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Dolph Lundgren is determined to obtain his revenge on the man who tore apart his family in a special features clip from his new action crime film, ‘Skin Trade.’ The video includes a fight scene between the actor and one of his co-stars, Ron Perlman, who also provides commentary on the thriller. The clip was unveiled by the movie’s distributor, Magnolia Home Entertainment’s Magnet label, which has unleashed it on home entertainment, including Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Download and VOD. Lundgren, who also co-wrote and co-produced ‘Skin Trade,’ and Perlman are joined by such fellow action icons as Tony Jaa, Peter Weller, Michael Jai White, Celina Jade and Peter Weller in [ Read More ]
- Karen Benardello
There’s a moment in Mission: Impossible—Rogue Nation — Tom Cruise career-saver, franchise Mvp and the summer's best non-Imperator Furiosa action blockbuster — where the CIA director refers to the film's relentless hero as "the living manifestation of destiny." As a government official talking about an unpredictable agent, the line is patently (if knowingly) ridiculous. As Alec Baldwin talking about Tom Cruise, the dialogue sounds right on the money. That phrase could be dropped into the first sentence of his biography and nobody would think twice.
When the superstar first stepped »
On August 7, 1987, "Masters of the Universe" stank up movie theaters across the country and killed any hopes of kicking off a live-action franchise for He-Man and his merry band of heroes (the property is currently in the process of being rebooted with the help of "Thor" screenwriter Christopher Yost). As I wrote earlier this week, "MotU" actually wasn't all bad, with standouts like Frank Langella's Skeletor and Bill Conti's excellent score keeping the film just this side of unwatchable. Glory be! A happy byproduct of my online research arose in the form of a YouTube recommendation for a video entitled "The Making of Masters of the Universe the Motion Picture," which is not, as it turns out, an extra ripped from the film's DVD release but rather a segment from a 2012 documentary entitled "Toy Masters," which boasts the following synopsis on IMDb: "Filmmakers Roger Lay, Jr. and Corey Landis »
- Chris Eggertsen
Forget your $250 million budgets and A-list megastars, sometimes all you need to make a good film is a bit of creative thinking and passion for your characters (intellectual property rights optional).
With feature-length fan film Star Trek: Renegades setting fandom abuzz, here's a host of unauthorised movies that put Hollywood to shame.
1. Batman battles Predator
Back in the Dark Knight's movie wilderness years (thanks for that, George Clooney!), short Batman: Dead End made waves online thanks to a mega-twist that saw the Caped Crusader in a rain-soaked showdown against a Predator. If it bleeds, Batman can kill it.
2. A Judge gets back in the saddle
A tepid box office showing from 2012's Dredd means a sequel is probably never going to happen. However, hardcore fans had their thirst quenched by the moody Judge Minty, about an ageing Mega City One Judge striding through the Cursed Earth. Think of this as »
Cannibalistic skyscraper tribes, a punk band forced to fight for survival, and 17th century-set supernatural happenings will grace the big screen this fall at Fantastic Fest 2015, as High-Rise, Green Room (co-starring Patrick Stewart), and The Witch are among the films announced in the festival's second wave of programming.
Taking place September 24th–October 1st at the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar theater in Austin, TX, Fantastic Fest 2015 celebrates an abundance of titles spanning multiple genres (as well as those that don't fit into one specific genre). Stay tuned to Daily Dead for the upcoming final wave of Fantastic Fest 2015 programming, and to read about the first wave of the festival's programming, visit:
Press Release: Austin, TX - Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - Fantastic Fest is excited to announce the second wave of programming featuring the Us Premiere of Yorgos Lanthimos' The Lobster as the opening night film. »
- Derek Anderson
Of the action-oriented Saturday morning cartoon series aimed at young boys in the 1980s, I always gravitated towards "He-Man and the Masters of the Universe," which followed the homoerotic exploits of the blonde-tressed hero who fought to keep Castle Grayskull from the evil clutches of Skeletor. I loved the colors and the spectacle of it. I loved the fantastical setting of Eternia. And as a burgeoning gay man in particular, I loved that it integrated strong female heroes like Teela and the Sorceress into the action (the franchise would later be expanded to include She-Ra, He-Man's equally badass twin sister). In the summer of 1987, the series (itself based on a toy line) was adapted into a live-action film entitled "Masters of the Universe," which was...not a success. Originally ballyhooed as the "Star Wars" of the '80s, the Gary Goddard-directed film was ripped to shreds by critics »
- Chris Eggertsen
The first trailer has debuted for the upcoming action thriller 4Got10. Directed by Timothy Woodward Jr., the film stars Dolph Lundgren, Danny Trejo, Johnny Messner, Vivica Fox and Michael Paré. Take a look below…
A wounded man (Messner) wakes up in the desert surround by bodies, no memory and with three million dollars cash. On the run, from a ruthless DEA Agent (Lundgren), the Mexican Cartel Boss (Trejo) and the local sheriff (Paré), he discovers the more he remembers the less he wants to know about who he really is.
