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Ryan Lambie Sep 22, 2017
All Hollywood stars have to start somewhere, and there are plenty of A-listers with low-budget B-movies in their early histories. A teenage Leonardo DiCaprio made an appearance in Critters 3; Kevin Bacon was a memorable victim in the original Friday The 13th. Then there's Parasite: a bargain-basement sci-fi horror that cheerfully slams together two popular 70s staples: Cronenbergian body horror and George Miller-style post-apocalypse. Oh, and Demi Moore makes her feature film debut as Patricia, who grows lemons.
In a dystopian near-future, a clammy, bug-eyed scientist, Dr Paul Dean (Robert Glaudini, who looks like a gaunt, desperately-ill relative of Jeff Goldblum) tinkers away in his lab. His life's work is a biological experiment, »
Marvel movies are big business, from the Avengers franchise and all of the interconnected heroes of the Marvel Cinematic Universe on screens both big and small, to Fox's ever-expanding world of the X-Men and Deadpool, to the Sony steered Spider-man movies, going all the way back to Sam Raimi's original trilogy. But that doesn't mean every big name actor and A list talent in Hollywood wants to be associated with these characters. Some heavyweight actors have straight up said no way when Marvel came knocking. So, who would do such a thing?
Since becoming its own studio, which was later acquired by Disney in one of the biggest studio deals this side of Lucasfilm, Marvel has had no problem attracting top-tier A-list talent to its roster; the talent who commands major ticket grosses and critical acclaim alike. Who doesn't want to suit up as a one of Marvel's Merry Mutants, »
Wonder Woman is one of the biggest hits of 2017 so far. Even in a terrible summer at the box office, Wonder Woman has managed to make more than $800 million worldwide and could be in the awards season conversation later this year, partially in thanks to the massive Wonder Woman Oscar campaign that Warner Bros. is going to run. Gal Gadot is sure to become one of Hollywood's biggest female stars now, but she had gotten close to some huge roles before. In fact, she almost nabbed the role of Furiosa in Mad Max: Fury Road.
Gal Gadot recently appeared on the Hollywood Reporter Awards Chatter Podcast to talk about Wonder Woman and her career in general. During the course of the conversation, she revealed that she was the "runner up" to star as Furiosa in George Miller's modern masterpiece Mad Max: Fury Road, a role that ultimately went to Charlize Theron. »
Simon Brew Sep 1, 2017
It’s pretty well known now that just over ten years ago, Mad Max director George Miller was working on Justice League Mortal for Warner Bros. The film, ultimately shelved in part because of the success of Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy at the time, had its cast in place too.
Armie Hammer was set to play Batman, D J Cotrona was Superman, Common was Green Lantern, Megan Gale was Wonder Woman, Adam Brody was The Flash, Teresa Palmer was Talia al Ghul and Santiago Carbrera was Aquaman.
On villain duties? That was set to be the character Maxwell Lord, who Jay Baruchel was going to play.
A few years before ignoring all of the warning signs and diving headfirst into its own cinematic universe with Zach Snyder, Warner Bros. tried to make a big-budget Justice League movie with Mad Max director George Miller. He had even assembled an interesting cast, with Armie Hammer as Batman, Common as Green Lantern,…
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- Sam Barsanti
DC fans are currently awaiting this November’s Justice League, which will be the first time that the Jla are united on the big screen. However, if things went differently, we could have had this movie a whole ten years ago. Directed by Mad Max‘s George Miller, Justice League Mortal would have starred the likes of Armie Hammer (Batman), Megan Gale (Wonder Woman), D.J. Cotrona (Superman), Adam Brody (Flash) and Common (Green Lantern).
Since it was unceremoniously cancelled, Mortal has become a subject of intense interest for fans who want to know what form this alternate Justice League would have taken. Thankfully, we’ve learned quite a bit about it in recent years and now, Jay Baruchel – who would have played the villain Maxwell Lord in the movie – has spoken to MTV’s Happy Sad Confused podcast about what his mind-controlling character would have got up to. It turns »
- Christian Bone
Tobe Hooper, who died over the weekend at 74, was a leader in the Vietnam-era boom in independent, ultra-violent horror films. His 1974 “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” is considered the last in a trio of low-budget horror breakouts that included George Romero’s 1968 “Night of the Living Dead” and Wes Craven’s 1972 “Last House on the Left.”
