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Capcom Co., Ltd. officially gave the go-ahead on Thursday with the announcement of a live-action Mega Man adaptation from 20th Century Fox. The studio was green-lit for the production back in September 2015 prior to news last July attaching Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman as directors with Chernin Entertainment (Planet Of The Apes films) and Oka Masi (Heroes) producing – as such, those details haven’t changed.
It appears some parents dissenting over their young children not being able to endulge in a kid-friendly version of a hard-etched R-rated film may be getting their wish with Deadline reporting that Deadpool 2 is getting a PG-13 theatrical re-release on December 21. The film was released on May 18 on screens nationwide from 20th Century Fox, sitting stunt multi-hyphenate and filmmaker David Leitch in the director’s chair.
Without question, director Bryan Singer has done some incredible work on the X-Men saga dating back to the early two-thousandies. Recent events and troubling revelations may or may have not dampened his prospects on the franchise – I’m not at all certain, though fans weren’t exactly keen on seeing Simon Kinberg take the mantle either. The comments at the time were, in a word, passionate.
Headlines late last year were bolstering actor Dave Bautista for great prospects. December gave rise to then-breaking news of action comedy, Stuber, currently housed at 20th Century Fox with Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley producing for Goon helmer Michael Dowse to direct.
This week, the Uber-themed spectacle is signaling its relevance once more with the addition of The Big Sick star, actor Kumali Nanjiani for the title role of Uber driver, Stu, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Tripper Clancy wrote the script which sees Bautista as a hard boiled cop hot on the trail of a brutal killer and desperate to catch him by comandeering an Uber and its reluctant five star-rated driver.
Jake Wagner and Nick Thomas are executive producing with Jeremy Kramer overseeing for Fox. Daley and Goldstein are also joined in with efforts at Warner Bros. Pictures to helm DC Comics adaptation, Flashpoint, for a 2020 release.
Bautista’s next appearance will be in Anthony and Joe Russo’s Avengers: Infinity War, next month.
Graphic spy novels are in the news once again and with it, word from Umberto Gonzalez at The Wrap regarding Sir Ridley Scott to be in the running to helm Greg Rucka’s Eisner award-winning Oni Press publication, Queen And Country. The project is housed at 20th Century Fox with Rucka having joined in the efforts to pen the script next to that of John Rogers, Ryan Condel, Olivia Milch.
The All The Money In The World helmer will also produce at Chernin Entertainment as all other details may yet unfold; Casting is not yet known as the film had been in development hell prior to actress Ellen Page circling the project as recently as 2013 for the role of Tara Chace, a top British intelligence agent used as bait to draw out an international terrorist after an attack in London. The novels lasted for 32 issues between 2001 and 2007.
Logan co-star Boyd Holbrook is putting things in motion for what Borys Kit details over at The Hollywood Reporter as an epic world-building action thriller titled The Thirst. Plot details are nil while the report highlights the projects as an original idea set in the near future where water is a scarce commodity.
The actor, while on set for Shane Black’s upcoming Fall release of The Predator, reportedly brought the idea to the attention of Fox executive Matt Reilly who will oversee the product for the studio. The Thirst is being housed at 20th Century Fox as the actor’s first major writing gig with which he is also in negotiations to star and produce with Game Night and Jungle Cruise producer John Davis.
The countdown begins as we approach a September release of Angga D. Sasongko’s latest, Wiro Sableng, taken from the pages of the long celebrated action adventure novel saga from author Bastian Tito whose son, actor Vino G. Bastian, now stakes his claim in the title role.
The story itself is set in the 16th century and centured on an axe-wielding hero of legend who accrues a number of skills on his adventures. Plot details are unclear as to which areas of the novels are the film’s focus, but we’ve since garnered a teaser as of December and in kind, our first volley of poster art is now making the rounds from Lifelike Pictures and 20th Century Fox.
Bastian leads the trio of ink below in addition to actress Sherina Munaf and actor Fariz Alfarazi. Rounding out the cast are Marsha Timothy, Lukman Sardi, Rifnu Wikana, Dwi Sasono, Marcella Zalianty, Marcell Siahaan, Happy Salma, Yayan Ruhian, Ruth Marini, Yayu Unru and action fan favorite Cecep Arief Rahman with Dian Sidik, Yusuf Mahardika, and Aghniny Haque also starring.
