Screen Junkies » Warner Bros http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Wed, 17 Sep 2014 01:59:03 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Warners Bros. To Celebrate 20th Anniversary Of ‘Friends’ With Pop-Up Central Perk In NYC http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/warners-bros-to-celebrate-20th-anniversary-of-friends-with-pop-up-central-perk-in-nyc/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/warners-bros-to-celebrate-20th-anniversary-of-friends-with-pop-up-central-perk-in-nyc/#comments Thu, 28 Aug 2014 15:10:35 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=264545 Finally, a place to buy coffee in New York!

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Because it’s the 2010′s, and everything that exists has to be a food truck, pop-up shop, or infiltrated by a flash mob, Warner Bros. has announced that they’re going to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Friends premiere by recreating the hangout of the gang, Central Perk, in NYC for a month.

It won’t actually be a business, but will give away free coffee, offer contests, and weekly singalongs to Phoebe’s songs. Hmm. That sounds more like “hell” than a coffee shop, but whatever.

The shop will be at 199 Lafeyette St. in Soho, which means rent on this thing for a month will probably be around $72 million.

And, yes, James Michael Tyler, who plays Gunther, will be there making “special appearances.” I mean, as special as an appearance by James Michael Tyler can be.

The coffee shop will be open from September 17th to October 18th.

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Warner Bros Thinks We Really Want An ‘Aquaman’ Movie http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/warner-bros-thinks-we-really-want-an-aquaman-movie/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/warner-bros-thinks-we-really-want-an-aquaman-movie/#comments Wed, 13 Aug 2014 19:40:03 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=264151 We're good. Thanks though.

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I think Warner Bros needs an intervention. In their haste to compete with Marvel, they’re green lighting anything featuring characters in tights. Yesterday came news that Jason Momoa has been signed to play Aquaman in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice and presumably the Justice League movie after that, and today comes news that Aquaman will also star in his own standalone movie.

In a move that shows their total lack of vision, the studio has hired two screenwriters to write their own unique takes on the character. Gangster Squad writer Will Beale will script one probably terrible film while 300 writer Kurt Johnstad writes the other piece of shit. Whichever one is deemed less terrible will be the movie they spend hundreds of millions of dollars on. It’s advised that Beale and Johnstad stay away from scenes involving Aquaman diving off a pier.

(THR)

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Jason Momoa O-Fish-ally Cast As Aquaman http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/jason-momoa-officially-cast-as-aquaman/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/jason-momoa-officially-cast-as-aquaman/#comments Tue, 12 Aug 2014 16:46:04 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=264094 I'm trying to picture him water-skiing on dolphins.

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The rumors are true. Jason Momoa has officially been cast as Aquaman in Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice. I don’t really see how that’s going to work but Momoa is a scary dude and far be it from me to ridicule the characters that he plays. In fact, that’s my advice to everyone. Let’s all be happy with this news. For our own good.

“Yes, Jason. That was really good,” you would say if you knew what was good for you. “I really believed you were talking to that CGI fish. Quite convincing.” Then later give him a big, reassuring thumbs up after watching the scene where he water-skis on dolphins. (io9)

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Now Richard Linklater Doesn’t Want To Make ‘Incredible Mr. Limpet’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/now-richard-linklater-doesnt-want-to-make-incredible-mr-limpet/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/now-richard-linklater-doesnt-want-to-make-incredible-mr-limpet/#comments Tue, 05 Aug 2014 16:01:18 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=263762 A serious blow to cinema.

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He’s a filmmaker known for taking risks but Richard Linklater has determined that remaking The Incredible Mr. Limpet is an experiment even he won’t attempt. The Boyhood director had been attached to the remake with Zach Galifianakis, and recently Jon Hamm, since 2011. However, now that Warner Bros. wants to get serious and and put their hands under the sweater, Linklater is having second thoughts. After all, he is headed to college soon for the higher education-based spiritual sequel to Dazed and Confused, the ’80s-set That’s What I’m Talking About. And, as we all know, college can change everything.

The film, based on the original which saw Don Knotts transform into a cartoon fish in order to thwart Nazi U-boats, is still a priority at the studio and they are actively searching for a new director. May we recommend Terrence Malick or the guy who did Space Jam? (THR)

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‘Official’ Tweeted Photo Of Zack Snyder’s Superman Holding A Lightsaber Is Bound To Get The Fanboys Going http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/official-tweeted-photo-of-zack-snyders-superman-holding-a-lightsaber-is-bound-to-get-the-fanboys-going/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/official-tweeted-photo-of-zack-snyders-superman-holding-a-lightsaber-is-bound-to-get-the-fanboys-going/#comments Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:42:30 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=263348 Calm down, geeks. CALM DOWN!

