Apes will rise this Friday, and you're going to want to be there to see it happen.
"Rise of the Planet of the Apes" already has some seriously strong critical buzz going for it, and having seen a preview screening of the movie earlier today I'd say that it's warranted. But if you still aren't sold on the
second attempt at a "Planet of the Apes" reboot, Next Movie has five clips to whet your appetite for this weekends lesson on "evolution = revolution."
Check out the rest of today's film news after the jump!
Universal Saves Robert Zemeckis' Imagemovers
Hollywood has proven over the past decade that it is the place for second chances to happen, and Robert Zemeckis' production company Imagemovers just got a big one. Imagemovers, which was behind the flop "Mars Needs Moms," was shut down by Disney in 2010, but now The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that Universal made a two-year first-look deal with the company. I guess that means those of you out there looking forward to the adaptation of "How to Survive a Garden Gnome Attack" are in luck.
Summit Entertainment Is "Storming Las Vegas"
Deadline has learned that Summit Entertainment has gained the production rights to John Huddy's nonfiction book "Storming Las Vegas: How A Cuban-Born, Soviet-Trained Sommando Took Down The Strip to the Tune of Five World Class Hotels, Three Armored Cars, and Millions of Dollars," which they smartly retitled "Storming Las Vegas." They have hired "Brooklyn's Finest" director Antoine Fuqua to help the project and Lorenzo di Bonaventura to produce.
Gore Verbinski Gets A "Clue"
While Universal might have saved Imagemovers, it is passing on the big screen adaptation of "Clue," one of their seven Hasbro game properties currently in production. No need to fear, though, because Deadline is reporting that director Gore Verbinski is going forward with the film anyways. "Flash Gordon" scribes Burk Sharpless and Matt Sazama were just hired to write the script, so keep an eye out for "Clue" to soon follow in "Battleship's" footsteps.
Zack Snyder Nabs "The Last Photograph"
Twitch is reporting that Zack Snyder is taking over for "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" director Niels Arden Oplev as director on "The Last Photograph." Sean Penn and Christian Bale are currently attached to star in the drama that Snyder already co-wrote and is producing. It can be expected that the flick will start filming after Snyder wraps on "Man of Steel."
The Trailer For "The Darkest Hour" Premieres
At Comic-Con we were treated to an early taste of the "The Darkest Hour" trailer and were blown away by it, and now here's your chance to get in on the excitement as well. The teaser for the alien-invasion movie hit the web earlier today courtesy of Apple, but you can check it out below as well.
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