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Tim Burton Directing ‘Beetlejuice 2,’ Winona Ryder to Star

For Beetlejuice fans, there is hope. While Tim Burton and Michael Keaton are keeping themselves busy with ambitious films like Big Eyes and Birdman, the two have never really stopped thinking about a follow-up for their cult hit. Today, as MTV News digs up, we find there’s more set in stone than we realized.

Back in October, Keaton said he and Burton were waiting for a script, but their new video interview revealed Beetlejuice 2 is moving along just fine. When asked if Winona Ryder would return for the sequel, Burton gave an enthusiastic response. “Oh yeah, yeah yeah …

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Roberto Orci Will Not Direct ‘Star Trek 3,’ Studio May Want Edgar Wright

Amidst all the franchises trying to get your attention over the last month it would be easy to understand if you forgot another Star Trek was also coming our way in the years ahead. Star Trek 3, which will likely have a different name when it hits theaters, is scheduled for release in 2016. There is only one problem: Deadline claims director Roberto Orci has just left the project only months before production was set to begin.

Orci was given Star Trek 3 after original director JJ Abrams landed this little indie project called Star Wars: Episode VII –

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Pyramid’ Is A Fun, Yet Familiar Thrill Ride

Film: The Pyramid
Starring: Ashley Hinshaw, Denis O’Hare
Directed by: Grégory Levasseur

Capping off what can only be described as one of the worst years for mainstream horror in the last decade, 20th Century Fox has delivered a fun, yet familiar thrill ride with The Pyramid.

It’s August 2013 and the streets of Cairo are on the brink of complete chaos. The government and its citizens are fighting for reasons far too meaningful for a film like The Pyramid to try and explain, but it does, however, provide a great setting to begin a film that otherwise would need …

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It’s Official: Benedict Cumberbatch Is ‘Doctor Strange’

The rumors have been persistent since the days before Marvel’s ‘Phase Three‘ announcement, but today it finally became official: Benedict Cumberbatch will star in Doctor Strange.

Yes, the star of Sherlock and The Imitation Game has signed on to become Stephen Strange for Marvel’s fall 2016 feature. Reports claim the actor got involved after Inherent Vice star Joaquin Phoenix dropped out. Scott Derrickson (Sinister) will direct.

“Stephen Strange’s story requires an actor capable of great depth and sincerity,” said Producer Kevin Feige. “In 2016, Benedict will show audiences what makes Doctor Strange such a unique …

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UTG INTERVIEW: Iranian Journalist / Writer Maziar Bahari Talks ‘Rosewater,’ Jon Stewart, And Risky Journalism

Rosewater, the new film directed by The Daily Show‘s Jon Stewart, is based upon a real man’s incarceration and torturing for reporting objectively during a dark time in Iran in June of 2009. Maziar Bahari is that man and UTG got to sit down with him to talk about the film, its production, and his relationship with Stewart among other things. Maziar is portrayed by Gael García Bernal in the new film. Rosewater is also based upon Bahari’s book, Then They Came For Me.

For a bit of background, Maziar Bahari is an Iranian journalist who was …

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Extended ‘Avengers: Age Of Ultron’ Trailer Released

“I’m going to show you something beautiful…”

It has been three weeks since we were gifted with the viewing of the first Avengers: Age Of Ultron trailer, and I am still swooning over it. But, it has been a long three weeks, though we may rest at ease for a new version of the trailer has been released that features some exciting new footage.

Still, to this day to finally see Ultron in his full, collected form as he shall appear in the film only solidifies my anticipation for his screen debut, and if James Spader’s voice work shown …

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‘The Conjuring 2′ Set To Scare in June 2016

A couple months ago, we reported that The Conjuring 2 was moving to an undisclosed time in 2016 from an Oct. 25, 2015 release date. The reasoning behind that shift was a lawsuit holding up the production and director James Wan remaining one of the busiest people working in Hollywood. After finishing up on Furious 7, Wan seems to be shifting his focus directly back to the sequel to his 2013 horror mega-hit. Now, we’re getting news from Deadline that The Conjuring 2 has officially moved to June 10, 2016. No official casting news has been released but Patrick …

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Die Antwoord Look Badass In First ‘Chappie’ Movie Trailer

Die Antwoord are about to become movie stars, and it’s all due to the creative mind of District 9 filmmaker Neil Blomkamp.

The first trailer for Chappie debuted online today, and as suspected it finds Blomkamp offering movie fans another eye-popping science fiction spectacle chock full of human emotion. The film follows a robot, Chappie, who finds himself in the care of owners that can best be described as thugs. They raise Chappie like a child, and over time they form a bond that looks unlike anything we’ve seen on the screen before. There’s also a lot of gunplay, of …

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UTG’S 31 Days Of Halloween: ‘Evil Dead II’

Of all the holidays celebrated worldwide, no single day is more loved by the UTG staff than Halloween. With the arrival of the year’s best month, the time has finally come to begin rolling out a plethora of features and special announcements we have prepared in celebration of our favorite day, including the one you’re about to read.

Now in its third year, 31 Days Of Halloween is a recurring feature that will run throughout the month of October. The hope and goal of this column is to supply every UTG reader with a daily horror (or Halloween-themed) movie recommendation …

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‘Batman v Superman’ Teaser To Run In Front Of ‘The Hobbit’

They might not admit it to the public, but it’s pretty clear to anyone paying attention that DC Comics is desperately trying to catch up to, if not top, Marvel‘s cinematic universe. Every time one company announces something big, the other one follows, and every time it’s the fans who win.

We have just under two years to wait until Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice hits theaters, but according to a new story on Forbes we might get a glimpse of the superhero epic as soon as December 2014. Writer Mark Hughes claims to have heard from a …

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‘Top Five’ Trailer Proves Chris Rock Is Still The King Of Comedy

There are many icons in the world of stand-up comedy, but many of those who have been given that title are no longer among the living. There are only a few ‘greats’ still walking around in 2014, and of those even less are actively doing comedy in a live setting. Chris Rock has not toured for several years, but in his latest film he digs deep into his history to present a story that could very much be a reality for someone in his position.

Top Five introduces the world to a man (played by Chris Rock) whose fame has …

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Machine Gun Kelly Makes His Big Screen Debut In Latest ‘Beyond The Lights’ Trailer

Ohio native Machine Gun Kelly is the latest in a long line of hip-hop celebrities to try and find success on the silver screen. Lucky for us, his first role is a rapper.

Beyond The Lights is the latest film from Love & Basketball creator Gina Prince-Bythewood. The film follows a young musician, who looks just a bit like Rihanna, that finds herself struggling with the pressure of success while on the verge of becoming the next big pop star. To make matters worse, her love life is a mess, including what appears to be a less than peaceful relationship …