Strahovski will play Beth, a mysterious Pinkerton detective who’s a newcomer to the bloody town of Seward, Kansas, where the series is set.
The show, based on the books by author George Gilman, follows Josiah Hedges, better known as Edge (Martini), a man who’s out for vengeance after his younger brother is killed by a group of his former Union army comrades, lead by his nemesis, Merritt Harknett (Kwanten).
Alicja Bachleda (“The Girl Is in Trouble“) has also joined “Edge” in a recurring role. She will portray Pilar, a pregnant woman who is held prisoner by her husband and father-in-law and pleads with Edge (Martini) to help her escape.
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- Elizabeth Wagmeister
Ivan Reitman just issued an official statement via Eric Reich, who handles publicity for The Montecito Picture Company, Reitman's company. It's very pointed, and I think there's a rock solid reason for him to make the statement right now. Here it is, exactly as it was sent over. "There has been a lot of excitement recently about what is happening with the Ghostbusters franchise. As the producer of the new Ghostbusters film, I feel the need to clarify. There is only one new Ghostbusters movie and that is the Paul Feig directed version coming next July, presently filming and going fantastically. The rest is just noise." First, what I see here above anything else is a producer standing behind his director. He is right. Paul Feig is the only person making a "Ghostbusters" movie right now. The more I see from Feig's film, the more I'm excited to see how it all comes together. »
- Drew McWeeny
The duo will play rivals, with Martini in the role of Josiah Hedges, better known as Edge, who goes on a bloody mission of vengeance when his younger brother is killed by a group of his former Union army comrades, lead by his nemesis, Merritt Harknett (played by Kwanten). Edge is described as fearless, intimidating and “the meanest-looking man in any room he chooses to enter.”
Kwanten’s character is the son of a prominent senator who can seem charming until he is revealed for who he actually is — a psychotic sadist who delights in inflicting pain on others. He is pursuing Edge for an undisclosed reason.
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
Total Film has posted a bunch of new photos from 20th Century Fox and director Ridley Scott's science fiction action adventure "The Martian". Matt Damon stars in the film as an astronaut presumed dead after a fierce storm on Mars. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity to stay alive. The film opens October 2nd and click here for the shots.
Martini plays Josiah Hedges (aka. Edge), who goes on a bloody mission of vengeance when his younger brother is killed by a group of his former Union army comrades lead by his nemesis, a prominent senator and psychotic sadist named Merritt Harknett (Kwanten). [Source: Variety
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- Garth Franklin
Proving that scripts written on spec are still ocassionally currency in Hollywood, the horror thriller Bed Rest has just come out of practically nowhere to get the studios excited. Lori Evans Taylor is the writer, and MGM the company that grabbed the rights, making a preemptive deal for a cool six figures. Chris Sparling (Buried) will produce.Sounding like a meaty one-woman show for the right actress, Bed Rest revolves around an expectant woman, you guessed it, confined to her duvet due to complications with her pregnancy. And while she's there, "bad things happen". Films like Disturbia (and by association Rear Window) are being thrown around as comparisons, but we'd suggest there's a bit of Stephen King's Gerald's Game in that set-up too.Spec scripts were big business back in the '80s and '90s, with writers like Shane Black and Joe Eszterhas coining it before the bubble burst. »
Exclusive: Universal exec Dave Jarmain joins UK outfit Icon Film Distribution.
Starting at Universal in 2006, Jarmain most recently served as senior sales manager for the UK.
During his tenure at Universal he worked on titles including Jurassic World, Minions, the Fast & Furious franchise, Fifty Shades of Grey, Mamma Mia!, as well as Richard Linklater’s Boyhood, Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom and Asif Kapadia’s Senna.
Jarmain replaces Jeremy Baum who has joined StudioCanal.
Jarmain said: “At Universal I’ve been incredibly fortunate to work on such a varied and successful slate of films. Icon has an enviable line-up for the rest of 2015, into 2016 and beyond. It’s an exciting time to be joining them.”
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- firstname.lastname@example.org (Andreas Wiseman)
We’ve got a lot of ground to cover today, so let’s get right to it. After the jump: Arnie is optimistic about Shane Black‘s Predator sequel. Terminator 5 scribes talk James Cameron, time travel, and deleted scenes. Samuel L. Jackson is totally up for another Unbreakable movie. Quentin Tarantino wants to make a third Kill Bill someday. […]
- Angie Han
It’s a common complaint from comic book fans whenever the first images of their favourite characters from a new movie are released: “they don’t look like the comics”.
