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‘André the Giant’ Trailer: The Eighth Wonder of the World Has His Story Told by HBO and Bill Simmons — Watch

‘André the Giant’ Trailer: The Eighth Wonder of the World Has His Story Told by HBO and Bill Simmons — Watch
Anybody want a trailer? HBO has released one for “André the Giant,” an upcoming documentary about, you guessed it, André The Giant. Jason Hehir is directing the film, which is being executive produced by noted pro-wrestling enthusiast Bill Simmons. Watch the teaser trailer below.

Read More:‘Gunpowder’ Trailer: Kit Harington Rides Into the 1600s in HBO Murder Plot Miniseries

“He was a god — literally the biggest celebrity in the world,” we hear via voiceover. “He is at once a real human but, at the same time, a mythological figure.” The wrestler-turned-actor, born André René Roussimoff, was bodyslammed by Hulk Hogan in front of 93,000 screaming Hulkamaniacs at the Silverdome in the main event of WrestleMania III; he also appeared in “The Princess Bride” and “Conan the Destroyer,” among other films.

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‘André the Giant’ Trailer: The Eighth Wonder of the World Has His Story Told by HBO and Bill Simmons — Watch

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‘André the Giant’ Trailer: The Eighth Wonder of the World Has His Story Told by HBO and Bill Simmons — Watch
Anybody want a trailer? HBO has released one for “André the Giant,” an upcoming documentary about, you guessed it, André The Giant. Jason Hehir is directing the film, which is being executive produced by noted pro-wrestling enthusiast Bill Simmons. Watch the teaser trailer below.

Read More:‘Gunpowder’ Trailer: Kit Harington Rides Into the 1600s in HBO Murder Plot Miniseries

“He was a god — literally the biggest celebrity in the world,” we hear via voiceover. “He is at once a real human but, at the same time, a mythological figure.” The wrestler-turned-actor, born André René Roussimoff, was bodyslammed by Hulk Hogan in front of 93,000 screaming Hulkamaniacs at the Silverdome in the main event of WrestleMania III; he also appeared in “The Princess Bride” and “Conan the Destroyer,” among other films.

Read More:Issa Rae Knew From The Start She Wanted To Be at HBO, And That’s Where She’s Growing
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Hollywood Flashback: In 1984, Grace Jones Slayed in 'Conan the Destroyer'

Hollywood Flashback: In 1984, Grace Jones Slayed in 'Conan the Destroyer'
Grace Jones, the subject of Sophie Fiennes’ documentary Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami, which premiered Sept. 7 at Tiff, drew her first film-world blood with Arnold Schwarzenegger in 1984’s Conan the Destroyer.

In this sequel to the 1982 blockbuster Conan the Barbarian, Schwarzenegger was teamed up with basketball legend Wilt Chamberlain, Sarah Douglas (who had played Kryptonian villainess Ursa in a pair of Superman movies) and Jones. The Hollywood Reporter said the pairing made the film “a bit reminiscent of The Professionals mixed with The Wizard of Oz.” However, THR gushed over Jones, saying she “proves [to be] the movie’s...
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Producer Edward R. Pressman to Be Honored at Germany's Oldenburg Film Festival

Producer Edward R. Pressman to Be Honored at Germany's Oldenburg Film Festival
Germany's Oldenburg Film Festival will honor producing legend Edward R. Pressman for his contributions to international cinema.

Pressman, 74, is a giant on the independent scene. The cinematic résumé from his decades-long career includes such genre classics as Conan the Destroyer, Bad Lieutenant, The Crow and American Psycho.

More recently, Pressman produced Matt Brown's The Man Who Knew Infinity, starring Dev Patel and Jeremy Irons.

The Oldenburg Festival, which runs Sept. 13-17, will honor Pressman with a retrospective of his work. The German fest, which styles itself as “Germany's Sundance,” specializes in independent cinema, particularly U.S. genre fare.

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King Conan Movie Is Still Happening

King Conan Movie Is Still Happening
Earlier this year, Universal canceled The Legend of Conan, which would have had Arnold Schwarzenegger reprising his iconic role from the original 1982 classic. Also known in some circles as King Conan, the movie was believed to be dead. Not true, says Schwarzenegger. As far as he's concerned, the movie is still happening.

