Too often Hollywood wants to remake perfect movies. When they redo films like 'Halloween' or 'Pyscho' the quality level has virtually only one place to go. So it's always exciting to hear that they want to take a flawed but fascinating film and give it a new spin, which is why it's good to hear that 'Explorers' is the latest film to get the remake treatment.
Idris Elba has been on the verge of superstardom for a while now, and his latest role might get him in the hearts of young children (or at least frighten them). Elba is in final negotiations to join the cast of Jon Favreau's upcoming live-action version of 'The Jungle Book' as the voice of the dangerous tiger Shere Khan.
With the passing of Harold Ramis, it seemed another monkey wrench had been thrown into the plans of the long rumored 'Ghostbusters 3,' which co-writer and star Dan Aykroyd has been working on for over twenty years. Now it's been revealed that commerce trumps tragedy as Sony and director Ivan Reitman are definitely moving forward with the project.
In a cinematic landscape where franchises and known properties are a studio's biggest priority, some projects cannot be killed no matter how hard it is to get them made. Witness Warner Brothers' big screen adaptation of 'The Stand,' which now has a fourth director in talks to helm the production.
LeBron James has long been compared to Michael Jordan as he's one of the most gifted players in basketball today. Those comparisons will now extend to cinema as James has signed on for 'Space Jam 2,' a sequel to the film that had MJ playing basketball with Bugs Bunny and the other members of the Looney Tunes.
'The Walking Dead' creator Robert Kirkman has conquered the small screen with the AMC adaptation of his comic book, and now he's looking to bring his talents to the big screen as he's set up to make 'Air,' a film he'll produce and which will star Djimon Hounsou, and 'TWD' regular Norman Reedus.
Though the roles of both John and Sarah Connor have been cast (with Jason Clarke and Emilia Clarke respectively, and of no relation), one of the biggest final puzzle pieces of the cast in the upcoming 'Terminator' reboot, 'Terminator: Genesis,' is who will play Kyle Reese, the man who traveled through time because he fell in love with a picture of Sarah Connor. Currently the role is between Boyd Holbrook and Jai Courtney.
Low budget movies are often looking for a hook to get people interested since they usually don't have name players, and often mix genres and interests to stoke interest. The latest film to milk this trend is 'Zombeavers,' which looks like it's aspiring to be the next 'Sharknado.'
When 'Pitch Perfect 2' was greenlit, it was assumed -- or at least hoped for -- that stars Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson would return. The former led the first film, while the latter was its breakout performer. And if you're a fan of 'Pitch Perfect' you'll be happy to know that both are coming back for the sequel.
'The Avengers: Age of Ultron' is about to start shooting, though not all the major parts have been filled. The latest to join the cast is Paul Bettany -- who already voices J.A.R.V.I.S. in the Marvel Universe -- playing Vision.
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