There’s lots of movie news these days. From a release date for the new GODZILLA, to images from KICK-ASS 2, to casting on SIN CITY 2 (sure to be fun, since it’s Robert Rodriguez), a title for STAR TREK, and juicy tidbits from SKYFALL and DREDD, we’ve got the goods.
WB and Legendary Pictures took Comic-Con by storm with footage from MONSTERS’ Gareth Edward’s new take on GODZILLA, and now, we have a release date: May 16th, 2014, coincidentally the same date as Michael Bay’s TEENAGE
MUTANTALIEN NINJA TURTLES. Right now, GODZILLA should destroy it.
The film comes from a script by David S. Goyer (THE DARK KNIGHT), Max Borenstein (THE SEVENTH SON) and David Callaham (THE EXPENDABLES 1-2). Who’s excited? Or should I ask, who’s NOT excited?
STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS
So I may have let out the secret a little bit early, but the second STAR TREK film, directed by JJ Abrams, will be called STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS. No colon or semicolon, folks.
The movie is set to be released May 17th, 2013, with returning stars Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, Anton Yelchin, Zachary Quinto, John Cho, and Bruce Greenwood, adding Alice Eve, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Peter Weller to the mix as well.
SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR
Rejoice! Rosario Dawson is returning for the sequel to SIN CITY… SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR. The film is directed by Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez, scripted by Miller and THE DEPARTED’s William Monahan, and we already knew that Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, and Michael Madsen were coming back. Clive Owen is rumored to return as well.
The movie is scheduled to release October 4th, 2013.
We reported previously that Mark Millar, Jeff Wadlow, Matthew Vaughn and company wanted Jim Carrey for the role of Colonel Stars. Well, now it’s confirmed, by Mark Millar, a creator of the comic book, below [MillarWorld]:
Matthew Vaughn, Jeff Wadlow and I did a conference call with Jim a couple of weeks back and we’ve been itching to talk about this ever since because the energy Jim’s going to bring to Colonel Stars has me buzzing as much as Nic Cage with Big Daddy. You have to remember that Big Daddy’s role before Cage came on was a much more straightforward bad-ass. It was Nic who gave him that Adam West delivery and brought this incredible warmth to the character, especially with regard to Mindy.
Nic is really good friends with Jim Carrey and it’s well known to everyone that Jim loved the first movie. In fact, I think he had lunch with Vaughn the day before that Conan O’Brien kick-Ass/ Superman duet you can see in the link. So we’ve been talking very informally about this for a little over two years now. We didn’t quite know what Jim was going to be doing in the sequel, but the entire team loves him to bits and I’ve been a fan since I first saw him. I remember reading an interview with Spielberg, a great one back in Empire for a Jaws anniversary, where he was saying that Jim would be his choice for Chief Brodie were he shooting Jaws now. He said he could see the brilliant dramatic range Jim had as well as the comedy people knew him for at that time. For all these reasons, combined with the conversation we had with him on the phone, I’m so genuinely excited about this. I can’t wait to see what he does once the cameras are on.
So as you can see from the online reports there’s a Hell of a cast shaping up here. The movie runs from Hit-Girl #1 to Kick-Ass 2 #7 and fans of the comic will know that the part of Uncle Ralphie is still to be announced. He’s the big-bad from the Hit-Girl series and you, my friends, are in for a treat.
But this is all incredibly cool. Millarworld has had two movies released so far and several in various stages of production right now (another one starts shooting in the New Year). But I think this is the closest to starstruck I’ve been on anything so far. LOVE Jim Carrey. Can’t wait to meet him at Pinewood.
In addition to the massive news of casting of Jim Carrey, there have been a myriad of set and behind the scene photos tweeted by the director and stars, including a couple featuring the gigantic Mother Russia. Check them out (from Wadlow and ComicBookMovie):
Check out more behind the scenes shots over at director Jeff Wadlow’s Twitter.
In addition to Jim Carrey, the sequel stars Aaron Johnson, Chloe Grace Moretz, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, John Leguizamo, Lyndsy Fonseca, Lindy Booth, Nicholas Cage, Donald Faison, Robert Emms, Yancy Butler, and Morris Chestnut. The movie comes out June 28th, 2013.
Read on for some great stuff from SKYFALL and DREDD 3D!
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