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Dwayne Johnson Doesn't Know If Doc Savage Will Ever Happen

Dwayne Johnson Doesn't Know If Doc Savage Will Ever Happen
Dwayne Johnson is perhaps one of the busiest men in Hollywood, and while he has been promoting his new movie Rampage, his first of three new movies this year, the actor offered an update on Doc Savage, which may not be to most fans' liking. While Dwayne Johnson has been attached to star in a Doc Savage adaptation since 2016, with Shane Black set to direct from a script he's co-writing with his The Nice Guys co-writer Anthony Bagarozzi and Chuck Mondry, don't expect this to go before cameras anytime soon. Here's what Dwayne Johnson had to say.

"First of all, love Shane Black and we've had multiple meetings on that project that we were going to work on. Right now, Shane's doing things. I'm doing things. That project had a few issues, not creative issues but more so business affairs issues, where the project once was, who had rights to it,
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New to Streaming: ‘Arrival,’ ‘A Separation,’ ‘The Edge of Seventeen,’ ‘The Love Witch,’ and More

With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight the titles that have recently hit platforms. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of streaming titles (new and old) across platforms such as Netflix, iTunes, Amazon, and more (note: U.S. only). Check out our rundown for this week’s selections below.

A Bigger Splash (Luca Guadagnino)

Despite a loose script that justifies little, Italian director Luca Guadagnino’s follow-up feature to his glorious melodrama I Am Love is a sweaty, kinetic, dangerously unpredictable ride of a film. One is frustrated by the final stroke of genius that never came, but boy was it fun to spend two hours inside such a whirlwind of desires, mind games, delirious sights and sounds.
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Exclusive: Steven Moffat on the Jekyll movie

Simon Brew Dec 21, 2016

We asked Steven Moffat if he's involved in the movie of Jekyll. And he is. To a point...

At the end of the round table interviews for the Doctor Who Christmas special last week, we quickly got a chance to quiz Steven Moffat about the planned movie of his TV show, Jekyll.

Based on the Jekyll & Hyde story, Moffat’s Jekyll cast James Nesbitt in the lead role, and the Hollywood version has seen Captain America himself, Chris Evans, cast in the lead. Charles Mondry and Anthony Bagarozzi – who penned The Nice Guys – are writing the screenplay. Zombieland’s Ruben Fleischer is set to direct.

But is Steven Moffat involved in any way? Well, once all the Doctor Who questions were done, I asked him.

“Yes, I’m involved a bit”, he told us. “It’s all being talked about at the moment. We’ll see, we’ll see.
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Chris Evans' Jekyll Movie Gets Zombieland Director

Chris Evans' Jekyll Movie Gets Zombieland Director
Back in July, we reported that Chris Evans had come aboard to star in a big screen adaptation of Jekyll, based on the hit 2007 BBC One mini-series of the same name, written by Doctor Who and Sherlock creator Steven Moffat and starring James Nesbitt. Today we have word that the project has found a director, with Zombieland filmmaker Ruben Fleischer coming aboard to take the helm. With this project moving forward, it also sets up a competitive situation with Universal's potential Dr. Jekyll spin-off starring Russell Crowe.

Back in May, before Russell Crowe was confirmed as Dr. Jekyll in Universal's The Mummy reboot, a report surfaced that there have been discussions at Universal for a future spin-off involving his Dr. Jekyll character. That was never confirmed by Universal, but this report from Deadline indicates that the spin-off is still in the works, which will come after Dr. Jekyll in The Mummy,
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Steven Moffat's Jekyll remake to star Chris Evans

Tony Sokol Dec 14, 2016

Steven Moffat's Jekyll TV show is being turned into a feature film starring Chris Evans...

“He was wild when he was young; a long while ago to be sure; but in the law of God, there is no statute of limitations,” Robert Louis Stevenson wrote in The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and 130 years later the tale is still being reimagined. Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland) is now set to direct a feature film remake of Steven Moffat’s 2007 BBC One mini-series Jekyll.

