Popcorn News – Jan. 24

The first trailer for the new Coen Bros film, Inside Llewyn Davis, has appeared online.  There is no release date yet for the film that stars Justin Timberlake, Carey Mulligan, Garrett Hedlund, Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver, John Goodman and F. Murray Abraham. (Badass Digest)

Arnold Schwarzenegger confirmed that he will be in Terminator 5 when he talked about his upcoming slate in a press junket for The Last Stand.  He added that he is also working on Triplets and the next Conan movie. (Bleeding Cool)

Open Road Films will release JOBS on April 19.  The film chronicles the story of Steve Jobs, played by Ashton Kutcher, and his ascension from college dropout to one of the most revered entrepreneurs of our time.  JOBS will make its premiere tomorrow as the closing night film of the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. (Comingsoon.net)

The first official image from Kick-Ass 2 is now online and can be seen in this week’s issue of Entertainment Weekly.  The photo shows Jim Carrey as Colonel Stars and Stripes talking with Kick-Ass. Kick-Ass 2 hits theaters on June 28. (Popculturology)

Kickass 2 still

Mad Men will return for its sixth season on April 7 with a two-hour TV-movie scripted by series creator Matthew Weiner.  Weiner stated in an interview, “It will advance in time, as it does… I can’t say how much or how little.  We’re coming off a period in Don’s life where he’s trying to normalize, and trying to have this relationship.”  He added, “On this show, it’s a very rich, full orchestra, and we like to follow what is the next stage in these people’s lives.” (New York Times)

David Fincher is in talks to direct Gone Girl for 20th Century Fox.  The film would be an adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s popular novel that is described as a dark and suspenseful story of a woman who disappears on the day of her fifth wedding anniversary.  Fincher has most recently been attached to direct Disney’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea reboot, which he may still do next, but Disney is currently deciding whether or not to move forward with that film and Fincher is keeping his options open. (Variety)

It doesn’t look like a sequel to Zombieland is ever likely to happen, however, more Zombieland is on the way in the form of a TV series.  Online retailer Amazon is developing an original series based on the property with plans to have 30-minute episodes for the serialized comedy adventure.  The series will feature familiar characters from the film along with brand new characters created specifically for the show. (Broadcast Now)

New Blu-ray release dates have been announced for Olive Films’ release of Monster Squad (pictured below) and Night of the Demons on February 19, The Master on February 26, Schindler’s List and Red Dawn (2012) on March 5, Rise of the Guardians 3D and Spiders 3D on March 12, Les Miserables on March 19, The Collection on March 26, Jurassic Park 3D on April 23, Lifeforce on April 30, The ABC’s of Death and Fringe: The Complete Series on May 7, and National Lampoon’s Vacation: 30th Anniversary Edition and National Lampoon’s Vegas Vacation on May 21. (The Digital Bits)

Monster Squad blu

The new Superman movie, Man of Steel, has been given its MPAA rating.  The movie has received the expected PG-13 rating for “intense sequences of sci-fi violence, action and destruction, and for some language.” (SuperHeroHype)

Lionsgate has set a January 10, 2014 release for its upcoming supernatural thriller, Ghosts, from Blumhouse Productions.  The film is scripted by Robert Ben Garant (Reno 911) and follows a woman named Jessabelle who goes to her father’s ruined Louisiana mansion after losing her fiancé in a horrific accident.  There she discovers a strange gift from her long-dead mother and a terrifying presence determined to destroy her. (Comingsoon.net)

The trailer for Antoine Fuqua’s Olympus Has Fallen has hit the web.  The “Die Hard in the White House” action thriller stars Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman, Angela Bassett, Rick Yune, Cole Hauser, Radha Mitchell, Ashley Judd, Dylan McDermott, Melissa Leo and Robert Forster.  It opens nationwide on March 22.

by Ben McBride


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