In case you missed it, here’s the first thrilling image of Aaron Paul in Scott Waugh’s adaptation of the Need For Speed video game franchise. [via Entertainment Weekly]
Today’s Amazon Gold Box Deal can get you Rocky: The Undisputed Collection on Blu-ray for $20, a great markdown from the usual $70 price tag. If anyone wants to donate one to the Explosions Are Rad crew, just leave a comment below.
Bold And The Beautiful and The International star Luca Calvani will play the bad guy in Guy Ritchie’s The Man From U.N.CL.E., facing off against Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer in the 60s-based spy adaptation. [via Deadline]
Got an extra $579.99 (plus shipping)? Are you also a Terminator fan? Then you might want to pick up the Sideshow Life-Size T-800 bust from Terminator 2. It comes with light-up eyes and a spot in the head so you can futz with the CPU.
Speaking of robots with identity issues, peep this poster of Joel Kinnaman in the RoboCop gear, then go back and check out the first trailer and images released from the movie. [via Collider]
Jerry Bruckheimer might return to produce the recently announced Beverly Hills Cop 4. He held the same position on the first two films, but had nothing to do with 3 or the TV pilot. Turns out he’s also working on Bad Boys 3! [via Variety]
And, finally, this came to our attention after we already did the Trailer Time post, but you should definitely check out this Mad Max-esque chase from Machete Kills that turns into a rather unique shoot out thanks to Sofia Vergara’s…equipment. [via Collider]
I don’t know about you guys, but I was pretty happy when CBS ordered a Beverly Hills Cop TV pilot that would feature Axel Foley’s kid — played by Brandon T. Jackson — trying to get out from under his dad’s shadows as he made his way as a police officer in the California community. The idea of Murphy returning as Foley was rad enough, but to have the show co-produced by Shawn Ryan (The Shield)? That sounded like a recipe for success. Unfortunately, the project didn’t go to series, so where does that leave Axel and company?
According to Deadline he’s returning to the big screen by way of Paramount. The studio tapped Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec to write the script which is being developed now. Applebaum and Nemec have some pretty impressive credits to their name including Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol and as writers and producers on Alias and the US version of Life On Mars. They also wrote the new Ninja Turtles movie which no one really knows what to make of at this point.
Anyway, I’m always on board for revisiting my favorite film franchises. If they’re great, you get another entry to watch over and over at your leisure and if it’s bad? Well, just ignore it. I don’t fall in that “one bad entry ruins a franchise” camp. What do you think. Is this a good move?