Movie News and Rumors for 4-10-15
Human Centipede 3 (The Final Sequence)
Why not start out with the grossest trailer you’ll probably see all week? The (hopefully) final installment of the Human Centipede saga released a red band trailer (weak stomachs need not watch) showcasing the next in line for punishment. The film takes place at a maximum security prison where they set a new record for number mouth to cheek “participants” as a way for the warden to get his rowdy prison in line. Per Entertainment Weekly, the film will be released to theaters and VOD on May 22.
Olivia Wilde and Garrett Hedlund have been confirmed to return to their roles in the third film of the series, per The Hollywood Reporter. Filming is slated to start sometime in the fall, presumably in Vancouver, with no word on what the plot will entail.
Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
Speaking of Garrett Hedlund, he and Kristen Stewart will be joined by Vin Diesel and Chris Tucker on the new Ang Lee film based on the book by Ben Fountain. The plot follows a 19-year-old private named Billy Lynn, who survives a battle in Iraq that gets captured by news cameras. The company is brought home on a promotional tour that culminates in a halftime show that also shows the turmoil as the group is set to return to war. Lee is shooting the film in 3D and 4K and will take a new step with the technology for high rate filming. Via Deadline.
Also according to Deadline is news of an untitled musical comedy from Josh Gad and writer-director Jeremy Garelick that is drawing interest from Disney, Paramount, Warner Bros’ New Line, Sony Pictures, Fox, and Universal. The offers are reportedly in the seven-figure range and will feature music by Oscar winner Alan Menken and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz. Gad has previous musical experience from his time with Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s The Book of Mormon. At this time a synopsis for the musical is not available.
Per Latino-Review, directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller are working on a treatment for a future Warner Bros film surrounding the Scarlet Speedster. At this time, neither have signed on to direct the film, but that’s probably just a matter of time at this point.