Entertainment Weekly has a great exclusive with Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker in the original “Star Wars” trilogy) in which he comes clean that he and costar Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia) learned about the upcoming sequels last year. Hit the jump to read more.
When news broke yesterday that Disney was buying Lucasfilm and would continue with a sequel trilogy (episodes 7 through 9), I wondered: What in the heck will the movies be about? There are hundreds of novels and comic book stories to pull from, or even outright adapt, but turns out that’s not what’s going to happen. E! is reporting “Episode VII” will be an original story.
“V/H/S” is one of the best horror films I’ve seen in the last decade, and now it’s getting a sequel. The Hollywood Reporter has the exclusive, in which they say:
Gareth Evans, who directed The Raid, and Eduardo Sanchez, director of The Blair Witch Project and Lovely Molly, are co-writing and co-directing segments of a second installment of V/H/S, the hit horror anthology that had people fainting at the Sundance Film Festival.
Disney is a buying machine. Buying, buying, buying. Buying it all up. The company is like the Daniel Plainview of the entertainment world, without the craziness (that we know of.) A few years ago, Disney bought Marvel for about $4 billion. That was huge news. Today, Disney is buying Lucasfilm and the entire “Star Wars” property for $4 billion. That’s even huger news (yes, huger)!
And what does it say about Disney’s buying power?
Disney buying Lucasfilm, new ‘Star Wars’ movies on the way; and what this might mean for the Expanded Universe
I am both shocked and surprised and scared: Disney is buying Lucasfilm for a little more than $4 billion, and a new “Star Wars” movie is set for a 2015 release. But not just any “Star Wars” movie — it’ll be a continuation of the saga we all know and love.
Yep, Disney is planning an “Episode VII.”
Ah heck yeah. Variety is reporting Frank Grillo will play Crossbones in “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.” He’s a pretty significant villain in Cap’s rogue’s gallery, but I think he’ll role in the movie will be more henchman than mastermind, seeing as how the movie is about the Winter Soldier. I kind of expect Crossbones to fulfill some plans in regards to the Winter Soldier program, in which we see Bucky in fact survived the plane crash in the first Cap movie, but has been brain washed by the Russians to become an assassin.
Grillo is an interesting choice, but his work in “The Grey” and various roles in TV dramas like “The Shield” make me hopeful. Grillo isn’t a big guy, and Crossbones is. But maybe he’s working on that, or Marvel has different plans for the character’s on-film representation.
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Eli Roth meets an Amazonian tribe that’s never seen a movie, proceeds to show them ‘Cannibal Holocaust’
I’m reading Movieline this morning when I came across this story about filmmaker/actor Eli Roth’s new movie. He’s shooting a cannibalistic horror called “Green Inferno” and needed extras, so he recruited about 200 members of an Amazonian tribe… By showing them their first movie… By showing them the controversial 1980 film “Cannibal Holocaust.”