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Don't let the box office returns fool you. Guy Ritchie's The Man From U.N.C.L.E. starring Armie Hammer, Henry Cavill, Elizabeth Debicki, Jared Harris and Alicia Vikander is a fun throwback spy thriller that dispenses with massive destruction and modern marvels to focus instead on characters, grounded action and twists.
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It will only take 75 years for Wonder Woman get her debut on the silver screen. In 2016, Gal Gadot will star(?) alongside Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.” But before Zack Snyder, before “Man of Steel,” and before interconnected cinematic universes…there was George Miller. Back in 2007, the “Mad Max” director was at on time on track to deliver DC’s superheroes in “Justice League Mortals” in 2009. However, production was crippled by the Writer’s Strike and the project never recovered. Miller moved on to “Fury Road” and the rest is cinematic history. Had it come to passed, “Justice League Mortals” would’ve starred Armie Hammer (Batman), D.J. Cotrona (Superman), Common (Green Lantern), Adam Brody (Flash), Santiago Cabrera (Aquaman), Hugh Keays-Byrne (Martian Manhunter), Jay Baruchel (Maxwell Lord), and Megan Gale (Wonder Woman). If you recognize Wonder Woman’s actress, it’s because she recently turned »
- Donna Dickens
With the "Wonder Woman" solo movie having begun production, an earlier and ultimately discarded incarnation of the character has seen the light of day today.
Photographer Mark Rogers has used his social media accounts to share a couple of shots of supermodel Megan Gale in costume as Wonder Woman in George Miller's cancelled "Justice League Mortal" project from back in 2007 & 2008.
The look certainly differs from that Gal Gadot is seen sporting in next year's "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice". Boasting a brighter blue cloth skirt, more accurate headpiece and quite different leather corset - it's a distinctly different take.
Gale, who also starred in this year's "Mad Max: Fury Road" as the Valkyrie, was to star in the film alongside Armie Hammer as Batman, D.J. Cotrona as Superman, Adam Brody as the Flash, Common as the Green Lantern, Jay Baruchel as Maxwell Lord, Santiago Cabrera as Aquaman, Hugh Keays-Byrne as Martian Manhunter, »
- Garth Franklin
Thanks to a planned documentary about the cancelled film, there's been a renewed interest in George Miller's Justice League Mortal, which would have starred Armie Hammer as Batman, D.J. Cotrona as Superman, Megan Gale as Wonder Woman, Adam Brody as Flash, Common as Green Lantern, Santiago Cabrera as Aquaman, Hugh Keays-Byrne as Martian Manhunter and Jay Baruchel as Maxwell Lord. Earlier this... Read More »
- Jesse Giroux
Justice League: Mortal is a well documented film-that-never-was. Filming was set to begin in early 2008 in Australia for a 2009 release date, however, Warner Bros. pulled the plug on the eve of filming. The film starred Armie Hammer as Batman, D.J. Cotrona as Superman, Megan Gale as Wonder Woman, Adam Brody as Flash, Common as Green Lantern, Santiago Cabrera as Aquaman, Hugh Keays-Byrne as Martian Manhunter and Jay Baruchel as Maxwell Lord. Today, production photos from the project have made their way online after roughly seven years, giving us our first look at Megan Gale's Wonder Woman. Of course, these days, everyone is well aware that Gal Gadot will be portraying Wonder Woman in Zack Snyder's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice before making her solo-feature debut in 2017. Here's a look at the two costumes side-by-side. Which do you prefer? »
Before he reinvented Mad Max for a new generation with Fury Road, director George Miller was planning on bringing DC’s finest to the big screen for the first time with the now defunct Justice League: Mortal. Various events such as production location issues and the writer’s strike ultimately derailed the project, but not before Miller and his team were fairly deep into the thick of it.
The cast would have included the likes of Armie Hammer (The Lone Ranger) as Batman, Adam Brody (The O.C.) as The Flash, D.J. Cotrona (G.I. Joe: Retaliation) as Superman and Megan Gale (Mad Max: Fury Road) as Wonder Woman, and most of them actually got to see themselves in costume as their characters – though we never have, until now.
- Mark Cassidy
Thanks to photographer Mark Rogers, we may have what is our first look at Megan Gale as Wonder Woman from Mad Max: Fury Road director George Miller’s aborted 2007 DC ensemble Justice League Mortal; check out the images here…
Justice League Mortal was originally set to go into production in 2007 before Warner Bros. decided to pull the plug. The cast of the film would have included Armie Hammer (The Lone Ranger) as Batman, D.J. Cotrona (G.I. Joe: Retaliation) as Superman, Megan Gale (Stealth) as Wonder Woman, »
- Gary Collinson
Tie-in video games are nothing new in the moviemaking or televisual world. Through these spin-off products, we can play out adventures featuring our favourite characters without having to leave the house.
