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The Download: Lawrence Kasdan Returns to 'Star Wars' & Stephen Lang Resurrected for 'Avatar' Sequels
5:47 PM 10/26/2013 by Binh Ngo
This week on The Download, the MWB gang talks about Lawrence Kasdan writing Star Wars: Episode VII and Stephen Lang's return to the Avatar sequels. Come and join in their discussion.
12:19 PM 10/26/2013 by Binh Ngo
In a development that may mean little or a lot, J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan will be taking over Star Wars: Episode VII script duties from Michael Arndt. Since Kasdan co-wrote the screenplays for The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, there aren't many who are more qualified than him.
theguardian.com – New Zealand's film industry may face 'crippling losses' if James Cameron's Avatar sequels are filmed in a country with better tax incentives• Avatar sequel will see Colonel Quaritch return from dead• Avatar sequels 'to begin shooting in October 2014'New Zealand's film industry looks set to lose out on a billion-dollar bonanza from James Cameron's Avatar sequels because other countries are offering greater tax incentives to Hollywood studios.Star Sam Worthington revealed this week that the long-awaited films are due to begin shooting in October 2014. 6 weeks 4 days ago via theothersenhman
2:23 PM 10/22/2013 by Binh Ngo
Stephen Lang, who plays Colonel Miles Quaritch in Avatar, will return to play the same character in all three Avatar sequels, Fox announces in a release (via Deadline.) His character (seemingly) died in the first movie, so his return opens up the possibility that other characters may be back as well -- like Sigourney Weaver's Dr.
deadline.com – EXCLUSIVE: Even though Stephen Lang‘s Col. Miles Quaritch character seemed to have run his course in 20th Century Fox’s Avatar, director James Cameron has revealed that Lang is not only returning for the sequel, he’s going to be part of the next three blockbuster films. It sounds like he’s the closest thing to a mix between Star Wars’ Darth Vader and Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Terminator character. 7 weeks 15 hours ago via brucelee
1:33 PM 10/19/2013 by Binh Ngo
Those who've objected to Charlie Hunnam being cast as the 27-year-old billionaire Christian Grey in the Fifty Shades of Grey adaptation may be happy to learn that he has dropped out. Alexander Skarsgard, Jamie Dornan, and François Arnaud, among others, are possible replacements.
7:16 PM 10/18/2013 by Binh Ngo
While Fox and James Cameron are not forthcoming with details about the Avatar sequels, like when they're shooting, Sam Worthington is more than happy to oblige. In an radio interview (via Comingsoon), Worthington reveals that the three Avatar sequels are shooting next October. "We are going to start this time next year and we will do two, three and four," Worthington said.
fb.indiewire.com – Well, we're now four years on from the arrival of James Cameron's "Avatar," with the eco-message blockbuster ushering in the 3D age for good, and becoming a worldwide phenomenon in the process. And yet, getting a sequel in front of cameras has proven to take longer than expected. In 2010, it was announced that "Avatar 2" would arrive for 2014, but two years later Cameron's producer Jon Landau said that target probably wasn't going to be hit, and he offered up 2016 as a likely slot for the followup. 7 weeks 4 days ago via brucelee
deadline.com – Score another victory for James Cameron in his slew of Avatar lawsuits. The writer-director of the 2009 blockbuster yesterday prevailed in a suit brought against him by Eric Ryder, who claimed that Cameron had used his ideas in the film. LA Superior Court Judge Susan Bryant-Deason granted Cameron’s motion for summary judgment, thereby dismissing Ryder’s suit in its entirety. 9 weeks 5 days ago via jetli