12 items from 2015
Having nearly singlehandedly stopping North Korean terrorists from killing the President, secret service agent Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) returns for a London set follow-up to the action hit "Olympus Has Fallen".
In the new film "London Has Fallen", Banning and an MI6 agent (Charlotte Riley), must save the day when U.S. President Asher (Aaron Eckhart) is targeted in London at the funeral of the Prime Minister. Angela Bassett, Radha Mitchell, Morgan Freeman, Jackie Earle Haley, Melissa Leo, Robert Forster and Colin Salmon also star in the film.
Today, Empire have posted the very first photo from the production which star Gerard Butler calls a "fun franchise" and adds "You get to do a lot of really badass action, but its got its tongue firmly in its cheek." »
- Garth Franklin
London Has Fallen is sequel to the worldwide smash hit Olympus Has Fallen, a non-stop, suspenseful action thriller that delivers high-octane excitement through a heightened sense of authenticity. After the British Prime Minister passes away, his funeral becomes a target of a terrorist organization to destroy some of the world’s most powerful leaders, devastate the British capital, and unleash a terrifying vision of the future. The only hope of stopping it rests on the shoulders of the President of the United States and his formidable Secret Service head, and an English Mi-6 agent who rightly trusts no one. Directed by Babak Najafi and starring Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Charlotte Riley, Morgan Freeman, Angela Bassett, Radha Mitchell, Melissa Leo, Robert Forster, Colin Salmon, and »
- Pietro Filipponi
The sequel to the worldwide smash hit Olympus Has Fallen begins in London, where the British Prime Minister has passed away under mysterious circumstances. His funeral is a must-attend event for leaders of the western world. But what starts out as the most protected event on earth, turns into a deadly plot to kill the world’s most powerful leaders, devastate every known landmark in the British capital, and unleash a terrifying vision of the future. Only three people have any hope of stopping it: the President of the United States, his formidable secret service head (Gerard Butler), and an English Mi-6 agent who rightly trusts no one.
London Has Fallen is set for release in the Us and UK on October 2nd, »
- Gary Collinson
Hot off the British General Elections comes the destruction of Big Ben, one of London’s most famous landmarks in this first teaser poster for the late-Fall opener London Has Fallen.
The film, which is the sequel to the 2013 success Olympus Has Fallen, sees Gerard Butler return as Secret Service agent Mike Banning who travels to England’s capital with Aaron Eckhart’s President Benjamin Asher, Angela Bassett’s Secret Service Director Lynn Jacobs and Morgan Freeman’s Speaker Trumbull for the funeral of Britain’s Prime Minister, where it all starts to kick off.
As you can see from this destructive poster, our lovely city takes a bit of a battering, and it’s up to Banning to save the day. Die Hard in London indeed.
- Paul Heath
The first film, Olympus Has Fallen, was a hit in 2013, grossing over $160 million worldwide. Original director Antoine Fuqua has moved on to be replaced by Babak Najafi (Banshee), but original cast members Gerald Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Angela Bassett, Radha Mitchell, Robert Forster, Melissa Leo and Morgan Freeman return, joined this time by Jackie Earle Haley (Watchmen), Charlotte Riley (Edge of Tomorrow), Alon Aboutboul (The Dark Knight Rises) and Colin Salmon (24: Live Another Day).
After the British Prime Minister passes away, his funeral becomes a target of a terrorist organization to destroy some of the world’s most powerful leaders, devastate the British capital, and unleash a terrifying vision of the future. The only hope of stopping it rests on the shoulders of the »
- Scott J. Davis
No Offence consists of eight hour-long episodes, and follows Di Vivienne Deering (Scanlan), DC Dinah Kowalska (Elaine Cassidy) and DS Joy Freers (Roach) as they attempt to keep the streets clean from crime.
Writer Abbott previously said about the show: "I'm a big fan of well-told cop shows and jet-black social comedy, and I wanted to see how explosively we could bang two genres' heads together.
"No Offence is reared on wilder-than-average seeds, and I've had a ball with the AbbottVision team in building this concept."
