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Comic-Con 2014 Film Panel Schedule: ‘Star Wars,’ ‘X-Men’ and More

23 July 2014 2:04 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

San Diego Comic-Con originally branded itself by aptly showing primarily comicbooks. Now, in its 45th year, the convention has become an entertainment haven, showcasing producers, stars, writers and hundreds of personalities to promote pop culture from July 23-27. View our tentative schedule of Comic-Con’s film panels and events below, with further updates as they are announced. Variety will be in attendance at Sdcc as well, bringing the news, interviews and important panel information to the web.

Variety’s constantly updating TV schedule for Sdcc can be found here.

July 24

The Legacy and Return of Battlestar Galactica” (10:30 a.m., Room 6Bcf) Original series actors Richard Hatch, Jamie Bamber and Luciana Carro, as well as the show’s science consultant Dr. Kevin Grazier and auction producer Alec Peters, host a discussion on the upcoming movie. Surprise guests and theatrical trailers are planned.

“Godzilla and The Master of Monsters” (11:00 a. »

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Urban Action Showcase: Interview With Warrington Hudlin

22 July 2014 3:47 PM, PDT | AsianMoviePulse | See recent AsianMoviePulse news »



Warrington Hudlin is a renowned Director/Producer and Martial Artist, last year he was on the panel at the Urban Action Showcase and could be back in November to help out once again. Warrington presents a monthly Martial Arts Action film screenings, usually followed by a Q&A with the Stars in NYC called Fist and Sword Martial Arts Films at the Museum of the Moving Image, where he is the Trustee and Curator.

Warrington Hudlin has also built up online communities and online media to show how disruptive power of the internet can be and show a new way of creative freedom. He has been a powerful figure in the Black film movement and has been involved in the business for over 3 decades. He continues his fantastic work and to spread his message to the world and with Fist And »

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Urban Action Showcase 2014: Interview With Demetrius Angelo

13 July 2014 6:06 PM, PDT | AsianMoviePulse | See recent AsianMoviePulse news »




Urban Action Showcase is an event to showcase action and martial arts to the world. The events are presented by Action Scene Combat (Asc) Productions, a production company which was founded in 2000 by Demetrius Angelo. Demetrius worked on movies and tv shows, not only as a fight choreographer, but also as an actor and director. Some of them include S.E.A.L.S Domestic Warfare (TV series), 3 X Harder: My Man’s and ‘Em and more. Demetrius also has a great background in Martial Arts, studying in styles such as Western Boxing, Chinese Boxing, Kobudo and many more.

Past events have brought many stars which include Michael jai White (Blood And Bone), Robert Samuels (Dont Give A Damn), Kelly Hu (Martial Law), Fred “The Hammer” Williamson, Ron Van Clief and many more great stars. Urban Action also brings you workshops to get involved with, »

- kingofkungfu

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Martial arts drama from 'Smallville' team coming to AMC

11 July 2014 7:17 PM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Could AMC successfully resurrect the martial arts TV drama?

On Friday, AMC announced a straight-to-series order for Badlands, a new series based “very loosely” on the Chinese tale “Journey to the West.” The project is from writer-producers Al Gough and Miles Millar, who in addition to The CW’s Smallville also did the kung fu comedy film Shanghai Noon. Also on board are producers Stacy Sher and Michael Shamberg (Pulp Fiction) and martial arts filmmakers Daniel Wu (Tai Chi Zero) and Stephen Fung. The show’s pitch: “In a land controlled by feudal barons, Badlands tells the story of a »

- James Hibberd

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The Dusty VHS Corner: 90s Straight-to-Video Action Spectaculars

7 June 2014 4:05 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Tom Jolliffe kicks off a new feature at Flickering Myth entitled The Dusty VHS Corner; first up is a trio of 90s straight-to-video action spectaculars in Grid Runners, Martial Law and Back to Even…

Remember when films were on things called video cassettes? Remember when they were sold in rental shops, full to the brim with those big bulky covers (usually with great artwork on the front)? The joy of browsing, picking a gem you’d never heard of because IMDb wasn’t around to tell you if a film was bobbins or not. Good times…good times.

