Evans catches 1:30 Train
Captain America star Chris Evans will make his feature directorial debut with the romantic drama 1:30 Train, Deadline reports. Evans plans to direct the film and complete production on it before suiting up to play Cap in The Avengers sequel Age of Ultron.
Cameron to make 3 Avatar sequels
James Cameron will now be making three sequels to his epic sci-fi film Avatar instead of just two, Deadline reports. Cameron will co-write the first sequel with War of the Worlds scribe Josh Friedman, the second with Rise of the Planet of the Apes' Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver, and the third with Fantastic Voyage's Shane Salerno. The three pictures will be filmed simultaneously with production set to begin next year.Email Me! - When Available!
Arrow takes aim at Flash
DC Comics' super-fast hero the Flash will be introduced in the forthcoming second season of the CW's Arrow, Deadline reports. The character - who has yet to be cast - will appear in three Arrow episodes before speeding off into his own series.Email Me! - When Available!
R.I.P. Eileen Brennan
Veteran actress Eileen Brennan, best known for her roles in Private Benjamin, The Sting, and The Last Picture Show, has passed away at age 80 after a battle with bladder cancer. Brennan made her feature film debut in 1967's Divorce American Style and also appeared on such TV shows as The Ghost & Mrs Muir, All in the Family, Kojak, The Love Boat, Blossom, ER, and most recently Will & Grace.
The Wolverine cuts up global box office
20th Century Fox's The Wolverine has had the biggest international opening for an X-Men film ever, taking US$86.1 million and ranking #1 in all but one of the 101 countries it opened in. The sequel's US tally was a comparatively tame US$55 million.Email Me! - When Available!
Murphy to return for 4th Beverly Hills Cop film
Despite an attempt to bring Eddie Murphy's Beverly Hills Cop to TV being passed on by CBS, enough interest was garnered for Paramount to fast track a fourth Beverly Hills Cop film with attached to star, Deadline reports.
Diesel is World's Most Wanted
Universal Pictures has set Vin Diesel to star in the action adventure film World's Most Wanted, Deadline reports. The story centers on a team of specialists assigned to take down an international criminal who stumble onto a vast conspiracy that forces them to go on the run.
Black Sails afloat for second season
The Starz network has announced that it's given a (very) early season two pick-up to its Michael Bay produced Treasure Island prequel series Black Sails. The announcement comes a full six months before the first season of the show even goes to air.Email Me! - When Available!