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Earlier today, an avalanche struck on Mount Everest, killing 13 people. The Universal Pictures thriller Everest is also shooting near the site, but Deadline reports that the production suffered no fatalities or injuries due to the natural disater.
Principal photography is still under way on director Baltasar Kormákur's thriller, with the main unit currently shooting at Pinewood Studios in London. The second unit is still filming on Mount Everest itself, as they were preparing to go up and shoot at Base 2. At the time of the avalanche, the crew was at the foot of the summit, some 1,000 feet below, when a wall of ice fell off and crashed into Base 2. Most of the fatalities are said to be climbers and the experienced sherpas who guide them to the top of the mountain. Several of the sherpas who were consulting on Everest rushed to the scene to help. The production will »
Even Michael Kelly doesn't know if he still has a job on "House of Cards" for next season. In a video chat with Gold Derby, he admitted, "I was kind of hoping you would have some insight for me. I don't know anything yet. Beau (Willimon) and that whole staff keep everything really tight to the chest." -Break- Kelly plays Doug Stamper, the chief of staff to Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey) on the Netflix drama. His character helped the former Majority Whip move swiftly into the Vice President's office and ultimately sworn in as President of the United States in the season finale. Can 'House of Cards' stop 'Breaking Bad' sweep at Emmys? In the second season finale, Stamper is hit over the head by a prostitute he has been hiding. The audience (and Kelly himself) are left to wonder for many months ahead if Stamper is dead or just knocked out. »
The highly anticipated and critically acclaimed political drama, House of Cards: The Complete Second Season, produced by Media Rights Capital, arrives on Blu-ray and DVD June 17 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The series returns with two-time Academy Award winner Kevin Spacey (American Beauty, Best Actor in a Leading Role, 1999; The Usual Suspects, Best Actor in a Supporting Role; 1995) as the newly appointed Vice President of the United States, along with Robin Wright, this year's Golden Globe winner for her role as his wife, Claire Underwood (Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama). This series continues to sizzle with intensity as the ruthless Underwoods stop at nothing to climb the political food chain.
All 13 episodes will be available on the four-disc Blu-ray and four-disc DVD sets for House of Cards: The Complete Second Season with stunning collectible packaging on both releases, along with five bonus featurettes. »
Does Michael Kelly still have a job on "House of Cards" after last seen left for dead in the season two finale? That's what we'll ask him when he joins our live chat Wednesday, April 16, at 9:00 a.m. Pt/ 12:00 p.m. Et on Gold Derby's home page. -Break- Kelly plays Doug Stamper, the evil yet loyal chief of staff to Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey) on the Netflix drama. His character helped the former Majority Whip move swiftly into the Vice President's office and ultimately sworn in as President of the United States in the season finale. Subscribe to Gold Derby's YouTube Channel You can participate in our chat by adding your comments or questions in our chat room box that will appear next to the video box on our home page. Or you can participate over at our Google+ page in the Q&A chatroom there. Subscribe to »
It’s hard to imagine politicians with more disparate styles than House of Cards’ Frank Underwood and Veep’s Selina Meyer. But at Monday night’s benefit gala for the nonprofit theater Ars Nova, House of Cards writer Beau Willimon told Vulture that Meyer, Julia Louis-Dreyfus’s ambitious but constantly befuddled politician, might just need some new employees. “Well, if she had Stamper by her side, then the possibilities would be limitless,” he said, referring to Doug Stamper, Underwood’s ruthlessly loyal chief of staff.As it turned out, Stamper himself — the actor Michael Kelly — was also in attendance at the benefit, and agreed with Willimon’s assessment that his character might help Selina overcome the bumbling incompetence of her underlings on Veep. “Oh, man, [her office] would be run a lot differently, that’s for sure,” he said. Even though a Cards-Veep crossover has about as much chance of happening »
- Noah Hurowitz
We reported back in July that Max Landis had left Chronicle 2. But now it looks like Fox has landed a brand new writer, and the choice of screenwriter might come to a surprise for some!
It has been revealed that Jack Stanley, who has no credits to his name, is set to take over writing duties following Landis’ departure. Despite Stanley having no credits to his name, he has been catching the attention of Hollywood big wigs as his script Sweetheart made it onto 2013′s Blacklist.
When Chronicle was originally released back in 2012, newcomer Josh Trank took on directing duties and it helped launch his career. Trank is now set to direct the Fantastic Four reboot (Lets hope it does the same thing for Stanley!)
