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…We’ll kick things off this week with the news that Prometheus star Noomi Rapace is set to return to the Alien universe as a part of Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant. According to Deadline, the actress is currently on the set of the film in Australia, where she will shoot “weeks worth of scenes.” The size of her role is unknown at the time, but you can check out a new behind the scenes image featuring co-star Danny McBride here…
…Speaking of aliens, and it was assumed that former Lucasfilm owner George Lucas »
- Luke Owen
Even though Moonlighting wasn’t the first show of its type, it’s probably the most famous – and infamous – “will they or won’t they” TV show ever. This is the show that gave the television industry the myth of the Moonlighting curse. The one-hour dramedy starred Cybill Shepherd and Bruce Willis as Maddie Hayes & David Addison and boasts some of the most fun and creative scenes on television. (Granted, the scenes owe much to films of the 1930’s and 40’s.) Moonlighting won both actors Golden Globe awards as best actors in a comedy or musical. It also had a ton of
#10 of the Top 10 “Will They or Won’t They” TV Shows: Moonlighting »
- Joy D'Angelo
Eli Roth is having a very good week. On Monday, the horror writer-director-producer officially signed on to direct the remake of the 1974 vigilante action film “Death Wish,” with Bruce Willis attached to star. Then on Tuesday, Roth landed a horror directing gig for the adaptation of the “Aleister Arcane” comic book, starring Jim Carrey in the lead role. As if that wasn’t enough, on Wednesday, the Jon Watts horror film “Clown” that Roth produced hit #1 on iTunes’s horror section. The film opened in theaters on June 17.
The story of a loving father who dresses up as a clown for his son’s birthday — only to find the suit is cursed and won’t come off — “Clown” famously started as a fake movie trailer Watts posted on YouTube that said “From master of horror Eli Roth” even though Roth had nothing to do with the project. He was so impressed with the trailer, »
- Graham Winfrey
Eli Roth is on a huge roll at the moment, as it was just announced earlier this week that he’ll be directing Bruce Willis in a remake of Death Wish. As if that wasn’t exciting enough for Roth fans, we’re… Continue Reading →
- John Squires
After more than a decade in development, Steve Niles’ horror comic Aleister Arcane looks set to hit the big screen, with The Hollywood Reporter revealing that Amblin Entertainment has picked up a package which has Eli Roth (The Green Inferno) directing, Jim Carrey (Dumb and Dumber To) starring, and Jon Croker (The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death) penning the script.
Published in 2004, Aleister Arcane follows “a Los Angeles weatherman named Aleister Green who returns to his hometown to host a midnight horror show a la Elvira. Under the guise of a mad scientist named Aleister Arcane, Green performed little skits until the local sponsors balked at the gore. An incident with two kids leads to him to be put on trial, breaking his spirit and into an early grave. Not long after, grisly activities begin to occur and only the kids have the power to thwart the curse »
- Gary Collinson
This is a big week for Eli Roth. Just yesterday, the Knock Knock and The Green Inferno director became attached to direct Paramount’s remake of Death Wish, a project that’s had quite a few directors, most notably Joe Carnahan (The Grey), split from the Bruce Willis-led film over the years. Only a day later, news has come out that Roth will direct Jim […]
- Jack Giroux
Earlier today, THR broke the news that Eli Roth will step behind the camera for Aleister Arcane, an adaptation of Steve Niles’ 2004 comic book series of the same name that centers on a curse cast on a small town by the recently deceased Aleister Arcane, a weatherman-turned-horror-tv-host who was pushed off the air by upset viewers.
Jim Carrey will executive produce the project, which is moving forward at Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment, and while his character in the film has yet to be revealed, the titular role sounds right up his alley. Jon Croker (The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death) will adapt Niles’ comic book for the big screen.
