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Back in September, Sony Pictures set up an Untitled Evel Knievel Biopic with Channing Tatum attached to star and Darren Aronofsky eyed to direct. The project fell apart after Darren Aronofsky backed away to direct an untitled indie movie which has Jennifer Lawrence attached to star. Today, Deadline reports that Paramount is moving forward with an adaptation of Sheldon Saltman's book Evel Knievel on Tour, with William Monahan (The Departed) signing on to write the adapted screenplay. The studio hopes to reunite the screenwriter with director Martin Scorsese, but nothing is set in stone at this point.
The 1977 book Evel Knievel on Tour will be used as a resource for this biopic, but it isn't known exactly how faithful this adaptation will be. The book covers Evel Knievel's infamous 1974 attempt to jump the Snake River Canyon in a steam-powered rocket known as the Skycycle X-2, which failed. Author Sheldon »
This is interesting. We’ve reported in the past few months or so that Channing Tatum is very interested in playing the role of daredevil stuntman Evel Knievel in a biopic, but that film, based over at Sony, is failing to get much traction. Now Paramount, and interestingly William Monahan are to set about making their own Knievel movie, and Martin Scorsese could end up directing it.
Monahan and Scorsese last worked together of the brilliant The Departed, and ended up clutching a couple of Oscars as a result, and their Knievel movie would draw from the Sheldon Saltman book Evel Knievel On Tour, which Paramount have also acquired. If the studio manages to get things going, the film will be largely set around Evel’s legendary attempt to jump Snake River Canyon in a rocket.
There’s no official word that Scorsese is officially on board as yet (he »
- Paul Heath
Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Seth MacFarlane, Amanda Seyfried, Jessica Barth, Morgan Freeman, Giovanni Ribisi, Sam J. Jones, Patrick Warburton, Michael Dorn, Bill Smitrovich, John Slattery, Liam Neeson, Dennis Haysbert, Patrick Stewart | Written by Seth MacFarlane, Alec Sulkin, Wellesley Wild | Directed by Seth MacFarlane
When it comes to a Seth MacFarlane film, the easiest way to work out whether you’ll like it is to ask the simple question, do you like Family Guy? That is the level of humour you can expect; and with Ted 2 a live-action episode of Family Guy is exactly what you get…
When Ted (Seth MacFarlane) and his wife Tami-Lynn (Jessica Barth) decide they want to have a baby, they soon run into problems. When they decide to adopt, the state becomes aware of Ted’s existence and he finds himself ruled to be property, and not a human being. With John’s (Mark Wahlberg) help »
- Paul Metcalf
Liam Neeson already has one of the more recognizable voices in all of Hollywood and sounds like one of the toughest guys the world has ever seen, or at least heard. However, in the new teaser for A Monster Calls, he sounds even scarier than usually. This is not the sort of monster we would be comfortable calling. Check out the trailer below. While the teaser is short, it gives us a very definitive tone. And though it has fantastic elements, it may also be quite depressing. A Monster Calls is the story of a boy named Connor who escapes into a fantasy world because the real one, in which he is bullied and his mother is sick, is not a place where he finds much joy. He.s been having nightmares about one monster, but it.s a different creature that finds him, although it doesn.t look like »
That’s James McAvoy at San Diego Comic-Con, explaining the utilitarian and cruel yet apparently loving relationship between his character, Victor Frankenstein, and Victor’s assistant/experiment Igor (played by Daniel Radcliffe) in film Victor Frankenstein, in theatres this Friday.
— Cineplex (@CineplexMovies) July 12, 2015
Director Paul McGuigan (“Sherlock”) isn’t adapting Mary Shelley here; Igor isn’t even in the 1818 classic. Instead, with the help of McAvoy and Radcliffe, he will explore what Frankenstein has become to be known in popular culture, adding in that much-loved literary bromancing that McGuigan perfected in BBC’s “Sherlock.” And the bromance is alive and well on-screen with McAvoy and Radcliffe.
Watch four featurettes for Victor Frankenstein, »
- Sasha James
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Welcome to the latest installment of Trailer Park, our (semi) regular look at the latest trailers to hit the interwebs. This weeks line-up features a bevy of the latest movie trailers including Halo: The Fall of Reach, How To Be Single, The Huntsman: Winter’s War, Dragon Blade, Now You See Me 2, Dirty Grandpa, The Boss, Sisters, and A Monster Calls.
