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Boasting a killer title, Classics Mutilated (Idw Publishing; available now) is a brilliant concept about combining public domain chestnuts with the horror and sci-fi genre. Imagine Captain Ahab in a battle to the death with a Wendigo creature or Huckleberry Finn being chased by a Lovecraftian monster? Editor Jeff Conner offers a list of superb storytellers (Lezli Robyn, Chris Ryall, The Crow’s John Shirley and The Drive-in’s Joe R. Lansdale) contributing to 13 original and highly entertaining stories. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jorge Solis)
For those of us growing up in the 80s, Dolph Lundgren needs no introduction. However, since the interview took place, I've talked to several people, mostly in their late teens/early twenties, who haven't heard of him and I've become increasingly aware of the generation gap. It was a subject which came up in the interview itself, so in the interest of inclusion, following the interview portion, there's a very quick rundown of the films that encouraged such loyal geek fandom starting some twenty-five years ago.
At the interview, the man himself was incredibly polite, friendly and laughed at every available opportunity, also apologising at the beginning and end of our time for not being able to stand up to shake hands. (He was wired in to microphones. »
Not everyone is a big fan of his, but for my money Alex Proyas has built up for himself a strong body of work over the years. The Crow, Dark City, I, Robot and Knowing are all, in my opinion, under-rated gems that I have greatly enjoyed.
Next up for him now seems to be “Amp”, at least as producer and possibly as director as well. Amp is a sci-fi novel set in the near future where technology developed to mend the physically disabled winds up turning them into supermen. The novel comes from Daniel H Wilson, whose Robopocalypse looks set to be directed by Spielberg before too long. Summit will produce the film, having fought off interest from Working Title and Paramount for what is said to be a mixture of science fiction and political allegory in the vein of District 9. Given that Proyas handled near future sci-fi in I, »
- Dave Roper
Daniel H. Wilson, author of Robopocalypse has sold the film rights to his forthcoming novel, a sci-fi thriller entitled Amp to Summit Entertainment. Wilson dropped the news on his blog that Alex Proyas (The Crow, I, Robot, Dark City) has been attached to produce the project, and will likely direct the big-screen adaptation.
Amp is set in a world where the technology designed to make the disabled whole, turns them into supermen.
Production and release dates have yet to be announced. »
- Jason Moore
Hollywood is generally pessimistic when it comes to the future and tends to exaggerate how technology is likely to evolve in the 21st century (where are the Back to the Future-inspired hoverboards???). If there’s any truth to the sci-fi tale Amp, then at least we can become cybernetic entities sometime during the upcoming years.
Summit Entertainment has purchased the rights to Amp, a work-in-progress from author Daniel H. Wilson. Alex Proyas (The Crow, Dark City) will produce the project and could settle into the director’s chair as well.
Wilson’s other futuristic sci-fi tale, Robopocalypse, was picked up by Disney’s Touchstone and will be brought to the big screen under the direction of one Steven Spielberg. Deadline reports that Amp is currently being written by Wilson, who will hand over the work one piece…
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- Sandy Schaefer
The label “visionary director” is slapped on so many hot young helmers that it’s become a pointless marketing tool, but if anyone deserves that title, it would be the seriously brilliant director of The Crow and Dark City, Alex Proyas. FirstShowing.net reports Proyas is interested in producing the still-in-progress sci-fi novel Amp by Robopocalypse (A Steven Spielberg project) author Daniel H. Wilson.
