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20th Century Fox is rumored to currently be seeking writers for Die Hard 6, which, according to Latino Review's El Mayimbe, will reunite Bruce Willis as John McClane with his Die Hard: With a Vengeance co-star Samuel L. Jackson as Zeus Carver.
— elmayimbe (@elmayimbe) April 14, 2014
@BrianWCollins@_RyanTurek All I know is that writers are being asked to come up with a take that involves bringing back Zeus.
— elmayimbe (@elmayimbe) April 14, 2014
Back in October 2010, we reported that Bruce Willis plans to retire his iconic John McClane character after Die Hard 6. Then in February 2013, just before A Good Day to Die Hard was released, the actor confirmed that the project is still moving forward. The last we heard about the sequel was in April 2013, when little-known writer Ben Trebilcook »
Renny Harlin, best known for directing Die Hard 2, Cliffhanger and the more recent Legend of Hercules, is to direct acion thriller Fallen Cross, which is slated to go into production this winter 2014 for Belgium outfit Umedia.
The story follows reformed ex-mafia enforcer Timothy Cole in his struggle to protect his family from the crime syndicate he once served – The Chicago Cross. But first he must find a way to escape the confines of prison and return to his ruthless killer ways to cut down the Cross before they can get to his children.
The title rounds out Umedia’s active development slate, joining Universal War One based on the Marvel-published comic books which is currently being adapted by Skip Woods (X-Men Origins: Wolverine); the action heist film Risk »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Rosser)
There was a time, probably much shorter than we actually remember, when Renny Harlin was sort of a big deal in Hollywood. But for every "Die Hard 2" or "Deep Blue Sea," he would also drop stuff like "The Adventures Of Ford Fairlane" or "Mindhunters," and pretty soon the crap was outweighing the enjoyable schlock until he's now helming stuff like January's Doa "The Legend Of Hercules." But, never one to quit, he's got another gig lined up. Harlin will helm "Fallen Cross," with filming to start at the end of the year. Penned by David Christopher O'Neill, the story "centers on Timothy Cole, a reformed ex-mafia enforcer who is in a desperate struggle to protect his family from the crime syndicate he once served, the Chicago Cross. But first he must find a way to escape the confines of prison and return to his ruthless killer ways to cut »
- Kevin Jagernauth
For some reason, Hollywood thinks the world needs two movies based on the Greek hero Hercules, with two movies about the mythical demi-god hitting the big screen this year. While all eyes are on a lion pelt Dwayne Johnson swinging a sword (Hercules, hitting cinemas in the Summer), this effort, with Twilight's Kellan Lutz in the title role (which will key you to the audience the movie is looking for), sneaks its way into cinemas. Now, we get this kind of 'battle' every year, two movies with a very similar plot or concept duking it out at the box office. But Johnson and director Brett Ratner can rest easy, because with The Legend of Hercules been this dull and generally awful, its going to be a pretty one sided fight. What bugs me the most about The Legend of Hercules is, that with the rich source material at director Renny Harlin »
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To celebrate the forthcoming release of The Legend of Hercules, the origin story of the mythical Greek hero, we are giving 4 of you the chance to win a fantastic DVD bundle of action hero titles including; Olympus has Fallen, The Last Stand, Conan and The Expendables 1 & 2 box set.
In the epic origin story The Legend Of Hercules, Kellan Lutz (Immortals) stars as the mythical Greek hero – the son of Zeus, a half-god, half-man blessed with extraordinary strength. Betrayed by his stepfather, a tyrant king, and exiled and sold in to slavery because of a forbidden love, Hercules must use his formidable powers to fight his way back to his rightful kingdom. Through harrowing battles and gladiatorial death matches, Hercules embarks on a legendary odyssey to overthrow the King and restore peace to the land.
To celebrate the forthcoming release of The Legend of Hercules the origin story of the mythical Greek hero (released 28th March), we are giving 2 of you the chance to win a pair of tickets to a VIP preview screening of the film in London!
