Tag Archives: Reboot

Prometheus is a mid-level version of what it is

HollywoodNews.com: Come what may, Prometheus is a mid-level version of what it is. By that, I mean it is, in the end, a somewhat generic Alien/The Thing-type horror film. It is mostly science-fiction only in that it takes place in the future and involves inter-stellar travel. Its[...]

Michael Bay back on board for a fourth “Transformers” film

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Just when Michael Bay thinks he’s out, they pull him right back in. (And that’s the last time I’ll use a “Godfather” analogy with regards to Bay.) Even though the director stated on the publicity circuit for “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” that it likely would be his[...]

The Help Needs No Help at the Box Office

HollywoodNews.com: As expected, the summer reached its climax this weekend with an ugly pileup, as four new releases failed to achieve anything resembling success, with three of those releases being in 3D and two of them chasing the exact same demographics. Why oh why did Lionsgate and Disney open[...]

A glance at the Fall Movie Season

HollywoodNews.com: When we pundits and critics wring our hands about the death of original cinema, we are frankly talking mostly about the big-budget tent-poles and/or genre films that are released by major studios. In truth, there are plenty of films that qualify as original that are released year-round. [...]

Chris Pine doing “Star Trek” sequel before Jack Ryan

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: In the battle of big-budget franchises vying for Chris Pine’s attentions, the “Star Trek” sequel may be winning out over a planned reboot of Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan franchise. That makes sense on some level, as anticipation for a new “Star Trek” is extremely high right now while[...]

Guy Ritchie NOT helming “300” sequel “Xerxes”

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Guy Ritchie apparently will not be trading Sherlock Holmes’ London for Sparta, as rumors previously suggested. In fact, a Warner Bros. rep states that stories linking Ritchie to a “300” sequel are “an erroneous error,” according to EW.com. Ritchie reportedly was going to take over for “300” director Zack[...]

Tyler Perry to carry “Cross” for franchise reboot

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Now this is interesting. Tyler Perry has played characters outside of his immensely popular Madea movies, most notably a small supporting role in J.J. Abrams’ “Star Trek” reboot. But we’re hearing now that Perry’s prepared to step into his first major starring role in what’s potentially going[...]

“Spider-Man” snags Dennis Leary in its casting web

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: The cast of Marc Webb’s “Spider-Man” reboot (this thing needs an official title, soon) continues to fill out with excellent choices. Sony isn’t going for stunt casting, grabbing name-brand celebs to gussy up the marquee. I’m looking at you, Gov. Schwarzenegger as Mr. Freeze. Instead, they are lucking[...]

Emma Stone joins the ‘Spider-Man’ list

HollywoodNews.com: Emma Stone is quickly becoming a familiar name in Hollywood and now she may land a major role in a major movie, beating out a number of other young actresses. Stone is reportedly being considered for one of the female roles in the upcoming ‘Spider-Man’ reboot, states Just Jared. Not[...]

Chris Pine’s Jack Ryan reboot nabs “Sherlock” screenwriter

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Super spy Jack Ryan now knows who will be putting words into his mouth. Anthony Peckham, a screenwriter with Clint Eastwood’s “Invictus” and Robert Downey Jr’s playful “Sherlock Holmes” reboot on his resume, is about to add another tentpole franchise to the list. Paramount just tapped him to[...]
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