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Mark Wahlberg has described his role of gambler Jim Bennett as the most challenging role of his career (battling giant robots aside..ahem) Besides the fact that Wahlberg attended numerous college lectures to nail down professor mannerisms and style, he lost a whopping 61lbs on a diet that consisted of vegetables, liquids, cardio and probably some left over oil from the last Transformers outing. With a slightly withdrawn and gaunt looking Jim Bennett, it’s easy to see where Wahlberg put in the physical work for this role. However, his performance of a gambler who borrows money from his mother and a loan shark, in a quest for a second chance at life, while good is not exactly outstanding. At this stage of his career, Mark Wahlberg is playing more of himself than any other character, in the same way that Bruce Willis or Arnie does. However, that’s not »
- email@example.com (Vic Barry)
Star Wars spin-off, Army of One, Extraction, and other movies have made recent film casting, screenwriting, and director news. These films come from movie studios primarily based in the United States. The castings, screenwriters, and directors are subject to change. Army of One Nicolas Cage is set to star in Army of [...]
- Rollo Tomasi
Bruce Willis is to star in 'Extraction'. The 'Die Hard' star has signed up to take on the lead role in the upcoming thriller directed by Steven C. Miller, Deadline reports. The 59-year-old actor will play a former CIA operative whose wife has been murdered and whose son is following in his career footsteps. His character is to be kidnapped by a terrorist group while he's working with his son on the development of a super-weapon called the Condor. Upon learning there is no plan to save his father, Harry decides to launch his own rescue operation which leads to a conspiracy that will change his life forever. The script was written by Umair Aleem and the movie - which begins shooting in Alabama next month - will be produced by Emmet/Furla/Oasis Films' Randall Emmett and George Furla and Aperture's Adam Goldworm with Tim Sullivan, Brandon Grimes and Gus Furla onboard as co-producers. »
Back towards the end of the summer of 2013, you may remember Bruce Willis saying that he was bored with starring in action movies again. It's happened before for the actor, and we though this might mean some more thoughtful, substantial performances from the actor. Instead, he's just churning out more of the same action thrillers we've seen time and time again, and now he's just signed on for two more. Deadline reports Willis is set to star in Extraction where he plays a former CIA operative, and a press release reveals the Die Hard franchise star will also lead Wake, from John Pogue, the director of The Quiet Ones. With Extraction, Willis no longer works for the CIA, and he just hasn't been the same since his wife was murdered (we've all been there, right?). Meanwhile, his son is set to follow in his footsteps as a young CIA operative, »
- Ethan Anderton
On the heels of the theatrical and VOD debut of Vice last Friday, Bruce Willis is re-teaming with the producers of that sci-fi thriller for another movie called Extraction. This one will similarly shoot in Alabama and similarly sounds like another cheap genre flick suited for a direct-to-video release coupled by good box office overseas. According to Deadline, Willis will play a CIA agent who is kidnapped and has to be rescued by his son, who is also a CIA agent, when the government passes on mounting a mission themselves. Is it just a role-reversed remake of A Good Day to Die Hard? Should they just cast Jai Courtney as the younger spy and some foreign markets can actually retitle it A Good Day to Die Hard 2 on their DVD covers? Extraction will be directed by Steven C. Miller, helmer of the 2012 Silent Night, Deadly Night remake, and is written by someone named Umair Aleem, who »
- Christopher Campbell
Bruce Willis is in talks to star in the Lionsgate action-thriller Extraction, which is being directed by Steven C. Miller (Submerged). The story centers on Bruce Willis' character, a CIA operative who is still tormented over his wife's murder. His son joins the spy agency to follow in his father's footsteps, as they both begin work on a top secret weapons project known as Condor.
The plot thickens when the father is kidnapped by a terrorist group. After learning that the CIA isn't planning a rescue mission, the son tries to save his dad on his own, which plunges him into a conspiracy that he is nowhere near ready for. Umair Aleem wrote the screenplay, with Emmett/Furla/Oasis' Randall Emmett and George Furla producing alongside Aperture's Adam Goldworm. Tim Sullivan, Brandon Grimes and Gus Furla are serving as co-producers. Efo is providing the financing along with Ingenious and Odyssey Media Releasing. »
Nicolas Cage has, unfortunately, become a joke in recent years. For every great performance he gives (Joe) there are a dozen more that are painfully bad (Left Behind, for example). It has also become apparent that former Die Hard superstar Bruce Willis is nearing that same level of bad. In the past decade, while Willis has starred in big studio fare like A Good Day To Die Hard, Red 2, and G.I. Joe: Retaliation, he has had a half dozen films go direct to Redbox/On Demand. Willis' latest, »
- Alex Maidy
Where's Liam Neeson when you need him? Bruce Willis has joined the upcoming thriller "Extraction," but this time around, he's the one who needs saving. Willis will play a retired Secret Service man who's hard at work developing a secret weapon with his CIA operative son when he's kidnapped by terrorists - Willis, that is. When the government won't step in to help, his son goes rogue to rescues his pops himself.