The screening will take place on Tuesday 25th March at 7pm at a central London location.
In the epic origin story The Legend Of Hercules, Kellan Lutz (Immortals) stars as the mythical Greek hero – the son of Zeus, a half-god, half-man blessed with extraordinary strength. Betrayed by his stepfather, a tyrant king, and exiled and sold in to slavery because of a forbidden love, Hercules must use his formidable powers to fight his way back to his rightful kingdom. »
- Dan Bullock
There.s nothing worse than a sequel that shoehorns classic characters into places they don.t belong just so audience members can elbow the person next to them and say, "Oh, hey! Remember that guy?" Did we need Reginald VelJohnson as Sgt. Al Powell receiving a fax in Die Hard 2? Nope. Couldn.t Joe Pesci have left the Lethal Weapon franchise after part two? Absolutely. And do we really need any original cast members from Jurassic Park in the new installment, Jurassic World? Well. maybe. We already know that the next Jurassic movie will take place 22 years after the events of the initial film. So the idea of bringing back Sam Neill or Jeff Goldblum just for familiarity seems silly. Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow (Safety Not Guaranteed) completely understands that, but says there is one character who will be returning, because it made sense for this plot: Dr. Henry »
A flustered Bruce Willis, running around in Die Hard 2, recognizes the ludicrousness of this given situation . having to deal with lethal terrorists once again . and mutters, "How can the same shit happen to the same guy twice?" Don.t the actors responsible for the ongoing Taken series feel the same way by now? Sure, Bryan Mills (Liam Neeson), we get that your daughter, Kim (Maggie Grace), was taken in the initial film. Then the rest of the family had to get involved for Taken 2. And when that film broke the bank, plans for a third were triggered. now with Grace agreeing to return to the role of the perpetually threatened daughter. Deadline confirms Grace.s return to the series, stating that she is the first cast member with an actual deal in place to join Neeson for what is being called the third and "final" Taken movie. Because really, »
Witness the rise of a god in the thrilling tale of the celebrated mythical warrior, The Legend of Hercules, coming to Blu-ray 3D Disc (plus 2D Blu-ray and Digital HD UltraViolet), DVD (plus Digital UltraViolet), Video on Demand and Pay-Per-View April 29 from Summit Entertainment, a Lionsgate company. The film will also be available on Digital HD April 15, two weeks prior to the Blu-ray and DVD release.
Directed by Renny Harlin (Die Hard 2: Die Harder, Deep Blue Sea) and written by Sean Hood (Conan the Barbarian) and Daniel Giat (TV's Path to War), The Legend of Hercules stars Kellan Lutz (upcoming The Expendables 3), Scott Adkins (Zero Dark Thirty, The Expendables 2), Liam McIntyre (Starz's Spartacus: War of the Damned), Liam Garrigan (Starz's The Pillars of the Earth), Johnathon Schaech (Showtime's Ray Donovan, TV's The Client List), Roxanne McKee (HBO's Game of Thrones) along with Gaia Weiss (Mary Queen of Scots »
Lionsgate have given us this brand new and exclusive look at the TV spot for their brand new movie The Legend of Hercules. The movie is set for release March 28th and stars Starring Kellan Lutz (Immortals), Gaia Weiss, Scott Adkins, Roxanne McKee, Liam Garrigan and Liam McIntyre who you may know from the TV show Spartacus. Renny Harlin (Die Hard 2) helms the project and you can see all our coverage from the movie here.
In the epic origin story The Legend Of Hercules, Kellan Lutz (Immortals) stars as the mythical Greek hero – the son of Zeus, a half-god, half-man blessed with extraordinary strength. Betrayed by his stepfather, a tyrant king, and exiled and sold in to slavery because of a forbidden love, Hercules must use his formidable powers to fight his way back to his rightful kingdom. Through harrowing battles and gladiatorial death matches, Hercules embarks on a »
- David Sztypuljak
Here in the UK, there's a little under two months to go before Kellan Lutz (Twilight, Immortals) slips on the sandals for The Legend of Hercules, and Lionsgate has released a new poster trailer for the critically-mauled mythological actioner, which is directed by Renny Harlin of Die Hard 2 and Cliffhanger fame....
