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The Killing was an American remake from AMC based on the nordic noir show popularised over here by showings on BBC 4. The Us version moved things to Seattle where it rained constantly and revolved around the murder of Rosie Larson. Unfairly compared to Twin Peaks when it debuted, it was nonetheless something of a hit on Channel 4 for at least two seasons. I lost track of it around the mid-point of season two, not because I didn’t like it, I enjoyed it lots despite its grimness but it became impossible to keep up with the weekly scheduled showings and 4Od was, and still is not very good. From what I hear season two wrapped up the murder of Larson and season three moved on to a new mystery which was just as gripping.
The reason I mention this anyway is that like Arrested Development, Netflix has picked up »
- Chris Holt
Dimension Films just unveiled an extended, restricted trailer for "Sin City 2: A Dame to Kill For," starring Jessica Alba, Mickey Rourke, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Josh Brolin, Eva Green, Rosario Dawson, Juno Temple, and Jaime King. Check it out below. Plot: Dwight (Josh Brolin) is hunted down by the only woman he ever loved, Ava Lord (Eva Green), and then watches his life go straight to hell. The story takes place prior to the first "Sin City" and explains how Dwight (played by Clive Owen in the first film) came to have a dramatically different face. The new movie is once again directed by Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller, and is set to hit conventional and 3D theaters on August 22nd. Trailer: Click here to read more about "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For." »
The 1970s-set crime drama Blood Ties is a redundant American adaptation (by the French director Guillaume Canet) of the French film Les Liens du Sang based on the French novel of the same name. As can be inferred by the inane title, the film focuses on a familial relationship tested by criminal activities. In this case, it’s two estranged brothers: the cop Frank (Billy Crudup) and the criminal Chris (Clive Owen).
- John Keith
San Diego - Josh Brolin donned Thanos' fists during the Marvel panel at Comic-Con this past weekend, but earlier in the day, he appeared in black-and-white. As previously reported, co-directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller presented new clips and a new trailer for "Sin City 2: A Dame to Kill For," and Brolin appeared as Dwight McCarthy. Or, rather, as the "different" Dwight: Clive Owen played the comic book character in the first 2005 film. "It's not a new face, it's a different face. I don't put the two together... We're all actors trying to get a job," Brolin explained on the red carpet ahead of the presentation. His "job" ethos extended into this fruitful new period of acting in his life. Brolin has the new Coen Brothers film "Hail, Caesar" lined up, just finished up on "Guardians of the Galaxy," will be seen in "Inherent Vice" this fall... and he's thankful for the work. »
- Katie Hasty
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For has unveiled its red band trailer.
The new preview debuted at San Diego Comic-Con over the weekend, and has now been made available online.
Last month, a new clip from the film debuted, featuring Dawson's Gail donning a wig to seduce a gun-toting goon.
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For will be released in the Us on August 22 and in the UK on August 29. »
Dimension Films has released the new full-length Sin City: A Dame to Kill For red-band trailer that premiered at the San Diego Comic-Con over the weekend. And it doesn't seem like directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller (read our Sdcc interview) have done anything new for the sequel. The film stars Josh Brolin as the physically altered Dwight (played by Clive Owen in the first film), who is hunted down by the only woman he ever loved, Ava Lord (Eva Green), and then watches his life go straight to hell. Also going straight to hell is my interest in this movie. I enjoyed the first film but felt that even this trailer was too much time spent back in the arbitrarily stylized world. Nothing had any impact. The only thing this film could do to surprise me is fashion a tight, engaging narrative. Hit the jump to watch the full-length »
- Evan Dickson
If you've been paying attention at all to Comic-Con coverage this weekend, or in fact to the recent history of mainstream film, you know that the name of the game for studios is building expansive, sequel-ready worlds for total audience immersion. These films usually involve as much expensive, fantastical spectacle as possible. But as the latest promo for "The Knick" proves, turn of the century New York City can be every bit as absorbing as any far-fetched fantasia. With two weeks to go until Steven Soderbergh's medical drama arrives on Cinemax, this new spot below tells you everything you need to know about the setting: New York 1900. 3.4 million people. 1.3 million new immigrants. A city of innovation. And endless possibility. And it's this background against which Clive Owen's doctor will attempt to practice as science and medicine begin to collide. "The Knick" arrives on August 8th at 10 Pm. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
With Steven Soderbergh and Clive Owen’s period medical drama The Knick arriving next month, and series like Quarry, Blanco and Signal all on the way, Cinemax is taking big steps to establish itself as a premium cable network capable of creatively going toe-to-toe with competitors HBO and Showtime. Now, it’s investing in The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman by green-lighting a pilot for Outcast, based on Kirkman’s exorcism comic of the same name.
