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Catch a wave of "terrific adventure" and "non-stop action" in this fun and fantastically entertaining smash-hit! "Invisible Woman: Sue Storm and "Mr. Fantastic" Dr. Reed Richards are about to be married when a mysterious alien... the Silver Surfer... crashes the proceedings and heralds Earth's impending destruction. With time running out, the Fantastic Four reluctantly teams up with the nefarious Dr. Doom in a thrilling effort to save our planet! Fantastic Four: Rise Of Silver Surfer was directed by Tim Story, based on a screenplay by Don Payne and Mark Frost. The cast included: Ioan Gruffudd, Jessica Alba, Chris Evans, Michael Chiklis, Julian McMahon and Kerry Washington. With a budget of $130 million, the film pulled in $289 million at the worldwide box office. »
Marvel Comics' first family of superherodom, the Fantastic Four, hits the big screen in a light-hearted and funny adventure. It begins when down-on-his-luck genius Reed Richards (Ioan Gruffudd) has to enlist the financial and intellectual help from former schoolmate and rival Victor Von Doom (Julian McMahon) in order to pursue outer-space research into human DNA. Also on the trip are Reed's best friend, Ben Grimm (Michael Chiklis); his former lover, Sue Storm (Jessica Alba), who's now Doom's employee and love interest; and her hotshot-pilot brother, Johnny Storm (Chris Evans). Things don't go as planned, of course, and the quartet becomes blessed--or is it cursed?--with superhuman powers: flexibility, brute strength, invisibility and projecting force fields, and bursting into flame. Meanwhile, Doom himself is undergoing a transformation. Fantastic Four featured: Director: Tim Story Ioan Gruffudd as Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic Jessica Alba as Sue Storm/Invisible Woman Chris Evans as »
Spike TV is developing a suspense thriller TV series adaptation of the Stephen Frey novel "The Chairman" as a potential starring vehicle for executive producer Julian McMahon ("Nip/Tuck," "Fantastic Four").
Dana Vachon ("Mergers & Acquisitions") will adapt the book which follows a charismatic Gulf War veteran who takes over a billion-dollar private equity fund after its founder's mysterious death. His new position opens secret doors and reveals how Manhattan finance is closely tied to the brutal realm of war that still haunts him. [Source: Deadline]
The CW has released a new featurette explaining some of the key supporting characters who work at S.T.A.R. Labs in the upcoming new "Arrow" spin-off series "The Flash".
ABC Family has picked up its longest-running original hit series "Pretty Little Liars" for two more seasons. Season 6 will air mid-2015 and Season 7 premieres mid-2016. The news follows the premiere of Season 5 last night. »
- Garth Franklin
Julian McMahon is getting more work done.
The Nip/Tuck actor, along with Spike TV, is developing suspense thriller The Chairman, our sister site Deadline reports. McMahon will executive-produce and possibly star in the series, which is based on Stephen Frey’s novel of the same name.
Set in the financial world, The Chairman centers on Christian Gillette, a Gulf War veteran who takes over a billion dollar private equity fund after its founder mysteriously dies.
Spike TV previously announced its events series Tut, which is set to premiere »
Exclusive: “We’re on the hunt for a drama series next,” Spike TV Evp Original Series Sharon Levy told Deadline a month ago when the network made its return to scripted programming with a green light to event series Tut. The network has added another hopeful to its drama development slate, suspense thriller The Chairman, executive produced by actor Julian McMahon, Electus‘ Ben Silverman and former AMC executive-turned-producer Jeremy Elice. I hear the project is being eyed as a potential starring vehicle for Nip/Tuck alum McMahon. Based on the Stephen Frey novel and to be adapted by Mergers & Acquisitions author and Vanity Fair contributor Dana Vachon, Chairman tells the story of Christian Gillette, a charismatic Gulf War veteran who takes over a billion-dollar private equity fund after its founder’s mysterious death. As his new powers open secret doors he realizes that the world of apparently gentrified Manhattan finance »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Paradigm has inked Julian McMahon. The Australian-born actor received a Golden Globe nom for his role as playboy Christian Troy on long-running FX drama series Nip/Tuck. On the film side, McMahon appears in the the upcoming drama You’re Not You, opposite Hilary Swank, Emmy Rossum, Josh Duhamel, and Marcia Gay Harden. His other feature credits include Faces In The Crowd, Paranoia, and Fire With Fire. McMahon also played super villain Dr. Victor von Doom in the Fantastic Four franchise, and appeared in Premonition opposite Sandra Bullock. McMahon continues to be repped by managers David Schiff & Kristin Konig at The Schiff Company, Monique Moss at Integrated PR, and attorney Jacob A. Bloom of Bloom Hergott, Diemer, Rosenthal, Laviolette, Feldman, Schenkman & Goodman. »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
20th Century Fox
Comic book movies have provided us with some of Hollywood’s most memorable characters over the years – though not always for the right reasons.
