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It’s nearly eight years since Ray Winstone and Angelina Jolie starred in Robert Zemeckis and Neil Gaiman’s Beowulf movie. As such, it has been deemed time for a new take on the legendary poem. ITV is taking a crack at it, reimagining the 9th century story as a 13-part television series.
“Hundreds of years ago, our ancestors listened to the story of Beowulf because it was a great adventure story — it scared them, thrilled them, made them laugh and cry. But they also listened because they recognized themselves and their fears in it.”
“By holding a mirror up to them, this story helped define them and thus us, »
Having already had the big-screen CGI treatment with Ray Winstone in the titular role, ninth-century English epic poem Beowulf is now being adapted for TV. U.K. broadcaster ITV will bring the ancient story to life. It announced Monday that it has commissioned a 13-part series, due to air next year. Read more Ray Winstone Talks Speedos, Maneuvering Scorsese and First-Time Directors "Hundreds of years ago, our ancestors listened to the story of Beowulf because it was a great adventure story — it scared them, thrilled them, made them laugh and cry. But they also
- Alex Ritman
Open Road will release Sean Penn's first action movie, called "The Gunman," in theaters on March 20th, 2015. And today, we have the first trailer. Check it out below. The story centers on an international operative named Martin Terrier (Penn) who is betrayed by the organization he works for and must go on the run in a relentless game of cat-and-mouse across Europe. The new movie is directed by Pierre Morel, who turned Liam Neeson into an action star in "Taken." It co-stars Javier Bardem, Idris Elba and Ray Winstone. Trailer: »
The Gunman Trailer. Pierre Morel‘s The Gunman (2015) movie trailer stars Idris Elba, Sean Penn, Javier Bardem, Ray Winstone, and Mark Rylance. The Gunman‘s plot synopsis: “An international spy must clear his name in order to save himself from the organization that he used to work [...]
- Rollo Tomasi
Open Road Films has revealed the first trailer for The Gunman, the upcoming actioner from director Pierre Morel (Taken), which sees Sean Penn (Gangster Squad) as s Jim Terrier, an international operative who is betrayed by the organization he worked for, and must go on the run in a relentless game of cat and mouse across Europe.
Based on Jean-Patrick Manchette’s book The Prone Gunman, the film also stars Idris Elba (Thor: The Dark World), Jasmine Trinca (Saint Laurent), Mark Rylance (Bing), Ray Winstone (Noah)and Javier Bardem (Skyfall)
The Gunman is set for release on March 20th.
- Gary Collinson
With Taken 3 looking like the last entry in the Liam Neeson franchise, we are going to need another aging actor used to critical acclaim to kick ass with a particular set of skills. Luckily, Sean Penn was willing to take a break from his humanitarian efforts around the world to wield some serious firepower for Pierre Morel in The Gunman. Co-starring Ray Winstone, Mark Rylance, Idris Elba, and Javier Bardem, The Gunman has a cast that rivals any number of studio pictures and yet feels like »
- Alex Maidy
“Retired” hit men. Former special ops officers. Ex-Mob enforcers. What do they have in common? If they’re on screen, they’ve got big problems, and usually a family member or two just waiting to get caught in the crosshairs when their past comes firing back to bother them. That’s what’s facing Sean Penn in the first promo for The Gunman, arriving via Yahoo. Penn plays Jim Terrier, a former special forces-type still haunted by the things he did when he was on active duty. And one particular mission is itching at his conscience, a job that was supposed to help people, but ended up more in tragedy than triumph.So when he decides to expose what really happened, he becomes the target of his former fellow shooters and bosses, with the likes of Mark Rylance, Ray Winstone, Idris Elba and Javier Bardem out to get him. Oh, »
Sean Penn stars as a former Special Forces soldier and military contractor suffering from Ptsd. He tries to reconnect with his long time love, but first must go on the run from London to Barcelona and across Europe in order to clear his name.
The Gunman hits theaters March 20, 2015.
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- Michelle McCue
Sean Penn has jumped into the old man action film genre with Taken director Pierre Morel in his upcoming film The Gunman. I never thought I'd see Penn do a movie like this at his age, but here he is, and he's kicking ass. Morel managed to bring together a great cast of actors to fill the roles in this movie. Those actors include Javier Bardem, Idris Elba, Ray Winstone and Mark Rylance.
Penn plays a special ops sniper who is looking to retire, after one final job. As you might expect in a movie like this, he can't retire because he's being targeted by his own group. So what does he do? He fights back and threatens to expose all their covert actions. It seems like the typical action film, which makes me wonder even more why Penn took the gig. He doesn't tend to do typical films. Regardless, »
- Joey Paur
Sean Penn is on the run in action thriller The Gunman helmed by Taken director Pierre Morel. Based on the Jean-Patrick Manchette novel The Prone Gunman, the pic stars Penn as a former Special Forces soldier and military contractor suffering from Ptsd. He tries to reconnect with his longtime love, but first must go on the run from London to Barcelona and across Europe in order to clear his name. Javier Bardem, Idris Elba, Ray Winstone and Mark Rylance also star. Open Road Films releases The Gunman on March 20. Check out the trailer above.
