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The remake of a remake.Don’t worry, I counted. There‘s seven.
Westerns always put an extra giddy-up in my canter. It’s easily the most enjoyable genre of film for me. I think it has something to do with manly men doing manly men things. You know, like twirling a six-shooter around the shooting finger and placing it perfectly in its holster without even looking. I can’t even put my phone in my pocket without dropping it at least four times a day, easy. The Magnificent Seven — based on the 1960 film of the same name which was based on Seven Samurai — just had its second trailer released, which is of the more official variety and less the teaser kind. Take a little break from reading and watch it in all its magnificence:
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- Colton Ledford
Kirsten Howard Jul 19, 2016
So far in this series of pieces that look at the straight-to-dvd or VOD movies of some of our favourite actors who have fallen on hard times, we’ve only looked at men (to date: Bruce Willis, Nicolas Cage, John Cusack and John Travolta). That’s because, mostly, actresses find themselves almost completely out of the game once they hit 30ish – an unnecessary full stop that a lot of us would like to see removed in the future.
Denise Richards, sadly, is no different. After marrying a man she found herself in an abusive relationship with, her career climb stumbled and she was forced back down into TV roles, where she’s currently still putting in the hours.
Richards had a sparkling, American Dream-like start in life. »
Exclusive: Dick Wolf's Wolf Entertainment is partnering with Tom Thayer and Fortress Features' Patrick Rizzotti and Brett Forbes to produce The Super, with production just getting underway in New York. Written by Black Swan scribe John J. McLaughlin and directed by The Good Neighbor‘s Stephan Rick in his U.S. debut, the film stars Chicago Pd's Patrick Flueger and Val Kilmer, with Mattea Marie Conforti, Taylor Richardson, Paul Ben-Victor, Yul Vazquez, Louisa Krause and… »
Exclusive: Dick Wolf's Wolf Entertainment is partnering with Tom Thayer and Fortress Features' Patrick Rizzotti and Brett Forbes to produce The Super, with production just getting underway in New York. Written by Black Swan scribe John J. McLaughlin and directed by The Good Neighbor‘s Stephan Rick in his U.S. debut, the film stars Chicago PD's Patrick Flueger and Val Kilmer, with Mattea Marie Conforti, Taylor Richardson, Paul Ben-Victor, Yul Vazquez, Louisa Krause and… »
Batman doesn't kill. That has been a mantra for the comic character for many years, but the various screen incarnations have often either ignored that rule (1989's "Batman") or found loopholes (2005's "Batman Begins," the "Batman: Arkham Knight" game) to get around that rule.
Not so the version of Batman that Ben Affleck played in Zack Snyder's "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice". A new video is out from Mr. Sunday Movies which clocks up a kill count from the film's 'Ultimate Edition' disc release and it seems this Caped Crusader loves just killing the s--t out of bad guys.
In fact, Affleck's Batman directly racks up a bodycount of 21 people throughout the film, not including whomever was left in those hastily evacuated buildings that got torn to shreds in the final act. Is that a lot? Across all seven previous live-action movies and the 1966 TV show, Batman killed 45 people. »
- Garth Franklin
On this day in history as it relates to the movies...
1819 The bicycle is patented by W.K. Clarkson, Jr. which could be why June has lots of bicycle holidays like "bike to work week" and such. There's even a Bicycle Film Festival happening in NYC this very weekend.
1904 Peter Lorre is born
1922 Underappeciated film star Eleanor Parker is born. Her two best known classics are Caged (1950, her first nomination in one of the all time best Best Actress years) and The Sound of Music (1965, snubbed in supporting actress). Also born on this day is two-time Oscar recipient Dick Smith, an indisputable giant in movie makeup. Among his classics: The Godfather, The Exorcist, Amadeus, and Taxi Driver
- NATHANIEL R
The story follows Simon Templar, a smart, quick-witted man who went after the scourges of the Earth - corrupt politicians, war profiteers, drug runners - to benefit his country and the greater good.
The best known adaptation remains the TV series which starred Roger Moore in the title role.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
Deadline is reporting that Paramount Pictures has snapped up the rights to the spy series The Saint, and is looking to launch a new franchise with producers Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Brad Krevoy and Robert Evans.
The Saint follows Simon Templar, “a smart, quick-witted man who went after the scourges of the Earth — corrupt politicians, war profiteers, drug runners — to benefit his country and the greater good.”
Created by Leslie Charteris, who wrote a series of novels between 1928 and 1963, The Saint spawned the classic 1960s TV series starring Roger Moore in the role of Simon Templar, as well as the 1997 movie starring Val Kilmer.
