Monday, February 17, 2014

Rumor Roundup: Cowboys, Jungle men, and Talking Raccoon.

Written by: Klancy

Magnificent Seven Remake gets a Writer and Director?

If you’re a fan of westerns, you have no doubt heard one of the few films in development by a major studio is a remake of the classic Magnificent Seven. The project suffered a bit of setback when Tom Cruise dropped out of the project, but it seems things are once again moving ahead. Screenwriter John Lee Hancock, whose previous films include Saving Mr. Banks and The Blind Side, has been hired to rewrite the script and it seems that Antoine Fuqua is currently in talks to direct the film. I’m not too sure about this pick. I liked Training Days, but I can’t say I've enjoyed any of his other films. Still nothing has been confirmed yet, so if you don’t like this idea I wouldn't get too worked up about it yet.

Trailer to Guardians of the Galaxy Hits Soon! Very Soon!

More news from Marvel Studio, first off, the much anticipated Guardians of the Galaxy has announced that the first trailer is going to be released on February 18th, but you don’t have to wait until tomorrow to get your first taste of GOTG action. Yes, Marvel released a bit of test footage showing what comic fans have already known, Groot and Rocket are going to be awesome in this movie. Expect to see more by the end of the week.

The other major news was that composer Steven Price, who most recently scored Gravity has been hired to direct the Phase Three film Ant-Man.

Update: The trailer to Guardians of the Galaxy will air on The Jimmy Kimmel Show tomorrow night. See it live or catch the trailer when it no doubts  hits the web immediately following the show. 

Yates' Tarzan gets its Stars

In our last story of the day, it seems fans that have been waiting for more news on Harry Potter director’s David Yates next project finally have their answer. Come 2016 movie goers are going to be treated to a 3-D live action retelling of the classic tale, Tarzan with True Blood’s Alexander Skarsgard and Wolf of Wall Street’s Margot Robbie in the lead roles. Not being familiar with either actor, I can’t comment on this casting, but feel free to let me know what you think in the comments below. Other actors already attached to the project include Samuel L. Jackson in an unknown role, and Christoph Waltz as the films villain.