Jackie Chan stunt veteran, action director Chan Man Ching shepherds the fightfare along with fight choreographer Yayan Ruhian who also co-stars.
Check out the posters below!
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Fox is making good on its earlier hype from January regarding a standalone Kitty Pride movie, it seems. As Deadline reported on Monday, the studio is tapping Brian Michael Bendis to script an X-Men cinematic universe entry vaguely-titled 143 for Deadpool helmer Tim Miller to direct.
The noted X-Men superheroine launched under Marvel Comics in 1980 with a number of skills surrounding her ability to “phase” herself and become intangible, allowing her and whatever she touches to pass through any object. Her history has seen her grow her affiliations with numerous teams including and especially with Guardians Of The Galaxy protagonist Star Lord at one point.
Fox’s X-Men franchise has seen a trio of actresses perform the role with Ellen Page donning the character for at least two films: The Last Stand and Days Of Future Past. As Deadline notes, the studio is playing it close to the chest but suggests the title hints at the 143rd issue in March of 1981 in which Kitty goes toe-to-toe with an N’Garai, a demonic entity from a race created by an intergalatic Elder God once intent on dominating Earth.
Bendis is strongly versed in comic books having contributed to many an adaptation over the years, including the big screen introduction of Miles Morales in Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse for its December 14, 2018 release. Miller is joined by James Cameron on pre-production for a direct sequel to Terminator 2: Judgement Day set to release on July 26, 2019.
The days and weeks since launching our Five-A-Day countdown have proven fruitful a time or several with various bits of teaser and trailer footage emerging for some titles arriving next year. Thus, expect to hear more ahead of Angga D. Sasongko’s latest, Wiro Sableng, taken from the pages of the long celebrated action adventure novel saga from author Bastian Tito whose son, actor Vino G. Bastian, now stakes his claim in the title role.
The story itself is set in the 16th century and centured on an axe-wielding hero of legend who accrues a number of skills on his adventures. Plot details are unclear as to which areas of the novels are the film’s focus, although the kind folks at Lifelike Pictures and 20th Century Fox have finally begun making their case with an impressive first look teaser sampling Bastian in full heroic form with a taste of the action from Jackie Chan stunt veteran, action director Chan Man Ching and co-star/fight choreographer Yayan Ruhian.
Rounding out the cast are Sherina Munaf, Marsha Timothy, Lukman Sardi, Rifnu Wikana, Dwi Sasono, Marcella Zalianty, Marcell Siahaan, Happy Salma, Yayan Ruhian, Ruth Marini, Fariz Alfarazi, Yayu Unru and action fan favorite Cecep Arief Rahman with Dian Sidik, Yusuf Mahardika, and Aghniny Haque also starring.
Take a look below and keep Wiro Sableng on your radar for the new year!
Trade news sources are finally confirming the initial basics of what’s what with the long-vegetating Gambit live-action adaptation set up at 20th Century Fox. With Channing Tatum already set up to star for director Gore Verbinski following recent reports, Marvel fans can check back in on Valentines Day – February 14, 2019 to catch the faved X-Men character on the big screen.
Gambit was created by Jim Lee and Chris Clairemont and unveiled in X-Men comic book universe beginning in 1990, sporting a cajun accent with impeccable charm and the ability to charge most objects with kinetic energy, rendering them explosive. Tatum has long been in the running to star, and much to the delight of executives at Fox, including Lauren Shuler Donner who has produced all of the studio’s Marvel X-Men movies so far, including Jackman’s final Wolverine performance this year in Logan in addition to upcoming entries, X-Men: Dark Phoenix and The New Mutants to name a few.
Josh Zetumer’s script still stands as the framework for the upcoming film while further cast details will arrive in due time. Tatum is producing with Donner along with Reid Carolin and Simon Kinberg.
Dominika Egorova is many things.
