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Universal developing The Purge 2

Universal developing The Purge 2

Jun 11 2013, 5:07am CDT | by

Universal is developing a sequel to 'The Purge'. The Ethan Hawke-starring horror film was a surprise hit at the US box office this past weekend, topping the chart with $36.4 million in ticket sales...

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Universal developing The Purge 2

Jun 11 2013, 5:07am CDT | by

Universal is developing a sequel to 'The Purge'.

The Ethan Hawke-starring horror film was a surprise hit at the US box office this past weekend, topping the chart with $36.4 million in ticket sales, and now the movie studio are hoping to capitalise on the flick's success with a follow-up.

Producer Jason Blum confirmed the news on Twitter, writing: ''The Purge 2 is in development @UniversalHorror #ThePurge (sic)''

'The Purge', which was produced on a modest $3 million budget, proved to be highly profitable in its opening weekend and fended off strong competition from big budget blockbusters such as 'Fast & Furious 6' and Will Smith's 'After Earth'.

The futuristic horror flick is set in the US, where, for one night a year, all crime - including murder - is legal. The film centres on Ethan Hawke's James Sandin and his wife Mary, played by 'Game of Thrones' actress Lena Headey, who try to protect their family from home invaders during the annual purge.

The low-budget film was produced by Universal, Blum's Blumhouse Productions and 'Transformers' director Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes company.

Blum is also known for producing recent horror success stories including the 'Paranormal Activity' franchise, 'Insidious' and 'Sinister', which also starred Hawke.

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5 weeks ago

Ewan McGregor Now Rumoured For Doctor Strange

Oct 14 2014 6:15pm CDT | Source: Empire Online

As Marvel seeks its Sorcerer SupremeWith Joaquin Phoenix dropping out of talks earlier this month, Marvel has resumed its search for someone to play Doctor Strange for director Scott Derrickson. According to Badass Digest, the company’s eye has fallen on Ewan McGregor, though nothing has been decided yet, so keep your giant neon rumour sign handy.According to the site’s source, McGregor has been doing research ( ...
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5 weeks ago

Ewan McGregor the new favourite to play Doctor Strange?

Oct 14 2014 6:07pm CDT | Source: Total Film

Another day, another Doctor Strange rumour, with Ewan McGregor the latest big name to be linked to the title role in the forthcoming Marvel project. Ever since Joaquin Phoenix dropped out of negotiations to play the titular sorcerer, the rumour mill has been abuzz with potential candidates to replace him, with Badass Digest mooting McGregor as the latest contender. According to the report, Marvel are “looking at” McGregor, with the actor thought to be doing his ...
Source: Total Film   Full article at: Total Film
 

 
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5 weeks ago

Rumor: Ewan McGregor Could Be DOCTOR STRANGE

Oct 14 2014 5:55pm CDT | Source: Collider

Ah, the casting saga of Doctor Strange continues.  I'm sure whoever director Scott Derrickson casts in the role will be great, but it's interesting to see the wide breadth of names being mentioned for the part.  Derrickson and Marvel had been dancing with Joaquin Phoenix for a while before he dropped out and a lot of the subsequent online fan casting has mentioned names like Keanu Reeves and Ethan Hawke. One of the names those fan casters haven't brought up is Ewan McGregor ...
Source: Collider   Full article at: Collider
 

 
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6 weeks ago

The New Avengers Are on the Way - But Who'll Play Them?

Oct 9 2014 9:10am CDT | Source: movie pilot

So.If you believe the rumors that are floating round, Marvel are planning on making some pretty major changes to everyone's favorite Superheroic Cinematic Universe.By, for instance, getting rid of most of the original Avengers lineup for Avengers 3... "Not cool, bro."...making a very different to what we're used to, Robert Downey Jr. starring, Marvel movie... "not featuring Hulk Science Bro?"...an ...
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7 weeks ago

Joaquin Phoenix will not be Marvel's DOCTOR STRANGE!!!

