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12:00 PM on 07.21.2014

Here are Marvel's release dates through May 2019

With Guardians of the Galaxy only two weeks away, the Marvel hype train never ceases to amaze me. I've talked about my distaste for Marvel's marketing strategy before (where we know when and what we're getting so there's no r...

Nick Valdez


2:00 PM on 07.14.2014

Ridley Scott producing biblical film based on David

With Noah, a Ben-Hur remake, that Bible miniseries, a film based on Pontius Pilate, and Ridley Scott's own Exodus: Gods and Kings in the pipeline, it seems like big Biblical adaptations are making a comeback. That's pretty co...

Nick Valdez



Ant-Man's new director confirmed, getting more rewrites photo
Ant-Man's new director confirmed, getting more rewrites
by Nick Valdez

After what seemed liked years of speculation after Edgar Wright left Ant-Man, Marvel has finally found a replacement director. It's someone none of us would have even guessed. Names like Adam McKay, Nicholas Stoller, Rawson Thurber, and Ruben Fleischer were thrown around, but the job has been given to Peyton Reed, whose credits include films such as Yes Man and Bring It On. What.

I'm sure most of you are confused (I am), and are already discounting Reed because he's not Edgar Wright, but I'm sure it'll be fine. Ant-Man still has a great cast, Bring It On is actually one of my favorite movies (because of the cute girls and biting teen satire), but what's most troubling is the Marvel blender. Adam McKay apparently rewrote the script enough (or made suggestions) that he's now listed as a screenwriter for it. That's just odd. I hope all of this production stuff fixes itself before it hits theaters July 2015. The first synopsis for the film is after the cut. 

[via Marvel]

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5:00 PM on 03.18.2014

Star Wars: Episode VII to take place 30 years after original saga

Along with the incredible bombshell dropped earlier today, Bob Iger dished out some nifty Star Wars: Episode VII news during the Disney shareholder's meeting. While we should expect the real big news (such as casting, and plo...

Nick Valdez

2:00 PM on 02.04.2014

The LEGO Movie is already getting a sequel

So there's a good chance The LEGO Movie is going to do extremely well in the box office, and there's a good chance (thanks to positive early reviews and Matt saying it's great), it's good enouhg to warrant that performance. B...

Nick Valdez

8:00 AM on 01.20.2014

Star Wars VII script complete, Jesse Plemons in talks

There are a LOT of Star Wars: Episode VII rumors floating around. From script problems, to crazy actor castings, to story points and so on. We here at Flixist don't want to clog you guys with all of that mumbo jumbo, and will...

Nick Valdez

1:00 PM on 11.21.2013

The Best Man Holiday getting a sequel because reasons

A few of you may not know that The Best Man Holiday, which almost dethroned Thor: The Dark World its opening weekend, is actually a sequel 14 years in the making. The follow up to 1999's The Best Man was surprisingly wanted t...

Nick Valdez

5:00 PM on 11.14.2013

Judd Apatow working on movie for Key & Peele

Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele's Key & Peele's sketch comedy show on Comedy Central is absolutely genius. While the two may have been around for a long time (some will recognize the duo from their stints on MADtv), t...

Nick Valdez

9:00 AM on 11.05.2013

Gerard Butler, Vin Diesel could join Kane and Lynch movie

Remember way back in 2007 when talks of a movie adaptation of Kane and Lynch: Dead Men was in the works? Me neither. What I do remember, however, was the film was almost released in 2011 with Bruce Willis and Jamie Foxx in ta...

Nick Valdez

3:00 PM on 10.29.2013

Tancharoen fatalities his Mortal Kombat movie involvement

Kevin Tancharoen is singlehandedly responsible for Mortal Kombat's revival. While Netherrealm's game did a splendid job of getting everyone interested in the fighting game series again, Tancharoen's projects kept that hype af...

Nick Valdez

9:00 AM on 10.28.2013

Clive Barker working on a Hellraiser remake

Hellraiser is quite an interesting franchise. I don't want to necessarily label it as the most "niche" of the horror monster genre, but its overt S&M themes make it one of the few franchises that both stands out, yet stic...

Nick Valdez





8:00 AM on 10.16.2013

UPDATE: No, Joseph Gordon-Levitt will not lead Ant-Man

UPDATE: Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Edgar Wright have shot down the rumor (Gordon-Levitt and Paul Rudd were in meetings for the Ant-Man lead) with the former calling it "outright lies." According to an interview with the French ...

Nick Valdez

11:00 AM on 09.09.2013

Could Will Smith get jiggy wit Independence Day sequel?

