Popcorn News – Dec. 6

The announcement trailer for Star Trek Into Darkness has premiered online.  The full trailer for the film will be released on December 17.

Disney is hiring Jesse Wigutow to rewrite the current draft for the sequel to Tron: Legacy.  Joseph Kosinski, director of Legacy, is attached to direct the as-of-yet untitled Tron 3.  Plot details are being kept under wraps. (Hollywood Reporter)

Kristen Wiig (Bridesmaids) is in talks to play the new romantic foil for Ron Burgundy in Anchorman: The Legend Continues.  Director Adam McKay returns for the sequel as well as actors Will Ferrell, Steve Carrell and Paul Rudd. (The Wrap)

Guillermo del Toro announced he will be returning to the horror genre with his next directorial gig after he finishes up Pacific Rim.  He will helm Crimson Peak, which del Toro describes as “a very set-oriented, classical but at the same time modern take on the ghost story. It will allow me to play with the conventions of the genre I know and love, and at the same time subvert the old rules.” (ShockTillYouDrop)

A new still from the upcoming adaptation of Orson Scott Card’s sci-fi novel, Ender’s Game, has been released featuring Harrison Ford and star Asa Butterfield.  The film will hit theaters on November 1, 2013 and is directed by Gavin Hood (TsotsiX-Men Origins: Wolverine). (EW)

Enders Game official still

It appears director Bryan Singer spoke too soon in regards to Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellan’s involvement in X-Men: Days of Future Past.  Patrick Stewart has come forward saying that he would like to be in the film but there has been no deal made to get him to return as Professor X.  Ian McKellan said he was game as well but hadn’t heard anything official yet.  Hugh Jackman is in active negotiations to join the film though. (Ain’t It Cool)

Matt Damon is in talks to join George Clooney’s next directorial effort, The Monuments Men.  He would join the cast of Daniel Craig, Bill Murray, Cate Blanchett, Jean Dujardin, John Goodman, Hugh Bonneville, Bob Balaban and Clooney himself.  The film is based off of a Robert M. Edsel book that takes place during the final days of Nazi Germany.  A group of art historians and museum curators try to rescue works of art the Nazis had stolen during their rise to power as Adolf Hitler and the Nazis try to cover their tracks by destroying all the artwork. (Deadline)

It’s been confirmed by the studio that Jamie Foxx will indeed play Electro in the upcoming sequel to The Amazing Spider-Man.  It was also announced that the role of Harry Osborn went to Dane DeHaan (ChronicleLincoln).  The Marc Webb directed sequel will open in 3D on May 2, 2014. (ET)

Seth MacFarlane, writer/director of Ted and creator of Family Guy, has announced his sophomore feature will be A Million Ways to Die in the West.  He’s reuniting with Ted co-writers Alex Sulkin and Wellesley Wild for the film that is being described as a western comedy in the vein of Blazing Saddles.  It’s also expected that MacFarlane will have a role in the film. (Hollywood Reporter)

Despite not having been released yet, a sequel to Pacific Rim is in the works.  Director Guillermo del Toro will supervise the writing of the screenplay to be scripted by the first film’s writer Travis Beacham.  It’s unknown if del Toro will return to direct the sequel but the producers are hoping to get production started by January 2014. (Heat Vision)

Dennis Haysbert is in negotiations to play the role of Manute in Sin City 2: A Dame to Kill For.  The character was originally played by the late Michael Clarke Duncan in 2005.  Haysbert would join the already cast Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Jaime King, Rosario Dawson, and Jamie Chung.  (Hollywood Reporter)

The new poster for Pixar’s Monsters University has popped up online.  The prequel to Monsters, Inc. is set during the college days of Mike and Sully as they go to school to specialize in their monster ways.  (Ain’t It Cool)

Monster University poster

by Ben McBride


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