Thursday, January 24, 2013

Random Movie News - 1/24/13

- The wait is over.  Star Wars Episode VII now has a director and it is J.J. Abrams, the man behind Super 8, the Star Trek reboot, and the upcoming Star Trek into Darkness.  Abrams got his break in TV, with series like Felicity, Alias and Lost, and later expanded to movies.  He directed Mission Impossible III as well.  The Star Wars Episode VII script is being written by Michael Arndt (Toy Story 3).

- Joaquin Phoenix is reuniting with director Paul Thomas Anderson (The Master) for Inherent Vice, based on the 2009 Thomas Pynchon novel about a psychedelic 1960's private eye roped into a kidnapping scheme by his ex.

- Grudge Match will open November 15.  It stars Sylvester Stallone and Robert DeNiro as two old boxers who still dislike each other who decide to have one last match even though they're in their 60's.  Alan Arkin, Kim Basinger and Kevin hart co-star.  Stallone and DeNiro previously worked together in 1997's Cop Land.  Peter Segal (Get Smart) directs.

- Ryan Reynolds (Green Lantern), Mirielle Enos (The Killing), Rosario Dawson (Sin City) and Scott Speedman (The Vow) will star in Queen of the Night, about the father of an abducted daughter who receives clues eight years later that she might still be alive.

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