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Logan's Run remake back on, Simon Kinberg writing, producing

22 July 2015 10:43 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

X-Men and Star Wars writer Simon Kinberg is the latest to try and get a Logan's Run remake moving...

The planned remake of Logan's Run has been chuntered about now for over five years. At one stage, back in 2010, director Carl Rinsch was attached to the movie (he eventually made 47 Ronin instead), with producer Joel Silver wanting to make the film in 3D. Then, Drive helmer Nicolas Winding Refn was attached at one stage, with the idea being that Ryan Gosling would star. Previously, Bryan Singer and James McTeigue have been linked with the film too. 

And yet the Logan's Run remake never got going. At least until now.

The project has come back to life, with the news that X-Men: Apocalypse, Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One and Fantastic Four writer Simon Kinberg has been hired to write and produce the new Logan's Run. Joel Silver remains attached to the project too. »

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‘Logan’s Run’ Remake Back on Track at Warner Bros.

22 July 2015 12:19 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Warner Bros. is making another swing at “Logan's Run” with Simon Kinberg on board to write a treatment for the remake of the sci-fi actioner.

Kinberg will produce with Joel Silver, who was based at Warners until three years ago. Kinberg is a producer on “X-Men: Apocalypse,” “Fantastic Four” and “Deadpool.”

Carl Rinsch was in talks in 2010 to direct “Logan's Run” for Warner Bros. with Silver and Akiva Goldsman producing. At that point, the project — focused on a man trying to escape a mandatory death sentence on his 30th birthday — had been in development at Warners for more than a decade, with Bryan Singer, Skip Woods, Robert Schwenke and James McTeigue associated at various points as possible directors.

The 1976 original pic, released by MGM and based on a 1967 novel by William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson, starred Michael York as a man who tries to outrun cops »

- Dave McNary

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10 Most Ludicrous Moments From Sense8

23 June 2015 8:56 PM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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Turns out The Wachowskis have still got it, whatever “it” is exactly. The directors of The Matrix trilogy are back on form – after disappointing with pretty much everything they did ever since the first Matrix, including anime adaptation Speed Racer and the racially troubling Cloud Atlas adaptation – thanks to their Netflix series Sense8. You may not have heard.

Unfortunately, a lot of the hype behind their sci-fi show has been swept aside in favour of the streaming service’s other blockbuster original series, Orange Is The New Black, which returned for its third season. There’s likely plenty more surprising plot twists and developments in that prison dramedy, but nothing that compares to the madness of Sense8.

In collaboration with Babylon 5 writer J Michael Straczynski and directors Tom Tykwer and James McTeigue, the Wachowskis’ latest project is even more out there than 2015’s Jupiter Ascending. And that’s »

- Tom Baker

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36 major blockbusters and why they never got made

11 June 2015 6:53 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

We look at the films that slipped through Hollywood's net, from biblical epics to a time travelling Gladiator sequel...

This article contains a spoiler for Gladiator

If you're one of those frustrated over the quality of many of the blockbusters that make it to the inside of a multiplex, then ponder the following. For each of these were supposed to be major projects, that for one reason or another, stalled on their way to the big screen. Some still may make it. But for many others, the journey is over. Here are the big blockbusters that never were...

1. Airframe

The late Michael Crichton scored another residential on the bestseller list with his impressive thriller, Airframe. It was published in 1996, just after films of Crichton works such as Jurassic Park, Rising Sun, Disclosure and the immortal Congo had proven to be hits of various sizes.

So: a hit book, another techno thriller, »

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Alex Reviews Survivor – Cheap, Lazy Thriller That Embarrassingly Thinks It’s Deep

8 June 2015 8:50 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Lionsgate

Rating: ★

Survivor is a film so lazy the only way to rationalise its existence is to imagine the crew only had a long weekend to make it. It’s one of those cheap spy thrillers that fills out the few screens at the multiplex not taken by big budget spectacle in the summer months and the film has seemingly no qualms with aiming that low. Not only is the acting phoned in and the plot paper-thin, but the whole production is so irritatingly sloppy that you’d feel robbed if you’d got this from the direct-to-dvd section of Poundland.

