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Born to Greek parents in Egypt and subsequently raised in Australia, you could say that Alex Proyas has an interesting background. He started, as a lot of film directors have, in music videos (working with the likes of Inxs and Sting). To many his first film might be assumed as The Crow, but several years earlier, and fresh out of college he made Spirits of the Air, Gremlins of the Clouds. This was a small post-apocalyptic film, every bit as odd as the title suggests, but undoubtedly carrying a certain Oz charm.
When The Crow was in development, the source material being so heavily influenced by music (particularly The Cure, Joy Division and Iggy Pop) and with an intention to include a notable soundtrack to the film, meant that there was a natural lean toward hiring a director with a music video background. »
- Tom Jolliffe
Spoiler Alert: Do not keep reading if you have not seen “Stormborn,” season seven, episode two of “Game of Thrones.”
“Stormborn” — Sunday night’s episode of “Game of Thrones” — was a dark moment of triumph for Euron Greyjoy. His enemies are dead, scattered, or taken as prisoners. Their ships are burned. The crazy-eyed madman who showed up last season and took the Salt Throne appears poised to deliver on his promise to bring a unique gift to Queen Cersei Lannister as a token of his affection. Not bad for a “sociopath,” as the actor who created Euron calls him.
Speaking to Variety, that actor, Pilou Asbæk, discussed filming the climactic battle of Season 7’s second episode, Euron’s future, and whether comparisons of the character to President Donald Trump are apt.
Euron seems to have a little more swagger than he did last season. Are you playing him differently?
No, I »
- Daniel Holloway
With Terror Films recently unleashing Night of Something Strange on digital platforms, we've been provided with an exclusive clip and digital trading card (one of eight that are being revealed online) to share with Daily Dead readers. In today's Horror Highlights, we also have DVD release details for Teen Wolf Season 6, Part 1, and information on Cthulhu: the Musical's Portland performances.
Night of Something Strange Exclusive Clip & Digital Trading Card: Press Release: "Los Angeles (July 6, 2017) Terror Films is releasing the Std infected zombie movie Night Of Something Strange across multiple worldwide digital platforms beginning on Friday, July 7. To celebrate, they are also releasing 8 digital trading cards and 8 movie clips that will be available on select Horror Blogs and Websites.
- Derek Anderson
Starship Troopers has now been in the world for twenty years. The film, which stars Casper Van Dien, Dina Meyer, Denise Richards and Neil Patrick Harris, is somewhat of a cult classic. Set in a future where mankind is at war with a race of giant bugs, and the only way to do pretty much anything is by becoming a citizen, it follows the tribulations of Johnny Rico (Van Dien), a young man who joins the Mobile Infantry. Ever wondered how the film was made? Who was first in line to play Johnny Rico? We have all this and more, just read below if you would like to know more. Check out our 15 Starship Troopers facts below.
Starship Troopers facts
1. Originally released in UK cinemas as a 15 certificate, the movie was upgraded to an 18 for the home entertainment release. The BBFC thought that upon further viewing, the film was far »
- Kat Hughes
I’m always skeptical when it comes to reboots. On the one hand they can be well justified and prove to be a success (Casino Royale, 2006) but on the odd occasion it can backfire and you find yourself walking the exact same path again (The Amazing Spider-man, 2012). There are several reboots in the pipeline, one of which I’m not too keen on, The Crow, which to me feels like an insult to the performance and memory of Brandon Lee. However, a reboot of 80s action-fantasy Highlander (1986) I’m well and truly behind.
Highlander has a special place in my heart, with its basic – if a little silly – premise. Fallen warriors who have been resurrected as immortals take part in “The Game”, where they must behead each other, until the last remaining two fight for “The Prize”. How can you not love that as a concept? A simple set up »
- Tom Batt
There's an old saying, "in like Flynn" that became associated later with Golden Age actor Errol Flynn that meant "having quickly or easily achieved a goal or gained access as desired", which made sense because he was known for getting what he wanted through pretty much charm alone. Now there's a new biopic on Flynn coming from Highlander director Russell Mulcahy that will be - according to... Read More »
- Damion Damaske
The film will star Thomas Cocquerel (Red Dog: True Blue) as the Tasmanian-born Flynn alongside Corey Large, William Moseley, Clive Standen (Vikings), Callan Mulvey (Zero Dark Thirty), Isabel Lucas (The Water Diviner), David Wenham (Lion) and Dan Fogler..
