19 items from 2013
We first reported on the project back in 2011, when Michael Mann was nearing a deal to direct, although it doesn't appear that he is still involved. The drama is based on A.J. Baime's book Go Like Hell: Ford, Ferrari, And Their Battle For Speed And Glory At Le Mans, which followed Ford's decision to challenge Ferrari's dominance at the 24-hour LeMans race. The Ford team lead by Henry Ford II, Lee Iacocca and Carroll Shelby developed the Ford GT40 in 1966, which became the first American-made sports car to win LeMans. The car went on to win the next four LeMans races.
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Breaking: Oblivion star Tom Cruise and director Joseph Kosinski are looking to work together again. They are circling Go Like Hell for 20th Century Fox. This is the battle between Ford and Ferrari for dominance in the sports car marketplace. Cruise will play Caroll Shelby. The intention is to make the movie after Cruise completes Mission: Impossible 5. It will be produced by Lucas Foster and Alex Young. This is the project that Foster sold to young back in 2009 when the latter was production president. At the time, Brad Pitt wanted to play Shelby. It’s based on Go Like Hell: Ford, Ferrari, And Their Battle For Speed And Glory At Le Mans, the A.J. Baime book. The book tells the story of the decision by Henry Ford II to go against Enzo Ferrari’s dominance on the Le Mans track in 1966. Ford challenged Ferrari with a car designed by racer-turned-car designer Carroll Shelby. »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
After two box office disappointments, The Last Stand and Bullet To The Head, two of action’s greatest ever stars Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone come together for the first film in which they properly, actually, legitimately star with each other, the thriller Escape Plan.
Bursting forth with all the bravura and inherent silliness of the two men’s action heyday, Escape Plan feels very much like a throwback to a time when action films didn’t rely on special effects or young, hot stars instead giving us a world where Stallone can hook up with Amy Ryan and Schwarzenegger can have a slow-motion whip around shot on his eyes as he first manages to get a gun. On these terms, Escape Plan does exactly what it says »
- Ian Loring
Chicago – Great action movies have one truth in common – they mix their face-offs with a psychological battle, which complements the pyrotechnics of invincible super humans. “Escape Plan,” with grizzled veterans Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger, is true to that form.
It’s enough to cheer that these two guys – who have made billions of dollars for their industry – can, at this point in their careers, get a decent story and script (by Miles Chapman and Jason Keller), and have a director (Mikael Hafström) who understands what makes each of them tick on screen. This is old school, but also fresh and modern, and contains symbolic themes of extreme rendition, identity, religion and yes, psychology. The man who once played Jesus, Jim Caviezel, now takes on the two action movie gods with a original spin on the evil warden. The film never flags, even though it features its share of impossibilities, »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
When I first heard that Arnold Schwarzenegger was going to show up in a cameo role in The Expendables opposite Sylvester Stallone, a small part of me died. The simultaneous awesomeness and ridiculousness of two gargantuan 80s action hero titans showing up together on-screen – alongside Bruce Willis no less – was more than enough to make me rush out to see the film. That tiny scene was probably the most exciting part of an otherwise disappointing effort (their expanded work together in the over-the-top, balls out sequel was infinitely better), yet it still made watching the film totally worth it. Obviously, the idea of bringing the pair together struck a serious chord with someone as we now have a starring vehicle for both of the legendary actors in Escape Plan.
Ray Breslin (Stallone) is an expert in prison security, spending his time incarcerated and being paid to look for the flaws »
- David Baldwin
Escape Plan is a dumb, but satisfying, theatrical equivalent to any recent direct-to-video actioner featuring above the line talent that used to be known for their star power. As for the film's leads, I think it's safe to say the "star power" of Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger's is looking quite dim as of late as I'm sure even they would admit Escape Plan is no substitute for the myriad of solid films these two churned out 20-30 years ago. It is, however, their aging personas that give audiences familiar with their classic work any reason to see this movie, as one slow motion shot of Arnold just before he lays waste to an onslaught of prison guards becomes the film's signature moment. Stallone plays Ray Breslin, a man with a certain set of skills, those being the ability to break out of any prison placed in front of him, »
- Brad Brevet
Stallone was always a better actor than Schwarzenegger. That burning question, for those old enough to have asked it and deluded enough to have never figured it out, is answered once and for all in "Escape Plan," a vintage prison escape movie in the classic Sly and / or Arnold mold.
