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Who owns the Hulk A lot of fans have been wondering when we'd be getting a new Hulk movie, and while the answer isn't any more definitive today than it was last week, we at least know a few more details about who would actually be releasing the movie, if it were ever made. We already knew that Universal, who put out both the Eric Bana and Edward Norton Hulk movies, still held a claim to the character, but now Forbes is reporting that Universal only has the distribution rights to any hypothetical movies. Or, more specifically, Universal has the rights of first refusal, meaning that if Marvel does ever make another one, Universal gets to decide if they want to release it. And since Marvel movies make approximately a quadrillion dollars each, it's a pretty safe bet...
- Peter Hall
A few months ago, Mark Ruffalo hinted at a potential rights issue that's stopping Marvel pressing ahead with a standalone Hulk movie. He said that a Hulk movie was "still Universal's property", arguing "that's a big impediment" to moving ahead with a new, standalone Hulk movie. Now we have a little bit more detail.
Before the Marvel cinematic universe came about, Universal hired Ang Lee to make a sorely-underappreciated Hulk film, that starred Eric Bana. The movie did decent business in 2003, but hardly won too many people over. As such, Marvel pressed the reboot button for 2008's The Incredible Hulk, that saw Louis Leterrier direct Edward Norton in the role. Universal distributed that film. although it was a Marvel Studios production.
Since then, the role of the Hulk »
An alien craft shaped like an artichoke? A vessel with breasts? Here's our pick of 15 of sci-fi cinema's most eccentric spaceships...
For decades, heroes have crossed the universe in rocket ships and modified light freighters. Aliens have conquered galaxies in disc-shaped craft of varying sizes.
Yes, as long as there's been science fiction on the silver screen, spaceships have captured our imagination, from the matinee serials of the 30s to the sci-fi blockbusters of the present.
We all have our own idea of what a great spaceship should look like. For some, it's Han Solo's fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy, the Millennium Falcon. For others, it's the more graceful USS Enterprise, or maybe the utilitarian craft of 2001: A Space Odyssey. But what about cinema's more unusual, outlandish spaceships? The ramshackle ones, the anachronistic ones, the ones that look a bit rude, or just plain scary? Those are »
David Beckham has landed a role in Guy Ritchie's 'Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur'. The retired soccer star has reportedly signed up for a part in his pal's latest film, a Middle Ages epic starring Charlie Hunnam, Jude Law, Eric Bana and Poppy Delevingne, and will be joining the cast in donning medieval attire. A source shared: ''There's going to be a version of the scene where Excalibur gets drawn from the stone. This is where Beckham factors in.'' The 40-year-old star - who played for England as well as the clubs Manchester United, Real Madrid and La Galaxy during his successful career as a footballer - is unofficially credited on film database imdb.com as playing ''Blackleg leader'' in the movie, which began filming this week. And according to the website FilmDivider.com, ''some football puns'' were written into David's scene. They added: ''There's »
The retired soccer star has reportedly signed up for a part in his pal’s latest film, a Middle Ages epic starring Charlie Hunnam, Jude Law, Eric Bana and Poppy Delevingne, and will be joining the cast in donning medieval attire.
A source shared: “There’s going to be a version of the scene where Excalibur gets drawn from the stone. This is where Beckham factors in.”
The 40-year-old star – who played for England as well as the clubs Manchester United, Real Madrid and La Galaxy during his successful career as a footballer – is unofficially credited on film database imdb.com as playing “Blackleg leader” in the movie, »
- Paul Heath
Apparently, the new King Arthur film has a special cameo performance by David Beckham...
Okay, we never saw this one coming. Guy Ritchie is currently in the midst of shooting the first of up to six planned new King Arthur movies. Knights Of The Round Table stars Charlie Hunnam, Eric Bana, Jude Law and Annabelle Wallis, and Joby Harold has penned the screenplay.
And now? We, er, learn that David Beckham has joined the cast.
According to Film Divider, whose hit rate on breaking stories is genuinely remarkably high, Beckham has been cast in a cameo role in Knights Of The Round Table. As the site reports, "as the film tells a King Arthur origin story, there’s going to be a version of the scene where Excalibur gets drawn from the stone. This is where Beckham factors in".
Apparently, football puns have been duly written into the movie.
To celebrate the release of Age Of Kill starring Martin Kemp in his first action hero thriller out in cinemas, digital and VOD on Friday 12th June, and on DVD and Blu-ray on Monday 15th June, we take a look at the Top 10 Action Hero Fathers of all time!