With those glorious days long gone, now lost in the streaming generation and having also gone through the DVD generation (which was never quite as brilliant a rental perusing experience for some reason), I will be looking fondly back to the video era of the 80s and 90s, up to the turn »

- Gary Collinson

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'Pulp Fiction,' A to Z

21 May 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Twenty years ago today, Quentin Tarantino and Harvey Weinstein unveiled the filmmaker’s sophomore movie — an ambitious anthology of crime stories, all interconnected and metatextualized — at a late Saturday night screening at the Cannes Film Festival. A little over three hours later, as the crowd staggered out of the Palais des Festivals, they knew they had an audience favorite on their hands. Soon, they would be able to add Palme d’Or winner, Best Picture Oscar nominee, the first indie film to break the $100 million mark, a gamechanger and a modern classic to the list. »

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John Goodman and Ken Watanabe To Voice Two New Autobots In Transformers: Age Of Extinction; Download The Movie App

8 May 2014 9:38 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Director Michael Bay has tapped John Goodman and Ken Watanabe to voice two all new Autobots in his highly anticipated film Transformers: Age Of Extinction, the fourth film in the global blockbuster franchise from Paramount Pictures.

Goodman and Watanabe will join legendary voice actors Peter Cullen and Frank Welker.

Goodman will play Autobot Hound, Watanabe will play Drift, while Cullen reprises his role as the voice of Optimus Prime, and Welker takes on another new character, Galvatron.

“I am pleased to welcome two gifted and versatile actors, John Goodman and Ken Watanabe, to the world of Transformers,” said Bay. “And to reteam with Peter and Frank, who have brought Transformers characters alive from the beginning. I’ve been fortunate to work with some of the best voice talent in the business, and together we will introduce several exciting new robots to fans of the franchise around the world.”

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Movie News Wrap Up: ‘Kung Fu’, ‘The Revenant’, ‘Men Who Kill’ and More

21 April 2014 5:11 AM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

This Week:

Baz Luhrmann is in talks to direct Kung Fu; the Who is Jake Ellis? adaptation snags a writer; Leonardo DiCaprio will star in Inarritu’s The Revenant; and Michael B. Jordan joins the CIA for Men Who Kill.


The Great Gatsby director Baz Luhrmann is in early negotiations to helm the Kung Fu adaptation.

Kung Fu, for those that might not know, was a popular ’70s TV series featuring David Carradine as a martial artist who travels to the States in search of his brother. This cinematic adaptation, however, apparently trades a missing brother for a missing father, and switches the principal location to China.

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Get excited! ‘Grindhouse Trailer Classics 4′ coming in June

16 April 2014 11:42 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Just when you thought you’d seen everything… here comes another 55 insane trailers to whip you into a frenzy in this collection of sick, depraved and hysterically brilliant movie previews from the golden age of Grindhouse cinema in Grindhouse Trailer Classics 4.

Following the successful and critically-acclaimed release of Grindhouse Trailer Classics 1, 2 & 3, Nucleus Films will once again take you on trip back to the “gory days” of cult and exploitation cinema with their latest unseen compilation of audacious theatrical trailers from the sleazy cinematic sub-genre known as “grindhouse”.

I’m a Huge fan of this series (check out this pic of my signed copies of the first 3 releases) so I’m super-excited to see what stupefyingly awesome trailers this collection has to offer. According to the press release, all of the trailers in this collection have been sourced from ultra-rare 35mm prints, many of which haven’t been seen since they »

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Movie News: Angelina Jolie in 'Maleficent' Photos; Baz Luhrmann's 'Kung Fu;' Final 'Divergent' Movie Split into Two

14 April 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

  Maleficent: Disney has released more than a dozen new photos from the upcoming Maleficent, due out in theaters on May 30. In our two favorite images, Angelina Jolie looks quite menacing as the titular character, who eventually gives in to the dark side. [Coming Soon]   Kung Fu: Baz Luhrmann, who last adapted F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby for the big screen, is turning to decidedly different source material. He is in talks to direct Kung Fu, based in the 1970s TV show that starred David Carradine as Caine, a half-Chinese, half-American martial artist who wandered the wild, wild West in the 19th century. The new version would be set in China with the lead character in search of his father. [Heat Vision]   Allegiant: Following the pattern...