Even going back as far as Bryan Singer’s X-Men, there were those in the comic book community who bemoaned the fact Wolverine was not in the classic yellow suit, or that Cyclops wasn’t clad in blue, or Storm wasn’t in white. Daredevil’s suit looks like it’s left over from a bondage party, Thor isn’t wearing his trademark helmet, Superman is missing his red panties. The list goes on.
But what people seem to forget is that these are movie adaptations and interpretations of comic books, not literal translations. And, as such, things are going to change.
- Luke Owen
Terminator: Genisys continues its global roll out. with $135m banked worldwide so far and counting. Arnold Schwarzenegger, meanwhile, continues to do his bit to promote the film, and as part of that, he's taken part in a Q&A session for Reddit. And there, the subject of the Predator sequels came up.
Writer and director Shane Black - who, of course, had a role in the original film - is working on a new Predator sequel. And asked whether he was likely to participate, Arnold Schwarzenegger said that he wasn't attached at this stage, but that Black is a "very talented guy". He also revealed that the original Predator was one his "absolute favourite" projects.
He did not say the chopper line at the Q&A.
He reserved some stern words for the sequels to the film, »
Schwarzenegger said: "The sad story is that sometimes studios do a great job with creating sequels, and sometimes they really screw it up bad, and it all has to do with greed.
"They sometimes want to do it really cheap and make as much money as possible, so they don't hire the right cast or the right director... It's stupid moves to make."
He added: "So far, no Predator, no matter which one they did after the first one has come out, has been satisfactory to the audience. »
Arnold Schwarzenegger tells online forum that ‘greedy’ studios rushed through sequel to his alien hunter thriller – and his is the best film in the whole series
When asked in a Q and A hosted by Reddit whether he would consider appearing in an upcoming franchise reboot helmed by Iron Man 3 director Shane Black, Schwarzenegger revealed that he has “not been asked”, but that Black’s talents as a “great” writer and director would ensure that “it would become a great movie”, even without his involvement. He went on to describe the first Predator as his “absolute favourite” of the series, and criticised the latter films implying that the the studios rushed them in order to make a quick buck.
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- Stephen Puddicombe
Arnold Schwarzenegger recently visited Reddit to answer some questions from his fans and gave his thoughts on the "Predator" franchise, stating that the only good installment was the first one. "The sad story is that sometimes studios do a great job at creating sequels, and sometimes they really screw it up bad, and it all has to do with greed," he said. "They sometimes want to do it really cheap and make as much money as possible, so they don't hire the right cast or the right director. It's a stupid move to make, and therefore they lose a lot of movie by doing that. So far, no 'Predator,' no matter which one they did after the first one has come out, has been satisfactory to the audience." At this point, Shane Black (Iron Man 3) is working on a new "Predator" film, which he called an "inventive sequel. »
Arnold Schwarzenegger recently participated in a Reddit Q&A interview and briefly discussed one of his most iconic works, 1987's "Predator," along with the franchise reboot that Shane Black is developing.