Most of the time, though, said characters don’t sound quite right. For financial reasons, you’ll often see a different voice cast step in to replace the overly expensive stars from the original film or TV version. Admittedly, these stand-ins do a very good job from time to time. But you can always tell the difference.
Sometimes, though, providing a rare treat for fans, actors can be convinced – by money, passion or a good script - to reprise their iconic film or TV characters once more for a video game adventure. Here are 32 games that featured instances of this incredibly fun phenomenon… »
Deadline is reporting that acclaimed British filmmaker Ben Wheatley is set to direct a remake of the classic 1953 thriller The Wages of Fear, which he’ll also co-write with his wife and regular collaborator Amy Jump.
Based on Georges Arnaud’s novel Le salaire de la peur, the film was previously remade by William Friedkin with 1977’s Sorcerer, and revolves around a group of desperate men hired to transport a shipment of highly explosive nitroglycerin across the jungle.
Wheatley’s previous films include Kill List, Sightseers, A Field in England and the upcoming High Rise, while his next project is the Martin Scorsese-produced Free Fire, which is set to feature the likes of Brie Larson, Armie Hammer, Cillian Murphy, Sharlto Copley, Jack Reynor, Sam Riley, Noah Taylor, Enzo Cilenti and Michael Smiley.
- Gary Collinson
Director Ben Wheatley is in negotiations to write and direct a remake of the thriller “The Wages of Fear” with TF1 and eOne. The original 1953 film directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot told the story about “a group of desperate men hired to transport a shipment of highly explosive nitroglycerin across the jungle.”
Wheatley’s latest film, “Free Fire” was purchased by Alchemy for an astounding $3million at last week’s American Film Market. The cast includes actors Brie Larson (“Room”), Armie Hammer (“The Social Network”), Cillian Murphy (“In the Heart of the Sea”), Jack Reynor (“Macbeth”), Sam Riley (“Maleficent”), Noah Taylor (“Powers”) and Sharlto Copley (“Chappie”).
Director Martin Scorsese is executive producing “Free Fire”, which follows “a woman (Larson) who has brokered a meeting in a deserted warehouse between two Irishmen (Murphy and Smiley) and a gang (led by Hammer and Copley) who are selling them a stash of guns. But »
- J.B. Casas
British director Ben Wheatley, whose next feature High Rise will debut in 2016, will take to remaking the classic 1953 movie The Wages Of Fear. Deadline report the news of Wheatley’s intentions to co-write and direct the film, which has alredy had two remakes since its original release including William Friedkin’s Sorcerer, which is widely considered to be a masterpiece.
Here’s the brief plot of the original 1953 movie:
In the South American jungle, supplies of nitroglycerine are needed at a remote oil field. The oil company pays four men to deliver the supplies in two trucks. A tense rivalry develops between the two sets of drivers on the rough remote roads where the slightest jolt can result in death. »
- Paul Heath
Our resident VOD expert tells you what's new to rent and/or own this week via various Digital HD providers such as cable Movies On Demand, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play and, of course, Netflix. Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical exclusives for rent, priced from $3-$10, in 24- or 48-hour periods The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (action-comedy; Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, Alicia Vikander, Hugh Grant; rated PG-13) Meru (Himalayan big-wall-climbing documentary; Conrad Anker, Jimmy Chin; rated R) We Are Your Friends (drama; Zac Efron, Emily Ratajkowski, Wes Bentley; rated R) #Horror (horror; Chloë Sevigny, Natasha Lyonne, Balthazar Getty; premieres 11/20 on cable Mod and in theaters; not rated) Criminal Activities...
- Robert B. DeSalvo
On Demand DVD New Releases Nov. 16-22 The Man From U.N.C.L.E. – American agent Napoleon Solo and Russian agent Illya Kuryakin will need to work together to try to stop a nuclear bomb from falling into the wrong hands. Could this team be the start of a new elite government agency? Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, Alicia Vikander (PG-13, 1:56) 11/17 Meru – In this documentary, three renowned climbers navigate nature’s harshest elements and their own complicated inner demons to ascend Mount Meru, the most technically complicated peak in the Himalayas. Jimmy Chin, Conrad Anker (R, 1:30) 11/17 We Are Your Friends … Continue reading →
The post On Demand DVD New Releases Nov. 16-22 appeared first on Channel Guide Magazine. »
- Meredith Ennis
At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's streaming on Netflix, we've got you covered.