Schwarzenegger was at Cannes this weekend to promote a new underwater documentary. But the talk quickly turned to his impending slate, which includes a recently announced Terminator reboot that James Cameron will be producing and the Twins sequel Triplets. King Conan was almost completely waxed over. But Arnie stopped short for an update, confirming that things are moving forward.

"It's being rewritten...the idea is to do it."

What we don't have confirmed from the action icon is whether or not the sequel is still at Universal. Arnold has been teasing this movie since 2012, which is actually not that long in Hollywood years.
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‘Conan the Barbarian’ at 35: How Darth Vader Helped Arnold Schwarzenegger Beat the Muscle Man Stereotype

‘Conan the Barbarian’ at 35: How Darth Vader Helped Arnold Schwarzenegger Beat the Muscle Man Stereotype
Arnold Schwarzenegger’s films have grossed $1.9 billion in North America. Among his classics are James Cameron’s 1984’s “The Terminator”; 1991’s “The Terminator 2: Judgment Day”; and 1994’s “True Lies,” as well as such hits as 1987’s “Predator” and 2012’s “The Expendables 2.”

His movie catch phrases such as “I’ll be back”; “Hasta la Vista, Baby”; and “Get to the chopper” have become part of the pop culture lexicon.

Schwarzenegger even served as the Governor of California from 2003 to 2011. And has recently has gone mano y mano in a Twitter feud with President Trump. Guess who won?

But would he have been as big a star — let alone as governor — without his breakout role in John Milius’ “Conan the Barbarian”? The violent, erotic R-rated sword-and-fantasy adventure based on the stories of 1930’s pulp fiction writer Robert E. Howard opened in 1,400 theaters on May 14, 1982. Though reviews were decidedly mixed — Variety
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The Legend Of Conan: studio passes on new sequel

Mike Cecchini Apr 7, 2017

Arnold Schwarzenegger now looks highly unlikely to reprise the role of Conan one last time...

This is unfortunate. For the last few years, it looked like we might finally get Conan 3, known as The Legend of Conan or Conan the Conqueror, with Arnold Schwarzenegger returning for one last time with the sword, detailing his fate as King that was glimpsed at the end of Conan The Barbarian. As recently as last year, Arnold himself made it sound like this movie was all but a sure thing.

But now Chris Morgan, who was set to produce the film, is making it sound far less likely. "At the end of the day, the studio decided that they weren’t gonna make that," he told Entertainment Weekly. "I gotta say, it’s honestly a heartbreak. I love that first movie so much, so much, it’s one of my favorite movies.
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Schwarzenegger's Legend of Conan Movie Is Dead

Schwarzenegger's Legend of Conan Movie Is Dead
Sorry, folks. The long-discussed reboot The Legend of Conan isn't going to happen. The movie was supposed to be a direct sequel to 1982's Conan the Barbarian, which would have seen Arnold Schwarzenegger reprise one of his most iconic roles for a third time. But Universal Pictures has decided to kill the franchise before it could even get started.

Schwarzenegger has been teasing Legend of Conan for years, and fans were quite excited about seeing his return. Arnold first took on the role in the John Milius directed 1982 adaptation of Robert E. Howard's most famous creation. And in 1984, he returns in the less-violent, somewhat disappointing Conan the Destroyer. Legend of Conan was supposed to return Arnold and the Conan character back to its bloody, R-rated roots. The first attempts at a true third sequel never materialized before Arnold became the Governor of California. This resulted in a one-off reboot from Lionsgate,
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Six Movie Franchises That Were Cut Short

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Filmmakers often plan ahead, and many of the movies which come out each year are designed to be part of a multi-film series. However, it doesn’t always work out that way. Sometimes, the first sequel bombs and the third movie never gets made. Here are 6 short movie franchises that remained unfinished.

There have been many successful franchises over the years. Franchises are a very hot thing right now. However, for every Star Wars, Dark Knight or Captain America franchise, there is a failed film series. Often these intended series will start off with an excellent movie but the second film will derail any plans for a third movie or beyond.

In no particular order, here are six franchises that never got past a second film.

