Mike Sampson is the Editor-in-Chief of ScreenCrush. He studied to become a lawyer and worked as an architectural planner after graduating college but neither of these professions afforded him the opportunity to watch movies and TV for a living. He previously served as the Editor-in-Chief of JoBlo.com for 10 years. He lives in New Jersey and probably spends too much time playing video games and overthinking things.
‘Top Gun 2′ Not Happening After All, Original Film Will Get 3D Re-Release
'Top Gun 2' was once a high priority at Paramount with Tom Cruise and director Tony Scott all set to return - some 25 years later - to classic 80s hit. A script was written and the studio head even said he expected that 'Top Gun 2' would happen before 'Mission: Impossible 5&…
‘Star Wars: Episode 7′ May Have Already Found Its Director
'Star Wars: Episode 7' has only been a public reality for about a week now but it certainly looks like Disney isn't messing around. If the latest rumors are to be believed, they've zeroed in on a director for 'Star Wars: Episode 7' and are in talks to close a deal. So w…
How Sean Connery Almost Came Out of Retirement to Star in ‘Skyfall’
'Skyfall' is a movie very much intended to return James Bond to his classic roots; roots established by actors like Sean Connery. Connery hasn't starred in a movie since 2003's 'The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen' (what a disappointing way to go out...) but his almos…
‘The Hobbit’ Tickets Go On Sale Wednesday
'The Hobbit' doesn't hit theaters until December 14th but if you're of the lot that likes to be prepared, we've got good news for you. This week, you can actually buy your tickets and get yourself all set for 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' plus the three films…
‘Muppets 2′ Update: Filming to Begin in January, New Muppets Joining the Cast?
Last we heard, 'The Muppets 2' was bringing Oscar-winning Christoph Waltz on to join the sequel (which was being described as akin to 'The Great Muppet Caper') but now we have some more details on 'The Muppets 2' which looks to be happening sooner rather than later.
‘Side Effects’ Trailer: Channing Tatum and Rooney Mara Pop Pills
'Side Effects' is a psychological thriller not unlike director Steven Soderbergh's previous film, 'Contagion.' This film stars Rooney Mara, Channing Tatum and Jude Law wrapped up in the world of pharmaceutical research and experimentation that can have a devastating effect o…
‘Castle Wolfenstein’ Movie Finally Happening, Oscar-Winner Set to Direct
'Castle Wolfenstein' is one of the most influential video games ever created and now the classic first-person shooter is finally headed to the big screen and has an Oscar-winner on-board to write and direct.
‘The Wolverine’ Poster: A Beautiful Teaser Done in Japanese Brush Painting
Did you catch the live 'The Wolverine' chat today with star Hugh Jackman and director James Mangold? If you did, you know they teased a very special reveal at the end of the chat. So what is that reveal? An amazing 'Wolverine' poster, which you can see below.
First Look: Arnold Schwarzenegger’s ‘Ten’ Transformation
Back in September, writer/director David Ayer ('End of Watch') promised we'd see a "reinvented" Arnold Schwarzenegger in his upcoming movie 'Ten.' "I'm going to transform him," said Ayer. Well now you can get a first look at Schwarzen…
‘Die Hard 5′ Trailer: Meet John McClane’s Son
The new 'Die Hard 5' trailer is here (just moments after the new poster was revealed) and we finally get to meet John McClane's son, Jack. So does 'A Good Day to Die Hard' look like a chip off the old block?
Daniel Day-Lewis Texted His Castmates in Character While Filming ‘Lincoln’
'Lincoln' star Daniel Day-Lewis is intense as an actor, we know that. He likes to get in character and stay in character. The rumor was that he stayed in character as Abraham Lincoln for a full year prior to the start of production. And this latest story proves he stayed in character all t…
Mark Wahlberg Not Joining ‘Transformers 4′ After All
Yesterday, the disturbing rumor hit the web: Mark Wahlberg was in talks with director Michael Bay to star in 'Transformers 4.' But today we have an update from Bay himself who clarifies the news and explains where the confusion came from.