New Video on Demand, Rental Streaming, and Digital Only
"Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation"
Are you ready to go "Rogue"? Tom Cruise's spy thriller, fifth in the M:i series, earned raves from just about everyone, and it's available on Digital HD on November 17. That's about a month before the Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and On Demand release -- with tons of special features -- on December 15.
Here's a behind-the-scenes clip from the special features -- available on iTunes Extras and Blu-ray Combo Pack -- with Tom Cruise explaining how he completed the underwater sequence from the film. He learned how to hold his breath for up to 6.5 minutes, which is crazy impressive.
Paul Rudd, always a charmer, has his Marvel superhero origin story out on Digital this week, »
- Gina Carbone
Alchemy is closing a deal to acquire "Kill List" director Ben Wheatley's new action thriller "Free Fire" for a deal worth over $3 million. Martin Scorsese executive produced the late 1970s Boston-set thriller.
Larson plays a woman who has brokered a meeting in a deserted warehouse between two Irishmen (Murphy and Smiley) and a gang (led by Hammer and Copley) who are selling them a stash of guns.
But when shots are fired in the handover, a heart-stopping game of survival ensues. Wheatley and Amy Jump co-wrote the script.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
At the start of this year, I was intrigued by what looked like a fairly spy-heavy line-up for this year's theatrical releases, and now that we're at the other end of the year, it seems like a good time to look back and see how the year actually played out versus how we thought things might go. One thing that's clear is that there were a ton of spy movies in 2015. If Sony hadn't pushed back the release of "The Brothers Grimsby," it would have been one more, and it makes it obvious why they pushed that film back to next year when you look at just how many spy-themed movies have been released since January. It's an unusual number, and I think it's just one of those flukes of timing. But when you look at all of them stacked up next to one another, it's interesting to see what worked and what didn't, »
- Drew McWeeny
Read More: Exclusive: American Film Market Announces New 'Festival Focus' Program Alchemy has closed a deal for Ben Wheatley's hotly-anticipated action thriller "Free Fire," starring Brie Larson, Armie Hammer, Cillian Murphy and many more, beating out distributors such as A24 and the Weinstein Company, as first reported by Deadline. Executive produced by Martin Scorsese, "Free Fall" is one of the biggest acquisitions to come out of the American Film Market, with an estimated figure of over $3 million. Set in 1970s Boston, "Free Fall" tells the story of a woman (Larson) who sets up a meeting with two gang members at an abandoned warehouse to purchase guns. The film is the latest from up-and-coming British director Ben Wheatley, following efforts such as "High Rise" and "A Field in England." The movie is based on a script Wheatley co-wrote with Amy Jump. Andy Starke and Wheatley’s Rook Films are producing "Free. »
- Tarek Shoukri
The deal was closed on Wednesday, the final day of the American Film Market. Martin Scorsese is exec producing.
Ben Wheatley is directing “Free Fire” from a script he co-wrote with Amy Jump. Cillian Murphy, Jack Reynor, Sam Riley, Noah Taylor, Sharlto Copley, Michael Smiley, Enzo Cilenti and Babou Ceesay also star.
The story is set in Boston in the late 1970s. Larson will portray a woman who has brokered a meeting in a warehouse between two Irishmen (Murphy and Smiley) and two gang members (Hammer and Copley) who are selling guns.
Andy Starke and Wheatley are producing through their Rook Films banner. Film4 and BFI have co-financed the film, with Protagonist handing international sales and co-representing the domestic sale with Wme.
StudioCanal has acquired U.K. rights and Sony »
- Dave McNary
November 12 Update: In a significant development at Afm that illustrates its ambitions, the distributor confirmed it has picked up Us rights to the British wunderkind’s crime thriller.
Wheatley’s action title – a step up for the director himself in terms of scale – features such luminaries as Oscar contender Brie Larson, Cillian Murphy, Armie Hammer, Jack Reynor, Sam Riley and Sharlto Copley.
According to Deadline Hollywood, which broke the story, Alchemy is believed to have paid more than $3m for the rights, beating out the likes of TWC and A24.
To add further distinction Martin Scorsese is among the executive »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
The dramatic use of actors playing multiple characters is a bold and rather theatrical device that has its ups and downs. It goes at least as far back as Captain Hook being played by the same actor who plays the Darling children's father in stage productions of Peter Pan, a technique largely adopted in film adaptations of the story, too (hello to Jason Isaacs).
It's used a lot in cinema too. Done well, it's impressive, but when it's bad, it's Jack & Jill. Whether used in comedy or drama or outright horror, there are countless examples of actors delivering terrific performances in more than one role at once, and that's before we even get past Cloud Atlas. Still, we've had a go at totting up 25 of the best. »
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