Columbia Pictures has optioned remake and sequel rights to the 2007 Japanese movie, Big Man Japan, and hired Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi (Clash of the Titans) to write a screenplay. The original movie, directed by Hitoshi Matsumoto, tells the story of an accident-prone head of the Department of Monster Prevention, who uses electricity to grow 10 stories tall to protect the citizenry from Godzilla-sized creatures. Check out the trailer for the original film after the jump:
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In the remake of Fright Night, Colin Farrell plays a mysterious new neighbor who high-schooler Charlie Brewster (Anton Yelchin) worries might be an actual vampire. The suave night-owl next door speaks man-to-man with the suspicious Charlie in this new clip (exclusive to MTV) with a chilling warning meant to terrify the meddling kid. It’s a one-way conversation, for sure, but that’s no reason to bring Brewster’s mom into the conversation — even if Farrell’s vampire thinks she’s a MILB (Mother I‘d Like to Bite). Watch below. READ FULL STORY
Lisbeth Salander, the anti-heroine of Stieg Larsson’s best-selling books, is nobody’s idea of a sweetheart, but the new David Fincher-directed adaptation of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo clearly has a sense of humor about that.
A new teaser trailer (apparently pirated, though the shaky camera adds to the surreptitious vibe) actually teases itself — identifying the Dec. 21 film as the “feel bad movie of Christmas.”
See it after the jump …
John Cho (Star Trek) has joined Total Recall, Sony’s remake of the 1990 Arnold Schwarzenegger sci-fi action film that begins shooting Monday in Toronto. Cho will play McClane, the smooth-talking rep for the mind-messing company that tempts Colin Farrell’s Douglas Quaid to implant fantastic memories into his brain. Kate Beckinsale and Jessica Biel, as the Hollywood Reporter and Collider.com reported, will play Quaid’s wife and his revolutionary girlfriend, respectively. Bryan Cranston has been cast as the futuristic villain played by Ronny Cox in the original film, and Ethan Hawke will have a small role as well. Bill Nighy, who worked with Recall‘s director Len Wiseman on the Underworld franchise, remains in talks, reportedly to play the revolutionary hero, Kuato.
Television stars Wentworth Miller (Prison Break) and Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family) are in talks to join Loft, a remake of the 2008 Belgian thriller, according to Variety. The film, which already includes Patrick Wilson and James Marsden, is about five married cads who suspect each other of murder after a dead body is found in the pad they share to conduct their extramarital affairs. Stonestreet, who plays the sensitive gay husband and father on ABC’s hit family comedy, also has a role in this year’s upcoming Muppet movie.
One tour with Johnny Depp simply wasn’t enough for Rob Marshall. The Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides director has agreed to direct and produce Warner Bros. remake of The Thin Man, which has Depp attached. “John [DeLuca] and I are overjoyed at the idea of working with Johnny again, especially on such a classy and classic project,” Marshall said in a statement. “We are also thrilled to be partnering this time with such wonderful producers as Christi Dembrowski and Kevin McCormick, and we are looking forward to working with Warner Bros. to create a reinvention of a beloved story.”
Jerry Stahl (Bad Boy II) is attached to write the movie, which is based upon the 1934 film starring William Powell and Myrna Loy.
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Johnny Depp wants 'The Lone Ranger' to back off Tonto: Why is the f–––ing Lone Ranger telling Tonto what to do?'
Johnny Depp hopes to make a big-screen version of The Lone Ranger soon, but the masked guy who ends up yelling “Hi-yo, Silver!” better get used to being the sidekick.
This is sounding like Tonto’s movie.
“I remember watching it as a kid, with Jay Silverheels and Clayton Moore, and going: ‘Why is the f—ing Lone Ranger telling Tonto what to do?’” Depp tells EW, recalling the 1949-1957 TV show, which was seen decades longer in reruns. “I liked Tonto, even at that tender age, and knew Tonto was getting the unpleasant end of the stick here. That’s stuck with me. And when the idea came up [for the movie], I started thinking about Tonto and what could be done in my own small way try to — ‘eliminate’ isn’t possible — but reinvent the relationship, to attempt to take some of the ugliness thrown on the Native Americans, not only in The Lone Ranger, but the way Indians were treated throughout history of cinema, and turn it on its head.” READ FULL STORY
Would you believe Rachel Weisz and Mila Kunis as sisters? You know, the broom-riding, flying-monkey commanding, perhaps green-skin-hued kind of sisters.
Weisz is the latest big name in talks for Disney’s upcoming Wizard of Oz prequel, Oz, the Great and Powerful – produced by Joe Roth (Alice in Wonderland) and directed by Sam Raimi (Spider-Man) — potentially joining Kunis as one of the film’s evil witches. In the story, which takes place before the classic L. Frank Baum tale, the witches war with James Franco’s titular wizard, who starts out not so great and powerful, but rather as a snake-oil huckster whisked away to the magical land.
The deal with Weisz is not yet locked, however, according to sources close to the production. Robert Downey, Jr. was expected to play the wizard at one point, but the negotiations fell through. The title is attracting interest from major talent, however, partly because of the runaway success of Wonderland, which earned more than $1 billion worldwide.
Oz, the Great and the Powerful is expected in 2013.
'Three Stooges' scoop: 'Glee' star Jane Lynch and 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' star Larry David wooed for roles
Larry David is talking with his old friends the Farrelly brothers about playing a role in their upcoming Three Stooges movie.
He’s got the right first name, and could certainly rock the hair-do, but he’s not in contention to play Larry the Stooge. (Anyway, that role has already been granted to Will & Grace‘s Sean Hayes.)
The Curb Your Enthusiasm star confirmed through a representative today that he is in the early stages of working out a role in the comedy, which follows the three dimwitted brothers as they eye-poke their way through various misadventures.
Everybody’s favorite Machiavellian cheerleading coach, Glee‘s Jane Lynch, has also signed on for a role in the movie, according to Fox. READ FULL STORY
One actor up in consideration for the role of Moe in the The Three Stooges doesn’t have a household name, but it sure stands out on a marquee: Chris Diamantopoulos.
The 35-year-old actor, who played the president’s chief of staff on Season 8 of 24, has also appeared on The Starter Wife, Nip/Tuck and The Sopranos. He is no stranger to playing iconic figures, though the bowl-cutted Moe would be a change of pace for any actor. Diamantopoulous appeared as Frank Sinatra in the mini-series The Kennedys, and he played Robin Williams in a 2005 behind-the-scenes TV movie about Mork & Mindy. READ FULL STORY
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