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Co-Writers Paul Wernick And Rhett Reese Returning To Take Point On Zombieland 2

3 hours ago | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Co-writers Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese have confirmed they will return to take point on Zombieland 2, with the sequel now finally beginning to take shape at Sony.

Wernick and Reese, who recently helped craft Deadpool with director Tim Miller, featured on AMC’s Geeking Out with Kevin Smith and Greg Grunberg (via Comic Book), and it was here that the screenwriting duo offered up some early details about pre-production on the apocalyptic follow-up, not to mention that famous Bill Murray cameo from the cult original.

First and foremost, though, Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese have now officially enlisted for Zombieland 2 and will soon begin coordinating with the core cast and, in particular, director David Callaham: “That is breaking news that we’re on Zombieland 2 right now. We’re sitting with Woody [Harrelson] tomorrow and are going to sort of walk him through some of the stuff we want to do. »

- Michael Briers

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‘Zombieland’ Creators Reveal Bill Murray’s Role Was Meant for Patrick Swayze

3 hours ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The 2009 horror comedy “Zombieland” is famous for a mid-movie surprise cameo by Bill Murray, a secret many fans of the film voluntarily kept rather than spoil it for other later audiences. Having Murray in the film was not the original plan, however, and almost didn’t happen at all, co-writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick revealed during a recent episode of “Geeking Out,” the late night AMC talk show hosted by Kevin Smith and Greg Grunberg.

Read More: ‘Zombieland 2’ In Development After CinemaCon Logo Reveal

Zombieland” stars Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone and Abigail Breslin as four survivors of a zombie apocalypse. Reese, Wernick and director Ruben Fleischer had originally cast Patrick Swayze in the role of a celebrity-turned-Zombie, but Swayze was already suffering from the pancreatic cancer that sadly claimed his life. The filmmakers then offered the part to more than 10 other actors, including Kevin Bacon, Mark Hamill, »

- Graham Winfrey

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Zombieland Was Supposed to Have Patrick Swayze Instead of Bill Murray

19 hours ago | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Despite passing away from cancer at the young age of 57, 80s icon Patrick Swayze kept acting up until the time of his death, appearing in a handful of movies and starring in the A&E drama The Beast. His untimely demise came in 2009, the same year Zombieland stormed theaters. And as it turns out, Patrick Swayze was actually supposed to play himself in that movie. This, unfortunately, didn't came to pass.

As Zombieland fans know, it was Bill Murray that would go onto assume the role of himself, playing a heightened version of his Hollywood persona. The cameo remained a secret, even weeks after the movie came out, and many sight the former SNL and Ghostbusters star's presence in the movie as one of the highlights. In this horror action comedy, Woody Harrelson's Tallahassee and his survivor friends played by Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone and Abigail Breslin decided to »

- MovieWeb

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Bill Murray's Zombieland Cameo Wasn't Originally Written For Bill Murray

28 August 2016 10:20 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

When the movie Zombieland first hit theaters, I was among the skeptics that doubted it would be worth watching. The trailers didn't do anything for me, I never got caught up in the whole zombie craze, and I wasn't convinced the comedic angle would work. Nonetheless, I went to the theater with a group of friends, and was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the flick.

The humor, for me, was on point, the acting pretty solid, and the entire experience was so much fun that I could overlook how stupid some of the character's decisions were in the film. Of course, one the highlights and surprises of the film was the unexpected appearance of acting and comedian legend, Bill Murray.

In his extensive scenes, Bill Murray plays a version of himself who disguises himself as a zombie in hopes of blending in with the cannibalistic hordes. This works out »

- Joseph Medina

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The hot summer 2016 film quiz

28 August 2016 7:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Which film won this year’s Palme d’Or? Did anyone not have a cameo in Absolutely Fabulous? Tackle these celluloid conundrums and more

TV quiz | Politics quiz | Sports quiz | News quiz | Music quiz

Which action movie star said of the Rio Games: “It’s a sore point I never got to the Olympics. They got seven million for the diving per year. They deserve it. The divers now are just terrific. I started too late. I should have done a different sport.”

Jason Statham

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Dolph Lundgren

Jean-Claude Van Damme

Which footballing icon did Twentieth Century Fox use to promote its movies Independence Day: Resurgence, X-Men Apocalypse Now and Deadpool?

Wayne Rooney

Geoff Hurst

Ryan Giggs

Alan Mullery

Who of the following did not have a cameo in Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie?

