Like all movie franchises losing steam over time, the impressively enduring Underworld was bound for the TV treatment at some point or another. Producers did have in mind to craft a series back in 2012, to complement the fifth film due out later this year, and now Len Wiseman offers an update.
When Len Wiseman first teased Die Hard: Year One, fans immediately assumed that the prequel / sequel story would feature Bruce Willis’ John McClane in a limited capacity — the plot sure made it sound as though Willis would only bookend the film as the modern iteration of the character, while a younger actor would take the majority of screentime as a younger version of McClane. Not so fast, says Wiseman, who promises that Willis will be given much more to do than merely introducing and wrapping up the story.
“Before he died hard, John McClane first had to learn how to live hard.” Can’t you just see it? Len Wiseman can. Eight years after directing Live Free or Die Hard, Wiseman is now looking to make a Die Hard prequel.
The DC foothold on TV isn’t losing traction anytime soon, as now that CBS Supergirl has her pilot marching orders, so too does FOX’s Lucifer series have a greenlight, deriving from Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman series. Not only that, but Jerry Bruckheimer and Len Wiseman have been added to the talent pool bringing Lucifer to light.
It's been almost a year since Len Wiseman was announced as the director of the new version of 'The Mummy,' and there hasn't been much news about the project since. So it's no surprise that Wiseman is now off the project, and the producers are looking for another helmer.
It has been a little while since any movement on 'The Mummy' reboot/remake made headlines. The last we heard anything about it was in September, when director Len Wiseman boarded the project, which already had 'Prometheus' scribe Jon Spaihts writing it. While there isn't much in the way of significant progress to report on at the moment, today we do have some updates from Wiseman in regards to the project's tone and style.
We've gathered the most absurd and, well, dumb news for you this week and put it all together in one convenient location for your reading pleasure. In this week's Dose of Ridiculous, we'll check in with Chevy Chase (again), Nicki Minaj, and oh, hey, it looks like that 'Mummy' reboot is still a thing.
In Hollywood, often people fail upwards, as there no other reason why Universal would hire Len Wiseman to helm their 'Mummy' Reboot (or re-reboot, if the 1930's and 40's versions count). But the man behind the 'Total Recall' remake is very close to being chosen to direct the film.
Right now, everyone’s in ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ mode. You can forgive Hollywood for forgetting, albeit temporarily, that there are other films coming out this summer. ‘The Watch’ looks funny, and ‘The Bourne Legacy’ could kick serious ass. We're also excited for ‘Total Recall,’ which wowed the crowds at San Diego Comic-Con and now continues to tease with a new clip.
Recently, we showed you a comparison between the first trailer for the remake of 'Total Recall' and the original film. And if that trailer had some similarities, it could be argued that perhaps it was edited to remind viewers of the original. The latest trailer lifts scenes wholesale.