Update: Looks like Steve Carell, Paul Rudd and David Koechner are also confirmed. I don't know how to put this, but... it's kind of a big deal. Anchorman 2 is finally happening! Ron Burgundy will return to the newsroom as Will Ferrell has signed on to star in the sequel for Apatow Productions with his partner in crime Adam McKay back on board to write and direct. Last we heard, Paramount had passed on the project back in 2010, shying away from the proposed budget even after most of the original cast agreed to take significant pay cuts. I'm not sure what exactly changed, but it appears that they have finally come to their senses. Ron Burgundy also appeared on Conan tonight to make an "official" announcement (video embedded after the jump). This news comes courtesy of Deadline, although details are still a little bit sketchy. The only confirmed cast member mentioned in the article is Will Ferrell, which would be worrisome if we didn't already know that their previous attempt to get this sequel off the ground included the rest of supporting cast as well. Is it possible that budget and scheduling constraints may have forced them to drop a few names from the script? Back in 2010, it was being reported that Ferrell and McKay were hoping to make the sequel for around $70 million, while the studio was hoping to get it cut down to $40 million. That's a pretty big gap to close, especially when the first film cost $25 million and made only $85 million domestically. I'm sure the sequel will make a lot more money, but how much? Who cares! It's happening and Anchorman fans can finally celebrate. On a scale from 1 to 10, how excited are you for Anchorman 2?
B-movie mastermind Jim Wynorski’s 2012 creature feature “Camel Spiders” doesn’t waste any time getting to the good stuff. After an extremely quick credit sequence, the film is underway, opening with a wonky shoot-out in Iraq (yeah, right) that immediately introduces the titular beasties to the audience. This unholy legion of spiders ultimately helps our heroes defeat the enemy, though the American forces don’t escape unharmed. Not only do a few soldiers lose their lives in the bullet-riddled fray, their corpses serve as a way for the blood-thirsty arachnids to take an unscheduled holiday to the United States. All sorts of hell soon breaks loose. If you’ve seen any of Wynorski’s movies, you should know exactly what you’re in for. The spiders soon find their way into a small town in the middle of nowhere, a fine location for all sorts of monster-related mayhem. Fortunately for the well-armed townsfolk, Brian Krause and C. Thomas Howell are on the case, the latter
When I first saw this story I was pretty sure that it was just an early April Fool's Day joke, but after looking into it a little further it actually appears to be legit. So allow me to just write what everyone else is thinking: WTF? Apparently Universal is looking to put together a sequel to the 1988 comedy Twins, which starred Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito as twin brothers who couldn't be more different. Twins was Schwarzenegger's first foray into (intentional) comedy and was a fairly big success at the time, but it doesn't really seem like a concept that would still hold water with today's moviegoers. Wait a minute, scratch that... Adam Sandler just proved it still works with his own recent twin-themed comedy Jack and Jill. According to THR, the proposed Twins sequel is tentatively titled Triplets and will add Eddie Murphy into the mix as a third brother that they never knew existed. All three actors are currently attached to star but no director is on board as of yet. The original Twins was directed by Ivan Reitman, who also directed the other Arnold Schwarzenegger comedy classics Kindergarten Cop and Junior. A Twins sequel had actually been rumoured as a possibility for years prior to this, so I guess that lends a little more credibility to a news story that still seems hard to believe. It also makes a bit of sense considering that everyone is trying to make sequels to Arnold's films now that he is back in the game, and physically he isn't capable of doing as much action as he used to. Were you a fan of the original Twins? Could a sequel actually work or is this simply destined to fail?
Marvel’s Brasil branch has released a new 30-second TV spot for “The Avengers” that’s packed with plenty of new footage. It also presents another angle on the Tony Stark/Loki meeting where Loki tries to end their conversation with, “I have an Army” and Stark replies, “We have a Hulk”. There’s more to it than that, check it out it’s definitely worth 30 seconds of your time. When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, Director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. Spanning the globe, a daring recruitment effort begins. “The Avengers” stars Tom Hiddleston, Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Hemsworth, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Mark Ruffalo, Clark Gregg, Cobie Smulders, Stellan Skarsgard, and is directed by Joss Whedon. Assembling in theaters May 4, 2012. Get more images and videos in our “The
by Ryan J. Downey The cast of "The Vampire Diaries" has endured a lot for their art: fast-paced stunts, fake blood, corsets, shower scenes, you name it. A crucial flashback episode coming later this season will require perhaps the most demanding training thus far: SCUBA lessons! Having already shown us the 19th century, the '20s, [...]
'I think I look nicer now,' actress adds to MTV News at London premiere of film's 3-D version. By Fallon Prinzivalli
Kate Winslet at the "Titanic 3D" premiere Photo: Getty Images
Kate Winslet has had a rough journey with "Titanic" premieres in the past. She missed the 1997 world premiere at Mann's Chinese Theatre when her ex-boyfriend, Stephen Tredre, tragically died of cancer. During the U.K. premiere, she was in the hospital suffering from dysentery she contracted in Morocco while filming "Hideous Kinky."