Yesterday, it was revealed that Roth will also direct the Bruce Willis »
- Derek Anderson
One would think that a remake of a classic thriller would be easy to get off the starting line in this current climate where it seems like every new movie or TV show is based on an old movie or TV show. That just hasn't been the case with Death Wish. A remake of the gritty 1974 thriller starring Charles Bronson as a vigilante trying to clean up his city has been talked about for years now, and yet something always seems to stop it from getting made. Back in 2013 The Grey director Joe Carnahan had signed on to make the movie, an attachment that pretty much everyone celebrated. He left over creative differences. After Carnahan, the biggest names to sign on were Israeli directors of Rabies and Big Bad Wolves and star Bruce Willis. Their attachment didn't last long...
- Peter Hall
After the one-two punch of last year’s “The Green Inferno” and “Knock Knock,” the Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that Eli Roth is set to adapt the “Aleister Arcane” comic book with Jim Carrey in the title role. Though the actor isn’t known for his work in the horror genre, he did star in “The Number 23” and will soon be seen in “The Bad Batch,” Ana Lily Amirpour’s follow-up to “A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night.”
First published in 2004, Steve Niles’ comic concerns Aleister Green, a weatherman from Los Angeles who makes his way back to his hometown to host a horror show. Everything goes poorly from there — namely Green’s death and a number of morbid happenings attributed to his curse in the aftermath of his demise. Paramount was planning to adapt the comic years ago, »
- Michael Nordine
Arriving in cinemas and on demand on next month from Signature Entertainment is Precious Cargo. This action-packed, thriller stars Bruce Willis (The Die Hard series, Red 2) as Eddie, Mark-Paul Gosselaar (Heist, TV’s Franklin & Bash) and Claire Forlani (Meet Joe Black, TV’s NCIS: Los Angeles), and we’ve got a new poster and clip from the film for you here…
After a botched heist, Eddie, a murderous crime boss, hunts down Karen, the seductive thief who failed him. In order to win back Eddie’s trust, Karen recruits her ex-lover and premier thief Jack to steal a cargo of rare precious gems. But when the job goes down, allegiances are betrayed and lines are crossed as Jack, Karen, and Eddie face off in a fateful showdown.
Precious Cargo is released on July 15th, check out the official trailer here.
Back in March it was announced that Bruce Willis is set for the lead in Death Wish, and now The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that horror maestro Eli Roth (The Green Inferno, Knock Knock) has signed on to direct the remake of the 1974 cult classic.
The original revenge thriller was based on Brian Garfield’s 1972 novel and saw Michael Winner directing Charles Bronson as Paul Kersey, a man who seeks revenge after his wife is murdered and his daughter sexually assaulted. It went on to spawn four sequels.
- Gary Collinson
By Lee Pfeiffer
Bruce Willis will top-line a remake of the urban crime thriller "Death Wish", to be directed by Eli Roth. The original film was a sensation in 1974 and helped elevate Charles Bronson to major stardom in his native America, after having found success in European productions. In that film, Bronson played Paul Kersey, a liberal New York businessman whose wife and daughter are brutally raped. His wife dies in the incident and his daughter ends up brain-dead. Enraged by the inability of the police to catch the culprits, Kersey gradually takes the law into his own hands,making himself an easy target and then killing those who intend to do him harm. Within weeks, his anonymous vigilante becomes a populist hero in a city in which the citizenry is fed up with the break down in law and order. The film, directed by Michael Winner, spawned some sequels, »
- email@example.com (Cinema Retro)
Way back in the hazy days of 2006, it was announced that Sylvester Stallone would be directing a remake of Charles Bronson’s classic revenge movie Death Wish, presumably stepping into the murderous boots of vigilante Paul Kersey. It was an interesting prospect, but Stallone eventually left the project. There was still life left in the remake though, and in 2012, it was resurrected once again, with Narc, Smoking Aces, and The A-Team’s Joe Carnahan on board to direct. Carnahan eventually departed, and Narcos director Gerado Naranjo cam on board. This, too, fell through, and for a few years, the project wandered aimlessly through Hollywood. It once again reared it’s head earlier this year, with Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado, the directing duo behind the fantastic Israeli comedy horror Big Bad Wolves, being brought on to steer new Paul Kersey, Bruce Willis, on his revenge fuelled killing spree. As is »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom White)
The news comes after Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado (Big Bad Wolves) stepped down from directing the feature over ‘creative differences’ recently. The Hollywood Reporter reported on Roth’s hiring at the studio. The original film, which starred screen legend Charles Bronson, was an adaptation of a 1972 novel by Brian Garfield and told of a man who goes on a revenge spree after his wife is killed and his daughter is sexually assaulted.
