Perhaps you've heard that "21 Jump Street," a 1980s TV series about undercover cops who specialize in youth crime, is getting a big-screen adaptation courtesy of Jonah Hill, who co-wrote the script and will star opposite Channing Tatum. You may have also heard that Hill wants Johnny Depp -- whose portrayal of Officer Tom Hanson on the show helped launched him to superstardom -- for a cameo. Well, here's a bit of news that might not have made its way to your ears: Depp is totally game for it.
The man known for playing Edward Scissorhands, Ed Wood and Captain Jack Sparrow told MTV News exactly that at the Paris press junket for "The Tourist." "I've said I'm into it, but no one's actually approached me," Depp said of a role in "21 Jump."
Meanwhile, Jonah Hill, who specifically scripted a part for Depp in the film, told MTV as recently as last month that he'd love to have the iconic actor in the "21 Jump Street" reboot. In fact, he even made an on-camera pitch to Depp, joking: "Just do it, dude. Don't be an a--hole." Read More...
It's been a whole 24 hours since MTV Movies Blog last brought you news of the already infamous "Black Swan" sex scene showcasing the bedroom talents of Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis... so we figured it was about time for a follow-up.
And since yesterday's post was all about how Kunis banned her dad from watching the aforementioned scene between the ballet-rivals-turned-bed-mates, we're keeping things fair today by offering you Ms. Portman's take on filming the steamy sequence with her co-star and, as it happens, off-screen BFF.
"It was really crazy, because Mila and I were very good friends," Portman told MTV News at the "Black Swan" junket. "And when Darren [Aronofsky, the director] asked me, 'Who do you think could do this part? Who has sort of a similar height, coloring, physique?' I was like, 'Oh, Mila, Mila, Mila!' He met her and obviously flipped over her, and she's super talented and does an amazing job in the movie." Read More...
Last year we premiered the trailer for the aptly-titled "Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus," and it wound up being one of the highest-viewed videos we've ever run. Since then we've seen "Mega Piranha" and "Mega Python vs. Gatoroid." Those were pretty good, but they just couldn't match the intense craziness of "Mega Shark." Well, now we're going back to the basics...
Asylum Home Entertainment has given us the exclusive trailer premiere for "Mega Shark vs. Crocosaurus," and if you thought a shark taking a bite out of the Golden Gate Bridge was crazy, wait until you get a load of what two mutant creatures can do. Yup, that's a giant croc below ravaging a convention center. And, yup, that's Jaleel White, a.k.a. Steve Urkel all grown up, battling him in the trailer. So click on the video to watch and let us know what you think in the comments. And don't forget to mark your calendar for the DVD's release on December 21: Click here to Netflix it and here to buy it.
"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1" has been out for the better part of a week now, so fans have had a chance to see it (in many cases, multiple times... while wearing Hogwarts uniforms and carrying a broom), digest it and come to terms with their feelings about it.
MTV has already asked you to weigh in on whether you liked "Deathly Hallows: Part 1," and the answer has been a resounding "Yes!" But now we want to know how the penultimate film in the franchise stacks up to the six other "Potter" films currently in existence. In case you need a refresher (we're pretty sure you don't, but just in case...) they are: "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" (2001), "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" (2002), "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" (2004), "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" (2005), "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" (2007) and "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" (2009).
Take the poll below to vote for your favorite "Harry Potter" film so far! (Because you know "Deathly Hallows - Part 2" is going to blow all the rest out of the water next July.) Read More...
Before Emma Stone signed on in October to the play Peter Parker's love interest, Gwen Stacy, in the rebooted "Spider-Man," rumors were swirling that the 22-year-old was looking to join up with another reboot: Jonah Hill's "21 Jump Street." The pair had starred together in "Superbad," and Sony was reportedly trying to reunite them for a big-screen take on Johnny Depp's '80s-era TV series.
But Stone's entry into "Spider-Man" threw those plans in flux, and now MTV News has heard from Stone herself that she won't be taking part in "Jump Street."
"I don't think I'm going to be part of that, but Jonah is one of my favorite people in the entire world," she told us during a chat for our Thankful Week (we named her the actress we're most thankful for in 2010). Read More...
Warner Bros. and I seem to have our minds in the same place. See, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1" has been out for a whopping five days, which means it's clearly the right time to start looking forward to "Deathly Hallows - Part 2." Fortunately, WB has appeased my desire to gaze eight months into the future by releasing the very first photo from "Part 2."
