Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Random Movie Stuff - 2/8/12

- Warner Bros. has hired a new team to rewrite its big-screen live-action Jetsons movie.

- Danny Trejo will return for a Machete sequel, tentatively titled Machete Kills.  Most of the surviving cast members are expected to return.
- Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg are in talks to star in 2 Guns, about a DEA agent and an undercover naval officer who unwittingly investigate each other while each steals mob money.

- John Hawkes and Yasiin Bey (formerly known as Mos Def) will star in Switch, a semi-sequel to Jackie Brown.  They'd be playing younger versions of Louis and Ordell, played by Robert DeNiro and Samuel L. Jackson in the 1997 Quentin Tarantino movie.

- James Mangold (3:10 to Yuma) will direct The Wolverine, now scheduled to open July 26, 2013.  Hugh Jackman will reprise his role.  He's currently filming as Valjean in Tom Hooper's Les Miserables.

- I Hate You Dad has had its title changed to That's My Boy.  It stars Adam Sandler as a man who fathered a baby while in his teens, and he raises him until the boy turns 18 and leaves.  They then don't see each other until his son's wedding day, and the dad faces the repercussions of his poor parenting skills.  Andy Samburg, James Caan, Susan Sarandon, Leighton Meester, Will Forte, Colin Quinn and Vanilla Ice co-star.  It opens June 15.

- Alex Cross will open October 26. It's based on a series of best-sellers from James Patterson.  Morgan Freeman played the detective in two previous movies (Kiss the Girls, Along Came A Spider).  This time, it stars Tyler Perry as Cross, as he hunts for a serial killer (Matthew Fox). Rob Cohen (XXX) will direct.

- Paul Brittain has left NBC's Saturday Night Live after joining the cast in September 2010.  No official reason was given beyond he had the "opportunity to pursue other projects" and they parted ways "amicably."  So if we don't hear from him soon, I say he was probably fired. Now they need to get someone else to play Ron Paul for their GOP debate skits.

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