30 January 2013

NEWS: ENTOURAGE, THE MUPPETS 2, TRANCE, THE HEAT

In today's news-mix, we learn that a silver screen adaptation of "Entourage" is green-lighted, new sequel and plot revelation for "The Muppets 2" and new casting to "Sin City: A Dame to Kill for".

WARNER BROS GREEN-LIGHTS "ENTOURAGE"

Warner Bros. has finally given a green light to the movie version of HBO's "Entourage", a project which has been on the shelf for quite sometimes now. For those familiar with the show, "Entourage" chronicles the life of Vinnie Chase (Adrian Grenier), a popular and young A-list movie star actor who brought his three childhood friends E (Kevin Connolly), Drama (Kevin Dillon) and Turtle (Jerry Ferrara) from Queens, New York City, as they navigate the unfamiliar terrain of Los Angeles, California. Doug Ellin, who created the series, will write and direct the film. There is no release date yet and the movie could set about six months after the series finale. [SOURCE: Slash Film]




"THE MUPPETS 2" GETS AN OFFICIAL TITLE AND PLOT REVELATION

The sequel to "The Muppets" received a brand new title and plot revelation, announced Walt Disney today. The sequel is now aptly entitled "The Muppets...Again!", features the casting of some magnificent actors like Ricky Gervais, Tina Fey, Ty Burrell and Ray Liotta.

The plot sounds like this, as quoted by EW:
The movie finds the Muppet repertory company enjoying a triumphant world tour, only to become tangled up with a criminal mastermind named Constantine, who is out to steal an enormous diamond—and who happens to be a dead ringer for Kermit.

In that particular interview, director-writer James Bobin expresses his love to incorporate "classic jewel-heist capers from the ’60s and ’70s into the Muppets and comedy and songs” The star from the first movie, Jason Segel and Amy Adams are sitting this one out. The movie is currently shooting in London for March 21, 2014 release.


DANNY BOYLE'S "TRANCE" GETS A RELEASE DATE, "THE HEAT" MOVES TO NEW DATE


Sandra Bullock-Melissa McCarthy cop-buddy comedy has been moved backward for a summer release. Initially set to release on April 5, the female buddy comedy featuring an uptight federal agent and uncouth Boston cop who team to take down a drug lord; will now filling into the June 28 date. The move is tactical, as 20th Century Fox believes the movie will be playing well on the date to counter-program releases like Roland Emmerich's "White House Down" and comic book movie "Kick-Ass 2." "The Heat" is directed by Paul Feig (Bridesmaids) and scripted by Katie Dippold (Parks and Recreation).

Danhy Boyle's latest action thriller "Trance" has been picked up by Fox Searchlight for a April 5 release in the United States, which technically replaces the vacant left by "The Heat". The thriller has already secured a week earlier release in UK, will stars James McAvoy, Rosario Dawson and Vincent Cassell.


Story-wise, the plot is as follows:
Simon (James McAvoy), a fine art auctioneer, teams up with a criminal gang to steal a Goya painting worth millions of dollars, but after suffering a blow to the head during the heist he awakens to discover he has no memory of where he hid the painting. When physical threats and torture fail to produce answers, the gang’s leader Frank (Vincent Cassel) hires hypnotherapist Elizabeth Lamb (Rosario Dawson) to delve into the darkest recesses of Simon’s psyche. As Elizabeth begins to unravel Simon’s broken subconscious, the line between truth, suggestion, and deceit begin to blur.

You can watch the trailer for "THe Heat" and "Trance" below:




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