Another run-in with J.J. Abrams, and another tease for "Star Trek" sequel news coming "soon." This time, however, when MTV News caught up with Abrams at the CBS TCA party, where he was promoting his upcoming show, "Person Of Interest," he gave us an actual time frame for when we can expect to hear the official sequel announcement.
"We met yesterday," Abrams said of his "Star Trek 2" writing dream team comprised of Bob Orci, Alex Kurtzman and Damon Lindelof. "We had a big, endless meeting and I think we'll have something to talk about very soon."
So how soon is soon?
In case you're not aware, Ryan Reynolds and Jason Bateman are both funny men in their own right. Put them together and you get comedic fireworks, a fact that Universal is banking on when their new raunchy comedy "The Change-Up" bows in theaters this weekend.
Now, in knowing the talents and rapier wit that both Reynolds and Bateman possess, one must approach an interview with them differently like, say, armed with some visual aids that depict Reynolds and Bateman photoshopped into each other's previous film roles. Naturally their reactions were priceless:
From "Wedding Crashers" to "Fred Claus" to "The Change-Up" to, "King Arthur?" My first reaction upon learning that the successful director of comedies, David Dobkin, is making a "King Arthur" movie was suspicion, to be honest. I had instant flashbacks to my first viewing of the ridiculousness that was "First Knight," which for me was a huge disappointment. Call me old fashioned, but I like my medieval movies to be seriously medieval, not sarcastically so. Save for "Monty Python and The Holy Grail," which people should stop trying to recreate *cough* "Your Highness" *cough.*
But I digress. Anyway! When MTV News caught up with the man with a plan at the premiere of his raunchy Ryan Reynolds, Jason Bateman-starring comedy earlier this week, I asked him to give us some details about his take on the tale of the oft romanticized historical British leader.
"I'm starting prep on a King Arthur movie for Warner Brothers," Dobkin said. "We start shooting in January."
Being the esteemed professional that I am, it is my job as a journalist to separate any personal leanings or fangirl pandering from my writings. Most of the time. Not so much when my subject is George R.R. Martin's brilliant "A Song Of Ice And Fire" series and HBO's wonderful adaptation "Game of Thrones."
That said, it is with great pleasure that I present one of the major highlights from my Comic-Con experience this year: an interview with one of my absolute favorite and most photogenic cast members Kit Harington (aka Jon Snow), wherein he discusses season two plot points, which cast member he'd like to see more of and what the future holds for Lord Snow.
"Of what I know and what I'm allowed to say, it's a tricky one because I don't want to spoil it," Harington said when asked what he can tell us about Jon's arc in season two. "Obviously he has his own story beyond the Wall, some very interesting things happen to him," he teased, charmingly. "He has a better time of it I think in the second season than he did in the first."
When asked to summarize Snow's series-long challenges and motivations, Harington addressed two points with which we readers are all too familiar.
We don't know too much about Judd Apatow's "Knocked Up" spin-off movie project, other than the fact that it centers around lovable/slightly dysfunctional couple Pete (Paul Rudd) and Debbie (Leslie Mann), a few years after the events that occur in the Katherine Heigl, Seth Rogen pregnancy comedy. Also, if we know one thing about Apatow comedies, it is more than likely that a slew of famous faces will appear in the film, be it in a supporting or cameo role.
Apatow has been cagey about revealing any more casting or cameo details, but one interesting addition that was actually announced back in March is Megan Fox, and although we don't yet know who she plays in the film, star Leslie Mann assured us that she is a welcome addition to the cast.
"Megan Fox is so funny," she told us Monday night at the Los Angeles premiere of "The Change-Up." "She's hilarious. You wouldn't, I don't know if other people [expect it], but I think she's really funny, you'll be pleasantly surprised."
Before I get to the meat of this story, I would like to point out that if there is anyone who has room to complain about the number of press and promotional events she has had to attend over the course of the last year it is Olivia Wilde. From the outside looking in, the woman has been on or at a seemingly never-ending stream of press junkets, conventions and red carpets for films like "Tron: Legacy," "Cowboys and Aliens," and "The Change-Up."
And because Wilde is so hot right now, her name gets attached to a lot of film projects, i.e. Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman's Linda Lovelace biopic, one of two currently in the works. When MTV News caught up with the busy actress at the premiere of "The Change-Up," we asked her if she'll take on the role.
FROM MTV MOVIES: Although this year's big blockbuster box-office record-breaker, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2" is still reeling in the dough at theaters — we're only in week three of its release, after all — it's never too early to start thinking about what might be on the DVD and Blu-Ray versions of the film when it's released in November.
MTV News caught up with "Potter" actor Tom Felton on Thursday at the premiere of his other film being released this year, "Rise of the Planet of the Apes," to find out what more of Draco Malfoy we might see on the DVD.
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Despite the fact that my brother's incessant Beavis and Butthead impressions had me seriously thinking about fratricide back in the '90s, I find myself ready to revisit the tittering twosome. Why? Everyone who attended the Comic-Con panel had great things to say about the footage screened, but mostly because Beavis and Butthead will be providing commentary over MTV's reality shows like "Jersey Shore" and "Teen Mom."
MTV News caught up with creator Mike Judge at the Con to find out what the boys have been up to after all this time, and what fans can expect from the new episodes.
"Well basically they're exactly the same," Judge admitted. "The world's changed, they're still on the couch working at Burger World, but they have some other jobs they dabble in. There's a tech support episode, but they're going to be watching 'Jersey Shore,' '16 And Pregnant,' UFC fights and some videos too. It's actually been a lot of fun having them watch [those shows]."
There is still a lot of time to wait until we'll see Len Wiseman's re-imagining of "Total Recall," but I have to admit that based on a recent Comic-Con chat with Wiseman himself, I am much more enthused about his take on the Schwarzenegger-starring Paul Verhoeven-directed cult classic than I was when I heard about the Jessica Biel casting. Here's why:
"One of the reasons I chose to do this film is I think there really is a different look into that kind of character, and the personal struggle that that guy is going through," Wiseman explained of deciding to tackle a reboot of the much-loved original.
When Justin Timberlake and Amanda Seyfried stopped by MTV News' San Diego Comic-Con headquarters yesterday, they came directly from their Hall H panel for "In Time," and were therefore full of the Comic-Con-fueled adrenaline and giggly energy that comes from appearing in front of 6,000 screaming fans.
We did our best to get them to talk seriously about their Andrew Niccol-directed thriller, but first they engaged in a back-and-forth about their Hall H experience and the use of the phrase "sizzle reel" to describe teaser trailers and footage.
"It was really short and I stood there and got nervous and didn’t say anything," Seyfried said of their "In Time" presentation.