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Liam Neeson to play U.S. war hero in Korea's 'Operation Chromite'

12 August 2015 8:36 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Taken star Liam Neeson is set to play Us Army General Douglas MacArthur in John H. Lee’s upcoming Korean War film about the Incheon Landing Operation.

Operation Chromite will centre on eight Korean war heroes who carry out a covert operation preceding the Incheon landing which changed the tide of the Korean War, allowing South Korean and Un allied forces to retake the capital of Seoul from the invading North Korean army.

Taewon Entertainment head Jeong Tae-won told Yonhap news agency it plans to start production in late September with a budget of $12.7m (KW15bn). Neeson will travel to Korea for the shoot.

Lee is known for directing the hit tearjerker A Moment to Remember (2004) and 71 - Into the Fire (2010), a film about South Korean student soldiers during the same war, which Taewon Entertainment also produced.

The Seoul-based company has also produced films such as Return Of The Mafia, Three Kingdoms – Resurrection »

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Liam Neeson to play Us war hero in South Korean epic Operation Chromite

12 August 2015 6:38 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

As yet it is unclear whether actor will speak Korean as General MacArthur in Korean production about 1950 battle of Inchon, to begin shooting later this year

Liam Neeson is to play the famed American military leader General Douglas MacArthur in the South Korean war epic Operation Chromite, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Named after the codename for the Battle of Inchon, one of the Korean war’s earliest skirmishes, John H Lee’s film will focus on eight South Korean troopers who helped turn the tide against the communist northern forces during a covert operation that preceded the battle’s opening surprise amphibious attack on the city of Inchon. Lee will work from a screenplay by Lee Man-hee, with both film-makers best known for another war film, 2010’s well-reviewed 71: Into the Fire.

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Liam Neeson To Play General MacArthur In Korean War Pic

12 August 2015 4:37 AM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

A Moment to Remember (2004) and 71: Into the Fire (2010) director John H. Lee is set to helm Korean War pic Operation Chromite and the first cast member to join the project is none other than Liam Neeson, who will play General MacArthur.The film, which has been greenlit with a 15 billion won ($12.73 million) budget, will focus on the Battle of Incheon, a turning point in the war. On September 15th, 1950, Un forces launched a surprise attack, landing in Incheon and driving out the North Korean forces.Taewon Entertainment, which has produced modern Korean classics such as Lee Myung-se's Nowhere to Hide (1999), confirmed the casting earlier today and revealed that the film would go into production later this year with a planned...

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Liam Neeson Joins Korea’s ‘Operation Chromite’ As General MacArthur

12 August 2015 2:31 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Busan — Liam Neeson is play the role of U.S. Army General Douglas MacArthur in “Operation Chromite” (a.k.a. “Incheon Landing Operation”), a Korean-made blockbuster set during the Korean War of the early 1950s.

The film is to be produced by South Korea’s Taewon Entertainment. It will be directed by Lee Jae-han, and scripted by Lee Man-hee, who both have war film experience with hit “71: Into the Fire”.

Although Chinese movies are increasingly incorporating Hollywood talent, it is rare in Korea. Neeson has had a career revival following box office success with “The Grey,” “Taken,” “Battleship” and “The Lego Movie.”

“Operation Chromite” focuses on the heroic Korean troopers who carried out the covert “X-ray” operation that preceded the Incheon landing operation in the Yellow Sea. The landing shifted the momentum of the Korean War.

“We plan to go into the production in late September with a »

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Liam Neeson In Talks To Play General MacArthur In Korea’s ‘Operation Chromite’

12 August 2015 2:30 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Liam Neeson is in talks to star as U.S. Army General Douglas MacArthur in South Korean war pic Operation Chromite from Taewon Entertainment. A Taewon rep confirmed the news Wednesday to Deadline. John H. Lee is on-board to direct the project, which looks at the Battle of Incheon, a major turning point in 1950 in the Korean War in which United Nations forces launched a surprise attack against communist North Korean forces. Operation Chromite was the codename for the… »

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'Star Wars,' 'True Detective' Mashup Is the Best Thing You'll See Today

11 August 2015 5:30 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

How does one cure their "True Detective" blues? By mashing the HBO series with "Star Wars," obviously.

