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Upcoming movie news: ‘Highlander’ remake, Bill Murray and ‘Iron Man 3’

While this week’s big entertainment story revolves
around a team of Superheros defeating a TV vampire and a
wildly overpriced board game, entertainment sites have
also released stories about a remake, a sequel and a
favorite actor that have caught the attention of several
geek-centric websites.

Bill Murray, who continues to tease fans with his on-againoff-again position regarding a third
‘Ghostbusters’ film, has a new trailer out for what
appears to be another swipe at Oscar gold.

Those who find it difficult to take the veteran “Saturday
Night Live” member seriously should definitely check out
the Yahoo Movies trailer for “Hyde Park on
Hudson,” a film depicting Murray as President Franklin
Delano Roosevelt.

During the summer of 1939, the then reigning English
Monarch made their first visit to the United States,
hoping for America’s buy-in on another world war. “Hyde
Park on Hudson” aims to retell that story through the eyes
of Margaret Suckley, Roosevelt’s distant cousin and
possible mistress.

Regarding sequels, Marvel fans may be interested in some
of the news surrounding the next “Iron Man” — though
if you’re trying to stay spoiler free for the fim, you may
want to skip the next three paragraphs.

While sites like
and concur that the
film will follow the well received Extremis plotline
(Netflix users may want to check out “Iron Man: Extremis“), IMDB has
officially listed oscar winner Ben Kingsley as a villain
fans have been waiting to see since the original “Iron
Man” movie — The Mandrain.

also noticed actor Andy Lau’s website, a rumored cast
member according to IMDB, reporting additional plot
details for the 2013 tentpole:

“The film will have location shooting in Beijing and
Shanghai, it narrates that the daughter of Robert Downey
Jr.’s friend was kidnapped and brought to China. In
order to save his friend’s daughter, he flew over
from America to China to seek help from Andy to strengthen
his abilities to fight The Mandarin. You will see Iron Man
fly over The Great Wall of China, National Palace Museum
and other landmarks in Shanghai.”

And for remakes, Variety is reporting that the 1986
classic “Highlander” is next up for for a reboot.

According to Variety, Ryan
Reynolds has emerged as the front-runner to topline
Lionsgate-Summit’s franchise reboot, and though it’s
unclear whether an actual offer has been made, sources
tell Variety that both sides are in talks and are very
interested in working together. “

There isn’t a lot to say about what direction they’ll go,
what will be changed, and who will be crazy enough to try
and take the place of Sean Connery, but for the moment, it
seems like “Green Lantern” actor Ryan Reynolds is the
favorite to portray Scottish immortal swordsman, Connor

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