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Chris Hemsworth to star in I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive; The Martian casts its female lead; Aubrey Plaza is voicing Grumpy Cat; Martin Campbell may direct Hunter Killer; and Liam Neeson eyes Tell No One.
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- Anthony Taormina
After taking something of a left turn with his latest, the lighthearted TV miniseries "P'tit Quinquin," Bruno Dumont is moving in yet another interesting, unforeseen direction. The filmmaker is sticking in the world of TV, preparing a musical titled "Jeanette" for the channel Arte. It is about the childhood of Joan of Arc, and is based on the works of writer Charles Péguy, who wrote poetry and plays about the religious figure and "her personal struggle to come to terms with evil and her despair regarding the coming of God's kingdom." If anyone can pull off a musical about that, we suppose it's Dumont. [Telerama] "Hunter Killer" has hooked many directors over the years—Antoine Fuqua, Phillip Noyce, McG and Steven Quayle—without actually being made, and now Martin Campbell ("Casino Royale") is the latest to come in through the rotating doors of the forever developing movie. If it actually films. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Cut off from all outside communication, a submarine commander and an elite Navy special forces unit are all that stand between the Russian assault and all-out war.
Campbell is just the latest name attached to the helm of the project, and this would mark his first film since "Green Lantern".
Source: The Wrap »
- Garth Franklin
The game of Hot Potato over the spy thriller Hunter Killer continues. The film has seen directors like Phillip Noyce, Antoine Fuqua, and most recently McG attached at one point or another, but has failed to come to fruition in the years that it’s been in development. Relativity is still trying, though, and The Wrap now reports that Casino Royale helmer Martin Campbell is in early talks to direct the pic, which is an adaptation of the novel Firing Point by George Wallace and Don Keith. The story revolves around an American sub commander and a Navy Seal team that must rescue the Russian president and defeat a renegade admiral who’s attempting a coup. Campbell hasn’t directed a film since 2011’s Green Lantern, and while he wasn’t a great match for superhero material, he helmed the excellent The Mask of Zorro and rebooted the James Bond »
- Adam Chitwood
“Casino Royale” director Martin Campbell is in early talks to direct the espionage thriller “Hunter Killer” for Relativity, multiple individuals familiar with the project have told TheWrap. “Hunter Killer” finds a renegade Russian military leader pushing the U.S. to the brink of a nuclear confrontation and shattering a decades-old peace agreement between the two former enemies. Cut off from all outside communication, a submarine commander and an elite Navy special forces unit are all that stand between the Russian assault and all-out war. Also read: ‘Darkness’ Director: I Worked With the Real Mel Gibson Neal Moritz and Toby Jaffe are producing for Original Films, »
- Jeff Sneider
"No jokes." Last week was about the fifth time I've heard that there is a mandate at Warner Bros. regarding any of the DC superhero films in development, and it's very simple and direct and to the point. "No jokes." It would seem like a crazy rule to set for an entire series of films. How can you know what the tone is for every story you'll be telling in a series before you've even started telling it? The thing is, DC has taken a few stabs at establishing this larger universe on film, and they've gotten smacked down for everything that hasn't had Batman in it. "Man Of Steel" made money, and I'm certainly not the only person to like the film. I may be one of its more ardent defenders, but I'm not alone. I think you'd have a far harder time finding someone to defend "Green Lantern, »
- Drew McWeeny
Gambling has been extensively used in movies as a plot device to convey tension and instances of high drama. Whether it’s a spin at the roulette table or a game of cards, seeing the hero and enemy at the mercy of sheer luck is a heart-stopping moment in any film that has us at the edge of our seats eager to find out the outcome of their gamble.
But you shouldn’t believe everything you see on the big screen. In this article we list the five silliest gambling scenes in movie history and explain the mistakes that spoil the fun for gamblers who know their game.
Director: Robert Luketic
Running time: 123 minutes
21 is a crime-thriller-drama movie that follows the factual exploits of six MIT whizz kids who decide to combine their intellectual genius to take on the blackjack tables at Vegas »
- Gary Collinson
One of the greatest strengths that Antonio Banderas possesses as an actor is his ability to be beloved by audiences for entirely different reasons.
