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Long in development, a new iteration of The Crow is finally underway with director Corin Hardy helming, and Jack Huston and Jessica Brown Findlay set to star as the doomed lovers whose deaths the former will return from the grave to avenge. Who will be responsible for their cruel fate? In Alex Proyas’ 1994 favorite Michael…
- Samuel Zimmerman
With a new tragic hero firmly on board in the shape of Jack Huston, director Corin Hardy is looking to make an interesting choice for his new version of James O’Barr’s The Crow. He has Oblivion’s Andrea Riseborough in talks to play the main villain.This could be a fascinatingly fresh take on the character of Top Dollar, as portrayed in the 1994 version by Michael Wincott. In the graphic novel, Top Dollar is the head of a crime syndicate responsible for the brutal murder of rocker Eric Draven and his fiancée, with Draven brought back to supernatural life to avenge the killings.Hardy has Claire Wilson working on the latest draft of the script, which will follow the graphic novel even more closely than Alex Proyas’ effort thanks to O’Barr’s contributions as consultant. Relativity Studios is backing this one, with the cameras expected to start »
Now playing around the world is George Miller’s masterpiece Mad Max: Fury Road. Loaded with some of the craziest action set pieces I’ve ever seen, Fury Road is the kind of movie you need to see on the biggest and loudest screen. Trust me, Fury Road is not just a great action movie; it’s great cinema. As most of you know from the numerous trailers and featurettes, Tom Hardy stars as Max Rockatansky, a former cop who’s completely broken after losing his family. However, when Max crosses paths with Charlize Theron‘s Imperator Furiosa, he agrees to join her cause to help a group of girls reach a safe place and escape Immortan Joe (Hugh Keays-Byrne).Fury Road also stars Nicholas Hoult, Riley Keough, Zoe Kravitz, Courtney Eaton, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Nathan Jones and Abbey Lee. At the Los Angeles press day I landed an exclusive video »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
The new Power Rangers film is moved from summer 2016 to January 2017...
Lionsgate has announced a raft of changes to it and subsidiary Summit Entertainment's release schedule. And the headline news is that the Power Rangers reboot is going to be arriving later than planed.
Originally scheduled for July 22nd 2016, the new Power Rangers film - which is intended to be the start of a new movie series - is now due on January 13th 2017. It might just be us, but a January release for the film doesn't suggest too much confidence in it.
Other changes? Whiplash director Damien Chazelle's new film, La La Land - starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone - has been slotted in for July 15th 2016. Meanwhile, Criminal, starring Ryan Reynolds and Kevin Costner, has been put back from August 2015 to a new release date of January 22nd 2016.
Lionsgate has also set the comedy Dirty »
Lionsgate has just revealed a few changes/additions to their movie release schedule over the next couple years, delaying films like Power Rangers and Gods of Egypt, while finally giving a release date for action/comedy American Ultra. Come inside to see when all these movies are hitting!
It's not uncommon for movie studios to change up their release dates for their film slate. Things happen or come up that require adjustment (especially in this age when studios are setting dates so many years in advance). Lionsgate just announced some changes to their plans:
American Ultra now has an official release date for August 21, 2015.
Criminal originally had that date, but is moving to January 22, 2016.
Alex Proyas' Gods of Egypt (which sounds insanely cool, by the way) has been delayed to April 8th, »
- email@example.com (Jordan Maison)
All week long our writers will debate: Which was the greatest film year of the past half century. Check here for a complete list of our essays. Just one glance at the Oscar nominees for 1998 might make it seem less a questionable choice for “best year in film” — and more an insane one. Instead of a 1974 – The Godfather II, The Conversation, Chinatown, Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, etc – or even a 1994, where Shawshank, Quiz Show, and Pulp Fiction lost to Gump – you choose a year where the Oscars would allow Roberto Benigni to climb atop both the figurative and literal chairs of the Shrine? Fine, step away from the Oscars. Would you still celebrate a year that saw not one, but two movies about asteroids threatening the Earth? A year that saw such scars carved across cinematic history as Patch Adams, My Giant, Stepmom, and Krippendorf’s Tribe? It bears repeating: Krippendorf’S Tribe? »
- Michael Oates Palmer
Running Time: 101 minutes
Synopsis: John Wick (Reeves) is a retired hit man who finds himself drawn back into the dangerous world of organised crime after the local mob boss’ son Iosef (Allen) breaks into his home and murders his dog, a gift left to him from his recently deceased wife.
