Oh, Vin Diesel's Facebook! You magnificent internet joy portal! You truly do spoil us.
Anyone who follows Vin Diesel's art on Facebook knows that today is Tuesday, but on VD's FB, it's never just Tuesday. It's Toretto Tuesday. And Toretto Tuesday brings us goodies from the set of "Fast and Furious 7."
This week's Toretto Tuesday brings us a picture from the set featuring Diesel and Dwayne Johnson, back for a third go. Except this time, they're hanging out in a hospital room. What is going on?!?!
Diesel offered this: "When brother Dwayne steps into the Hobbs role... you can't tell where he ends, or the character begins. Our third consecutive chapter in the saga, and the short hand we've established makes the film that much better each time."
Truth, man. Truth.
"Fast and Furious 7" opens in theaters on July 11, 2014.
With this week's releases not offering a whole lot of options at the theaters, this week's recommendations may help you out of a tough decision. Although, you should seek out "Your Sister's Sister" if it is playing near you.
Check out this week's pairings in Double Feature Friday!
"Rock of Ages" & "The Rock"
Here's a hypothetical for you: A team of pissed-off marines just captured Alcatraz and are threatening to unleash a massive biological attack on the Bay Area. You are a neurotic weapons specialist, who puts out increasingly bizarre films. What do you do? If you've seen Michael Bay's 1996 action classic, you know exactly what to do. "The Rock" was Bay back when Bay was Bay, way before all of this "Transformers" nonsense. This is a stylish, over-the-top action fest, made of pure masculinity. You know, what Bay used to do.
I'll admit it: I'm a bit heartbroken by the new "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" release date. In case you're late to the news, the second "G.I. Joe" flick has been pushed back from its original June 29 release date, now scheduled to arrive on land, sea and air on March 29, 2013. That's a full nine months later than it was supposed to hit. It's tough news to swallow for "Joe" fans far and wide, but leading man Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is staying positive.
Johnson took to Twitter to confirm the news of the new "Joe" release date, writing: "Commitment to make GI JOE a massive world event just got bigger. New release 3/29/13. Rock + Ass kickins + 3D = #AwwwwS---." He also confirmed reports that the film's planned 3-D conversion will require reshoots; according to Johnson, the Paramount team is "designing new scenes to enhance 3D."
Liam Hemsworth is a bona fide action star, as unlikely as that sounds. After coming to attention as Miley Cyrus's beau in "The Last Song," the Aussie's taken his turn in upcoming beefy blockbusters like "The Hunger Games" and "The Expendables 2." Now, the push continues, as he's about to hit a Rock.
Deadline reports that Hemsworth is close to a deal to star in "Empire State," which they call an indie heist movie based on the story of a 1982 NYC armed car robbery. At the time, it was the largest cash grab in U.S. history. Can't you just see the taglines now? (Sample: "They said it couldn't be done. They thought wrong.")
Whether it's called "Cobra Strikes," "Retaliation" or something else entirely, one thing is for sure — there's a "G.I. Joe" sequel in the works, and The Rock is going to be a badass in it. Need further proof? Just check out this new photo that Dwayne Johnson tweeted earlier today from the "G.I. Joe" set:
Can you smell what The Rock is cooking? I can — and it smells like awesome sauce.
The day is here – the day that the fifth installment in “The Fast and the Furious” franchise pulls into American theatres. “Fast Five” has been lauded as both true to the original and an exciting evolution for the franchise, and we’re going to break it down for you.
With the opening of “Fast Five” today in U.S. theatres, it’s a sequel that a lot of people didn’t think would ever happen. The 2001 car racing film “The Fast and the Furious” succeeded past critics and insiders’ wildest dreams, and this new installment takes this pack of racers into what could be their final showdown and into a new direction for the franchise. If you compare this film to a vintage car, it’s been classically restored to its showroom condition but has a little bit of modern muscle under the hood. Find out more about the fast-paced flick past the jump.
As far as 2010 comedies go, it’s hard to imagine one that sounds more promising than “The Other Guys.” I mean, it’s got Mark Wahlberg, Will Ferrell, Steve Coogan, Michael Keaton, Eva Mendes and Paris Hilton in it, it’s directed by “Anchorman” genius Adam McKay – and it even has a scene when Derek Jeter gets gunned down! I mean, what's not to like?
The film also features Samuel L. Jackson and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson – who told me recently that he saw his first clips from the film and it looks as hilarious as you’d expect. Read More...
From "Anchorman" to "Land of the Lost," Will Ferrell has braved many a genre before, typically operating somewhere within the general realm of comedy. His next movie, "The Other Guys," is no different -- alongside co-star Mark Wahlberg and frequent collaborating director Adam McKay, Ferrell is set to explore the cinematic world of crime.
Luckily, Wahlberg and Ferrell aren't alone. Variety reports that the actors will be joined in the film by Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Samuel L. Jackson and Steve Coogan, all of whom have their own diversity of genre performances. Read More...
The war against the Locust Horde is on the not-so-distant horizon according to Chris Morgan, screenwriter for the "Gears of War" game-to-film adaptation. Morgan revealed to MTV News that the movie is now in the budgeting phase. While funds are lining up for the project, casting has yet to begin for the lead role of Marcus Fenix, a disgruntled ex-convict who takes up arms as a member of the human military's crack Delta Squad.
"Normally when I write, I think about the actor I'm writing for, but this one's been difficult," Morgan admitted when asked about casting Fenix in the film. "It is a vital casting choice. It's counter-intuitive really, because it seems like you want to get a big character -- a big tough guy who can play it stoic the whole time -- but in my experience, dealing with macho sorts of movies and dealing with Dom [Vin Diesel's character in "Fast & Furious"] and that kind of stuff, it's harder to play the tough guy than an emotional character who's all over the place." Read More...
"Jonny Quest" may soon reunite Dwayne Johnson with his "Race to Witch Mountain" director Andy Fickman. The WWE wrestler turned actor chose his words wisely but indicated that some big changes may be in store for the project. He also hinted that getting "High School Musical" star Zac Efron into the new film's lead role may be more important that sticking to a strict "Jonny Quest" adaptation.
"From what I know they’re going to go in a different direction," Johnson told MTV News. "Other than that I’m not quite sure what the details are just in terms of the creative." Read More...