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Based on the recent Martin Seay novel, the story follows the interweaving narratives of three driven men all connected by a mysterious book. The setting shifts from 16th century Venice, Italy— where famed glassmakers perfected one of the world’s most wondrous inventions, the mirror (an object of fearful fascination) — to the seedy Venice Beach waterfront of the 1950s, to the glitzy trappings of the Venetian casino in 2003 Las Vegas.
John Albanis, who optioned the rights to the book, will produce. No distributor or financier is attached at this time.
- Justin Kroll
Continuing its mission of assembling some of the toughest actors in Hollywood, Millennium Films has enlisted John Wick alum Michael Nyqvist and Toby Stephens – star of the hit Treasure Island prequel series Black Sails – for its upcoming submarine thriller, Hunter Killer.
Surfacing from choppy waters, Millennium picked up rights to the adaptation – one sourced from George Wallace and Don Keith’s acclaimed novel Firing Point – from Relativity Media in light of the company’s financial woes. Now, it appears to be firmly back on track, with Nyqvist and Stephens bound for the deep blue alongside Gerard Butler, Gary Oldman, Common and Billy Bob Thornton.
Helmed by Donovan Marsh, THR reveals that Nyqvist is set to take point as Captain Sergi Andropoyov, while Lt. Beaman is the name of Stephens’ no-nonsense black ops team leader.
Plunging beneath the icy ways surrounding the polar ice cap, Hunter Killer revolves around a submarine »
- Michael Briers
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Today marks the first day of San Diego Comic-Con, the biggest comic book convention there is, and the best place to live out your wildest fan fantasies.
The convention is a dream for comic book nerds, and really for anyone who enjoys popular culture. It's cool to be a nerd these days, so we're embracing our inner geek and getting ready for all of the news that is bound to come out of #Sdcc.
In the spirit of Comic-Con, and with this year's next biggest comic book adaptation hitting the big screens in August, Suicide Squad, we've made an epic playlist at the Cineplex Store to get you hyped up on all things comic books and superheroes. Since Suicide Squad features the ultimate team of super villains, we've narrowed down our own »
- Adriana Floridia
Brazilian director and producer José Padilha keeps himself busy nowadays with many film and TV projects after his big Hollywood break with a modern remake of Paul Verhoeven’s 1987 film “RoboCop.” Released in 2014, the film was a commercial success but garnered mostly mixed to negative reviews. N0w in an interview with ScreenDaily, Padilha admits that making “RoboCop” was a “stressful experience.” “I didn’t have the creative freedom I needed,” says Padilha. “I spent 90% of the time fighting. It made me realize that making a studio movie is not the same as making a film.” Padilha also says that he would “think a million times before getting involved in another production of that size again,” and that he’d “rather face the reality than make movies about superheroes.”
Padilha previously directed the »
- Vikram Murthi
When J.K. Simmons took on the role of J. Jonah Jameson in Sam Raimi's Spider-man movies, the actor successfully brought an iconic comic book/cartoon character to life. To a generation of fans, he was Jameson. Now Simmons is looking to make lightning strike twice, as he's signed on to play another non-super fan-favorite character from the world of superheroes, Commissioner Jim Gordon from the Batman mythos. He'll be making the switch from Marvel to DC when he plays Gordon for the first time in Zack Snyder's upcoming Justice League.
This will, presumably, be the start of a run for Simmons as Gordon. When you consider that there's a standalone Batman movie planned, as well as more Justice League adventures on the projected film slate from WB/DC, it'd be a safe bet that we're going to spend plenty of time with this new Commissioner Gordon.
Simmons hopes so, »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
The untitled film is being directed by twin brothers Michael and Peter Spierig with Twisted Pictures producing.
The original “Saw” cost $1.2 million and was James Wan’s feature film directorial debut from a screenplay by Leigh Whannell with Cary Elwes, Danny Glover, Monica Potter, Michael Emerson, Ken Leung, Tobin Bell and Leigh Whannell starring. The film was released in October, 2004, with the next six movies released in the same pre-Halloween slot through 2010.
The franchise revolves around the fictional character John Kramer, also called the “Jigsaw Killer” or “Jigsaw,” who traps victims in situations that test their will to live.
