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Ghostbusters' Ernie Hudson Said To Be Up For 'T'Chaka' Role In Black Panther

8 April 2015 7:30 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

El Mayimbe is back with another Marvel scoop, and this one is sure to make Black Panther fans very happy. It looks like the next major role to be cast will be that of King T'Chaka; and according to Mayimbe Ernie Hudson (The Crow, Ghostbusters, Oz) is being looked at to play him. T'Chaka was T'Challa/Black Panther's Father, and in the comics held the title of Chieftain of Wakanda -- pledged to protect the sacred metal known as Vibranium. He was also an ally of Captain America's, and had superhuman strength, speed and agility thanks to a sacred herb that he alone was granted access to. Of course the movie version will probably differ significantly in that regard! Hudson will be best know for playing Winston Zeddemore in the Ghostbusters flicks, but he's appeared in many popular movies since then including The Crow and The Hand That Rocks The Cradle. »

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John Wick Review

4 April 2015 1:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Directors: Chad Stahelski, David Leitch

Cast: Keanu Reeves, Michael Nyqvist, Willem Dafoe, Alfie Allen, Adrianne Palecki, John Leguizamo, Ian McShane, Lance Reddick

Certificate: 15

Running Time: 101 minutes

Synopsis: John Wick (Reeves) is a retired hit man who finds himself drawn back into the dangerous world of organised crime after the local mob boss’ son Iosef (Allen) breaks into his home and murders his dog, a gift left to him from his recently deceased wife. 

In recent weeks we at Thn have been taking a walk down the memory lane of Keanu Reeves’ career in our series Keanu Classics. The series has looked at past victories Bill & Ted, My Own Private Idaho, Point Break, Speed and The Matrix. Since The Matrix though it’s all been a little quiet on the Keanu front. He popped up in Christmas 2013 release 47 Ronin briefly and then vanished again. All that is about to change this »

- Kat Smith

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New Projects: Patty Hearst, ‘Barbershop 3′, and a Lego spinoff

26 March 2015 11:07 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Just days after the 39th anniversary of the conviction of Patty Hearst back on March 20, 1976, Deadline is reporting that Fox 2000 has acquired the rights to a new, untitled book being written by Jeffrey Toobin about the life and kidnapping of Hearst. The writers behind Big Eyes, Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski, will be adapting Toobin’s account.

Deadline is also speculating the role might also be in development for Jennifer Lawrence, but those talks are currently preliminary.

Hearst was 20 when she was kidnapped from her wealthy parents in the Hearst Publishing Family. She was later found to have changed her name to Tania and had joined up with her kidnappers, the Symbionese Liberation Army and eventually robbed a bank in San Francisco. Hearst’s story, based on her own novel, was first adapted into a film in 1988 by Paul Schrader, with Natasha Richardson in the role. Hearst is now 61.

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- Brian Welk

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Jack Huston Is ‘The Crow’

24 March 2015 12:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The reboot of The Crow just got a major shot in the arm, with the news that Jack Huston is to squeeze into the leathers left by departing star Luke Evans.

Evans quit following numerous production delays, but the signing of Huston should get the show back on the road. He’s perhaps best known for his role as scarred veteran and expert sharp shooter Richard Harrow in Boardwalk Empire, but has several high profile projects coming up. These include following in the footsteps of Charlton Heston as Ben-hur.

Based on James O’Barr’s comic book, the original franchise saw tortured rock star Eric Draven brought back from the grave to take revenge on the brutal gang who murdered him and his lover. Star Brandon Lee infamously died in an accident during the shoot for the first movie, and his place was taken in subsequent instalments by Vincent Perez, »

- Steve Palace

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Evangeline Changes Shape and Tone Too Many Times: A Movie Review

23 March 2015 7:53 PM, PDT | 28 Days Later Analysis | See recent 28 Days Later Analysis news »

*full disclosure: an online screener of this film was provided by Uncork'd Entertainment. Director/writer: Karen Lam. Cast: Kat de Lieva, Richard Harmon, Mayumi Yoshida, David Lewis David Lewis and Kelvin Redvers. Evangeline is a revenge tale, from director Karen Lam. This title was completed in 2013, toured festivals and now, the film is set to release on home video formats. Though, this is one release that might best be forgotten. An homage to Alex Proyas' The Crow (1994), Evangeline is more rock video than a true film. Lam's storytelling style brings lots of characters to the screen, none of whom are really developed. Even the protagonist is shallow and mute, through much of the film. As well, so many ideas are introduced into the story, that Evangeline staggers all over the place. Only the visual style, which is often dark and moody, is consistent and well produced. Almost all other film elements are incongruous, »

