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So its been a whole week since our last Big News Roundup and we’ve already seen the internet awash with masses of film related news which we’ve trawled through to bring you the very best and most exciting tidbits and news stories to ensure you have something to discuss this weekend!
Possibly the biggest news of the week follows of from a story we covered here but with some very interesting new developments. It seems that despite Tarantino’s controversial decision to drop his new Western The Hateful Eight he has had a change of heart and has decided that infact the project will be going into production in November! On top of that exciting news we have the official cast list and it looks like a stellar line up; Bruce Dern, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Madsen, Kurt Russell, James Remar, Amber Tamblyn, Walton Goggins and Zoe Bell.
Set in post Civil War Wyoming the story centres around a group of stagecoach passengers that get stuck during a blizzard. Jackson and Russell will play bounty hunters, Dern a Confederate general, Madsen a cowboy and Tamblyn a female prisoner.
This is hugely exciting news for all of us and anyone who enjoyed Django!
The second big story to hit this week is the Hollywood remake of Gareth Evan’s brilliant action flick The Raid has some casting rumours but the filming has been pushed back. Now this isn’t such terrible news, the original film was truly a master class in how to do a full on action film and really put films like the Expendables to shame due to its relentless violence and breathtaking fight scenes, this is something Hollywood most likely isn’t going to do with the remake. One of the names attached to the project is Ethan Hawke and the other is Luke Evans from Fast & Furious 7, neither of which could pull of this ambitious project, unfortunately this looks like it will be following Spike Lee’s Oldboy rather than Scorsese’s The Departed in terms of Hollywood remakes. In the mean time why not enjoy the first film and its excellent sequel?
Jurassic World, the four installment from the prehistoric film series looks to be moving along nicely with the Director, Colin Trevorrow Tweeting this picture of a Patch on someone’s outfit, mysterious as it is there have also been some other images that have been leaked as well as some script details. The film will star man of the moment Chris Pratt and be set on a modern day Isla Nublar where a fully operational Jurassic Park is up and running, where inevitably things going completely tits up! It’ll be 22 years since Speilberg’s masterpiece and although we know it won’t be such a shock when we see the Dinosaurs we are a bit excited about this one. The other images that have been leaked seem to show some of the island’s maps, let us know what you think of these!
Lastly we’ll leave you with the very upsetting news that Edgar Wright has left Marvel’s Ant Man production, this came as a massive shock after things seemed to have been moving along nicely with lots of plot rumours and castings that included Micheal Douglas and Paul Rudd. The official statement was;
Marvel and Edgar Wright jointly announced today that the studio and director have parted ways on Marvel’s “Ant-Man” due to differences in their vision of the film. The decision to move on is amicable and does not impact the release date on July 17, 2015. A new director will be announced shortly.
This is a real shame as Edgar Wright clearly is a fan boy and has such a unique way of storytelling that would have made him perfect for Marvel’s smallest hero but we’ll have to wait and see who steps up to the plate!
That’s it for this edition of the Big News Roundup, let us know what you make of this week’s big stories and if you think we’ve missed any then let us know!