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• Jamie Foxx will reportedly play Mike Tyson in an untitled biopic. Terence Winter is set to write. Rick Yorn, Foxx’s manager, will produce. The project is still in the works and is currently without a studio. Though HBO released 1995’s Tyson, this is the first feature film to follow the controversial boxer. [Variety]
• Dakota Johnson will star in the Luca Guadagnino-directed A Bigger Splash. Tilda Swinton and Ralph Fiennes have signed on as well, and Michael Costigan will produce. The film, based on the 1969 French crime drama La Piscine, follows a triangle that develops between a couple and a »
- C. Molly Smith
Make way for Dwayne (“the Rock”) Johnson as Hercules.
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- Movie Geeks
Pic will shoot this fall.
Based on the Michael Punke novel, “The Revenant” centers on a 1820s frontiersman on a path of vengeance against those who left him for dead after a bear mauling. Mark L. Smith and Inarritu penned the adaptation.
- Justin Kroll
On this week's episode of The Golden Briefcase, Tim and Jeremy are joined by guest Liam O'Donnell of Hydraulx Entertainment to talk about their latest picks of the week and much more. For the main topic of the night the guys spend some time discussing the film career of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson in honor of Brett Ratner's interpretation of Hercules in theaters this past weekend. The guys talk over some of his best and worst career moves as he transitioned back and forth from the ring to the screen and remained the People's Champ through it all! They also talk about other films / roles they would like to see him show up in. Download #197 or Listen Now: [audio href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/firstshowing/EP197.mp3" title="What is The Rock Cooking (Guest: Liam O'Donnell)"]The Golden Briefcase #197[/audio] Subscribe via: RSS or iTunes Previous Episode: #196 - And We're Back At It Again! Our Guest: Liam O'Donnell: @LiamODin Picks of the Week: Jeremy: My Soul To Take »
- Tim Buel
Ask any self-respecting slasher buff about the genre’s ‘golden age’ and they will doubtlessly wax poetic about the plasma-packed pot-boilers of the 1980s – the decade of destruction that gave us Jason Voorhees, Freddy Krueger and the transsexual teen-tormenter of the Sleepaway Camp series. Given the label’s name, what better way for 88 Films to celebrate this halcyon era of horror than with a series of numbered and collectible sanguine-splashed shockers from the period of VHS and video nasties?
88 Films is proud to announce the launch of a new “Slasher Classics” line – kicking off with a digitally re-mastered DVD release of Don Gronquist’s notorious censor-baiting backwoods sickie Unhinged (1982). Further fearful fun will be delivered with Don’t Go in the Woods (1981) – the effortlessly enjoyable “hunt ‘em and kill ‘em” epic that once had British authorities outlawing its very exhibition! Directed by James Bryan, Don’t Go in the Woods »
- Phil Wheat
After Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes ruled over the Us box-office for two weekends running it was about time someone challenged them for the number one spot. Its competitors were more than worthy but there could only be one winner…
Luc Besson’s latest outing Lucy saw off Brett Ratner’s Hercules by more than $15 million. Lucy, starring Scarlett Johansson as the telepathic title character, opened in 3,173 cinemas across the country, earning around $44 million. Meanwhile, Hercules, featuring Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson as the mythical legend, opened in 3,595 cinemas and raked in $29 million. To add insult to injury, Lucy cost $40 million throughout its production, while her heavily CGI-ed competition cost around $100 million – ouch! You can read our Hercules review here.
Here’s the Us top five from last weekend:
- Jazmine Sky Bradley
They don’t get more down to earth in Hollywood than Dwayne Johnson (aka the Rock), the star of Hercules — Brett Ratner’s adaptation of the graphic novel Hercules: The Thracian Wars. Johnson plays the mythological hero, whose adventures have been the subject of numerous stories through the ages. Ratner’s film opened last weekend and focuses on Hercules' battle against a tyrannical warlord in order to help the King of Thrace and his daughter. The film picks up after Hercules completes his legendary Twelve Labors, a series of tasks the demigod endured as penance for slaying his wife and sons in a fit of madness. Since Hercules had to overcome some difficulties in his past, writer and actor Nick Mundy (for Screen Junkies) wanted to discuss his...
