Let’s face it, a Broadway musical of The Goonies was never going to work. Could you imagine Mikey and the gang dancing their way through songs about pirate treasure and the like? Cringe. Another film, however, is something we can get on board with. Whilst it’s not been officially confirmed, Richard Donner, the man who brought the original film to life, has said that there will be a sequel. Hurrah! If you’ve never seen The Goonies, firstly who are you? Secondly, watch it now. It’s without a doubt one of the best adventure films of all time. What’s even better than confirmation of a sequel is the news that Donner hopes to reunite all of the original cast members including Sean Astin, Josh Brolin and Corey Feldman. Best. News. Ever.
Transcendence writer Jack Paglen has signed on to write the screenplay for the movie version of Battlestar Galactica, as reported by Variety. The sci-fi film, which is still in development stages, will be a complete reimagining of the story, with production set to begin towards the end of the year. Glen Larson, who created the original series, is on board to produce the film, with Universal overseeing the project.
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo actress, Noomi Rapace, is said to be in talks to star in Swedish director Mikael Hafstrom’s spy-thiller, Unlocked. If given the part, Rapace would play a female CIA interrogator who finds herself at the centre of a biological attack plot. The film was originally in the safe hands of Warner Bros but has since been re-established as an indie film, which could actually work in the film’s favour by giving it a less polished edge. Rapace, who stole the show in Ridley Scott’s Prometheus, will next be seen in Summit’s Child 44 and Michael R. Roskam’s The Drop, alongside Tom Hardy.
The highly-anticipated Assassin’s Creed movie is apparently onto yet another writer, with Exodus’ Adam Cooper and Bill Collage being the latest names to be linked to the film rewrite. Set for a Summer 2015 release date, Assassin’s Creed is based on the Ubisoft video game about a bartender named Desmond Miles who happens to be the descendent of a long line of assassins. Rumours that Michael Fassbender could take on the lead role have been flying around for quite some time, but it’s all still speculation. Hopefully more news on this will be released in the not too distant future.
We’ll leave you with the extended trailer for Godzilla, which was unleashed on Monday. Feast your eyes on the all-new unseen footage below!