It's kind of cheating, since we already saw this moment in the full "Deathly Hallows" trailer back in June, but considering we didn't let speculation get the best of us and guess what was going on in this scene, now seems like the best time to start! We'll dive into the dissection after the jump. Read More...
Mark Wahlberg is no stranger to starring in movies based on video games -- he played the title role in the 2008 adaptation of the first-person shooter game "Max Payne." And he's also quite comfortable to working with writer-director David O. Russell -- they've collaborated together on "Three Kings," "I Heart Huckabees" and this year's Oscar hopeful "The Fighter," about boxer "Irish" Mickey Ward.
So it makes perfect sense that Wahlberg is now set to tackle the lead role of adventurer Nathan Drake in "Uncharted: Drake's Fortune," the hot-ticket video-game adaptation that Russell is writing and directing. Wahlberg -- who was recently named one of MTV's actors we're most thankful for in 2010 -- confirmed as much when we caught up with him at the junket for "The Fighter."
"David is one of the best writer/directors I've ever worked with," Wahlberg told MTV. "The idea that he has is just insane. So hopefully we'll be making that movie this summer." Read More...
There are few movies out there right now that are more eagerly anticipated than "The Dark Knight Rises," the third installment in Christopher Nolan's critically acclaimed Batman franchise. But other than the title, some love-interest casting rumors, and the fact that "Inception" star Tom Hardy has joined the cast as a probable foe for Christian Bale's Bruce Wayne/Batman, there's very little intel available on the film.
So when MTV's Josh Horowitz caught up with Bale at the press junket for "The Fighter," he asked the actor for a bit of Bat dish. Bale obliged by seemingly confirming that Hardy will play a villain.
Unfortunately, he also parted with some news that won't be as kind to Batman fans' ears: "The Dark Knight Rises" will most likely mark the last time Bale suits up as the Caped Crusader... and the last time Nolan directs a film in the series. "I think so. That's up to Chris," he said. "That was always what the discussion was. But you know, if Chris says, 'I see another story here,' then we'll be up for it. But in my mind, I'm expecting this will be it."
Sounds to us like Bale's leaving the door slightly ajar for his and Nolan's potential return. Might we suggest a reunion a couple decades down the road to film an adaptation of Frank Miller's well-regarded graphic novel "The Dark Knight Returns," in which a 55-year-old Bruce Wayne comes out of retirement to fight crime once again?
"That maybe would not be bad," Bale chuckled at the suggestion. "Maybe in 20 years time, but you need that break."
Should "The Dark Knight Rises" be the final film in Nolan and Bale's Batman saga... or are you thirsty for more? Tell us in the comments!
Fresh off the viral sensation "American Talk With Josh Horowitz," which saw "Harry Potter" stars Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint and Tom Felton try out their best American accents, Josh is back with another hilarious and illuminating -- and this time holiday-themed -- "After Hours" special: "Turkey Talk."
Need some last minute tips on how to cook your bird for Thanksgiving? Fear not! In "Turkey Talk," "Faster" stars Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Billy Bob Thornton generously share their infinite wealth of poultry knowledge with the world.
The duo weighs in on the controversial topics of hands-free basting, what to watch on TV while you're cooking (hint: Billy Bob prefers something a tad more violent than the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade), deep-frying vs. roasting a turkey, and the surprise benefit of killing your bird with your bare hands. Gobble gobble (indeed)! Read More...
When it comes to opening-weekend box-off magic, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1" is the unequivocal champ of the boy-wizard franchise. After snagging $24 from midnight screenings, the flick went on to rack up $61 million on Friday alone en route to a $125.1 million weekend, by far the largest opening frame for a "Potter" film to date (the previous mark was set by 2005's "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire," which netted $102.7 million in its first three days) and the sixth biggest opening weekend for any movie ever.
But how does "Deathly Hallows - Part 1" stack up to the rest of the Potter oeuvre? Is it your favorite film in the series so far? Your least favorite? Or does it fall somewhere in the middle? While this poll is aimed at assessing your feelings about this particular "HP" film, we will be running a separate poll asking you, the fans, to vote for your favorite flick in the franchise. Come back to MTV Movies Blog tomorrow to cast your vote in that one, the final results of which will be revealed after Thanksgiving weekend.
For now, tell us what you think of "Deathly Hallows - Part 1" in the poll below and (as always) elaborate on your thoughts in the comments! Read More...