James Franco and Seth Rogen might be reuniting for another movie, titled The Interview. Once again, they’ll be playing buddies who get caught up in a murder, except this one will be a lot more high profile. The film would constitute as Rogen’s second directorial effort. Also, Legendary Pictures released new Pacific Rim photos. And College Humor put together a hilarious parody of Disney’s Oscar-winning short Paperman. All that and more below.
- Seth Rogen And James Franco Movie: Seth Rogen and James Franco might be budding up to make a movie together again. Evan Goldberg will be a part of the awesome trifecta. He and Rogen will direct the film, entitled The Interview, about a talk show host and producer pair who find themselves caught up in an assassination attempt against the political leader of North Korea. ComingSoon reports that Rogen and Franco would co-star. We’re psyched about this possible Pineapple Express reunion… are you?
- Kiefer Sutherland Joins Pompeii: Kiefer Sutherland will play the villain in Paul W.S. Anderson‘s Pompeii, which already stars Kit Harington, Jared Harris and Emily Browning. The 3D Roman epic is set in 79 A.D. in the days before the eruption of Mount Vesuvius, one of history’s great disasters. According to THR, Sutherland will play a Roman senator who enslaved Harington’s village. He forces a merchant (Harris) to give his daughter’s (Browning) hand in marriage to him.
- Jane Got A Gun Updates: There’s been a lot of complications with Jane Got A Gun. First, Michael Fassbender dropped out; then director Lynne Ramsay decided not to show up on the first day of filming. Then Jude Law, who stepped in after Fassbender left, also abandoned the project. But the producers didn’t give up. Warrior director Gavin O’Connor was brought on (earlier this week) to replace Ramsay. The latest news on the western is that producer Scott Steindorff and the new director are looking at actors like Jake Gyllenhaal, Tobey Maguire and Jeff Bridges to replace Law’s antagonist. And just in case you’re wondering, Natalie Portman is still onboard. What a trooper! Source: /Film
- Brett Ratner’s Adds To Hercules Cast: Brett Ratner has added a slew of new actors to his Dwayne Johnson action flick Hercules. The film now includes Ian McShane, Joseph Fiennes, Rufus Sewell, John Hurt and Rebecca Ferguson. The blockbuster hits theaters July 25, 2014. Source: /Film
- Goosebumps Adaptation Lands Director: Sony is finally moving forward with their Goosebumps movie. They’ve brought on Monsters Vs. Aliens director Rob Letterman to helm. Goosebumps will be based on the popular young adult fright book series by R.L. Stine. Last we heard was that Disturbia scribe Carl Ellsworth was writing the script, but that was back in 2013 so they might bring on someone new to pen a rewrite.
- Films In 8-Bit form: Unreality Magazine posted a fun gallery of 13 classic films in 8-bit form. The gallery includes films like A Clockwork Orange, Donnie Darko and Drive.
- Opening Credits For Oz: Regardless of what the critics are saying about James Franco’s sleepy performance in Oz The Great and Powerful, the movie looks pretty fantastic (thanks to one Sam Raimi). Anywho. One of the best parts of the movie is the opening credit sequence (which is a lost art these days). If you haven’t seen it or just want to enjoy it again, here it is… in all its black-and-white glory:
- We Steal Secrets Trailer: Julian Assange is the fascinating focus of Alez Gibney‘s We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks. The documentary premiered at Sundance and hits theaters on May 24th. Watch the trailer below:
- Paperman Parody: College Humor put together a parody to Disney’s Oscar-winning short film Paperman. If you’re day isn’t going all that great, then this aught to make it better. Check out the hilarious video below:
- New Pacific Rim Photos: Legendary released two new Pacific Rim photos this week. It’s all new footage so enjoy. (And remember the “giant monsters versus giant robots” movie hits theaters July 12.
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