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Whitney Houston Will Not Be Singing In Her Own Lifetime Biopic

Hollywood is a funny place sometimes. You may be able to get the rights to tell someone’s life story, and you may even be able to pay the clearance rights to use that person’s songs, but that does not mean you will be able to use that artist’s original recordings in the project about their life’s story you plan to create. Makes perfect sense, right?

Lifetime has been developing an original film titled I Will Always Love You: The Whitney Houston Story for the better part of 2014, and all along it was assumed that the cable network would be …

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Kate Mara Claims New ‘Fantastic Four’ Will Not Be Based On Existing Comic Book Mythology

The last set of Fantastic Four films were far from cinematic treasures, but they had their roots firmly planted in the world of comics. Considering the fact we now live in a world flooded with comic-related films, one might think it a given that the new Fantastic Four franchise would do the same. Unfortunately, that does not appear to be the case.

Actress Kate Mara, who is currently set to play Sue Storm in director Josh Trank’s upcoming Fantastic Four reboot, recently revealed in an interview the new franchise may be unlike anything fans of the comic series have ever …

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Kurt Russell Claims ‘The Hateful Eight’ Could Shoot In Early 2015

Quentin Tarantino’s highly-anticipated and sometimes cancelled Hateful Eight is currently alive and well. Production information has been kept under tight wraps, but one of the film’s long-rumored stars seems to have essentially confirmed Tarantino’s plans to bring his latest Western to life.

This week, Kurt Russell teased connection to Quentin Tarantino’s Hateful Eight while talking about future projects with Philadelphia’s Fox 59. He was doing an interview about The Battered Bastards of Baseball (out now on Netflix), when he dropped the following tidbit of previously unreleased information:

“I’ve got a Tarantino project called The Hateful Eight that looks like

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Guillermo del Toro Talks ‘Hellboy 3′ And Whether Or Not It Will Ever Happen

This is a bit of hard post for me to write, dear readers. I have loved the character of Hellboy long before he was brought to the big screen in 2004, but to this day I stand by the cinematic franchise as one of the best comic adaptations of all time. Sadly, it seems like the rest of the world does not agree.

Recently, Guillermo del Toro was amidst a big promotional campaign for The Strain when he decided to spend an afternoon answering fans’ questions via Reddit. During his AMA, del Toro was asked about the fate of Hellboy

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10 Questions We Have About ‘Apes 3′ After Watching ‘Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes’

Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes just wrapped its first weekend of release here in the United States, and based on its $73 million dollar haul at the box office I think it’s safe to say a third film in the modern Apes franchise is not far from being a reality. It has long been rumored that a trilogy was the plan from day one, but as Hollywood has suffered a few misfire franchise launches in recent years (Mortal Instruments, Beautiful Creatures) executives have become a bit more hesitant to guarantee anything until they see a return …

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Christopher Walken Will Smile At Crocodiles As Captain Hook For NBC’s ‘Peter Pan’

We don’t always report on big name stars making small screen appearances, but it’s a slow Sunday and Christopher Walken is the man. If you have a problem with this post, don’t worry. There will be another one, less connected to musicals, in no time at all.

NBC announced this afternoon that screen legend Christopher Walken has been cast to portray the iconic role of Captain Hook on the television network’s upcoming live broadcast of Peter Pan the musical. NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt revealed the decision at the Television Critics Association press tour in Beverly Hills on Sunday.

“He …

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Could Nick Cannon Portray Richard Pryor In Lee Daniels’ Upcoming Biopic?

Mr. Mariah Carey is back in our headlines today with news that he may soon be portraying one of the most iconic stand-up comedians of all time.

Nick Cannon has spent the past couple weeks teasing the press with the idea he may soon attempt to portray Richard Pryor on the big screen. He’s stated publicly that he has met with director Lee Daniels (The Butler) to discuss the project, and has even begun preparing for the possibility of the role by growing his hair out and taking up smoking. You know, because everyone loves Nick Cannon for …

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HOLY SH!T: Fox Is Ready To Reboot ‘Predator’

Do you hear that faint sound reminiscent of nerds in agony? Don’t worry, you are not going crazy. The screams you hear are real, and they are coming out of the mouth of every movie blogger and entertainment critic around the globe because Fox is allegedly ready to reboot a franchise millions have loved for decades: Predator.

According to THR, Lethal Weapon creator and Iron Man 3 director Shane Black has been tapped to write a treatment for a brand new reboot of Predator. Black will write the treatment for the project, then hand over scripting duties …

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Are You Ready For A ‘Scooby-Doo’ Reboot?

I swear the time between when a film debuts and when its reboot is first announced shrinks by the week.

Deadline is reporting that Warner Bros. is in the very early stages of developing a new Scooby-Doo reboot. This is not a rumor or an alleged title, but rather a full fledged project with a crew and people working to solidify a cast. The film will be a live action and CGI hybrid, much like the big screen version of the cartoon released in 2002. No additional details are available at this time.

Freddie Prinze Jr, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Matthew …

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‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Will Take Place In 1983

After the time-hopping of events found in Days Of Future Past, one might expect the next adventure featuring the X-Men to take place in the modern world. That does not appear to be the case, however, as a new interview with producer Simon Kinberg has revealed a far more retro setting for X-Men: Apocalypse.

On a new episode of The Q&A Podcast, host Jeff Goldsmith has the wonderful opportunity to speak with producer Simon Kinberg about his involvement in the X-Men franchise. A little over one hour into their conversation the topic moves from Days Of Future

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Steve Martin Denies ‘Father Of The Bride 3′ Rumors

Last night, UTG was one of countless blogs who posted a story about Steve Martin joining Father Of The Bride 3. We sourced the information from NikkiFinke, which has proven to be highly reliable since its launch. Unfortunately, it seems they were wrong.

Steve Martin took to Twitter earlier today to share his excitement about the Father news while simultaneously doing his part to downplay the rumors that such a film is even being planned. “So excited to read I’m doing Father of the Bride 3 since I haven’t seen a script or been offered the role,” he wrote

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NWA Biopic Casts Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, And Eazy-E

Universal has finally found a cast worthy of portraying NWA on the big screen, and it may come as no surprise that every role is essentially being played by an unknown.

Straight Outta Compton has been in development for the last five years, and in that time there have been no less than four different writers attached to the screenplay. Many wondered if the film would ever move forward, but according to a story on Billboard this morning it seems production may not be far away because word has it actors have finally been found to portray younger versions of …