After a stellar first weekend at the box office, and before it's second weekend in release, Amazon has announced that Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is available for pre-order in a Blu-ray gift set edition that comes with an exclusive Raphael statue. No release date has been announced, and it is not known what type of special features are being included. It is known that there are plenty of deleted scenes, including one where Vern Fenwick has to fight an army of ninjas, and never before seen moments of Shredder in action. Will we see these when Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles hits the home market later this year? http://www.movieweb.com/news/teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles-blu-ray-gift-set-with-raphael-statue-revealed
Mitch ( Robin Williams ) convinces his grandson to lay out bourbon and asparagus for Santa Clause in the first clip from Merry Friggin' Christmas , one of four movies Robin Williams completed before his untimely death this past week. In the holiday comedy, Joel McHale stars as Boyd Mitchler, who takes his family, including wife Luann ( Lauren Graham ), to spend the holidays with his eccentric father Mitch. http://www.movieweb.com/news/first-look-at-robin-williams-in-merry-friggin-christmas
'Bad Boys 3' Is Close to Happening Says Martin Lawrence
Let's have some fun, Simon . Boop-Oop-a-Doop!" Simon Cowell had this to say in his statement. " Betty is an icon, and one of the biggest stars in the world - I'm thrilled to be working with her. Betty , I've worked with some serious divas but I think you could be the biggest of them all!" Zareh Nalbandian , Animal Logic's CEO, had this to say in a statement. "I'm thrilled that Animal Logic is part of this exciting new collaboration with Betty . http://www.movieweb.com/news/betty-boop-movie-coming-from-producer-simon-cowell
'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' Blu-ray Gift Set with Raphael Statue Revealed!
"I don't know if there's anybody that we had in the wings that we couldn't pull off. There are people that I'm always wanting to bring in. I want to put MODOK into something, but you can't just drop a giant floating head in! It's not like 'Oh, we have to go talk to this guy - there's something I should tell you about him first...' [laughs]. Suddenly the whole movie needs to take on that structure in order to accommodate him. http://www.movieweb.com/news/captain-america-3-writer-wants-to-put-modok-in-a-marvel-movie
'Texas Chainsaw' Prequel 'Leatherface' Gets Writer Seth M. Sherwood
Bryan Cranston is portraying the title character, who was one of the 10 writers blacklisted from the Hollywood studio system after he refused to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) in 1947. http://www.movieweb.com/news/david-james-elliot-cast-as-john-wayne-in-trumbo
David James Elliot Cast as John Wayne in 'Trumbo'
We reported last month that Roberto Orci signed on to executive produce and develop the story with screenwriters Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz ( X-Men: First Class ). That story revealed this project will be a complete reboot, focusing on a new group of high school kids who become the Power Rangers , as they learn to harness their new powers while saving the world from extraterrestrial threats. However, Roberto Orci revealed later that month that the movie will be somehow tied into the original Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers TV series, with some form of continuity he would not elaborate on. http://www.movieweb.com/news/power-rangers-movie-gets-july-2016-release-date
'Captain America 3' Writer Wants to Put MODOK in a Marvel Movie
The Wrap is confirming that to be true, though no further details have been released as Millennium Films keeps the plot under wraps. It's believed that Leatherface will be an origin story, which shows how the chainsaw wielding mad man came of age in the 1970s. Alexandra Daddario , who starred as Leatherface 's long-lost cousin in Texas Chainsaw 3D , was originally set to return for a true sequel to that 2013 movie, which claimed to be the 'real' continuation of the very first The Texas Chainsaw Massacre released in 1974. Because of this new iteration's timeline, it is not known if she is still going to appear, though its unlikely that she will reprise her role as Heather Miller (aka Heather Sawyer) if she does. It is possible that she could appear in a different role, playing another member of Leatherface 's extended family. http://www.movieweb.com/news/texas-chainsaw-prequel-leatherface-gets-writer-seth-m-sherwood
Will Ferrell and Adam McKay Will Produce 'Henchman' Animated Movie
He appeared on last night's Conan promoting his new FX sitcom Partners . Host Conan O'Brien brought up the subject, saying he'd heard a rumor that a sequel was in the works. http://www.movieweb.com/news/bad-boys-3-is-close-to-happening-says-martin-lawrence
'Power Rangers' Movie Gets July 2016 Release Date
Adam Wood , who directed the Henchman short film, is returning to direct the feature version, from a script rewrite by Dennis McNicholas ( Land of the Lost , The Ladies Man ). http://www.movieweb.com/news/will-ferrell-and-adam-mckay-will-produce-henchman-animated-movie