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The British actor starred as John Connor in McG's sci-fi sequel, which had a mixed reaction and performed poorly at the box office compared to its predecessors. He was also recorded having an infamous meltdown on the set of the film.
Speaking about the upcoming Terminator reboot, he told MTV News: "I wish them better luck than we had. It didn't work for us, it was a shame but everything was against us."
He continued: "I didn't talk to anyone about it, I knew that we gave it a shot. I know the reasons for that, but wisdom is sometimes knowing when to walk away. I wish them all the best - I hope it does well."
Meanwhile, Bale has admitted that he had doubts about working with the Charlie's Angels director, and that he will never work with him again. »
Earlier this year, it was revealed that a sequel was in the early stages for the new Pierce Brosnan action thriller, The November Man. Remember it? Probably not: The November Man would go on to flop in the Us, grossing just $25m in the Us, and when it finally made it to British cinemas, it was released on just one screen (presumably to fill a contractual obligation somewhere along the line).
There's been no word yet on the fate of The November Man 2, but the outlook does not seem favourable. It wouldn't be the first time though that a sequel had been loudly mooted before even a first film was released, only to be quietly abandoned when something - usually related to box office takings - didn't go to plan. »
He’ll be back: Arnold Schwarenegger, that is. Director James Cameron? He offered some free advice, but basically said “thanks, but no thanks” to returning to the “Terminator” franchise he created, in so doing intimating that the franchise installments three and four ruined the series. It’s hard to argue with him after McG’s brutalizing “Terminator Salvation,” which seemed like it nailed the coffin shut in the franchise. But given the brand's value, it’s perhaps naïve to think that it would lay dormant. So after lots of back and forth of ownership, Paramount Studios picked it up, alongside David Ellison of Skydance Productions (Megan Ellison was once involved but eventually backed out). And so it’s a quasi-reboot of the series. “Game Of Thrones” star Emilia Clarke plays Sarah Connor, a role made famous originally by Linda Hamilton, Jai Courtney (“Live Free And Die Hard”) stars as Kyle »
- Edward Davis
Later today, the first trailer for "Terminator: Genisys" will land, with the movie slated to arrive six years after the last franchise entry, "Terminator Salvation." And times haven't changed all that much. Just like 'Genisys,' fans were very skeptical about 'Salvation,' a situation not helped by the reports of a tough shoot, set off by leaked audio of Christian Bale exploding at a crew member. The production was not a pleasant experience for Bale, and the actor makes it clear the movie is not his favorite. "Look, it didn’t work regardless. But if it was going to fail, I wanted it to fail on its own merits. (Laughs) Not because people said what an a—hole I am, you know?" he told The Wall Street Journal about the minor controversy that followed. But why did he do the movie at all? Well, as Bale explains, he was »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Next July we’ll be getting a brand new Terminator movie (check out the first poster for Terminator: Genisys here) and it’s fair to say that despite the confirmed return of Arnold Schwarzenegger, there hasn’t been a lot of great things written about it. It could be said that one of the reasons fans have reservations about the upcoming movie – and I’m not even gonna mention the silly title at all – is because of the last instalment, Terminator: Salvation starring Christian Bale and Sam Worthington.
Salvation was directed by McG (Charlie’s Angels, This Means War) and left a sour taste in the mouth of many Terminator fans. In an interview with the WSJ Christian Bale – who starred as John Connor in Salvation – was asked about that leaked behind the scene rant and his thoughts on McG…and he didn’t exactly have kind words to say about him. »
- Gavin Logan
I think it's safe to say Christian Bale didn't have a great time while working on Terminator Salvation. Besides having a meltdown on the set after the director of photography for the movie ruined his concentration during a scene, the actor also broke his hand punching a Terminator prop. Bale later apologized for his angry tirade, but somehow I doubt he'll be saying he's sorry to director McG anytime soon for the comments he made about the filmmaker during a »
- Jesse Giroux
Ahead of the release of his next film, Ridley Scott's Exodus: Gods And Kings, Christian Bale has been giving press interviews, including one to the Wall Street Journal. And it was during that particular interview that Bale was asked about his time making Terminator: Salvation.
The production of Terminator: Salvation, you may recall, didn't appear to be a happy one, not least when audio of Bale 'not in a good mood' on the set of the film was leaked online. But even before that, as the Wall Street Journal put to Bale, he'd said to McG that "nothing you'd seen in his filmography suggested he had what it takes to get that movie". "Right", Bale replied.
