There looks to be some movement on Lionsgate’s forthcoming Power Rangers update, with the writing team behind X-Men: First Classhaving signed on to produce a script.
Heat Vision reports that Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz have officially joined the project, while Roberto Orci is also on board in an Executive Producer capacity.
Orci will assist Miller and Stentz in developing a story, before the duo go on and begin work on a fully-blown script, and Orci turns his focus back to Star Trek 3.
At this stage we’ve no idea what direction the movie will take, but if the series was anything to go by, it will probably involve the Power Rangers having their arses kicked by a seemingly powerful villain, before morphing into their giant robot form and saving the day.
This one is in the very early stages, so no production schedule or release date has been confirmed as yet. However, feel free to start casting the six major roles in the comments box below…
Kevin Feige has been discussing the departure of Edgar Wright from the Ant-Man director’s chair, and what made him think Peyton Reed would be a suitable successor.
“Peyton is someone that I’ve been a fan of for a long time,” says Feige. “He was attached to Fantastic Four more than 10 years ago. He had awesome ideas and an awesome vision for the movie, and for various reasons he ended up leaving that movie.”
“He’s come in to meet on a lot of our movies over the years, in particler Guardians,” he continues. “We met with a handful of people [for Ant-Man], but Peyton was always one that I thought would be great.”
He looked at everything, he talked with us, and he said ‘Number one, I agree with the direction you’re going in. And number two, I can add to it.’ And he has – the movie is in as good a shape as it’s ever been right now.”
Not that Marvel has thrown the baby out with the bathwater when it comes to building on the work already completed by Edgar Wright…
“It’s still very much in the spirit of what Edgar’s original pitch was and the entire template of the movie is what Edgar set out and originally came and pitched us maybe eight years ago now,” says Feige. “But it’s on its way to being the absolute best version of what that movie could have been.”
Co-starring Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas and Evangeline Lilly, Ant-Man will open in the UK on 17 July 2015.
We have an update on Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight for you this morning, and while the film has been delayed from its original schedule, it’s happily not too drastic a setback.
Kurt Russell has been discussing his potential involvement with the film and has let slip that the project has now moved back from its proposed start date of this November.
“I’ve got a Tarantino project called The Hateful Eight that looks like it may go somewhere around the beginning of the year,” revealed Russell during a recent interview.
A setback then, but confirmation at least that the wheels are officially turning on Tarantino’s post-Civil War saga, albeit slowly.
No further info has been released as yet, although should Sam Jackson, Michael Madsen, Bruce Dern or any of the rest of the cast who assisted with the recent table-read sign up for the full film, we should be in for a treat…
A new clip has arrived online from Lucy, in which Scarlett-Johansson’s titular heroine takes a police car for a spin through the heart of Paris.
Despite having never driven a car before, Lucy takes to it like a duck to water, albeit at the expense of most every other vehicle unfortunate enough to cross her path.
The reason for her outrageous reflexes and reaction times? An accidental course of drugs that end up allowing her to use far more than the 10% of her brain popular culture would have us believe is the human average.
Take a look at the new clip, below…
Yep, that’s some mean driving right there - no wonder her passenger looks so terrified! Although to be fair, she never looks in much danger of losing control…
Directed by Luc Besson and co-starring Analeigh Tipton and Morgan Freeman, Lucy will open in the UK on 22 August 2014.
Viewers of the BBC coverage of last night’s World Cup Final will have already been treated to the full trailer for Season 8 of Doctor Who, with the new video now available to view online.
“Life returns… life prevails,” intones a Dalek voice ominously, before Peter Capaldi’s new Doctor sweeps in and sets about making the part altogether his own.
Steely-eyed and bristling with intensity, Capaldi is quite a change of pace from David Tennant and Matt Smith, and could well be the most badass Doctor since Christopher Ecclestone’s incarnation…
Take a look at the new trailer, below…
Daleks, Cybermen, er, Dinosaurs! It certainly looks as though the new Doctor will have a lot on his plate, although judging by the inner turmoil on display here, his hardest battle may prove to be with himself…
Co-starring Jenna Coleman, the new series of Doctor Who will air on the BBC on 23 August 2014.
Stan Lee has been talking about the current comic-book movie landscape, discussing Marvel’s successes so far, confirming his appearance in Avengers: Age Of Ultron and offering a nugget of advice to the Batman v. Superman team.
“All it can do is make it better for Marvel if we do these movies and the movies are successful,” says Lee. “There are people reading Marvel comic-books that would have never thought to read a comic-book before.”
“It helps the comic-book business. The movie business has been unbelievably incredible. The Marvel movies are about the biggest money-making movies of all.”
“We’ve got the best directors, the best special effects people and wonderful actors. People that had not been big stars before, like the fellow who plays Thor (Chris Hemsworth) – he’s wonderful! I was with him yesterday – I did my cameo of course…”
And as for rival stable, DC, Lee has a few words of advice on how they can guarantee Batman v. Superrman is a hit…
“DC could probably make a lot more money with Superman and Batman if they announced that I’d have a cameo in it,” chuckles Lee. “People wouldn’t believe it – they’d have to go to the theatre to see it!”
Avengers: Age Of Ultron will open in the UK on 24 April 2015 beforeBatman v. Superman arrives on 29 April 2016.
The first image has arrived online from the set of Robert Zemeckis’ biopic of daredevil Philippe Petit, with Joseph Gordon-Levitt starring as the legendary risk-taker.
The film will chart Petit’s attempt at “the artistic crime of the century”, in which he and several accomplices managed to evade security at the World Trade Centre in order to walk a high-wire between the two towers.
Having previously existed under the working title To Reach The Clouds, the film has now been re-named The Walk, a title it shares with Petit’s autobiography.
As for the first image, it shows Gordon-Levitt in character alongside co-star Charlotte Le Bon, with neither of them looking particularly perturbed by the thought of the dizzying heights to come…
Directed by Zemeckis and co-starring Ben Kingsley and James Badge Dale, The Walk will open in the US on 2 October 2015, with a UK date to be confirmed.
Guillermo del Toro has given an update on his long-rumoured adaptation of Disneyland ride, Haunted Mansion, which is still apparently among several projects on his back burner.
“It’s a hard screenplay to crack,” says Del Toro. “We’ve done it a few times. We are on our third or fourth draft, with two different writing teams, and I think the main thing is to try to combine everything that is great about the ride into the movie and to make it a really intense but with a sense of fun.”
“It’s a tough balance and I would be happy to report [that] we had the screenplay. We always feel like we are very close, but not yet.”
“I have to believe that Disney will make this movie as soon as we crack the screenplay, but until then we cannot tackle it. It is a movie I would love to direct, but I would be happy to just produce it if the timing is not right.”
With Pacific Rim 2, At The Mountains Of Madness, Crimson Peak and a recently announced black and white film currently on his plate, we’d imagine timing might be tricky, although if anyone should be adapting a ghost train for the big screen, it’s surely Del Toro…