Michael Bay and his team of lovable misfits (Brad Fuller and Andrew Form) have inked a deal with Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon to produce a live-action reboot of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise. The group is scheduled to meet with writers in the next few weeks, although given that this is a Michael Bay production, the hiring of a "writer" is simply a formality to appease the WGA.While casting details have yet to be determined, Twilight heartthrob Taylor Lautner should be a shoe in for the role of Master Splinter thanks to his peak physical condition and his rat-like facial features. However, it remains to be seen if Lautner is willing to let Michael Bay film him washing a car in a string bikini. (Deadline)
Patrick Boivin, the creator of Iron Man vs. Bruce Lee, turned his baby daughter into an Iron Baby. The guy's got a knack for visual effects. Most of the CG in this short looks as impressive as the CG in Iron Man 2. Plus there's the added bonus of giggling. Robert Downey Jr. didn't giggle nearly enough everytime he took his suit off.Keep the giggling going with these links. Joel McHale Isn't Leaving 'The Soup' (TVSquad)Great Moments in Condom History (Asylum)Gary Coleman in Critical Condition (PopEater)25 Hot Soft Ball Players (HolyTaco)Drunken Orson Welles Hocks Wine (FilmDrunk)Hot 'Tron' Girls (Unreality)Minute-by-Minute Breakdown of the Kendra Sex Tape (BroBible)27 Hot Surfer Girls (TotalProSports)Awkward Family Photos Book (Maxim)Dana White Says 100 UFC Shows Per Year is a Possibility (CagePotato)50 Cent's Amazing Weight Loss Secrets (CelebJihad)20 Insane Sports Faces (Smosh)ABC Remaking 'Alias'? (Pajiba)Star Wars Fan Movie Challenge (Atom)Best Legal Home Defense Weapons (MadeMan)29 Ridiculously Funny Verticals (RegretfulMorning)
Bruce Willis is in early talks to star in prison escape drama The Tomb, with Antoine Fuqua (Training Day) casing the scene to direct. Willis would play Ray Breslin, the world's foremost authority on structural security. Seems like the kind of character that should be incarcerated in a master prison he designed himself, but Deadline has the solid details:After analyzing every high security prison and learning a vast array of survival skills so he can design escape-proof prisons, his skills are put to the test. He's framed and incarcerated in a master prison he designed himself. He needs to escape and find the person who put him behind bars.Nailed it! It's my hope that Breslin is put to the test, defies all the odds, cheats his own system, dodges burly black men with shivs, and finally arrives at the exit to discover the prison…is an island! It's always the macro details you forget.
Watch out, Emma Roberts! A chubby, masked killer is in that photography studio with you!!Uh-oh. Looks like Scream 4 won't be that much fun to look at afterall. Somehow or another Ashley Greene won't be taking the lead. That role will instead go to Emma Roberts. EW has the penis-deflating news. **Slide whistle**:Young upstart Emma Roberts is set to join the ensemble team of Courteney Cox, David Arquette, and Neve Campbell. And while the script from Kevin Williamson is being kept under wraps, sources tell EW.com that Roberts is expected to play Jill, one of the film’s primary heroines.Details for this project are really murky right now, so it may be possible that Greene is joining up. If so, that information is being guarded right now. All in all, I can be happy with this casting news. Sadly, it's probably the closest we'll ever come to seeing Julia Roberts chased with a knife.
It's weird. When I first saw a trailer for Knight & Day, I was intrigued. Maybe even charmed. Then I saw another one and was more intrigued. And now, twenty-seven trailers later, I couldn't care less. Look, Knight & Day, it's not you, it's me. You seem fun and action-packed but I'm just not ready to watch a Tom Cruise movie at this point in my life, y'know? I need some me time. Anyway, here's the newer international trailer for the Tom Cruise. It's got the same jokes and same set pieces as we've seen before with a few extra glimpses of the action that goes down in Europe. Including bull-fighting. Everyone loves bull-fighting, right? Ooooh. Sorry I asked. CHECK OUT THE GORE-GEOUS NEW TRAILER AFTER THE JUMP…
I Like Scott Productions recut 500 Days of Summer to make it seem as if J. Gor-Lev wants to wear Zoey Deschanel's skin as a suit. When you replace the hipster music with a dramatic score and play it wall-to-wall underneath Levitt's dead-eye stares it does give the film a very Obsessed vibe. The movie with Ali Larter and Beyoncé. Whatever, YOU don't know good cinema.
