‘Avatar’ Sequels Begin VFX Production, With an Assist From ‘War for the Planet of the Apes’
The next of James Cameron’s Avatar sequels are officially off and rolling, with visual effects production in full swing today at the Oscar-winning Weta Digital in New Zealand. Cameron changed the game for movies that heavily feature visual effects and performance capture, paving the way for films like Luc Besson’s Valerian and the new Planet of the Apes trilogy. Funny enough, Weta is getting an assist this time around from motion capture tech used in War for the Planet of the Apes.
Mel Brooks and MGM Are Still Considering a ‘Spaceballs 2’
Mel Brooks is arguably the king of cult classics, having made a ton of movies in his heyday that are still just as funny now as they were in the ’70s and ’80s. And since the current climate in Hollywood is a combination of sequels, reboots, and nostalgia, it’s no wonder that at least one Brooks comedy is looking to get a sequel. Brooks recently revealed that he’s been chatting with MGM about the possibility of a sequel to his immortal Star Wars send-up Spaceballs.
Rumor: ‘Star Wars: Episode 8’ Could Feature a Practical-Effects Supreme Leader Snoke
With Rogue One just around the corner, are we all getting snoked — uh, I mean — stoked for Episode VIII? By the time we get to see it, it’ll have been two years since we last caught up with Finn, Rey, Poe, BB-8, and the rest of the gang who are all set to return for the next installment. And we can’t forget the villains: Kylo Ren will probably play a huge part in the next episode, as will Captain Phasma. But what about a certain extremely tall Supreme Leader, who seems to be pulling the strings behind the First Order? We’ll see him too, but he might look a little different.
‘Jumanji’ Set Videos Show the Rock and Kevin Hart Having Some Fun in the Jungle
What do actors do between takes? Acting is hard work, but there’s also a whole lot of time when actors just have to sit there doing nothing while camera lenses are fixed or shots are set up or their co-stars are getting into position. After their hilarious dueling set videos during production of this summer’s Central Intelligence, it looks like Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson are back at it again during their downtime in the jungles of Hawaii while filming the Jumanji sequel.
A Modern ‘High Noon’ Remake Set on the Mexico-U.S. Border Is Happening
Western remakes are the new gritty reboot. With The Magnificent Seven poised to hit theaters next weekend, Relativity Media has just announced that they’ve acquired the rights to High Noon, 1952’s multiple Oscar-winning film and one of the most iconic westerns of all time.
The New ‘Max Steel’ Trailer Is Like a Young Adult Iron Man
Last week, the first trailer for Max Steel came as a complete surprise to, well, everyone. The live-action film adaptation of the Mattel-toy-turned-cartoon hasn’t exactly been in the press a whole lot since its first promotional images came out more than two years ago, but now it looks like something is finally happening.