Halo: The Fall of Reach
Relive the origins of the Halo universe, the Spartan II program and the legendary Master Chief in this stunning animated version of one of Halo’s most beloved stories. Kidnapped in childhood and conscripted into a brutal program of military training and physical augmentation, the Spartans were designed to be the ultimate weapon in a fight against chaos and insurgency – but when a dangerous alien alliance known as the Covenant declares war on mankind, the Spartans might be our only hope.
- Phil Wheat
Not being familiar with the book this is based on, when I saw the title — A Monster Calls — and Liam Neeson’s name this was not what I was picturing. “A boy seeks the help of a tree monster to cope with his single mom’s terminal illness.” Yes, there’s an actual monster in the film […]
A Monster Calls is nearly a year away from release, but that's not stopping Focus Features from releasing a teaser trailer for the upcoming book adaptation, which still manages to bring in the emotion. Come inside to take a look!
Patrick Ness' novel, A Monster Calls, is a touching and interesting approach to coping with loss. When a boy struggles to deal with his real world troubles, he conjures a monster to help him out. The book is incredibly well done, and I have high hopes for the movie, especially after seeing this trailer:
While it's only a teaser, and doesn't give much away about the plot or other characters, it still manages to suck you in. Liam Neeson is playing the Monster in the movie and he manages to be both menacing sounding and gentle all at the same time. It's exactly the approach that needs to be taken. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jordan Maison)
Here’s the trailer for A Monster Call, the new movie from The Impossible director J.A. Bayona. It stars Liam Neeson, Sigourney Weaver & Felicity Jones and is set for release in the UK October 2016. Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think in the comments. A visually spectacular drama from
- David Sztypuljak
With the faint air of Where the Wild Things Are about it, A Monster Calls sees The Orphanage and The Impossible director Juan Antonio Bayona tackle the tale of 12 year old Conor (newcomer Lewis MacDougall) as he attempts to come to terms with his mother’s (Felicity Jones) illness by retreating into a fantastical world that is host to all manner of creatures, including Liam Neeson’s massive tree monster. Neeson is growling his narration is slightly distracting, but other than that, this brief glimpse is very promising indeed. With only the two aforementioned features under his belt, Bayona has shown himself be an incredibly talented and creative director, and I have no doubt he can bring this intriguing story to life wonderfully. Released: October 14th 2016 »
- email@example.com (Tom White)
After a string of action-packed hits, Liam Neeson is entering the fantasy realm by providing the voice of a massive creature in Focus Features' A Monster Calls. The studio has released the first trailer for this adaptation of Patrick Ness' beloved novel, which doesn't give us a great look at this title character, but we do get to hear Liam Neeson providing the voice. The studio has also released the first photo, featuring Lewis MacDougall as young Conor.
A Monster Calls is a visually spectacular drama from acclaimed director Juan Antonio Bayona (The Impossible), based on the award-winning children's fantasy novel. 12-year-old Conor (Lewis MacDougall) attempts to deal with his mother's (Felicity Jones) illness and the bullying of his classmates by escaping into a fantastical world of monsters and fairy tales that explore courage, loss, and faith. The cast also includes Academy Award nominees Liam Neeson, who will »
12-year-old Conor (Lewis MacDougall) attempts to deal with his mother’s (Felicity Jones) illness and the bullying of his classmates by escaping into a fantastical world of monsters and fairy tales that explore courage, loss, and faith.
Written by Patrick Ness, based on his novel A Monster Calls, the cast also includes Academy Award nominees Liam Neeson, who will star in performance-capture and voiceover as the nocturnally visiting monster of the title, and Sigourney Weaver, who will portray Conor’s maternal grandmother; Toby Kebbell (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes), as Conor’s father
- Michelle McCue
If you've been up to date about the film adaption of the amazing book "A Monster Calls" then you'll absolutely love the trailer that has been released for the movie, with features the voice of Liam Neeson as the titular monster. Check it out below.
Set in present-day England, it features a boy who struggles to cope with the consequences of his mother's terminal cancer as he is repeatedly visited in the middle of the night by a monster who tells him stories.
