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Posted March 12, 2013 by Laurel Deneen in News
 
 

This Week In Entertainment Vol. 12

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This week in entertainment comedies and casting abound and sequels and three-quels are coming! Check it out here on Games Fiends…

 

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Danny Boyle has announced plans for a Trainspotting sequel. “This has been a long time coming,” Boyle told The Playlist. “There’s always been this long term plan for Trainspotting 2, if John [Hodge] can produce a decent enough script, I don’t think there will be any barriers to Ewan [McGregor] or any of the cast coming back. I think they’ll wanna know that the parts are good so they don’t feel like they are letting anyone down…people cherish the original, people remember it or have caught up with it if they never saw because they were younger. So you want to make sure you don’t disappoint people. That will be the only criteria I think”  Irvine Welsh, writer of the novel upon which the original movie was based, did write a follow-up called Porno which would seem the logical place to start, however Boyle has expressed some reluctance to do a straight adaptation of the writers work. Whether that is a good call on his part remains to be seen.   Source.

 

 

James Gandolfini may be going back to the type of role that made him a household name, he is in talks to play a powerful member of the mob. in the upcoming adaptation of the novel Animal Rescue. The film based on the novel by Dennis Lehane (Mystic River, Shutter Island) will follow the misadventures of a Boston bartender who rescues the wrong puppy and ends up a mob target. The film has already Signed on Tom Hardy (The Dark Knight Rises) and Noomi Rapace (Prometheus).  Source.

 

 

M. Night Shyamalan is gearing up for the release of his latest film After Earth starring Will and Jaden Smith. The father and son team play, not surprisingly, a father and son who find themselves marooned on a hostile version of Earthy where everything has evolved to kill humans. You can check out the newly released trailer below:

 

 

 

 

Rumors have been floating around about the possibility of an Evil Dead 4 for a long time now. Raimi himself fanning the flames at times but now producer Robert Tapert has released a statement that a film is in the works, but it won’t be Evil Dead 4, instead it will be““Army of Darkness 2,” says Tapert. “Everybody calls it Evil Dead 4 but Army of Darkness wasn’t called Evil Dead anywhere except by the fans.” Still even with this statement coming to light, star Bruce Campbell cautions fans not to get their hopes too high. “Sam threatens this every six months,” says Campbell. “I’ve heard this a thousand times, because in the back of his mind, he never wants to let go, because he loved making these movies.We all loved making them together. They were a nightmare to make, very difficult, but they lasted the test of time, so he’s not going to let that go, and I’m never going to say ‘no.’ It’ll be me and a walker fighting some other old guy. But that’s what he does and who knows? It may happen.”  Of course Campbell then went on later in the week to encourage the idea that the film is infact in the works while at SXSW.    Source.

 

 

In a recent EW interview Matt Damon not only spilled about the upcoming Liberace biopic for HBO but also the chances of him reprising his Bourne role. In short, the actor is not ruling it out and since the latest film, starring Jeremy Renner introduced the idea of multiple Bourne-style agents it is not out of the realm of possibility to see a future team-up. “Tony Gilroy, who wrote the first [movie] and the second one, came up with an idea” Damon explains “I think they look at it as kind of the reverse of X-Men, whereas with X-Men, you get a giant bunch of superheroes and then do the Wolverine spinoff, I think Tony pitched it as, ‘OK, we started with the Wolverine spinoff. Now let’s try to make the X-Men. So I’ll create all these other programs, and you can have your evergreen that way. There’ll be other agents.’”   Source.

 

 

The upcoming MTV Movie Awards have Rebel Wilson fans excited as the actress and comedienne sets to host the honors. In the lead up MTV is busy releasing short teaser trailers featuring Wilson alongside actors such as Channing Tatum. The ceremony will air April 14th but until then you can check out the funny lady cozying up to Magic Mike in this funny teaser below:

 

 

This is the End is  an apocalyptic comedy starring Seth Rogen, James Franco, Jonah Hill, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson and Jay Baruchel as themselves. Now, whether you are excited or less than enthused about this film, the odds are that you understand there is a chance that this much funny in one place could be epic. To wet your appetites further EW released this exclusive image from the upcoming film.

 

 

Kevin Smith who makes a habit of announcing things, changing them and then announcing them again has excited fans with the image and note he posted on his Facebook page this week. The note and the image he posted with it are below:

THE BEGINNING OF THE END
20 years ago today, we started shooting CLERKS.
20 years later, with no plan or provocation, I jumped out of bed at 4:20 this morning and started writing CLERKS III.
It’s been like hanging out with old friends.
And after 2 hours of tapping the keys and giggling, I have come to a conclusion…
CLERKS III will be the best film I’ll ever make



 

 

Horrible Bosses 2 is officially underway with the film’s three stars, Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis, signing contracts. The film which cost only 35 million to film and grossed over 200 million was virtually assured a sequel. Now the real question is will Jamie Foxx reprise his role as murder mentor Motherf—er Jones?   Source.

 

 


Laurel Deneen

 
Lover of movies, television, theater, comics and general nerdery, Laurel hails from Minneapolis Minnesota. She has a geeky husband who requires more than the average amount of attention, a dog who thinks she's a dragon and she secretly longs to be a penguin.