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"Empire" recurring cast mates Gabourey Sidibe and Ta’Rhonda Jones, who play assistants Becky and Porsha, to Lucious and Cookie Lyon respectively, have been promoted to series regulars on the Fox TV ratings smash. Both promotions will take effect during the series' upcoming second season, which will likely return mid-season, next year, as it did this year. What might this mean for both characters/actresses? Obviously more screen time to start; although your guess is as good as mine in terms of what it could mean in terms of their individual narratives, and overall contributions to the main family story. Sidibe is currently filming Louis Leterrier's comedy "Grimsby," starring Rebel Wilson; Jones most recently appeared in an episode of NBC's "Chicago P.D."
- Tambay A. Obenson
"Empire" recurring cast mates Gabourey Sidibe and Ta’Rhonda Jones, who play assistants Becky and Porsha, to Lucious and Cookie Lyon respectively, have been promoted to series regulars on the Fox TV ratings smash. Both promotions will take effect during the series' upcoming second season, which will likely return mid-season, next year, as it did this year. What might this mean for both characters/actresses? Obviously more screen time to start; although your guess is as good as mine in terms of what it could mean in terms of their individual narratives, and overall contributions to the main family story. Sidibe is currently filming Louis Leterrier's comedy »
- Tambay A. Obenson
It's hard to believe it now, but a decade ago the Marvel Cinematic Universe was merely a twinkle in Kevin Feige's eye. Today, McU offerings are blockbuster staples, with the likes of Iron Man, Captain America, Thor and more providing film fans with thundering entertainment and a connected universe culminating in the Avengers movies.
With Age of Ultron on the horizon, we've gone back through the 10 Marvel films to-date to rank them all from worst to best. Read on to find out our verdict, then join the discussion in the comments below.
10. Iron Man 2 (2010)
If Iron Man was a savvy exercise in kick-starting a shared cinematic universe, then its sequel brought everything crashing back down with a sharp, painful thud. Overstuffed with new characters, multiple plot strands and far-too-much in the way of Avengers set-up, Iron Man 2 is a step down from its predecessor in practically every way. »
For the last thirty years, no one seemed to give a shit about a movie adaptation of The Incredible Hulk. Universal made two attempts to bring the character to the big screen, once in 2003 with director Ang Lee and star Eric Bana and later in 2008 with director Louis Leterrier and star Edward Norton. Both films […]
- Peter Sciretta
Fast & Furious 7, 2015.
Directed by James Wan.
Starring Paul Walker, Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Ludacris, Tyrese Gibson, Lucas Black, Jordana Brewster, Kurt Russell, Jason Statham, Ronda Rousey, Tony Jaa, Nathalie Emmanuel, John Brotherton and Djimon Hounsou.
Deckard Shaw seeks revenge against Dominic Toretto and his family for his comatose brother.
There’s one line in Furious 7 which epitomises this film and this series as a whole; it’s not the endlessly shoehorned-in mentions of ‘family’ and being ‘bros’ but a line from five time Academy Award nominee Ludacris who utters the words “I can’t watch this anymore”.
My sentiments exactly.
This series, with the exception of Fast Five – which is now clearly an anomaly or sheer fluke – is the antithesis of what I look for from blockbuster action films, but my threshold is quite fair. A film like this needs to have at least one »
- Gary Collinson
The comedian, who previously exited the project after reportedly falling out with the remaining members of Queen, will now help to write, produce and direct the movie, as well as taking the lead role.
Music Week reports that the band's manager of 40 years, Jim Beach, announced Baron Cohen's re-appointment at the Artist and Manager Awards 2015 last night (March 26).
The band also expressed concerns that the comedian's involvement would turn the project, based on the late singer's life, into "a joke".
The Transporter and The Incredible Hulk (2008) director is circling this shark’s tale about, well, you guessed it really. Anthony Jaswinski’s script follows a surfer stuck on a reef after a shark attack, struggling to find her way back to the shore and avoid her fishy friend. However, unlike more two-dimensional killer shark features (Sharknado anyone?), In The Deep promises to explore the mind of its protagonist.
