The Friday Film News Roundup
Remember Man On Fire? The very good kidnap/revenge drama starring Denzel Washington & directed by Tony Scott? Well, Fox television is working on developing a TV show that will follow Creasy (Washington) eighteen years after the events of the movie & his attempts to bring down the cartel that ruined his life. Now forgive me anyone who hasn't seen the film but, SPOILER ALERT, didn't Denzel's character die at the end of the film? Source: THR
Sticking with the TV theme, it was also announced this week that FX will be developing a sequel to American Psycho. The show will follow an older Patrick Bateman, who is now in his 50's, who teaches an apprentice in a "sadistic social experiment." Source: Deadline
Having announced a while back that James Spader would be voicing Ultron in the upcoming Avengers: Age Of Ultron, director Joss Whedon gave an interview to The Watcher to explain his decision to cast Spader as the voice of the big bad:
"Spader was my first and only choice. He's got that hypnotic voice that can be eerily calm and compelling, but he's also very human and humorous. Ultron is not Hal. Spader can play all of the levels. He's the guy to break The Avengers into pieces." Source: The Watcher
Book your tickets now, because Jurassic Park 4 has a release date. June 12th 2015 is the day to remember, although this is likely to change for UK audiences. This date puts it directly in competition with the other major movies of the summer, including Superman Vs Batman, Avengers: Age Of Ultron & Star Wars: Episode VII. It was also announced that the fourth film in the dino series will be titled Jurassic World. Colin Trevorrow (Safety Not Guaranteed) will direct.
Remember awhile back I mentioned that the character of The Flash will be appearing in season 2 of Arrow with the intent of him getting his own spin off show? Well, now it appears that The CW has whittled their list of potential Barry Allen's down to three. The men reportedly to be in the frame are James Mackay, Matt Barr & Grant Gustin. Source: Latino Review
One man who was considered for the role of Batman in the upcoming Man Of Steel sequel was Josh Brolin, a man many people would have preferred for the role which ultimately went to Ben Affleck. Brolin was recently quizzed on the role by The Huffington Post and had the following to say: "We did. I didn't have conversations about it, but Zack, that was part of his idea. It just didn't turn out. It's OK. It is OK. You know, another scenario might have worked better, but I'm happy for Ben."
"I've never seen such a global reaction in my life. I feel for him, truly. I would not want to be him right now. The reaction becomes so personal. It's like, 'F**k this guy, I wish he was dead'. And you're like, 'What? Dude, seriously? This guy is just working like you are. He's doing the same thing you are. He's trying to make the best choices he can." Source: The Huffington Post