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In this age of superhero blockbuster decadence, it doesn’t even seem possible to make things too big. The Avengers represents like five franchises, Batman is fighting Superman, and the crossover opportunities seem endless.

However, could worlds really collide to bring us Superman in a Star Wars world? Or, far less likely, vice versa?

Almost certainly not, but when Zack Snyder Tweeted out this image of the Man of Steel holding a lightsaber, it sure did get people talking about what’s to be discussed at his upcoming panel at Comic-Con.

Of course, Warner Bros works with DC, and Disney owns Marvel (and Star Wars), so there’s no natural fit, nor is there much incentive for Disney to play nice with the enemy.

But still, you’ve got our attention you crafty marketer, Mr. Snyder. So what the hell does this represent, other than our gullibility?

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Superman Will Continue To Look Like Superman In ‘Batman v Superman’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/superman-will-continue-to-look-like-superman-in-batman-v-superman/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/superman-will-continue-to-look-like-superman-in-batman-v-superman/#comments Mon, 07 Jul 2014 17:48:24 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=262709 Even Superman forgets his umbrella.

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With Batman grabbing so many of the headlines regarding Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, it was high time for a reminder that, oh hey, Superman is also in this thing. We’ve already had a look at Ben Affleck in the Zack Snyder’s interpretation of the cape and cowl and now we’re offered a check-in of Henry Cavill still looking like Superman. With Metropolis presumably still in rubble and the action moving to Gotham for the quasi-sequel to Man of Steel, here we see Superman standing on a rain-soaked roof beneath the smog-choked sky while fantasizing how he will just punch all of those buildings to shit.

(USA Today)

 

 

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Warner Bros. Interested In Making A Movie Starring Batman http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/warner-bros-interested-in-making-a-movie-starring-batman/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/warner-bros-interested-in-making-a-movie-starring-batman/#comments Thu, 19 Jun 2014 21:25:56 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=262383 What a novel concept.

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If you thought that you’d only get to see Ben Affleck play Batman in a handful of movies, you were wrong. He’ll play him in many. There are now rumors swirling that Warner Bros. are planning to make us talk shit about Bat-fleck for years to come. In addition to Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice and the Justice League film, the studio is also planning a standalone Batman film for 2019. Kevin Smith has never been more proud. (Latino Review)

 

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Zack Snyder Slated To Ruin ‘Justice League’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/zack-snyder-slated-to-ruin-justice-league/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/zack-snyder-slated-to-ruin-justice-league/#comments Mon, 28 Apr 2014 17:18:07 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=261280 I hope he handles Aquaman with the respect and care the character requires.

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With everyone still mad about Man of Steel and the plans taking shape for Superman vs. Batman, Warner Bros. has decided to triple-down on upsetting you by attaching Zack Snyder to ruin your enjoyment of their superhero team film, The Justice League. The studio is planning to release the film that won’t live up to your expectations in 2018, which should give you plenty of time to stress out about casting and costume design and diversions from the original comics storyline. Feel free to loudly debate the merits and detriments of Snyder’s involvement in public spaces with your fat friend Tom at will. (WSJ)

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‘Jungle Book’ To Be Helmed By Chief-Chimp-In-Charge, Andy Serkis http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/jungle-book-to-be-helmed-by-chief-chimp-in-charge-andy-serkis/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/jungle-book-to-be-helmed-by-chief-chimp-in-charge-andy-serkis/#comments Fri, 21 Mar 2014 16:03:42 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=260414 Not a very experienced director but we've got high hopes.

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Lord of the Rings star and monkey enthusiast Andy Serkis has signed on to direct Warner Bros live-action adaptation of The Jungle Book. Originally, directing duties were assigned to Babel‘s Alejandro González Iñárritu but he had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts. After that, talks with Ron Howard also fell through as he is deathly afraid of tigers although he did note he would love to get a canvas The Jungle Book baseball hat if at all possible.

