Paramount has announced that the horror thriller franchise, "The Ring," is getting a threequel and it's going to be in 3D! The third installment will simply be called "Ring 3D" and the script will be written by David Loucka.
The first film released in 2002 was based on Hideo Nakata's 1998 Japanese horror mystery called "Ringu," and it starred Naomi Watts with Gore Verbinski at the helm. We all know Verbinski went on to do the "Pirates of the Caribbean" movies.
A sequel followed in 2005.
The premise of the franchise is about a cursed videotape that when watched, will cause the viewer to die a week after. While the plot for the third film is being kept under wraps, The Hollywood Reporter is saying that the new film is being fashioned as more teen-centric than the first with reinventing the franchise as the main goal.
No director is on board yet, though, seeing the big bad Samara in 3D may be worth it.
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Like "Saw," "Final Destination" is a horror franchise that keeps on giving. And New Line, the company behind the franchise, is very generous! They hired Eric Heisserer, the scriptwriter behind "The Thing" prequel, to pen "Final Destination 5." This one will be shot in 3D!
Everyone thought that "Final Destination 4" would be the last one in the franchise because of all the dramas surrounding production of the fourth installment. But then, the film made $66 million in the U.S. alone, and those big numbers are enough for New Line to greenlight the fifth installment.
Like its premise, "Final Destination" keeps on escaping death.
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Many fans are wondering whether "Jonah Hex" will be pushed back by Warner Bros. because the studio has yet to release the trailer to catch a glimpse of our scarred Civil War hero (Josh Brolin) and the film is opening in less than two months, June 18th to be exact. (I couldn't add this film on my summer movie preview list because WB didn't/couldn't send the trailer)
Well have no fear folks, WB is still on track to release "Jonah Hex" and the first trailer will debut on the SyFy channel on April 29th. It will also be attached to screenings of "A Nightmare on Elm Street."
For now, here's a SyFy teaser to the trailer:
Here's more info on "Jonah Hex" from Yahoo:
Jonah Hex is a scarred drifter and bounty hunter of last resort, a tough and stoic gunslinger who can track down anyone... and anything. Having survived death, Jonah's violent history is steeped in myth and legend, and has left him with one foot in the natural world and one on the "other side." His only human connection is with Lila, whose life in a brothel has left her with scars of her own. Jonah's past is about to catch up with him when the U.S. military makes him an offer he can't refuse: in exchange for his freedom from the warrants on his head, he must track down and stop the dangerous terrorist Quentin Turnbull. But Turnbull, who is gathering an army and preparing to unleash Hell, is also Jonah's oldest enemy and will stop at nothing until Jonah is dead.
Genres: Action/Adventure, Science Fiction/Fantasy, Western and Adaptation
Release Date: June 18th, 2010 (wide)
Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures, Warner Bros. Pictures Distribution
Cast and Credits
Starring: Josh Brolin, John Malkovich, Megan Fox, Will Arnett, Michael Shannon
Directed by: Jimmy Hayward
Produced by: Ravi Mehta, John T. Goldstone, Matt LeBlanc
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Honestly? I'm giving M. Night Shyamalan the benefit of the doubt. At least, he's trying something new for his career. The big question -- will this one have a twist?
Here's more info on "The Last Airbender" from Yahoo:
Air, Water, Earth, Fire. Four nations tied by destiny when the Fire Nation launches a brutal war against the others. A century has passed with no hope in sight to change the path of this destruction. Caught between combat and courage, Aang discovers he is the lone Avatar with the power to manipulate all four elements. Aang teams with Katara, a Waterbender, and her brother Sokka to restore balance to their war-torn world.
Also Known As: Airbender
The Last Airbender
Logline: The adventures of the successor to a long line of Avatars who must put aside his irresponsible ways to save the world.
Genres: Kids/Family, Science Fiction/Fantasy and Adaptation
Release Date: July 2nd, 2010 (wide)
Distributors: Paramount Pictures
Production Co.: Nickelodeon Movies
Studios: Paramount Pictures
Filming Locations: Greenland
Produced in: United States
Cast and Credits
Starring: Noah Ringer, Nicole Peltz, Jackson Rathbone, Dev Patel, Aasif Mandvi
Directed by: M. Night Shyamalan
Produced by: Kathleen Kennedy, Scott Aversano, Michael DiMartino
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