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Yvonne Strahovski Cast as Female Lead in Amazon’s ‘Edge’ (Exclusive)

30 July 2015 5:00 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Yvonne Strahovski has been cast in Amazon’s western drama pilot “Edge,” Variety has learned exclusively. She will co-star opposite Max Martini and Ryan Kwanten.

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.

Strahovski has been courted for a variety of pilots over the past few seasons. »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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Here's how to read between the lines of Ivan Reitman's 'Ghostbusters' comment

30 July 2015 3:40 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

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

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Max Martini, Ryan Kwanten to Co-Star in Amazon’s Western Pilot ‘Edge’ (Exclusive)

30 July 2015 12:45 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Max Martini and “True Blood” alum Ryan Kwanten will star in Amazon’s drama pilot “Edge,” Variety has learned exclusively.

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.

Set in Kansas, the Western drama from “Iron Man 3″ screenwriter Shane Black is based on the book series by author George Gilman. »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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News Bits: Martian, Edge, Exorcism, Boy

30 July 2015 10:12 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The Martian

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.

Edge

Max Martini ("Pacific Rim") and Ryan Kwanten ("True Blood") will star in Shane Black's Kansas-set western drama pilot "Edge" for Amazon. Black will pen, direct and executive produce.

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

Exorcism: Live

Destination America is set to host the first »

- Garth Franklin

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Lori Evans Taylor Given Bed Rest

27 July 2015 5:01 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

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. »

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Icon appoints head of theatrical sales

23 July 2015 2:32 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Universal exec Dave Jarmain joins UK outfit Icon Film Distribution.

UK distributor Icon Film Distribution has named former Universal Pictures executive Dave Jarmain head of theatrical sales with immediate effect.

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

Prior to Universal Pictures, Jarmain worked for indie Momentum Pictures, working on titles including Oliver Hirschbiegel’s Downfall.

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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- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Sequel Bits: ‘Star Trek Beyond’, ‘Resident Evil: The Final Chapter’, ‘Hellboy 3′, ‘Kill Bill 3′, ‘Predator’

17 July 2015 7:30 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

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. […]

The post Sequel Bits: ‘Star Trek Beyond’, ‘Resident Evil: The Final Chapter’, ‘Hellboy 3′, ‘Kill Bill 3′, ‘Predator’ appeared first on /Film. »

- Angie Han

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Oscar Isaac doesn’t look like Apocalypse – and it doesn’t matter

17 July 2015 2:40 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Luke Owen on X-Men: Apocalypse

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.

The most recent example of this is Oscar Isaac’s Apocalypse from Bryan Singer »

- Luke Owen

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Schwarzenegger: studio messed up Predator sequels

9 July 2015 10:40 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Arnold Schwarzenegger claims that no Predator sequel "has been satisfactory to the audience".

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, »

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Arnold Schwarzenegger says studio 'screw-ups' ruined 'unsatisfactory' Predator sequels

9 July 2015 3:27 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Arnold Schwarzenegger has an answer for why he thinks the Predator sequels were so disappointing: they were made on the cheap.

The Terminator Genisys actor made the comment in a Reddit interview, when asked if he would take part in the reboot of another one of his old movies which Shane Black is currently working on.

Arnold Schwarzenegger on Sabotage being like Predator, Terminator 5

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. »

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Arnold Schwarzenegger: they 'screwed up' Predator franchise

9 July 2015 6:20 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

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

Arnold Schwarzenegger has given the sequels to his 1987 blockbuster Predator a skinning, saying the follow-up films – neither of which starred him – were not “satisfactory to the audience”.

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

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Arnold Schwarzenegger Says None of the Predator Sequels Were Good

9 July 2015 4:34 AM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

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. »

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Arnie Not A Fan Of "Predator" Sequels

8 July 2015 7:50 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

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

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Arnold Schwarzenegger's Blunt Opinion Of The Predator Sequels

7 July 2015 12:44 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

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], »

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Arnold Schwarzenegger Talks The Problem With Sequels, Says No 'Predator' Followup Has Been "Satisfactory" To Fans

7 July 2015 7:27 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

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

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Cinema release for Nowhere Boys movie

5 July 2015 9:17 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

These Final Hours. Angourie Rice has joined the cast of the movie spin-off of the ABC children.s drama Nowhere Boys.

Produced by Matchbox Pictures and directed by David Caesar, Nowhere Boys: The Book of Shadows, will get a limited theatrical release before its premiere on ABC3.

Rice, who made her big screen debut in These Final Hours, has since appeared in Mako: Island of Secrets, Worst Year of My Life, Again!, The Doctor Blake Mysteries and Walking with Dinosaurs 3D.

She makes her Hollywood debut in The Nice Guys, Shane Black.s noir crime-drama set in 1970s Los Angeles, starring Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling, which Warner Bros. will release next year.

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

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Matt Bomer on Magic Mike Xxl, the White Collar Ending, Shane Black, and More

3 July 2015 9:37 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

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

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Jurassic World: Ty Simpkins Talks Landing His Role, the Gyrosphere, and More

3 July 2015 7:00 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

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 RobinsonTy Simpkins, Vincent D’Onofrio, Omar SyIrrfan KhanJake 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

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Movie Poster of the Week: Carol Reed’s “The Third Man”

26 June 2015 12:06 AM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

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

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The Third Man review – torn between heaven and hell, a classic noir

25 June 2015 2:00 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Blustering, conceited, charming – Orson Welles is still spellbinding in Carol Reed’s compelling parable of guilt, now rereleased six decades on

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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