Popcorn News – Nov. 8

Director Joe Dante (Gremlins, The Howling) is getting behind the camera for the new horror thriller, Air Disturbance.  Filming is scheduled to start on November 27 in Los Angeles with Dylan Walsh (The Stepfather) and Robert Englund (A Nightmare on Elm Street) starring .  The female lead has yet to be cast. (Comingsoon.net)

A lot of speculation has stated that the reason Matthew Vaughn left X-Men: Days of Future Past was to helm the new Star Wars film.  Kick-Ass comic creator Mark Millar is now giving a different reason, a new film based off of Millar’s Secret Service. “What we’re doing is that Kick-Ass 2 is filming now, and next year we’ll start production on Secret Service which I did with Dave Gibbons, and Matthew and I have been talking about that for years.  We thought Matthew was going to do X-Men first, but we found out there were actually a few imitators of Secret Service in the works.” (CBR)

A new poster has been revealed for the 3D re-release of Jurassic Park.  The film is celebrating its 20th Anniversary by hitting theaters in 3D and IMAX 3D starting on April 5, 2013.  (ShockTillYouDrop)

Warner Bros. rep Lance Sloan revealed in an interview that a Mortal Kombat reboot is underway with Kevin Tancharoen (Mortal Kombat: Legacy) at the helm.  The film’s budget is said to be between $40-50 million. (Web Series Network)

Soairse Ronan (Hanna, The Lovely Bones) is the latest addition to the cast of Wes Anderson’s next film, The Grand Budapest Hotel.  She will play the female lead in the film alongside co-stars Ralph Fiennes, Jude Law, Bill Murray and Jason Schwartzman. (Variety)

The director of the last four Harry Potter films, David Yates, has commited to his next directing gig for Warner Bros., a new adaptation of Edgar Rice Burrough’s Tarzan.  No official word on who will play the titular character but it’s speculated that Henry Cavill (Man of Steel), Charlie Hunnam (Pacific Rim), Tom Hardy (The Dark Knight Rises) and Alexander Skarsgård (True Blood) are all being sought for the role. (Vulture)

Joe Hill’s comic book Locke & Key looks to be getting adapted into a feature film trilogy.  Writer/producer Roberto Orci made a statement on Twitter saying this was true and Joe Hill took to Twitter as well to vaguely confirm this was in the works. (SuperHeroHype)

A new poster design has been revealed for Kathryn Bigelow’s new film Zero Dark Thirty.  The movie follows the events of the successful hunt of Osama Bin Laden and will hit theaters in limited release on December 19 before expanding wide on January 11, 2013. (Moviefone)

Dominic Cooper (Captain America, The Devil’s Double) looks to be joining the cast of Need for Speed.  The film adaptation of the popular video game is being directed by Scott Waugh (Act of Valor) and already stars Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad) and Imogen Poots (Fright Night).  The film will be released on February 7, 2014. (Variety)

The reported news that Nicholas Cage has been confirmed for The Expendables 3 is untrue.  Stallone has cleared the air by saying he has no knowledge of this and that Cage’s involvement was misinterpreted from a quote earlier in the year when Stallone was talking about who he hoped to have in the next film. (Deadline)

Kim Basinger has joined Sylvester Stallone and Robert DeNiro in Grudge Match.  The boxing comedy, directed by Peter Segal (Get Smart), is about retired fighters who decide to step into the ring one last time to settle an old score. (Variety)

Alexa Vega has revealed a photo of herself as her character, Killjoy, in the upcoming film, Machete Kills.  Danny Trejo returns to the lead role he originated in Machete alongside a cast that includes Mel Gibson, Michelle Rodriguez, Sofia Vergara, Amber Heard, Charlie Sheen, Lady Gaga, Antonio Banderas, Jessica Alba, Vanessa Hudgens, Cuba Gooding, Jr. and William Sadler. (Twitter)

The Battlestar Galactica prequel, Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome, will premiere its first installment of a ten-episode web series on the Machinima Prime YouTube channel on Friday, Nov. 9.  The remaining episodes will roll out over the next four weeks and then, in early 2013, SyFy will air the complete two-hour version of the movie on their cable channel.  An unrated version will follow on home video sometime after that.  The trailer for BSG: Blood & Chrome is below. (EW)

by Ben McBride


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