News Round-Up: Joaquin Phoenix Cast by Woody Allen; ‘Goosebumps’ Adaptation Release Date; and More
Unlike last week’s News Round-Up, this week will have a bunch of release dates. More specifically, I’ll be talking about the release dates for Goosebumps, London Has Fallen, Beverly Hills Cop 4, and The Imitation Game. As for other news pieces, I’ll have news of Joaquin Phoenix joining a Woody Allen film and Matt Smith joining Terminator: Genesis. The final thing I’ll talk about is plans for a film adaptation of The Flintstones.
Joaquin Phoenix (Her) is known for unique roles and outstanding performances. It isn’t a shock to see he’ll be working alongside esteemed director Woody Allen (Annie Hall) in the future. Allen is finishing up and getting ready to release Magic in the Moonlight, but his next (still untitled) project looks to shoot starting in July. When more details (like co-stars, plot, and a release date) are known, we’ll update you. (Source: Deadline)
Matt Smith (BBC’s Doctor Who) is the latest to join the Terminator reboot Terminator: Genesis. Alan Taylor (Thor: The Dark World) is in charge of direction with an impressive cast that includes Emilia Clarke (HBO’s Game of Thrones) and Jason Clarke (Zero Dark Thirty). Arnold Schwarzenegger will also reprise his role as The Terminator. Check out the newly cast Smith and the rest of the gang on July 1, 2015. (Source: Variety)
The first piece of release date news comes by the way of the long-awaited Goosebumps adaptation. This one will release already August 7, 2015. This seems a bit early considering the movie doesn’t have a lot of momentum up to this point. However, we do know that Jack Black will star and Rob Letterman (Gulliver’s Travel) will direct. (Source: LA Times)
If you’re a fan of last year’s Olympus Has Fallen, you’ll be excited to hear there is a sequel on the horizon. Titled London Has Fallen, Focus Features announced this week that the sequel will pop into theaters October 2, 2015. Although this doesn’t have the clout other 2015 films have, it is still exciting to hear the competition isn’t shying away from the jam-packed year. Gerard Butler and Morgan Freeman will return to the film with a director to be determined. (Source: Deadline)
I said Goosebumps didn’t have a lot of momentum, but the real seemingly dead-in-the-water project that was revived this week was Beverly Hills Cop 4. I honestly didn’t think we’d get this movie, but it now appears the Brett Ratner (Tower Heist)-directed and Eddie Murphy-returning film will grace theaters March 25, 2016. (Source: Screen Crush)
The final release date is for a movie actually coming out this year. Benedict Cumberbatch fans can mark November 21st as the date they’ll get to see him as a famous WWII mathematician. Keira Knightley also stars in the film that is directed by Morten Tyldum (Headhunters). I am excited for this film and I think you should be, too. (Source: Collider)
To finish things off, I wanted to mention that The Flintstones are on their way to the big screen! I’ve said it before and I’ll keep saying it: no franchise is safe from Hollywood. In the case of our stone-age friends Fred and Barney, they’ll be brought to the big screen by Warner Brothers. More specifically, Will Ferrell and Adam McKay (Anchorman) will be producing the movie. We’ll update you with cast, director, and release date later on. (Source: Variety)
That does it for this week. Come back same time next week for more news.
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