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Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe team up for Shane Black's 'Nice Guys'

39 minutes ago | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Shane Black, who made his reputation writing Lethal Weapon for producer Joel Silver and Warner Bros., has decided that he’s not too old for this shit.

After striking it big again as a director of last summer’s Iron Man 3, Black has re-partnered with Silver and Warner Bros. for a project he co-wrote with Anthony Bagarozzi titled The Nice Guys. And he’s landed some pretty nice guys to play the two L.A. detectives investigating the mysterious suicide of a 1970s porn star: Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe.

In June, the Wrap initially reported that the long-in-development project was falling into place, »

- Jeff Labrecque

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Is Gus Van Sant Replacing Shane Black On Death Note?

2 hours ago | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

A film adaptation of the popular manga series Death Note has been brewing for some time now, and last we heard about the project, Iron Man 3 helmer Shane Black was working with his The Nice Guys co-writer Anthony Bagarozzi and Charles Mondry on a new iteration of the script. The movie is set up at Warner Bros., which has a strong relationship with Black thanks to the Lethal Weapon franchise and Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, so his involvement seemed like a done deal. However, now we’re hearing that Black might no longer be involved with Death Note, and his replacement is none other than Milk director Gus Vant Sant.

Death Note, an English-language adaptation of the manga written by Tsugumi Ohba and illustrated by Takeshi Obata, follows a high school student who finds a mysterious notebook that allows him to instantly kill any person by writing their name within its pages. »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Warner Bros. Takes The Nice Guys For Shane Black

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Warner Bros. has closed a deal to finance Iron Man 3 director Shane Black’s upcoming noir film The Nice Guys, in which Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling are set to star. Black has a long-standing relationship with Warner Bros. thanks to the Lethal Weapon franchise, which he created for the studio back in the ’80s, and Black’s directorial debut Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, so word that the studio wants to work with him again doesn’t come as much of a surprise.

The Nice Guys also sounds extremely promising. Black will both direct and co-write the script with Anthony Bagarozzi, a hot ticket in Hollywood who is working on scripts for Doc Savage and Death Note at the moment, so Black’s fans can expect the period noir to feature the same whip-smart dialogue and dark humor that has become the filmmaker’s calling card over the years. »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Ryan Gosling And Russell Crowe Confirmed For The Nice Guys

3 hours ago | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Is Shane Black back yet? Can we successfully call it a Shane Black world? The writer-director returned from the wilderness with the billion-dollar Iron Man 3, seemingly attracting his own blank check. But that blank check took a little extra time to materialize, as Black re-arranged the puzzle pieces. Now, he's locked and loaded into his next movie, and The Nice Guys will be a return to the classic Black that re-ignited blockbuster cinema in the eighties and nineties. The Hollywood Reporter claims that the WB has jumped onto The Nice Guys and will produce and distribute the film, with Shane Black's choices of Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe in the lead roles. The project is a noir, produced by Joel Silver (Lethal Weapon) where a private eye and hired muscle team up to investigate the murder of a porn star, only to find out that she has ties »

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Extended TV spot for The Expendables 3

11 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Lionsgate and Millennium Films has released an action-packed extended TV spot for the upcoming sequel The Expendables 3, which once again sees Sylvester Stallone leading a team of action icons as they go up against former Expendables Conrad Stonebanks, played by Mad Mel Gibson; take a look below after the official synopsis…

In The Expendables 3, Barney, Christmas and the rest of the team comes face-to-face with Conrad Stonebanks, who years ago co-founded The Expendables with Barney. Stonebanks subsequently became a ruthless arms trader and someone who Barney was forced to kill… or so he thought. Stonebanks, who eluded death once before, now is making it his mission to end The Expendables — but Barney has other plans. Barney decides that he has to fight old blood with new blood, and brings in a new era of Expendables team members, recruiting individuals who are younger, faster and more tech-savvy. The latest »

- Gary Collinson

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Warner Bros. Picks Up 'The Nice Guys' Starring Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe

17 hours ago | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Warner Bros. has picked up The Nice Guys, now confirmed to star Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe. The film is written and will be directed by Shane Black, who last helmed Iron Man 3 for Marvel and Disney and was recently set to co-write and direct Predator, a sequel for 20th Century Fox.