Yesterday we gave you news that Julie Benz would be returning to the fifth season of "Dexter." And today we have more big casting news. But you gotta pay. Only the first hit's free. So go ahead and give me all your money and — oops. I spilled the beans in the headline, didn't I? FUUUUUUUUUUUU**!!! What's that, Ausiello?Sources confirm to me exclusively that Julia Stiles is in advanced talks to play a major, top secret role in the show’s upcoming fifth season. There's no word yet on who Stiles will play. According to showrunner Chip Johannessen she won't play a serial-killing rival to Dexter. “We’re not going to have a single Big Bad this season. We don’t want to try and top John Lithgow, so we’re going to change up the forces that Dexter’s going to be dealing with.” My theory is that she'll play a cat-faced FBI Agent who discovers Dexter's murderous secrets.
Everyone is concentrating on the poo on Katherine Heigl's face in the trailer for Life As We Know It, but no one is bringing to light the bigger issue: Josh Duhamel shoves a baby! The poor kid finally gets up the courage to take its first steps, and in order to stall her so Heigl can witness it, Josh gives the kid a hard shove in the stomach. Hey PTC, bring out the big guns. The film centers on two single adults who can't stand each other, but then become caregivers to an orphaned girl when their mutual best friends die in an accident. Let's completely skip over the logistics of that, not to mention the irresponsibilty of the parents, and focus on the dead best friends. One of them is Josh Lucas, so no big loss there, but the other is Christina Hendricks. You sick bastards! How could you do this to us?! I'm so stricken with grief right now I could shove a baby. Check out the trailer after the jump. Theaters adopt Life As We Know It on December 22, 2010.
Over the last few months, director Marc Webb has been quietly meeting with young men. To "discuss" a "role" "in" the Spider-Man "reboot." Riiiiiiiight.The casting shortlist for the coveted role of Peter Parker is Jamie Bell (Tin Tin, King Kong, Billy Elliot); Alden Ehrenreich – (Tetro); Andrew Garfield (The Social Network, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus); Frank Dillane (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince); and Josh Hutcherson (Journey To The Center Of The Earth, Zathura).Early speculation has Hutcherson ahead of the pack but it really all comes down to how good they look when Sony forces them to choke back tears and take their shirts off. You boys wanna be stars, don't you? (THR)
TV personality Art Linkletter has died at the age of 97.Linkletter, who began his career at CBS radio in the 1940s, became a mainstay of 1950s television, at one point hosting a show on all three networks. His credits include the orginal version of "Kids Say the Darndest Things" and "Art Linkletter's House Party", which I can only assume was the basis for the popular Kid 'n Play films of the same name.Word is that Linkletter died of natural causes, but I'll believe it when I see the autopsy report. They said the same thing about Bob Hope, and we all remember how that turned out.RIP, Art. (Variety)
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In this dystopian future society Cirque de Soleil is ALWAYS in town!Commercial director Carl Erik Rinsch, protege of Ridley Scott and all around badass visual artist, is stretching his legs for helming duties on Logan's Run for WB/Joel Silver. Rinsch was originally attached to the Alien prequel until Papa Ridley Bear decided to direct himself. In the meantime, he made an awesome short entitled The Gift for Philips that showcases his skillz, and basically proclaims, "Yeah, you should probably give me a sci-fi feature."Rinsch is currently in production on 47 Ronin, a movie where Keanu Reeves gets to pretend to be a samurai like Tom Cruise did, and he intends to move right to Logan's Run after. The plot of the 1976 film and 1967 novel involved a dystopian future society that controlled the population by killing everyone at age 30 (21 in the book). Those who try to escape their destiny are known as a “Runners”, and are hunted down by operatives known as Sandmen. The main character of the story is a Sandman named Logan who says hell no to losing the best years of his life and bolts. Being executed once you get to legal drinking age? Way to harsh a mellow, Government. (/Film)
