Everyone knows that Jason Voorhees doesn’t stay dead for long, but could his reign of terror finally be coming to an end, after just 12 films of slasher-based mayhem? The producer of Friday the 13th, the 2009 reboot of the series, Brad Fuller, says that there’s no plans at the moment to make a Friday the 13th 2. “It is dead. Not happening” he said on Twitter when asked about the sequel’s progress by an eager fan.
20th Century Fox have purchased the movie rights to Jane Heller’s novel An Ex To Grind, and top romantic comedy actress Cameron Diaz and award-guzzling Benicio Del Toro are set to star. The chick-lit novel tells the story of a washed out star-athlete (Del Toro) who used to support his waitress wife, but now that his career is over and she’s a success, she has to support him.
Dear John is a love story based on the book of the same name by author, and king of the romantic novel, Nicholas Sparks (The Notebook). It tells the story of 23 year-old soldier John Tyree (Channing Tatum), who falls in love with do-gooder college student Savannah Lynn Curtis (Amanda Seyfried). Everything goes hunky-dory until 9/11 happens and John has to go off to Afghanistan to fight the Taliban, leaving his lover behind, and they have to keep in touch through writing each other letters.
The original Universal Soldier, starring Jean-Claude Van Damme and Dolph Lundgren as a pair of battling super-soldiers, was released in 1999, back when the ipod was less than a glint int Steve Jobs’s eye and nobody except super nerds had heard of the Internet. Now, for the first time in 18 years, Van Damme and Lundgren have reunited to bring the smack down in Universal Soldier: Regeneration! Better late than never, guys…
It’s a prospect that will have comic book fans salivating everywhere: Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator and geek god Joss Whedon is in final talks to direct Marvel’s The Avengers. This is a superhero film of such potential epicness it’s making us here at Best For Film feel very dizzy. In a good way.
James Bond, agent of Her Majesty’s Secret Service, is a hero and inspirational figure, right? WRONG! If he was real, James Bond would be the worst human being who ever lived; Adolf Hitler had more moral fibre than this womanising drunk. With James Bond Ian Fleming created a monster, not a role model, and here’s why.
Kevin Bacon has signed up to play the lover of an adulterous wife in an as-yet-untitled comedy. Written by Dan Fogelman and helmed by I Love You Phillip Morris directors John Requa and Glenn Ficarra, the new comedy will star the always-hilarious Steve Carell as a lovable loser married to cheating wife Julianne Moore.
The latest film outing of He-Man has been languishing in development hell for longer than it takes to trim Battle Cat’s fur, but could the addition of two new writers be the shot in the arm this project needs? The writers of the upcoming Predators movie, Alex Litvak and Mike Finch pitched an idea for the film to Sony and have been snapped up by the studio.
The casting news for the upcoming DC Comics Green Lantern film continues to come thick and fast. Ryan Reynolds may be playing Green Lantern Hal Jordan, but who – you cry – is playing Hal Jordan’s dad?? Well worry no longer Lantern fans – Jon Tenney, star of US Cop drama The Closer is now confirmed as playing Martin H Jordan.