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Ed Skrein Joins James Cameron's ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL According to the Hollywood Reporter, Deadpool actor Ed Skrein has signed on to play the villain in director Robert Rodriguez' Alita: Battle Angel. Skrein joins Rosa Salazar (Insurgent), Christoph Waltz (Spectre), and Jackie Earl Haley (Preacher). Rodriguez is adapting the Japanese manga with famed director James Cameron on board as producer through his Lightstorm Entertainment, along with his producing partner John Landau.Skrein will play the villain cyborg, Zapan, who wields a powerful weapon known as the Damascus blade.

Antoine Fuqua's remake of THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN hits theaters in just a few days but the director already has his eye on a remake of Brian De Palma's SCARFACE. The 1983 crime drama which starred an over the top Al Pacino was itself a remake of a 1932 film which went by the same name, but Antoine Fuqua recently told Fandango that the story of an immigrant fighting for his version... Read More...

‘The Crow’ Reboot Will Shoot in January 2017 Relativity’s The Crow reboot has had so many stops and starts over the years, it’s gotten hard to keep track. It’s gone through several potential directors and as many potential stars, it’s weathered legal troubles and financial woes, and all along it’s suffered the deep skepticism of fans. So I totally understand if you don’t quite believe this next sentence.

2 New Actors Sign On For Death Wish Remake The Bruce Willis lead remake of the 1974 film Death Wish has added two more actors. Vincent D’Onofrio (Marvel’s Daredevil) and Dean Norris (Breaking Bad) have signed on to the new Eli Roth adaptation of the book by Brian Garfield. The story follows a man named Paul Kersey (Willis) whose world is destroyed by a violent crime against his wife and daughter. When the criminals are not brought to justice, Kersey takes to the streets to hunt them himself. Charles Bronson played Kersey the first time and in four sequels over twenty years.

2 New Actors Sign On For Death Wish Remake The Bruce Willis lead remake of the 1974 film Death Wish has added two more actors. Vincent D’Onofrio (Marvel’s Daredevil) and Dean Norris (Breaking Bad) have signed on to the new Eli Roth adaptation of the book by Brian Garfield. The story follows a man named Paul Kersey (Willis) whose world is destroyed by a violent crime against his wife and daughter. When the criminals are not brought to justice, Kersey takes to the streets to hunt them himself. Charles Bronson played Kersey the first time and in four sequels over twenty years.

James Wan Updates The Status Of The MORTAL KOMBAT Reboot At the Summer TCA Press Tour to promote his new Magyver reboot on CBS, James Wan also touched on the Mortal Kombat reboot  in addition to dishing on his Aquaman plans.  Said Wan, "It's still cooking away. With that particular project, that's a really cool property that I loved growing up as a kid.

Jason Momoa in talks to star in 'The Crow' remake In our golden age of spandex and superpowers, one superhero role has not proved enough for some actors. Ben Affleck, Ryan Reynolds, and Brandon Routh have each tackled two different heroes on-screen at this point, and now Jason Momoa looks ready to join their ranks. EW has confirmed that the once...

Zhang Yimou addresses the whitewashing controversy circling The Great Wall Zhang Yimou's THE GREAT WALL is the most expensive movie to be shot entirely in China, and part of the reason they were able to throw so much money at the production was because they had a bankable star like Matt Damon headlining the film. When the trailer for THE GREAT WALL was finally released last week, there was an immediate backlash which accused the film of whitewashing, with Fresh Off the... Read More...

Watch Matt Damon Fight Monsters in China in 'The Great Wall' Trailer As the global box office (and especially China) continues to make a greater impact on a film's overall success, we're beginning to see how that might play out in future big-budget movies. One example is The Great Wall, an English-language film starring a major Hollywood star (Matt Damon) that's not only the largest film ever shot entirely in China, but also one featuring an eclectic ensemble full of international stars. Plus, it's also the English-language debut for...Read MoreRead Comments

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