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Castle season 7 bows out on a sentimental note, and lacking in suspense. But here's hoping that season 8 will be an improvement...
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One of the things about trailers and previews (and other glimpses of television and film stories to come) is that they are rife with misdirection—and rightly so. If you are too upfront with the audience about what’s going to happen in the movie you are promoting, then there’s really no reason to see it in the first place. Anyone who saw the trailer for 1999’s Double Jeopardy, starring Tommy Lee Jones and Ashley Judd, could have skipped pretty much the entire film, since there was little in the movie that wasn’t in, or loudly telegraphed by, the previews. Quarantine suffered from another but related problem. The most shocking scene from the trailer—the one where something grabs a terrified »
'JFK' movie with Kevin Costner as Jim Garrison 'JFK' assassination movie: Gripping political drama gives added meaning to 'Rewriting History' If it's an Oliver Stone film, it must be bombastic, sentimental, clunky, and controversial. With the exception of "clunky," JFK is all of the above. It is also riveting, earnest, dishonest, moving, irritating, paranoid, and, more frequently than one might expect, outright brilliant. In sum, Oliver Stone's 1991 political thriller about a determined district attorney's investigation of the assassination of U.S. president John F. Kennedy is a slick piece of propaganda that mostly works both dramatically and cinematically. If only some of the facts hadn't gotten trampled on the way to film illustriousness. With the exception of John Williams' overemphatic score – Oliver Stone films need anything but overemphasis – JFK's technical and artistic details are put in place to extraordinary effect. Joe Hutshing and Pietro Scalia's editing »
- Andre Soares
Steven Spielberg and daughter Destry Spielberg on the Oscars' Red Carpet Steven Spielberg and daughter Destry Steven Spielberg and daughter Destry Spielberg arrive at the 83rd Academy Awards, held on Feb. 27 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. Spielberg has taken home two Best Director Oscars: Schindler's List (1993) and Saving Private Ryan (1998). Schindler's List also won Best Picture, but Saving Private Ryan lost to John Madden's Miramax-distributed Shakespeare in Love. There was quite a bit of animosity at the time, as some felt that Miramax, owned by brothers Bob and Harvey Weinstein, overdid its Oscar campaigning – while still managing to sway enough Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences members to vote for its film. Somewhat ironically, at the 2011 Academy Awards ceremony Steven Spielberg presented the Best Picture Award to The King's Speech. Toplining Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter, Geoffrey Rush, Guy Pearce, and Claire Bloom, this British production was »
- D. Zhea
By the end of the 2000s, getting number one at the American box office was a valuable marketing commodity. As such, studios pumped more and more money into making sure they at least had a great opening weekend for their product.
The consequence of this was that it was harder and harder for smaller and quirkier films to take a brief spot in the sun. Certainly towards the second half of the decade, it seems that the number one movie each week was pre-ordinained in a marketing meeting somewhere.
Still, there were some films that have since fallen out of public view that clawed their way to number one. How many of these do you remember?
January 2000, one week
Based on Marc Behm's book of the same name, »
Marvel: Ava Duvernay, who directed the Academy Award-nominated drama Selma (above), is under consideration by Marvel to helm "one of its diverse superhero movies," including Black Panther or Captain Marvel. The former title is reported to be more likely, since it has a slightly earlier release date of July 6, 2018; Chadwick Boseman is set to star as the titular hero. Marvel is looking at other directors as well, so it's not a done deal yet. [The Wrap] The Fugitive: A new installment of The Fugitive is on its way. The 1960s TV series was transformed into an exciting action picture starring Harrison Ford as a doctor accused of murdering his wife before going on the run, with Tommy Lee Jones as a dogged U.S. Marshal in pursuit; Jones returned in a 1998...
- Peter Martin
Between Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens, Blade Runner 2 and in all likelihood Indiana Jones 5, Harrison Ford is already set to (or expected to) reprise a handful of his most famous characters in the coming years, and it seems we might be able to add a fourth role to that list: Dr. Richard Kimble, the titular character of the 1993 thriller The Fugitive. That's right, a new sequel to the surprise box office hit and Best Picture nominee is in the works at Warner Bros., with Black List writer Christina Hodson set to pen the script, and while Ford isn't yet confirmed to return one has to wonder if the name recognition would help the films chances at financial success. The Fugitive received a sequel in 1998 in the form of U.S. Marshals, and while that film retained Tommy Lee Jones, who previously won an Oscar for his original performance as U. »
- Jordan Benesh
Warner Bros is now developing a new "The Fugitive" film and has hired Christina Hodson (Shut In) to write the script. No word if Harrison Ford and Tommy Lee Jones will return, or whether the film will be a reboot. The original 1993 film grossed $369 million worldwide. It was nominated for four Oscars, including Best Picture, and spawned a sequel, called "Us Marshals," bringing back Jones and adding Wesley Snipes and Robert Downey Jr. "The Fugitive" was also a TV series that starred David Janssen as Dr. Richard Kimble, a surgeon accused of murdering his wife. It lasted for four seasons on ABC. Warner Bros is hoping to enter production by early 2016. »
The outlet reports that Warner Bros. is keen to make the new version soon, but it is unclear as of yet whether the film will act as a reboot to TV show or a sequel to the original film. That said, there is a screenwriter attached to the project in the form of Christina Hodson.
