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The Important News Chris Pratt said he's doing some non-Guardians of the Galaxy Marvel movies. Reese Witherspoon will star in a live-action Tinker Bell movie. Peter Sarsgaard will play the villain in The Magnificent Seven. Pitch Perfect 2 topped the box office last weekend. Inside Out is getting great reviews. Jack Black will make another movie with Jared Hess. Ed Zwick will direct Tom Cruise in Jack Reacher 2. Roger Deakins will shoot Blade Runner 2. World War Z is coming in 2017. The Videos and Geek Stuff Trailers: Steve Jobs, Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, Pixels, We Are Your Friends, Cooties, The Gallows, Batkid Begins, A Very Murray...
- Christopher Campbell
It was called the Match of the Century.
Control the board with the new poster from Bleecker Street’s Pawn Sacrifice.
In a gripping true story set during the height of the Cold War, American chess prodigy Bobby Fischer (Tobey Maguire) finds himself caught between two superpowers when he challenges the Soviet Empire.
Also starring Liev Schreiber (Boris Spassky) and Peter Sarsgaard, Pawn Sacrifice chronicles Fischer’s terrifying struggles with genius and madness, and the rise and fall of a kid from Brooklyn who captured the imagination of the world with the greatest chess match ever played.
The film had its world premiere at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival.
Alex Billington of First Showing.net wrote, “There’s no better praise than to say I was fully engaged in Pawn Sacrifice from start to finish, fascinated by the politics and the sport, but also intrigued by Bobby Fischer and his peculiar mind. »
- Michelle McCue
Before Cards Against Humanity, we played Apples to Apples, and if you wanted to make that game any fun at all for someone over 10, you had to have an inside joke wild card. And of course the only good wild card that could win every time no matter what was Helen Keller. Her name has become more synonymous with a meme than with her actual life. And Pro Tip: Helen Keller and Anne Frank are two different people.
But Helen Keller remains so awesome, that this latest movie that you should absolutely give all your money to is so epic that the crazy wild Wtf name Helen Keller vs. Nightwolves cannot even do it justice.
Currently Helen Keller vs. Nightwolves has 16 days left in a $1 million Indiegogo campaign to complete post-production on the film. Directed by Ross Patterson, who wrote the tongue-in-cheek Western novel At Night She Cries While He Rides His Steed, »
- Brian Welk
Tobey Maguire plays chess champion Bobby Fischer in the film Pawn Sacrifice, directed by The Last Samurai helmer Ed Zwick. The first real trailer for the film should arrive shortly, given that we’ve got a poster, but for now we’ll have to stick with this debut one-sheet. Fortunately it’s a great image, with Maguire front and […]
- Russ Fischer
On the board he fought the Cold War. In his mind he fought his madness. Bleecker Street Media has finally debuted a poster for the film Pawn Sacrifice, the long-delayed chess movie about the legendary Bobby Fischer. At one point David Fincher was attached to direct, but it was eventually made with Ed Zwick at the helm, and premiered at Tiff last year (read my review here). Tobey Maguire stars as Bobby Fischer, and Liev Schreiber (in one hell of a performance) plays his Russian rival, Boris Spassky. I really, really like this poster - while it does have the lead actor front and center, it's unconventional in other ways, and I love the chess pattern design in the corner. Nice work, design agency. More posters as unique as this one, please. Here's the first official poster for Ed Zwick's Pawn Sacrifice, debuted by EW.com. The trailer is up next. »
- Alex Billington
Star Wars: Lawrence Kasdan, who most recently co-wrote Star Wars: The Force Awakens with J.J. Abrams, says, "Right now, there’s no Lando Calrissian [the character played by Billy Dee Williams] in this movie. But Lando I don’t think is finished in any way, shape, or form." Kasdan, who also co-wrote The Empire Strikes Back -- he's pictured above with director Irvin Kershner, producer Gary Kurtz, and George Lucas -- and Return of the Jedi, gave no other hints about the character's possible return. Recently Williams reprised the character on the animated series Star Wars Rebels. [Vanity Fair] Jack Reacher: Edward Zwick is in negotiations to co-write and possibly direct a sequel to Jack Reacher, starring Tom...