4Got10 is set for release on October 6th in the States.
- Gary Collinson
Jungle Cruise: Dwayne Johnson (San Andreas, above) is ready to take Disney's Jungle Cruise. The theme park ride, which debuted with the opening of Disneyland in 1955, heads to the big screen in an adventure that will be written by John Requa and Glenn Ficarra (Focus). Long in development, the new idea is to drew upon the ride's original inspirations, most notably John Huston's The African Queen, starring Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn. [Heat Vision] Masters of the Universe: The upcoming new version of Masters of the Universe (Dolph Lundgren in the 1987 version, above) will be rewritten by Christopher Yost (Thor, Thor: The Dark World). He's a veteran writer of Marvel animated TV shows and movies, as well as multiple comic books...
- Peter Martin
We’ve been hearing about a Masters Of The Universe reboot for a long time. Numerous names including Terry Rossio (Pirates Of The Caribbean), Jeff Wadlow (Kick-Ass 2) and Evan Daugherty (Snow White & The Huntsman) have taken pops at a screenplay, but nothing’s come to pass.
Things are starting to look a bit desperate for He-Man and Skeletor, and when the going gets tough, you gotta roll out the big-guns. Enter Thor: The Dark World screenwriter Christopher Yost, now the latest man to try and bring Eternia to life. Yost has been hired to pen a draft by Columbia, which proves if nothing else, that the studio still wants to try and make the dang thing.
If you’re a child of the ’80s there’s a good chance you remember Masters Of The Universe as a line of fantasy action figures or shonky Saturday morning cartoons. »
- Daniel Kelly
Christopher Yost, the screenwriter behind Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World and the upcoming Thor: Ragnarok, is set to help Sony relise their long-gestating reboot of 80’s toyline/cartoon/film Masters of the Universe, reports Variety.
Sony and Escape Artists have been working for years trying to get the reboot off the ground, and have tapped Yost to rewrite the script for the film, for which Terry Rossio (Pirates of the Caribbean) and Jeff Wadlow (Kick-Ass 2) have previously written drafts. Given Yost’s work with Thor, which has many similarities to the Masters characters, it’s not surprising he has been sought out.
Set on the mystical planet of Eternia, the story follows Prince Adam, a warrior who is given the power to transform into hero He-Man, who must do battle against arch-nemesis Skeletor, a villain who wants control of the universe and the magical Castle Grayskull.
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- Scott J. Davis
Sony Pictures continues to press ahead with a big screen Masters Of The Universe reboot. Thus far, the likes of Terry Rossio (Pirates Of The Caribbean) and Jeff Wadlow (Kick-Ass 2) have lined up to take a pass at the script. Now we learn though that Christopher Yost, best known for Thor: The Dark World - and currently co-writing Thor: Ragnarok - has been hired for the project.
Yost is to rewrite the Masters Of The Universe movie, which will be set on the planet of Eternia. There's no word as of yet as to who's going to direct the film, and who the new He-Man is going to be. We'd bet hard cash that it won't be Dolph Lundgren this time around.
More on the revival of Masters Of The Universe as we hear it. »
Sony Pictures has brought on Thor: Ragnarok screenwriter Christopher Yost to take a crack at the Masters of the Universe script, according to a new report at Variety. The project has been in development for years, but fans hoped that it may finally get off the ground earlier this year, when the studio released a new Masters of the Universe logo, and it was revealed that Jeff Wadlow's (Kick-Ass 2) script was complete. It seems the studio is going back to the drawing board with yet another writing coming on board.
The franchise is set on the planet Eternia, following a young man named Adam who has the power to turn himself into a mighty warrior named He-Man. Adam becomes the planet's last hope to defeat the evil Skeletor, who has devastated the entire planet on his quest to conquer castle Greyskull. It isn't known how much the plot »
If you grew up in the ’80s, chances are you were a He-Man and the Masters Of The Universe fan. The original animated series ran for 3 years and was something of a phenomenon of its time; its popularity eventually leading to a movie starring Dolph Lundgren. That was… not so great, but Sony Pictures and Escape Artists have had a reboot in the planning stages for years now, and it looks like we finally have some movement on it.