Consider this bit of news with the heaviest, heart attack causing salt as this is merely Roland Emmerich mentioning some things. According to an interview with Digital Spy, Roland Emmerich said he and Big Willie Style are "ba...

Nick Valdez



Transformers 4 now Transformers: Age of Extinction photo
Transformers 4 now Transformers: Age of Extinction
by Nick Valdez

Transfomers: Dark of the Moon may not have been the best thing since, uh, Dark Side of the Moon, but it performed well enough to justify a sequel. But what can Trans4mers, now officially titled Transformers: Age of Extinction, do? In the third film every bad robot guy is like totally dead and their home planet got like so black holed, so what could possibly come next? Apparently, there's an answer for that: Dinosaur Robots. 

While the Dinobots (a popular troop of dinosaur robots from the cartoon) aren't confirmed, a synopsis was revealed a while back that stated "an ancient, powerful Transformer menace" will threaten Marky Mark (who's now the lead of the film instead of Shia LeBeouf) and the Funky Bots. And really, what else can Bay pull out of his butt? Included in the gallery is the teaser poster that reveals the title of the film and hints at the "post-apocalyptic wasteland" feel. What do you all think? You ready for some hot robot on dinosaur action? Transformers: Age of Extinction rolls out into theaters June 27th next year. 

[via Yahoo

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6:00 PM on 08.28.2013

Todd McFarlane claims Spawn reboot could shoot next year

Todd McFarlane has wanted to get a reboot to his 1997 classic Spawn film off the ground for some time now. It's always been delayed for any number of reasons, but McFarlane still soldiers on as it remains his only notable pro...

Nick Valdez

8:00 PM on 06.13.2013

Goyer talks Justice League, WB working on Aquaman

Whether we end up liking Man of Steel or not (Matt's review indicates we'll mostly like it), Warner Bros and DC are using it as the jumping point for the rest of their cinematic universe, starting with a Man of Steel sequel a...

Nick Valdez

3:00 PM on 06.13.2013

Watch_Dogs, Far Cry, and Rabbids getting adaptations?

Ubisoft seems to be getting pretty heavily into the film biz. After Assassin's Creed got the Fassbender treatment, and with Tom Hardy on board for Splinter Cell, Michael Bay for Ghost Recon (ugh), three more Ubisoft...

Nathan Hardisty

3:00 PM on 02.05.2013

Tina Fey to produce The Nest with Pitch Perfect director

Tina Fey is producing and possibly starring in The Nest, a comedy about two middle aged sisters who live it up in their old childhood home for one weekend before it's sold, written by Paula Pell (who was an SNL writer for a g...

Nick Valdez

9:00 AM on 01.24.2013

Dwayne Johnson to produce a teddy bear film

The art in the header is "sweet halloween dreams" drawn by Alex Panagopoulos. And it's a interesting take on teddy bears (maybe even more so than Ted). Why is this important? It's been picked up by Dwanye "The People's Champi...

Nick Valdez

7:00 PM on 01.10.2013

Christopher Nolan in talks to direct Interstellar

It seems like Nolan's follow up to the Batman trilogy is the sci-fi film involving wormholes and alternate dimensions, Interstellar. The script was written by his brother, Johnathan Nolan, but not much more is known about the...

Nick Valdez

10:00 AM on 01.02.2013

Unseen art from Raimi's Spider-Man 2 features The Lizard

You know how Dr. Curt Connors showed up in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy but never got to turn into The Lizard (even if we got that wish granted several years later)? Apparently, there were plans for Connors to turn into The...

Nick Valdez



Here's why a sequel to Pitch Perfect is a bad idea photo
Here's why a sequel to Pitch Perfect is a bad idea
by Nick Valdez

Pitch Perfect is reminiscent of singing television shows such as Glee or Smash. It's a film that's not quite a musical, yet it's not quite a dramatic film. When I reviewed the film a few months back, I praised its musical choices yet I opposed its many confusing story decisions. Looking back on it now (and watching it again after purchasing the Blu-ray), I've realized that I still very much enjoy it. The question is: why does anyone enjoy it and would we enjoy more? 

Movieweb recently spoke with Skylar Astin where he admitted that Universal was speaking to the cast about a potential follow up:

I do have a meeting with a Universal representative next week. And I know that Rebel Wilson had hers last weekend. It's definitely a talking point.

Whether or not we agree, a sequel to Pitch Perfect is already in the (early) works. Here are some reasons why that's a bad idea. 

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