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Based in the world of the cult hit movie Dredd, this collection continues the story of Judges Dredd and Anderson in the dark post-apocalyptic city of Mega-City One. Includes the official Dredd prequel story,Top of the World Ma-Ma! by Matt Smith and Henry Flint.
Put your hands up if you have seen the Dredd film? No, not the Stallone version I mean the Karl Urban version (hence the title). Now, who enjoyed it and thought it was a good portrayal of Dredd and life in Mega City 1? If you are one of the millions who did then this is the comic book for you.
To start with we get a good bit of back story of the film’s antagonist, Ma-Ma. Her life before she gained power is one to be pitied and you actually find yourself cheering for her when she starts fighting back. »
- Andrew Newton
Principal photography on Pete’s Dragon got underway on February 10, 2015 in New Zealand. The film is a re-imagining of the 1977 Disney classic and will blend live action and CGI to tell the story of the special bond between an orphaned boy, Pete, and his best friend, Elliott, who just happens to be a dragon.
The film stars Bryce Dallas Howard (The Help) as Grace, a park ranger who discovers the existence of Elliott; ten-year-old Oakes Fegley (This is Where I Leave You) as Pete; Wes Bentley (The Hunger Games) as Jack, a local mill owner; New Zealand native Karl Urban (Star Trek Into Darkness) as Jack’s brother, Gavin; Oona Laurence as Natalie, the young girl who befriends Pete; and Oscar-winner Robert Redford (Captain America: The Winter Soldier, All the President’s Men) as Grace’s father.
- Mike Tyrkus
The film also stars Bryce Dallas Howard as a park ranger who discovers the existence of the dragon, Wes Bentley as a local mill owner, Karl Urban as the mill owner's brother, Oona Laurence as a young girl who befriends Pete, and Robert Redford as the girl's father.
Shooting will begin around Wellington before moving north to Rotorua and later to the south in Tapanui and Invercargill. "Pete's Dragon" is currently slated for an August 2016 release. »
- Garth Franklin
Principal photography on Pete's Dragon commenced today in New Zealand. A reimagining of the 1977 Disney classic, Pete's Dragon will blend live action and CGI to tell the story of the special bond between an orphaned boy, Pete, and his best friend, Elliott, who just happens to be a dragon.
The film starsBryce Dallas Howard as Grace, a park ranger who discovers the existence of Elliott; 10-year-old Oakes Fegley as Pete; Wes Bentley as Jack, a local mill owner; New Zealand native Karl Urban as Jack's brother, Gavin; Oona Laurence as Natalie, the young girl who befriends Pete; and Oscar winner Robert Redford as Grace's father.
Pete's Dragon is directed byDavid Lowery (Ain't Them Bodies Saints) and produced by Jim Whitaker, with Barrie Osborne serving as executive producer. The screenplay is by Lowery and Toby Halbrooks. Weta Digital, the visual effects company founded by filmmaker Peter Jackson based in New Zealand, »
Production on the remake of the classic Pete's Dragon has officially started in New Zealand Disney announced this morning, along with providing details on the new cast that will bring the story to life. Come inside to learn more.
While this may not be as exciting (for some) as Disney's Other big news this morning, if you're looking forward to the remake of Pete's Dragon then you'll be happy to hear that cameras are rolling:
Principal photography on “Pete’s Dragon” commenced today in New Zealand. A reimagining of the 1977 Disney classic, “Pete’s Dragon” will blend live action and CGI to tell the story of the special bond between an orphaned boy, Pete, and his best friend, Elliott, who just happens to be a dragon.
- email@example.com (Jordan Maison)
Principal photography on Pete’S Dragon commenced today in New Zealand.
A reimagining of the 1977 Disney classic, Pete’S Dragon will blend live action and CGI to tell the story of the special bond between an orphaned boy, Pete, and his best friend, Elliott, who just happens to be a dragon.
The new film, scheduled to be released in U.S. theaters in August, 2016, stars Bryce Dallas Howard (“The Help”) as Grace, a park ranger who discovers the existence of Elliott; 10-year-old Oakes Fegley (“This is Where I Leave You”) as Pete; Wes Bentley (“The Hunger Games”) as Jack, a local mill owner; New Zealand native Karl Urban (“Star Trek Into Darkness”) as Jack’s brother, Gavin; Oona Laurence as Natalie, the young girl who befriends Pete; and Oscar winner Robert Redford (“Captain America: The Winter Soldier, »
- Michelle McCue
Star Trek 3 (really, Star Trek 13) is well into development now that Simon Pegg and Doug Jung are writing the script with Justin Lin (Fast and Furious) in the director’s chair. It’s believed that the story put forward by Roberto Orci has now been pushed aside, but that’s not 100% confirmed.