Conan: Arnold Schwarzenegger starred as Robert E. Howard’s Cimmerian warrior Conan in 1982’s Conan the Barbarian, which was a box office hit.
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Grace Jones doc-biopic gets UK distribution and Ireland concert

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Grace Jones doc-biopic gets UK distribution and Ireland concert
Exclusive: Picturehouse to release Sophie Fiennes documentary backed by BBC Films and the BFI; producers set Ireland concert.

Picturehouse Entertainment has secured UK distribution rights to Sophie Fiennes’ (The Pervert’s Guide To Cinema) doc-biopic Grace Jones – The Musical Of My Life, about the iconic actress, singer and model.

Fiennes and Jones have been working on the film - a multi-narrative journey through the private and public life of the performer – since 2005.

Picturehouse Entertainment director of programming & acquisitions Clare Binns told Screen: “I am absolutely thrilled to be working once more with Sophie and her team on another exciting Doc after The Pervert’s Guide To Ideology.

Grace is one of my favourite recording artists, her talent mixed with Sophie’s filmmaking skill and our expertise at delivering innovative music docs like 20,000 Days On Earth and Made Of Stone means we’re looking at a killer combo. Bring it on.”

The film’s
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9 Film Projects That Were Rewritten to Become Sequels

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We recently saw the release of the trailer for 10 Cloverfield Lane, which started life as an independent film unrelated to Cloverfield but was rewritten as a sequel (of sorts). This got us thinking about other films that were conceived as original projects but were altered by studios to become sequels to existing franchises.

When 10 Cloverfield Lane started out, it was an independent film called The Cellar, about a young woman (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) who wakes up injured and locked in the bunker-like cellar of a man (John Goodman) she’s never met before. The strange man tells her that he found after an accident and brought her there to minister to her wounds but then a cataclysmic disaster ravaged the surface world and she has to stay there. She doesn’t believe him and spends the rest of the film trying to escape, while her memories of the night of her accident slowly return.
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Arnold Schwarzenegger says Conan sequel now titled Conan the Conqueror

For the past few years, Arnold Schwarzenegger has been talking about a potential return as Conan the Barbarian for a follow-up to his breakthrough role with The Legend of Conan.

Well, now that the Terminator franchise is dead and buried for the foreseeable future, it looks like Arnie is finally gearing up for a return to the Hyborian Age, with the action icon revealing a few details to The Arnold Fans, including a new title.

“Conan the Conqueror, where I’m sitting on the throne for years and years – decades, and then all of the sudden, the time comes when they want to overthrow me. So that story Will be told and that movie Will be done. As a matter of fact, it has been written and we are now looking for directors so this is a serious drive.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger offers update on newly titled Conan The Conqueror

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When Arnold Schwarzenegger returned to acting (something which has had mixed results for the former Governor of California so far), one of the first projects he revealed his involvement with was a sequel to Conan The Barbarian and Conan The Destroyer. There have been a few minor updates on the project since then, but with

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Arnold Schwarzenegger Updates 'Conan' Sequel Plans

In answer to the question, "What is best in life?," Conan the Barbarian answered in 1982: "To crush your enemies, to see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentations of their women." Arnold Schwarzenegger's sincere though stolid delivery of that dialogue became iconic, reflecting his relative inexperience as an actor as well as the movie's macho, action-first aesthetic. The great John Milius directed the muscular action adventure and cowrote the screenplay with Oliver Stone. Discounting the little-seen Hercules in New York, It was the first starring role for former bodybuilding champion Schwarzenegger and proved to be a box office success, leading to  the sequel Conan the Destroyer two years later.   Schwarzenegger's career...

