The upcoming Lethal Weapon TV show will air on ITV in the UK in a prime time spot. The show, produced by Warner Brothers Television in the Us, airing on Fox, will hit the terrestrial channel in the near future.
ITV said the show marked “the return of acquired content to the primetime schedule” of the channel.
ITV’s Kevin Lygo told the BBC: “It’s rare that we find an acquisition with that sweet spot potential – the best production values and hugely entertaining drama, that we think can appeal to the biggest and broadest audiences and take up a place in ITV primetime”.
Sasha Breslau, who bought the show for ITV, said it was a “superb” reboot, “with the perfect mix of action, heart, humour and terrific chemistry” between Wayans and Crawford.
“I’m thrilled and excited to see the show take its place alongside ITV’s popular homegrown dramas, »
- Paul Heath
One of the quintessential films of the 1980s is without a doubt "Predator".
The first of John McTiernan's hat trick of action masterpieces, the subsequent two being "Die Hard" and "The Hunt for Red October," the more sci-fi bent "Predator" remains a brilliant macho men vs. monster tale that many have tried to imitate - but all have lacked its knack for suspense, its cleverly yet simple premise, its utterly believable sweaty jungle setting (just outside Puerto Vallarta in Mexico), and that wonderful score.
Unfortunately the home video releases for the film leave a lot to be desired. In particular it has been released on Blu-ray in two versions - the first came in 2008 and was encoded at a low enough bit rate and without any real work on the aged print which offers little better than the DVD. The second was issued n 2010 and is still the current version. »
- Garth Franklin
When I’m planning to review a film, I try not to read any criticism of that film until after I’ve already organized my thoughts and written and published my own piece. I don’t like having anyone else’s take in my head as I’m writing, positive or negative. I don’t want to be put into a position where I’m either defending or attacking someone else’s opinion. I want my reviews to be my active thoughts, not a reactive response to something. In the case of The Legend Of Tarzan, though, they evidently gave the east coast a one-day head-start on the rest of us. Even though I was in the middle of my move into a new apartment on Wednesday, the day I was set to see the film, I saw enough headlines go by on social media to be able to tell »
- Drew McWeeny
When Universal Pictures started their Monster Universe a few years ago, there had been talk of several different classic projects getting rebooted. Dracula Untold became the first installment in this franchise, after a post-credit scene featured Luke Evans' title character showed him emerging in present day. The Mummy reboot will be next out of the gate, hitting theaters next June. But we aren't sure which project is moving forward next. Today we have word that the studio wants Dwayne Johnson to star in their modern update of The Wolf Man.
Buried within Deadline's report about Dwayne Johnson setting up another project at Sony entitled Son of Shaolin, the site claims there are "persistent rumors" that Universal wants the actor to portray the title character, although it isn't clear when that project may get off the ground. If it's far enough down the line, it's possible that Dwayne Johnson may »
We're living a tidal wave of content. It's hard to know what to watch, when, and where. We're here to help! By telling you that you can and should watch a movie about a tsunami entitled The Wave from the director of the upcoming Tomb Raider movie, Roar Uthaug, on Netflix next month. The streaming service has released the titles for their July 2016 movies and TV shows, though they are subject to change. Also available are those titles leaving Netflix in July. Highlights of what you can look forward to include: Back to the Future 1- 3, Beverly Hills Cop 1 and 2 (if you want to get ready for the upcoming sequel), All of the Lethal Weapon movies (get a look at The Predator director Shane Black's first script brought to life), BoJack Horseman Season 3, The Sting, and more. Make sure to check out these titles before they leave: A Clockwork Orange, »
- Roth Cornet
Sources tell Variety that Ink Factory has closed a deal to finance and produce Pearce’s film “Hotel Artemis.”
Marc Platt and Adam Siegel join Ink Factory founders, Simon and Stephen Cornwell, as producers. Pearce, who is writing the film, will also exec produce through his new production company, Point of No Return.
The near-future thriller, set in its own distinctive crime universe, is drawing comparisons to “Ex Machina,” “Drive” and “Looper.”
Becky Sloviter, Ink Factory’s senior VP of production and development, will oversee production.
“Drew is one of the most talented screenwriters in town and has created yet another vibrant and captivating world, peopled with the most fantastic characters. We are thrilled to be supporting his directorial debut with this terrific project, »
- Justin Kroll
While Shane Black's "The Nice Guys" was a fun R-rated buddy-cop comedy, it has been criticised for playing it surprisingly safe with its humor compared to some of Black's previous work. That's not the case with "The Guard" and "Calvary" director John Michael McDonagh's "War On Everyone" which smashes down boundaries with its dark, edgy laughs judging by reviews out of several film festivals where it has screened.
Alexander Skarsgard and Michael Pena play two corrupt New Mexico cops who're up to not good. Tessa Thompson and Theo James are also onboard the film which just scored a red-band trailer and opens September 30th in the UK. Saban Films is slated to open it later in the United States.
- Garth Franklin
"It's one thing we loved about the comic book," said "Iron Man 3" director Shane Black, "which was that 'Maya' is someone 'Tony' meets in one capacity at one point in his life, and he proves to be touched by that encounter.