Variety reports that Chris Yost (Thor: The Dark World, Max Steel and the upcoming Thor: Ragnarok) has been hired to do a rewrite of the script , which was originally penned by Terry Rossio and Jeff Wadlow. They don’t provide any other details, but do add the following synopsis:
“Set on the planet of Eternia, the story follows a warrior named Prince Adam who has the power to transform into the heroic He-Man. »
- Mark Cassidy
Marvel Studios mainstay Christopher Yost will be turning his attention to Eternia after he's finished penning Thor: Ragnarok with Craig Kyle, as according to Variety, Sony Pictures and Escape Artists have tapped the writer to work on the script for their Masters Of The Universe movie. The '80s He-Man cartoon was incredibly popular, spawning rebooted animated shows, comic books, heaps of merchandise, and even a movie with Dolph Lundgren which has become something of a cult classic. This new take has lingered in development hell for years, but it looks like some serious steps are finally being made to bring it to the screen. Variety includes a synopsis, which may or may not turn out to be official: "Set on the planet of Eternia, the story follows a warrior named Prince Adam who has the power to transform into the heroic He-Man. His nemesis is a villain named Skeletor »
Set on the planet of Eternia, the story follows a warrior named Prince Adam who has the power to transform into the heroic He-Man. His nemesis is a villain named Skeletor who seeks to conquer a fortress known as Castle Grayskull in order to learn the secrets held within.
- Justin Kroll
Set on the planet of Eternia, the story follows the warrior Prince Adam who has the power to transform into the heroic He-Man. His nemesis is Skeletor, a power seeking madman seeking to take over Castle Grayskull.
Source: Variety »
- Garth Franklin
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Across six films and three decades, Sylvester Stallone’s Rocky Balboa became a household name; the underdogs of all underdogs, his saga from up-and-coming boxer to world champion was one of the most iconic character arcs of the 70s and early 80s. But for Ryan Coogler’s Creed, Stallone is taking one step back from the limelight – even handing over script duties to Coogler and Aaron Covington – in order to coach the new kid on the block, Michael B. Jordan’s Adonis Johnson.
What makes this dynamic between trainer and trainee so intriguing, though, is the fact that Jordan’s up-and-comer is the son of former world heavyweight champ, Apollo Creed. Played by Carl Weathers across the original films, Rocky’s enemy-turned-ally was ultimately killed at the cannon-like hand of Dolph Lundgren’s Russian boxer, Drogo. It was a revenge arc that made up the majority of Rocky IV, »
- Michael Briers
It’s been a full 25 years since Arnold Schwarzenegger ordered us back to the carpet – toy in hand, of course – though it looks as though the former Governor has passed on the torch as Detective John Kimble, with news arriving that Dolph Lundgren will be taking the reins for Kindergarten Cop 2.
That’s right, from one Expendable to another, Lundgren will play a different undercover cop than his musclebound amigo, with the sequel having him infiltrate a nursery as he narrows his hunt for a group of Albanian baddies. Playing against type much like Schwarzenegger in Ivan Reitman’s heartwarming 1990 original, Lundgren is set to try his hand at playing a teacher. Expect cheesy one-liners and heartwarming humor by the bucket load.
- Michael Briers
What's the only thing worse than a sequel? The only prospect worse than paying £10 at your local cinema to have your favourite movie ruined, forever. The answer has three words. Straight-to-video.
In the '90s, home release sequels became fairly common. You'd greet them with surprise at your local Blockbusters and then want to pull your eyeballs out when you took them home and watched them. They're probably called straight-to-dvd or straight-to-Blu-ray now, but they still exist.
With the announcement that Dolph Lundgren will be starring in Kindergarten Cop 2 (because of course), here are 21 absolute stinking sequels - the vast majority of which weren't even considered good enough for the cinema. How many of them have you watched?
2. American Pie Presents: Beta House
Maybe it's the Eugene Levy factor - just why did he keep starring in all the sequels?! - but we have weird »
A few months back, we reported on a possible sequel to the Arnold Schwarzenegger comedy, Kindergarten Cop. The original movie saw Arnie reunite with Twins director Ivan Reitman, and we looked back at it in alarming detail right here.
Now, a sequel has become production, although in a surprise to virtually nobody, it won't be seeing the inside of a cinema. Instead, this is a straight to DVD/Blu-ray/VOD affair, that's being directed by Don Michael Paul. He's the man who also helmed previously sequels Sniper: Legacy, Jarhead 2 and Tremors 5.
David H Streinberg, who co-wrote American Pie 2, has put together the script for this one. And it'll »
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