While on holiday in England, former CIA analyst Jack Ryan (Ford) witnesses an Ira terrorist attack on a member of the royal family. After successfully preventing the assassination, Ryan and his family are targeted by the Ira faction, forcing him to return to the CIA and hunt them down before the terrorists strike again.
Harry Tasker (Schwarzenegger) is a secret agent, but as far as his family is concerned he is a computer salesman. With a terrorist network threatening to bomb the Us, Tasker must reveal his secret identity to ensure his family’s safety. »
- Jazmine Sky Bradley
Ricky Gervais‘ new movie for Netflix has amassed quite a cast. Eric Bana will star in Special Correspondents alongside Gervais himself, Vera Farmiga, America Ferrera, and many more. Hit the jump for your Special Correspondents first look, in addition to plot details, casting news, and more. Here’s the Special Correspondents cast courtesy of Netflix (via […]
- Angie Han
Netflix posted the first photo of the full cast on Friday (June 5).
Gervais, writer and director of the satirical comedy, also stars alongside Eric Bana, who plays a struggling radio journalist who begins to fake frontline war reports.
Special Correspondents is expected to air on Netflix next year. »
Thanks to The Wrap, we’ve got a first look photo of the cast for Ricky Gervais’ Netflix original movie Special Correspondents, which sees Gervais starring alongside Eric Bana (Deliver Us From Evil), Vera Farmiga (Bates Motel), Kelly Macdonald (Boardwalk Empire), Kevin Pollak (The Usual Suspects), America Ferrera (Ugly Betty), Raúl Castillo (Looking), Benjamin Bratt (Law & Order), Bill Lake (The Hurricane), Meghan Heffern (Chloe), Ari Cohen (Gangland Undercover) and Mimi Kuzyk (The Day After Tomorrow)…
Special Correspondents sees Bana as “a struggling New York-based radio journalist whose arrogance and decadent lifestyle has hindered his career. With his job on the line, he fakes front-line war reports from the comfort of his hideout above a Spanish restaurant in the heart of Manhattan.” It is set to land on Netflix some time next year.
- Gary Collinson
Vera Farmiga, who has been single-handedly making Bates Hotel watchable for three seasons, will co-star in Ricky Gervais's upcoming Netflix movie, Special Correspondents, the "A.V. Club" reports. Farmiga will be joined by America Ferrera, whose most recent work includes voice acting in How to Train Your Dragon and an appearance on Inside Amy Schumer. The two will work alongside Eric Bana, who plays a reporter who fakes wartime stories from his New York apartment. Gervais is writing, directing, and co-starring. »
- Greg Cwik
Once again, Ricky Gervais is teaming up with Netflix, for a movie this time instead of an episodic offering, like his last outing, the comedy Derek. This project with the streaming service giant is titled Special Correspondents, and the comedy has put together an incredible cast, which just unveiled its first cast photo. A satirical comedy about a struggling radio journalist from New York who lives a spoiled, over-the-top lifestyle and may lose his job, the story follows him as he fakes a reports from the front lines while hiding out a Manhattan eatery. Joining Gervais are Eric Bana, who plays the aforementioned journalist, Vera Farmiga, Kelly Macdonald, Kevin Pollack, America Ferrara, Raul Castillo, and Benjamin Bratt. In addition to his on screen acting duties, Gervais also wrote and is directing Special Correspondents for Netflix. The picture is currently filming in Toronto, where they have been in the process of »
America Ferrera and Vera Farmiga will co-star in Ricky Gervais’ Netflix original film “Special Correspondents,” alongside the comedian and previously announced Eric Bana. Kelly Macdonald, Kevin Pollak, Raúl Castillo and Benjamin Bratt round out the ensemble, which was revealed in the first cast photo, released by Netflix Friday (see above).
Gervais wrote and is directing the satirical comedy flick for Netflix, in which he’ll also star.
Bana stars as a struggling New York-based radio journalist whose arrogance and lavish lifestyle hinder his career. With his job on the line, he fakes front line war reports from his hideout above a Spanish restaurant in the city.
