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It was confirmed last night by Deadline that Tom Hanks and Ron Howard are bringing back Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon for a third time after The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons as Inferno, based on the Dan Brown novel, will head into production in April 2015. Worldwide the first two films brought in $1.24 billion worldwide with only 28% of that total coming from the domestic box office, which is to say this has a big overseas following despite the fact reviews for the first two movies were never stellar. As for this next installment, which skips over The Lost Symbol when it comes to the chronological release of the books' publication dates, here's the synopsis: In the heart of Italy, Harvard professor of symbology, Robert Langdon (Hanks), is drawn into a harrowing world centered on one of history's most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces... Dante's Inferno. Against this backdrop, Langdon battles »
- Brad Brevet
“Kick-Ass” gave fanboys something to squeal about in 2010. Dark humor? Check. Sweet fight choreography? Check. Perfectly placed Nicolas Cage insanity? Double check. And it was a hit, earning nearly $100 million worldwide, which is not too shabby for an R-rated, niche comic book movie. Three years later, “Kick-Ass 2” delivered none of the above. The sequel opened at number five at the box office, and barely scraped its way to $60 million. And Chloë Grace Moretz blames downloaders for the film's failure, alleging they are the reason a third movie won't happen. "Sadly, I think I'm done with the character," Moretz told Digital Spy. "Hit-Girl was a very cool character, but I don't think there will be any more movies. You make these movies for the fanboys, but nowadays everyone seems to pirate them rather than watch them in the movie theatre. “ 'Kick-Ass 2' was one of the number-one pirated movies of the year, »
- Zach Hollwedel
Keith Stanfield (Selma, Short Term 12) will play a young Snoop Dogg in Universal’s Straight Outta Compton, which tells the rise and fall of legendary rap group N.W.A. The film, directed by F. Gary Gray, also stars O’Shea Jackson Jr. (Ice Cube), Corey Hawkins (Dr. Dre), Jason Mitchell (Eazy-e), Aldis Hodge (Mc Ren), and Neil Brown Jr. (DJ Yella) as N.W.A. members; Paul Giamatti will co-star as Jerry Heller, manager to the group. Stanfield will play rising rap star, Calvin Broadus Jr. (a.k.a. young Snoop), who will cross paths with N.W.A. The film also stars Sheldon A. Smith »
- C. Molly Smith
The Evil Within
Mount and Carpenter play detectives visiting a mental asylum, the scene of a bloody mass murder where police officers lie slaughtered. Mount's character finds himself alone and battling with a hooded tormentor (Haley). The game launches October 14th. [Source: Joystiq]
Richard Pryor: Is It Something I Said?
Entitled "Richard Pryor: Is It Something I Said?," Epps beat out the likes of Michael B. Jordan and Marlon Wayans for the role and the actor reportedly just finished a first readthrough session this week. [Source: Twitter]
- Garth Franklin
Emil Kovac (Travolta) is a former Scorpions soldier based in Serbia on the assignment of his career: find and capture Colonel Benjamin Ford (De Niro). Wanted for being a former Nato operative, Ford has now retired from war and lives a reclusive lifestyle in the Appalachian mountains. Determined to finish what his people started, Kovac poses as a friendly European tourist and tracks Ford to his secret hideaway. As Kovac gets all the evidence he needs, he pursues Ford in a brutal game of cat and mouse, intent on bringing him to justice.
First Blood, »
- Phil Wheat
During a recent interview, Chloe Moretz expressed her concern for online piracy, and claims that it is the sole reason why we will never see another Kick-Ass sequel. She also reveals that she has no plans on returning if Kick-Ass 3 comes to fruition.
Here is what she had to say.
"Sadly, I think I'm done with the character. Hit-Girl was a very cool character, but I don't think there will be any more movies. You make these movies for the fanboys, but nowadays everyone seems to pirate them rather than watch them in the movie theater. Kick-Ass 2 was one of the number one pirated movies of the year, but that doesn't help us because we need box office figures. We need to prove to the distributors that we can make money from a third and a fourth movie - but because it didn't do so well, we can't make another one. »
Sarah Wayne Callies, star of this summer's Into the Storm and former co-star of The Walking Dead, has been cast in Pay the Ghost opposite Nicolas Cage, reports Deadline. Additionally, the site says Uli Edel is directing.
Pay the Ghost is based on the Tim Lebbon story that first appeared in the "October Dreams" anthology before it was optioned by Midnight Kitchen Productions.
