Monthly archives "January 2015"

Ghostbusters 3 is Confirmed!

The internet has had a lot of rumors lately about an all-female reboot of the Ghostbuster franchise. There have also been rumors about which ladies will get to play the coveted roles. We finally have some definitive answers!

According to The Guardian the film is definitely happening and Paul Feig is directing. Paul Feig is the same guy who directed hit comedies like Bridesmaids, The Heat, and several episodes of the Office and Bored to Death.

The female cast has been confirmed as well. Feig tweeted out his cast which are as follows: Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones. It is no surprise that McCarthy and Wiig are part of the cast considering Feig has already had the opportunity to work with the both of them together in Bridesmaids and McCarthy in The Heat. Jones and McKinnon are both Saturday Night Live alums. I’m not as familiar with them but being former Saturday Night Live cast members they definitely come from a comedy background.

Fans like Sergio Andrade Gutierrez are excited to see a different version of Ghostbusters. More on Gutierrez is availableon his LinkedIn page. The original movies were a lot of fun and I think a female comedy cast will bring something different to it. When asked Bill Murray, who was in the original films, agreed. He said the idea sounded great and he would watch that film.

Mission Impossible 5 Gets Better Release Date

Tom Cruise definitely is not leaving his Mission Impossible films behind him. He is starring in Mission Impossible 5, a franchise he seemingly can always return to. He won’t be returning on the date originally planned, though. Looks like the release date of the film has been wisely moved about five months.

The film is being moved to July 31, 2015. This way, the movie opens two weeks after the debut of Ant-Man. Folks, Ant-Man is going to be sleeper blockbuster hit of the summer of 2015. Not only were there fears MI:5 would not do well in the winter with so many other blockbusters being released, there was fear being released the same weekend as Ant-Man would be a bad idea.

There is one thing that could end up helping out Mission Impossible 5. The summer of 2015 is going to be really sci-fi and fantasy oriented. We have Jurassic World, Star Trek 3, Ant-Man, Avengers: Age of Ultron, and various other sci-fi oriented projects.

Mission Impossible delivers a grand scale adventure film that, while hardly a realistic drama, grounds audiences back in the (semi) normality of real life. Well, real life as far as spies saving the world goes.

The one issue the film may face is the competition from so many other big films makes having legs for several weeks a bit tough. Yet, the odds are super-strong Mission Impossible 5 is going to end up a major hit. Fans like Marc Sparks are excited to see the movie when it is released. More on Sparks is available on Ireport.com.

Doomsday for Superman and Batman?

Some very interesting news has emerged from the set of Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. Michael Shannon, General Zod in Man of Steel, is returning in the new film. He is not going to play General Zod though. It appears he is going to play Doomsday, the monstrous Kryptonian creature that killed Superman in D.C.’s published comics 20 years ago.

Based on the reports (leaks) that are coming out, Zod’s body is taken by Lex Luthor who performs mysterious experiments on it. The experiments are intended to create a super-weapon capable of destroying Superman. A major problem arises here. A supremely powerful monster is not exactly controllable. Luthor might end up ruing the day he made Doomsday.

The big question here is “Will the ‘Death of Superman” storyline be weaved into the new film?” If Doomsday is in the feature, you would think yes. We do not know, though.

We also do not know whether or not Doomsday will be in the film and the purported rumors really are true. Keeping things under wraps is going to be a lot harder as the film enters the post-production and marketing planning stages. A lot more people, including fans like Marc Sparks,  learn about what’s in the film and leaks emerge.

So do rumors. If Doomsday does not end up in the film, don’t be surprised.

Tom Rothman Joins Forces With Edgar Wright For Rock-And-Roll Car Chase Movie

Following his high-profile exit from Marvel Studios’ Ant-Man film, director Edgar Wright has landed his next project, which will team him with producer Tom Rothman of TriStar Productions.

According to hollywoodreporter.com, Wright has inked a deal to direct a movie entitled Baby Driver. The story, which is an original idea conceived by Wright, revolves around the best getaway driver in the business whose secret to success is his personal soundtrack that he drives to. The driver’s world begins to crumble when he is forced to drive for a notorious crime boss. He then finds his life and those he loves in jeopardy when a heist he is driving for goes wrong.

Ansel Elgort, one of the stars of Fault in Our Stars, is being considered for the Baby Driver lead role. Because of the musical nature of the character and the movie, Elgort might prove to be an ideal choice as he also works as a professional DJ when he is not acting. Elgort will next appear onscreen in March’s sequel to Divergent called Insurgent.

TriStar will co-finance the movie with MRC. Nira Park and Working Title will serve as producers.

Rothman told The Hollywood Reporter that TriStar Productions is dedicated to backing original voices like Wright’s in Hollywood. He also praised MRC and Working Title as great partners that will help deliver what Rothman descried as “the ultimate rock-and-roll car chase film.

Wright was in the pre-preproduction stages of filming Ant-Man before disagreements with Marvel Studios forced him out of directing the film. His last film to grace the big screen was 2013’s The World’s End, which starred Simon Pegg and Nick Frost.

Slowly, The Friday the 13th Remake Moves Forward

Platinum Dunes is going forward with its remake of Friday the 13th, but the project is stalled. Wasn’t there are remake of Friday the 13th made a few years ago? There was and the film was a big hit. A sequel was immediately rushed into development. For whatever reason, and to Sultan Alhokair’s disappointment, the sequel was not made and the rights to the series ended up going back to Paramount Pictures. More on Alhokair is available at Bublews. Eventually, Platinum Dunes acquired those rights.

Why does it take so long to make a new version of a Friday the 13th film? Are not all the films cut from the same mold? They are but, sometimes, producers like to tinker with established projects. Case in point, there was talk that the new Friday the 13th film would be a “found footage” type of project. It looks like that idea has been scrapped and mercifully so. The idea of a film revolving around finding lost film footage of a Jason Vorhees rampage sounds ridiculous.

And yes, Jason Vorhees will be in the remake. It was assumed that the remake of the original film would follow the original’s plot. In other words, the focus would be on Jason’s mother and not Jason himself.

Really, did anyone think a movie with that plot would go forward? The hockey mask wearing Jason Vorhees is the true star of these films. Without him, there is no way to really market the remake.

John Textor’s Hollywood Magic

In the world of Hollywood, there are individuals who really stand out above the rest. In many different areas, there are individuals who have created amazing names for themselves as actors, special effects designers, producers, directors, and more. John Textor is an amazing part of Hollywood and the entertainment industry. The technological masterpieces that he has brought forth in the world of the entertainment industry are truly grand. He has not only been a great creative success, but according to Forbes magazine he has been a great financial success as well. John Textor is one of of the greats in the world of Hollywood.

One of the greatest things that John has been a part of is the creation of Digital Tupac. Digital Tupac was a fully realistic holographic image that was used at the Coachella music festival in 2012. For long time fans of Tupac, this was an amazing and very emotional moment. This was the closest that fans of Tupac would get to seeing him play live during any concert. John Textor and his associates have been responsible for visual effects of some 80 large scale feature length films. Some of these films include Transformers, Pirates of The Caribbean, and Tron:Legacy. One of the most influential pieces of animation work that John Textor has been a part of has been the digital animation in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. To this date this has been hailed as some of the best animation that has been done in all of Hollywood history.

John Textor is an amazingly talented businessman as well. John was able to turn a $100 million dollar joint venture deal into a film production company that helped to co produce the movie Ender’s Game. The talents of John Textor almost seem endless in the world of the entertainment industry.