Proyas is currently slated to direct Paradise Lost and Dracula Year Zero (with Sam Worthington as the Count) but has landed a deal with Summit to produce – and maybe direct – Wilson’s novel, which won’t be released until June 2011. The novel is reportedly set in a future society where technology designed to heal disabled people ends up turning them into supermen. Sounds fun. No clues yet about what the title might stand for (if indeed it’s an acronym), but as Wilson completes the book, »
- Anthony Vieira
Australian director Alex Proyas once theoretically held some promise, although we're not exactly sure how. The music video veteran showed some gothic style in the original take on "The Crow," and on the sci-fi mindbender "Dark City," even if both films were ultimately pretty hollow. Since then, however, the results have otherwise been pretty weak--the terrible passion project "Garage Days," the anonymous "I Robot," and the loved-inexplicably-by-Roger-Ebert-and-basically-no-one-else Nicolas Cage vehicle "Knowing." Proyas was next meant to be teaming with Sam Worthington on the period vampire actioner "Dracula Year Zero," but this seems to have lost momentum for the star, in… »
<p><strong>Daniel H. Wilson</strong> has sold the film rights to another of his sci-fi novels. This time, after it was announced that Spielberg would helm the film version of <strong>Robopocalypse</strong>, <strong>Alex Proyas</strong> (<strong>The Crow</strong>) is producing and possibly directing <strong>Amp</strong> for Summit Entertainment.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-8954" title="Daniel-h.-Wilson" src="http://www.thehollywoodnews.com/wp-content/uploads/Daniel-h.-Wilson.jpg" alt="" width="500" height="250" /></p> <p><a href="http://www.deadline.com/2010/12/summit-amps-book-deal-for-alex-proyas/">Deadline</a> and Wilson himself (through his online blog) broke the news. The trade says that the project is a techno-thriller that explores and expands the definition of what it means to be human.<a href="http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=72050#ixzz16wlhTxtQ"></a></p> <p>Proyas last directed <strong>Knowing </strong>for the Summit house.</p> »
- Paul Heath
Whenever Alex Proyas attaches himself to a movie, I’m instantly intrigued. When that movie turns out to be a sci-fi actioner with a groovy premise, I go from intrigued to fanboy giddy. Granted, Proyas’ “I, Robot” could have been better, but I’m still holding out hope that one day, given the right material, he can once again reclaim the glory of “The Crow” and “Dark City”. Let’s all hope, shall we? Word has Proyas producing and directing a movie adaptation of “Amp”, an upcoming novel by Daniel H. Wilson, who is currently a hot commodity coming off Steven Spielberg boarding a movie version of another one of his upcoming novels, “Robopocalypse”, which as we speak is being drafted into a script by Drew Goddard (“Cloverfield”). The plan is for Spielberg to direct “Robopocalypse”, about a robot uprising, sometime in 2012 for a 2013 release date. “Amp”, meanwhile, is also set in a near-future, »
Daniel H. Wilson, author of Robopocalypse (which Steven Spielberg will direct), has sold the film rights to his upcoming novel "Amp" to Summit Entertainment. Alex Proyas ( The Crow , Dark City , I, Robot , Knowing ) is attached to produce and will likely direct, says Wilson. "Amp" is a techno-thriller that explores and expands the definition of what it means to be human. »
Will Mark Wahlberg star with Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci in Uncharted, a film being directed by David O. Russell? Mark says he's in and reveals the director is hoping for an on screen reunion for Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci, reveals Screen Rant."David is writing now," Wahlberg said. "David is one of the best writer/directors I've ever worked with and the idea he has is just insane. So hopefully we'll be making that movie this summer."More details. More movie notes for Wahlberg...the actor has denied reports that he will be starring in new movie The Crow. Wahlberg, 39, was promoting his new movie The Fighter when he put rumours to rest that he will be starring in the new The Crow reboot. He said to Access Hollywood: "No, we talked about it. I love the director they were talking about using and we've had discussions about, »
Back in October, there was no shortage of online debate regarding a report that actor Mark Wahlberg had been offered the lead role in a remake of the 1994 Brandon Lee film "The Crow." Since then, the project has fallen into limbo, with writer/director Stephen Norrington announcing his departure from the movie after an unnamed actor requested a rewrite of the script.
While Norrington's comments hinted that Wahlberg might not be the actor in question, MTV News made sure to ask the actor for his take on all the buzz surrounding "The Crow" when we sat down with him during a press junket for his new film "The Fighter."
"[I'm] interested in the director," Wahlberg told MTV News. "[But] there's no real script and nothing is set up, so..."
It's unknown whether Wahlberg was referring to Norrington or an as-yet-unnamed filmmaker taking over the project, but it appears that "The Crow" is indeed on the actor's radar. »
- Rick Marshall
The news - which met with a mixed response from fans - came at the same time as writer-director Stephen Norrington quit when an unnamed actor demanded a new script from another writer.
Norrington spoke positively about the possibility of Wahlberg being involved, which seemed to indicate he wasn't the actor who'd forced him off the project.
Wahlberg now confirms he was interested in The Crow but decided not to pursue it any further.
