Mark Wahlberg Talks 'Ted 2'; Dwayne Johnson's 'Hercules' Set for August Release
On Thursday, Mark Wahlberg made Ted fans very happy. While promoting his new film, Broken City, the actor gave an update on the sequel to his hit 2012 comedy. Oscar host and Ted director Seth MacFarlane is currently writing the script for Ted 2, Wahlberg has signed his deal to reprise his role and the actor will next be seen presenting an award at this year’s Oscars alongside the foul-mouthed, pot-smoking teddy bear. [Vulture]
Everything Brett Ratner touches turns to, well, a Brett Ratner movie. But we have high hopes for his Hercules movie starring Dwayne Johnson. Paramount will release the film, based on the graphic novel by Steve Moore, on August 8, 2014. [Deadline]Liam Neeson has become a permanent action-movie fixture of late, and he shows no signs of stopping.
On Thursday, it was announced that the Taken 2 star has officially signed on for the lead role in Run All Night. Neeson will play an aging hitman who goes on the run with his young boy after taking down his former boss. Jaume Collet-Serra, the director of Neeson’s upcoming thriller, Non-Stop, is in talks to helm the project. [Deadline]
Actor-director Mark Duplass had a crazy good 2012, with strong turns in the much-talked about Safety Not Guaranteed and Zero Dark Thirty. Now, Duplass’ 2013 is off to a good start with Blumhouse Production’s acquisition of his new film, Peachfuzz. The found-footage horror film, which centers on an average guy responding to a CraigsList ad and getting more than he bargained for, is one of the first major deals to come out of this year’s Sundance. [Collider]
Hollywood’s latest attempt to resuscitate the Terminator franchise has found two new writers. Laeta Kalogridis (Shutter Island) and Patrick Lussier (Drive Angry) have, for better or worse, been hired to write a new script for Annapurna and Skydance Productions. The last time a new Terminator was in the works, Fast Five director Justin Lin and Arnold Schwarzenegger were attached. No word yet if Arnie will reprise his iconic role for this newest incarnation, but chances are good he’ll be back (see what we did thar?) [Deadline]
Are you more excited for a new Terminator movie or for Ted 2? That’s your cue to comment below. And speaking of Wahlberg, watch the trailer for Broken City on Celebuzz!