- Alison Nastasi
Zero to hero! No, not that “Hercules.” This is the Brett Ratner “Hercules” starirng The Rock, based on the comic series “Hercules: The Thracian Wars.” And Ryan traveled all the way to Boston to see it with Newcomb. Enjoy!
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- Ryan Clagg
The second Hercules movie we’ve reviewed here in the space of a week, Hercules Reborn is a product of mockbuster kings The Asylum and unlike The Legend of Hercules, which told the story of Hercules discovering who he is, this iteration of the mythical hero’s take takes place after he kills his wife and children in a fit of madness and is now living in exile, banished for the murders. However when the bride of Arius, an officer in the Greek army, is seized during a bloody coup by a ruthless Greek general, the soldier turns to the legendary Hercules for help. Initially Hercules refuses, but when he sees this as a chance for salvation, he agrees to help Arius. Together they must battle the general’s army, »
- Phil Wheat
Let's talk about bodies of work. As in an entire career versus another entire career. Come on. Focus on the acting. Focus on the movies. Fine, both Scarlett Johansson and Dwayne Johnson get most of their attention from being really, really good looking. Each actor had a new movie out this past weekend; Johansson in Luc Besson's Lucy, Johnson with Brett Ratner's Hercules. What happens when these two get into the ring and battle it out? Let's find out in this week's Film Face-off with Scarlett Johansson versus Dwayne Johnson. The Box Office Scarlett Johansson Johansson's three biggest films are Marvel's The Avengers, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and Iron Man 2, in which she plays...
- Jeff Bayer
Lauren Hashian looked great at the Hercules Premiere on the arm of the star of the movie, her hunky boyfriend Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. The actor showed off his beautiful girlfriend as the movie opened and Ian McShane said he believed The Rock was the perfect choice to play Hercules. Former wrestler Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson portrays Hercules in Brett Ratner's big-screen adaptation of the Radical Studios graphic novel, and McShane - who plays part seer, part warrior Amphiaraus - thinks no one else could have done the role justice. He told Steve Wright on BBC Radio 2: "Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson plays Hercules. Well who else are you going to get to play Hercules? It has to be Mr Muscles." Although McShane, 71, enjoyed working on the movie, he admitted it was "a long slog". He explained: "They did most of the special effects afterwards but it was 19 weeks, »
Warner Bros. has acquired the feature film rights to Donna Tartt’s Pulitzer Prize-winner The Goldfinch, with Brett Ratner’s RatPac Entertainment and Nina Jacobson’s Color Force set to produce the adaptation, EW confirmed Monday.
The Goldfinch tells the story of Theo Decker, whose mother is killed in the bombing of a New York museum. Abandoned by his father, Decker is taken in by a wealthy family. The epic, post-traumatic tale reveals the nearly two-decade aftermath of those events, anchored by Decker’s attachment to the piece of art (Dutch master Carel Fabritius’ “The Goldfinch”) he walked out of »
- Lindsey Bahr
The deal has been in the works for several weeks. The book was published last fall and has been on the New York Times bestseller list for 39 weeks.
The story, which takes place over two decades, follows a 13-year-old boy who loses his mother in a bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He survives the explosion, steals the Carel Fabritius painting the Goldfinch, gets taken in by an Upper East Side family and eventually reunites with his father, an alcoholic gambling addict who takes him to Las Vegas.