He told Cinematical: "We never committed to making the movie. They talked to me about it and there was a director attached who I was a fan of, and he's no longer doing it. We just thought about it - 'Is there something cool to be done there?' But we're not committed to making the movie. »
- David Bentley
Back in October there was quite an outcry in the comments about whether or not Mark Wahlberg should take the lead role in the gestating remake, or rather an all-new adaptation, of James O'Barr's comic book The Crow. Well, everyone who absolutely hated the idea can breathe a sigh of relief as Cinematical recently spoke with the actor whilst promoting David O. Russell's The Fighter where he revealed that he would not be part of the project. However, in his speaking about the project, it was revealed that his involvement was once very much a possibility, but a change of the guard behind the camera seemed to turn him away from it. Wahlberg told Cinematical, "We never committed to making the movie. They talked to me about it and there was a director attached who I was a fan of, and he's no longer doing it. We just »
- Ethan Anderton
The actor was said to have been in talks to reprise Brandon Lee's character of Eric Draven in a new version of the 1994 comic book cult classic, but he admits he passed on the project.
He tells Cinematical.com, "We never committed to making the movie. They talked to me about it and there was a director attached who I was a fan of, and he's no longer doing it. We just thought about it: 'Is there something cool to be done there?' But we're not committed to making the movie."
The original film, which starred martial arts legend Bruce Lee's son Brandon, was marred by tragedy - Lee was accidentally shot and killed in North Carolina during the shoot. »
During an interview to promote his new film, "The Fighter," Mark set the record straight on the rumored casting.
Instead, Mark will be teaming ...
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One month ago, it was reported that Mark Wahlberg was offered the lead role in "The Crow" remake, which has Stephen Norrington (Blade, Extraordinary Gentlemen) attached to direct from a script by Nick Cave (The Proposition). Now, during a press junket for "The Fighter," Wahlberg revealed that he will not be part of the remake. "We never committed to making the movie," he told Cinematical. "They talked to me about it and there was a director attached who I was a fan of, and he's no longer doing it. We just thought about it . 'is there something cool to be done there?' But we're not committed to making the movie." "The Crow" was created in 1989 by James O'Barr and follows a young man named Eric Draven who assumes the identity of The Crow in order to avenge the murder of his fiancee. In 1994, director Alex Proyas adapted "The Crow »
As the American Film Market winds down there are only a couple films which can still be covered. One of these films is Spotlight Pictures' The Lazarus Papers. This picture is a supernatural thriller starring Bai Ling (The Crow), Danny Trejo (Machete) and Tommy Tiny Lister (Bone Dry). The film begins in Southeast Asia with an evil mercenary executing a local shaman (Trejo) without cause. A supernatural element enters, as Aroon, the shaman, awakens post-mortem. Is his journey now one of revenge or something deeper? Those interested in action thrillers can check out a new poster for this feature and an external trailer inside.
The synopsis for The Lazarus Papers:
"In the deep jungles of South East Asia a blood thirsty mercenary Sebastian, hunts for the thrill of the chase and victims to sell into slavery. In one operation he kills a peaceful local shaman Aroon, and his family. »
- 28DaysLaterAnalysis@gmail.com (Michael Allen)
With the movie schedules jam-packed with comic book movies right now, why was the 1990s so poor for them? Simon finds out…
It's already been pointed out far and wide on the Internet, but the summer schedules for the next two years are looking jam-packed with blockbusters. And more and more of them are being derived from a comic book source. Furthermore, it's not even the summer alone that's playing host to such films, either.
Next January, for instance, in a completely out-of-season slot, we get The Green Hornet. And that's going to kick off a series of films that includes two new X-Men movies, at least, Thor, Captain America, The Dark Knight Rises, Ghost Rider 2, The Avengers, The Green Lantern, possibly Deadpool, Iron Man 3, G.I. Joe 2, Sucker Punch, Pride And Prejudice And Zombies, Superman, Fantastic Four and Daredevil reboots, Ant-Man, and Judge Dredd. That's just for starters, and »
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Sometimes casting rumors just sound wrong. In this case it's Mark Wahlberg as the title character in a remake of 'The Crow.' Wahlberg doesn't need 'The Crow' on his resume and 'The Crow' doesn't need a star like Wahlberg. People are either going to see 'The Crow' remake/re-launch or they aren't (I lean toward "aren't"). Star power doesn't mean anything in this instance.
It didn't really mean anything the first time out in 1994. Brandon Lee was an action-movie nobody at the time of filming, and while his death brought extra attention to the movie, few bought a ticket because of Lee's acting. The movie was sold on a pretty great trailer, a strong soundtrack, and a trace amount of morbid curiosity (more on that in a bit). The film looked especially unique at the time, and audiences responded strongly.
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- John Gholson
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