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Another first look debut to round out the holiday weekend. Wanna-be director Russell Mulcahy has a low budget noir crime drama called Give 'Em Hell Malone that's currently in post-production. Thomas Jane stars as Malone, a tough as nails private investigator who squares off with gangsters and thugs to protect a valuable secret. "Malone goes through hell to protect the information but he dishes some hell as well." It seems good, and the trailer didn't look half bad, so I thought we'd feature these photos today as an introduction to the film. Thomas Jane chooses interesting projects and this is no doubt one of the oddest. Thanks to our good friends at Film School Rejects for picking these up. You can see Thomas Jane below in a few of the shots as well as bombshell beauty Elsa Pataky looking sexy as hell. Interested? Give 'Em Hell Malone is directed by Russell Mulcahy, »
- Alex Billington
It's shocking how many people don't know that all of those cute little fairy tales come from a much darker place. Hypothetically, most of these stories should be made into horror films, and yet the focus seems to be solely on the Grimm brothers themselves. Today we learned that Resident Evil: Extinction director Russell Mulcahy has signed on to helm Grimm, a new horror film shooting in January that will focus on the tales as opposed to the brothers. In the movie, the Quinn family moves to Marburg, Massachusetts - a town that turns out to be haunted by the most horrific nightmares spawned by the imagination of the Brothers Grimm. »
Fanboys tend to consider Thomas Jane to be a top-notch badass, and this new teaser clip for Give 'Em Hell, Malone would seem to be an argument in favor. The noir-styled shoot-'em-up stars Jane as an infamous hired gun who gets double-crossed on a job, and finds himself caught in a web of intrigue and bullets involving a sexy dame, a mysterious briefcase, a notorious mob boss and a whole bunch of lead-magnet goons. The movie comes from director Russell Mulcahy (Highlander, Resident Evil: Extinction). Check out the brief collection of testosterone-fueled kickassery below. »
- Dave Davis
Dang, it's been one of those long days, lots of news, and I'm still not done. This is directed by Russell Mulcahy (Resident Evil: Extinction) so yeah I know.. but before you start giving it a thumbs down you really should check out the footage. It has a hint of noir, and while I found a much lengthier synopsis, you don't really want to know what happens before you see it, now do you?
"Thomas Jane as the title character and Ving Rhames as his rival, "Boulder." Malone, tough private eye, takes a job retrieving a case containing a mysterious secret. Bullets, fists, and blood fly as he fights through an army of thugs to protect the secret."
For such a plain looking guy Thomas Jane gets some seriously great roles, yup, he's turning into a badass. Trust me folks, you don't want to miss the blood, mayhem, and cool »
Out with the old, in with the new. Early last week we announced that Adrien Brody would headline Russell Mulcahy's action flick The Courier. Courtesy of the ongoing American Film Market in Santa Monica this weekend, we've got our first look at the teaser poster / promo art for the film. Obviously that isn't really Brody standing there, because this hasn't even started shooting yet, but it's a good image to sell a film that otherwise only seemed like an interesting concept. Plus it looks like we might finally have a replacement for the nearly-dead Transporter series of films. Or at least that's what they want this to look like. In the film, Brody plays a daredevil carrier pursued across the country by corrupt cops and rival crime bosses when he has to deliver a briefcase to a notorious underworld figure who can't be found. Sounds like an interesting and »
- Alex Billington
Milla Jovovich is set to star in "Keep Coming Back" apparently as an alcoholic former stripper. This is a coming-of-age comedy that William H. Macy, a talented actor in many genres, will be turning into his directorial debut. The screenplay by Will Aldis follows a young man with a sheltered upbringing who aims to seduce the girl of his dreams by joining an Alcoholics Anonymous group. Steve Buscemi and Macy will also star. This will be produced by Tucker Tooley, Rachel Rothman and Dan Keston. Filming starts in Georgia next year. Jovovich was last seen in "Resident Evil: Extinction" under the direction of Russell Mulcahy. She's in post production for "The 4th Kind" where she stars alongside Elias Koteas. She's also with Timothy Olyphant ("Hitman") in David Twohy's "A Perfect Getaway" thriller. »
After getting the chance to run through the world of heists and intrigue in The Brothers Bloom (wonderfully, I might add), Adrien Brody is getting into the underworld delivery business. The Hollywood Reporter posts that Mr. Brody is going to be pursued by cops and crime bosses alike when he stars in a new action flick called The Courier.
