– Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues is to be re-released in UK and US cinemas on February 28th for one week only. However, the film will not be the same version fans have already seen. Enough surplus material had been left from the editing process for the film that an entirely re-gagged version exists, which Paramount have now decided to release. The re-release features 763 new jokes, and is a full length feature film.
– The Raid looks to have finally found a director. Patrick Hughes who has been at the helm of The Expendables 3 is reported to be occupying the director’s chair according to Variety. The Raid is an English-language remake of the original action movie. Brad Ingleby has put together a script and rumours suggest the studio are looking to recruit Liam and Chris Hemsworth in leading roles, although this has not been confirmed.
– The reboot of The Fantastic Four is in the final stages of completing the lead cast. Michael B Jordan is already on board as Johnny Storm, with Jamie Bell, Kate Mara and Miles Teller all reportedly in the final negotiations to appear in Josh Trank’s new version of the franchise. The film is due to be released 18 June 2015.
– Viggo Mortensen has been cast in Captain Fantastic. The story features Mortensen as the lead character, a father who has been living on the fringes of society with his children, and his re-integration back into society. Matt Ross will write/direct the film.
– Jai Courtney has been cast as Kyle Reese in Terminator: Genesis, the first in a rebooted trilogy of Terminator films. Courtney will play the role first held by Michael Biehn in the original, joining Emilia Clarke and Jason Clarke who have already been cast as the Connors. The series will of course see the return of Arnold Schwarzenegger as the Terminator, his first time in the role since Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines in 2003. The film is due in June 2015.
– Finally, Meryl Streep will appear in Suffragette as famous activist for women’s rights Emmeline Pankhurst. The role is thought to be a small one in the film directed by Sarah Gavron and written by Abi Morgan (Iron Lady), but Streep will join Helena Bonham Carter, Brendan Gleeson and Anne-Marie Duff for the film which begins filming this week.