Last week, we traveled to Las Vegas to sit down with the Wolfpack to talk "The Hangover" for one last time before the trilogy ends next week. We'll have more about that movie closer to the release date, but we took some time out of our interview to ask a few questions about Bradley Cooper's and Ed Helms' upcoming projects.
A few weeks ago, Steven Spielberg signed on to direct Cooper in an adaptation of "American Sniper," the tragic true story of Chris Kyle, whose memoir the actor's production company optioned. Cooper shared his reaction to attracting such a legendary director.
"I mean, it's insane. It's a book I read and one my production company optioned," Cooper said. "This guy, Jason Dean Hall, wrote a version of the script. [Spielberg] read it last week or two weeks ago."
The news unfortunately caught Zach Galifianakis by surprise. "Wait, wait, wait. You're doing a Steven Spielberg movie?" he asked before storming off.
Once the room had cooled down, Helms offered a quick update on his delayed "Vacation" reboot. "Yeah, we're waiting. Spielberg's going to direct that too," he said, and Galifianakis left again.
Getting back to the truth, Helms confirmed that the delay had to do with a disagreement about the appropriate rating for the movie, PG-13 versus R. "There was some dispute on what tone the movie should take, and I'm always on the side of whatever's funniest," he said. "Really, it came down to a question of, does America want to see Ed Helms naked?"
"And that answers is unequivocally, 'Oh, yeah,' " Cooper added.
Helms remains hopeful that what he calls "business considerations" will get sorted out. "There's a business behind this business. Sometimes it gets in the way of the creative process or delays the creative process. That's kind of where we're at," he said. "I hope, I really hope that it gets worked out because I love, love this 'Vacation' movie, and I can't wait to do it."
"The Hangover Part III" opens on May 23.
By Tara Fowler
After years of waiting, "Star Trek Into Darkness" has finally hit theaters. The original gang's all there, along with a shady new villain played by Benedict Cumberbatch. Is this baddie, as is claimed, a generic nobody named John Harrison? Or is he really a certain somebody whose name rhymes with swan? Who can say? But since Cumberbatch the actor will be literally everywhere this year ("August: Osage County," "The Fifth Estate," "The Hobbit - The Desolation of Smaug" (and look! There he is outside my window), we've put together six fun facts you may not have known about the "Sherlock" star. Go boldly where no man has gone before and read on!
1) He was kidnapped and held at gunpoint in South Africa: And he actually talked his way out of it, much like his television counterpart Sherlock Holmes would have. "I argued my way out," he told the Daily Mail. "I said, 'If you leave me in here, it's not the lack of air, it's the small space. There's a problem with my heart and my brain.' I just tried to explain to them: 'I will die, possibly have a fit, and it will be a problem for you. I will be a dead Englishman in your car. Not good.'"
2) He can do a mean Alan Rickman impersonation: By which, we obviously mean excellent. His David Tennant is not bad either. Check out the video below:
3) He's quite the smarty pants, but like all intelligent men, he has his vices: "I did sort of blow my GCSEs out of the water," he told Metro recently. "I couldn't believe it and neither could my teachers. And then there was a lot of pressure on me to achieve an Oxbridge level of brilliance at A-levels. But then adolescence came late and I discovered girls, pot and all sorts of other things, so I got a bit lazy."
4) If he hadn't become an actor, he would have been a neurosurgeon: "I'd have liked to have been a neurosurgeon—I'm thinking that because of the character in "Saturday" [by Ian McEwan, one of Cumberbatch's favorite authors]," he told What's On Stage in 2005. "It would have been nice to have done something useful, responsible, that required a mind-blowing skill, where something really important hangs in the balance."
5) His mother wanted him to change his name when he became an actor: "It sounds like a fart in a bath, doesn't it?" he's said of his strange moniker. "What a fluffy old name. I can never say it on a Monday morning. When I became an actor, mom wasn't keen on me keeping it."
6) He finds the fact that he's a sex symbol "hysterically funny": "I hate the fact that I'm a sex symbol," he joked to the Radio Times. "God damn my beauty and success. No, I find it hysterically funny, I really do. It's a giggle. I wield it with a massive smile." Wield it however you like, Cumberbatch, so long as you keep wielding it.
Will you check out Star Trek Into Darkness this weekend?
There are 26 letters in the English alphabet, but there are going to be two movies about "The ABCs of Death." A sequel to the creepy anthology is on the way, and filmmakers are promising a leaner and meaner set of horrors. You remember how this works: each director creates a short based on a theme related to a letter of the alphabet, and of course, death. Alex de la Iglesia ("The Last Circus"), Rodney Ascher ("Room 237"), and Academy Award-nominated animator Bill Plympton have already signed on to direct, plus there will be another competition to find the 26th filmmaker. The sequel is planned for a 2014 release, so you have plenty of time to break out your camera and get to work.
