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Nikolaj Arcel will direct and co-write Stephen King's The Dark Tower

The road to adapting Stephen King 's "The Dark Tower" series for film has been a long one; writers and directors have come and gone along with the various methods they were going to use to get the franchise off the ground. Earlier in the year Sony and MRC finally reached an agreement to finance and produce THE DARK TOWER with Nikolaj Arcel (THE ROYAL AFFAIR)...

Dragon Tattoo scribe Nikolaj Arcel may helm Stephen King's The Dark Tower

It wouldn't be a real movie news month if we didn't hear about a different name attached to the upcoming DARK TOWER movie/TV series that seems to be in perpetual development. Last we heard, this project was officially a go at Sony, with Akiva Goldsman and Jeff Pinkner writing the screenplay and Ron Howard , Brian Grazer and Stephen King possibly producing. According to...

Movie Jail: This week's defendant is...Neal McDonough!

This is Movie Jail, a unique maximum security prison that houses some of the worst writers, directors, actors and producers from Hollywood and beyond. Their crimes? The offenses vary from convict to convict but most of these inmates have contributed negatively to the film world to some capacity* and his or her misdeeds have covered a long enough period of time that the authorities had...

Movie Jail: This week's defendant is...Akiva Goldsman!

This is Movie Jail, a unique maximum security prison that houses some of the worst writers, directors, actors and producers from Hollywood and beyond. Their crimes? The offenses vary from convict to convict but most of these inmates have contributed negatively to the film world to some capacity* and his or her misdeeds have covered a long enough period of time that the authorities had...

Jeff Daniels to join the Divergent series for a "key role"

The DIVERGENT series, despite not having the same critical and commercial draw as THE HUNGER GAMES , is still trucking along as it prepares to launch into its two-part finale. ALLEGIANT PART 1 and ALLEGIANT PART 2 will close out the series and a key role has just been filled with THR is reporting that Jeff Daniels is closing a deal to appear in both parts. Jeff Daniels...

The Dark Tower film and TV series are officially a go at Sony

I can hear Samuel L. Jackson 's voice in my head yelling "Say, 'Bitch, be cool'! Tell that f*cking bitch to chill!" at how excited I am at the news that Sony and MRC have reached a deal to finance and produce the first film in the massive adaptation of Stephen King 's THE DARK TOWER. Based on the first novel, "The Gunslinger", THE DARK TOWER...

Johnny Galecki tapped for Rings, plus new character and plot details

Contrary to a previous report , the next installment in THE RING series will not be a prequel, but a sequel set 13 years after the events from the first movie, and Deadline is reporting that Johnny Galecki (The Big Bang Theory, SUICIDE KINGS) has been cast as one of the leads in RINGS. Galecki will play Gabriel, "a handsome, pleasure-seeking professor who mentors and...

Weekend Box Office Report: March 20-22, 2015

Insurgent surges to the top! Audiences went to the dystopian future this weekend, putting THE DIVERGENT SERIES: INSURGENT at #1 with an estimated $54 million ! The sequel, based on Veronica Roth's young-adult books, brings back Shailene Woodley as the Bieber-haired heroine of  post-apocalyptic Chicago. The second of four planned films in the...

Exclusive 1:1 Interview Insurgent Star Ansel Elgort!

It is incredible to watch Ansel Elgort's career just explode over the past year. Aside from being a part of The Divergent Series, he made a huge splash with THE FAULT IN OUR STARS as well he starred in the Jason Reitman comedy MEN, WOMEN & CHILDREN. And he is of course back as 'Caleb' in INSURGENT. This talented fellow will surely continue to grow and find success, and of course we will see...

Exclusive 1:1 Interview: Insurgent Star Octavia Spencer

Octavia Spencer has quickly become one of the most accomplished talents working today. With her Academy Award winning performance in THE HELP, she has had continued success in feature films, as well as the series Red Band Society. And now, she is lending her talents to The Divergent Series in the upcoming INSURGENT. The actress, along with a number of incredible cast members including...

Review: Insurgent

PLOT: After having foiled the “Erudite” uprising, Tris ( Shailene Woodley ) and Four ( Theo James ) find themselves on the run. They take shelter with the “Factionless” – who are planning an armed revolt under the leadership of Four’s estranged mother ( Naomi Watts ). Tris also has to contend with the evil head of Erudite ( Kate Winslet ) who believes Tris’ divergent qualities...

Exclusive 1:1 Interview: Insurgent Star Miles Teller!

Ever since I first took notice of Miles Teller back with his scene-stealing performance in FOOTLOOSE, he is always a blast to watch. In fact, with films like THE SPECTACULAR NOW and WHIPLASH, he has proven to be one of the best young actors working today in my humble opinion. So of course it's been a pleasure seeing him be a part of the impressive cast involved in INSURGENT. Miles brings...
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