Serkis, whose main experience is walking around hunched over with dots glued to him, previously worked as second unit director on The Hobbit films. The Jungle Book will mark his feature directing debut. It is unknown whether or not he will use his shape-shifting abilities to portray any animals in the film. (THR)

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Steve Carell To Star As Everyone’s Favorite Teacher In Cancer Drama ‘The Priority List’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/steve-carell-to-star-as-everyones-favorite-teacher-in-cancer-drama-the-priority-list/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/steve-carell-to-star-as-everyones-favorite-teacher-in-cancer-drama-the-priority-list/#comments Tue, 18 Mar 2014 17:25:24 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=260313 Steve Carell is going to make us have feelings.

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Steve Carell is going to make us have feelings. The comedian is making a shift toward the dramatic by producing and starring in The Priority List: A Teacher’s Final Quest to Discover Life’s Greatest Lessons. I’d expect the title gets shortened to fit on movie tickets.

Based on the memoir by David Menasche, The Priority List tells the story of a beloved Miami high school teacher diagnosed with terminal brain cancer who uses his circumstance to inspire his students to live to the fullest. Having defied the odds, Menasche is still living with cancer and traveled around the States to reconnect with students from his 15-year career. Having read the book (which is excellent), I can predict that this movie will make you cry more than when Michael left The Office. (THR)

 

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Batman And Superman Are Teaming Up To Fight Captain America http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/batman-and-superman-are-teaming-up-to-fight-captain-america/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/batman-and-superman-are-teaming-up-to-fight-captain-america/#comments Fri, 14 Mar 2014 19:13:34 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=260260 FIGHT! FIGHT!! FIGHT!!!

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In a melee that you could only have previously seen on Hollywood Boulevard, Batman and Superman will team up to fight Captain America. This fight will happen in theaters on May 6th, 2016 when Warner Bros releases the Untitled Superman/Batman Project opposite Marvel’s Captain America 3.

In all fairness, Marvel had dibs on the date first although they hadn’t decided which super-person movie they’d fill the slot with. Then DC/Warner Bros planted their flag in the same date with their highly anticipated film. I kinda wish Marvel was able to release an Avengers sequel on the same date and absolutely crush DC as payback for Man of Steel sucking so much ass, but maybe this is a long game and they’re planning to pit The Avengers against Justice League. Which would be spectacular. FIGHT! FIGHT!! FIGHT!!! (THR)

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Warners Bros, Totally Excited About Its First ‘Lego’ Movie, Looking Towards The Next One http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/warners-bros-totally-excited-about-its-first-lego-movie-looking-towards-the-next-one/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/warners-bros-totally-excited-about-its-first-lego-movie-looking-towards-the-next-one/#comments Tue, 04 Feb 2014 17:34:15 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=259074 Maybe the two films got stuck together and no one could get them apart.

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The first Lego film, starring the voice of Chris Pratt, doesn’t even hit theaters until Friday, but that hasn’t kept the Warners execs from getting all excited about their new toy. More specifically, the market research and focus group testing of their new toy.

The suits at Warner Bros are already looking towards a sequel, which will turn out to be a hilarious mistake in hindsight if the first one bombs. But how likely is that? I mean, what monster doesn’t like Legos or Chris Pratt? Only the most disgusting of individuals.

In case you’re skeptical about such a rash decision this close to having actual performance data, they’ve hired the guy who wrote Mr. Popper’s Penguin and The Internship to script the sequel. So I think they know what they’re doing.

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Bad Casting News: Jesse Eisenberg Is Lex Luthor In ‘Batman Vs. Superman’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/bad-casting-news-jesse-eisenberg-is-lex-luthor-in-batman-vs-superman/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/bad-casting-news-jesse-eisenberg-is-lex-luthor-in-batman-vs-superman/#comments Fri, 31 Jan 2014 19:04:26 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=259040 Let's hope they snap his neck.

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In a move that makes Ben Affleck seem like a not bad choice, Zack Snyder and Warner Bros. have gone ahead and cast Jesse Eisenberg in Batman vs. Superman. But we already have a Jimmy Olsen, you’re probably saying. Jimmy’s job is safe. Eisenberg has been cast as Superman’s greatest enemy, Lex Luthor. Yes. That Jesse Eisenberg. This is the only instance where I see it’s okay for Superman to break somebody’s neck.