For many, especially children, he’s the perfectly (I avoided a cat pun there) charming voice of Puss in Boots in all the DreamWorks incarnations, as well as the father of some uniquely problematic youngsters in the Spy Kids franchise. He’s also developed a rather substantial following of older viewers who appreciate his more romantic and smouldering side in the likes of Evita, Original Sin and Interview With The Vampire, as well as his earlier and racier work with Pedro Almodóvar.
However to me, as well as many of our readers I suspect, Banderas has made a great action hero over the years. »
The DC movie universe should already be three years old. We all thought, Christopher Nolan’s Batman Trilogy aside, that Martin Campbell‘s Green Lantern was going to kick things off. It was a no-brainer. Much like Iron Man before him, Green Lantern was a very successful and popular comic character who was fairly well-known to the general […]
The post ‘Green Lantern’ Honest Trailer: The Almost First Film In the DC Universe appeared first on /Film. »
- Germain Lussier
Remember when it was announced Warner Bros. was already working on a Green Lantern sequel before the first film even hit theatersc Then remember how it had an end credit sequence that made no logical sense based on the narrative of the film itselfc Well, if you forgot about what a mess the film was the boys at Screen Junkies have a new honest trailer, this time taking a look at Martin Campbell's mess of a film just as DC and Warner Bros. are working on kicking off a whole new Justice League franchise beginning with Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice in 2016. Green Lantern starred Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Peter Sarsgaard, Tim Robbins, Mark Strong and the voices of Geoffrey Rush and Michael Clarke Duncan. The film was reportedly budgeted at $200 million and only pulled in $219.8 million worldwide... not a good result. Check out the honest trailer below. »
- Brad Brevet
In a universe as vast as it is mysterious, an elite force of protectors for peace and justice has existed for centuries. They are the Green Lantern Corps. When a new enemy called Parallax threatens to destroy the Universe, their fate and the fate of Earth lie in the hands of the Corps' newest recruit, the first human ever selected: Hal Jordan (Ryan Reynolds). Bringing the popular superhero to the big screen for the first time, Green Lantern also stars Blake Lively (Gossip Girl), Peter Sarsgaard (Orphan), Mark Strong (Sherlock Holmes), Academy Award® nominee Angela Bassett* and Academy Award® winner Tim Robbins**. Green Lantern was directed by Martin Campbell, from a script written by Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, Michael J. Green, and Michael Goldenberg. The film starred: Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Peter Sarsgaard, Mark Strong, Tim Robbins, Taika Waititi, Temuera Morrison, and Angela Bassett. »
If you’re a fan of end-of-the-world movies such as The Road Warrior, Escape from New York and The Terminator, then you may want to check out Flickering Myth contributor david j. moore’s new book World Gone Wild: A Survivor’s Guide to Post-Apocalyptic Movies, which has recently been released by Schiffer Publishing.
The deluxe hardback book is packed with over 800 movie reviews, ranging from blockbusters such as The Hunger Games, The Matrix Trilogy and World War Z to cult B-movies like Cyborg, Fortress and Hell Comes to Frogtown, providing the definitive guide to the genre.
As well as the exhaustive selection of reviews, the book also contains interviews with over 60 filmmakers and actors, including Albert Pyun, Russell Mulcahy, Neil Marshall, Roger Christianson, Martin Campbell, Paul W.S. Anderson, John Hillcoat and Roddy Piper, and 427 colour photographs.
You can order World Gone Wild: A Survivor’s Guide to Post-Apocalyptic Movies via Amazon. »
- Gary Collinson
My hometown Mom-and-Pop video store used to have a magical “freebie” bin. This bin was the resting place for any excess promotional materials the store procured. The freebie bin rarely held any blockbuster movie posters, but it was always stocked with horror titles, and being a diehard horror fan, I outfitted my room with materials I collected from the freebie bin. (Plus, I once found a Ghost Dad shirt lurking in the bottom!) One of my favorite finds was a giant poster from Cast a Deadly Spell. This means that while many girls my age had New Kids on the Block or a fresh from T2 Edward Furlong pasted on their walls, my room was adorned with a scruffy Fred Ward. And thus, I was set on the horror path I am still ambling down today.
