The untold origin story behind one of the most iconic fictional characters in history is due to be revealed. We learned earlier this year that Warner Bros. was developing a Willy Wonka movie with Paddington and Paddington 2 director Paul King in talks to take the helm. At the time, plot details were unclear but we did know that Simon Rich (Man Seeking Woman) was writing the script and David Heyman (Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts franchises) was producing. Continue reading
I know a lot of fans aren’t really excited about Elizabeth Banks’ Charlie’s Angels reboot but this new casting news might spark some interest in you. According to THR, Patrick Stewart is in final negotiations to take on the role of Bosley.
I love Patrick Stewart and the role of Bosley will certainly be an interesting one for him to take on. He will join the previously cast Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott (Aladdin, Power Rangers) and Ella Balinska (Midsomer Murders).
There have been reports of a Police Academy reboot happening for years. The last thing we heard about it was that Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele were brought in to produce the film. That was back in 2014 and a lot has happened since then, especially with Peele’s success after Get Out became a huge hit.
Well, according to Police Academy actor Steve Guttenberg, there is a new film coming. He doesn’t offer any details and we don’t know if Key and Peele are still involved, but I hope they are. I always enjoyed their style of comedy. Here’s the Tweet Guttenberg posted:
It’s happening!!! After all these years of talk about a third Bill & Ted film, Deadline is reporting that Bill & Ted Face The Music is officially in pre-production and that Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter are officially signed on to reprise their roles as Ted “Theodore” Logan and Bill S. Preston Esq.
The film is currently looking for investors at Cannes and it is said to be one of the hottest properties on the market, so that’s a plus!
The script for the film was written by original creators Chris Matheson (Imagine That) and Ed Solomon (Men in Black), and there’s Dean Parisot (Galaxy Quest) who is still attached to direct. On top of that, Steven Soderbergh is an executive producer on the project!
Groundhog Day is a film someone can watch again, and again, and again, but don’t ever expect the film to have a sequel. That’s what actress Andie MacDowell said anyway, as she told THR the chances of the film ever getting a sequel are incredibly slim due to the fact that Bill Murray would never go for it:
“People always say, ‘Let’s do Groundhog Day again.’ First of all, Bill Murray’s never going to do it, so you can forget that. I know him. He’s not going to do it.”
I’m more surprised at the news there are still people clamoring for a Groundhog Day sequel than I am that Bill Murray isn’t down to do another film. It’s a good film, don’t get me wrong, but why would we need a sequel for it? That said, in the rhetorical scenario that one was made, would you see it in theaters?
For years Bill & Ted fans have been hearing about a third Bill & Ted movie called Bill & Ted Face The Music. Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter are both on board to make the movie if a studio ever decides to pull the trigger on it. There’s already a script that was written by Ed Solomon and Chris Matheson, the story of which follows the older middle-aged Bill S. Preston, Esq. and Ted ‘Theodore’ Logan back in time to interact with their past selves and George Carlin’s character Rufus, “using footage from 1989’s Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure.” It finds our heroes “still struggling to complete the great work of their life.”
Now Reeves, Winter, Matheson, and Solomon have recently reunited for an interview with Entertainment Weekly to talk about Bill and Ted 3 and the long process they have gone through in trying to get it into production. Solomon says:
“We wanted to get it right. We wanted to have it be something that we — all four of us, Chris and I, Alex and Keanu — could stand behind, and know we’re doing this for the right reasons.”
Bill & Ted 3 has been slowly inching forward over the past ten years. There’s a script that was written by Ed Solomon that everyone seems keen on doing including Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter. Dean Parisot (Galaxy Quest) is attached to direct the film and today we’ve learned what the title of the film is and also some plot details.
This news comes from Solomon himself in an interview with Digital Spy, so this is all legit. The movie will be called Bill & Ted Face The Music and the story will send the older middle-aged Bill S. Preston, Esq. and Ted “Theodore” Logan back in time to interact with their past selves and George Carlin’s character Rufus, “using footage from 1989’s Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure.” Solomon went on to reveal:
“They return to that scene at the Circle K when Bill and Ted first meet themselves, only now they’re watching their younger selves and looking at the exuberance and joy that they had at that time in their lives. And they see Rufus, they see George Carlin…”
Not long ago, word broke that Richard Donner, Mel Gibson, and Danny Glover were all considering making Lethal Weapon 5. According to the initial report, they were looking to explore the opportunity for another film that Donner would be back to direct. The script for that film will be written by Channing Gibson, who wrote Lethal Weapon 4.
“It’s never easy to face your missteps, but it’s the only way to learn from them,” the executive stated.
Disney Animation head John Lasseter is taking a leave of absence from Pixar after acknowledging “painful” conversations and unspecified “missteps,” he wrote Tuesday in a memo to staff, obtained by The Hollywood Reporter.
Lasseter’s statement arrived as THR was preparing a story detailing alleged misconduct by the executive at Disney/Pixar.