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'X-Men: Days Of Future Past' To Be Set Mostly In The '70s

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The sequel-prequel X-Men: Days of Future Past will most likely be set in the 1970s for the majority of the film -- if you believe this casting call, that is.  The casting call went out seeking participants of ages 12-75 and of all ethnicities.  Filming is set for April 2013 through August 2013.

X-Men: Days of Future Past is set for a July 18, 2014 release.

Source: Comic Book Movie

Oops! Here's The Real Will Payne For 'Fright Night 2'

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Back on January 11, we reported that the cast for the DTV sequel Fright Night 2 had been assembled, and although we were correct, we posted a picture of the wrong Will Payne (who will be playing Charlie).  Instead, we accidentally posted a picture of the model and not the actor.

Again, we apologize for this inconvenience (I know we weren't the only site to make the mistake).

Our original article has been corrected.

Here is the ACTOR Will Payne that will be in Fright Night 2.


And not this guy...


Thanks to Lily for pointing out this embarrassing mistake to us!

'Wolf Creek 2' Currently Filming, Cast Announced

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Wolf Creek 2 is currently filming in South Australia -- John Jarratt is back as Mick Taylor, a psychotic Australian outbacker.  Added to the cast is Ryan Corr, Shannon Ashlyn and Philipe Klaus...all presumably a new group of friends who will be picked off one by one.

Official synopsis...
Lured by the promise of an Australian holiday, backpackers Rutger, Katarina, and Paul visit the notorious Wolf Creek Crater. Their dream Outback adventure soon becomes a horrific reality when they encounter the site’s most infamous local, the last man any traveler to the region ever wants to meet; Mick Taylor (John Jarratt). As the backpackers flee, Mick pursues them on an epic white knuckled rampage across hostile wasteland. Only one will remain to be dragged back to his lair to witness the true magnitude of his monstrosity. And if the last man standing is to have any hope of surviving where no one else has survived before, he’ll have to use every ounce of cunning to outwit the man behind the monster…

'Star Trek: Into Darkness' Featurette, Larger Than First Film

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A short featurette for Star Trek: Into Darkness has been released, giving us an inside look at director J.J. Abrams and the rest of the Enterprise crew -- the sequel is of a much larger scale than the first movie.
After the crew of the Enterprise find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction.
Star Trek: Into Darkness hits theaters May 16, 2013.

Matthew McConaughey Confirms 'Magic Mike 2' Is In The Works

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Okay, this may be interesting to some of you (females).  Matthew McConaughey has confirmed that a Magic Mike 2 is definitely in the works.  Nope, not making this up.  But not everything is exactly final, per se...
Should Tatum and Team "Magic Mike" finally get all the details together to continue the tale of Mike and his stripping pals, McConaughey knows that his character Dallas can't become a caricature in the sequel. "In the right way [I would come back]. It would be so much fun, but I would only be able to do to revisit Dallas if I really go 'OK, that's what he would be doing.' And Dallas can't become like all of a sudden obviously comedic," he explained. "I'd have to keep him the same tone. He's committed."
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Source: MTV

Scott Z. Burns Talks 'Blade Runner' Sequel

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Screenwriter Scott Z. Burns spoke about his involvement in the rumored-but-true Blade Runner sequel that Ridley Scott is cooking up.

But he also added this towards the end, speculating that it might be sort of Prometheus-esque (as it started as a legit Alien prequel and spiraled into its own thing) and this Blade Runner project might do the same.

“I think he and I will probably talk again about [Blade Runner], but again it’s less about that specifically and more about he and I wanting to make a science fiction movie together. So I hope that that happens, to me I’m not particularly attached to it being Blade Runner. I suspect by the time we would come up with something it would be its own thing and not attached to that franchise necessarily, because it is a franchise, it’s a great piece of work.”
Source: Collider

You'll Fall For This 'Iron Man 3' Poster

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The new poster for Iron Man 3 has been released.  And though I'm not a diehard fan of the Iron Man movies, the media for this third installment is slowly winning me over -- may have to give the first two another go.  With that said, this new poster for Iron Man 3 is simply phenomenal.