The contemporary sequel adaption of the Jekyll And Hyde story will star Chris Evans (Captain America himself, of course) as Tom Jackman, a descendant of the infamous Jekyll who is starting to conform to the family tradition, developing a split personality. The BBC One miniseries starred James Nesbitt (The Hobbit). Jackman turned his basement into a safe room where he lives with
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Zombieland Director Ruben Fleischer to Direct Chris Evans in Jekyll

Lionsgate has hired Zombieland director Ruben Fleisher to helm their new film Jekyll, which will star Chris Evans. The movie is an adaptation of Steven Moffat's 2007 BBC One miniseries, which continued the events of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

Evans will take on the role of Tom Jackman, "a modern-day descendant of Jekyll who is beginning to exhibit the trademark split personality. The father and husband abandons his family, without explaining why, and lives in a fortified basement with a psychiatric nurse as his ally. When they strap the doctor to a metal chair, she watches him transform into an alter ego who rages, shows heightened strength and speed and can be a charming, flirtatious scoundrel as well. The two personalities try to co-exist, even though one doesn’t remember what the other does while in control of the body. They use
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Key lessons learned from this summer’s blockbuster movies

Matt Edwards Aug 30, 2016

From Captain America: Civil War through to Ghostbusters, what did we learn from summer blockbuster season 2016?

If it wasn’t for summer blockbuster season it would be a nightmare for Den of Geek to maintain our chic pale complexions. We’ve seen so many films this summer that we look like porcelain dolls (the shine comes from popcorn grease).

It was never our intention to learn anything other than imperative information about Jason Bourne’s backstory. None the less, 2016 had proven to be such an interesting year for cinema that we couldn’t help but be struck by the following observations.

A quick note before we dig in. We’re counting summer blockbuster season as March to the end of August. We know that’s not how seasons work, but that feels like a tidy set of dates to use to capture the films that are part of the mid-year blockbuster flurry.
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Death Note Movie Gets Willem Dafoe as Ryuk the Shinigami

Death Note Movie Gets Willem Dafoe as Ryuk the Shinigami
Now that production has begun on Netflix's new thriller Death Note, one of the most important voice roles in this adaptation has been cast. Willem Dafoe has come aboard to voice Ryuk the Shinigami in this adaptation of Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata's iconic manga. We aren't sure when the actor will start recording his role, but the actor closed his deal while also currently filming Justice League for Warner Bros.

Mashable reports that Willem Dafoe joins a cast that also includes Nat Wolff as Light Turner, Margaret Qualley as Mia Sutton, Keith Stanfield as L, Paul Nakauchi as Watari and Shea Whigham as James Turner. The story centers on high school student Light Turner, who comes across a supernatural notebook, realizing it holds within it a great power. If the owner inscribes someone's name into it while picturing their face, he or she will die.

Intoxicated with his new godlike abilities,
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‘Jekyll’: Chris Evans to Star in Film Adaptation of the BBC Series

‘Jekyll’: Chris Evans to Star in Film Adaptation of the BBC Series
Chris Evans is is ready to put down the Captain America shield for a spell and star as another iconic genre creation.

According to Deadline, Lionsgate is developing the silver-screen version of BBC One’s “Jekyll” series from 2007, with Evans set to play Tom Jackman — a role originally portrayed by James Nesbit on the TV series.

Read More: Universal Monsters Cinematic Universe Wants Javier Bardem as Frankenstein

The project is not to be confused with the upcoming Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde film in development as part of the shared Universal Monsters franchise, which takes a cue from the Marvel Cinematic Universe (of which Evans’ Cap is a central component) in creating a series of overlapping films about its best-known figures: Dracula, the Mummy, Frankenstein’s Monster and yes, Dr. Jekyll, to be played by Russell Crowe.

Read More: ‘The Mummy’ Photos: Sofia Boutella as the Sexualized Monster in Universal
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Movie News: Chris Evans Touted as 'Jekyll'; Meryl Streep May Join 'Mary Poppins 2'

Jekyll: Chris Evans, also known as Captain America (above), will star in Jekyll, based on the modern-day BBC miniseries adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic story. Anthony Bagarozzi and Charles Mondry (The Nice Guys) have written the screenplay about a dangerous man with a split personality. Russell Crowe is already set to star as the character in Universal's upcoming The Mummy, due out on June 8, 2017. [Deadline]   Mary Poppins Returns: Meryl Streep is in talks to join Emily Blunt in Mary Poppins Returns. The two previously teamed in The Devil Wears Prada and Into the Woods (above). The latter was directed by Rob Marshall, who is also helming the followup to Mary Poppins. If things work out, Streep will portray Topsy, one of Mary's cousins, and...

