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Venice: Steven Okazaki Directing Doc on Legendary Japanese Actor Toshiro Mifune

30 August 2014 9:58 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Prominent Japanese/American director Steven Okazaki is set to shoot “Mifune: Last Samurai,” a high-profile feature docu on Toshiro Mifune, the most prominent actor of Japan’s golden age of cinema.

Mifune made nearly 170 movies, 16 of which with Akira Kurosawa. He won the best actor award twice at Venice, in 1961 for “Yojimbo,” and in 1965 for “Red Beard,” both directed by Kurosawa.

Principal photography will start in Tokyo on September 19, with other locations including Los Angeles and San Francisco.

“Last Samurai” will feature rare archive footage and interviews with key Japanese actors and filmmakers who worked with Mifune such as Tatsuya Nakadai, Kyoko Kagawa, Yuzo Kayama, and others.

“I’m particularly excited about filming Kanzo Uni, who choreographed many of Mifune fight scenes,” Okazaki enthused. “His claim to fame is that he was killed by Mifune more times than anyone, around one hundred and fifty times, four times in one movie. »

- Nick Vivarelli

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Daily | Fall Festivals and the Zeitgeist

26 August 2014 4:52 AM, PDT | Keyframe | See recent Keyframe news »

With Venice opening tomorrow, Telluride this weekend and, beginning September 4, Toronto, the "But seriously, folks" fall festival season is finally underway. New York, too, has announced the lineup for its Nyff Convergence program (September 27 and 28). Also in today's roundup of news and views: David Bordwell argues that reading movies as reflections of a presumed zeitgeist is limiting at best; Adrian Martin delves into Alfred Hitchcock's Notorious (1946); Cinema Guild's picked up Lisandro Alonso's Jauja; Hilton Als celebrates Bob Fosse's All That Jazz (1979); Andrew Dominik (The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford) is writing a screenplay for a 3D remake of The Shaolin Temple, the 1982 martial arts classic starring Jet Li, for Jason Lin to direct; and more. » - David Hudson »

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Chopper Director To Pen Justin Lin's Shaolin Temple Remake

24 August 2014 11:09 PM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Andrew Dominik, the New Zealand writer-director of Chopper, Killing Them Softly and the criminally under-seen western The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford will next write the screenplay for Shaolin Temple, the big-budget remake of the 1982 Shaw Brothers classic, for Justin Lin.The Fast And Furious director is currently in production on the latest instalment of The Bourne Identity franchise, but will then turn his attentions to this 3D reinterpretation of the film that debuted the talents of a young Jet Li more than three decades ago. Produced by Troy Craig Poon of Perfect Storm Entertainment, Bruno Wu of Seven Stars and Wang Changtian of Beijing Enlight Pictures, this Chinese co-production has already been tagged as a large scale tentpole release with...

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Andrew Dominik Writing Shaolin Temple

24 August 2014 9:37 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Even in the annals of unlikely filmmaker collaborations, we’re not sure anyone would have foreseen Chopper/Killing Them Softly’s Andrew Dominik writing a remake for Fast & Furious veteran Justin Lin to direct. Yet that’s exactly what’s happening with Shaolin Temple.Dominik will write the script for the film, which takes as its basis the 1982 movie that launched Jet Li’s screen career. Based on Shaolin folklore, it’s set as the Sui Dynasty ebbs and the Tang Dynasty rises to power. When the Tang emperor is betrayed by one of his most trusted generals, the son of one of his slaves escapes to the temple, trains in kung fu and heads out to stop the traitor.Lin – who is currently focused on TV projects and developing the next instalment in the Bourne franchise – will tackle Shaolin Temple once his duties with Aaron Cross and co. are complete. »

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Andrew Dominik the Writing the Screenplay Justin Lin's 'Shaolin Temple' Remake

23 August 2014 11:00 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Sometimes I forget Andrew Dominik (Killing Them Softly, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford) not only directs, but writes his films and now he's preparing to write a script for someone else and it's hardly one you'd expect. Deadline is reporting Dominik will pen the screenplay for a 3D remake of the 1982 Jet Li starrer The Shaolin Temple, with Justin Lin (Fast & Furious 6) set to direct. The film tells the story of a slave worker who escapes from the cruel retainers of the emperor of the Tang dynasty. He seeks asylum at the Shaolin Temple and enters the monkhood and trains with the monks. His motivation, however, is far from saintly having promised to use the skill he learns for defense only, he seeks revenge on the man that murdered his father. When the project was announced back in 2014, Perfect Storm Entertainment, CEO Troy Craig Poon, »

- Brad Brevet

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'Killing Them Softly' Director to Write 'Shaolin Temple' Remake

22 August 2014 4:55 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Filmmaker Andrew Dominik (The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, Killing Them Softly) has signed on to write the screenplay for the Shaolin Temple remake, which has Justin Lin attached to direct.