.What I want to bring to the screen is Flynn.s unapologetic and uninhibited desire to experience a full, adventurous and spectacular life, and reveal his deeply rooted belief in himself and an ability to survive on charisma and bravado,. said Mulcahy.
As well as starring in the film, Large will produce with James M. Vernon »
- Jackie Keast
As we embark on the trek through hot summer blockbusters, let's take a breather and see what cool indies are in the works: Errol Flynn Gets Another Early Years Biopic Four years ago, we saw Kevin Kline play Hollywood icon Errol Flynn in his later years in The Last of Robin Hood, and we've seen him portrayed by Jude Law in The Aviator and by Guy Pearce in Flynn. Like the latter, a new biopic titled In Like Flynn will focus on his early years as a gold-seeking adventurer prior to becoming the star of such classic films as Captain Blood and The Adventures of Robin Hood. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Russell Mulcahy, who directed the original Highlander and its sequel, will be at the...
- Christopher Campbell
Teen Wolf Season 6 Part I
Teen Wolf Season 6 Part 1 arrives on DVD July 18 from Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios (MGM) and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. The DVD includes a behind the scenes look at Beacon Hills, a VFX reel and gag reel.
Storm clouds gather as Scott and the pack head into their final months of high school. However, the best days of their lives turn bleak when they lose their closest ally. Before their time at Beacon Hills comes to an end, Scott and his friends will stand alone against the growing darkness and fight to stop the destruction of everything and everyone they love.
Teen Wolf was developed by Jeff Davis (creator, Criminal Minds) who also serves as executive producer. Additional executive producers include Russell Mulcahy (Highlander, Resident Evil: Extinction), Joe Genier, Marty Adelstein (Prison Break), René Echevarria (Medium, Castle), Tony Disanto, and Liz Gateley. The pilot was written by »
- ComicMix Staff
Highlander filmmaker Russell Mulcahy is set to direct a biopic about the life of legendary Hollywood leading man Errol Flynn. Variety reports that the film is an action-adventure movie titled In Like Flynn, and it has already started shooting down in Australia.
Flynn starred in over 60 movies and TV career before his death in 1959 at the age of just 50.
The trade says that the film follows Flynn as a young man whose magnetism inspires a rag-tag team of friends to set sail on a thrilling adventure in search of elusive New Guinea gold.
“I want to bring Flynn’s unapologetic and uninhibited desire to experience »
- Paul Heath
David Crow May 9, 2017
Errol Flynn is one of Hollywood’s very first action stars. Known for his dashing good looks (and his notorious after hours affairs), Flynn enjoyed a swashbuckling career in Hollywood throughout the 1930s, 40s, and 50s, famously defining the pirate subgenre with turns in Captain Blood (1935) and The Sea Hawk (1940), and going West, young man, for the genre’s first Technicolor extravaganza Dodge City (1938), as well as the classic piece of historical revisionism that is They Died With Their Boots On (1941). Of course, to many, he simply remains the definitive Prince of Thieves from The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938). Sorry, Kevin.
But Flynn had plenty of adventures before he fell into movie song, drink, and lechery. And it appears it will be getting »
8 May 2017 9:18 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
The adventure film, now shooting on the Gold Coast in Australia, portrays Flynn as a young man whose magnetism inspires a rag-tag team of friends to set sail in search of elusive New Guinea gold. The pic also stars Corey Large, William Moseley, Clive Standen, Callan Mulvey, Isabel Lucas, Nathalie Kelly, David Wenham and Dan Fogler.
- Etan Vlessing
Producers are James M. Vernon and Corey Large. Executive producers are Joan LeSeur, Gary Ousdahl, Felipe A Dieppa and Luke Flynn — the grandson of Errol Flynn. Luke Flynn is also appearing in the film as an older Errol Flynn.
The story follows Flynn as a young man whose magnetism inspires a rag-tag team of friends to set sail on a thrilling adventure in search of elusive New Guinea gold. The screenplay is written by Corey Large, Steve Albert, Luke Flynn and Alexander Djamirze.
- Dave McNary
23 March 2017 9:17 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Yasuke is one step closer to the big screen.
Michael De Luca and Stephen L’Heureux are producing the film as a co-production between Solipsist Films and De Luca Productions.
