Are You Ready for Tyler Perry, Action Hero? How About An Animated ‘Popeye’ in 3D?

Are You Ready for Tyler Perry, Action Hero? How About An Animated ‘Popeye’ in 3D?

Jun 26, 2012

Popeye

Spinach, Please: Unfairly maligned at the time of its release, Robert Altman’s Popeye, starring Robin Williams (above) as the comic-strip character, has developed a small band of defenders over the past 30 years. Will a new animated version of Popeye in 3D inspire similar devotion? Gendy Tartakovsky (the upcoming Hotel Transylvania, Star Wars: Clone Wars, Samurai Jack) has now taken on the directorial reins, but who will voice Popeye, Olive Oyl, and Bluto? [Showblitz]

Lady in Charge: In the White House-themed thriller competition, Antoine Fuqua’s Olympus Has Fallen (AKA White House Taken) will begin filming before Roland Emmerich’s White House Down (with Channing Tatum set, and possibly Jamie Foxx as the President). Angela Bassett has now joined Olympus; she’ll play the director of the U.S. Secret Service, in charge of agent Gerard Butler, and reporting to Aaron Eckhart as the President. We were hoping Ms. Bassett would be the First Lady, but as long as she’s in charge of something, we’re good. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Chucky’s Back: Fans of 1988 horror fave Child's Play and/or its subsequent sequels have reasons to rejoice with the news that a new sequel, Curse of Chucky, will begin filming in September under the direction of the evil talking doll’s creator, Don Mancini. Fewer laughs and more scares are promised. Sadly, it looks like it will go direct to home video rather than get a theatrical release; we guess bloody-minded Chucky just isn’t as adorable to today’s kids as, say, a foul-mouthed talking bear named Ted. [Moviehole via Film School Rejects]

Don't Cross Him: Based on the 12th novel in a series by James Patterson, Alex Cross stars Tyler Perry as a homicide detective on the trail of a vicious serial killer, played by Matthew Fox. In the first trailer, we get a good look at Tyler Perry, action hero. Do you want to see more? [Amazon via Coming Soon]

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