Here is your MHM Movie News Flash for April 5, 2016 courtesy the MHM Ticker.
Speedy Gonzales Movie Gets New Voice
Deadline is reporting that Mexican filmmaker/actor Eugenio Derbez will be belting out, “¡Ándale! ¡Ándale! ¡Arriba! ¡Arriba! ¡Epa! ¡Epa! ¡Epa! Yeehaw!” when he voices Speedy Gonzales in the Warner Bros. film tentatively titled ‘Speedy.’ The script is still being written, but it’s being described as a heist caper. We hope Speedy doesn’t steal Donald Trump’s “family jewels.” We hear they are quite large.
Dave Bautista joins cast of ‘Blade Runner’ Sequel
Dave Bautista has joined the cast of the ‘Blade Runner’ sequel starring Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling, and Robin Wright. Although nothing is known of his role at this point, we are going to take a wild guess that he will play a Combat/Loader replicant like Leon from the original movie. The as-yet titled film comes to the big screen on Jan. 12, 2018.
Three Stars of the 2011 Drama ‘Young Adult’ Look to Film Another Movie Together
The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Charlize Theron, Diablo Cody and Jason Reitman are are looking to team up in another movie. This script possibly centers around motherhood, but it currently no financing to film it.
‘Blood Father’ Official International Trailer #1
‘Blood Father’ is about an ex-con (not related to Mad Max or Martin Riggs) who reunites with his estranged 16-year-old daughter to protect her from drug dealers who are trying to kill her. The film is directed by Jean-François Richet, and stars Mel Gibson, William H. Macy, and Elisabeth Röhm. It’s set for release sometime around August 2016.
New BluRay Releases for April 05, 2016
Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens (2015) – Buy on Amazon.com
Journey to the Seventh Planet (1962) – Buy on Amazon.com
Death Walks Twice: Two Films By Luciano Ercoli (1971/1972) – Buy on Amazon.com
The Gallant Hours (1960) – Buy on Amazon.com
Your Vice Is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key (1972) – Buy on Amazon.com
Prefontaine (1997) – Buy on Amazon.com
The Purple Plain (1954) – Buy on Amazon.com
Celebrity Birthdays for April 5, 2016
Roger Corman, 90
Jane Asher, 69
Christopher Reid, 52
Hayley Atwell, 34
Lily James, 27
Erik Bauersfeld, the veteran voice actor and radio drama producer, best known as the voice of Admiral Ackbar in ‘Star Wars: Return of the Jedi’ and ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ has died in his Berkeley, CA home. Although best known for Ackbar’s line, “It’s a trap!” Bauersfield also voiced the character of Bib Fortuna in ‘Jedi.’ He was 93.
This has been your MHM Movie News Flash for April 5, 2016. Check back tomorrow for more news and stories from the MHM Podcast Network.