Sunday, October 21, 2012

NEWS UPDATE: Ghostbusters 3, Iron Man 3, Kick-Ass 2, Justice League and More

"Ghostbusters 3" will begin filming next summer. It's what the rumor mill is buzzing, but I for one will believe it when I see it, because there have been way too many missfires on this sequel's production. What we do sort of know for sure is that screenwriter Etan Cohen ("Men in Black 3") was brought in to do a rewrite of the script and that Dan Aykroyd has given up on trying to get Bill Murray back in the team. It's also likely that franchise director Ivan Reitman will also return to helm the sequel. I guess we'll just have to wait and see.

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The official synopses for "Iron Man 3" and "Kick-Ass 2" have been released, so check below if you want to know what the two comic book adaptations will be about.

"Marvel Studios’ Iron Man 3 pits brash-but-brilliant industrialist Tony Stark/Iron Man against an enemy whose reach knows no bounds. When Stark finds his personal world destroyed at his enemy’s hands, he embarks on a harrowing quest to find those responsible. This journey, at every turn, will test his mettle. With his back against the wall, Stark is left to survive by his own devices, relying on his ingenuity and instincts to protect those closest to him. As he fights his way back, Stark discovers the answer to the question that has secretly haunted him: does the man make the suit or does the suit make the man?

Starring Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, Stephanie Szostak, James Badge Dale with Jon Favreau and Ben Kingsley, Iron Man 3 is directed by Shane Black from a screenplay by Drew Pearce and Shane Black and is based on Marvel’s iconic Super Hero Iron Man, who first appeared on the pages of Tales of Suspense (#39) in 1963 and had his solo comic book debut with The Invincible Iron Man (#1) in May of 1968.

Iron Man 3 is presented by Marvel Studios in association with Paramount Pictures and DMG Entertainment. Marvel Studios’ President Kevin Feige is producing and Jon Favreau, Louis D’Esposito, Stephen Broussard, Victoria Alonso, Alan Fine, Charles Newirth, Stan Lee and Dan Mintz are executive producers. The film releases May 3, 2013, and is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures."

"Kick-Ass, Hit Girl and Red Mist return for the follow-up to 2010’s irreverent global hit: Kick-Ass 2. After Kick-Ass’ (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) insane bravery inspires a new wave of self-made masked crusaders, led by the badass Colonel Stars and Stripes (Jim Carrey), our hero joins them on patrol. When these amateur superheroes are hunted down by Red Mist (Christopher Mintz-Plasse)—reborn as The Mother F%&*^r—only the blade-wielding Hit Girl (Chloe Grace Moretz) can prevent their annihilation. When we last saw junior assassin Hit Girl and young vigilante Kick-Ass, they were trying to live as normal teenagers Mindy and Dave. With graduation looming and uncertain what to do, Dave decides to start the world’s first superhero team with Mindy.

Unfortunately, when Mindy is busted for sneaking out as Hit Girl, she’s forced to retire—leaving her to navigate the terrifying world of high-school mean girls on her own. With no one left to turn to, Dave joins forces with Justice Forever, run by a born-again ex-mobster named Colonel Stars and Stripes. Just as they start to make a real difference on the streets, the world’s first super villain, The Mother F%&*^r, assembles his own evil league and puts a plan in motion to make Kick-Ass and Hit Girl pay for what they did to his dad. But there’s only one problem with his scheme: If you mess with one member of Justice Forever, you mess with them all."

And speaking of comic book adaptations, it seems that after the success of "The Avengers", Warner Bros. and DC Comics look to bring their very own superhero mash-up to the big screen: "Justice League". Warners is looking to shoot the film next year and hopes to release it in the summer of 2015. Looks like a long shot, considering that the script is still in the works and no director or cast have been set. In case you're wondering what superheroes the "Justice League" encapsulates, here are a few samples : Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman, Green Lantern, The Flash.

As previously reported, a "Scarface" remake is currently in the works. A first draft of the script was delivered by David Ayer ("End of Watch", "Training Day") and recent news report that screenwriter Paul Attanasio ("Donnie Brasco") is currently rewriting it. Expect more details as the project unfolds.

And since everybody's rewriting everybody, here's another one. Mark Bomback ("Unstoppable", "Live Free or Die Hard") is rewriting the script for "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes". The first draft was written by Amanda Silver and Rick Jaffa, who also wrote "Rise of the Planet of the Apes". The sequel also switched directors, Matt Reeves ("Let Me In", "Cloverfield") replacing Rupert Wyatt.


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