In this era of sequels, remakes and reboots, another cult classic has joined the fray. A sequel to the 1982 movie "Conan the Barbarian" is in the works, as confirmed by its star, Arnold Schwarzenegger and its writer/producer Chris Morgan. The sequel titled "Legend of Conan" is being developed with Universal Pictures.
Morgan recently shared some details about the upcoming sequel. According to a report in The Wrap, Morgan described the movie as such: "Think 'Unforgiven' … with a sword-wielding barbarian." It will follow the story of Conan, 30 years after the events in the 1982 movie.
"Our tone is a logical extension of the character established in the '82 film … but 30 years later. When we meet him again, Conan has been many things over the course of his life -- a thief, a warrior, a pirate, a king, a legend -- and is now an older man," the producer told a fan website. more >>
Director Cary Fukunaga of "True Detective" and "Jane Eyre" has left the big-screen adaptation of Stephen King's "It." He exited the project over the weekend, according to reports. He signed on for the project early on, in 2012, and has in fact already written the screenplay of the movie, together with Chase Palmer.
The reason behind his departure is apparently a major one. His original screenplay for the popular Stephen King novel allowed for better character and story development as his suggestion was to break the book into two films, and not just one, Variety reported. "It" the novel is considered a "massive" book, rich in details that King was known for.
New Line Cinema, the studio backing the film, apparently did not want to make two films and insisted that only one film should be made, mainly due to budgetary constraints. Fukunaga tried to fight for his concept but both he and the studio "could not agree on a budget," forcing him to leave the project. Production was scheduled to start this summer, but because of this recent development, it has been halted. more >>
Following positive reviews of her lead role in "Ex Machina," Alicia Vikander is reported to be in negotiations to be part of the next "Bourne" movie. According to a report in Cinema Blend, the actress is being considered to take on the female lead role in the upcoming "Bourne 5."
As with previous "Bourne" films in the franchise, the female lead is critical in each movie's storyline, with the character providing the lead male character in his search for truth. If recent reports are true, Vikander may become part of this lineup of capable actresses. First reported on Deadline, it is said that the Swedish actress is in talks to join the yet untitled "Bourne" movie.
"Bourne 5" will bring back Matt Damon as Jason Bourne. Paul Greengrass also returns to helm the movie. According to the report, Greengrass and Damon are also writing the movie's screenplay and the plot is being kept under wraps. It is not yet known what role Vikander will be asked to portray. more >>
It's been a while since Quentin Tarantino did a film. His last foray was "Django Unchained" in 2012, a movie about a freed slave who sets out to rescue his wife from an evil plantation owner. It was not only a box office success, but also gave him an Academy Award for the movie's screenplay. Since then, his fans have been waiting for his next cinematic project.
The wait is over for his fans, as reports have been coming out confirming that the director is finishing up his next film "The Hateful Eight." According to a report in Cinema Blend, the movie almost did not happen.
Tarantino was caught up in a legal battle because he claimed that his screenplay for the film was leaked online. After the case was dismissed, he did a stage reading of "The Hateful Eight" and subsequently announced that he was working on the script for the film. By the summer of 2014, it was announced that the project was going to happen. Filming started in early 2015 and the director is currently working on post-production. more >>
"Ex Machina" lead Alicia Vikander is said to be in negotiations to play a lead role in the planned "Bourne 5" film.
News has emerged the 26-year-old Swedish actress, who counts "A Royal Affair" and "The Fifth Estate" to her list of credits may be joining the cast of "Bourne 5," which will reportedly see the return of Matt Damon as Jason Bourne, and Paul Greengrass back as director.
No details as to the plotline and the rest of the cast have yet been released, however, it's been said both Damon and Greengrass, who are co-writing the movie's script, have prepared meaty material for her role. more >>
With only two months to go before Marvel's "Ant-Man" hits theaters, rumors have surfaced the Falcon and some members of the Avengers will appear in the movie.
Speculations have emerged Anthony Mackie's Falcon character and some of the Marvel Avengers will be making an appearance on "Ant-Man" when it premieres in theaters on July 17.
After a potential spoiler emerged last week via LEGO's Marvel Superheroes set, pointing towards a surprise villain in the person of Michael Douglas' Hank Pym, who the toy company portrayed as an even greater evil compared to Yellowjacket, Marvel has surprised fans yet again with another spoiler. more >>