- Lucy Cave
Exclusive: Fox is getting moving on Chronicle 2, the sequel to the 2012 sleeper hit movie directed by Josh Trank. The studio has hired Jack Stanley to write the script. Who? Stanley doesn’t have any produced credits, but this goes to show how a good script written on spec can change everything for a writer. He wrote Sweetheart, the story of a female assassin whose attempt to get out of the biz is thrown awry by her high school reunion. It hit the Black List and Michael Costigan is producing with Stanley’s manager Jewerl Ross. They are packaging it, but the script made the rounds and put the 25-year old on the map. He showed he wasn’t a one shot wonder writing a second one, a werewolf thriller called Silver that is also making the rounds. The original Chronicle was written by Max Landis and starred Dane DeHaan, Alex Russell, »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
It was reported last summer that Chronicle screenwriter Max Landis had departed the 20th Century Fox sequel. Today, Deadline reports that the studio has brought in screenwriting newcomer Jack Stanley to tackle the followup to the 2012 hit. The original film, which starred Michael B. Jordan, Dane DeHaan, Alex Russell and Michael Kelly, told the story of three high school students who make an incredible discovery, leading to them developing uncanny powers beyond their understanding. As they learn to control their abilities, and use them to their advantage, their lives start to spin out of control, and their darker sides begin to take over. Landis had previously mentioned that director Josh Trank was never attached to the sequel and likely won't return, due to his commitment »
Everest, the tale of an expedition up the world’s highest mountain going horribly wrong, has added two more cast members. Avatar’s Sam Worthington and The Princess Bride herself, Robin Wright, will both take on roles in the film that is currently shooting in Nepal on the base of Everest. Other shooting locales include the Italian Dolomites, Cinecitta Studios in Rome and our very own Pinewood Studios. The film will follow a group on an expedition when they are suddenly hit by a snowstorm. Worthington will play Guy Cotton, while Wright takes on the role of Josh Brolin’s character Beck Weathers’ wife, Peach Weathers.
The cast is pretty solid, and with 2 Guns and 101 Reykjavik director Baltasar Kormakur behind the camera, we can assume it’s going to be a tense and thrilling affair.
Everest is released is set for a February 2015 release around Europe and a Us release »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
Director Baltasar Kormakur has already rounded up a great cast for his survival drama Everest, and now two more strong actors are joining the production. According to THR, Robin Wright and Sam Worthington have signed on to co-star on the film, which is already in production. Per THR, "Wright will play the wife of Brolin's character, a doctor who fought the elements over an arduous night," while Worthington has been cast as a "Guy Cotter, a scaling expert from New Zealand." Wright will be seen later this year in The Congress and A Most Wanted Man, and Worthington is going to be in theaters this Friday in the action flick Sabotage. The film also stars Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, Jake Gyllenhaal, Martin Henderson, Emily Watson, Michael Kelly, and Thomas M. Wright. Everest opens September 18, 2015. Hit the jump for the official synopsis. Here's the official synopsis for Everest: »
- Matt Goldberg
Universal recently moved Baltasar Kormakur's Everest from an early 2015 release to September 18, 2015 and only days later the cast has grown by two, those being Sam Worthington and Robin Wright. The pair join a large ensemble that includes Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, Jake Gyllenhaal, Martin Henderson, Emily Watson, Naoko Mori and Michael Kelly. Based on a true story, the film follows two different expeditions as they attempt to reach the summit of the world's highest mountain, challenged beyond their limits by one of the fiercest snowstorms ever encountered by mankind. Worthington will play Guy Cotter, a climbing partner of Rob Hall (Clarke), who was guiding an Adventure Consultants team on neighboring Pumori, from where on the night of May 10 he was in radio contact with Hall, who was still high up on Everest. Wright will play Peach Weathers, wife to Buck Weathers (Brolin). Frontline covered the events depicted in »
- Brad Brevet
This drama based on a true story follows a 1996 expedition to the top of Mount Everest, where three separate groups were hit by a sudden storm, which claimed the lives of eight climbers. Part of this story was already told in Jon Krakauer's book Into the Wild, which was adapted into the 2007 feature starring Emile Hirsch. Sam Worthington is playing Guy Cotter, while Robin Wright is playing Peach, the wife of Beck Weathers (Josh Brolin).
Baltasar Kormákur (2 Guns) is directing from a script by William Nicholson (Les Miserables, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom), Simon Beaufoy (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire) and Mark Medoff (Children of a Lesser God). Production is currently under way in Nepal on the base of Mount Everest, »
Following the announcement of the film's new release date, Universal Pictures' Everest has added Sam Worthington and Robin Wright to its cast. Deadline has the news, reporting that the actors will join the already-attached Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, Jake Gyllenhaal, Martin Henderson, Emily Watson, Michael Kelly and Thomas M. Wright. Inspired by the incredible events surrounding an attempt to reach the summit of the world's highest mountain, Everest documents the awe-inspiring journey of two different expeditions challenged beyond their limits by one of the fiercest snowstorms ever encountered by mankind. Their mettle tested by the harshest elements found on the planet, the climbers will face nearly impossible obstacles as a lifelong obsession becomes a »
Everest will now open in 3D and Imax on September 18 2015.