"In Ancient Greece 1200 B.C., a queen succumbs to the lust of Zeus to bear a son promised to overthrow the tyrannical rule of the king and restore peace to a land in hardship. But this prince, Hercules, knows nothing of his real identity or his destiny. He desires only one thing: the love of Hebe, Princess of Crete, who has been promised to his own brother. When Hercules learns of his greater purpose, he must choose: to flee with his true love or to fulfill his destiny and become the true hero of his time. The story »
- Gary Collinson
Right then, who’s up for some appalling over-acting and cheesy dialogue, mixed in with CGI and mixed-martial arts and Renny Harlin’s homage, as it looks, to Gladiator? You’re in the right place for The Legend Of Hercules.
Harlin once directed Die Hard 2 but then moved onto such work as Deep Blue Sea and Cliffhanger and now is taking on an epic origin story, that we probably didn’t need. The film stars Kellan Lutz as the mythical Greek hero – the son of Zeus, a half-god, half-man blessed with extraordinary strength. But he’s betrayed by his stepfather, a tyrant king, exiled and sold in to slavery because of a forbidden love. From this point, Hercules must use his formidable powers to fight his way back to his rightful kingdom.
So, I might not be convinced but it might be your thing if you like a bit of Lutz and, »
- Dan Bullock
Feature Andrew Blair 22 Jan 2014 - 07:00
Is the Doctor really "never cruel or cowardly"? Andrew ponders the Time Lord's morality...
Throughout fifty years of storytelling, the Doctor has emerged as an antidote to conventional heroism, using his wits and intelligence to find peaceful solutions, never using violence to save the day. Eschewing guns and fighting in favour of rhetoric and not fighting, in the words of Terrance Dicks, the Doctor is 'never cruel or cowardly'.
It's such a shame that this isn't true.
Still, it sounds better than 'The Doctor is sometimes cruel and cowardly but he means well'.
It's similar to the claims of a popular deity being omnipresent, omniscient and omnipotent when reality suggests that any godlike being up there is a bit ditzy, careless and sometimes miscalculates. Maybe the Doctor is a god for rational humanists? We know he isn't real, after all, so that'd save time. »
The Legend of Hercules is a dreadful origin film about the titular hero from Greek myth. Here, the fabled strong-man (played by Kellan Lutz) must overcome great adversity to accept who he is and what he must do to survive so that can become the hero he is destined to be.
Hercules’ birth starts out, indirectly, from the desire of his mother-to-be, Queen Alcmene (Roxanne McKee), who dreams of living in a Greece that knows peace and is not continually driven to war. War so delights her husband King Amphityron (Scott Adkins) that it has become a way of life for the Greeks. The Queen beseeches the goddess Hera and is granted divine assistance. Hercules is born to bring peace to the land.
Needless to say, the King is not too happy that his wife has had a child without him, but he cannot accept that the father is actually »
- Steven Gahm
Review Ron Hogan 14 Jan 2014 - 06:24
I've been trying to think of something nice to say about The Legend of Hercules, but it's kind of difficult to do that when a movie fails on every possible level. Perhaps the best thing I can say about the movie is that it's going to make a great Rifftrax when Mike Nelson, Bill Corbett, and Kevin Murphy get their hands on it. The second best thing I can say about it is that it's short, clocking in at only 99 minutes. That means the constant assault of insipidness ends mercifully quickly, unlike the movie's fight scenes.
As the evil king Amphitryon (Scott Adkins) grows more and more mad with power, conquering city-states and waging war in an effort to sate his blood lust, his »
Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street contains more F-words and derivatives of it (506) than any other movie drama thus far. But with nine others already containing more per minute (Nil By Mouth is tops at 3.34, against Wolf's 2.83), the work for expletive-friendly directors seems plentiful. And with every F-bomb comes more work for editors skilled in dubbing over such expletives for different markets, age groups and broadcast times:
■ The version of Fargo originally overdubbed for Us channel TNT is considered a classic because of the variety of its alternatives for the F-word and its derivatives. One F-word remains, possibly because – having run the gamut from freakin', fruitless, fruitful, frizzin, froozin and freezin' to flip, faking, forget, feel and full-of – the editor was simply lost for a word.