- Ryan Turek
Every once in a while, a television drama comes along that perfectly encapsulates the mood of the time in which it was made. In the 1980s - a decade best remembered in the United Kingdom for Thatcherism and the omnipresent threat of nuclear war - that drama was Edge of Darkness.
Edge of Darkness - a six-part serial - is the story of Ronnie Craven, a Yorkshire police detective who initiates an off-the-books enquiry into his daughter's murder, only to discover that her death has broader political implications.
Soon, Craven is drawn into a world of corrupt politics and eco-terrorism, culminating in an ill-fated excursion into a radioactive waste facility known as 'Northmoor' - the hub of a power-hungry plot by malevolent forces. »
"I had a lot of meetings on Casino Royale," he told Empire.
The filmmaker added: "So much so that the head of MGM offered me it. I had a 24-hour period where I thought I was directing Casino Royale."
Vaughn said of casting Firth as a »
Loosely adapted from Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons’ espionage comic-book, Kingsman: The Secret Service sees Matthew Vaughn finally doing what he so nearly did back in the mid-noughties and making a spy flick. “I had a lot of meetings on Casino Royale,” he reveals of the Bond that got away, exclusively in the new issue of Empire (out Thursday, June 25). “So much so that the head of MGM offered me it. I had a 24-hour period where I thought I was directing Casino Royale.” The whole experience was, he understates, “a bit of a downer”.Any lingering disappointment at being 00-sixed – it was Martin Campbell, of course, who ultimately landed the gig – has been more than salved by an action-thriller that teams up Colin Firth and newcomer Taron Egerton as a kind of Professor Higgins and Eliza Doolittle of fighting, shooting and wearing very smart suits. Firth’s character, Harry Hart, »
Snyder and co. promise to introduce a whole new roster of heroes, many never before seen on the big screen, and the prospect is undeniably an exciting one. A new take on Batman to look forward to from Ben Affleck, to say nothing of the first real Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg, and plenty more where they came from.
If Dawn of Justice does well in May 2016, there’s no telling what could come next. Justice League, for sure, and then stand-alone franchises for the above characters and more.
- Kenji Lloyd
If you were a regular watcher of NBC's "Dracula" you're no doubt familiar with Victoria Smurfit, who played Lady Jane Wetherby on the show. Up next, Smurfit stars in a revenge thriller, and we've got the skinny for ya today. Read on!
Per Screen Daily, Smurfit (pictured) stars alongside Joanne Mitchell and Jonathan Slinger in the film, which has just begun production over in West Yorkshire. It's being directed by Jonathan Brunt, who previously helmed the 2012 horror flick Before Dawn.
The Taking tells the story of two women who turn the tables on a vicious loan shark, and it's one of the new films on the slate of newly minted UK sales outfit Metrodome International.
The shoot is due to wrap on May 18.
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- John Squires
Since being introduced back in 1997, Parkour has become a key part of many fast-paced action sequences. With the aim being to get from A to B as quickly as possible, it’s easy to see why our protagonists would favour this mode of ‘transport’. With the upcoming release of Brick Mansions on May 2nd, starring Paul Walker and Parkour founder, David Belle (pictured below), we’ve taken a look at some of the best Parkour and free-running scenes, as well as a few that we enjoyed for other reasons.
David Belle, widely regarded as a founder of the modern parkour movement, eludes a gun-toting gang in a gut-wrenching chase through a French estate block. Impossible precision and stomach-churning drops are the order of the day although we’re unconvinced that the bit with the ladder is allowed in Parkour rules. Casino Royale (2006) dir. Martin Campbell »
- Phil Wheat
Despite the fact that the last time Warner Bros. and DC Comics tried to put Green Lantern on the big screen it ended in disaster, writer David S. Goyer (The Dark Knight trilogy) still wants to give the character the feature-film that he deserves. While speaking to Collider, he said that he would love to reboot the property at some point:
“I would love to do ‘Green Lantern,’” Goyer said when he was asked about the way the alien world was depicted in Man of Steel versus how it was shown in Green Lantern. “I really wanted to showcase Krypton as a truly alien world. That was one of the things I wanted to do from the beginning when I got involved in the project. At his heart, Superman’s always been a science fiction story. I wanted to lean into that, and so did Chris, and so did Zack, »
- Matt Joseph
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