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Akira: Justin Lin Possibly Being Courted to Direct Hollywood doesn’t have a good track record when it comes to adapting anime/manga properties for the big screen, as evidenced by the underwhelming box office returns (and at best lukewarm, at worst hostile, critical reactions) for such live-action films as Dragonball: Evolution and Speed Racer, as well as the animated Astro Boy – all three of which hit theaters in the late 2000s, as it were.

Robert Rodriguez’s Alita: Battle Angel Gets a Release Date Anime and manga fans have spent many years watching as fans of American comic books and animation get all their wishes granted at the box office. Everything from Marvel and DC Comics to Transformers and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles get film after film, year after year, while fans of Japanese storytelling often get left out in the lurch. That trend is about to change. The box office will see an infusion of anime and manga inspired properties adapted for the American cinema for the first time. The titles include Ghost In The Shell, Full Metal Alchemist and of course Alita: Battle Angel.

'Battle Angel Alita' Casts Rosa Salazar to Play Battle Angel Alita A big bit of casting new for you before your holiday weekend: Collider reports that James Cameron and Robert Rodriguez have found their star for their big-budget, live-action movie version of Battle Angel Alita. It’s Rosa Salazar from The Maze Runner franchise (and the upcoming movie version of CHiPs). Salazar beat out finalists Maika Monroe (Independence Day: Resurgence) and Zendaya (Spider-Man: Homecoming) for the role. Continue reading…

“Expendables 4” Gets Funding Interest from “Ip Man 3” Financier

12:43 AM 3/9/2016 by Senh Duong
The Expendables 3
There hasn’t been much news about “The Expendables 4” lately, but I came upon this tidbit after reading about the “Ip Man 3” box office scandal.

Yen Targets "Ip Man 4" for 2018 Release; Discusses Film with Director, Producer

7:17 PM 3/7/2016 by Senh Duong
"Ip Man 3"
Donnie Yen was promoting “Ip Man 3” as his last martial arts film, but when it broke box office records late last year in Hong Kong, Malaysia, and Singapore (and pulling in strong numbers in neighboring regions) before it opened in China, he told netizens during an IMDB Q&A that a fourth installment is “very likely.”

Bruce Willis Wants to Win You Back With a 'Death Wish' Remake A remake of Charles Bronson’s gritty 1974 classic Death Wish has been in the works for several years, though it didn’t seem likely that Paramount and MGM would get this thing off the ground. Enter Bruce Willis and the directing duo behind the Quentin Tarantino-endorsed indie crime thriller Big Bad Wolves, and you’ve got yourself a Death Wish remake. Continue reading…

Bruce Willis Wants to Win You Back With a 'Death Wish' Remake A remake of Charles Bronson’s gritty 1974 classic Death Wish has been in the works for several years, though it didn’t seem likely that Paramount and MGM would get this thing off the ground. Enter Bruce Willis and the directing duo behind the Quentin Tarantino-endorsed indie crime thriller Big Bad Wolves, and you’ve got yourself a Death Wish remake. Continue reading…

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