- Gary Collinson
Paramount Pictures are reviving The Saint, the espionage thriller that was a huge hit on television in the 1960s with Roger Moore playing the title character (aka Simon Templar), followed by Ian Ogilvy in the 1970s. The show was adapted into a feature film with Val Kilmer in the lead in 1997.
Deadline reports that Paramount have acquired the rights to the book on which the series was based and Lorenzo di Bonaventura (Transformers) and Robert Evans (The Godfather) are set to produce a new movie.
Based on the original series of books that ran from 1928 to 1963 from Leslie Charteris, The Saint is the story of Simon Templar a smart, quick-witted man who went after the scourge of the Earth — corrupt politicians, war profiteers, drug runners to benefit his country and the greater good.
It is very early stages on the potential new series, which may morph into a new series of movies for the studio, »
- Paul Heath
When Val Kilmer left the role of Batman after 1995's Batman Forever, he jumped from on big franchise to what was expected to be another. He took on the lead role in 1997's movie of The Saint, directed by Phillip Noyce. It was expected to lead to box office gold. But following not great reviews, the film failed to really connect, and a planned franchise was abandoned.
Just under 20 years later, however, The Saint is on his way back.
Based once more on the books by Leslie Charteris, Paramount is working on a new movie, having resecured the rights to the novels, and it has its eyes on a new action franchise. It's going to be a movie series too, rather than the plans for a new TV show, »
While Paramount is currently in production on the next installment of its Transformers franchise with Transformers: The Last Knight, the studio is planning on launching a much different franchise. The studio has acquired the rights to Leslie Charteris' long-running book series The Saint for a new movie reboot. The studio previously distributed the 1997 version of The Saint, which starred Val Kilmer and Elizabeth Shue.
Leslie Charteris original book series, which ran from 1928 to 1963, followed Simon Templar, a thief who would pull off elaborate heists, stealing from corrupt politicians, drug dealers and other criminals and spread their wealth among the less fortunate. The books were adapted into a 1960s British TV series which starred Roger Moore as Simon Templar. There was also a recent attempt to revitalize the property as an American TV series, which will now be released as a TV movie later this year, starring Adam Rayner (Tyrant) as Simon Templar, »
THR We'll believe any new version of A Star is Born when we see it because someone is always trying to remake it. The latest proposal is Bradley Cooper & Lady Gaga (with Cooper debuting as a director)
Deadline Captain America: Civil War is first title of the year to hit $400 million domestic. It just happened.
Playbill Phillipa Soo, currently starring in Hamilton, will play Amelie in the Broadway musical version of the Oscar nominated french film next year
/Film Hollywood is »
- NATHANIEL R
“The Saint” is based on Leslie Charteris’ book series, which follow the debonair Simon Templar character first introduced in the 1928 novel “Meet the Tiger,” followed by “Enter the Saint” in 1930. Templar stole from corrupt politicians and warmongers, leaving a calling card of a stick figure with a halo.
George Sanders starred in half a dozen films as “The Saint” in the late 1930s and early 1940s. Prior to his days portraying James Bond, Moore starred in a popular long-running British TV series during the 1960s.
The 1997 movie starred Kilmer and Elisabeth Shue, and was »
- Dave McNary
In Hollywood’s ongoing quest to revive any and every existing I.P., they’ve dug down deep and come up with an 88-year-old vigilante. Paramount is reportedly developing a feature adaptation of The Saint, which Gen Xers and older Millennials might remember as that 1997 thriller starring Val Kilmer, Boomers might remember as that 1960s TV series starring Roger […]
The post Paramount Rebooting ‘The Saint’ as a Movie appeared first on /Film. »
- Angie Han
Exclusive: The last time I wrote about The Saint, Mace Neufeld, Bill McDonald, Robert Evans, and David Brown were producing it with Val Kilmer. As we know in Hollywood, everything old is new (re-imagined, remade, revamped, rebooted) again and so it goes with the espionage thriller The Saint, for which Paramount has just secured the book series rights. Producing deals are being closed now, but it’s likely that Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Brad Krevoy and Robert Evans will be… »
The movie is slated to go into production this year for a 2017 release. Focus will release the movie in the U.S., and Universal Pictures Intl. will distribute the film around the world. “Victoria and Abdul” is being co-financed by Focus in association with BBC Films.