In honor of the recent (and underwhelming) Season 2 finale, Star Wars Minute made a "Star Wars" video in the style of Season 1's opening titles and it's kinda awesome.

The video kicks off with a washed-out shot of the Death Star trench run, as names of cast members like Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher appear. Soon, several fan-favorites appear, including a shot of the Millennium Falcon and a title card for the incomparable Liam Neeson.

Everyone from C3PO to effing Lobot (!) make an appearance. Clearly, the light the Force is winning.

This should tie you over until "The Force Awakens" hits theaters on December 18.


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Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese to reunite for adaptation of ‘Devil in the White City’

10 August 2015 6:06 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The most lucrative director/actor partnership of the last decade plus has been Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese: Gangs of New York, The Aviator, The Departed, Shutter Island, and most recently, The Wolf of Wall Street. For what will be their sixth film together, Scorsese, DiCaprio, and Paramount Pictures have closed the deal on the rights to Erik Larson’s book The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America.

Deadline reports that Billy Ray (The Hunger Games, Captain Phillips) will adapt the screenplay about Chicago’s most violent and notorious serial killer. Set in the late 19th Century at the Chicago World’s Fair, a fair worker named Dr. H. H. Holmes, who used the fair and his charm to lure anywhere between 27 and 200 people, mostly young women, back to his “murder castle”, complete with gas chambers, dissection tables, and a crematorium. »

- Brian Welk

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Review: Salma Hayek And Roger Allers Bring 'Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet' To Glorious Life

10 August 2015 3:25 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

There are a couple of early moments in "Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet" that might make those adults unfamiliar with the source material suspicious on whether they're in for a puerile snoozer. A little girl steals food from burly, unsuspecting, vendors in a Middle Eastern market place ala "Aladdin," then finds herself on the rooftops (much to her poor mother's chagrin, of course) looking at a magnificent ship on the horizon, and spreading her arms wide. Somewhere in the back of a locked-away corner of your mind Celine Dion starts to sing, and you think, "Uh oh, what've I gotten myself into." A bit of patience is all that's needed, however, before we meet Mustafa (voiced by Liam Neeson) and get swept away by the film’s first vignette; a gorgeously animated segment of birds and cages, unfolding before your eyes as Neeson recites Gibran's profound words on what it means to be truly free. »

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Win Run All Night on Blu-ray + Deleted Scenes

9 August 2015 11:59 PM, PDT | | See recent HeyUGuys news »

To mark the release of Run All Night on 10th August, we’ve been given 3 copies to give away on Blu-ray. Brooklyn mobster and prolific hit man Jimmy Conlon (Liam Neeson), once known as The Gravedigger, has seen better days. Longtime best friend of mob boss Shawn Maguire (Ed Harris), Jimmy, now 55, is haunted

The post Win Run All Night on Blu-ray + Deleted Scenes appeared first on HeyUGuys. »

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Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet Review

7 August 2015 11:15 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Animation is traditionally considered a tyke-targeted genre, but films like Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet, an uneven but unassailably ambitious adaptation of the Lebanese author’s classic prose poetry collection, challenge that perception. After all, it’s hard to imagine that the children who would be enraptured by the movie’s often gorgeous visuals would find themselves equally stimulated by its dense meditations on life, death, love and the ties that bind us to the natural world. Maybe that’s short-changing the more astute young’uns out there, but there’s no denying that The Prophet, with its steadfast devotion to Gibran’s verse, is layered in the extreme.

