"G.I. Joe 2" is currently seeking directors, with filmmakers F. Gary Gray and Jon Chu reportedly the frontrunners for the job. Official confirmation has yet to hit the wire on either of them, but when MTV News spoke with Chu earlier today, the "Never Say Never" director certainly didn't deny his "Joe" involvement.
"I don't know," Chu laughed when we asked if there was any truth to the rumors connecting him to the "G.I. Joe" sequel. "I mean, I don't know what goes on inside the doors of Paramount, but I'm up for a bunch of different projects."
Not a confirmation, but certainly not a denial from where we're sitting. And while many "Joe" fans have scoffed at the idea of the "Step Up 3-D" director and Justin Bieber documentarian taking the reins on their beloved franchise, give the man a chance: after all, as he explains it, Chu is a deep cut fan of the series himself.
"The King's Speech" and "The Social Network" might be the frontrunners in the Best Picture race, but there's something its contender "Inception" has a leg up on: an app for that.
In a press release, Warner Bros. announced the launch of apps centered on Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight" and "Inception." Now available at the App store, these so-called App Editions give iPad users a new way to experience both films -- and, of course, show them off to their non-iPad-or-iPhone-owning friends.
In a statement regarding the new App Editions, Warner Bros. Digital Distribution President Thomas Gewecke said: "For many, watching a movie is a social activity and App Editions are the first mobile product to deliver this capability on a global scale. They offer a fully connected experience, allowing viewers to engage with others around the world in real-time through Facebook and Twitter. In 2011, Warner Bros. will release a full slate of App Editions including new release and catalog films.”
Kevin Smith has been very deliberate about what he's revealed and what he hasn't when it comes to "Red State." The politically and religiously-minded horror film is certainly a change of pace for the filmmaker, and it shows in what little we've seen – from the eerie character-centric teaser posters all the way through to the unforgettably haunting trailer.
With that in mind, make no mistake about it: what Smith is showing you in this exclusive clip from "Red State" is deliberately chosen. The scene he's selected features some of the movie's most prominent players, including Oscar-nominated actress Melissa Leo and Michael Angarano.
Details on the scene are past the jump!
Last week's scoop that Kristen Stewart could land the leading role in "Snow White and the Huntsman" was met with mixed reactions, to say the least. Some of you were very open to the idea, while others… not so much.
Well, time to start getting used to the idea if you're not already: KStew is officially in negotiations for the part. Our friends at Hollywood Crush have the full rundown, telling us that the erstwhile Bella Swan's talks with Universal are not finalized yet and could still fall through. But both sides want the deal to happen.
What is Sundance? It's not a film festival, we'll tell you that much.
At least it wasn't entirely a film festival for MTV Movies managing editor Josh Horowitz, not this year. Unsatisfied with the simple definition of Sundance as a film fest, our fearless After Hours host took it upon himself to speak with the finest filmmakers and most talented actors that Park City had to offer, gauging each of their opinions on what Sundance really and truly is.
Their answers are surprising. As surprising as a swift kick to the junk from James Franco, Brendan Gleeson, Don Cheadle, and more. No, really -- watch the clip and you'll see.
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The 2011 Sundance Film Festival kicked off today in Park City, Utah, and you've probably noticed that MTV has already been featuring clips and set visits from many of the fest's most anticipated flicks. Well, we've got another one for you, and it's a doozy: the trailer premiere for Sundance's big closing-night film "Son Of No One," featuring a stellar ensemble cast that includes Channing Tatum, Katie Holmes, Al Pacino, Ray Liotta, Juliette Binoche and -- in his first true dramatic role -- "30 Rock" funnyman Tracy Morgan. Check out the trailer below.
Directed by Sundance vet Dito Montiel ("A Guide to Recognizing Our Saints," "Fighting"), "Son of No One" follows two friends (Tatum and Morgan) forced to face the consequences of a murder they committed -- and got away with -- 16 years earlier. Tatum's character Jonathan "Milk" White has gone on to a successful career with the police force and has a happy home life with his wife (Holmes) and Child. Morgan's character Vinnie has kind of gone the other way. When Milk is assigned to the precinct where he grew up, his decade-and-a-half-old secret threatens to tear apart his life and his family. Read More...
Holy casting news, Batman! Anne Hathaway has landed the role of Selina Kyle -- whose alter-ego is the slinky, leather-clad, very nimble Catwoman -- in Christopher Nolan's third (and supposedly final) Caped Crusader flick, "The Dark Knight Rises." Purr-fect casting, if you ask us (sorry, that's the only cat pun we'll make).
Warner Bros. made the announcement via an official statement today. The statement also revealed the long-debated identity of the villain that will be played by the previously cast Tom Hardy. He'll portray the well-muscled Bane, a guy so badass that -- according to his DC comics back story -- he was born and raised in a Caribbean prison, killed his first man at age 8 and famously broke Batman's back in the "Knightfall" story line. Sounds like Christian Bale's Dark Knight has got his work cut out for him. Read More...
Talk about pulling the old switcheroo.
You know that "Alien Prequel" that Ridley Scott has reportedly been in pre-production on for some time now, the one that was rumored to star Noomi Rapace, a.k.a. the original Swedish "Girl With the Dragon Tattoo"? Well, turns out it's NOT an "Alien" prequel after all; it's a sci-fi flick called "Prometheus" that Scott says was borne of the "Alien" DNA but is a completely original idea.
Twentieth Century Fox made the announcement today, setting the film for a March 9, 2012, release date and confirming that Scott would direct, making his first foray into the sci-fi genre since "Blade Runner." Rapace is set to star in one of five major roles as a character named Elizabeth Shaw, while Deadline reports that Angelina Jolie and Charlize Theron are circling the other main female part of Vickers. Read More...
We're still about four months away from "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" sailing into theaters, but that hasn't stopped Disney from setting the wheels in motion for a fifth installment in the swashbuckling franchise.
Earlier this week, Johnny Depp told Entertainment Weekly that he's already had discussions about returning to the role of rum-loving, adventure-seeking Captain Jack Sparrow for a fifth go-around. "As long as we can put all the puzzle pieces together, I would most definitely consider it," he told the magazine.
Well, today Disney started trying to put the puzzle pieces together. According to Deadline, the studio has hired scribe Terry Rossio to write the script for "Pirates of the Caribbean 5."
It's been quite the week for first looks at some of the most anticipated upcoming movies of 2011 AND 2012.
Yesterday, movie fans got their first ganders at Rooney Mara as "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo"'s Lisbeth Salander. And, if you've felt your Spidey senses tingling today, there's a good reason: Sony has released the very first official photo of Andrew Garfield as a suited-up "Spider-Man" in the upcoming franchise reboot.
Hit the jump to see the full photo, and then head over to MTV Splash Page for tons more on the new "Spider-Man"! Read More...