The post Walking Dead Vet Joins Cage for Pay the Ghost appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »
- Ryan Turek
Callies will play Nicolas Cage's estranged wife who must work together with Cage's character to save their missing son from a supernatural ghost, reports Deadline.
Callies is best known for playing Lori Grimes on AMC's zombies series The Walking Dead. The actress left the series on third season.
Callies also previously appeared in Prison break and House.
The story centers on a New York professor (Nicolas Cage) whose young son goes missing during a Halloween parade. One year later, the professor begins to sense his son's presence, uncovering clues that lead him to a vengeful ghost who abducts children every Halloween. Sarah Wayne Callies is playing the professor's estranged wife Kristen, an environmental attorney who teams up with her husband to get their child back before the spirit life claims him forever.
Uli Edel (The Baader Meinhof Complex) is directing from a script by Daniel Kay, based on a short story by Tim Lebbon. Nicolas Chartier, Craig J. Flores, Ian Levy and Patrick Newall are producing, with Cybill Lui and Dennis Berardi executive producing. Production is slated to begin next month in Toronto. »
Jon Schnepp released the first look of the full Trailer for his feature film documentary The Death Of “Superman Lives”; What Happened? at the San Diego Comic Con on July 24, 2014. This documentary is about delving into the creative process of the proposed 1998 “Superman Lives” feature film, which was to be directed by Tim Burton, written by Kevin Smith, and star Nicolas Cage as Superman. This never made film would have been the most original, strangest, and cosmic Superman ever made. Since the release of the documentary’s Trailer, approximately 1.4 million viewers have watched it on You Tube. Jon Schnepp’s crowdfunding campaign via www.supportsupermanlives.com has now raised 95% of the funds needed for the postproduction and finishing phase of the feature film documentary, with approximately fifteen days to go in the campaign.
Check Out The All New Trailer Here :
Newsweek recently featured the documentary in an article »
- Melissa Howland
Deadline reports that Cage will star as a professor whose young son goes missing during a Halloween parade in New York City. One year later he begins to sense his son’s presence and uncovers clues leading to a vicious and vengeful ghost that surfaces each Halloween to abduct children.
Callies will play Kristen, Cage’s estranged wife and a whip smart environmental attorney who teams up with her husband to recover their son before he’s lost to the spirit world forever.
- Steve Barton
Exclusive: After evading zombies for three seasons on AMC’s The Walking Dead, Sarah Wayne Callies will hunt a sinister specter with Nicolas Cage in Voltage Pictures’ Pay The Ghost. Cage will star as a professor whose young son goes missing during a Halloween parade in New York City. One year later he begins to sense his son’s presence and uncovers clues leading to a vicious and vengeful ghost that surfaces each Halloween to abduct children. Callies will play Kristen, Cage’s estranged wife and a whip smart environmental attorney who teams up with her husband to recover their son before he’s lost to the spirit world forever.
Uli Edel (Body of Evidence, The Baader Meinhof Complex) is directing the supernatural thriller from a script by Dan Kay, based on a short story by horror and fantasy author Tim Lebbon. Nicolas Chartier, Craig Flores, Ian Levy and Patrick Newall »
- Jen Yamato
Some comic book fans may consider prices for a single comic to be too high in 2014, but those same readers would likely faint at the several million-dollar price tag “Action Comics” No. 1, the 1938 comic featuring Superman’s debut, raked in over the weekend.
A copy of the issue, which first sold for only 10 cents in 1938, garnered $3,207,852 in an eBay auction that concluded on Sunday night. This final price tag was a huge leap from the initial asking price of $0.99 when the auction began on Aug. 14.
The seller, Darren Adams of Pristine Comics, called the issue “The finest known copy of »
- Jonathon Dornbush
An near-mint copy of 1938′s Action Comics #1 – the first appearance of Superman – has sold for a record $3,207,852 at auction on eBay, shattering the previous record of $2.16 million for the same issue back in 2011.
The latest auction was for the highest-graded copy of Action Comics #1 ever evaluated by the Comics Guaranty Corporation – a Cgc graded 9.0 with white pages. The previous record-holder, which was owned by Nicolas Cage, was also a Cgc 9.0, albeit with cream to off-white pages.
The first comic book to sell for over $3 million, this copy of Action Comics is one of four to sell for over $1 million, while the only other books to reach that milestone are Amazing Fantasy #15, featuring the debut of Spider-Man, and Detective Comics #27, which introduced the character of Batman.
