The Monday roundup is your handy little guide to everything movie related. Including the best of the weekend’s news, what’s new on DVD & Blu-Ray & what you can look forward to at the cinema this week.
- Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues is set to be re-released at cinemas this week for a one week run. The film will be titled Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues….Continued, yes I know sounds silly doesn’t it! The idea for the re-release came about when director Adam McKay announced that they had enough edited footage to create a whole other movie; “When my editor told me we had a whole different version of the movie that was more than two hours long with nearly 800 new jokes, I was shocked. But when Paramount said they were actually going to put it in theatres, I did a 1950s spit take. If you’re a hardcore Anchorman fan, go see this. If you’re not, stay very far away.” I’m not sure how much this will work, but like it or not Ron Burgundy doesn’t appear to be going away just yet.
- Unsurprisingly, The Lego Movie has taken enough money to warrant a sequel. Not only that but the next film in the series already has a release date of May 26th 2017, yes you have just over three years to wait before some little yellow bricks make us all laugh again.
- The Veronica Mars movie is due to be released everywhere on March 14th. The film was a result of a KickStarter campaign, and will be released at the cinema as well as VOD & digital download all on the same day.
- The upcoming book based upon the 1990’s rivalry between video game giants Nintendo & Sega, Console Wars, is already being set for the movie treatment. Sony Pictures will develop the movie while Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg will adapt & possibly direct the feature. The book centres around Nintendo’s dominance of the market until a small company known as Sega came along and tried to take them on.
- The upcoming Fantastic Four reboot at Fox has finally settled on its superhero cast. Miles Teller has landed the role of Reed Richards (Mr. Fantastic) while Kate Mara & Michael B. Jordan have landed the roles of sibling pair Sue Storm (The Invisible Woman) and Johnny Storm (The Human Torch), while Jamie Bell will play Ben Grimm (The Thing).
- The Lego Movie has maintained the number 1 spot at the US box office with another $31.4 million in the bank, which takes its domestic haul to $183 million. New entries 3 Days To Kill & Pompeii took 2nd & 3rd respectively after earning $12.3 million & $10 million. The Robocop remake came in 4th after taking another $9.4 million on its second week of release, taking its total to $43.6 million, the film has however fared better abroad with $100 million taken overseas. The Monuments Men completes this weeks top 5 with another $8.1 million in the bank.
DVD/Blu-Ray Picks Of The Week
I had to check and recheck the release calendar I normally use to see what is being released on DVD each week, as it seemed that nothing much of note was being released this week. I knew Thor: The Dark World was getting its home video release, but other than a re-release of Serpico on Blu-Ray nothing caught my eye, until I noticed Safety Not Guaranteed. Safety Not Guaranteed is a brilliant indie sci-fi film that I reviewed last year, you can find that review here, & is a film that truly deserves your attention.
Video Of The Day
Let’s put this down to a slow day film news, as I share with you the trailer for the previously mentioned Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues….Continued. Enjoy.