Dwayne Johnson and McG are both in talks right now to star in a big screen reboot of the 80s Lee Majors stuntman/bounty hunter TV show The Fall Guy. [via THR]
Roland Emmerich said that Will Smith is back in talks for the long-in-development sequel to their 1996 hit Independence Day. [via Digital Spy]
Ice Cube’s returning to the 21 Jump Street sequel 22 Jump Street along with Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum. [via THR]
Speaking of 22 Jump Street, Amber Stevens (The Amazing Spider-Man) will also appear in the college-set film an as-yet-undisclosed role. [via Variety]
Game Of Thrones actress Nathalie Emmanuel will appear in Fast & Furious 7. Sources say that actress will work with Dom and Bryan in the James Wan-directed flick. [via Deadline]
Well, this is an interesting turn of events. According to Snowpiercer Bong Joon-Ho, he’s still in negotiations with The Weinstein Company about potential cuts to the film. Seems odd that no one else mentioned this in the ensuing crap storm that rolled across the internet. [via THR]
Finally, as Mad Max: Fury Road goes to Sydney for some extra shooting they released a high-res image of Tom Hardy as the lead character to remind people that this film exists. [via AICN]
21 Jump Street surprised a lot of people when it came out last year. People weren’t sure what to think of the comedic take on the 80s Fox drama about young-looking cops infiltrating high schools to solve crimes, but the combination of Michael Bacall and Jonah Hill’s script, Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s direction and the chemistry between stars Hill and Channing Tatum made the film a comedy-action hit.
Lord and Miller talked to Collider during SDCC this year and announced a good deal of information on 22 Jump Street, which will be their post-The LEGO Movie follow-up. First up, they discussed some of the challenges in nailing down the script.
“People don’t wanna see the same movie that they saw the first time, they don’t wanna see something super different from the first movie, and navigating what that is has been challenging,” Miller said. “We didn’t really sign on to this movie until about a month ago because we didn’t feel like we were sure that it would be a good movie, and then finally we got to a point in the script where we were like, ‘Okay, I believe this will be a good movie.’”
“It’s more about their marriage, basically,” Lord said after talking about how he and Miller looked to their own relationships for inspiration. “If the first movie is about two people getting together for the first time, this is about what happens if you try to really make the relationship work. We’ll probably never do another bromance after this one, but we’re trying to get as emotionally deep into that as possible.”
He also quickly explained the story-logic behind the name change: “It’s called 22 Jump Street because they move across the street.”
Production is expected to begin in New Orleans this September.