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Thursday, February 23, 2017

NIGHTWING Taps 'The Lego BATMAN Movie' Director To Helm For Warner Bros.

Fresh out of the door with more news on activity from Warner Bros. Pictures is talk of director Chris McKay who gained notoriety this year with his directorial debut, The Lego Batman Movie. This time he's aiming to tackle live-action with reports from THR confirming his attachment to a Nightwing feature film inspired by the DC Comics property in its shared legacy with the Dark Knight himself, Batman.

With Carnahan Out, Jackie Chan's FIVE AGAINST A BULLET Lands A New Director

I suppose with The Raid re-adaptation, Uncharted, Bad Boys For Life and X-Force piling on that Stretch and Smokin' Aces helmer Joe Carnahan would have to cast aside something. Of course, that would be action star Jackie Chan's Five Against A Bullet for which the pair were set to work on as of December following its lingering development since 2010.

Matt Reeves To Direct THE BATMAN, But What Of Its Star?

The funny thing about the new announcement from Warner Bros. Pictures regarding The Batman is that it makes no mention of actor Ben Affleck. This probably means that rumors of the actor's departure from the role probably won't go away though fans may still expect him in the forthcoming Justice League films from director Zack Snyder.

THE PAPER TIGERS: Help Award-Winning Director Bao Tran Unleash His Kung Fu Comedy Beast!

It was back in 2015 that award-winning filmmaker Bao Tran graced netizens with an amazing original kung fu action shortfilm titled The Challenger. To that end, I got to achieve quite a bit in interviewing Tran and performers Andy Le and Unlucky Stars actor Ken Quitugua and assuredly, I can attest that this project has a much more prospective and grand reach.

Recon Acquires Majority Stake In Millenium

Public-listed China-based Recon Holding has reportedly acquired the majority interest in the independent film staple, Millennium Films according to a new press announcement. News of the deal in its development began circulating as early as last week.

TOMBOY Arrives On UK Digital HD and DVD This March And April

Director Walter Hill's latest action thriller hasn't yet picked up steam in the U.S. for its release but it's getting the Digital HD and DVD treatment when Tomboy arrives respectively in the U.K. on March 13 and April 3. And yes, you read correctly. That's the title they get whereas the title in other markets may be anywhere from (Re)Assignment to The Assignment...

X-FORCE Lands THE RAID Remake Writer/Director Joe Carnahan

Wednesday brought a flurry of news surrounding director Joe Carnahan who gave a slate of exclusives to various sites, including Collider.com and ComingSoon.net. Thus, following breaking news over The Raid remake and Uncharted, it was Comicbook.com that brought us the word that Carnahan is the man poised to direct the forthcoming X-Force adaptation.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

THE RAID: Carnahan, Grillo Dish The Details For Their Vision, Motivation, Risks And More

Yes, that is the movie that War Party duo, Frank Grillo and director Joe Carnahan are setting out to remaster with their own vision. It's been an epicenter of much brouhaha for many a fan who already think that the 2011 Iko Uwais-led starrer and its sequel from director Gareth Huw Evans is enough with a third pending and a fanbase this apprehensive toward anything they love like The Raid being remade in any capacity is likely hard to please.

ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY Lands Home This March On Blu-Ray, DVD And Digital HD!

Arguably, there's almost no question that Gareth Edwards's Rogue One: A Star Wars Story delivered something pretty cool back in December as a one-off from the Star Wars canon, telling of a story of ragtag rebels who set out to influence the major battle ahead for the Rebel Alliance against the Empire. Indeed, more can be expected in the forthcoming book installation, Inferno Squad, which hits shelves this July while we await the story to be told of one of the saga's biggest and most pivotal figures in next year's Han Solo spin-off film from directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller.

Fox's X-MEN Live-Action Series Lands Jamie Chung

Big screen efforts haven't waned for the X-Men film saga at all recently and you needn't look further than the latest developments with Simon Kinberg's latest attachment to possibly write and direct the next movie in question. That said, we now advance toward small screen endeavors wherein it was last summer that Bryan Singer and Matt Nix were officially reported as on-board for a pilot committment with Fox Television's advancement of a live-action X-Men TV series inspired by the hit Marvel franchise.