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"How the fuck did it come to this?" After drunkenly fighting an invading alien race in The World's End and saving Starfleet and San Francisco in Star Trek Into Darkness, this time Simon Pegg is getting a little more grounded in the comedic thriller Kill Me Three Times. In the film from Tiff this year, Pegg plays a mercurial assassin who iscovers he isn't the only person trying to kill the siren (Alice Braga) of a sun-drenched surfing town. Teresa Palmer, Callan Mulvey and Sullivan Stapleton all have supporting roles along with the Luke Hemsworth (yes, there's yet another one of those). Watch below! Here's the first trailer for Kriv Stenders' Kill Me Three Times from Magnet (via The Solid State): Kill Me Three Times is directed by Kriv Stenders (Australia's hit Red Dog) and written by newcomer James McFarlan. The story follows Simon Pegg as a professional assassin, »
- Ethan Anderton
The first trailer has arrived online for director Kriv Stenders (Red Dog) new film Kill Me Three Times, which sees Simon Pegg (The World’s End) leading a cast that includes Sullivan Stapleton (300: Rise of an Empire), Alice Braga (Elysium), Teresa Palmer (Warm Bodies), Bryan Brown (Australia), Callan Mulvey (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) and Luke Hemsworth (The Reckoning). Check it out below…
A mercurial assassin (Simon Pegg) discovers he isn’t the only person trying to kill the siren (Alice Braga) of a sun-drenched surfing town. In this darkly comedic thriller, the hitman finds himself unraveling three tales of mayhem, murder, blackmail and revenge.
Kill Me Three Times is set for release December 31st in the States, with a UK date yet to be announced.
- Gary Collinson
It says something about just how profoundly groundbreaking "Pulp Fiction" was that, 20 years later, we're still getting movies in that style, though to continually diminishing returns. But, if you're hankering for a wacky, violent movie, with quips that fly as much as bullets, well, "Kill Me Three Times" may just do the job. Starring Simon Pegg, Sullivan Stapleton, Alice Braga, Teresa Palmer, Bryan Brown, Callan Mulvey, and Luke Hemsworth, the story centers on a young singer (Braga) in a multi-threaded tale of blackmail and revenge that includes a mercurial assassin (Pegg), a gambling addict (Stapleton), and a small town Lady Macbeth (Palmer) among others. Yawn. You've seen this before, right? And indeed, the trailer really brings the energy, but none of it feels remotely involving. Our review out of Tiff notes this is filled with "trite action and insipid characters." No release date yet for the film, but check out the. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
After portraying endearing characters like Scotty in Star Trek and Benji Dunn in the Mission: Impossible movies, Simon Pegg explores his sinister side in the red band trailer for Kill Me Three Times. Simon Pegg plays Charlie Wolfe, a mercurial assassin who discovers he isn't the only person trying to kill the siren (Alice Braga) of a sun-drenched surfing town. In this darkly comedic thriller, the hitman finds himself unraveling three tales of mayhem, murder, blackmail and revenge.
Throughout his journey, Charlie encounters a number of colorful characters, such as his target's husband (Sullivan Stapleton), a gambling addict trying to pay off his debts in a life insurance scam, Lucy Webb (Teresa Palmer), a small town Lady McBeth, jealous club owner Jack Taylor (Callan Mulvey) and local surfing legend Dylan Smith (Luke Hemsworth). The cast is rounded out by Bryan Brown and Steve Le Marquand in this explosive dark comedy »
The first Kill Me Three Times trailer just arrived and it's lots of fun. Directed by Kriv Stenders (Red Dog), the crime caper stars Simon Pegg as a hit man and Alice Braga as his intended target. His plan to make a quick fifty grand goes out the window when he discovers that he's not the only one gunning for the woman and finds himself mixed up in a web of mayhem, murder, and blackmail. The film looks like cheeky good fun. As always, Pegg is a pleasure to watch and it's fun to see him play a bit of a slicker, darker character. The film also has an excellent supporting cast going for it, particularly Braga and Teresa Palmer who are both criminally underused talented young actresses. The film also stars Luke Hemsworth, Sullivan Stapleton, and Bryan Brown. There's no official release date yet, but we'll keep you posted. »
- Haleigh Foutch
Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn recently revealed that had Chris Pratt turned down the role of Star-Lord, he and Marvel would have made an offer to Glenn Howerton. At this point, it's hard to imagine anyone turning down Marvel for any reason except other contractual obligations or scheduing conflicts. Said Gunn, "Glenn came along a little bit later, but there was a good chance that, if I didn't cast Chris, that I would've cast Glenn Howerton in the role." That's interesting considering the long, Long, Long list of candidates initially in the running for the role. To be exact, Joel Edgerton (Warrior), Jack Huston (Boardwalk Empire), Jim Sturgess (Cloud Atlas), Lee Pace (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey) Eddie Redmayne (Les Miserables), Garrett Hedlund (Tron Legacy), James Marsden (X-Men) Sullivan Stapleton (Animal Kingdom), Jim Sturgess (Cloud Atlas), Zachary Levi (Chuck), Michael Rosenbaum (Smallville) and Joseph Gordon-Levitt (The Dark Knight Rises »
The move marks the biggest shake-up in the talent agency business since Natasha Harrison and Lee-Anne Higgins departed Shanahan Management three years ago and formed United Management with Trish McAskill and Catherine Handley.