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Chris Evans set for the Jekyll movie?

Chris Evans Jekyll movie news: The actor, who most will know as Captain America, is focussing on starring in the lead.

Read more on the full Chris Evans Jekyll movie news below.

Chris Evans is reportedly looking at starring in the American remake of the hit UK TV series Jekyll from Steven Moffat. If true, Evans will step into the iconic character for Lionsgate, a role made famous by James Nesbitt in the original BBC show.

Here’s the plot.

It’s 2007 and there’s a new Dr Jekyll, with an old problem: Mr Hyde. But they have a deal – a body share – and an impossible life is somehow lived.

What Hyde doesn’t know, however, is that Jackman is married, and there’s a wife and two children he’ll do anything to protect from his dark side. With all the resources of modern technology, and the best surveillance hardware,
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Chris Evans in Talks to Star in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Movie for Lionsgate

Captain America star Chris Evans is currently in talks to join Lionsgate's Jekyll, which will be based on Steven Moffat's 2007 BBC series. The series continued the events of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. If cast, Evans will take on the lead role of Tom Jackman. If you aren't familiar with the series, it was officially described as follows:

It’s 2007 and there’s a new Dr Jekyll, with an old problem: Mr Hyde. But they have a deal – a body share – and an impossible life is somehow lived.What Hyde doesn’t know, however, is that Jackman is married, and there’s a wife and two children he’ll do anything to protect from his dark side. With all the resources of modern technology, and the best surveillance hardware, he’s determined to keep his dark side in line.He’s done
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Chris Evans Joins "Jekyll" Mini-Series Remake

Chris Evans could well be the new Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, but not in the way you might think.

The "Captain America" star is said to be in talks for the title role in Lionsgate's "Jekyll," a remake of the 2007 British mini-series which served as a contemporary update of Robert Louis Stevenson's tale.

"Sherlock" and "Doctor Who" producer Steven Moffat created the original which starred James Nesbitt as Dr. Henry Jackman, a married man with a family who tries to keep the dangerous Mr. Hyde element of his personality under control thanks to modern technology.

At the same time an ancient organisation with limitless wealth and power is monitoring their every move. Anthony Bagarozzi and Charles Mondry are adapting the script from the original miniseries while Ellen DeGeneres and Jeff Kleeman will produce.

The project isn't to be confused with a potential spin-off film that's a part of
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News Briefs: Chris Evans Touted for 'Jekyll'

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Jekyll: Chris Evans, also known as Captain America, will star in Jekyll, based on the modern-day BBC miniseries adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic story. Anthony Bagarozzi and Charles Mondry (The Nice Guys) have written the screenplay about a dangerous man with a split personality. Russell Crowe is also set to star as the character in Universal's upcoming The Mummy, due out on June 8, 2017. [Deadline] Mary Poppins Returns: Meryl Streep is in talks to join Emily Blunt...

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News Briefs: Chris Evans Touted As 'Jekyll' (No, Not That One)

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Jekyll: Chris Evans, also known as Captain America (above), will star in Jekyll, based on the modern-day BBC miniseries adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic story. Anthony Bagarozzi and Charles Mondry (The Nice Guys) have written the screenplay about a dangerous man with a split personality. Russell Crowe is already set to star as the character in Universal's upcoming The Mummy, due out on June 8, 2017. [Deadline]   Mary Poppins Returns: Meryl Streep is in...

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Captain America: Civil War Star Chris Evans Eyeing Lead Role In Lionsgate’s Jekyll

Chris Evans plays pretty much the most morally upright superhero there is as Steve Rogers in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but the Captain America: Civil War star may very well be about to take a villainous turn. The actor looks set to take on the lead role of Tom Jackman in Jekyll, an upcoming movie from Lionsgate.

