No? Yes? Lukewarm? Don't care? Well, whether you like or not, Arnold Schwarzenegger is attached to star in a rights package that will revive the "Terminator" franchise according to Deadline.
The Governator will once again don the leather dominatrix outfit he famously wore in the first three "Terminator" films, and will spout those corny but memorable one-liners. He's baaack, he said.
Tuesday afternoon, the CAA agency dropped the rights package to studios in hopes that one of them will be interested. Apparently, Universal, Sony, Lionsgate, and CBS Films are already looking hard at the package.
Previously, in the "Terminator" world, Sam Worthington stole the show from Christian Bale in the so-so "Terminator Salvation" from director McG. You remember Bale's rants in the film more than the plot of the movie. (Check out my "Terminator Salvation" interviews right here)
Let's see if this planned project will gain traction, but I for one, am kinda, sorta excited to see Schwarzenegger in one of his most iconic roles. Hey, I'm a child of the 80s
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Sarah Douglas memorably played the villainess Ursa in the first two "Superman" movies ("Superman" 1978 and "Superman II" 1980). With the new reboot from director Zack Snyder and producer Christopher Nolan, the interweb is abuzz about the possible inclusion of the character. And according to Deadline, German actress Antje Traue is in talks to star!
Michael Shannon has been hired to play General Zod (wonderfully played by Terrence Stamp in the original films), hence, everyone's thinking, perhaps hoping, that his fellow Big Bad, Ursa, will join in on the fun in tormenting our Man of Steel.
Traue recently starred with Ben Foster and Dennis Quaid in "Pandorum." If she gets the part, and if she nailed the role, big Hollywood offers will come flying in faster than a speeding bullet for the actress.
(Check out my interview with Snyder for "Sucker Punch" where he revealed the visual style he'll use for "Superman")
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Six years ago, Antonio Banderas, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and director Martin Campbell entertained us with the swashbuckler "The Legend of Zorro." But there's a new reboot in the works that will bring our masked avenger back to the future, well, more like a desolate and post-apocalyptic setting according to the LA Times.
The reboot is called "Zorro Reborn" and is being developed at Fox right now. In this new version, Zorro aka Don Diego de la Vega, is a one-man vigilante hell bent on revenge. So it's still using the Western tropes.
The project is in early stages but Rpin Suwannath is set to direct. Suwannath was in charge of visualizing art images for movies such as "X-Men," "Matrix," and "Chronicles of Narnia." Great! He's a visual artist, but can he tell a story?
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No, the "Celebrity Apprentice" star will not play one of the avenging piranhas, darn it! His role is still unknown, although, Elisabeth Shue, who tried so hard to add grace and class to the first film will not return. By the way, the new sequel is called "Piranha 3DD," yes that's double D y'all!
Here's the press release from The Weinstein Co:
GARY BUSEY DIVES INTO PIRANHA 3DD (DOUBLE D)
Gary Busey is on board for PIRANHA 3DD now in production in Wilmington, NC.
As more potential fish bait, Busey joins the other cast members announced earlier this week including Danielle Panabaker (THE CRAZIES), Matt Bush (ADVENTURELAND), Chris Zylka (THE AMAZING SPIDERMAN), David Koechner (ANCHORMAN), Meagan Tandy (UNSTOPPABLE) and others.
PIRANHA 3DD shows its teeth in theatres nationwide on November 23, 2011. The feast is on this Thanksgiving.
About The Weinstein Company
The Weinstein Company (TWC) was created by Bob and Harvey Weinstein, the brothers who founded Miramax Films Corporation in 1979. TWC is a multi-media company that officially launched on October 1, 2005. Dimension Films, the genre label that was founded in 1993 by Bob Weinstein, is also included under the TWC banner.
During the Weinsteins’ tenure at Miramax Films, the company released some of the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful independent feature films which received 249 Academy Award® nominations and won 60 Oscars®, and have generated billions of dollars in worldwide box office receipts and billions more in home video sales. In its history, Dimension Films has released some of the most successful franchises including Scream, Spy Kids and Scary Movie.
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Mark Wahlberg and Justin Bieber are set to duke it out on a basketball court to see whose balls are bigger! Paramount is in talks with both stars for an untitled basketball drama.
Apparently, both Wahlberg and Bieber are avid basketball players and the one-time rapper turned Oscar-nominated actor saw the young pop star play ball during a celebrity game for NBA All-Star Game weekend.
Wahlberg was impressed with Bieber's basketball skills, so impressed that he pitched the idea to Paramount powers-that-be. According to Moviefone, the project is being described as "The Color of Money" meets "The Karate Kid." Really?
Okay, so let's predict the storyline -- Wahlberg will play an aging street basketball player who sees potential in the young street urchin to be played by Bieber. Wahlberg will have son issues, while Bieber will have poppa issues. They resist each other in the beginning, but when they decide to join forces together, magic happens! Bieber wins the basketball tournament. The End.
Predictable right? You know what would make this movie work? Make the two sing and dance together!
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