The original Shaolin Temple, which was released in 1982, marked the feature film debut of Jet Li. The story is set between the Sui Dynasty and the Tang Dynasty, centering on the son of a Tang emperor slave worker who escapes to the temple to learn kung fu, so he can get revenge on the General who betrayed the emperor. The project was first announced back in January, with Perfect Storm Entertainment and Beijing Enlight Pictures backing the 3D project which will likely cost more than $100 million.

After writing and directing Chopper, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford and Killing Them Softly, this will be the first project that Andrew Dominik will only write and not direct. »

- MovieWeb

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Script News: Shaolin, Whites, Day, Highmore

22 August 2014 4:23 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Shaolin Temple

Andrew Dominik ("Chopper," "Killing Them Softly") has come onboard to write the Justin Lin-directed China-set 3D feature "Shaolin Temple" for Perfect Storm Entertainment and Beijing Enlight Pictures. Troy Craig Poon, Bruno Wu and Wang Changtian are producing.

A remake of the 1982 film which served as Jet Li's screen debut, the story is set in the period between China's Sui and Tang Dynasties. When the Tang emperor is betrayed by one of his generals, the son of one of his slave workers escapes to the temple, trains in kung fu, and sets out to kill the traitor. [Source: Deadline]

The Whites

Sony Pictures is in negotiations to option the film rights to "Clockers" and "The Wanderers" author Richard Price's upcoming crime novel "The Whites" for Scott Rudin to produce.

The story follows detective Billy Graves, whose tainted past comes back to haunt him when he takes on a »

- Garth Franklin

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Andrew Dominik Writing 'Shaolin Temple' 3D Remake for Justin Lin

22 August 2014 3:04 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

In an interesting mix of filmmaking talent on the page and behind the camera, Andrew Dominik (writer and director of Killing Them Softly and The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford) is teaming up with Justin Lin (Fast Five, Fast & Furious 6) for a 3D remake of the 1982 Chinese action flick Shaolin Temple. The original film marked the feature debut of martial arts star Jet Li with a story loosely based on Shaolin folklore and set during the transition period between the Sui Dynasty and the Tang Dynasty. Sounds like completely different film territory for Dominik in more ways than one. More below! The film unfolds after the Tang emperor is betrayed by one of his generals, and one of his slave workers who escapes to the temple decides to train in kung fu, and sets out to kill the traitor. This is expected to be pretty »

- Ethan Anderton

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Andrew Dominik Will Script Shaolin Temple, For Justin Lin To Direct

22 August 2014 2:53 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

In an unlikely but extremely promising match-up, Killing Them Softly writer-director Andrew Dominik has been tapped by Perfect Storm Entertainment and Beijing Enlight Pictures to pen the script for Shaolin Temple, a martial arts revenge epic which is set to be directed by The Fast and the Furious helmer Justin Lin.

The pic, a remake of the 1982 movie on which martial arts legend Jet Li made his feature debut, is being planned as a big-scale 3D epic with a hefty budget (when it was announced back in January, Shaolin Temple‘s projected budget clocked in at over $100 million). It’s inspired by Shaolin myth and takes place in ancient China, during the transition period between the Sui Dynasty and the Tang Dynasty.

As per Deadline: When the Tang emperor is betrayed by one of his generals, the son of one of his slave workers escapes to the temple, trains in kung fu, »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Andrew Dominik to Pen Justin Lin’s 3D Shaolin Temple Remake

22 August 2014 1:15 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

A pretty exciting China-backed project is taking shape.  It was announced earlier this year that Fast Five director Justin Lin had signed on to helm a $100 million 3D Shaolin Temple remake, and now Deadline reports that The Assassination of Jesse James and Killing Them Soflty writer/director Andrew Dominik will be writing the screenplay.  The original 1982 film was Jet Li’s big screen debut and took place during the period between the Sui and Tang Dynasties, revolving around the son of a murdered Tang emperor who trains himself up to enact revenge on the perpetrator.  Perfect Storm Entertainment and Beijing Enlight Pictures are producing the project, which Lin intends to direct next after he completes the new Bourne sequel.  That film hasn’t even started production yet, so Shaolin Temple is still a few years off. Hit the jump for more on Dominik’s involvement. When the Shaolin Temple remake was first announced, »