In recent weeks we at Thn have been taking a walk down the memory lane of Keanu Reeves’ career in our series Keanu Classics. The series has looked at past victories Bill & Ted, My Own Private Idaho, Point Break, Speed and The Matrix. Since The Matrix though it’s all been a little quiet on the Keanu front. He popped up in Christmas 2013 release 47 Ronin briefly and then vanished again. All that is about to change this »
- Kat Smith
Just days after the 39th anniversary of the conviction of Patty Hearst back on March 20, 1976, Deadline is reporting that Fox 2000 has acquired the rights to a new, untitled book being written by Jeffrey Toobin about the life and kidnapping of Hearst. The writers behind Big Eyes, Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski, will be adapting Toobin’s account.
Deadline is also speculating the role might also be in development for Jennifer Lawrence, but those talks are currently preliminary.
Hearst was 20 when she was kidnapped from her wealthy parents in the Hearst Publishing Family. She was later found to have changed her name to Tania and had joined up with her kidnappers, the Symbionese Liberation Army and eventually robbed a bank in San Francisco. Hearst’s story, based on her own novel, was first adapted into a film in 1988 by Paul Schrader, with Natasha Richardson in the role. Hearst is now 61.
- Brian Welk
*full disclosure: an online screener of this film was provided by Uncork'd Entertainment. Director/writer: Karen Lam. Cast: Kat de Lieva, Richard Harmon, Mayumi Yoshida, David Lewis David Lewis and Kelvin Redvers. Evangeline is a revenge tale, from director Karen Lam. This title was completed in 2013, toured festivals and now, the film is set to release on home video formats. Though, this is one release that might best be forgotten. An homage to Alex Proyas' The Crow (1994), Evangeline is more rock video than a true film. Lam's storytelling style brings lots of characters to the screen, none of whom are really developed. Even the protagonist is shallow and mute, through much of the film. As well, so many ideas are introduced into the story, that Evangeline staggers all over the place. Only the visual style, which is often dark and moody, is consistent and well produced. Almost all other film elements are incongruous, »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Allen)
Last month, Jack Huston was revealed to be in talks to play The Crow's Eric Draven, but nothing official was announced. Now, however, the ink has dried on the contracts, the hands have been shaken and Huston can start digging into how he’ll play the tragic hero of The Crow for director Corin Hardy. Hardy was hired as the latest man to call the shots back in December, and it appears that the film is finally back on track after a tortuous spell in development limbo, with a shoot pencilled in for this spring. Claire Wilson is currently on writing duties for the screenplay, which, like Alex Proyas’ 1994 take, adapts James O’Barr’s tale of Draven, a musician murdered by criminals before being brought back from the land of the dead by a mysterious, mystical crow to get revenge against those who wronged him and his fiancée. »
Is it for real this time? Jack Huston, best known for playing the role of assassin Richard Harrow on HBO's "Boardwalk Empire," has closed a deal to star as Eric Draven in Relatively long-gestating remake of "The Crow," according to Deadline. Luke Evans, who was previously attached to the role, dropped out in January. Corin Hardy ("The Hallow") is set to direct. Huston will shoot the film after he completes work on Timur Bekmambetov's "Ben-Hur" remake, in which he's playing the title character. Draven was played in Alex Proyas's 1994 adaptation by Brandon Lee, who died on set after a live round was accidentally fired from a gun that was supposed to be loaded with blanks. »
- Chris Eggertsen
Relativity Media's upcoming action thriller The Crow, based on the graphic novel by James O'Barr and directed by Colin Hardy (The Hallow), has cast it's leading man after a long search. The Crow centers on slain musician Eric Draven's return from the dead to avenge his and his fiancée’s murder at the hands of a street gang. O'Barr wrote the book after experiencing a personal tragedy in his life. In 1994 the story was adapted into a critically acclaimed feature film directed by Alex Proyas and starring Brandon Lee, who died tragically during production. Three sequels and a Canadian television series were made, though none were very well received. It's now been confirmed that Jack Huston, known for his turn as disfigured war veteran turned mob enforcer Richard Harrow in HBO's Boardwalk »
- Pietro Filipponi
The Crow remake over at Relativity sure has had its share of ups and downs, departures and attachments. Most recently Luke Evans dropped out of starring as the lead character, Eric Draven, a man that rises from the dead to avenge his and his fiancee's death. Now, previous rumors that Jack Huston ("Boardwalk Empire") would pick up where Evans left off appear to have come true. Reported by Dread Central, series creator James O'Barr told the site, "Jack Huston has definitely been cast. I'm really happy with that choice and the film will shoot in a couple of months." Meanwhile, we also learn Jessica Brown Findlay (A Winter's Tale, "Downton Abbey") will star as Draven's fiancee, Shelly Webster. I've never read O'Barr's graphic novel, which served as the inspiration for 1994's The Crow starring Brandon Lee, but he tells the site this new adaptation will stick much closer to the source material. »
- Brad Brevet
This weekend saw James O’Barr, the creator of The Crow, hold court at Lexington Comic and Toy Convention, pouring forth for something like 45 minutes worth of personal, sometimes passionate discussion. As far as these panels go, it was an unusually meaningful and candid one, with O’Barr talking pretty freely about what his creation means to him.