"A Monster Calls" hits theaters on October 14th, 2016.
Source: Focus Features »
- Nicholas Williams
A new teaser trailer has debuted for director J.A. Bayona’s upcoming fantasy drama A Monster Calls, which is based on Patrick Ness’ award winning children’s novel of the same name and stars Felicity Jones, Toby Kebbell, Liam Neeson, Sigourney Weaver and Lewis MacDougall. Check it out below after the official synopsis…
A visually spectacular drama from acclaimed director Juan Antonio Bayona (“The Impossible”), based on the award-winning children’s fantasy novel. 12-year-old Conor (Lewis MacDougall) attempts to deal with his mother’s (Felicity Jones) illness and the bullying of his classmates by escaping into a fantastical world of monsters and fairy tales that explore courage, loss, and faith.
A Monster Calls is set for release on October 14th, 2016 in the States.
- Amie Cranswick
If you're a fan of Alice in Wonderland or Pan's Labyrinth, you're in for a treat. The teaser for A Monster Calls is here, and it's very reminiscent of both Lewis Carroll's classic novel and Guillermo del Toro's fantastical film. The new movie is based on the award-winning children's book by Patrick Ness and stars Lewis MacDougall as a young boy who escapes into a world of monsters to get away from the harsh reality of his life. Felicity Jones and Toby Kebbell star as his parents, and the titular monster is played by Liam Neeson, whose gravelly voice makes the teaser totally worth watching. The movie is out on Oct. 14, 2016! (Yep, 2016.) »
- Maggie Pehanick
We have come to expect several things from director Juan Antonio Bayona, thanks to a lengthy filmography that includes The Orphanage and The Impossible. First, there is the sumptuous visual style – rich, earthy tones, juxtaposed with stark, bleak settings. Second, and most affecting, is the immediacy of the connection with the audience – the viewer being taken by the hand and lured into a whirlpool of deepening emotion. These are the aspects of storytelling at which Bayona excels, and these are the aspects that leap from the new trailer for his latest film, A Monster Calls.
Author Patrick Ness adapts his own book here, which gives us cause for relief – such a powerful tale could easily have the energy massaged out of it by a less invested screenwriter. Instead, as we can see from this preview footage, that energy is still very much a part of the film, and is conveyed »
- Sarah Myles
Based on the acclaimed novel by Patrick Ness (based on an idea from Siobhan Dowd), A Monster Calls is now making its way to the big screen, courtesty of director J.A. Bayona (The Impossible, The Orphanage) and a cast that includes Felicity Jones, Sigourney Weaver, Toby Kebbell, newcomer Lewis MacDougall, and Liam Neeson as the titular monster. It's got the look and feel of a dark coming-of-age... Read More »
- Paul Shirey
"One day the invisible man couldn't stand it anymore..." Focus Features has unveiled a must see teaser trailer for the new film from J.A. Bayona (The Impossible, The Orphanage) called A Monster Calls, about a boy dealing with bullying by "escaping into a fantastical world of monsters and fairy tales". The boy is played by Lewis MacDougall, but the cast list also shows Liam Neeson is playing The Monster seen at the end of the teaser. It also features Sigourney Weaver, Toby Kebbell, and Felicity Jones as his Mum. This is a very gorgeous teaser, and it doesn't show much, but it almost has a very dark Where the Wild Things Are feel. Also - note the wonderful use of the score from Cloud Atlas in this trailer. I want to see this. Here's the first teaser trailer for Juan Antonio Bayona's A Monster Calls, direct from Focus' YouTube: »
- Alex Billington
Liam Neeson has apparently been chewin' on gravel for the new film A Monster Calls, Juan Antonio Bayona's adaptation of the acclaimed children's novel by Patrick Ness. Neeson narrates the trailer in a voice so deep, if those kidnappers from Taken heard it, they would have just given his daughter back so fast there wouldn't have been a movie. The film follows 12-year-old Conor (Lewis MacDougall), who, to deal with his mother's illness and bullies at school, escapes into a fantastical world of monsters (the titular one played by Neeson). I think I speak for us all when I say, Liam Neeson, please scoop us all up in your giant monster hand and take us away from this world. »
- Emma Barrie
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