- noreply@blogger.com (Michael Allen)

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Jack Huston Confirmed As The New Crow

23 March 2015 1:19 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Last month, Jack Huston was revealed to be in talks to play The Crow's Eric Draven, but nothing official was announced. Now, however, the ink has dried on the contracts, the hands have been shaken and Huston can start digging into how he’ll play the tragic hero of The Crow for director Corin Hardy. Hardy was hired as the latest man to call the shots back in December, and it appears that the film is finally back on track after a tortuous spell in development limbo, with a shoot pencilled in for this spring. Claire Wilson is currently on writing duties for the screenplay, which, like Alex Proyas’ 1994 take, adapts James O’Barr’s tale of Draven, a musician murdered by criminals before being brought back from the land of the dead by a mysterious, mystical crow to get revenge against those who wronged him and his fiancée. »

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It's official: Jack Huston aka Richard Harrow will play Eric Draven in 'The Crow'

23 March 2015 1:13 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Is it for real this time? Jack Huston, best known for playing the role of assassin Richard Harrow on HBO's "Boardwalk Empire," has closed a deal to star as Eric Draven in Relatively long-gestating remake of "The Crow," according to Deadline. Luke Evans, who was previously attached to the role, dropped out in January. Corin Hardy ("The Hallow") is set to direct. Huston will shoot the film after he completes work on Timur Bekmambetov's "Ben-Hur" remake, in which he's playing the title character. Draven was played in Alex Proyas's 1994 adaptation by Brandon Lee, who died on set after a live round was accidentally fired from a gun that was supposed to be loaded with blanks. »

- Chris Eggertsen

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Jack Huston to Star in ‘The Crow’ Remake

23 March 2015 12:59 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Jack Huston will star in Relativity’s remake of “The Crow,” playing the role originated by the late Brandon Lee in the 1994 film.

Huston will portray Eric Draven in the dark thriller, based on the James O’Barr graphic novel.

Directed by Corin Hardy, “The Crow” will start filming later this year.

Huston, co-star on “Boardwalk Empire,” will shoot another bigscreen remake this year in the title role in “Ben Hur” from Paramount and MGM. He’s also starring in the “The Longest Ride” and “Pride, Prejudice and Zombies.”

Producers on “The Crow” are Edward Pressman, Kevin Misher, Relativity’s Ryan Kavanaugh, Jeff Most and Jeff Waxman. Gutierrez, Tucker Tooley, Bob and Harvey Weinstein and Dan Farah are exec producers.

Hardy came on to “The Crow” in December after F. Javier Gutierrez became unavailable when he took on directing “The Ring 3″ for Paramount. Hardy’s credits include “The Hallow” and the animated short “Butterfly. »

- Dave McNary

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Jack Huston Set As ‘The Crow’ In Relativity Remake

23 March 2015 12:43 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: The Crow will take flight with Jack Huston now set to play the starring role originated by Brandon Lee. Huston has closed his deal to play Eric Draven, the tragic hero in a film that will be directed by The Hallow‘s Corin Hardy and will begin production in 2015. He’ll do this after he finishes shooting the title role in the Ben-Hur remake that Timur Bekmambetov is directing for MGM and Paramount. That means after his superb run as the disfigured assassin… »

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Boardwalk Empire Alum Jack Huston Confirmed to Star in The Crow Remake

23 March 2015 | The Daily BLAM! | See recent The Daily BLAM! news »

Relativity Media's upcoming action thriller The Crow, based on the graphic novel by James O'Barr and directed by Colin Hardy (The Hallow), has cast it's leading man after a long search. The Crow centers on slain musician Eric Draven's return from the dead to avenge his and his fiancée’s murder at the hands of a street gang. O'Barr wrote the book after experiencing a personal tragedy in his life. In 1994 the story was adapted into a critically acclaimed feature film directed by Alex Proyas and starring Brandon Lee, who died tragically during production. Three sequels and a Canadian television series were made, though none were very well received. It's now been confirmed that Jack Huston, known for his turn as disfigured war veteran turned mob enforcer Richard Harrow in HBO's Boardwalk »

- Pietro Filipponi

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Slideshow: Exclusive 2014 C2E2 Portraits to Anticipate the 2015 Chicago Expo From April 24 to 26

22 March 2015 6:42 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Previous | Image 1 of 33 | NextEve Myles of TV’s ‘Torchwood.’

