17 items from 2013
Johnny Weir Says Gay Protestors Are “Idiots.” “Referring to the new anti-gay law in Russia, which forbids virtually all public mention of homosexuality as a threat to children, the athlete flippantly characterized it as ‘no anal sex in front of libraries.’”
Johnny tries to explain.
The list of 15 documentary films that have advanced in the Oscar race has been released, and sadly, Bridegroom is not included. On the plus side, God Loves Uganda has a shot to make it to the final five.
Elton John’s gay solidarity has Moscow concert in doubt
After a decade of low-budget cheesy special effects science fiction films, the early 1960s was particularly quiet, ceding to television series such as Star Trek and The Time Tunnel. But, also released in 1966 was an eye-opening spectacular that had a plausible premise, strong cast, and the next generation in film special effects. Fantastic Voyage may be remembered today for Raquel Welch in a tight outfit, it is also a step forward in cinematic Sf. Thankfully, it preceded 2001: A Space Odyssey by two years.
At a time when miniaturization was making home technology smaller and more sophisticated, the idea of inserting a tiny sub full of humans into the body of an ill scientist seemed the next logical step. The body in question was the victim of an assassination attempt and his knowledge and life had to be saved so a daring experiment was to be undertaken. Forget that the »
- Robert Greenberger
According to reports, Universal Pictures has signed a deal with "World Trade Center" writer Andrea Berloff to write the script for "The Legend Of Conan", the first film in a new trilogy, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, who first played the 'Cimmerian' barbarian in 1982, followed by "Conan The Destroyer" in 1984.
Producer Fredrik Malmberg previously said the new film would "pick up 'Conan' where Arnold is now in his life. We will be able to use the fact that he has aged in this story. I love the property of Conan so much that I wouldn't touch it unless we came up with something worthy. We think this is a worthy successor to the original film. Think of this as Conan's 'Unforgiven'."
"The idea is that this takes place after Conan has been king. But this is the legend of Conan where he has been gone and people say, ‘Do you remember the »
- Michael Stevens
Arnold Schwarzenegger will reprise his first major starring role as Conan the Barbarian in The Legend of Conan. Schwarzenegger returns as the eponymous king, struggling to retain his throne in the final years of his reign. On top of this the film is finally moving forward as a writer has just been hired for the script.
Before the Terminator, Arnold Schwarzenegger starred as Robert E. Howard’s sword-swinging Cimmerian hero in Conan the Barbarian (1984) and it’s less successful sequel Conan the Destroyer (1984). These films were supposed to be the first two chapters in a five-picture franchise, leading to Conan becoming the ruler of his own kingdom. (This was foreshadowed in both movies.) Legal problems and a disappointing box office for Conan the Destroyer ended the franchise prematurely, and Schwarzenegger went on to play the Terminator and become a major film star. Now, 30 years later, the long delayed sequel is finally being made. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Rob Young)
As previously reported, Arnold Schwarzenegger will reprise his role as Conan in Universal’s The Legend of Conan. The studio has hired World Trade Center scribe Andrea Berloff to write the continuation of the adventures started in 1984′s Conan the Barbarian.
Berloff is best known for writing the Nicolas Cage pic World Trade Center, and she most recently adapted the French action film Sleepless Night for Warner Bros. She also wrote Straight Outta Compton and has been hired to write a new version of the King Arthur myth for Disney.
The new Conan Film is will be a direct sequel to Barbarian this ignoring the events of both Conan the Destroyer and of the most recent reboot, 2011′s Conan the Barbarian, which starred Jason Momoa in the title role.
Producer Fredrik Malmberg gave a statement regarding The Legend of Conan, expressing his excitement to be working with the former California governor. »
- Laura Frances
Producer Chris Morgan described Berloff as "an amazing writer who can juggle masculine grittiness with extreme emotional depth", adding: "Her take on Conan is powerful and genuine and would make Robert E. Howard proud."