They're both in it, both locked up and both looking for a way out of a super prison that has all the escape-proof conveniences that private enterprise can cook up. The old pros hit their marks, and each other. They spill some blood and have theirs spilled.
Sly takes a few beatings and hunts for that one epic brawl with a bad guy, a guard played by Vinnie Jones. Ah-nuld finally speaks his native German in a Hollywood film in long, deranged rant, and tracks down the biggest gun available.
A few one-liners and catch-phrases -- "You hit like a vegetarian! »
Whilst Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger ruled the 80’s as action Gods, nowadays heir apparents such as Jason Statham and Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson are the perennial muscle men. Unbelievably the two titans never united at their zenith, an oversight which Escape Plan has now righted. It delivers exactly what you would expect from a film that has these two names side by side – and that is by no means a bad thing.
Click here to see our interview with Stallone and Schwarzenegger
Directed by Mikael Håfström, Stallone stars as security specialist Ray Breslin, whose job it is to test the reliability of prisons by breaking out of them. When he’s sent to a new high-tech facility called ‘The Tomb’ (the movie’s original title), he soon realises he’s been double-crossed. Now wrongfully imprisoned, he must recruit fellow inmate Emil Rottmayer (Schwarzenegger) if he is to break out. »
- Amon Warmann
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“Escape Plan,” which is rated “R” and opens on Oct. 18, 2013, also stars 50 Cent, Jim Caviezel, Sam Neill, Amy Ryan, Faran Tahir, Vincent D’Onofrio, Vinnie Jones, Matt Gerald and Caitriona Balfe from director Mikael Håfström and writers Miles Chapman and Jason Keller. Note: You must be 17+ to win and attend this “R”-rated screening.
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- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
Director: Mikael Håfström; Screenwriters: Miles Chapman, Jason Keller; Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jim Caviezel, Vinnie Jones, Amy Ryan, Sam Neill, 50 Cent, Vincent D'Onofrio ; Running time: 116 mins; Certificate: 15
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The star personas of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone are skilfully harnessed together in the immensely enjoyable Escape Plan, which manages to salvage the flagging 'geriaction' genre with plenty of old school laughs and thrills. Who cares about the sagging skin of the leading men when the plotting is taut and the performances are tight?
You'd think Arnie and Sly were ready to be ushered into Zimmer Frames, given mugs of Ovaltine and dumped in a nursing home in Eastbourne, judging by the lacklustre commercial reception to their recent vehicles The Last Stand and Bullet To The Head. Yet together, the two titans soar thanks to a well structured script and direction from Mikael Håfström that knows precisely »
Watch a "You Call This a Favor? clip" from Mikael Hafstrom's Escape Plan, starring Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jim Caviezel, Vincent D'Onofrio, Vinnie Jones, Sam Neill, Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, Amy Ryan, Faran Tahir and Matt Gerald. The Jason Keller and Miles Chapman-scripted actioner from Summit Entertainment looks well...entertaining, and should be a decent popcorn flick for those less-inclined to visit the more serious films. In Escape Plan, Ray Breslin is the world's foremost authority on structural security. After analyzing every high security prison and learning a vast array of survival skills so he can design escape-proof prisons, his skills are put to the test. He's framed and incarcerated in a master prison he designed himself. He needs to escape and find the person who put him behind bars. »
Watch the new trailer for Summit Entertainment's Escape Plan, also known as The Tomb, starring Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger. Miles Chaprman and Jason Keller wrote the script for the action thriller, which also has Jim Caviezel, Vincent D'Onofrio, Vinnie Jones, Sam Neill, 50 Cent, Amy Ryan and Caitrona Balfe on board. In Escape Plan, a structural-security authority ends up in a prison he designed and puts his skills to to work, planning an escape in order to find out out who framed him. »
For over a decade, the two biggest Hollywood action stars were Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone, starring in movies such as Commando, First Blood, Predator, Tango & Cash, and the Terminator and Rocky series. The two never found themselves onscreen together, however, until 2010′s The Expendables; however, much to the delight of many, both stars were soon attached to major roles in director Mikael Hafstrom’s newest feature. Titled Escape Plan, the film is written by Miles Chapman and Jason Keller, and joining the two stars onscreen are Jim Caviezel, Sam Neill, Curtis Jackson, Vincent D’Onofrio, and Amy Ryan. The first trailer for the feature has now been released, and can be seen below.