There have been some absolutely awful characters depicted and some truly stinking performances – Howard the Duck, Julian McMahon’s Doctor Doom, Topher Grace’s Venom and Vinnie Jones’ Juggernaut are examples of characters and performances that we’d all rather forget – but there have undoubtedly been some great counter-examples. Now that the initial stigma that was attached to comic book movies has disappeared (people really didn’t take them seriously for a while), big things are expected from them as A-list actors are increasingly becoming attached to them and giving highly accomplished performances.
Villain portrayals in particular have proven to bring out the best in actors in a lot of cases, with the evil-doers arguably outdoing the heroes on the popularity front overall »
- Kev Stewart
The distributor has acquired North American rights to George C Wolfe’s drama starring Hilary Swank, Emmy Rossum and Josh Duhamel. Myriad Pictures handles international sales. Separately, Arc has picked up Louder Than Words.
eOne Films Us plans a theatrical release later this year for the story of a self-absorbed young woman whose life is changed when she becomes a caregiver to a woman with Lou Gehrig’s disease.
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
The film will be released theatrically later this year.
“You’re Not You” is produced by Dpp in association with Di Novi Pictures (Alison Greenspan) and 2S Films (Molly Smith and Swank).
Swank portrays a woman who has been immobilized by Als and Rossum plays an aimless and self-absorbed college student hired to be her caregiver in spite of her husband’s objections.
The deal was negotiated for eOne Films by Sejin Croninger and for the filmmakers by CAA. »
- Dave McNary
Variety reports unknown Toby Kebbell has been offered the role of Doctor Doom in the upcoming Fantastic Four reboot. Doom is a super genius, sorcerer, and the Four's archenemy. In the 2005 incarnation of the adaptation, he was played by Julian McMahon. Kebbell would be joining a cast that already includes Michael B. Jordan (the Human Torch), Kate Mara (Invisible Woman), Miles Teller (Mr. Fantastic Reed Richards), and Jamie Bell (The Thing). That's a pretty cool group to hang out with, even if they're no Michael Chiklis. »
- Jesse David Fox
Toby Kebbell, last seen battling angry Gods in “Wrath of the Titans” and soon to be seen battling angry apes in “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” will now be playing an angry guy himself in Josh Trank’s reboot of “The Fantastic Four.” The British actor has landed the role of Victor von Doom, aka Doctor Doom, the villain of the upcoming comic book remake that will also star Miles Teller as Mister Fantastic (aka Stretchy Guy), Kate Mara as Invisible Girl (aka anyone in this role will be 100-times more convincing than Jessica Alba), Michael B. Jordan as the Human Torch (aka wiseass guy) and Jamie Bell as the Thing (aka the rock guy). The super foursome, of course, gets their powers after going for a cosmic joyride, or some such. Julian McMahon previously played Doctor Doom in the 2005 movie by director Tim Story, which starred a bunch of grown ups (and, »
Stars: Liam Hemsworth, Gary Oldman, Harrison Ford, Amber Heard, Richard Dreyfuss, Josh Holloway, Embeth Davidtz, Julian McMahon, Kevin Kilner | Written by Jason Dean Hall, Barry L. Levy | Directed by Robert Luketic
Set in the cut-throat world of technology and corporate power Paranoia is an espionage thriller based on the book by Robert Finder, which sees the world’s two most powerful tech billionaires and bitter adversaries stopping at nothing to outwit and destroy each other’s business empires. But when a young rising star (Hemsworth) falls between them, he becomes trapped in the middle of the rivals’ life-and-death game of corporate espionage. By the time he realises his life is in danger, he is in far too deep and knows too much for them to let him just walk away…
- Phil Wheat
Now that we know who's set to play Marvel's First Family in Fox's upcoming reboot The Fantastic Four, attention is shifting towards the villain of the piece, with The Wrap revealing that four actors remain on the shortlist for the role of the ruthless Latverian ruler Doctor Doom.
According to the site, Fox and director Josh Trank (Chronicle) are looking at Eddie Redmayne (Les Miserables), Domhnall Gleeson (Dredd), Toby Kebbell (Wrath of the Titans) and Sam Riley (Control) for the part of Victor Von Doom, who was played by Julian McMahon in Fantastic Four and its sequel Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer.
Who would you like to see taking on the role of Doctor Doom? Let us know in the comments below or head on over to The Flickering Myth Forum...
