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Magic Mike Xxl: Steven Soderbergh shared a photo from the first day of shooting on Magic Mike Xxl, the sequel to the male-stripper drama he made in 2012. This time, however, the directorial reins have been handed to his longtime collaborator Gregory Jacobs, with Soderberg serving as director of photography (under his nom de plume Peter Andrews) and film editor. Channing Tatum stars; the movie is set for release on July 1, 2015. [Twitter via The Hollywood Reporter] Escape from New York: Rumor has it that the planned remake of Escape from New York will be "more team based," with supporting characters in the original transformed into full-fledged costars. And who will play Snake Plissken, the iconic leader essayed so memorably by Kurt Russell in John...
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Magic Mike Xxl: Steven Soderbergh shared a photo from the first day of shooting Magic Mike Xxl, the sequel to the male-stripper drama he made in 2012. This time, however, the directorial reins have been handed to his longtime collaborator Gregory Jacobs, with Soderbergh serving as director of photography (under his nom de plume Peter Andrews) and film editor. Channing Tatum stars; the movie is set for release on July 1, 2015. [Twitter via The Hollywood Reporter] Escape from New York: Rumor has it that the planned remake of Escape from New York will be "more team based," with supporting characters in the original transformed into full-fledged costars. And who will play Snake Plissken, the iconic leader essayed so memorably by Kurt Russell in John...
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Movie News - Hollywood hunk Charlie Hunnam could be set to star in an 'Escape From New York' remake. The 'Sons of Anarchy' actor - who dropped out of the upcoming 'Fifty Shades of Grey' film due to scheduling issues - is rumoured to be in talks with Silver Pictures to take on the lead role in film. However, the sequel to his 2013 film 'Pacific Rim' could mean Silver Pictures and Studio Canal have to find another suitable star as although ''Hunnam is currently the top contender'', ''it is unclear if his commitments to Pacific Rim 2 will leave the actor unavailable''. 'The Walking Dead' star Jon Bernthal and The Guests' Dan Stevens are also being considered for the role of Snake Plissken, who was portrayed by Kurt Russell in the 1981 original, according to Starlog. It's also been reported that the character will be ''more team based'' in the remake, »
It seems as though every week brings us another announcement, or another rumor, about yet another remake, reboot, or sequel. The remake of the 1980s cult action film Escape from New York has been kicking around for awhile now, but questions have been raised about who can fill Kurt Russell’s shoes as the hero with the eyepatch Snake Plissken. In a recent report from Starlog (via /Film), Charlie Hunnam topped the list of actors rumored to be in the running for the coveted (?) role.
Hunnam occupies the top spot in a wishlist of actors that also included Jon Bernthal (The Walking Dead) and Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey). Hunnam is certainly the most immediately recognizable star on that list, having crossed into big budget action star territory with Pacific Rim. But, he is also lined up for Pacific Rim 2 and Guy Ritchie’s King Arthur, so taking on this part »
- Lauren Humphries-Brooks
Charlie Hunnam is about to be seen in the final season of "Sons of Anarchy" on FX and after that it will likely be a long stream of movies and the schedule is starting to fill up. He was recently named the title star of Guy Ritchie's Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur, he will almost certainly be back for Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim sequel and now he's rumored to be the top contender to play Snake Plissken in the remake of John Carpenter's Escape from New York alongside a couple others still in the mix. Hunnam as well as Dan Stevens ("Downton Abbey", The Guest) and Jon Bernthal (Fury, "The Walking Dead") are reported to be the top three choices for the lead role, looking to pick up after Kurt Russell as Plissken, a convicted bank robber in a crime-riddled New York City-turned-maximum security prison, coerced »
- Brad Brevet
Producer Joel Silver is currently developing the new version, with Starlog reporting that the movie will follow the Avengers formula of creating a team of characters for multiple sequels.
A number of supporting characters will be upgraded to 'co-leads' according to the report, including schizophrenic travel guide Cabbie, war journalist Mina, presidential security detail survivor Gareth and Snake's former crime partner Brain.
Escape from New York is set in a future world, and follows convicted bank robber Snake Plissken who is »
Well, chalices don't come much more poisoned than this one. Kurt Russell, in the eyes of legions of moviegoers, is Snake Plissken, a character he brought to the screen in some style across Escape From New York and Escape From L.A. But as had been revealed earlier this year, plans are afoot for an Escape From New York remake, mooted as the first of a trilogy of films. And it looks as if things have been progressing.
