RAMBO: LAST BLOOD
Sylvester Stallone has revealed that he’s working on the final (hopefully) instalment to the Rambo franchise with Rambo: Last Blood. And he even plans on directing what could be the character’s last adventure. Stallone also plans on reprising his Rocky Balboa character in the upcoming Creed spin-off. According to reports, Creed will focus on the grandson of Apollo Creed, Balboa’s one-time foe turned friend, and it will see Rocky in a trainer role for the young fighter.
STAR WARS: PIRATES?
It’s nearly impossible to go a week without a Star Wars update. Now, there’s a hot rumour circulating that the untitled Gareth Edwards helmed Star Wars spin-off will focus directly on space pirates. Fans however may want to take this bit of news with a pinch of salt because it’s just the latest speculation regarding the stand alone films that will follow Force Awakens. There was also news that the spin-offs would centre on Bounty Hunters and Han Solo previously and that Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul is being scouted for the lead in one of the films.
DAREDEVIL WRAPS PRODUCTION
Netflix and Marvel have wrapped filming for all 13 episodes of its new Daredevil series. Showrunner and executive producer Steven S. DeKnight made the announcement on Twitter. The exact airdate hasn’t been announced as yet but the series should hit the small screens via Netflix sometime this year. Daredevil will be the first of four series from Marvel and Netflix, and there are plans to culminate all four shows in The Defenders mini-series down the road.
ROTTEN TOMATOES’ WORSE OF 2014
You can’t get by a year with some sort of list. And the guys at Rotten Tomatoes seem to think so too with their own worse movies of 2014. The number of films that made the list isn’t surprising as it’s pegged up against critics’ ratings and box office yields. The duds of 2014 – I, Frankenstein, Blended, Left Behind – made the list but the biggest bomb of the past year went to the animated movie Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return. The animated adventure garnered a 16% rating and yielded only USD18 million on a budget of USD70 million. That’s a rather painful USD50 million lesson.
FOXCATCHER DRAWS FLAK
We’ve been hearing a lot of Oscar buzz surrounding Foxcatcher but one person who isn’t impressed by the film is Mark Schultz, who the film is based on. The plot of the story centres on the true story of Olympic wrestlers Mark and Dave Schultz who strike a bond with millionaire John Du Pont, which ends tragically with John murdering Dave. Although initially in support of the film, Schultz has taken an about turn and has publicly denounced the film and lambasted director Bennett Miller on Facebook and Twitter.