Saturday, June 28, 2014

Negromancer News Bits and Bites for June 22 to June 28, 2014 #5


From InquisitirEddie Murphy returns for the fourth Beverly Hills Cop film (apparently officially titled "Beverly Hills Cop IV"), and the film has earned $13.5 million in tax rebates.


From The Wrap:  "Pacific Rim 2"to be released on Friday, April 7, 2017, according to announcement by Legendary Pictures and Universal Pictures.


From Vulture:  Highlights (or low lights) from Gary Oldman's controversial Playboy interview.


From IGN:  While working on the Predator reboot, Shane Black is also plotting the return of pulp era hero, Doc Savage, and he wants Chris Hemsworth of the Thor films, to play Savage.


From Christian Science Monitor: Emily Blunt in Batman Vs. Superman?


From Hollywood ReporterChanning Tatum joins Ralph Fiennes, Tilda Swinton and George Clooney in Coen Bros.' "Hail Caesar."


From Hollywood Reporter:  Fox looks to reboot "Predator" franchise with Shane Black (Iron Man 3) writing the treatment and possibly directing the film.  Fred Dekker will apparently write the script.  Black actually had a minor role in the original film, 1987's Predator.


From VarietyThink Like a Man Too won the June 20-22, 2014 weekend box office, according to early estimates.


From DeadlineRian Johnson, who directed the films Brick and Looper and some key episodes of "Breaking Bad," will reportedly write and direct "Star Wars Episode 8 "and either write and direct "Episode 9" or only write it.  Hitfix has related speculation.


From WebProNews:  Is Scarlett Johansson the superheroine we need in Lucy?

From UPI:  Black Widow to ride electric Harley Davidson in "Avengers 2."

From Total Film:  Much of "Ant-Man" will be based on Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish's screenplay, says Marvel Studios boss, Kevin Feige.  Plus, he talks other stuff.

From VarietyKelsey Grammer talks about how he got his cameo as Beast in X-Men: Days of the Future Past.  The article also suggests that some members of the original X-Men film trilogy could appear in the upcoming "X-Men: Apocalypse" (2016?).

FILM and TV Trailers:

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles June 24 2014 trailer.


From Hitfix:  Actor Eli Wallach died Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at the age of 98(!).  He was born in December of 1915, and was apparently married to the same woman (actress Anne Jackson) since 1948.  He was an acting legend, and is probably best remembered for his role in The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.  I will most fondly remember him for his powerful and alluring performance in the film, Baby Doll.

Negromancer sends condolences to Mr. Wallach's family and friends.  R.I.P. Eli Wallach.

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