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Ethan Hawke Is Reportedly Now Playing Doctor Strange

8:14 PM 10/1/2014 by Binh Ngo
Ethan Hawke
If This Is Famous is correct, Ethan Hawke, not Joaquin Phoenix, will be playing the titular character in Marvel's Doctor Strange. Hawke has reportedly accepted the role over the weekend and is now in contract talks.

Babak Najafi to Direct 'Olympus Has Fallen' Sequel

11:55 AM 9/30/2014 by Binh Ngo
Babak Najafi
Scandinavian helmer Babak Najafi has come on board to direct the Olympus Has Fallen sequel London Has Fallen, THR has learned. He is replacing Fredrik Bond who has dropped out of the project nearly two weeks ago over "creative differences."

The Download: 'Deadpool,' 'Star Trek 3,' and 'Speed 3'

9:56 PM 9/28/2014 by Binh Ngo
On this week's Download, we discuss the recently greenlit Deadpool movie, which may be rated PG-13, William Shatner and his potential involvement in Star Trek 3, and Speed 3.

What's Popping: 'Deadpool,' 'X-Men: Apocalypse,' 'Prometheus 2,' 'The Rosie Project,' 'Speed 3'

11:33 AM 9/27/2014 by Binh Ngo
Deadpool has finally been given a release date, but, word is, the movie will be rated PG-13, not R like fans wanted it to be. Bryan Singer has officially signed on to direct X-Men: Apocalypse. The bulk of the cast from the original X-Men movies -- Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Halle Berry, among others -- may not make it back for the next one though.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt Wanted for Oliver Stone's Edward Snowden Pic

12:07 PM 9/23/2014 by Binh Ngo
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
If everything aligns, Joseph Gordon-Levitt will play Edward Snowden in Oliver Stone's NSA whistleblower movie The Snowden Files. According to Variety, Gordon-Levitt has verbally agreed to the movie, but the sides have not worked out a deal. Stone is directing from his own script and is producing the movie with Eric Kopeloff and Moritz Borman.

Roberto Orci Drops Out of 'Power Rangers' Reboot

5:59 PM 9/22/2014 by Binh Ngo
Power Rangers
Because of his Star Trek 3 obligations, Roberto Orci has removed himself from Lionsgate's Power Rangers reboot and will no longer exec produce the movie, according to Deadline. Even without Orci's involvement, the new Power Rangers pic is still moving forward toward its July 22, 2016 release.

The Download: 'I Know What You Did Last Summer' Reboot, 'Ghostbusters 3,' and '20,000 Leagues Under the Sea'

5:36 PM 9/21/2014 by Binh Ngo
20000 Leagues Under the Sea
Sony's financial troubles may force its movie division to take MGM's approach and pump out more low cost remakes in the future. We discuss that and more on this week's Download.

What's Popping: 'Deadpool,' 'Fantastic Four,' 'Skull Island,' 'Ghostbusters,' Matt Damon 'Bourne' Again

4:48 PM 9/21/2014 by Binh Ngo
Fox has finally given the green light to that long gestating Deadpool movie, but the studio is apparently not that high on it since it is scheduled to be released on February 12, 2016. Speaking of Fox, the studio has pulled Michael Fassbender's Assassin's Creed from it's 2015 release slate and has replaced it with The Fantastic Four reboot.

'Bond 24' Will Begin Production This December

1:17 PM 9/16/2014 by Binh Ngo
James Bond
According to the MI6 website, the 24th James Bond movie will begin lensing on December 6. Daniel Craig will return to play Britain's iconic spy, with Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, and Rory Kinnear also returning to reprise their roles. Filming was supposed to begin earlier, but a rewrite of John Logan's script by Neal Purvis and Robert Wade pushed the start date back.

Leslie Mann Boards New Line's 'Vacation' Reboot

1:14 PM 9/16/2014 by Binh Ngo
Leslie Mann
Leslie Mann is joining New Line's Vacation reboot cast as Audrey Griswold, the sister of Ed Helms' Rusty Griswold, according to THR. John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein are directing from their own script, and filming is scheduled to begin this week in Atlanta.
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