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Oscar-Nominated Screenwriter Stanley Mann Dies at 87

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Oscar-nominated screenwriter Stanley Mann has died. He was 87. Mann died almost two weeks ago in his Los Angeles home, his wife Joan confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter on Friday, saying he died after a long sickness. Mann was nominated for an Academy Award for his work on the 1965 film The Collector, a screenplay he co-wrote as an adaptation of John Fowles' novel of the same title. The film, which starred Terence Stamp as a man who kidnaps and holds a young woman (Samantha Eggaralso) hostage, earned him and screenwriter John Kohn a Golden Globe nomination. The Hollywood veteran also
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Oscar-Nominated Screenwriter Stanley Mann Dies at 87

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Oscar-nominated screenwriter Stanley Mann has died. He was 87. Mann died almost two weeks ago in his Los Angeles home, his wife Joan confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter on Friday, saying he died after a long sickness. Mann was nominated for an Academy Award for his work on the 1965 film The Collector, a screenplay he co-wrote as an adaptation of John Fowles' novel of the same title. The film, which starred Terence Stamp as a man who kidnaps and holds a young woman (Samantha Eggaralso) hostage, earned him and screenwriter John Kohn a Golden Globe nomination. The Hollywood veteran also
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Schwarzenegger Wants This to Happen in 'Legend of Conan'

Schwarzenegger Wants This to Happen in 'Legend of Conan'
Terminator Genisys will be in theaters this week, and sees former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger reprising one of his most iconic roles as the unstoppable T-800 killing machine. It is the first sequel he has made since he stepped out of office. But he has more planned. One of the most anticipated probably being The Legend of Conan, which has been described as a direct sequel to the 1982 classic Conan The Barbarian. The action icon has an idea about where he wants this new Conan tale to start, offering this tease to Nerd Report.

"I was hoping that the idea of Conan having been king for a long time, then just threw it all away and went into retirement and went off into the mountains...That whole idea always appealed to me. Then of course he gets asked back because of some hideous and unbelievable things that are happening to the kingdom.
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Schwarzenegger to channel Clint Eastwood for ‘Legend Of Conan’

It appears Sylvester Stallone‘s success in reviving some long-thought-dormant screen characters has rubbed off on his friends. Arnold Schwarzenegger is about to return to cinemas as an ageing cyborg in Terminator: Genisys, and now he’s attempting the same trick for the forthcoming Legend Of Conan.

Billed as a sequel to 1982’s Conan The Barbarian, it’s been revealed by writer/producer Chris Morgan that the fabled Austrian Oak will be very much front and centre for the new instalment… and what’s more, there’s an unlikely movie inspiration in mind! Morgan elaborates:

Our tone is a logical extension of the character established in the ’82 film…but 30 years later… Think ‘Unforgiven’…with a sword-wielding barbarian.

So, Arnie’s getting all grizzled and introspective for the franchise. Sounds like an odd fit, but with the star’s increasing age perhaps this is the only way they can do it.
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Double Duty: 9 Actors who’ve Played Both Marvel and DC Characters

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Daredevil moonlighting as Batman? For some actors, one comic book character isn’t enough, nor is one comic publisher. Some actors have jumped the fence between Marvel and DC, playing characters from both companies.

Marvel and DC may have a rivalry going, but that doesn’t stop them from hiring actors who’ve previously worked for the competition. Below is a list of nine actors who’ve portrayed characters from both comic book publishers.

Ryan Reynolds

For Marvel: His first foray into the super hero realm was as Hannibal King in Blade: Trinity (2004). Later, he joined Hugh ‘Wolverine’ Jackman as part of the X-franchise, taking on the role of the mutant Wade “Deadpool” Wilson in X-Men: Origins-Wolverine (2009). He is set to recreate this role in Deadpool (2016)

For DC: He got his big opportunity for super hero stardom playing the cosmic hero with the power ring in Green Lantern (2011). Sadly, that
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I’ll Be Back: The Diminishing Returns Of The Terminator Franchise

The year is 1984, and a muscular cyborg from the future pursues an innocent Sarah Connor across the comparative hellscape of 1980s Los Angeles. Accompanied by time-traveler Kyle Reese, Connor must survive the onslaught of the T-800, a vicious and apparently unkillable robot sent to murder her before she becomes the mother of the future savior John Connor, who will lead the future battle against Skynet.

The Terminator is a film right out of the 1980s, featuring clothing, music, and images that will remain imprinted on the audience’s mind and in culture for years to come. As a quintessential film of the 80s, it is hopelessly dated. Its aesthetic was camp almost before it hit the theatres, and its one-liners (“I’ll be back,” “Come with me if you want to live”) both iconic and, in the end, pretty damn silly. Yet The Terminator lives on because it gave exactly
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