- Gary Collinson
Producer Matthew Vaughn and director Josh Trank have been doing everything in their power to distance their “Fantastic Four” reboot from the earlier goofy films. Not content with just casting great young actors as the famous superhero team, the filmmakers are looking to surprise with their villain choice too. Played by TV actor Julian McMahon in the two Tim Story-helmed films, Dr. Doom (aka Victor von Doom) is the chief antagonist of the superheroic foursome and a genius in his own right. So which actor will don the armor and hood next? According to The Wrap, it’s down to four: Sam Riley, Eddie Redmayne, Toby Kebbell and Domhnall Gleeson. Gleeson and Riley are both inspired choices in the same vein as rising talents Michael B. Jordan and Miles Teller, with Redmayne in a similar position as Kate Mara and Jamie Bell, talented actors who’ve been in the »
- Cain Rodriguez
With The Fantastic Four being announced earlier this month, 20th Century Fox are now looking for their main antagonist, Dr. Victor Von Doom. It looks as though the search is narrowing as four actors are now being considered to take on Kate Mara, Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Bell in the rebooted franchise. The list is comprised of three British actors and one Irish actor, dispelling rumours of a female Von Doom.
Sam Riley, Eddie Redmayne, Toby Kebbell, and Domhnall Gleeson are all being considered for one of Marvel’s most iconic villains, played previously by Julian McMahon and Joseph Culp in the 2005 and 1994 films respectively. Riley made waves in 2007 for his role in Control as Joy Division frontman Ian Curtis. He will soon be appearing in Disney’s Maleficent. Eddie Redmayne proved his acting chops in My Week With Marilyn and Les Miserables. Kebbell was recently in »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
News Simon Brew 12 Mar 2014 - 07:00
We know who's playing the new Fantastic Four. But who's in the running to take on the role of Dr Doom in the reboot?
Whilst the debate continues to rage over the casting of the members of the Fantastic Four in the upcoming movie reboot from director Josh Trank, attention has also turning to finding an antagonist. Specifically, filling the role of Dr Doom.
And here's Eddie Redmayne and Domnhall Gleeson.
See a Victor von Doom in that lot? »
The world of comic books brought to life on the big screen has gone surgical as the headlines are filled with news of classic comic "doctors" and the people that may play and/or direct them. Beginning with Josh Trank's Fantastic Four reboot at Fox. We already know Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Bell will play the titular "fantastic" heroes, but who will be their nemesisc Apparently the plan is to bring back Doctor Doom, the character previously played by Julian McMahon (remember himc), and The Wrap reports Sam Riley (Control), Eddie Redmayne (Les Miserables), Toby Kebbell (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) and Domhnall Gleeson (About Time) are the four actors in contention for the role. I'm sure we'll have some news soon enough as Fantastic Four will begin production shortly, targeting a June 19, 2015 release. In other "Doctor" news, when we last heard »
- Brad Brevet
Last week, it was announced that Kate Mara, Jamie Bell, Michael B. Jordan, and Miles Teller would be taking on the roles of Susan Storm, Ben Grimm, Johnny Storm, and Reed Richards in the upcoming Fantastic Four reboot. The initial reaction to this news went something like “Say What?!,” mainly due to the unlikely casting of Jamie Bell as rock-faced loudmouth “The Thing.” Though 20th Century Fox are clearly going for a new direction here… seriously: Billy Elliot?
Still, now that we’ve had time to adjust to this news, you can kind of see where the studio are headed with this one; we’re looking at a cooler, sexier Fantastic Four – a crimefightin’ team who will presumably enjoy snarky pop cultural references and Twitter mentions just as much as they’ll enjoy facing off against… well, Doctor Doom, presumably? Though it hasn’t been officially announced yet, it’s »
After the recent “controversy” over the plot and casting of the Fantastic Four reboot, for which our very own site received a nasty email from a legal team representing 20th Century Fox over certain changes to the characters' origins [see story here], the studio behind the new version haven’t let it keep them down in regards to casting the film.
With a script being readied with director Josh Trank (Chronicle), Fox have begun screen testing various actors this week for the main roles in the superhero team. The Hollywood Reporter has apparently been informed that both Emmy Rossum (Shameless, The Day After Tomorrow) and Kate Mara (House of Cards) have both read for the role of Sue Storm a.k.a. The Invisible Woman. In addition, hot young actor Miles Teller (That Awkward Moment, The Spectacular Now) who has been previously linked heavily with involvement in the film, has tested for the Reed Richards/Mister Fantastic role. »
- Gary Collinson
So, how do you feel about a lady Dr. Doom? Reports have been emerging that the new Fantastic Four film is going to take some drastic liberties with the source material. A report that surfaced last month posited that they would be non-explorer characters, one quickly dismissed by director Josh Trank. Other casting rumors have popped up suggesting that the group would be much younger and less-accomplished than earlier incarnations of Marvel.s First Family. But until now, no one has really floated the idea that apparently Fox are considering. THR claims that the production is seeking a big name to play the villainous Dr. Doom, a character considerably intertwined with the early days of the characters, and played by Julian McMahon in the earlier films. But what seems curious is that they claim Fox "isn.t ruling out switching genders for the role." Which, uh. would be a departure. »
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