Baywatch Looking For Its Cast

Paramount Pictures is ready to dive in with its movie transfer of the global hit TV series Baywatch. It has already been announced that Seth Gordon will be directing the film and that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Zac Efron are set to play the male leads.

It is now being reported by Deadline that Paramount Pictures has a short list of actresses who will test for the female lead.

The names being reported are: Alexandra Daddario (San Andreas, Percy Jackson), Ashley Benson (Pretty Little Liars, Elvis & Nixon), Nina Dobrev (Vampire Diaries), Alexandra Shipp (Straight Outta Compton, X-Men Apocalypse), Shelley Hennig (Teen Wolf), Bianca Santos (The Duff) and Denyse Tontz (Big Time Rush).

From top left: Tontz, Daddario, Hennig, Santos, Benson, Shipp & Dobrev
From top left: Tontz, Daddario, Hennig, Santos, Benson, Shipp & Dobrev

The film is set to start it’s production in early 2016. So by then we should know more about who from this list was cast, and who not on this list made it on.

Who knows if this is going to be any good.  But at this point I’ll watch anything that has Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson in it.  Adding beautiful women to a film never hurt either.

Die Hard 6 is a Prequel?!?

According to what seem to be possible rumors, Die Hard 6 is on its way and will serve as a prequel story centered around a young John McClane!

If you think this is a bad idea, then you’re at odds with the star of the Die Hard films, Bruce Willis, who had this to say when asked to give his thoughts on a Die Hard prequel:

“It’s a very good idea, a really tricky idea, and I’m very happy about it.  It’s a really cool idea, because it’s the origin story. It’s gonna happen at the beginning of this. We’re going to bounce back and forth.”

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Gambit Still Looking For a Director

The upcoming Gambit movie is slowly coming together after it’s original director Rupert Wyatt left the project last month due to “creative differences”.  However, these “creative differences” haven’t stopped Fox from pushing on with sourcing his replacement for the stand-alone X-Men film. Channing Tatum, who will be staring as the card throwing cajun, recently threw Doug Liman‘s (Edge of Tomorrow) name into the hat.  However,  if this new report from Heroic Hollywood is accurate then Liman may not be the only director that Fox is looking at.

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Ant-Man Sequel Might Have a Director

With Ant-Man having exceeded all expectations its no surprise that Marvel Studios is continuing with a sequel.  The film was able to score an 80% Critic rating and an 89% Audience rating on Rotten Tomatoes.  On top of that it made quite a bit of money, reaching $454M at the worldwide box office.  Now, with the 2018 release date of Ant-Man and the Wasp approaching, the studio is reportedly hoping to bring director Peyton Reed back to helm their tiny superhero film once again.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Reed is in final negotiations with the studio to continue sitting in the director’s chair and get the film ready to hit theaters for July 2018. However, in order to make that date Marvel moved around it’s Phase 3 movie dates in order to make room for this Ant-Man sequel.  With this switch-around it was also announced that there would be three unspecified movies under the Marvel banner coming in 2020. Continue reading “Ant-Man Sequel Might Have a Director”

Spectre Early Reviews Seem Mixed

The next movie in the Daniel Craig led James Bond films, Spectre, is fast approaching its North American release date of November 6th.  However, the first press screening was held in London, and the initial reviews are making their ways onto the web.

Okay guys, all film reviews and ratings are based on human opinions. And this film seems to be getting mixed reviews, however, it seems that the overall average is leaning in a positive direction. While Yahoo Movies and The Playlist writer Oliver Lyttelton pretty much called it Quantum of Solace 2, Geoffrey MaCnab of The Independent wrote “Spectre is every bit the equal of its predecessor” but “struggles to reconcile its own internal contradictions” in the “latter stages.”
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Chris Rock to Host the 2016 Oscars

Well folks, it’s official. Comedian Chris Rock will host the 88th annual Academy Awards. Rock confirmed the news himself Wednesday morning (October 21st) on Twitter with a brief message: “Look who’s back. #Oscars,” he wrote alongside a photo of him holding the golden statue.

Oscar producers David Hill and Reginald Hudlin said, “Chris Rock is truly the MVP of the entertainment industry …. comedian, actor, writer, producer, director, documentarian — he’s done it all. He’s going to be a phenomenal Oscar host!”

Rock hosted the show a decade ago when Clint Eastwood‘s  Million Dollar Baby walked away with the Best Picture prize.

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Star Wars Breaks Insane Records

If you had told me last week just how much money Star Wars: The Force Awakens was going to make in the first day of ticket pre-sales I would have laughed at you and called you an idiot.  And let’s be honest here – I don’t think you can fault me for this because these numbers are insane!

IMAX Corp said Monday’s pre-sales for Star Wars: The Force Awakens far exceeded first day sales for 2012’s The Dark Knight Rises and The Avengers and also 2013’s Hunger Games: Catching Fire, which were all in the $1million pre-sale range.

‘We anticipated the ticket sales for Star Wars: The Force Awakens to break records, however the pace in which this film has achieved this is remarkable,’ David Seargent, group managing director of Event Cinemas’ parent company AHL, said in a statement.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens sold $6.5million across 390 screens in the United States.  That’s Six Times the amount of the previous record holders.  But those aren’t even the crazy numbers.

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Jack Recher: Never Go Back Begins Production

Paramount Pictures and Skydance Media yesterday announced that principal photography had started on Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, starring Tom Cruise, who was last seen in both Edge of Tomorrow and Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation.  The film is also being directed by Edward Zwick (The Last SamuraiBlood Diamond).

The new film, a sequel to 2012’s Jack Reacher, is based on author Lee Child’s 18th book in the bestselling Jack Reacher series, “Never Go Back.” The film’s script is written by Richard Wenk (The Expendables 2, The Equalizer), Marshall Herskovitz (Love & Other Drugs, The Last Samurai) & Zwick. Cruise will also be producing the movie.

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back also stars Cobie Smulders (“How I Met Your Mother,” Avengers: Age of Ultron), Danika Yarosh (“Heroes Reborn,” “Shameless”), Austin Hebert (“Bonnie and Clyde”), Patrick Heusinger (Quantum Break, Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce), and Aldis Hodge (Straight Outta Compton, A Good Day to Die Hard).

Production is reportedly taking place in New Orleans. The film is set for release on October 21, 2016.