The Fugitive TV show ran on ABC between 1963 and 1967 for 120 episodes. The feature film was released in 1993 and starred Harrison Ford and Tommy Lee Jones, the latter winning an Oscar for his performance before returning in the Ford-less sequel, U.S. Marshals, which also featured Wesley Snipes and Robert Downey Jr.
- Scott J. Davis
It's not clear whether it's a sequel, reboot or remake, but a new movie of The Fugitive is on the way...
One of the biggest hits of 1993 (that didn't involve dinosaurs) was the big screen take on TV hit, The Fugitive. Harrison Ford starred as Dr Richard Kimble in a quality thriller, that won an Oscar for Tommy Lee Jones and picked up an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture too. Oh, and it made megabucks.
There was a sort-of-sequel to The Fugitive that followed, in the shape of Us Marshals. That was basically a less impressive retread, with Wesley Snipes stepping in for Harrison Ford, and Tommy Lee Jones reprising that Oscar winning role. But since then, Warner Bros has left well alone.
Well, until now.
News has broken that Warner Bros is now planning a new The Fugitive movie, although it's not clear yet whether it'd be a sequel, »
We’ve all recited Samuel Gerard’s ‘out house’ speech at some stage in our lives. There’s no denying it. That wonderful, Oscar winning performance from Tommy lee Jones is just one of the many, many elements that came together to make 1993’s The Fugitive such a beloved modern classic. Now, it’s coming back to the big screen, with Deadline reporting that Warner Bros. have put a new version of The Fugitive into development. There’s no word on what this version of Doctor Richard Kimble’s (of course played by Harrison Ford in the 1993 movie) desperate quest to clear his tarnished name will actually entail. Will it be a reboot of the original 1960’s t.v. series? A sequel? Something new entirely? A sequel isn’t thinking too far out of the box. Ford isn’t adverse to returning for a sequel decades after the original (Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom White)
Another day, another remake. Or this time a reboot. Or whatever the heck it will be. Deadline is reporting that Warner Bros is now in development on a new version of The Fugitive, working with producers Arnold and Anne Kopelson who helped make the first one. The Fugitive movie every knows, the one with Harrison Ford and Tommy Lee Jones from 1993, was actually adapted from a TV series from the 1960s. The report mentions it'll be a movie, with Christina Hodson (The Eden Project, Shut In) writing the script, but that's about it as details are sparse on what exactly it is beyond a new take. Maybe they want Harrison Ford back? Here's some of the best tweets collected regarding the news today - the funniest ones are at the bottom: The Fugitive Is Running Again at Warner Bros.: Sequel? Remake? Reboot? The details are still hazy.— Luigi Delarosa »
- Alex Billington
Those Samuel Gerard impressions are coming back into fashion! Yahoo reports that Warner Bros. is developing a new iteration of The Fugitive, 22 years after the feature film adaptation of the popular 1960s TV series opened to commercial and critical acclaim, spawning new catchphrases for both Harrison Ford and Tommy Lee Jones. It’s unclear whether the actors will return, or even whether this is a sequel, remake, or something else entirely, but Christina Hodson has been set to pen the screenplay with Arnold and Anne Kopelson returning to produce. Director Andrew Davis’ film was one of those rare “perfect storm” movies, in which everything seemed to click perfectly despite the fact that much of the film’s dialogue was improvised on the spot. Jones won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his role of Samuel Gerard, the U.S. Marshal tasked with hunting down Ford’s Dr. Richard Kimble, a »
- Adam Chitwood
Production on the newest Fugitive movie is being eyed for early 2016, according to Deadline.
1993 blockbuster The Fugitive made more than $368 million when it premiered, and earned Jones an Academy Award for his portrayal of grizzled lawman Samuel Gerard.
Deadline exclusively reported Tuesday that yet another classic film would be getting the remake treatment: The Fugitive.
The original film from 1993 was a major blockbuster and starred Harrison Ford and Tommy Lee Jones in an Oscar winning Supporting Actor role. Andrew Davis’s film was adapted from a classic ABC TV show of the same name, in which Dr. Richard Kimble is wrongly accused of murdering his wife and is forced to go on the run while tracking down the real killer.