Iron Man 3 hits theaters May 3, 2013.

'Evil Dead' Gets New Release Date, Coming April 5

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The Evil Dead remake is being released one week earlier than originally planned.  The film will hit theaters April 5 and not April 12.  This is great news -- we get it sooner!
In the much anticipated remake of the 1981 cult-hit horror film, five twenty-something friends become holed up in a remote cabin. When they discover a Book of the Dead, they unwittingly summon up dormant demons living in the nearby woods, which possess the youngsters in succession until only one is left intact to fight for survival. Source: Bloody Disgusting

'Entourage' Movie Gets The Greenlight

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Warner Bros. has greenlit a feature film for the hit TV show Entourage.  This is something that has been in the rumor mill for quite some time, so it's nice to finally see some progress on the project.

Here's what we know (via Deadline)...
The film will be directed by series creator Doug Ellin, who wrote the screenplay and who exec produced the series with Mark Wahlberg and Stephen Levinson. Deals are starting to be made with Adrian Grenier, who played Chase, Kevin Connolly, who played his manager Eric “E” Murphy, Kevin Dillon, who played the actor’s brother Johnny Drama, Jerry Ferrara, who played their entrepreneurial driver Turtle, and Jeremy Piven, who played the show’s iconic type A talent agent Ari Gold. I’m sure Drama’s agent Lloyd (Rex Lee), E’s girl Sloan (Emmanuelle Chriqui), his management partner Scott (Scott Caan), and their quirky director collaborator Billy Walsh (Rhys Coiro) and Ari’s agency partner Barbara Miller (Beverly D’Angelo) will all be in the mix, alon…

TV: 'Girl Meets World' Casts Its Lead, Meet Riley Matthews

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After a nationwide casting search, Girl Meets World (the sequel/spinoff series to Boy Meets World) has found its lead, Riley Matthews, in 11-year-old Rowan Blanchard.

Yeah, she does look exactly how you'd expect a child of Danielle Fishel and Ben Savage to look.  I'm sold.
Boy Meets World fans, meet your Girl: EW has exclusively learned that 11-year-old Rowan Blanchard will play the daughter of Cory (Ben Savage) and Topanga (Danielle Fishel) in the Disney Channel spin-off of Boy Meets World, titled Girl Meets World.

The Los Angeles-based actress — with credits in Spy Kids: All the Time in World in 4D and The Back-up Plan — was just notified tonight that she’d be playing the part of Cory and Topanga’s daughter Riley Matthews after a nationwide casting search.

“As soon as Rowan walked into the room, I was reminded of why Ben Savage was loved as Cory Matthews,” says Michael Jacobs, who’s producing the Girl Meets World pilot. “Rowan is real and accessible and I am hopeful this gi…

'Muppets' Sequel Gets A Title, New Photos

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As it was speculated, the new title for the Muppets sequel is, in fact, The Muppets...Again!.  As well as learning the new title, we were also treated to a few new details on the film and a couple set photos.
According to the official synopsis, this film, "takes the entire Muppets gang on a global tour, selling out grand theatres in some of Europe’s most exciting destinations, including Berlin, Madrid and London. But mayhem follows the Muppets overseas, as they find themselves unwittingly entangled in an international crime caper headed by Constantine—the World’s Number One Criminal and a dead ringer for Kermit—and his dastardly sidekick Dominic, aka Number Two, portrayed by Ricky Gervais."
The Muppets...Again! hits theaters March 21, 2014.

Source: Empire

First Ever Photo Of Nicolas Cage In 'Superman Lives' Revealed

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You all know by now that back in the 90s, Tim Burton was set to direct Superman Lives starring Nicolas Cage as the Man of Steel.  Now numerous behind-the-scenes pictures have been revealed, mostly of a chrome Superman chest plate and a weird looking neon-techno-black Superman suit.

