Flight of the Conchords star to play villain in Men in Black 3

Flight of the Conchords star Jemaine Clement is in final negotiations to play a villain in Columbia Picture’s upcoming Men in Black 3, according to HeatVisionBlog. Will Smith is already attached to return as the alien-chasing government Agent Jay, along with director Barry Sonnenfeld. According to the report, most of the action will take place ….

Will Smith bringing classic board game Risk to the big screen

It looks like Hollywood’s going diving into the classic board game seas for inspiration again, as Sony Pictures has apparently nabbed bigscreen rights to the board game Risk from Hasbro according to Variety. Will Smith and James Lassiter’s Overbrook Entertainment will produce the film alongside the studio. Risk pits players against one another in a ….

Hugh Jackman eyeing adaptation of Richard Matheson’s sci-fi tale Real Steel

Variety reports that Hugh Jackman is in talks to star in the Shawn Levy (Night at the Museum) film adaptation of I Am Legend writer Richard Matheson’s short story Real Steel, for DreamWorks. Real Steel is described as a Rocky-type story of a fighter who has to reinvent himself when human boxing becomes obsolete, replaced ….

Old Boy legal issue won’t affect Hollywood remake, says Japanese publisher

A legal dispute between the publisher of the Japanese manga comic book Old Boy and the South Korean filmmakers who produced a film version of the story should not interfere with plans for a new Hollywood version, says Japanese publisher Futabasha. On June 15, 2009, Futabasha filed a legal action against Show East, the South ….

Jackie Chan to direct/star in action caper Chinese Zodiac after Karate Kid remake: marking 100th film

Jackie Chan will begin shooting Kung Fu Kid this June in China, the re-imaging of the popular classic The Karate Kid, co-starring Will Smith’s son Jaden Smith. The iconic action star will then be featured in and co-direct an action film called Chinese Zodiac with long-time collaborator Stanley Tong, according to The Hollywood Reporter. According ….

World Without Us being adapted to big budget tentpole

Man’s disappearance from the planet Earth is set to become big box office. Fox has nabbed film rights to an environmental non-fiction book titled The World Without Us, and intend to turn it into a tentpole feature for Mark Protosevich (The Cell, Poseidon) to write and Francis Lawrence (Constantine, I Am Legend) to direct, according ….

Jaden Smith to play new Karate Kid

Columbia Pictures has been looking to revive the 1984 hit The Karate Kid, and it looks like they are now prepping the remake as a star vehicle for Will Smith’s son Jaden, according to Variety. Ocean’s 11 producer Jerry Weintraub, who also guided the original film, along with Will Smith’s company Overbrook Entertainment, will produce ….

Steven Spielberg and Will Smith to remake suspense thriller Oldboy

Variety reports that Steven Spielberg and Will Smith are talking about collaborating on a remake of Chan Wook-park’s cult thriller Oldboy. DreamWorks is securing remake rights, which will be distributed by Universal, under their new agreement. In the 2003 Korean film, a man is mysteriously kidnapped and held in a decrepit prison cell for 15 ….

Hulk may fight The Avengers and a clip from a Captain America fan film?

According to an interview on MTV’s Splash Page, Iron Man writers are throwing around the idea of making The Hulk the villain in the highly anticipated The Avengers epic. According to story, the Iron Man scribes are pushing for The Avengers’ ultimate superhero team to battle a fellow hero, rather than a straight up villain. ….