“Taken” director Pierre Morel will direct “The Hitman’s Bodyguard”, about “a protection agent who is forced to escort to the Hague a hitman awaiting his chance to testify against a war criminal and ex-head of state of an Eastern European country.”.
Chernin Entertainment is prepping “The Houdini Box”, based on Brian Selznick’s 1991 young adult novel of the same name. It tells of a young magician who meets his idol, Harry Houdini, and upon probing for trade secrets, is advised that the secrets to Houdini’s magic secrets lie within a special box.
Marianne Jean-Baptiste (“Without A Trace”) will play Karen Dean, the chief of police, in director Jose Padhila’s “RoboCop”.
Bradley Cooper is mulling an offer for the male lead in Clint Eastwood’s “A Star Is Born” remake. In addition, the “Hangover” star is circling the J. Blakeson-helmed crime thriller ”Bad Blood and Trouble” at MRC.
Universal has announced a special 25-film Blu-ray collection to celebrate the studio’s 100th anniversary of operations. The movies included in the set include such classics as “The Sting”, “American Graffiti”, “Back to the Future”, “Jaws” and “The Bourne Identity”.
Paramount’s animation division has announced a slew of new projects including a “Dora, the Explorer” feature film and a sequel to “Spongebob Squarepants”.
Earlier this year, millions watched as the popular novel ”The Hunger Games” became a global phenomenon from Lionsgate. With ”The Hunger Games” set to release on DVD and Blu-ray on August 18th, talent from the film will help fans celebrate this premiere during exclusive autograph signing events at retailers across the country!
The signings will take place Friday Night and Saturday morning in the following locations:
Friday Night, August 17th:
Willow Shields (“Primrose Everdeen”)
Phoenix, AZ – Walmart
1825 Bell Road Phoenix, AZ 85023
Alexander Ludwig (“Cato”)
North Miami Beach, FL – Walmart
1425 NE 163rd Street North Miami Beach, FL 33162
Dayo Okeniyi (“Thresh”) And Jack Quaid (“Marvel”)
Santa Clarita, CA – Walmart
26471 Carl Boyer Drive Santa Clarita, CA 91350
Leven Rambin (“Glimmer”)
Dallas, TX – Walmart
1521 N. Cockrell Hill Rd. Dallas, TX 75211
Ethan Jamieson (“Tribute Boy – District 4”) And Ian Nelson (“Tribute Boy – District 3)
Marietta, GA – Walmart
2795 Chastain Meadows Pkwy Marietta, GA 30066
Saturday Morning, August 18th:
Amandla Stenberg (“Rue”)
New York – Times Square Toys”R”Us – Level Three, The Skybox
1514 Broadway (at 44th Street), New York, NY 10036
Disney has provided us with an all-new clip from “Toy Story” toon “Partysaurus Rex”