Further blurring the intended audience for this take on the book is how it constructs a treacly Disney story within which to communicate the poet’s eloquent musings. Salma Hayek, as performer and producer, seems to have coaxed The Prophet – oft »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Mr. Six: Feng Xiaogang Means Business In First Trailer For Venice Closer

7 August 2015 4:00 AM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Director Feng Xiaogang (The Banquet, Assembly, Back To 1942) steps in front of the cameras to play the lead role in Guan Hu's Mr. Six, which has been selected as the official closing film of this year's VeniceInternational Film Festival. In it, Feng plays an ageing mobster who has turned his back on his criminal past, but is forced back into the fray when his son falls in with a rival gang. So essentially, if and when the inevitable Hollywood remake comes around, it's a Liam Neeson movie. But with Guan at the helm, who previously directed Cow and Design Of Death, Mr. Six could well turn into one of the best Chinese exports of the year. Zhang Hanyu, Kris Wu and Li Yifeng also...

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Salma Hayek Doesn’t Think Hollywood Wants to Work With Her Anymore

6 August 2015 9:16 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Though Salma Hayek thinks she may not be a hot choice for Hollywood studios nowadays, the 48-year-old actress isn’t bothered. “I think they don’t want me, but I don’t really care,” she told the Associated Press. Hayek, who turns 49 next month, is just as accepting of her age. Also Read: 'Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet' Review: Liam Neeson and Salma Hayek Attempt to Put Poetry in Motion “You don’t look as bad as you thought you were going to look. You don’t feel as old as you thought you were going to feel. It’s a myth. »

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Blockbusters, bad dads and super-unrealistic mums

5 August 2015 10:17 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

This year’s biggest films are populated by bad fathers transformed into superheroes to save their imperilled children, while mothers are either taken for granted or psychotic … have we learned nothing since Mrs Doubtfire?

What is it with all the estranged dads coming good in this year’s blockbusters? It seems no recent tentpole movie is complete without a middle-aged man kicking ass to earn the approval of his kids.

In Ant-Man, cat burglar Scott Lang is driven to the become the eponymous micro-hero by the desire to be able to afford child support; in San Andreas Dwayne Johnson’s air-rescue pilot puts his argument with his ex aside to rescue his daughter from an earthquake; at the end of Furious 7, Paul Walker’s character finds peace when he decides to quit street racing and settle down with his wife and son; and in Taken 3, sequel to the »

- Stephen Puddicombe

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Robert Downey Jr. Leads (Surprising) List of Highest Paid Actors 2015

5 August 2015 2:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Chris Evans may be Captain America, but Robert Downey Jr. rules the world.

The "Iron Man" hero is No. 1 on Forbes' new list of the world's highest paid actors. Rdj ownage is nothing too new, since it's his third year in a row topping the charts. Thanks, Marvel! "The Avengers: Age of Ultron" star will probably be back on next year's list, too, after "Captain America: Civil War."

According to Forbes, "the 34 highest-paid actors, who hail from seven countries, earned a combined $941 million before taxes and fees between June 1, 2014 and June 1, 2015. Our list measures earnings before subtracting management fees and taxes; figures are based on data from Nielsen, Box Office Mojo and IMDb, as well as interviews with agents, managers, lawyers-and stars themselves." Six of the top 10 actors are from the United States, but this year -- for the first time -- Forbes also included actors working solely in international markets. »

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'Star Wars 7' Won't Mention This Controversial Prequel Subject

4 August 2015 6:50 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

As the countdown to Star Wars: The Force Awakens continues (136 days, but who's counting), fans are starting to learn more and more about this highly-anticipated sequel. Earlier today, we got more insight into the Star Wars writing process from "creative consultant" Simon Kinberg. Last week, J.J. Abrams hit the red carpet premiere of Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation, which he produced, where the filmmaker revealed an interesting tidbit of trivia regarding Star Wars: The Force Awakens. As part of a series of "yes or no" question, the filmmaker was asked by MTV if the controversial "midi-chlorians," first mentioned in Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace, were brought up in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The director simply said, "No."

