1-20 of 165 items from 2013 « Prev | Next »
Washed-up private eye Joe Hallenbeck (Bruce Willis) hooks up with down-and-out ex-quarterback Jimmy Dix (Damon Wayans) to try to find out who murdered the football player's stripper girlfriend (Halle Berry). The trail leads into a violent world of political corruption and high-stakes gambling as bullets fly and the body count gets higher. Director Tony Scott is an old hand at this turb-charged mayhem while Shane Black's script feeds Willis plenty of wisecracks. »
Takashi Miike returns to Cannes with perhaps his most conventional film yet, an overblown but highly entertaining thriller about five cops transporting a despicable child murderer across Japan.
Tatsuya Fujiwara, who is perhaps best know in the West for his portrayal of the naive and sweet Nanahara in Kinji Fukasaku’s Battle Royale, plays Kiyomaru, the child murderer whose life is in great danger. Kiyomaru was responsible for the death of the young granddaughter of a very wealthy and influential man, Ninagawa (Tsutomi Yamazaki), who decides to take matters of justice into his own hands and places an advertisement in a number of national newspapers offering a reward for Kiyomaru’s death.
Following an assignation attempt by Kiyomaru’s only friend he turns himself in at a police station and becomes their problem. A big problem. With 1 billion Yen up for grabs for anyone who kills Kiyomaru, rewards dished out »
- Craig Skinner
Actor confirmed for update of Sam Peckinpah's iconic film, reportedly featuring DEA agent on tail of Mexican drug baron
Will Smith is set to star in a modern-day remake of The Wild Bunch, Sam Peckinpah's classic tale of a gang of ageing outlaws organising one last heist in the dying days of the American old west, reports the Wrap.
A new version of Peckinpah's iconic western has been gestating in Hollywood for almost a decade. The late British director Tony Scott was at one point tipped to direct, with End of Watch's David Ayer having previously been in the hot seat. The latter's idea for a contemporary remake set in Mexico and featuring firefights between CIA agents and drug cartels appears to have survived the long pre-production process. The new take is said to follow a disgraced DEA agent who assembles a team to go after a »
- Ben Child
According to The Wrap, the new version would see Smith play a disgraced DEA agent who pulls together a team to take down a Mexican drug cartel.
Warner Bros previously hired Training Day's David Ayer to write a script for a Wild Bunch reboot. More recently Brian Helgeland and Tony Scott were working on a screenplay, but work on the project stopped after Scott's death last year.
Warner Bros' forthcoming remake of seminal Western The Wild Bunch looks set to add some hefty star power, with The Wrap reporting that Will Smith is in talks to star and produce. The studio has been trying to bring the gunslinging classic back to the big screen for some time now, with the late Tony Scott the last director attached to the project. Sadly, Scott is no longer with us, but that doesn't mean that Warner has given up on the film, with Smith seemingly central to its plans going forward. The new film will take place in a...
- George Wales
After Tony Scott passed away, many suspected that his planned reboot of The Wild Bunch would never see the light of day. According to The Wrap though, Warner Bros. have brought in Will Smith to revive the project by producing and starring in it. No director has been chosen as of yet but the current draft of the script was written by David Ayer and Brian Helgeland, though the studio may give it to a new writer for a re-write.
The reboot will take place near the Texas-Mexico border and be set in the present day. It will deal with drug cartels and a disgraced D.E.A. agent, presumably played by Smith. We haven’t heard anything on other cast members just yet but apparently the studio is hoping to give their star a “strong ensemble.”
If you’re unfamiliar with the original, which was directed by Sam Peckinpah »
- Matt Joseph
Though he ultimately turned down the chance to go West (well, more South) with Quentin Tarantino, Will Smith clearly wants to dabble in the Western genre again and perhaps wash the taste of Wild Wild West from our collective cine-palate. Still, we’re not sure how many supporters he’ll win initially by contemplating Warner Bros. remake of The Wild Bunch.Sam Peckinpah’s 1969 classic found an aging group of outlaws looking to make one final big score on the Texas-Mexico border, and looked at the problems they face as the Old West they knew vanishes around them in 1913.The remake would throw the plot forward in time to today (at least, according to The Wrap), where a disgraced D.E.A. agent looks to recruit a team and go after a Mexican drug lord and his gang.Tony Scott was developing this one before his death and the script »
Will Smith is in talks to star in and produce a modern remake of the Western The Wild Bunch for Warner Bros. If a deal is finalized, he will produce alongside Jerry Weintraub, who the actor-producer worked with on the 2010 The Karate Kid remake.
