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Newsreel (W/e 2 June 2013)


Attack the Block’s Joe Cornish is in the running to direct Star Trek 3.


Lionsgate have hired visual effects specialist Zach Lipovsky to direct the Leprechaun reboot with WWE’s Dylan “Hornswoggle” Postl to star.


Josh Brolin is set to join the cast of Paul Thomas Anderson’s Inherent Vice.


Shrek Forever After’s Mike Mitchell is set to direct Dreamworks Trolls.


Nicolas Winding Refn, Ang Lee, Tom Hooper, David Yates, Shane Black & Sam Mendes are in the short list to direct Bond 24.


Danny Huston is in talks to join the cast of Tim Burton’s Big Eyes.


Control’s Anton Corbijn is to direct Life, the dramatisation of James Dean & photographer Dennis Stock’s relationship.


Kon-Tiki’s Joachim Rønning & Espen Sandberg are set to direct Pirates of the Caribbean 5.


Glenn Close has joined the cast of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy as a leading member of the intergalactic Nova Corps. While Doctor Who’s Karen Gillan will play the villain.


The Flintstones will return as an animated movie featuring the voices of WWE wrestling talent in 2015.


Grumpy Cat the movie is on the way.


The Muppets’ James Bobin in talks to direct in Alice in Wonderland 2.


Melissa Leo is joining the cast of director Antoine Fuqua’s The Equalizer.


Entourage creator Doug Ellin will rewrite the current screenplay and is in line to potentially direct Bad Santa 2.


Forest Whitaker is in talks to take on the role of Martin Luther King Jr in Memphis.


Johnny Depp has left the gangster Whitey Bulger biopic, Black Mass.


Green Lantern screenwriter Michael Green in talks to rewrite Blade Runner sequel.


Fast & Furious 6 tops, but After Earth bombs at the U.S. Box-office.

Newsreel (W/e 26 May 2013)


Antonio Banderas will star in the Chilean miner movie The 33, as Mario Sepulveda, the charismatic miner known as “Super Mario.”


Jonathan Rhys Meyers in talks to star in Star Wars Episode VII.


Seth MacFarlane has confirmed that he will not return as Oscars host for 2014.


Anthony Hopkins joins the cast of Gotti.


Timecop set to be rebooted.


Velvet Goldmine’s Todd Haynes is to direct Cate Blanchett & Mia Wasikowska in Carol, adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s The Price of Salt.


Gael Garcia Bernal to star in Jon Stewart’s directorial debut, Rosewater.


American Horror Story’s Evan Peters has joined the cast of X-Men: Days of Future Past as Magneto’s son, Pietro Maximoff, aka Quicksilver.


Dazed and Confused director Richard Linklater has revealed that he is working on sequel.


Tom Cruise has dropped out of the upcoming Man from U.N.C.L.E. movie.


Celine Dion will record the theme song for The Muppets… Again!


Charlie Sheen is changing his name back to Carlos Estevez,for the Robert Rodriguez sequel Machete Kills.


Blue Is The Warmest Colour by Abdellatif Kechiche has won the Palme d’Or. The Coen Bros’Inside Llewyn Davis took the Grand Prix.


Fast & Furious 6 races to the top of the U.S. box-office.

Newsreel (W/e 19th May 2013)


Warner Bros. have hired Seth Grahame-Smith & David Katzenberg are to produce a new Gremlins movie.


Billy Crystal is attached to star in the comedy Winter’s Discontent tone directed by Frank Oz.


Arnold Schwarzenegger is in talks for a remake of Toxic Avenger.


Will Smith is looking to star & produce a contemporary remake of Sam Peckinpah’s 1969 western classic The Wild Bunch.


Christoph Waltz is set to join Robert De Niro in The Candy Store.


Composer Michael Giacchino is to score Matt Reeves’ Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.


Samuel L. Jackson joins Hailee Steinfeld for Kyle Newman’s action comedy, Barely Lethal.


Emily Blunt & Christine Baranski are in talks to join the cast of Rob Marshall’s adaptation of the Broadway musical Into the Woods.


The Weinstein Company announces that production of Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon II – The Green Destiny will begin in March 2014.


Christopher Nolan has been approached to direct the next 007 movie.


Screenwriters Jon and Erich Hoeber have been hired to pen RED 3.


The Amazing Spider-Man 2’s Marton Csokas will play the villain in Columbia Pictures’ The Equalizer.


The movie based on Ubisoft’s popular video game Assassin’s Creed, starring Michael Fassbender, will be released on May 22 2015.


Star Trek Into Darkness warps to the top of U.S. box-office.

Newsreel (W/e 12 May 2013)


Tom Cruise to reprise the role of Ethan Hunt for Mission: Impossible 5.


Christopher McQuarrie is to write & direct a remake of the Cold War thriller Ice Station Zebra.


Shane Black to co-write & direct Doc Savage.


