Movie News: Lawrence Kasdan Teases the End of His 'Star Wars' Run; Watch New 'Ride Along 2' Trailer

Movie News: Lawrence Kasdan Teases the End of His 'Star Wars' Run; Watch New 'Ride Along 2' Trailer

Nov 11, 2015

The Empire Strikes Back

Star Wars: The Force Awakens: Filmmaker Lawrence Kasdan, who has writing credits on three Star Wars movies so far with plans for one more, says in a new interview: "I have now made four Star Wars movies. That's more than enough." Kasdan co-wrote The Empire Strikes Back (above, far right) and Return of the Jedi, as well as The Force Awakens, adding producing duties for the latter, and is also set to co-write and produce the untitled Han Solo spinoff movie with his son Jon Kasdan. [Heat Vision]



The Gone World: Now that director Neill Blomkamp's plans for another Alien movie are on hold, he's available for other projects, and it looks like he's lined up another sci-fi thriller. He's in talks to write and direct The Gone World, based on an upcoming novel by Thomas Sweterlitsch, described as "a sci-fi time travel procedural." [Deadline]


Gina Rodriguez

Annihilation: Gina Rodriguez, who has broken out big-time as the star of hit TV show Jane the Virgin, is now contemplating a more celestial role. She is in talks to join Natalie Portman in the sci-fi action movie Annihilation, based on an award-winning novel by Jeff VanderMeer; it follows four women on a dangerous mission "where the laws of nature don't apply." Frances McDormand is under consideration for another lead role; Alex Garland (Ex-Machina) will direct. [The Wrap]


Ride Along 2

Ride Along 2 Trailer: Kevin Hart and Ice Cube reprise their roles in the upcoming sequel Ride Along 2, and a new trailer shares some of their new hijinks while on temporary assignment in Miami. Ken Jeong and Olivia Munn also star; the movie heads to theaters on January 15. [Movieclips]

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