"Clash of the Titans," the remake of the 1981 original, was one of the biggest moneymakers this year, so now, we're talking sequels. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jonathan Liebesman has signed a deal to direct the sequel for Warner Bros. and Legendary.
Louis Leterrier directed the much-maligned remake starring Sam Worthington, and I heard, Liebesman and company will try to improve on the second film. First, this one will NOT be converted to 3-D, but instead, will be shot in three dimension. That's good!
Second, smart scriptwriters are supposed to be attached to the sequel such as Greg Berlanti (the upcoming "Green Lantern"), Dan Mazeau (he worked for WB on "The Flash" and "Jonny Quest"), and David Leslie Johnson (the upcoming thriller "Red Riding Hood"). Mazeau and Johnson are working on the script right now.
Apparently, Liebesman nabbed the directing gig from the strong footage of his upcoming "Battle: Los Angeles," an alien invasion flick from Sony. This footage also wowed the crowd from Comic-Con this year. But this is also the guy who gave us the horrible "Darkness Falls" and "Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning" so I'm proceeding with caution.
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Is this just fantasy casting? But ComicBookMovie.com revealed that Fox would like Bruce Willis to star as Ben Grimm aka The Thing for the reboot of the "Fantastic Four" franchise. This will be mostly CGI and voice work, except of course, when the scene requires for Ben Grimm to appear. It sounds like a good idea, but for now, it's all just rumors.
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If this rumor is true, then this is great news! Darren Aronofsky ("The Wrestler," "Requiem for a Dream," the upcoming "Black Swan") is being talked about to direct the sequel to "X-Men Origins: Wolverine."
But another director in talks is David Slade, the guy who made "Twilight" cool again! Coming off the success of "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse," Slade may get the job, BUT, Mr. Wolverine himself, Hugh Jackman, has a good relationship with Aronofsky even though I despised the film they both worked together on, "The Fountain."
Slade could add muscle to the sequel, while Aronofsky could infuse the film with good storytelling. 20th Century Fox is about to make a decision very soon, but either or, I'm very happy with the choices.
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The remake of the classic 1935 film "Bride of Frankenstein" has been stuck in development hell for quite some time now. The last thing we heard about the project was that Universal and Imagine Entertainment revived the planned remake. That was last year. Today? We heard that no other than Lindsay Lohan is interested in playing the title character. I don't know if you want to believe TMZ but according to the tabloid site:
We're told Lindsay's agent at CAA gave her the script for the yet-to-be filmed remake before she checked into jail and LiLo "really wants it."
Lohan really wants the part but an Imagine Entertainment executive told TMZ that "there is no truth to this."
Regardless of who gets the part, it's about that time again when we annually hear some ramblings about "The Bride of Frankenstein." So Universal and Imagine, just do the remake and let's move forward. The last time a remake was made for "Bride" it was for the 1985 flick "The Bride" starring Jennifer Beals and Sting.
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Hold on dirty minds, don't start twittering yet. This planned move is for an upcoming buddy-cop film that both Reynolds and Cooper agreed to do.
Both actors are attached to star in an action-comedy from writer Sheldon Turner, the guy who gave us "Up in the Air." Reynolds and Cooper will play San Francisco cops who must get their respective ex-police fathers out of retirement to help them solve a case.
The Hollywood Reporter exclusive told us that this film is going for a "Lethal Weapon" vibe -- meaning, edgier R-rated flick. Once upon a time, this project was called "Blowback" and Dwayne Johnson was attached to star.
With Reynolds and Cooper on board, this film may take-off very soon. Although, there's no studio attached to the project...yet.
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