MARK WAID TO WRITE GREEN HORNET FOR DYNAMITE IN 2013!10/08/12 @ 4:44 pm EST
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'SHAFT' GETTING REMAKE FROM 'BLACK-ISH' CREATOR 07/28/15 @ 10:34 pm EST
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CHRIS PINE CLOSES DEAL TO STAR OPPOSITE GAL GADOT IN ‘WONDER WOMAN’07/28/15 @ 10:28 pm EST
New Line wants to give you the shaft.
The company, which opens the reboot of Vacation
on Wednesday, is in development on a reboot of Shaft
, the cult Blaxploitation movie from the 1970s.Black-ish
creator Kenya Barris
and Alex Barnow
, an executive producer-writer on ABC’s The Goldbergs
, have been tapped to write the script.John Davis
, who is producing the upcoming Man from U.N.C.L.E.
reboot and the new take on Frankenstein
with Victor Frankenstein
, is producing with Ira Napoliello.
The original movie told of a private detective named John Shaft, played by Richard Roundtree
, who is hired to find a missing girl in Harlem. The movie was on the leading edge of Blaxploitation, a new genre that seemed to embrace and empower a rising black culture (although some said it only enforced stereotypes). The soundtrack by Isaac Hayes
(the theme is one of filmdom’s classics) also contributed to the film’s cult status.Shaft
got a slick and polished 21st century reboot in 2000 when John Singleton
directed Samuel L. Jackson
, who played the nephew of the character.
This new iteration will have a comedic tone but will retain its action roots.Richard Brener
and Samuel J. Brown
are overseeing for the studio.
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CHANNING TATUM SUPERHERO MOVIE ‘GAMBIT’ IN JEOPARDY AS DEAL UNRAVELS07/28/15 @ 10:23 pm EST
Chris Pine has closed a deal to play Steve Trevor opposite Gal Gadot in “Wonder Woman,” The Wrap is reporting. Pine joins the DC Movie Universe in a multi-picture deal that includes sequel options, according to insiders.
A representative for Warner Bros. did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Steve Trevor will be no mere love interest for Gadot’s Diana Prince, as there will be plenty of action to keep him busy, though plot details remain under wraps.
Wonder Woman will be introduced in next year’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” before her solo movie hits theaters on June 23, 2017.
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WEREWOLF COMIC 'BROOKLYN ANIMAL CONTROL' ORDERED TO PILOT AT USA NETWORK07/28/15 @ 2:08 pm EST
Channing Tatum’s “Gambit” deal is in jeopardy of falling apart and he is planning to exit the comic book project at 20th Century Fox, an individual with knowledge of the situation has told TheWrap.
The studio had been in the process of testing young actresses to star alongside Tatum, including Lea Seydoux, but insiders suggest that director Rupert Wyatt will soon have to find a new leading man.
It is unclear whether Tatum and his producing partner Reid Carolin plan to remain involved in a producing capacity, or whether Simon Kinberg and Lauren Shuler Donner will move forward on their own.
Representatives for 20th Century Fox and Tatum could not immediately be reached for comment.
One individual close to the project told TheWrap that Tatum’s reps are still in active discussions with the studio but acknowledged that “something is up.” The situation will have to be resolved quickly, as “Gambit” is slated for release on Oct. 7, 2016.
Tatum recently appeared at Comic Con to hype his turn as New Orleans thief Remy LeBeau, aka Gambit. The character was originally played by Taylor Kitsch in 2009’s “X-Men Origins: Wolverine.”
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THREE NEW BATMAN V. SUPERMAN IMAGES RELEASED07/28/15 @ 2:02 pm EST
USA Network continues to get darker.
The NBCUniversal-owned cable network has handed out a pilot order to Brooklyn Animal Control
, based on the IDW Publishing comic book of the same name, The Hollywood Reporter
The drama follows a secret subdivision of the NYPD that serves as social services for the city's werewolves. The drama will explore the lives of the case officers and the secret, insular werewolf community Kveld-Ulf, who are living deep in the borough. Brooklyn
will focus on city politics, immigrant communities and families divided by ambition, secrecy and tradition.Brooklyn
will be written and exec produced by comic book creator JT Petty
), with David S. Goyer
(Batman v. Superman
, DaVinci's Demons
), Circle of Confusion's Rick Jacobs
) and David Alpert
(The Walking Dead
) attached to exec produce alongside IDW Entertainment'sDavid Ozer
and Ted Adams
. The drama is a co-production between Universal Cable Productions and IDW Entertainment.
