Lionsgate recently announced that a sequel of Keanu Reeves' action-thriller movie "John Wick" is in the pipeline. The announcement was made by CEO Jon Feltheimer last Feb. 6, during a meeting about the company's earnings as of end December 2014. "John Wick" was released in October and has earned $43 million in the U.S. and $35 million worldwide. It also fared well in ancillary markets.
Feltheimer told Variety that "we see 'John Wick' as a multiple-title action franchise."
In an earlier report in Empire Online, prior to the announcement, the film's directors Chad Stahelski and David Leitch already had some ideas about the sequel. Stahelski claims that they can "outdo the action from the original" but says that what is more important is "the matter of story and how much you like the character." more >>
Walt Disney Animation Studios is still searching for the perfect person to play the singing and speaking voice of its new princess, Moana. The studio recently left New Zealand after scheduling open casting calls there. They are also doing casting calls in islands in the Pacific, including Hawaii and Samoa, according to reports.
Disney announced in October 2014 that it will introduce a new princess to its line-up of Disney princesses. Moana is described as "a spirited teenager" who goes on an adventure across the seas to "fulfill an ancestor's quest." The movie is set in ancient times, 2,000 years ago in a world called Oceania in the South Pacific. Moana is driven to finish the quest in order to save her people, according The New Zealand Herald.
The casting call specifically asked for a female aged 14 to 24, with the following qualities: "Smart, passionate and funny. Brave, inquisitive and confident. A teenager who yearns for something more. Strong singing voice a must." Online video submissions were also accepted. more >>
A 19-year-old man accused of sexually assaulting a female on Saturday at the University of Illinois-Chicago campus has reportedly told police that he was acting out scenes from the recently released film "Fifty Shades of Grey."
CBS Chicago identified the man as Mohammad Hossain, and noted that he's facing a charge of felony aggravated criminal sexual assault. State attorneys confirmed that when speaking with investigators, the man said that he was "acting out" scenes from "Fifty Shades of Grey," based on the famous book series of the same name that deals with sexual bondage.
ABC 7 Chicago added that the assault took place in Hossain's dorm room. Prosecutors said that the female victim was sexually assaulted after Hossain allegedly bound her hands and legs and covered her mouth with a necktie, and refused to stop after she asked him to. more >>
Following the news that the upcoming action-packed, futuristic film "Terminator: Genisys" will be getting a special 2D and 2D rendition for its IMAX release, it was found out that hardcore fans of the franchise were able to obtain two "non-spoiler film reviews" which inadvertently reveals some core details about what to expect in the forthcoming title.
The Arnold Fans revealed two tipsters who claimed to have read the movie's script.
First up, there's forum user named Greg who stated that Genisys is basically a "three action packed movies in one." The script pointing out to the future war is comprised of 18 pages and that that the whole feature's length "should be slightly over 2 hours." more >>
I just ran across Graham Moore's Oscar acceptance speech from last night, described by The Huffington Post to be the night's most moving speech.
"I tried to commit suicide at 16 and now I'm standing here," he said. "I would like for this moment to be for that kid out there who feels like she doesn't fit in anywhere. You do. Stay weird. Stay different, and then when it's your turn and you are standing on this stage please pass the same message along."
But I would add one more point; don't stay in your sinful lifestyle. more >>
The winners of the 2015 Golden Raspberry Awards, known as the Razzies, were announced Sunday, naming Kirk Cameron in four different categories.
Best known for his role on the sitcom "Growing Pains," Cameron has since appeared in films such as "Left Behind," "Fireproof," and most recently, "Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas." The actor's latest role in the Christmas film earned him a Razzie for Worst Screen Combo, Worst Screenplay, Worst Actor and Worst Picture.
It comes as no surprise that "Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas" was among 2015's Razzie Awards top winners; the film scored a 1.9 out of 10 on RottenTomatoes.com and was widely panned by critics. The film was intended to "put the Christ back in Christmas" with Cameron schooling audiences on new ideas about where Christmas traditions originated. Presenting never-before-heard "facts" about both the Bible and historical events, "Saving Christmas" offers explanations for iconic Christmastime accouterments including the Christmas tree, Santa Claus and the nativity. At the time of its release in Nov., Cameron encouraged his fans to improve the rating. more >>