The skeleton monster you see in the picture above is the fragile whisp that used to be 50 Cent. The rapper has dropped fitty pounds to play a cancer-stricken football player in the upcoming Things Fall Apart. The film, directed by Mario Van Peebles and written by 50 Cent tells the stor– what? I wouldn't drop $12 let alone a quarter of my body weight for a Mario Van Peebles / 50 Cent collabo.50 Cent lost a lot of weight for his upcoming movie 'Things Fall Apart.' In the movie 50 Cent plays a football player diagnosed with cancer. He dropped from 214 pounds to an astonishing 160 with a liquid diet and three-hour-a-day treadmill walks for nine weeks.That's weird. Russell Crowe's liquid diet didn't help him lose any weight. Then again, that liquid was cake batter. (This Is 50)
How could you be mean to this punim?They've done it to Pam Anderson, they've done it to William Shatner, and now the time has come for Quentin Tarantino to endure their wrath. On October 1 at the New York Hilton, The Friars Club will exploit Tarantino's shortcomings and almost certainly mention the words "Badrock; Bazooka; Benzoylethylecgonine; Benzoylmethylecgonine; Bernice; Bernies; Beta-Cocain; Blast; Blizzard; Blow; Bouncing Powder; Bump; Burese; C" Carrie; Cabello; Candy; Carrie; Caviar; Cecil; Charlie; Chicken Scratch; Cholly; COC; Coca; Cocain; Cocaina; Cocaine Free Base; Cocaine, L-; Cocaine-M; Cocktail; Coke; Cola; Corine; D-pseudococaine; Dama Blanca; Delcaine; Depsococaine; Dextrocaine; Dust; Ecgonine, Methyl Ester, Benzoate; Eritroxilina; Erytroxylin; Flake; Flex; Florida Snow; Foo Foo; Freeze; G-Rock; Girl; Gold Dust; Goofball; Green Gold; Happy Dust; Happy Powder; Happy Trails; Heaven; Hell; Isocaine; Isococain; Isococaine; Jam; Kibbles N' Bits; Kokain; Kokan; Kokayeen; L-Cocain; L-Cocaine; Lady; Leaf; Line; Methyl Benzoylecgonine; Moonrocks; Neurocaine; None; Nose Candy; Pimp's Drug; Prime Time; Rock; Sleighride; Snort; Snow; Star Dust; Star-Spangled Powder; Sugar; Sweet Stuff; Toke; Toot; Trails; White Girl or Lady; Yeyo; Zip" during a good ol' fashioned roast. Comedy Central has aired the specials in the past, but hasn't yet signed on for Tarantino's jittery jamboree of insults. (Variety)
John Hillcoat (The Road, The Proposition) is attached to direct The Revenant with Christian Bale (The Dark Knight, How to Berate a Cinematographer) in talks to star. Bale's character would be a 19th century frontiersman who is left to die by his friends after being mauled by a bear, and eventually sets out to take his revenge on them. Um, is it just me, or shouldn't he be taking his revenge out on the bear and its family? Sorry your friends didn't fight off a bear for you, dude. Chances are they quickly assessed the situation and came to the the conclusion that IT'S A BEAR. Now you're going to make them pay for using their God-given natural instincts? Whatever, this concept had me at "mauled by bear." (BloodyDisgusting)
One of the reasons "The Office" has remained so eminently watchable over the years is Steve Carell as the clueless Dunder-Mifflin boss Michael Scott. The actor, combined with a great script, just has a talent for wringing the most extremely painful awkwardness out of basically any situation. Making a list of the most awkward moments is like picking the most apple-y of apples. Awkwardness and Michael just go hand-in-hand – every single episode contains something that makes you cringe while laughing at how uncomfortable he can make people, but there are those memorable moments that stand out even amongst 115 episodes. And knowing that we only have one more season of Michael's hi-jinks to look forward to, it seems appropriate at the end of this past season to take a look back at all the most excruciatingly embarrassing ways the actor has made us laugh.