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Andrew Dominik To Write Justin Lin's 3D Martial Arts Remake Of 'Shaolin Temple'

22 August 2014 1:13 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

While we await news of Andrew Dominik's "Blonde" starring Jessica Chastain, which is supposed to start filming before the end of the year (more on that in a sec), the filmmaker is taking on another project, and an unlikely one at that. Deadline reports that Dominik has been tapped to pen the script for Justin Lin's 3D remake of Jet Li's 1982 martial arts flick, "The Shaolin Temple." Yes, really. The story follows a lowly slave worker who trains with Shaolin monks and then uses his skills to kill the emperor of the Tang dynasty, a man who murdered his father (and also brutally took over the throne). The plan is to give it the tentpole treatment, with a budget of over $100 million. So...why is Dominik taking this on? We could think of a couple of reasons. The gig probably pays pretty well, but more likely, it »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Justin Lin is Remaking the 1982 Jet Li Movie Shaolin Temple

22 August 2014 1:06 PM, PDT | Beyond Hollywood | See recent Beyond Hollywood news »

Justin Lin has tackled muscle cars, military boxers, and criminal Asian kids, and now he’s setting his sights on the Shaolin temple. Lin, who directed the last four “Fast and Furious” movies and is scheduled to tackle the next “Bourne Identity” installment, has signed on to helm a remake of the 1982 movie “Shaolin Temple,” which is probably best known for being the big screen leading man debut of Jet Li. The China-set film will be written by, of all people, New Zealander Andrew Dominik, the man who gave the world “Chopper,” “The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford,” and most recently, “Killing Them Softly” with Brad Pitt. Apparently the original was “based on Shaolin folklore and set during the transition period between the Sui Dynasty and the Tang Dynasty. When the Tang emperor is betrayed by one of his generals, the son of one of his »

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Andrew Dominik Scripting ‘Shaolin Temple’ Remake

22 August 2014 1:00 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Jet Li made his debut in the 1982 movie Shaolin Temple (billed in the trailer as a “grand production of billion dollars”!), and the film was a landmark in martial arts cinema. A collaboration between Us and Chinese companies is backing a remake, and there’s an eye-roll waiting at the end of that news. But […]

The post Andrew Dominik Scripting ‘Shaolin Temple’ Remake appeared first on /Film. »

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Andrew Dominik To Script ‘Shaolin Temple’ For Helmer Justin Lin

22 August 2014 12:36 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Exclusive: Here’s a China-set project worth getting excited about. Andrew Dominik, the writer-director of Chopper and Killing Them Softly, has been set to write the script for Shaolin Temple for Fast And FuriousJustin Lin to direct. The film is backed by Perfect Storm Entertainment and Beijing Enlight Pictures with Beijing Enlight also distributing. Troy Craig Poon of Perfect Storm Entertainment, Bruno Wu of Seven Stars and Wang Changtian of Beijing Enlight are producing.

The 3D film is a remake of the 1982 film which marked the screen debut of iconic martial artist Jet Li, and was based on Shaolin folklore and set during the transition period between the Sui Dynasty and the Tang Dynasty. When the Tang emperor is betrayed by one of his generals, the son of one of his slave workers escapes to the temple, trains in kung fu, and sets out to kill the traitor. This »

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Andrew Dominik to script remake of Shaolin Temple; Justin Lin to direct

22 August 2014 9:43 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Justin Lin's directorial future continues to pile up with new projects, but it looks like the follow-up to The Bourne Legacy will still be his next film. And now what comes after that 2015 film has been decided as Lin will helm the 3D remake of Jet Li's film debut, Shaolin Temple. Deadline reports that Lin will direct the film from a screenplay by Andrew Dominik. Dominik is best known for scripting and directing the Eric Bana crime flick Chopper and the Brad Pitt sleeper Killing Me Softly. »

- Alex Maidy

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Arnie and Jet Li's Expendables 3 characters are gay, says director

19 August 2014 5:52 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Patrick Hughes has said that Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jet Li's Expendables 3 characters are gay.

Speculation emerged online after the release of the third film, as a scene involving Schwarzenegger and Li sees the pair getting close in a bar.