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
Netflix has unveiled the first photo of the complete cast of Ricky Gervais‘ original movie “Special Correspondents,” which debuts exclusively on TheWrap. Eric Bana stars as a struggling New York-based radio journalist whose arrogance and decadent lifestyle has hindered his career. With his job on the line, he fakes front-line war reports from the comfort of his hideout above a Spanish restaurant in Manhattan. Gervais co-stars alongside Oscar nominee Vera Farmiga (“Bates Motel”), Kelly Macdonald (“Boardwalk Empire”), Kevin Pollak (“The Usual Suspects”), America Ferrera (“Ugly Betty”), Raúl Castillo (“Looking”) and Benjamin Bratt (“Law & Order”). Also Read: 'Boardwalk Empire's' Kelly Macdonald Joins. »
- Jeff Sneider
The Boardwalk Empire actress has signed up for one of the female leads, according to The Wrap.
Gervais has written the script and is set to direct the satire of the social media-focused modern news culture through fictional accounts of a war reporter; he is also understood to have a supporting role.
Bana plays Frank, a New York radio journalist who files fake reports of a South American war all from the comfort of his own Manhattan apartment.
Bratt co-stars as Bana's TV anchor nemesis in the film.
It is understood Macdonald will play a colleague of Bana's called Claire Makepeace who has a crush on Gervais' character Finch.
She then becomes known as the face of the radio station the three work at »
“Boardwalk Empire” alum Kelly Macdonald has been cast as one of the female leads in Ricky Gervais‘ Netflix movie “Special Correspondents,” an individual familiar with the project has told TheWrap. Gervais is writing and directing the satirical comedy, which he’ll also produce with Aaron L. Gilbert of Bron Studios and Chris Coen of Unanimous Entertainment as well as Manuel Munz. Eric Bana stars as Frank, an arrogant New York-based radio journalist whose decadent lifestyle has hindered his career. With his job on the line, he decides to fake frontline war reports from the comfort of his hideout above a Spanish restaurant. »
- Jeff Sneider
Benjamin Bratt has lined up a pair projects — one for Netflix and the other for Bold Films/Participant/Relativity. First, Bratt has been cast in Ricky Gervais’ satirical comedy Special Correspondent about a New York based radio journalist (Eric Bana) whose arrogance and decadent lifestyle has hindered his career. With his job on the line, he fakes frontline war reports from the comfort of his hideout above a Spanish restaurant in the heart of Manhattan. Bratt will portray… »
David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike are in negotiations to star whilst "Belle" director Amma Asante has come aboard to direct the racial drama "A United Kingdom" at Pathe International. Filming begins in October.
Written by Guy Hibbert, the true story tale follows Seretse Khama, a member of the royal family in the country of Bechuanaland which became Botswana. Khama sparked international outrage when he married a white woman in 1948 and survived a deposition attempt by his uncle. [Source: THR]
Provocative hip-hop artist Azealia Banks has scored her first starring role in a feature film, playing the title character in RZA's second feature "Coco" for Lionsgate and Codeblack Films. Common, Jill Scott, Lucien Laviscount, Lorraine Toussaint and Hana Mae Lee also star.
In the Brooklyn-set drama, Banks plays an aspiring twenty something rapper who wants a career in hip-hop but is torn by her parents’ dreams that she finish college. »
- Garth Franklin
At the time of writing, Marvel have not yet confirmed a third standalone Hulk movie, but without giving anything away, the closing events of Avengers: Age of Ultron definitely leave that door wide open. With that in mind, it seems like the perfect time to re-appraise ol' greenskin's first big screen outing, Ang Lee's multi-million dollar psychodrama, Hulk.
Released in 2003, Hulk took a total of $132.2 million at the Us box office, just short of its reputed £137 million budget. Though it eventually took over $245 million worldwide, it was perceived as a flop, significantly under-performing compared to the likes of Sam Raimi's Spider-Man or Bryan Singer's X-Men movies. Hulk not box-office Smash, in other words. Critics weren't overly kind either – it earned 62% on review aggregate site Rotten Tomatoes, indicating decidedly mixed reviews albeit with a positive slant.
Relativity Studios has acquired the film rights to Celeste Ng’s family drama “Everything I Never Told You” for its Relativity Squared specialty division.
“Everything I Never Told You” is a New York Times bestseller and was named Amazon’s best book last year.
Ng’s debut novel centers on a mixed-race, Asian-American family in the late ’70s shocked by the inexplicable drowning of their seemingly perfect daughter, only to discover they didn’t know her at all. Through stories of her parents, the reader sees how their unfulfilled dreams became pressures they placed on their children — while her older brother suspects their neighbor is responsible for his sister’s death.
- Dave McNary
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