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Robert De Niro Tops List of Most Movie Deaths

27 December 2010 4:16 PM, PST | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

ChaCha put together a list of actors who have died the most in their movies. Topping the list is Robert De Niro with fifteen deaths, including ones in "Cape Fear," "Frankenstein" and "Jackie Brown." Bruce Willis also made the list and was actually killed twice by his ex-wife Demi Moore in "Mortal Thoughts" and "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle." Brad Pitt is in top ten as well, but his deaths are a bit odd. He died in "Cool World," but returned as an animated character. He died in "Fight Club," but never actually existed. And he died in "Meet Joe Black," but came back as Death. The list is far from perfect, since it doesn't include Leonardo DiCaprio (The Departed, Titanic, Blood Diamond), Kevin Spacey (Se7en, American Beauty, La Confidential), Samuel L. Jackson (Deep Blue Sea, True Romance, Jurassic Park), or John Travolta (Pulp Fiction, Face/Off, The Punisher). Plus, there »

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Noyce steps away from 'Salt' sequel

21 December 2010 5:59 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Salt director Phillip Noyce has revealed that he will not be involved in the sequel to the Angelina Jolie spy hit. Speaking to Moviehole, the Australian filmmaker - whose movies include Patriot Games and The Quiet American - claimed that he had contributed all he could to the character. "Those three [alternate] Blu-ray cuts [of the film] represent just about everything I have to offer on Everlyn Salt," he explained. (more) »

- By Simon Reynolds

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Blu-ray review: Salt starring Angelina Jolie

15 December 2010 9:06 AM, PST | The Geek Files | See recent The Geek Files news »

Released on DVD and Blu-ray this week is Salt, starring Angelina Jolie as a CIA agent who goes on the run after a defector accuses her of being a Russian spy sent to assassinate the Us president.

Directed by Phillip Noyce (Clear and Present Danger, Patriot Games), this action thriller also stars Liev Schreiber (X-Men Origins: Wolverine) and Chiwetel Ejiofor (2012, Talk to Me).

The Blu-ray, rated 15, contains no less than three versions of the movie: the original theatrical release, a director's cut and an extended cut.

The disc offers these alternatives with - as far as I could see - no further hints at how they differed (such as 'new ending' etc) so without any onscreen assistance, I plumped for the director's cut for no reason other than I had to pick one of them.

Jolie pours every grain of herself into the role of Evelyn Salt, and the opening »

- David Bentley

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Win Salt on Blu-ray

13 December 2010 6:29 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Salt is released on Blu-ray today on DVD and Blu-ray and to celebrate, Sony Home Entertainment have been kind enough to give us three copies of the movie to give away on Blu-ray. Salt stars Angelina Jolie, Liev Schreiber, and Chiwetel Ejiofor and is directed by Phillip Noyce.

Synopsis: Angelina Jolie stars as Evelyn Salt, a trusted and loyal CIA operative who is forced to go on the run when a Russian defector convinces her superiors that she’s a double agent sent to assassinate the President of the United States. As the intense manhunt heats up, Salt uses all of her skills as a covert operative to elude capture as she fights to uncover a secret so explosive it could change the course of world history.

Directed by Phillip Noyce (Clear and Present Danger, Patriot Games), Salt was written by Kurt Wimmer. Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Sunil Perkash produced, »

- David Sztypuljak

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Lorenzo di Bonaventura Offers Update on New Jack Ryan Film Moscow

29 November 2010 | The Daily BLAM! | See recent The Daily BLAM! news »

Chris Pine is set to take over the role of Jack Ryan, Tom Clancy's most famous protagonist, in reboot of the action-thriller film franchise, but it won't be a complete reworking of the character. Jack Ryan has been immortalized in over a dozen best selling novels, as well as four films over the past three decades. First, the character was portrayed by Alec Baldwin in The Hunt for Red October, immediately followed by Harrison Ford in Clear and Present Danger and Patriot Games, and finally Ben Affleck in The Sum of All Fears. Now, Chris Pine (Star Trek's Captain James T. Kirk) will take over the mantle for Moscow, yet another reboot of the franchise. IGN caught up with producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura, who discussed how he is planning on bringing Ryan back to the silver screen: "We're not »