The cast feel like they’ve been brought over from a different film by mistake. Milla Jovovich is Kate Abbott, an illustriously regarded American immigration officer, which could be read as an attempt to go against type (if a starring role in one lowest common denominator franchise can be »

- Alex Leadbeater

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Survivor movie review: security theater

4 June 2015 9:19 AM, PDT | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

If there’s a thriller to be found in international travel regulations, this is not it. Makes a mockery of the unsung heroes it’s meant to celebrate. I’m “biast” (pro): nothing

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

If there’s a thriller to be forged out of the bureaucracy of international travel regulations, Survivor is not it. Not even from the guy — James McTeigue — who brought us V for Vendetta.

Not even from Milla Jovovich (The Three Musketeers, Stone). She’s a badass security consultant — that’s a thing, it seems — riding a desk at the U.S. embassy in London, and she is on the lookout for suspicious physician and pharmaceutical types trying to travel to the United States, because bombs can be made from stuff you find in the Or . I’m sure that’s true… »

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Survivor review: Pierce Brosnan and Milla Jovovich play cat and mouse

4 June 2015 4:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Director: James McTeigue; Screenwriter: Philip Shelby; Starring: Milla Jovovich, Pierce Brosnan, Dylan McDermott, Robert Forster, Angela Bassett, Frances de la Tour, James D'Arcy; Running time: 96 mins; Certificate: 12A

There's little to enjoy about this daft spy thriller beyond the sight of Pierce Brosnan looking vaguely like a Spanish pimp when he wears a pencil-thin moustache as a disguise. Survivor is played straight, but laden with laughs that are entirely unintentional and make you feel somewhat sorry for the impressive cast.

You can vaguely understand why actors of the calibre of Brosnan, Milla Jovovich, Dylan McDermott, Robert Forster, Angela Bassett, Frances de la Tour and James D'Arcy signed up to the project. After all, the basic premise is an intriguing one, involving the capture of an American soldier in the Middle East leading to severe repercussions in London.

Security expert Kate (Jovovich) notices something suspicious at the Embassy, propelling her into »

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Watch Pierce Brosnan Play the Bad Guy In New Survivor Clip

1 June 2015 12:26 PM, PDT | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

Flexing his rarely used bad guy muscles, Pierce Brosnan is the Watchmaker, big bad of James McTiegue’s (V for Vendetta) Survivor, a master assassin who is sent to eliminate Mila Jonovich’s State Department worker after she uncovers a terrorist conspiracy. It may be hard to imagine the one time James Bond as the bad guy, so thankfully a new clip has come our, showing the assassin going about his job with ruthless efficiency. Released: June 5th »

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Watch: Milla Jovovich Gets Scolded in Exclusive 'Survivor' Clip

30 May 2015 7:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Watch: Emma Thompson and Pierce Brosnan are Divorcées Turned Crime Capers in New 'Love Punch' Clips [Editor's Note: This post is presented in partnership with Time Warner Cable Movies On Demand in support of Indie Film Month. "Survivor," is available now On Demand. Need help finding a movie to watch? Let TWC find the best fit for your mood here.]   You could be forgiven for confusing James McTeigue's new film "Survivor" with the long-running reality television series of the same name. Watch the clip from the film above to clear that all up. It features Milla Jovovich being scolded by a U.K. bureaucrat for unorthodox work tactics. In the film, Jovovich ("The Fifth Element," "Resident Evil") stars as a security officer who is forced to go on the run after accidentally uncovering a terrorist conspiracy at the U.S. embassy in London. Pierce Brosnan ("Goldeneye," "The World Is Not »

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Film Review: ‘Survivor’

27 May 2015 10:37 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Milla Jovovich plays a falsely accused Foreign Service Officer who works to thwart a terrorist plot as she runs from the authorities in “Survivor,” a sturdy wrong-woman thriller that feels grotesque in its citations of 9/11 and other intimations of real-world import, but also steals a few good moves from “North by Northwest” and “The Fugitive” for a solid middle section. A generic title and low buzz factor are hurdles for this day-and-date release, a meat-and-potatoes offering from helmer James McTeigue (“V for Vendetta,” “The Raven”).

The prologue, in which two Americans in Afghanistan are captured after a helicopter crash, gets the proceedings off to an unpromising start; the poorly staged action and a lack of background density give off the vibe of a videogame cut scene. One of the men is identified as a potential bargaining chip, and his fellow soldier is quickly immolated.

