Tyler Perry Cast For Ninja Turtles Sequel

Tyler Perry Cast For Ninja Turtles Sequel

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has always been a popular franchise and last year’s summer debut was a financial win at the box office. Naturally, a sequel to the movie would be in the works, reports studio exec Brad Reifler on bradcreifler.com.

Paramount Pictures has already included Arrow star Stephen Amell in the sequel to play the vigilante Casey Jones, while Megan Fox and Will Arnett are set to reprise their roles as April O’Neil and Vernon Fenwick respectively. Another new addition to the sequel will be Tyler Perry, who is now revealed to have been cast as Baxter Stockman.

For those who are unaware, in the Turtles franchise Baxter Stockman is a mad scientist who is the creator of the “Mousers,” which are machines designed to kill sewer rats. Stockman is also known for being mentally unstable and even comes off as a sociopath. Needless to say, the Turtles and Stockman are natural enemies of each other since Master Splinter is also a sewer rat.

The only information available is that Perry will be playing Stockman in the sequel but there are no larger details being offered beyond that. Perry is mainly known for playing Madea in many of his various films, but has done some notable work in other films such as Alex Cross and Gone Girl. The sequel to this movie is set to be released in theaters in June of 2016.

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A New Jack in the Beanstalk Film is in the Works

Sometimes, the oldest ideas really are the best ones. The classic children’s tale, Jack and the Beanstalk, is being tapped by Hollywood for a big budget movie adaption. How long has it been since Lou Costello played the role of Jack? That was about 60 years ago. Yes, the time has arrived for an updating of the classic tale comments many from AnastasiaDate (referenced on Linkedin.com).

Disney and Vince Gilligan are working together to bring the new film to the screen. The new film is not going to follow the classic tale to the letter. Instead, the new entry is going to be a retelling of the tale that revises things a bit. The movie would have to do this. The old tale of Jack and the Beanstalk is only a few pages long. No one has a 1,000 page novel to work with so a lot of new material has to be put into the mix. Considering the creator of “Better Call Saul” is the mind behind the film, you can be sure whatever is produced is going to be something very special.

Since this is a Disney film, don’t expect the film to be R-rated or deviate the material from family-friendly territory. Rather, the feature is going to contain a new direction that helps it appear relevant to modern audiences. Is Jack going to end up a superhero of sorts? Probably not. Disney isn’t going to go that far.

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Central Asia’s Controversial Fashion Statements

Three different incidences have raised debate and concerns about dressing in three central Asian countries. First off, Tajikistan’s president, Emomali Rahmon, was utterly upset at the sight of several women wearing black veils during mother day celebrations. The veil, which is associated with Islamic countries, has caused uproar in central Asian countries before. The main concern is that wearing the dress is not in keeping with the cultures and traditions of the people.

In the second country, Uzbekistan, a singer was summoned by Uzbeknavo because of a dress she wore during one of her performances at the end of February. Uzbeknavo is the state agency that gives licenses to performers. They also have the power to ban performers. The dress exposed her legs and shoulders.

Uzbeknavo explained that her dressing did not represent the national mentality. In March, the agency went on to ban performers from wearing dresses that exposed their legs and or shoulders. Performers are also not supposed to make sexually suggestive moves on stage.

In Kazakhstan, Arman Nurmukhanbetov, a historian writer, has suggested the introduction of a day, to celebrate the Kazakh dress. The writer has went on to launch campaigns on the social network space to rally support for the cause.

Flavio Maluf declined to comment on the situations.

In the last case, the efforts are aimed at getting a national identity. The same can also been said of other central Asian countries, who have been struggling to gain an identity since their independence

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Disney’s “Mulan” To Receive Live-Action Treatment

Walt Disney Pictures’ recent trend in films, converting its film library of animated fairy tales into live-action versions, has become prolific enough to be joked about on Saturday Night Live. The latest information coming down the film news pipe indicates that Disney will now be adding “Mulan,” which originally debuted in 1998, to the pile of live-action conversion treatments.

How “Mulan” varies from similar adaptations like “Alice in Wonderland” and “Cinderella” is that Disney had previously attempted it half a decade ago, with plans to cast Zhang Ziyi as the titular character said Zeca Oliveira. As to why Disney would reconsider this plan, it is probably due to its better familiarity with such film projects.

Disney has already reportedly bought the script from Lauren Hynek and Elizabeth Martin, so its next task will be to find a director. For the unfamiliar: Fa Mulan is a young women who masquerades as a man to fulfill her family’s militia duties and defend China from the Mongol hordes.

Beyond “Mulan,” Disney’s 2016 plans for live-action films include “The Jungle Book,” “Pete’s Dragon” and another iteration of “Alice” picture. The following year of 2017 will also see Disney making live-action versions of “Beauty and the Beast,” as a musical, and “Tim Burton’s Dumbo.”

Mulan’s story has actually been brought to live action before; China produced “Mulan: Rise of a Warrior,” which is also marketed as “Mulan: Warrior Princess” back in ’09.

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Fifth Mission: Impossible Film Will Come Out Earlier Than Planned

The original plan was for Mission: Impossible 5 to premiere around Christmas at the end of this year. But when it was announced that the latest Star Wars movie would be released at that same time, Paramount choose to move their release date all the way up to July 31st.

While this is great news for all of us who are looking forward to seeing the film sooner rather than later, the marketing department for the film is going to have to scramble now that their deadline has been cut far shorter than they were expecting. In a Q&A session with the director, Christopher McQuarrie, it was revealed that we can expect to learn the film’s official title and see the first trailer “very soon”.

