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Breck Eisner No Longer Directing 'The Karate Kid 2'

5:57 PM 6/26/2014 by Binh Ngo
Karate Kid
Just three months after signing on to direct Sony's Karate Kid sequel, Breck Eisner has dropped out of the project for Vin Diesel's The Last Witchhunter, Deadline has learned. No word on when either movie will be shooting, but apparently, their production schedules overlap, so Eisner has to choose between the two.

Shane Black Says His 'Predator' Is a Sequel

7:14 PM 6/25/2014 by Binh Ngo
chosen to helm the new Predator movie, is saying. Speaking with Collider, Black says he and screenwriter Fred Dekker see the new movie as an "inventive sequel" rather than a reboot because "[w]hy start over, when you've all this rich mythology yet to mine?" Besides, he likes "the idea of expanding and exploring the existing Predator mythology, rather than hitting the restart button."

Ben Kingsley Joins Disney's 'The Jungle Book'

1:48 PM 6/25/2014 by Binh Ngo
The Jungle Book
Ben Kingsley is joining the voice cast of Disney's The Jungle Book as the black panther Bagheera, the studio has announced. The movie is a live-action/CGI adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's book of the same name. In the book, Bagheera helps to pave the way for the human boy Mowgli's adoption into a wolf pack and also mentors and protects the boy as he grows up.

'Pirates of the Caribbean 5' May Shoot in Early 2015, According to Jerry Bruckheimer

5:27 PM 6/24/2014 by Binh Ngo
Pirates of the Caribbean
Remember back when Jerry Bruckheimer said that Pirates of the Caribbean 5, aka Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, could be filming this fall "if everything lines up properly?" Well, those things didn't line up.

Harrison Ford's Injury Delaying 'Star Wars: Episode VII'?

7:59 PM 6/23/2014 by Binh Ngo
Star Wars
Could Harrison Ford's leg injury force Disney to push the release date of Star Wars: Episode VII to 2016? According to the latest rumor, that's a possibility. Ford broke his left leg in the second week of June when the door of the Millennium Falcon fell on him during a shoot.

The Download: 'The Batman,' 'Bourne 5,' 'Star Wars: Episode VIII'

12:22 PM 6/22/2014 by Binh Ngo
We discuss the solo Batman movie rumor, Bourne 5, Star Wars: Episode VIII and more on this edition of The Download. Come and join us. Binh: As you know, Jeff, Sara won't be joining us because she's on a much deserved vacation, so it's just you and me on this week's Download.

What's Popping: Star Wars, Hulk, Harrison Ford, 'Paddington'

7:15 PM 6/20/2014 by Binh Ngo
Star Wars
According to reports, Rian Johnson has been tapped to write and direct Star Wars: Episode VIII and possibly Episode IX as well. Talk about a career boost!

'Looper' Helmer Rian Johnson to Write and Direct 'Star Wars: Episode VIII'

1:00 PM 6/20/2014 by Binh Ngo
Rian Johnson
Looks like Rian Johnson is the Irvin Kershner of the new Star Wars trilogy because Deadline has learned that he will write and direct Star Wars: Episode VIII and Episode IX. However, according to TheWrap, he is only writing the treatment for Episode IX and will not direct it.

Harrison Ford Broke Leg, Not Ankle, on 'Star Wars: Episode VII' Set

1:24 PM 6/19/2014 by Binh Ngo
Harrison Ford
Reports that Harrison Ford had broken his ankle when a door of the Millennium Falcon fell on him were inaccurate. He actually broke his left leg, the BBC has confirmed with his publicist. "His surgery was successful and he will begin rehab shortly," Ford's publicist Ina Treciokas said in a statement.

Ken Jeong to Star in 'International Incident'

9:12 PM 6/18/2014 by Binh Ngo
Ken Jeong
If you ever think that Ken Jeong deserves his own movie, then there's good news. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jeong is set to star in a Summit Entertainment comedy called International Incident. Steve Carell is in talks to produce. To be scripted by David Javerbaum from his own pitch, International Incident is said to revolve around five United Nations delegates who set out on a road trip to find one of the five's long lost love.
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