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Gal Gadot Won’t Do ‘Wonder Woman 2’ If Brett Ratner Produces
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The fallout of the sexual harassment allegations continues. As more and more of the Hollywood elite continue to be outed, projects have either hit a standstill or are moving on without the accused. Some people are even being replaced. The fallout is now making its way to production companies. Case in point, Wonder Woman‘s Gal Gadot is reportedly holding out on signing on to return for a sequel unless the production company led by Brett Ratner won’t be involved in the film.

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Playboy’s Hugh Hefner Biopic Put On Hold Due To Brett Ratner Sexual Assault Allegations
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The dominoes continue to fall in the Hollywood industry, as more and more victims are coming out to reveal sexual assault allegations towards producers like Harvey Weinstein, directors like James Toback, and actors like Kevin Spacey. If anything, victims will not put up with the threats of being blacklisted or shamed anymore, nor should they. And this won’t be stopping anytime soon. In fact, you can expect to hear more stories.

The latest one comes from six women, Olivia Munn and Natasha Henstridge among them, who are now accusing Brett Ratner (Rush Hour, X-Men: The Last Stand) of sexual assault. As a result, Playboy Enterprises will be putting a halt on the production of the Hugh Hefner biopic, which would have starred Jared Leto in the title role. More on the story below.

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Pilots For Bradley Cooper’s ‘Limitless’, Jackie Chan’s ‘Rush Hour’ Ordered By CBS
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CBS has plans to bring two films to the small screen with TV adaptations for Limitless, the 2011 thriller starring Bradley Cooper, Robert DeNiro, and Abbie Cornish, and Rush Hour, the 1998 buddy cop actioner starring Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker, according to The Wrap, which added that the network also recently ordered pilots for several other original series.

The Limitless TV drama will be a sequel to the film, which starred Cooper as Eddie, a struggling writer whose memory and intelligence is expanded after he takes a mysterious pill. With his enhanced brain power, Eddie goes right for personal gain, like finishing his book, winning his girlfriend back, and getting rich quick, but in the TV show, the character will reportedly use his abilities to help the FBI solve crimes. The project will be executive produced by Cooper, his Limitless director Neil Berger, and his Hangover director Todd Phillips, as well as produced by Relativity’s Ryan Kavanaugh and Tucker Tooley.

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TV Shows Based On ‘Big,’ ‘Rush Hour’ Being Developed
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Tom Hanks in Big

Taking popular movies from the past and reworking them as potential TV shows of the future is all the rage right now. A TV version of Beverly Hills Cop was in the works for a while but never played out. A show based on the ’80s movie Real Genius and the ’90s movie Problem Child were just recently announced. And who can forget the sports drama Necessary Roughness, which is based of course on the classic football comedy of the same name (wait, that can’t be right…).

Now comes word of a pair of new TV shows being developed that are based on hit movies. The first is based on the Tom Hanks classic Big, while the other will be based on the buddy cop movie Rush Hour, which starred Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker.

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Tom Hiddleston Cast As Country Music Legend Hank Williams In ‘I Saw The Light’
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Biopics of famous musicians don’t always translate to big box office, but the awards committees love them and there aren’t many big names in the business who wouldn’t jump at the chance to personify a musical icon. In the past decade we’ve seen Jamie Foxx and Reese Witherspoon nab Oscars for playing Ray Charles and June Carter Cash (respectively), Joaquin Phoenix get snubbed by the Academy for his fantastic performance as Johnny Cash in Walk the Line, and the further likes of Control, Nowhere Boy, Notorious, and Todd Haynes’ impressionistic Bob Dylan film I’m Not There. This August, Get On Up will bring the life story of James Brown to the big screen with Chadwick Boseman in the role, while Andre Benjamin plays the greatest guitar player in the history of rock (in my opinion) in the John Ridley (12 Years a Slave)-directed Jimi: All is by My Side.

The latest legend of music to get the big screen treatment is country great Hank Williams in I Saw the Light, to be directed by Marc Abraham, a well-known producer who made his feature directorial debut with 2008’s Flash of Genius. His credits as producer include Air Force One, The Rundown, Slither, Children of Men, The Last Exorcism and its 2013 sequel, Zack Snyder’s Dawn of the Dead remake, and the recent Robocop remake.

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‘Hercules’ With Dwayne Johnson Gets A New TV Spot
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Yet another TV spot that was premiered at the MTV Movie Awards, this one being for the Brett Ratner-directed new take on the legend of Hercules starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson in the lead role.

The new Hercules includes some of the footage we saw in the first trailer, but there’s also some new shots in there to see as well. The movie will be released on July 25th and the video can be watched below.

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‘Hercules’ Trailer: Dwayne Johnson Becomes The Legend
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The first trailer for Hercules, a revisionist take on the legend based on a Radical Comics title, has been released online.

The movie stars Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson in the title role, and it is directed by Brett Ratner (Rush Hour, Tower Heist). The movie also stars Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Joseph Fiennes, Peter Mullan, John Hurt, Rebecca Ferguson, Ingrid Bolso Berdal, Aksel Hennie, and Reece Ritchie.

You can check out the first trailer for Hercules, as well as a poster for the movie, below.

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The Ten Best Unproduced Comic Book Movie Scripts #4: J.J. Abrams’ ‘Superman’
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Batman Vs. Superman

Greetings true believers. You are holding in your hands (in a manner of speaking) the fourth spectacular issue of my ongoing article series The Ten Best Unproduced Comic Book Movie Scripts.

If you haven’t checked out my bloated, unwieldy nerdgasm of an introduction to the series as well as a complete week-by-week breakdown of clues to each entry on this list you may do so here.

This week I have selected a screenplay that is legendary in movie and comic geek circles for the sheer amount of hatred it inspired. These days it’s quite difficult to imagine a time when the filmmaker who went from churning out hit shows on network television to being handed the keys to two of the biggest blockbuster franchises in the universe took a shot at bringing arguably the greatest superhero who ever existed and was rewarded for his under-the-gun efforts with an incalculable amount of crap.

Superman by J.J. Abrams.

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Dwayne Johnson May Not Be Back For ‘Fast And Furious 7’
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Dwayne Johnson In Fast and Furious 6

Fast and Furious 6 races into theaters on May 24th, but it’s confirmed sequel, Fast and Furious 7, may lose yet another vital piece of the Fast and Furious franchise. After Justin Lin confirmed that he would not be able to direct the seventh installment – due to scheduling constraints – James Wan quickly became one of the frontrunners to helm the film. Now there is word that Dwayne Johnson may not be able to reprise his role because of scheduling conflicts of his own.

Speaking to Collider, Johnson said that his shooting schedule with Brett Ratner’s Hercules film and the projected shooting date for Fast and Furious 7 clashes with each other in a way that will make him unable to reprise his role.

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Ian McShane, Joseph Fiennes & More Join Dwayne Johnson For ‘Hercules’
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Hercules: The Thracian War

The cast for director Brett Ratner‘s next movie, Hercules, has added a handful of new actors to join Dwayne Johnson, who’s starring in the lead role.

New additions to the cast include Ian McShane (Deadwood, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides), Joseph Fiennes (Shakespeare in Love, Enemy at the Gates), John Hurt (Alien, Hellboy), Rufus Sewell (Dark City, A Knight’s Tale), Rebecca Ferguson (The White Queen), and Askel Hennie (Headhunters).

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