Now, a full photo of Cage in the red and blue suit has leaked online (albeit in black and white scan).  The suit is very Burton/Batman-esque with all the exaggerated muscle definition.

But, for a film the never happened, this is still an interesting piece of movie history.

Source: Think McFly Think

'Evil Dead' Gets R Rating, Cut Down From NC-17

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The Evil Dead remake initially received an NC-17 rating by the MPAA, but was then cut down to an R.  At least it is an R and not a lousy PG-13.

@woozytribe Was proud of scoring a NC17 when submitted! But we had to cut stuff out to get an R and get the film into theaters.
— Fede Alvarez(@fedalvar) January 28, 2013 Furthermore...

The R rated will have ALL the stuff you are seeingin the trailers. Trust me, You haven't seen a harder R rated film than ours...— Fede Alvarez(@fedalvar) January 29, 2013

Lucasfilm To Postpone 'Star Wars Episode II, III' 3D Release, Focusing On 'Episode VII'

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In a surprise move, Lucasfilm has announced that it is postponing the 3D re-releases of Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones and Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith so they can solely focus on the upcoming Star Wars Episode VII, which J.J. Abrams is directing.

I find this a bit shocking because 3D releases of the previous films could only hype the release of the new film.  But on the other hand, it would have to be the original trilogy being re-releases since the new Episode VII is a sequel to those.

Here's the official statement...
Lucasfilm has decided to postpone this fall's scheduled release of Star Wars Episodes II and III in 3D. Given the recent development that we are moving forward with a new Star Wars trilogy, we will now focus 100 percent of our efforts on Star Wars: Episode VII in order to ensure the best possible experience for our fans. We will post further information about our 3D release plans at a later date. Source: Star Wars.com

New 'Oz: The Great And Powerful' TV Spot Is Witchy

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A new TV spot for Oz: The Great and Powerful has been released and it gives us a glimpse into the world of the witches.

The prequel hits theaters March 8, 2013.


First Photo Of Hit Girl In 'Kick-Ass 2' Revealed

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I'm really starting to feel like it's the 90s again with all these images being released for the first time via magazine (Empire, to be exact).  But nevertheless, here is our first look at Chloe Moretz reprising her role as Hit Girl in Kick-Ass 2.

It's extremely apparent that Miss Moretz has grown up quite a bit since first portraying the character in 2009.

Kick-Ass 2 hits theaters June 28, 2013.

Paul Giamatti In Talks For 'Amazing Spider-Man 2' Villain

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Paul Giamatti has been a busy man lately -- most notably (and recently) he is in talks to join the cast of The Amazing Spider-Man 2, playing the villain known as The Rhino.  Now Giamatti's character won't be the only Spidey baddy this time around, he joins Jamie Foxx who will be playing Electro.

Also -- it's worth noting -- Dane DeHaan will be playing Harry Osborne, but it is unclear if Harry will be a villain or not.
Paul Giamatti is in talks to join The Amazing Spider-Man 2 as the villain known as The Rhino, and Felicity Jones is negotiating for an unspecified role.

The duo would bolster an already impressive cast. Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone are back as Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy, Jamie Foxx is portraying bad guy Electro, Shailene Woodley is Mary Jane Watson, and Dane DeHaan is Harry Osborne.The Amazing Spider-Man 2 hits theaters May 2, 2014.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Corey Feldman Talks 'Goonies 2', Hopes To Return To 'Friday The 13th' Franchise

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Corey Feldman sat down with Ambush Bug of Ain't It Cool News to discuss his new film Six Degrees of Hell.  And interestingly enough, the conversation turned to the possibility of Feldman returning to the Friday the 13th franchise to reprise his role as Tommy Jarvis in a final showdown with Jason Voorhees (something Feldman has actually favored for at least a decade now).