Cut to London, several months later, »

- Ben Kenigsberg

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Review: 'Survivor' Starring Milla Jovovich & Pierce Brosnan

26 May 2015 1:44 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

There was a time when James McTeigue’s ascendance as a top tier blockbuster director seemed assured. After working with the Wachowskis on “The Matrix” trilogy as first assistant director, he made his debut feature with the smash hit “V For Vendetta,” which the siblings endorsed with a producing credit. But from there things took a decidedly downward turn. The next team up between the Wachowskis and McTeigue, “Ninja Assassin,” was a flop, and so too was his outing behind period pulp piece “The Raven.” And things continue in a downward trajectory with “Survivor,” a thriller that lines up decent actors for a credulity straining affair that aims to honor American law enforcement for stopping terrorist attacks post-9/11, but winds up trivializing their job in the process. Milla Jovovich leads the movie as Kate Abbott, a hot shot security expert brought in to help the American embassy in London look »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Survivor Review

26 May 2015 11:34 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

During a more than 60-year acting career, Michael Caine has had a lot of highs and lows. One of his most embarrassing moments was a supporting role in the reviled sequel Jaws: The Revenge – a film that came out the same year he picked up an Academy Award for Hannah and Her Sisters. In one of the actor’s most enduring interview quotes, Caine said of the sequel that he had never seen the film. “By all accounts, it is terrible,” he said. “However, I have seen the house that it built, and it is terrific.”

Caine’s droll attempt at transparency routinely came back into this reviewer’s mind during Survivor, a film that is cluttered with action movie clichés and may be most fondly remembered by its principal cast for helping them renovate their homes. Despite the presence of director James McTeigue (V For Vendetta) and thriller author »

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'Southside with You' Casts Parker Sawyers as Barack Obama

7 May 2015 2:55 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Im Global and producers Robert Teitel, Tika Sumpter and Richard Tanne announced that they have cast Parker Sawyers as the young Barack Obama in Southside with You. The romantic dramedy was inspired by Barack and Michelle Obama's first date. Parker Sawyers joins Tika Sumpter who will play Michelle.

The film covers the eventful date in 1989 when a young associate named Barack Obama was trying to woo lawyer Michelle Robinson on a summer afternoon and evening, that took them from the Art Institute of Chicago to a screening of Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing to the site of their first kiss outside of an ice cream parlor.

Parker Sawyers, an American actor based in the UK, recently completed Oliver Stone's Snowden with Joseph Gordon Levitt and is about to shoot a supporting role in the feature The Autopsy of Jane Doe, opposite Brian Cox and Emile Hirsch. »

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First Trailer For The Wachowski’s Sense8 Arrives

7 May 2015 11:54 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Lana and Andy Wachowski are about to branch out into a new medium, and anticipation is high as audiences ponder whether their particular brand of storytelling might fare better on the streaming platform Netflix than in cinemas. Since the mixed reactions to 2012’s Cloud Atlas, and the undeniable disappointment of the recent Jupiter Ascending, the heady days of The Matrix brilliance seem increasingly to be a fading memory. For this reason, the arrival of the first trailer for Sense8 is a significant development.

Woven together with a seemingly omnipresent Naveen Andrews, we find eight characters suddenly and inexplicably linked through their own senses. Executive producer Grant Hill outlined the premise of the series to Games Radar.

“At its heart it’s a drama, it’s love stories, it’s contemporary, so it doesn’t have that futuristic element. It has this one basic conceit, which is very much the core »

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New UK poster for Survivor starring Pierce Brosnan and Milla Jovovich

30 April 2015 6:20 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

A new UK poster has arrived online for director James McTeigue’s action-thriller Survivor featuring Pierce Brosnan and Milla Jovovich, and we have it for you here…

See Also: Watch the latest trailer for Survivor

After being mysteriously framed for a terrorist bombing, a Foreign Service Officer (Milla Jovovich) must evade government capture and death by a ruthless assassin (Pierce Brosnan) in order to stop the real perpetrators’ master—and much deadlier—plan.

Set for release May 29th in the States and June 5th in the UK, Survivor features a cast that also includes Dylan McDermott, Angela Bassett, Robert Forster and James D’Arcy.

