When Warner Bros. and DC's upcoming big screen offering, "Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice" arrives in theaters next year, fans will find a Caped Crusader that is already tired to the bones.
Unlike Christian Bale's take of the Batman in Christopher Nolan's critically-acclaimed "Dark Knight" trilogy, Ben Affleck's version of the vigilante superhero will be older and somewhat weathered.
"He's at the end of his run and maybe the end of his life. There's this sort of world-weariness to it," the "Good Will Hunting" star told Entertainment Weekly. more >>
If the TV series "Aquarius" is revisiting the crimes of Charles Manson and his fanatic group of "believers" from the perspective of law enforcement, another TV network wants to take a deeper look at the "believers" themselves. Lifetime TV recently greenlighted a TV movie about the group of teenaged girls who took part in Manson's criminal activities.
The TV movie is tentatively titled "Manson's Lost Girls" and it is supposed to be an original movie about the group of teenaged girls who "fell under Charles Manson's spell" and helped perpetrate the gruesome killings that Manson intended to "start an apocalyptic war," according to a report in Deadline.
According to another report in Time, the movie's story will follow one of the girls, Linda Kasabian as she joined the hippie commune Spahn Ranch, thinking how open they were when they accepted Linda and her baby girl without any question or judgement. Kasabian later on testifies against Manson and his followers during the trial for the murder of Sharon Tate. more >>
Another live-action adaptation of a classic children's tale is gearing up to move from early development to actual development. "Pinocchio" is getting a live-action film courtesy of Robert Downey, Jr. and Warner Bros. They recently added Paul Thomas Anderson, known for his work in "There Will Be Blood" and "Inherent Vice," to write the film's screenplay.
According to a report in The Guardian, Anderson is working on an earlier script previously written by Michael Mitnick, who also penned "The Giver." Robert Downey, Jr. who is also involved as a producer, is said to have made his own tweaks to the script as well for the Warner Bros. studio. Anderson has worked with Downey previously.
Aside from writing the script, the report also mentioned the possibility of Anderson helming the movie. Most of Anderson's projects usually involve him as writer and director. It will be the first project that he will do for a younger audience. The movie was supposed to have been directed by Tim Burton, but he is no longer attached to it as he will be working on Disney Studios' live-action "Dumbo" remake. more >>
Legendary Pictures' upcoming film "Kong: Skull Island" has lost two of its lead cast members, Michael Keaton and Oscar-winning actor JK Simmons. According to reports, scheduling issues were speculated to be the main reason behind the two actors backing out of the project.
"Kong: Skull Island" is due in theaters on March 10, 2017, after it was pushed back from its original release date of November 2016. Because of these recent developments, the film's production is said to have been pushed back to before the end of the year, as Legendary starts another search for cast replacements.
"Thor" actor Tom Hiddleston is still part of the cast. He was the first actor to be cast for one of the lead roles, followed by JK Simmons and Michael Keaton in late 2014 and early 2015. more >>
Tim Mahoney's ground-breaking documentary "Patterns of Evidence: The Exodus," which examines evidence of the biblical Exodus of the Israelites from Egypt, is being released on DVD and Blu-Ray on Aug. 4 through Capitol Christian Distribution.
Twelve years in the making, "Patterns of Evidence" explores the question: Is there any evidence that the Exodus story actually happened? Mahoney strives to answer the question by chronicling an in-depth archaeological investigation in Egypt while corroborating the biblical text.
Consequently, the filmmaker and his team uncover evidence that call decades of archeological studies into question regarding the Israelites' descent into slavery, their Exodus out of Egypt, and the conquest of the Promised Land. more >>