Kirkman, whose comic series The Walking Dead sparked the AMC ratings powerhouse, confirmed news of the pilot order on Twitter today, posting:
Big News @comic_con Demons are the new Zombies! #Outcast pilot into pre-production @Cinemax. Thx to partners @FoxIntChannels @Skybound #sdcc
— Robert Kirkman (@RobertKirkman) July 25, 2014
Though Kirkman currently has multiple shows in various stages of development, Outcast marks his first pilot order. Interestingly, the comic version of Outcast has only released one issue to date, »
- Isaac Feldberg
The big names are up top in the exclusive new poster for Guillaume Canet’s gritty ’70s thriller – and why not, when you’ve got a cast like this… Clive Owen is the man at the centre of the knotty New York crime flick – fresh out of prison after a grisly gangland killing sent him down. Waiting outside the gate is his sick dad (James Caan), his junkie ex-wife (Marion Cotillard), his new girlfriend (Mila Kunis), his cop brother (Billy Crudup) and his ex-girlfriend (Zoe Saldana) – all making it increasingly difficult for Owen’s ex-con to stay...
- Paul Bradshaw
That was a fun panel for "24," even if there was zero news. Now? It's time for "Under the Dome." Last year, the show was a smash hit for CBS. This summer, ratings have been plummeting on a weekly basis. Don't expect anybody to care about those ratings, but expect much concern about The Pig Flu and Yearbook Girl and other recent twists. On to the live-blog. 11:19 a.m. We're kicking things off. Many, many people left the room after "24." And the moderator wants to call this "a runaway summer hit." sigh. 11:19 a.m. Our panel: Neal Baer, Mike Vogel, Rachelle Lefevre (dressed as Starbuck!), Alexander Koch (dressed as... something), Eddie Cahill and Colin Ford. 11:21 a.m. "We know the end of this season, but we won't tell you," teases Neal Baer. They just finished production. Baer promises we're going to see more meanness from Big Jim soon. »
- Daniel Fienberg
Co-directors Robert Rodriguez And Frank Miller Reunite To Bring Miller’S Visually Stunning "Sin City" Graphic Novels Back To The Screen In Sin City: A Dame To Kill For. Weaving Together Two Of Miller’S Classic Stories With New Tales, The Town's Most Hard Boiled Citizens Cross Paths With Some Of Its More Notorious Inhabitants. Sin City: A Dame To Kill For features: Jessica Alba as Nancy Callahan Powers Boothe as Senator Roark Josh Brolin & Clive Owen as Dwight McCarthy Jamie Chung as Miho Jude Ciccolella as Liebowitz Marton Csokas as Damien Lord Rosario Dawson as Gail Julia Garner as Marcy Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Johnny Eva Green as Ava Lord Dennis Haysbert as Manute Stacy Keach as Wallenquist Jaime King as Goldie and Wendy Lady Gaga as The Waitress Ray Liotta as Joey Christopher Meloni as Mort Crystal McCahill in an unspecified role Jeremy Piven as Bob Mickey Rourke as »
Comic-book movies have mostly focused on the superhero world as of late, but in the early 2000s Hollywood was taking bigger chances on darker and more independent comics such as Road To Perdition, Ghost World and arguably the biggest of the bunch, Frank Miller’s Sin City. As a twisted anthology of noir tales set in the fictional Basin City, it gave us a cruel and violent world which brought the comic to life via the use of excessive green screen, allowing director’s Miller and Robert Rodriguez to stunningly recreate the graphic novels.
This latest TV spot seems to try and convince us of a more heroic feel with the line “When outlaws become heroes.” The big stars of the original’s impressive cast return with few changes, the late Michael Clarke Duncan and the pregnant Devon Aoki are absent while Michael Madsen and Clive Owen have been replaced »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
Idris Elba is in talks to join the cast of Warner Bros' "King Arthur," playing a Merlin-like character who trains and mentors Arthur. An actor has yet to be cast for the title role. Guy Ritchie is attached to direct the movie, from a script penned by Joby Harold, with Akiva Goldsman and Tory Tunnell producing. This King Arthur story follow a long line of King Arthur movies over the years, including one directed by our man Antoine Fuqua, in 2004, which starred Clive Owen as the title character. In Arthurian legend, Merlin, in short, is King Arthur's adviser, a prophet, bard and a magician. Catch the busy Monsieur Elba next, playing a bad guy, in the Will »
- Tambay A. Obenson
What keeps any story or idea relevant is continuous adaptation. The blanket statement that “remakes suck” discounts a lot of great remakes and ignores the fact that mankind has been retelling and remixing stories forever. A good example of reinvention is Batman, who will see his 4th cinematic incarnation and is popular worldwide and across all ages. Buck Rogers on the other hand hasn’t had a new movie since 1939 and grows more irrelevant with each passing year.
