Movie News and Rumors for 5-31-15
The classic Hanna-Barbera cartoon is getting a live-action movie courtesy of Warner Bros., and they just found their director. Robert Rodriguez is set to join the crew as they attempt to revive the beloved cartoon character (which those of a younger generation may not be aware of) who finds himself on globe-trotting adventures with his scientist father, their bodyguard, and Jonny’s friend as they fight evil. Via Deadline.
Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart team up for the first time since Adventureland as the first red band trailer for their new film is released. From the trailer, it appears Eisenberg is playing his typical, awkward self (while hopped up on various drugs), and Kristen Stewart does Kristen Stewart things while the two battle bad guys in this stoner comedy due out August 2015.
Disney has apparently pulled the plug on the upcoming Tron film. The film was supposed to begin filming in Vancouver this fall with the return of Garrett Hedlund and Olivia Wilde, along with the possible addition of Jared Leto. Disney hasn’t confirmed its reasons for pulling the plug, but perhaps it had something to do with the underperforming release of Tomorrowland. Via THR.
Layer Cake 2
Jason Statham announced that a sequel to the 2004 crime thriller is in the works and is going to begin filming sometime next year. Statham acquired the movie rights to Viva La Madness by J.J. Connolly, who wrote Layer Cake which the 2004 film of the same name was based on. Statham intends to take the lead role, which was previously played by Daniel Craig. Via Digital Spy.
Video and photos were all over the Internet as Batman made news by showing up for a few scenes with the Joker, one of which involved the Dark Knight shooting sparks as he tries to get into the Joker’s lambo. While it hasn’t been confirmed that Ben Affleck was ever on set at this time, at least there’s a stunt double making the rounds.
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