Now, since this casting is 5 million types of wrong, here’s a brief list of people better suited for the role:

  • Ed Harris
  • Woody Harrelson
  • Bryan Cranston
  • Mark Strong
  • Michael Keaton
  • Michael Jordan
  • Gene Hackman
  • Literally anybody else
  • Locke from LOST
  • Beck
  • Bjork

At least they didn’t go with Michael Cera. (Source)

 

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’300: Rise Of An Empire’ Trailer: Hunks Stabbing One Another http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/300-rise-of-an-empire-trailer-hunks-stabbing-one-another/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/300-rise-of-an-empire-trailer-hunks-stabbing-one-another/#comments Tue, 21 Jan 2014 18:17:27 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=258847 The war machine keeps turning.

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Warner Bros. got a bunch of shirtless guys back in the green screen studio for 300: Rise of an Empire. What we’re offered here is more slow motion shots of blood and gore and kicking. Also added into the mix is Eva Green and a script seemingly lifted from Black Sabbath liner notes. If Iron Man makes a cameo, we’ll know why.

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Warner Bros Delays ‘Batman Vs. Superman’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/warner-bros-delays-batman-vs-superman/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/warner-bros-delays-batman-vs-superman/#comments Mon, 20 Jan 2014 13:00:16 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=258798 Showing signs of worry?

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If you’ll remember back to the dog days of last summer when it was announced Ben Affleck would star as the Caped Crusader for Zack Snyder in Batman vs. Superman, you’ll also remember that everybody lost their mind over the news. And not in a good way. Now there’s an update that you’ll have longer to stew in your discontent. Warner Bros. is moving the original theatrical date back 10 months into 2016.

Instead of premiering on July 17, 2015, the film will now be getting released on May 6, 2016 in order to ”[allow] the filmmakers time to realize fully their vision, given the complex visual nature of the story.”

However, the move to that weekend will pit DC‘s most important film ever up against Marvel as they had already lifted their leg and peed upon that date. Is this a brilliant strategy on Warner Bros/DC’s behalf? After all, if Marvel does release a film on that date it certainly won’t be an Avengers film and you’d think something like Batman vs. Superman is hyped enough to beat a Marvel standalone. Apart from the fact that it’s probably going to be super-shitty. Let’s hope this 10 extra months gives the producers enough time to nurture the creative and turn in a film that stands up to the legacy of the characters. They already screwed up Green Lantern and almost ruined Superman. Then again, they can always try again with a Batman vs. Superman reboot four summers later. (The Wrap)

 

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt To Direct, Star, Dress Up Like The Cure For ‘Sandman’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/joseph-gordon-levitt-to-direct-star-dress-up-like-the-cure-for-sandman/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/joseph-gordon-levitt-to-direct-star-dress-up-like-the-cure-for-sandman/#comments Tue, 17 Dec 2013 17:03:14 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=258386 Off to Never Never Land.

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt previously shot down rumors of his involvement with Edgar Wright‘s Ant-Man, which seemed odd at the time. Turns out, he had his eye on another comic book role. One that will make far less money. JGL has won the role of Dream in Warner Brothers‘ adaptation of Neil Gaiman‘s Sandman comics. He’ll also step behind the camera, making this his sophomore directing effort.

Adapter of all things comic book, David Goyer, pitched the treatment that Warners are working from but the studio is still looking to bring on a writer to add all of the words and stuff to the script.

As much as I’m excited for Gordon-Levitt and look forward to seeing more of his directorial work, I can’t help but feel for Sean Penn. Dude was robbed. (Deadline)

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Jason Momoa To Play Some Kind Of Guy Or Thing In ‘Batman Vs. Superman’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/jason-momoa-to-play-some-kind-of-guy-or-thing-in-batman-vs-superman/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/jason-momoa-to-play-some-kind-of-guy-or-thing-in-batman-vs-superman/#comments Tue, 10 Dec 2013 17:01:58 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=258280 My money's on Lobo.

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Warner Bros is used to backlash by this point when they announce casting for Batman vs. Superman. First, the casting of Ben Affleck as the Caped Crusader caused the Internet to revolt. Then last week’s news that Gal Gadot would play Wonder Woman got everyone uptight about her body type. Today comes news that Jason Momoa is in negotiations to join the film. Warners have wisely decided not to reveal his role. We can’t get mad if we don’t have the facts (allegedly).