Christopher Biggins

Judith Chalmers

Sophie Raworth

Ruth Langsford

Which director responded to poor reviews by quoting »

- Peter Bradshaw

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[Review] Kickboxer: Vengeance

24 August 2016 2:56 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Even before Kickboxer: Vengeance hits screens this week, the film’s star, stunt performer turned leading man Alain Moussi is already hard at work filming the third entry in the series, Kickboxer: Retaliation. Vengeance, retaliation… do I see a pattern developing? You might be thinking, isn’t revenge merely a synonym for retaliation? Perhaps we can also look forward to Kickboxer: Reprisal and Kickboxer: Retribution. A sequel of sorts to Kickboxer (1989), the lazily titled new film follows Kurt (the aforementioned Moussi, last seen as Jai Courtney’s stunt double in Suicide Squad) who travels to Thailand to study Muay Thai kickboxing under the cruel tutelage of Tong Po (Dave Bautista). After an initial sparring match, we learn that Kurt’s brother Eric was killed in the ring by Tong Po, leaving our hero hellbent on revenge. Unable to defeat his brother’s killer, Kurt finds a new »

- Tony Hinds

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Jean-Claude Van Johnson pilot review

23 August 2016 4:22 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Louisa Mellor Aug 23, 2016

Jean-Claude Van Damme plays a fictionalised version of himself in this action movie spoof Amazon comedy pilot…

Like a supermodel launching a make-up line or an athlete turning coach, playing a parody version of yourself is one way for past-their-prime movie stars to keep the cheques coming. Jean-Claude Van Damme’s TV roles so far have exclusively been as him - on Friends in 1996, on Las Vegas in 2004, on Robot Chicken in 2009 and in double denim and a mullet wig for Coors Light since 2012. Now he’s playing himself in Amazon comedy pilot Jean-Claude Van Johnson, an action-movie spoof from The Expendables writer Dave Callaham.

More properly, he plays a fictionalised Jean-Claude Van Damme, not only a former action movie star but also a former undercover operative, part of a Hollywood network that uses movie-making as a front for covert black ops. (Should Amazon pick it up to series, »

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Film Review: ‘Kickboxer: Vengeance’

22 August 2016 5:04 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

After a summer notable for many expensive action-movie disappointments in which even concepts traditionally associated with hands-on stuntwork (i.e. “The Legend of Tarzan”) were overwhelmed by CGI, there’s something refreshing about the admittedly dopey but good-natured, straightforward mano a mano of “Kickboxer: Vengeance.” This de facto remake of the 1989 martial arts favorite, with Jean-Claude Van Damme returning a quarter century later (albeit this time as the hero’s wise elder trainer), improves on the boilerplate original without really changing its essentials.

This revamp (which ignores several interim direct-to-video sequels Van Damme did not participate in) is a bit shorter, a tad more stylish, and utilizes the same clichés a little less ponderously. Brainiacs need not apply to this otherwise unreconstructed testosterone-a-thon, but of its type, “Vengeance” is well-crafted good fun — and good proof that you don’t need more than two hours or $100 million to give ticket buyers »

- Dennis Harvey

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Jean Claude Van Johnson – “Pilot” Episode Review

20 August 2016 6:30 PM, PDT | AsianMoviePulse | See recent AsianMoviePulse news »

When i first heard the news Jean Claude Van Damme would be starring in his own TV series, i was very excited. Here, Van Damme plays himself and to be honest he is very good at it, showcasing his acting ability flicking through dramatic to comedy with ease (Yes we get to see some of his trademark kicks).

Jean Clade Van Johnson opens with Jean Claude Van Damme staring at the camera, speaking about his old films such as Bloodsport and Timecop, ““My name is Jean-Claude Van Damme and I used to be super famous.Maybe you’ve seen Timecop, which is like Looper only a million times better” and how right he is.

He has it all, his own mansion, own car, own perfume and women on the side – but what he doesn’t have is the woman he loves and the big fame anymore.

After the opening sequence, »

- kingofkungfu

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TV Review – Jean-Claude Van Johnson – Pilot Episode

20 August 2016 2:55 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Tom Jolliffe reviews the pilot episode of Jean-Claude Van Johnson

For The Muscles From Brussels, Mr Jean-Claude Van Damme, the notion of sending himself up is nothing new. Many stars may find the idea of mocking themselves as too much for their ego to handle, but Jean-Claude (despite often being accused of having no small ego himself) has happily played the fool in the last few years. It started with the surprising Jcvd, in which he played an exaggerated version of himself caught up in a Post Office Heist. It remains the most critically acclaimed film of his career and a film that struck a chord with critics and on the festival circuit.

