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7:18 PM 11/14/2013 by Binh Ngo
As if 2015 couldn't get anymore crowded, Paramount has set Mission: Impossible 5 for December 25, 2015. The movie will open opposite Kung Fu Panda 3 and Ben Affleck's crime drama Live By Night. Tom Cruise is returning to play Ethan Hunt, and he will be reuniting with Jack Reacher director Christopher McQuarrie, who will be directing from a script by Drew Pearce.
8:24 PM 11/13/2013 by Binh Ngo
Last we've heard, Josh Brolin was in talks for the lead role in Jurassic World, but that may go to Chris Pratt instead, TheWrap has learned. Apparently, Brolin and the producers failed to come to deal, so eyes are now turning to Pratt. Talks are still in the early stages but one of the things that may prevent Pratt from accepting is the movie's shooting schedule, which may conflict with his TV show Parks and Recreation.
3:01 PM 11/13/2013 by Binh Ngo
The Fifty Shades of Grey movie may not be anyone's idea of a date movie, but Universal is positioning it as such. According to EW, Universal is moving the movie from its original release date of August 1, 2014 back to February 13, 2015, which is the day before Valentine's Day.
7:46 PM 11/12/2013 by Binh Ngo
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros is bringing the popular mobile game to the big screen. Before you scoff, remember Pirates of the Caribbean was based on a theme park ride. In Temple Run, the player would try to complete a course full of obstacles by dodging, jumping, and sliding.
7:09 PM 11/12/2013 by Binh Ngo
Roland Emmerich told us previously that there's a good chance the Independence Day sequel will be arriving in 2016 instead of 2015. Now, it's official. Independence Day 2 was originally scheduled for July 3, 2015, but it has been pushed back a year to July 1, 2016, just in time to celebrate the first movie's 20th anniversary.
7:53 PM 11/11/2013 by Binh Ngo
Matthew Vaughn's 2005's crime thriller Layer Cake barely made a blip at the box office when it was released here, but a sequel is on the way. According to Deadline, Jason Statham and his producing partner/manger Steve Chasman have optioned the screen rights to J.J. Connolly's Layer Cake follow-up Viva La Madness, with the intention of having Statham play the unnamed protagonist.
3:13 PM 11/11/2013 by Binh Ngo
This week on The Download, the MWB gang talks about Bruce Campbell flip-flopping on the Army of Darkness 2 with him saying the sequel is all "internet b.s."; that Chinese Thor: The Dark World poster; and Wonder Woman.
4:31 PM 11/9/2013 by Binh Ngo
The new Star Wars movie will be arriving in theaters on December 18, 2015, Disney has announced. To meet that date, J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan have to step in for Michael Arndt to help move things along with the script.
7:10 PM 11/8/2013 by Binh Ngo
Universal has found a director for the next Bourne. Before you ask, no, it's not the one with Matt Damon -- he probably won't play Jason Bourne every again -- but the one with Jeremy Renner. According to Deadline, Justin Lin has been hired to helm and produce The Bourne Legacy sequel, which may very much be his next movie since it has been whispered that Universal plans to have the movie out for summer 2015.
12:52 AM 11/8/2013 by Binh Ngo
Gal Gadot, Elodie Yung, and Olga Kurylenko -- one of these actresses could be playing Wonder Woman in the untitled Man of Steel sequel, according to Variety. Don't get too excited though. While the description of a "tall, brunette, athletic and exotic" woman may describe Wonder Woman, sources say there's a possibility that the role could be that of Bruce Wayne's love interest.