- Dave McNary
Warner Bros. has acquired feature film rights to Donna Tartt's bestselling novel “The Goldfinch” in a deal that comes three weeks after TheWrap first reported the studio was the frontrunner for the high-profile project. In the interim, RatPac Entertainment has come on to produce “The Goldfinch,” with Brett Ratner joining Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson of Color Force. RatPac's James Packer will executive produce. Also read: Warner Bros. Is Frontrunner to Acquire Donna Tartt's ‘The Goldfinch’ (Exclusive) The deal took several weeks to close, as Tartt and her reps at ICM Partners were concerned about the lack of progress Warner Bros. made several. »
- Jeff Sneider
Warner Bros. and RatPac Entertainment have closed a deal to adapt Donna Tartt's popular novel The Goldfinch. Nina Jacobson, who brought the project to Warner Bros., and her Color Force production company are producing. Brad Simpson from Color Force will produce along with Brett Ratner (whose latest directorial effort, Hercules, is currently in theaters). James Packer is executive producing. Photos 25 Summer Movies for Grown-Ups Goldfinch centers on a 13-year-old boy who loses his mother in a museum bombing, steals a painting (The Goldfinch, painted by Carel Fabritius in 1654) and then spends his adulthood trying to
- Rebecca Ford
RatPac Entertainment has joined Warner Bros in the pursuit of movie rights to Donna Tartt’s Pulitzer Prize-winning bestseller The Goldfinch. They finally closed the deal today for a film that will be produced by Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson of Color Force, along with RatPac’s Brett Ratner, whose Hercules opened Friday. James Packer will be executive producer. It shows how prolific the relationship is becoming between Warner Bros and RatPac, which teams with Dune on the overall slate financing deal with the studio. This ends a long drawn out negotiation and becomes the second book by the bestselling author for […] »
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Both man and myth, Hercules (Dwayne Johnson) leads a band of mercenaries to help end a bloody civil war in the land of Thrace and return the rightful king to his throne. A tormented soul from birth, Hercules has the strength of a God but feels the suffering of a human. Unimaginable villains will test the mythical power of Hercules in Director Brett Ratner’s gritty take on one of the most epic action heroes of the ages.
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- Dan Bullock
In a normal summer, a debut like the estimated $29.0 million opening for Dwayne Johnson's "Hercules" would be reason for its creators and distributor to rejoice. After all, the movie did better than pundits had predicted (in the low 20s), and it enjoyed a healthy per-screen average ($8,067 per venue). As an action star with a track record, Johnson would be said to have delivered on his promise, and there would be backslapping and cigars all around for a $100-million PG-13 movie that would surely earn back its investment from both domestic and overseas audiences (who bought an estimated $28.0 million worth of tickets) .
And yet, that opening was good enough only for second place. Coming out more than 50 percent ahead to debut in the No. 1 slot was "Lucy," a French-made R-rated action movie starring petite Scarlett Johansson, shot for a modest (by action standards) $40 million. Playing on 422 fewer screens than "Hercules, »
- Gary Susman
Women once again proved their might at the North American box office this weekend, delivering a big win for Lucy, the Scarlett Johansson action movie that easily crushed Dwayne Johnson's Hercules, director Brett Ratner's muscle-bound take on the classic Greek hero. The R-rated Lucy debuted to $44 million in North America, far more than expected and the best showing ever for a female action title not based on a young adult book (i.e., The Hunger Games) or a video game (Tomb Raider). Hercules, conversely, opened to $29 million. Photos Wonder Woman: How Hollywood Has Brought the Iconic Superhero
- Pamela McClintock
★☆☆☆☆Hollywood has made quite the habit of reappropriating myths and fairytales, setting about debunking and demystifying them for modern audiences. The latest such icon to undergo this particular treatment of refinement is the son of Zeus himself, the mighty Hercules (2014). Dwayne Johnson might ably fill the demigod's armour but the story labours to fill in the man behind the legend, putting a tired modern twist on his famous adventures. Based on a graphic novel by comics scribe Steve Moore, this is an attempt to ground the character in historical epic. Sadly, director Brett Ratner actually devalues one of the most enduring of heroes, turning a potential fun fantasy thrill ride into homogeneous rubbish.
- CineVue UK
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