Oct 2 2014 4:46pm CDT | Source: aintitcool

A bummer of a news story as new reports have surfaced that Marvel is no longer in talks for the DOCTOR STRANGE role... Read the full article on AICN Hey Yo, Draven here. Well this is shitty, Deadline is now reporting that Joaquin Phoenix is definitely out as DOCTOR STRANGE. There were some rumors that he just wasn’t sure about acting in front of a green screen for a majority of the movie. I don’t know if he ultimately declined the role or if Marvel decided to m ...
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7 weeks ago

Joaquin Phoenix Won’t Be ‘Doctor Strange’

Oct 2 2014 1:45pm CDT | Source: slash film

Back to the drawing board. Marvel Studios has been working to sign a deal with Joaquin Phoenix to put the actor in costume as Doctor Strange, but those talks have now ended with no deal made. We first started to hear rumblings of that casting choice over the summer, and there was a point where it seemed like Marvel might even be able to announce Phoenix as Strange at Comic Con. But that never happened, and now months later the talks have ended. With Phoenix ...
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7 weeks ago

Superhero Bits: Batman v Superman, Ant-Man, Doctor Strange, Fantastic Four, Agents of SHIELD

Oct 1 2014 8:00pm CDT | Source: Slash Film

Where can you get that amazing Guardians of the Galaxy steel book? Does Ben Affleck know the origin of the Star Wars Episode VII/Batman v Superman rivalry? How is Fantastic Four different from other comic book films, according to Miles Teller? What did Hugh Jackman almost lose on the set of X-Men: Days of Future Past? Is the co-writer of Guardians of the Galaxy continuing with the franchise? Did Jon Stewart spoil the end of Batman v Superman? Who does James ...
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7 weeks ago

Superhero Bits: Batman v Superman, Ant-Man, Doctor Strange, Fantastic Four, Agents of SHIELD

Oct 1 2014 8:00pm CDT | Source: Slash Film

Where can you get that amazing Guardians of the Galaxy steel book? Does Ben Affleck know the origin of the Star Wars Episode VII/Batman v Superman rivalry? How is Fantastic Four different from other comic book films, according to Miles Teller? What did Hugh Jackman almost lose on the set of X-Men: Days of Future Past? Is the co-writer of Guardians of the Galaxy continuing with the franchise? Did Jon Stewart spoil the end of Batman v Superman? Who does James Marsden think ...
Source: Slash Film   Full article at: Slash Film
 

 
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7 weeks ago

Superhero Bits: Batman v Superman, Ant-Man, Doctor Strange, Fantastic Four, Agents of SHIELD

Oct 1 2014 8:00pm CDT | Source: Slash Film

Where can you get that amazing Guardians of the Galaxy steel book? Does Ben Affleck know the origin of the Star Wars Episode VII/Batman v Superman rivalry? How is Fantastic Four different from other comic book films, according to Miles Teller? What did Hugh Jackman almost lose on the set of X-Men: Days of Future Past? Is the co-writer of Guardians of the Galaxy continuing with the franchise? Did Jon Stewart spoil the end of Batman v Sup ...
Source: Slash Film   Full article at: Slash Film
 

 
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7 weeks ago

Superhero Bits: Batman v Superman, Ant-Man, Doctor Strange, Fantastic Four, Agents of SHIELD

Oct 1 2014 8:00pm CDT | Source: Slash Film

Where can you get that amazing Guardians of the Galaxy steel book? Does Ben Affleck know the origin of the Star Wars Episode VII/Batman v Superman rivalry? How is Fantastic Four different from other comic book films, according to Miles Teller? What did Hugh Jackman almost lose on the set of X-Men: Days of Future Past? Is the co-writer of Guardians of the Galaxy continuing with the franchise? Did Jon Stewart spoil the end of Batman v Supe ...
Source: Slash Film   Full article at: Slash Film
 

 

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