Asked whether he would participate in the reboot, Schwarzenegger said the original was one of his 'absolute favorite' films to make. He's not yet attached to Black's film but understandably hasn't been a fan of the follow-ups that have popped up since the original:
"The sad story is that sometimes studios do a great job with creating sequels, and sometimes they really screw it up bad, and it all has to do with greed. They sometimes want to do it really cheap and make as much money as possible, so they don't hire the right cast or the right director. ... It's stupid moves to make. So far, no Predator, no matter which one they did after the first one has come out, »
- Garth Franklin
Of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s numerous beloved action endeavors from the 1980s, the original Predator stands in rarefied air along with The Terminator series in its distinction of having spawned a sprawling, expansive mythology outside the films. Yet, despite four follow-up films, Schwarzenegger believes that the Predator franchise still has not lived up the original. Participating in a recent Reddit Q&A in New York City to promote his latest release, Terminator: Genisys, Schwarzenegger discusses a number of his upcoming projects, before an audience member’s question inevitably shifted the topic to the state of the Predator franchise, which has a gestating reboot/sequel written and directed by Shane Black. In praising the 1987 original as a favorite, the star offered a scathing critique on how the series has fallen victim to Hollywood’s quick tent-pole cash-in mentality. According to Schwarzenegger: So far, no Predator [movie], »
We discussed at length yesterday, Not All Sequels Are Created Equal & Not Every Hit Movie Deserves To Be A Franchise, but as we know, Hollywood is always looking for new ways to put a fresh spin on ideas that might seem completely worn out. This past week, "Terminator Genisys" flopped into cinemas, with even the director admitting the internal logic of the timeline warping reboot of sorts, wasn't easy to follow. However, Arnold Schwarzenegger has been stumping hard for the sequel, dismissing "Terminator 3: Rise Of The Machines" and especially "Terminator Salvation," with the narrative being that 'Genisys' is the true followup to "Terminator 2: Judgement Day." And while the quality of 'Genisys' is certainly debateable, Arnie is quite aware of the pitfalls of followups. Taking part in a Reddit Q&A following a screening of 'Genisys,' the actor was asked about the brewing "Predator" reboot that Shane Black will write and. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Now shooting in Melbourne, the Nowhere Boys movie follows teenagers Felix (Dougie Baldwin), Andy (Joel Lok), Sam (Rahart Adams) and Jake (Matt Testro) as they return home a year after discovering they were transported to an »
- Don Groves
Now playing in theaters is Magic Mike Xxl. Gregory Jacobs takes over as director this time around, though Steven Soderbergh is still onboard as cinematographer, camera operator, and editor. Written by Reid Carolin, the story takes place three years after the events of Magic Mike, as Channing Tatum’s character has bowed out of the stripper game for good…or so he thinks. The rest of the Kings of Tampa decide to throw in the towel as well, but not before one last blow-out performance in Myrtle Beach with Mike sharing the spotlight. As the boys embark on a rowdy road trip, they renew old acquaintances and make new friends. As you can see in these fifty images, Jada Pinkett Smith plays a club owner, while Amber Heard, Donald Glover, Elizabeth Banks, and Andie MacDowell fill other supporting roles. The film also stars Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, Kevin Nash, Adam Rodriguez, »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
With Jurassic World now in theaters, I recently landed an exclusive interview with Ty Simpkins. He talked about how he landed the role, working in the Gyrosphere, if the script changed during production, getting to work with Shane Black on The Nice Guys and Iron Man 3, video games, future projects, and more. If you didn’t know, executive producer Steven Spielberg personally oversaw the Jurassic World story development, as Trevorrow and his writing partner Derek Connolly fine-tuned the existing screenplay penned by Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver (Rise of the Planet of the Apes), which for the first time takes place within a functioning Jurassic Park. The film also stars Nick Robinson, Ty Simpkins, Vincent D’Onofrio, Omar Sy, Irrfan Khan, Jake Johnson, and Judy Greer. For more on the film, read Perri’s review. Question: Let me start by saying congratulations on the movie, really good. Ty Simpkins: Thank you. »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
Der dritte Mann, De Derde Man, Le Troisième Homme, El Tercer Hombre, Il Terzo Uomo, Den Tredie Mand... One of the deathless classics of world cinema, Carol Reed’s oft-revived The Third Man is being revived once again at Film Forum starting today, this time in what is apparently its first major restoration. The poster above, the original UK one sheet for the film, is included in the exhibition of posters from Martin Scorsese’s personal collection currently running at MoMA. What is interesting about some of the earliest posters for The Third Man, especially the American ones, is how they fail to capitalize on what has become the most enduring iconography of the film: the ferris wheel or Orson Welles’ face lit up in an alleyway. The British posters (a variation of the design appears below) at least include the arches of the Vienna sewer tunnels but feature none of the film's stars. »
- Adrian Curry
With every new viewing, the resurrection of Harry Lime looks to me less secular. This classic 1949 noir – written by Graham Greene and directed by Carol Reed and now on rerelease – is a compelling parable of guilt. Joseph Cotten plays the down-on-his-luck pulp thriller writer Holly Martins, just arrived in postwar Vienna, a city carved up by the victorious allies, and swarming with chancers and black-marketeers. He’s been invited by his old pal Harry Lime to take up a job – or maybe simply be a loyal, tame witness to his bogus disappearance.
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- Peter Bradshaw
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