We're Officially Getting a 'Gremlins' Reboot
We brought you news earlier in the year about a potential reboot of Joe Dante's horror classic "Gremlins," and it looks like midnight is approaching faster than we thought. Warner Bros. is moving ahead with their remake of the 1984 film about a boy who receives an adorable, exotic pet for Christmas, but quickly finds out that the breed transforms into a destructive creature if not fed and cared for strictly by the rules. "Dark Shadows" and "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" writer Seth Grahame-Smith will be co-producing the project, and the studio is currently searching for a director. Does this remake stand a chance for success, or will it become a total CG monstrosity?
'From Dusk Till Dawn' Will Become a Robert Rodriguez TV Series
The vampires of Robert Rodriguez's From "Dusk till Dawn" will live on in a television adaptation. The director is getting his own TV network, El Ray, and his 1996 cult flick—starring and written by Quentin Tarantino— is one of two shows ready for the small-screen treatment. We'd love to see Salma Hayek perform her sexy snake dance again or George Clooney, Tarantino, and Juliette Lewis destroying vamps once more, but the chances of that happening are less than zero. The good news is that Rodriguez is still involved and will surely give the fans what they want: sex, gore, and action. Are you excited to see what the filmmaker can get away with on network TV?
"Saw II" Director to Enter the World of Devil-Worshiping Cult
"Saw II," "Repo! the Genetic Opera," and "The Devil's Carnival" filmmaker Darren Lynn Bousman will be directing the horror-thriller "Sacrilege." When a family reunites with their kidnapped and brainwashed son after three years apart, their lives are turned upside down when they realize the boy's time with a devil-worshiping cult has created a monster. No cast has been announced yet. Bousman called the script one of the most "intense and macabre" he's ever read, which is a big deal considering this is the same guy who directed three "Saw" movies.
By Joel Hanek
If you still need more proof that Benedict Cumberbatch is one of the most charming men on the planet, look no further than the latest edition of MTV After Hours.
Catching up with the "Star Trek Into Darkness" baddie on the red carpet, MTV News correspondent Josh Horowitz put Benedict to the task by administering the unofficial citizenship test for celebrities traversing the Atlantic: AMERICAN TALK. (For the uninitiated, you can check out previous installments with Emma Watson and Daniel Radcliffe here and here.
To find out what Benedict Cumberbatch's would-be porn name, his favorite fast-food items, and whether or not he ditches the Union Jack for the Stars & Stripes, check out the video above!
"Star Trek Into Darkness" opens in US theaters today.
Last night on "Jimmy Kimmel Live, J.J. Abrams admitted that he and Michael Arndt have hit a bit of a wall while writing "Star Wars: Episode VII." The revelation of writer's block led Jimmy to suggest that Abrams listen to some helpful members of the audience that had ideas for what should be included in the next "Star Wars."
The general consensus was that Chewbacca and Princess Leia need to get it on, and if they aren't getting it on, the movie should only consist of Lando making sweet love in the galaxy.
The suggestions, of course, came from fanboys planted in the audience, Billy Dee Williams, and a red-faced William Shatner. Here's to hoping that Abrams actually listens to the fans and gives them what they want.
Watch the clip after the jump!
"Star Trek Into Darkness" opens in theaters today, May 16.
The "Fast & Furious 6" crew sat down with MTV News last night for an MTV First, complete with a 30-minute interview and an exclusive clip. If you weren't able to catch the goodness of MTV and MTV.com, it's your lucky day. The entire show and clip are available on demand right now.
In the never-before-seen clip from the six movie of the "Fast & Furious" franchise, we see Ludacris, reprising his role from earlier in the series, acting ask a scout for the team's latest operation.
Things are going smoothly until a cable is strung across oncoming traffic, laying waste to two approaching vehicles, but revealing the nasty surprise hidden inside. It's a tank.
"Fast & Furious 6" opens in theaters on May 24.
Here's a great way to start off your Thursday. The first NSFW trailer for "V/H/S/2," the sequel to the found footage anthology that scared the crap out of us last year, just dropped over at Yahoo! Movies. What the preview emphasizes—aside from how freaking scary this thing looks—is the serious talent they've lined up to direct segments for the second go around.
For the sequel, you'll see found footage short films from the directors of "The Raid: Redemption," upcoming horror flick "You're Next," "Hobo With a Shotgun," and "The Blair Witch Project."
