Arnold Schwarzenegger already has "The Governator" in the pipeline, but it seems the project that will finally get him back on the big screen is almost locked and loaded.
Movieweb reports that Schwarzenegger might star in Kim Ji-Woon's "The Last Stand." Slash Film hears similarly, reporting that the returning actor would star as "a lone border sheriff tasked with stopping an escaped drug dealer from crossing into Mexico in a super car." The movie was originally supposed to star fellow elder ass-kicker Liam Neeson, but he dropped out of the project.
Schwarzenegger isn't officially on board just yet, but it's hard to not get excited about the possibility. No-nonsense cops? Escaped drug dealers? Super cars?! The man was made for this sort of thing!
Check out the rest of today's news from the movie industry, including a Sylvester Stallone-Walter Hill collaboration, the new title for "Rise of the Apes," the trailer for Roland Emmerich's latest, stills from "Fright Night" are released and "Attack the Block" finally gets a distributor.
Maybe it's just us, but every time we see Robbie Coltrane we just want to give him a hug. He is Hagrid, after all. Of course, when he talked about how amazing "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" is, he became that much more hug-worthy in our eyes.
Coltrane, who like many of his other "HP" co-stars attended the opening of the "Harry Potter" exhibit and Blu-ray release event in New York City earlier this week, talked to MTV News about what he's most excited about for the final installment of the beloved series.
"There's a great battle," Coltrane said, obviously referencing the epic Battle of Hogwarts. But, that's not all the actor appreciates about the end of the saga, which will hit theaters on July 15.
Wealthy though he may be, is Russell Brand as rich as his over-the-top billionaire character in the upcoming comedy remake "Arthur"? Really, who is? In fact, the only other people really capable of being that comically wealthy have to be other fictional characters like Richie Rich or Donald Trump.
But, if Brand were to join that elite group and become a billionaire, he knows exactly what kind of affluent person he'd be. Thankfully, it's the good kind.
During a chat with MTV News, the star assured if he were in that position he'd be, "Friendly and give away the money." As he matter-of-factly put it, "Money can't make you happy, so you don't need to have a billion."
While we're very much excited for next week's DVD and Blu-ray release of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1," we're already dying for the "Part 2" DVD. Yes, we know that it has to hit theaters first, but based on our chat with Helen McCrory (a.k.a Narcissa Malfoy), we're guessing it's going to be chock full of mind-blowing extras!
When MTV News caught up with Helen at the "Harry Potter" exhibit opening in New York City this week, she shared some very interesting news with us: they filmed four different endings for "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2"! Well, the Malfoy clan did, anyway.
"With Narcissa, I actually filmed four different endings and I filmed three different battles," Helen revealed. "I don't know which ones the three Davids [including director David Yates] are going to pick."
With two "Snow White" movies coming out that feature two increasingly appealing casts it's going to be really difficult to decide which is the fairest of them all.
Case in point: Hugh Jackman is being eyed for "Snow White and the Huntsman" (if you're keeping tabs, that's the one with Kristen Stewart and Charlize Theron, not the "Brothers Grimm" one starring Julia Roberts and Lily Collins.)
According to Deadline, Universal Pictures has made an offer to Jackman for the Huntsman in question. The part was once intended for Viggo Mortensen, but he has since dropped out. Plus, since Jackman looks like, as Liz Lemon would put it, "a damn Disney prince," this casting would be nothing short of inspired. But will the star actually sign on? As Deadline noted not only would the star get a hefty paycheck, but he's also pretty busy trying to find a replacement director for "The Wolverine."
After the jump check out the rest of today's most notable news from the movie world, including the MPAA pulling "The Hangover: Part II" trailer from theaters, "Tron Legacy 2" gets a green light, "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" gets a director, "When Harry Met Sally" meets the undead for Funny Or Die, and Meg Ryan is set to make her directorial debut.
You know the old saying, "It ain't over 'til it's over"? Turns out, they were talking the "Harry Potter" film series. Who knew?
While the end is drawing depressingly near ("Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" will hit theaters on July 15), we can still savor the fact that it's not finished just yet. As "HP" producer David Heyman told MTV News at the "Harry Potter" exhibit opening/"Part 1" Blu-ray release event in New York City on Sunday, "I'm still in the middle of it. We're still editing ['Part 2.'] There's still a few months to go."
There's no way to discuss what we're about to discuss without diving deeply into one of the most devastating death sequences in "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," where the Battle of Hogwarts claims the life of one of the series' most fan-favorite characters. So, with that in mind... MAJOR SPOILERS lurk ahead. You've been warned!
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We're talking, of course, about (one last chance to turn back!) the tragic death of Fred Weasley. If reading his final scene in "Deathly Hallows" was an emotional experience for you, we can only imagine what watching it on the big screen will do.
But, you certainly won't be alone in your grieving. Turns out, it was a particularly emotional moment for actor Oliver Phelps, who is not only James Phelps' (the soon-to-be-fallen Fred) brother on-screen, but in real-life.
Robert Pattinson. "Akira." Two very different worlds quite possibly colliding.
When MTV News recently sat down with RPattz, we brought up the subject of the "Akira" movie, a project that he's currently rumored for alongside a shortlist of other young hot actors like Andrew Garfield. But while he says he "love[s] the movie," he's only seen the reports that you have.
"I mean, I don’t know. I’ve seen the same thing as anybody else has, really," Pattison told MTV. Still, despite no concrete attachment to the project, the actor digs its style. "I mean, I like motorbikes," he said with a laugh.
After the jump check out the rest of today's news, including the new release date for "Monsters University," Sean Hayes being cast in "The Three Stooges" movie, Lindsay Lohan's latest offer, and why Mark Wahlberg may take the "Bait and Switch."
Keanu Reeves is clearly stoked about his upcoming samurai film "47 Ronin." And he has every right to be. The project, which is directed by Carl Erik Rinsch, has been years and years in the making.
When MTV News caught up with Reeves, the actor excitedly shared details about the flick, which screenwriter Chris Morgan has previously described to us as a "'Gladiator'-esque, '300'-like big action movie with samurai and ninja."
"I call it a story of revenge and impossible love," Reeves said. The 46-year-old actor went on to explain that in the film, "The samurai become outcast and decide to enact revenge on the person who is responsible for the death of their lord."
There was always a certain indescribable joy and excitement that came with the arrival of each new "Harry Potter" book. But imagine if when diving into the latest in the series, you discovered you'd actually be in the next movie.
Such was the case for actor David Thewlis, who played werewolf teacher Remus Lupin. MTV News caught up with Thewlis at the opening of the "Harry Potter" exhibit in New York City on Monday night, where he recalled the moment in which he'd be part of the "Harry Potter" franchise even longer than he thought.