Movie News: ‘Entourage’ Movie Delayed, ‘Mortal Instruments 2′ Postponed & More

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This week:

The voice cast for The Croods 2 is confirmed; The Mortal Instruments 2 delays production; Rupert Wyatt may helm The Gambler and Mark Wahlberg might star; Miyazaki’s The Wind Rises gets a US release date; and the Entourage movie gets delayed.

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The three major players from this year’s animated hit, The Croods, have all signed on to reprise their voice acting roles for The Croods 2. Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds, and (of course) Nicolas Cage were all revealed as returning by directors Kirk DeMicco and Chris Sanders.

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Although several other 2013 animated releases (e.g. Despicable Me 2, Monsters University) might have overshadowed it, The Croods did very well at the box office, grossing $585 million worldwide. In other words, it’s no surprise that Fox is moving ahead with a sequel. There are plenty of pre-historic hijinks that this caveman family could presumably get into, so much so that it’s almost a question of which story to tell first.

And, perhaps when the time comes, The Croods will inevitably cross paths with Fox’s other major animated franchise, Ice Age. How that would work? Don’t ask us, but we wouldn’t be surprised if it happened.

Source: Coming Soon

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Production on The Mortal Instruments: City of Ashes, the follow-up to The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, has been delayed.

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Prior to this news, Constantin Films seemed very confident in The Mortal Instruments series, to the point they were willing to sign Sigourney Weaver on for the sequel even before the first film hit theaters. Unfortunately, City of Bones failed to make a mark at the box office, grossing $37 million off a $60 million budget.

Constantin isn’t writing The Mortal Instruments off completely, though; they are simply taking time to “reposition the film in the current market place.” The Mortal Instruments books do have a rabid fanbase, it’s just clearly not on the level as something like Twilight or The Hunger Games.

Source: Constantin Films

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Rise of the Planet of the Apes director Rupert Wyatt is in early negotiations to helm The Gambler, with Mark Wahlberg reportedly set to star.

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The film follows a literature professor who gets involved with some local gangsters in 1974. At one point Todd Phillips (The Hangover) was slated to direct, and at a different time Leonard DiCaprio was on board to star, but both departed the project when it failed to gain any traction.

Now, The Gambler is apparently back on track with a potential director and star, but no offer has been made to either Wyatt or Wahlberg. Since helming Rise, Wyatt has been in high demand – and is even one of J.J. Abrams’ choices to take over for Star Trek 3.

Source: Variety

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Two weeks ago we brought you news that Disney would distribute celebrated animation director Hayao Miyazaki’s latest film The Wind Rises in the US, and now we have a domestic release date for the film.

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Disney has selected February 28, 2014 for the film’s official release date, with a limited release slated for one week earlier, on the 21st. The Wind Rises will also have a brief, Oscar-qualifying run from November 8-14th in New York and Los Angeles.

In addition to his latest film, The Wind Rises will also be his last, as the director announced he will retire this year. Miyazaki has been one of the last champions of the 2D, hand-drawn animation style, but regardless of where animation goes, his legacy will live in on in classics like My Neighbor Totoro and Howl’s Moving Castle.

Source: Walt Disney Pictures

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Vinny, Turtle, Drama, and E will have to wait a bit longer for their big screen debut, as the Entourage movie has been delayed.

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The film, based on the popular HBO series, was supposed to go into production in May, but stars Jerry Ferrara (Turtle) and Adrian Grenier (Vincent Chase) are reportedly holding out, presumably for more (or more adequate) money. Jeremy Piven, who plays hot-tempered agent Ari Gold, only just signed his contract at the end of August, so clearly negotiations took longer than HBO was expecting.

Aside from this news, however, details about the Entourage movie have be slim. We know that creator Doug Ellin finished his screenplay earlier this year – a task producer Mark Wahlberg revealed took longer than normal – but he won’t say when or where the story catches up with the guys. The HBO show went off the air after 8 seasons in 2011.

Source: Page Six

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  1. For Entourage — They should just film the movie about everything that is going on during this production. It would be like another season.

  2. With such a poor animated movie season quality wise, i expect the wind rises to win best animated feature. That is unless frozen hits a homerun

  3. ive bee n literally waiting 10 yrs for a eunturage movie

  4. Hey, just so you guys know, Croods is dreamworks animation NOT fox! lol!

  5. An Entourage movie?

    God, wasn’t a TV show enough? Are they trying to depopulate by making people kill themselves rather than have to live in a world where crap TV shows get movies?

  6. The Entourage Movie isn’t going to do well. I thought about this the other day. Here’s why:

    1. Entourage’s fan base is not as big at Soprano’s or Sex and the City and it’s been off-air too long. And SatC’s fanbase only held up for exactly one movie.

    2. The subject matter has rarely translated well to the movie-going audience. People go to watch movies, not watch movies about the people who make movies. Swimming with Sharks? less than $400k. The Artist was the last serious movie to try and only did $44M. The Player was highly praised and lauded and only did $21M and is probably closest to Entourage in material.

    3. No star power. Grenier, Connolly, Dillon, Ferrara, Piven… Can you name three movies in the last two years that any of these were in? I’ll spot you Ferrera in Battleship to help you along. Sorry, I like Piven but the last thing I remember him in is The Goods and it wasn’t exactly a hit.

    4. The Script. If you want a successful movie, you have to bring in more than the fan base; Which means a stand-alone movie, self-contained. Otherwise you have to spend time introducing (or re-introducing) the characters and catching everyone up on where everyone is and has been thru in the 3 years since we left em. Don’t assume your audience knows anything about them. Which is ONE reason TV shows don’t move well to movie screens. Because the trick is this: The fans don’t need or want backstory. The blissfully ignorant curious movie-goers need it. And you have to find the balance. All those in jokes and historical references don’t work to the new guys. Without them, the fanbase feels jilted and the characters cardboard.

    If they can produce this for less than $20-30M, it has a CHANCE of being successful. Otherwise, it’s one and done.

    • just finished watching the series again in a month, it doesn’t matter if its been off the air for two years, it will be exciting no matter what, and ferrar was in think like a man

  7. Entourage to have any chance at being a B movie has to centre around Ari. His conflict of having to decide to take a job as head of a movie studio or stay retired and enjoy the life fought to keep with his wife and children.

  8. I hope you can help me ,couple of years ago me and my wife saw a movie that very much resembles Mortal Instruments : City of Bones
    but the only thing is that instead of a girl there woas a guy , or at least that’s what were remembering ,but there might be a girl as well now I know I’m not going crazy but I think it was a guy that he started to see the demons and werewolves and vampires just like in mortal instruments :City of Bones
    my wife on the other hand thanks it was a TV show …
    please can you help us we are going bananas not knowing the name
    you can also email s at our second email as well – luisacb@ AOL.com

    THANK YOU
    JERRY

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