- The Deadline Team
We’re happy to share the news that the wonderful Mr Stephen Fry has been confirmed to return and host the Ee British Academy Film Awards on 8th February 2015 at the Royal Opera House in London’s Covent Garden, it’ll be the 10th time Fry has hosted the ceremony and we think he’s a perfect choice, the great man had this to say:
“Hosting the Film Awards has always been a highlight of my year. The opportunity to help the Academy promote filmmaking and encourage cinema-going means a lot to me. I’ve met many heroes and had the honour of introducing many young talents that are now busy forging remarkable careers for themselves. Seeing the photos from each year back I can chart my bewildering changes in weight too…”
We’re excited to announce that we’ll be providing all the coverage we can direct from the event, »
- Dan Bullock
Penn stars alongside Javier Bardem, Idris Elba, Jasmine Trinca, Ray Winstone and Peter Franzen in the thriller, which sees Penn’s aging international operative forced to fight his way across Europe after the shady organization he used to work for turns on him.
“The Gunman” hits theaters on March 20, 2015.
- Kevin Noonan
The film is an adaptation of Jean-Patrick Manchette's "The Prone Gunman." Sean Penn stars as Jim Terrier, an international operative who is betrayed by the organization he worked for, and must go on the run in a relentless game of cat and mouse across Europe.
Have a look at the trailer below and let us know what you think.
"The Gunman" will hit theaters March 20, 2015.
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- Kellvin Chavez
Director Pierre Morel launched Liam Neeson into the starry stratosphere in abduction thriller Taken, and that’s a formula he seems intent on continuing. His latest entry into the action canon, The Gunman, sees him switch out Neeson’s grizzled Brian Mills for Sean Penn’s hitman. The names may have changed, but the game remains the same, as judging by this first trailer there’s loads of weapons, explosions and sour-faced do-gooders.
Ahead of the film’s spring release, the debut of its trailer offers a by-the-numbers glimpse at what we can expect on the big screen. Penned by Pete Travis (Dredd) and based on the novel by Jean-Patrick Manchette, The Gunman follows Penn’s Jim Terrier, an international assassin who longs to put his murderous days behind him. When his former organization vows to silence him on their exploits, they kidnap his girlfriend (Jasmine Trinca), prompting Terrier to »
- Gem Seddon
After appearing in mostly dramas for the better part of a decade, acclaimed actor Sean Penn takes on a completely different kind of role than we're used to seeing in The Gunman. Pierre Morel, director of the fan-favorite Taken starring Liam Neeson, is ready to turn Penn into an action star in this adaptation of Jean-Patrick Manchette's 'The Prone Gunman'. Open Road Films has released the first trailer and poster for this thriller.
Sean Penn stars as Jim Terrier, an international operative who is betrayed by the organization he works for, and must go on the run in a relentless game of cat and mouse across Europe. While Penn is seen picking up a gun for some intense action scenes, his presence brings a new and unique spin to the genre unlike anything we've ever seen before. Prepare yourself, you may not be ready!
The Gunman has a great ensemble cast, »
Open Road Films has released the first The Gunman trailer for the upcoming action-thriller, based on the novel of the same name. The film stars Sean Penn as a hitman who attempts to leave his job behind for the woman he loves, only to find that the actuality of giving up the professional killing game is much harder than expected. If you get a strong Taken vibe from this trailer, that’s probably because the film is directed by Taken helmer Pierre Morel. The cast is certainly impressive, with Javier Bardem giving a slightly over-the-top performance as Penn’s friend-turned-enemy, but it’s tough to shake the feeling that we’ve seen this before and The Gunman isn’t bringing anything new to the table. On account of the ensemble, though, I’m willing to at least give this one a shot. Check out the first The Gunman trailer after the jump. »
- Adam Chitwood
Taken director Pierre Morel has recruited a pretty amazing roster of dudes for his latest film The Gunman: Sean Penn, Javier Bardem, Idris Elba, Ray Winstone and Mark Rylance all feature in the movie. The story, despite being based on a well-regarded novel, looks like boilerplate stuff, as Penn is a special ops sniper who […]
- Russ Fischer
"From the director of 'Taken' " says the trailer for "The Gunman," and it's after only about five seconds of watching that you say, "No shit." A hazy mixture of that film and the basic concept of Bourne (secretive group with agents decides to shut down or something), Sean Penn channels his inner Liam Neeson for this one, which, god help us, we're totally going to watch anyway. Why? Well, somehow, this managed to get a decent cast with Javier Bardem, Ray Winstone, Idris Elba, and more in this flick that doesn't seem to be much more than guys puffing their chests at each other until eventually Penn's wife, or whatever, is taken and he has to rescue her. Bardem seems to be having a lot of fun overacting, but is also the only one showing any joy, with Penn's grim, weary face carrying the rest of the movie, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
The first trailer has been released from "Taken" director Pierre Morel's new action film "The Gunman" starring the very impressive cast of Sean Penn, Javier Bardem, Idris Elba, Ray Winstone and Mark Rylance. Penn plays a special ops sniper who is targeted by his own group and fights back by threatening to expose all their covert actions. The film itself opens March 20th.
- Garth Franklin
Sean Penn has never delivered a full-on action film so he's decided to go the Liam Neeson route as the now 54-year-old actor is starring in The Gunman for Taken director Pierre Morel with Open Road set to release the film on February 20. Today the first trailer arrives and it's all click, click, boom, pow, whiz, bang. amz asin="0872864022" size="small"Based on Jean-Patrick Manchette's novel, the film finds Penn playing a former special forces soldier and military contractor suffering from Ptsd. He tries to reconnect with his long time love (Jasmine Trinca), but first must go on the run from London to Barcelona and across Europe in order to clear his name. Javier Bardem, Idris Elba, Ray Winstone and Mark Rylance co-star. Check out the trailer below. »
- Brad Brevet
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