Aint It Cool exclusively reported that actor Derek Mears is confirmed to play the role of Jason Voorhees, the legendary hockey masked serial killer in the “Friday the 13th” remake. Derek can be seen in a slew of horror films such as “Cursed”, “The Hills Have Eyes 2”, and more…
Aint It Cool reports:
Really good choice. I never even heard of this guy or never seen him in any films but after seeing pictures of him online, he is perfect for Jason.
Now I’m really looking forward to the remake!
I just thought of this. I think the reason for Dolph Lundgren’s big comeback to the big screen is considering that Stallone bringing back Rocky and Rambo to the big screen was a major success, Nu Image/Millenium decided it was time to start doing this to other 80’s action movie stars. So they picked Dolph Lundgren to work with first.
Will Nu Image/Millenium studios try to get Steven Segal and Jean Claude Van Damme back to the big screen? Those two have been mostly doing straight to videos and independent work too. Jean Claude had said on MTV Movies Blog just a while back he is eyeing a major comeback to the big screen as well.
It would be nice to see Lundgren, Segal, and Van Damme all doing block buster successful films again. Bringing back the 80’s. Maybe Segal can do another sequel for “Under Siege 3”.
Tom Hanks has been confirmed to Frank Darabont’s film “Fahrenheit 451” (the classic sci fi novel by Ray Bradbury) for a long time. Not anymore. The film is now once again without a leading man. Before Tom Hanks, Mel Gibson was interested in playing the role for a long time until he decided to quit acting for good. Hanks pulled out due to a busy schedule.
MTV Movies Blog reports:
It’s understandable why Hanks would drop out, ’cause he just completed the film “The Great Buck Howard”, he’s currently doing the voice overs for “Toy Story 3”, and soon he’ll be filming “Angels and Demons”. He’s just too busy with other projects he’s committed to that he doesn’t have time for anything else.
Who should Darabont go after next? Who should play Guy Montag the leading character?
I’d say go for Emile Kirsch, the actor who played in the film “Into the Wild”, he’d be perfect for the role, I think. They need a younger actor for Guy Montag.
Action movie star Dolph Lundgren is confirmed to direct and star the leading role in an action thriller titled “Command Performance” he co-wrote with another screenwriter named Stave Latshaw. “Command Performance” is being made by Millenium/Nu Image the same company where Stallone’s “Rambo” (2008) was made under.
Lundgren first got his name known to the world when he starred as Ivan Drago, a Russian boxer, in Stallone’s “Rocky IV”. He also played the iconic character He-Man in the live action “Masters of the Universe”, while he was also well known to playing He-Man still the film failed in box office. His other roles include “The Punisher” (1989 version) and the popular action film “Red Scorpion”. Over the years, Lundgren did mostly independent films and most of his movies went straight to video.
“Command Performance” will be Lundgren’s first big movie in many years. Lundgren describes the film similar to the “Die Hard series as if you were at a rock concert”. The plot sypnosis of “Command Performance” will be about a drummer in a rock n’ roll band whose warming up for a big concert in Russia but of course, badguys ruin the show and Lundgren’s character get into the action by kicking all their asses. The drummer of the band is a former Marine. Lungdren says he inspired the story idea from pop music legend, Madonna.
Lundgren says he will not use stunt double and will do it all himself, the drums and all the action scenes, everything. Lundgren says he used to be a drummer and wants to get back into it.
The Hollywood Reporter reports:
Sounds like a sweet action movie that’s going to be quite a ride.
Congrats Dolph! You deserve a big Hollywood comeback.
It’s about damn time they gave you a chance! I’m looking forward to the film.
A federal judge ruled that one of the Superman creators Jerome Seigel, wins the share of the United States copyright of the legendary comic superhero that everyone loves. 70 years ago, Jerome sold the Superman estate to DC Comics, a company that continued the Superman legacy to this very day. DC Comics is now owned by Time Warner. Time Warner “used” to be the owner of the Superman character, but not anymore.
The judge discovered that Jerome Seigel is the copyright owner of Superman since he was the one who worked on the first Superman comic that was made in 1938 shown in the picture above.
Jerome Seigel died in 1996, the copyright snub was by the decision of the judge to help the family of Jerome because it was a dream of his, something that he always wanted. This could now hurt the filming of the new upcoming Superman movies which Bryan Singer already has planned on making a sequel to “Superman: Returns”. Singer may now have to get permission from the Seigel family and might have to pay them as well.
The NY Times reports:
Lets hope this doesn’t stop Bryan Singer from filming the next Superman movie. I’m sure Singer will figure something out, so I think there is nothing to worry about.
Screenwriters Ted Elliot and Terry Rossio who were writers from the “Pirates of the Caribbean” films is in final negotiations with Disney and producer Jerry Bruckheimer in bringing the famous “The Lone Ranger” back to the big screen.
“The Lone Ranger” first began as a radioshow back in the 1930’s, the popularity of “The Ranger” led to movies, TV shows, cartoons, comics, toys, and more.
The character once hit the big screen in 1981 in a movie titled “The Legend of the Lone Ranger” starring Klinton Spilsbury as the Ranger but the movie failed big time in the box office. In 2003, a TV movie of the Lone Ranger was aired but that failed in the TV ratings as well.
The Hollywood Reporter reports:
I’m sure Disney will do a great job so America can care about the character again. It’s Disney, those people don’t mess around.
As long as they don’t get Antonio Banderas as the Lone Ranger in the new film, I’ll go see it.
The X-Files 2 movie poster has been released finally, you can check it out here at Aint It Cool:
I can’t wait for this film, I’ve always been a huge fan of the X-Files TV series and the first film.