The Nice Guys is a comedy-noir that will put Warner Bros. back in business with Shane Black, who created the hugely successful Lethal Weapon franchise for the studio. Joel Silver, who produced Shane Black's directorial debut Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang, will be back to produce The Nice Guys.

Shane Black co-wrote the screenplay with Anthony Bagarozzi, and it is said to carry the same trademark black humor and smart dialogue as Shane Black's previous efforts. The movie was originally envisioned as a TV series, but it never got past the pilot phase. Joel Silver helped »

- MovieWeb

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Warners Wants Crowe, Gosling, Black's "Guys"

17 hours ago | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Warner Bros. Pictures has become the frontrunner to score the North American rights to "Iron Man 3" and "Kiss, Kiss, Bang, Bang" writer/director Shane Black's upcoming project "The Nice Guys".

Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling are circling the leads to star in the film about a private eye investigating the apparent suicide of a fading porn star in 1970s Los Angeles. He soon uncovers a conspiracy.

Black co-wrote the script with Anthony Bagarozzi. He is also slated to produce with Joel Silver with whom he worked on the "Lethal Weapon" franchise.

Source: Deadline »

- Garth Franklin

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Russell Crowe, Ryan Gosling Joining Shane Black’s Cop Drama ‘Nice Guys’

18 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling have come on board police drama “The Nice Guys” with “Iron Man 3″ director Shane Black helming.

Warner Bros. has acquired North American rights to the project, which is being produced by Joel Silver. “Nice Guys” re-teams the studio with Black and Silver, both who rose to prominence nearly three decades ago via the “Lethal Weapon” franchise — followed by Silver’s public split with Warners two years ago.

The script, co-written by Black with Anthony Bagarozzi, is set in Los Angeles during the 1970s and centered on a pair of detectives investigating the seeming suicide of a female porn star whose career was on the decline — leading to the uncovering of a criminal conspiracy.

The script has been in development for several years. In 2011, the Austin Film Festival held a staged reading, with Black directing, and offered this logline:

“In smoggy 1970s Los Angeles, Jackson Healy (muscle-for-hire, »

- Dave McNary

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Warner Bros. Picks Up Shane Black's 'Nice Guys' With Ryan Gosling, Russell Crowe

18 hours ago | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Warner Bros. has closed a deal for the North American distribution rights for The Nice Guys, a period noir project from Shane Black that has Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe attached to star. The deal puts the studio back in business with the man who created the Lethal Weapon franchise for Warners in the late 1980s and who made his directorial debut with Kiss Kiss Bang Bang. The latter, which relaunched Robert Downey Jr.'s career, was also distributed by Warners. List Hollywood's 100 Favorite Films Joel Silver, who produced both Weapons movies and Bang Bang, is producing Nice Guys, which is

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Warner Bros In ‘Nice Guys’ Talks With Shane Black, Russell Crowe, Ryan Gosling

18 hours ago | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Warner Bros has emerged as the frontrunner for the hot project in town. The studio is in talks for U.S. and Canadian rights for The Nice Guys.  Reps for the sellers say others are not out of the mix yet, but it sounds like this is how it will go down. It could be a big project. Shane Black will direct, and Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling are circling the leads. This is a script that Black co-wrote with Anthony Bagarozzi, and Joel Silver is producing. It would reunite the writer and producer with the studio that made Lethal Weapon, […] »

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New poster and World Cup TV spot for The Expendables 3

10 July 2014 1:02 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

What’s the World Cup and The Expendables 3 got in common? Well Sylvester Stallone did play in goal alongside World Cup winners Bobby Moore, Ossie Ardiles and Pele in Escape to Victory, and it seems that’s enough of a tenuous link for Lionsgate to tie in to the football tournament with a new World Cup TV spot for the upcoming action sequel, which we have for you below. But first, a new quad poster…

In The Expendables 3, Barney, Christmas and the rest of the team comes face-to-face with Conrad Stonebanks, who years ago co-founded The Expendables with Barney. Stonebanks subsequently became a ruthless arms trader and someone who Barney was forced to kill… or so he thought. Stonebanks, who eluded death once before, now is making it his mission to end The Expendables — but Barney has other plans. Barney decides that he has to fight old blood with new blood, »

- Gary Collinson

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‘Death Note’: Shane Black Out, Gus Van Sant In As Director?