(Source: A.V. Club)
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- Deepayan Sengupta
Escape Plan starring Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger was previously titled The Tomb. Not sure why the title change, but I'm sure a focus group had something to do with it and as we all know, those groups tend to know what they're doing. Today the first trailer for Escape Plan has arrived ahead of what will probably be a Stallone and Schwarzenegger Comic Con appearance that will send fans through the roof. The film doesn't hit theaters until October 18, and I must say, I actually like the look of this. Written by Miles Chapman (Road House 2: Last Call) and Jason Keller (Machine Gun Preacher), the story focuses on Ray Breslin (Stallone) a man known for his talent to breaking out of prisons. It's a niche job I assume and he's just been hired to break out of a new high security prison, but the tables are turned when »
- Brad Brevet
Bringing together two of the biggest names in the action genre, Escape Plan is pretty much guaranteed to be a hit when it opens later this year.
Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone come together for the first time in jointly leading roles, and you can’t help but feel that when two action titans like them join forces, we’re in for an awesome ride.
Previously titled The Tomb, we caught the first poster for the film earlier in the month, and now Summit have released the first trailer, via IGN, giving us a taste of the action coming our way soon.
Ray Breslin, the world’s foremost authority on structural security, agrees to take on one last job: breaking out of an ultra-secret, high-tech facility called “The Tomb.” But when he is wrongly imprisoned, he must recruit fellow inmate Emil Rottmayer to help devise a daring, nearly impossible plan »
- Kenji Lloyd
I've got eleven new movie posters to share with you from a wide range of upcoming movies including a second poster for The Butler starring Forrest Whitaker, an international poster for Carrie (10/18) with Chloe Moretz, a Hungarian poster for Despicable Me 2 (7/3), Escape Plan (previously known as The Tomb) starring Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger, the first domestic poster for Wong Kar Wai's The Grandmaster and two new posters for Machete Kills, one featuring Michelle Rodriguez and the other being a second poster featuring Sofia Vergara. I've also got a Mexican poster for World War Z, the doemstic poster for The Heat (6/28) with Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock, a new character poster for Only God Forgives (7/19) featuring Kristin Scott Thomas and then the cream of the crop, the poster for the direct-to-video title Killing Season starring John Travolta and Robert De Niro along with the trailer or the film. »
- Brad Brevet
So apparently these guys have some sort of an escape plan to escape this tomb of a cage-like prison. What it is, I don't know. It looks like Stallone's plan is praying and Schwarzenegger looks out of ideas in this poster for the Summit Entertainment film which opens October 18th, 2013. Mikael Håfström directs the action thriller from the script by Miles Chaprman and Jason Keller which also includes Jim Caviezel, Vincent D'Onofrio, Vinnie Jones, Sam Neill, 50 Cent, Amy Ryan and Caitrona Balfe. In Escape Plan, also known as The Tomb, a structural-security authority ends up in a prison he designed and puts his skills to to work, planning an escape in order to find out out who framed him. »
Lionsgate/Summit Entertainment has announced release dates for two Sylvester Stallone action films, Escape Plan and The Expendables 3. Escape Plan, originally slated to hit theaters Sept. 13, has been pushed to Oct. 18. The film stars Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger as prison cellmates who work together to escape. The film, directed by Swedish filmmaker Mikael Hafstrom, is written by Miles Chapman and Jason Keller. The other releases slated for the new October date are horror remake Carrie, Joseph Gordon-Levitt's directorial debut Don Jon and fantasy film Seventh Son.
- Rebecca Ford
It's supposed to be a parody of itself, right?
John McClane used to be a cowboy. Now, he's a cartoon character – specifically, Wile E. Coyote, given how many times he should be seriously injured and/or killed in this movie. He's shot at, involved in several serious car accidents, crashes through glass windows and ceilings and plummets through floor after floor of high-rise scaffolding. The most he suffers is a scratch here and there, and then he's ready to pop back up again with a bemused twinkle in his eye and a wry quip.
Part of the charm of this character, which was crucial in defining Bruce Willis' career, was the regular-guy, Reagan-era resourcefulness he represented; now, he's weirdly superhuman. But as »
19 items from 2013
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