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Batman: Arkham Knight
Developed by Rocksteady Studios
Published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
PC, PS4 (reviewed), Xbox One
In 2009 Rocksteady achieved what many thought was impossible; they made a genuinely good Batman game. With Arkham Asylum they created a claustrophobic atmosphere, told an enjoyable story featuring many of the caped crusader’s most notorious villains, and crafted a battle system that has been aped by everything from Shadow of Mordor to Sleeping Dogs. It wasn’t a perfect game, suffering from copy-pasted boss encounters and a couple of narrative mis-steps, but it was strong enough to inspire confidence that one day we’d get a dark knight video game that would do justice to the long-running DC Comics superhero.
Six years later and Arkham Asylum remains the best game in the Arkham series. First sequel City improved on the original by adding more villains and an impressive array of side-quests, »
- John Cal McCormick
Aaron Eckhart has been cast as the lead in Live!, yet another thriller taking place in real time. This one will supposedly also be shot in real time
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- Christopher Campbell
You can't just put together a straight-forward action flick anymore, you need a gimmick like avenging a puppy or having it take place in London. Imagine that, London! The latest gimmick, which isn't exactly new, will see Aaron Eckhart starring in Live!, a high-concept action film which will be shot in real time. Live! will follow disgraced cop Kyle Penny (Aaron Eckhart) who has set out to... Read More »
- Kevin Fraser
The real-time gimmick can be a dicey proposition for filmmakers. More often than not, the result is a less-than-satisfying attempt to drum up a little extra tension at the expense of characters and story. Still, that doesn’t stop them trying, with stunt co-ordinators and second unit directors Darrin Prescott and Wade Allen hiring Aaron Eckhart to star in their switch to first unit work with Live! Grand Theft Parsons writer Jeremy Drysdale came up with the script for this one, which finds Eckhart as a disgraced cop called Kyle Penny. He’s on a mission to rescue the police commissioner’s daughter, who has been kidnapped and is being held somewhere in the city with a countdown clock of 80 minutes before she dies.If that wasn’t enough, Penny also has a deranged killer tracking him down. He’ll have to team up with an ambitious young online reporter »
Today it was announced that Aaron Eckhart (The Dark Knight, Olympus Has Fallen) is set to star in a new high concept action film titled Live!. The exciting thing about the film is it not only takes place in real time but is also being shot in real time. (Although I’m a bit skeptical about […]
The post Aaron Eckhart to Star in ‘Live!’, An Action Movie Shot in Real-Time appeared first on /Film. »
- Peter Sciretta
London Has Fallen: Our first look at Gerard Butler in London Has Fallen reveals the Secret Service agent again taking matters into his own hands. The sequel to Olympus Has Fallen finds Butler back on the job protecting the U.S. President (Aaron Eckhart) during a trip to London to attend the Prime Minister's funeral. Angela Bassett, Morgan Freeman, and Melissa Leo also return; Charlotte Riley and Jackie Earle Haley join in the fun. It's set for release on January 22, 2016. [Empire] Furious 8: Jason Statham says he is already talking about reprising his role as the villainous Deckard Shaw in Furious 8. He also comments that there is "some great stuff" that he knows about the plans for the movie, but, in a jovial mood, he declined to be more specific...
- Peter Martin
Aaron Eckhart has been tapped to star in Live!, the action film from Solution Entertainment that will mark the first project in the company’s new tie-up with equity financier Fubar Films. This is the pic that second unit action directors/stunt coordinators Darrin Prescott and Wade Allen landed to make their directorial debut. Shot in real time, the Jeremy Drysdale script follows disgraced cop Kyle Penny (Eckhart) on his hunt to rescue the police commissioner’s kidnapped… »
First London Has Fallen Movie Image Released. A still photo from the upcoming sequel to 2013’s Olympus Has Fallen has been released. If you can’t tell, the location has been changed from Washington D.C. to London, but the premise is most likely strikingly similar.