According to our friends over at Film Divider, Paramount were looking to have a “Bryan Cranston-like role” as the main villain. So much so that they now want Cranston for the part and the actor has had “brief discussions” with the studio about the project. Of course, Cranston is an actor that has been rumoured to be the villain in various pictures over the past year or so, so take this with a pinch of salt.
In other Star Trek 3 (13) news, it looks like there will be not one, not two but three new female characters added to the line-up. »
- Luke Owen
In all honesty, the only things I really remember about Star Trek Into Darkness are: 1) the film's "big reveal" was extremely anticlimactic, and 2) I didn't much care for the movie in any way. I am not a big Trek fan in general, but I thoroughly enjoyed J.J. Abrams's 2009 reboot, so Star Trek Into Darkness was more than a bit disappointing. I'm hopeful Justin Lin's next entry into the franchise, Star Trek 3, is better, and if these latest rumors are to be believed, the film will look to new female characters and a Bryan Cranston-esque villain, who might wind up being played by Cranston himself, to take it to the next level. It's important to note none of this is confirmed, but according to Film Divider the plan for the next installment is to introduce "at least three major new female characters" to the franchise. According to »
- Jordan Benesh
There were three new releases this week, but with American Sniper reigning once more at the top of the box office with an estimated $31.9 million…and at $248.9 million and counting, it is the fifth highest earning R-Rated film of all time…it is understandable that they are not exactly the top draws, especially considering their critical reception. Even Paddington, for instance, entered its third week in second place with an estimated $8.5 million, just edging out the estimated $8.5 million for the time travel suspense thriller Project Almanac (though at only $12 million to make, it does not have much work to become profitable), and doing far better than the latest Kevin Costner vehicle Black or White, which brought in an estimated $6.5 million. Neither film is making much headway critically, but both have weathered those storms better than The Loft, a Karl Urban-starring Hitchcockian thriller which debuted in tenth with an estimated $2.9 million. »
- Seth Paul
Update, Monday Actuals, 4 Pm: All of the top 10 films, except for Fox’s Taken 3, came in lower than their weekend projections yesterday morning due to the Super Bowl, with Warner Bros./Village Roadshow missing its target record as the largest grossing title over Super Bowl weekend. Disney’s Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best Of Both Worlds Concert holds onto to that title ($31.117M) with American Sniper ranking second with a $30.66M Fss. Said one rival distribution chief, “It’s hard to nail down these predictions down to the penny when there is something so extraordinary like the Super Bowl in the market. No one saw this as being the highest-rated Super Bowl ever. Next weekend will be easier to project.” Warner Bros. was initially anticipating a 70% drop on Super Bowl Sunday for American Sniper from its Saturday B.O. of $16.5M but yesterday charted lower with a 74% decline for $4.4M. »
- Anthony D'Alessandro
The next Star Trek film (known as either Star Trek 3 or Star Trek 13, depending on your preference) is slowly assembling its crew, and we've discovered over the past 30 days or so that Justin Lin (Fast & Furious) is to direct, whilst Simon Pegg and Doug Jung are penning the latest draft of the script. It's believed that Roberto Orci's story is no longer being used, although that's not been 100% confirmed.
So what's new, then? Well, the folks over at Film Divider reckon they have some details on what we can expect.
Firstly, the plan appears to be to introduce three major new female characters to the current Star Trek screen adventures. One will be the captain of another Federation ship. Then there's going to be the President »
“American Sniper” is nearing the $250 million mark after picking up $31.8 million to set a new Super Bowl weekend record.
If it continues on this torrid clip, Clint Eastwood’s biopic of Navy Seal Chris Kyle could challenge “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1″ as the highest-grossing 2014 release and will pass “The Matrix Reloaded” to become the second-biggest R-rated release in history. It has earned $248.9 million — an unbelievable result for an adult drama about such hard-hitting topics as war and its psychological effects.
“These are superhero movie numbers,” said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst at Rentrak. “People are hearing about this movie, talking about it and I imagine it’s leading them to see it multiple times to get to these type of numbers. »
- Brent Lang
After being bumped from previous release dates and passed off from one distributor (Universal) to another (Open Road), Erik Van Looy’s “The Loft” finally opened on North American screens Jan. 30, just in time to be mostly ignored by its presumptive target demographic — i.e., young male moviegoers — during Super Bowl weekend. Even so, this outrageously over-plotted, borderline-campy erotic thriller might attract a slightly larger audience in ancillary platforms, if only because the unwary might misinterpret a synopsis of its plot — five buddies find an inconvenient corpse in the condo they use for their adulterous assignations — as a promise of fantasy fulfillment and dark comedy.
