Popcorn News – Oct. 25

Tim Miller, director of the in-development Deadpool movie, gave an update on the film’s status. “We’ve turned in an amazing script and done some early tests and visual development that–I’m confident–would get the fans stoked.  And Ryan still loves the project.  So it’s really up to Fox as to whether or not the film happens–all I can do is hope (and beg periodically) that it be allowed to move ahead.” (Nerd Reactor)

Paramount Pictures has sold the rights to the Friday the 13th franchise to Warner Bros. Home Video as a part of a recent deal.  This likely means that we’ll finally see a box set of all the films, as well as re-releases of the ones currently available. (ShockTillYouDrop)

Director James Mangold has revealed that The Wolverine is not a prequel like once thought.  “Where this film sits in the universe of the films is after them all.  Jean Grey is gone, most of the X-Men are disbanded or gone, so there’s a tremendous sense of isolation for him. (SuperHeroHype)

A new poster and trailer for A Good Day to Die Hard has appeared online.  The fifth film in the Die Hard franchise hits theaters on Feb. 14, 2013. (Ain’t It Cool)

Ryan Gosling is no longer attached to the Logan’s Run remake.  Gosling was to star in the film for Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn’s new take of the sci-fi classic.  There is no reason as of yet for his departure or if Refn will still direct. (Justin Kroll)

Paranormal Activity 5 has been greenlit by Paramount Pictures for an October 2013 release.  They also announced that the writer of the three Paranormal Activity sequels, Christopher Landon, will direct the Latino spin-off film of the series that was teased at the end of the PA4 for a release sometime in the Spring of 2013. (Deadline)

Newcomer Morgan Davis Foehl will rewrite Mark Protosevich’s script for Legendary Entertainment’s upcoming adaptation of the video game, Mass Effect. (Variety)

James Cameron’s production outfit, Lightstorm Entertainment, has acquired the motion picture rights to the acclaimed 2011 novel The Informationist by Taylor Stevens.  It’s expected that James Cameron will direct the film after he completes work on Avatar 2 & 3. (Comingsoon.net)

Original A Nightmare on Elm Street star Heather Langenkamp revealed in a recent interview that she and her husband worked on some of the makeup effects on the upcoming Star Trek Into Darkness.  She also stated she has a small role in the film. (Horror News)

ER alum Ming-Na Wen is joining Clark Gregg in Joss Whedon’s upcoming Marvel TV show, S.H.I.E.L.D., for ABC.  She’ll play Agent Melinda May, an ace pilot and weapons expert. (Deadline)

Peter Jackson recently commented on the running time for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.  The film runs 2 hours and 40 mins as of the current edit. (SuperHeroHype)

The new episode of Ain’t It Cool with Harry Knowles is now online.  This is the season finale and has Harry celebrating film with a quick visit from  J.J. Abrams. (Ain’t It Cool)

by Ben McBride

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2 Comments on “Popcorn News – Oct. 25”

  1. Ben McBride October 25, 2012 at 4:35 pm #

    I’m going to give Jackson the benefit of the doubt. He’s a great filmmaker.

  2. NICK October 25, 2012 at 4:09 pm #

    Two hours and 40 minutes!? And it STILL needed THREE movies!? Overkill. And I looooooove LotR and The Hobbit.

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