11 items from 2017
20th Century Fox's X-Men spin-off Gambit has had a rocky journey en route to the silver screen, with multiple delays, although the movie is still actually happening. Producer Lauren Shuler Donner made it clear that the project is still moving forward in an interview last month. But the standalone drama is still without a director, after Doug Liman parted ways. And it isn't clear when this long-awaited movie may finally get off the ground. Today, we have an update from another producer, Simon Kinberg, who claims that filming will likely begin next year.
Lrm Online spoke with producer Simon Kinberg, who reiterated Lauren Shuler Donner's previous comments that the project is still happening. He also revealed that star Channing Tatum is still committed to the role, and is trying to get the character just right. Here's what he had to say below, confirming that filming on Gambit will likely begin next year. »
Originally planned for a November 2016 release, with Channing Tatum starring as the titular card-slingin’ cajun, that date came and went with not even a peep from 20th Century Fox. With Magneto: Origins famously being cancelled back in the mid 2000s, fans of Gambit had every reason to be worried that his appearances on the big screen might be limited to the mind-blowingly dreadful X-Men Origins: Wolverine.
To allay these fears, X-Men producer Simon Kinberg has now stepped in to update us:
“It’s in active development. It’s a movie that we hope will be ready to go by the end of this year and shoot next year. We have two or three X-Men related movies this year so it can wait for a moment. The process »
- David James
Gareth Evan’s 2011 Indonesian martial arts spectacle The Raid (and it’s sequel 3 years later) became an instant classic the moment of its release, the hard hitting action and fight scenes unlike anything audiences have seen before or since. Of course, it being such a hit soon saw Hollywood come calling. An english language remake was soon put into development, with The Expendables 3 director Patrick Hughes being tasked by Screen Gems to helm the project, which had attracted star Frank Grillo (Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Purge: Anarchy) and was courting Taylor Kitsch. But problems soon arose filling out the ensemble cast, and almost everyone involved left the project, effectively cancelling it. But now, the project has risen from the dead, with Xyz Films now financing it, and Grillo and director Joe Carnahan (Narc, The A-Team, Smokin’ Aces, The Grey) on board. The remake (which is being called »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom White)
The Raid is one of the best action movies of the last few years. It's a surprisingly complex story of police, drug lords, corruption, and an officer just trying to keep his head down and do right by his community. It also happens to feature some of the best action scenes you're ever going to see in a movie. It's utterly fantastic. There's only one catch with The Raid, though. It's not in English, it's Indonesian. That means it's a ripe candidate for a redo in Hollywood. A remake was actually announced back in 2014 with director Patrick Hughes (The Expendables 3) and starring Taylor Kitsch. Obviously that version never happened, and we're quite glad it didn't, because now it means Joe Carnahan (The Grey, The A-Team) can bring it to life...
- Peter Hall
Ever since The Raid first hit the U.S., Hollywood seems to been salivating at the prospect of adapting the flick for Western audiences. Interestingly enough, in 2012, Dredd hit theaters, and to many fans of The Raid, it was almost seen as a blatant ripoff of the Indonesian original. Of course, that’s a mere coincidence, since the films were actually released just a few months apart from one another.
Regardless, despite plenty of talk, and despite The Raid director Gareth Evans signing on as executive producer of the remake, nothing has really happened. It had a director in the form of Patrick Hughes set to helm the project, and we even got the likes of Frank Grillo and Taylor Kitsch on board to star in the picture, which was being described as being in the vein of Black Hawk Down and Zero Dark Thirty. The last real news we »
- Joseph Medina
Six years on from the moment Screen Gems optioned rights for an English-language version of The Raid, and the project has officially been brought back from the brink by Joe Carnahan and Frank Grillo – just don’t call it a remake.
Instead, Carnahan and Grillo, who has become something of a revamped Hollywood action star thanks to The Purge franchise, are angling their new interpretation as more of a “reimagining of the same scenario.” That scenario being a water-tight thriller involving a Swat team staging a raid on a high-rise apartment block teeming with gangsters and blood-thirsty crooks. And if you’re worrying that the English-language redo of The Raid will tarnish the legacy of Gareth Evans’ cult original, don’t; not only is the Welsh filmmaker on board to produce, but Joe Carnahan took to Twitter to allay fears that the end product will be a forgettable, largely unnecessary experience. »
- Michael Briers
Source: INFphoto.com It's been more than 12 years since The Notebook made you feel all kinds of emotions, including those about Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling as a couple. They were a real-life duo for two years before their split in 2007, and they've both since moved on with multiple matches. Rachel was serious with Michael Sheen and rumored to have dated her True Detective costar Taylor Kitsch, while Ryan and his current leading lady, Eva Mendes, share two daughters together, Esmeralda and Amada. Ryan and Rachel might be over, but in honor of the their epic love in The Notebook, we're looking back at 10 sweet snaps that will really make you want them back. Source: Getty/ Jeff Kravitz Source: Getty / Jeff Kravitz Source: INFphoto.com Source: Getty / Ray Mickshaw Source: Getty / J. Merritt Source: Getty / J. Vespa Source: INFphoto.com Source: Getty / S. Granitz Source: Getty / Carley Margolis Related:Emma Stone »
- Lauren Turner
Justin Bieber is the latest famous hockey fan to be added to the 2017 NHL All-Star Celebrity Shootout competition, TheWrap has learned. The “Sorry” singer will join fellow Canadian Taylor Kitsch, Alan Thicke’s son Carter, Tim Robbins, David Boreanaz and Ross Lynch at the game set to tip off Saturday, Jan. 28 at 2:15 p.m. Pt at Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles. NHL.com and the NHL App will live stream the charity game. Bieber showed his hockey fandom in the U.K last October when he took to the ice during a practice session with the Manchester Storm. »
- Debbie Emery
Robin Thicke will have a family reunion with his half-brother, Carter, on Saturday at the 2017 NHL All-Star Celebrity Shootout competition. The “Blurred Lines” singer will act as an assistant coach, while Carter is set to lace up his skates and join “True Detective” actor Taylor Kitsch among the famous starting players hitting the ice at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. In addition, Michael J. Fox, Keanu Reeves, NBC anchor Al Michaels and “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek have all been added to the impressive list of names presenting at Friday’s NHL 100 Gala, hosted by Jon Hamm. Also Read: Snoop Dogg Set to. »
- Debbie Emery
His powers include the ability to mentally create, control and manipulate kinetic energy.
Gambit is also skilled in card-throwing, hand-to-hand combat and the use of a bō.
Originally a professional thief, Gambit has shown a more vulnerable side of himself in his relationship with the mutant 'Rogue'. Proud of his deep south, Louisiana heritage, he speaks in a thick Cajun accent.
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek 'Gambit'...
- Michael Stevens
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