In an age where every non-indie or dramatic movie is intended to become a franchise, it’s not that shocking to see Olympus Has Fallen get sequel treatment. After all, it made its money back and the basic action appeal is there. To be honest, I’m more excited for a sequel such as this one than any other expected, unsurprising continuation of any of the current crop of storylines (well, Captain America: Civil War might be the exception here). It’s just awesome that we’ll be getting another R-Rated action movie featuring Gerard Butler breaking bones and murdering ‘the enemy’. I only have one valid concern, »
- Marco Margaritoff
Jeremy Drysdale's script follows disgraced cop Kyle Penny (Eckhart) on his hunt to rescue the police commissioner’s kidnapped daughter, trapped somewhere in the city with only eighty minutes to live. With a deranged killer on his heels, his only hope is teaming with a young online reporter who films the wild chase live. [Source: Deadline]
Joseph Fiennes, Xiao 'Shawn' Dou and Elizabeth Arends are set to star in Stephen Shin and Michael Parker's "The Last Race". Fiennes will play Scottish runner and devout Christian Eric Liddell in the project which is being dubbed an unofficial sequel to the Oscar-winning "Chariots of Fire".
'Race' portrays Liddell's life after the events depicted in 'Chariots', a time when he worked as a teacher and missionary in China. »
- Garth Franklin
Today we have the first official photo from the upcoming "Olympus Has Fallen" sequel, called "London Has Fallen," which brings back Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart and Morgan Freeman. Check it out below. Plot: After the British Prime Minister passes away, his funeral becomes a target of a terrorist organization to destroy some of the world's most powerful leaders, devastate the British capital, and unleash a terrifying vision of the future. The only hope of stopping it rests on the shoulders of the President of the United States (Eckhart) and his formidable Secret Service head (Butler), and an English Mi-6 agent (Riley) who rightly trusts no one. The new movie is once again directed by Antoine Fuqua (Training Day) and is set to hit theaters on January 22nd, 2016. Photo: (click to enlarge) »
London Has Fallen: Our first look at Gerard Butler in London Has Fallen reveals the former Secret Service agent again taking matters into his own hands. The sequel to Olympus Has Fallen finds Butler back on the job protecting the U.S. president (Aaron Eckhart) during a trip to London to attend the prime minister's funeral. Angela Bassett, Morgan Freeman and Melissa Leo also return; Charlotte Riley and Jackie Earle Haley join in the fun. Its release date recently moved to January 22, 2016....
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Having nearly singlehandedly stopping North Korean terrorists from killing the President, secret service agent Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) returns for a London set follow-up to the action hit "Olympus Has Fallen".
In the new film "London Has Fallen", Banning and an MI6 agent (Charlotte Riley), must save the day when U.S. President Asher (Aaron Eckhart) is targeted in London at the funeral of the Prime Minister. Angela Bassett, Radha Mitchell, Morgan Freeman, Jackie Earle Haley, Melissa Leo, Robert Forster and Colin Salmon also star in the film.
Today, Empire have posted the very first photo from the production which star Gerard Butler calls a "fun franchise" and adds "You get to do a lot of really badass action, but its got its tongue firmly in its cheek." »
- Garth Franklin
While London Has Fallen may be pushed back till next year, we have our first look at the action sequel, courtesy of Empire. Shot in Charing Cross station (no stranger to being shot up after being used in Skyfall), we get see Gerard Butler’s Secret Service agent Mike Banning up to his old tricks, and taking it to the terrorists. Olympus has Fallen was a solid action thriller, helped immensely by Butler in full on action hero mode, and everything points to this sequel delivering more of the same. Released: 22nd January 2016 Synopsis: After the British Prime Minister passes away, his funeral becomes a target of a terrorist organization to destroy some of the world’s most powerful leaders, devastate the British capital, and unleash a terrifying vision of the future. The only hope of stopping it rests on the shoulders of the President of the United States (Aaron Eckhart »
- email@example.com (Tom White)
Focus Features has released the first London Has Fallen image, and while it doesn’t show Gerard Butler stabbing a guy in the head, it does have him protecting the Underground. In the upcoming film, terrorists are out to destroy the world’s leaders, the British capital, and basically ruin everything because that’s how terrorists do. Now it’s up to ‘Merica to save the day as the President (Aaron Eckhart) and his Secret Service head (Butler) come to the rescue. If the original movie hadn’t been so uncomfortably serious, I might be excited as the prospect of some dumb fun, but I’m bracing myself for more of the same, although Butler tells Empire “You get to do a lot of really badass action, but it's got its tongue firmly in its cheek.” Check out the image below. The film opens October 2nd in the U.K. »
- Matt Goldberg
When Olympus Has Fallen opened in 2013, no one thought it would go onto launch an action movie franchise. But the thriller caught on with audiences hungry for a good old fashion shoot-em-up yarn in line with Die Hard, giving us a new John McClane in Gerard Butler's secret service agent Mike Banning. Now he is back for a second go at saving the President of the United States with London Has Fallen, which also brings back Morgan Freeman and Aaron Eckhart. Empire shares a first look at the leading man in action.