But as "Titanic" sets sail again 15 years later in 3-D, Winslet finally made a long overdue red-carpet appearance at the London premiere on Tuesday. MTV News caught up with the Academy Award-winning actress to find out how it feels to see the movie again in a new dimension. "It feels amazing," Winslet said. "I mean, it is a very strange experience because it's a long time since I've seen the film in its entirety."
In 1997, the retelling of the ship's disaster dominated the box office, raking in more than $600 million. The film stands strong as the second-highest-grossing box-office hit in the United States. But Winslet isn't worried about moviegoers and fans passing up the opportunity to see it in theaters again. While she says it looks different, she also believes it's much bigger, in a way. "It looks very different. I mean, it's still as wonderful and as epic as it always was. But it does feel bigger, you know, bigger somehow even than it did then, so it's very exciting," she said.
Having seen Rose again on the big screen, Winslet is critical of herself in the role, suggesting that there are things she would change if she could play the part all over again. "My American accent could've been much better. My acting could've been a lot better," she said. Her Oscar nomination for the role says otherwise.
And as far as seeing herself in 3-D, she's happier with the way she looks now. "I think I look nicer now," she said. "I prefer myself as a 36-year-old. It's really weird 'cause when you're 21 you think, 'Oh God, when I'm 36, oh God, that's nearly 40 and I'll look really old and wrinkly by then.' And actually I quite like the way I look. I feel OK about myself these days."
Audiences will be able to relive the story as the 3-D version of "Titanic" hits theaters on April 4.
Fans were excited and surprised when Tom Six announced that Dieter Laser would return with Laurence Harvey in 'The Human Centipede 3', but we just got word from the director that demands from his star will hold up production and a lawsuit is imminent.
Tom Six was all set to begin production on 'The Human Centipede 3' in June with Dieter Laser, Laurence Harvey and even himself in the film, but things have come to a halt as we received an e-mail from producer Ilona Six. It appears that Dieter Laster, the star and memorable villain from the first 'Human Centipede' signed on for the film and liked the script but suddenly demanded script changes. Laser is now apparently refusing to play the part with a June shooting date looming ahead. The Six Entertainment Company is set to begin legal proceedings against the actor, and as many in this industry know, it can get rather messy and expensive for everyone. Below is the missive we received from the Six camp. Read More: http://bestmoviesevernews.com/dieter-laser-holding-up-human-centipede-3103/
Twitter is the cause of yet another celebrity problem after controversial filmmaker Spike Lee retweet of a wrong address has caused an elderly couple to flee their home. People thought this to be the home of George Zimmerman from the Trayvon Martin shooting.
Spike Lee recently had a controversy at the Sundance Film Festival, but now he's really got himself in hot water after retweeting someone's home address and that someone was the wrong someone. He thought he was retweeting the address of George Zimmerman from the Trayvon Martin shooting, but in actuality, it was the address of a poor 70 year old elderly couple who wound up taking the brunt for his error. First off, what was Spike thinking putting out someones home address to his quarter of a million followers in the first place? Anyone know that's just bound to come back and bite you in the butt, but then when you do the wrong address and cause harm, that's a big ole lawsuit just waiting to happen. It's great Lee has taken part in this controversial shooting as expected, but as my mother always taught me, wait ten seconds before saying something when you're heated up. Twitter has caused many goofs and gaffes for countless celebrities, but this time, a lawsuit will surely come.
In 1989, James Cameron explored the fictional deep in The Abyss, and when he dove nearly 7 miles into the Mariana Trench, he unfortunately didn’t meet any gooey alien-like beings, but he did beat a solo dive record and figuratively witnessed a different world inside our own. But hasn’t that always been the job of a good storyteller? To witness and share other worlds within our own? Cameron is a visionary storyteller, and we have a lot to learn from him even as we enjoy his movies. Here is his TED Talk from 2010 where he discusses his unreal worlds and his limitless curiosity – something that seems incredibly relevant right now. Â
Let’s face it, there is no “Anchorman 2″ without Will Ferrell, so obviously the biggest piece to getting the sequel made is getting Ferrell back in the polyester suit and behind the anchor desk. Mission accomplished, because Ferrell has officially signed up for the sequel. This, after Adam McKay claimed the sequel was dead a scant year and change ago. Guess not. “Anchorman 2″, of course, will be the long-awaited sequel to 2004′s “Anchorman”, which starred Ferrell as ace reporter Ron Burgundy, a man who makes just as much trouble behind the anchor desk as he does in front of it. Which is to say, dude gets in trouble a lot. The original, officially called “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy”, also co-starred Christina Applegate as the object of Burgundy’s lust, David Koechner, Steve Carrel, and Paul Rudd. Carel and Rudd will once again make trouble with Burgundy, though Applegate and Koechner’s return are more questionable. Adam McKay, who co-wrote