For we now have word of the potential choices to take on the role of Plissken in the new movies. The three candidates? Charlie Hunnam (Pacific Rim), Jon Bernthal (The Walking Dead) and Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey, The Guest). Charlie Hunnam is believed to be in pole position for the role, unless »
Producer Joel Silver is still planning to reboot Escape From New York, and a new report claims that he not only has three actors in mind, but also that the movie will follow the same “team” direction as the likes of The Avengers!
The current version of the script has apparently always had a team dynamic to it, but now a number of supporting characters have been elevated to “co-leads”, with iconic antihero Snake Plissken set to be joined by four others.
They will be Cabbie, a schizophrenic travel guide who serves as comic relief; Mina, a war journalist who becomes a scavenger after being framed for murder; Gareth, the last surviving member of the President’s security detail who harbours a dangerous secret; and The Brain, Snake’s former partner-in-crime who left him to die.
- Josh Wilding
It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything about producer Joel Silver’s planned remake of Escape from New York. Back in March of 2013 when the movie was first announced, Tom Hardy (The Dark Knight Rises) and Jason Statham (The Expendables) were linked to the role of Snake Plissken, portrayed of course by Kurt Russell in John Carpenter’s 1981 cult classic and its subsequent sequel. Now Starlog is reporting that Charlie Hunnam (Pacific Rim), Jon Bernthal (The Walking Dead) and Dan Stevens (The Guest) top the shortlist for the role, with Hunnam said to be the number one choice, and an offer expected to be made “any day now.”
Update – We spoke to Dan Stevens about the rumour, which you can read here.
Furthermore, the report goes on to stage that the remake will adopt more of a team-based approach, with Plissken leading a team that consists of “Mina, »
- Gary Collinson
I'm pretty sure this is one remake nobody could possibly want to see, but it seems we're getting it whether we like it or not. Silver Pictures and StudioCanal are moving forward with their take on John Carpenter's classic, and although no director is on board yet, Starlog reckon Charlie Hunnam, Jon Bernthal and Dan Stevens are on their radar to step into Kurt Russell's boots as Snake Plissken. The site also reveal that this remake is to be more of a team based movie, as Snake "traverses through a treacherous New York landscape with a rogues gallery of criminals who look to leave the island-turned-prison in exchange for the rescue of the captured U.S. President.” “Plissken’s team consists of Mina, a warzone journalist framed for murder and living in the shadows of New York as a scavenger; Cabbie, a schizophrenic travel guide who serves as comic relief; Gareth, »
It seems just one badass isn’t enough to break into a futuristic city-turned-prison. Producer Joel Silver is looking to put a team together to rescue the President for the long-gestating remake of Escape From New York. John Carpenter’s original saw one-eyed mercenary Snake Plissken drafted involuntarily by authorities to prise the leader of the free world from the clutches of maniacs who were holding him hostage after his plane crashed in Manhattan. Set in the dizzying futurescape of 1997, the movie showcased Kurt Russell as Snake, doing his best Clint Eastwood impression.
Reportedly inspired by the success of Avengers Assemble and other comic book blockbusters with ensemble casts, Silver will take the focus off a lone antihero and form a posse. This will feature beefed-up versions of characters Cabbie and Brain, alongside fresh creations Mina (a journalist) and Gareth (a security guard). Yes that’s right. There’s going »
- Steve Palace
A remake of John Carpenter’s 1981 cult classic sci-fi action film, Escape from New York, has been in the works for many years. However, the film has been stuck in early development with different directors signing on to helm the movie, then backing out, while many actors were rumored to revive the role of Snake Plissken (originally portrayed by Kurt Russell), including Timothy Olyphant (Justified), Jeremy Renner (The Avengers: Age of Ultron), Jason Statham (The Expendables 3), and Tom Hardy (Mad Max: Fury Road). Additionally, reports on the premise of the film have varied from a straight remake to a prequel that would reboot the series.Click to continue reading ‘Escape from New York’ Remake Actor Shortlist Includes Charlie Hunnam?
- Molly Freeman
We've been talking about a remake of John Caprenter's classic flick Escape from New York for a long time now, and finally some details have come to light, including the wishlist of actors being eyed to play Snake Pilissken.
Starlog is reporting that, according to a source close to the project, Silver Pictures has a shortlist of actors narrowed down to three: Charlie Hunnam (Pacific Rim, "Sons of Anarchy"), Jon Bernthal ("The Walking Dead"), and Dan Stevens (The Guest).
