Movie News Wrap Up: ‘Sharknado 2,’ ‘Taken 3,’ ‘Hot Tub Time Machine 2′ & More

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Billy Bob Thornton may join the Entourage movie; Forest Whitaker may join Taken 3; Jason Reitman will direct The Possibilities; Ian Ziering and Tara Reid sign on for Sharknado sequel; and Hot Tub Time Machine 2 nabs a Christmas release.


Oscar nominated actor Billy Bob Thornton is in early talks to join the Entourage movie.

Billy Bob Thornton in Talks Entourage Movie Movie News Wrap Up: Sharknado 2, Taken 3, Hot Tub Time Machine 2 & More

Although a deal has not yet been finalized, Thornton is in the early stages of negotiations to play a Texas billionaire in the film. His character will help finance a big budget version of Dracula that is said to feature Adrian Grenier’s Vincent Chase in the title role, and is the first major motion picture produced by Ari Gold’s new studio.

However, it is actually the billionaire’s son who is a focal point of the Entourage script, as both he and Vince pine after the same girl. Fans of the HBO series know that things usually work out in Vince’s favor, but we will have to wait see whether that’s true for the big screen version of Entourage.

Source: THR


Oscar winner Forest Whitaker is in early negotiations to join Liam Neeson for Taken 3.

Fores Whitaker in Talks Taken 3 Movie News Wrap Up: Sharknado 2, Taken 3, Hot Tub Time Machine 2 & More

Nothing is confirmed yet, but Deadline reports that Whitaker is in very early talks to join the sequel. The second Taken film, which once again saw Brian Mills (Neeson) trying to save his family, made a decent chunk of change at the box office last year, and apparently that profit is going towards securing some top name talent.

Although it’s unclear at this point whether Whitaker will sign on for Taken 3, we do know that director Olivier Megaton will return to helm this third film. As well, early reports claim Taken 3 could shoot as early as March.

Source: Deadline


Jason Reitman, whose latest feature film Labor Day didn’t do too well at this weekend’s box office, has signed on to direct The Possibilities.

Jason Reitman Direct The Possibilities Movie News Wrap Up: Sharknado 2, Taken 3, Hot Tub Time Machine 2 & More

The Possibilities is based on the forthcoming book from author Kaui Hart Hemmings, who also penned The Descendants. The Descendants was, of course, adapted into an Oscar winning film starring George Clooney.

However, while The Descendants featured the vibrant, sunny beaches of Hawaii, The Possibilities is set in a frigid ski town in Colorado and centers on a grieving mother who is visited by a strange girl with a secret. Anything Reitman does is worth keeping an eye on, but The Possibilities sounds like an intriguing concept.

Source: THR


Ian Ziering and Tara Reid have signed on to reprise their roles as Fin and April in Sharknado 2: The Second One.

Ian Ziering Tara Reid Return Sharknado 2 Movie News Wrap Up: Sharknado 2, Taken 3, Hot Tub Time Machine 2 & More

The Syfy and Asylum-produced film will feature yet another freak combination of weather and fish, only this time in the Big Apple. We couldn’t possibly imagine how Sharknado 2 will justify the repeat occurrence, or Fin and April’s involvement, but that’s really not the point is it?

Although the first Sharknado built up a tremendous amount of buzz through social media, it failed to actually deliver in the ratings. Syfy hopes that this second film, which premieres later this summer, will succeed where its predecessor failed.

Source: Coming Soon


Paramount has set a Christmas 2014 release date for Hot Tub Time Machine 2.

Hot Tub Time Machine 2 Christmas Release Date Movie News Wrap Up: Sharknado 2, Taken 3, Hot Tub Time Machine 2 & More

The Hot Tub Time Machine sequel will reunite stars Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson, and Clark Duke, as well as newcomer Adam Scott, as they once again turn to their time-travelling hot tub for help. However, instead of a crazy trip to the past, this time the friends end up in the future.

While the Christmas holiday is extremely competitive when it comes to box office dollars, Hot Tub Time Machine 2 might serve as the perfect form of counter-programming against the more family-friendly fare. Whether the filmmakers can still make the concept feel fresh and exciting, however, is yet to be determined.

Source: Deadline

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  1. They actually made a sequel Sharknado ?! WTF !?
    Entourage movie sounds interesting. Only if all 5 original cast come together.

    • It’s Syfy, if something is a hit, even in the worst way, they’re going to make a sequel.

  2. I never seen the first Sharknado film. Seen both Open Water films which I know I could sleep through if I watched them again. Then there’s Piranha DD which was terrible. First film I thought was a good flick to watch.

    • Sharknado is one of those terribly made schlock fest movies with no redeeming value but it’s awesome to watch.

      The first Piranha movie was really good and fun to watch, especially in 3D. Piranha DD was one of the worst movies I’ve seen though. They should have just left it alone if they weren’t going to put in the same quality as the first one.

  3. Sharknado….tornados and sharks….a movie that blows and bites at the same time.

  4. I’m looking forward to Hot Tub Time Machine 2. I thought the first one was one of the best comedies in awhile where it didn’t become serious, I can’t stand those kind of comedies. I’m interested to see what happens in the future for them, especially how changing their past has made their presents ideal to them.

  5. I saw Sharknado last summer and thought it was terrible but not in the “so bad, it’s awesome” way. It was just terrible. Also, what’s happened to Tara Reid’s face? Yikes.

    Same with Hot Tub Time Machine. My younger brother (born in the early 90s) found it funnier than I did. Not sure why there needs to be a sequel.

    Taken 2 was bad too so again, no need for another one. I’ll stick to the first one and pretend the others never existed.

  6. Sequels, remakes and adaptations. No one writes original s*** anymore.

  7. Forest Whitaker will do anything (Battlefield Earth, The last Stand) so that’s not a surprise.