Before you get too excited about the potential team-up of Robert Pattinson, Naomi Watts, and Werner Herzog on "Queen of the Desert," MTV News has an update on the project straight from Park City, Utah.
At Sundance promoting her new film, "Two Mothers," Watts stopped by to speak with Josh Horowitz about the upcoming project, which was supposed to begin filming last fall. According to the actress, "Queen of the Desert" is on hold for now and Pattinson's involvement may be up in the air.
"We'll wait and see. [Herzog is] obviously a filmmaker I'm completely in awe of. He's a wonderful filmmaker and documentarian," she said. "It's a fantastic character, a great story. I'm not sure when it's going to take place yet."
Michael Cera has recently had his plate rather full of acting jobs, premiering two films at this year's Sundance, in addition to reprising the role of George Michael Bluth on the new season of "Arrested Development." When the cult favorite returned for a fourth season, however, Cera added one more job, as a writer on the show.
The transition to writer began simply as creator Mitch Hurwitz asking him to join the team in the writers' room, as Cera explained to MTV News' Josh Horowitz while in Park City, Utah.
"Mitch mentioned to me coming in one day, and I was very excited that he had invited me," Cera said. "I went in, and he said, 'Come back tomorrow,' and I kept coming back because I really wanted to stick around until I integrated with them."
The Blu-ray and DVD for "Paranormal Activity 4" doesn't come out until January 29, but you can get an exclusive look at one of the disc's "Recovered Files," more footage from Alex's house that didn't make it into the final film.
The above clip is the first Recovered File to hit the internet and features Kathryn Newton as Alex, the heroine of the latest installment in the found footage series.
Once again directed by the guys behind "Paranormal Activity 3" and "Catfish," Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman, "PA4" moves the story of the demon Toby back up to the present day.
"Paranormal Activity 4" will be on Blu-ray and DVD on January 29.
Keri Russell knows her way around a gun. We saw this in "Mission: Impossible 3," we're about to see it on the Cold War spy drama "The Americans," and attendees of the Sundance Film Festival are going to see it for themselves in "Austenland," Russell's indie about a woman obsessed with the works of Jane Austen — specifically Colin Firth's take on the Mr. Darcy character from the BBC production of "Pride and Prejudice" — who indulges her obsession by traveling to an English resort that caters to Austenites.
In this exclusive clip from "Austenland," Russell's character, Jane Hayes, shows that she's a natural in the realm of out-of-circulation Victorian firearms. It's a quirky clip that gives you a great idea of what the Stephenie Meyer-produced film has in store. Check it out below:
"Austenland" plays at Sundance this week and next, with screenings scheduled for January 18, January 19, January 21, January 22, January 24 and January 26.
If you're only familiar with "Guillermo del Toro, director of visually stunning, often very scary films," then there's a large portion of work that you're missing from the beloved filmmaker. Del Toro has been producing movies for as long as he's been directing them, and his latest credit, "Mama," opens in theaters on Friday.
When MTV News sat down with del Toro and the helmer of "Mama," Andés Muschietti, the "Pacific Rim" director discussed the role of producing in his career.
"Mama," which stars Jessica Chastain, began as a Spanish-language short, directed by Muschietti. (You can watch the original after the jump.) When del Toro found the short after it surged in popularity on the internet, he contacted Muschietti about turning it into a feature.
Ahead of the Blu-ray and DVD release of "End of Watch" next week, MTV News has an exclusive featurette from the disc called "Fate With a Badge."
This look behind the scenes of the latest film from "Training Day" writer David Ayer explores what the filmmaker and his lead actors, Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña, attempted to do with this grittier, more realistic look at the lives of cop in the LAPD.
"They're two guys who would give their lives for each other," Gyllenhaal says in the featurette about the partner relationship in "End of Watch."
"End of Watch" hits Blu-ray, DVD and digital download on January 22.
Jason Statham sure knows how to start a relationship out on the right foot. In an exclusive new clip from his upcoming movie "Parker," Statham tests whether he can trust Jennifer Lopez the only way he knows how: By telling her to strip.
Of course, he has a valid reason for asking her to take off her clothes: He wants to see if she has a wire on her. Still, the demand doesn't seem to go over too well judging by the expression on J.Lo's face.
In MTV Movie Brawl, the battle to the decide the ultimate, most anticipated movie of 2013, we can't exactly tell you who to vote for, but there's some big oversights going on this year.
We expected the big fanbases for "The Hunger Games" and "The Mortal Instruments" to come out swinging, but where are the Trekkies? Come on, guys, the sequel to your triumphant return is just months away, and you're going to sit there and not support it? For shame!
Anyway, check out Josh Horowitz's mid-round update before heading back to the polls. They close this Sunday, January 13 at noon, so get voting!
As easy as it may be to parody him sometimes—say "hello" to your mother for me—Mark Wahlberg has done something that few of his contemporaries will ever be able to lay claim to. In his own way, Wahlberg has created an on-screen persona both entirely his own and always entertaining.
In this exclusive clip from Wahlberg's upcoming film "Broken City," that character is on full display, and you have to admit it. It works.
"Broken City" casts Wahlberg as Billy Taggart, a decorated ex-cop who finds himself on a dangerous new assignment—following the major's wife.
Wahlberg, who has come to blows with a host of powerful on-screen opponents, may face his toughest challenge yet with "Broken City"'s mayor of New York City, played by Russell Crowe.
"Broken City" opens on January 18.
Everyone was so excited when Jimmy Kimmel moved his show up to 11:35, but they forgot one thing. One very important thing.
Kimmel never thought about the fact that you can't just move your show up without checking the studio sign-in sheet first, because if he had, he would have seen that Will Ferrell and Ryan Gosling film their QVC knife show, "Knife Guys," on Wednesdays at that same time.
And last night, the oversight made for some awkward moments and hilarious television. Check out the video after the jump!