Movie News: New, Suggestive 'Dark Tower' Photo; Dwayne Johnson Talks 'Jumanji'

Movie News: New, Suggestive 'Dark Tower' Photo; Dwayne Johnson Talks 'Jumanji'

Aug 22, 2016

The Dark Tower

The Dark Tower: Author Stephen King and young actor Tim Taylor both shared the latest image from The Dark Tower on social media. Taylor plays Jake Chambers, who accompanies gunslinger Roland Deschain (Idris Elba) on a journey to stop villains from destroying the universe. Matthew McConaughey, Abbey Lee and Jackie Earle Haley also star. The movie, drawn from King's series of books, is due for release on February 17, 2017. [ScreenCrush]

The Dark Tower

 

Central Intelligence

Jumanji: Dwayne Johnson, who will soon be starting production with Kevin Hart and Jack Black on a new version of family adventure Jumanji, now says: "For the record we are NOT making a reboot, but rather a continuation of the awesome Jumanji story." Johnson previously described it as a "reimagining of the story," based on a book by Chris Van Allsburg, who also wrote Zathura, a sequel that was subsequently made into a film. [Instagram]

 

Cops

Cops: The long-running reality television show Cops (above) is heading to the big screen. Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland, Gangster Squad) is attached to direct. The series was launched in 1989 and is still on the air. The movie version will aim to be an "edgy narrative feature with a buddy comedy bent," similar to Lethal Weapon. Cameron Fay has been tapped to write the script. [Deadline]

 

Snowden

Snowden Clip: Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Shailene Woodley are featured in a charming new clip from Oliver Stone's Snowden, following conservative computer professional Edward Snowden and his liberal friend Lindsay Mills as they lightly debate serious issues while walking in Washington, D.C. The movie will open on September 16. [Movieclips]

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