Though grosses for these films were unreliably reported, “Texas” appears to have done the best. Its reported $30 million domestic take (adjusted, around $140 million today) was at least 100 times its budget (also a guess, though some reports have it as high as $300,000 in 1974 value). Producers recouped costs and little else from distributor Bryanston (best known for the Andy Warhol and Paul Morrissey’s “Frankenstein” and “Dracula” movies, as well as taking over distribution of “Deep Throat”).
Like Romero and Craven, the hit boosted Hooper’s career. But unlike his peers, Hooper struggled to establish his brand after “Texas. »
- Tom Brueggemann
As it was clear since his early works, Edgar Wright is a true cinema aficionado. His latest movie, Baby Driver, is the writer/director’s love letter to the great car chase films from the likes of Walter Hill (The Driver), William Friedkin (The French Connection) and George Miller (Mad Max), all driven by a non-stop soundtrack that features both popular and obscure tracks of such diverse genres as rock ’n’ roll, punk, soul and hip hop. Baby Driver, one of the year’s best films for sure, opened in Mexico on August 10 - under the title Baby: El aprendiz del crimen - and I had the chance to interview Mr. Wright during his recent visit. Being the film buff that he is, I had to ask...
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Huntington-Whiteley is best known for her work for lingerie retailers "Victoria's Secret" and "Burberry" and her role as 'Carly Spencer' in director Michael Bay's 2011 feature "Transformers: Dark of the Moon".
Starting out as a model, Huntington-Whitely remained unknown in the fashion industry until 2008, when she replaced model Agyness Deyn for Burberry's autumn/winter campaign.
The following year, she was featured as the face of the "Karen Millen" spring/summer 2009 advertising campaign.
She received an 'Elle Style Award' as 2009's "Model of the Year".
Huntington-Whitely then starred in the short film "Love Me Tender" for lingerie retailer "Agent Provocateur" playing a »
- Michael Stevens
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- William Earl
It’s been a while now since we’ve heard anything from filmmaker George Miller about his plans for another instalment in the Mad Max franchise, although that perhaps shouldn’t be too surprising given how long it took him to get Mad Max: Fury Road from script to screen.
Nevertheless, it seems that Charlize Theron is still very excited about the prospect of reprising the role of Imperator Furiosa, with the actress telling Variety that:
“I’d love to. There were three scripts. They were written as back stories to Max’s character and to Furiosa’s character. But at the end of the day, this thing lives and breathes with George. I think Warner Bros. knows that. We are all waiting for him to show us the way.”
- Gary Collinson
It probably comes as no surprise that Oscar-winning actress Charlize Theron is eager to reprise her role as Furiosa in another Mad Max film. Theron has been vocal about her love for the Mad Max: Fury Road character. Speaking with Variety, Theron mentions that she is only waiting on George Miller to give the go-ahead. […]
- Edward Nigma
Author: Scott Davis
Released to an almost euphoric reception back in the summer of 2015, Mad Max: Fury Road became something of an event and has become one of the great action films of the 21st century. Talk of a sequel has been mentioned ever since, but it may be the prequel that beats it to filming.
Speaking about the film and the prospects of a Furiosa-led prequel whilst promoting her new film Atomic Blonde, star Charlize Theron has been chatting to Variety about her excitement about potentially returning to the shaven-headed character and says that it may become a reality much quicker than expected.
