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About three and a half years ago, Bruce Willis became attached to Five Against a Bullet, an action thriller formerly set up at Columbia Pictures from Transformers and G.I. Joe franchise producer Lorenzo Dibonaventura. Then just last year, The A-Team and Smokin’ Aces director Joe Carnahan came on board the project. However, one of them […]
- Ethan Anderton
First up, "The Grey" and "Narc" helmer Joe Carnahan is set to direct "Five Against A Bullet," a potential franchise launcher boasting a script by Alex Litvak and Carnahan. Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Jordan Schur and Mimran Schur are producing.
Bruce Willis was previously attached to an earlier version of the project which follows five elite bodyguards who are tasked with keeping a Mexican mayoral candidate safe through the elections as a drug cartel kingpin has sent an army of hitmen after him.
- Garth Franklin
Currently shooting The Magnificent Seven with Antoine Fuqua, Vincent D'Onofrio has clearly developed a taste for the Western. He's now set to make his second film as a director* with The Kid. He'll also star in the film, alongside James Franco and Ethan Hawke.Newcomer Andrew Lanham (his civil rights drama Just Mercy has Michael B. Jordan attached) wrote the screenplay, which is a new take on the often-filmed legend of Pat Garrett and Billy The Kid. The focus is a young boy, whose uncle has murdered his father and turned his sister out onto the streets. The boy tries to rope Billy into avenging his father by killing said uncle, but finds his romantic notions of the gunfighting outlaw are false. He then finds a true hero in Sheriff Garrett.Who's playing who hasn't been revealed at this point, but the set-up, like Joe Carnahan's Five Against A Bullet, »
In development since 2011 and with Joe Carnahan attached to direct since this time last year, Five Against A Bullet has finally got the go-ahead. Carnahan's name was recently connected with Bad Boys 3, but it looks like this will happen first.Five Against A Bullet has been lingering in limbo for a while, ever since Transformers producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura brought it to studio Sony four years ago. Originally boasting a script by Alex Litvak (Predators), it’s the story of a Mexican politician whose father is slaughtered by a drug cartel. In order to stay alive during a campaign to clean up his local area, the canny politico hires the five best bodyguards available.The film attracted Bruce Willis’ attention in 2012, but things went quiet after that. Carnahan – no stranger to films boasting a high bullet count thanks to Narc, Smokin’ Aces and The A-Team – signed up to re-write »
Stoners take a bloodbath in American Ultra, a genre mash that's mildly amusing until it can't think of anything else to do besides flop around in the deep end of conspicuous gore. Taking a vacation from more serious projects by playing a couple of lethargic, ambition-free tokers who suddenly find themselves in the middle of a Joe Carnahan movie, Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart smoke and say "like" and the F-word a lot and eventually kick plenty of butt in a way that looks to cook up a couple of weeks of buzzy late-summer business with good-times-
- Todd McCarthy
So, it looks like Will Smith will be limiting himself to just the role of producer on the planned Bad Boys sequels that are confirmed to land in the next few years. He will apparently not star in the films. Hang on, what?
The first film is set to arrive in February 2017, so shooting will have to start in the early part of next year at the latest. The last we heard was that The A-Team and Narc director Joe Carnahan will be writing and directing the new movie in the franchise, and we’ve heard nothing to say that this isn’t still the case. »
- Paul Heath
Last week, Sony Pictures went ahead and announced release dates for both Bad Boys 3 and Bad Boys 4, with the former arriving on February 17th, 2017 and the latter touching down on July 3rd, 2019. We know that Joe Carnahan is in line to direct the third film, and the studio is currently mulling over options for the fourth. What we don’t know, however, is whether or not Martin Lawrence and Will Smith will return to star.
Of course, it’s assumed that both actors will reprise their roles, but now we’re hearing that that may not be the case. THR reports that while Will Smith will certainly produce both sequels, he’s not locked in to star yet. Now, this doesn’t mean that he won’t get in front of the camera. It just means that it’s not a sure thing.
