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You can't choose your neighbors in an apartment complex, and sometimes you get stuck next to a noisy, mean-spirited soul who makes you want to look in the classified ads before you even finish unpacking. Alison Parker has some rowdy neighbors around her new Brooklyn apartment, but what disturbs her the most is that nobody else lives on her floor. And that's only one of many creepy elements to be found in 1977's The Sentinel, and fans of the cult classic fright film should be excited to hear that Scream Factory has announced they will release The Sentinel on Blu-ray this summer.
From Scream Factory: "We are beyond thrilled today to report that we will be bringing the 1977 cult classic chiller The Sentinel to Blu-ray for the first time in the U.S. and Canada!
Planned release is for August. This often underrated, overlooked and shocking film from Director Michael Winner »
- Derek Anderson
MGM’s remake of the 1960 gun-totin’ Western The Magnificent Seven is bringing aboard fresh meat to fill out its sizeable roster of characters. So far the stack of actors tapped to star include Denzel Washington, Ethan Hawke, Chris Pratt, Vincent D’Onofrio and Haley Bennett. From what’s been revealed up to this point the first three are likely to play part of the titular seven with D’Onofrio up for the baddie role and Bennett cast as the widow who kickstarts the entire shebang. That leaves another four bodies needed to round it up to seven, and American Sniper‘s Luke Grimes looks like he’s ready to go into battle.
Fuqua’s version of John Sturges’ iconic sixties original will revolve around the inhabitants of a small town after the Civil War. When an entitled mining baron (D’Onofrio) saunters into view, he sets about having his way »
- Gem Seddon
The cast of MGM's The Magnificent Seven remake continues to grow, with Luke Grimes in talks to sign on. If deal is finalized, he will join Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Haley Bennett, Ethan Hawke and Vincent D'Onofrio. No details were given for his character at this time.
The original Western classic The Magnificent Seven starred Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, Robert Vaughn, Brad Dexter, James Coburn and Horst Buchholz who were hired to protect a small Mexican village from a ruthless villain named Calvera (Eli Wallach). The movie, which was a loose remake of Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai, spawned a number of sequels and a TV series. No plot details were given for this new version.
Antoine Fuqua (The Equalizer) is directing from a script originally written by Nic Pizzolatto (True Detective) and revised by John Lee Hancock (Saving Mr. Banks). Production is expected to start within the next month, »
The remake, co-produced by Sony and MGM, is to be directed by Antoine Fuqua (The Equalizer, Training Day) and will see Grimes join the impressive cast which already includes Fuqua’s Equalizer stars Denzel Washington and Haley Bennett, as well as Chris Pratt (Guardians of the Galaxy), Ethan Hawke (Boyhood), and Vincent D’Onofrio (Daredevil).
The “original” Magnificent Seven starred Steve McQueen and Yul Brynner (itself a remake of Akira Kurosawa’s classic Seven Samuarai) which told the story of seven gunslingers who protect an oppressed village from a group of outlaws.
Production begins next month, with the »
- Scott J. Davis
Earlier this year a viral video introduced us to Vincent D'Onofrio's character in Jurassic World, and we definitely got the vibe that he could be some sort of villainous character in the summer blockbuster. Plus, let's not forget that he's playing Kingpin in Netflix's series adaptation of "Daredevil" from Marvel Studios. Now the actor has lined up another key bad guy role as Variety reports D'Onofrio will be giving Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt and Ethan Hawke some trouble in MGM and Sony's remake of The Magnificent Seven, which in itself was a remake of Akira Kurosawa's classic Seven Samurai. So who will he play? Specifics on D'Onofrio's character aren't available, but since the story follows seven gunslingers who protect an oppressed Mexican village from a group of outlaws, we're betting he's the leader of this band of criminals. D'Onofrio has a very haunting, unpredictable presence on the big screen, »
- Ethan Anderton
Although production hasn't gotten under way quite yet, Sony Pictures has handed out a January 13, 2017 release date for their Western remake The Magnificent Seven. The movie will go up against 20th Century Fox's Boss Baby on that same date. Those two movies are currently the only projects slated for release in the entire month of January 2017.
Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Haley Bennett, Ethan Hawke and Vincent D'Onofrio have signed on to star. No details were given for Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt and Ethan Hawke's characters, but Vincent D'Onofrio is playing the villain and Haley Bennett is playing a character who hires these seven gunmen to protect their village. The original Western starred Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, Robert Vaughn, Brad Dexter, James Coburn and Horst Buchholz starred as the seven, with Eli Wallach playing the villainous Calvera.