Source: Bleeding Cool
The post Action Comics #1 sells for a record-breaking $3.2 million appeared first on Flickering Myth. »
- Gary Collinson
The iconic Action Comics #1 - featuring the first appearance of Superman, the Man of Steel - continues to break records with an incredibly valuable copy selling for $3,207,852.00 in a recent auction, the highest selling price for a comic book in history. The near-mint issue received an astounding score of 9.0 by the Comics Guaranty Corporation (Cgc), containing white pages in pristine condition. Metropolis/Comic Connect made the highest bid, after selling the 'Nicolas Cage' copy of Action #1 for around $2.16 million in 2012; it is now the only comic to ever hit $3 million, and joins Detective Comics #27, Amazing Fantasy #15 and three others to break the $1 million sale barrier. Thought to be one of only 30 unrestored copies in existence, it was acquired several years ago from Darren Adams of Pristine Comics, who stated that the original buyer purchased the comic at the time of its release in June, 1938. Action Comics #1 was initially »
It's Bank Holiday Monday, and that can mean only one thing... parking yourself on the sofa for an epic movie marathon. There really is something for everyone, from shaggy dogs to sorcerers and space adventures.
Digital Spy rounds up nine films worth watching on TV today.
1. Beethoven - 9.25am, ITV2
Charles Grodin and Bonnie Hunt head up the Newton family, who find their lives flipped upside down with the arrival of a puppy who swiftly grows into a slobbering, troublemaking St Bernard. This is just about the best way to kick off Bank Holiday Monday!
2. Flash Gordon - 11.15am, More4
Arriving hot on the heels of Star Wars, this sci-fi adventure got panned by critics on initial release but has since acquired cult status thanks to some booming performances from thesps like Timothy Dalton and Brian Blessed, and Queen's thundering soundtrack.
The world loves actors — we follow them on Twitter, tune in to award shows to watch them out of character, and follow their everyday lives in magazines and on the Internet — but not all actors get the attention they deserve. Take voice actors for example, and we’re not talking about the likes of Tom Hanks in Toy Story or Nicolas Cage in The Croods, who are hired primarily for their star appeal more so than their ability to bring a character to life. No, we’re talking about actual full time voice actors, most of whom have voiced a character in the animated shows and video games we watch and play on a daily basis, and who most of us aren’t really aware of.
- Ian McCabe
Available now on VOD and DVD is writer/director Joshua Zeman's urban legend documentary Killer Legends. For those who've seen Zeman's solid 2009 effort Cropsey, Killer Legends is a continuation of the filmmaker's interest not just in urban legends but in the real stories behind the tales. Rather than focus on one subject like its predecessor, though, Legends is made up of four vignettes each devoted to a true crime that helped shape some of our most widely recognized legends: The Candyman, The Killer Clown, The Babysitter Murders, and The Hookman. Individually, I found Zeman's look at "The Hookman" and its ties to the "Moonlight Murders" of Texarkana in 1946 (the inspiration for Charles B. Pierce's The Town That Dreaded Sundown) to be the strongest of the four. On the whole, the doc is a fascinating project that seamlessly blends elements of crime, horror, and nostalgia as you recall the »
- Jason Barr
Former indie auteur David Gordon Green‘s jump to the big time started off with such promise. Let’s take a little time travel trip! 2008′s Pineapple Express caught Seth Rogen and James Franco just as the weirdo lovefest that is their comedic team-up was really taking off (with Freaks & Geeks behind them and The Interview way out in the future, it was kind of the perfect opportunity to see what these two could do — which is be weird and lovable and funny with the best of them). The follow-up wasn’t quite as glorious, as 2011 marked a low point in Green’s humorous output (this is a sentiment expressed with admiration and respect, as my Dgg fandom has been well-documented in this space), with both Your Highness and The Sitter performing poorly in the domestic market and, uh, also just not being very good. Things have been looking up, however »
- Kate Erbland
(Cbr) Nicolas Cage films bring with them a certain level of excitement. Not so much because fans expect Oscar-worthy material, but because the actor offers performance that range from “intense” to “completely bonkers.” It’s too early to tell where "Outcast" falls, but the trailer certainly shows him doing his thing while wielding a sword and playing the reluctant teacher for Hayden Christensen and Yifei Liu. Cage plays a former Crusader living in the woods who winds up helping Christensen to protect Liu’s young brother, who’s supposed to be the next emperor. "Outcast" is directed by Nick Powell based on a script by James Dormer (Strike Back). This marks Powell’s directorial debut after working for years in stunts. The film is scheduled to hit theaters on Feb. 27, 2015. »
- TJ Dietsch, Comic Book Resources
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