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That's right, Starky Stark is back with another editorial, this time squeezing down some awesome villains from the comic books, that were sadly ruined by films. So originally I was planning on making a list with the top 5, but I got to thinking and finally said, “There's too dang many!” So while I won't list them all into this one editorial, I figured I could narrow it down to the top 10 and see how it turns out, so you fellas read it, then let me know below what you think! 10: Dark Phoenix (X-Men: The Last Stand) Many people hated Brett Ratner's X-Men: The Last Stand, and while I didn't like it very much, it had some redeeming qualities, such as Kelsey Grammer's Beast, as well as Daniel Cudmore, who had an increased role in the film as Colossus, among several other small things. But one thing I »
The financing comes with shooting planned to start in two months. New Regency president Brad Weston told Variety that director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu will start shooting in Calgary and British Columbia in September.
Twentieth Century Fox plans to open the film in limited release in late 2015 before a wide release in early 2016.
New Regency will finance half the cost of “The Revenant,” which has a budget of about $60 million. Brett Ratner’s RatPac Entertainment is also financing while Worldview Entertainment has backed off from providing funding.
New Regency came on to the project in 2011.
Gonzalez Inarritu is directing DiCaprio, Tom Hardy and Will Poulter. Gonzalez Inarritu and Mark Smith wrote the screenplay based on the Michael Punke novel “The Revenant: A Novel of Revenge” published in 2003. The novel, »
- Dave McNary
The Wrap report that musician/writer Alan Robert's (Killogy) latest book The Shunned One is already in the process of being adapted for the big screen. The comic itself won't be with us until early 2015, but Grizzly and Corrosion writer Jack Reher is already at work on the movie script. Robert and his Wasted Talent Entertainment label will co-produce alongside the Coalition Group, whose sister firm Radical Studios produced the likes of Oblivion and Brett Ratner's upcoming take on Hercules starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. According to the synopsis, The Shunned One "centers on an angel of death who goes rogue after refusing to take innocent human lives. His actions alter balance in the universe, causing a chain reaction of unforeseen disasters. As a result, a pack of vengeful death angels are sent down to hunt him. He must hide amongst the humans while trying to undo the damage he's done. »
With just over a fortnight to go before its Stateside release, a couple of new TV spots have arrived online for Hercules, director Brett Ratner’s (X-Men: The Last Stand) adaptation of the graphic novel Hercules: The Thracian Wars starring Dwayne Johnson (Pain & Gain) as the mythological hero; take a look below…
Everyone knows the legend of Hercules and his twelve labors. Our story begins after the labors, and after the legend… Haunted by a sin from his past, Hercules has become a mercenary. Along with five faithful companions, he travels ancient Greece selling his services for gold and using his legendary reputation to intimidate enemies. But when the benevolent ruler of Thrace and his daughter seek Hercules’ help to defeat a savage and terrifying warlord, Hercules finds that in order for good to triumph and justice to prevail… he must again become the hero he once was… he must embrace his own myth… »
- Gary Collinson
Production on Mission: Impossible 5 is set to begin later this year, with Tom Cruise reprising the role of Ethan Hunt, and Christopher McQuarrie directing this time. McQuarrie last directed Cruise in Jack Reacher.
The film is set to shoot mainly in the UK this time, with Simon Pegg also returning. And we now learn that there have been two big new additions to the cast.
Firstly, Alec Baldwin is joining the project, to play the head of the CIA (it'll apparently be a role not dissimilar to that of Laurence Fishburne's in Mission: Impossible III). Then Rebecca Ferguson, next to be seen in Brett Ratner's Hercules, is to take on the female lead role in the new film. Said role is described as "a deadly femme fatale", and it's the part originally linked with Jessica Chastain. »
It was recently reported that Alec Baldwin has been cast in Will Smith's NFL concussions film. And now comes word that the actor has also joined "Mission: Impossible 5" as the head of the CIA. Also joining "Mission: Impossible 5" is Rebecca Ferguson as the female lead. Details of her role has yet to be revealed. Ferguson was nominated for a Golden Globe for BBC's "The White Queen" and is set to appear in Brett Ratner's "Hercules." "Mission: Impossible 5" brings back Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner and Simon Pegg. It's directed by Christopher McQuarrie and is set to hit theaters on December 25th, 2015. »
During his WWE wrestling days, Dwayne Johnson (a.k.a. The Rock) was always known as "The People's Champion." The actor's latest character, Hercules, is taking up the same mantle in the latest TV spot with brand new footage. This demigod (half man, half God) has been fighting others' battles for them as a mercenary for hire, after enduring his legendary twelve labors. When he is tasked with helping the ruler of Thrace defeat an evil warlord, Hercules must become a hero once again to save the people, even if the Gods will never forgive him for defying them. Watch as this mighty warrior battles with a number of mythical creatures in the latest look at director Brett Ratner's action-adventure, in theaters July 25.