Sam Peckinpah directed the original classic The Wild Bunch, which starred William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Robert Ryan, and Edmond O'Brien as a group of aging outlaws who plan one final score on the Texas-Mexico border. The reboot will be set in present day, and focus on a crooked DEA agent who puts a team together to go after a Mexican drug lord's fortune.
Back in January 2011, The Wild Bunch was mentioned as one of several titles Warner Bros. was looking to remake, along with Lethal Weapon and The Dirty Dozen. Tony Scott was in talks with the studio in August 2011 to direct the project, before »
Will Smith is looking to star in and produce a contemporary remake of Sam Peckinpah's 1969 western classic The Wild Bunch. A remake of The Wild Bunch was set into motion couple of years ago, and at one point, the late Tony Scott was going to direct it.
I'm not sure if this new version that Smith is looking to do is the same project or not. I'm not sure if I like the fact it's going to be a contemporary remake. I like the old west feel. The original story follows an aging group of outlaws in 1913 looking for one last big score as the "traditional" American West is disappearing around them. It starred William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Robert Ryan, and Warren Oates.
The Wrap reports that modern remake involves cartels south of the border, and it's "expected to follow a disgraced D.E.A. agent who assembles a »
- Joey Paur
It was in mid-2011 when it was first announced that Tony Scott was in talks with Warner Bros to direct a reboot of the 1969 Sam Peckinpah-directed seminal, influential classic The Wild Bunch. Scott was considering directing it as his follow-up to the Denzel Washington-Chris Pine action film Unstoppable. Scott would die about a year later, in August 2012.Skip ahead to his afternoon to news that Will Smith is in talks to star in and produce a reboot of The Wild Bunch, says the folks at TheWrap. Smith would produce through his Overbrook Entertainment banner along with Jerry Weintraub, who last worked with Smith on another reboot - The Karate Kid remake, starring son »
- Tambay A. Obenson
He's busy working on remaking the musical classic “Annie,” but Will Smith already has yet another reboot in his sights: “The Wild Bunch.” Smith is currently in negotiations to star in and produce a revamped version of the 1969 classic western about a gang of aging outlaws set to pull off one final heist on the Mexican-American border in 1913. The reboot would be set in modern times, and focus on a disgraced DEA agent who pulls together a team to hunt down a Mexican drug lord -- and his money. Warner Bros. and Smith's producing partner, Jerry Weintraub, have been trying to wrangle together a “Wild Bunch” remake for some time, most recently with director Tony Scott on board and a screenplay half-finished. But that plan was put on hold after Scott's death last year, and now the filmmakers are looking for a new writer to pen the project. The Wrap »
- Katie Roberts
It’s being reported that Will Smith is getting set to tackle a modern day remake of Sam Peckinpah’s 1969 classic The Wild Bunch. Word on the street is that Will Smith will take on a lead role, as well as possibly producing. The original film took an all star cast and created one of the most violent but beautifully constructed examples of the western genre. The original placed a band of outlaws in 1913, a time when the wild west was becoming tame and the world was moving forward.
A remake has been in the works for quite some time. Most recently, Tony Scott was in talks to direct, but after his tragic death the property went back to the drawing board. Screenwriters linked to the project in the past include David Ayer and Brian Helgeland, but with Will Smith now aboard, Warner Bros. will be looking to hire writers and directors from scratch. »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
Will Smith is now looking to both produce and star in a remake of The Wild Bunch, but for those of you who are having horrific flashbacks of Wild, Wild West, I have an interesting extra detail - the remake won't be set in the old west. While the original film featured actors including William Holden and Ernest Borgnine as aging outlaws who pull one last job before retirement, The Wrap says that the new film will be set in modern times and "follow a disgraced D.E.A. agent who assembles a team to go after a Mexican drug lord and his fortune." The reimagining has been in development for some time now, with David Ayer (End of Watch) previously hired to work on a draft. Tony Scott and Brian Helgeland also worked on the project and wrote half the screenplay, but unfortunately Scott died last year. Warner Bros. »
From the "Wild Wild West" to "The Wild Bunch": According to TheWrap, Will Smith has entered into early negotiations to star in the Warner Bros. remake of "The Wild Bunch," Sam Peckinpah's controversial 1969 classic.
Per TheWrap, Peckinpah's ultra-violent film will be updated from its 1913 setting to the modern day; instead of outlaws, the new version will feature DEA agents.
