Things have been relatively quiet for Eli Roth on the feature film directing front, last having helmed 2007's Hostel: Part II. That looks set to change in the near future, however, as (in addition to his upcoming The Green Inferno), Roth is in talks to direct the "Dracula" tale Harker.
The script arrives as a spec from Lee Shipman and Brian McGreevy and is said to relocate Stoker's tale to England where Jonathan Harker is tracking the monster on behalf of Scotland Yard.
Russell Crowe is attached to headline the project and, while he was originally thought to be playing the Harker role, the site reveals that the actor is actually attached to play Dracula himself.
Production on Harker would likely take place next year with The Green Inferno shooting later this fall.
ComingSoon.net has learned that Tropic Thunder and Men in Black 3 screenwriter Etan Cohen has signed on to rewrite Ghostbusters 3 . The news arrives just a week after Dan Aykroyd reported that the project had added new writing talent.
Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky wrote the previous draft, which is expected to bring back together the original cast of Harold Ramis, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Ernie Hudson, although Murray has been a notorious holdout, not wanting to participate until the script is perfect.
Aykroyd previously confirmed reports that the plot will revolve around a new generation of Ghostbusters and hinted at the states of his and Ramis' characters.
"My character, Ray, is now blind in one eye and can't drive the cadillac," he said, "He's got a bad knee and can't carry the packs... Egon is too large to get into the harness. We need young blood and that's the promise. We're gonna hand it to a new generation."
Warner Bros. Pictures has revealed the new TV spot for The Dark Knight Rises which reveals that Thomas Lennon has a small role in the movie. You can check it out below!
Opening in theaters and IMAX on July 20th, Christopher Nolan's third and final Batman movie stars Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman, Marion Cotillard, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Morgan Freeman.
Having announced plans to move forward with the property earlier this year, Relativity Media appears to be interested in having Breck Eisner helm Stretch Armstrong. The Hollywood Reporter has the update, indicating that The Crazies director is in talks to adapt the Hasbro propetty.
Dean Georgaris (The Manchurian Candidate, Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life) is set to provide the screenplay, aiming for a slightly more serious angle than was the original intention for the character.
Still planned for a April 11, 2014 release, Stretch Armstrong is based on the iconic action hero figure first launched by Hasbro in 1976 and re-launched in the 90’s.
No other talent is currently attached (though a former iteration of the project would have starred Taylor Lautner), but check back for details as they become available.
Check out these behind-the-scenes stills for the upcoming CW show Arrow, courtesy of THR.
From Greg Berlanti (Green Lantern), Marc Guggenheim (Green Lantern), Andrew Kreisberg (Warehouse 13, Fringe) and David Nutter (Smallville, Supernatural, Game of Thrones), the hard-hitting action series reinvents the DC hero. After being marooned for five years on a remote island, billionaire Oliver Queen returns home with a mysterious agenda and very lethal new set of skills that he uses in a war on crime.
The series stars Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen, Colin Donnell as Tommy, Katie Cassidy as Laurel Lance, David Ramsey as John Diggle, Willa Holland as Thea Queen, with Susanna Thompson as Moira Queen and Paul Blackthorne as Detective Quentin Lance.
Get ready for this one folks, this will knock your socks off...
Variety is reporting that there are already plans in place for a follow-up to last year's highly revered and very successful game Batman: Arkham City. The proposal from Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment for the developer Rocksteady is to include the Justice League within the game in some capacity. There is speculation that this is due in part to Warner Bros. wanting to make the Justice League a bigger presence before finally making a movie.
The game is said to be a prequel to Arkham Asylum and Arkham City and details Batman's first encounter with the Joker. It will also be highly influenced by the 1950s "Silver Age" comic books of all the characters.
There is no official word from Rocksteady on this account, but the game is said to be gearing up for an early 2014 release date.
You would think we would have already had a few stories like this with the release of The Dark Knight Rises just a little over a week away, but no, this is the first real clip from the film to be released.
Below you'll find a scene between Joseph Gordon-Levitt's John Blake and Gary Oldman's Commissioner Gordon from the "Jimmy Kimmel Live" show.
