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5:28 PM 12/11/2013 by Binh Ngo
Universal is trying to salvage Fast & Furious 7 by having Chris Morgan rewrite the script to "retire" Paul Walker's character from the series by using available footage, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Production of Fast & Furious 7 has to be shut down soon after Paul Walker lost his life in an auto accident on November 30th so that Universal and other stakeholders can figure out their next steps.
3:17 PM 12/11/2013 by Binh Ngo
The new Terminator movie have been given the title of Terminator: Genesis, suggesting that we might get a new origin story on how the Terminators came about, or it might mean the beginning of a new storyline. Either way, the main characters in the new movie will remain the same. Back as the T-800 will be Arnold Schwarzenegger, who's hoping to resuscitate his flagging movie career with the return to his iconic role.
7:28 PM 12/10/2013 by Binh Ngo
After a $540 million plus take at the global box office, World War Z is moving forward with the obligatory sequel. The Orphanage's helmer J.A. Bayona has been tapped to direct the World War Z 2, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Looks like he's responsible for developing the story for the sequel since he's overseeing the writing of the script.
8:08 PM 12/9/2013 by Binh Ngo
The Wachowskis announce their return to form with the debut of the trailer to their new kick-ass sci-fi film, Jupiter Ascending. Check it out below.
5:53 PM 12/9/2013 by Binh Ngo
Work for Star Trek 3 is about to get underway, and the first order of business is to have the script written. Series veterans Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci were originally in talks to write and produce, but that's no longer the case. Only Orci will be working on the script, along with newcomers J.D.
7:14 PM 12/7/2013 by Binh Ngo
This week on The Download, we talk about Gal Gadot being cast as Wonder Woman in Warner Bros.' untitled Man of Steel sequel, and the death of Paul Walker and how it'll affect the Fast & Furious franchise. Binh: The news came out this week that Gal Gadot, who appears in the Fast & Furious films as Gisele, has won the Wonder Woman role in WB's follow-up to Man of Steel.
What's Popping: 'Fast & Furious 7', 'X-Men: Apocalypse', 'Indiana Jones', 'Beverly Hills Cop 4', Wonder Woman
5:18 PM 12/7/2013 by Binh Ngo
In the aftermath of Paul Walker's death, Universal and the producers of the Fast & Furious films have decided to shut down the production of the seventh film in order to figure out what to do with the movie. Restarting the movie from scratch with Walker's character written out is one of the options on the table.
3:44 PM 12/7/2013 by Binh Ngo
Maybe he doesn't want Spider-Man and Wonder Woman to hog all the spotlight, but director Bryan Singer has dropped a bombshell on Twitter on Friday, announcing another X-Men movie. This isn't surprising given that X-Men is Fox's flagship superhero franchise, but what is surprising is the storyline. "#Xmen #Apocalypse 2016!" was all he wrote, but the message couldn't be more clear.
7:07 PM 12/5/2013 by Binh Ngo
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Amores Perros helmer Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu is in talks to direct Warner Bros.' live-action adaptation of The Jungle Book. Inarritu is curious choice since he's not known for family-oriented movies -- unless the studio is going for a darker interpretation. If so, interest in this movie just went up a couple of notches.
3:57 PM 12/4/2013 by Binh Ngo
Early last month Emilia Clarke, Brie Larson, and Margot Robbie were rumored to be on the shortlist for the Sarah Connor role in the new Terminator movie, but now, Deadline has learned that Robbie is no longer in the running and that the frontrunner appears to be Clarke, who is best known as Daenerys Targaryen in HBO's Game of Thrones.