When a teenager (Graham Rogers, “Quantico”) loses his once-in-a-lifetime girlfriend (Stefanie Scott, “Jem and the Holograms”) in a tragic accident, he finds that running keeps him connected to her during his ‘runner’s high’ moments. Chasing her memory drives him to run faster, and to win for his new coach (Billy Crudup, “20th Century Women”). Before long, however, his newfound notoriety attracts the attention of a whip-smart new girl (Liana Liberato, “If I Stay”) who is determined to find out what’s really going on inside him. Soon, he finds himself caught between keeping the past alive and making new memories in the present.
If you missed Turtle Power: A Production History of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990), you can read it here.
With Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles performing better than anyone expected, Golden Harvest and New Line began work on a second movie. Not wanting to rest on their success however, the plan was for the sequel to hit cinemas one year later in March 1991. “When we first started working on the entertainment side of the Turtles with Mark Freedman, he originally told us that if the cartoon show and toys worked you have an introductory year where you introduce it to the populous, and if it works you are allowed a
Chin Han ("The Dark Knight") has joined the cast of the "Independence Day" sequel shooting in New Mexico. The film's director Roland Emmerich announced the news through his Twitter account.
Han previously worked with Emmerich on "2012" and here will play the leader of the Chinese Space Squadron. The film is due for release June 24th 2016. [Source: Twitter]
Kerry Bishe, Peter Stormare, Lesley Manville and Ari Millen have joined the cast of sci-fi adventure thriller "Rupture" alongside Noomi Rapace and Michael Chiklis. Filming began Tuesday in Toronto.
Rapace plays a single mother abducted by a terrifying and mysterious organization who reveal to her that humanity faces an unsettling threat. Steven Shainberg is directing from Brian Nelson's script. [Source: Variety]
Adam Rodriguez ("Magic Mike") has scored a recurring role in the second season of Fox's hip-hop drama "Empire". Rodriguez joins previously announced guest stars Chris Rock, Alicia Keys, Lenny Kravitz and Ne-Yo.
Bruce Campbell and James Frecheville have joined the cast of Marc Forby's road comedy "Highly Functional" with filming about to take place in New Mexico and Canada over the next month. Tom Dibble penned the script.
Campbell plays a washed-up former country rock star who is kidnapped by a young autistic man (Frecheville) with the belief that his dying caregiver can only be cured by the star performing. Annabeth Gish, Missi Pyle, G.W. Bailey and Judge Reinhold also star. [Source: Variety]
The Out of Town Wedding
Brooks Wheelan, Kurt Braunohler and Michael Cassidy are set to star in Jed Rigney's indie comedy "The Out of Town Wedding" and Zuko Films.
The story centers on a group of five friends who reluctantly travel to a resort for a wedding that deteriorates into mayhem. Rigney wrote the script, and Justin Workman will produce. [Source: THR]
Life At These Speeds
Graham Rogers has
“Life at These Speeds” is set to shoot later this fall with Leif Tilden directing from Mark Novak’s script. Content came on to the project at Cannes and has been selling international markets at Afm.
Rogers will portray a young man who — after his best friends die in a tragic accident — finds that running allows him to remember them perfectly. He soon finds himself caught between keeping the past alive and making new memories in the present.
Producers are Tom Butterfield (“The Trust”) and Scott Alvarez (“Down for Life”).
Rogers’ credits include “Love And Mercy,” “Struck By Lightning” and “Crazy Kind Of Love.” He also starred in the first season of NBC’s “Revolution.”
Rogers is repped by Apa, Management 360, and Stone Meyer Genow Smelkinson and Binder Llp.
The film was penned by Marc Novak, and is being produced by Tom Butterfield (“The Trust”) and Scott Alvarez (“Down for Life”).
The pic is a romantic drama about the ability of happy memories to sustain us in the worst of times. After a teenager’s best friends die in a tragic accident, he finds that running allows him to remember them perfectly. Running, however, also brings him a certain notoriety, and he soon finds himself caught between keeping the past alive and making new memories in the present.