"Extraction," which will begin filming in February, will be directed by Steven C. Miller, who recently directed the Santa-centric horror flick "Silent Night" in 2012. The real question is just how much screen time Willis will have in the film.
Willis already has a few more projects lined up, like John Pogue's "Wake" and an adaptation of Elmore Leonard's "Bandits." No matter what Sylvester Stallone has to stay about Bruce's work ethic, you can't deny the guy stays busy! »
- Jenni Miller
Remember when Bruce Willis used to make interesting, original movies, like Pulp Fiction, Twelve Monkeys and The Fifth Element? An air of excitement would surround each announcement detailing which project the actor would get involved with next. It’s been some time since that excitement has been felt, however, because Willis has essentially been making the same movie, repeatedly, for years. The next product from that assembly line will be Extraction, directed by Steven C. Miller (Silent Night).
The plot focuses on a father and son duo of – wait for it – CIA agents, with Willis as the seasoned elder operative who is traumatized by the – you guessed it – murder of his wife. His less-experienced CIA operative son is working with him on the manufacture of a super-weapon known as the Condor, but is thrust into the driving seat when his father, Willis, is kidnapped by terrorists. As he realizes that »
- Sarah Myles
Willis plays a former CIA operative working with his son on the development of a lethal weapon. The father is then kidnapped by a terrorist group. [Source: Variety]
Cinedigm is planning a shared cinematic universe consisting of ten remakes of classic American International Pictures exploitation films like "Girls in Prison," "The Cool and the Crazy," "She-Creature" and "The Brain Eaters".
The films will be shot starting in September with cast and directors to be announced soon. The storylines and characters will all be part of a single story arc over the ten projects. Cinedigm will handle the theatrical release, DVD, digital, TV and nontheatrical formats. [Source: Variety]
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- Garth Franklin
Bruce Willis will star in Steven C. Miller's forthcoming conspiracy thriller, Extraction, according to Deadline. The actor is going out of his comfort zone here — just kidding — by playing a former CIA operative in what definitely doesn't sound like a comedy. Willis's character works with his son, an active CIA operative, to create a super weapon, but is reportedly kidnapped by a terrorist group in the movie. Production begins February 9 in Alabama, because why not? »
- Sean Fitz-Gerald
Bruce Willis has been lined up to star in a new thriller film titled Extraction.
According to Deadline, the actor will play a former CIA operative who works with his son on the development of a super-weapon by the name of Condor.
However, Harry is forced to start a rescue mission when his father is kidnapped by a terrorist group.
The film is being directed by Submerged's Steven C Miller and produced by Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films' Randall Emmett and George Furla, as well as Tim Sullivan, Brandon Grimes and Gus Furla in the co-producer seats.
Shooting is expected to begin in Alabama from February 9.
In a pre-Berlin Film Festival deal, Bruce Willis has joined the thriller “Extraction,” set to start shooting next month in Alabama.
Highland Film Group will launch international sales in Berlin. Producers are Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films’ Randall Emmett and George Furla along with Adam Goldworm through Aperture. Tim Sullivan, Brandon Grimes and Gus Furla are co-producers.
Stephen C. Miller is directing from a script by Umair Aleem. Willis plays a former CIA operative working with his son on the development of a lethal weapon when his father is kidnapped by a terrorist group.
Efo, Ingenious and Odyssey Releasing Media are funding the film, which will be released in the U.S. by Lionsgate/Grindstone.
Willis was also attached last week to another action movie for sale in Berlin: “Wake,” with John Pogue directing from a script by Chris Borrelli. Producers are Michael Benaroya of Benaroya Pictures, Tobin Armbrust, David Alpert and Chris Cowles. »
- Dave McNary
Exclusive: Bruce Willis is set to star in Extraction, a thriller directed by Steven C. Miller (Submerged) that begins shooting February 9 in Alabama. Umair Aleem wrote the script. It’s produced by Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films’ Randall Emmett and George Furla with Aperture’s Adam Goldworm. Efo is funding the film with Ingenious and Odyssey Releasing Media. The film will be released in the U.S. by Lionsgate/Grindstone through its multi-picture distribution deal, and Highland Film Group will sell it next month in Berlin. It becomes the seventh film Willis has made with Efo.