Of course, comparisons to Jaws will abound, but we’ll have to wait and see whether this new project will live up to Quint’s Indianapolis monologue.
- Claire Joanne Huxham
Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water, since sharks have apparently migrated to form weather patterns in the Sharknado franchise, along comes an action-thriller that looks set to put the toothsome terrors right back where they can scare us the most – between us and the shoreline. Such is the very tight premise of In The Deep, which Sony is apparently now courting director Louis Leterrier for.
The script for In The Deep comes with buzz already attached, as it landed squarely on both the 2014 Black List (the best unproduced scripts), and the 2014 Blood List (the best unproduced horror scripts), before being snapped up by Sony. It comes from screenwriter Anthony Jaswinski (Vanishing On 7th Street), and centres on the plight of a twenty-something woman who seeks to ease the pain of mourning her mother by surfing on an isolated beach. This idea of retreating »
- Sarah Myles
The story follows a young girl who is getting over her mother's death. Out surfing, she is attacked by a shark and finds herself stranded on a buoy, twenty yards off shore.
With a massive great white shark standing in her way between the buoy and the beach, she must get back to shore before succumbing to her injuries.
Source: Variety »
- Garth Franklin
Louis Leterrier is in talks to direct the shark attack thriller In the Deep for Sony Pictures. The script by Anthony Jaswinski (Vanishing on 7th Street) sparked a heated bidding war last September, in which Sony beat out Warner Bros. and 20th Century Fox. The script landed on the 2014 Black List as one of the top unproduced screenplays of the year.
The story follows a young girl, mourning the recent loss of her mother, who goes surfing on a remote beach. After being attacked by a shark, she finds herself stranded on a buoy, 20 yards off shore, with this massive great white shark standing in her way between the buoy and the beach. She must find a way back to shore before succumbing to her injuries. The script has been described as a cross between 127 Hours, Gravity and the shark classic Jaws.
Quint said it best in Jaws: "You know the thing about a shark, he's got lifeless eyes, black eyes, like a doll's eye.” Anyone answering that description should form an orderly queue outside Louis Leterrier’s door. The Now You See Me and The Incredible Hulk director is in talks with Sony to take charge of shark survival thriller In The Deep.Based on a coveted Black List script by fast-emerging screenwriter Anthony Jaswinski, whose sci-fi spec script Variant recently went the way of Warner Bros., In The Deep follows a single surfer attacked by a Great White Shark and marooned on a reef, bleeding and in dire need of medical attention. The wrinkle? That big toothy fish is merrily swimming about between her and help.Producers Lynn Harris and Matti Leshem of newly-formed Weimaraner Republic Pictures are steering a project that’s billed inevitably as “127 Hours meets Jaws”. Perhaps surprisingly, »
Following the halftime shenanigans of Left Shark and the over-the-top silliness of Syfy’s Sharknado series, Louis Leterrier will try to make sharks scary again with In the Deep. The Black List script by Tony Jaswinski centers on a lone surfer facing a shark attack. Get all the details on the Louis Leterrier In the Deep project […]
The post Louis Leterrier Circling Shark Movie ‘In the Deep’ appeared first on /Film. »
- Angie Han
Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water, it's time for another shark thriller in the vast ocean. After bringing genre flicks like the first two installments of The Transporter franchise and the remake of Clash of the Titans to the big screen, as well as the magician heist crowd-pleaser Now You See Me, Deadline reports director Louis Leterrier has boarded In The Deep. The script by Anthony Jaswinski made the Black List with a story about a lone female surfer attacked by a shark at sea and ends up stranded on a reef, trying to get back to shore before her injuries become fatal. It's Gravity meets Jaws. Shark dramas haven't fared so well, if only because Jaws has made it impossible for many other films with the sharp-toothed ocean killer to measure up. The next best candidate has probably been Open Water while »
- Ethan Anderton
The story centers on a young woman who’s surfing on an isolated beach and gets stranded on a buoy by when a great white shark that’s between her and the shore.