Haunted by a sin from his past, Hercules has become a mercenary. Along with five faithful companions, he travels ancient Greece selling his services for gold »
• Jonah Hill is in talks to join 22 Jump Street co-star Channing Tatum in the Coen Brothers’ Hail, Caesar! The film follows a 1950s Hollywood fixer, working to keep the studio’s stars in check. George Clooney and Josh Brolin will star. Tatum, Tilda Swinton, and Ralph Fiennes are in negotiations, and Scarlett Johansson is in talks to join the film. [The Wrap]
• Penelope Cruz is in final negotiations to join Sacha Baron Cohen in Grimsby. Louis Leterrier is directing Sony’s spy comedy, which follows a James Bond type (Mark Strong) who has to hide in his hometown and team with his goofy, »
- C. Molly Smith
20th Century Fox has tapped Evan Spiliotopoulos, the man who wrote the upcoming summer blockbuster Hercules, to adapt the novel "Seven Wonders" for the big screen. According to THR, Spiliotopoulos will write the tale of a man who adventures to the world's seven wonders trying to piece together the mystery surrounding the murder of his reclusive, mathematician brother.
It would appear Herclues director Brett Ratner took a liking to Spiliotopoulos while working on the Dwayne Johnson sword and sandal epic. Ratner is producing the film with his RatPac Entertainment shingle, along with Flynn Picture Company. The latter company is the one that came up with the concept for the book, which is set to hit stands this September and is being written by Ben Mezrich.
Spiliotopoulos's other credits include the planned sequel to Wanted, and a bunch of those straight-to-video Disney sequels. No word yet on who will direct or star in the feature. »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
With Dwayne Johnson vehicle Hercules under his belt and recently announced sequel Snow White and the Huntsman 2 coming down the pipeline, screenwriter Evan Spiliotopoulos is rapidly gaining favor with major Hollywood studios. Though he cut his teeth on kiddie flicks like Pooh’s Heffalump Movie, Battle for Terra and Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure, the scribe has been steadily transitioning into larger blockbusters, and now, thanks to his work on Hercules, Spiliotopoulos has been brought on board to adapt another high-profile project – Fox’s adventure thriller Seven Wonders.
Based on the upcoming book by Ben Mezrich (The Accidental Billionaires, Bringing Down the House, Sex on the Moon), Seven Wonders focuses on a man who attempts to discover the reasons for his reclusive mathematician brother’s murder, a venture which hurtles him into a vast conspiracy involving the Seven Wonders of the World. For more on the book, you can »
- Isaac Feldberg
He is about to don the loincloth for Brett Ratner’s sword and sandals epic Hercules, and will next be seen in disaster actioner San Andreas as well as another Fast And The Furious movie, and now Universal are planning a new franchise for the former wrestler. So, are they setting him up as the new Jason Bourne? Well, Variety are reporting that Johnson is set to star in a film version of Robert Ludlum’s The Janson Directive, a novel that was published back in 2002.
The late author Ludlum is behind the famous Jason Bourne movies that begun with Doug Liman’s The Bourne Identity over a decade ago, and ‘Janson’ has a very similar plot line to the hugely successful series.
When billionaire philanthropist Peter Novak is kidnapped by a terrorist known as The Caliph, it’s up to Paul Janson—a legend in the notorious U.S. »
- Paul Heath
Whenever I hear a line like, "Do I look afraid?" I can't help but think there's a lot of insecurity inside the person that is saying it. Even if it is coming from the son of Zeus. A new TV spot has been released for Dwayne Johnson and Brett Ratner's Hercules. It's got a few new bits of footage but nothing that is going to get me excited to see this movie.
Everyone knows the legend of Hercules and his twelve labors. Our story begins after the labors, and after the legend. Haunted by a sin from his past, Hercules has become a mercenary. Along with five faithful companions, he travels ancient Greece selling his services for gold and using his legendary reputation to intimidate enemies. But when the benevolent ruler of Thrace and his daughter seek Hercules’ help to defeat a savage and terrifying warlord, Hercules finds that »
- Joey Paur
Dwayne Johnson has taken to Twitter to debut a new TV spot for Hercules, director Brett Ratner’s (Rush Hour, X-Men: The Last Stand) upcoming adaptation of the graphic novel Hercules: The Thracian Wars; check it out below…
Everyone knows the legend of Hercules and his twelve labors. Our story begins after the labors, and after the legend… Haunted by a sin from his past, Hercules has become a mercenary. Along with five faithful companions, he travels ancient Greece selling his services for gold and using his legendary reputation to intimidate enemies. But when the benevolent ruler of Thrace and his daughter seek Hercules’ help to defeat a savage and terrifying warlord, Hercules finds that in order for good to triumph and justice to prevail… he must again become the hero he once was… he must embrace his own myth… he must be Hercules.
Be sure to listen to the »
- Gary Collinson
Looks like Axel Foley is getting back to his roots for the upcoming Beverly Hills Cop, which was once titled Beverly Hills Cop 4 but is now going by the shorter title (hardly surprising, given how long it’s been since Eddie Murphy last played Axel). In a statement announcing the approval of a film incentive for Beverly Hills Cop, the Michigan Film Office stated that the movie would be rolling cameras in Detroit and even provided a new synopsis.
