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'Logan' Blu-ray release to include black & white version

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: May 3, 2017 2:09 am

The final appearance of 'X-Men' star Hugh Jackman as Wolverine in this year's 'Logan' proved a huge success despite its limiting R-rating, grossing over $600 million worldwide. Now, the film will make its way home and its coming with a little something extra.




According to the Hollywood Reporter, the 4K and Blu-ray versions of 'Logan' are set to include an additional black-and-white version of the film dubbed 'Logan Noir', alongside other extra features such as an audio commentary by director James Mangold, deleted scenes with optional Mangold audio commentary, and the full length 'Making Logan' documentary. 'Mad Max Fury Road' similarly hit Blu-ray in a 'black and chrome' version last year.


'Logan' is set to hit 4K Blu-ray, Blu-ray and DVD in the U.S. from May 23, and on July 12 in Australia.

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Blompkamp's 'Alien' sequel won't 'see the light of day'

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Apr 30, 2017 11:51 pm

Neil Blomkamp's on-again off-again 'Alien' sequel looks to now be totally dead, according to the director who started it all, Sir Ridley Scott.




Speaking to French publication Allocine and translated by Screen Rant, Scott is pessimistic about the sequel ever coming to fruition, saying "I don't think it will ever see the light of day. There was never a script. Just an idea that evolved from a dozen or so pages. I had to participate as producer, but it didn't go farther because Fox decided it didn't want to do it. As far I was concerned, I had already done Prometheus and I was working on Covenant."


The film was apparently near to being greenlit back in 2015 before being shelved in favour of Scott's proposed films.

'Kingsman' sequel releases first explosive trailer

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Apr 27, 2017 7:09 am

The much anticipated new trailer for the 'Kingsman' sequel is here, and it looks like it's quite convincingly upped the ante from the first film.



Starring Taron Egerton, Channing Tatum, Colin Firth, Mark Strong and even including a cameo from Elton John, 'Kingsman: The Golden Circle' finds the crew teaming up with the US spy organisation called Statesman in order to battle a ruthless common enemy. Matthew Vaughn once again steps behind the camera for the sequel, which has been granted a big budget increase to $140 million for its second outing.


'Kingsman: The Golden Circle' is set to hit cinemas worldwide from 22 September 2017.

George Miller still planning two 'Mad Max' sequels

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Apr 27, 2017 1:34 am

While the return of the 'Mad Max' franchise after 30 years in 'Fury Road' didn't set the world box office on fire, it successfully rejuvenated the series with one of the best films of the year and six Oscars. Now, it's creator George Miller has reaffirmed his desire to return to in the near future.




Speaking to the Independent, the Australian director confirmed that "If the planets align, there will be two other films" and that the fan-favourite Doof Warrior would return, despite seemingly dying at the end of 'Fury Road', saying "I know who his mother was. I know how it was that a man who is mute and blind survived the apocalypse. I know his story very well! If we get to make another movie, the Doof Warrior will be there! I'm hard-wired for the imaginative life. It's part of who I am. These characters and these worlds tend to swirl around in the back of your brain like imaginary friends. It's easy to go back to them."


The 72 year old director also re-confirmed his intention to produce a smaller film before delving back into the 'Mad Max' universe.

More 'Star Trek' movies not guaranteed, warns star

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Apr 26, 2017 5:57 am

Despite the upcomng return of the franchise to the small screen with the eagerly awaited series 'Discovery', last year's relative failure of the 'Star Trek' sequel 'Beyond' has put a dampner on future sequels, with star Zachary Quinto warning that more sequels "aren't guaranteed".



Speaking to the Today Show, the Spock actor conceded that while a script was being written for another sequel (said to feature the return of James T. Kirk's father George Kirk), whether it actually gets filmed is another question entirely. "I know that they are working on a script for another one and we'll see how that all plays out, but the nice thing about that experience is that the time in between those big tentpole films allows us to go off and cultivate a lot of different creative experiences for ourselves... I'm hopeful that we'll do another one, but there's no guarantee." Despite reasonably good reviews, 'Star Trek: Beyond' failed to set the box office alight, posting a disappointing $334 million box office worldwide, a big step down from the $467 million gross of 'Star Trek Into Darkness' three years earlier.


