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Iran Contra Trafficker Freeway Rick Ross Headed For TV In Emmett/Furla Deal

Power exec producer Randall Emmett and Lone Survivor exec producer George Furla will mount a TV series based on the exploits of "Freeway" Rick Ross. The drama will be based on Freeway Rick Ross: The Untold Autobiography. Emmett/Furla/Oasis Co-CEOs Randall Emmett and George Furla will be exec producers alongside Lost Lane Entertainment's Zachery Ty Bryan. The subject, who sold his life rights, will produce with Antonio Moore and Neil Harrington. The book details how Ross…
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Mel Gibson, Frank Grillo for Groundhog Day-esque thriller

David Crow Nov 16, 2017

Mel Gibson and Frank Grillo will star in Boss Level, a new time-loop thriller from the director of The Grey.

Last month, Blumhouse and Universal’s Happy Death Day successfully retrofitted the ever-growing subgenre of Groundhog Day-adjacent films to the slasher movie form. So it only stands to reason that there must be other types of time-loop thrillers we can see, right? And now here’s one that has war themes and Mel Gibson and Frank Grillo to boot.

Indeed, as revealed via Deadline, Gibson and Grillo are teaming with director Joe Carnahan for Boss Level, a new action-thriller about military veterans with a time-bending premise. In a project also based on a script by Carnahan, Boss Level follows Grillo as a retired special forces operative who finds himself trapped in a never-ending loop that constantly results in his death. The film certainly has an increasingly
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Mel Gibson, Frank Grillo Eye Action-Thriller ‘Boss Level’

Mel Gibson, Frank Grillo Eye Action-Thriller ‘Boss Level’
Mel Gibson and Frank Grillo are in negotiations to star in the independent action-thriller “Boss Level,” with Joe Carnahan attached to direct from his own script.

Grillo will play a retired special forces veteran trapped in a never-ending loop resulting in his death every day.

The film will be financed by Emmett/Furla/Oasis, and produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Mark Vahradian, and Randall Emmett and George Furla. Production companies are Emmett/Furla/Oasis, Di Bonaventura Pictures, Carnahan and Grillo’s War Party, and Scott Free.

Gibson is currently starring as the father of Mark Wahlberg’s character in “Daddy’s Home 2” at Paramount. He received an Academy Award directing nomination this year for “Hacksaw Ridge” — his third Oscar nomination after winning for directing and producing “Braveheart” in 1995. He starred with Vince Vaughn in the police thriller “Dragged Across Concrete” and in the Irish historical drama “The Professor and the Madman,” portraying [link=nm
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Gotti Trailer: John Travolta Is the Teflon Don

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Gotti Trailer: John Travolta Is the Teflon Don
Discover the man who showed the world who's boss in a new trailer & teaser poster from director Kevin Connolly's Gotti. Starring John Travolta as infamous crime boss John Gotti, the upcoming true story about the most notorious gangster of our generation opens in select theaters & on demand December 15. After years in development, fans finally get to see what John Travolta looks like as the infamous John Gotti.

Gotti follows crime boss John Gotti's (John Travolta) rise to become the "Teflon Don" of the Gambino Crime Family in New York City. Spanning three decades and recounted by his son John Jr. (Spencer Lofranco), Gotti examines Gotti's tumultuous life as he and his wife (Kelly Preston) attempt to hold the family together amongst tragedy and multiple prison sentences. The film will be released by Lionsgate Premiere in theaters and on demand on December 15, 2017, with the trailer debuting on Lionsgate YouTube today.
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‘Escape Plan 3’: China’s Max Zhang Joins Sylvester Stallone Sequel

‘Escape Plan 3’: China’s Max Zhang Joins Sylvester Stallone Sequel
Sylvester Stallone and Dave Bautista will be joined by China’s Max Zhang in “Escape Plan 3: Devil’s Station.” The film is the third in the “Escape Plan” prison break franchise produced by Emmett Furla Oasis.