Chicago – The Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo, popularly known as “C2E2,” is coming back to the Windy City next month, Friday, April 24th through Sunday, April 26th. The three day event draws many celebrities, comic book artists and memorabilia vendors. HollywoodChicago.com was at last year’s event, and got 33 Exclusive Portraits of the TV and film personalities.

Photographer Joe Arce captured photos of these celebrities at the 2014 C2E2, representing TV and films such as “Ghostbusters,” “The Walking Dead” and “Game of Thrones.” Click “Next” and “Previous” to scan through the slideshow or jump directly to individual photos with the captioned links below. All images © Joe Arce of Starstruck Foto for HollywoodChicago.com.

C2E2_1: Eve Myles of TV’s ‘Torchwood.’ C2E2_2: The stiff upper lip of Eve Myles. C2E2_3: Louis Lombardi of TV’s ’24’ and film ‘The Usual Suspects. »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Exclusive: Staci Layne Wilson & Arielle Brachfield Talk Good Family Times; Brand New Still

21 March 2015 5:56 PM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

The husband/wife filmmaking team of Michael Biehn and Jennifer Blanc-Biehn have been working nonstop over the last couple of years, with a massive amount of independent genre features that they’ve either starred in, produced or even directed themselves. Films like The Victim and Hidden In The Woods are just a couple of the ones they’ve already completed, with more than a dozen others in various stages of production. Building a solid roster of filmmakers, actors and various other people in the team that they tend to work with, it’s obvious that Blanc/Biehn Productions is a force to be reckoned with and slowing down isn’t a possibility for them.

One partnership that has this writer pretty excited to hear about, is the partnership with longtime film critic/filmmaker Staci Layne Wilson, who has already directed one feature for the company (Fetish Factory) and is now working on another, »

- Jerry Smith

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"Toronto ComiCon" - March 20-22, 2015

20 March 2015 7:53 AM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

"Toronto ComiCon", presented by "Fan Expo Canada" will be held March 20, 21 and 22, 2015 @ the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, with unique exhibitors, presentations, workshops and celebrity guests including Chad Coleman, aka 'Tyreese' on "The Walking Dead", Karen Gillan, aka 'Nebula' in "Guardians Of The Galaxy", Jaime Murray aka 'Stahma Tarr' from the series "Defiance" and a whole lot more:

Meet more of the cast of "Defiance", with Grant Bowler, Stephanie Leonidas, Tony Curran and Jesse Rath signing autographs...

...posing for photo ops and uniting on stage for a Q&A session.

Shannen Doherty aka 'Prue Halliwell' from the series "Charmed" will also be in attendance...

...along with Chad Coleman, aka 'Tyreese'. 

...Karen Gillan aka 'Nebula'.

In the 'Artist Alley', pencillers, inkers and writers display and offer for sale comics, graphic novels, limited edition prints, original art and sketches, with Neal Adams, Dan Parent and a whole lot more.

In the 'Retailer Area', »

- Michael Stevens

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Casting: Findlay, Martinez, Palmer, Mackie

17 March 2015 6:14 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

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Following his confirmation of Jack Huston as the title character in "The Crow" reboot, the comic's creator James O'Barr has also confirmed that "Downton Abbey" actress Jessica Brown Findlay has scored the female lead role.

Findlay will play Eric Draven's murdered girlfriend Shelly in flashbacks in the project which Corin Hardy ("The Hallow") will direct. O'Barr confirms that much of the cast will be British with one of them to be a "Game of Thrones" veteran. [Source: Dread Central]

Message from the King

Natalie Martinez ("Secrets And Lies") has joined the cast of Fabrice Du Welz's revenge thriller "Message From The King". Chadwick Boseman plays a South African who descends into the L.A. underworld in an attempt to avenge his younger sister's death and rescue her stepson from the immoral world into which he's been sold.

Martinez will play Trish, the former neighbor of Jacob's missing sister Bianca who »

- Garth Franklin

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The Crow reboot: Jack Huston confirmed to star

16 March 2015 11:04 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The new take on The Crow won't be a remake of the Brandon Lee-headlined movie. And Jack Huston is now confirmed for the lead role.

It finally - finally - looks as though the mooted reboot of The Crow is going to happen. After the part had been linked with the likes of Bradley Cooper, Luke Evans and Tom Hiddleston, it's Boardwalk Empire star Jack Huston who will be taking on the lead role in the movie.

