Mr. Peanut is getting a makeover, and Robert Downey Jr. will be the man behind the shell, in a voicing capacity. $35 million dollars will go into making the Planters mascot tastier.
The news that Zac Efron has been offered the lead in the Hughes Brothers adaptation of Akira is single-handedly responsible for the stock of asthma medicine shooting through the roof. That is to say, chubby basement dwellers are PISSED.
Bruce Willis’s steady transition into Vin Diesel is nearly complete. He’s now signed on to star opposite Paul Walker and a rapper in a heist movie. If he surfs on a missile during the next full-eclipse, the transformation will be complete.
Hayden Panettiere is wasting no time in becoming Hollywood’s next Scream Queen. With Scream 4 under her belt, she’s now joining the thriller Downer’s Grove. Prom Night’s Nelson McCormick is directing the script adapted by Bret Easton Ellis, with Panettiere, Nikki Reed, and Rebecca De Mornay having signed on.
Ground control to Major Harvey . The Weinstein Co. is preparing to launch production of Apollo 18, a film about the Apollo 18 moon mission. The project, which will be produced by Timur Bekmambetov and directed by Trevor Cawood, is based on the screenplay by Brian Miller.
Megamind was big at the box office this weekend, and moviegoers who saw the film were also treated to a teaser trailer for Kung Fu Panda: The Kaboom of Doom. Jack Black returns as the voice of Po, an anthropomorphic bear who is skilled in Chinese martial arts.
It looks like Andrew Garfield’s Spider-Man isn’t quite the pimp we expected him to be. The Wrap reports that Mary Jane Watson will not appear in the Sony’s franchise reboot.
This week’s issue of Entertainment Weekly features a snap shot of Muppet chaos with Jason Segel smack dab in the middle. Most the characters in the new Muppet Movie you might recognize, but one precocious little fella stands out.
Sony and Marc Webb have just reminded Sally Field that she’s not a spring chicken anymore in the nicest way possible. The Oscar-winner is in talks to join the Spider-Man reboot that is ramping up for a December start.
Rest easy, Tromaville fans! The Toxic Avenger remake has found its writer/director, and his name is Steve Pink. His previous films include Hot Tub Time Machine and Accepted. He will co-write the film with Daniel C. Mitchell.
Welcome boys and girls to the brand new Screen Junkies! If your fear of change hasn’t sent you running by now, I congratulate you on facing your debilitating anxiety head on. You’re in for a real treat.
As a former Miss California, Meagan Tandy is expertly trained in the art of being good looking. For the last few years, she’s applied that training to the acting field, making brief appearances in “90210” and “Dark Blue” among other small-screen productions.
After yesterday’s posting of the No Strings Attached trailer, the film became an instant classic. So much so, that there’s already a copycat. Today we have a red band, naughty trailer for Friends With Benefits, which stars Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis in the Ashton Kutcher and Natalie Portman roles respectively.
Now that David O. Russell is willing to do just about anything, he’s got another weird sounding project in the works. It’s still too early for big details, but he and his Three Kings star Ice Cube are working together on a potential franchise. No, it won’t involve any kids asking when they’ll arrive at their planned destination.
Behold, the trailer for Ivan Reitman’s No Strings Attached, a film about a couple that tries to have a purely sexual relationship without falling in love. After watching it, I realized that life is funny. One minute you’re directing some of the greatest comedies of all time, and the next you’re directing an Ashton Kutcher movie based on an old episode of “Seinfeld.”
Warner Bros. has dropped the trailer for Hall Pass. Directed by The Farrelly Brothers, it follows two guys (Owen Wilson and Jason Sudeikis) whose wives give them one week off marriage to do whatever they want.
Columbia Pictures has dropped the trailer for Adam Sandler’s latest, Just Go With It. It’s funny how that title encapsulates pretty much what I do with all of Sandler’s movies now, because it’s so exhausting to fight it anymore.
If all goes as planned for the folks behind the upcoming Spider Man reboot, we’ll soon see Martin Sheen shot to death at the hands of an anonymous burglar.
Johnny Depp has officially locked himself in for the big screen adaptation of Dark Shadows with his best friend in the whole wide world Tim Burton directing. Filming has been slated for April, which means it’s a big no can do from Depp to Snow White and the Huntsman.
Things just got really dangerous for Col. Hans’s wallet. Disney is opening a Tron: Legacy Pop-Up Shop in Culver City, CA for six weeks beginning November 19th. At the store you’ll be able to buy all kinds of neon-trimmed crap.
A former stage actress, ballerina, and one-time resident of the Czech Republic, Winter Ave Zoli is best known these days as the hard-headed porn star sweetheart of bearded biker outlaw…
In attempting to survive the zombie apocalypse, focus is key; distractions can and will prove deadly, followed shortly by undeadly. For the male protagonists of AMC’s “The Walking Dead,” Sarah…
Based on the production stills we’ve seen from Michelle Monaghan’s upcoming film Due Date, it appears she’ll be playing a role best described as “pregnant wife on phone.” With Robert…
Megamind is going to suffer for being the second animated superhero movie. In fact, it follows a long line of Dreamworks being second to Pixar (fish, monsters although they did beat them to insects). I’m not saying it’s The Incredibles, but Megamind is the best Dreamworks animated movie and certainly the best animated movie this year.
Due Date is a slow build of a comedy, and it’s effective at that. By the time it gets really crazy, you’re so waiting for it that it’s a cathartic release through the rest of the movie. It also means that the first half could be a bit of a chore if you’re not in it for the long haul.
I can’t even muster up the will to make a clever headline for this post. Columbia Pictures has dropped the trailer for The Zookeeper starring Kevin James. He’s basically Doctor Doolittle sans the title that comes from years spent in animal medical school.
Black Swan is some classic Darren Aronofsky crazy. If you missed the high style of Requiem for a Dream or the abstract interpretive level of The Fountain, they’re back. Yet it’s also set in a physical world like The Wrestler, so maybe I can work Pi into this comparison somehow too.
Dame Judi Dench has signed on for a cameo in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. Not surprisingly, Latino Review is reporting that Dame Judi will play a noblewoman.