After that Van Damme never quite managed to escape direct to video action hell, albeit with his brief cinematic comeback in The Expendables 2. Again that film was a complete send up of the genre that brought »

- Amie Cranswick

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‘Jean Claude Van Johnson’ Trailer: Jean-Claude Van Damme Is Leading a Hilariously Depressing Life

19 August 2016 4:00 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

This weekend brings Amazon’s new pilots to their website for viewers to vote which ones get turned into full fledged series. If there’s any good in this universe, everyone will support the new pilot for Jean-Claude Van Johnson. You might remember we broke the exclusive on the series at Amazon following a contractor named Jean-Claude […]

The post ‘Jean Claude Van Johnson’ Trailer: Jean-Claude Van Damme Is Leading a Hilariously Depressing Life appeared first on /Film. »

- Ethan Anderton

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Amazon’s ‘Jean-Claude Van Johnson’ review: ‘A tongue-in-cheek, visually stunning comedy.’

19 August 2016 1:44 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Jean Claude Van Johnson review: Jean Claude Van Damme leads the cast of this self-aware pilot from Peter Atencio.

Our Jean Claude Van Johnson review continues below.

Second in the short slew of Amazon Prime‘s new pilot season is Jean-Claude Van Johnson, an incredibly self-aware, satirical series that hones in on the ‘what if Jean-Claude Van Damme was actor by day, hired killer by night?’ notion, and we welcome it with open arms. We almost can’t really tell why it works, but it absolutely does. There’s something almost compassionate about watching Van Damme – as himself – that plays into the idea that he is no longer welcomed, or needed in the current cultural climate and with that, he makes a stern, commendable effort in an attempt to become relevant again.

Stemming from the mind of Peter Atencio – the man behind Key and Peele/Keanu – and writer Dave Callaham, »

- Matthew Ceo

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The Muscles from Brussels sports sleep attire and sense of self-parody in first Jean-claude Van Johnson trailer

19 August 2016 1:00 PM, PDT | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

Jean-Claude Van Damme, world-renowned action hero of countless eighties and nineties B-movie flicks, is back in older yet no less muscular fashion. Just one month after Van Damme helped kick off Fantasia 2016 as Master Durand in opening night film Kickboxer Vengeance we see the Belgian actor assume the role of Jean-Claude Van Johnson in Amazon’s upcoming series of the same name. Promising to be equal parts Hollywood satire and send-up of Jcvd’s martial artist status, the first trailer follows the ennui-filled morning routine of an aged and lonesome movie star who looks back on former glory as he Segways himself onto the sidewalk to pick up a new issue of Variety. Slight, yet punctuated by nostalgia-inducing French music, the trailer already leaves you wanting...

[Read the whole post on screenanarchy.com...] »

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Pilot for Jcvd's Ridiculously Farcical Action Comedy Jean-claude Van Johnson is a Giant Leap Forward in the Actor's Career. Watch and Vote!

19 August 2016 11:30 AM, PDT | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

"Maybe you’ve seen TimeCop, which is like Looper, starring Bruce Willis but like a million times better." Guess who's back? Back again.  It’s no secret I’m the biggest Jean-Claude Van Damme fan in the world. If you think you have a one-up on me, meet me at the Kumite. (Caveat: Must be under 5’5’’ and weight less than 140 pounds.)  Jcvd has seen glory and hell in his lifetime, and over the last few years, approaching his golden years, he’s having the time of his life.  He gained critical acclaimed for his honest, poignant portrayal of himself in the terrific Jcvd (that monologue, man. Deep.) This film blew fans and critics alike away — to date, he’s the only action star to acknowledge his faults on film and...

[Read the whole post on screenanarchy.com...] »

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Jean Claude Van Damme Starts His Day In Trailer For Amazon Series ‘Jean Claude Van Johnson’

19 August 2016 10:31 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Jean Claude Van Damme is best known for this plethora of ’90s action movies. From his breakout in “Bloodspot” to his unfortunate role in “Street Fighter,” Van Damme made a name for himself with his martial arts fighting and, let’s be honest, his splits. However, in the last decade, he has started to take on […]

The post Jean Claude Van Damme Starts His Day In Trailer For Amazon Series ‘Jean Claude Van Johnson’ appeared first on The Playlist. »

- Charles Dean

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Wgtc Trailer Roundup #1 – Arrival, Hands Of Stone, Moana And More

19 August 2016 8:27 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

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Click to skip Welcome To Wgtc's Trailer Roundup!

Welcome to the very first edition of Wgtc's weekly Trailer Roundup, where we'll be bringing you all the hottest movie and television trailers, clips, TV spots and more!

In this edition, we cover Morgan, Mechanic: Resurrection, American Horror Story, Arrival and Macgyver, among others. Take a look through and check back next week for more.

