4 items from 2013
Vin Diesel is about to have a good summer. His most famous character — soulful auto-outlaw Dominic Toretto — is returning to screens in Fast & Furious 6, which marks the long-running franchise’s return to the summer blockbuster season. It’s opening on Memorial Day, and Universal is bullish on its box office prospects. (Fast & Furious 7 is already slated for a 2014 release.)
Universal is distributing another Diesel movie this summer, featuring the actor’s other iconic character: Riddick arrives in theaters in September, 13 years after Pitch Black unexpectedly started the sci-fi franchise and nine years after the so-so box office for The Chronicles of Riddick »
- Darren Franich
The story deals with the complicated power struggle between rival claimants to the empire after the death of the Emperor Galerius in 311 A.D.
Under the reign of Constantine the Great, Rome's capital was moved to the newly named Constantinople (formerly Byzantium) as he attempted to unite his empire through the spread of Christian doctrine.
Source: Variety »
- Garth Franklin
You might assume that since Mike Piazza is a former professional athlete, if he was going to produce a movie it would be about a sports legend that inspired him or a really good screenplay about an underdog. Aren't athletes only suppose to love sports? Variety is reporting that the ex-slugger is going to help produce a film called Constantine with 1019 Entertainment. The movie will be from a script by David Franzoni, who was a screenwriter and producer for Gladiator. The flick about the »
- Jesse Giroux
Not a new movie involving the DC Comics warlock (although that may be happening elsewhere, sort of), the Constantine now in development at 1019 Entertainment is an old-school Roman epic. Constantine I was the founder of the Byzantine empire and the first Roman emperor to convert to Christianity. His immense life has caught the imagination of screenwriter David Franzoni (Gladiator, King Arthur), with Ralph Winter (X-Men), Terry Botwick (TV's Zorro), and ex-baseball star Mike Piazza producing.Ex-baseball star? Yes, you read that right. While he has no obvious history in film (aside form appearing as himself), former Major League hero Piazza appears to be one of the prime movers and shakers behind this project. "I've always been interested in the Roman Empire," he says, "and this peaked when I visited Rome. The spread of Christianity during Constantine's reign struck me as a huge turning point in human history and I think »
4 items from 2013
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