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Strictly Baz

13 April 2014 3:00 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

As you may or may not have heard Baz Luhrmann has been in the news again this week. 2013 was another big year for him with The Great Gatsby exceeding expectations (financially). The buzz on Baz hasn't quieted in this new year. On March 2nd, his wife Catherine Martin won another pair of Oscars to match her Moulin Rouge! statues and new collaborations for the Bazmark spouses are on the way.

First up is the stage musical adaptation of his breakthrough debut hit Strictly Ballroom (1992). The Guardian featured him a few days ago -- the video is more of a commercial for the show really than a true interview but there are clips from the show and Baz statements worth parsing.

I was 29 for the film. In the back of my mind I always thought 'it's got to be a musical'. I thought 'God, I hope I don't end up 40 and I'm doing Strictly Ballroom musical. »


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Baz Luhrmann May Tackle Kung Fu

13 April 2014 10:46 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Baz Luhrmann has hopped between genres in his career, though he’s usually maintained some blend of period romance and music for the likes of Romeo + Juliet, Moulin Rouge!, Australia and last year’s The Great Gatsby. But if he takes on a new job for Legendary Pictures, we could be in for a very different Luhrmann movie, as he’s in talks to make Kung Fu.Legendary has been trying to turn the 1970s David Carradine-starring show into a film for years now. When it last kicked our news radar, word was that Bill Paxton might be picking up the megaphone to get it made. It would seem that that didn’t work out and now Luhrmann is considering the idea. The Hollywood Reporter cautions that it’s unclear how far the talks have progressed: for all we know, Luhrmann is simply chewing over the notion.If he does go ahead, »

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Baz Luhrmann in talks for Kung Fu remake

13 April 2014 9:18 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Baz Luhrmann – director of Romeo + Juliet, Moulin Rogue! and The Great Gatsby – has entered talks with Legendary Pictures with regards to helming the upcoming big screen adaptation of the classic 1970s TV series Kung Fu. Should he finalise a deal, it’s said he’ll also rewrite the script, which has been penned by John McLaughlin (Black Swan).

Premiering in 1972 with a full length TV movie, Kung Fu starred David Carradine (Kill Bill) as Kwai Chang Caine, a Shaolin monk travelling through the American Old West in search of his half brother. The series ran until 1975, with a total of 63 episodes, and was followed by the TV features Kung Fu: The Movie (1986) and Kung Fu: The Next Generation (1987), along with a spin-off series entitled Kung Fu: The Legend Continues between 1993 and 1997.


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Kung Fu: Director Baz Luhrmann May Direct Film Based on 70′s TV Show

12 April 2014 5:29 PM, PDT | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

  Baz Luhrmann may direct Kung FuBaz Luhrmann is in contention to direct the TV-to-film adaptation of Kung Fu, the 70′s TV show that starred the late David Carradine.  On the people behind the film: [The film is a] Legendary Pictures’ big-screen adaptation…The current script is by Black Swan scribe John [...]

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Baz Luhrmann Eyes Big Screen Remake of 'Kung Fu'

12 April 2014 9:29 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Now this is a curious combination as THR reports Baz Luhrmann of all people is in talks to direct Kung Fu for Legendary Pictures. The project is a big-screen adaptation of the 1970s martial arts Western television show that starred David Carradine as Kwai Chang Caine, a Shaolin monk who came to the American West in search of his half brother. The show featured flashbacks to Caine's training as a teen in which his master called him "young grasshopper." THR reports a source saying the current script, written by John McLaughlin (Black Swan), switches the action to China and finds Caine in search of his father -- at one point ending up in a prison where he must fight to survive. Cory Goodman (Priest) and Rich Wilkes (xXx) have written previous drafts of the screenplay and Bill Paxton was, at one time, attached to direct back in 2011. Luhrmann will do »

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Baz Luhrmann in talks to direct Kung Fu remake?

12 April 2014 8:11 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Baz Luhrmann is reportedly in talks to direct a movie remake of the Kung Fu TV series.

Legendary Pictures is producing a feature film adaptation of the 1970s martial arts Western television show starring David Carradine.

