While talking to Collider, Dodgeball and We’re The Millers director Rawson Marshall Thurber mentioned a Magnum P.I. movie he wrote along the lines of Beverly Hills Cop. Hopefully, Millers will do well enough to make that happen!
Speaking of action comedies, head on over to TVLine to check out the first motion poster for the Andy Samberg-starring half hour Fox comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine.
TheWrap broke news that Tarsem Singh (Immortals) has signed on to direct a film called Panopticon written by Craig Rosenberg (After The Sunset, Lost). The film follows a man who receives a letter from himself about the upcoming end of the world.
Dwayne Johnson tweeted another behind-the-scenes shot from the set of Brett Ratner’s Hercules.
Speaking of Twitter reveals, Fast & Furious 7 director James Wan sent out the above image of himself and actor Tyrese Gibson in front of the first look at the film’s promo poster. It seems safe to assume that Tyrese will return for his fourth outing as Roman Pearce.
Deadline reports that Lionsgate picked up a new military-centric screenplay by Matt Johnson (Tracers, Torque). The story is described as “an action movie centering around a group of U.S. Marines who start a high-stakes business venture when they return home from Afghanistan.” Sounds thrilling.
If she had her way, Lucy Lawless would like to return as Xena with her pals Gabrielle and Joxer, pass the torch to a new crew and then move on as a way to return the franchise to its fans. She said as much to Blastr. [via The Mary Sue]
A Good Day To Die Hard director John Moore will direct a film based on Will Scully’s Once A Pilgrim now called The Englishman. The screenplay by William Wisher (Terminator 2, The 13th Warrior) finds an SAS member turned mercenary caught in Africa during a coup where he helps defend a hotel full of people against the invading rebels. [via Collider]
Hopefully everyone had a fun Halloween. I had a pretty great weekend. After watching five horror movies on Friday and chopping up 16 small pumpkins for seeds, the missus and I hung out. She’s a big fan of ghost/haunting shows, so we watched a lot of those plus some Soup action which is always fun. That night, she carved her skeleton pumpkin. On Saturday, while the missus worked on a rad Rubick’s Cube cake for the 80s themed Halloween party we went to that night, I worked on my Lion-O pumpkin and watched TV. Above you can see our costumes. I was pretty lazy and went as Magnum P.I. (only needed to buy the mustache) and the missus, like many of the other ladies at the party, went as an 80s chick. She put way more effort into her costume than I did mine, I didn’t even trim the mustache like I should have. The party was also a surprise 30th birthday party for our friend Sharon. After the big surprise, we hung out, drank some drinks (well, I did, not the missus) and then played some beer pong. Amy–the hostess of the party along with her husband John who was dressed as Doc Brown from Back to the Future–and I teamed up for some pretty epic wins. Super extra mega bonus points for getting eyeball ping pong balls. Had lots of drinks and a great time. On Sunday, I woke up with a headache which is a good indicator of a fun night. We spent all day watching more ghost shows and then passed out candy all night. I also cooked a bunch of the pumpkin seeds. I accidentally bumped the temperature on the oven up a hundred degrees which lead to a bunch of burnt seeds, but we still got a good harvest. The missus and I traded off on handing out candy, it went pretty well for the most part. We only had a handful of douchey older kids who didn’t wear costumes. I gave them Chiclets. Finally, here’s my Lion-O pumpkin all lit up, you can see it in the daylight here. I used my dremmel on this bad boy and scraped the hell out of the inside in hopes that the light would shine through the hair. It all worked out pretty well. One kid even asked if it was God, which is way too awesome. We’ve got a good deal of extra candy and I’m looking forward to watching some non-horror movies, though I had a great time with that double feature project I did this month.