Towards the middle of Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace, Qui-Gon Jinn (Liam Neeson) tells Anakin Skywalker's (Jake Lloyd) that midi-chlorians are microscopic organisms that live inside all of us. »

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Dad Channels Liam Neeson To Scare His Lazy Kids

28 July 2015 1:20 PM, PDT | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Sometimes threatening your children with groundings or taking away their allowances doesn.t cut it. Sometimes you have to instill the fear of god within them by channeling the fearsome and vengeful Liam Neeson. It.s been done before, but this is a story to which any parent can relate: Steve Labuzan of Carmel, Indiana has three children, and all continuously left messes in the kitchen sink. So, where all other methods seemed ill-equipped to remedy such behavior, Labuzan invoked his inner Neeson. The father rewrote the actor.s famous speech from Taken and taped it to his kitchen sink. Instead of threatening a group of kidnappers into giving back his daughter, he used it to threaten his children..s wi-fi and cellphone connections. Since posting an image of the note to Reddit, Labuzan has gone viral. But even better is knowing that it actually worked. Labuzan said in a »

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The real Hollywood scandal: why Jennifer Lawrence, Angelina Jolie and other female stars get ripped off

28 July 2015 10:57 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

From Patricia Arquette to Emma Watson, top female stars are finally speaking out about pay inequality in the movie business. But sexism is deeply embedded in this male-dominated industry. Is change really on its way?

Good news! Women can make as much money as men in the film industry after all. More, even. They have been doing so for years. Even in those genres specifically aimed at a male crowd, there’s proven appetite for movies that feature a central female character, focus on her feelings, value her experience, and pay the woman who is playing her accordingly.

But outside porn, it’s a different story. The top-earning female dramatic actors take home around 40% of the salaries of their male co-stars – about half the average in other professions. In Forbes magazine’s list of the best-paid actors for 2013, Robert Downey Jr at No 1 made $10m more than the combined earnings »

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Helen Mirren Scolded After Slip-Up on Live TV, Says She Doesn't Understand the ''Fascination'' With Her Youthful Appearance: Watch!

28 July 2015 9:05 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Even the queen can commit a faux pax.  Helen Mirren was given a slap on the wrist when she appeared on Good Morning Britain on Tuesday morning, where she accidentally swore on live TV, prompting a hilarious response from the Oscar winner, who appeared a bit perplexed by the hosts' reaction to her slip-up.  The 70-year-old Woman in Gold star was recounting a story about a camping trip she took in the eighties with then-boyfriend Liam Neeson, telling presenters Ben Shephard and Kate Garraway, "I love camping and I still do and I miss camping, my husband unfortunately doesn't want to camp... I went camping with an ex-boyfriend of mine, Liam Neeson. I lived with him for four years and we »

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Liam Neeson -- Healthy As a Horse ... Despite Sickly Photo

28 July 2015 8:15 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Liam Neeson had fans worried when he was spotted over the weekend looking frail and gaunt ... but his rep says the "Taken" star is in good health.  The rep says the 63-year-old actor is "healthy as ever," despite his ghostly appearance in the pic. The rep adds Neeson changed his diet and started doing more exercise about a year ago and credits that for the weight loss.  Plus, the rep says ... it's just an unflattering pic. »

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God-Dame! Helen Mirren swears on TV again as she turns the air blue on Good Morning Britain

28 July 2015 4:26 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

She may be a Dame but Helen Mirren certainly doesn't give a damn when it comes to turning the air royal blue in public - and she's at it again.

The Oscar winner brought equal amounts of class and filth to the Good Morning Britain sofa this morning (July 28), although you can judge for yourselves whether the Queen star's potty mouth was really such a punishable crime.

Talking about a camping trip to in Cornwall with her former boyfriend Liam Neeson, the 70-year-old matter-of-factly recalled how it "pissed with rain", which was enough to send ITV into a panicked tizzy.

Presenters Ben Shephard and Kate Garraway immediately jumped in and apologised, with Shephard nervously adding: "You can't say things like that first thing in the morning."

But she's got good form when it comes to dishing out the swears. Last year, Mirren made headlines for delivering all manner of expletives »

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