The TDF Weekly Film News Roundup
The upcoming Jack Ryan reboot, Shadow Recruit has had its release date pushed back, in the US at least. Shadow Recruit was due for a Christmas Day release, but has been moved to January 17th 2014, and Martin Scorsese's Oscar hopeful, The Wolf Of Wall Street is likely to take the December 25th release in order to strengthen its Award season push. Deadline
Independence Day director Roland Emmerich is preparing for life with or without star Will Smith in the films proposed sequels. Two versions of the script have been prepped by screenwriter Jamie Vanderbilt has one script featuring the return of Will Smith's character and one without. Although Emmerich does appear hopeful that Smith will return. The Playlist
Ryan Reynolds has spoken (again) about the long in development Deadpool movie. Speaking with Yahoo Movies he gave the following update:
"In its current iteration the movie’s actually very small. There's minimal impact to the studio, which is the way we're kind of presenting it to them. We're saying 'Look, the budget is minimal. Therefore, can we do this the way it should be done?’ Which unfortunately needs a Rated R or it needs those elements."Reynolds added "I think if I were a betting man it'll get made, eventually. I mean it’s just been developed to high heaven. It has great people around it, so we'll see." Yahoo Movies
Actor William Fichtner has give an update on his role in the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film, which is due for release in 2014. Fichtner will be playing the big bad Shredder in next years reboot, and judging by his quotes there will be a slightly different origin story for the Turtles biggest nemesis.
"Well I play a guy named Eric Sachs and we find out that Eric Sachs is somebody else too. I can't give away too much in the story but I can tell you that who Shredder is in the telling of this Turtles is unlike any telling of the story before.Source: Screen Rant
His connection and relationship to the turtles is a bit surprising and for an actor playing it, the backstory, which comes out in this film, is really intriguing...We made some changes while filming that I thought are just awesome."
Marvel head honcho Kevin Feige has given an update on the planned Doctor Strange movie as he is currently doing the promotional rounds for Thor: The Dark World. Feige has said: "It's in active development right now." The Doctor Strange film could well be one of the secret movies Marvel has planned for release in 2016 & 2017. As Ant-Man is currently the only movie publicly known to be coming out after Avengers: Age Of Ultron, it's a safe bet that Doctor Strange could well be one of those two.
"Whether that’s one of the movies we announce for 2016 or 2017, we have to see. I think it’ll be the middle of next year before we announce officially what the post Ant-Man films will be. Stuff might happen before that. It’s too early to tell." Empire
My trailer of the week this weeks goes to Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues. Watch it, love it and just hope they haven't put all the best jokes in the trailer.