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Sneak Peek footage and images from "Killer Women", the new "Texas Ranger" crime drama series starring Tricia Helfer, Ben Silverman, Luis Balaguer and Martin Campbell, debuting January 7, 2014 on ABC, with a pilot episode directed by Lawrence Trilling:
"...'Molly Parker' is a recently divorced woman, former beauty queen and a daughter of a sheriff.
"She rises to the top ranks of one of the most elite and male-dominant law enforcement establishments around: the 'Texas Rangers'..."
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Killer Women"...
- Michael Stevens
Image courtesy of Joblo
Not long after A Good Day to Die Hard made more money than most can imagine, word spread that a Mr. Ben Trebilcook was working on a script for a sixth and final Die Hard for one of A Good Day‘s producers. Since Die Hard is basically the greatest movie ever and there didn’t seem to be much official out there with Mr. Trebilcook and his script, I decided to reach out to the man and see what was what (and admittedly try and get some Easter eggs. After all, I am little more than a desperate fan).
Trebilcook’s twitter suggests that the film has been moving forward and, considering the strange history of the scripts to Die Hard movies, Trebilcook’s script to screen story would be rather conventional.
Mr. Trebilcook had some surprising things to say about his script as well »
- Zachary Leeman
Commenting on the Critics with Simon Columb...
"MGM and Danjaq have acquired all of the rights and interests in James Bond held by the estate of Kevin McClory, ending more than 50 years of litigation between the producers of the franchise and an author who penned Bond scripts with Ian Fleming. MGM, Danjaq and the estate of McClory issued a statement on Friday saying that they have brought to an “amicable conclusion the legal and business disputes that have arisen periodically for over 50 years.” Details of the settlement were not disclosed.""
Read the full article here.
McClory’s control over the Thunderball rights since 1968 has been a thorn in the side of the franchise ever since. In terms of characters and plot-points, Thunderball is integral to the James Bond series. »
- Gary Collinson
Jason Statham is best known to American audiences for his work in the action genre, starring in movies like Crank, The Transporter, The Expendables and more. But now the British star is being approached about putting those skills to use in a more comedic fashion. According to Deadline, Paul Feig has approached the British star about a role in the upcoming spy comedy Susan Cooper, and it's predicted that negotiations are soon to begin. Feig is writing the screenplay himself, and it's been said that Martin Campbell's Casino Royale served as a bit of inspiration to him in the scripting. Melissa McCarthy is set to play the titular character, and earlier this week it was reported that her Bridesmaids co-star Rose Byrne is in talks for a role as well. There aren't many details available about the role that Statham would play in the film, but Deadline says that »
Martin Campbell (Casino Royale) is set to direct and executive produce a drama project for ABC and ABC Studios. Written/exec producer by Chris Downey (Leverage) and co-created/exec produced by Apollo Robbins (The Gentleman Thief), the untitled drama centers on Alice Jones, an FBI forensic psychiatrist, who teams up with Vincent Smith, a brilliant pickpocket-turned-Las Vegas magician, to catch bad guys living it up in Vegas in elaborate stings. Each week, Vince and Alice are ably assisted Ocean’s Eleven-style, by a rogue’s gallery of Sin City hustler, card cheats and showgirls. Downey and Robbins are repped by CAA and Jaimie Afifi; Campbell is with CAA and Walter Teller and Ken Richman. ABC has put in development The Law Of Attraction, a legal drama written-executive produced by veteran TV writers, married couple Jonathan Shapiro (The Practice) and Betsy Borns (All of Us), in their first collaboration. It follows a beautiful, »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Paul Feig was already set with one cast member from Bridesmaids in his next project, with Melissa McCarthy attached to play the title role in the upcoming spy comedy Susan Cooper, but apparently one just wasn't enough for the director. According to The Wrap, Rose Byrne is now in early talks to reunite with Feig and McCathy and become the second actor cast in the movie. The script is being written by Feig, who will also serve as a producer on the project, but specific details about the plot have not yet been released. The director said that he was inspired to make the film by Martin Campbell's Casino Royale, and while the movie will be a comedy it won't be a spoof. Negotiations with Byrne are still in the early stages, but it was previously reported that the movie will have two lead characters, meaning that Byrne's role »
Odd List Ryan Lambie Simon Brew 17 Oct 2013 - 06:29
Here are 25 more great, unsung films - this time, from the year 1994...
