake of the 1990s action classic ‘Point Break,’ which is set to begin filming later this month. Palmer joins Edgar Ramirez as the Zen-infused thief Bodhi and Luke Bracey as Johnny Utah. Set in the world of international heists and extreme sports, the story is about a young FBI agent (Bracey) who goes undercover to infiltrate a criminal gang suspected of committing unfathomably sophisticated heists all over the world. Ericson Core is directing ‘Point Break,’ which has a script by Kurt Wimmer. In the Kathryn Bigelow-directed original, Patrick Swayze played Bodhi while Keanu Reeves played Johnny Utah.
Five years have passed since the heroic young Viking Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) befriended an injured dragon and forever changed the way the residents of Berk interact with the fire-breathers. Now, Vikings and dragons live side-by-side in peace on the fantastical isle that has been transformed into a dragon’s paradise. But when grown-up responsibilities loom on the horizon, Hiccup and his faithful dragon Toothless take to the skies in search of answers. It’s much more than he bargained for, though, when Hiccup discovers that a mysterious dragon rider is really his long-lost mother Valka (Cate Blanchett) and that the peace between dragons and Vikings is threatened by the power-hungry Drago (Djimon Hounsou) with help from the dragon trapper Eret, son of Eret (‘Game of Thrones’ actor Kit Harington).
As Astrid (America Ferrera), Gobber (Craig Ferguson) and Viking friends Snotlout (Jonah Hill), Fishlegs (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) and twins Ruffnut (Kristen Wiig) and Tuffnut (T.J. Miller), lend their support, Hiccup, his mother and tribal chief father Stoick the Vast (Gerard Butler), must work together to protect the dragons they have grown to love. In the process, Hiccup finds the answers he has been looking for in ways he could never have imagined. Written and directed by Dean DeBlois, ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2′ is loosely based on the book series of the same name by Cressida Cowell. The film opens on February 13th in the US and February 27th in the UK and Ireland.
In the original ‘How to Train Your Dragon,’ Hiccup’s world is flipped upside down when he encounters and befriends an injured dragon he names Toothless – and he gains the admiration of his father, the respect of the town, Berk, and even the affection of Astrid, the girl that he was pining for. And now this second film really maps Hiccup’s coming-of-age, and with him being groomed to become a Chief, he’s uncertain about the future...
Jay Baruchel: Yeah. Hiccup’s a bit of a square peg. I wouldn’t say he’s ahead of his time, but he doesn’t make a tonne of sense in the world he’s born into, but he’s found a way to make it his own. And we’ve seen some of the promise of the first movie realized a bit, and the obligations of adulthood are starting to mount and pile up and he knows that, as the son of the Chief, it doesn’t take a Math whiz to know that he’s next in line – and he struggles with that. And Berk is amazing now. If you live in Berk now and you don’t have a Dragon now you’re in the minority. There’s Dragon racing and it’s all this beautiful testament to what Hiccup was a part of in the first one in bridging the gap and bring them together. The emotional content, the action sequences, this second film is everything it’s supposed to be and then some. It’s really a pretty incredible, beautiful flick.