And, of course, the big question: Is Goonies 2 going to happen?  According to Feldman, Sean Astin is sure it'll happen, Josh Brolin says no, it'll never happen -- but Feldman, himself, stays optimistic about the project.
BUG: Would you ever revisit another role…. I know you’ve revisited THE LOST BOYS a couple of times, but would you ever revisit a role like in FRIDAY THE 13th as Tommy Jarvis all grown up? Is that something you would do?

CF: Well not only is it something I would do, but it’s something that I’ve been involved for many years trying to get on its feet. I’ve had many meetings…. As a matter of …

Kind Of Epic Show: The Mysterious Masculation Of Sue Storm

It's Finally Here Episode 50!!! We begin with a Fantastic Four Radio drama, then head in to, Movie 43, Amazing Spider-man 700 and Superior Spider-man. Then Two interview from NYCC, with Aliens Colonial Marines and Katie Cook with MLP.

Vin Diesel Shows Off New 'Riddick' Photo

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Vin Diesel recently updated his cover photo on Facebook.  No big deal, really -- except it was a new photo of himself in the title role in the highly anticipated sequel to Pitch Black and The Chronicles of Riddick, Riddick.

Synopsis:
Left for dead on a sun-scorched planet, Riddick finds himself up against an alien race of predators. Activating an emergency beacon alerts two ships: one carrying a new breed of mercenary, the other captained by a man from Riddick's past.
Riddick hits theaters September 6, 2013.

Source: Facebook

Sam Raimi And Bruce Campbell Pose With New 'Evil Dead' Poster

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Here's a look at a new variant of the Evil Dead remake poster with Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell posing behind the massive one sheet.

Official synopsis:
In the much anticipated remake of the 1981 cult-hit horror film, five twenty-something friends become holed up in a remote cabin. When they discover a Book of the Dead, they unwittingly summon up dormant demons living in the nearby woods, which possess the youngsters in succession until only one is left intact to fight for survival.Evil Dead hits theaters April 12, 2013.

Seth Gordon Talks 'Horrible Bosses 2'

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With a Horrible Bosses 2 a somewhat definite go, director Seth Gordon spoke a little on what it will take to top the original -- or, what little needs to be done...it'll make sense, just read the quote.  Improv, baby...
Do you know which film you’ll direct next?

GORDON: It could be Horrible Bosses 2 or WarGames, or something else could come up. I love this hybrid tone and doing more complicated, nuanced character work, so I’m really hoping to find something like that.

With as successful as Horrible Bosses was, do you worry about being able to top that?

GORDON: Yeah, that’s tough. The thing is, those three guys are so good together, and so much of that movie was unscripted. We completely riffed and discovered stuff that wasn’t on the page, and I feel like we’d be able to do that again. I just want to make sure the plot holds up. That plot of the first one was really good. You didn’t see that gunshot coming. You didn’t see some of those turns. Source: Collider

Paul Verhoeven Would Love To Direct 'The Legend Of Conan'

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Direct Paul Verhoeven (Total Recall, Basic Instinct) would love to direct Arnold Schwarzenegger in the now-planned The Legend of Conan -- yes, another sequel to a series that has already gotten the remake treatment (ala Texas Chainsaw 3D).

Here's (some of) the skinny...
"If they asked me, I’d certainly love to – let’s put it that way. But I don’t know what the script is. I don’t know what Arnold wants. I’m a big fan in fact of Conan. That’s a great movie and I found that the composer, Basil Poledouris, basically inspired many of my movies [the soundtracks] like Flesh and Blood, RoboCop, Starship Troopers and Total Recall. The score of Conan is great. The style of editing that Milius used was very beautiful, and Arnold does a great job. He was really the perfect choice." Source: The Arnold Fans

Bryan Singer Confirms Anna Paquin, Ellen Page And Shawn Ashmore For 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past'

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According to director Bryan Singer via Twitter, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page and Shawn Ashmore will be returning for X-Men: Days of Future Past.