■ Ken Locke, known »
- John Hind
Chicago – Big-budget Hollywood is struggling to find new stories, which is why we sometimes see the same ones two, three or even 10 times. Sometimes they’re days or months apart. And sometimes they shouldn’t have been made in the first place and just were to profit from a beloved story or hero.
Here’s a thing that sure makes you go hmmm. The plot synopsis for “The Legend of Hercules,” which stars Kellan Lutz of “Twilight” fame and opened on Jan. 10, 2014 from the producers of “The Expendables,” is:
“The Legend of Hercules” is the origin story of the mythical Greek hero. Betrayed by his stepfather (the king) and exiled and sold into slavery because of a forbidden love, Hercules must use his formidable powers to fight his way back to his rightful kingdom.
The plot synopsis for “Hercules,” which stars Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and opens just 6 months »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
Kellan Lutz ‘The Legend of Hercules’: New Summit release has 0% Rotten Tomatoes approval rating (photo: Gaia Weiss and shirtless Kellan Lutz in ‘The Legend of Hercules’) Starring Kellan Lutz, best known as the hunky and likable vampire Emmett in the Twilight movies, The Legend of Hercules opens today, January 10, 2014, in North America. That’s the good news for Kellan Lutz fans. Now, the bad news: The Legend of Hercules isn’t about to become the next Spartacus — or even the next Gladiator. “The only thing epic about The Legend of Hercules is what a failure it is,” writes Stephanie Merry in the Washington Post, while Newsday‘s Rafer Guzman’s complains that “this painfully feeble version of the strongman story fails on every level, from Lutz’s wooden acting to the styrofoam special effects.” In fact, out of 35 reviews, the Summit Entertainment / Lionsgate Pictures release has a 0% approval rating »
- Zac Gille
It's awesome the amount of brawn is working over brain in The Legend of Hercules, the latest sword-and-sandals actioner - Sure, that's still a genre - which just so happens to be directed by Renny Harlin (Die Hard 2, The Long Kiss Goodnight). Harlin is a man who made similarly brawn-over-brain actioners all through the 1990's, movies which hit that awesome meter pretty much throughout. Now he makes WWE movies. Unfortunately what hobbles the enjoyment in The Legend of Hercules is not the action, but how awkwardly and lazily the movie rips off other, better films. It's just a lame knockoff of 300, Gladiator, and Braveheart, and no amount of chest meat Kellan Lutz puffs out can distract us from that. More below! Lutz plays the mythical half-man, half-God son of Zeus, birthed to Queen Alcmene (Roxanne McKee) and King Amphitryon (Scott Adkins). Pay attention. There's gonna be a test, but it's multiple choice. »
- Jeremy Kirk
Review of The Legend of Hercules starring Kellan Lutz. Kellan Lutz has the muscle but lacks heroic charisma to lift the film above mediocrity. Veteran action director Renny Harlin (Die Hard 2, Cliffhanger) delivers the first of two Hercules movies planned for 2014 with The Legend of Hercules (originally titled Hercules: The Legend Begins) and probably squashes chances for a blood-and-sandals revival in the process. Maybe, just maybe, the 54-year-old Harlin is a fan of the silly Sons of Hercules movies and its ‘60s TV spinoff (like me!) or the ‘80s movies with Lou Ferrigno and aims for a modern-day, 3D version of family-friendly, intentionally silly B-moviemaking. Sadly, action fans in search of pulpy thrills leave the swift-paced adventure wondering how a veteran action director like Harlin botches such an audience-friendly action hero like Hercules. The laughs unfold with abandon throughout the movie although many of them felt unintentional to me. »
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