Yes, 1994. The year cinemas were dominated by such whimsical wonders as The Lion King, Forrest Gump, The Mask and, erm, True Lies. It was also the year Gump dominated the Academy Awards, and Four Weddings And A Funeral loomed large at the Baftas.
As ever, there was so much more to the year's cinematic landscape than Tom Hanks' park bench ramblings or Hugh Grant mithering from beneath his gorgously crafted hair. To prove it, here's a list of 25 films that, in our estimation, are among its most underappreciated. There's much horror, drama, tears and laughter, plus a couple of classic documentaries, too.
Now that we’re just over two months away from the release of Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, which sees Chris Pine step into the shoes of Tom Clancy’s most famous character, the marketing campaign is ratcheting up a gear or six. The first trailer touched down a couple of weeks ago and now here comes the international promo.As Kevin Costner’s CIA handler tells him, Jack is no longer just an analyst here; he’s on active operational duty despite his rookie status. When he discovers a dastardly Russian plot to destroy the world's economies led by Viktor Cherevin (Kenneth Branagh, who also directs), it leads him to go on the offensive.Pleasingly, this new trailer puts Keira Knightley’s Cathy Ryan in a much more positive light; instead of a concerned wife, she’s much more his equal, helping out on the mission at one point.There »
Anthony Hopkins is the ageing swashbuckler who trains Antonio Banderas's rough-edged rogue to continue the fight against the forces of oppression in old Mexico. But Catherine Zeta-Jones has a rather distracting effect on the young successor as Zorro's firecracker of a daughter. Zinging with the spirits of Douglas Fairbanks (Sr and Jr) and Errol Flynn, Bond director Martin Campbell cracks the whip for a royally entertaining action adventure. »
Back in August, I showed you images that Quantum Creation FX posted of their in-house Green Lantern makeup tests for Tomar-Re (voiced by Geoffrey Rush). Now, check out a video that features that practical concept moving around. Better than the CGI Tomar-Re? Also, we have some storyboards, created by Michael Anthony Jackson, for Martin Campbell's Green Lantern. They feature Abin Sur's fight scene with Parallax, however this version is much more action-packed than the theatrical version. Keep in mind, the storyboards refer to Parallax as Hannu, which was probably just a codename. You'll also notice that Parallax is depicted as having a humanoid form, and not the cloud like stupidity we all know and hate. Once again, keep in mind these boards are probably from an early version of the script. In a universe as vast as it is mysterious, an elite force of protectors for peace and justice »
The thing I find most amusing about 20th Century Fox's bizarre decision to have Galactus appear as a giant space cloud in Fantastic Four: Rises of the Silver Surfer, is that four years later Warner Bros. would make the Same exact mistake with Green Lantern and have their main villain, Parallax, be a big giant space cloud too. (hands up in the air) Seriously, who are these morons at these studios that think a superhero fighting a giant space cloud is a good idea? Just for that alone directors Tim Story and Martin Campbell should be forced to spend the rest of their careers making dog food commercials. With my little rant out of the way, let's get to some cool concept art that conceptual illustrator, Daniel James Cox, created for Fantastic Four: Rises of the Silver Surfer. The arwork (via Film Sketchr) is of a humanoid form for Galactus, »
McG is in talks to direct Dwayne Johnson in an upcoming new film project called The Fall Guy, which is an adaptation of a 1980s TV series. Apparently people in Hollywood have been trying to get an adaptation of this made for years. At one point Casino Royal's Martin Campbell was going to direct Nicolas Cage. I'm not sure if the new team is much better.
I've never seen the series, but it aired on ABC from 1981 to 1986 and starred Lee Majors as "a Hollywood stunt man who supplemented his income by doing bounty hunter work. He was joined on his escapades, which usually involved him transferring a stunt from a movie to the job at hand, by his sidekick cousin (Douglas Barr) and a fetching female stunt actress played by Heather Thomas."
I'm not a big fan of McG's work, but this seems like something that would fit with »
- Joey Paur
McG, director of the unnecessary Terminator Salvation and the relatively unfunny and unromantic rom-com This Means War, is set to return to film after a spout of TV work. This time he’s teaming up with Dwayne Johnson, who’s had a great year with actioners like Pain & Gain and Fast & Furios 6 . Johnson’s experienced action hue and topical popularity may be just what the director needs to return to form and move on from his poorly received recent ventures.
