08:29 AM on 08/20/11
Entertainment Round-Up contributors: rest_easy, Stayillogical, and Thomas Balkcom
Industry News and Rumors:
01) Not sure what this thing is (if anything) but it’s Batman news... And then this video came out.
02) Bridget Jones 3 is officially a go.
03) Take your first look at Leonardo DiCaprio as J. Edgar Hoover.
04) Scott Glen (Sucker Punch) has joined The Bourne Legacy (along with Jeremy Renner, Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton, Oscar Isaac, Joan Allen, Albert Finney and Stacy Keach) and talks a little about the movie.
05) Simon Smith will direct the penguins from Madagascar (not the title) in their spinoff movie. Also a Madagascar 4 is confirmed that will end the series.
06) Some pics from Twilight: Breaking Dawn.
07) Universal Pictures will remake Phasma Ex Machina.
08) Warner Bros are in talks to bring Stephen King’s The Stand to theaters as multiple movies.
09) Eddie Murphy will voice Hong Kong Phooey in a big screen adaptation.
10) Some images from Warner Bros fall movie lineup.
11) People got upset over the Catwoman photo that came out last week. Can’t see much and it’s a single still. Imagine an early still from Batman Begins when he’s testing out the different batsuits? Well Ms. Hathaway has responded. One quote “That is like a tenth of what the catsuit is.”
12) Sony Pictures is moving forward with The Smurfs 2.
13) Here are some Contagion character posters.
14) Alan Tudyk talks Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.
15) Check out a peek of How to Train Your Dragon live on stage.
16) World War Z will break out December 21, 2012.
17) Robert Rodriguez says Frank Miller has written Sin City 2 (polishing that last bit) and that they do having financing. He is quoted as saying “it could start filming as early as this year”. Also same thing for Machete 2.
18) Russell Crowe has joined Marky Mark Wahlberg in Broken City. He will play the Mayor.
19) 30 Minutes of Less Restricted clip (didn’t watch yet so not sure if it’s safe for work).
20) Jason Mamoa (Game of Thrones) has written the sequel to Conan.
21) Viral video for Puss in Boots.
22) Here’s a first listen of Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross’s score for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. And here’s another look at Rooney Mara as Lisbeth Salander.
23) Just for fun, check out this article with the 30 harshest filmmaker-on-filmmaker insults in history.
24) Disney pulls the plug on Johnny Depp’s The Lone Ranger.
UPDATE: That and Dark Towers are not yet dead though gasping for air.
25) New poster and TV spot for Nicolas Winding Refn’s film Drive starring Ryan Gosling.
26) If you missed James Franco on Conan this week, turns out he’s working on a documentary about porn.
27) Bruce Willis is in final negotiations to join the cast of G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation.
28) The latest remake in the works: Dirty Dancing.
29) It’s official, Mike Myers will return for Austin Powers 4.
30) New images and an international poster for Roman Polanski’s Carnage.
31) Here’s some set photos taken during the Avengers filming with Captain America and Thor! And this may contain a little spoiler but more!
32) Riley Keough and Jessica Biel will play strippers in Magic Mike. (article doesn’t say if they’ll be nude)
33) Tony Scott wants to reimagine/remake The Wild Bunch.
34) Robert Downey Jr. talks a little about Iron Man 3 and how things are with new director (for the franchise) Shane Black (Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, also starring RDJ and is well worth watching if you haven’t seen it).
35) want more Twilight: Breaking Dawn part 1 photos? really? ok click.
36) Ridley Scott is making another Blade Runner movie. No one yet knows if it’s a sequel or prequel.
37) Michael Gracy will direct The Greatest Showman on Earth, a musical take on the life of PT Barnum and had been said would be played by Hugh Jackman with Anne Hathaway in the female lead role. However, those castings were 2 years ago and they are not currently set in stone.
38) Walter Goggins has joined the cast of GI Joe 2 to play an original character Warden Nigel James. Also in this film are
returning Channing Tatum as Duke, Ray Park as Snake Eyes and, likely, Byung Hun-lee as Storm Shadow). Newcomers include Dwayne Johnson as Roadblock, Elodie Yung as Jinx, DJ Cotrona as Flint, Adrianne Palicki as Lady Jaye, RZA as The Blind Master, Joseph Mazzello as Mouse and Ray Stevenson as Firefly. Bruce Willis is also said to be in negotiations for the part of Genreal Joe Colton.
39) Bradley Cooper has dropped out from The Crow.
40) Reeve Carney (Broadway’s Spiderman) will play Jeff Buckley in the biopic. If you’re confused this is a different movie than the one with Penn Badgely. This one actually has Jeff Buckley’s mother as an executive producer.
41) American Reunion movie poster.
42) Sean Hood (Conan the Barbarian) has written Rambo 5 : Last Stand. Though Stallone hasn’t signed on and was last quoted saying he’s 99% sure it’s over as he was happy with the last Rambo.
