Tom Hardy is brilliant as usual, playing Locke, a conscientious man whose life is thrown into chaos, but writer/director Steven Knight (the Oscar-nominated writer behind Dirty Pretty Things) gives him the perfect vehicle to exercise his talents. Specifically, it's a BMW sports utility vehicle which he must drive from Wales to London in just over 90 minutes.
It's not a race, though. This isn't one of those tick-tock thrillers where people die if the speedometer drops below 80mph. Locke is a careful, precise man, the foreman of a building site who might even be described as pernickety – except that he is also the engineer of his own downfall. After knocking off work one evening, he should be going home to his wife and sons, but there is another woman who needs him at her side. »
"It's that rat circus out there, I'm beginning to enjoy it. Look, any longer out on that road and I'm one of them, a terminal psychotic, except that I've got this bronze badge that says that I'm one of the good guys."
Released 35 years ago this week (on April 12, 1979), George Miller's film about a near-future cop who turns vigilante when a biker gang kills his partner and his family, made an international star out of Gibson, made Miller an A-list director, and helped put the new wave of Australian cinema on the world map. It also launched a franchise that continues to this day; next year, Miller will finally release the long-gestating "Mad Max: Fury Road," with Tom Hardy taking over as Max.
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- Gary Susman
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"The Dark Knight Rises" star was addicted to alcohol and illegal substance before giving them up in 2003.
Hardy now refers to his battle with drugs as a "near-death experience", reports contactmusic.com.
"I was a shameful suburban statistic. I was told very clearly, 'You go down that road, Tom, you won't come back. That's it. All you need to know.' And that message stayed with me very clearly for the rest of my days.
"The beginning, really, of a new life. I couldn't value life. »
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BBC One has announced full details of its new Poldark adaptation.
Red Riding actor Warren Clarke (Ross's uncle Charles), Whitechapel star Phil Davis (Ross's manservant Jud) and Skins veteran Alexander Arnold (Ross's farm hand Jim Carter) will also appear in the forthcoming drama.
Ellis - now 72 - will also appear in the new series, taking on the part of Reverend Haise for two of the eight episodes.
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News Den Of Geek 9 Apr 2014 - 13:06
In association with Picturehouses across the UK, we've got tickets to preview screenings of Locke this Sunday...
Heading into cinemas on Friday April 18th is the already-acclaimed Locke, starring Tom Hardy. It's directed by Steven Knight (Peaky Blinders, Hummingbird), and we've teamed up with Picturehouse and Show Film First to give lots of you the chance to see it early - and for free!
What's the film about? Well, the official synopsis reads "Ivan Locke (Hardy) has the perfect family, his dream job, and tomorrow should be the crowning moment of his career. But one phone call will force him to make a decision that will put it all on the line". What follows is a 90 minute race against time, and one that looks worth getting up on a Sunday for. This Sunday, in fact: 13th April.
We have a limited number of »
UK writer-turned-director Steven Knight ("Dirty Pretty Things," "Eastern Promises") introduced a screening of "Locke" (April 25) at his agency CAA Monday night. On the one hand, "Locke" is a daring film experiment (similar to Mike Figgis' triptych "Time Code"), as Knight wanted to film one performance in normal time from start to finish. Using three multiple cameras, inside and outside a BMW driving through the night on the M6, Knight and actor Tom Hardy ran through an intense sequence of bluetooth phone calls 16 times over 12 days. No other actor appears on screen--the voice actors, including Olivia Colman and Ruth Wilson, were sitting in a conference room as the calls rolled into Hardy's car. On the other, "Locke" is a tense, well-written and edited drama carried by Hardy's riveting, naturalistic performance. You can see that Hardy is really driving. As the movie unfolds, you start to figure out why the very stressed Ivan Locke, »
- Anne Thompson
Tom Hardy has enjoyed a fairly swift and impressive rise to fame over the past few years, mixing up Hollywood blockbusters like Inception and The Dark Knight Rises with smaller, critically-acclaimed drama films like Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and Warrior (This Means War was somewhat out of character).
This year Hardy can be seen playing lead roles in a couple of indie movies: The Drop, a crime drama that he co-starred in with James Gandolfini, and Steven Knight’s one-location thriller Locke. The latter has been heaped with praise from reviewers, and now Hardy is set to reunite with Knight on a very different project.
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- H. Shaw-Williams
Over the past few years, Prometheus star Noomie Rapace has found some unique thrillers to sink her teeth into on the big screen. Dead Man Down was a refreshing, quiet thriller, while Passion was erotic and sensual, and coming up later this year she has Child 44 and The Drop, both films with Tom Hardy. Now Deadline has word on a new thriller called Unlocked being set up as an indie project. The story will see the actress playing a female CIA interrogator duped into getting a terrorist to provide key information to the wrong side, thrusting her into the middle of a plan for a devastating biological attack in London. Read on! Mikael Hafstrom, who helmed last year's silly prison escape thriller Escape Plan with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone will direct Unlocked, and we just hope it's better than previous efforts like The Rite and 1408. Hafstrom isn't a terrible filmmaker, »
- Ethan Anderton
Deadline is reporting that Exodus scribes Adam Cooper and Bill Collage will be penning Ubisoft’s live-action adaptation of Assassin’s Creed, which will star Michael Fassbender. We’re not exactly sure which direction the story will go in, or if it will be based solely on just the first game in the franchise, but now that writers have been signed, I’m sure it won’t be too much longer before we start receiving details on that front.