The writing team of Anthony Bagarozzi and Charles Mondry (who worked with Shane Black on The Nice Guys and his upcoming Doc Savage adaptation) penned the screenplay, and Jekyll is actually based on the 2007 BBC One series which was the creation of Steven Moffat (Doctor Who).

Set in the present day, it revolved around Jackman – played on TV by The Hobbit star James Nesbitt – a descendant of Jekyll who begins to exhibit signs of a split personality. He then abandons his family, creates a new home in a fortified basement and finds an ally in a psychiatric nurse.
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Captain America Star Chris Evans to Play Jekyll for Lionsgate

Captain America Star Chris Evans to Play Jekyll for Lionsgate
Lionsgate is moving forward with its Jekyll movie, and it seems the studio has found its leading man. A new report reveals that Captain America: Civil War star Chris Evans has become attached in the lead role as Tom Jackman for the studio. The project is still in fairly early stages, with no director attached at this time.

Deadline reports that the studio is developing this project based on the 2007 UK miniseries of the same name. The miniseries spanned six episodes and was written by Doctor Who and Sherlock creator Steven Moffat. Lionsgate has brought in Anthony Bagarozzi and Chuck Mondry (The Nice Guys) to write the script, although no plot details were given.

Interestingly enough, The Nice Guys star Russell Crowe recently signed on to play Dr. Jekyll in Universal Pictures' monster reboot The Mummy, where he'll star alongside Tom Cruise, Sofia Boutella, Annabelle Wallis and Jake Johnson.
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Chris Evans Circling Lead Role In Lionsgate’s ‘Jekyll’

Chris Evans Circling Lead Role In Lionsgate’s ‘Jekyll’
Exclusive: Chris Evans might be diversifying from his Captain America good-guy persona. Evans has come attached to play the lead role of Tom Jackman in Jekyll, the feature that Lionsgate is developing from the 2007 BBC One series. Ellen DeGeneres and Jeff Kleeman are producing through their A Very Good Production banner, and scribe team Anthony Bagarozzi & Charles Mondry have written a script based on the Steven Moffat-scripted six-episode miniseries. Bagarozzi & Mondry…
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Bring The Nice Guys Home Next Month on Blu-Ray

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Warner Bros. is bringing the world's worst detectives, Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling, into your household, as they've revealed details on The Nice Guys blu-ray which is set to launch in August. Come inside to check out all the details.

If you missed out on the hilarious 'buddy cop' style film when it hit theaters earlier this year, or simply want to see it again, you'll be able to watch The Nice Guys on blu-ray starting August 23rd. If you can't wait that long, the digital version will launch on August 9th.

This case might raise a few eyebrows when “The Nice Guys” arrives onto Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD. Oscar® winner Russell Crowe (“Gladiator,” “A Beautiful Mind”) and Oscar nominee Ryan Gosling (“Half Nelson,” “The Big Short”) star in Silver Pictures’ action comedy “The Nice Guys,” from writer/director Shane Black (“Iron Man 3,” “Kiss Kiss,
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‘Saw’ Returns With ‘Predestination’ Directors, Jaume Collet-Serra Expands ‘The Commuter’ Cast & More

After his ocean-set, one-location thriller with Blake Lively, director Jaume Collet-Serra is returning to his male muse Liam Neeson with The Commuter, and he has now expanded the cast further, Deadline reports. Sam Neill, Elizabeth McGovern, and Breaking Bad favorite Jonathan Banks have all been added to the action thriller in an ensemble that also includes Vera Farmiga and Kobna Holdbrook-Smith. The film, which finds Farmiga’s character proposing a dire but enticing offer to Neeson’s character, hits theaters October 13th, 2017.

In related Lionsgate news, Variety reports that the infamous talking puppet Jigsaw is back for a new entry in the Saw franchise, the first one since 2010’s Saw 3D aka Saw: The Final Chapter aka Saw: We’re Just Kidding. The untitled film will be directed by brothers Michael and Peter Spierig (Daybreakers, Predestination). Nothing else is known about the film, but one can be assured it features torture,
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