Vincent D’Onofrio is reportedly in talks for the villain role in the remake of The Magnificent Seven, according to Variety.
- Thomas Roach
Vincent D'Onofrio may be joining the cast of the Magnificent Seven remake.
According to Variety, the Jurassic World actor is in talks to play the villain in the retelling of the 1960 Western.
Vincent D’Onofrio may have once played the good guy, but he harbors no worries whatsoever that he’s now been typecast as quite the opposite. Gone are those Law & Order days, as D’Onofrio is trekking out west for Antoine Fuqua’s remake of The Magnificent Seven. And if the ‘villainous’ descriptor in the title didn’t give it away, he’s not going to be one of that titular crew.
The Magnificent Seven was originally ushered to the big screen back in 1960 by John Sturges and a starry cast of leading men. For Fuqua’s re-telling, it’s believed that the story will unravel after the Civil War, and depict a similar plot about a small town threatened by thugs. When one resident stands up to a crew of drug barons intent on ruining their community, she hires a bounty hunter and his gang to scare them away. »
- Gem Seddon
MGM is in talks with Vincent D'Onofrio to play the main villain in The Magnificent Seven remake. If his deal is finalized, he will join a cast that includes Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Haley Bennett and Ethan Hawke. No details were given about Vincent D'Onofrio's villainous character.
The original Western classic The Magnificent Seven followed seven gunmen who are hired by a Mexican village to protect them from a villainous warlord. Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, Robert Vaughn, Brad Dexter, James Coburn and Horst Buchholz starred as the seven, with Eli Wallach playing the villainous Calvera. The original movie was actually a remake of Akira Kurosawa's 1954 Seven Samurai.
Antoine Fuqua is directing from a screenplay by Nic Pizzolatto and John Lee Hancock. MGM will oversee production while Sony Pictures will distribute the remake. Both MGM and Sony will split the production costs. Shooting is expected to begin »
Still more news and quotes are coming out from this weekend's PaleyFest panels regarding the two currently airing ("Arrow," "The Flash") and one untitled and in development series on The CW which are based on DC Comics titles.
First up, the in development superhero team-up series has scored a new cast member - Dominic Purcell as Heatwave. Purcell has been guest starring as the villain on "The Flash" alongside his old "Prison Break" co-star Wentworth Miller as Captain Cold.
Both Miller and Purcell are set to be full cast members of this new show which is building an eclectic mix of goodies and baddies out of guest and recurring stars from the other two shows. Producer Greg Berlanti compared the show to ensemble pics like "Ocean's Eleven" and "The Magnificent Seven," saying it's a true ensemble as opposed to the singular heroes of the other two shows.
They're also including »
- Garth Franklin
When the Arrow / Flash Spinoff was first announced back in February, it was revealed that the currently untitled show, which will debut in midseason, will feature Brandon Routh (Atom) and Caity Lotz (possibly her killed-off Black Canary character) from Arrow and Victor Garber (Firestorm) and Wentworth Miller (Captain Cold) from The Flash, with Dominic Purcell (Heat Wave) also joining the cast today. The initial announcement revealed that the show will also feature three DC Comics characters who have never been used in a TV series before, but it seems that there are actually four. Series co-creator Greg Berlanti told Variety that these three unspecified heroes will be joined by a mysterious villain, who has also never been portrayed on the small screen. Here's what he had to say below.
"(We're) making sure that the villain that we have on that show is distinct too... another big character who hasn't been used yet. »
Last month, it was announced that The CW is to extend its DC output with a spin-off show from Arrow and The Flash, which will feature the likes of Brandon Routh (Ray Palmer/The Atom), Victor Garber (Martin Stein/Firestorm), Wentworth Miller (Leonard Snart/Captain Cold) and Caity Lotz, who portrayed Sara Lance/Black Canary on Arrow.
At PaleyFest this past weekend, Variety caught up with producer Greg Berlanti, who offered up a few words on the thinking behind the new spin-off series:
“For us, first and foremost, with all of [our shows], it’s about ‘how is it its own thing?’ Because we don’t just want to do it to do it. Some people do that and then they’re three episodes in, thinking, ‘Why did we do this?’ So for me, I compare the shows to old Westerns; we have a lot of lone gunmen and sheriffs in town, »
- Gary Collinson
The CW’s proposed Arrow and The Flash spinoff series is generating a lot early buzz thanks to its super-powered creative team. The series, slated for a midseason debut, proposes to be a gigantic mashup of DC’s most beloved comic characters, and has a wealth of experienced names shepherding it to the small screen.