Welcome back.**SPOLER ALERT: DON'T READ FURTHER UNTIL YOU'VE WATCHED THE FOURTH SEASON OF 'DEXTER'**Turns out that Julie Benz will return for the new season of "Dexter." Aussiello got the scoop that Benz will reprise her role in the season premiere despite the fact that Rita's blood is now on the outside of her. Though everyone's being tight-lipped about how she will return.As she told us a few months back, Sara Colleton reaffirmed that Rita won't be brought back as a ghost a la Dexter's father, “We reserve those for Harry. If you have too many things like that it becomes gimmicky.”I hear what she's saying. It's like when "RoboCop: The Series" introduced that hologram-ghost as a recurring character. Totally pulled me out of the tightly-woven narrative.
DIRECTOR: Daniel StammCAST: Ashley Bell; Patrick Fabian; Iris BahrSYNOPSIS: A troubled evangelical minister agrees to let his last exorcism be filmed by a documentary crew.
He's got it all figured out.Neil Strauss's "The Game: Penetrating The Secret Society Of Pick Up Artists" is undergoing the romantic comedy treatment. If you've ever seen VH1's "The Pick-Up Artist," you know what the book entails. Men wear distracting crap and self-applied nicknames in an attempt to lure strippers to bed with the aid of parlor tricks. Ari Sandel will direct with Made Of Honor's Adam Sztykiel (good bless me) handling the rewrite.Casting hasn't begun yet but I think we all know which direction this thing is headed. Quickly, somebody put Russell Brand in a fuzzy top hat. He's already wearing one? Alright, then. We're halfway there. (Variety)
Bob and Harvey Weinstein relax after attending Sunday morning mass.A $600 million deal between Disney and the Weinstein brothers has fallen through, leaving the fate of Miramax up in the air. While an agreement between the two parties was once considered inevitable, The Wrap reports that "legal minutiae and details of the library split caused the talks to drag on and ultimately fizzle."Bob and Harvey Weinstein founded Miramax in 1979, but sold it to Disney in 1993. Now that the deal has fallen through, insiders speculate that the brothers have grown tired of the Hollywood racket and are leaving show business to pursue a simpler life. Rumors are swirling that the pair have set their sites on acquiring Bagel Nosh, a New York style breakfast spot and deli in Santa Monica, CA. Lox of luck, boys! (First Showing)
A lady in the street, but a freak in the bed. A trailer for The Last Exorcism has hit the interwebs, and we couldn't help but notice that the Eli Roth production looks a lot like the first Exorcist. Just like the original, the film follows a young girl possessed by the devil who is walking on the ceiling, contorting her body in horrifying ways and acting like an all-around *sshole. But don't worry. Rumor has it that the film has at least one modern twist. Instead of vomiting split pea soup, the victim upchucks Healthy Choice Hearty Vegetable Barley, a low-calorie alternative for today's health-conscious horror fan. Watch The Last Exorcism trailer below.
JJ Abrams gives Ford and McAdams a sneak peek at the "Lost" finale. Finally, a movie staring Harrison Ford that you're supposed to laugh at (besides Six Days Seven Nights and Hollywood Homicide, which you were supposed to laugh at, but didn't). Morning Glory, produced by golden boy JJ Abrams and co-staring Rachel McAdams, Diane Keaton, Patrick Wilson, and Jeff Goldblum, seems like it might have some legitimate humor. The movie tells the story of a “hotshot television producer is set the challenge of reviving a struggling morning show program, despite the constant feuding of its high-profile anchors.” It comes across as part Network, part "Today Now", and part steaming pile of sh*t. That last part is probably due to the fact that the film shares a screenwriter with The Devil Wears Prada and a director with Notting Hill. Even so, the trailer looks pretty good until the 2:00 mark, when Ford gets emotional and that Natasha Bedingfield song kicks in (I looked her up). See the trailer for yourself after the jump.