Asked if Trench (Schwarzenegger) and Yin Yang (Li) are in a relationship, the director told Grantland: "I believe they are."

The Expendables 3 opened in cinemas on August 14 in the UK and August 15 in the Us.

It debuted at number four in the Us box office, with takings of $16.2m in its first weekend.

The film stars an ensemble cast including Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, Harrison Ford, Antonio Banderas, Wesley Snipes and Mel Gibson.

Twilight's Kellan Lutz, Terry Crews and Kelsey Grammer also star.

Crews revealed to Digital Spy that he would love to see a cross-over film with the Fast and Furious cast. »

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Two Of The Expendables Are Gay Lovers

18 August 2014 9:45 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Okay, so, a lot of you didn't see The Expendables 3 this weekend, and that's a pity. It's not because the movie's good (it isn't), it's not because the heroes of yesterday's movies need your support, and not because Sylvester Stallone is starving. Instead, it's because you missed out on a little history. Did you know there were a couple of gay Expendables? Specifically, a couple of hugely famous gay Expendables? Gay Spoilers Ahead! Speaking to Grantland, director Patrick Hughes confirmed that the two characters seen canoodling at the end of The Expendables 3 are in fact a couple. From the piece, which is actually a fun read: "Late in the film, Schwarzenegger.s Trench and Jet Li.s Yin Yang get cozy at the Expendables. go-to bar. Stallone ribs them: 'Get a room.' But then the two seize the moment, nuzzling each other while laughing it off. Did »

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Guess Which "Expendables" Are A Couple

18 August 2014 1:02 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

It turns out that a throwaway gag at the end of "The Expendables 3" wasn't as throwaway as expected. Apparently the macho action thriller sequel features a gay couple, and it isn't hunky newbies played by Kellan Lutz or Glen Powell.

Nope. Rather it's Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jet Li's characters. Didn't see that coming did you?

Spoilers Ahead

In one the film's final scenes, Jet Li's Yin Yang, Schwarzenegger's Trench and Stallone's Barney Ross characters are in a bar celebrating and commiserating together. Buzzfeed describes the scene as follows:

"So, you’re working for Trench now?" Ross asks Yang, who responds by just shooting Trench a knowing look and a smile. As Ross turns to walk away, Trench and Yang lean in even closer to each other, grinning so widely, they almost start to giggle.

"You guys want to get a room?" asks Ross.

"We don’t need a room! »

- Garth Franklin

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Sunday Quiz – Do You Know Your Sylvester Stallone Movies?

17 August 2014 3:21 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With The reelase of The Expendables 3 [read our reviews here and here] and the news that he’s set to return to the character of John J. Rambo for Rambo V, this week we’ve decided to put your knowledge of Sylvester Stallone movies to the test in the latest Sunday Quiz. So, if you know your Rocky from your Rambo and your Demolition Man from your… erm… Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot, then take the quiz below and don’t forgot to share your results to see how you stack up against your friends…

Question 1 The Expendables The Expendables 2 The Expendables 3

 

Question 2 First Blood Rambo: First Blood Part II Rambo III

Question 3 Cobra Demolition Man Lock Up

Question 4 Death Race 2000 Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over Judge Dredd

Question 5 Rocky IV Rocky II Rocky III

Question 6 Grudge Match Cobra Over the Top

Question 7 Cop Land Assassions Lock Up

Question 8 The Expendables 3 »

- Gary Collinson

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Second Opinion – The Expendables (2014)

16 August 2014 4:15 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Expendables 3, 2014.

Directed by Patrick Hughes.

Starring Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Statham, Dolph Lundgren, Jet Li, Randy Couture, Terry Crews, Harrison Ford, Wesley Snipes, Mel Gibson, Antonio Banderas, Kellan Lutz, Kelsey Grammer, Glen Powell, Ronda Rousey and Victor Ortiz.

Synopsis:

Barney augments his team with new blood for a personal battle: to take down Conrad Stonebanks, the Expendables co-founder and notorious arms trader who is hell bent on wiping out Barney and every single one of his associates.

 

Watching The Expendables 3, one can’t help but see the irony. In 2010, Sylvester Stallone rounded up a group of fellow action stars to give audiences what they always wanted to see, even if it was two decades too late to have any real significance; 1980s action gods Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis, and Stallone himself sharing the same screen (with a few other C-List names added to make up the numbers). The film was fun, »

- Gary Collinson

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