Popcorn News – Apr. 20

Emily Blunt is in talks to join Tom Cruise in the film All You Need Is Kill.  Doug Liman is directing the adaptation of the Japanese novel by Hiroshi Sakurazaka.  Blunt would play another soldier fighting alongside Cruise who is playing a soldier fighting an alien invasion that is reborn to fight the war every time he dies. (Variety)

Eliza Dushku (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Dollhouse) will voice She-Hulk in the upcoming animated series, Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.  There is currently no set premiere date for the series.  (IGN)

James Cameron recently stated that he still intends on making Battle Angel after the Avatar sequels.  He states the Avatar franchise takes precedent because they are an entertaining way to bring forth awareness of our relationship with nature and that there is more good to be done with them than with Battle Angel.  He really wants to do the film after Avatar 2 & 3 because it “is just a great, kick-ass story.” (MTV)

The sales poster for Byzantium has popped up online.  The horror thriller from director Neil Jordan (Interview With The Vampire) stars Gemma Arterton, Saoirse Ronan, Sam Riley, Jonny Lee Miller, Caleb Landry Jones and Danny Mays.  Based on the play by Moira Buffini, Byzantium follows mother and daughter vampires who have entered a deadly pact and have trapped a man in the middle. (ONTD!)

The Wolverine will be filmed in Hugh Jackman’s native land of Australia.  The city of Sydney has secured the production that is on track for a July 26, 2013 release.  (News.Com.Au)

Charlize Theron will star in a sci-fi action flick called Agent 13, which is to be directed by Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) from a screenplay by T.S. Nowlin.  The plot is being kept under wraps but most of the major studios are pursuing the film. (Variety)

Paramount Pictures is looking to acquire The General for Darren Aronofsky to produce and direct.  The script, written by Adam Cooper and Bill Collage (Accepted) is historically incorrect biopic of George Washington.  It is being described as an Unforgiven-esque deconstructionist story about the man and the historical period.  (Variety)

Nicolas Winding Refn (Drive) is closing a deal to produce the prequel/remake of the 80s cult hit, Maniac Cop, which starred Bruce Campbell.  The original film’s director, William Lustig, and writer, Larry Cohen, are producing the prequel and intend on retaining the noir-ish comic book feel of the first three films, only with a larger budget. (Daily Grindhouse)

The Silent Night, Deadly Night remake, which has been shortened to just Silent Night, has announced six more cast members which include Jamie Kennedy (Scream), Jaime King (My Bloody Valentine), Donal Logue (Shark Night), Brendan Fehr (Final Destination), Lisa Marie (The Lords of Salem) and Ellen Wong (Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World).  They join the already announced Malcolm McDowell. (Bloody Disgusting)

A fun little Where’s Waldo parody that replaces Waldo with Jason Voorhees from the Friday the 13th movies.  Here’s Where’s Jason? (ShockTillYouDrop)

The fourth production video blog for Skyfall, the next James Bond film, is now available for viewing.  The video follows the production into Shanghai.

The new episode of Ain’t It Cool with Harry Knowles is now online for viewing.  This week Harry talks children in peril, Max Fleischer’s hand and AICN contributor Massawyrm stops by. (Ain’t It Cool News)


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One Comment on “Popcorn News – Apr. 20”

  1. NICK April 20, 2012 at 1:34 pm #

    A SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT REMAKE!? Noooooooooooo! That’s one of my favorite, beloved slashers! I love it to death, and love the fact that not many even know about it. Have we learned nothing from Sorority Row and Black Christmas!?

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