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- Michael Stevens
Rachel McAdams and Noomi Rapace will star in Brian De Palma's remake of the French thriller "Crime d'amour" (Love Crime) titled "Passion."According to Deadline.com, Said Ben Said's Paris-based Sbs Productions will produce the remake.Shooting will begin March 5 in Berlin.Alain Corneau directed the original, which starred Kristin Scott Thomas and Ludivine Sagnier as two warring corporate executives, one of whom murders the other.DePalma, whose last film was the 2007 Iraq drama "Redacted," wrote the screenplay for the remake.His credits include "Carrie," "Dressed to Kill," "Scarface" and "The Untouchables."McAdams and Rapace can both be seen currently in "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows." »
- Adnan Tezer
Brian De Palma, director of such classic films as Scarface, The Untouchables, and Dressed To Kill, is set to go behind the camera for the first time since 2007’s Redacted, with Passion, a remake of the recent French thriller, Love Crime.
Noomi Rapace, famous for her role as Lisbeth Salander in the original The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo films, is set to star as one of the two female leads, and her co-star on the upcoming Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (due out tomorrow), Rachel McAdams, is now in talks to join as the other female lead, Collider report.
The original film starred Kristin Scott Thomas and Ludivine Sagnier in the leads, and the trailer (which you can watch below) looks pretty intriguing, making the prospect of an English language remake under the direction of De Palma, with Rapace and McAdams in the leads, pretty damn interesting too. »
- Kenji Lloyd
Director Brian DePalma has been responsible for some of cinemas most legendary films as well as getting iconic performances from his leads. Pacino in Scarface and Carlito’S Way, Costner in The Untouchables, Caine in Dressed To Kill and Sissy Spacek in Carrie to name just a few. Now could he be about to do the same for Rachel McAdams and Noomi Rapace for an English-language remake of French thriller Crime D’Amour (Love Crime)?
The original film starred one of his Mission: Impossible stars, Kristin Scott Thomas alongside The Devil’S Double Ludivine Sagnier in a revenge-themed thriller surrounding a ruthless executive that decides to steal her assistant’s business idea with murderous consequences.
DePalma is working towards shooting in Berlin, beginning 5th March 2012. Both McAdams and Noomi Rapace will soon be seen together in Guy Richie’s sleuth sequel Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows. The title of »
- Craig Hunter
We have put together a list of our Top 5 Mobster Movies in honor of The Hit being remade for American audiences. Variety reports that director Stephen Frears and producer Jeremy Thomas are reuniting with writer Peter Prince to develop a remake of their 1984 British gangster road movie, The Hit. Usually I am not a fan of most remakes, but since this is from the original directors I am interested in seeing what they come up with.
Here is the list of our Top 5 Mobster Movies:
5. The Departed
4. The Godfather I and II
These Francis Ford Coppola movies are classic Mobster tales that are a must-watch. Yeah they are long, but they are wonderful.
Johnny Depp and Al Pacino are pefect on screen together. »
Following in the tradition of great What Culture arguments for films such as Jurassic Park, Star Wars and Jaws, it’s now time for The Good, the Bad and the Ugly to step forward and shoot all contenders down for the prestigious title of greatest film of all time. No other film is as iconic, as epic or as purely cinematic as Sergio Leone’s 1966 spaghetti western, which combines everything that’s remarkable about about the work of the late Italian director into one astonishing piece of filmmaking.
Here’s 50 reasons why The Good, the Bad and the Ugly might just be the greatest film of all time.
- Stephen Leigh
Brian De Palma's talent often shines brightest in self-contained set-pieces. Think back to the gory fireworks of Carrie, the extraordinarily excessive concluding shoot-out in Scarface, the pool-room stand-off in Carlito’s Way, or even the spectacular exploding John Cassavetes in his seldom discussed 1978 thriller, The Fury. These sequences exemplify De Palma’s brilliance as a creator of suspense or shock – a master of composing, manipulating and assembling images for maximum effect.