01) Cinemax is filming the 12 episode Transporter series (based on the movies of the same name) in Toronto. Chris Vance will star.
02) ABC is developing a Lincoln Lawyer series.
03) True Blood has been renewed for Season 5.
04) Frankenstein is in some form heading to television.
05) Lucy Liu will be in the next season of Southland.
06) Here are the dates of the HBO series premiering/returning this fall.
07) Gilmore Girls creator will adapt The Nanny Diaries for ABC.
08) FX renews Wilfred, Louie, and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
09) Desperate Housewives will finally come to an end in May 2012 after its eighth season.
10) CBS hires Goodfellas and Casino writer Nicholas Pileggi to develop a Las Vegas period drama set in the 1960s.
11) Breaking Bad has been renewed for the FINAL 16 episode season.
1) Star Wars: The Complete Saga - http://uk.movies.yahoo.com/blog/article/234525/star-wars-the-complete-sagaexclusive-trailer.html
2) 50/50 - http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1810212128/video/26251727
3) Father of Invention - http://www.hulu.com/watch/267043/movie-trailers-father-of-invention
4) Abduction - http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/lions_gate/abduction/
5) A Very Harold and Kumar 3D Christmas - http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1810165651/video/26241813
6) Like Crazy - http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=80947
7) Coriolanus - http://www.cc2konline.com/component/content/article/35-movies/2536-sneak-peek-trailer-for-coriolanus-staring-ralph-fiennes
8) The Odd Life of Timothy Green - http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=80880
9) The Sitter (greenband trailer) - http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=80821
10) Anonymous - http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=80763
11) Footloose - http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1810164562/video/26263253
12) Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance - http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/sony_pictures/ghostriderspiritofvengeance/
13) Machine Gun Preacher - http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/independent/machinegunpreacher/
14) Texas Killing Fields - http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=81202
15) Johnny English Reborn - http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/universal/johnnyenglishreborn/
16) Underworld Awakening - http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=81198
17) The Trespass - http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1810176131/video/26315650
18) Red Tails - http://moviesblog.mtv.com/2011/08/17/red-tails-trailer-poster/
19) The Woman in Black - http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1810179098/video/26302291
20) Puncture - http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=81140
21) Hysteria - http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=81118
22) The Immortals (new trailer) - http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=81079
23) Faces in the Crowd - http://www.shocktillyoudrop.com/news/topnews.php?id=20495
Movies Out Next Week (8/26)
Don't be Afraid of the Dark
Our Idiot Brother
Absolutepunk Entertainment Links
X-Men: First Class
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
The Dark Knight Rises
X-Men: First Class
sources: aintitcool.com, slashfilm.com, empire.com, theavclub.com, tv.ign.com, fandango.com, videoeta.com, deadline.com, variety.com, comingsoon.net, firstshowing.com, superherohype.com, theplaylist.com, mubi.com,
If you have a bit of entertainment news you'd like to submit for next week's Round-Up, send your submission to with "Entertainment Round-Up" in the subject header. Thomas Balkcom
08:32 AM on 08/20/11
Long update. I wasn't around last week and literally contributed not a single thing to this round-up. Big thanks to Rest_Easy and stayillogical.
08:34 AM on 08/20/11
World War Z will break out December 21, 2012.
From what's been said about the script, it'd be better to just let it die.
08:42 AM on 08/20/11
I wish Mike Myers would reprise his role of Wayne Cambell instead of Austin Powers. Sigh.
08:44 AM on 08/20/11
Are you watching closely?
08:55 AM on 08/20/11
Bridget Jones 3... Jackpot.
But seriously... Love FX's line-up of comedies. Glad they all got renewed.
09:26 AM on 08/20/11
the only reason people are poo pooing on Austn Powers 4 is because Love Guru, Shrek 4, and Austin Powers 3 were all incredibly weak films...so people are/have been losing faith in Michael Myeres as a "guarantee laugh".
but austin powers 1 and 2 are some of the funniest movies of all-time, bar-none. so i'm incredibly supportive of this movie. I just don't think it's going to do that well.
10:20 AM on 08/20/11
Maybe it's just me, but I don't like the format of that at all.
10:33 AM on 08/20/11
does the Captain America costume look different at all?
10:40 AM on 08/20/11
So glad Louie got renewed
11:19 AM on 08/20/11
We DON'T have trouble sleeping.
What happened to the script? That'd be a shame, really enjoyed the book and was stoked for the movie.
Really hope The Stand gets picked up, would love to see a theatrical release, probably my favorite book, and the made for tv series didn't do it justice.
11:21 AM on 08/20/11
We're not for them(and that's cool)
I'm hoping for a miracle in Austin Powers 4. Didn't even realize that was happening..
11:43 AM on 08/20/11
Forget TDKR, I now have The Smurfs 2 to look forward to.
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