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With a little over two weeks to go until its UK release, a trailer has arrived online for director Walter Hill’s upcoming revenge thriller The Assignment. Previously titled Tomboy and (Re)Assignment, the film stars Michelle Rodriguez, Sigourney Weaver, Tony Shalhoub, and Anthony Lapaglia; check it out here…
“Following an ace assassin who is double crossed by gangsters and falls into the hands of rogue surgeon known as The Doctor who turns him into a woman. The hitman now a hitwoman sets out for revenge, aided by a nurse named Johnnie who also has secrets. “
The Assignment is set for release on March 13th in the UK. »
- Amie Cranswick
"I wanted to cause Frank Kitchen enormous psychic pain." A trailer has debuted for a bit of a controversial new action film titled The Assignment, formerly known as (Re) Assignment when it premiered at the Toronto Film Festival. Michelle Rodriguez stars as a transgender hitwoman, and complaints started last year from those who thought the role should've been given to an actual transgender woman. The story is actually about a male hitman who is given gender reassignment surgery as a weird revenge for a job gone wrong, and she goes back to take them out. Also starring Sigourney Weaver, Tony Shalhoub, Anthony Lapaglia, Caitlin Gerard, and Terry Chen. This doesn't look that good, but maybe it's just a bad trailer. Here's the first official trailer for Walter Hill's The Assignment, direct from YouTube: Following an ace assassin who is double crossed by gangsters and falls into the hands of »
- Alex Billington
Walter Hill hasn’t been as prolific in recent years as he was in his heyday — the genre maestro directed the likes of “48 Hrs.,” “The Warriors” and “Streets of Fire,” among many others — but he’s back with “The Assignment,” which premiered to mixed reviews and no shortage of controversy at last year’s Toronto International Film Festival. Formerly known as “(re)Assignment,” the film stars Michelle Rodriguez as a killer seeking vengeance after involuntarily undergoing gender-reassignment surgery. Watch the trailer below.
Read More: Michelle Rodriguez’s Ridiculous Gender-Bender ‘re(Assignment)’ Is A Hot Mess — Toronto Review
“This operation is your reminder of the terrible thing you did,” the surgeon responsible (Sigourney Weaver) says as the trailer opens. “This is your opportunity for redemption.” Things progress as you’d expect from there: Rodriguez begins plotting revenge, Weaver offers skewed justification for her act and bodies pile up.
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- Michael Nordine
Author: David Sztypuljak
Here’s the first trailer for The Assignment which sees Avatar / Fast and Furious star Michelle Rodriguez play both the the character of Frank Kitchen and Tomboy. This movie played at Toronto Film Festival last year and received a mixed bag of reviews along with some bad press due to the subject matter.
In a rather bizarre premise, Frank Kitchen (Rodriguez) is an assassin who is inadvertently double crossed by a group of gangsters and given to a surgeon only known only as ‘The Doctor’. For reasons not entirely clear, The Doctor turns Frank into a woman without his prior consent. Once he awakes, Kitchen – now a woman named ‘Tomboy’ looks for revenge against those who kidnapped him ably assisted by a nurse named Johnnie who also has secrets.
The Assignment has not been received overly well with the transgender community looking »
- David Sztypuljak
She's back! From New Line Cinema comes Annabelle 2, with David F. Sandberg (Lights Out) helming the follow up to 2014's hugely successful Annabelle, which scared up nearly $257 million at the worldwide box office during its run in theaters. The new film is once again being produced by Peter Safran and James Wan, who also partnered so effectively on The Conjuring movies.
Today, we have a new look at dear little Annabelle in a just released photo. She is seen sitting on a bed with Talitha Bateman, who stars as Janice. Janice is obviously concerned that her new playmate is sitting straight up on the bed, looking as mischievous as ever. What did Annabelle do that has poor Ms. Bateman all riled up? We'll have to wait until this summer to find out!
In Annabelle 2, several years after the tragic death of their little girl, a dollmaker and his »
Annabelle 2 is set to come out later this year, and the good folks over at New Line Cinema are hoping to build on the following created by the first film, which was a spinoff from James Wan's very successful horror film The Conjuring. The Annabelle doll was introduced in that film, and she sparked enough interest to get her own flick. The first Annabelle made $257 million when it came out in 2014, on a budget of only $6.5 million.
Annabelle 2 is being directed by David F. Sandberg, who directed last summer's very well-received scary movie Lights Out. The film is set to star Stephanie Sigman (“Spectre”), Talitha Bateman (“The 5th Wave”), Lulu Wilson (upcoming “Ouija 2,” “Deliver Us from Evil”), Philippa Coulthard (“After the Dark”), Grace Fulton (“Badland”), Lou Lou Safran (“The Choice”), Samara Lee (“Foxcatcher,” “The Last Witch Hunter”), Tayler Buck in her feature film debut, with Anthony Lapaglia »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
Annabelle 2 tells the tale of a dollmaker and his wife who, several years after the tragic death of their little girl, welcome a nun and several girls from a shuttered orphanage into their home. Very soon, however, they become the target of the dollmaker’s possessed creation, Annabelle.
The sequel to the spinoff of The Conjuring is set to hit cinemas in August, and sees Lights Out helmer David F. Sandberg directing a cast that includes Stephanie Sigman, Talitha Bateman, Anthony Lapaglia, Miranda Otto, Lulu Wilson, Philippa Coulthard, Grace Fulton, Lou Lou Safran, Samara Lee, Taylor Buck and Mark Bramhall. »
- Gary Collinson
After summoning the Enfield Poltergeist with last year’s hit horror sequel The Conjuring 2, New Line Cinema has all hands at the pump in anticipation of Annabelle 2, David F. Sandberg’s long-awaited continuation that’s set to usher that titular, downright terrifying puppet back into the limelight.
Sandberg, who wowed moviegoers and critics alike with the impressive Lights Out, is directing from a script penned by Gary Dauberman. Peter Safran and James Wan – one of the founding fathers of the Conjuring film series – are attached to produce, with the official Annabelle 2 synopsis teasing all sorts of horrors for a dollmaker and his unsuspecting family.
Following the untimely death of their youngest daughter, our protagonists open their doors to the local nun and several girls from a shuttered orphanage. What follows is a series of unfortunate, downright horrifying events, and you’ll be able to get a sense »
- Michael Briers
After instilling a new fear of the shadows in horror fans this past summer with his film Lights Out, director David F. Sandberg breathes new life into the evil doll known as Annabelle that would go on to be investigated by Ed and Lorraine Warren.
This time the terror takes place at an orphanage where Annabelle makes her new home of horror, and viewers can witness the next chapter in this demonic doll’s journey when Warner Bros. releases Annabelle 2 in theaters on August 11th.
- Derek Anderson
Han Solo: We know that Alden Ehrenreich and Donald Glover will star as Han Solo and Lando Calrissian, respectively, in the next Star Wars spin-off movie, alongside Emilia Clarke. But when, exactly, can we see it? Originally the project was slated to open on May 25, 2018 but a new rumor suggests that the movie may be delayed to December 13, 2018. No official word has yet been issued by either Disney or Lucasfilm. [MakingStarWars via ScreenRant] Annabelle 2: Director David F. Sandberg has shared new photos from behind the scenes of Annabelle 2, featuring a look at the doll that was introduced in The Conjuring. Stephanie Sigman, Anthony Lapaglia and Miranda Otto star. The movie will open on August 11. [Instagram via Dread Central] Justin Lin TV Spot...
- Peter Martin
10 items from 2017
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