- Pietro Filipponi

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Salt director Phillip Noyce to helm time travel film Timeless

11 November 2010 6:42 PM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

While Salt was no great shakes (...), Phillip Noyce has nonetheless delivered in the directorial department before with such films as The Quiet American and Rabbit-proof Fence, as well as the Jack Ryan films Clear And Present Danger and Patriot Games. But how will the filmmaker fare with a time travel film? According to Deadline, the Australian-born director will tackle just that in a film entitled Timeless from a spec script by Enchanted writer Bill Kelly (Premonition, Blast From The »

- George Merchan

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Phillip Noyce to Direct Timeless; Time-Travel Movie from Enchanted Screenwriter

11 November 2010 1:46 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Director Phillip Noyce (Salt) is currently in negotiations to direct a time-travel film called Timeless. The flick comes from a spec script written by Bill Kelly, who also wrote the surprisingly great Disney film Enchanted.  Deadline reports that the premise involves, “a recently wed man [who] loses his wife and discovers after the fact that she left him a fortune. Haunted by an unresolved issue between himself and his wife, the man invests the money to build a time travel device, just to see her one last time.”

It’s unknown how soon the project will go into production, as Noyce has a rather full schedule at the moment. He recently signed on to direct another spy thriller, Wenceslas Square, and has been preparing an adaptation of Tim Winton’s Dirt Music for some time now with Russell Crowe eyeing the lead. He also has the sequel to this summer’s »

- Adam Chitwood

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Stuntman To Climb The 39 Steps

8 November 2010 2:06 PM, PST | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Veteran stuntman Vic Armstrong is to make his feature film directorial debut by remaking Alfred Hitchcock classic The 39 Steps.

The filmmaker, who is most famous for stunts in films like Raiders of the Lost Ark and Patriot Games, is set to tackle the John Buchan novel in 2011, according to website MovieHole.net.

According to imdb.com, Robert Towne is also planning a remake of the movie, which has hit the big screen three times since Hitchcock's 1935 classic, starring Robert Donat as man-on-the-run Richard Hannay.

Brits Kenneth More and Robert Powell have also played Hannay in 1959 and 1978 remakes. And Rupert Penry-Jones starred in a TV movie version of Buchan's story in 2008. »

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Stephen Dorff, Christian Slater, Wes Bentley Join Indie Drug Thriller 'Rites Of Passage'

4 November 2010 11:20 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

English Actress Kate Maberly Also In Cast Stephen Dorff, who might be experiencing a career renaissance after his turn in Sofia Coppola’s “Somewhere,” is joining Christian Slater in the indie thriller “Rites of Passage.” Dorff and Slater, as well as another comeback kid Wes Bentley (who kicked a heroin habit in the last few years) and Kate Maberly ("Finding Neverland"), will be under the direction of screenwriter Peter Iliff (“Patriot Games," “Varsity Blues”). Also penned by Iliff, 'Passage' will serve as his directorial debut. Based on a story conceived by the writer/director and Rick Halsey, the plot “centers on an… »

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Slater, Dorff, Bentley Seek "Passage"

3 November 2010 7:00 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Christian Slater, Stephen Dorff, Wes Bentley, Kate Maberly, Ryan Donowho, Travis Van Winkle, Angelic Zambrana and Ashley Hinshaw have all joined the cast of the new thriller "Rites of Passage" reports Variety.

The story follows a young anthropology student seeking a traditional ceremony to mark his entry into manhood. He and his partying classmates to a ranch owned by his older brother (Slater) where he indulges in a drug-fuelled life that indulges in some ancient Indian rituals.

"Point Break" and "Patriot Games" scribe W. Peter Iliff makes his directorial debut on the project.

