Even though Joe Lynch has abandoned straightforward horror in order to make more action-centric adventures, the filmmaker’s genre love stills finds a way into any project he tackles. His latest offering, Everly, may present itself as a contained survival story at first glance, but once the gore kicks in and insides start finding their way outside, Lynch’s horror mentalities once again make themselves known. This is one of the factors that makes Everly more than just a Salma Hayek vessel with guns and explosions, and one of the main reasons I gave Lynch’s film a favorable review coming out of Fantastic Fest.
In between the countless screenings and flurry of milkshakes, I managed to sit down with Lynch to talk about his new film, but the conversation evolved into much more. Starting off with a few questions about Everly, Lynch revealed who was originally cast in Salma Hayek’s role, »
- Matt Donato
Easily the most important aspect of pre-release movie marketing is releasing a trailer to sell the movie to audiences: it needs to let potential customers know who’s starring in it, what the story is, and crucially, convey the tone of the piece. However, sometimes studios know that they’re working with something a little more challenging (or terrible) to sell to a mainstream audience, and so will flat-out lie in the trailer to give audiences a different impression about what the movie is.
Everyone’s gone to see a movie only to leave two hours later bemused that it was nothing like the trailer, and though it can sometimes be pleasantly surprising, it’s often irritating because it reeks of false advertising, that studios have lied in order to sell more tickets. There’s certainly a question to be asked about the legality of such practices (and numerous »
- Jack Pooley
• Chris Hemsworth has optioned the film rights to Steve Earle’s novel I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive, which he will star in. Benjamin Grayson adapted the novel for the screen, and will be making his directional debut with the indie. The story follows Toby “Doc” Ebersole, who is haunted by Hank Williams’ ghost after his hand in the country singer’s death in 1953. Doc subsequently has his medical license revoked. Ten years later, now in the red-light district of San Antonio, Texas, Doc performs illegal medical procedures in order to purchase morphine, while still experiencing visits from Williams. »
- C. Molly Smith
We’ve got a few casting stories to attend to this afternoon. Briefly: The excellent Brie Larson and Sir Ben Kingsley have been set to star opposite Daniel Radcliffe in the real-life drama Brooklyn Bridge. The Leftovers actress Margaret Qualley has landed a role in writer/director Shane Black’s 1970s-set crime drama The Nice Guys. Model/actress Cara Delevingne has been set to play the female lead in Fox 2000’s upcoming adaptation of the John Green novel Paper Towns. More on the aforementioned casting after the jump. Goldcrest Films announced today that Brie Larson and Sir Ben Kingsley have joined the cast of writer/director Douglas McGrath’s (Emma) drama Brooklyn Bridge. Based on true events, Daniel Radcliffe stars as a brilliant but inexperienced engineer who is left to oversee construction of the Brooklyn Bridge after his father passes away. Though besieged by “calamity, danger and doubt,” Washington finds »
- Adam Chitwood
The Nice Guys have found their girls. Angourie Rice and Margaret Qualley are joining Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe in the Warner Bros. crime thriller, which is being directed by Shane Black. Joel Silver is producing. The script, which Black co-wrote with Anthony Bagarozzi, tells of a private detective (Gosling) and a jaded racketeer (Crowe) who must team up to find a missing actress in the scuzzy, seedy and smoggy side of 1970s Los Angeles. In a breakthrough role for the young Australian, Rice will play Gosling’s daughter who likes to occasionally tag along with her dad. Qualley portrays a
- Borys Kit
“Nice Guys” takes place in 1970s Los Angeles, when down-on-his-luck private eye Holland March (Gosling) and hired leg-breaker Jackson Healy (Crowe) must work together to solve the case of a missing girl and the seemingly unrelated death of a porn star. During their investigation, they uncover a shocking conspiracy that reaches up to the highest circles of power.
The pic is scheduled to arrive June 17, 2016.