The consensus coming out of Sundance this year was that "V/H/S/2," then called "S-V/H/S," is much scarier than its predecessor and uses the found footage format to greater effect.
We'll find out when "V/H/S/2" hits VOD on June 6 and theaters on July 12.
Six films into any film series, the premise of the movies is going to seem a little stale. Even with a franchise as fun as "Fast & Furious," you can't help but start to think, "Cars? What else you got?"
The answer: How about a tank?
As a part of "MTV First: Fast & Furious 6," we are debuting an exclusive look at the upcoming film, and we're throwing in a 30-minute interview with Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Jordana Brewster, and Michelle Rodriguez for good measure.
All of the action starts at 7:56 p.m. ET on MTV and continues right here for the interview portion immediately after the clip!
Sorry if you're just hearing this for the first time, but Hollywood is out of ideas. Therefore, "Angry Birds: The Movie." The outrageously popular mobile game is becoming an animated movie, set for release in 2016. Let's sit back and see if it's still as popular then.
Also, Tony Stark is Justin Timberlake is Iron Man in today's Dailies!
» "Angry Birds" movie coming at you. [Screen Crush]
» Tony Stark channels JT in "Suits That Fly." [io9]
» Clip from "Before Midnight" [The Playlist]
» Cool fan-made "Star Trek Into Darkness" poster [/Film]
Welcome to the Dailies, where the MTV Movies team runs down all the film and television news, odds and ends that are fit to print! From awesome fan art to obscure casting news, this is your place to feast on all the movie leftovers you didn't know you were hungry for.
"Texas Chainsaw 3D" hit Blu-ray, DVD, and digital download this week, so we hopped on the phone with the movie's deadly heroine, Alexandra Daddario, about how she looks back on her run-in with Leatherface, whether her own movie can actually scare her, and what it's like to go crazy on screen.
Check out our full interview with Alexandra Daddario after the jump!
How has it been looking back on "Texas Chainsaw 3D"?
It's great. I had a really fun time shooting it, so it's sort of cool every time I do a movie, it's like a documentation. You remember where you were doing each scenes. "Oh my god, it was so hot that day." It's kind of cool to see a movie that you haven't seen in a long time and reflect on that stuff.
Were you able to participate in any of the Blu-ray commentaries?
I did not actually. I would have loved to have, but nobody mentioned it to me. I know that there are commentaries by Dan Yeager and the director. Dan Yeager plays Leatherface. I haven't listened to them yet, but I'm looking forward to hearing them and hearing what they have to say. It would have been cool to do a commentary. I have a lot to say. Maybe we'll have to re-release the DVD with my commentary.
Can a movie you starred in scare you at all?
I definitely am able to be scared by things. When we watch the movie, they had a screening before it came out for some of the cast and agents and people like that. We were all jumping out of our seats and screaming. I'm really easily affected by horror films. I have pretty strong reactions to them. This was exception. There are moments when you jump out of your seat. There are things you don't expect. Even in your mind, it could be very different the way something is shot and the way it ends up. There were definitely surprises.
To that effect, is it odd seeing yourself stab someone with a pitch fork?
Yeah, it's odd seeing yourself on screen at all. Seeing yourself say these crazy things, you don't see yourself like that. So that's interesting.
When did you find out about your character's big twist?
I think I was pretty aware of that twist from the beginning. I knew where the story was going. I really like that. It's cool to be a female character who gets to be really strong and tough. She has this awakening where she becomes a different kind of person. Also, to be an actress and act crazy is really fun for me, to be able to be acting like you'd never be able to act in your real life and scream and freak out. It's an interesting test for an actor.
"Texas Chainsaw 3D" is now available on Blu-ray, DVD, and for Digital Download.
After scripting the biggest hit of 2013, "Iron Man 3," it's no surprise that screenwriter Drew Pearce has moved on to a similarly big project. It's being reported that Pearce has signed on to pen the screenplay for the upcoming "Mission: Impossible" sequel "Mi5."
The Hollywood Reporter has the news, confirming that Paramount Pictures has hired Pearce to write the script. Tom Cruise is expected to both produce and star in the film once he's done with his next feature, "The Man From U.N.C.L.E."
By the time Cruise is done with Guy Ritchie's "U.N.C.L.E.," "Mi5" should be ready for a fall filming start date. Story details of the next "Mission: Impossible" movie are being kept a secret, and it's unclear of Jeremy Renner will be reprising his role as William Brandt. Christopher McQuarrie is still in discussions to the direct the film, though he hasn't been locked down yet.
"We've been talking about it, yes," McQuarrie recently told MTV News. "We're figuring it out right now. I'm looking at pictures from all over the world and just deciding what invites action."
