Monday, December 10, 2012

Movie News and 411

Movies Opening This Weekend (December 14th)
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
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Christmas is coming up so here is a clip from The Santa Clause

Disney Heads Back Down Rabbit Hole for 'Alice in Wonderland' Sequel

Frankly, I'm surprised this didn't happen sooner with as much money as Alice in Wonderland made in 2010 (over $1 billion worldwide) and all the name-dropping Disney does for the movie on various films that its producers have gone on to make. Variety has word that Disney is developing a sequel to Tim Burton's take on the classic tale that featured Mia Wasikowska as the title character, but advertised Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter like nobody's business. Beauty and the Beast and The Lion King writer Linda Woolverton will script the sequel for Disney (she most recently wrote Maleficent starring Angelina Jolie). Click to read more.

Warner Bros Picks Up 'Boston Strangler' Pitch for Casey Affleck to Star

Though Ben Affleck has been all over the place promoting Argo, his brother Casey Affleck has been pretty low key lately. This year we only heard him on the big screen providing his voice to a character in the underrated stop-motion animated flick ParaNorman, but he has some other films on the horizon. We'll be seeing him in Ain't Them Bodies Saints at Sundance in January, and Out of the Furnace fromCrazy Heart director Scott Cooper will arrive sometime next year hopefully. But now he's just landed a new thriller called Boston Strangler which Warner Bros. just picked up from a pitch about the infamous 1960s murderer. Jump here to read more.

Josh Trank's 'Fantastic Four' Reboot Now Set for March 2015 Opening

Briefly: Get ready for a meet 'n greet with a new Mr. Fantastic, The Thing, the Invisible Woman and Human Torch in 2015. 20th Century Fox has scheduled a release of March 6th, 2015 for the nextFantastic Four movie, to be directed by Josh Trank of Chronicle. Sounds like the next two years of Trank's life will be all about Marvel's first superhero team. The date was posted by ERC BoxOffice (viaComingSoon) in a tweet: "Reboot City. Fox's new Fantastic Four will hit theaters 3/6/15." While we haven't heard any casting for this yet, Chronicle star Dane DeHaan already got the Harry Osborn role in the next Spider-Man, and we know Mark Millar is overseeing Marvel projects at Fox. This one has a script written by Jeremy Slater. Stay tuned.                                  

'Seven Years in Tibet' Writer Hired to Script New 'Salt' Sequel Draft

About a year and a half ago, Salt writer Kurt Wimmer was hired to script a sequel to the action thriller starring Angelina Jolie in a role that was actually reworked for an actress after originally being written for a male lead. However, Jolie was not very impressed with what Wimmer came up with and it was assumed the project was dead since she wasn't going to commit with Wimmer's script. However, it sounds like Columbia is still keen on a sequel as Heat Vision reports they've hired writerBecky Johnston for the sequel. The studio has long wanted a new writer to "reconceive" the script, but Johnston is an odd choice. Continue Reading.

Joel Edgerton Joining Natalie Portman in Western 'Jane Got a Gun'

With the stunning Natalie Portman heading into Western territory with Jane Got a Gun, and Michael Fassbender (X-Men: First Class) joining her in the film from We Need to Talk About Kevin director Lynne Ramsey, this film already has our attention. But now the deal is even sweeter as Deadline reports Joel Edgerton (Warrior, The Great Gatsby) is now in talks to join the cast. The story follows a young woman (Portman) whose outlaw husband stumbles home pumped full of bullets, so she must reach out to a former lover (Fassbender) to help protect her homestead from the criminals who are on the way to finish the job. Read more Here.
2 Weeks until Christmas and Les Miserables!!!!

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