Honestly? We cannot picture any of the three bringing the type of bravado and gusto to the role that Kurt Russell did, but of the trio named, I've gotta go with Bernthal. Hunnam is said to be the studio's #1 pick.
- Steve Barton
As much as you (or Kurt Russell) may vehemently dislike the fact that an Escape From New York reboot is in the works, it looks like it may happen sooner or later (although at this rate, it looks like the latter). Last we heard the film was actually inspired by the fantastic Arkham games, the second of which features a walled-in prison-like city. While Plissken will always be the lead, they may be going for a bit more of a team effort this time around. Starlog lists the team as such: »
- Sean Wist
Hold on to your eye patches, folks, Escape From New York is coming back! Starlog dropped the news today (that we found via Fangoria) that the intended remake from Silver Pictures and StudioCanal are kicking into high gear. As of right now, the film is still in very early pre-production and without an official director, but Starlog reported that Escape From New York per their source, will be “more team-based, as Snake Plissken traverses through a treacherous New York landscape with a rogues gallery of criminals who look to leave the island-turned-prison in exchange for the rescue of the captured U.S. President.” Whether or not you’re stoked about the remake is irrelevant, because it seems like this is happening. We can’t stop it from happening, so we can at least hope that they do it right. According to Starlog’s source, the film might turn out pretty well. »
- BJ Colangelo
The script is an ensemble Western, using chapter titles 'Last Stage to Red Rock', 'Son of A Gun', 'Minnie's', 'The Four Passengers' and 'Black Night, White Hell'.
"...in post-Civil War Wyoming, a small group of stagecoach passengers are stranded during a blizzard.
"Characters include bounty hunters, a 'Confederate' general, a cowboy, a transplanted Englishman, a soldier and a female prisoner..."
Clock the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "The Hateful Eight"...
- Michael Stevens
In the latest instalment of Fmtv’s Movie Newsgasm, Owen Rhys reveals the latest details on Marvel Studios’ Ant-Man, the latest set photos from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, who will be starring in Quentin Tarantino’s next movie The Hateful Eight, and which former James Bond turned down the role of Batman in Tim Burton’s 1989 film. For all that and more, check out this week’s Movie Newsgasm right here…
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Ant-Man is set for release on July 17, 2015, with Peyton Reed (The Break-Up) directing a cast that includes Paul Rudd (I Love You Man) as Scott Lang, Michael Douglas (Behind The Candelabra) as Dr. Hank Pym, Evangeline Lilly (The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug) as Hope Van Dyne, »
- Gary Collinson
Now that Quentin Tarantino has decided to move full steam ahead with The Hateful Eight – even going so far as to release a teaser trailer, which you can watch here – it’s being reported by Collider that the director is looking to add some Oscar-winning talent to the cast, with Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook, The Hunger Games) said to be in negotiations to join the Western.
Assuming Tarantino’s rewrites of the script haven’t added any major characters, then Lawrence will presumably be wanted for either Daisy Domergue or Six Horse Judy, who were portrayed by Amber Tamblyn and Zoe Bell during the live-script read of the screenplay a few months back.
As yet, we’ve heard nothing about the official cast for The Hateful Eight, although Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Walton Goggins, Michael Madsen, Tim Roth, Bruce Dern, James Remar, James Parks and Denis Menochet were »
- Gary Collinson
Quentin Tarantino’s new gunslinging saga just keeps getting mugged.
First, the script for The Hateful Eight leaked online, prompting the Pulp Fiction and Django Unchained Oscar-winner to file a copyright infringement lawsuit and threaten never to make the movie. He eventually changed his mind, and although not a frame of film has been shot, there’s now a teaser tagged to the front of Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.
Of course, that has also been bootlegged online …
- Anthony Breznican
Those who attended midnight screenings of Sin City: A Dame to Kill For last night were among the first to see the teaser trailer for Quentin Tarantino's new Western The Hateful Eight. Following a description of the trailer earlier this week, the full video has leaked online, which you can take a look at below.
Last month, we reported that Quentin Tarantino plans on using his cast from the live reading of the script earlier this year, which includes Bruce Dern (The Confederate), Samuel L. Jackson (The Bounty Hunter), Kurt Russell (The Hangman), Amber Tamblyn (The Prisoner), Walton Goggins (The Sheriff), Michael Madsen (The Cow Puncher) and Tim Roth (The Little Man), James Remar and Zoe Bell (Six-Horse Judy).
We also reported yesterday that Jennifer Lawrence is in negotiations to join the cast, although it isn't clear what role she may be portraying.
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