Content’s Jamie Carmichael said: “Every now and then a script comes from left
Marc Novak wrote the story of a youngster who takes up running as a way of remembering his best friends who died in an accident.
Tom Butterfield and Scott Alvarez produce.
“Every now and then a script comes from left field and entirely captures your imagination and your heart,” said Content’s Jamie Carmichael.
“Life At These Speeds is that script. It’s powerful, emotional, inspiring and uplifting – Leif, Tom and Scott have put together something truly beautiful.”
The Content slate includes: Amy Berg’s Janis Joplin documentary Janis: Little Girl Blue, Mike van Diem’s The Surprise, Jimi: All Is By My Side starring Andre Benjamin; family adventure Pudsey: The Movie and supernatural horror Dark Summer.
Directed by Steve Barron, Michael Pressman and Stuart Gillard.
Starring Judith Hoag, Elias Koteas, David Forman, Michelan Sisti, Leif Tilden, Josh Pais, Robbie Rist, Corey Feldman, James Saito, Kevin Clash, Toshishiro Obata, Mark Caso, Kenn Troum, Paige Turco, David Warner, Ernie Reyes, Jr., Brian Tochi, Adam Carl, Laurie Faso, Kevin Nash, Francois Chau, David Fraser, Jim Raposa, Matt Hill, Tim Kelleher and James Murray.
The Heroes in a Half-Shell clash with a criminal gang of ninjas, seek to prevent their arch-enemy The Shredder from creating an army of mutants, and find themselves transported back in time to ancient Japan.
Cowabunga! Almost a quarter of a century after Turtlemania swept the globe, Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are big business once again. The Heroes in a Half-Shell are the subject of a hit Nickelodeon animated series,
Directed by Michael Pressman.
Starring Kenn Scott, Lauri Faso, Michelan Sisti, Robbie Rist, Leif Tilden, Adam Carl, Mark Caso, Brian Tochi, Ernie Reyes Jr., Paige Turco, François Chau and David McCharen.
The teenage mutant ninja turtles must face their past and fight against their strongest foes yet.
Released less than a year after Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990), this sequel may boast a bigger budget but unfortunately it would seem that little of that money was spent on developing a decent script. Clearly aiming itself at a slightly younger audience, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze is lacking in darkness and wit - two key ingredients that made the original so enjoyable. The story has been simplified so youngsters can easily follow, and much of the violence is now toned down to the point where the
Directed by Steve Barron.
Starring Josh Pais, Michelan Sisti, Robbie Rist, Leif Tilden, Corey Feldman, David Forman, Brian Tochi, Kevin Clash, Judith Hoag, David McCharen and Elias Koteas.
Four teenage mutant ninja turtles must face a villainous foe in order to protect their master and save New York City.
Before beginning this review of the film Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, I must first acknowledge my strong sense of nostalgia for the movie. This was one of a select few films I owned on VHS when I was a much younger boy, and would often delight in drawing the curtains on a sunny day to sit in awe of the four heroes in a half shell. Of course, what would follow would be heroic (in my mind at least) ninja kicks leaping from the sofa, and which would inevitably end with me in pain of some form.
Based on the novel by Jeremy Jackson, the story follows a rural teenager (Booth) who loses his best friends in a tragic accident and channels his survivor's guilt into an addiction to running. Along the way he becomes a world-class distance runner
Crudup will co-star as Booth's coach and confidante. Leif Tilden ("BigLove") will direct from a script by Marc Novak. Sam Rockwell will executive produce and shooting kicks off late March in Jackson, Mississippi.
Tilden described the project as a “moving film about hope and forgiveness,” while Rockwell spoke enthusiastically about the prospect of having such a team come together for a story he’s supportive of. When asked about Speeds, meanwhile, Booth deemed it “a script [...] that really makes you sit up and pay attention,
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