News Round-Up: Liam Neeson Cast in ‘Tell No One’; ‘Deadpool’ Announced with Release Date; and More
Welcome to yet another News Round-Up! Today, like always, has an array of different reports condensed into one handy-dandy post. There’s some casting (that includes Liam Neeson in Tell No One and Channing Tatum in Struck by Genius), a couple release date updates (for a Deadpool spin-off, Fantastic Four, and Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension), and a couple directing bits (Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Apocalypse and Ang Lee’s Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk).
Everything and more is below!
One of Hollywood’s most prolific badasses – Liam Neeson – is adding to his resume with Tell No One. He’ll apparently play a pedestrian that is wrongfully accused of a string of murders. Sounds right up his alley, right? The remake is relatively unknown other than Neeson, though, so pay attention for a director and release date. (Source: Collider)
I also wanted to mention Channing Tatum (who voice-starred alongside Neeson in The LEGO Movie) appears to be joining Struck by Genius. The memoir adaptation will likely see Tatum as the star. However, like Tell No One, we’re going to have to wait on more details. (Source: Collider)
Years of complaining may have finally paid off! After Ryan Reynolds’ turn as Deadpool in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, fans have been clamoring for a Deadpool-only film. It now appears that’ll be the case as word came down that a spin-off will come out February 12, 2016 (an odd release date if you think about what normally plays in February). Reynolds hasn’t officially signed on (something that is very likely to happen soon) but we do know that Tim Miller will direct. (Source: THR)
There were a few moves this week that had a ripple effect. With the news that an Assassin’s Creed adaptation would be moving back, Sony shifted their new Fantastic Four reboot from July to August 7, 2015. It’s directed by Josh Trank (Chronicle) and stars Kate Mara (Shooter), Miles Teller (Divergent), Michael B. Jordan (Fruitvale Station), and Jamie Bell (Jumper) as the titular characters. (Source: The Wrap)
The fifth (or sixth if you count its upcoming spin-off) Paranormal Activity (officially titled Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension) also moved. It was originally slated for a prime date around Halloween of this year; however, now it’ll make its debut on March 13, 2015 instead. Pretty much all we know is that Katie Featherston will return (in some role) and editor Gregory Plotkin will direct the movie. Stay tuned for more! (Source: EW)
It was pretty much a foregone conclusion that Bryan Singer would be directing X-Men: Apocalypse. This week we found out it’s official! Singer will again be apart of the team that includes Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, and Jennifer Lawrence. The movie is set to hit theaters on May 27, 2016. (Source: Deadline)
Ang Lee fans (like myself) have been waiting to hear what he’ll do next. After his adaptation of Life of Pi, I figured he’d be lining up tons of new projects. That hasn’t been the case, though. Fans can now rejoice, though, because Lee has agreed to direct Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk. Lee will again get practice in film adaptations as this is based on the 2012 novel of the same name. Expect to hear more (like stars and a release date) on this later. (Source: EW)
Come back tomorrow for some new clips!
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