When the WSJ put to him that it was "brutal" and that "directors have egos", Bale replied "yeah. »
Out doing the promotional rounds for "Exodus: Gods and Kings," actor Christian Bale spoke with the Wall Street Journal about some of his past films, during which the topic of his work several years ago on McG's "Terminator Salvation" came up.
Billed as a potential franchise relauncher, 'Salvation' instead nearly ended up burying it. Critically panned and the lowest-grossing sequel in the franchise, it also became famous for an audio recording of an on-set disagreement between Bale and the film's cinematographer.
Now that some time has passed, it seems there's not much love between the two left. Here's the key excerpt:
Question: I read that when you first sat down with the director of that film, McG, you told him that nothing you'd seen in his filmography suggested that he had what it takes to do that movie.
Christian Bale: Right.
Question: That's brutal. Directors have egos.
Christian Bale: Ah, »
- Garth Franklin
In a new interview with Christian Bale, the Wall Street Journal brought up the topic of working with director McG on "Terminator Salvation," which will forever be known for Bale's on-set meltdown, a CG version of Arnold Schwarzenegger, being PG-13 and being the lowest-grossing installment in the franchise (not counting the original). Here's how the interview went: WSJ: I read that when you first sat down with the director of that film, McG, you told him that nothing you'd seen in his filmography suggested that he had what it takes to do that movie. Christian Bale: Right. WSJ: That's brutal. Directors have egos. Christian Bale: Ah, yes. Yeah. But he goes, "Give me a chance. Everyone needs to evolve, and I need to turn over a new leaf. And please, you must've been in this position before yourself, when someone has taken a leap of faith on you, »
It doesn't bode well for a film when the most memorable things about Terminator Salvation are Christian Bale's epic meltdown on the set and a computer-generated version of a young Arnold Schwarzenegger as a T-800. The fourth installment in the Terminator film series performed the worst at the box office. It only grossed $125M, which is $25M less than 2003's Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines. Some have blamed its poor performance on its PG-13 rating as all of the previous Terminator films have been rated R. Though, that seems like a flimsy excuse. Bale wasn't impressed with McG's filmography at that time, which included Charlie's Angels (2000), Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003) and We Are Marshall (2006). Despite his apprehension he decided to give McG a shot, and signed on for Terminator Salvation, but in this new interview with the Wall Street Journal he says he won't make that mistake again. »
What’s this? A new horror movie heading our way next year that’s not a remake, sequel, Or adaptation? Read on for the first word on Brian Duffield’s The Babysitter, which McG’s Wonderland Sound and Vision has just picked up. Per… Continue Reading →
- Debi Moore
The logline is under wraps.
The news was first reported by Deadline.com.
- Dave McNary
The multi-year agreement kicks off in 2015 with teen comedy The Duff, which Sierra/Affinity is selling internationally according to a prior agreement.
CBS Films will continue to acquire, produce and self-distribute its own limited releases.
“Making movies is only half of the equation – today’s marketplace demands a strategic approach to marketing and distribution that is fluid and creative, and no company has demonstrated more vision and innovation than Lionsgate,” said CBS Films president Terry Press.
“As we build our home-grown slate and expand our efforts in the acquisition space, we’re thrilled to partner with the outstanding Lionsgate team on a plan that provides the flexibility to handle these ambitions.”
“CBS Films has emerged as a creative force that will serve as a commercially exciting and reliable source of quality mainstream theatrical releases for years »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
Lionsgate and CBS Films announced a multi-year distribution partnership this morning, which will begin with the 2015 release of the teen comedy The Duff. Along with the press release, they have debuted a first look at the cast, which features Disney superstar Bella Thorne and Parenthood favorite Mae Whitman.
The high school comedy The Duff is based on the bestselling novel by Kody Keplinger and is directed by Ari Sandel from a screenplay by Josh Cagan.  McG, Mary Viola and Susan Cartsonis produced The Duff with Lane Bishop serving as executive producer.
The film follows Bianca (Mae Whitman), a high school senior whose world is shattered when a charming jock (Robbie Amell) informs her that the student body knows her as The Duff (Designated Ugly Fat Friend) to her prettier, more popular friends (Skyler Samuels and Bianca Santos).
Lionsgate, a premier next-generation global content leader, and CBS Films, a multifaceted feature film studio releasing quality films in all genres, have formed a multi-year distribution partnership which will begin with the 2015 release of the teen comedy The Duff, the two companies announced today.
Under the agreement, CBS Films will acquire or produce the films and shepherd the marketing efforts with Lionsgate overseeing distribution initiatives across all media, including theatrical and home entertainment platforms. In addition, Lionsgate will handle exclusive international sales for all titles under the agreement with the exception of The Duff.