Legend Of Conan is not expected to arrive in cinemas until 2015 at the earliest.
Watch a trailer for the original Conan the Barbarian »
It's not on quite as fast a track as was originally suggested, but Arnold Schwarzenegger's return to the world of Conan The Barbarian is still making its way through development. Back when it was announced last year, producer and chief creative force behind the film Chris Morgan intimated that he might not be able to write the film himself because of his commitments to the Fast & Furious franchise. It seems he was right, since the job of hammering out Legend Of Conan's screenplay has just gone to Andrea Berloff.To recap if this is all news to you, Legend Of Conan will, we're told, pick up from the end of John Milius' 1982 Conan The Barbarian, where we saw an older King Conan, wearing the jewelled crown of Aquilonia upon his troubled brow. The oft-expressed intent is that the new film will be a sort of Conan Unforgiven, »
As reported last October , Arnold Schwarzenegger is planning a big screen return to the Hyborian Age of Robert E. Howard with The Legend of Conan . Deadline today reports that Universal Pictures has hired World Trade Center scribe Andrea Berloff to write the continuation of the adventures started in 1984's Conan the Barbarian . The new film is said to be a direct sequel to Barbarian and will ignore the events of both Conan the Destroyer and of the most recent reboot, 2011's Conan the Barbarian , which features "Game of Thrones" star Jason Momoa in the lead. Although initial reports had The Legend of Conan on track for a 2014 release, it is a near certainty that the film will arrive in theaters a bit later than that initial estimate. »
Fredrik Malmberg, the CEO of Paradox Entertainment, a company that currently holds the rights to the "Conan the Barbarian" franchise (originally created by pulp author Robert E. Howard), claims that the new 'Conan' movie, which is slated to star Arnold Schwarzenegger in the iconic role he made famous back in 1982, will actually/hopefully be the first part of a new trilogy. Good lord that's a lot of Conan!"We have a great story," Malmberg told The Arnold Fans (via Total Film). "Everyone loves it. This is a role that’s perfect for [Arnold] and he’s very involved with the whole Universal team. It’s the best team they have. Arnold has been very instrumental to bringing this together saying, ‘We gotta make a good Conan!’"Apparently the new film will disregard both the sequel, "Conan the Destroyer," which also starred Schwarzenegger, and 2011's abysmal remake. What it can't disregard, »
- Drew Taylor
The actor confirmed that all three previously teased sequels are moving ahead.
"We're writing it now," he told Metro when asked about the follow-up to Terminator Salvation.
"We'll all look quite different in that. The third triplet is Eddie Murphy, so figure that one out."
Schwarzenegger did not feature in the previous Terminator instalment, although his likeness was added to one of the robot models via CG.
Acting and basketball don't immediately seem to have much in common — one involves running, jumping, passing, dribbling and heaving a big orange ball through a ten-foot-high net; the other involves standing in front of a camera. So it's safe to say that being good at one does not make you good at the other.
That hasn't stopped plenty of basketball players from making the leap to feature films, though. So with March Madness upon us, we thought we'd take a look at basketball stars whose acting turns were either slam dunks — or flagrant fouls.
We've ranked the players from worst to best in terms of their acting, but ranking them in terms of their basketball skills would be much tougher: Every one of the eight players on our list won at least one NBA championship. But do any of them have a chance at an Oscar? Check it out and let the Madness begin. »
- Scott Harris
I think one of my most anticipated movies in the next few years is Legend of Conan, in which Arnold Schwarzenegger is set to reprise the role that made him a movie star. The actor is incredibly excited about the film and is up for the physicality of it even though he's 65 years old. In a recent interview via TheArnoldFans.com, Schwarzenegger and producer Fredrik Malmberg talk about the film, revealing that they want Peter Jackson's Weta workshop to provide the special effects.