For me, that mastery reached its peak in one specific (and obvious) moment in The Untouchables. The movie as a whole ranks alongside Scarface and Carlito’s Way as one of De Palma’s most satisfying mainstream thrillers. But in a film full of stand-out scenes, it’s the Union Station sequence that is inarguably the most memorable. »
The CW Schedules Tree Hill‘s Final Season and New Remodeled Series, Plus Returning Favorites
Lea — a cult fave for his roles on sci-fi shows like V, Kyle Xy and the aforementioned Fox drama — will appear in Episode 12, which visits Ness’ professional heyday during the 1940s. There, it will be posited that the FBI agent also had another job — as a hunter! »
- Vlada Gelman
Like many of you, we occassionally find ourselves feeling a bit cynical about the derth of TV-to-movie adaptations streaming out of Hollywood studios today, especially when the series are so often ones that are near-and-dear to our hearts. But, for every hot, stinky mess that is Wild Wild West or The Avengers — the 1998 movie where Sean Connery dressed in a bear suit and plotted to steal the weather, not the Marvel superhero movie directed by Joss Whedon that is currently in post-production — there's a fresh and fantastic tour de force like The Fugitive or The Untouchables, which is why we think it best to reserve judgment until the final product is in theaters. That being said, get ready for two more classic TV series to gain new life as big screen movie properties...
- BrentJS Sprecher
Will Jennifer Carpenter bring Dex appeal to The Good Wife? Are Sam and Dean due to get involved in another fine Ness? And who is joining the crusade to out-snark Gossip Girl? Read on for those answers, plus other teases from TV’s hottest shows.
The Good Wife | If you were among those hoping for Jennifer Carpenter to play a love/lust interest for Kalinda… I am here to dash your (dirty) dreams. Instead, I have learned this about the Dexter vet’s role: In a 180-degree turn from Deb Morgan, J-Carp will guest-star as a soft-spoken university professor who »
- Matt Webb Mitovich
 I'm kind of a sucker for movies about fading stars (Sunset Boulevard is one of my all-time favorites), so I've been curious to see Art Linson's script The Comedian make it to the screen. I first heard about it this spring, when Martin Scorsese was rumored  to be directing with Robert De Niro in the lead, but that report's turned out to be only half true. De Niro is indeed set to star in the film, but it's Sean Penn who'll be taking over behind the camera. Additionally, the project has just seen the addition of Saturday Night Live veteran Kristen Wiig, in a rare (I'm assuming) dramatic role. More details after the jump. Linson's script revolves around an insult comic (De Niro) who once enjoyed fame as a beloved television character but now sees his career stalling. When he hits an audience member in the head with a microphone during a show, »
- Angie Han
Simon salutes the sterling work of Kevin Costner in a list of the 10 best films of his career so far. “Let’s do some good”…
It’s a topic we seem to return to on an annual basis at Den Of Geek, and we’re firm believers with an ‘on with the tradition’ philosophy here. But, of all the movie stars who have risen and fallen over the past few decades, have any had quite as much of an eye for a good risk, or taking a chance, as Kevin Costner?
It’s testament to his body of work just going through some of his quality films that didn’t make the following run-down of his top ten movies. For Love Of The Game is a woefully underrated baseball movie, for instance, while there’s a lot to like in Mr Brooks, too. And you’ll notice the almost-criminal omission »
"When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle." Edmund Burke
The Postman is a post-apocalyptic adventure based on the David Brin novel of the same name. Director and star Kevin Costner delivered a film of epic proportions, both in terms of storytelling and its hefty 178-minute running time.
Although an ambitious and heartfelt effort, the film received negative reviews, and did woeful business at the box office. You can summarise reviewers' negative assessment in one word: overindulgence. In deference to those critics, it does feature periodic descents into over-sentimentality, an obese approach to the cutting of scenes and dialogue that often clunks.