"We needed a snappy and exciting actor to play the part, and not make it this 'female scientist who takes off her glasses and suddenly she's beautiful."
"Maya is a scientist who makes a pretty astounding discovery that leads her to places," said Marvel Studios' Kevin Feige about the character, "and some are healthier than others. It's not dissimilar to what Tony's been through, and it's a great parallel..."
- Michael Stevens
And so it begins…. Organizers of the Venice Film Festival are the first of their fall film festival colleagues to raise the curtain on what they’ll be premiering, and it has to be said, they’ve landed an impressive title to get the ball rolling. Read More: Review: Shane Black Leads Ryan Gosling And Russell Crowe To […]
- Kevin Jagernauth
We sort of love the Predator around these parts...Okay, I love the Predator. Because though he is in many ways an a**hole who went on a safari on a planet with a species that didn't have the technology to properly fight him back (not unlike the numbnuts who shoot at animals from helicopters while "hunting"), he's also one of our most iconic monsters. The design is both terrifying and enthralling. It's left an indelible mark on pop culture, and many of us with questions about the character and his (or is it her?) origins. Director Shane Black is busy working on the latest entry in the franchise, The Predator, which is meant to be a one part noir, one part Close Encounters event film that brings the mystery back to the character. I know, we can't wait to see how all of that works, either. In the meantime, take a look at the video at the top of this page to learn everything you need to know about the Predator to win a trivia contest that includes only Predator questions »
- Roth Cornet
Shane Black was just 24 years old when he sold the spec script that would become Lethal Weapon. Since then Black’s name in the credits – whether as writer or director – brings a certain set of expectations: tarnished, mismatched heroes (likely of the cop and/or private detective variety); a plot overflowing with set-ups and pay-offs, reversals, and sly humor; the subversion of genre tropes; and at least an 85 percent chance of a Christmas setting. Most of that checklist gets ticked off in Black’s latest The Nice Guys, a detective yarn in which a private investigator (Ryan Gosling) and […] »
- Matt Mulcahey
Paramount's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows opened on 260 screens and raked in $2.4 million to come in second, while eOne's Now You See Me 2 proved it was a good weekend for number two's, coming in third with a weekend gross of around $2 million.
Jodie Foster's Money Monster dropped about the same (twenty-eight percent) in week two, bringing its total to $4.5 million, while Taiki Waititi's Hunt for the Wilderpeople dropped a mere one-percent in its third week to take $1.1 million Thursday to Saturday.
The Madman release has now made $4.1 million (and no doubt more when Queen's Birthday numbers are tallied), and is still on 169 screens.
Also in its third week though on substantially more screens - 291 - Disney's Alice Through the Looking Glass was nevertheless narrowly beaten by Wilderpeople over the weekend, with the sequel to Tim Burton's original film now sitting on $7.3 million overall.
Sony's The Angry Birds Movie has racked up $8.6 million after five weeks, while Captain America: Civil War rounded out the top ten, with weekend takings of $180,295 and a total gross so far of $33.5 million after seven weeks. »
- Harry Windsor
The Director's Guild of Canada have confirmed that Shane Black's upcoming refresh of the "Predator" franchise is set to begin shooting late September in Vancouver and will run through until the end of the year.
At this time no cast has been officially announced, though Arnold Schwarzenegger has been rumored to return as Dutch from the 1987 original. Rapper 50 Cent has previously suggested he's also a part of the production.
"The Predator" is currently slated for a February 2018 release, and has been confirmed to take place in modern day with a character named Quinn MacKenna being the main role.
Source: Dgc »
- Garth Franklin
It feels as if there’s no stopping The Predator from going into production at this point, and I’m expecting the cast to begin trickling in over the summer. Now, according to the Directors Guild of Canada, Shane Black’s The Predator will be filming in Vancouver from September 26th – December 20th. This sets it way […] »
This is the Pure Movies review of The Nice Guys, directed by Shane Black and starring Russell Crowe, Ryan Gosling, Angourie Rice, Matt Bomer, Margaret Qualley, Keith David and Kim Basinger. Set in 1970s Los Angeles, The Nice Guys is a throwback to remember. Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe both star as a mismatch twosome who become a team in a quest to find a missing young woman named Amelia (Margaret Qualley), whilst investigating the related death of a porn star. There is something deeply satisfying about laughing along with fellow cinema-goers to a flick as fun as this. This is an action film where gags and laughs are effortless. With an added substance to the silliness, The Nice Guys ticks all the boxes. »
- Helen Chapman
Back in April, Netflix picked up the rights to Death Note, after they expired while the project was at Warner Bros. This adaptation of the popular Japanese manga series is now moving forward, with Nat Wolff joining the cast in April. Now we have word of another casting addition, Keith Stanfield (Straight Outta Compton). No details were given for his character.
