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The Oscar-winning actor joins the cast of Marvel’s Ant-Man, in theaters July 31, 2015!
Michael Douglas has stepped into some of the biggest–or should that be tiniest?–shoes of his career.
The two-time Academy Award-winning actor will join director Edgar Wright and Paul Rudd in Marvel’s "Ant-Man," hitting theaters July 31, 2015.
"With Hank Pym’s rich history in the Marvel Universe, we knew we needed an actor capable of bringing the weight and stature to the role that the character deserves," said Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige. "We felt incredibly relieved when Michael Douglas agreed to step into the part with the charm and fortitude he brings to every character he inhabits, and couldn’t be more excited to see what he will do to bring Hank Pym to life."
The legendary actor, who earned an Academy Award in the category of Best Actor in a Leading Role for his iconic portrayal of Gordon Gecko in "Wall Street," has also starred in numerous modern classics including "Basic Instinct," "Fatal Attraction," "The Game," "Wonder Boys," "Traffic" and many more. In addition to acting, Douglas has also served as Producer and Executive Producer on a number of films including "Romancing the Stone," John Carpenter’s "Starman" and "One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest," for which he also won an Academy Award for Best Picture. Most recently, Douglas earned a Golden Globe and his first Primetime Emmy Award for his role as legendary entertainer Liberace in the HBO original film "Behind the Candelabra."
Douglas will star as Hank Pym, who first appeared in TALES TO ASTONISH #27 (Jan. 1962), with Rudd starring as Scott Lang in the film.
Universal has hired Battlestar Galactica executive producer Ronald Moore to wite a prequel to John Carpenter’s classic 1982 sci-fi horror movie The Thing, Variety reported, confirming an earlier scoop by Bloody-Disgusting.com.
Moore will write the script, and commercials director Matthijs Van Heijningen will direct the re-imagining. The new project reportedly borrows heavily from the John W. Campbell Jr. short story "Who Goes There," the basis of the Carpenter film and the 1951 Howard Hawks original movie The Thing From Another World.
The prequel is set in a Norwegian camp and chronicles how the shape-shifting alien was first discovered and overcame the inhabitants of that camp.
300 star Gerard Butler is lined-up to star in a remake of John Carpenter’s Escape From New York from 1981, reports Variety .
John Carpenter may not be directing the remake of his 1980 version of The Fog , but he will be helmer on the Masters of Horror , a TV series in which he will be one of many directing an episode. Carpenter who is sometimes referred to as “the master of horror” himself by fans, talked excitedly about his upcoming project and some of the challenges he’ll endure.