In the first movie, Banning fought off North Korean soldiers on American soil as they infiltrated the White House. Now he is heading overseas. This sneak peek brings Gerard Butler to Charing Cross, the same location used in 2012's Skyfall. He is handing out a beating to a terrorist in the crumbling underground station. About the continuation of the action movie series, »
After narrowly escaping North Korean terrorists in Olympus Has Fallen, Secret Service agent Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) is back for more world-saving in London Has Fallen. He accompanies the President (Aaron Eckhart) to the funeral of the British Prime Minister, which becomes a target for bad guys who want to take out all the world leaders in […]
- Angie Han
London Has Fallen is sequel to the worldwide smash hit Olympus Has Fallen, a non-stop, suspenseful action thriller that delivers high-octane excitement through a heightened sense of authenticity. After the British Prime Minister passes away, his funeral becomes a target of a terrorist organization to destroy some of the world’s most powerful leaders, devastate the British capital, and unleash a terrifying vision of the future. The only hope of stopping it rests on the shoulders of the President of the United States and his formidable Secret Service head, and an English Mi-6 agent who rightly trusts no one. Directed by Babak Najafi and starring Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Charlotte Riley, Morgan Freeman, Angela Bassett, Radha Mitchell, Melissa Leo, Robert Forster, Colin Salmon, and »
- Pietro Filipponi
Feature length films can hardly hope to brave their condensed highlighted counterparts. Often a series of the film's most striking visual scenes and a tangent on the films main “ideas” they can sometimes surpass the grind of an hour, two, or three at a traveling peak of over sensory delight. Below I have assembled trailers that transcended their full-length partners or did well to weave a convincing mask.
In this film's teaser trailer, Vader’s heaves provide the tempo. Cutting in and out of black, brief awesome imagery of a grown Anakin, Boba Fett, and nostalgic bites of space battles fill the black. The snippets are thrilling, promising even (We hoped for an improved return). But at that point we hadn’t seen Hayden Christensen’s awkward portrayal of the soon to be iconic villain, or witnessed George Lucas’s taxing foreboding. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Aaron Hunt)
From Zoolander 2 to 23 Jump Street, with 100s in-between. Here's our rundown of the assorted movie sequels in the works...
Think Hollywood is bereft of original ideas? You just might after this. Here's our look at the assorted movie sequels currently in the works. Since we last did a list like this, we've dropped films that seem to have died a death - Wanted 2, Spring Breakers 2 - but we'll keep this rundown up to date over the coming month.
Without further ado...
23 Jump Street
Sony is pressing ahead with a third Jump Street movie, as well as a possible Jump Street vs Men In Black film, and a female-headlined spin-off. For 23 Jump Street specifically, Rodney Rothman is back and working on the script (he wrote the second one). It's unclear yet if Chris Miller and Phil Lord can find breathing space in their schedule to direct. Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill are both expected back, »
The sequel to 2013's Olympus Has Fallen, which was set for a October 2, 2015 release, will now open on January 22, 2016.
Jackie Earle Haley has joined the cast as Deputy Chief Mason.
Watch the trailer for Olympus has Fallen below: »
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