Very excited to welcome #annapaquin, @ellenpage & @shawnrashmore to #XMen#DaysofFuturePast - thank you @brettratner for letting them live!
— Bryan Singer (@BryanSinger) January 26, 2013 This really comes as no surprise as many of the original cast were expected to return for this sequel -- but it sure is comforting to know it for a fact now.

X-Men: Days of Future Past hits theaters July 18, 2014.

Three Character Poster From 'Oz: The Great And Powerful' Emerge

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Three new poster for Oz: The Great and Powerful have been released.  The interesting one is of Mila Kunis' character Theodora -- apparently it will be a classic tale of "good girl gone bad", as it is already a foregone conclusion that Kunis becomes The Wicked Witch.

Oz: The Great and Powerful hits theaters March 8.




'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon' Sequel On The Way

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Welp, a sequel to 2000's Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is on the way.  The projected is being given a May start date with The Weinstein Co. behind the curtains -- and with hope that director Ronny Yu will take on the sequel.
The Weinstein Company has set a May production start in Asia on a sequel to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. There is a script by John Fusco, and TWC is in talks with veteran Chinese director Ronny Yu. Harvey Weinstein is producing.

The new film is derived from the same source material as the Ang Lee-directed 2000 film that won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film and three other Academy Awards. Lee isn’t involved in this one, which is based on Silver Vase, Iron Knight. That is the fifth book in the Crane-Iron Pentalogy by Wang Du Lu. Crouching Tiger was the fourth book in the series. Fusco, whose credits include Spirit, Hidalgo and The Forbidden Kingdom, is an avid follower of Wu Sia, the centuries-old genre of Chinese fiction that this series is part of…

J.J. Abrams Set To Direct 'Stars Wars Episode VII' After All

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Back and forth, back and forth.  After denying the rumor that he was going to direct Star Wars Episode VII a couple months back, it seems that he is now set to direct the film after all.  Yes, we are talking about J.J. Abrams.

This has yet to be "officially" confirmed, so who knows...
J.J. Abrams will direct the next "Star Wars" film for Disney, taking stewardship of one of Hollywood's most iconic and lucrative film franchises, an individual with knowledge of the production told TheWrap. Take it with a grain of salt -- for now, at least.

Source: TheWrap

Ryan Murphy Talks 'The Town That Dreaded Sundown' Remake

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This is a remake that I am extremely nervous about.  Not that I fear it will ruin the original -- but honestly -- fear that I will like this new version better.  The Town That Dreaded Sundown has always had a special place in my heart.  I had never seen the film until I heard it referenced in 1996's Scream.  After that, I checked it out and loved it; so much so that I researched it to get all facts about the Phantom Killer case in Texarkana.  I was completely captivated.

Word broke a couple weeks back that American Horror Story creator Ryan Murphy was going to be remaking that film.  And my first though: this is absolutely fantastic!  Alas, a classic horror remake that can, and mostly will, surpass the original.

Here's what Murphy has to say about the anticipated remake...
Well, there’s no deal done. We’re just working at it. But, I’m friends with Jason Blum, who is one of the producers on The Normal Heart, which is a movie that I’m doing, and he’s also the brilliant maste…

'Top Gun' Being Re-Released In 3D, Trailer Debuts

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Top Gun is set to be re-released into theaters on February 8 in 3D.  This films actually lends itself quite well to a 3D conversion -- so I don't really mind...hell, I might even go check it out...
Top Gun returns exclusively in select IMAX 3D theaters beginning February 8th and debuts on Blu-ray 3D™/ Blu-ray 2D™ February 19, 2013.

'Problem Child 2' Retrospective; Where Are They Now?

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In this first edition of the The Comedy Comb, a new column here on Sequel Buzz, we will take a trip down memory lane and have a look back at 1991's Problem Child 2, as well a pretty neat Where Are They Now? edition.