Quinto's statement echos similar comments made in the last few weeks by fellow star Chris Pine who confessed that he was "literally one of the last people to find out" when a new Trek film was happening, although he was quick to confirm that he will be "back as many times as they ask me."

Jeff Goldblum joins 'Jurassic World 2' cast

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Apr 26, 2017 2:36 am

"Ooh aah, that's how it always starts. Then later there's running... and screaming!" It's been 20 years since he last played the part in 'The Lost Workd: Jurassic Park', but legendary character actor Jeff Goldblum has signed on to reprise the role of Dr. Ian Malcolm for the currently filming 'Jurassic World 2'.




According to Slash Film, Goldblum will join 'Jurassic World' returning cast members for the sequel, which is set to hit cinemas next year. producer Frank Marshall told the outlet that he's "excited to have him back. The world has changed a lot since Ian Malcolm went to Jurassic Park and we need his point of view now more than ever. He told us about chaos theory, he was right."


The as-yet untitled 'Jurassic World' sequel is set to hit cinemas worldwide from 22 June 2018.

Director hoping for 'Guardians of the Galaxy' 4K Blu-ray

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Apr 26, 2017 12:31 am

With all of the major Hollywood studios committing to the burgeoning 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray format with the exception of Disney, their ownership of the 'Star Wars' and Marvel franchises, not to mention the collection of animated classics leaves a huge hole in the format's catalogue. But Marvel director James Gunn is hoping he can convince Disney to join the format in time for the release of the 'Guardians of the Galaxy' sequel on home video.


On the red carpet for the 'Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2' premiere, Gunn told BBC journalist Lizo Mzimba that a Dolby Vision enabled 4K release is on the cards, if he can first get the studio to agree to join the format.



'Guardians of the Galaxy: Volume 2' is scheduled to hit home sometime in the third quarter of the year.

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'Avatar' 2 - 5 have new release dates, if you still care

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Apr 24, 2017 12:58 am

The long running saga of when the next 'Avatar' films might finally be released has taken a new turn, as 20th Century Fox issue new release dates starting from 2020.




According to Deadline Hollywood, and later confirmed by the official Avatar Facebook page, James Cameron and co. are targeting Dec. 18, 2020 for 'Avatar 2', followed by the third installment on Dec. 17, 2021. Then there'll be a three year gap for 'Avatar 3' on Dec. 20, 2024 and then another year for the Dec. 19, 2025 finale 'Avatar 5'. I'm sure you're all chomping at the bit for that.



So yeah, look forward to seeing the end of the series in 8 and a half years. I'll be 40 then. But I guess Cameron will be 70.

The 'X-Files' to re-open as Fox orders 10 new episodes

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Apr 21, 2017 12:14 am

While last year's six episode event series revival of 'The X-Files' didn't necessarily satisfy the expectations of all fans, there's no doubt it was a very great thing to see Mulder and Scully back together again. And now fans will get to go around again in an expanded 10 episode event series, which is set to go into production mid in a matter of months.


According to Variety, the Fox Network has ordered a further 10 episodes to follow on from last year's event series conclusion 'My Struggle Part II' cliffhanger. Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny have both signed on to reprise their iconic roles, who've been lauded as "brilliant" by the President of Fox Broadcasting David Madden, who "can't wait to see what fresh mysteries Mulder and Scully uncover in this next chapter of 'The X-Files."



While no firm date has been supplied for the new series, the network have given a 2017-18 television season date for the premiere.

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Rock, Vin Diesel sign for 2 more 'Fast & Furious' films

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Apr 20, 2017 6:38 am

The stunning initial success of 'Fate of the Furious' has apparently helped to settle the long-standing feud between stars Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson and Vin Diesel which spilled out onto social media last year.




According to TMZ, both stars have now signed up for two more 'Fast and Furious' outings, burying the hatchet which saw Johnson lambast his co-star and 'Fate of the Furious' producer Vin Diesel as a "Candy-ass", to which Diesel rather ominously stated that he "protected Dwayne more than he'll ever know". TMZ's unnamed sources say the stars have met privately a number of times and agreed to put the animosity behind them.


This will be music to Universal Studios ears considering that in less than a week, the latest entry in the series 'The Fate of the Furious' has grossed over half a billion at the worldwide box office, exceeding even the loftiest of expectations. The series has earnt the studio nearly $4.5b in revenue since 2001.