The agreement gives CBS Films access to Lionsgate's distribution prowess as well as its global sales infrastructure, while Lionsgate will receive a new and consistent source of branded quality wide release films for its theatrical and home entertainment pipelines. Outside of this new strategic arrangement, CBS Films will continue to acquire, produce and self-distribute its own limited releases. »
Vancouver, BC. It's time to bring out the big guns. Last month, I was on a "Supernatural" 200th episode red carpet in Vancouver. So far this week, I've posted the majority of the interviews. First I posted my red carpet Q&As with series creator Eric Kripke, plus long-time Ep Robert Singer and slight-less-tenured Ep Adam Glass. Then I posted my Q&As with supporting favorites Misha Collins, Felicia Day, Mark Sheppard and Genevieve Padalecki. But now, with Tuesday (November 11) night's 200th episode just hours away, it's time to post my interviews with Sam & Dean Winchester themselves. Because of all of their photo responsibilities and their various commitments at the party, I got Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki at the very end of the red carpet time and Jared in particular was only able to spare a couple minutes. But they're still fun, if brief, interviews. They're also the only »
- Daniel Fienberg
Vancouver, BC. To recap, back in October I worked the red carpet at a special 200th episode gala in Vancouver for The CW's "Supernatural." Last night, I posted my red carpet Q&As with series creator Eric Kripke, plus long-time Ep Robert Singer and slight-less-tenured Ep Adam Glass. Now it's time for my interviews with the assortment of beloved "Supernatural" supporting players who attended the 200th episode party, actors who may not have been around for the duration of the show, but have made their marks in different ways. That certainly includes Misha Collins, whose Castiel didn't arrive until the fourth "Supernatural" season, but has played a key role in the move to shift the drama from its monster-of-the-week format to the higher Heaven-and-Hell stakes that have characterized its later years. Showing up a season later was Crossroads demon Crowley, played by Mark Sheppard. Thanks to "Supernatural," "Doctor Who," "Battlestar Galactica" and "The X Files, »
- Daniel Fienberg
Formerly known as A Many Splintered Thing, the film will open theatrically in the first quarter of 2015 and also stars Patrick Warburton, Topher Grace, Luke Wilson, Anthony Mackie, Ioan Gruffudd, and Philip Baker Hall.
Playing It Cool follows an imaginative young man who meets the (engaged) woman of his dreams at a dinner where he pretends to be a philanthropist and resolves to win her heart. Chris Shafer and Paul Vicknair wrote the screenplay.
“We are looking forward to working with Chris Evans and the rest of the cast for the Us release of Playing It Cool,” said Vertical co-president Mitch Budin. “We think audiences will appreciate the unique storytelling and the honest intimacy »
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
NBC has given Debra Messing’s cop dramedy “Mysteries of Laura” a full-season order, picking up an additional nine episodes of the freshman series.
“Debra has effortlessly infused Laura with a relatability that is captivating audiences,” said Jennifer Salke, president of NBC Entertainment. “We can’t wait to see how Laura will continue to evolve throughout the entire season.”
“Laura” has established itself as a solid ratings performer for NBC on Wednesdays at 8 p.m., averaging a 1.8 demo rating in adults 18-49 and 10.4 million viewers overall. NBC notes that the series is the only freshman drama on the Big Four networks to remain within 0.2 demo points of its series premiere in its subsequent episodes. It has improved its 8 p.m. Wednesday timeslot 58% or 3.3 million year-over-year.
- Laura Prudom
NBC has solved the mystery of whether of not Debra Messing's latest show will continue to air. The network has given a full-season 22-episode order the new drama “The Mysteries of Laura.” Emmy Award winner Messing stars as a New York homicide Detective named Laura Diamond, who has to juggle the responsibilities of being a cop and being a mom. After six episodes, "Laura" has averaged a 1.8 rating, 6 share in adults 18-49 and 10.4 million viewers overall. While the overall viewer numbers have been good, the series is skewing toward a very old audience. It also stars Josh Lucas, Laz Alonso, Janina Gavankar and Max Jenkins. Writer Jeff Rake ("Boston Legal") and director McG ("Supernatural") are executive producing the series along with Greg Berlanti ("Arrow"), Aaron Kaplan ("The Neighbors"), Todd Lituchy and Sarah Schechter. “Debra has effortlessly infused Laura with a relatability that is captivating audiences,” said NBC president Jennifer Salke in a press release. »
- Dave Lewis
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