- Peter Martin
Paramount Pictures is in talks with director Ed Zwick and writer Marshall Herskovitz, who previously worked with Tom Cruise on "The Last Samurai," for Cruise's upcoming "Jack Reacher" sequel. The original film was released in 2012 and went on to gross $218 million on a budget of $60 million. The franchise is based on Lee Child's novel series. The sequel will focus on the "Never Go Back" book that was published in 2013. In the book, Reacher heads back to his old military base in Virginia to take a woman to dinner who is now the commanding officer. By the time he gets there, she has been arrested, and Reacher finds himself being charged with pummeling one guy and fathering a child with a woman. He can't remember either transgression but gets to the bottom of it with cunning and sometimes brute force. »
Jack Reacher may not have been the biggest hit of Tom Cruise's career, but it grossed a cool $218m at the box office off a $60m budget. That got it over the sequel line, should all concerned want to make one.
And now they do.
Tom Cruise is set to return as Reacher in a new adventure that's going to be based on the most recent of author Lee Child's novels, Never Go Back. This time though, Christopher McQuarrie - who's currently putting the finishing touches to this summer's Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation - won't be directing. Instead, we now learn that the job has gone to Ed Zwick.
It wasn’t quite a foregone conclusion but Tom Cruise and Paramount have ploughed ahead with development on a sequel to 2012’s Jack Reacher. It’s now looking like Cruise’s frequent collaborator (and Reacher/Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation director) Christopher McQuarrie won’t be back for the new film, with Deadline reporting that Ed Zwick and Marshall Herskovitz are in talks to sign on behind the camera instead.If the deal is hammered out, it would reunite Cruise with the creative team behind The Last Samurai, with Zwick taking the director’s chair and working on the script with Herskovitz. Given McQuarrie’s busy schedule on Rogue Nation (which is now set to arrive in cinemas on July 30), he hasn’t had the necessary time to devote to Reacher, and Paramount had Equalizer writer Richard Wenk working on a script, which the new duo will rewrite. McQuarrie isn't going to be completely hands-free, »
This will be a reunion for Zwick and Cruise, who previously collaborated on the Academy Award-nominated war film The Last Samurai in 2003.
His deal with Paramount could also include the hiring of Last Samurai co-writer Marshall Herskovitz to work with him on Never Go Back as well.
Tom Cruise is set to re-team with his ‘Last Samurai’ director Edward Zwick for the follow-up to his extremely successful Jack Reacher adaptation, which was released in 2012. Zwick, along with Marshall Herskovitz, will rewrite the screenplay by Richard Wenk.
The new film will be based on the novel ‘Never Go Back’ by Lee Child, which sees Reacher head back to his old military base in Virginia to take a woman to dinner who is now the commanding officer. By the time he gets there, she has been arrested, and Reacher finds himself being charged with pummeling one guy and fathering a child with a woman. He can’t remember either transgression but gets to the bottom of it with cunning and sometimes brute force.
Christopher McQuarrie directed the first movie, which grossed over $210 million worldwide and he will return to executive produce.