Of course, there is speculation that Momoa will play the film’s villian Doomsday. Or maybe Martian Manhunter (if this movie is being used to set up a Justice League film). Or somebody else entirely. Let’s add to the speculative fire and just say he’s playing Lobo. Or Mr. Myxlplyx. Could happen. (THR)

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‘Archie’ Movie Adaptation In The Works Because Reasons http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/archie-movie-adaptation-in-the-works-because-reasons/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/archie-movie-adaptation-in-the-works-because-reasons/#comments Fri, 07 Jun 2013 17:09:59 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=255245 Oh, sugar.

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The world apparently hasn’t moved on from Archie Comics as Warner Bros is now reportedly working on a feature film adaptation. Pitch Perfect director Jason Moore will helm with scripting duties falling on Carrie remake writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, who previously wrote the comics Afterlife with Archie and Archie Meets Glee. One of those projects featured zombies and the other featured moaning hell-beasts.

However, this adaptation will not feature the supernatural or Broadway versions of Britney Spears songs. Variety reports that this film we see Archie in a “teenage midlife crisis.” So, probably no chance of seeing a creepy, middle-aged Jughead spitting hot fire.

 

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Walmart Shoppers Will Get To See ‘Man Of Steel’ Before Normal People http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/walmart-shoppers-will-get-to-see-man-of-steel-before-normal-people/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/walmart-shoppers-will-get-to-see-man-of-steel-before-normal-people/#comments Wed, 24 Apr 2013 22:05:28 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=254555 Walmart invades Smallville.

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If you’d like to be one of the first to see Man Of Steel but your pussy won’t allow you to stay awake for a midnight screening, Walmart has an offer that might intrigue you. Those willing to wait in line and eventually be greeted by a retiree, could receive tickets to advance screenings of Man of Steel to be shown June 17, 7pm. If this appeals to you, show up to one of your local Walmarts to line up by 8am on May 18th.

Sounds like a pretty good deal except when you stop to think about who you will likely end up sharing a theater with.

(USA Today)

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Warner Bros. Decides They May As Well Make A ‘Justice League’ Movie http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/warner-bros-decides-they-may-as-well-make-a-justice-league-movie/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/warner-bros-decides-they-may-as-well-make-a-justice-league-movie/#comments Fri, 19 Oct 2012 13:05:37 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=251577 Pretty good idea to rush this into production.

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For those who weren’t into the thrills, excitement, and charm provided by The Avengers, you now have a bland, charmless version headed to theaters. That’s right. Warner Bros. is moving forward with a big screen Justice League film which will hit theaters in summer of 2015 — as will The Avengers 2.

Details are few right now, but it’s a given that the realism established in Christopher Nolan’s Batman series will be thrown out the window as the Caped Crusader and Superman begrudgingly team up and get all bitchy with one another while Wonder Woman, The Flash, and Green Lantern watch awkwardly. Seriously, you two. There’s a world to be saved. (The LA Times)

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Warner Bros. Converting Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Pacific Rim’ From 2-D To Ugly http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/warner-bros-converting-guillermo-del-toros-pacific-rim-from-2-d-to-ugly/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/warner-bros-converting-guillermo-del-toros-pacific-rim-from-2-d-to-ugly/#comments Thu, 13 Sep 2012 16:54:41 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=250909 Del Toro gets dicked over again.

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Despite the director’s objections, Warner Bros is reportedly strong-arming Guillermo del Toro into converting his 2-D film, Pacific Rim, to 3-D. This comes on the heels of del Toro telling the crowd at Comic-Con that he doesn’t feel the imagery of huge mechanized robot suits beating the frig out of giant monsters will look very good in three dimensions. And if anyone would know for sure, it’s Guillermo del Toro. He’s consistently delivered awesome cinematic experiences and should be trusted in this regard.

Of course, it has to come down to money for the studio. 3-D still plays really well overseas even though American audiences are growing increasingly turned off by it. If given a choice I’ll buy a ticket for the 2-D screening, especially considering it wasn’t shot with 3-D in mind. Clash of the Titans looked way too dark and muddy after undergoing post-conversion, and I don’t think I’m ready to see Charlie Day in three dimensions. He’s got those eyes. (Variety)

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Warner Bros. Tells Ron Howard’s ‘Dark Tower’ To Eat A D*ck http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/warner-bros-tells-ron-howards-dark-tower-to-eat-a-dck/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/warner-bros-tells-ron-howards-dark-tower-to-eat-a-dck/#comments Tue, 21 Aug 2012 18:11:52 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=250460 No sale, Opie.