There’s nothing too revealing about what the Michigan Film Office found out, but there is one interesting tidbit that makes me wonder just what writers Josh Appelbaum and Andre Neme (Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol) have in mind for Beverly Hills Cop:
The newest installment of Beverly Hills Cop, from the ultimate “fish-out-of-water” franchise, takes Axel Foley, who has been living a cushy life as a Beverly Hills Detective, »
- Isaac Feldberg
It's been over 20 years since we last caught up with Eddie Murphy's Axel Foley but all of that will change once Beverly Hills Cop 4 starts filming later this year in Detroit. In a small, but interesting, piece of news that slipped by us a few days ago, it turns out that the state of Michigan has approved $13.5 million in film incentives for the shoot (it seems as though the producers are looking to spend an estimated $56.6 million in the state). What's interesting here is that, for me, the lead in this story (in the form of a slightly expanded synopsis) was somewhat buried. We knew before that the film would see Axel Foley return to his old stomping grounds. But the Michigan Film office states that Foley "leaves his position in Beverly Hills "during the coldest winter on record to navigate the new rules and old enemies in »
- Evan Dickson
The first photo of Sacha Baron Cohen in his new comedy "Grimsby" has been released... by a Monty Python legend. Eric Idle posted a photo of himself alongside Cohen dressed in his look for the film in which he plays a soccer hooligan who goes on the run with his estranged black-ops agent brother (Mark Strong). [Source: Twitter]
Just in time for the July 4th holiday, 20th Century Fox has debuted a new TV spot for next week's release of the "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" sequel. Frankly it's the best TV spot I've seen for any film in a long time and well worth watching.
Cameron Diaz's raunchy new comedy "Sex Tape" will reportedly reveal more of the actress than you've ever seen before. Speaking with Esquire, 41-year-old Diaz says her role required her to bare more than »
- Garth Franklin
Director Brett Ratner and the cast of Hercules, including the Demi God himself Dwayne Johnson, were in London recently for a Q and A session about the movie, as well as a no brainer, considering Hercules history with lions, photo call with the lion statues in Trafalgar Square. Check out the highlights below. Released: July 25 USA / August 8th Ireland/UK Synopsis: Having enduring his legendary twelve labors, Hercules, the Greek demigod, has his life as a sword-for-hire tested when the King of Thrace and his daughter seek his aid in defeating a tyrannical warlord. »
- email@example.com (Tom White)
Dwayne Johnson has developed something of a habit of coming into struggling franchises, and injecting a new lease of life. Be it Fast & Furious, Journey, or G.I. Joe – the superstar has this ability to simply improve films that he is in. Well now, he’s the main attraction from the very start in a potential franchise of his own – taking on the titular role in Brett Ratner’s Hercules.
HeyUGuys were fortunate enough to be members of an exclusive group of press, witnessing footage from the film before anybody else in the world. With an enthusiastic introduction by Ratner himself, a star-studded Q&A also followed, with Johnson joined by fellow co-stars Ian McShane, John Hurt, Irina Shayk, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Reece Ritchie and Aksel Hennie, making for an eventful occasion to say the least.
The footage itself looked impressive, as we were subject to an intense battle sequence, with »
- Stefan Pape
What a pair!Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Irina Shayk teamed up for a photo call for their summer blockbuster "Hercules" in London’s Trafalgar Square on Wednesday.The handsome hunk looked almost unrecognizable as he ditched his character's long locks and leather armor for a classy grey suit and black tie. The Russian supermodel, who plays his love interest in the film, stunned in a sexy, black Azzedine Alaia dress and black Louboutin stilettos. The action movie, which is directed by Brett Ratner, will be released on July 25. Earlier this week, Johnson switched gears as he filmed for his last day of "Fast & Furious 7."He posted a picture of himself with his "brilliant" crew to Instagram saying, "My last day of Fast & Furious.. I’m truly touched by the farewell love my film crew has shown me. Its been an honor to work with such an incredibly hard working and brilliant crew. »
- tooFab Staff
Some new posters have landed online. Briefly: Hercules – A new Hercules motion poster for director Brett Ratner’s sword-and-sandals take on the classic story teases the “Dwayne Johnson vs. Lion” showdown. The film opens in theaters on July 25th. Magic in the Moonlight – A debut international poster for writer/director Woody Allen’s latest shows the skeptical Colin Firth as Emma Stone’s character supposedly communicates with spirits. The film opens stateside on July 25th. Sex Tape – A new poster for director Jake Kasdan’s comedy puts a playful spin on the technology-enhanced premise. Starring Jason Segel and Cameron Diaz, the film opens on July 18th. The Best of Me – A familiar debut poster for the latest Nicholas Sparks adaptation, starring James Marsden and Michelle Monaghan. The film opens on October 17th. The Captive – A striking first poster for director Atom Egoyan’s upcoming drama, starring Ryan Reynolds. The film »
- Adam Chitwood
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