The long expected follow-up to Ridley Scott's 2012 sci-fi thriller "Prometheus" has gone past the pipeline stage and will begin production early next year.
Director Ridley Scott, who has been pushing to make "Prometheus 2" for quite some time now, will soon be getting his wish when the second movie of his science fiction adventure film starts shooting in January 2016.
Hype had earlier started to build around news of a second "Prometheus" movie ever since it was announced as being in development as early as last March. It is geared to follow right on the heels of "The Martian," another Scott-directed alien planet survival film starring Matt Damon that's due out in theaters on October this year. more >>
COSTA MESA, Calif. — The late Corrie ten Boom, renowned for helping Jews escape the Nazis in Holland during World War II, moved to the U.S. in the 1980s and was asked on occasion to come to the pulpit when pastor Chuck Smith of Calvary Chapel would say to her: "Give us the Word!"
Calvary Chapel held a special screening last month for the film "Return to the Hiding Place" — a sequel of sorts to "The Hiding Place," released 40 years ago — which is the story of ten Boom's "army of untrained teenagers" who helped the Jews living in Holland escape the Holocaust.
Ten Boom considered Pastor Chuck her pastor the last eight to 10 years of her life, the producers of the film who attended the screening said to this reporter. Petra Pearce, who along with her father, director Peter Spencer, produced the film said that through the movie, shown on a big screen at the church, ten Boom has given "the Word once again behind the pulpit." 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 >>
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 >>
Channing Tatum has officially closed the deal on the 20th Century's Fox "X-Men" spinoff movie, "Gambit." After rumors surfaced last week that he was prepared to walk off the "Gambit" production, the American actor officially signed on to play the part.
According to Hollywood Reporter, Tatum and Fox hit a snag in negotiations, which gave rise to speculations the actor would be exiting the project.
However, delays brought about by the back-and-forth in the middle of negotiations was deemed a normal part of deal-making between actors and filmmakers, and Tatum had already invested much of his time lobbying for the solo movie to be made to give up his prospective role as actor and producer in the film. more >>