One of 2012's most pleasant surprises was Christopher McQuarrie's 'Jack Reacher,' which starred Tom Cruise as the titular bad ass. As it was based on a series of books by Lee Child it seemed ready to spawn a franchise, but the film's modestly-hyped Christmas release suggested that Paramount didn't know if they had a winner. The film was a modest success, and now Paramount is working on developing a sequel.
We still don't have much of a read on 'Batman Vs. Superman' (or whatever they call it, it's currently listed as 'The Untitled Zack Snyder Super Hero Film') other than it seems to be a super-sized warm up for 'Justice League.' And with Jason Momoa is in talks to join the cast for an unknown role, perhaps it's actually the 'Justice League' movie after all.
Duncan Jones' 'Warcraft' was originally scheduled for release on December 18, 2015, which it called before 'Star Wars: Episode 7' announced when it would be hitting theaters (many thought the new 'Star Wars' would go with mid-May as with all the previous films). But now that 'Episode 7' has picked the same weekend, 'Warcraft' blinked and has moved to March 11, 2016.
This past week saw the fiftieth anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, an event that has left many still pondering what really happened at Dealey Plaza, and if Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone. The latest conspiracy theory is completely fictional, but believable in its way: 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' character Magneto (Michael Fassbender) caused the bullets to behave as they did.
Ben Stiller's 'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty' has already screened for numerous critics, which shows that Fox and Stiller think (or thought) they have an Oscar picture on their hands. Which may be why they've released multiple trailers to get audiences familiar with Stiller's Mitty and his flights of fancy.
There have been a number of Young Adult adaptations made of late -- arguably too many -- that focus on the growing pains of becoming an adult while dealing with a dystopian future, or magic, or vampires and werewolves. But though these movies have had their jokes, none have been pitched as comedies, and that might be where 'Vampire Academy' succeeds.
There's been a long wait for 'Mad Max: Fury Road.' The last 'Max' film came out in 1985, while rumors of a fourth film have been building since 2003, when director George Miller first announced he had a script and was ready to start pre-production. Shooting commenced in the summer of 2012, but in the interim there's only been one picture from the set and little else. But now, finally, the film has a release date: May 15, 2015.
Two days ago, it was announced that the revered holiday classic 'It's a Wonderful Life' was up to get a sequel called 'It's a Wonderful Life: The Rest of the Story.' But today, Paramount, who owns the rights to the original film and the short story on which the film was based, have said that it can't happen without their involvement and they're willing to get litigious over it.
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