Zwick has a host of critically acclaimed credits to his name, »
- Paul Heath
The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that Paramount and Skydance have enlisted both Ed Zwick and Marshall Herskovitz to re-write Richard Wenk's script for the upcoming sequel to their 2012 hit Jack Reacher. Zwick has also signed on to direct the yet-to-be titled sequel, which will reunite the Academy Award-winner with megastar Tom Cruise, who he directed in the critically acclaimed 2003 film The Last Samurai. Cruise will also produce alongside Chris McQuarrie and Don Granger. The original Jack Reacher grossed over $218M worldwide on about a $60M budget, and managed to do very well on home video raking in another $23M or so, which made green lighting a sequel a no-brainer for the studios. Jack Reacher 2 is set to adapt Never Go Back, a more recent Lee Child novel, which finds Cruise's titular hero back at his old military base and quickly caught up in a conspiracy involving old colleagues, »
Zwick last directed Cruise in 2003's The Last Samurai
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- Christopher Campbell
Ed Zwick and Marshall Herskovitz are reteaming with their The Last Samurai star Tom Cruise to tackle a Jack Reacher sequel, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. Paramount and Skydance are behind the new installment, which will continue the adventures of a former military police officer who continues to help people out. Reacher is an adaptation of a line of books by Lee Child, and the first installment proved to be a sleeper hit when it was released December 2012. (It grossed $80 million domestic and $218 million worldwide on a reported budget of $60 million.) Christopher McQuarrie wrote and
- Borys Kit
Tom Cruise’s Jack Reacher is a spectacularly underrated – and just plain spectacular – crime thriller, which adapted the world of author Lee Child back in 2012. The news that a sequel officially is moving forward will make fans rave, even though the delight has to come with a mild bit of pushback. Let’s start with the good news. Variety reports that Paramount and Skydance have hired Ed Zwick and Marshall Herskovitz to pen the screenplay for Jack Reacher 2, though there is a very good chance it will not be called that. The duo will be working off of the Lee Child novel Never Go Back, in which Tom Cruise’s character, Jack Reacher, travels to Virginia to finally meet Susan, a female military officer who has been helping him, via telephone, on previous engagements. Only, when he arrives, he walks into a mess of trouble & »
Now they have my attention. It's being reported by Deadline that Paramount and Skydance are looking to hire Edward Zwick (aka Ed Zwick) for the in-development Jack Reacher sequel, which will once again star Tom Cruise. Based on Lee Child's book series, the first film followed Cruise as Jack Reacher being framed for killing innocent people, and was directed by Christopher McQuarrie. While McQuarrie has since moved on to direct Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation, he will still be executive producing this. Cruise will return for Jack Reacher 2 with Zwick at the helm, directing a script by Richard Wenk that will be revised by Zwick and Marshall Herskovitz before they start filming. A few more details on this next one found below. Early word is that Jack Reacher 2 will be based on the book Never Go Back, published in 2013. "Reacher heads back to his old military base in »
- Alex Billington
The Jack Reacher sequel is about to take a big step forward. Ed Zwick (The Last Samurai) is reportedly in talks to direct the follow-up to the Tom Cruise thriller. In addition, Zwick and Marshall Herskovitz will take a pass at the script. More on the Ed Zwick Jack Reacher sequel news after the jump. Deadline reports Zwick […]
- Angie Han
Though prospects of a sequel to Jack Reacher looked dim, it’s now being reported that Paramount is indeed looking to get Tom Cruise behind the wheel of Reacher’s Chevelle once more, and are looking at The Last Samurai and Blood Diamond director Ed Zwick to make it happen.
According to Deadline, Zwick is currently in negotiations with the studio and Skydance to take the reins of the fledgling franchise. The 2012 film was directed by Christopher McQuarrie, and though everyone wanted him back for the sequel, he’s been busy dangling Cruise off of an airplane for Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation.
As previously rumored, the sequel will be based on the Lee Child Jack Reacher novel Never Go Back, which was published in 2013. In it, Reacher heads back to Virginia for a date with a woman who’s now the commanding officer of his old military base. But by the time he gets there, »
- James Garcia
The last we heard anything about sequel to the modestly performing "Jack Reacher" was that Paramount had put the movie on the "fast track." That was in 2013. But it seems engines are revving for the vigilante drifter to get back on the big screen, and the project now has a director. Deadline reports that the movie will mark the reunion between "The Last Samurai" director Ed Zwick and that film's star, Tom Cruise. It's interesting to note that Christopher McQuarrie—who wrote and adapted the first film, and has been Cruise's go-to writer for the past little while (also penning "Valkyrie" and "Edge Of Tomorrow") — doesn't appear to be involved. Could those rumors of rewrites and possible problems about the ending of "Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation" have had some merit? The filmmaker denied it but it does make one wonder. At any rate, Richard Wenk ("The Equalizer") penned the the first draft of the. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Paramount grossed $218 million worldwide from 2012’s “Jack Reacher,” directed by Christopher McQuarrie from his own script and based on the Lee Child series. The sequel will be based on Child’s “Never Go Back,” in which Reacher travels from South Dakota to the Virginia headquarters of the U.S. Army Military Police Corps and finds his new commanding officer has been arrested.
- Dave McNary
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