Deadline reports that emerging screenwriter Christina Hodson (Shut In, The Eden Project) would be penning the script. No word yet on whether Ford or Jones would return to this film, but of course Ford is on board for sequels to Star Wars and Blade Runner. Arnold and Anne Kopelson are returning as producers.
Thoughts on a director/star pairing? Chris Pratt might be too obvious if people also »
- Brian Welk
Warner Bros. is moving forward on a new installment of The Fugitive, but they have not confirmed or denied that stars of the original 1993 hit, Harrison Ford and Tommy Lee Jones will return. At this time, it is not known if this is a reboot, remake or straight up sequel. Christina Hodson, who wrote the now-in-production drama Shut In starring Naomi Watts, will pen the screenplay.
The Fugitive is viewed as one of the best TV-to-Movie adaptations ever made, based on the original 1963 ABC series that ran for four seasons. The show starred David Janssen as Dr. Richard Kimble, who was accused of killing his wife. He goes on the run, searching for the one-armed man he believes is actually responsible for his wife's murder. The show culminated in a finale that was viewed by nearly half of the population who owned TVs at the time. Harrison Ford starred as Dr. »
You may think that the Harrison Ford version of The Fugitive wasn’t release all that long ago, right? Well, it was 1993, and 22 years later, the studio behind the movie have revealed that they are looking at bringing a new installment to screens, and and have hired a screenwriter to go to task on the project.
Christina Hodson (the upcoming Shut In starring Naomi Watts), will write the new film for the studio. The story revolves around the character of Dr. Richard Kimble, a surgeon accused of murdering his wife. Harrison Ford played the role in the 1993 movie, with Tommy Lee Jones playing his pursuer Us Marshal Samuel Gerard. Jones famously won an Academy Award for the part, before heading off to star in a sequel without Ford, but with Wesley Snipes and Robert Downey Jr.
The history of the story of The Fugitive is traced back to a 1960s »
- Paul Heath
There is a purity to the concept of "The Fugitive" that I admire. When the original four-season series ended, almost half of the available audience tuned in to see whether or not Richard Kimble would be able to finally bring the mysterious one-armed man to justice before being captured by the cops who had been chasing him throughout the entire run of the show. I can't even imagine a show so popular that half of the population tuned in at the same time, and I'm not sure TV will ever create another hit with that kind of reach in our world of a million channels. The 1993 feature film version of "The Fugitive" was unexpectedly huge when it was released. Heading into that summer, the biggest question was whether "Jurassic Park" or "The Last Action Hero" would be the hit of the summer, and while the dinosaurs did indeed prove to be unstoppable, »
- Drew McWeeny
Dr. Richard Kimble will try to clear his name one more time on the big screen. Warner Bros. has hired Christina Hodson to write a new script for The Fugitive, the famous TV series turned blockbuster Oscar-winning film starring Harrison Ford and Tommy Lee Jones. The studio wants to have the film in production early next year. Read more […]
The post ‘The Fugitive’ Will Return to the Big Screen appeared first on /Film. »
- Germain Lussier
Not every film spawned from a TV series is a success, but 1993’s The Fugitive was a bona fide hit, leading Tommy Lee Jones to a Supporting Actor Oscar and spawning a Jones-centric sequel in U.S. Marshals. Now Warner Bros. wants to put the idea on the run towards screens again.The original film, of course, starred Harrison Ford as Dr. Richard Kimble, who went on the run when he was falsely accused of murdering his wife. In addition to tracking down the real culprit, Kimble had to evade dogged law enforcement (especially Jones’ hard nut Marshal Samuel Gerard) while simultaneously leaving clues to help the authorities in his search for the true killer.Deadline’s report doesn’t mention whether Ford or Jones will be back, or whether this will continue the story instead of following current trends and rebooting the whole the concept with new actors. Either way, »
It has been over twenty years since Dr. Richard Kimble went on the run in "The Fugitive," the terrific blockbuster thriller nominated for seven Academy Awards (including Best Picture; Tommy Lee Jones won for Best Supporting Actor). But of course, it's time to refresh the property, and that's just what Warner Bros. is going to do. Deadline reports that the studio is developing a "new installment," though it's unclear what that means. A sequel? A reboot? The studio isn't even saying whether or not Harrison Ford or Tommy Lee Jones will be involved (though I'm not sure what scenario would find Ford's character on the run again). Of course, there already was a sequel of sorts, 1998's "U.S. Marshalls" which focused on Jones' character, and which obviously paled in comparison to its predecessor. Christina Hodson, who penned the currently filming Naomi Watts thriller "Shut In," will write the script. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
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