9 July 2014 8:24 AM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

Shane Black and Gus Van Sant couldn’t be more different as filmmakers. Black is a pillar of pop culture cheekiness, known for sticking jokey asides into his screenplays and mining glib wisecracks out of pulpy genre fare (ranging from Lethal Weapon, to his directorial debut, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, to last year’s Iron Man 3); he’s also obsessed with Christmas. Van Sant, meanwhile, takes himself more seriously, outputting a fluctuating mix of topical neo-realist dramas (Elephant), biopics (Milk, Last Days), and hits like Good Will Hunting, with occasional disasters such as Psycho sprinkled in between.

So the idea of Black jumping ship on a project and handing the wheel over to Van Sant seems kind of ...

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- Andy Crump

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Fmtv Movie Myths – Did Sylvester Stallone Really make a porno?

8 July 2014 9:15 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

In episode three of Flickering Myth TV’s Movie Myths, co-editor Oliver Davis uncovers the truth behind one of cinema’s kinkiest urban legends: did Expendables star Sylvester Stallone really star in a pornographic film before finding success in Hollywood? All is revealed in the video below!

Fmtv will be back on Friday with the Movie Newsgasm, your one-stop weekly shop for a roundup of all the biggest stories from the last seven days. And Movie Myths episode 4 will be up this same time next Tuesday. We spoil you, we do.

To ensure you don’t miss out on any of that, be sure to subscribe here.

And here’s a bit more information on Stallone’s next film:

In The Expendables 3, Barney, Christmas and the rest of the team comes face-to-face with Conrad Stonebanks, who years ago co-founded The Expendables with Barney. Stonebanks subsequently became a ruthless arms »

- Oliver Davis

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Mel Gibson no longer financing own movies: 'I'm out of that business'

6 July 2014 2:04 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Mel Gibson has revealed that he will no longer finance his own movies.

Throughout his career, Gibson has directed and produced 2006's Apocalypto and 2004's controversial religious epic The Passion of the Christ.

When asked what he would like to do next after those two films, Gibson told The Hollywood Reporter: "Its tricky, those films you refer to, nobody would have financed them, they more or less worked, but I would never have got anyone else to finance them.

"I'm out of that business of financing my own films because they see you coming and take you for a ride. I'm not a fool. It's difficult for the things I deem worthy to direct, where you can get a really good compelling story out of - nobody else has much faith in it and never did."

The Expendables 3 star also shared details about his and director Jean-François Richet's upcoming movie Blood Father. »

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Mel Gibson on a return to directing

6 July 2014 1:16 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

After picking up the top honour at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Mel Gibson talked to Screen about a return to directing, a possible move into television and reuniting with Lethal Weapon director Richard Donner.

Mel Gibson has been back in front of the camera for upcoming action sequel The Expendables 3 and Jean-Francois Richet’s Blood Father, which recently wrapped in New Mexico.

But after accepting the Crystal Globe for artistic contribution to world cinema at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival, the director of Braveheart, The Passion of the Christ and Apocalypto is hungry to get back behind the camera.

“I do, of course,” said Gibson, when asked by Screen if he would want to direct again. “It’s difficult because you have to spend a couple of years of your life doing it.

“Whatever it is you’re going to do, you have to make sure it’s going to mean something because it’s too »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Mel Gibson on a return to directing; 'freedom' of TV

6 July 2014 1:16 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

After picking up the top honour at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Mel Gibson talked to Screen about a return to directing, a possible move into television and reuniting with Lethal Weapon director Richard Donner.

