"Suicide Squad" director David Ayer released an image of the cast of the movie in full costume, including one of Will Smith as Deadshot.
Director David Ayer tweeted a photo of the full cast of Warner Bros. Pictures' "Suicide Squad" in full costume, following a solo image of Will Smith in complete Deadshot gear, including his mask and weapon.
Ayer, following the lead of "Avengers: Age of Ultron" director Joss Whedon and "X-Men: Apocalypse" helmer Bryan Singer, has been whetting fans' appetites for the DC Comics characters in the upcoming anti-hero film that's scheduled to hit theaters Aug. 5 next year. more >>
Josh Trank recently announced that he is no longer directing the upcoming 2nd spinoff movie of "Star Wars," as originally planned. In his announcement, the director did not give any specific reason for his departure. He merely expressed his thanks for the opportunity given to him.
According to a report in Cinema Blend however, there is more behind this recent piece of news. The report says that it was Walt Disney Pictures who made the decision to let go of Trank because of various reasons.
Trank recently finished work on "The Fantastic Four" reboot, which is showing in theaters in a few months. The report cites insider information about the way he worked on the said film that reportedly "turned off" Lucasfilm and Disney, after they heard about it. more >>
Unlike the fate of most live action adaptations of anime/manga series, "Ghost In A Shell" seems to be faring better in terms of development. It has now gone past the stage of early development as the film recently signed on a lead star and more recently, Walt Disney Pictures has announced the film's release date. According to a Deadline report, Disney announced that the movie will be released on March 31, 2017, two weeks ahead of its original release date of April 14.
The new release date will pit the movie against Sony Picture's animated reboot of "The Smurfs," the report said.
The "Ghost In A Shell" live action movie will be in 3D and will star '"The Avengers" Scarlett Johansson who stars as Black Widow. The lead role was earlier offered to Margot Robbie, who had to drop out because of her role as "Harley Quinn" in another movie, "Suicide Squad." Johansson is seen by most reviewers as the best actress for the role, according to several reports. more >>
As part of Sony's bid to build successful franchises, the studio is expanding the universe of one of its newer franchises, "21 Jump Street." It recently announced that the studio is working on a female-driven version of the action-comedy film as well as a possible crossover of the original "21 Jump Street" cast in an upcoming "Men In Black" movie.
The female driven "Jump Street" already has signed on writers Lucia Aniello and Paul W. Downs of TV comedy "Broad City," to work on the script. This recent move, according to a report in The Guardian, is similar to Sony's plans for the "Ghostbusters" franchise.
Aside from the female spinoff however, the studio has big plans for a sequel to "22 Jump Street." The film's stars Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum and directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller are said to be working together on the next film. Lord, who co-directed the first two films with Miller, said in the report that they are working around the "fake sequels" that were already hinted at the end of "22 Jump Street" and will introduce something new. He also mentioned that Rodney Rothman is working on the sequel's script and has "a really outrageous idea for what to do." more >>
After James Cameron's announcement earlier this year that there will be a delay in the production of his "Avatar" sequels, comes another revelation that may mean that a fifth sequel is possible.
"Avatar's" music composer, James Horner, was recently interviewed by Hey U Guys and reported in Slash Film, and he revealed that the film's creator James Cameron is working on not just three scripts but four scripts for the "Avatar" sequels.
Horner was quoted as saying, "Right now Jim has four sequels, script wise. And he's trying to make it into three. And that is where, I think, his effort is going right now. To keep it to three sequels. Because he's got so much going on how do you keep it from expanding into a fifth movie, total. And he'll get that sorted out." more >>
Lionsgate has formally announced that they are working on a sequel of the 2014 surprise hit "John Wick." No less than Keanu Reeves is returning to reprise his role of the retired assassin who was forced out of retirement when a mob-connected punk killed his dog and stole his car.
The sequel which is yet untitled will also bring back directors of the first movie, Chad Stahelski and David Leitch. "John Wick" was their directorial debut; both worked with Reeves before as his stunt doubles and stunt choreographers. The screenplay for the sequel will be penned by Derek Kolstad. A report in Forbes says that Lance Reddick will likely be coming back in "some capacity." Aside from this, no further casting information was given.
The film will be produced by the same producer, Basil Iwanyk of Thunder Road, and will be carried by Lionsgate Summit Entertainment. Lionsgate is also selling its international rights during the Cannes Film Festival, so no release date has been set. more >>