Back during the Sony hack, it was revealed that former studio chairman Amy Pascal was keen on having Idris Elba (Luther, Thor: The Dark World) take on the role of super spy James Bond when Daniel Craig decides it’s time to retire his license to kill, and now Elba has received the seal of approval from former 007 Pierce Brosnan.
“Yeah, [Elba] would make a good Bond,” Brosnan told the Radio Times. “Colin Salmon also. May the best man get the job and may Daniel bring home the bacon for as long as he wants.”
See Also: Idris Elba responds to James Bond casting talk
Fellow Brit Salmon has already appeared in three Bond films – Tomorrow Never Dies, The World Is Not Enough and Die Another Day – as MI6 Deputy Chief of Staff Charles Robinson, so he may be a long shot, but Elba has already admitted he’d take on the role if offered, »
- Gary Collinson
There has been a bubbling swell of support for the classy, dignified British actor Idris Elba to one day . and possibly one day soon . take over the role of James Bond in a future 007 movie. Today, Elba gets yet another vote of confidence from a distinguished gent who wore the tux (and wore it well): Pierce Brosnan. Brosnan, who played 007 in four films between 1995 and 2002, told Australia.s Herald Sun that he.d love to see Idris Elba in the lead role of a James Bond thriller. The Irishman said to the news organization: [Elba] would make a good Bond. Colin Salmon also. May the best man get the job, and may Daniel (Craig) bring home the bacon for as long as he wants. There you go. Brosnan throws out two potential replacements for the spy with a license to kill should Daniel Craig be looking for an exit clause »
The actor, who played 007 from 1995 to 2002, told the Radio Times that he believes the Luther actor would make a good Bond.
"Yeah, [Elba] would actually. Colin Salmon also," he said.
"May the best man get the job and may Daniel [Craig] bring home the bacon for as long as he wants."
The first video footage of upcoming James Bond film Spectre was released last week.
Watch the video below: »
Doctor Who: Earth Conquest - The World Tour: BBC Three, 7pm
Previously only available as a DVD bonus feature, BBC Three is giving this charming hour-long documentary charting last year's Doctor Who world tour an airing tonight.
Part celebration of the sci-fi series, part exploration of fan culture, there's much to enjoy here - though the clear highlight is the sight of Steven Moffat in a fez.
Colin Salmon (Arrow) and Antonia Thomas (Misfits) are guest stars in tonight's episode - when his daughter Samara (Thomas) is kidnapped, exiled Spanish general Tariq (Salmon) requests the help of the Musketeers.
In return, Tariq plans to trade an advanced war weapon stolen from his home country - but will the rescue operation go according to plan?
Celebrity Big Brother: Channel 5, 9pm
There's never a dull moment in the CBB house - after Jeremy and Ken were both ejected, »
The Musketeers continues tomorrow night with 'The Good Traitor', the exciting tale of a Spanish general (played by guest star Colin Salmon) who makes our boys an offer they can't refuse - but to collect, they must first rescue his kidnapped daughter (Antonia Thomas).
Digital Spy grilled Thomas about her guest stint on BBC One's romantic, action-packed period caper - and here's six things we learnt about this week's adventure.
1. This week's Musketeers is a swashbuckling adventure with advanced war weaponry!
"I play Samara," reveals Thomas. "She's the daughter of a Spanish general, but they're also Moors and they've been exiled from Spain - so they have to flee but on their way to Morocco, Samara is kidnapped in Paris.
"My father is trying to get me back and the Musketeers become involved. There's this tussle over something which my father has taken - this advanced piece of war »
The Musketeers' winning streak continues this week, but is the supporting cast starting to eclipse the Musketeers themselves?
This review contains spoilers.
2.3 The Good Traitor
Last week’s An Ordinary Man brought excitement and danger through some strong writing and performances, and could certainly be considered up there with the best the series has had to offer. It was a good example of how a Musketeers’ story can be told that reflects the excitement and adventure of the source material but in a manner that modern audiences would enjoy – exactly what we’ve been wanting from this adaptation. The question was of course – is this a one-off? Have they peaked early ? Well, in The Good Traitor the cast and writers have done an excellent job of picking up where An Ordinary Man left off – certainly being the equal in writing, performance and direction.
On the surface, there is a »
12 items from 2015
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