Shooting kicks off this week while Mark Canton, Jonathan Sachar, David Hopwood and W.D. Johnson will produce. »

- Garth Franklin

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Slater, Dorff, Bentley and Maberly in Rites of Passage

2 November 2010 | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

Christian Slater, Stephen Dorff, Wes Bentley and Kate Maberly will star in independent thriller Rites of Passage , which will mark the directorial debut of screenwriter Peter Iliff ( Point Break , Patriot Games ). Written by Iliff, the film "centers on an anthropology bookworm who laments his place in a society that lacks a ceremony to mark his transition into manhood and leads his hard-partying, stressed-out classmates to his family's abandoned ranch -- where his brother (Slater) lives in a psychotic world of drugs, guilt and Chumash Indian rituals." Production starts this week on the film. »

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Christian Slater in 'Rites of Passage' independent thriller

2 November 2010 3:07 AM, PDT | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Christian Slater has signed onto "Rites of Passage," and indie thriller with Stephen Dorff, Wes Bentley and Kate Maberly. The film marks the directorial debut of screenwriter Peter Iliff ("Point Break," "Patriot Games"). Mark Canton produces with Jonathan Sachar, David Hopwood and W.D. Johnson. Financing for the project will come from Johnson's new company, Demarest Films. According to Variety, the screenplay by Illiff tells of an anthropology bookworm who laments his place in a society that lacks a ceremony to mark his transition into manhood and leads his hard-partying, stressed-out classmates to his family's abandoned ranch -- where his brother lives in a psychotic world of drugs, guilt and Chumash Indian rituals. »

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Exclusive: trailer for Ice! True Blood's Stephen Moyer and Sam Neil fight the ice age

27 October 2010 4:48 PM, PDT | QuietEarth.us | See recent QuietEarth news »

This adaptation of James Follett's 70's post-apocalyptic disaster novel, "Ice," comes from the producers of the 13-part network series, Crusoe and the recent 2-part modernization of Day of the Triffids. It stars Vampire Bill, Stephen Moyer, Sam Neil, and that mom from Spielberg's A.I..

Synopsis:

Ice sees the destructive effects of climate change cause unimaginable devastation and panic worldwide as the human race finds itself contemplating the dawn of a new ice age.

It is 2020. Findings by environmental scientist Professor Thom Archer suggest that Halo, the corporate energy company drilling on the Greenland Glacier are causing it to melt.

Archer's warnings are ignored, so he heads to the Arctic to find indisputable evidence. Upon arrival, he realises humankind is under immediate threat, and races home to save hisfamily.

The glacier collapses, with devastating consequences. Astonishing weather patterns emerge and plunge the world's temperatures into steep decline.

Ice confronts »

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Harrison Ford calls on Us to ratify treaty on conservation

27 October 2010 4:41 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The actor warns that the cost of exclusion from a global biodiversity plan will be felt financially and in wellbeing

• In pictures: New Amazon species

The actor Harrison Ford has called on the United States to ratify the international treaty governing conservation and urged consumers everywhere to shop more responsibly in order to limit the impact on the natural world.

Ford was speaking in Nagoya on the fringes of a crucial United Nations conference to establish a global action plan to protect the natural world. But the Us – the world's biggest economy and consumer – is not taking a full part in the discussions because Congress has refused to ratify the Un Convention on Biological Diversity that the former president Bill Clinton signed in 1993.

"It's a matter of political will," Ford told the Guardian. "I'm not sure what objections the Us has to taking the necessary steps. I know it's difficult »

- Jonathan Watts

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Tom Clancy's Without Remorse to Become a Movie

21 October 2010 4:07 AM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

NY Mag is reporting that "The Shield" creator Shawn Ryan has signed on to adapt Tom Clancy's 1993 best-selling "Without Remorse" for Paramount Pictures. "Star Trek" writers/producers Alex Kurtzman and Robert Orci are on board to produce. The book follows one of Clancy's recurring characters, John Kelly (who later assumes the alias of John Clark, and appears in the Jack Ryan novels like "Patriot Games" and "Rainbow Six"), as he seeks revenge against the Baltimore drug ring responsible for the death of his girlfriend. While the book is set in the 1970s during the Vietnam War, insiders tell us there's no definitive plan to make the film a "period" piece. The last time we heard about this project was back in 2006, when John Singleton (Four Brothers) was rumored to direct and Joaquin Phoenix to star. »

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Tom Clancy's 'Without Remorse' to be adapted by Shawn Ryan

