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Marvel has yet to postpone 'Ant-Man' since Edgar Wright left the project two weeks ago, and though we've heard a number of names mentioned as possible replacements, with Adam McKay coming the closest to taking the job, no one has yet to sign on. The latest word suggests 'Yes Man' helmer Peyton Reed and 'Wet Hot American Summer' auteur David Wain are the new front-runners to take over the project.
'Guardians of the Galaxy' is being post-converted into 3D for its upcoming August release, and will be shown in the IMAX format as well -- which is standard operating procedure for tentpole titles these days. But director James Gunn is working on both transfers, and is trying to make the IMAX presentation more engrossing by featuring well-placed shifting aspect ratios.
'Forrest Gump,' which turns 20 this year, is about to be rolled back into theaters to celebrate. Paramount has announced that the film will screen in IMAX auditoriums starting September 5, and have also moved up 'SpongeBob SquarePants 2' from February 13 to February 6, 2015.
Disney's 'Beauty and the Beast' will be the next animated movie re-imagined as a live-action film. The bright spot is that it will be directed by Bill Condon, who's won an Oscar, on top of being the helmer of the final two 'Twilight' films.
The later part of this summer has already seen a lot of titles move and shift from one week to the next, but now The Wachowski's 'Jupiter Ascending' has bowed out of the summer box office battlefield altogether. The film, which stars Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis, is now set to open February 6, 2015.
Sony is looking to turn the hit video game 'Metal Gear Solid' into a film franchise, and are now in early talks with 'Kings of Summer' director Jordan Vogt-Roberts to be the man behind the camera. It would join the upcoming renaissance of video game movies that include the Michael Fassbender-starring 'Assassin's Creed' and the Tom Hardy-led 'Splinter Cell.'
When we talked to Johnny Knoxville about 'Bad Grandpa,' he told us there would be a semi-sequel movie, and now there's footage from that film, 'Bad Grandpa .5.' Here Knoxville and Oscar winner Spike Jonze go to couples therapy as Knoxville's Irving Zissman has a sexual request that Jonze's Gloria doesn't know if she wants to fulfill.
Well, Leonardo Da Vinci may have gone to America and back, but Florence is still in trouble with the church, and Lucrezia is currently stuck in Constantinople, so there's a lot of ground to cover in tonight's season finale of ‘Da Vinci’s Demons.‘ Hopefully it sets up a great third year.
After today's announcement of the directors most likely to replace Edgar Wright on 'Ant-Man,' a decision has been made: 'Anchorman' director Adam McKay is now in talks helm the project. UPDATE: It's now being reported that McKay has pulled out of negotiations with Marvel and will not be directing 'Ant-Man.' Further details below.
Rhys Ifans, who recently played The Lizard in 'The Amazing Spider-Man,' has just been cast in 'Alice in Wonderland 2' as the father of Johnny Depp's Mad Hatter, even though Ifans is four years Depp's junior. The magic of cinema!