As it turns out, however, “The Loft” is not intentionally funny at all. Rather, it is a feverishly melodramatic mashup of “The Apartment” – try to imagine what might have happened had Jack Lemmon not foiled Shirley MacLaine’s suicide attempt – and “Murder on the Orient Express, »
- Joe Leydon
The Star Trek actor replaces Michael C Hall in the project, The Wrap reports.
Hall had to step down from his unspecified role in the movie due to scheduling issues.
The new film is not expected to be a musical, and will use CGI to create the dragon.
Pete's Dragon follows the story of a young boy who escapes from his abusive adoptive parents with his pet dragon.
“American Sniper” is the real winner this Super Bowl weekend.
Clint Eastwood’s Iraq War drama will top the U.S. box office for the third consecutive weekend, easily overtaking a trio of new releases: “Project Almanac,” “Black or White” and “The Loft.” This is an unpopular weekend for new, big-budget entries as theater attendance is traditionally low on Sunday during the NFL championship game.
“Sniper” earned $10 million on Friday for a projected $30 million in its third weekend of wide release. If estimates hold, the film will be just under the $250 million mark by Sunday.
If the movie comes in above forecasts, as it tends to do, it could become the highest Super Bowl weekend grosser of all time. “Hannah Montana and Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert” earned that record in 2008 when it debuted to $31.1 million.
After a record-breaking wide opening over Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, »
- Maane Khatchatourian
The Loft, 2015.
Directed by Erik Van Looy.
Five married guys conspire to secretly share a penthouse loft in the city–a place where they can carry out hidden affairs and indulge in their deepest fantasies. But the fantasy becomes a nightmare when they discover the dead body of an unknown woman in the loft, and they realize one of the group must be involved.
On paper, and even in trailer form, The Loft is a film that easily attracts interest. Five cheating husbands who use an expensive loft to fulfill their unfaithful desires, a woman brutally murdered, possible motives for all; that just sounds fun to watch unfold. And to be fair, The Loft is entertaining to watch but it certainly isn’t a good movie. It’s something you’ll watch once and have »
- Robert Kojder
If you were to unleash a naughty, baroque prankster like Brian De Palma onto the grimly joyless adulterous goings-on of “The Loft,” you might wind up with the kind of delicious trash this thriller so wants to be. Filmed in blue-steel noir-in-color and featuring performances in which everyone’s either mumbling or screaming, however, this silly chamber piece about sex and murder elicits only yawns, interrupted by the occasional unintentional giggle.
A remake of a 2008 Belgian film, this movie does occasionally have that awkward feel of something that’s been translated from one language into Esperanto and then finally into English. »
- Alonso Duralde
"The Loft" is a new thriller that comes out this week, and it is a remake of a 2008 Belgian film of the same name. The original movie's director, Erik van Looy, returns to helm the redo, and Belgian actor Matthias Schoenaerts reprises his role from the earlier film. He is joined by Karl Urban, James Marsden, Wentworth Miller and Eric Stonestreet in the story of a group of five married men who decide to share a loft together for extramarital affairs, only to one day find a dead woman laying in their bed. They try to parse together the details of who the girl is and how she came to meet such a grisly fate. Each man denies any wrongdoing, but it is clear to all that one of the men in their midst had to have been involved in the crime, as they were the only keyholders to the apartment, »
- Daniel W. Tafoya
The Loft is a crazy, adultery filled whodunit film filled with twists and turns. Think Clue… but take out the humor and add in the worst men that you can imagine!
Vincent (Karl Urban)! Plays a womanizing ring leader who convinces his group of friends to go in on a loft with him so that they all have a “safe place” away from their wives. Now, when I say “safe place”, I mean a place where they can commit adultery, shove cocaine up their noses, or just get downright crazy without leaving a pesky paper trail. Things go awry when the men return one day to find a dead woman in the bed. The five friends now find themselves in the middle of a tangled web of lies, and have to figure out what happened before the police unveil all of their secrets hidden within the walls of their secret loft. »
- Melissa Howland
It would appear that Michael C. Hall is allergic to dragons. Actually, there isn’t a given reason why he’s decided to leave the new Pete’s Dragon film, but it means good news for Karl Urban fans as the Star Trek actor has stepped in to replace him.Ain’t Them Bodies Saints director David Lowery is busy putting the new version of the story together, working from a script he co-wrote with Toby Halbrooks. It’s Disney’s latest attempt to conjure a fresh take on one of its catalogue titles, this time the live-action/animation-blend 1977 film which saw a young lad befriend a magical dragon. The new movie will apparently deviate from the original, not by having the dragon turn evil and go all Smaug on the local town, but by stripping out the musical element and injecting an environmental message into the story.Robert Redford, »
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