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Jungle Cruise Review 'SUMMER ADVENTURE of the year'

Point Break Remake Is On The Way

Looks like it isn't a rumor anymore, they are moving forward with a Point Break remake. The new version is set in the world of international extreme sports,and like the original involves an undercover FBI agent infiltrating a criminalring, but plot points beyond that have not been revealed Here's the official press release: Financing and production company Alcon Entertainment is set to remake the 1991 action-thriller POINT BREAK as a feature film for release by Warner Bros, its home studio, it was announced by Alcon co-founders and co-CEO’s Broderick Johnsonand Andrew Kosove. The Alcon principals secured rights to the project the week of the original film’s 20th anniversary from RGM Media, John McMurrick and Chris Taylor. Kosove and Johnson will produce along with Michael DeLuca, John Baldecchi, Chris Taylor and Kurt Wimmer who also wrote the screenplay (Salt, Law Abiding Citizen, upcoming Total Recall). RGM Media principal Devesh Chetty and investor John McMurrick, Chai

Ridley Scott Returning To Direct Blade Runner Directing

Ridley Scott is returning to the futuristic world of Blade Runner , his iconic 1982 film, for a new feature for Warners-based Alcon Entertainment. Adapted from Philip K. Dick’s story Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?,” Scott’s original film -- with its mix of rainy, neon-lit exteriors, its human-like androids call replicants, and its shadowy, controlling corporation -- established a template for dystopian views of the future. In 2007, it was named the second most visually influential film of all time by the Visual Effects Society. While the new movie is being described as a “follow-up” to the first film, the filmmakers have not yet disclosed whether it will function as a prequel or a sequel to the original. One thing it won't be, though, is a re-make, Alcon co-head Andrew Kosove said. "We very fortunate that Ridley Scott has decided to come back to one of his seminal movies," he added. "And with Ridley, I can tell you it will be fresh and original." Wi

Eddie Murphy To Voice Hong Kong Phooey

Eddie Murphy , who's lent his distinctive voice to the character of Donkey in the four Shrek movies, is taking on another animated character, Hong Kong Phooey , in a film of the same name based on the Hanna-Barbera animated TV series from the ‘70s about a dog who becomes a kung fu crime fighter. The property revolves around a dog, Penry, to be played by Murphy, who is granted mystic powers, including the ability to walk, talk and do kung fu. Donning a costume to become Hong Kong Phooey, he sets out to combat criminals. Scatman Crothers provided the character’s voice in the TV series. Alex Zamm ( Tooth Fairy 2) is directing Alcon Entertainment’s big screen version of Hong Kong Phooey, which will combine live action with animation. Alcon co-founders and co-CEOs Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove will produce with Jay Stern and Brett Ratner. Steven P. Wegner will exec produce. Murphy,  also voiced the character of Mushu, the Dragon, in Dreamworks Animation’s Mulan. He’ll nex

Blade Runner Prequels & Sequels On It's Way

Alcon Entertainment, the company behind The Blind Side , is looking to bring the world of Blade Runner back to the big-screen. The 1982 cult classic, which was directed by Ridley Scott and starred Harrison Ford , was based on a Philip K. Dick novel titled Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep . The company is in final negotiations to acquire the secure film, television and ancillary franchise rights to produce prequels and sequels to the iconic 1982 science-fiction thriller. Alcon is getting the film rights from Bud Yorkin, who was an exec producer on the original 1982 movie. The story is set in a future where man has created clones called replicants who are used for dangerous work. When they rebel on a space colony, replicants are banned and hunted down. The movie centered on Rick Dekkard, a retired member of a police officer corps called blade runners who them hunt down on Earth. Dekkard is called back to duty one more time to track six clones who escape a colony and co

Spike Lee Has A "Nagasaki Deadline"

Spike Lee Has A "Nagasaki Deadline" Spike Lee is closing a deal to next direct Nagasaki Deadline , a thriller that will shoot on the East Coast next year. Alcon Entertainment will finance, and partners Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson will produce with Lightstorm Entertainment’s James Cameron , Jon Landau and Rae Sanchini. The film focuses on a troubled FBI agent and his desperate race to thwart two terrorist attacks planned to unfold on American soil. The fed goes beyond obvious suspects to focus on theories that the crime is tied to historical events, as he races against the clock. Given the recent Times Square terror scare, this is risky, hot-button stuff. Creatively, it returns Lee to the fast-paced thriller terrain he covered in Inside Man, which I think was Lee's best film in years. While he delivered a solid hit on budget with three stars--Denzel Washington, Jodie Foster and Clive Owen--studios hardly flooded him with followup offers. While Lee should be

Sandra Bullock Makes Box Office History

Sandra Bullock Makes Box Office History Sandra Bullock rang in the new year making box office history. Some time over the weekend, Bullock starrer "The Blind Side" became the first pic in history driven solely by a top female star to jump the $200 million mark at the domestic B.O. To be precise, the film finished the frame with a cume of $208.5 million in its seventh week in release. Over the weekend, it rose a remarkable 10% over the previous week, and it's still got plenty of life left, according to Warner Bros. prexy of domestic distribution Dan Fellman. "Blind Side" was fully financed and produced by Alcon Entertainment. The project was brought in by Molly Smith, daughter of Alcon backer Fred Smith, founder of FedEx. It's hard to believe, but none of the previous films in which Bullock had top solo billing had reached $200 million, nor have any of the solo starring efforts of the likes of Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep, Angelina Jolie or Reese Withers