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Ron Howard continues to have a tough time with his ambitious take on adapting Stephen King’s The Dark Tower. Howard envisions the project as a three movie and two television miniseries package. Warner Bros. is reported to have reviewed the package over the weekend and passed with a ‘TLDR’ response. In all fairness to Warners, it was the weekend.

The studio is the second to pass. Universal was previously involved but pulled the plug just before going into production. In light of this, Javier Bardem left the project leaving producers with the task of finding some other guy to sling guns in that thing. (THR)

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‘Gangster Squad’ Theater Scene Reshoot Will Delay Release http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/gangster-squad-theater-scene-reshoot-will-delay-release/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/gangster-squad-theater-scene-reshoot-will-delay-release/#comments Wed, 25 Jul 2012 18:37:42 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=249981 There is no information about the new location in which the filmmakers will now have the gangsters violently murdered.

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Gangster Squad, the goofy upcoming movie about Ryan Gosling beating up bad guys with his muscles, is the latest victim of the tragedy in Aurora. The film’s trailer features a scene where agents violently murder gangsters in a movie theater by shooting their way through the screen. That will now obviously need to change before the film’s release.

Warner Bros is scrambling to figure out the logistics of reshooting, but have come to the realization that the release date will need to push back, possibly until 2013.

One date the studio is looking at is Jan. 11. Before making a final decision, though, the studio is currently looking at several factors, according to sources, such as how quickly the cast can be reassembled for the reshoot, concerns about cast availibility to do press in January and the competition on the calendar. The only other release currently scheduled for Jan. 11 is Paramount’s Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, starring Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton. [THR]

There is no information about the new location in which the filmmakers will now have the gangsters violently murdered.

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‘Man Of Steel’ Teases Us With Very Little Man-Of-Steeling http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/man-of-steel-teases-us-with-very-little-man-of-steeling/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/man-of-steel-teases-us-with-very-little-man-of-steeling/#comments Mon, 23 Jul 2012 15:54:16 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=249930 And it condones hitchhiking.

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The teaser(s) for Zack Snyder‘s Man of Steel have found their way online and all of online is all like, ‘What the Hell?!” Instead of seeing a super-powered man throw around cars hide his identity behind stylish frames, we see him working on a Deadliest Catch boat while he gets some dadly advice from his biological, Russell Crowe.  Those scenes must focus on the year he decided to find himself and act like Wolverine.

Second teaser below because the first one wasn’t Kevin Costner-y enough.

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Warner Bros Hires ‘Gangster Squad’ Writer To Assemble ‘Justice League’ Script http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/warner-bros-hires-gangster-squad-writer-to-assemble-justice-league-script/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/warner-bros-hires-gangster-squad-writer-to-assemble-justice-league-script/#comments Wed, 06 Jun 2012 16:29:38 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=249094 Looks like 'Justice League' is something we need to worry about again.

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With The Avengers record-breaking box office performance filling the Marvel money bin with an extra twelve feet of swimming dollars, it only makes sense that Warner Bros is like, “Hey! Me too!” And so, they’ve brought in Gangster Squad writer Will Beall to pen a new draft of a Justice League movie.

You might remember that Justice League almost went before cameras a few years back but was killed due to the WGA writer’s strike. We were all relieved back then but has your mood toward this project change in light of The Avengers success? I still feel like bringing the teaming of a vigilante, an alien, another alien, a guy who got powers from an alien, an Amazonian princess, and a chemically-mutated really fast guy to the screen is going to be a clunky endeavor. Have some respect for the fans. We’re still hurting from Green Lantern.

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Warner Bros Now Going Steady With Ron Howard’s ‘The Dark Tower’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/warner-bros-now-going-steady-with-ron-howards-the-dark-tower/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/warner-bros-now-going-steady-with-ron-howards-the-dark-tower/#comments Tue, 13 Mar 2012 13:00:40 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=247372 They make a cute couple.

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After Universal coldly returned Ron Howard’s The Dark Tower promise ring, it was looking like the project would never find love again. However, it seems a relationship may have been struck up with the most unlikely studio. And just in time for prom.

Warner Bros, the quiet and sensitive studio that wears glasses and hangs out in the pottery classroom during lunch, has agreed to team up with Howard on at least one film based on Stephen King‘s The Dark Tower. Initial plans with Universal were for three films and two short-run TV series, and to throw a rager at Universal’s lake house after graduation. Whether or not more films or Javier Bardem‘s involvement are on the slate remains to be seen. However, producer Brian Grazer has mentioned that Warner Bros sister studio HBO (who Warners pretty much raised after their mom died and dad fell into the bottle) will handle the television adaptation.

