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British actor Simon Pegg (Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol) recently opened up to the Radio Times about his thoughts on geek culture. While his somewhat controversial rant about the "dumbing down" of modern cinema may have seized headlines, it was his comments about the upcoming Star Trek sequel that made for a far more interesting read. Earlier this year, Pegg was revealed to be co-writing the sequel to JJ Abrams' Star Trek Into Darkness, following Roberto Orci's departure from the project.

Director Vincenzo Natali (SPLICE, CUBE) has been attached to helm a big screen version of the William Gibson cyberpunk novel Neuromancer since 2010, but according to the latest update on the project from Screen Daily, he won't be behind the camera for the adaptation. The site is reporting that producer Lucas Foster (LAW ABIDING CITIZEN, JUMPER) "is currently in talks with new writers and a... Read More...

Fans Reason Why Friday the 13th Killed Found Footage While it was previously reported that the next Friday the 13th installment might take the popular found footage route, producer Brad Fuller has laid those rumors to rest, and revealed that the fans played a large role in the decision. "Listen, there was an outpouring of negative sentiment when it was revealed that Friday the 13th might have been a found footage movie," Fuller told Shock Til You Drop. "That was very clear to us that there was not a groundswell of support for that.

The Intern Trailer: Robert De Niro Goes to Work For Anne Hathaway The idea of older guys getting internships is now the pitch for two mainstream comedies, this one following 2013’s The Internship, and it should be very relevant subject matter addressing today’s economic and corporate landscape. The Intern, which stars Robert De Niro as a 70-year-old man who goes to work (unpaid?) at a fashion website run by Anne Hathaway, would make more sense if De Niro’s character was laid off from his job of many decades and had to take a desperate measure to get a new gig. Instead, he’s retired and apparently just misses working.

What Marvel Has To Change if They Hire Ava DuVernay Call it the Wright-Jenkins Problem. It’s the state of tension between Marvel and a director with a strong vision. Obviously it’s not something unique to the superhero studio (directors have been leaving projects over “creative differences” since cameras were invented), but this particular problem is inherent in the way that Marvel has done business since launching Iron Man. Contrary to the current narrative, the issue of clashing directorial minds doesn’t stem from Marvel wanting or calling up work-for-hire filmmakers.

The live-action/CG animated adventure 'Monster Trucks' has once again shifted on Paramount's release slate, leaving 2015.

Abrams Talks The Larger Universe Surrounding 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' As has been announced, LucasFilm/Disney has hired a fleet of writers to flesh out the world surrounding Star Wars: The Force Awakens. From books that fill in the gaps between Episodes VI and VII, officially-sanctioned literary solo adventures for certain characters, and the upcoming Star Wars Anthology films, it's clear that the folks in charge are taking that "galaxy far, far away" to a whole new scale. In a recent chat with Vanity Fair, director J.J.

Our first official look at Martin Scorsese's passion project, Silence It's taken many many years of development but at long last the moment is here; Martin Scorsese's long gestating passion project SILENCE has completed production in Taiwan. Scorsese first received the Shûsaku Endô novel on which the film is based in 1988 and put together his first pass of the script in 1991. That first attempt wasn't successful and... Read More...

'Zoolander 2' Will Feature Justin Bieber Because Every Movie Needs Someone to Hate A lot of people are probably going to groan and get dramatic over the news that Ben Stiller has cast Justin Bieber in Zoolander 2. After all, there are few celebrities who inspire such loathing and to be fair, he is one of the few celebrities who actually deserves that amount of loathing. Let’s be honest with ourselves here, though: no one is more ready-made for the insane world of dim-witted male model Derek Zoolander than Bieber. Continue reading…

Simon Pegg Talks Idris Elba And Star Trek 'We're trying to write him a kick-ass role!'Since the news broke that Simon Pegg would be taking over co-scripting duties on the third new Star Trek film – currently rumoured as Star Trek Beyond, but with no official confirmation on that – the man who is also Scotty in front of the camera has been talking about his plans.

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