Mel Gibson has been back in front of the camera for upcoming action sequel The Expendables 3 and Jean-Francois Richet’s Blood Father, which recently wrapped in New Mexico.

But after accepting the Crystal Globe for artistic contribution to world cinema at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival, the director of Braveheart, The Passion of the Christ and Apocalypto is hungry to get back behind the camera.

“I do, of course,” said Gibson, when asked by Screen if he would want to direct again. “It’s difficult because you have to spend a couple of years of your life doing it.

“Whatever it is you’re going to do, you have to make sure it’s going to mean something because it’s too »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Salt and Pepper: Top 10 Black and White Movie Tandems

5 July 2014 8:54 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

When mixing black and white movie characters as either friends or foes on the big screen should not produce any gray areas at all. Whether amiable or adversarial the pairing of interracial tandems makes for an interesting sociological study in cinema where tension, togetherness, stereotypical profiling and mutual or reluctant acceptance makes for some captivating film fodder.

Sure, in many ways it is an overused cliched in the movies to produce racial tandems for the sake of the entertainment to allow the creative juices to overflow. In Salt and Pepper: Top 10 Black and White Movie Tandems we will take a look at various “salt and pepper” teams as they come together in the name of law and justice, hostile necessity, friendly frivolity or professional attachment to bring movie audiences a sense of adventure and curiosity in the name of comedic or dramatic license. Maybe you have your favorite cultural »

- Frank Ochieng

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New TV spot for The Expendables 3

4 July 2014 4:07 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its release next month, Lionsgate has debuted a new TV spot for the upcoming geri-action sequel The Expendables 3, which we have for you below after the official synopsis….

In The Expendables 3, Barney, Christmas and the rest of the team comes face-to-face with Conrad Stonebanks, who years ago co-founded The Expendables with Barney. Stonebanks subsequently became a ruthless arms trader and someone who Barney was forced to kill… or so he thought. Stonebanks, who eluded death once before, now is making it his mission to end The Expendables — but Barney has other plans. Barney decides that he has to fight old blood with new blood, and brings in a new era of Expendables team members, recruiting individuals who are younger, faster and more tech-savvy. The latest mission becomes a clash of classic old-school style versus high-tech expertise in the Expendables’ most personal battle yet.

The Expendables 3 »

- Gary Collinson

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Edge of Darkness: Does BBC Two's beloved drama stand test of time?

30 June 2014 2:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Every once in a while, a television drama comes along that perfectly encapsulates the mood of the time in which it was made. In the 1980s - a decade best remembered in the United Kingdom for Thatcherism and the omnipresent threat of nuclear war - that drama was Edge of Darkness.

With its 30th anniversary fast approaching, Troy Kennedy Martin's eco-thriller is being afforded a welcome repeat showing on BBC Four - starting tonight (June 30) at 10pm.

Edge of Darkness - a six-part serial - is the story of Ronnie Craven, a Yorkshire police detective who initiates an off-the-books enquiry into his daughter's murder, only to discover that her death has broader political implications.

Soon, Craven is drawn into a world of corrupt politics and eco-terrorism, culminating in an ill-fated excursion into a radioactive waste facility known as 'Northmoor' - the hub of a power-hungry plot by malevolent forces. »

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Shane Black Confirms that his Predator Movie is a Sequel and Not a Reboot

26 June 2014 5:38 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

It was revealed earlier this week that Lethal Weapon creator and Iron Man 3 and Kiss Kiss Bang Bang director Shane Black had agreed to write the treatment for and direct a new Predator movie for Twentieth Century Fox, with Fred Dekker (The Monster Squad) reuniting with his old friend to pen the screenplay.

As you might expect, everyone started speculating on whether Black’s Predator movie would be a reboot or some sort of follow-up to one of the previous movies, but the filmmaker has now revealed that despite initial reports that he will be rebooting the franchise, his plan is to actually make it a sequel.

In a new interview, the director revealed that he and Dekker are actually working on an “inventive sequel”, adding: “Why start over, when you’ve all this rich mythology yet to mine?” He then went on to say that they like the idea of, »

- Josh Wilding

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