Movie News: Ryan Reynolds May Reteam with 'Deadpool' Writers for 'Life,' Watch Idris Elba in Action-Packed 'Bastille Day' Trailer

Movie News: Ryan Reynolds May Reteam with 'Deadpool' Writers for 'Life,' Watch Idris Elba in Action-Packed 'Bastille Day' Trailer

Feb 17, 2016

Deadpool

Life: Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool, above) is in talks to star in Life, described as a sci-fi movie that "involves intelligence and alien life on Mars." He would join Rebecca Ferguson (Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation), who is set for a leading role. Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese, who adapted Deadpool for the big screen, wrote the original screenplay. Daniel Espinosa will direct; he previously worked with Reynolds on the 2012 thriller Safe House. [THR]

 

Adam McKay / Ant-Man

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Filmmaker Adam McKay (The Big Short), who collaborated with Paul Rudd to write a new version of the Ant-Man script before production began in 2014, was not mentioned when it was announced that Rudd would be writing the screenplay for the sequel, Ant-Man and the Wasp, with Andrew Barrer and Gabriel Ferrari. Now McKay says he has been talking with Marvel and will "definitely be involved," though he doesn't know "if it's gonna be right from page one." [Nerdist]

 

Good Times

The Original Good Times Cast Movie: Set in a Chicago housing project, the television sitcom Good Times followed the adventures of a loving family as they dealt with poverty and other common social issues; the series proved to be popular and ran for six seasons in the 1970s. Now the surviving cast members are raising funds to make their own movie, The Original Good Times Cast Movie, which will pick up with where the characters are now. [Kickstarter via Deadline]

 

Bastille Day

Bastille Day Trailer: Idris Elba chases terrorists in Paris in the upcoming thriller Bastille Day. An international trailer showcases the terrific action scenes; Richard Madden and Kelly Reilly also star; the movie is heading to theaters later this year. [Movieclips]

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