For those unfamiliar with Cooper and Collage, they’re quickly making a name for themselves in Hollywood. After dabbling in comedy for a bit (Accepted, Tower Heist), they wrote the original draft of Ridley Scott’s Exodus (which now has the stupid subtitle, Gods & Kings) and also penned a script titled The General for Darren Aronofsky. As for future projects, the duo is set to adapt the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Devil In The Grove »
- Matt Joseph
It's a good time to be Ubisoft. Not only are they continuing to put out highly-anticipated video games like Watch_Dogs , they're also shaping up to be the video game equivalent of Marvel Studios. Last week, Tom Hardy's Splinter Cell adaptation signed Academy Award nominated writer Sheldon Turner, making a lot of noise for a project that was once written off as a neat teaser trailer. Now, Deadline has the scoop again, this time reporting that writers Adam Cooper and Bill Collage have been brought on to re-write the Michael Fassbender produced adaptation of Assassin's Creed. People can't be blamed for not recognizing those names, but after doing some research it's clear why these guys could be good fits for the franchise. Scripts for Ridley Scott's Exodus: Gods and Kings , Darren Aronofsky's The General, and Jerry Bruckheimer's Shake are all listed as upcoming credits. These titles »
Like Splinter Cell (which recently picked up a director in the form of Doug Liman and will star Tom Hardy), Assassin's Creed is a high priority project in Hollywood as Ubisoft attempt to capitalize on the popularity of their video games by making movies based on them which are actually, you know, watchable. According to Deadline, Ubisoft have now hired Adam Cooper and Bill Collage to rewrite the movie which will see X-Men: Days of Future Past star Michael Fassbender take on a lead role. The duo were responsible for the original draft of Exodus, and have also written The General for Noah helmer Darren Aronofsky. They have a number of other projects in the works, but the fact that they are now attached to this one - which, if it follows the story of the original game is set during The Third Crusade - should come as very welcome »
Exclusive: Noomi Rapace is in negotiations to join director Mikael Hafstrom in Unlocked, the spy thriller produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Georgina Townsley and Erik Howsam. The Peter O’Brien-scripted thriller made the Black List, and Rapace would play a female CIA interrogator duped into getting a terrorist to provide key information to the wrong side. It puts her at the center of a plot to launch a biological attack in London. It was originally set at Warner Bros, but the studio let it go and it’s being mounted as an indie film. Rapace, who broke through in The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo trilogy, last starred in the Ridley Scott-directed Prometheus, and next stars with Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman and Jason Clarke in the Daniel Espinosa-directed Child 44 for Summit Entertainment. She is repped by CAA and Shelley Browning at Magnolia Entertainment. »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
Tom Hardy will produce and star in a new series for BBC One called Taboo. The series was created by Steven Knight (Eastern Promises, Peaky Blinders) and will be produced by Ridley Scott (Prometheus, Blade Runner). Taboo follows a “rogue adventurer” who sets out to build his family’s failing business into a trade empire all his own. It is set during the war of 1812. Hardy will, of course, play the rogue. He released this scintillating statement.
“We're creating a flagship British drama for this generation, a hybrid of orthodox and unconventional story telling, packed with darkness and spirited characters. I think Steve Knight and Ridley Scott are the perfect partners and the BBC the perfect home for this hugely exciting and compelling project.”
This project is a bit of a reunion for Hardy, as he has worked with Knight and Scott before. He recently finished Child 44, which Scott produced, »
- Mily Dunbar
Tom Hardy is making his way to the small screen.
Taboo, which will consist of eight one-hour episodes, will follow James Keziah Delaney (Hardy), “a rogue adventurer who returns from Africa with 14 ill-gotten diamonds to seek vengeance after the death of his father.” Set in 1813, the miniseries follows Delaney as he attempts to build a trade and shipping empire, a task that puts him in the middle of a war between Britain and America. »
- Samantha Highfill
In cinemas April 18th, Locke stars Tom Hardy (Inception, The Dark Knight Rises) in a tension-fuelled 90-minute race against time. To celebrate the release of the film, we’ve teamed up with Picturehouse and ShowFilmFirst to offer you the chance to see Locke before anyone else – and all for free!
Ivan Locke (Hardy) has the perfect family, his dream job, and tomorrow should be the crowning moment of his career. But one phone call will force him to make a decision that will put it all on the line.
For a chance to see the film at a special preview screening on Sunday 13th April, all you need to do is enter your details along with your desired Picturehouse cinema, then you will receive your ticket! It really is as simple as that, but make sure you act fast – there are a limited number of tickets and they will be assigned on a first come, »
- David Sztypuljak
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