And I believe his enthusiasm for the upcoming new film of The Crow is easy to understand too. Talking about director Corin Hardy, the new approach and the cast, it was obvious that O’Barr’s endorsement wasn’t just motivated by the potential for big-bucks earning.
You can see the whole talk in the video below, but here are the headline points. First of all, O’Barr says that the new film will be very true to his original comics, offering something like a ‘page by page’ adaptation. This will go »
- Brendon Connelly
During this weekend’s Lexington Comic and Toy Convention, writer and creator of The Crow comic, James O’Barr, revealed several major casting announcements for Relativity’s big screen remake of The Crow. Boardwalk Empire actor Jack Huston has landed the lead role and Downton Abbey’s Jessica Brown Findlay is on board to co-star.
O’Barr unveiled the news of Huston’s involvement to Dread Central. “Jack Huston has definitely been cast,” he told the outlet, contravening rumors that Sam Witwer was the favorite for the part of rock star Eric Draven after Luke Evans exited the role. He went on to say that he is “really happy with that choice,” and that the film is set to “shoot in a couple of months.”
- Gem Seddon
Corin Hardy directing the remake for Relativity Studios.
The news was announced by the First Minister for Wales, Carwyn Jones, on his visit to the new 180,000sq ft facility at the former Energy Centre building in Wentloog, Cardiff.
It will be produced by Edward R. Pressman, who produced the original 1994 film - directed by Alex Proyas and infamous for the on-set death of its leading man Brandon Lee - and is producing the reboot.
Jack Huston is speculated to star as the lead in the reboot.
The Crow will pull from the Welsh government’s $44.3m (£30m) Media Investment Budget »
- email@example.com (Monica Mendoza)
Dread Central is reporting that Boardwalk Empire star, Jack Huston, has officially been cast as The Crow in the upcoming remake/reboot. The news comes from The Lexington Comic and Toy Convention where James O'Barr, creator of The Crow graphic novels, confirmed the casting himself.
"O'Barr said that "Jack Huston has definitely been cast," that he was "really happy with that choice," and that the film "will shoot in a couple of months." He also said the film will essentially be a straight adaptation of his original graphic novel, which differs quite a bit from the (still awesome) 1994 Brandon Lee vehicle."
Producer Edward Pressman says the new film will attempt to reboot the franchise with a number of alterations. »
A seamlessly endless string of Hollywood actors have been linked to one of the longest-mooted screen remakes in recent memory, The Crow. With the latest name, Luke Evans, leaving the role earlier in the year, it seemed as though the people behind the new version would be searching forever.
Well, Deadline is reporting that the hunt for Eric Draven may (again) be over. Boardwalk Empire star Jack Huston is the latest name to be linked with role, and if he signs on, he would star in the film after he finishes work on the Ben-Hur remake for MGM and Paramount.
James O’Barr’s dark comic book antihero was first seen in a 1989 four-issue mini-series, before it was adapted into a feature film directed by Alex Proyas (I, Robot) and starred the late Brandon Lee, who died in an accident on-set. A television show and a few sequels followed, but »
- Scott J. Davis
Many fans of The Crow, myself included, were hopeful that a reboot could do justice to Alex Proyas dark, gothic vision of the James O Barr graphic novel, and Luke Evans seemed like a perfect fit for the lead role. However, after Evans dropped out last month with scheduling conflicts, the project was stalled and there were fears it may not get off the ground at all. Today then, comes good news in the form of Jack Huston, the man who may now don the white facepaint and go on a supernatural revenge spree as murdered musician Eric Draven. Huston is currently filming Ben-Hur with Timur Bekmambetov (that's gonna be one insane movie) and there are hopes he will accept the part and begin filming on The Crow as early as April. Corin Hardy is still on board to direct, and the movie is finally gaining traction again. Like the saying goes, »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Dave Higgins)
Huston, who recently scored the title role in the "Ben-Hur" remake, is in early talks to join the Corin Hardy-directed new version of "The Crow" which is expected to be a more faithful adaptation of the James O'Barr graphic novel about a murdered man who comes back for revenge.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
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