Movie News: Simon Pegg Touted for Spielberg's 'Ready Player One'; Watch New 'Tarzan' Trailer

Movie News: Simon Pegg Touted for Spielberg's 'Ready Player One'; Watch New 'Tarzan' Trailer

Mar 18, 2016

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation

Ready Player One: Simon Pegg (above in Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation) is in negotiations to join the cast of Ready Player One, to be directed by Steven Spielberg. Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke and Ben Mendelsohn are already set to star in the adaptation of Ernest Cline's popular novel. If things work out, Pegg will portray Orgen Morrow, the cocreator of a virtual world known as Oasis. Production is slated to begin in June; the movie is scheduled for release on March 30, 2018. [Heat Vision]


Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice / The Fountainhead

The Fountainhead: Zack Snyder wants to bring Ayn Rand's The Fountainhead to the big screen. "I've always felt like The Fountainhead was such a thesis on the creative process and what it is to create something," he said. "Warner Bros. owns [Ayn Rand’s] script and I’ve just been working on that a little bit." Rand adapted her own novel for the 1949 movie version that starred Gary Cooper as a visionary architect. [THR]


The Little Prince

The Little Prince: Recently, Paramount quietly dropped their plans to release The Little Prince in theaters, but now Netflix has stepped up to offer an online home for the latest adaptation of Antoine de Saint-Exupery's classic book. The animated movie features the voice talents of Jeff Bridges, Rachel McAdams, Paul Rudd, Marion Cotillard, James Franco and Benicio del Toro. Netflix will make it available on their streaming service later this year. [The Hollywood Reporter]


The Legend of Tarzan

The Legend of Tarzan Trailer: A new trailer for The Legend of Tarzan focuses initially on an origin story before fast-forwarding to its primary story of love and conflict. Alexander Skarsgard and Margot Robbie star as Tarzan and Jane, respectively; Christoph Waltz and Samuel L. Jackson also star. The movie swings into theaters on July 1. [Movieclips]

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