- Justin Kroll
For someone whose entire career has thus far comprised two jobs – a role in James Franco’s Palo Alto and playing Justin Theroux’s daughter on HBO’s The Leftovers – Margaret Qualley is quickly grabbing attention. And that includes from Shane Black, who has her in talks to join his 1970s crime thriller The Nice Guys.Black co-wrote the script with Anthony Bagarozzi and has Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe signed on the dotted to star.The story finds Gosling as wayward, troubled private eye Holland March, who crosses paths in Los Angeles with hired muscle Jackson Healy (Crowe). These unlikely allies must prowl the mean streets of Los Angeles to solve the case of a missing girl, which soon develops links to the death of a porn star. As they unravel the cases, they discover a massive conspiracy with tentacles in the highest levels of power.Qualley will be »
It's that time again, when I ask you which film didn't fulfill your hopes and expectations. In 2012, the majority of the votes went to Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises and last year, Shane Black's Iron Man 3 received the most votes. Which film will it be this year? Please remember, do not vote for a film that you haven't seen yet. Also, do not vote for the film that you thought was the worst, unless you were truly disappointed with it based on your expectations. As for me, I'll briefly share with you the three films from 2014 so far that I found to be most disappointing - in no particular order. I'll start with Transcendence, a film directed by first-time director Wally Pfister - Nolan's longtime cinematographer. My expectations were incredibly high as I had expected some of that Nolan magic might've rubbed off on Pfister but »
After last week’s news about Netflix securing The Blacklist for a record fee, a similar story came to light this week concerning the pre Batman prequel series Gotham. Now rather than getting it day and date after Us broadcast as per Breaking Bad and From Dusk Till Dawn, Gotham’s entire run will just arrive on Netflix after it’s finished its TV broadcast. Worse news is that this means you have to wait for Channel 5 to get their finger out and schedule it on one of their three channels and then muck it around the schedule just to confuse you further and for it to finish its run there. Kind of takes the wind out the sails doesn’t it? I wouldn’t expect to see Gotham on Netflix until this time next year at best but we will see.
In better news David Wain’s relatively well »
- Chris Holt
Academy Award Winner Michael Douglas (Ant-Man, The Reach, Behind the Candelabra, Wall Street) and Orlando Bloom (The Hobbit franchise; the Lord of the Rings franchise; the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise) will join star Noomi Rapace (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Child 44, Prometheus) in Unlocked, with Lorenzo Dibonaventura (Transformers: Age of Extinction, Salt, Red, G.I. Joe: Retaliation) producing alongside Georgina Townsley and Erik Howsam.
Alex Walton and Ken Kao’s Bloom will handle international sales on the new thriller directed by Michael Apted (The World Is Not Enough, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader) and based on a screenplay by Peter O’Brien.
With principal photography beginning on November 3, Unlocked tells the story of a »
- Michelle McCue
Principal photography is scheduled to begin on November 3 on the story of a CIA interrogator who races to thwart a biological warfare attack on London after she unwittingly gives information to terrorists. Peter O’Brien wrote the screenplay.
Last week Bloom, led by Ken Kao and Walton, boarded Shane Black’s detective thriller The Nice Guys starring Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling, with Warner Bros will distribute in the Us on June 17, 2016.
“With three major »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
It is appropriate that Robert Downey Jr. burst back onto the A-list by playing a superhero, as the actor’s cunning wit and dry charisma has single-handedly saved or repaired a variety of average films. Efforts like Two Girls and a Guy, The Soloist, Tropic Thunder and his Iron Man installments needed Downey’s caustic touch to be memorable trips to the cinema. Now, the actor is back in top-tier form, taking the mawkish, Grisham-lite drama The Judge and doing everything he can to infuse the story with sheer entertainment. He avenges a mediocre script and uneven storytelling with not only flair, but also deep sincerity.
In this earnest return to drama for Wedding Crashers director David Dobkin, Downey plays Hank Palmer, a hotshot defense attorney who only books expensive clients – “Innocent people can’t afford me,” he snipes at a prosecutor – but cannot book the time to talk with his grade-school-age daughter. »
- Jordan Adler
The ultimate rumble in the jungle pits Arnold Schwarzenegger and his crack commando unit against a heavily armed, perfectly camouflaged alien warrior who hunts humans for sport. Responsible for more deforestation than all the cattle farmers in Brazil, John 'Die Hard' McTiernan's thunderous sci-fi actioner is the most combative game of hide-and-seek ever played. Carl Weathers, Jesse Ventura and Lethal Weapon writer Shane Black muscle in on the action as Arnie's gung-ho brothers-in-arms. »
Though not as buzzed about as other summer blockbusters have been, How To Train Your Dragon 2 has been a rousing success this summer. To keep the momentum going, DreamWorks is bumping the release date of its sequel back for proper box office domination. Coming Soon reports How To Train Your Dragon 3 has flown away from its original release date of June 17th, 2016 all the way to June 9th, 2017. Its former debut date had the sequel facing off against the Shane Black-directed, Russell Crowe-fronted The Nice Guys as well as Pixar's Finding Dory, the long-awaited sequel to 2003's Finding Nemo. On its new summer home in 2017, How To Train Your Dragon 3 is currently uncontested. However, that season is set to be ripe with animated competition. The sequel to The Lego Movie will be hitting on May 26th, 2017. Then the week following How To Train Your Dragon 3's debut, »
Further to the confirmation the recently of these two galactic stars leading The Nice Guys, it’s now been confirmed for a summer release date of June 17th, 2016.