As the story goes, Brody will play "a daredevil courier trying to deliver a briefcase to an underworld figure who can't be found." Is he a daredevil for the ways he delivers packages, or a daredevil for taking on work from crime bosses? That remains to be seen. But the writing duo of Michael Brandt and Derek Haas (who helped out on both the 3:10 to Yuma and Wanted scripts) have written the screenplay and Russell Mulcahy is directing.
This means teaming one of my favorite actors with the director of »
- Monika Bartyzel
Looks like Oscar winner Adrien Brody will be trying on a new hat: action star. Although he's shown his scope from dramas to thrillers, action flicks are uncharted territory for the tall, thin, and handsome Brody. Before you shout "sell out," realize that this is an indie pic, executive produced by Brody himself. The flick is called The Courier and the scriptwriting team of Michael Brandt and Derek Haas have penned the story. Variety reports that action vet Russell Mulcahy is set to direct. The film will follow Brody as a savvy courier who must deliver a briefcase of mysterious content to some unseemly person whose whereabouts are unknown. Brody will careen across the country as he is followed by cops gone bad and gangsters vying for the insides of that case. Although this is technically an indie movie, produced by Archlight Films, the players sound pretty big-guns-go-gettem action oriented »
Adrien Brody has signed to appear in new underworld thriller The Courier, to be directed by Russell Mulcahy. The Pianist actor will be pursued by both cops and crime bosses as the title character, who must deliver a briefcase to an underworld figure who can't be found. The screenplay has been taken in hand by Michael Brandt and Derek Haas, who also contributed (more) »
- By Sarah Rollo
Adrien Brody has joined the action film The Courier as the lead character. Brody will play a daredevil carrier pursued across the country by corrupt cops and rival crime bosses when he has to deliver a briefcase to a notorious underworld figure who can't be found. Sounds quite similar to Transporter. The film was written by Michael Brandt and Derek Haas, the duo who wrote Wanted and 3:10 to Yuma, and is being directed by Russell Mulcahy, of Resident Evil: Extinction previously. Production will begin in January in Louisiana and Las Vegas, which means we can probably expect this to end up at some point in Vegas. I would usually be quick to shrug off this film, given Russell Mulcahy is directing, but with Brody involved, I'm actually going to take a closer look. Although I've always loved Brody, his performance in Rian Johnson's The Brothers Bloom this year »
- Alex Billington
The screenplay by Michael Brandt and Derek Haas, the team that also contributed to "Wanted" and "3:10 to Yuma," centers on a daredevil courier trying to deliver a briefcase to an underworld figure who can't be found.
The production, scheduled to begin filming in January in Louisiana and Las Vegas, will be produced by Dan Grodnick, Arclight managing director Gary Hamilton, Tucker Tooley, Vincent Newman and Arclight's new head of production, Mike Gabrawy. Exec producers are Cary Brokaw, Brody and Al Munteanu.
Arclight will handle worldwide sales and distribution, with president of sales and acquisitions Pascal Borno offering the film at next month's American Film Market.
- By Gregg Kilday
The story, according to Variety, centers on a private eye attempting to retrieve a mysterious case. »
Russell Mulcahy ("Resident Evil: Extinction") will helm "Give 'Em Hell, Malone" which stars Ving Rhames, Thomas Jane and Elsa Pataky. The indie action film scheduled to start filming on October 6th in Spokane Washington, is produced by Continental Entertainment and Hannibal Pictures. Richard Rionda Del Castro, Richard Salvatore and Johnny Martin are producing. Mark Hosack's story tells of a private investigator trying to retrieve a mysterious case. Story, penned by Mark Hosack ("Pale Blue Moon"), centers on a private eye attempting to retrieve a mysterious case. »
This past week I played in a national softball tournament. It was my league's World Series. 4,000 or so athletes descended upon Seattle for five days of competition in six different divisions showcasing players of varying skill levels. Unfortunately, my time out on the field was cut incredibly short, my hamstring partially tearing during the fourth inning of our very first game left me both unbelievably ticked off as well as in an almost indescribable amount of pain. What does this have to do with the new Blu-ray release of Universal Pictures' The Scorpion King: Rise of a Warrior? Nothing, really, other than the fact watching this movie left me in even more pain than tearing my hamstring did. This movie isn't just bad, it's a torture test, and anyone that can make it from start to finish without wanting to shoot themselves is far more forgiving and even-tempered than I. »
- Sara Michelle Fetters
I think all of us at JoBlo.com are unabashed fans of Thomas Jane. That fact was hammered home last year at Comic-Con when we ran into him in the lobby of our hotel and...Ok, maybe I shouldn't elaborate. Let's just say the mere mention of said encounter still tickles the JoBlo crew pink. Today we have news of Jane's next film Give 'Em Hell Malone. Russell Mulcahy (The Scorpion King 2, Resident Evil 3) will direct the film with Jane co-starring alongside Ving Rhames and Michelle Rodriguez. »
- Mike Sampson
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Fantastic Fest, September 18-25, 2008
While much of the attention of Fantastic Fest centers around the new discoveries and premiere feature films, each year we always present a new repertory retrospective. This year we are featuring two classic series: Not Quite Hollywood: Ozsploitation Classics and Behind The Pink Curtain: Japanese Pinku Films.