- Dave McNary
Exclusive: Michael Trucco and Ryan McPartlin have boarded Original Film’s submarine thriller Hunter Killer. It stars Gerard Butler as an untested sub captain teamed with an elite military unit to rescue the Russian president (Gary Oldman) from an ongoing military coup. Billy Bob Thornton, Common, and Taylor John Smith also star. Trucco will play weapons specialist Devin Hall, and McPartlin is Matt Johnstone, an ex-seal and CIA medic within the Oga (Other Government… »
The studio announced on Wednesday it had scheduled an untitled instalment for October 27, 2017, marking a return to the horror series last seen in 2010.
Like each of the previous seven films in the $871m global horror franchise, Untitled Saw Movie will be produced by Twisted Pictures and is set to open just before the Halloween weekend.
It remained unclear at time of writing whether Lionsgate Motion Picture Group co-chair and Lionsgate International chief Patrick Wachsberger and his team would pre-sell the title and, if so, when they would introduce it to international buyers.
Further details including cast remain under wraps although some outlets have referred to the latest episode as Saw Legacy. According to horror site Bloody Disgusting, production is scheduled for September-October in Toronto.
The studio could not be reached for comment on Wednesday evening.
In other scheduling »
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
Proving there is a fine line between good and evil, Academy Award® winner Kevin Costner (Best Director, Dances with Wolves¸ 1990) stars in Criminal, arriving on Digital HD on July 12 and on 4K Ultra-hd Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray and Digital HD), Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital HD), DVD (plus Digital), and On Demand on July 26from Summit Entertainment, a Lionsgate Company. The all-star cast of this “seriously engaging action flick” (reelfilm.com) also includes Academy Award® nominee Gary Oldman (Best Actor,Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, 2011) alongside Academy Award® winner Tommy Lee Jones (Best Supporting Actor, The Fugitive, 1993) and rising stars Alice Eve (Star Trek Into Darkness) and Gal Gadot (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice). The pulse-pounding thriller will be available on Digital HD on July 12.
Kevin Costner stars in this story of the right man in the wrong body. In a last-ditch effort to stop a diabolical plot, »
- Tom Stockman
Millennium Films’ submarine action-thriller has added another member to its crew, drafting Zane Holtz for a key role in the story about an untested sub captain teamed with an elite military unit to rescue the Russian president from an ongoing military coup. Joining Gerard Butler, Gary Oldman, Billy Bob Thornton, Common, and Taylor John Smith, Holtz is playing “Martinelli,” a courageous, skilled member of the elite unit that is part of 21st century American military power… »
Exclusive: Gabriel Chavarria has joined Millennium Films’ naval action thriller Hunter Killer in a key role, joining Gerard Butler, Common, and Gary Oldman in the story of an American submarine commander deployed to Russian waters in order to save the elected Russian president from a military coup. Chavarria will portray a Navy Seal aboard the American sub. Chavarria recently wrapped filming on 20th Century Fox’s War For The Planet Of The Apes in which he plays one of the… »
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No matter who took on the job of Commissioner Gordon in the Dceu, they'd have a heck of a time living up to what Gary Oldman accomplished with the character in the Dark Knight Trilogy. Luckily for us, however, the man WB selected to carry on the torch is none other than Oscar-winner J.K. Simmons.
Simmons is no stranger to the comic book world. Before playing Gordon, and before his illustrious Oscar was earned, he made a splash with comic book geeks with his portrayal of J. Jonah Jameson in Sam Raimi's Spider-man trilogy in the early-to-mid-2000s. Though those who can't unsee him as the morally ambiguous editor-in-chief of the Daily Bugle needn't worry about him turning the character into some wise-cracking smart aleck -- at least from what he told EW in a recent interview.
“People of my generation remember Commissioner Gordon as this jolly, »
- Joseph Medina
The list of the highest grossing actors of all-time has long been a male-dominated field thanks to the likes of Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Downey Jr., Tom Cruise, Johnny Depp and more, but the beautiful and badass Scarlett Johansson is here to finally break up the boys’ club. According to Box Office Mojo’s running list, Scarlett Johansson has entered the Top 10 with a total gross of $3.3 billion and counting, coming in ahead of Gary Oldman, Robin Williams and Bruce Willis.
