NEW YORK — Actors Kevin Sorbo and Alan Powell who star in the film "Caged No More" reveal shocking statistics about sex trafficking, the world's fastest-growing crime, and how the newly released movie is educating and empowering people to take action and save lives.
"I knew it existed, I didn't know it was to this level. I always thought, 'Oh it's in Asia, it's in Russia, it's in some other country.' [But] not here," Sorbo said about human trafficking during an interview with The Christian Post. "It's always been there, we're just more aware of it now."
Much like his co-star, Powell also didn't realize how prevalent the horrific crime is. "I read the script and said, there's no way this really happens," he revealed. The young actor said it really hit him when he was sent articles of human trafficking incidents that happened in his home town just miles away from where he lives. more >>
Some of the children of the actors in "Kung Fu Panda 3" got to get in on the action, with E! News now reporting that Angelina Jolie's (Tigress) children, as well as Jack Black's (Po) son, and Dustin Hoffman's (Master Shifu) grandson can be heard voicing certain characters in the film.
The Jolie-Pitt children Pax (12), Zahara (10), Shiloh (9), and Knox (7) reportedly came into the studio to record voices for some animal characters in the third "Kung Fu Panda" film, as did Black's son Sammy (9) and Hoffman's grandson Gus.
"My boy actually has a voice in it," Black, who plays the lead role of Po, the Dragon Warrior, told E! News. "He plays one of the bunnies." The comedian added that he wished the movie only had one bunny since he had wanted to say, "My boy plays the bunny." Unfortunately, that was not the case as the movie probably has around "a thousand bunnies." more >>
Director Michael Bay cannot seem to keep away from the "Transformers" franchise, one that he was instrumental in bringing to the big screen, starting with the first trilogy of films starring Shia LaBeouf and a fourth film with a new lead star, Mark Wahlberg. According to a report in Time, Bay has finally agreed to helm the film after months of slowly being pulled into the franchise again. Months before, he was reported as one of the film's producers and later one, as creative consultant.
The Time report states that Bay also said that this was going to be the last film he will direct for the "Transformers" franchise. These words, however, were the same words he said the last two times he directed a "Transformers" movie.
According to another report in MoviePilot, fans of the franchise are naturally thrilled that the director who best knows the franchise is coming back. The report also cited an interview with Collider where Bay mentioned that despite his quitting the franchise early on, he was pulled back in again. He also noted that he had to find a workaround with his schedule in order for him to finish his other films, like "13 Hours." The studio behind the franchise is also set on getting Bay to helm all the films, as they seem to have big plans for the franchise. more >>
Fresh from the box office success of Episode 7, "The Force Awakens," the folks at Disney Studios are already hard at work on the film's sequel, otherwise known as Episode 8. With Disney keeping mum about the sequel's plot, rumors have started circulating as what the next film will be about. According to a report in Cinema Blend, the script for the next film is undergoing a final rewrite before the film can start production work in time for a 2017 release.
The report cited a source who is a movie reporter at The Wrap, who said that the reason for the rewrite was to focus on the stories of the new leads introduced in "The Force Awakens," namely Rey (Daisy Ridley), Finn (John Boyega) and Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac). According to the reporter, instead of introducing two new female characters in the upcoming film, these roles now need to be substantially reduced so that more time can be spent on the stories of the previous film's leads.
The Cinema Blend report said that the rewrite was made in order to make sure that fans will get to know Rey, Finn and Poe more during this trilogy of films. more >>
"The Expendables 4" cast may experience a major shakeup because rumors say Hulk Hogan will replace Sylvester Stallone as Barney Ross in the upcoming sequel.
Rumor has it that someone new will join the cast of "The Expendables 4" and someone will also exit the film project. Sylvester Stallone may no longer be part of the sequel and could be replaced by Hulk Hogan, while Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson may also enter the scene, according to Movie News Guide.
Barney Ross, the leader of the group of mercenaries in the franchise, was played by Stallone in the previous three installments. The fourth movie may see Hulk Hogan playing Barney and Johnson being cast as the villain who will hunt down the members of the group. Johnson reportedly got an offer for the said role. more >>
"Avatar 2" may not be released on the previously thought Christmas 2017 window because James Cameron might need more time to make the film.
Although 20th Century Fox has never confirmed the Christmas 2017 release for "Avatar 2," James Cameron said last month that they were looking to schedule the premiere during the holiday. Right now, there is no official word on the probable screening date for the sequel, according to Slash Film.
Cameron's film was recently rumored to be slated for a direct battle with "Star Wars: Episode VII." The latter's release date was moved to Dec. 15, 2017 from its original schedule of May 26, 2017, Enstars reports. But after news of the postponed release of "Avatar 2" came out, the two movies might not face off with each other anymore. more >>