While David Yates’ remake of TARZAN shut down their production offices earlier this year, it seems that some progress is being made to try the project again in 2014. Variety report that pending the greenlight from the studio, Yates’ movie could begin production next summer for a release in an incredibly crowded 2015.
The remake of the Edgar Rice Burroughs pulp novels was set to be a traditional take on the classic Ape-man story and characters, but tell an original tale. TRUE BLOOD’s Alexander Skarsgard was already selected to play the title role and Jessica Chastain was being eyed for the role of Jane. Both Samuel L. Jackson and Jamie Foxx were being looked at for additional roles, but that may be changing with this new start. It appears that Emma Stone is now being looked at in place of Chastain and Christoph Waltz for the role of the villain that was associated with Samuel L. Jackson.
Here’s the plot as we know it for the new TARZAN:
Years after he’s re-assimilated into society, [John Clayton III, a.k.a. Tarzan] is asked by Queen Victoria to investigate the goings-on in the Congo. Tarzan teams with an ex-mercenary named George Washington Williams to save the Congo from a fierce warlord who controls a massive diamond mine.
Nicolas Cage, Ryan Reynolds and Emma Stone are fully set to reprise their voice roles in DreamWorks Animation’s forthcoming sequel to their 2013 box office hit, The Croods. Directors Chris Sanders and Kirk DeMicco confirmed the news this morning to ComingSoon.net during an interview to promote the home video release of the original. With a worldwide gross of more than $585 million, The Croods also stars Catherine Keener, Clark Duke and Cloris Leachman and follows the adventures of a primitive family learning to survive in a fantastic (but dangerous) stone age world.
“There’s not much to talk about yet,” says Sanders of the next adventure, “because we’ve got a big lump of clay and we’re forming it as we speak.”
What is certain, however, is that both men aim to make the sequel to The Croods every bit as colorful as the original.
“[There will be] lots of good creatures,” DeMicco promises. “We’ve got creatures that never got into the first movie. We’re going to take a very, very close look at those.”
Check back soon for the full interview and catch The Croods on DVD and Blu-ray October 1st.
Guillermo del Toro’s will be returning to his supernatural horror roots with Crimson Peak. Story details are, by and large, being kept secret, but del Toro has described the script – which he started out co-writing alongside Matthew Robbins (Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark) and later revised with playwright Lucinda Coxon – as “a ghost story and gothic romance.”
The cast for Crimson Peak has been shaping up quite nicely, between Emma Stone, Charlie Hunnam, Benedict Cumberbatch and – most recently – Jessica Chastain having closed a deal to appear in the film. Unfortunately, Stone had to leave the project due to a scheduling conflict with another movie on her long to-do list; that includes the new rom-com from Cameron Crowe – formerly known as Deep Tiki – and Woody Allen’s currently-untitled next project, which he will shoot in France (with Stone co-starring opposite Colin Firth).
Emma was rumored to be in talks to make her Broadway debut in the upcoming revival of CABARET in the role of Sally Bowles. Now according to the New York Times, Stone has pulled out of the upcoming show. Stone’s publicist told NYT that she “has scheduling conflicts with a feature film that prevent her from joining the musical.” Sam Mendes and Rob Marshall will co-direct the production, which will open at Studio 54 next spring. A Roundabout spokesperson told NYT: “Roundabout is in the casting phase and exploring if the production can come together with the most ideal cast.”
Stone most recently appeared on the big screen in “Gangster Squad” and lent her voice to DreamWorks hit animated film “The Croods.” Next summer she will reprise her role as Gwen Stacy in the second installment of “The Amazing Spider-Man.”
Cabaret is based on a book written by Christopher Isherwood, with music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb. The 1966 Broadway production became a hit and spawned a 1972 film starring Liza Minnelli and Joel Grey. It was revived on Broadway in both 1987 and 1998.
Emma has signed on to play in a dark comedy entitled Birdman. Her co-stars include Naomi Watts, Zach Galifiankis and Michael Keaton. Emma will play Michael’s daughter who is just out of rehab and will be his assistant. Shooting for the film begins in early April.
A new trailer for “The Croods” has just been released! The film will be out in theaters on March 22, 2013.
Watch this exclusive NSFW featurette on the star-studded comedy Movie 43, directed by Peter Farrelly.
The nominations for the 2013 People’s Choice Awards were announced today and “The Amazing Spider-Man” received a nomination for the “Favorite Movie”, “Favorite Action Movie” and “Favorite Movie Franchise” awards. Emma Stone has also been nominated for the “Favorite Movie Actress” and “Favorite Face of Heroism” awards! Emma and Andrew also received a nomination for the “Favorite On-Screen Chemistry” award!
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