As you know right now, we’re concentrating on the story and the script, and then we’ll go out and find the right director who has the same passion as the rest of us in the group. And you always have to let the creative side and let the director put his stamp and mark on it so you never know what’s going to happen with the production design. »
- Joey Paur
There’s a certain generation of film actors who epitomise the action hero stereotype, particularly from the 1980s and 1990s, when we had such films as An Eye For An Eye, First Blood, Conan The Destroyer, Lethal Weapon, Predator and Die Hard, which helped to launch a series of actors who are considered “Hollywood Legends” by today’s standards.
But as time moves on and wrinkles set in, and bones begin to creak and backs begin to ache, the time eventually comes for these actors to bow out gracefully from the fact-paced, relentless, frenetic pace of the action genre, right? Wrong! A lot of our favourite action heroes from the 1980s and 90s are still kicking around today. We have seen the resurrection of famed action franchises such as Rambo and Rocky in recent times, and even a fifth Die Hard movie, set to be released in three weeks time, »
- Joseph Dempsey
At age 65, Arnold Schwarzenegger is America's elder badass laureate, a seasoned practitioner of kicking butt, taking names, etc.
Now that his comeback vehicle, "The Last Stand," has officially tanked at the U.S. box office, we imagine Herr Governator is pretty POed this morning, and for a realistic simulation of the shouting levels at the Schwarzenegger compound FilmDrunk has stitched together a supercut of "Every Arnold Scream From Every Arnold Movie."
As if you needed to be told, one of Ahnuld's signature acting moves, besides snapping necks or throwing phone booths, is "The Arnold Yell," which phonetically looks something like this: "Akk-alak-anakan!!!"
Observe as Arnold struggles to wrestle fake-as-hell rubber monsters in "Conan The Destroyer," has his eyes popped out on Mars in "Total Recall," and takes it to 11 with broad comedic screams in "Kindergarten Cop."
As you watch you may begin to feel sorry for all the pain Arnold's »
- Max Evry
Arnold Schwarzenegger has said that the new Conan movie will be "like 300". Schwarzenegger, who is making an acting comeback after eight years spent as Governor of California, will return to the sword-and-sandals franchise in Legend of Conan, 29 years after appearing in Conan the Destroyer. The 65-year-old told MTV News that he is looking to Zack Snyder's movie for inspiration. "I'm excited [about it] because I've been hyping the idea to Universal Studios for quite some time," Schwarzenegger explained. "The important thing with the Conan project is to make it into an A-movie that they treat it like a 300 (more) »
- By Paul Martinovic
2013 will most certainly be known as the year Arnold Schwarzenegger made his cinematic comeback. The upcoming The Last Stand will mark his first lead role since 2003s Terminator 3: Rise Of The MacHines and we’ll also see him re-unite with fellow Expendable Sylvester Stallone in prison-escape thriller The Tomb. He’s currently shooting End Of Watch director David Ayer’s gritty drug cartel flick, Ten, and has a number of other projects lined up including Twins sequel, Triplets and a return to his hulking hero Conan.
Speaking about the latter project while promoting Jee-woon Kim’s actioner, which will be written and produced by Chris Morgan, the former Governor of California and shagger of housemaids, had this to say about The Legend Of Conan:
I’m excited [about it] because I’ve been hyping the idea to Universal Studios for quite some time. The important thing with the ‘The Legend »
- Craig Hunter
Speaking at a press conference for his new movie The Last Stand, Arnold Schwarzenegger discusses Universal's upcoming sequel The Legend Of Conan, in which the actor will reprise one of his most popular roles. The film will serve as a direct sequel to the 1982 Conan The Barbarian, ignoring the sequel Conan The Destroyer and the 2011 Conan remake. Schwarzenegger compares this new film to the original movie, and reveals how he came on board the project. He also says that, now that Universal has acquired the film rights, the studio plans to make a "bunch" of Conan movies, but make them high quality like the first film. To see what he has to say on the Twins sequel as well as possibly working with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, click the source link below. "Let me just say that »
17 items from 2013
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