Opening in theaters and IMAX on July 20, the final chapter in Christopher Nolan's trilogy stars Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy, Oldman, Marion Cotillard, Gordon-Levitt and Morgan Freeman.
Here it is folks. The box set that includes all of the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies up to this point in one place, thanks to MTV.
Disney laid out all the details, too: Immerse yourself in every aspect of Marvel’s elite Super Heroes with this limited-edition, 10-disc Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One Collection. Complete with glowing Tesseract, this exclusive replica of Nick Fury’s iconic briefcase includes stunning Blu-ray 3D™ and Blu-ray™ presentations of The Avengers; Captain America: The First Avenger and Thor, as well as Blu-ray™ versions of Iron Man; Iron Man 2 and The Incredible Hulk in exclusive collectible packaging. Plus, now that you possess the highest level of security clearance, you have been granted access to S.H.I.E.L.D.’s most confidential files, including a top-secret bonus disc filled never before seen, classified information. Also featuring exquisitely detailed art, prop reproductions and artifacts from the motion pictures, the must-own Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One Collection will verify your status as the world’s greatest authority on the Marvel Super Hero mythos!
A list of the content for the ten-disc set is:
• Marvel’s The Avengers (Blu-ray 3D and Blu-ray) • Captain America: The First Avenger (Blu-ray 3D and Blu-ray) • Thor (Blu-ray 3D and Blu-ray) • Iron Man 2 (Blu-ray) • The Incredible Hulk (Blu-ray) • Iron Man (Blu-ray) • Bonus Disc - “The Phase One Archives” (Blu-ray) • Collectible packaging with exclusive memorabilia from the Marvel Cinematic Universe
The box set will be hitting store shelves the same day as The Avengers Blu-ray on September 25th.
Marvel Studios' all new One-Shot Item 47 is gearing up to be the biggest and coolest of them all, much like its parent movie The Avengers. The short film will be on the Blu-ray/DVD for The Avengers when it is released on September 25.
There will be a secret screening of the short this Friday at Comic-Con and Marvel Studios will be giving out a poster below to all attendants. You can check it out below, thanks to EW. The short is described as follows:
Lizzy Caplan and Jesse Bradford star as a down-on-their-luck couple who find one of the discarded alien guns from the finale to The Avengers — and proceed to make some incredibly bad decisions.
Two S.H.I.E.L.D. agents (Maximiliano Hernández, returning from Thor and The Avengers, and Lost’s Man in Black Titus Welliver, making his Marvel debut) are given the job of cleaning up the mess and stopping this modern Bonnie and Clyde (not coincidentally named Benny and Claire.)
If you're following Hellboy comics, this is a welcome tease for you. If you're not and you want to be kept in the dark, turn away now.
Last we saw Big Red he had his heart ripped out and there was only one place to go after that, his namesake. Dark Horse has finally produced a teaser for us for the upcoming Hellboy in Hell story arc from Mike Mignola.
The series will run for four issues and is set to be just the first in a line of Hellboy in Hell stories. The first issue is set to be released December 5th of this year.
Metal Hurlant Chronicles is making its way to Comic-Con this Saturday, with the cast and crew taking the stage to talk about this new anthology series and we've score a few photos to share. The panel is taking place in Room 6DE from 5:45 - 6:45pm.
In the lineage of cult series such as The Twillight Zone, The Outer Limits and Tales from the Crypt, Metal Hurlant Chronicles is the science fiction live-action adaptation of stories from the eponymous world-renowned magazine that gave birth in the U.S. to Heavy Metal.
This series world premiere screening will be followed by Q&A session with director Guillaume Lubrano; actors Michael Jai White (The Dark Knight), James Marsters (Buffy The Vampire Slayer), and Darren Shahlavi (Watchmen); fight choreographer Larnell Stovall (Mortal Kombat); and composer Jesper Kyd (Assassin's Creed).
Rutger Hauer (Blade Runner), Joe Flanigan (Stargate Atlantis), Scott Adkins (The Expendables 2), David Belle (Prince of Persia) and Kelly Brook (Piranha 3D) star.
Chris Daughtry has teamed up with the Justice League and DC Entertainment to release the newly recorded acoustic rendition of the band’s original song “Rescue Me” to benefit the WE CAN BE HEROES campaign to end hunger in the Horn of Africa. On sale today and available exclusively on iTunes here, all net proceeds from “Rescue Me” go directly to provide relief in the region.
