Movie News: Dwayne Johnson Teases 'Jungle Cruise'; Plus: 'Trainspotting 2' and 'The Lobster' Trailer

Movie News: Dwayne Johnson Teases 'Jungle Cruise'; Plus: 'Trainspotting 2' and 'The Lobster' Trailer

Sep 07, 2015

Jungle Cruise

Jungle Cruise: Recently we heard that Dwayne Johnson will be starring in a big-screen version of the Disney attraction Jungle Cruise, drawing inspiration from 1951's The African Queen, which was set during the first World War. Johnson has now met with writers John Requa and Glenn Ficarra (Focus), and clarifies that the movie will be set a bit later, in the 1920s, adding: "Our goal is to push the envelope in a smart, edgy, epically fun way." [Instagram via Collider]

 

Trainspotting

Trainspotting 2: About two years ago, we heard that a sequel to Danny Boyle's raucous Trainspotting was finally in the screenwriting process. Boyle now says a new script by John Hodge -- who adapted the original movie from Irvine Welsh's novel, and based the sequel on Welsh's sequel novel, Porno -- is "terrific," all the lead actors (Ewan McGregor, Jonny Lee Miller, Robert Carlyle, Ewen Bremner) want to do it, and that he wants to make it next. Scheduling may be a challenge, since both Miller and Carlyle are committed to different TV series. [Deadline]

 

Kate Hudson

Kung Fu Panda 3: Kate Hudson's voice will replace Rebel Wilson's voice in the upcoming animated adventure Kung Fu Panda 3. Reportedly, the production schedule became extended, conflicting with Wilson's availability. Hudson will voice a "crazy ribbon-dancing panda" who becomes obsessed with a panda named Po (voiced by Jack Black). Angelina Jolie, Seth Rogen, and Dustin Hoffman are reprising their roles, with Bryan Cranston and J.K. Simmons voicing new characters. The movie is set for release on January 29, 2016. [Heat Vision]

 

The Lobster

The Lobster Trailer: Colin Farrell stars in a very weird trailer for The Lobster. In search of a romantic partner, Farrell's character visits an institution which will transform him into an animal if he doesn't find love within 45 days. Talk about pressure! Rachel Weisz also stars; the movie is heading to theaters in the U.K. on October 16 and is expected in the U.S. later. [Movieclips]

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