20 October 2010 11:30 PM, PDT | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Shawn Ryan ("The Shield" creator, FX's "Terriers") will adapt Tom Clancy's 1993 best-seller "Without Remorse" for Paramount Pictures. According to Vulture, insiders familiar with the situation said that the project will be produced by Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci ("Star Trek," "Fringe") as well as David Ellison's Skydance Productions. The book follows one of Clancy's John Kelly, a recurring hero who later assumes the alias of John Clark, appearing in the Jack Ryan novels "Patriot Games" and "Rainbow Six." In the book's story which is set in the 70s during the Vietman War, he seeks revenge against the Baltimore drug ring who is responsible for his girlfriend's death. the death of his girlfriend. »

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Shawn Ryan Will Adapt Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse, Set in the Jack Ryan Universe

20 October 2010 9:38 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

In perhaps the best news of the day, Paramount Pictures has chosen The Shield creator Shawn Ryan to adapt Tom Clancy’s best-selling 1993 novel Without Remorse into a feature film. According to Vulture, Transformers scribes Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci will produce the film along with David Ellison. The film is a means of establishing a new franchise for the studio, who recently sold their major Marvel titles to Disney.

Set in the Jack Ryan universe, Remorse tells the origin story of CIA operative John Clark (who figured prominently in other Clancy novels, most notably Clear and Present Danger) and his rise to prominence as a lethal government spy. The character was played by Willem Dafoe in the film adaptation of Clear and Present Danger, whilst Liev Schrieber briefly took on the role in 2002’s The Sum of All Fears. No word on whether this film will tie in with »

- Jeff Ames

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Shield Creator Tackles Tom Clancy Novel

20 October 2010 5:52 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Shawn Ryan is not to be confused with Jack Ryan, Tom Clancy's most famous character. For one thing, he's bald. For another, he created The Shield, which is more than Cold War hero Jack ever did. That said, Ryan is now on course to develop the story of another Clancy hero, as he signs on to script Without Remorse.The story is one of Clancy's novels which focuses on hulking ex-Navy Seal / Vietnam veteran / CIA agent John Kelly (aka John Clark) as he tries to take revenge on the Baltimore drug ring responsible for murdering his girlfriend. The novel is set during the 70s and the Vietnam War, but there's no word yet on whether the film will stay in that period.Kelly, as Clark, appeared in the Jack Ryan books Rainbox Six and Patriot Games, and was previously played by Willem Dafoe (Clear and Present Danger) and Liev Schreiber »

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Can Star Trek's Chris Pine beam us up a Jack Ryan we care about?

21 September 2010 6:19 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Tom Clancy's personality-free hero will return to a world forever changed by Bourne and Bauer. Is he tough enough to survive?

So there's to be another Jack Ryan film, the first since 2002's The Sum of All Fears. Anthony Peckham, screenwriter on Sherlock, has signed up to pen the script, while Lost's Jack Bender will direct and Star Trek's Chris Pine will become the fourth actor to play Ryan. Excited? No, you're probably not.

Although the four previous Jack Ryan films – 1990's The Hunt for Red October, 1992's Patriot Games, 1994's Clear and Present Danger and 2002's The Sum of All Fears – have each taken around $200m worldwide, their success seems to be in spite of their hero, not because of him. As a character Ryan is little more than a dim bulb, an empty shell with a pile of ridiculous achievements where a personality should be »

- Stuart Heritage

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Invictus Screenwriter Hired for Next Jack Ryan Thriller

20 September 2010 9:30 AM, PDT | Reelzchannel.com | See recent ReelzChannel news »

The script for the fifth Jack Ryan movie has been in the works for a while, and it will reportedly get the pen of another writer before it is complete. Producer Mace Neufeld, who has worked on all four previous Jack Ryan movies — The Hunt for Red October, Patriot Games, A Clear and Present Danger, and The Sum of All Fears — revealed to fan's of the Tom Clancy character in December of last year that he was awaiting a script from Adam Koxac. Koxac's script reportedly arrived last January. Now, according to THR Anthony Peckham will take over scripting duties.

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- Ryan Gowland

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