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9:16 PM 4/30/2013 by Binh Ngo
We learned from Bruce Willis back in February that Die Hard 6 is in the works, but no details other than that. Today comes word that a British screenwriter is working on the story treatment, and it has a working title of Die Hardest.
11:54 AM 4/30/2013 by Binh Ngo
Robert Downey Jr. has been musing about stepping away from Iron Man and letting other actors take a crack at the character, but if Joss Whedon has any say in the matter, he would rather have Downey play Iron Man forever.
7:50 PM 4/29/2013 by Binh Ngo
The previous attempt at a Gears of War adaptation got derailed by creative differences between New Line and the videogame company Epic Games, which, ultimately, resulted in New Line giving up on the movie. It took nearly half a year to find a new producer, but the movie adaptation is getting another chance.
4:40 PM 4/27/2013 by Binh Ngo
Warner Bros. has been trying to land a director for its Justice League movie, but those the studio talked to or rumored to have talked to -- Ben Affleck, Brett Ratner, the Wachowskis, among others -- didn't work out for one reason or another. The latest word is that WB will have Zack Snyder direct it if his Man of Steel is a hit.
9:09 PM 4/25/2013 by Binh Ngo
Warner Bros' superhero franchises need a savior. The studio's relatively recent non-Batman movies, Superman Returns and Green Lantern, took a beating at the box office despite top dollars being spent on their production. But no, that savior won't be Christopher Nolan because, after directing three very successful Batman movies, he may not have any creative juice left for another costumed-hero movie.
1:00 PM 4/25/2013 by Binh Ngo
When the release of G.I. Joe: Retaliation was pushed back nine months for some extra post-production work, we thought the movie might be in trouble, meaning Paramount had a stinker on their hands and the studio had to scramble to fix it with additional reshoots and such. The official word is that the delay was for the 3D conversion process, with minimal reshoots.
8:51 PM 4/24/2013 by Binh Ngo
Armie Hammer will join Tom Cruise in Warner Bros' big screen adaptation of The Man From U.N.C.L.E., according to Deadline. Presumably, Hammer will play the Soviet agent Illya Kuryakin to Cruise's Napoleon Solo.
6:49 PM 4/24/2013 by Binh Ngo
Hey, it's an Ghostbusters 3 update, meaning someone asked Dan Aykroyd about the movie while he's out and about promoting that Crystal Head vodka of his. What's new? According to Aykroyd, the movie is shooting early next year. At least, he thinks so.
10:05 PM 4/23/2013 by Binh Ngo
Ed Helms' Vacation reboot won't make its July start date because New Line has put the movie on hold due to some good old fashioned creative differences, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. One camp wants the movie to be a more family friendly PG-13 while another camp wants an R rating, like the original.
9:04 PM 4/23/2013 by Binh Ngo
Lee Pace once tested for the lead in Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, but too bad he didn't get it. The part of Peter Quill went to Chris Pratt instead. As it turns out, there's a more fitting role for him in the movie.