The new movie sees Stallone and Bautista’s characters again join forces to break out one of their team members from an inescapable prison. The pic is directed by John Herzfeld (“Death and Life of Bobby Z,” “15 Minutes”) from Miles Chapman and John Herzfeld’s script.

The film is now beginning principal photography. Lionsgate will release the completed picture.
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Stallone Shares Escape Plan 3 Sneak Peek as Shooting Begins

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Stallone Shares Escape Plan 3 Sneak Peek as Shooting Begins
While there is still no release date in place for Escape Plan 2, production has already commenced on Escape Plan 3, with Sylvester Stallone sending out the first video from the set. The actor is seen alongside his Escape Plan 2 co-star Dave Bautista in this video, which was taken from quite the iconic location. Here's what Sylvester Stallone had to say below.

"On location doing Escape Plan 3 at Mansfield prison, where they filmed The exterior shots for the film. Shawshank Redemption but they never filmed the inside of this place. Trust me , doing hard time in here must have been Hard core Hell !! Hanging With my good buddy and costar @davebautista. The second one hasn't come out yet."

The video was posted to Sylvester Stallone's Instagram, where he reveals that he's been locked away in this aging prison with Dave Bautista's character from the second movie. Their cell
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‘Inconceivable’s Jonathan Baker, Who Filed Fraud Suit Against Emmett/Furla, Says He Has What Happened On Film – Updated

‘Inconceivable’s Jonathan Baker, Who Filed Fraud Suit Against Emmett/Furla, Says He Has What Happened On Film – Updated
Updated with reaction from Emmett/Furla, 4:06 Pm: Both Randall Emmett and George Furla both came to their defense on Saturday afternoon against a lawsuit filed by producer/director and co-star Jonathan Baker on Friday that alleges (among other causes) breach and fraudulent inducement over the thriller Inconceivable. "The facts will come out next week in our counter-suit that is being filed against Jonathan Baker," Emmett told Deadline. Add Furla (who rarely speaks to the…
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First Kill Trailer Teams Bruce Willis and Hayden Christensen

First Kill Trailer Teams Bruce Willis and Hayden Christensen
Hayden Christensen only has one shot to save his son's life in the new trailer and poster for First Kill with Bruce Willis. This action-thriller is the latest from director Steven C. Miller, who recently wrapped production on the highly-anticipated Escape Plan 2: Hades, starring another big screen icon, Sylvester Stallone. First Kill actually marks the third collaboration between Steven C. Miller and Bruce Willis, following 2015's Extraction and last year's Marauders.

Lionsgate debuted the first trailer today, along with the poster which features both Hayden Christensen and Bruce Willis. In order to reconnect with his son Danny (Ty Shelton), big shot Wall Street broker Will (Hayden Christensen) takes his family on a hunting trip to the cabin where he grew up. While out hunting with Danny, the trip takes a deadly turn when they stumble upon several robbers and witness the murder of one of the criminals.

After becoming
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Sylvester Stallone Movie ‘Escape Plan 2: Hades’ Adds Sales (Exclusive)

Sylvester Stallone Movie ‘Escape Plan 2: Hades’ Adds Sales (Exclusive)
Highland Film Group has locked up sales for numerous international territories on Steven C. Miller’s action thriller “Escape Plan 2: Hades,” starring Sylvester Stallone and 50 Cent. Highland is also launching sales on the franchise’s third installment at Cannes. Miller will direct the third installment with Stallone reprising his role.

The film, a sequel to the Mikael Hafstrom 2013 film that starred Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger and 50 Cent, sees Stallone and 50 Cent reprise their roles as Ray Breslin and Hush, alongside Dave Bautista, Jamie King and Wes Chatham.

Penned by Miles Chapman, who also wrote the original, the film is produced by The Firm’s Robbie Brenner, Atmosphere Entertainment Mm’s Mark Canton, Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films’ Randall Emmett and George Furla, and Boies/Schiller Fil’s Zack Schiller. “Escape Plan 2: Hades” is in post-production.