Director Bryan Singer confirms that X-Men: Days of Future Past is being shot in 3D.


MGM is moving forward with Hot Tub Time Machine 2, but with Parks and Recreation Adam Scott to star as John Cusack will not be returning.


Warner Bros. is planning a Dungeons & Dragons movie.


Jurassic Park 3’s Joe Johnston is to direct John Travolta in Gotti.


Andrew Garfield & Ken Watanabe are to star in Martin Scorsese’s Silence.


Universal postpones release of Jurassic Park 4.


Game of Thrones’ Richard Madden has been cast as the Prince in Disney’s live-action Cinderella.


Robert Redford is to direct & star in A Walk in the Woods, with Nick Nolte in the adaptation of Bill Bryson’s 1998 novel.


First CG-animated Marvel film from Disney will be Big Hero 6 is to be released in 2014.


Owen Wilson, Joaquin Phoenix & Benicio Del Toro to star in Paul Thomas Anderson’s big screen adaptation of Thomas Pynchon’s Inherent Vice.


William Fichtner has joined the cast of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Could he be playing Shredder?


Disney has a shortlist of directors for Pirates of the Caribbean 5, Rupert Sanders & Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman’s Fredrik Bond.


WB moves 300 sequel from August to March 7, 2014, and All You Need is Kill from that date to June 6, 2014.


Star Wars: Episode VII is to shoot in the UK.


Timur Bekmambetov is to produce Squirrels, a new horror-thriller.


Robert Downey Jr. is set to team with his Iron Man & Iron Man 2 directorJon Favreau for the indie comedy Chef.


Chloë Moretz is set to appear opposite Denzel Washington in The Equalizer.


Iron Man 3 continues the battle at the top of the U.S. box-office, while The Great Gatsby surprises everyone at a second place spot.


R.I.P. Ray Harryhausen

Newsreel (W/e 5 May 2013)


James Franco has signed on to direct & star in an adaptation of Andre Dubus III’s The Garden of Last Days.


A new adaptation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth is in the works with Michael Fassbender to star & Snowtown director Justin Kurzel to helm.


Jamie Foxx is in talks to play Daddy Warbucks in Will Gluck’s musical adaptation Annie, although he will be renamed Benjamin Stacks.


Kevin Costner is set to star & produce the indie drama Black and White for director Mike Binder.


Jon Hamm joins the cast of Minions, the Universal Pictures animation is a spin-off of Despicable Me.


Sharlto Copley has been cast in District 9 director Neill Blomkamp’s Chappie.


Downton Abbey’s Lily James has been cast in the lead role of Disney’s Cinderella.


Michael Mann set to direct Agincourt, an adaptation of Bernard Cornwell’s 2008 novel.


Bradley Cooper is the latest cast member to leave the production of troubled western Jane Got a Gun. Ewan McGregor has now stepped into the role.


Robert De Niro is to star in Candy Store from Syriana director Stephen Gaghan.


Jason Bateman stars in a mysterious new Walt Disney Animation, which is an animal comedy to be directed by Tangled’s Byron Howard.


Despicable Me 2 has lost one of its leading voice talents, as Al Pacino has departed the project over creative differences. Benjamin Bratt replaces him.


Men in Black 4 is now on development.


Iron Man 3 takes a big dent into the U.S. box-office.

Newsreel (W/e 28 April 2013)


A sequel to Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story is in the works.


Ophelia Lovibond joins the cast of Marvel’s Guardians of Galaxy, while Pushing Daisies Lee Pace is set to play the villain.


Robert De Niro & Shia LaBeouf are in talks to play a father-son spy duo in Spy’s Kid.


The UK release date of The World’s End is moving forward to July 19th 2013. While Kick-Ass 2 has been delayed to August 14th.


Insomniac Games announces that an animated Ratchet & Clank movie is coming to theaters in 2015.


Zack Snyder is rumoured to be directing the Justice League.


The director of Expendables 3 will be Red Hill’s Patrick Hughes.


Warner Bros. has put its Vacation reboot plans on hold indefinitely due to creative differences.


Armie Hammer is set to star opposite Tom Cruise in Guy Ritchie’s The Man From U.N.C.L.E.


Guillermo del Toro is teaming with Sherlock & Doctor Who screenwriter Steven Thompson to bring Naoki Urasawa’s manga series Monster to HBO.


Scarlett Johansson is set to be Luc Besson’s Lucy.


George Clooney & Grant Heslov will produce an adaptation of Joshuah Bearman’s article, Coronado High.


Johnny Depp & Meryl Streep are in talks to star in Rob Marshall’s Into the Woods for Walt Disney Pictures.


Pain & Gain works it’s way up to the top of the U.S. box-office.

Newsreel (W/e 21 April 2012)


Seinfeld’s Danny Woodburn will star as Master Splinter in the Michael Bay-produced Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.


