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5:46 PM 3/9/2014 by Binh Ngo
This week on The Download, we talk some Oscars, Spider-Man vs. Batkid, and the new Transformers: Age of Extinction trailer. Binh: Now that we got over our Oscar hangover, what do you think? I was surprised American Hustle got completely shutout and that 12 Years a Slave took home Best Picture, although we did say it could have won it in the previous Download.
11:09 PM 3/8/2014 by Binh Ngo
Zorro is getting a Dark Knight-style reboot at Sony, with Chris Boal writing the screenplay. Not only will the masked swashbuckler get a new backstory, he will also know some sort of European martial arts.
9:17 PM 3/7/2014 by Binh Ngo
Idris Elba is the first to be cast in Disney's live-action The Jungle Book adaptation. He will be the voice of the tiger Shere Khan, the main villain in the movie. In Rudyard Kipling's collection of short stories, Khan tries to kill off the human boy Mowgli before he could become a threat to him, but Khan's attempts are foiled by the other jungle animals. As for Mowgli, Disney is look for a mixed race actor to play the role, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
12:33 PM 3/6/2014 by Binh Ngo
As if we need more reasons to watch Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Marvel has released a 4-minute preview of the movie. Check it out below From the clip, the banter between Cap and Black Widow is going to be a highlight of the movie. Captain America: The Winter Soldier stars Chris Evans as Captain America, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Anthony Mackie as Falcon, and Sebastian Stan as the Winter Soldier, with an appearance by Robert Redford.
3:28 PM 3/5/2014 by Binh Ngo
Production of the next James Bond movie is set for October this year, but the script is still being worked on, screenwriter John Logan said. "Right now the first draft is almost done,” Logan told Empire. "I'm terrifically excited about it! I've been working very closely with Sam (Mendes), and it’s been joyous to pick up from our work on Skyfall and just continue on with the storytelling."
7:56 PM 3/3/2014 by Binh Ngo
After The Last Stand and Escape Plan, Arnold Schwarzenegger is really looking forward to Terminator: Genesis, his best hope at box office relevance. The script is "fantastic," he says.
8:13 PM 3/2/2014 by Binh Ngo
Gravity dominated the 2014 Oscars with 7 total wins, including Best Director. Dallas Buyers Club & 12 Years a Slave have 3 wins each. The Great Gatsby followed with two.
11:09 PM 2/28/2014 by Binh Ngo
The Oscars is this Sunday March 2nd, so we'll be spending this Download talking about some of the favorites, potential dark horses, and our picks to win. Let's talk Oscars! Binh: The Oscars is this Sunday. Are you ready for it or have you completely forgotten about it? Jeff: I forget it every day.
9:29 PM 2/28/2014 by Binh Ngo
Minecraft, the popular video game in which players explore a pre-generated world and interact with it by placing and removing cubes, is getting the big screen treatment, courtesy of the people who brought us The Lego Movie. According to Deadline, Warner Bros. has acquired the features rights to Minecraft for Roy Lee and Jill Messick to produce.
10:07 PM 2/27/2014 by Binh Ngo
Sandman, the big screen adaptation of Neil Gaiman's graphic novel, is one of those projects that has been kicking around Hollywood since forever, but nothing has materialized. Warner Bros. is giving it another go by hiring Jack Thorne to write the script, which is based on David S. Goyer's pitch, Deadline has learned.