In an interview with Variety, Theron said:
“I’d love to. There were three scripts. They were written as backstories to Max’s character and to Furiosa’s character. But at the end of the day, this thing lives and breathes with [director] George [Miller]. I think Warner Bros. knows that. »
- Scott Davis
In an interview with Variety, Charlize Theron revealed that George Miller had three scripts written with Fury Road, one for the film we saw, one that acted as a backstory for Max himself, and one that works as a prequel… Continue Reading →
The post There’s a Mad Max: Furiosa Script Ready to Go and Such a Movie Isn’t Necessary appeared first on Dread Central. »
- Jonathan Barkan
The plans for the return of “Mad Max” to the big screen were always ambitious. In its earliest stages, there was talk that “Mad Max: Fury Road” would shoot back-to-back with “Mad Max: Furiosa,” a companion film that would be part of a trilogy. George Miller has always said that writing went so well on ‘Fury Road,’ he wound up with three scripts, with one of the focusing solely on the backstory of Charlize Theron‘s Furiosa.
- Kevin Jagernauth
Long live Imperator Furiosa!
When “Mad Max: Fury Road” opened in theaters two years ago, two things became instantly clear: The movie was a new action classic and Charlize Theron’s Furiosa was the genre’s new iconic heroine. Fans have been hoping that rumors of a Furiosa prequel film end up happening ever since we met the one-armed badass, and it turns out Theron is still on board with the idea, too. She’s just waiting for Miller to make a decision like the rest of us are.
“I’d love to,” Theron said when asked by Variety about whether or not she’d be interested in a Furiosa prequel. “There were three scripts. They were written as back stories to Max’s character and to Furiosa’s character. But at the end of the day, »
- Zack Sharf
Two years ago, George Miller resuscitated one of cinema’s time-honored franchises in the form of Mad Max: Fury Road, a chaotic, beautifully choreographed action masterclass that introduced the world to Imperator Furiosa, a lone wolf operating under Immortan Joe who turned against the tyrannical ruler in order to free The Five Wives from enslavement.
That is, in a nutshell, the arc of Fury Road, but the film’s exhilarating action and pedal-to-the-medal momentum ensured Miller’s fourth entry into the Mad Max series became a modern-day classic. Charlize Theron, star of Fate of the Furious and the soon-to-be-released Cold War thriller Atomic Blonde, was the actress tasked with bringing Imperator Furiosa to life, and it’s fair to say that Theron’s one-armed, oil-smeared badass stole the show from just about everyone.
- Michael Briers
It’s now been over two years since “Mad Max: Fury Road” first raced into our hearts, and yet we still can’t stop thinking about it almost every single day. Fortunately, neither can most cinephiles. Every month there appears to be a new exploration of the action movie, breaking down one of its pitch perfect visual elements. The latest video essay comes from Fandor, and it breaks down the color grading that makes “Fury Road” such an eye-popping visual experience.
Director George Miller has remained silent on whether or not the franchise will officially continue, although he has said in past interviews that there are two follow-up films being envisioned. “These characters and these worlds tend to swirl around in the back of your brain like imaginary friends, »
- Zack Sharf
Ryan Lambie Jul 24, 2017
Tales of Waterworld's making have long since passed into legend. You've probably read about the long and difficult shoot on the open seas around Hawaii, about the soaring costs, the sinking sets and the increasingly fractious relationship between the two Kevins - director Kevin Reynolds and star Kevin Costner. You've probably heard about a pre-Buffy Joss Whedon being flown in to revise the script, and how, getting wind of all this, the Hollywood press started calling Waterworld names like "Fishtar and "Kevin's Gate".
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What's less commonly discussed is just where Waterworld came from. It's often reported that the screenplay was written by Peter Rader and later reworked by David Twohy; what's less widely known is that Waterworld could »
We still haven’t gotten word of an official “Star Wars” Obi-Wan Kenobi spinoff film, even though Ewan McGregor has said multiple times that he’d be on board. In order to quell the anticipation for this movie that isn’t going to happen yet, check out this fan poster of what a potential Obi-Wan movie could look like. In an alternate universe far far away, George Miller (“Mad Max”) directed a spaghetti western that tells the story of what happened to the Jedi mentor between “Revenge of the Sith” and “A New Hope,” before McGregor aged into Alec Guiness. »
- Carli Velocci
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