Almost exactly six years after Warner Bros. first acquired the rights to the http://movieweb.com/x-men-apocalypse-kodi-smit-mcphee-nightcrawler-photo/Japanese manga comic Death Note, Warner Bros. hired director Adam Wingard (The Guest) to take the helm last April. We reported last year that director Gus Van Sant was attached to the project, which previously had Shane Black set to direct back in 2011. Jeremy Slater (The Lazarus Effect) wrote the most recent draft of the screenplay.
The plot, based on the original manga written by Tsugumi Ohba and illustrated by Takeshi Obata, follows a student who discovers a strange notebook, which allows him to kill anyone whose name he writes in it. The student decides to rid the world of all men and women he deems to be evil, while a police officer starts tracking him down, as the bodies keep piling up. The script had been previously worked on by Charley Parlapanides and Vlas Parlapanides (Immortals) and the writing team of Anthony Bagarozzi and Charles Mondry, before Jeremy Slater came on board.
Roy Lee, Dan Lin, Jason Hoffs and Masi Oka are producing, with Doug Davison and Brian Witten serving as executive producers. Adam Wingard's other directorial credits include A Horrible Way to Die, You're Next and segments of horror anthology films such as V/H/S, V/H/S/2 and The ABCs of Death. Netflix hasn't issued a release date at this time, so stay tuned.
Keith Stanfield made his feature acting debut in 2013's Short Term 12, and went on to star in The Purge: Anarchy, Selma, Dope and the blockbuster biopic Straight Outta Compton. He most recently starred in another biopic, Miles Ahead, and he will next be seen in Snowden and Memoria. We'll be sure to keep you posted with more on Death Note as we get closer to production starting this summer. »
Director Shane Black's upcoming sequel Predator 4 will be titled Predator. It begins shooting this September in Vancouver. And the massive production will last through December. This news comes courtesy of the Director's Guild of Canada. At this time, no cast has been officially announced. Arnold Schwarzenegger has been rumored to return as Dutch from the 1987 original, and rapper 50 Cent has said he's part of the team, but that has never been confirmed by 20th Century Fox.
The DGA has The Predator listed to start shooting on September 26. At this time, it isn't known if the entirety of the movie will be done in Vancouver, or if there are location shoots planned after December. It also isn't known how much of the movie will be shot in studio as opposed to out in the jungle. In fact, a setting hasn't been disclosed, with the previous reboot Predators taking place in the forest. It's not clear if this next entry in the saga will follow suit.
The Predator was supposed to arrive in March 2018, but last month 20th Century Fox moved the sequel into February. The story is confirmed to take place in modern day, and will not revisit the 80s as some have speculated. While it has been acknowledged that Arnold Schwarzenegger has taken meetings for The Predator, Shane Black refuses to further comment on his involvement. But it is believed that we'll get reintroduced to Dutch thirty years after he first tangled with the alien killing machine who hunts humans for sport. Dutch will not be the main hero, though, as Black has revealed the lead character is named Quinn MacKenna.
As of now, Schwarzenegger is listed as 'still in talks', though he has not officially committed to the movie in any capacity. It isn't known if the hesitation to return stems from his involvement in Terminator Genisys, which was a box office flop. There were 2 more Terminator reboot sequels planned with Arnie in the lead, but they were put on indefinite hold. The action icon is currently gearing up to shoot two other long-awaited sequels to some of his best known movies, including the follow-up to Twins titled Triplets, which reunites him with Danny DeVito and brings in Eddie Murphy as a third sibling. And The Legend of Conan.
Though Shane Black is also signed to direct Dwayne Johnson in a reboot adaptation of Doc Savage, the Iron Man 3 director has confirmed that The Predator is his next project. The filmmaker has a unique history with the Predator franchise. While working as a screenwriter in the 80s, behind such hits as the Lethal Weapon franchise, he was asked to help with the Predator script. While he turned that side of the production down, he did decided to take on a role as a member of Dutch's team, playing the character known as Hawkins.
The Predator will arrive in theaters on February 9, 2018. Shane Black's latest movie The Nice Guys is currently playing in theaters across the country. Thus far, an official Predator teaser poster has been released by 20th Century Fox. We suspect that we'll be getting official casting information soon as the shoot is just around the corner. »
With The Nice Guys in theaters currently, director Shane Black is on a mega press tour that sees him being interviewed left and right by more outlets than I can even begin to fathom. And while The Nice Guys is getting its fair share of attention, it seems that people are far more interested in […] »
Wolff plays a student who discovers a supernatural notebook that allows him to kill anyone simply by writing the victim's name. A cat-and-mouse game ensues when he's tracked by a reclusive police officer.
Source: Variety »
- Garth Franklin
Margaret Qualley is also on board to star in the film with Wingard writing and directing. TheWrap first reported that Netflix was eyeing Stanfield for a role and sources now reveal that the actor has closed a deal to join the movie.
Netflix recently acquired the project, after Warner Bros.’ rights expired, and plans to start shooting this summer.
Based on the Japanese Manga series, Wolff plays a student who discovers a supernatural notebook that allows him to kill anyone simply by writing the victim’s name. A cat-and-mouse game ensues when he’s tracked by a reclusive police officer.
- Justin Kroll
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