That being said, it would »
- James Garcia
A movie based on the Mark Millar and Steve McNiven limited comic book series Nemesis has been in the works at Fox since 2010, but The Tracking Board is reporting that the project has moved to Warner Bros. According to the site, Ridley Scott's production banner Scott Free has also made the jump, as well as Joe Carnahan, who is attached to direct from a script he co-wrote with his brother Matthew Michael... Read More »
- Jesse Giroux
Mark Millar, the creator of "Kick-Ass" and "Kingsman: The Secret Service" has revealed that his next film will be based on his comic book series "Nemesis", that will now be developed and released by Warner Bros:
"Nemesis", the 4-issue Icon comic book series, written by Millar and illustrated by Steve McNiven, will be the next film from a screenplay by Joe Carnahan ("Narc"), that Millar describes as "fantastic."
"Morrow has his family put in protective custody, as Nemesis hijacks 'Air Force One' over the District of Columbia, taking the president hostage..."
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- Michael Stevens
After being stuck in development hell over at 20th Century Fox, Nemesis has been put into active development now that Warner Bros. has picked up the project. The Grey director Joe Carnahan is still attached to helm and he’s currently re-writing the screenplay with his brother, Matthew.
No actors have been recruited yet for the adaptation of Mark Millar’s comic series, but now that things are moving, expect some names to start popping up. A big screen version of Nemesis has been talked about for a while now, so I’m sure that many actors have their eye on the character, and we definitely have a few of our own candidates in mind.
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For those unfamiliar with the source material, Nemesis follows Matt Anderson, a man “hell-bent on avenging the death of his parents, who were notorious villains themselves. Traveling the world as a costumed menace, »
- James Garcia
At this point, a number of Mark Millar's creator owned comic books have been successfully brought to the big screen, with pretty much every other single one he's written also in various stages of development. One of the best - Nemesis - still hasn't been adapted, though the sad death of original director Tony Scott had at least something to do with that. Since then, The Grey director Joe Carnahan has rewritten the screenplay with his brother Matthew Michael Carnahan, and the former is now confirmed to direct (he was also attached to helm Nemesis when it was at Fox). While it had been at 20th Century Fox, Warner Bros. are now developing the project with Scott Free. It's a little strange to see the movie at the studio considering their ties to DC Comics because Nemesis was actually published through Marvel's Icon imprint in 2010. "Nemesis follows the devious »
With "Kingsman: The Secret Service" being one of the big success stories of the year, it's no surprise that other film adaptations of the works of comic author Mark Millar that are currently in development have scored another look at by the studios.
One previously talked about project is his 2010 comic "Nemesis," a super villain origin film about a billionaire genius and fighter who travels the world as a costumed menace. Joe Carnahan was slated to direct at last report, taking over from the late Tony Scott, and Ridley Scott's shingle Scott Free would produce.
Now, The Tracking Board reports that the project has jumped studios to Warner Bros. Pictures where it is now in active development. Carnahan and his brother Matthew Michael Carnahan penned the most recent script draft. »
- Garth Franklin
Amidst all its bad reviews (read ours here and here), it’s Thursday box office tracking was poor, and it’s only looking to make $25 million on by Sunday. Not only that, but Trank himself has already blamed 20th Century Fox for the movie’s poor reviews in a tweet he deleted.
Following Trank’s comments, some sources within Fox have told Entertainment Weekly that the director is actually to blame for the film’s failings.
“Several high level sources close to Fantastic Four – spoken to independently of each other – have told EW the rift on set was not about creative differences but rather combative behavior Trank demonstrated toward the crew, producers, studio and even the stars. »
- Luke Owen
So here's something of a surprise. There have been murmurings for a good few years now of a Bad Boys 3, but the logistical problems of securing some of director Michael Bay's time have been just some of the stumbling blocks facing the project. More recently, it was revealed that Bay was unlikely to direct a new sequel, and that instead, Narc and The Grey's Joe Carnahan was stepping aboard.
It would be fair to say that there has been a bit of progress since then.
