Karl Urban has signed on to star in Disney's Pete's Dragon remake, replacing Michael C. Hall just weeks after he joined the cast earlier this month. No reason was given for Michael C. Hall's departure, or what character Karl Urban is now set to play. The actor joins a cast that already includes Oakes Fegley, Robert Redford, Bryce Dallas Howard, Wes Bentley and newcomer Oona Laurence.
The plot is based on Disney's 1977 live-action/animation hybrid of the same name, but the remake will discard all of the musical elements from the original. The story centers on young Pete (Oakes Fegley), who has been living in the woods with his massive pet dragon Elliot, after his parents died in a car accident. The remake is set in a logging village instead of a fishing town, with the logging company threatening to destroy the woods that Pete lives in.Read More
Ever since Tom Hardy dropped out of playing the Rick Flagg role in Warner Bros.' Suicide Squad, fans have been wondering who will replace the actor. We're getting closer and closer to the April production start date in Toronto, and still don't have an answer. Today, JoBlo reports that Karl Urban is the latest actor being sought to play Rick Flagg, after Jake Gyllenhaal passed on the role last week. There is another casting wrinkle, though, and with it comes some SPOILERS, so you may want to read on at your own risk!
A report from last week revealed that Rick Flagg is essentially an administrator who watches over Amanda Waller (Viola Davis) throughout most of the movie, until he is revealed as a villain, teaming up with his father, Rick Flagg Sr. This new report reveals that the studio is considering Ed Harris and Max Martini to play Rick Flagg Sr. and Jr. respectively. It was believed that Karl Urban was also being sought for a role in the studio's Aquaman, but that all reportedly depends on which script they end up using for this movie. Warner Bros. is also seeking the right actor to play Thinker, after Geoffrey Rush passed on the role, and the studio is also seeking another actor to play General Sam Lane, the father of Amy Adams' Lois Lane.Read More
The aftermath of the massive Sony hack not only revealed inside information about several of the studio's projects, but even a few that were being put together elsewhere. Last month, leaked documents revealed that Warner Bros. is eyeing Jeff Nichols (Mud) to direct their Aquaman movie, which has Jason Momoa attached to star. Today, a new report from Latino Review reveals that Jeff Nichols is still in the running to direct, but now Noam Murro (300: Rise of an Empire) has emerged as another directorial candidate, with Warner Bros. also eyeing Karl Urban for a supporting role that may be the villain.
Warner Bros. is reportedly waiting for Karl Urban to start and finish production on Star Trek 3 sometime this year, so they can lock him in to join the cast of Aquaman. The studio has set a July 27, 2018 release date for Aquaman, but it isn't known when they may actually start production. Karl Urban starred in the Warner Bros. Television-produced Almost Human, and he was a top contender to play Batman before Christian Bale won the role. It isn't known who exactly the villain may be in Aquaman, but some speculate it may be Ocean Master.Read More
Open Road Films is excited to present the first official trailer, poster and a motion poster for the new psychological thriller The Loft! Starring Karl Urban, James Marsden, Wentworth Miller, Eric Stonestreet, Matthias Schoenaerts, Isabel Lucas, Rachael Taylor and Rhona Mitra, this sexy suspense drama follows a group of five married men who share a secret penthouse, where they can indulge in their deepest fantasies. But the fantasy soon becomes a nightmare when they discover the dead body of an unknown woman in the loft.
The Loft is a place where this close knit group of friends can carry out hidden affairs. But things take a turn for the worst when they discover someone has been killed in their secret hiding place, and they soon realize one of the group must be involved. Paranoia seizes them as everyone begins to suspect one another. Friendships are tested, loyalties are questioned and marriages crumble as the group is consumed by fear, suspicion and murder in this relentless tale.Read More
With production on the highly-anticipated Star Trek 3 scheduled to begin within the next six months, two of the sequel's stars expressed their confidence that this will be the best movie yet.
Hopefully we'll get new insight into the sequel's story as we get closer to production starting, but what do you think about these new comments? Chime in with your thoughts below.Read More
When it was released back in 2012, Dredd 3D did not have a great showing at the box office, taking in an abysmal $13.4 million domestically and $22.2 million in international markets for a worldwide total of $35.6 million. Despite these numbers, the comic book adaptation starring Karl Urban as Judge Dredd was well-received by critics and fans alike, many of whom have been clamoring for a sequel. During a recent press conference in Germany, Karl Urban revealed that a follow-up may actually happen.
The actor said that "conversations" are currently ongoing between Lionsgate and screenwriter Alex Garland. While he agreed that the box office performance was poor, he added that the studio has taken note that the movie has found an audience on Blu-ray and DVD.Read More