Movieweb reports that Schwarzenegger might star in Kim Ji-Woon’s “The Last Stand.” Slash Film hears similarly, reporting that the returning actor would star as “a lone border sheriff tasked with stopping an escaped drug dealer from crossing into Mexico in a super car.” The movie was originally supposed to star fellow elder ass-kicker Liam Neeson, but he dropped out of the project.
Schwarzenegger isn’t officially on board just yet, but it’s hard to not get excited about the possibility. No-nonsense cops? Escaped drug dealers? Super cars?! The man was made for this sort of thing!
Check out the rest of today’s news from the movie industry, including a Sylvester Stallone-Walter Hill collaboration, the new title for “Rise of the Apes,” the trailer for Roland Emmerich’s latest, stills from “Fright Night” are released and “Attack the Block” finally gets a distributor.
Stallone To Go To The Hill
It seems fitting to talk about Walter Hill right after the Schwarzenegger news. After all, he directed him in 1988’s “Red Heat.” Now the bad-ass director will take on another iconic action star: Sylvester Stallone. According to IndieWire, Hill may soon be working with Stallone on the action flick “Headshots.” Oh, just imagine the things that will be done to people’s heads with Hill at the helm and Stallone cracking skulls.
“The Rise Of (The Planet Of) The Apes”
You damn, dirty title changes! Once again the folks over at 20th Century Fox have opted to change the name of the next installment of the “Planet of the Apes” films. Slash Film reports the movie, in what will be the picture’s fourth title change already, will now be called “The Rise of the Planet of the Apes,” rather than its previous, and arguably better sounding, “Rise of the Apes.” The new name comes just in time, as the trailer for the flick is supposed to hit theaters on April 15.
Take That, Will Shakespeare! Or Is It?!
If you can get past the idea of a movie directed by Roland Emmerich which questions artistic cred, then you should go ahead and check out the trailer for “Anonymous.” The preview, which hit the web today courtesy of Yahoo! Movies, gives very little away other than its a “DaVinci Code“-esque thriller that questions whether or not William Shakespeare actually wrote his famous work and that it stars Jamie Campbell Bower, David Thewlis, and Vanessa Redgrave. Make sure to stick around for the tag line, “We’ve all been played.” Oh, Shakespeare, you just got zinged. Emmerich style.
“Fright Night” Photos Spook Up The Web
Most remakes of beloved classic 80’s flicks are a scary thought. So imagine our relief when pictures from this summer’s reboot of the horror comedy classic “Fright Night” appeared on Moviefone. The stills show Anton Yelchin, as the hero Charlie, in a scary moment with his vampire neighbor, Jerry (Colin Farrell). Other photos show Charlie with his love interest (newcomer Imogen Poots) and a shot of a drenched Christopher Mintz-Plasse as Charlie’s friend “Evil” Ed.
“Attack the Block” To Finally Hit Theaters
After scoring big with moviegoers at this years SXSW, the sci-fi action comedy “Attack the Block“, which apparently has an 80’s vibe of its own, has found a distributor. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Screen Gems will release the movie, which is about a gang of teens who fight off aliens that fall from the sky. Clint Culpepper, the head of Screen Gems, told THR: “The film is, at once, charming, scary, funny, hip, clever and completely hits its mark.”
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