The news was confirmed by the creator of The Crow, James O'Barr, who told Dread Central (and others) that he was "really happy with that choice", when talking about the casting. O'Barr also revealed that, rather than being a straight remake of the 1994 movie, this The Crow will be an adaptation of the original graphic novel. Cliff Dorfman has penned the screenplay.

Joining Jack Huston in the cast, incidentally, is Jessica Brown Findlay (Downton Abbey, »

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'Crow' Remake Casts 'Downton Abbey' Star as Eric's Fiancee

16 March 2015 10:57 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The Crow comic book creator James O'Barr made an appearance at the Lexington Comic-Con over the weekend, where he confirmed that Jack Huston is playing Eric Draven in the upcoming reboot. During a 45-minute panel session, he also confirmed that Downton Abbey star Jessica Brown Findlay will play Eric's fiancee Shelly Webster. Brandon Lee and Sofia Shinas played Eric and Shelly in the original 1994 adaptation The Crow, which follows Eric as he is brought back to life after he and his fiancee are murdered to exact his revenge. He also spoke about his experiences with Relativity Studios, who is producing the reboot, while offering praise for Jack Huston as Eric Draven.

"Actually, I just came from L.A., straight here. Relativity Studios is producing it. I spent four days with the director, and I'm delighted with it. I've worked on a lot of movies, not a lot of them I'm proud of, »

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Boardwalk Empire star Jack Huston confirmed for The Crow reboot

16 March 2015 10:12 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Jack Huston has been confirmed as the star of the reboot of The Crow.

James O'Barr - who created the original comic book - has revealed that the Boardwalk Empire star will replace Luke Evans in the film.

The cartoonist told Dread Central that he was "really happy with that choice".

The protagonist Eric - who rose from the dead to avenge the death of his lover - was famously played by Brandon Lee in the 1994 film.

Huston will next be seen in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and the Ben-Hur remake.

Corin Hardy will direct The Crow, which is currently scheduled to shoot in the spring. »

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Jack Huston and Jessica Brown Findlay to Star in 'The Crow'

16 March 2015 9:02 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

The Crow remake over at Relativity sure has had its share of ups and downs, departures and attachments. Most recently Luke Evans dropped out of starring as the lead character, Eric Draven, a man that rises from the dead to avenge his and his fiancee's death. Now, previous rumors that Jack Huston ("Boardwalk Empire") would pick up where Evans left off appear to have come true. Reported by Dread Central, series creator James O'Barr told the site, "Jack Huston has definitely been cast. I'm really happy with that choice and the film will shoot in a couple of months." Meanwhile, we also learn Jessica Brown Findlay (A Winter's Tale, "Downton Abbey") will star as Draven's fiancee, Shelly Webster. I've never read O'Barr's graphic novel, which served as the inspiration for 1994's The Crow starring Brandon Lee, but he tells the site this new adaptation will stick much closer to the source material. »

- Brad Brevet

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Jessica Brown Findlay Joins The Crow Remake As 'Shelly'

16 March 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

During a Q&A panel a the Lexington Comic and Toy Convention, The Crow creator James O’Barr not only confirmed that Jack Huston (Boardwalk Empire, American Hustle, Shrooms) would don the black and white face-paint as Eric Draven in Corin Hardy's remake, but that he'd be joined by Jessica Brown Findlay (A Winter's Tale, The Riot Club, Downton Abbey) as his doomed fiancée, Shelly Webster. This character was played by Sofia Shinas in the original film, and it's her brutal rape and murder that brings Draven back from the dead to exact his bloody revenge. O'Barr also revealed a few more interesting details: the bulk of the cast will be made up of of British actors; in the film the crow will actually speak to Eric as he does in the comics; and if there's a sequel, it will feature a female lead. Check out the video below. »

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Jack Huston Is The Crow

16 March 2015 8:55 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

This weekend saw James O’Barr, the creator of The Crow, hold court at Lexington Comic and Toy Convention, pouring forth for something like 45 minutes worth of personal, sometimes passionate discussion. As far as these panels go, it was an unusually meaningful and candid one, with O’Barr talking pretty freely about what his creation means to him.

And I believe his enthusiasm for the upcoming new film of The Crow is easy to understand too. Talking about director Corin Hardy, the new approach and the cast, it was obvious that O’Barr’s endorsement wasn’t just motivated by the potential for big-bucks earning.

You can see the whole talk in the video below, but here are the headline points. First of all, O’Barr says that the new film will be very true to his original comics, offering something like a ‘page by page’ adaptation. This will go »

- Brendon Connelly

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