John Cena and Kumail Nanjiani are set to co-star in an untitled buddy cop comedy that will be helmed by Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer. Deadline Hollywood reports that Universal has acquired the project that is written by Murray Miller (Tour De Pharmacy and 7 Days in Hell).
David Bernad and Fleischer most recently produced Brie Larson’s directorial debut Unicorn Store, and Bernad produced Mike White’s critically acclaimed Brad’s Status, both of which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival.
There aren't many detials on the project, but I don't know about you, but seeing Cena and Kumail together could be magical. Both are very funny actors and are physically opposite.
Star Wars Black Series Figure collectors rejoice, the latest wave of the popular 6-inch toy line is now available for pre-order on Entertainment Earth right now and you can expect them to ship out as early as October.
The characters in the latest wave include Jaina Solo, the figure that won the 2016 fan vote, General Leia, Supreme Leader Snoke, Maz Kanata, an Elite Praetorian Guard, Admiral Thrawn, Finn (First Order disguise), and more.
Many of these can also be ordered as part of wave case sets that include multiple figures. I've attached images of the figures below.
Kyle MacLachlan has picked up his next gig now that Showtime’s Twin Peaks has come to an end. Deadline Hollywood reports that MacLachlan has joined Jack Black and Cate Blanchett in the cast of Amblin's new filmThe House With a Clock in Its Walls, which is based on the 1973 John Bellairs horror book of the same neame illustrated by Edward Gorey. Expert Horror director Eli Roth is helming.
Eric Kripke (Supernatural) wrote the script based on the novel. The movie is about a recently orphaned 10-year-old boy who discovers a world of hidden passageways, magic and danger in his uncle’s old house. MacLachlan will play Isaac Izard, the sinister original owner of the house.
MacLachlan, recently reprised his role as FBI Agent Dale Cooper in David Lynch’s recent Twin Peaks revival. The role in this film seems like a good fit for him. What do you think? Have you read the book that this film is based on? Do you think Eli Roth will do it justice?
In a new parody video from How It Should Have Ended and Lego animators Brotherhood Workshop we see Chirrut Imwe show off some pretty impressive martial art skills. Unlike Rogue One, we get to see a lot more of Imwe kicking imperial ass.
How it Should Have Ended says this short initially started out as a two-minute video for the South by Southwest Game Awards this spring, but it was so good they extended it to just over four minutes.
It’s a brilliantly choreographed bit of stop-motion, beginning with something pretty similar to the fight we got in Rogue One before escalating. A lot. You can watch it below:
While chatting with Yahoo! Movies about his upcoming film American Made, director Doug Liman dropped some interesting tidbits about the Edge Of Tomorrow sequel, Live Die Repeat and Repeat. That is the tentative title for the sequel to the movie that starred 3x Academy Award-nominated superstar Tom Cruise and Golden Globe-winner Emily Blunt.
Liman says that the sequel's unofficial title originates from his intended title for the first film:Live Die Repeat. But back then the studio didn't agree with his vision and wanted the safer and studio-friendly Edge of Tomorrow. Liman said, “That was an epic war between me and Warner Bros. that I lost.” However, Liman did eventually and unofficially when the studio decided to rebrand the film on home video, releasing it on Blu-ray/DVD with a much larger emphasis on the film's "Live. Die. Repeat." tagline.
Through Liman's career he has never returned for a sequel and admits he is hesitant about returning for this one, but it looks like Cruise's rough story idea - combined with unbelievable fan support - really got his wheels turning.
“Normally there are financial decisions behind making a sequel, but with this, it was just about us coming up with a story. Really, it’s not a world I was eager to go back to, because dealing with time travel can make your head hurt. But there was so much affection from fans of the movie — more than any of my other movies! — that Tom and I felt that we owed it to ourselves to at least think about what a sequel could be.”
Liman teases that the movie will pick up a little further than we might have expected:
"It picks up where the last one left off, but then we go backwards in time. I love it way more than the story of the original film."
It will be an interesting film if Liman turns the clock back even further than he did in the first movie. You may remember, Cruise was pretty harmless and scared in the beginning and only after dying over and over again, did he become a battle-hardened warrior.
I'm really looking forward to seeing what Liman does with this film. What do you guys think? What would you like to see?
The Walking Dead is about to get a lot more action-packed in its eighth season, that's according to series regular Seth Gilliam who is comparing the upcoming season to "a Schwarzenegger versus Stallone action thing from the ’80s." Gilliam:
"I think there are, like, 10 explosions an episode. Every time you turn around, somebody’s shooting something or blowing something up. There’s some serious action that I don’t think we’ve seen on television since The A-Team went off the air.”
The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman says the coming season will be "a more fast-paced season, a more action-packed season" focusing on momentum and seven seasons worth of payoffs. Dwight actor Austin Amelio told Entertainment Weekly:
“It’s a f—king in-your-face action-packed IV of adrenaline. Season 7 was the ramp-up and now this is the blastoff. The stuff that’s happening is insane!”
For most Walking Dead fans Season 7 was one of the most disappointing of the hit zombie drama. Now that Rick, Maggie, Ezekiel and their respective communities have teamed up to make their first strike against their Negan's clan, The Walking Dead will most likely see the show become what it used to be.
Blade Runner 2049 is getting closer to its release date and now, more than 20 minutes of behind-the-scenes features have arrived to give us a deeper look at the futuristic world that producer Ridley Scott and director Denis Villeneuve have created.
Vice visited the Blade Runner 2049 set in Budapest and recorded two featurettes about the production.
The videos focus on everything from the practical the sets used, Harrison Ford shares how he and original Blade Runner director Ridley Scott have settled an on-going argument about whether or not Ford’s character Deckard is a replicant.
See the extensive Blade Runner 2049 behind the scenes clips below, if you aren't already excited for this movie, these clips might spark some excitement in you.
The TV pilot based on the 1990 cult classic Tremors just got three more cast members to star alongside Kevin Bacon. Deadline Hollywood reports that Emily Tremaine, Megan Ketch and Shiloh Fernandez will join Bacon in the Syfy pilot.
The Tremors follow-up is written by Andrew Miller and will be directed by Vincenzo Natali. In the episode, the killer Graboid worms that terrorized a rural town in Nevada 25 years ago are back, and the town’s only hope for survival is Valentine McKee (Bacon).
Tremaine will play the daughter of Val (Bacon). She is a recent college grad that stops by Perfection to visit her dad.
Ketch will play a young doctor who is fixated on Val, who saved her from a Graboid when she was a kid. But her character is hiding something that makes her an unexpected threat.
Fernandez will play a Perfection resident just waiting for the right moment to get out of town. The last thing he wants is to turn out like Val, who’s stranded himself in perfection for all these years.
This sounds like a fun continuation of the 1990 movie, but I can't help but speculate that if this show gets ordered to series, Bacon's character can't last too long. He might "Ned Stark" his way out of the first season.