Us-born, Perth-raised Devon Terrell, who left Rgm earlier this year, has landed the lead in Codes of Conduct, HBO.s drama pilot from Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave). Terrell, who graduated from Nida last year, is playing a young black man who enters New York high society.
Huska, who had been with Rgm for 10 years, departed in June. She had known Dainty, whom she met via an Rgm client, »
- Don Groves
Screen violence doesn’t get much cheaper or more gratuitous than in “Kill Me Three Times,” a sun-drenched, blood-spattered Australian thriller that seems to fancy itself the first movie ever to feature characters shot to death at point-blank range. Playing like a beach bum’s “Double Indemnity” with a few sub-Tarantino chronological backflips thrown in, director Kriv Stenders’ tiresome tale of scheming adulterers, cruel spouses and one bemused hitman (Simon Pegg) feels like poser noir all the way, never achieving the darkly comic flair or freshness of style needed to sell its fatalistic twists. Although picked up for Stateside release by Magnolia, “Three” will add up to very little commercially.
From the moment professional assassin Charlie Wolfe (Pegg) opens the movie with a loud “Fuck me!” and proceeds to tell us how he came to meet his death on a gorgeous stretch of beach in Eagles Nest, Australia, you can »
- Justin Chang
300: Rise of an Empire (2014)
Directed by Noam Murro
Greek general Themistokles leads the charge against invading Persian forces led by mortal-turned-god Xerxes and Artemisia, vengeful commander of the Persian navy.
Eight years after the Spartans raised hell across Greece in Zack Snyder’s hit film, the long-awaited next chapter of the series based on Frank Miller’s yet-to-be-released comic-book has arrived. Taking place before, during and after the events of the first film, 300: Rise of an Empire follows the rise of the Persian Army, led by Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro), who has just been made into a God, and commander Artemisia (Eva Green) who is out for blood after the death of her husband. Standing in the way is a Greek army, led by Themistocles (Sullivan Stapleton) who refuses to let the Persians have their way. »
- Luke Owen
I don’t want to spoil 300, but I think it’s fair to say it had a double-edged ending with the feeling being that there was still hope even if the war was far from over. 300: Rise of an Empire continues the story, but also prequels it and runs alongside it as the focus turns to Greece and the coming together of a nation to take on Xerxes and his Persian forces.
300: Rise of an Empire focuses mainly on Themistocles (Sullivan Stapleton) taking the battle to the Persian Army on the naval battlefield. Battling against Artemisia (Eva Green) Xerxes’ (Rodrigo Santoro) trusted naval leader he must outwit her and the huge forces she has to take on his more meagre offering. »
- Paul Metcalf
Kill Me Three Times centres on an assassin who learns he is not the only one out to kill the siren of a sun-drenched Australia surfing town.
Wme Global negotiated the deal on behalf of the filmmakers with Magnolia. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
Hong Kong – Malaysian actress and martial arts superstar Michelle Yeoh, recently shooting “Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon II,” and Will Yun Lee will give a significant Asian angle to the fourth season of Cinemax action drama series “Strike Back.”
The final series of ten episodes is now shooting in Europe after a break enforced by an injury sustained off set by returning series star Sullivan Stapleton. Production will continue towards the end of the year with additional filming in Thailand.
Season four is directed by Michael J. Bassett (who also serves as co-executive producer), Julian Holmes and Brendan Maher, and written by Bassett, Jack Lothian, James Dormer, Richard Zajdlic, Ed Whitmore and Tim Vaughan.
The series sees Stapleton (“300: The Rise of an Empire,” “Gangster Squad”) and Philip Winchester (“Crusoe”) return as a pair of counter-terrorism operatives. They are joined by Robson Green (“Wire in the Blood,”), Michelle Lukes (“Doctors”) and »
- Patrick Frater
I actually really enjoyed 300: Rise Of An Empire when it hit cinemas back in March (you can read my review here), so am pretty amped for the upcoming DVD, Blu-Ray and Digital Download release next week. The film stars Eva Green, Sullivan Stapleton and a returning Rodrigo Santoro as Xerxes, who we caught up with for an exclusive Q+A ahead of the home entertainment bow.
