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New Line: 'Shazam' will have 'a tone unto itself' and 'a sense of fun'

Earlier today, Dwayne Johnson tweeted that he would be playing Black Adam in a filmed based on DC’s Shazam. The announcement was surprising for a few reasons. For one thing, Black Adam is the Big Bad in the Shazam mythology. For another thing, most of the recent buzz around the bigscreen DC universe had focused on Justice League characters like Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, and Aquaman.

The Shazam project will be produced by New Line, a subsidiary of Warner Bros. proper, and when New Line president Toby Emmerich gets on the phone to EW, he makes it clear that the film will be a different kind of superhero movie. “It feels to me like Shazam will have a tone unto itself,” he explains. “It’s a DC comic, but it’s not a Justice League character, and it’s not a Marvel comic. The tone and the feeling of the movie will be different from the other range of comic book movies.” READ FULL STORY

Dwayne Johnson will play 'Shazam' villain Black Adam

Once again proving that Fast & Furious is the nexus of all action-movie realitiesFast Five enemy and Furious Six frenemy Dwayne Johnson has officially joined the DC Universe. READ FULL STORY

The Rock will find two more things to 'Journey' to the center of

Who among us saw the 2008 Brendan Fraser-led remake Journey to the Center of the Earth and thought, “This undoubtedly marks the august beginnings of a four-part motion picture franchise”? Because they would be right.

According to The Hollywood ReporterNew Line Cinemas and Walden Media have announced that both a third and fourth Journey film have entered development. While no one’s talking about plot, Journey 2 star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is attached to return, with scripts from Chad and Carey Hayes, who previously wrote The Conjuring. Brad Peyton, who also worked with Johnson on Journey 2 and the upcoming thriller San Andreas, will return to direct, as will producer Beau Flynn. Actor Josh Hutcherson is expected to return as well, although he is not officially attached.

This post has been updated to reflect that Brad Peyton is attached to direct.

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson wanders into trap in new 'Hercules' trailer -- VIDEO

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“Look at me,” Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson orders in the new Hercules trailer. (Okay!) “Do I look afraid?” Despite encountering a trap full of angry, tattooed warriors, no; no, he does not look afraid.

Hercules, based on the graphic novel Hercules: The Thracian Wars, is directed by Brett Ratner and intended to be a dark, action-packed account of Hercules’s battle to take down a warlord. So basically, this will be nothing like Disney’s version (bummer).

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'Hercules' first trailer: Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson becomes legendary -- VIDEO

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Still shaking your head over the thought of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson taking on the role of Hercules, the legendary warrior? With the first official trailer for Brett Ratner’s epic released Tuesday, you can now pass judgement for yourself. READ FULL STORY

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson tweets first look at 'Hercules' helmet

This is Sparta Hercules! Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson tweeted this morning from the set of his upcoming film Hercules: The Thracian Wars, posting a photo of Hercules’ helmet. This follows a set photo Johnson tweeted on Sunday, praising production designer Jean-Vincent Puzos, whose previous work includes Amour, 10,000 B.C., and Lord of War.

The Brett Ratner-directed film is an adaptation of Radical Comics’ eponymous limited series by Steve Moore and Admira Wijaya. The film follows the Greek demigod, who, after enduring through his legendary twelve labors, has become a mercenary. His life as a sword-for-hire is tested when the King of Thrace and his daughter seek Hercules’ aid in defeating a tyrannical warlord. Also starring Ian McShane, Joseph Fiennes, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Rufus Sewell, and John Hurt, as the King of Thrace, the film is set in a grittier reality without the influence of the supernatural.

Check out the sneak tweet of the Greek demigod’s headgear below:
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Jason Statham on crying in his new movie, 'Redemption' (and probably not crying in 'Fast 7')

Jason Statham knows he’s taking a bit of a risk with Redemption, the directorial debut of Eastern Promises and Dirty Pretty Things screenwriter Steven Knight in theaters and available On Demand June 28.

He stars as an ex-Special Forces soldier, Joey Jones, who drowns his guilt over a traumatic tour in Afghanistan with alcohol as a homeless veteran in London. When the young woman he shares a box with goes missing, Joey finds a reason to rehabilitate himself — to find her killer and avenge her death.There is some ass-kicking along the way as Joey’s skills are exploited by his new employer, but there’s also man tears. Lots of them, in fact, in the scene when Joey finally reveals why he’s hit the bottle. “You don’t know if people want to see you that way,” Statham says, with a laugh. “‘You’re not supposed to cry, you’re supposed to beat people up.’ Well, you can have all of that: You can have me beatin’ people up, and you can have me showing a sensitive side. [Joey's] not a weak man. He’s been hurt. Most guys, tough or not, hide emotions. I know a lot of tough guys, they’re just as weak as the next man, but they don’t show it. It’s just how much are you prepared to show? I think we’re all in tune with pain and how vulnerable we are when certain things get to us, and it’s just are you prepared to give that up? I’m not gonna be doing it in every movie,” he adds, laughing again. “It worked for that one.”

Spoiler alert: Odds are he won’t be crying in Fast & Furious 7, though Statham won’t say anything about the film other than he will be in it (presumably as the brother of Luke Evans’ now-dead Owen Shaw). “I’m sworn to secrecy. You know what they’re like. Universal will kill me if I say anything. They really will,” he insists. “People think I’m gonna play the bad guy. People think I’m gonna be the villain. People don’t really know what’s comin’, and I think there’s something exciting about that. People are just dying to know what extent and what involvement I’m going to have in the movie. I think all good things come to those who wait.” READ FULL STORY

Brett Ratner's 'Hercules' gets summer 2014 release date

Ever wonder if Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson– who has glistened in such roles as The Scorpion King and The Tooth Fairy– could pull off playing Hercules, one of the greatest heroes of Greek mythology?

Well fear not!  Brett Ratner’s Hercules is set to hit theaters August 8th 2014, EW confirmed. The Hollywood Reporter originally reported the news.

The MGM and Paramount movie is based on Hercules: The Thracian Wars a graphic novel by Steven Moore.

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