Collider Movie Talk: Is a ‘Blade’ Reboot in the Works?

     August 26, 2015

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On this episode of Collider Movie Talk, John Campea, Kristian Harloff, and Jon Schnepp discuss the following:

  • Possible Blade reboot
  • Bryan Cranston signs on for Why Him?
  • Fall of the Gods movie
  • Female lead in Gambit 
  • Jason Mitchell joins the cast of Kong: Skull Island
  • Rewind (brought to you by AMC Theatres)
  • James Spader
  • Bad movie experiences
  • Mad Max: Fury Road giveaway
  • …and a few things more!

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Image via Warner Bros.

If a story currently being circulated is to be believed, it looks like the Daywalker could be returning to the big screen. According to a new report in Bleeding Cool, Marvel Entertainment has recently halted development on a new Blade comic book series in order to use the plot for a potential new Blade movie. The plot of the new comic book series was said to revolve around a 16 year old girl who always knew there was something different about her and then discovers she is actually the daughter of the half vampire Blade. Actor Wesley Snipes recently claimed at Comic Con that he had met with Marvel as some point to discuss possibilities of his return as Blade but nothing official ever came out of it.

20th Century Fox has announced that Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston has signed on to the upcoming comedy Why Him alongside James Franco. Why Him takes place over the holidays as a Midwestern dad (Cranston) travels with his family to visit his daughter at college, and soon finds himself in a bitter rivalry for her affections with her new, brash tech billionaire boyfriend (Franco).

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20th Century Fox has picked up the rights to the illustrated novel Fall of Gods and is developing it for a feature film release with The Maze Runner director Wes Ball on board to helm the projectThe Fall of Gods is described as follows: The Gods have long ago vanished. In their place, two rivaling races now inhabit Midgard; humans and jotnar. Fifteen years ago, a coalition of chieftains drove the jotnar race from Midgard. Now, from each side of the border, humans and jotnar eye each other with hatred and suspicion. When his wife, the estranged daughter of one of Midgard’s most powerful chieftains, is mysteriously kidnapped, a retired warrior takes up the hatchet and sets out to rescue her. But he risks unleashing the wild demon buried deep within him and losing his soul in the process. His journey will bring him into conflict with terrible forces as a cynical plot is revealed and the dark mythological past of the North begins to awaken once more.

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Image via Sony Pictures and MGM

Blue Is The Warmest Color and Spectre star Lea Seydoux has been offered the female lead role of Bella Donna Boudreaux in the upcoming Fox film Gambit starring Channing Tatum. Rise of the Planet of the Apes director Rupert Wyatt is helming the film which is set for an October 2016 release.


Perhaps we can start calling it Straight Outta Skull Island. According to a report in Variety Straight Outta Compton’s Jason Mitchell, who played Easy E in the film, is in talks to join the cast of Kong: Skull Island. Mitchell would be joining his Compton co-star Corey Hawkins who played Dr. Dre. Already on the cast are Toby Kebbell, Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, John C. Reilly and Brie Larson.

REWIND (brought to you by AMC Theatres)

Turning 10 – Brothers Grimm, The Cave, Undiscovered

Turning 20 – The Amazing Panda Adventure, Beyond Rangoon, Desperado, Lord of Illusion

MAD MAX: FURY ROAD Giveaway

Collider is giving away a “Mad Max” pack! Winner will receive:

  • Mad Max: Fury Road on Blu-ray
  • Mad Max video game for XBox One or PlayStation 4
  • Gaming console of your choice: XBox One or PlayStation 4

For rules and giveaway details, visit https://staging.collider.com/mad-max-contest-blu-ray-video-game-playstation-4-xbox-one/

MAIL BAG

Sean Burtt writes: Hi guys, why isn’t James Spader in more things? The guy is a God!! just watching him in The Blacklist he gives me goosebumps. He is an unbelievable actor and him as Ultron was the most perfect decision anyone has ever made. He should be in every film yet he is not! Why is that as he clearly has amazing talent!

Aaron writes: Greetings Collider Crew, I know all of you see tons of movies each year good and bad. My question is: has a movie ever been so bad that you have literally got up out of your seat and walked out before the film was over?


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