Movie News and Rumors for 3-26-15
The first trailer for the much-anticipated Entourage film was released earlier this week on the YouTube Channel for Warner Bros. The film revisits the beloved cast and features a slew of celebrity guests, including a bout between Turtle and Ronda Rousey.
Ready Player One
Yesterday, Deadline reported that Steven Spielberg will be directing the upcoming film adaptation of the sci-fi book favorite Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. The story takes place in a dystopian future where information is taken in through a virtual world. The creator of the world has left behind a treasure hunt for a hefty prize, which leads to nefarious happenings. Spielberg seems to be a good choice to direct, given there are many references made to the ’80s in the book, including Spielberg’s own Indiana Jones and E.T.
Super Troopers 2
In only two days on Indiegogo, the Broken Lizard team surpassed it’s goal of $2 million for a sequel film, and currently sits at $2,588,494 with 29 days of funding left. Needless to say, the fans want this to happen. After rumors and studio fallouts, the crew took to crowdfunding and offered incredible perks, including a ticket into their Chicago Beerfest Tournament, a day at the ballpark with the gang, and even one of the patrol cars that will be used in the movie. So polish off your favorite bottle of syrup and let’s get this movie made!
Star Trek 3
According to a Variety exclusive, Idris Elba (The Wire, Thor) is in talks to star opposite of Chris Pine in Star Wars 3. While his villainous role remains unconfirmed, Variety speculates that it could involve the Klingons, who have not had a full presence in the first two films.
On Instagram yesterday, director Bryan Singer announced a new cast member for X-Men: Apocalypse, due out May 2016. Newcomer Lana Condor has been slated to play Jubilation Lee, aka Jubilee. If you’re not familiar with her, or forgot about here, here’s a clip from the cartoon to jog your memory. It’s also worth noting how much Wolverine sounds like Christian Bale’s Batman.
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