Arrival Trailer #1

Release Date: November 11th, 2016

Cast: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker

Hidden Figures Trailer #1

Release Date: January 13th, 2017

Cast: Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe

Rules Don't Apply Trailer #1

Release Date: November 23, 2016

Cast: Alec Baldwin, Warren Beatty, Annette Bening, Haley Bennett, Lily Collins, Steve Coogan, Alden Ehrenreich, Taissa Farmiga, Ed Harris

Same Kind Of Different As Me Trailer #1

Release Date: February 3rd, 2017

Cast: Renée Zellweger, Jon Voight, Djimon Hounsou

Moonlight Trailer #1

Release Date: October 21st, »

- Mark Cassidy

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Amazon Pilot Reviews: ‘The Tick,’ Jill Soloway’s ‘I Love Dick’ & ‘Jean-Claude Van Johnson,’ Ranked

19 August 2016 8:19 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Jean-Claude Van Johnson

“’Timecop’ is like ‘Looper’ with Bruce Willis, but a million times better,” is just one of the gems spoken in “Jean-Claude Van Johnson” which is as gloriously ridiculous as its title.

What the Amazon pilot lacks in plot — action star Jean-Claude Van Damme comes out of retirement to act as a private contractor specializing in kicking ass and doing the splits — it makes up for with indiscriminate jabs at everything and anyone, including its star, Hollywood, pretentious foodies and even America’s Undulating Beefcake, Channing Tatum. A surprising appearance by Phylicia Rashad, who gamely plays Jean-Claude’s agent, is a comic revelation. She delivers the most absurd movie pitches with such enthusiasm that we’re ready to sign up for the “P.F. Chang’s” biopic ourselves.

The only real disappointment is the lackluster treatment of Jean-Claude’s love interest Vanessa (Kat Foster), who isn’t given much to work with story-wise. »

- Ben Travers, Liz Shannon Miller and Hanh Nguyen

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Amazon Pilot Reviews: ‘The Tick,’ Jill Soloway’s ‘I Love Dick’ & ‘Jean-Claude Van Johnson,’ Ranked

19 August 2016 8:19 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Jean-Claude Van Johnson

“’Timecop’ is like ‘Looper’ with Bruce Willis, but a million times better,” is just one of the gems spoken in “Jean-Claude Van Johnson” which is as gloriously ridiculous as its title.

What the Amazon pilot lacks in plot — action star Jean-Claude Van Damme comes out of retirement to act as a private contractor specializing in kicking ass and doing the splits — it makes up for with indiscriminate jabs at everything and anyone, including its star, Hollywood, pretentious foodies and even America’s Undulating Beefcake, Channing Tatum. A surprising appearance by Phylicia Rashad, who gamely plays Jean-Claude’s agent, is a comic revelation. She delivers the most absurd movie pitches with such enthusiasm that we’re ready to sign up for the “P.F. Chang’s” biopic ourselves.

The only real disappointment is the lackluster treatment of Jean-Claude’s love interest Vanessa (Kat Foster), who isn’t given much to work with story-wise. »

- Ben Travers, Liz Shannon Miller and Hanh Nguyen

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Jean-Claude Van Johnson teases what's to come on Amazon tomorrow

18 August 2016 3:20 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Ever wanted to know what Jean-Claude Van Damme does in the morning - what he eats for breakfast, how he gets his paper? If so, you're in luck with this amazing teaser for the pilot of Jean-claude Van Johnson, which premieres on Amazon tomorrow.  No, seriously... This thing looks incredible, and you should check it out immediately. I mean, that's a lot of Pop Tarts... Read More »

- Billy Donnelly

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‘Jean-Claude Van Johnson’ Trailer Shows Jcvd’s Life As A Retired Action Star/Black Ops Agent

18 August 2016 3:17 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

What do you do when you’re a global martial arts and film sensation, the most dangerous undercover private contractor in the world and happen to be retired? For Jean-Claude van Damme, internationally recognizable actor and star of the new Amazon series “Jean-Claude Van Johnson,” he seems to spends his days relaxing in his lavish home.

Yesterday Amazon released the first official photos of Jcvd’s new pilot and today the first teaser trailer for the show has arrived. While the video doesn’t show much of the series’ plot, it does paint a satirical picture of what the retired movie star’s life looks like.

Read More: ‘Jean-Claude Van Johnson’ First Look: Jcvd Takes on the World’s Baddest Villains in New Amazon Series

The clip shows Van Damme spending his morning moisturizing with his personalized hygiene products, walking downstairs past his table filled with framed photos of dogs, »

- Liz Calvario

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