Specific story details have been kept under wraps since its announcement. However, Berlanti recently took time out of his schedule to discuss the show with EW. His comments suggest we’re in for something brand new:
“For me, it honors all of the great team up movies, whether it’s Ocean’s Eleven or whether it’s the superhero books. That’s what it’s about. If you go back to the old westerns, »
- Gem Seddon
Ahead of returns for both The Flash and Arrow this week, Greg Berlanti recently sat down with Variety to discuss the CW franchise's much-talked about mystery spin-off. When asked to outline the series' tone, Berlanti claimed the show would be “most similar to [the] crossover episodes, where you feel that ‘event-iness,’ but all the time.” Comparing The Flash and Arrow to old Westerns full of 'lone gunmen', Berlanti revealed the spin-off would have more of an emphasis on crossing-over elements. "This one is very much an ode to things like ‘The Magnificent Seven’ or those great heist pics like ‘Ocean’s Eleven’," he said, "where you get all of those colors at the same time, and a true ensemble". Berlanti also teased a few of the new faces joining the CW superhero universe. So far, it's been confirmed that three new DC Comics characters will be appearing in the show. Discussing »
DC Comics’ Justice League may be a few years away from fruition on the bigscreen, but the comicbook publisher is steadily building a powerful roster of superhero shows on TV. The CW’s hit “Arrow” has already spawned an equally successful spinoff in “The Flash,” and now executive producers Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg and Marc Guggenheim are looking to further cement their empire with another super-powered offshoot, this time taking characters from “Arrow” and “The Flash” and combining them in an epic team-up series. The spinoff will be produced by the trio, along with Sarah Schechter.
Berlanti — who is also exec producing CBS’ “Supergirl” series with Kreisberg, Schechter and Ali Adler — told Variety that the new show is designed to be “most similar to our crossover episodes, where you feel that ‘event-iness,’ but all the time.”
“For us, first and foremost, with all of [our shows], it’s about ‘how is it its own thing? »
- Laura Prudom
This may not be 100 percent accurate, but if you cover the TV industry, hardly a week seems to go by without producer-writer Greg Berlanti having a pilot picked up. The "Everwood" and "Brothers and Sisters" veteran has most recently been working to expand the presence of the DC Comics Universe on The CW. "Arrow" launched in 2012 and immediately became on of The CW's foundational hits. "The Flash" was loosely spun out of "Arrow" this season and has become the sort of breakout smash The CW has been search for years, reliably topping some of its competition on other networks. And it was only a couple weeks ago that it was announced that Berlanti and his team are developing an elaborate "Arrow"/"Flash" spinoff featuring a slew of characters from both shows, including Brandon Routh's Atom, Victor Garber's Firestorm and Wentworth Miller's Captain Cold. On the PaleyFest 2015 purple »
- Daniel Fienberg
Lake Forrest Entertainment and The Exchange have joined forces to provide financing for a new biopic on Hollywood action icon Steve McQueen. The project, currently titled McQueen, has already attracted the interest of director James Gray (The Immigrant) and stars such as Channing Tatum, Ryan Gosling and Jeremy Renner. The production companies are currently seeking a screenwriter at this time.
The project will be partially based on Marshall Terrill's 2010 biography Steve McQueen: The Life And Legend Of A Hollywood Icon. The book chronicles the actor's entire life, from his childhood in Indiana throughout his Hollywood career and his death in Cuidad Juarez, Mexico at the age of 50, from a heart attack after an experimental cancer surgery. The actor, whose hit movies include The Magnificent Seven, The Great Escape and Bullitt, just to name a few, was one of the first in Hollywood to explore alternative cancer treatments. The »
The Hollywood idol came from a troubled childhood, but by the ’70s McQueen was one of the highest paid movie stars. He appeared in a plethora of iconic films, such as Bullitt, The Magnificent Seven, The Great Escape and The Towering Inferno. He was a fast car and motorbike enthusiastic, a bit of a Lothario, and also he was allegedly on Charles Manson’s hit list, so there should be lots going on for viewers.
Source: Deadline »
- Claire Joanne Huxham
The Thomas Crown Affair. Bullitt, The Getaway. Grand Prix. The Towering Inferno. The Great Escape. The Magnificent Seven. Papillon. Every film a classic and every one of them starring Steve McQueen. Thirty-five years after his untimely death at the age of fifty, the world will finally be getting the biopic of one of the greatest movie stars in Hollywood history. The announcement comes via Lake Forest Entertainment and The Exchange have teamed up to finance the film which will be titled »
- Alex Maidy
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