However, I contend that if viewed as »
When the 2011 summer movie schedule started to take shape, it initially looked like Captain America: The First Avenger might get lost in the shuffle.
After all, it was slated to be the last of four superhero adaptations to hit screens. However, over $300 million worldwide and a great reception from critics and audiences alike, it's clear that the Sentinel of Liberty was more than able to stand out in the crowd.
With Captain America: The First Avenger slated to hit shelves on Blu-ray and DVD on Tuesday, Markus and McFeely set aside a few minutes to talk with TheHDRoom about crafting a screenplay that shows true heroism to a cynical world, making it all fit with a much larger story, »
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Best known for his performances in Shane Meadows-helmed films such as A Room for Romeo Brass and Dead Man's Shoes, Paddy Considine is swapping his acting career – which includes stints in Hollywood in The Bourne Ultimatum and Cinderella Man – for the director's chair. His film Tyrannosaur, which he wrote and directed, was released on 7 October. But Considine isn't the first actor to sign up for a spell behind the camera. What drives other performers to make the switch?
The need to take absolute control can be a powerful motivator. Charlie Chaplin began his film career working under the tutelage of Mack Sennett, who laid down the essentials of slapstick comedy, and directors such as Mabel Normand and Henry Lehrman. But pretty soon he was writing scripts, directing »
- Matt Thomas
Rob Zombie is at it again. Thanks to Zombie’s always-busy Facebook page, we can now count Billy Drago as part of the cast of The Lords Of Salem. He joins the previously announced Dee Wallace, Bruce Dern, Torsten Voges, Ernest Thomas, Meg Foster, and Jeff Daniel Phillips. Here’s the full announcement:
BIlly is best known for his roles in such films as Pale Rider, Freeway, The HIlls Have Eyes (2006) and The Untouchables. In addition to film he has also appeared in numerous TV show including : HIll Street Blues, T.J. Hooker The Adventures Of Brisco County Jr. and Walker, Texas ranger.
More announcements soon, perhaps? Stay tuned!
Rob Zombie will begin shooting The Lords of Salem in less than 2 weeks, and he has taken to his Facebook page to announce another addition to the cast. Billy Drago, who many will recognize from his role in The Untouchables, has been cast as Judge Samuel Mather:
BIlly is best known for his roles in such films as Pale Rider, Freeway, The HIlls Have Eyes (2006) and The Untouchables. In addition to film he has also appeared in numerous TV show including : HIll Street Blues, T.J. Hooker The Adventures Of Brisco County Jr. and Walker, Texas ranger.”
- Jonathan James
Who needs Variety or The Hollywood Reporter when you've got Rob Zombie using his Facebook page to spill all of the details about The Lords of Salem ? The writer-director posted the following casting update this morning. "On we go! Billy Drago has joined the growing cast of The Lords Of Salem. BIlly takes on the role of Judge Samuel Mather a key player in the history of the Lords. BIlly is best known for his roles in such films as Pale Rider, Freeway, The Hills Have Eyes (2006) and The Untouchables. In addition to film he has also appeared in numerous TV show including : HIll Street Blues, T.J. Hooker The Adventures Of Brisco County Jr. and Walker, Texas ranger." Very cool. I can see Drago as a stoic, gaunt judge who is part of the Salem witch trials. Meg »
Joining the ever growing cast of Rob Zombie's The Lords Of Salem is Billy Drago. Per the announcement, "BIlly takes on the role of Judge Samuel Mather a key player int he history of the Lords. Billy is best known for his roles in such films as Pale Rider, Freeway, The HIlls Have Eyes (2006) and The Untouchables. In addition to film he has also appeared in numerous TV show including : HIll Street Blues, T.J. Hooker The Adventures Of Brisco County Jr. and Walker, Texas ranger." Drago joins recently added cast member Dee Wallace as well as Bruce Dern, Meg Foster, Jeff Phillips and Sherri Moon Zombie. "The story is about a local DJ who mistakenly unleashes a hellish curse on the town...." »
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