Tom Cruise is to star in Warner Bros. sci-fi movie Yukikaze, based on an adaptation of the book by Japanese author Chohei Kambayashi.


Cillian Murphy joins the cast of Wally Pfister’s Transcendence.


Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar and Michael Bay’s Transformers 4 will use footage shot in IMAX.


Universal Pictures has announced sequels to Snow White & the Huntsman, Pitch Perfect & Ted.


Fast & Furious 7 set to be directed by Saw’s James Wan given a release date of July 11, 2014.


Michael Rooker is to star in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, as Yondu one of the four founding superheroes.


Nathan Fillion, John Krasinski & Bonnie Hunt been been announced as additional voice artists for Monsters University.


Walt Disney Pictures & Lucasfilm confirms that Star Wars: Episode VII will hit theaters in 2015 & every summer will offer a new movie.


John Cusack is set to play The Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson in Love & Mercy.


DreamWorks Animation has confirmed that a sequel to The Croods is in development.


Universal & Joel Silver set to remake John Hughes’ classic Weird Science.


Game Of Thrones director Brian Kirk is to direct the Keenu Reeves’ sci-fi thriller Passengers.


Fox is to release a Charlie Brown movie in 3D animation for 2015.


Oblivion cruises to the top of the U.S. box-office.

Newsreel (W/e 14th April 2013)


The Avatar sequels will feature underwater performance capture scenes.


Robert De Niro & Edgar Ramirez are set to play trainer Ray Arcel & Panamanian boxer Roberto Duran in the biopic Hands of Stone.


Anne Hathaway joins Matthew McConaughey for Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar.


Warner Bros. has acquired the rights to The Bermuda Triangle, an original spec script by 12 Rounds screenwriter Daniel Kunka.


Walt Disney Pictures is to make screenwriter Larry Brenner’s original pitch for a fantasy adventure called Labyrinth into a reality.


Jim Carrey to star in Ricky Stanicky directed by Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls’ Steve Oedekerk.


Sylvester Stallone & Arnold Schwarzenegger’s The Tomb has now been renamed The Escape Plan.


Bryan Cranston, Mads Mikkelsen & Rebel Wilson join the voice cast of Kung Fu Panda 3.


Invincible’s Ericson Core is set to direct the remake of the 1991 action-thriller Point Break.


Liam Neeson & Woody Harrelson are in line to star in the drama Highwaymen.


The Walking Dead showrunner Glen Mazzara is in talks to write The Overlook Hotel, which will be a prequel to Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining.


Warner Bros. confirms that Christopher Nolan is not involved with the Justice League movie.


Morgan Freeman joins the cast of Oscar-winning cinematographer Wally Pfister’s directorial debut, Transcendence.


Baseball movie 42 strikes a home run at the U.S. Box-office.

Newsreel (W/e 7th April 2013)


Finding Nemo Sequel is now called Finding Dory and will arrive in Theaters on November 25, 2015.


The Avengers 2 will be filmed in the UK.


Tim Burton set to direct Christoph Waltz and Amy Adams in the Margaret Keane biopic Big Eyes.


Will Arnett joins the cast of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.


Robert Redford is playing the head of S.H.I.E.L.D. in Marvel Studios’ upcoming sequel Captain America: The Winter Soldier.


Walt Disney Pictures has hired Prometheus screenwriter Jon Spaihts to rewrite their remake of 1979’s The Black Hole.


Benedict Cumberbatch set to star in Guillermo del Toro’s haunted house thriller Crimson Peak.


Director Justin Lin is no longer doing any more instalments of Fast and Furious franchise.


Evil Dead scares the competition at the U.S. box-office.


R.I.P. Roger Ebert

Newsreel (W/e 31st March 2013)



Blake Lively may star in the Freddie Mercury biopic as the star’s former girlfriend Mary Austin.


Joseph Fiennes & Ian McShane have joined the cast of Brett Ratner’s Hercules: The Thracian Wars.


Val Kilmer & Anthony Edwards reunite to lend their voices to Disney’s Planes.


Matthew Vaughn’s The Secret Service, which is based on the comics by Mark Millar & Dave Gibbons, will hit theaters November 14, 2014.


GK Films & MGM are set to reboot the Tomb Raider franchise.


Kate Mara is joining Wally Phister’s directorial debut Transcendence.


Martin Scorsese is developing his 2002 film Gangs of New York into a TV series.


Matthew McConaughey has been offered the lead in Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar.


The Descendants’ Judy Greer has joined the cast of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.


Chevy Chase & Beverly D’Angelo are officially in negotiations to reprise their roles as Clark & Ellen Griswold in reboot of Vacation.


Forest Whitaker tackling on bringing story of comic Richard Pryor to the big screen.


G.I.Joe Retaliation storms to the top of the U.S. box-office.


R.I.P. Uncle Monty (AKA Richard Griffiths)