The tagline enough is all it took for me to park myself in front of the TV to catch this sequel back in the early 90s -- He's bad.  She's worse.
Junior and his father, Ben, move from Cold River to Mortville. Junior becomes threatened by Ben's desire to date again and find a new mother for Junior, and sabotages each of his dates. Ben falls in love with Annie, the school nurse. However, Annie is the mother of Trixie - who is worse than Junior in his behavior and equally resents her mother dating again. Then Ben meets Lawanda, the richest woman in Mortville, who desires to marry Ben and send Junior to boarding school in Bagdad. And Ben now has to make the decision whether to continue to pursue Annie for love or marry Lawanda so Junior can have a mother. Now c…

Sony CEO Letting Others Make First Move On Next Gen Consoles

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This may be a good marketing strategy for Sony or it could prove to be a bad move.  Regardless, the next gen console war is heating up!

Sony CEO Kazuo Hirai stated that as far as the next generation of gaming consoles is concerned, he will let others like Nintendo and Microsoft make the first move. "Why go first, when your competitors can look at your specifications and come up with something better?" Hirai said in a Monday article in the British newspaper The Times.
Analyst Colin Sebastian of Baird Equity Research projected that Sony and Microsoft's next generation of consoles will cost about US$400. He added that the Xbox 720 is expected for release in November, while the PlayStation 4 could possibly be later due to "early production issues."
You can already see that Kazuo Hirai has something up his sleeve.  Maybe.  So, what do you think?  Is this  a good decision from the Sony CEO?  Would you rather have the Playstation 4 come out first?  

Source: ANN

What Do We Know About 'Jurassic Park 4'?

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So what do we really know about the upcoming Jurassic Park 4?  Besides the fact that it was just given a June 13, 2014 release date, there's not a whole lot we do know.

Obviously this fourth installment, like the third, will not be based on a Jurassic Park novel, as there were only two to begin with.  We know the first JP was exactly what it needed to be -- so there's a setting/plot worth noting.  Now with The Lost World: Jurassic Park, we found out what didn't work: do not bring the dinosaurs to America, it just doesn't work.  Jurassic Park III was slightly improved upon by learning from that mistake -- keep the setting where it was always intended to be: on the islands.

JP3 gained a few brownie points by having Sam Neil reprise his role as well as Laura Dern returning in a small cameo-esque role.

So, since Jurassic Park 4 is aiming to introduce the franchise to a new audience, the most common/safest scenario would be to set the film on the islands, where it all sta…

'Godzilla' Returns To Its Roots, Says Darabont

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Writer Frank Darabont, who is currently working on his screenplay for the highly anticipated Godzilla reboot, took a break to remind us that this will be a return to form for the monster.  No camp.  No jokes.  Just a terrifying monster.
Frank Darabont: What I found very interesting about Godzilla is that he started off definitely as a metaphor for Hiroshima and Nagasaki. And some of the atom bomb testing we were doing in the South Pacific in the subsequent years. The giant terrifying force of nature that comes and stomps the shit out of your city, that was Godzilla. Filtered through the very fanciful imaginations of the Japanese perception. And then he became Clifford the Big Red Dog in the subsequent films. He became the mascot of Japan, he became the protector of Japan. Another big ugly monster would show up and he would fight that monster to protect Japan. Which I never really quite understood, the shift.

What we're trying to do with the new movie is not have it camp, not have …

Ray Liotta Joins 'The Muppets' Sequel

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Ray Liotta is returning to the universe of the Muppets.  Liotta has been cast in the upcoming sequel to The Muppets -- joining Tina Fey, Ricky Gervais and Ty Burrell.
Ray Liotta, who played a gate guard in 1999's "Muppets From Space," has been cast in Disney's sequel to "The Muppets."

Original helmer James Bobin returns to direct from a script he co-wrote with Nicholas Stoller.

European-set caper will feature new human stars including Tina Fey as a Russian gulag prison guard, Ty Burrell as a lazy Interpol inspector and Ricky Gervais. Source: Variety
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