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UK movie release dates: June 2015

16 April 2015 8:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

June 5

Gascoigne

Director: Jane Preston

Starring: Paul Gascoigne

Running time: 85 mins

Certificate: Tbc

Insidious Chapter 3

Director: Leigh Whannell

Starring: Dermot Mulroney, Stefanie Scott, Angus Sampson

Running time: Tbc

Certificate: Tbc

Spy

Director: Paul Feig

Starring: Jason Statham, Rose Byrne, Morena Baccarin

Running time: 120 mins

Certificate: Tbc

Survivor

Director: James McTeigue

Starring: Milla Jovovich, Pierce Brosnan, Emma Thompson

Running time: 97 mins

Certificate: 12A

June 12

Jurassic World

Director: Colin Trevorrow

Starring: Chris Pratt, Judy Greer, Ty Simpkins

Running time: Tbc

Certificate: Tbc

London Road

Director: Rufus Norris

Starring: Tom Hardy, Olivia Colman, Kate Fleetwood

Running time: 92 mins

Certificate: 15

June 19

Entourage

Director: Doug Ellin

Starring: Adrian Grenier, Jeremy Piven, Kevin Connolly

Running time: Tbc

Certificate: Tbc

The Longest Ride

Director: George Tillman Jr

Starring: Scott Eastwood, Britt Robertson, Alan Alda

Running time: Tbc

Certificate: Tbc

Mr Holmes

Director: Bill Condon

Starring: Ian McKellen, Laura Linney, Hiroyuki Sanada

Running time: Tbc

Certificate: Tbc

The Transporter Refueled »

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2015 Summer Movies Heading To Your Local Cinemas

13 April 2015 2:37 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The middle of Spring actually means a new selection of summer blockbusters to look forward to, and with a ton of big-budget films slated to come out within the next few months and beyond, the summer of 2015 looks like one to remember.

From the new Mad Max (which is already on our end-of -year top ten list event though we haven’t yet seen it) to Avengers, Poltergeists, male strippers, talking teddy bears, and a reboot of the Jurassic Park franchise, this summer’s trips to the theaters will be jam-packed with sequels and new tales. From May 1st right through to the end of August, some of the movies on our list could wind up on year-end “best of” lists or even receive some Oscar talk by December.

Grab your calendar, because Wamg has a rundown of this summer’s films we’re most excited about, so check them out below! »

- Movie Geeks

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Pierce Brosnan Hunts Milla Jovovich In First Trailer For James McTeigue’s ‘Survivor’

6 April 2015 5:57 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

In his latest feature, Pierce Brosnan is once again shooting guns, running intensely, and dealing with high-octane situations. Last seen in the Roger Donaldson-directed spy film The November Man, he returns to the spy genre as an expert assassin in the upcoming  thriller Survivor, directed by V for Vendetta andNinja Assassin helmer James McTeigue. Survivor follows a State Department […] »

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Watch new Survivor trailer starring Milla Jovovich and Pierce Brosnan

4 April 2015 8:39 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

A new trailer for thriller Survivor starring Milla Jovovich and Pierce Brosnan has been released.

Directed by V For Vendetta's James McTeigue, Jovovich plays an officer with the Foreign Service framed for a London terrorist bombing.

Assassin the Watchman (Brosnan) is also following her across the city and to the Us, as she attempts to clear her name.

Dylan McDermott, Emma Thompson, Angela Bassett, Robert Forster and James D'Arcy co-star in the film.

Brosnan could be making a more extensive return to the action film genre, if rumours of an Expendables 4 casting are correct.

Survivor is released in the Us on May 29 and in the UK on June 5. »

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Survivor (2015) Movie Trailer: Pierce Brosnan is an Assassin

4 April 2015 6:20 AM, PDT | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

  Survivor Trailer. James McTeigue‘s Survivor (2015) movie trailer stars Milla Jovovich, Pierce Brosnan, Emma Thompson, James D’Arcy, and Dylan McDermott. Survivor‘s plot synopsis: “A State Department employee newly posted to the American embassy in London is charged with stopping terrorists from getting into the U.S. That puts her right in [...]

Continue reading: Survivor (2015) Movie Trailer: Pierce Brosnan is an Assassin »

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