UFC Champ Ronda Rousey will soon be featured in a movie based on her own autobiography, "My Fight/Your Fight," starring as herself.
Paramount Pictures has just acquired the film rights to MMA fighter Ronda Rousey's autobiography, "My Fight/Your Fight," and will recreate the story of her life on the big screen with Rousey in the lead role.
The undefeated UFC Bantamweight fighter recently cleaned the Octagon floor with her latest knocked out opponent, Bethe Correia after a 34-second fight in Brazil Saturday, and the upcoming movie project is set to bring her closer to home. more >>
New casting update for the next installment of Universal, Blumhouse, and Platinum Dunes' action horror film franchise series, "The Purge," indicates the return of Frank Grillo as Leo Barnes.
The "Captain America: Winter Soldier" actor is in "final negotiations" for his reprisal in "Purge 3," according to Variety.
Franchise creator and director James DeMonaco is meanwhile confirmed to write and helm the latest sequel. Blumhouse boss Jason Blum is also producing the movie along with Michael Bay and Sebastien Lemercier, through their Platinum Dunes banner. more >>
The film adaptation of the popular fantasy game "Dungeons & Dragons" is finally moving forward. This is after a legal battle between Hasbro and Wizards of the Coast LLC's and Sweetpea Entertainment, Inc. has finally ended. Hasbro's Allspark Pictures and Sweetpea Entertainment are now ready to work together to bring the feature film to life. Warner Bros. is teaming up with the two groups and wants to start production immediately.
"Dungeons & Dragons" the movie already has a script which was penned by David Leslie Johnson, who is known for his work with "The Conjuring 2" and "Wrath of the Titans." The movie, however, does not have a director attached to it, and it has yet to cast any actors to be part of the movie.
According to the report, Warner Bros. is eager to develop the movie, possibly eyeing it as its next big franchise. In the studio's history, its fantasy franchises namely "The Lord of the Rings" and "Harry Potter" were its highest earning franchises, so it's not surprising how much they are pushing "Dungeons & Dragons." more >>
Lionsgate Films is currently in negotiations to acquire the adaptation rights to the anime Japanese anime "Naruto," which it reportedly wants to turn it into a live action movie. Lionsgate seems to be confident that it will get the rights, as they have already signed on a director for the said movie.
Variety reported that the studio has signed on Michael Gracey, who is known for his work as visual effects artist and supervisor in some feature films. He has shifted to directing recently, with some of his films still unreleased such as "Daughter of Bone and Smoke," the biopic of Elton John and another biopic of P.T. Barnum.
Arad Productions is said to be taking care of the production side. The company is owned by Avi Arad, who was the former Marvel boss under whom the "Spider-Man" movies was made. His son Ari Arad will also be one of the producers. Overseeing for Lionsgate will be Erik Feig, Geoff Shaveitz and Kelly O'Malley. more >>
With four "Robin Hood" movie projects in the works in Hollywood, it is not surprising to see the studios trying to get ahead of each other as they try to develop their movies. Lionsgate is one of those studios, and according to the report, the studio has reportedly started hunting for the lead star for its film "Robin Hood: Origins."
According to Variety, Lionsgate is said to be going after several young actors, hoping that they will be able grab the best talent for their film. The list of potential Robin Hoods includes young actors from the U.K. and the U.S. Included in the list is British actor Taron Egerton, who most recently played the young man turned spy in the surprise hit "Kingsman" opposite Colin Firth. Egerton, however, according to the report may be in a bind when it comes to his schedule if the sequel to the "Kingsman" will be given a go by Twentieth Century Fox.
Another British actor included in the list of Jack Huston, who is known for his role in the HBO series "Boardwalk Empire." His film credits includes a role in "American Hustle." He was supposed to be in talks for the lead role in "The Crow" but this did not push through. more >>
"Mission: Impossible 5 - Rogue Nation" is doing well so far in the box office – grossing more than $120 million in its opening alone. The U.S. opening accounted for almost half of that at $56 million, while the rest of the world brought in $65 million during the movie's opening, according to reports.
It is because of this box office performance that the movie's star Tom Cruise recently made an announcement that another sequel is in the works – a "Mission: Impossible 6," if you will. This announcement was accompanied by a surprising pronouncement from Paramount Pictures Vice Chairman Rob Moore that the studio is backing the star on this all the way.
"We're very happy to be developing this movie with Tom. There's no question that Ethan Hunt deserves another film." Moore said. "The international brand is as strong as ever." more >>