Baltasar Kormákur directs the film inspired by true events about two expeditions racing to scale the world’s highest mountain.
The project is being made in association with Walden Media and currently shoots on location in the Nepalese foothills of Everest, the Italian Alps, Cinecittà Studios in Rome and Pinewood Studios in the UK.
Universal will distribute the film worldwide. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
It will take a little longer to climb Everest. Universal has pushed back the release of its mountain climbing drama from Feb. 27, 2015, to Sept. 18, 2015. Directed by 2 Guns helmer Baltasar Kormakur, the film, which will be released in 3D, stars Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes and Jake Gyllenhaal. The cast is rounded out by Martin Henderson, Emily Watson, Michael Kelly and Thomas M. Wright. The project, which is based on a true story, follows the events of an ill-fated 1996 climb to the top of the world's tallest mountain. It is shooting on location
- Rebecca Ford
Universal Pictures has bumped the survival drama Everest from February 27, 2015 to September 18, 2015. Directed by Baltasar Kormakur (2 Guns), the movie focuses on two different expeditions that struggle to survive while climbing the world's tallest mountain. The film stars Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, and Jake Gyllenhaal as well as Martin Henderson, Emily Watson, Michael Kelly, and Thomas M. Wright. Even though we'll have to wait a little longer, the date change is encouraging since Universal might think they have an awards contender if they've moved the picture to the fall. The studio will release Everest in 3D and IMAX 3D. Right now, there's no competition on September 18, 2015, but a week later Sony will have the family flick Hotel Transylvania 2 and Warner Bros. is releasing the comedy The Intern. Hit the jump for the official synopsis for Everest. Here's the official synopsis for Everest: Inspired by the incredible events surrounding »
- Matt Goldberg
First there was the "Full House of Cards" mash-up you never knew you wanted, then the brilliant (and on-the-nose) "Walking Dead" version of the "House of Cards" opening credits.
Now a creative YouTuber named Wayne Wolfe has made a "West Wing" version of the "House of Cards" opener (above), which is not only delightful because there could not be two politically themed shows that are more different, but also because Wolfe takes care to make some funny matchups based on where he puts the "HoC" actors in the credits.
Derek Cecil is Rob Lowe, which is totally appropriate because Seth Grayson is like the evil Sam Seaborn. Robin Wright is Stockard Channing (natch), and Mahershala Ali is Dule Hill, which is a little ... obvious since their characters actually occupy very different roles on their respective shows.
Jamais Vu: The Journal of Strange Among the Familiar is a new horror magazine on the scene. Issue #1 hit the shelves (and Internet) in January and features a mix of fiction, poetry, non-fiction, comics, reviews, and a featured essay from legendary author Harlan Ellison. In his introduction, editor Paul Anderson discusses the origin and goal of the magazine, how it is similar to British television, and the theme of this issue, which is “aftermath…dealing with the past and/or the choices we've made.” Stories and poems by Gary A. Braunbeck, Michael Kelly, Jessica McHugh, Max Booth III, Adam-Troy Castro, Bruce Boston, Marge Simon, Stephanie Wytovich, and others explore this from various angles and with varying degrees of success, but the quality of the writing (both fiction and non-fiction) is surprisingly high for the first issue of a fledgling publication. The issue kicks off with “Photo Captions” by Gary A. »
- Chris Shearer
Jackson Ball reviews the eleventh episode of House of Cards season 2....
They’ve done it again! Those crafty House of Cards writers have blindsided us again with another unexpected plot device. Just as Episode 11 was looking to be a little on the dreary side, they pull out sharp, dialogue-free twist in its final scenes.
Spoilers Ahead – You have been warned!
Episode 11 chugs along at the usual slow pace, weighing itself down with as much political jargon as you could possibly care to want. Frank (Kevin Spacey) and Claire (Robin Wright) accumulate an abnormally low amount of screen-time between them, at least in the episode’s first ‘act’. Instead, the emphasis is once again pushed on the relationships of the supporting cast, and how they are all inevitably doomed.
- Gary Collinson
Jackson Ball reviews the tenth episode of House of Cards season 2...
They’ve done it again! Those crafty House of Cards writers have blindsided us again with another unexpected plot device. Just as Episode 10 was looking to be a little on the dreary side, they pull out sharp, dialogue-free twist in its final scenes.
Spoilers Ahead – You have been warned!
Episode 10 chugs along at the usual slow pace, weighing itself down with as much political jargon as you could possibly care to want. Frank (Kevin Spacey) and Claire (Robin Wright) accumulate an abnormally low amount of screen-time between them, at least in the episode’s first ‘act’. Instead, the emphasis is once again pushed on the relationships of the supporting cast, and how they are all inevitably doomed.
- Gary Collinson
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