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So much attitude, the lot of 'em. That headline was like catnip for masochists. Nina Dobrev, a.k.a the lead hot chick on "The Vampire Diaries," has signed on to play Kellan Lutz's wife in Deathgames. James Remar, who plays Dexter's father on "Dexter,” and Derek Mears, Jason in the Friday the 13th remake, also have been cast in the movie. Samuel L. Jackson got into the mix early.The story centers on a young man (Lutz) who is kidnapped and forced into the savage world of a modern gladiator arena, where men fight to the death for entertainment of the online masses in games orchestrated by Jackson.So it's like that Gamer movie where Dexter from "Dexter" played the bad guy and Gerard Butler played Kellan Lutz. I say they scrap the original concept and pit Nina and Kellan against each other in a who's prettier contest. Winner gets the title of Queen McSassypants and Sam Jackson's respect. Kellan, I'm already printing up your sash. (THR)
The above photos leaked from the set of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows show how the filmmakers intend to handle the scenes that involve an older Harry and Ginny Weasley. As you can see, Daniel Radcliffe is made up to look like a suburban dad whose nagging wife clearly isn't meeting his needs. You just know that one day he's gonna rail off and Avada Kedavra her ass and try to make it look like a boating accident.The pictures are kind of murky but you can get a better look after the jump…
Jerry Bruckheimer and Disney have just paid low-seven figures against $3.5 million for a pitch from Terry Rossio and Bill Marsilii called Lightspeed. What the hell is that? I'm not familiar with that videogame and/or boardgame. What is this a remake of?? Oh. It's an "original" idea?? People still have those?Story centers on a young pilot who makes the Earth Interstellar Racing Team and must take his ship on a perilous journey across the galaxy on the brink of war. Bruckheimer envisions the project as a live-action and potentially 3D pic.Haha. Good one, Variety. "Potentially 3D pic."
Being offensive is not necessarily funny. Just ask Carlo Mencia. But a truly skilled comedian can make you laugh at the most appalling things. And when it comes to walking the fine line between witty and revolting, few are more skilled than David Cross.Just imagine Jerry Seinfeld telling a joke about Martin Luther King Jr. and a vanity license plate that reads "NGR LVR." Or try to picture Jay Leno doing a bit where a deaf man tells Jew jokes to a delighted audience, only to be shouted down as "an anti-Semitic deaf f**k." David Cross not only gets away with these jokes without offending, but somehow he leaves you wanting more.MORE AFTER THE JUMP.
Spread your apps for Papa.Sam Mendes is transitioning from directing Academy Award winning movies such as American Beauty to directing commercials for Apple's new iPhone. He's currently shooting this week for commercials that will air after Steve Jobs announces the new "gimme gimme!" device on June 7th. According to Engadget, the series of commercials are being referred to internally as the Mammoth / N90:A trusted source has confirmed to us that the ads will feature at least one spot where a mother and daughter are having a video chat conversation using the new front-facing camera that’s been spied on the face of that iPhone floating around Vietnam and Northern California.Mendes joins the ranks of David Fincher, Ridley Scott, and Errol Morris, who have all directed commercials for Apple. I'm not saying Apple is extorting these talented helmers, but is it so hard to believe that Fincher and Scott didn't properly dispose of a production assistant's body in the past? Steve Jobs has eyes and ears everywhere… **Puts on tin foil hat. Smears Cheetos dust on video chat camera** (/Film)
Techno-thriller. Shut up.Michael Bay is pulling out a different sword for a change. Paramount has optioned the upcoming novel "Gideon's Sword," for Bay to produce. The novel, gang-banged by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, is the first techno-thriller in a series centering around the ridiculously-named character Gideon Crew. Sounds like a name Sylvester Stallone would use to check into hotel rooms. No word yet on what the plot entails beyond the "techno-thriller" description, which sadly means I didn't get to Photoshop Michael Bay pointing his glock at LARPers. We're all kinda sad about that here at Screen Junkies HQ. (Variety)