Looks like Ray Liotta is returning to Muppetland. The veteran actor is the latest addition to the Muppets sequel rumored to be titled The Muppets… Again. Liotta joins Tina Fey, Ty Burrell and Ricky Gervais among the human cast for the film which is set to begin production later this year.
Liotta was among the ensemble cast in Muppets From Space.
Additionally, Christoph Waltz, who had been up for one of the lead roles teased that he could possibly cameo in a song-and-dance number with Miss Piggy.
The Muppets… Again, or whatever they end up calling it, arrives in theaters March 21, 2014.
Speaking of Waltz, the two-time Oscar nominee (and Supporting Actor winner for Inglorious Basterds) is currently starring in Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained. Now that the movie is in theaters and performing well, attention has turned to what's next and, as usual, the director is more than willing to chat about all the movies he wants to make.
We've heard chatter about a '30s gangster movie as a way of capping an unofficial historical trilogy along with Django and Basterds. In an interview with The Root, Tarantino opened up a bit more about the proposed movie. Per most of Tarantino's recent films, it would be a revenge flick filled with the usual snappy dialogue and stylized violence.
"I don't know exactly when I'm going to do it, but there's something about this that would suggest a trilogy. My original idea for Inglourious Basterds way back when was that this [would be] a huge story that included the [smaller] story that you saw in the film, but also followed a bunch of black troops, and they had been f--ked over by the American military and kind of go apes--t. They basically -- the way Lt. Aldo Raines (Brad Pitt) and the Basterds are having an "Apache resistance" -- [the] black troops go on an Apache warpath and kill a bunch of white soldiers and white officers on a military base and are just making a warpath to Switzerland."
He continues, "So that was always going to be part of it. And I was going to do it as a miniseries, and that was going to be one of the big storylines. When I decided to try to turn it into a movie, that was a section I had to take out to help tame my material. I have most of that written. It's ready to go; I just have to write the second half of it. It would be [connected to] Inglourious Basterds, too, because Inglourious Basterds are in it, but it is about the soldiers. It would be called Killer Crow or something like that."
Tarantino says the movie would be set, "In '44. It would be after Normandy."
Would you like to see Tarantino bring this movie to fruition or should he work on something else?
The fact that there haven't been any reviews for Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters yet has some people curious as to how good it is. That could work in Paramount's favor as it tries to reel in an audience this weekend. To entice moviegoers a bit more, a new 3D trailer for G.I. Joe: Retaliation will be shown in front of the movie.
Will that be enough to get you to sit through Hansel and Gretel or will you just wait for the trailer to arrive online?
Here's a new clip courtesy of Break.com as you ponder that question.