All five movies that I think are due for a remake are 15 years or older. Four of these are adaptations from other media. For each movie I break down their faults or misfortunes, the opportunity in the source material or potential in a remake, how a remake makes fiscal sense, its current and past remake status, and finally a bit of fanboy wishful thinking.
Wild Wild West (1999) Why It's Due for a »
- Free Reyes
Once upon a time, every new drama that landed on our TV screens was either a hospital or crime-based show. Then came the apocalypse – zombie, or otherwise. These things move in waves, and since Downton Abbey began enjoying runaway success, producers have been commissioning more and more period dramas. We will soon be watching David Duchovny in the Manson-tracking drama Aquarius, and Clive Owen in Steven Soderbergh’s The Knick. The trend looks set to continue, too, with news that Joseph Fiennes will take the role of Nostradamus in a forthcoming episodic production.
The project – which comes from a partnership between Downton Abbey producers Carnival Films and True Detective producers Anonymous Content – will also feature Fiennes as producer. Micahel Boccacino is writing the hour long drama series, which will focus on the infamous visionary as he works toward avenging the murder of his family.
An apothecary and author by trade, »
- Sarah Myles
Here we have our first bit of casting news for Guy Ritchie's King Arthur movie, which will be officially titled Knights Of The Roundtable: King Arthur. The Wrap report that Cbm fave Idris Elba is in negotiations to play the role of a Knight named Bedivere, "Arthur's father's right-hand man who takes it upon himself to train the young warrior for battle as he learns his true destiny." It was rumored that WB were looking at Ritchie to bring a six-film take on the classic tale to the screen, but if that is the case there's no mention of it here. There have been various movies, comics and tv shows based around Arthurian legend over the years, including the underrated Camelot and the mediocre Disney produced flick with Clive Owen in the title role. The most successful take was arguably John Boorman's Excalibur back in 1981. Akiva Goldsman and »
Sources say that Elba would play a Merlin-esque figure who trains and mentors Arthur.
Plot details are under wraps with the film set to bow on July 22, 2016.
Warners had always planned to go out with a straight offer for Elba’s role, but for the part of Arthur, the plan is to begin putting out test offers next week to actors who would test the first week of August.
Ritchie has been meeting with actors over the past few months, and sources say some of the thesps had expected to receive those offers soon, though their identities are still unknown.
- Justin Kroll
There are a lot of "what ifs" in the movie business. There are so many options when it comes to casting actors to play characters in movies. Superhero films are huge right now, and I love most of the actors that studios have cast to play these badass characters. Christian Bale as Batman, Andrew Garfield aa Spider-Man, Henry Cavill as Superman, Hugh Jackman as Wolverine, and Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man are just a few of many. But these characters could have easily been played by other actors. It's hard to imagine that now since we're already invested in what's in front of our eyes.
I've come up with a list of actors who almost played some of these superheroes. You may already know about some of the close calls on the list, you may not, but when I was researching for this article there were a few things I didn't know before, »
- Joey Paur
Cinemax has yet to premiere Steven Soderbergh's new TV series The Knick, but the cable network has already renewed it for a second season. The series stars Clive Owen and is set in downtown New York in 1900, and it focuses "on Knickerbocker Hospital and the groundbreaking surgeons, nurses and staff, who push the bounds of medicine in a time of astonishingly high mortality rates and zero antibiotics."
Soderbergh talked to Variety about the series and revealed that he will return as director and direct all 10-episodes of season 2.
"I’m going to do all 10 — you’re seeing a trend now of … a sense that there’s a positive aspect to having a visual language that’s very specific and very unified throughout the show. It’s not only creatively satisfying, but also, practically speaking, better … in terms of economics … we schedule it like a film."
I love that he's »
- Joey Paur
Here's the new trailer for Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez's "Sin City: A Dame To Kill For". In theaters August 22, the film is about Dwight McCarthy planing to have his vengeance against the woman who betrayed him, Ava Lord, while Nancy is trying to cope with Hartigan's death. Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Eva Green, Josh Brolin, Bruce Willis, Juno Temple, Jaime King, Rosario Dawson, Michael Madsen, Jamie Chung, Dennis Haysbert, Crystal McCahill, Christopher Meloni, Jeremy Piven, Julia Garner, Ray Liotta and Stacy Keach all star.The film's plot follows multiple storyline. One is based around A Dame to Kill For which follows Dwight (Clive Owen) and his former love Ava Lord (Rachel Weisz), who betrayed him and ended their relationship for a wealthier man. Ava now returns years »
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