There has been a ton of speculation about Damon Lindelof and Brad Bird's sci-fi collaboration "Tomorrowland" (named after a Disney theme world), formerly titled "1952." Plot comparisons to Steven Spielberg's "Close Encounters" had fans extremely excited, and then a fascinating article from entertainment journalist and Disney expert Jim Hill popped up that took the mysterious project in a slightly different direction.
Hill claimed the film, inspired by a box of Disney World memorabilia circa 1952, would be based on an unproduced television series that the U.S. government approached Walt with. The show would reveal to American audiences that those alien buggers they had been hearing about all over the news were real. A scoop on website HitFix, however, suggests yet another possibility — one that could be even stranger than the "UFOs are real" plotline. A leaked synopsis being used by a Hollywood agency to cast the 2014 film reads as follows:
"The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" has achieved an impressive accomplishment: the movie is the 15th ever to cross the $1 billion mark in the worldwide box office.
March is shaping up to be a great month for the first "The Hobbit" film, as it's also slated to come out in digital release on March 12 and on Blu-ray and DVD on March 19. "An Unexpected Journey" made $301 million in the United States after it was released on December 14, and went on to rake in an additional $700 million worldwide.
Over the weekend at a press conference for "Oz the Great and Powerful," director Sam Raimi spoke about his plans to finally get working on a fourth "Evil Dead" movie, one that would follow "Army of Darkness" instead of the Fede Alvarez's upcoming, super-gory remake.
"I would love to make 'Evil Dead 4,'" he said. "My brother and I plan to work on the script this summer." And geeks from the 80s collectively lost their minds.
After all this time, the Deadites of world would finally know what happens next to Bruce Campbell's Ash Williams. Are there more possessed creatures roaming the modern day world? How is middle age treating Ash? We'd probably get all of those answers, but Raimi took a few steps back the next day when talking to Bleeding Cool.
By Amelia Mularz
It's the end of another week—one dominated by the Oscars, Anne Hathaway fallout, Jen Aniston wedding plans, and yes, boobs. Here's what went down in the last 168 hours:
It's almost as if the makers of "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" are interested in making the sequel to "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" really, really good. First they go and get Matt Reeves to replace Rupert Wyatt. Then they cast "Zero Dark Thirty" break-out and star-waiting-to-happen Jason Clarke in the lead human role. Follow that with adding "The Road"'s Kodi Smit-McPhee, and you've got a movie.
But wait...there's more!
ComingSoon is reporting that famed franchise enhancer Gary Oldman is the latest to join the "Apes" sequel. According to the site, Oldman will play the leader of a human colony in a world where most of humanity has been wiped out by the virus hinted at during the climax of "Rise" and the apes have taken over.
Considering the success "Wreck-It Ralph" had in theaters, it's no wonder that director Rich Moore is cooking up a sequel to the movie. He opened up about his plans for a "Wreck-It Ralph 2" when asked during a recent interview if there were other Fix It Felix, Jr. arcade games with Ralph's personality out in the film's world.
"That is so funny that you ask that because I was just talking to John C. Reilly [the voice of Ralph] and we were talking about exactly that," Moore told Hypable. As it turns out, that's one route Moore is thinking of going with his upcoming sequel.
It looks like both Dragon & Nighthawk and Shake & Bake are getting back together.
According to Bleeding Cool, who got their hands on a casting call, an Atlanta-based production is looking for a John C. Reilly look-alike. And what's currently filming in Atlanta? Why, "Anchorman: The Legend Continues" is shooting in Atlanta. Super-dooper!
While this is based on some speculation on the part of Bleeding Cool, the move makes complete sense. Reilly has been part of the Will Ferrell-Adam McKay connection since "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby," so a reunion seems in order, especially if the director wants to pack in as many comedians as possible into his sequel.
Click past the jump to see the full casting call. Maybe you fight the description...
Speaking with MTV News' Josh Horowitz and VH1's Janell Snowden on the red carpet at the Oscars, "Zero Dark Thirty" star Jason Clarke played coy about his latest role, the lead in Matt Reeves' "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," only giving the vaguest detail about his character. "I play a guy who's trying to save humanity," he said, ruling out a motion-capture ape performance. (Or did he?!?!)
But it was the news about Clarke's project after "Apes" that piqued our interest. "Then I'm doing a film with Gaghan after that, Stephen Gaghan. It's called 'Candy Store,'" Clarke said. "I can't tell you what it's about."
Depending on which side of the "Prometheus" line you fall on, we've either got some good news or some bad news for you. Work has begun on a "Prometheus" sequel.
The Playlist spoke with Noomi Rapace during her press tour for "Dead Man Down," and the actress confirmed that she met with Ridley Scott earlier this month to talk sequel plans.
"They're working on the script. I met Ridley in London a couple of weeks ago," Rapace said. "I would love to work with him again and I know that he would like to do another one. It's just like we need to find the right story. I hope we will."
FROM MTV NEWS
Everyone knows that Will Ferrell, the man behind Ron Burgundy, Ricky Bobby, and Frank the Tank, is one funny dude, but MTV will officially declare him a Comic Genius at the 2013 MTV Movie Awards, airing live, Sunday, April 14 at 9 p.m. ET, with "Pitch Perfect" actress Rebel Wilson starring as host.
But now that we have a Comedic Genius for the show, we're going to need some nominees too. Luckily, MTV has that covered too. MTV News' Josh Horowitz will join Wilson on MTV to announce the nominees live on March 5 for the "2013 MTV Movie Awards Nominations Spectacular."
Starting at 7:58 p.m. ET, they will be taking over MTV to announce who will be up for Movie of the Year, and then online immediately afterward to reveal the rest of the categories, including two new ones, Best Shirtless Performance and Best Musical Moment.
Will Bella's swan song include a fifth Best Kiss trophy? Which beefcake will sizzle in our brand-new Best Shirtless Performance category? It's up to you to decide the winners of the 2013 MTV Movie Awards! Vote beginning March 5, and tune in Sunday, April 14 at 9 p.m. ET, as star Rebel Wilson takes the stage at the Sony Pictures Studios lot in Culver City, California.