After making a movie that raked in over $1 billion worldwide and is widely recognized as one of the best James Bond movies, is it any surprise that Sam Mendes is considering returning as director for the upcoming "Bond 24"? Not to us, and we're glad that he's finally realizing what a smart idea it is too.
Daily Mail's Baz Bamigboye has learned that Mendes is "75 per cent" on board with directing the flick, so it's not set in stone. Still, that's better than zero percent, and it seems pretty likely that he'll helm the next 007 project if he and screenwriter John Logan can develop a movie worth making. "In theory, Mendes is on board, but wants to see the finished script before he fully commits," Bamigboye writes.
While Steven Spielberg tries to figure out "Robopocalypse," his would-be leading man, Chris Hemsworth, may have found a project from another iconic director to keep himself busy.
According to Variety, Hemsworth is attached to a potential Michael Mann project set up at blockbuster-maker Legendary.
There essentially no details about the script other than a vague tip that the film "takes place in a world of cyber threats and attacks," which doesn't exactly clear things up. The script does, however, come from writer Morgan Davis Foehl, who's at work on a screenplay for an upcoming adaptation of the hit video game series "Mass Effect."
The combination of Legendary, Mann, and Hemsworth hints that whatever this thing is it will be fairly large, so expect to hear a lot more about the project if it comes to fruition.
We're still a little less than three months away from "Fast and Furious 6" — trust us, we're counting — and there is already a utterly fantastic rumor on the web about the sequel, specifically who will be the villain.
The rumor comes from Ain't It Cool News, who claim to know about a Marvel-style stinger at the end of "Fast and Furious 6." You should probably stop reading if you don't want to know the secret.
So, here it goes...
Is the long-anticipated "Spy Hunter" video game adaptation finally going to move into development? It seems like after virtually everyone in Hollywood has a hand in the movie, it's going to be moving forward again.
Deadline is reporting that Warner Bros. is moving "full speed" on the flick now that the studio has signed Carter Blanchard to write the script.
Brad Bird's "Tomorrowland" is close to casting a formidable villain. It's being reported that Hugh Laurie is in talks to play the top-secret project's antagonist.
The Hollywood Reporter has the news about Laurie, though no hints as to who his character is or why he will act as a villain. In fact, very few details are known about the project beyond the fact it used to be called "1952" and is supposed to be similar to "Close Encounters of the Third Kind."
Marlin might have already found Nemo, but that doesn't mean that he doesn't have a role to play in the upcoming "Finding Nemo 2." It's being reported that Albert Brooks will return as the father clownfish in the new movie.
Deadline has the news, though it's unclear what role Marlin will have in the movie. He'll rejoin original director Andrew Stanton and fellow voice actor Ellen DeGeneres in the upcoming flick.
Now that the identity of the "Episode VII" director is out in the open, the most mysterious figure of the brave new world of "Star Wars" post-George Lucas may be Lawrence Kasdan, the man who wrote "Empire Strikes Back" and "Return of the Jedi."
So far we know that Kasdan, along with Simon Kinberg, is working on "something" for the relaunch of the "Star Wars" cinematic universe. Over the course of several reports, that something has been revealed to be consulting on the "Episode VII" script alongside Kinberg, screenwriter Michael Arndt, and J.J. Abrams, in addition to working on his own mysterious standalone project.
When Kasdan recently spoke with the LA Times (via /Film) about his work with Lucasfilm, what he emphasized most all about this new crop of films is a "start fresh" approach.
Read more after the jump!
Is nothing sacred? It doesn't seem like it, as "How the Grinch Stole Christmas," one of the best animated Christmas movies around, is reportedly getting remade.
Variety is reporting that Universal Pictures, Illumination Entertainment and Dr. Seuss' widow Audrey Geisel are working together to reboot the classic Seuss story. In 1966, Chuck Jones made a version of the tale that has definitely lasted the test of time, and then Jim Carrey starred in a live-action version from Universal called "The Grinch" in 2000.
Apparently two attempts isn't enough, and nothing can just be left alone. It's worth noting that there are plenty of other Seuss tales to cull from ("Hop on Pop," anyone?), but for some reason this seems to be the one that is being brought to the big screen. Illumination is also working on an animated adaptation of "Cat in the Hat."
No composer has changed how we listen to movies quite like John Williams. Over the course of his 50-year career, the man behind the iconic sounds of "Star Wars," "Harry Potter," and "Indiana Jones" has been responsible for more classic scores than anyone else.
So in honor of his 81st birthday today, throw in your earbuds or crank up the speakers, and take a trip back through some of John Williams' most memorable scores in the playlist embedded after the jump.
And for more Williams goodness, check out the video above, an exclusive look at the "E.T." Blu-ray in which he and Steven Spielberg work through the film's main theme.
Ryan Gosling's directorial debut "How To Catch A Monster" is acquiring quite a fan-favorite cast. In addition to "Mad Men" star Christina Hendricks, the upcoming flick is said to have gained "Doctor Who" lead Matt Smith.
Variety has the news, saying that Gosling's girlfriend Eva Mendes also has a role in the movie. Smith will take the male lead in the flick, while Hendricks plays Billy, the central female. It's unclear what role Mendes has, and if Gosling will also pick a part in his first directorial effort.