“You don’t need to be a super hero to help make a difference and be part of the greater good,” said lead singer Chris Daughtry. “The people in the Horn of Africa need us and every little bit helps, it’s as easy as downloading a song. If you’ve ever wanted to be super hero — now’s your chance.”
“The mission of WE CAN BE HEROES is to raise awareness for and support of the over eight million people in need of immediate assistance in the Horn of Africa,” said Diane Nelson, President of DC Entertainment. “Daughtry’s iTunes release of this new version of ‘Rescue Me’ will provide support and donations for three incredible humanitarian aid organizations that are helping fight this hunger crisis in the Horn. We are so thankful that Chris has joined us in this important cause."
The hit Nickelodeon show The Legend of Korra will continue on into a second season, according to EW. While the series is already slated to return next year as Season 1 Book 2, a second season has now officially received the green light.
The series, from Avatar: The Last Airbender creators Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, takes place 70 years after the events of The Last Airbender and follows the adventures of the Avatar after Aang – a passionate, rebellious, and fearless teenaged girl from the Southern Water Tribe named Korra. With three of the four elements under her belt (Earth, Water, and Fire), Korra seeks to master the final element, Air. Her quest leads her to the epicenter of the modern "Avatar" world, Republic City – a metropolis that is fueled by steampunk technology. It is a virtual melting pot where benders and non-benders from all nations live and thrive. However, Korra discovers that Republic City is plagued by crime as well as a growing anti-bending revolution that threatens to rip it apart. Under the tutelage of Aang's son, Tenzin, Korra begins her airbending training while dealing with the dangers at large.
The series is voiced by Janet Varney, Kiernan Shipka, Daniel Dae Kim, David Faustino, Seychelle Gabriel, Lance Henriksen, P.J. Byrne and J.K. Simmons.
Like Joss Whedon? Of course you do! Well, you will be glad to hear that his entire run on The Astonishing X-Men with John Cassaday is getting animated by Marvel Knights Animation and Shout! Factory.
On November 13, 2012 you'll be able to ge tthe 2-Disc Blu-ray featuring all four story arcs from the award winning title. The run time on the animated comic will be over five hours and the Blu-ray will include new cover art by Cassaday. No word yet on special features but expect them to be announced in the coming months.
Here's the line-up of titles included:
ASTONISHING X-MEN: GIFTED
Can the X-Men protect the world’s mutants against a powerful new alien menace and the “cure” that threatens to rid them of their unique abilities forever? This DVD features the first story arc of the ASTONISHING X-MEN 3-part series. Extensive bonus content includes: a conversation with Joe Quesada and Neal Adams, ASTONISHING X-MEN “Rise Up” music video, ASTONISHING X-MEN – GIFTED trailer, visual history of the characters, behind-the-scenes, Marvel Super Heroes™: What The — ?, artists gallery – John Cassaday, and additional trailers.
ASTONISHING X-MEN: DANGEROUS
In the second installment of the Astonishing X-Men arc, the tragic death of a student at the Xavier Institute reveals that a powerful enemy is working from inside the mansion to destroy the X-Men. It’s an enemy who knows all their weaknesses and can predict their every move. This new foe doesn’t want wealth, power or world domination – it only wants them dead. As the X-Men fight for their lives, they learn they’ve been deceived by one of their own. Even if they survive, the team will never be the same.
ASTONISHING X-MEN: TORN
This third installment of the Astonishing X-Men story arc brings more action and adventure as Emma Frost’s erratic behavior has the X-Men spinning in a nonstop downward spiral. Will an unlikely union be the final straw? After secretly lying in wait for months, the new Hellfire Club makes its move!
ASTONISHING X-MEN: UNSTOPPABLE
Strap yourselves in, folks! The final arc on Astonishing X-Men! After the shocking and brain-smashing events of recent issues, the X-Men are off to protect the Earth from its destruction at the hands of the Breakworld. And when it's all over, nothing will ever be the same! No, really, we mean it! Whedon and Cassaday prove they are more than Astonishing: They are unstoppable!