The internet is abuzz with the rumor that Robert Rodriguez has been offered to direct the Marvel property, "Deadpool." Ryan Reynolds first played the part in "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" and is set to reprise the role.
Why all the internet rumoring? Well, Twentieth Century Fox is behind "Deadpool," and the studio and Rodriguez have a loving relationship right now. Fox is distributing the upcoming Rodriguez film "Machete," as well as "Preators," which was produced by the director.
But so far, it's all been rumors, although The Los Angeles Times mentioned that "the director has indeed been sent the script (penned by the writers of "Zombieland") but has not been extended an offer."
Rodriguez would be a good choice to helm this film (he did a remarkable job adapting "Sin City" for the big screen), but until there's a major announcement from Fox, this is all just a rumor.
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Forget About Jaden Smith, What About Ralph Macchio? Take A Look At This Hilarious Funny Or Die Clip -- "Wax On, F&%k Off"
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"The Karate Kid" proved to be tubular at the box-office, winning ahead of another '80s relic, "The A-Team." The remake of the 1984 film starring Jaden Smith in the Ralph Macchio role, and Jackie Chan as the Master previously played by the Oscar-nominated Pat Morita, debuted at No. 1 for the weekend with $56 million!
Right now, Smith is probably telling his proud papa Will, "who's the bigger star now dad?"
Meanwhile, "The A-Team" came in at No. 2 with $26 million. Moviegoers loved karate more than explosive male-bonding. (Check out my reviews of "The Karate Kid" and "The A-Team" right here)
After spending three weekends at No. 1, "Shrek Forever After" fell to No. 3 with $15.8 million. So far, the DreamWorks animated flick took in $210.1 million and it's now the fourth movie of the year to top $200 million. (Check out my interview with Walt Dohrn aka Rumpelstiltskin right here)
Here's the estimated Top 10 Box Office films for weekend of June 11:
1. "The Karate Kid," $56 million.
2. "The A-Team," $26 million.
3. "Shrek Forever After," $15.8 million.
4. "Get Him to the Greek," $10.1 million.
5. "Killers," $8.2 million.
6. "Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time," $6.6 million.
7. "Marmaduke," $6 million.
8. "Sex and the City 2," $5.5 million.
9. "Iron Man 2," $4.6 million.
10. "Splice," $2.9 million.
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It's Official -- "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn" Will Be Released in Two Parts AND All the Actors Will Return
It has been an ongoing speculation -- will Summit take the "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" route and split the last "Twilight" film into two parts?
The studio has now officially announced that yes, "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn" will be released in two parts, the first one will arrive in theaters Nov. 18, 2011.
And for those fearing that some actors will not return due to salary negotiations, you can set your fears aside. Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, and supporting cast are all set to return.
Director Bill Condon will direct both movies and Melissa Rosenberg will write the scripts based on the fourth novel of Stephanie Meyer's mega-popular "Twilight" series.
The third installment, "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" opens June 30, and I'm watching it this weekend
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Jennifer Garner and Nick Nolte may soon join Russell Brand and Helen Mirren for the Warner Bros' remake of "Arthur," the 1981 comedy starring Dudley Moore, Liza Minnelli, and Sir John Gielgud.
Jason Winer is directing the remake which follows the plot of the original. Brand is set to star as the title character, a rich, happy drunk who is forced by his mother to marry an equally-rich girl or lose his inheritance. "Greenberg's" Greta Gerwig will star as a poor girl who steals Arthur's heart.
Garner is in talks to star as an heiress whom Brand must marry, while Nolte is negotiating to play her deeply religious father.
Production is set to begin shooting in New York in July.
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