But what’s it about, you ask? Well, The Nice Guys takes back in 1970s La, when an unlucky private eye (Ryan Gosling) and hired thug (Russell Crowe) end up working together to try and solve the case of a missing girl, and the death of a porn star but, as you may have guessed, they start to uncover something even bigger.
It’s directed by Shane Black, who co-wrote the screenplay with Anthony Bagarozzi and they’re teaming up once again with Kiss Kiss Bang Bang and Lethal Weapon producer Joel Silver – so it’s a pretty smart team behind the project. I’m a huge fan of both those titles, and Black also wrote The Long Kiss Goodnight, Last Action Hero »
- Dan Bullock
Before he steps behind the camera for the next Predator film, Shane Black will be following up Iron Man 3 with his next directorial project, The Nice Guys. Described as a noir crime drama set in 1970s Los Angeles, the film is being backed by Warner Bros (who previously released Black's directorial debut, the excellent Kiss Kiss Bang Bang), and has Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe attached as the two leads.
And we now know when to expect the film. The Nice Guys has been earmarked for a release date of June 17th 2016, which is the same day that Pixar is releasing Finding Dory. It puts The Nice Guys in the midst of the releases of the new The Mummy film, and the Uncharted movie.
Production can't be too far away from starting. »
Silver Pictures’ upcoming detective thriller The Nice Guys, directed by Shane Black (“Iron Man 3”) and starring Oscar winner Russell Crowe (“Gladiator,” “Man of Steel”) and Oscar nominee Ryan Gosling (“Half Nelson,” “Drive”), has staked out the summertime date of June 17, 2016.
Set to begin production in the fall of this year, the film is being produced by Joel Silver (“Non-Stop,” “The Matrix” series, the “Sherlock Holmes” series). The announcement was made today by Dan Fellman, President of Domestic Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures.
The Nice Guys takes place in 1970s Los Angeles, when down-on-his-luck private eye Holland March (Gosling) and hired leg-breaker Jackson Healy (Crowe) must work together to solve the case of a missing girl and the seemingly unrelated death of a porn star. During their investigation, they uncover a shocking conspiracy that reaches up to the highest circles of power.
Silver stated, “Ever since we did ‘Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, »
- Michelle McCue
Originally slated for a June 17th 2016 release opposite Pixar's "Finding Dory" and the just locked down Shane Black film "The Nice Guys," it will now open June 9th 2017 - two weeks after the release of "The Lego Movie" sequel.
The second film crossed the $600 million worldwide box-office mark on Labor Day, helped by a record-breaking opening in China and international grosses of $426 million which have proven better than the soft $174 million domestic haul.
That second film is currently the highest-grossing animated film of the year and one of the top ten grossing films of the year in any genre.
- Garth Franklin
Black will direct The Nice Guys from an original screenplay he co-wrote with Anthony Bagarozzi about a down-at-heel private eye and a thug in 1970s Los Angeles who team up on the murder investigation of a porn star that uncovers high-level conspiracy.
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
Director Shane Black has been circling a number of projects since helming $1 billion hit Iron Man 3, including a sequel to Predators. However, his next project has now been set in stone as Warner Bros. have dated The Nice Guys for a June 17th, 2016 release. Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe are confirmed to star.
The Lethal Weapon scribe has been working on the 1970s set noir for a number of years alongside producer Joel Silver, and while both Gosling and Crowe have been attached/rumoured for months now, it is only today that we’re getting any sort of solid confirmation that the project is moving ahead.
Production on the movie which Shane Black wrote with Anthony Bagarozzi is set to begin this Autumn, and while The Nice Guys may not be a big budget blockbuster, another detective movie from the filmmaker after his brilliant directorial debut in 2005 with Kiss Kiss Bang Bang »
- Josh Wilding
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