In addition to "Mission: Impossible 5," Pearce is also said to be working on an original spec script that will be his directorial debut. He also helped develop "Pacific Rim" and is said to be attached to write "Sherlock Holmes 3."
Do you think Pearce is a good choice for "Mission: Impossible 5"? Tell us in the comments section below or on Twitter!
A short teaser for "Riddick," the third film staring Vin Diesel as the night vision badass from title, debuted earlier this year, but now the very first trailer has premiered on YouTube.
The trailer clues us in on the story this time around. A group of bounty hunters have shown up to collect Riddick's head, but he doesn't like that. The tone seems closer to "Pitch Black," especially when it comes to the host of monsters that show up in the trailer.
Read the official synopsis after the jump!
In the film, the infamous Riddick has been left for dead on a sun-scorched planet that appears to be lifeless. Soon, however, he finds himself fighting for survival against alien predators more lethal than any human he's encountered. The only way off is for Riddick to activate an emergency beacon and alert mercenaries who rapidly descend to the planet in search of their bounty.
The first ship to arrive carries a new breed of merc, more lethal and violent, while the second is captained by a man whose pursuit of Riddick is more personal. With time running out and a storm on the horizon that no one could survive, his hunters won't leave the planet without Riddick's head as their trophy.
"Riddick" opens in theaters on September 6.
Chris Pine and Jake Gyllenhaal could soon be headed "Into The Woods." Rob Marshall has long been developing an adaptation of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's classic musical for a while now, and it seems like he's coming ever closer to finalizing his cast.
The Hollywood Reporter says that Gyllenhaal and Pine are in talks to play two key roles in the upcoming feature film. The site's sources say the two men would portray Rapunzel's Prince and Cinderella's Prince, two brothers who are concerned as much with themselves as they are with their significant others. They also get to sing the hilarious song "Agony," so that's something to look forward to if Pine and Gyllenhaal do take the roles.
Marshall has already found two actors to join the project. Meryl Streep will play the Witch while Johnny Depp will play "Into The Woods'" version of the big bad wolf. It seems as though this movie could end up having Marshall's most A-list cast for a musical yet, as he also is the man responsible for bringing "Chicago" and "Nine" to the big screen. Marshall previously directed "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides," which explains the Depp connection.
The cast should be squared away in the next few months, as THR reports that Marshall is planning a fall filming start date. According to the site, "Into The Woods" should continue to attract more big name stars. So far a release date has not been announced.
Would you like to see Pine and Gyllenhaal star as the two princes? Tell us in the comments section below or on Twitter!
One of the highlights of the new "Star Trek" films has been Zachary Quinto's performance as Spock, despite having to follow the incomparable Leonard Nemoy. Quinto understands how to play the character both seriously and for laughs in a way that is unexpected and, frankly, delightful.
During "MTV First: Star Trek Into Darkness," MTV News' Josh Horowitz put a challenge to Quinto, to see if he could turn any phrase, no matter how un-Spock-like, into something that sounds like the most famous Vulcan.
Well, Quinto took on the challenge with great enthusiasm and managed to turn some ridiculous sentences into classy Spock talk. Check it out in the video above!
Have you ever wondered what you would look like suiting up in the good ol' white and black of an Imperial Stomtrooper? Short of the buying your own suit—the going rate is between $500 and $700 on eBay—or an above average Photoshop job, there are few ways to get that authentic Stormtrooper feeling.
But now (via io9), you have a chance to create a Stormtrooper action figure with your very own face. At Disney's Hollywood Studios in Orlando, Florida for a limited time, you can purchase a 3-D printed Stormtrooper action figure modeled off of a scan of your face. The figure will cost you $100 and about 10 minutes of your time to complete the 3-D face scan. (No matter how excited you might be, try not to smile too much. Stormtroopers have to be serious.)
The offer only lasts for a limited time. You'll have to get to Hollywood Studios during "Star Wars" Weekends 2013, which are the weekends of May 17, May 24, May 31, and June 7.
The viral campaign for the new season of "Arrested Development" is picking up steam, and today Ron Howard tweeted out the sweetest morsel yet. Tobias Fünke has created a series of green screen videos for an internet audition tape.
According to the doctor-actor, these audition videos will give directors like James Cameron the opportunity to see him, like his acting, and simply insert Tobias anywhere that he pleases.
Check out the audition reel after the jump!
Be sure to check out his official site, where Tobias also shows off a few different characters like an action hero and a cowboy, so that he can be inserted in a wide variety of places. There's also an ad on the site for a juice company that Tobias did an ad for. ManGo juice is "like having a Mango in your mouth."
The new season of "Arrested Development" premieres all at once on Netflix on May 26.