"Pitch Perfect 2" is about to premiere in a few weeks and fans can't wait to see how the Barden Bellas will fare as they sing their hearts out for global domination. For the sequel, a new member will be joining the acapella team, and Hailee Steinfeld has recently opened up about being a Bella and how taking on the role has inspired her.
The Oscar nominee said that she was already a big fan of the first movie and that being in the sequel was almost too good to be true.
"Every reference they made, I knew what they were talking about because I'd seen the movie a million times," she told Flare. "There was this strange feeling that I was already a part of it." more >>
More supervillains are joining the "Suicide Squad" line-up. Three more actors will join the cast to play three more villains who will appear in the film.
According to The Wrap, "Lost" actor Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje is joining the cast to play Killer Croc in the upcoming DC movie. Killer Croc is an enemy of Batman and is considered a supervillain. He is known to have a massive physique and a reptilian appearance because of a medical condition called epidermolytic hyperkeratosis, which causes his crocodile-like appearance. Akinnuoye-Agbaje has not confirmed the report, neither has Warner Bros.
Raymond Olubowale, a boxer, was said to have been cast as King Shark, according to a report in Latino Review. He expressed his delight to join the cast. His exact role in the movie is unconfirmed however. King Shark in the comics is a humanoid shark. more >>
NEW YORK — Emmanuelle Chriqui, best known for playing Sloan in the hit HBO series "Entourage," and who stars as Herodian in the National Geographic mini-series "Killing Jesus" — that will re-broadcast on Fox News Friday and Sunday nights — reflects on the role she took on in portraying the woman who had a hand in the death of John the Baptist during an interview with The Christian Post.
"Ultimately, she's a bad guy. She didn't think she was a bad person. She thought that she was doing absolutely what she needed to do," Chriqui told CP last week before the film's New York City premiere.
Unlike her previous roles, being cast as Herodian meant that she was playing the part of royalty, which was a first for her. more >>
Last year saw another reboot of the monster classic "Godzilla" directed by Gareth Edwards and starring Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen and Bryan Cranston. Warner Bros. who got the remake rights from Toho came out with a box office hit that earned over $500 million worldwide. According to Cinema Blend, Edwards is also planning a sequel to the 2014 film, which is set to be released in 2018.
Toho, the Japanese company who owns the rights to the Japanese monster classic, now wants to do their own remake. In a report in Variety, the company has signed on two directors who are known for their work in Japanese film to direct the remake: Hideki Anno and Shinji Higuchi. Both directors also have other tasks in the movie – Anno is reported to be writing the script while Higuchi will be supervising the movie's visual effects.
Toho had earlier given the rights to Warner Bros. to do a remake, after their last movie in 2004 earned only $12 million. It is apparent in their announcement that they are very "excited" about coming up with a remake that they are calling "Godzilla 2016." more >>
Gamers who have enjoyed playing the action-adventure stealth video game "Metal Gear Solid" are in for a treat. Sony Pictures is finally gearing up to push through with the live action adaptation of the video game into a feature film.
Deadline reported that Sony Pictures has hired Jay Basu to pen the script for the film. Basu is also currently involved with Universal Pictures to "relaunch its library of classic monster movies."
The film has long been in what the industry calls "development hell," with talks of an adaptation going as far back as 2006, when the game's director Hideo Kojima said that a movie was in the works and will be possibly shot in Alaska. more >>
Sony recently acquired the rights to the 1980s anime TV series "Robotech" and they have big plans for it. In this era of franchises, Sony is looking to build a live action film franchise on the science fiction anime series.
According to a report in Variety, Sony is first focusing on the first live action feature film that will kick off the franchise. It was reported that Michael Gordon who wrote "300" and "GI Joe" will work on the script, while Gianni Nunnari and Mark Canton of "300" and "The Immortals" will produce the film.
The story will be based on the same premise as the anime series. It will be set in the future where humans are living in space and are making use of robot technology to defend themselves from alien invaders. The report cites that the series' story has the necessary elements that will have universal appeal and so many story possibilities for expansion into a franchise. more >>