The directors new project, The Fall Guy, is an adaption of the 1980s television show of the same name that starred Lee Majors (The Six Million Dollar Man). It tells the story of stuntman Colt Seavers (Johnson) who moonlights as a bounty hunter to pay the bills, as stunt men often do in this economy. Johnson seems perfectly suited for the role which will no doubt include the comedic element »
- James Byiers
The early 1980s series starred Lee Majors as a Hollywood stunt man who supplemented his income doing bounty hunter work.
Source: Heat Vision »
- Garth Franklin
Peer with us into the magic mirror of time, back to October of 2011, when Martin Campbell was attached to direct a film version of 1980s TV series The Fall Guy. Though producers Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald tried to get that iteration of the project up and running at DreamWorks, it hit a brick wall and burst into flames. Now, the duo has teamed up with Hyde Park Entertainment and WWE Films for a potential film that will see Dwayne Johnson taking over Lee Majors’ role and McG hoisting the megaphone.The Fall Guy, which some of you whippersnappers may be too young to recall (get off our Lawn!) ran between 1981 and 1986 and saw Majors play a Hollywood stunt man who earned extra money working as a bounty hunter. And – who’d-a-thunk it – he was usually able to adapt a big stunt technique to the job of the week.Though »
The original series The Fall Guy ran for five seasons from 1981 to 1986, starring Lee Majors as Hollywood stuntman Colt Seavers, who uses his skills to moonlight as a bounty hunter when he is not on set. He was joined by his cousin (Douglas Barr) and an attractive stuntwoman (Heather Thomas) on his missions, which normally involved transferring a movie stunt to his work as a bounty hunter. The project had been in the works for several years, first at Warner Bros. and then at DreamWorks, where Nicolas Cage was set to star with Martin Campbell attached to direct back in 2011.
The adaptation of 1980s TV series The Fall Guy has been in development for a while, but what better actor to land to give the project a shot in the arm than Dwayne Johnson (Fast & Furious 6). Starring Lee Majors, The Fall Guy centered on a stuntman who moonlighted as a bounty hunter when work was slow. Just as Johnson is reported as being in negotiations to step into Majors' shoes, McG (We Are Marshall) is also in talks to direct. If deals were to close, casting would likely look to the roles of a sidekick cousin and a fetching female stunt actress, played by Douglas Barr and Heather Thomas in the original series, respectively. That is, if the big-screen version were to follow in the footsteps of the ABC series; no plot details are available just yet. Hit the jump for more, including a look at the show's intro »
- Dave Trumbore
Plans for a big screen version of the 1980's television series The Fall Guy are back on track today as The Hollywood Reporter brings word that star Dwayne Johnson and director McG are teaming to tackle the property. The original series, which ran for five seasons beginning in 1981, starred Lee Majors as Colt Seavers, a Hollywood stuntman who also worked as a bounty hunter. Created by Glen A. Larson, the show also starred Douglas Barr and Heather Thomas. Back in 2011 , Green Lantern and Casino Royale helmer Martin Campbell was eyeing the project himself with X-Men: First Class screenwriters Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz providing the screenplay. There's no word yet on whether any of their script will be retained for this iteration. The Fall Guy will be produced by »
Villains are an essential part of genre cinema. Though scores of filmmakers have attempted to create truly great villains throughout the history of film, only a few have succeeded in achieving this difficult goal.
This article will take a look at the great film villains of the 2000’s.
The criteria for this article is the same as my previous articles Cinema’s Greatest Villains: The 1970’s, Cinema’s Greatest Villains: The 1980’s and Cinema’s Greatest Villains: The 1990’s: the villains must be from live-action films only, and must pose some type of direct or indirect lethal threat. The villains can be either individuals or small groups that act as one unit. The villains must be human or human in appearance. Also, individuals who are the central protagonists/antiheroes of their respective films were excluded.
- Terek Puckett
A planned Blake's 7 remake will not air on Microsoft's Xbox Live, a new report has claimed.
It was previously suggested that the software giant would fund a revamped version of the sci-fi cult classic, which it would then air on its digital network.
However, Microsoft's Kate Barnes has now told Den of Geek that there is "nothing" to the rumours.
"I think the rumours took on a lot of speed because sci-fi is obviously something at the heart of Xbox, but no, there's nothing to that," Barnes is quoted as saying.
> Blake's 7 to be remade: Who should star in the sci-fi revamp?
Watch the opening to the original Blake's 7 below: »
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