If you were thinking about getting a replica of Mike Tyson’s facial tattoo and making a movie about it, you might want to reconsider — for several reasons.
S. Victor Whitmill, the tattoo artist behind the boxing icon’s distinctive facial tattoo, is suing Warner Bros. for copyright infringement because of the use of a similar tattoo on Ed Helms’ character in “The Hangover: Part II.” As The Hollywood Reporter points out, since the similar design was kind of the point of Helms’ tattoo to begin with, it will be hard to argue that wasn’t its intent, but we have a feeling the case will be able to be settled fairly quickly. If you’ve forgotten what Helms’ new tat looks like, check out the newest poster for “Part II” that hit the web courtesy of actor Ken Jeong:
There’s a lot more of today’s movie news after the jump: Arnold Schwarzenegger picks his next film, we find out more information about the new “Terminator” flick and “Ender’s Game” finally gets a director and studio.
Arnold Schwarzenegger Ready To “Cry Macho”
The Governator might have a whole slew of projects on his plate at the moment, but Vulture has learned that the next flick he will be starring in will be the Brad Furman-directed drama “Cry Macho.” The news site said the movie is supposed to be fairly serious so Schwarzenegger can stretch out those acting muscles, instead of his physical ones.
New “Terminator” Could Be “Terminator 2012″
But just because Schwarzenegger has a serious film lined up, don’t think those rumors about him having a role in the new “Terminator” installment are being ruled out. Latino Review scored some exclusive news that the new flick has the working title “Terminator 2012,” and plans to reunite all of “the original cast” — does that mean Linda Hamilton and Michael Biehn, among others? Still unconfirmed, but we can hope!
Channing Tatum To Strip For Steven Soderbergh
After working together for the upcoming action-thriller “Haywire,” Channing Tatum and director Steven Soderbergh are reuniting for the comedy “Magic Mike” that is set in the world of male strippers. Soderbergh told The Hollywood Reporter that the film will be channeling “Saturday Night Fever,” and is based on Tatum’s real-life experiences from when he was a stripper at age 19. By the way… isn’t Soderbergh supposed to be retiring soon? Guess he still has a few more movies in him!
“The Cabin In The Woods” Finally Getting Distribution
Joss Whedon’s horror film “The Cabin in the Woods” is one of the movies that unfortunately got lost in the mix during MGM’s financial crisis, but now Deadline has learned that Lionsgate has reached a deal to distribute the movie with an intended October release date. By that time, leading man Chris Hemsworth will be a big draw because of “Thor,” and Whedon will be in the midst of reuniting with the actor on the set of “The Avengers.”
“Ender’s Game” Finally Getting Adapted
Adding yet another major franchise to their belt, Summit Entertainment has acquired the rights to Orson Scott Card’s sci-fi masterpiece “Ender’s Game.” Deadline has learned that “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” director Gavin Hood will be helming the flick, and the film will be shopped around the 2011 Cannes Film Festival with the intention to begin filming early next year.
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