To celebrate the epic final showdown between apes and humans in the upcoming War for the Planet of the Apes, Twentieth Century Fox Film will give audiences a chance to experience a special Planet of the Apes triple feature on Wednesday, July 12th. For one price, Planet of the Apes fans will be able to see Rise of the Planet of the Apes in 2D, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes in 3D, and be among the first to see the upcoming War for the Planet of the Apes in 3D. An exclusive commemorative item with artwork by Shepard Fairey in collaboration with Studio Number One will be available to all guests who attend the Planet of the Apes triple feature in RealD 3D, while supplies last.
Twentieth Century Fox has officially begun production on 12 Years A Slave helmer, Academy Award®-winning director Steve McQueen’s new movie, Widows. Gone Girl scribe, co-writer and bestselling author Gillian Flynn’s script sets the tone for a blistering, modern-day thriller set against the backdrop of crime, passion and corruption from See-Saw Films in association with New Regency.
Widows is the story of four women with nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands’ criminal activities. Set in contemporary Chicago, amid a time of turmoil, tensions build when Veronica (Oscar® winner Viola Davis), Alice (Elizabeth Debicki), Linda (Michelle Rodriguez) and Belle (Cynthia Erivo) take their fate into their own hands and conspire to forge a future on their own terms.
Joining our leading quartet are Liam Neeson, Colin Farrell, Robert Duvall, Daniel Kaluuya, Lukas Haas and Brian Tyree Henry. See-Saw Films’ Oscar®-winning team of Iain Canning and Emile Sherman (The King’s Speech) are set to produce with Bergen Swanson (Shame) serving as executive producer.
“Emile and I couldn’t be more excited about ‘Widows,’” says producer Iain Canning. “It is a film that continues See-Saw Films’ relationship with Steve McQueen who has brought together a dream cast to tell a compelling story about what lengths people will go to in order to change the circumstances of their lives.” Producer Emile Sherman adds: “New Regency has been such a supportive and committed home for the project and we are excited to be working with Fox on this timely production.”
“Combining visionary directing, writing, an extraordinary cast, and a riveting story that unites thrilling action with nuanced character studies, ‘Widows’ is a project that truly speaks for itself,” said Yariv Milchan, Chairman of New Regency. “Steve McQueen is a groundbreaking filmmaker and we’re proud to support his vision for this film, and so delighted to be working with him again following our successful partnership on ‘12 Years a Slave.’”
The creative team on Widows includes director of photography Sean Bobbit (12 Years a Slave), Academy Award®-winning production designer Adam Stockhausen (The Grand Budapest Hotel), costume designer Jenny Eagan (Beasts of No Nation) and Oscar®-nominated editor Christopher Tellefsen (Moneyball).
Twentieth Century Fox will release the film worldwide on November 16, 2018.
Imagine a sequel so epic that it took more than a decade to make happen…
Hopefully mercenary and box office smash hit super merc Wade Wilson remembered to turn the stove off before getting all Hollywood on us. In the meantime, it’s taken a bit of time for the upcoming titular sequel of Wade’s crime humpimg fighting adventures as Deadpool to staple a release date and start date, and on Saturday, 20th Century Fox changed all that, and then some.
This summer will mark the principal start in Vancouver for Deadpool 2 as cameras roll with actor Ryan Reynolds back in the tactical red supersuit for a release date now set for June 1, 2018. Joining Reynolds thusfar is actress Zazie Beetz as luck-bending femme fatale Domino and the Marvel MCU’s current Thanos, actor Josh Brolin now time traveling as enhanced supersoldier Cable following a long and contentious casting process among others that led to Deadpool helmer Tim Miller’s departure late last year.
Actresses Leslie Uggams and Brianna Hildebrand, voice actor Stefan Kapcic and actor Karan Soni are all currently expected to reprise their roles from the first film. Atomic Blonde helmer David Leitch sits in the director’s chair and will helm from a script by returning writers, executive producers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick.
Reynolds is producing with Simon Kinberg and Lauren Shuler Donner, and with Stan Lee, Ethan Smith and Aditya Sood also executive producing for the film which commences in June. (H/T: THR)
MANCHESTER, England–(BUSINESS WIRE)–(NYSE:MANU) Manchester United has today announced a ground breaking global partnership with film distributor 20th Century Fox.