The clock's ticking, "24" fans—and this time, we mean it!
Jack Bauer's big-screen return has long been in the works, with multiple script drafts turned in and even a director, Tony Scott, attached at one point. But now, at long last, it finally appears as though the legendary CTU agent's trip to theaters is on the fast track: according to Deadline, the "24" movie could start shooting as early as April 2012.
Turns out that yesterday's report of Benicio Del Toro starring in "Star Trek 2" as Khan weren't totally accurate — but not necessarily on the Khan front.
New York Magazine's Vulture blog reports that Del Toro will not be appearing in the "Star Trek" sequel after all, indicating that talks with the actor broke down as early as last Wednesday. The timing is an important detail, as it was last Friday — two days after BDT's apparent withdrawal from the film — that J.J. Abrams described a report of Del Toro's casting as Khan as "not true."
It seems that Abrams may have been referring to Del Toro's involvement as untrue, not the inclusion of Khan—because Vulture backs up the original Latino Review report that, yes, Khan is the villain of "Star Trek 2." Developing, as they say.
"Breaking Dawn" is still at the top of the box office, but "The Muppets" is hanging in there with a strong second place showing. With enormously positive reviews and strong buzz on its side, the Muppet gang is thankfully back in the public eye, and with some new company to boot.
We're talking, of course, about Walter, the latest addition to Kermit's squad and the main "Muppets" protagonist. While both Kermit and Miss Piggy have done their fair share to promote "The Muppets," Walter has been a relatively quieter figure -- until now, that is.
Head over to MTV Geek to check out a brand new interview with Walter, and watch the video below to see what screenwriter Nick Stoller had to say about the new kid on the block... who, we might add, is most certainly a man of a Muppet!
Vampires and werewolves are apparently as popular as ever, seeing that "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1" is still the box office leader after three weekends in theaters. The first part of the "Twilight" conclusion netted $16.9 million this weekend for a $247.3 million domestic total to date. But there's no reason to be so green: "The Muppets" hung in there with a $11.2 million second place finish, bringing Kermit and friends up to $56.1 million total after two weekends.
Get the rest of the weekend box office results at MTV Movies!
It's Monday, and another "Dark Knight Rises" heavy week is behind us. From the first official word on the Batman threequel's upcoming prologue to some new comments from actors involved with the cast, we've got all your "Dark Knight" needs covered today. Catch up on all the latest news out of Gotham City after the jump!
"Star Trek 2" news is starting to heat up with shooting set to commence in a little over a month, and most of the recent talk has centered on the sci-fi sequel's villains. We know Benicio del Toro is in talks for one of the key villain roles, but there's another bad guy reportedly in the mix as well.
Some new updates on the "Star Trek" nemesis front emerged over the weekend, including conflicting reports on who BDT is signing up for, as well as the enrollment of RoboCop. Get all that and more after the jump!
From battles in Los Angeles and Chicago to children struggling against otherworldly threats, 2011 was an unforgettable year for fighting enemies from beyond the stars. Keep reading for our top five favorite alien invasion flicks of the year!
5. "Battle Los Angeles"
Though not exactly one of my favorite movies of the year, even I can't deny the awesome imagery of the initial waves of invasion in "Battle Los Angeles." The ground-level action puts you in the grimy trenches of an alien assault on what would normally be a sunny day in California. If you can forgive a thin plot, the visual assault you'll weather in "Battle LA" is worth the rental fee.
FROM MTV MOVIES: The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is about to get a little bit bigger. News broke earlier this week that a second location for the "Potter" theme park is reportedly opening at Universal Studios' Hollywood location, bringing all the frozen butter beer and patronuses that Californians could possibly ask for. Looks like now is as good a time as any for the "Potter" cast's hopes for Wizarding World additions to go into effect, too!
Read the full story at MTV Movies.
Ridley Scott's "Prometheus" is one of the hottest projects to keep an eye on in 2012, no doubt about it. But among the film's many merits—including Scott's much awaited return to science fiction and a stellar cast that includes Charlize Theron and Michael Fassbender—there is one nagging question… is this movie an "Alien" prequel or not?
"Prometheus" stars Fassbender and Noomi Rapace have both confirmed the "Alien" connection, but it's the word "prequel" that has some folks still scratching their heads. But there's at least one person connected to "Prometheus" who doesn't view it as an "Alien" prequel at all: none other than Fox Filmed Entertainment CEO Tom Rothman.
"It is not [an 'Alien' prequel]. It's not," Rothman passionately defended when MTV News pressed him on the question at the Gotham Awards this week. "Hand on heart."
Great Lincoln's beard, we've seen a ghost!
As if the MTV Movies team couldn't be any more excited about Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln," it turns out that we were all so very wrong — and all it took was one perfectly crafted beard to push our enthusiasm over the edge for the Oscar winning director's upcoming biopic.
Spielberg's "Lincoln" is currently shooting in Richmond, Virginia, and already we're seeing our very first look at his take on the legendary 16th President of the United States. Specifically, it's the first shot of the impossibly talented Daniel Day-Lewis doing his best Honest Abe impression that has us so psyched. Check it out in full after the jump!