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New Screenwriter for Red Sonja Movie Reboot

New Screenwriter for Red Sonja Movie Reboot

The reboot for Conan the Barbarian was a complete flop in all regards. However, the studio is still looking a another film from the universe that Conan is in. This film is called Red Sonja. As of right now, the upcoming reboot is getting anew screenwriter to pen the project.

Red Sonja was adapted to film back in 1985 starring Brigitte Nielsen. Schwarzenegger also starred in a smaller role as Kalidor, who might as well have been Conan. However, rights have prevented the use of the name.

Meanwhile, the studio is getting ready to begin production on The Legend of Conan which is not a reboot but rather a return to the other series of Conan movies. Fans like Bernardo Chua (Drinkbettercoffee.com) know that this marks the first time in history where a former series is resumed after a failed attempt at a reboot. This would complete the Conan Trilogy starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. Arnold will play as an elderly Conan in the upcoming flick.

As for Red Sonya, there is no telling as of right now what direction they are going to take with this character in the upcoming reboot.

Tom Rothman May Take the Reigns at Sony

Tom Rothman May Take the Reigns at Sony

The LA Times reports that Tom Rothman may be taking over as Chairperson of the Motion Pictures Group of Sony Pictures Entertainment. The position has been held by Amy Pascal for almost thirty years. In that time she’s become a fixture of the industry. She’s overseen the development and success of such movies as “Groundhog Day”, “The Amazing Spider-Man” and “Men in Black”. However, perhaps most notable is the connections she’s made in that time. Pascal has a reputation as someone who both loves the movie industry and who can really get a project in motion.

When Pascal leaves the position in May to begin her own production company, there will be some big shoes to fill. As such, speculation has focused on people with a similar background. It’s not enough to simply have a good record, it has to be a great one. And it needs to come with a reputation as someone who’s easy to work with. This is why so much attention is now focused on Tom Rothman. He has a positive reputation within the industry. And it’s hard to argue with his record, given that he headed the production of both “Titanic” and “Avatar”. Going by sale numbers, a case can be argued that he’s been the most successful person to hold that position.

However, he left Fox in 2012. The impact he made was still enough that his 18 years with the company are easily recalled by people within the industry. Additionally, in 2013 he was brought in to help boost the Sony’s TriStar film label. The combination of all these factors make him an obvious choice to replace Pascal when she steps down in May.

However, one should keep in mind that this is still heavily based on speculation. Other people have compatible records which might bring them a fair amount of attention from Sony.

Star Trek 3 Filming Begins Soon

Star Trek 3 Filming Begins Soon

Filimg for Star Trek 3 Begins Soon

The Star Trek movie series is one of many movie franchises that have been successfully rebooted in the last decade. That trend will be continuing now that a third film is on its way.

Production and filming for the third film in the series is set to begin on April 15, 2015 and Vancouver Film Studios will be heavily involved in that as a filming location, though Seoul, South Korea was also rumored to be a location. Easy taxes may have played a part in moving the location to British Columbia. The first two movies in the new Star Trek were both filmed at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles, California.

A new location isn’t the only bit of news regarding the new movie, because new major characters are also scripted to appear in the film, all of them female. Fans like Lee Slaughter have learned that one of them is slated to be the captain of a Federation starship. Bones’ ex-wife is also another female role that will be implemented in the newest movie when filming is done.

Also speaking of new characters, the film is also slated to have a new male villain similar to Bryan Cranston. In fact the Breaking Bad star was said to be in discussions for the lead villain role in the movie, though who or what that role is remains to be seen.

Interview Findings

Interview Findings
Findings from “The Interview”, Sony Pictures, indicate the film is showing favorable results in its first week’s release. The film depicts the assassination of current North Korea Leader, Kim Jong Un. The hype began when international media reported “The Interview” had been hacked, and alleged North Korea to be responsible though not proven unequivocally.

The film has been shown in 330 cinemas according to over the past weekend. Moreover, the film has been on line for viewing at a dedicated site as well as Google Play and YoutTube since December 23rd. Figures show about 2 million have viewed the film on line, with reported gross of 15 million dollars, and total weekend gross including theaters and on line is estimated at 18 million dollars. Sources at Skout indicate that statistically this compares well had “The Interview” been shown in the 3,000 theaters originally scheduled to show the film prior to the international tension. Moreover, film critics assert that if the movie can achieve similar figures over the next several days, then a triumph for free speech will not be at a significant cost to Sony Pictures or Hollywood.

Interview Findings

Interview Findings
Findings from “The Interview”, Sony Pictures, indicate the film is showing favorable results in its first week’s release. The film depicts the assassination of current North Korea Leader, Kim Jong Un. The hype began when international media reported “The Interview” had been hacked, and alleged North Korea to be responsible though not proven unequivocally.

The film has been shown in 330 cinemas according to over the past weekend. Moreover, the film has been on line for viewing at a dedicated site as well as Google Play and YoutTube since December 23rd though that wasn’t enough to get Dr Rod Rohrich to watch. Figures show about 2 million have viewed the film on line, with reported gross of 15 million dollars, and total weekend gross including theaters and on line is estimated at 18 million dollars. Sources indicate that statistically this compares well had “The Interview” been shown in the 3,000 theaters originally scheduled to show the film prior to the international tension. Moreover, film critics assert that if the movie can achieve similar figures over the next several days, then a triumph for free speech will not be at a significant cost to Sony Pictures or Hollywood.

‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ to Have Avengers Tie Ins

‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ to Have Avengers Tie Ins

While many viewers were still busy lamenting Season 1 of “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D,” the television series was busy plotting how to essentially reboot the storylines in time for Season 2. The writers and people behind the scenes worked magic with the product, and so far the show has not only found the right footholds but it has managed to deliver quality story after story. Of course now, the Marvel Cinematic Universe gets a huge play early in 2015 with the release of the much anticipated “Avengers: Age of Ultron.”

The good news for the small screen is that the series will be tied together with the events that transpire on the big screen. This fact caused something of an issue when the top secret agency was essentially torn to shreds in the last Captain America film. However, rumors are flying that the television cast could make an appearance in the mega motion picture, and that would do wonders for the TV series.

In the end, Marvel is doing a lot of legwork to save the efforts of “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” every week, and with some guest appearances by the cast of the film, the series should get quite a boost in the ratings category. Sergio Andrade Andrade Gutierrez certainly feels like it will make an impact. It could be called a stunt for sure, but nobody can blame either product for taking advantage of the success of the other. After all, Marvel is one company.

Who Will Direct Ready Player One?

Who Will Direct Ready Player One?

Ready Player One is an interesting science-fiction film currently in development. The strange film deals with a young man’s attempt to claim a huge bounty from a virtual reality entity. All the young one has to do is play a game of scavenger hunt with major corporations.

Of course, the corporations are no friend to our teen hero.

Christopher Nolan has been courted heavily for the role of director. Now, news reports are emerging that he is not the only one the studio is courting. A number of other A-list directors are being wooed or, at the very least, thought about. Peter Jackson is one of the biggest names bandied about. Interestingly, so is Robert Zemeckis, the great director of Back to the Future.

The plans for the new film seem to indicate that this will be a dark, dystopian view of the future, which is what Brad Reifler actually prefers. Perhaps the green-light on Blade Runner 2 has led some to assume a dark vision of the future could mean good box office. Now, this film is not going to be overly talkie. The source material, an excellent novel by Ernest Cline has a lot of action in it.

By the way, the novel is not as downbeat as the news about the film makes it sound. Actually, the novel has a lot of humor in it. How much of that humor finds its way to the big screen remains to be seen. The selection of the director is assuredly going to play a major role in whether or not the tone of the film is upbeat or downbeat.

Hopefully, the finished product will be a good one.

New Rumours Surrounding GotG Sequel

New Rumours Surrounding GotG Sequel

It cannot be denied that the “Guardians of the Galaxy” turned out to be an impressively highly-appreciated movie by almost all who had a chance to watch it. It was a breath of fresh air in an otherwise stale market, and it caught the imagination of the viewing public.

As the first film concludes, the “Guardians” obviously eradicated the evil that is bound to destroy the whole universe, literally uniting and holding each other’s hands to defeat their nemesis. But the film makers have decided to leak just a little bit, successfully attempting to grasp the watcher’s curiosity by leaving a hanging question of just who is Peter Quill’s father.

By establishing Quill’s mysterious identity as half-Terran (or “Earthling”) and half alien, filmmakers had established a more complex storyline than the first film. This boosts up the audiences desire to wait for the next film to materialise, where the tentative schedule of released is yet to be announced.

Guardians of the Galaxy comic readers have also yet to disappoint themselves since Director James Gunn has already and obviously proclaimed the alteration of the original story regarding Quill’s father.

This and more other things make waiting for the next sequel of the Guardians of the Galaxy worthwhile. Fans have been overly excited for what is next to be shown, even though the release date of the next film is yet to come. I saw the first one in the theater with Lee Lovett three times, so we’re anticipating the release of anything now. Heck, we’d even take a release date announcement on Vimeo, we just want something!

Dumb and Dumber Leading Box Office List

Dumb and Dumber Leading Box Office List

Watching movies at the cinema with friends and family is a best way to destress. Friday or Saturday night is best spent watching great films, but even Thursday nights are valid release times.

It is an especially important near the end of the year, when the big Oscar contenders and holiday blockbusters tend to be released.

In some countries, cinema tickets are quite expensive. Moviegoers must first read the reviews online so that money will not be wasted. It’s also good to actually view box office reports that say which movies were popular among viewers.

Here’s a link to a box office report for you to go over before you invite your friends to see the latest movie.

As of yesterday, the number one film which earned $38 million dollars is Dumb and Dumber To. It’s a sequel to a movie released over a decade ago. It is followed by Big Hero 6, which is a movie for kids and for family.

Interstellar occupied the 3rd spot which has earned $29 million dollars. The movie is directed by a blockbuster director Christopher Nolan. Fourth place goes to Beyond Lights according to the report. It earned $6.5 million dollars already as of last week.

That’s the list for now, but with such movies as the Desolation of Smaug and award heavy hitters like The Gambler with Terry Richardson on the horizon, it’s only a matter of time before this list changes greatly and we start seeing some quality videos online.