Sold territories include: Australia (NBC), Baltics (Hea Films), Benelux (Dfw), Bulgaria (Btv), Czech Republic/Slovakia
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Highland Film Group Locks Key Sales For Bruce Willis Starrer ‘Reprisal’ – Cannes

Highland Film Group Locks Key Sales For Bruce Willis Starrer ‘Reprisal’ – Cannes
Exclusive: Highland Film Group has locked several international territories on Bruce Willis-starrer Reprisal, directed by Brian A. Miller. Project is written by Bryce Hammons and produced by Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films' Randall Emmett, George Furla and Mark Stewart. Sold territories for the pic include France (Studiocanal), Spain (Inopia), Greece and Turkey (Italia), Italy (Iif), Japan (New Select), Middle East (Italia), Pan Asia (Fox), Ee (Daro), Gse (Splendid) and Airlines…
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‘Axis Sally’ Story To Be Broadcast Wide Via Emmett/Furla/Oasis

‘Axis Sally’ Story To Be Broadcast Wide Via Emmett/Furla/Oasis
Exclusive: Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films has acquired Axis Sally, a screenplay by Vance Owen and Darryl Hicks based on the book Axis Sally Confidential by William Owen. Randall Emmett and George Furla will produce the feature film with Vance Owen. The Fyzz Facility's Wayne Marc Godfrey will executive produce with Ted Fox, Mark Stewart, Lydia Hull and E/F/O's Tony Callie, Tim Sullivan and Alex Eckert. Axis Sally tells the true story of Mildred Gillars, an American actress who…
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Glaser Weil Conflict to Be Reconsidered in Tupac Biopic Lawsuit

Glaser Weil Conflict to Be Reconsidered in Tupac Biopic Lawsuit
A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge should have looked a little harder at the relationship between law firm Glaser Weil and its former client before denying a motion for disqualification, an appellate panel has ruled.

The firm represented Randall Emmett, George Furla and their combined production company, Emmett/Furla Productions, in an arbitration in 2012 — and now is up against them in a lawsuit over a Tupac Shakur biopic on behalf of Morgan Creek Productions.

The legal fight began in 2015, when Emmett Furla Oasis sued Morgan Creek claiming it breached their co-production deal by casting a lead actor and...
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E/F/O, Tri G Co-Finance De Niro-Starrer ‘The War With Grandpa’ With Marro Films; Uma Thurman, Rob Riggle Join Cast

E/F/O, Tri G Co-Finance De Niro-Starrer ‘The War With Grandpa’ With Marro Films; Uma Thurman, Rob Riggle Join Cast
Exclusive: Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films CEOs Randall Emmett and George Furla and Tri G LLC have committed to co-finance with Marro Films The War with Grandpa, a comedy that will also have one of the youngest credited producers in film history. Deadline previously revealed the film will re-team The Deer Hunter stars Robert De Niro and Christopher Walken. They will now be joined by Uma Thurman and Rob Riggle, with The Weinstein Company distributing. Tim Hill is directing the…
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Escape Plan 3 Already Planned, Stallone Will Return

Escape Plan 3 Already Planned, Stallone Will Return
With production set to wrap this week on Escape Plan 2, producers Randall Emmett and George Furla are wasting no time in continuing this franchise. The producers' Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films company has just given the green light for Escape Plan 3, which will bring back Sylvester Stallone as Ray Breslin. Escape Plan 2 director Steven C. Miller is also being brought back to take the helm of Escape Plan 3, with Escape Plan and Escape Plan 2 writer Miles Chapman also being brought back to write the screenplay.

Deadline reports that Randall Emmett and George Furla will produce through Emmett/Furla/Oasis, alongside Mark Canton and Zack Schiller. Ted Fox, Mark Stewart, Barry Brooker and Stan Wertlieb will serve as executive producers. Following the same distribution and release formula as Escape Plan 2, Lionsgate Premiere has secured domestic distribution, with Chinese-based Leomus Pictures co-producing alongside Efo and will provide distribution in China. No release date
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Escape Plan 3 Gets The Green Light With Sylvester Stallone

After three films in the space of five years, Sylvester Stallone has ostensibly called time on The Expendables franchise. But just because Barney Ross is bound for an early retirement doesn’t necessarily mean that Stallone is ready to exit the action genre altogether, as he’s reportedly signed on for Escape Plan 3.