“Victoria and Abdul” was developed by Beeban Kidron and Hall at Cross Street Films with BBC Films, and is being produced by Kidron, Tracey Seaward (“The Queen”), and Working Title’s co-chairs Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner. Bevan and Fellner have produced several Working Title movies for Focus release, »
- Leo Barraclough
It was 21 years ago today that Batman Forever opened in theaters, and batnipples made their debut on the big screen. Director Joel Schumacher is well aware of how controversial adding nipples to the batsuit was, but he was initially surprised by the backlash. Here’s what he told Variety a couple years ago: You introduced nipples to the Batsuit. Were you surprised they became so controversial? Yes, I was like, “Are you kidding me?” I think that will be on my gravestone. It’s how I’ll be remembered. Val Kilmer, replacing Michael Keaton, played the Caped Crusader in this third installment of Tim Burton’s Batman series. Though not as maligned as the follow-up, Batman and Robin, Batman Forever didn’t win over critics like Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight later would — but that didn’t stop it from being a behemoth at the box office. Batman Forever was the second highest grossing film of 1995, behind only Toy Story. It broke Jurassic Park’s record for highest opening weekend gross of all time. Other notable June 16 happenings in pop culture history: • 1950: Vincente Minnelli’s Father of the Bride was released. The original starred Elizabeth Taylor as the bride-to-be and Spencer Tracy as the lawyer dad. The remake starring Steve Martin hit theaters in 1991. • 1960: Psycho premiered in New York City at the DeMille Theater. • 1978: The musical movie Grease shoo-bop she wadda wadda-ed into theaters. • 1985: Falco’s “Rock Me Amadeus” was released as a single in Germany. It was released in the U.S. the following March and made Falco the first German-speaking artist to get a No. 1 single on the U.S. charts. • 1986: The Smiths’ third studio album, The Queen Is Dead, was released. Among the songs on the record is “There Is a Light That Never Goes Out,” which was later memorably featured in (500) Days of Summer. • 1989: Ghostbusters II opened in theaters. • 1990: Rosette song “It Must Have Been Love,” from the Pretty Woman soundtrack, hit No. 1 on the U.S. singles chart. • 1999: Phil Collins was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. • 2010: Hot in Cleveland, TV Land’s first original scripted series, premiered. »
- Emily Rome
Four new trailers have just arrived with various appeal, three of them opening next month. Check out these spots involving fish, freedom, fast cars and loud rockers below. Len and Company In this indie drama, Rhys Ifans plays an aging music icon whose son (played appropriately by Jim Morrison portrayer Val Kilmer's son Jack Kilmer ) and ingenue (played by rock film legend Julian Temple's daughter Juno Temple) pay him a visit while he's in self-declared exile. Len and Company opens on June 10. Finding Dory Your favorite fish from Pixar's classic animated feature Finding Nemo are back in a second trailer for the upcoming sequel, and this one promises familiar themes, new dangers and possibly a same-sex couple. Finding Dory opens on June...
- Christopher Campbell
It may have first entered production all the way back in 2011, but thanks to directing duties on both To The Wonder and, more recently, the Christian Bale-led Knight of Cups, Weightless fell far down the pecking order for esteemed filmmaker Terrence Malick.
It’s finally starting to display signs of life, however, with the British Board Of Film Classification (via The Playlist) posting not only the movie’s official running time – just north of 145 minutes in length – but also the ensemble cast that will be headlining Malick’s latest creative effort.
Pulling together some of the talent that also featured in existential feature Knight of Cups, the filmmaker will reteam with Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett and Natalie Portman for the musical drama, while there’s also roles for Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara, Haley Bennett, Michael Fassbender, Val Kilmer, Benicio Del Toro, Clifton Collins Jr., Angela Bettis, Bérénice Marlohe, Florence Welch, »
- Michael Briers
With Knight of Cups arriving on Blu-ray soon (albeit with some embarrassing cover art) and Voyage of Time finally getting a release date, the year of Terrence Malick looks to continue as promised. His other feature in the can is the Austin-set Weightless, which follows intersecting love triangles in the world of music. Today finally brings confirmation it’s complete with an official running time, rating, and cast.
Thanks to an update at the British Board of Film Classification, we know they’ve given the film a 15 rating for “infrequent strong sex” and “sex references,” which makes it likely the MPAA will slap the film with an R rating. They also note that Weightless runs 145 minutes and 45 seconds — nearly 30 minutes longer than Knight of Cups — and confirm the cast: Ryan Gosling, Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Haley Bennett, Natalie Portman, Michael Fassbender, Val Kilmer, Benicio Del Toro, Clifton Collins Jr., »
- Jordan Raup
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