Willis plays a former CIA operative who hasn’t been the same since his wife was murdered. His son is a fresh young CIA operative following in his footsteps and with his father they are working on the development of a super-weapon called the Condor, when dad is kidnapped by a terrorist group. Learning that »
- Mike Fleming Jr
Following the Red and Expendables movies, Bruce Willis seems as comfortable these days as a CIA operative as he used to be as a cop. Continuing that spy-based trend (although likely with tongue less firmly in cheek) he's just signed up for Extraction, which Steven C. Miller (Silent Night) will direct.Willis's character is retired from the Secret Service at the point we meet him, and on despondent form since the murder of his wife. His son is also an operative working on a secret weapon called (ahem) The Condor, and when Papa Bruce is kidnapped by terrorists, Junior mounts his own off-the-books rescue operation. Conspiracies are uncovered.Before you get too excited that this might be an old-school Willis actioner to atone for A Good Day To Die Hard, we'd suggest that set-up is sounding very much like recent Willis output, meaning he'll only be around for part of the shoot. »
In the science-fiction non-thriller “Vice,” Bruce Willis plays the CEO of a futuristic resort where perfectly human-looking androids exist to fulfill their clients’ deepest, darkest desires — none of which, it can safely be said, involve watching movies as relentlessly mediocre as this one. Reminiscent of any number of haunting, visionary sources — from Ridley Scott’s seminal “Blade Runner” to Mamoru Oshii’s sex-dolls-with-souls anime “Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence” — this disposable Lionsgate cheapie should pass through theaters as swiftly as it fades from the memory.
Should audiences require some lighthearted relief from “American Sniper,” Clint Eastwood’s serious-minded portrait of the deadliest marksman in U.S. military history, they could probably do worse than “Vice,” which boasts some of the most astoundingly incompetent assassins in the action-pic annals: Fleeing from her pursuers in one hail of machine-gun fire after another, Kelly (Amber Childyrs) never fails to emerge miraculously unscathed. »
- Justin Chang
[Editor's Note: This post is presented in partnership with Time Warner Cable Movies On Demand in support of Indie Film Month. Today's pick, "Vice," is available now On Demand.] Bruce Willis is both one of the great movie stars of the modern era and one of the most exasperating. Effortlessly charismatic when he gives a damn and utterly boring when he chooses to sleepwalk, he's appeared in as many bad movies as good ones. But when Willis lends himself to indie productions, he often seems energized even when he's only in the film very briefly. These are Willis' best indie performances (note: while he's great in "Looper" and "12 Monkeys," Indiewire felt that the mix of studio backing and fair-sized budgets disqualified both from consideration). "The Player" (1992) – Himself Willis is one of the many stars who make brief cameos in Robert Altman's Hollywood-skewering classic, and he probably only has a minute or two of screen time in »
- Max O'Connell
Syfy is trying to get its mojo back. With a noticeable dearth of quirkier selections on its line-up in the past few months, the network promised a return-to-form of sorts in 2015 (which pretty much means, “Hey you liked Battlestar Galactica, right?!”) They started with Ascension as a holiday mini-series event, which, despite some iffy writing and stiff acting, was twisty, entertaining television for most of its run. Now the network has 12 Monkeys, an adaptation of the Terry Gilliam film from the mid-nineties that not many people saw but everyone who did loved. And honestly, I could see the same fate befalling Syfy’s new effort if the show, beyond its pilot, manages to knock down the dominoes it sets up.
- Mitchel Broussard
Syfy premieres its brand new series 12 Monkeys tonight, with the pilot episode airing at 9 Pm Et. Last week, the network debuted the first nine minutes of the series, and, as it turns out, that extended clip was just the first part of a five-part preview, and we have the additional four clips for you to check out right here, before the series premiere.
Inspired by the classic blockbuster, 12 Monkeys explores the provocative story of a time traveler (Aaron Stanford) from a decimated future in a high-stakes race against the clock. Utilizing a dangerous and untested method of time travel, he journeys from 2043 to the present day on a mission to locate and eradicate the source of a deadly plague that will all but annihilate the human race. The series also stars Amanda Schull as Dr. Cassandra Railly and Emily Hampshire as mental patient Jennifer Goines.
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Syfy’s new time-traveling thriller 12 Monkeys will quickly differentiate itself from the 1995 film on which it is based by actually giving hope for the future. The series stars Nikita’s Aaron Stanford as time traveler James Cole, who hails from a decimated future and journeys back to present day in a bid to locate and eradicate the source of a deadly plague that will pretty much annihilate the human race in 2017. The catalyst for heading to the past comes after a team of scientists uncovers a message from virologist Dr. Cassandra Railly (Amanda Schull) seemingly warning them that Dr. Leland »
- Natalie Abrams
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