Question: I wonder if you could start by telling me how would you describe 300: Rise of an Empire and how it relates to the original 300?
Rodrigo Santoro: Well, I’m going to describe it not as a sequel, but, as we like to call it, a companion film because there are different cameras and different angles of what is happening at the same time as the first film. In a way, it’s really an experience that helps the audience to »
- Paul Heath
Sullivan Stapleton and Philip Winchester will be back as Strike Back leads Damien Scott and Michael Stonebridge, with Robson Green (Philip Locke), Michelle Lukes (Sgt Richmond) and Milauna Jackson (Kim Martinez) also returning.
Mad Dogs star Beesley takes on the role of an ex-pat gangster in the new episodes, which will also feature guest appearances from Game of Thrones actor Michael McElhatton, Highlander: The Series star Adrian Paul and Spartacus actor Dustin Clare.
Joining her will be "The Wolverine" stars Will Yun Lee and Masa Yamaguchi, former "Highlander: The Series" lead Adrian Paul, "Spartacus" stars Dustin Clare and Christian Antidormi, "Game of Thrones" actors Joseph Gatt and Michael McElhatton, Ufc fighter Michael Bisping and a raft of British thesis including Max Beesley, Tim McInnerny, Leo Gregory, Mark Griffin, Andrew Pleavin and Eliza Hope Bennett.
This final set of ten episodes is scheduled to air sometime in 2015
Source: The Live Feed »
- Garth Franklin
"Strike Back" has announced who is joining the cast for the Cinemax series' fourth season.
Michelle Yeoh from “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon II," Dustin Clare, who starred in Starz's "Spartacus: Gods of the Arena," Will Yun Lee of HBO’s “True Blood," James Wilby from “Gosford Park," "Highlander" series star Adrian Paul, "Banshee's" Joseph Gatt, Christian Antidormi from “Spartacus: War of the Damned” and British mixed martial arts champion and Ufc fighter Michael Bisping are all a part of the Season 4 ...
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The Cinemax action-drama series Strike Back recently resumed production on Season 4 (its final season) in Europe, the network said today. The show’s production had been on hiatus to allow star Sullivan Stapleton the chance to recuperate from a non-set-related injury sustained earlier this year. Production on Strike Back Season 4 will continue through the fall, with additional production in Thailand, according to Cinemax. In the release about the restarting of production, Cinemax also mentioned that several new cast members are now on board, including Michelle Yeoh (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon II), Dustin Clare (the Spartacus series), Will Yun Lee … Continue reading →
- Jeff Pfeiffer
The final season of "Strike Back" has the potential for even more bad-assery than usual, based on the just-announced guest cast. The action drama, co-produced by Cinemax and the UK's Sky 1, resumed production on its fourth and final season, following a brief hiatus caused by star Sullivan Stapleton getting injured away from the set. For the final year, Stapleton, Philip Winchester and the rest of the returning crew (including Robson Green, Michelle Lukes and Milauna Jackson as members of British special forces unit Section 20) will be joined by a set of actors with impressive action bonafides: * Michelle Yeoh, one of the greatest action stars ever produced by international cinema, and star of one of the best action movies ever made ("Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon"); * Dustin Clare from Starz's very violent "Spartacus" franchise (plus fellow "Spartacus" alum Christian Antidormi); * Adrian Paul, who brandished a sword many times as star of the »
- Alan Sepinwall
Brokered by Wme, the deal is estimated to be worth low seven-figures, according to Deadline.com which broke the story.
Magnolia typically distributes films in a limited number of cinemas day-and-date with VOD, as was the case with A Long Way Down, which stars Pierce Brosnan, Toni Colette, Imogen Poots, Aaron Paul and Sam Neill.
- Don Groves
The low seven figure-deal comes after “Kill Me Three Times” premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in the Contemporary World Cinema section.
Teresa Palmer, Sullivan Stapleton, Bryan Brown and Callan Mulvey also star in the film. Kriv Stenders, the director of 2011’s “Red Dog,” helmed from a script by Irish screenwriter James McFarland. The story is told from three different points of view.
Shooting for “Kill Me Three Times” began a year ago in an Australian surfing town. Pegg plays a mercurial professional assassin, hired by a wealthy man (Mulvey) to kill his wife (Braga).
- Dave McNary
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