More news on the Death Wish remake as we get it.
- Paul Heath
Well, the remake of Death Wish just took a bit of a turn. Bruce Willis has been cast for a good few weeks now in the lead role, taking on the part that made Charles Bronson into a movie star. But now, there’s news of a new director: and maybe, just maybe, Death Wish is veering away from being a straight revenge thriller.
The film had been set to be directed by Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado. But the pair, who previously helmed Big Bad Wolves, left the project. In their place, as you well know if you’ve read the headline this article, is Eli Roth.
Roth’s most famous films remain in the realm of horror, with the two Hostel movies still springing most prominently to mind. »
John Cusack has made 17 films in four years. We've found the ones that have gone all-but straight to DVD and watched them...
John Cusack is a bit of a Hollywood oddity. There’s no pattern to the type of movie he will choose to do, so he’s always kept us on our toes. Sure, he’ll make a dumb action movie, but that will often afford him the chance to make a few smaller gambles later on. Up until the last few years he’s played the system very well, but recently his ethic appears to have, um, waned? A little?
Since the heady days of Say Anything and Sixteen Candles he’s come to represent a sort of slightly weird-looking, awkwardly charming, offbeat everyman that men aged 18-49 can look at and go 'me'” - which is fine. There’s a place for that, as »
Hollywood’s determined to remake Death Wish. And why not? If anything, the property seems more timely than ever. Joe Carnahan was on board as writer/director for a while, and then it looked like Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado were set to direct it. Today, it’s being reported that Eli Roth is now set to direct from a script by Scott Alexander & Larry Karaszewski, working from Carnahan’s earlier drafts, with Bruce Willis still attached to star. The big winner here is Roth. I thought his last film Knock Knock demonstrated some growth from him as a filmmaker, and knowing that he’s going to be starting with a script that’s been worked on by writers as good as Carnahan and Alexander & Karaszewski is encouraging. What I’m really curious about is how he gets along with Willis. I assume they have to have met already to »
- Drew McWeeny
Earlier this year, Eli Roth signed onto, then quickly departed, the long anticipated big screen adaptation of Meg. Upon exiting the giant killer shark movie, the acclaimed horror director wasn't quick to tell the world what he was doing next instead. Now we have an answer. The man behind the Hostel franchise is going to reboot Death Wish with Bruce Willis already confirmed for the lead role of Paul Kersey.
Death Wish follows nice a mild-mannered liberal, New York City architect Paul Kersey (Charles Bronson), who snaps after intruders break into his home, murdering his wife (Hope Lange) and violently raping his daughter. A business trip to Tucson, Ariz., lands him a gift from a client, a revolver he uses to patrol the streets when he returns home. Frustrated that the police cannot find the intruders, he become a vigilante, gunning down any criminal that crosses his path. The public finds this vigilantism heroic. »
It’s been a rough road for Paramount’s upcoming remake of Death Wish, which been the subject of a few behind-the-scenes creative clashes. The project was first announced in 2012 with director Joe Carnahan at the helm, but Carnahan departed a year later over those dreaded “creative differences,” which may or may have involved the director […]
- Jacob Hall
THR is reporting that Eli Roth is in talks with MGM to sit in the director's chair for their new Death Wish movie. He becomes one of a few directors to be attached to the film in recent years. Certainly his name alone carries enough clout in the film community to push this forward? The post was recently vacated by Rabies and Big Bad Wolves directors Aharon Kshales and Navot Papushado. Much to the chagrin of their fans around the World. Bruce Willis is still attached to star in the flick. ...
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