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Goldsman Tackling Rainbow Six For Paramount Wednesday 12th July 2017Akiva Goldsman and his Weed Road production company banner have reportedly signed a two-year first-look deal at Paramount Pictures after many years spent at Warner Bros. Pictures.
As part of the new deal, Goldsman will produce the long in the works film adaptation of the Tom Clancy bestseller Rainbow Six which Josh Appelbaum and Corin Nemec are adapting. He will also develop a film adaptation of the Ologies series of fanatasy books.
Goldsman shares producing and screenwriting credit for next months The Dark Tower, has a story credit on Transformers: The Last Knight, penned the script for Rings earlier this year, produced King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, and is an executive producer on the pilot for both Star Trek: Discovery and the Bumblebee movie.
Monday 10th July 2017
Recording Sessions Begin For Frozen 2 Thursday 6th July 2017The long awaited Frozen sequel looks like its making some progress with actor Jonathan Groff, who voices Kristoff, revealing this week that hes about to start recording voice work for the film. He tells EW:
I think I just got an email yesterday where Im about to go into the recording studio in a couple of weeks, or maybe a month? Theyre about to really get into the thick of recording it, which Im excited about. I dont know anything about it yet other than Im about to start recording my section of it.
Key cast members like Kristen Bell, Josh Gad and Idina Menzel are all expected to return for the film. However, Itll be a while before we hear anything from though as is is currently slated for release on November 27th 2019.
Top Gun 2 Set For July 2019 Monday 3rd July 2017Paramount Pictures has announced a July 12th 2019 release date for the sequel to iconic 1986 action feature Top Gun.
Additionally, Deadline has confirmed that Oblivion and Tron: Legacy director Joseph Kosinski will helm the film which doesnt have an official title despite Top Gun: Maverick floating around this month.
Tom Cruise is slated to return for the film, reprising the role of United States Naval Aviator Lieutenant Pete Maverick Mitchell.
The story will deal with the rise of unmanned drones and pilots becoming obsolete.
The July 12th 2019 date has it opening in between the Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel the week before and the live-action The Lion King the week after.
007 Producers Consider Bond Universe Expansion? Thursday 29th June 2017Back in 2002 around the release of Pierce Brosnans final outing as 007 in Die Another Day, there was talk of a potential Bond film series spin-off following Halle Berrys Jinx character.
The film opened and, though financially doing well, was so soundly trashed that the talk quickly died. Bond was then rebooted with Casino Royale and things went from there.
Now, fifteen years on and with the success of the cinematic universe model in modern cinema, could the franchise be trying something similar again?
The Tracking Boards Jeff Sneider this week reports that hes heard that producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli are considering the option: Ive heard the Broccolis have caught Universe Fever and would love to explore other corners of the Bond franchise simultaneously.
In terms of possibilities theres plenty from following the handful of other 00 agents to exploring established characters like Felix Leiter. Even so, its a speculative rumor at best.
The franchise has more important things on its mind right now, such as determining whether to get star Daniel Craig back for one last outing or to recast and undergo the usual refresh that comes with a changing of the Bond guard.
How The New Predator Connects To Predator 2 Wednesday 28th June 2017Filmmaker Shane Black has been adamant that his upcoming The Predator film is NOT a reboot or remake of the iconic 1987 Arnold Schwarzenegger sci-fi classic.
Instead its a restart, a mini-reboot which is effectively a sequel within the same continuity even as it refreshes and updates the cast, style and tone (ala. Jurassic World, Doctor Who).
Today, one of the films stars has now revealed one direct connection to the franchise. Speaking with The Red Booth, actor Jake Busey (Starship Troopers, Contact) confirmed that in the new film hes playing the son of U.S. Government Agent Peter Keyes.
Keyes was played by Buseys real life father Gary Busey in 1990s Predator 2. In that film Keyes was the head of the top-secret Other World Lifeforms Taskforce which set out to capture the creature which was hunting around downtown Los Angeles during a heatwave. The younger Busey says Black made it clear to him right away about the familial connection:
Shane Black called me and he said Hey, you wanna do this movie? We dont have money for you but itll be a fun thing to come play and be your fathers son. And so as much as I have followed in my Dads footsteps career-wise, this is like really following in his footsteps by playing a character who is the son of the character he played. And I dont think there would be any other forum where I would do that. I think this is the one thing.
We shot it up in Vancouver, and they were there doing it for about three or four months, but I was up there for three weeks. I play a scientist in the film, and Im very excited about it. I think its going to be great. If you liked the very first movie a lot, youll really like this one. This one has a lot of essence of the first movie.
Boyd Holbrook, Thomas Jane, Trevante Rhodes, Keegan Michael Key, Alfie Allen, Sterling K. Brown, Olivia Munn and Jacob Tremblay all star in the film which wrapped shooting earlier this month ahead of a planned August 3rd 2018 release.