Nicolas Winding Refn‘s next feature will star Denzel Washington as a former government spy. How great is that? The Drive director will helm The Equalizer, a lose adaptation of the 1980′s TV show of the same name. Also, for those of you who’ve been having Girls withdrawals since the first season ended in June, we’ve got a deleted scene of Hanna Horvath in a cupcake shop. We also have a gallery of famous celebrities as Batman. All that and more below.
- Seth MacFarlane To Direct Western Comedy: Seth MacFarlane‘s directorial debut, Ted, was a huge success. It even got him the hosting gig at the Academy Awards. Now, he’s following Ted with A Million Ways To Die In The West, a western comedy inspired by Blazing Saddles. THR reports that MacFarlane plans to to star and direct the feature.
- Matt Damon To Reunite With George Clooney: George Clooney has already assembled a great cast to star in his next feature The Monuments Men. His roster includes the likes of Daniel Craig, Bill Murray and Cate Blanchett. Now, Matt Damon is also considering a role in the movie. According to Deadline, he’s in talks to co-star. Now all we need is Brad Pitt.
- Jumanji Remake Gets Writer: The Jumanji remake is still happening. Columbia has just hired Stranger Than Fiction scribe Zach Helm to pen the script. No word on who’ll direct, but we’re guessing that’s next. Got any suggestions? Source: THR
- Jon Hamm And John Slattery To Direct More Mad Men Episodes: Are Jon Hamm and John Slattery secretly honing their directing skills for the future? The Man Men stars have signed up to direct more episodes in Season 6. Hamm will tackle one; Slattery’s down for two. Source: THR
- Mustaches Are Sexy: Vulture posted a gallery of some of your favorite superheroes with mustaches (No Wonder Woman though, sorry).
- Ideas For A Better Walking Dead: The Walking Dead has had an awesome season, but it’s far from perfect. Unreality Magazine lists five things the show could do to improve. Check it out.
- The Devil In Comics: Unreality Magazine wrote a piece on the devil, specifically, about five interesting interpretations of the devil in comics. The article points out that the devil has killed far less people than God, and just doesn’t seem as judgmental and violent as the man above. But despite all of this, he’s always portrayed as this super-evil human being because “we have been told to fear him.” They might be unto something there. Anyway, that’s enough religious talk for one day. Check out the article at the site.
- Denzel Washington To Star In Nicolas Winding Refn’s Next Feature: Auteur Nicolas Winding Refn has signed on to direct Denzel Washington in The Equalizer, an action flick loosely based on the 80′s TV series of the same name. Washington will play a former government spy who now uses his powers to help the persecuted. Shooting begins next spring. Source: Vulture
- Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu Will Direct A Comedy: Here’s something we never thought we’d be reporting. Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, who directed one of the bleakest films humankind has ever seen (Babel), is going to try to make us laugh with Birdman, a comedy he co-wrote with Nicolas Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris and Armando Bo. The film tells the story of an “actor in crisis, who once played an iconic superhero, as he battles his ego and attempts to recover his family, career, and himself in the days leading up to the opening of a Broadway play.” Sounds more like a dramedy to us. Source: Deadline
- Movie Trailer Mashup: As the end of the year approaches, it’s time for amateur editors to release their movie trailer mashups. Here’s the first one we’ve seen this year, from YouTube user sleepyskunk. (Note: This mashup reminds us that 2012 was a pretty good year for movies.)
- Girls‘ Deleted Scene: Lena Dunham’s alter ego Hanna Horvath loves cupcakes more than a fat kid loves cake, or whatever. In this deleted scene from Girls‘ first season, Hanna fails to make an impression and then gets a pity cupcake from the employees at a cupcake shop. Take a look:
- Ashton Kutcher As Steve Jobs: There are two Steve Jobs biopics coming. One sounds promising and ambitious. The other one, well, we’re not too sure about. The latter stars Ashton Kutcher as Jobs, and Sundance recently announced that the film, titled joBS, will premiere at the festival. We’ve got the first official look at Kutcher as Jobs. Check it out:
- Pop Culture Batman: And just for kicks, here are some posters of some of your favorite celebs as Batman (created by Butcher Billy):
[via The Curious Brain]
That’s the end of our round-up for this week. Keep checking back at ScreenCrave for more entertainment news and features.
What are you excited for this week?