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Tom Cruise’s Top Gun Sequel Planned Soon

Tom Cruise in Top GunTom Cruise is likely to film a Top Gun sequel before Mission: Impossible 5.

The iconic actor is reportedly close to signing a deal to appear in a follow-up to the 1986 movie about an elite flying school for fighter pilots with Paramount, and the studio's president Adam Goodman has confirmed wheels are in motion to create the film.

"We'll likely make a Top Gun sequel with Tom Cruise before the next Mission: Impossible. Jerry Bruckheimer will produce with Tony Scott returning to direct. All parties are moving ahead. We've hired Peter Craig to write the script," he told The Hollywood Reporter.

Speaking about the film previously, Tom confirmed it would have a similar "tone" to the first installment, but would not give away any details about the storyline: "We're working on it. I hope we can figure this out to go do it again. If we can find a story that we all want to do, we all want to make a film that is in the same kind of tone as the other one and shoot it in the same way we shot Top Gun."


First Look: Nic Cage Stars in The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

“I’ve been searching all over the world for you.” - explaining to Jay Baruchel why he hasn’t had time for a haircut.

For , Cage reteamed with his National Treasure crew (director Jon Turteltaub/producer Jerry Bruckheimer) to do a wildly different take on the classic tale. In this new Disney production, bucket-carrying broomsticks have been replaced by large birds while Mickey Mouse has been traded in for Baruchel.

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Sequel News: The Host, Bad Boys 3 and More

The Host: A prequel is in the works for The Host, a 2006 Korean river monster hit. The film, which is being prepped for a 2011 release, will have a $10 million budget to work with. No cast or director have yet been hired.

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Sequel News: Alien, The Strangers, Wanted and More

The Strangers: There will never be a shortage of beautiful couples for masked strangers to target. A year after Liv Tyler and Scott Speedman were terrorized comes word of a sequel for The Strangers. Production on the film, which will be directed by Laurent Briet, will begin this fall. No details on the storyline have been disclosed.

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Getting Into Character: Nicolas Cage in The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

Nicolas Cage in The Sorcerer's ApprenticeNicolas Cage in The Sorcerer's Apprentice

This may be a Disney film, but it ain’t no Fantasia.

Last week, began working on his latest crazy-haired role in New York. In The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Cage will play Balthazar Blake, a sorcerer who takes on Jay Baruchel (Tropic Thunder) as his apprentice. Blake’s mission is to train the reluctant recruit in the science of magic so that he can battle dark forces in Manhattan.

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Prince of Persia Gets Pushed Back

Jake Gyllenhaal and the Prince of Persia

In hopes of creating another successful franchise, and Jerry Bruckheimer have made the decision to delay their next joint feature.

Originally scheduled for next June, has been pushed back a whole year. It’s believed this calendar shift will give the crew more time to perfect the post-production work necessary for the video game adaptation.

As a bonus, the change of date will allow Persia to avoid the premiere of Transformers 2 on June 26. (This is, of course, assuming Shia LaBeouf’s injuries allow that movie to even stay on track.)

Jake Gyllenhaal and his princely hair will now arrive in theaters on Memorial Day weekend 2010.

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Jake Gyllenhaal is the Prince of Persia

Jake GyllenhaalAlthough it was earlier reported that Orlando Bloom was set to star in a new trilogy, it seems that is not the case. It’s just been announced that has been cast as the lead in the big-screen adaptation of Prince of Persia.

In the movie, Gyllenhaal will play Dastan, a sixth-century prince who must work with a “feisty” princess to prevent a villain from possessing the “Sands of Time.” Gemma Arteron (Quantum of Solace) will be playing Tamina, the woman who joins forces with Dastan.

The fantasy adventure is based off the popular video game that was released in 1989. With both Disney and producer (Pirates of the Caribbean) behind the project, it’s hoped this film will eventually become another franchise.

Production on Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time is scheduled to begin in July.

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Orlando Bloom Set for New Trilogy

Prince of PersiaAlthough his relationship with Kate Bosworth flamed out, I don’t know that anyone can accuse of being afraid of commitment.

According to the New York Post, the actor is now set to star in in his third trilogy.  Bloom will follow up his work in The Lord of the Rings and the franchises with Prince of Persia.  Orlando reportedly beat out rising stud to play the title character in this video game adaptation. 

Interestingly enough, not only is Persia another Disney creation, it’s being produced by Bloom’s old Pirates boss:  Jerry Bruckheimer.  I guess the guy really likes familiarity!

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Opening National Treasure’s Book of Secrets

Nicolas CageThe reviews, and the secrets, are out when it comes to the much-anticipated sequel, . One critic describes the film as a “letdown,” though it contains lots of elements from the first film. Even though the sequel boasts -winning , there’s not enough newness to keep fans entertained. Yes, Book of Secrets is a lot like the first film…maybe too much. But sequels sell, and chances are Secrets will outdo even its own predecessor.

The movie is about the secrets of the Masons, a group that has been credited with owning several treasures, including the Holy Grail. In the movie, the Masons have hidden clues and maps inside monuments, furniture, you name it. Cage, ensemble in tow, races around collecting these clues to solve the mystery, which in this movie focuses on John Wilkes Booth. The almost impossible plot might be hard for viewers to swallow, but special effects and the Cage name will no doubt carry this one all the way to number one.

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