Below you will find a round-up of the best tidbits from the week…
Base Entertainment has announced that it will mount a musical version of Barry Levinson’s 1982 seriocomic hit ‘Diner.’ 24 Frames reports that the show will be penned by Levinson with lyrics and music by Sheryl Crow. Directing the show will be Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall. Levinson’ poignant male-centric tale centers on twentysomething friends growing up in Baltimore in the 1960s.The film featured then up-and-coming actors including Kevin Bacon, Steve Guttenberg and Mickey Rourke in leading roles and is told via the conversations of the group, who gather in a diner to reminisce as one of them gets married.
Heat Vision reports that Screen Gems is in negotiations to remake the Indonesian action thriller ‘The Raid.’ The movie tells the story of a SWAT team that becomes trapped in a tenement run by a ruthless mobster, armed with two highly violent martial arts killers and an army of machete-swinging, machine gun-toting dealers and thugs. You can check out a red band trailer for ‘The Raid‘ HERE.
Inspired by a true, ‘Big Miracle’ tells the amazing tale of a small town news reporter and a Greenpeace volunteer who are joined by rival world superpowers to save a family of majestic gray whales trapped by rapidly forming ice in the Arctic Circle.
In an interview with Moviehole to promote their romantic comedy, ‘Crazy, Stupid, Love,’ directors Glenn Ficarra and John Requa revealed that they are set to reteam with Steve Carell for an untitled comedy.
“We’re working on something with Steve also, that he’s producing. He’s not starring but it’s based on the idea he had. We wrote the script already. It’s one of these three friends from college, but now they’re in their 40s, movies. They’re going on a European backpacking trip that that they never did. And it’s filled with all this middle-aged fun.”
A red band TV spot for David Gordon Green’s latest comedy, ‘The Sitter‘ starring Jonah Hill, Sam Rockwell and Ari Graynor.
Trailer for ‘Urbanized,’ a documentary about the design of cities by Gary Hustwit.
Bloody Disgusting recently sat down with ‘The Blair Witch Project’ co-director Eduardo Sanchez and got an update on the third entry in the horror franchise. “It’s completely up to Lionsgate. Dan [Myrick] and I are ready to do it. We’ve been toying around with a sequel idea that we really like. It’s just a matter of getting our schedules in line and having Lionsgate sign off on the idea. We’ve been ready to do a ‘Blair Witch’ movie for a long time. We’re as close as we’ve ever been to making it happen but it’s still not a guaranteed thing.” According to the director, the potential new movie would essentially ignore the events of the Joe Berlinger-directed sequel ‘Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2,’ and leave behind the P.O.V style of shooting, “Right now, the idea has no first person in it at all, but we’ll see. There’s always room for new ideas to come in.”
A new promo for ‘The Walking Dead‘ season 2.
Talking to Indiewire, Chris Evans confirmed that ‘Captain America 2’ won’t be hitting our screens until 2014.
“They may wait until 2014 until they release the next ‘Cap’,” he said, “Marvel has a lot of balls in the air. They aren’t going to cannibalize their films.”
The actor also confirmed he has signed up for three ‘Captain America’ entries and three installments of ‘The Avengers,’ and it doesn’t look like we will be seeing Steve Rogers making a cameo in a non-Cap movie.
“Out of those six films, if I pop up in one of those [other films], it counts as part of the deal,” he continued, “So if they needed me in a third ‘Cap’, and I say, ‘F–k you, give me $30 million,’ well, they want to avoid that.”
How do you make a great movie even better? With the the inclusion of Tom Selleck’s moustache…
The skateboard scene from ‘Back to the Future‘ with a capella multitrack by Matt Mulholland.
Heat Vision reports that Warner Bros. is planning an English language remake of Frederic Jardin’s French actioner ‘Sleepless Night.’ The movie is described as ‘Die Hard’ (in a nightclub) crossed with ‘Taken,’ with the story centering on an undercover cop trying to get back his kidnapped son from a drug-dealing nightclub owner. Unfortunately for the cop, he loses his only bargaining chip – a duffel bag filled with cocaine that he and his partner stole in a botched job that got the cop not only recognized but badly stabbed as well. The cop spends the movie in the club trying to find the bag and his son, while evading goons from multiple drug lords and Internal Affairs police officers.
A sneak peek clip from the upcoming animated adaptation of ‘Batman: Year One.’
Josh Gad (‘Love and Other Drugs,’ ‘The Rocker’) has joined the cast of Stuart Blumberg’s sex addiction dramedy ‘Thanks for Sharing.’ The movie co-stars Mark Ruffalo, Gwyneth Paltrow, Tim Robbins and Joely Richardson, and follows a group of unlikely friends as they try to recover from sex addiction and forge meaningful relationships.
Stephen Moyer (‘True Blood,’ ‘Priest’), Mia Kirshner, J. Larose and Erik Knudsen have signed up for Darren Lynn Bousman’s ‘The Barrens.’ In the film Cynthia Marlow joins her husband Richard, stepdaughter Sadie, and young son for a weekend camping trip in the New Jersey Pine Barrens. Family bonding turns to horror when Richard falls ill and becomes convinced they are being stalked by the legendary creature of the Barrens: the Jersey Devil.
Robert Knepper (‘Prison Break’) has joined Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges for the supernatural actioner ‘R.I.P.D.’ The comic book adaptation is currently in production under the direction of Robert Schwentke (‘Red’). Knepper will be playing one of the spirits, known as a “deado” in the movie’s lingo.
‘True Blood’ actress will replace Hilary Duff as Bonnie Parker in ‘The Story of Bonnie and Clyde.’ The new take on the notorious couple will be penned and directed by Tonya S. Holly.
Bloody Disgusting has learned that Michelle Rodriguez is set to reprise her role as Rain Ocampo in ‘Resident Evil: Retribution 3D.’ Shawn Roberts, who played Albert Wesker in ‘Resident Evil: Afterlife’ will also be returning, apparently his return will only be a cameo.
First look images for Jean-Jacques Annaud’s ‘Black Gold‘ starring Antonio Banderas, Tahar Rahim, Freida Pinto, Riz Ahmed and Mark Strong. Using Hans R. Ruesch’s 1957 novel ‘South Of The Heart: A Novel Of Modern Arabia’ as a launching pad, the story revolves around the rivalry between Arabian rulers in the 1930s just as oil is being discovered, and the rise of a young, dynamic leader who unites the various tribes of the desert kingdoms.