At least, that’s according to Deadline. Word is that Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films CEOs and co-founders Randall Emmett and George Furla have issued the go-ahead for a third film in the cult action series just as Escape Plan 2 begins to wrap up principal photography.

The sequel, directed by Steven C. Miller and tentatively titled Escape Plan 2: Hades, will see the return of Sylvester Stallone’s super-gruff inmate Ray Breslin. Despite rumors to the contrary, Arnold Schwarzenegger (Emil Rottmayer) isn’t involved in the prison sequel whatsoever, allowing the void to be filled by none other than Dave Bautista.
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Escape Plan 3 happening; Stallone to return once more

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The second one is still shooting but that hasn’t stopped Hollywood green-lighting Escape Plan 3. News reaches us from Deadline this afternoon thatEmmett/Furla/ Oasis Films CEOs and Co-Founders Randall Emmett and George Furla just gave the go-ahead to a second sequel with main star Sylvester Stallone returning, along with Escape Plan 2 director Steven C. Miller.

The trade blog says that Miles Chapman, who wrote the first two films, is currently writing the third.

Escape Plan 2 is set for a 2018 following the success of the original back in 2013. The action film, which also starred Arnold Schwarzenegger, grossed a touch over $137 million around the world, most of which from the Chinese market.

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‘Escape Plan 3’ Set With Sylvester Stallone Return

‘Escape Plan 3’ Set With Sylvester Stallone Return
Exclusive: While Sylvester Stallone walked away from The Expendables, he is thriving with another franchise. Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films CEOs and co-founders Randall Emmett and George Furla just greenlit the third film in the Escape Plan franchise. The first, which starred Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger, grossed $137 million Ww in 2013, and the third film has been set just as Escape Plan 2 wraps this week. Stallone came back for the sequel and will return for the third…
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Producer Claims Emmett/Furla Forced Her Off ‘Escape Plan’

Producer Claims Emmett/Furla Forced Her Off ‘Escape Plan’
A producer of “Escape Plan,” the 2013 prison break movie starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone, has filed a lawsuit claiming she was forced off the project and denied the opportunity to produce the sequel.

Robbie Brenner filed suit in L.A. Superior Court on Tuesday alleging that she was “pushed aside” by producers Randall Emmett and George Furla. Brenner alleges that she has not received any backend participation on the original film, though it grossed $135 million worldwide. She also contends that Emmett/Furla are moving ahead on “Escape Plan 2” without her, in violation of her contract.

Brenner, a former Relativity Media executive and a producer of “Dallas Buyers Club,” says she first set up the project with Summit Entertainment in 2008 under the working title “The Tomb.” In 2010, she said she met Emmett on a plane, where they discussed projects each had in development. Emmett expressed interest in the prison break film,
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Emmett/Furla To Develop Series Based On ‘The Dirty’ Blogger Nik Richie

Exclusive: Emmett/Furla/Oasis partners Randall Emmett and George Furla have aligned with Nik Richie to produce a scripted TV series based on his memoir Sex, Lies, And The Dirty. The memoir details Richie's rags-to-riches rise to success as the founder of the infamous celebrity gossip blog TheDirty.com. The site was conceived in a Scottsdale, Az garage, where Richie dished on Scottsdale socialites. He outgrew the garage and widened his coverage as the site grew popular…
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Emmett/Furla To Develop Series Based On ‘The Dirty’ Blogger Nik Richie

Emmett/Furla To Develop Series Based On ‘The Dirty’ Blogger Nik Richie
Exclusive: Emmett/Furla/Oasis partners Randall Emmett and George Furla have aligned with Nik Richie to produce a scripted TV series based on his memoir Sex, Lies, and The Dirty. The memoir details Richie's rags to riches rise to success as the founder of the infamous celebrity gossip blog thedirty.com. The site was conceived in a Scottsdale, Arizona garage, where Richie dished on Scottsdale socialites. He outgrew the garage and widened his coverage as the site grew…
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