Twilight Star Kellan Lutz is New Tarzan

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and Resident Evil‘s Spencer Locke have landed the coveted lead roles as Tarzan and Jane in the new Tarzan movie from Constantin Films. Directed by Reinhard Klooss, the new film will be made with motion capture CGI and will update Edgar Rice Burroughs tale considerably.

Tarzan (Kellan Lutz) is raised by apes in the jungle after his parents die in a plane crash. Leading him to become the familiar tree swinging loin cloth Adonis we all know. Jane (Spencer Locke) is a modern day conservationist who encounters the hunky Wildman on one of her expeditions. Together Tarzan and Jane will be taking on a nasty CEO who has taken over the company owned by Tarzan’s parents in his absence.

Following on from the colossal critical and commercial disaster of recent Edgar Rice Burroughs adaptation John Carter, the studio will be hoping that the public appetite for nearly naked action heroes and CGI gorillas proves more popular in a jungle setting than it did in a Martian desert.

The Mummy and Van Helsing Reboot News

Writing duo Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci have signed a two year first look production deal with Universal pictures that will include working on the big screen reboots of both The Mummy and Van Helsing Franchises.

They’re in high demand in Hollywood lately, having recently made another deal with Sony to write and executive produce the sequel to The Amazing Spider-Man

Prometheus screenwriter Jon Spaihts is still working on a script of “epic scale” to return the Mummy franchise to “its roots in dark scary source material”. Presumably Kurtzman & Orci will be responsible for making sure that while dark and scary the franchise continues to be commercially successful, especially after having jettisoned aging front-man Brendan Fraser.  No news yet on who will be stepping into his Mummy fighting shoes, but we do officially have a new Van Helsing.

Kurtzman and Orci will also be producing Universals Van Helsing reboot alongside Tom Cruise, who is also attached to take over Hugh Jackman’s title role in the film. We’ll next be seeing Tom Cruise doing classic rock Karaoke in Rock of Ages which hits cinemas singing next month.

Happy Star Wars Day

May 4th is officially Star Wars Day, a time to celebrate and greet your fellow Jedi with the immortal words

“May the Fourth be With You”.

Bizarrely we have Margaret Thatcher to thank for the origins of the delightful force based pun. On May 4th 1979 when she was elected as Britain’s first woman prime minister the conservatives took out a newspaper ad in the London Evening News which read

 “May the Fourth be with you, Maggie. Congratulations.”

Last year saw the first large scale organized celebrations of Star Wars Day at the Toronto Underground Cinema in Canada, but fans continue to celebrate around the world in their own ways.

Typical festivities include inviting fellow Star Wars-obsessed friends to stay over for joyous movie marathons. Late night lightsabre fights and violent debates about whether or not you should fast forward any part with Jar Jar Binks in it are subject to personal discretion.  Whatever you decide have fun, play safe and stay away from the dark side.

Scarlett Johansson Gets Hollywood Star

Avengers star Scarlett Johasson slipped out of her skintight Black Widow catsuit and into something a little more comfortable as she was presented with her Hollywood Star on the Walk Of Fame in LA. Joining a glittering host of stars on the pavements of Hollywood, she was honored for an enviable career that includes films such as The Prestige, Match Point, Girl With A Pearl Earring and Lost In Translation. She was joined by her Avengers co-star Jeremy Renner and a predictable horde of screaming fans. Congrats Scarlett. 

Rosie Launches M&S Lingerie Line

Model and actress Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is designing a lingerie range for Autograph at Marks & Spencer. The collaboration follows on from her contract modelling for the brand alongside actor Ryan Reynolds and marks the first time the model has turned her hand to design.

Rosie for Autograph launches in September comprising 33 pieces including silk lingerie sets, cami and French knicker sets, a teddy and a kimono-style robe.

The pretty Transformers star has this to say about the project

‘M&S is an iconic British brand, adored by many so I’m very excited to be launching my debut lingerie line with them. I thoroughly enjoyed collaborating with the design team to create my dream collection, and I’m looking forward to a fun and creative time ahead.’