Walking Dead Star Comes Up for Air, Charlie Sheen to Wed, Fall Out Baby, Ride Along Sequel Rolling Forward
02.19.14 by BJSprecher
KIRKMAN'S WORLD You may not know his name or recognize his bushy beard, but Robert Kirkman has become one of the hottest names in Hollywood thanks to the popularity of his AMC series The Walking Dead, which is based on his indie comic phenomena. With the series capturing the coveted males 18-48 demographic and managing to beat NFL games and Olympics coverage, it was only a matter of time before movie offers would come his way. According to THR, that time is now, as Sony Pictures has acquired the rights to Air, a new sci-fi thriller that Kirkman is producing. The movie follows two custodians working in a cryogenic facility after a nuclear war. The custodians will be played by Walking Dead star Norman Reedus and Djimon Housoun.
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AVENGERS2 Marvel Studios announced Tuesday that the sequel to The Avengers will add South Korea to an international shooting schedule that already includes Johannesburg, South Africa, Aosta Valley, Italy, and London, England. In their second go-round, Earth's Mightiest Heroes will be squaring off against a nigh-indestructible robot named Ultron (voiced by James Spader) instead of invading aliens, with the aid of new recruits Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen). The Avengers: Age of Ultron is slated to pen May 1, 2015.
WARWEDLOCK A month ago, Charlie Sheen tweeted that he and former porn star Brett Rossi had been married at "the house ware M Gorbachev R Reagan did some epic," referring to the French consulate in Reykjavik, Iceland. Sheen must have been joking as Rossi only just recently revealed to E!News that she and the Anger Management star are engaged and that she "was not expecting it at all."
We had a beautiful Valentine's day and he proposed to me early this morning after we watched the sun rise. ...He's my best friend and my soulmate.
This will be Sheen's fourth marriage and it is his fifth engagement.
BABY Fall Out Boy rocker Pete Wentz wrote in a caption accompanying a photo on Instagram that he and girlfriend Meagan Camper are "super excited to announce we're expecting a baby!" This is the first baby for the couple, who have been together for three years. Wentz has a son, Bronx, 5, with ex-wife Ashlee Simpson.
RIDE2 Having grossed over $120 million on a $25 million budget in its first month in theaters, it's no surprise that Universal is eager to get a sequel to Ride Along rolling. Deadline reports that Tim Story will be back in the director's chair, shooting from a script by Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi, who worked on the original script. Stars Ice Cube and Kevin Hart are almost guaranteed to return, though they have not signed on as of yet. The production is expected to get underway in late-June, early-July.