Halloween made a killing over its opening weekend, grossing over $76 million. Its success has now opened the doors for other iconic horror franchises to be given the reboot treatment. According to new reports, a Friday the 13th reboot is in the works, and LeBron James‘ SpringHill Entertainment and Vertigo Entertainment are in talks to bring Jason back.
But it’s not just because of Halloween‘s success that another horror franchise reboot is in the works. There’s more to it than that. More on the report below.
Space Jam 2 is just one of those films that cannot get out of development hell. The long-awaited follow-up to the Michael Jordan and Looney Tunes basketball mashup will star LeBron James. Beyond that, we don’t know much else about the film, except that it went through a couple of directors before settling on Terence Nance, who directed An Oversimplification of Her Beauty and created the HBO series Random Acts of Flyness, to helm the film.
Now the film has found a big name producer. According to new reports, Black Panther director Ryan Coogler will give an assist. More on the story below.
Warner Bros. has released an official trailer for Smallfoot, an animated feature about a yeti who encounters something that was previously thought to be myth: a human.
The movie features the voices of Channing Tatum, James Corden, Zendaya, Common, LeBron James, Gina Rodriguez, Danny DeVito, Yara Shahidi, Ely Henry, and Jimmy Tatro. It’s directed by Karey Kirkpatrick, and executive producers include Nicholas Stoller, Phil Lord, and Christopher Miller.
Continue below for the full synopsis for Smallfoot and to check out the trailer and a poster.
It’s true. Long rumored Space Jam 2 is actually happening. In the first film, Michael Jordan teamed up with Bugs Bunny and his Looney Tunes friends to challenge aliens who stole the skills of other NBA professionals, in a game of basketball. Although not a commercial hit, the film has gained a cult following, even getting its own live-read which had NBA players of today and other comedians, playing themselves and Looney Tunes characters respectively.
But for this sequel to happen it would at least need to find a player who has the same star power as Michael Jordan did back then. Now the film has just locked Lebron James as its lead actor, with Justin Lin (Fast 6, Star Trek Beyond) set to direct.
Trainwreck Director: Judd Apatow
Screenwriter: Amy Schumer
Cast: Amy Schumer, Tilda Swinton, Bill Hader, John Cena, Brie Larson, Colin Quinn, LeBron James, Dave Attell, Vanessa Bayer Universal Pictures
Rated R | 124 Minutes
Release date: July 17, 2015
Does Judd Apatow get paid by the minute? Is there any other logical reason – aside from wanton smugness – that his films are chronically overlong? After seeing his latest comedic effort, Trainwreck, I had to consult IMDb to see if the 124-minute film did, in fact, employ an editor.
Turns out Trainwreck had three editors: William Kerr, Peck Prior, Paul Zucker. I’m not sure what this trio was hired to do, however, as it appears nothing was left on the cutting room floor. Like This is 40 and virtually every other Apatow film, Trainwreck is woefully bloated – even if it is wildly funny.
Amy Schumer (Inside Amy Schumer) stars as a magazine writer who has made promiscuity her credo. Ever since her adulterous father (Colin Quinn) drilled into her head that monogamy isn’t realistic, Amy has enjoyed a life free of commitment and inhibitions.