Leterrier is repped by Wme.
- Dave McNary
Louis Leterrier is in talks to helm In The Deep, the Black List script by Anthony Jaswinski about a lone surfer attacked by a shark and stranded on a reef must find a way back to shore before succumbing to her injuries. This is the script that sparked a feeding, or rather bidding frenzy, last September. It will be produced by Weimaraner Republic Pictures partners Lynn Harris and Matti Leshem. When it comes to shark movies, the high bar remains Steven Spielberg’s Jaws… »
There’s nothing like a good shark movie, but actually finding a good one in amongst the multitudes of shark flicks out there is a bit of a chore. You’ve got Jaws and…not a heck of a lot else. Deadline is reporting that Now You See Me director Louis Leterrier is in talks to direct In The Deep from a 2014 Black List script by Anthony Jaswinski. The script sparked a bidding war last year, so here's hoping it falls closer to Jaws than to Sharknado on the »
- Kevin Fraser
Now Marvel and Sony are teaming up on the future of big screen Spider-Man, lots of questions spring up. So we try to answer them.
In case you haven't heard the news, Sony and Marvel jointly announced yesterday that Spider-Man will be joining the Marvel cinematic universe. Here are the facts:
* The deal will begin with Spider-Man appearing in at least one McU movie before 2017.
* In 2017, Spider-Man will get a new film, co-helmed by Marvel and Sony.
Those statements aren't much, but they leave us with a lot of questions to answer. And here are our attempts to answer them.
How has this happened?
As astonishing as this move seems, there's a certain amount of inevitability to it. The studios might like to spin it as a creative decision, but like everything in Hollywood, it's all about the money. If you look at the box office numbers for the five Spider-Man movies Sony has produced, »
Paris– EuropaCorp, whose U.S. distribution venture Red recently launched, will present a robust slate of English-language movies at the European Film Market.
The company will start pre-sales on an untitled Kawasaki project penned by Allison Burnett. The film, whose cast has not yet been unveiled, will turn on a man who devises a plan to save his gravely ill daughter at all costs, even his own life.
EuropaCorp, which just hit a home run with “Taken 3″ ($244 million worldwide so far), will also kick off three new movies in pre-production: Farren Blackburn’s (“Luther”) “Shut In” with Naomi Watts, Barry Sonnenfeld’s (“Men in Black”) “Nine Lives” with Kevin Spacey (pictured above) and Daniel Barber’s (“The Keeping Room”) “Underground.”
“Shut In” stars Watts as a widowed child psychologist who works from her home in rural New England and faces a terrifying winter storm. Lava Bear Films and Transfilm International are co-producing. »
- Elsa Keslassy
In response, The Weinstein Company has now slotted in Antoine Fuqua's boxing drama "Southpaw" for that July 31st release date. Coming off his emaciated look in "Nightcrawler," Jake Gyllenhaal buffed up for "Southpaw" which deals with a middleweight boxing champion who struggles after he experiences a personal tragedy.
The move offers something one normally doesn't get in the middle of summer - a serious, dramatic piece targeting adults. A welcome move though in some quarters.
Source: Box-Office Mojo »
- Garth Franklin
Paramount Pictures has pushed its spy comedy Grimsby from its originally-slated July 31, 2015 release date to February 26, 2016. The spy comedy starring Sacha Baron Cohen was set to go up against Warner Bros. Point Break remake, Focus Features' Selfless and The Weinstein Company's Southpaw on July 31, 2015. Now it will face Paramount's Ben-Hur remake next winter.
Grimsby centers on a British secret agent (Mark Strong) who is forced to go into hiding in his hometown with his dim-witted soccer hooligan brother (Sacha Baron Cohen). Penélope Cruz also stars as a benevolent corporate leader who is hiding a secret. Annabelle Wallis, Rebel Wilson, David Harewood, Ian McShane, Gabourey Sidibe, Johnny Vegas and Isla Fisher round out the supporting cast.
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