If the idea of someone remaking "The Wild Bunch" sounds familiar, that's because plans for the film were first put into motion back in 2011. On Aug. 18 of that year, Deadline.com reported that Warner Bros. and Tony Scott had partnered for the film with Brian Helgeland ("L.A. Confidential") signed to write the script. That version of "The Wild Bunch" was delayed, however, after the death of Tony Scott in 2012. According to TheWrap, »
- The Huffington Post
The Wrap reports Will Smith is in talks to star and produce a reboot of Sam Peckinpah's classic 1969 Western The Wild Bunch. Where the original was set in 1913 and focused on a leader of a group of outlaws who decides to go for one final score, the remake would be set in the present day and follow a "disgraced D.E.A. agent who assembles a team to go after a Mexican drug lord and his fortune." A reboot has been in the works for a while now, with Tony Scott most recently attached. The new version is still looking for a writer, director, and the rest of the DEA agent's gang, because otherwise it wouldn't be that wild or that much of a bunch. »
- Jesse David Fox
Will Smith is setting his sights on a reboot of a classic Western in the near future. Warner Bros. has been developing a remake of Sam Peckinpah’s classic 1969 film The Wild Bunch for a couple of years now, with Tony Scott most recently attached to take the helm. Scott sadly passed away before his iteration of the film could make it to the screen, but Warner Bros. is still keen on getting this thing going and they’re roping in some major star power to move it forward as Will Smith is currently in negotiations to star in and produce the Wild Bunch remake. Hit the jump for more. For those unfamiliar, the original Wild Bunch centered on a group of aging outlaws that were planning one last score on the Texas-Mexico border at the beginning of the 20th century. The pic boasted a stellar ensemble cast that included William Holden, »
- Adam Chitwood
That's right, kids, Jack is back! Fox has officially confirmed the return of 24 with Kiefer Sutherland returning to the role of Jack Bauer in 12-episode limited series run of the show, called 24: Live Another Day. Since the show ended after 8 seasons in 2010, producers have tried in vain to translate the show to the big screen with directors like Tony Scott and Antoine Fuqua being attached at various points. Unfortunately, the show never found the right footing (or timing) to make the »
- Paul Shirey
Vin Diesel is about to have a good summer. His most famous character — soulful auto-outlaw Dominic Toretto — is returning to screens in Fast & Furious 6, which marks the long-running franchise’s return to the summer blockbuster season. It’s opening on Memorial Day, and Universal is bullish on its box office prospects. (Fast & Furious 7 is already slated for a 2014 release.)
Universal is distributing another Diesel movie this summer, featuring the actor’s other iconic character: Riddick arrives in theaters in September, 13 years after Pitch Black unexpectedly started the sci-fi franchise and nine years after the so-so box office for The Chronicles of Riddick »
- Darren Franich
Edited together by Toronto resident Joel Walden, below are twelve installments in his series of videos affectionately dubbed "The Works". Each video focuses on a different director, editing together moments from their films into a series of impressive features. The directors he's chosen to focus on are Martin Scorsese, Nicolas Winding Refn, Terrence Malick, Tony Scott, Stanley Kubrick, Quentin Tarantino, Sam Mendes, Joel and Ethan Coen, Darren Aronofsky, Edgar Wright, Paul Thomas Anderson and Rian Johnson. Walden uploaded these a year ago, but I just saw them today and have so far only watched the one for Tony Scott while skimming the Kubrick and Refn entries. Give 'em all a watch or do some skimming yourself. They are quite enjoyable. I've included only one below so it doesn't take the page forever to load with all the embeds. You can click to Page Two to watch the rest. »
- Brad Brevet
While at this year’s TCM Classic Film Festival, we had the chance to sit down with Billy Weber, Terrence Malick’s longtime editor. Beginning his editing career on the cult horror flick “Messiah of Evil,” Weber went on to work with directors ranging from Malick to Martin Scorsese (“Taxi Driver”) to Tony Scott (“Top Gun”). Meeting Malick as an editing assistant on “Badlands,” the two have become decades-long friends and worked together on four more films spanning over forty years -- “Days of Heaven,” “The Thin Red Line” and “The Tree of Life.” Being close to the enigmatic director, Weber gave us some insight on Malick’s upcoming projects, although Weber won’t be involved in either, and laid some rumors to rest. As we shared last week, Weber revealed that Malick is working on a director’s cut for "The Tree of Life.” Here are a few more »
- Diana Drumm
1-20 of 165 items from 2013 « Prev | Next »
IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.See our NewsDesk partners