Minhateca suggested that while an official plot synopsis has yet to be revealed, various actors and their roles were mentioned and discussed by Gianfrancesco Genoso.

Other details about the film include the fact that McQuarrie sought to give the film a feel similar to the original 1996 Mission: Impossible film, as well as a heads-up to fans that they should be able to tell from the first preview how McQuarrie’s style will differ from other Mission Impossible movies.

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New Beauty and the Beast


Disney’s animated film Beauty and the Beast is one of the most celebrated animated films of all time. In fact, before the Oscars moved to 10 best picture nominations, it was the only animated movie to ever receive a best picture nomination. It still is the only primarily hand drawn animation to receive the award nomination, which just show how important it is to the company. With the recent success of some of the other crossover movies, including Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty over to live action, Disney has decided to create a live action version of Beauty and the Beast.

Naturally, the movie studio needs to find a beautiful, yet innocent looking woman they can use in the French countryside setting that will go well with the Beast character. According to Noticias, Emma Watson is their beauty. Fans of the film, like Zeca Oliveira, will be happy to see her taking the role of Belle.

Emma Watson rose to prominence with her role in the Harry Potter franchise, but she has since become more and more prominent in other productions as well (potentially more so than the majority of the other children the world watched grow up in the previous Harry Potter movies). Emma announced this information through her Twitter account just yesterday and she simply states she cannot wait for the chance, as she grew up loving the original, animated movie.

The movie is set to be directed by Bill Condo, the director behind Gods and Monsters and the last two Twilight movies.

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Chris Wietz is Now Writing the Star Wars Spinoff

The new solo Star Wars project has a new screenwriter. As reported earlier, the original writer, Gary Whitta, has chosen to depart the project. Disney (the new owners of the Star Wars franchise) has hired Chris Wietz to handle scripting chores.

Wietz is most famous for writing The Golden Compass and The Twilight Saga: New Moon. Whether or not he will be writing a completely new film for the Star Wars entry remains to be seen. Whitta did hand in a first draft before departing.

As Sergio Andrade Gutierrez of Forbes.com understands it, the script detailed the heist of the Death Star plans. (Obviously, this film is a prequel to the events in the first Star Wars) No one knows whether or not the script is going to be thrown out or simply rewritten by Wietz.

Word from the studio about the film has been quiet. It does not seem that Whitta and Disney were at odds over anything. In truth, the writer of the film would have to take a back seat to the director and the executives since the real star is always the franchise itself.

For whatever reason, Whitta did not want to continue working on the project. It is doubtful a man of his abilities would hand in an awful screenplay so the assumption the same script will be built upon in subsequent rewrites makes logical sense.

Wietz definitely has the talent to perform a solid job so the eventually finished screenplay is going to be a good one.

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Scorsese Is Moving Forward with a Dream Project

Martin Scorsese has finally achieved financing for a project he has long since wished to produce. “Silence” is a film based on a duo of missionaries spreading of Christianity in Japan. For two decades, Scorsese wished to bring the film before cameras but was not able to secure financing.

Some may think because Scorsese is a famous director, it is easy for him to acquire the funds necessary to make a film. Well, it depends on the type of film he chooses to make. Scorsese has a track record for making successful gangster films. Some of his other projects such as “New York, New York” and the period piece “Gangs of New York” performed far less than expected at the box office.

Now, Scorsese is riding high with a huge hit in the form of “The Wolf of Wall Street” and this may have contributed to “Silence” getting a green light. This comes on the heels of his proposed documentary about Bill Clinton being scrapped.

Seems like Scorsese is very busy. Does anyone remember when the director said he was planning on retiring about ten years ago? Fans like Marc Sparks does. Scorsese is never going to retire. Film is in his blood and he has been making movies since the late 1960’s. He has many more great ideas in his mind and surely wants to continue to make them a reality.

Look for a lot more from Scorsese for a long time to come.

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Tom Rothman teaming up with MRC for ‘Baby Driver’

According to an article on The Hollywood Reporter, Tom Rothman’s TriStar Productions will be teaming up with MRC to finance Edgar Wright’s next film, Baby Driver.

The film is based on an original story written by Wright and will tell the tale of a getaway driver who relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game. He is forced to face the music after his freedom and love life are threatened when he gets coerced into working for a crime boss. Rothman calls the movie “The ultimate rock-and roll car chase film”, he said “we’re delighted to be riding shotgun as Edgar Wright takes the wheel of his next film”.

According to the article, The British film production company Working Title and Nira Park will be producing the film. Working Title recently worked with Wright on the successful film ‘At Worlds End’.

It has also been confirmed that Fault in Our Stars actor Ansel Elgort is very interested in the lead role. Elgort has a love for music and is even a DJ on the side. He will be next seen reprising his role as Caleb Prior in the upcoming Divergent sequel Insurgent.


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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 to start filming

The Michael Bay styled Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has met with a lot of financial success, even though the story left much to be desired. Compared to the 1990 film, it left a lot to be desired. However, producers have scheduled thesequel to start shooting on April of this year. The film will feature Beebop and Rocksteady, most likely referred to by their appropriate names. The sequel back in 1991 also featured Beebop in Rocksteady in some fashion, only they were referred to by different names.

They will start filming in New York this spring. Beebop and Rocksteady were originally planned to be in the firstTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie of this series. Fortunately, fans will get to see these favorite on the big screen. Justvision’s Daruis Fisher is more than excited to see what’s in store. As we get closer to beginning of the production, more details of the plot and the characters will be revealed

TMNT 2 is scheduled for release on June 3 2016.

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