Project is expected to go before cameras in first quarter of 2013. Which seems like forever in high school years. (Deadline)

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Warner Bros Realizes That Guy Ritchie Is Perfect For ‘Man From U.N.C.L.E.’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/warner-bros-realizes-that-guy-ritchie-is-perfect-for-man-from-u-n-c-l-e/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/warner-bros-realizes-that-guy-ritchie-is-perfect-for-man-from-u-n-c-l-e/#comments Fri, 09 Dec 2011 14:00:19 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=239263 Duh.

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Now that Steven Soderbergh has soderberghed his way out of directing Warner BrosMan from U.N.C.L.E. adaptation, it is free to court other suitors. Though it’s not always healthy to bounce from relationship to relationship (ask Thor 2), Warner’s Man from U.N.C.L.E. is now getting involved with director Guy Ritchie and Sherlock Holmes producer Lionel Wigram. And you know what? They’re really cute together.

It’s just talks right now, but I could see them totally going steady. It’s really just a matter if Ritchie and Wigram are willing to up route their lives and move to the 1960′s for the adaptation. (THR)

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Ben Affleck Randomly Selected To Direct Stephen King’s ‘The Stand’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/ben-affleck-randomly-selected-to-direct-stephen-kings-the-stand/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/ben-affleck-randomly-selected-to-direct-stephen-kings-the-stand/#comments Mon, 24 Oct 2011 13:58:30 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=233467 File this under WTF?

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Nevermind that whole David Yates is adapting Stephen King‘s The Stand business. Yates is now out and Warner Bros. wants Ben Affleck to be in.

It was announced over the summer that the screenwriter and the director of several Harry Potter films, Steve Kloves and Yates, would adapt King’s post-apocalyptic doorstop across three sweeping films. However, Yates lacks the hunk status so the intent is to now replace him with the guy from Gigli. Affleck, who is currently directing the hostage drama Argo, has two films under his belt as of this moment. Argo will make it three. He seems like a strange pick for a genre project like this. First of all, it’s massive. Secondly, it doesn’t take place in Boston. Can he find as much success with the Maine accent? (Deadline)

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The Wachowskis Return To Awesome Movie-Making With ‘Jupiter Ascending’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/the-wachowskis-return-to-awesome-movie-making-with-jupiter-ascending/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/the-wachowskis-return-to-awesome-movie-making-with-jupiter-ascending/#comments Thu, 20 Oct 2011 16:32:46 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=233132 Ready the Bullet Time camera!!

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The elongated bullet-time-like wait is over. Lana and Andy Wachowski are planning a return to making awesome sci-fi action films. The siblings have set up Jupiter Ascending at Warner Bros.. Plot elements are being kept under wraps but we do know this is an original project from the Wachowskis and they are now discussing which A-list star to will lead the cast.

Lord only knows what film technology they’ll invent next. They’ve already raised the bar on the genre pretty high with the crazy sequences they composed in The Matrix and Speed Racer. Whatever they end up bringing to the table will have to be fresh and inventive. And, most importantly, easily copied in future Scary Movie films. (Deadline)

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Load Your Weapons, ‘Akira’ Gets The Green Light http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/load-your-weapons-akira-gets-the-green-light/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/load-your-weapons-akira-gets-the-green-light/#comments Thu, 20 Oct 2011 13:59:53 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=233106 I hate to be the one to have to pass this news on to you.

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After years of rumors and false starts, Warner Bros. has finally given the official green light to a live-action remake of Akira. Does this news surprise or upset you? Do you even have any nerd-scorn left for the project? Don’t worry. If you’re a fan of the classic anime, there’s enough going on with the remake to obsess about.

First, Jaume Collet-Serra is in the director’s chair with production slated to begin early next year. He’s the man behind House of Wax, The Orphan, and Unknown. That news gets me pretty riled up and I have no emotional connections to Akira. The next update is that,  based on his light-cycle experience, Garrett Hedlund is the favorite to zip around Neo-Manhattan in the lead role. I know how upset this must make you die-hards. Maybe you should go outside and get some air or a bialy. Treat yourself. (Variety)

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