Not Quite Hollywood: Ozsploitation Classics
This year, Fantastic Fest is dedicated to making everyone we know into giant, committed fans of Ozploitation cinema. That is - the peculiar brand of exploitation films that bubbled to the surface in Australia in the '70s and '80s. Certainly the best known are the Mad Max films but those didn't emerge in a vacuum. The industry was already pumping out films as rude, tough and resourceful as the primal Aussie himself, »
- email@example.com (Tim League)
Those boys at the Alamo Drafthouse have announced a slew of films with will be playing as part of the repertory series at the upcoming Fantastic Fest, all of which fall under the Japanese pinku (porno) or ozsploitation categories! Does this mean Mad Max and Road Warrior will be playing? Yup. How about Blue Film Woman and S&M Hunter? Yup. Check out the full list after the break!
Not Quite Hollywood: Ozsploitation Classics
In 2008, Fantastic Fest is dedicated to making everyone we know into giant, committed fans of Ozploitation cinema. That is - the peculiar brand of exploitation films that bubbled to the surface in Australia in the '70s and '80s. Certainly the best known are the Mad Max films but those didn't emerge in a vacuum. The industry was already pumping out films as rude, tough and resourceful as the primal Aussie himself, kicked out of »
I was not a fan of the first Scorpion King flick. Quite frankly I thought it was awful despite finding undeniable enjoyment in the stupidity that are the first two Mummy films. Even still, I have a soft spot in me for direct-to-dvd features. It's not as if I always find them enjoyable, but I always watch them with my expectations so low it is typically hard for them to entirely disappoint. Direct-to-video releases aren't made on big budgets and they don't typically gain the greatest actors. The Scorpion King 2 is no different as they recruited Ufc champion Randy Couture as the "big name" in the cast. This is a sad statement in and of itself, especially considering he is in the film for about 15 or the 109 minutes. Not exactly worthy of top billing. The story is a prequel story to the one told in 2002 Scorpion King starring The Rock as Mathayus the Scorpion King. »
- Brad Brevet
by Brian Corder Title: The Scorpion King 2: Rise Of A Warrior: Cast: Michael Copona as Mathayus, Randy Couture as Sargon and Karen Shenaz David as Layla. Directed by: Russell Mulcahy (Resident Evil: Extinction) Scores: Technical:90 , Story:60 , Acting:60 , Overall Score: 70 After the great success of the original 2002 film The Scorpion King by director Chuck Russell and starring Dwayne Johnson, another film from the producers of The Mummy franchise was inevitable. Director Russell Mulcahy who is best know for his 1980’s classic “Highlander” and who recently brought us “Resident Evil: Extinction” starring Milla Jovovich directs this straight to DVD prequel to The Scorpion King starring Michael Copona as Mathayus. The Scorpion King 2: Rise of a Warrior follows Mathayus as a young [...] »
- Brian Corder
Universal Home Entertainment released the DVD details and artwork for the upcoming action film ” The Scorpion King 2: Rise of a Warrior ” by director Russell Mulcahy ( Resident Evil: Extinction ) and actors Randy Couture ( Redbelt, Mandrake ), Michael Copon, Karen David and Natalie Becker. DVD Bonus Features: The Scorpion King 2: Rise of a Warrior DVD contains an arsenal of exclusive bonus material, including: - The Making Of The Scorpion King 2: Rise Of A Warrior: An inside look at the making of the film, featuring interviews with director Russell Mulcahy and actors Randy Couture, Michael Copon, Karen David, Natalie Becker, and other key members of the cast and crew. - Fight Like An Akkadian: Black Scorpion Training Camp: Stunt [...] »
- Brian Corder
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