Johansson’s role as Black Widow in the Marvel Cinematic Universe has no doubt helped propel her into the top 10. The actress has played the character in five Marvel blockbusters, beginning with her first appearance as Black Widow in 2010’s “Iron Man 2” and most recently in this summer’s “Captain America: Civil War.” Other »
- Zack Sharf
The new series will be produced by Legendary Television. Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless, the screenwriting team behind the films “Dracula Untold” and “Last Witch Hunter,” will write the new series, with “Prison Break” veteran Zack Estrin set to serve as showrunner. The three will executive produce alongside Synthesis Entertainment’s Kevin Burns and Jon Jashni , Applebox’s Neil Marshall and Marc Helwig. Marshall is also set to direct several episodes of the show. The series is set to premiere in 2018.
“The original series so deftly captured both drama and comedy, and that made it very appealing to a broad audience,” said Cindy Holland, Netflix vice president of original content. “The current creative team’s reimagining of the series for Netflix is sure to appeal to both fans who fondly remember the original and to create a new »
- Daniel Holloway
The sci-fi adventure is launching five days after Disney opens “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.”
“The Space Between Us” is directed by Peter Chelsom from a script by Allan Loeb from a story by Stewart Schill, Richard Barton Lewis and Allan Loeb. The film also stars Britt Robertson, Gary Oldman, and Carla Gugino.
The film, which was shot last fall in New Mexico, centers on the first human born on Mars traveling to Earth for the first time and embarking on an adventure with a street smart girl to discover how he came to be. But the space program wants to send him back to Mars, since his body can’t handle Earth’s environment.
- Dave McNary
Taylor John Smith (Wolves) has booked a role in Hunter Killer, starring Gerard Butler and Gary Oldman. The action thriller centers on an American submarine commander sent deep in Russian waters to save the country’s elected president in the midst of a military coup. Smith will play a sonar man on the sub. Donovan Marsh is directing from a script by Peter Craig and Jamie Moss. Smith’s credits include an arc on American Crime this season, and he is the male lead in NBC’s… »
After thinking his days as a hired gunman were over, Bishop’s most formidable foe kidnaps the love of his life Gina, played by Jessica Alba. Putting his life once again in danger, he is forced to complete three more impossible assassinations in hopes of saving his beloved’s life. But, as always, the Mechanic plays by his own set of rules.
Statham is »
- Liz Calvario
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture: Film History of the Day: Diego Carrera presents a history of horror cinema with one movie per year from 1895 through 2016 (via Geek Tyrant): Film Analysis of the Day: Darren Foley of Must See Films explores the depiction of fame in Martin Scorsese's The King of Comedy: Vintage Image of the Day: Two-time Oscar nominee Stephen Frears, who turns 75 today, directs a young Gary Oldman and Alfred Molina on the set of the 1987 film Prick Up Your Ears: Supercut of the Day: Speaking of Prick Up Your Ears, here's a supercut of actors portraying real writers by Jonathan Kiefer for Fandor Keyframe: Custom Toy of the...
- Christopher Campbell
The Firm, 1988.
Directed by Alan Clarke.
Rival football fans organise a fight before a big match…
Euro 2016 is kicking off across France and news bulletins tell us about violence between British fans and other supporters. This is the perfect moment to reevaluate Alan Clarke’s The Firm. Acknowledging the joy of football, Clarke doesn’t shy away from the uglier side of the game as vandalism, abuse and dominance play its part in the support of a local team. From the moment The Firm starts, there is a romance surrounding the sport. Men on the field as Dean Martin’s ‘That’s Amore’ plays on the sound track is anything but subtle. This is in contrast with a malicious attack on cars and clothing in the changing rooms. The conscious, lingering question is whether it’s a love of »
- Simon Columb
Britt Robertson will star in the Netflix Original Series Girlboss, a 13 episode comedy inspired by the NY Times best-selling book #Girlboss by Sophia Amoruso, founder of the fashion brand Nasty Gal. The show will premiere in 2017.
In the series, Robertson portrays Sophia, a rebellious, broke anarchist who refuses to grow up. She stumbles upon her passion of selling vintage clothes online and becomes an unlikely businesswoman. As she builds her retail fashion empire, she realizes the value and the difficulty of being the boss of her own life.
Girlboss is created by and executive produced by Kay Cannon (Pitch Perfect 2, 30 Rock), who also serves as showrunner. Charlize Theron (Monster, Young Adult) and Laverne McKinnon, of Denver & Delilah, Christian Ditter (How to Be Single) and Sophia Amoruso will also serve as executive producers. Ditter will also direct the series, that is a Netflix production.
Robertson stars in the Stx Peter Chelsom »
- Kellvin Chavez
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