Movie News: 'This Is the End' Sequel Talk; 'Knight Rider' Movie Moving Forward; Mystery 'X-Men' Role Cast

Movie News: 'This Is the End' Sequel Talk; 'Knight Rider' Movie Moving Forward; Mystery 'X-Men' Role Cast

Jun 26, 2013

This is the End

This Is the End 2: If you've seen the apocalyptic meta comedy This Is the End, which stars Seth Rogen, James Franco, Jonah Hill, Jay Baruchel and Danny McBride (and others) as themselves, you might wonder how the movie could possibly spawn a sequel. But codirector and cowriter Evan Goldberg says there's "a good chance" for another installment, though his filmmaking partner Rogen is not so sure. Is Goldberg joking, or is this a serious possibility? Here's how our own Erik Davis thinks the sequel should play out. As of now, the movie is a modest hit ($60 million in the U.S.), so we'll see what happens. [Screen Daily]

Knight Rider: A big-screen version of 1980s TV series Knight Rider is moving forward. Brad Copeland has been hired to write a script; he's a veteran comedy writer (Arrested Development, Wild Hogs), which probably tells us all we need to know about the approach being taken to the material. The TV show starred David Hasselhoff as a crime fighter and featured the voice of William Daniels as the talking car known as KITT. The Weinstein Co. is developing the project. [Los Angeles Times]

X-Men: Days of Future Past: One more actor has been added to the cast of X-Men: Days of Future Past, but it's not known which role he will be playing. Josh Helman, who recently completed shooting Mad Max: Fury Road, (which also featured X-Men actor Nicholas Hoult) is expected to be on set for several weeks. The superhero saga will open in theaters on May 23, 2014. [The Wrap]  

One Direction: This Is Us Trailer: Director Morgan Spurlock, who came to prominence with his advocacy documentary Super Size Me in 2004, has now made a film about a popular British boy band (?!). The new trailer for One Direction: This Is Us looks somewhat anonymous, but it's likely that the movie will satisfy the group's many young, rabid fans worldwide. It dances into theaters on August 30. [MovieClips]

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