The period action drama is based on the historical tale of Yasuke, who is known to be the first black samurai to serve a warlord in Japan. Under a warlord named Oda Nobunaga in the mid-1500s, he is known to be the only known African to reach that ranking in feudal Japan.
Widen co-wrote Highlander, the 1986 film about »
- Ashley Lee
Exclusive: Lionsgate has commenced Highlander creator Gregory Widen to script Black Samurai, an action drama grounded in the historical tale of Yasuke, reputed to be the first black-skinned samurai to serve a warlord in Japan. Mike De Luca and Stephen L’Heureux are producing, and the film is a co-production between Solipsist Films and De Luca Productions. Yasuke lived in the mid-1500s, and history on his origins and exactly how he came to become a sword for a warlord… »
As TV continues to catch up, and in some cases surpass, cinema in terms of production values, action sequences and story lines, the race has not stayed confined to Hollywood. Brazilian broadcasters Globo represent perhaps the best positioned company to do just that in Latin America. With an overwhelming free-to-air market share, muscular resources, historic studios and large production expertise, the company is also innovating in a format where it has few rivals, the high-end telenovela.
A case in point: Colonial era epic “Novo Mundo.” Two centuries ago, the Austrian Archduchess Leopoldina was dispatched by her Hapsburg Holy Roman Emperor father to Rio de Janeiro to marry the man who would become Brazil’s first Emperor, Dom Pedro. The Duchess was loved: Dom Pedro sided with Brazil’s liberals, wrenching independence from the Portuguese crown in 1822. The novela focuses heavily on Leopoldina’s sea journey to her new kingdom, the »
- Jamie Lang
Melding together genres seldom works. It’s a delicate balancing act; tone is key, and when either (or both) are off the whole thing can come crashing down. By 1991, HBO was already offering up original programming and decided to create a whole new sub genre – horror noir. The result was Cast a Deadly Spell, a very entertaining and perfectly concocted mixture of 1940s detective story and supernatural terror. And when the balance is right, like it is here, the results are sublime.
Originally airing on HBO on Saturday, September 7th, CaDS was met with critical acclaim as a riotous mashup of Bogart and the Dark Arts, treating audiences to a unique blend of murder and magic.
Let’s open up our sacred book of incantations, TV Guide, and see what we’re in for:
Cast A Deadly Spell (HBO, Sept. 7th)
L.A., 1948. Private eye Harry Philip Lovecraft is hired »
- Scott Drebit
Stunt-man turned director Chad Stahelski has certainly had a good start to his burgeoning career as an action auteur. John Wick began what is now in the process of becoming a hugely successful franchise. Two films in, with a booming and expansive box office appeal. Next up for him is, all being well (as this project has long gestated and had directors come and go, year on year) is a remake of Highlander.
Now I should state two things now. Firstly, I love Highlander. The first film is an underrated piece of brilliance. From the visuals, to the music to the sheer style of it, Highlander is one of a kind. It then spawned four more films (none of which were good) and a TV show, as well as comics, anime and more. »
- Amie Cranswick
An eclectic array of international producers are assembling on intriguing European Film Market (Efm) script See How We Are, the new project from Gregory Widen, the creator of the Highlander and The Prophecy franchises.
Producers on the fantasy project include Stephen L’Heureux (Sin City: A Dame to Kill For) of Solipsist Films, Phin Glynn (Mad to be Normal) of Bad Penny Productions and Wild Tales [pictured], The Secret In Their Eyes and Neruda producer Axel Kuschevatzky.
Widen, who also wrote 90’s thriller Backdraft, has written the script and will direct, marking only his second feature as director after the first instalment in The Prophecy (1995) franchise, starring Christopher Walken and Viggo Mortensen.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Andreas Wiseman)
The James Bond franchise is currently in a place of relative uncertainty. Daniel Craig may or may not come back to do another movie, but Sony definitely wants him to. Even if he does, it has already been established that director Sam Mendes, who did both Skyfall and Spectre, won't be returning to the director's chair for James Bond 25. That means someone will have to fill those shoes and John Wick director Chad Stahelski would be interested in taking the job.
I recently had the chance to speak with Chad Stahelski, who directed Lionsgate's John Wick and the upcoming John Wick: Chapter 2. There are clearly some parallels between the John Wick franchise and the James Bond franchise. When asked if he would be interested in directing a James Bond movie in the future, he seemed very interested, assuming the producers were interested in his take on it. Here »
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