“Fans of the comic book know that Brooklyn Animal Control
is a thriller anchored inside the world of New York organized crime families,” said Jackie de Crinis
, executive vp original programming. “At its core, it is a family drama, albeit an unconventional one.”Brooklyn
was one first titles IDW identified to bring to the small screen after launching its TV divisionwith Circle of Confusion (The Walking Dead
attached to oversee packaging and creative development of some of its more than 300 titles. The comic publisher also has a first-look development deal in place with Entertainment One, with whom it is partnering to bring V-Wars
to the screen.Brooklyn
becomes USA's fourth pilot order of the season and joins Poor Richard's Almanack; Falling Water
, from Gale Anne Hurd
, Blake Masters
and the late Henry Bromell
; and Paradise Pictures
, from Suits
duo Aaron Korsh
and Rick Muirragui
. The cabler is also searching for a lead for itsShooter
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BEFORE HE WAS AMAZING…HE WAS SPIDEY!07/28/15 @ 1:57 pm EST
Warner Bros. has released new images from Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice
The images feature both titular heroes – Batman (Ben Affleck) and Superman (Henry Cavill) – as well as villainous mastermind Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg). Check out all three images below.
In Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice
, following the destruction of Metropolis, Batman embarks on a personal vendetta against Superman.
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'X-MEN: APOCALYPSE' SET PIC07/28/15 @ 7:21 am EST
Today, he’s the world’s greatest super hero. But long before he swung from rooftops as the Amazing Spider-Man, he was just a spider-powered teenager who knew that “with great power must also come great responsibility.” Today, Marvel is pleased to announce SPIDEY #1
– a brand-new ongoing series launching as part of All-New, All-Different Marvel! Follow the adventures of teenaged Peter Parker in a new series set within continuity from rising star writer Robbie Thompson (TV’s Supernatural, Silk)
and blockbuster Marvel Young Gun artist Nick Bradshaw (Wolverine and the X-Men
,Guardians of the Galaxy
“Everyone remembers their FIRST Spider-Man comic,” says Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso. “SPIDEY aims to be perfect as someone’s first Spider-Man comic, or their one thousandth. We’re not looking to re-tell stories here. What Robbie [Thompson] and Nick [Bradshaw] have put together is an exciting new take on Spider-Man at his arguably most iconic incarnation, and will feel fresh to new and old fans alike.”
Class is in session as two of the hottest creators in comics take Peter back to school for a classic and iconic take on the Spider-Man mythology. Familiar faces and new characters populate Peter Parker’s world as he balances his double life as a high school student and the high-flying, web-swinging new hero Spider-Man!
“Out of the 700+ issues of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN” shares Spider-Man Editor Nick Lowe, “Peter Parker was only in high school for thirty issues! Stan and Steve covered a lot, but there’s a lot of the high school and early super hero experience still on the table.”
Iconic villains, a classic supporting cast, the ol’ Parker Luck and more are back! Don’t miss one moment of these bombastic new adventures as Thompson and Bradshaw create a legend of their own when SPIDEY #1
comes to comic shops later this year!
SPIDEY #1 Written by ROBBIE THOMPSON
Art & Cover by NICK BRADSHAW
On Sale This Fall!
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CARA DELEVINGNE PLAYS TWO ROLES IN ONE FOR SUICIDE SQUAD07/27/15 @ 11:14 pm EST
Director Bryan Singer posted another X-men: Apocalypse
promotional photo on his Instagram today, and it’s a big one.
Singer posted a picture of himself from the set looking up at a giant statue of the Egyptian god Anubis, along with the statement, "This takes me back to #raidersofthelostark #notallgreenscreen #xmen #xmenapocalypse." The location likely has to do with Apocalypse’s ancient Egyptian history, and the blue coloring on the statue is similar to Apocalypse’s own look for the film. The picture itself is reminiscent of the Sentinel photo Singer tweeted for X-Men: Days of Future Past
The20th Century Fox promotional machine has already released multiple character pictures.
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PETCO UNVEILS NEW STAR WARS PET LINE07/27/15 @ 11:02 pm EST
Last week, actress Cara Delevingne
visited Late Night With Seth Meyers
where she was asked about her upcoming role as the Enchantress
in the Warner Bros
. The actress tells how she was cast before there was ever a script and how she auditioned for director David Ayer
doing a monologue from Who’s Afraid Of Virigina Woolf
. She also talks about how her role is really two parts in one as she spends one half of the film playing a mousy scientist and the other a homicidal lunatic.Suicide Squad
is due out on August 5th, 2016.
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What do YOU want to see in the next (and final) Wolverine
solo film starring Hugh Jackman?
That's what he wants to know.
Jackman took to social media today to share a promotional image from the forthcoming sequel, along with a fairly straightforward question: What do the fans want?
"My last time putting on the claws. What do you want to see happen? 50 words or less. I'll read as many as I can."