Luhrmann is in the midst of negotiating a deal, which would stipulate that he'd be able to rewrite the movie's script, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The original show, which aired from 1972 to 1975, featured Carradine as a shaolin monk who travels to the American West in search of a lost brother.

Sources suggest the remake will take place in China, with the lead character searching for his father and serving time in prison.

Australian director Luhrmann is known for his work on Moulin Rouge and Romeo + Juliet.

He most recently reunited with actor Leonardo DiCaprio on last year's The Great Gatsby, and is also involved with a Strictly Ballroom musical. »

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Baz Luhrmann in talks to helm 'Kung Fu'

12 April 2014 4:46 AM, PDT | RealBollywood.com | See recent RealBollywood news »

Washington, Apr 12: Baz Luhrmann is in talks to direct 'Kung Fu', Legendary Pictures' big-screen adaptation of the 1970s martial arts Western television show, it has been revealed.

It is unclear how far along the talks are. Legendary had no comment, but the company is beginning to ramp up its Chinese-centric projects again (Yimou Zhang is in talks to revive the company's adventure movie The Great Wall) and Kung Fu has Chinese roots.

If a deal is made, Luhrmann would first do a rewrite on the script before proceeding.

The current script is by Black Swan scribe John McLaughlin.

Kung Fu starred David Carradine as Kwai Chang Caine, a Shaolin monk who came to the American West in search of his half brother.. »

- Rahul Kapoor

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Guardians of the Galaxy Grrl Fight, Bay Talks Transformers 4, King Arthur Gets a Date, Allegiant Split, Baz Fu

12 April 2014 4:00 AM, PDT | Reelzchannel.com | See recent ReelzChannel news »

Marvel In less than four months, the Marvel Cinematic Universe will make a big about-face from Captain America: The Winter Soldier, its most grounded superhero property, to its first non-Avengers experiment, the out-of-this world space adventure Guardians of the Galaxy. Despite its imminent (in cinematic terms) arrival in theaters, director James Gunn (Super) has just gone back into production to film additional footage for the movie. Actress Zoe Saldana, who plays the green-skinned Guardian Gamora, revealed the news when she tweeted a photo (above) of herself squaring off against co-star Karen Gillan, who plays the villainous Nebula, with the caption: "@KarenGillan2 and I rehearsing our extended fight scene! #gamora and #nebula r gonna kick e\o's butts! #Gotg."

One of the big questions about Guardians of the Galaxy has been how or if the movie will connect with the Marvel Cinematic Universe proper. Speculation that it would tie in to »

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Baz Luhrmann Looking At ‘Kung Fu’ For Next Picture

12 April 2014 1:43 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Kung Fu was a massive hit on television back in the 1970s. It starred Kill Bill star David Carradine as a monk named Kwai Chang Caine, who ‘walked the earth’ literally kicking butt using some pretty decent kung fu moves. Now it looks like Moulin Rouge and The Great Gatsby director Baz Luhrmann is looking to bring it to the big screen.

The filmmaker is in talks to direct the film, which previously had actor-turned-director Bill Paxton attached.

The original show ran on ABC in the Us from 1972 to 1975. It was created by Ed Spielman, directed and produced by Jerry Thorpe.

Luhrmann doesn’t seem the obvious choice for a Kung Fu movie, but it’s certainly an interesting one.

Source: THR

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- Paul Heath

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Baz Luhrmann Is in Talks to Direct Kung Fu

11 April 2014 3:30 PM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

This is kind of weird, you guys, but Baz Luhrmann is in talks to direct a big screen adaptation of the ’70s martial arts western TV show Kung Fu for Legendary Pictures. Apparently the production company is eager to amp up their Chinese street cred, so they’re looking to move forward with this and are also in talks with with Zhang Yimou to revive The Great Wall. If they can make a deal, Luhrmann will do a rewrite of the script by Rich Wilkes (XXX).

Kung Fu was about “the adventures of a Shaolin Monk as he wanders the American West armed only with his skill in Kung Fu.” It starred David Carradine and popularized the nickname “young grasshopper,” which is what his mentor called him. This adaptation moves the action to 19th Century China, which makes it less of a Western, I suppose. In this new iteration the main character, »

- Mily Dunbar

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