If you thought that report about Quentin Tarantino directing a Star Trek movie would just fade into away into the Hollywood turnaround machine, you thought wrong. Deadline reports that Tarantino is beginning work on the project, and Paramount has agreed to make his dreams of an R-rated Trek movie come true. Because if a Tarantino movie exists without rapid-fire profanity and blood-splattering, is it really a Tarantino movie at all? The director is also currently sizing up screenwriters.
All I know is that Samuel Jackson needs to be yelling and cursing at someone on the Enterprise for the whole film while Kirk and Bones discuss food on other planets
Less than a month after its Netflix debut, Marvel’s The Punisher has been renewed.
“He's just getting started. The Punisher will return for Season 2,” read a characteristically terse post on the show’s Facebook page
The Punisher’s first season picked up where the character was left after his introduction in the second season of Daredevil. It followed the vigilante Frank Castle (Jon Bernthal) as he dug deeper into his family’s senseless murder, uncovered a government conspiracy and allied himself with Micro (Ebon Moss-Bachrach), a former NSA agent. And in the midst of all that, the show attempted to weave in themes of the gun control debate in the United States and the struggles of veterans to adjust to civilian life.
Not much is known about where a second season might take the character. It seems unlikely that we’d get a third Punisher story that has him hunting down the last of his family’s killers. But the first season did set itself up nicely for a major Punisher villain from the comics to return and make life difficult for its protagonist.
It's been 17 years since Shaft has last been in theaters, and his return has been long overdue. Much like the 2000 project, some new members have been added to the family that bears the name that launched a successful 1970s franchise. With Independence Day: Resurgence's Jessie Usher playing the newest, youngest Shaft (the son of Samuel L. Jackson's returning character), his mother is the last pivotal role to be cast for this family affair. And she's officially been cast as of today, with Regina Hall taking that spot in the roster for Son of Shaft.
Further details on Son of Shaft were also released by Variety, which also reveals the story will center around Jessie Usher's younger Shaft, who's not exactly the eye candy to all the chicks that his great uncle, or even his father were. However, he is a young and promising FBI agent, who is about to engage in the family business of detective work, after a friend has died under mysterious circumstances.
Since everything is getting remade these days, you may as well put the remakes in the hands of talented filmmakers. Benny and Josh Safdie have earned raves for their film Good Time and now they’ve been tapped to co-write and direct a remake of Walter Hill’s 1982 action-comedy 48 Hrs. The original starred Eddie Murphy and Nick Nolte as a convict and a cop, respectively, who team up to catch cop killers in 48 hours. Jerrod Carmichael, who starred in and co-created the acclaimed The Carmichael Show, will co-write the script.
According to THR, the Safdies will write the script with Carmichael and their Good Time collaborator Ronald Bronstein. No casting decisions have been announced yet,
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According to Feldman, A Tale of Two Coreys is about his and Haim's "legacy."
"The only way I was willing to [be a part of this project] was with the understanding that the perspective came from both sides," Feldman tells ET's Cameron Mathison. "I said, 'Look, he is not here to tell his own stories, so it's really not fair to kind of presume anything...the only way I can sign off on this is if you go back to interviews from things he said out of his own words, and you used those to be the story points.' So as long as a script follows the timeline based on his own words, then I am OK with it."
"There is not going to be some great fabrication," he insists. "It is not dramatization. It's not going to be overly exaggerated for the purposes of drama."
"This is about... what kind of lives we lived growing up, what our lives were like, how they changed, how they were affected by being in the industry and the result and the aftermath," he explains. "From my side, it is also showing that I was a normal kid. I lived a very normal life, other than the fact that everything around me was crazy."
"It was about me trying to keep my sanity through the midst of all this madness going on around me," he adds.
A Tale of Two Coreys premieres Jan. 6 on Lifetime
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