Sony has confirmed that Bad Boys 3 is now indeed going to happen, and it's set a February 2017 release date for the new film. We assume that Will Smith and Martin Lawrence are going to return, and we're also »
Briefly: Sony Pictures has announced a number of upcoming release dates, confirming and revealing a few new titles across the next four years. Among the titles listed are two sequels we knew were coming, but now they officially have release dates. Bad Boys 3 and 4 are now set for release in 2017 and 2019, respectively. As of reports in June, rumors were that Joe Carnahan was going to write & direct Bad Boys 3, reuniting Will Smith and Martin Lawrence for another outing. Michael Bay may still be involved as a producer, but he's busy off making another Transformers aside from that 13 Hours movie. Well now we know there's definitely two new Bad Boys movies coming, two years apart. I just hope they're worth the long wait and all this hype. According to The Wrap, the release dates are as follows: Bad Boys 3 on February 17th, 2017 and Bad Boys 4 on July 3rd, »
- Alex Billington
Sony Pictures announced a slew of release dates for projects that have been previously announced, and some that are just being revealed. Among these new release dates are the long-awaited Bad Boys 3, set for release on February 17, 2017, and another sequel, Bad Boys 4, arriving on July 3, 2019. In total, the studio set release dates for 16 movies between 2016 and 2019, which represent big franchise movies like these sequels and brand new projects as well.
Bad Boys 3 will go up against the final Maze Runner movie, The Maze Runner: The Death Cure on February 17, 2017. It also comes a week after three more high-profile projects, Universal's Fifty Shades Darker, 20th Century Fox's The Mountain Between Us and Warner Bros.' The Lego Batman Movie. The project has been in development for several years, with the last installment, Bad Boys II, debuting in 2003.
There has been a lot more chatter recently about the long-gestating and occasionally vaporous third Bad Boys film. A couple of writers have come and gone since around 2009 and The Grey’s Joe Carnahan was the last person talked about as someone who could get it made. It seems Sony is feeling bullish about either his idea or someone else’s, as the studio has announced a release date for not one new film in the franchise, but two.With its results lagging behind some of the other studios at the moment, Sony could certainly use the return (or even reincarnation) of one of its big franchises, and Bad Boys has performed in the past. The big question will be whether the new movies can lure back franchise stalwarts Will Smith and Martin Lawrence, but clearly these films are something Sony is willing to plant flags for, setting Bad Boys 3 »
In the immortal words of Marcus Burnett, shit just got real. While the saga of Bad Boys 3 has been one that has been ongoing for years now, things seemed to be looking up with word coming a few months back that Narc and The Grey’s Joe Carnahan was in talks to write and possibly direct the second sequel to Michael Bay’s insanely popular cop actioner. Now, the movie now seems like a given, with Sony settling on a February 2017 release date for the return of Martin Lawrence’s Burnett and Will Smith’s Mike Lowrey. But that’s not all, because Bad Boys 4 (yes, Bad Boys 4!!!) will be coming our way in June of 2019. Both Lawrence and Smith are expected to return, with the studio wanting to sign Smith on quickly so filming can begin as soon as he is done with Suicide Squad. It’s unknown »
- email@example.com (Tom White)
"I set out to help people, I never said I was better than them..." Alchemy has debuted the trailer for the sex thriller Zipper, which dramatizes the sexual urges of a man on the cusp of a bright future. Patrick Wilson stars as a politician on the rise who ends up losing everything "due to his inability to fight off his obsessive temptation for other women." This is a thriller because they really play up the angle of "look how deadly this can be to your life!" with all the endless infidelity. The cast also includes Lena Headey, Dianna Agron, Alexandra Breckenridge, Richard Dreyfuss, John Cho and Ray Winstone. This looks interesting, but at the same time I'd kind of rather just go back and watch Joe Carnahan's Stretch again. Give it a watch. Here's the first official trailer for Mora Stephens' Zipper, in high def on Apple »
- Alex Billington
Liam Neeson is Hollywood’s most bankable action star. That’s a statement of fact, but how do we know it is fact? How much more bankable is he than others? First off, we take a look at the box office returns for his action films and match them against the budgets and see what sort of averages and trends pop up.
1st Disclosure: I am not a sabermetrics genius, I’m just a guy that likes to write about action movies. If somebody out there who is a sabermetrics genius saw this and said “There’s a better way to do this.”, it would only bring me joy to see my amateur work improved upon.
- Dylan Griffin
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