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It looks like former California Governor and Terminator, Arnold Schwarzenegger is in talks to co-star in a reboot of the 1984 series The Toxic Avenger. His would be the supporting mentor role according to a press release, but the role truly sounds perfect for him.
Here’s an excerpt from the press release over at Deadline.
Los Angeles, CA (May, 2013) –Action superstar Arnold Schwarzenegger (Terminator series, Total Recall) is in negotiations to star in writer/director Steve Pink’s (Hot Tub Time Machine 1 & 2) big budget action comedy The Toxic Avenger produced by Akiva Goldsman (Constantine, I Am Legend, Mr And Mrs Smith), Richard Saperstein (Hancock, 1408, SE7EN), Charlie Corwin (Half Nelson, The Squid And The Whale), Stephen Kessler and Michael Benaroya (Lawless, Margin Call). Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz will executive produce. The announcement was made today by International Film Trust’s (Ift) President Ariel Veneziano who will handle all international rights »
- Jess Orso
Arnold Schwarzenegger (Terminator series, Total Recall) is in negotiations to star in writer/director Steve Pink’s (Hot Tub Time Machine 1 & 2) big budget action comedy The Toxic Avenger produced by Akiva Goldsman (Constantine, I Am Legend, Mr And Mrs Smith), Richard Saperstein (Hancock, 1408, SE7EN), Charlie Corwin (Half Nelson, The Squid And The Whale), Stephen Kessler and Michael Benaroya (Lawless, Margin Call). Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz will executive produce. The announcement was made today by International Film Trust’s President Ariel Veneziano who will handle all international rights to the film alongside Ift’s Head of Sales Christian de Gallegos.
Set to be introduced to buyers at Cannes 2013, The Toxic Avenger is currently in pre-production and scheduled to start principal photography this fall.
- Michelle McCue
Here’s some casting news most people didn’t see coming. A big budget remake of The Toxic Avenger has been in the works for quite some time, but it just got a big boost with the announcement that Arnold Schwarzenegger is in talks to join the cast:
Los Angeles, CA (May, 2013) –Action superstar Arnold Schwarzenegger (Terminator series, Total Recall) is in negotiations to star in writer/director Steve Pink’s (Hot Tub Time Machine 1 & 2) big budget action comedy The Toxic Avenger produced by Akiva Goldsman (Constantine, I Am Legend, Mr And Mrs Smith), Richard Saperstein (Hancock, 1408, SE7EN), Charlie Corwin (Half Nelson, The Squid And The Whale), Stephen Kessler and Michael Benaroya (Lawless, Margin Call). Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz will executive produce. The announcement was made today by International Film Trust’s (Ift) President Ariel Veneziano who will handle all international rights to the film alongside Ift’s Head of Sales Christian de Gallegos. »
- Jonathan James
Well now. Can't say we saw this one coming. Some pretty strange news is coming out of Hollyweird today as Arnold Schwarzenegger, yes, Arnold Schwarzenegger, is in talks to star in Troma's remake of The Toxic Avenger.
From the Press Release
Action superstar Arnold Schwarzenegger (Terminator series, Total Recall) is in negotiations to star in writer/director Steve Pink’s (Hot Tub Time Machine 1 & 2) big budget action comedy The Toxic Avenger produced by Akiva Goldsman (Constantine, I Am Legend, Mr And Mrs Smith), Richard Saperstein (Hancock, 1408, SE7EN), Charlie Corwin (Half Nelson, The Squid And The Whale), Stephen Kessler, and Michael Benaroya (Lawless, Margin Call). Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz will executive produce. The announcement was made today by International Film Trust’s (Ift) President Ariel Veneziano, who will handle all international rights to the film alongside Ift’s Head of Sales Christian de Gallegos.
Set to be introduced to buyers »
- Uncle Creepy
Warning: The following recap, by the very definition of the word “recap,” contains mighty spoilers from this Sunday’s Revenge finale.
The Revenge season finale was so jam-packed, it included not one but two arrests, the death of a major character (maybe two!) and the kind of big reveal for which the term “game-changer” was coined. So let’s dive in, shall we?
Related | ABC Cancels 6 Series, Renews Revenge, Castle and More!
Suitable For Framing | After Aiden reveals to Emily that Takeda wanted revenge as much as they did – his fiancée had been on Flight 197 – they amicably break up and he leaves for parts unknown… »
- Andy Patrick
This Sunday on Revenge, Emily and Nolan use the Falcon-forged record of Victoria’s abortion to smoke out the hacker that they hold responsible for fabricating evidence against David, getting Padma killed and also global warming. (Okay, maybe not that last one.) But the revelation of her identity – she’s just some chick named Edith – and subsequent arrest pale in comparison to what they have in store for Victoria.
True Lies | Thinking that she’s covered her tracks, Victoria »
- Andy Patrick
At public school he threw a chair through a window. At Oxford he took on the black-tie brigade. Now Riz Ahmed is ready to shake up the film industry. But first he puts us right on a few things
Riz Ahmed is talking so fast, I can't keep up. He has opinions on everything, and he hurls them at you so enthusiastically, so ferociously, that before long you feel battered. Within seconds, he has taken me on a global tour of his favourite cities. New York? "It's become so gentrified that it's lacking in soul." London? "The most gloriously eclectic city in the world." Tokyo? "Everyone's beautiful, everything's futuristic, but it's ethnically homogeneous."
Then he's on to his theory about why London has such a thriving indie arts scene (because the mainstream is so establishment), why Mo Farah represents all that's great about Britain, the impact of cuts in arts funding for disadvantaged inner-city kids… »
- Simon Hattenstone
Ciara channels Jamie Lee Curtis in the music video for "Body Party" — where a "That's the Way Love Goes"-style party gets weird when Ciara and Future (her real boyfriend!) meet-cute by the pool and he predicts their ... future. Turns out it's a scene from 1994 action movie True Lies, but with Ciara as Curtis in that famous stripping scene. Future's no Arnold, but he's already got magical fortune-telling powers, so who are we to judge?And for the original True Lies scene? The one where Jamie Lee Curtis unknowingly strips for her embarrassed husband Arnold Schwarzenegger? If you recall, it's totally sexy, but there's a bit more humor in Curtis's inexperienced dancing. But to be honest, Ciara wins because Ludacris was there. (And True Lies gets pretty messy after this scene, anyhow.) »
- Lindsey Weber
Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: July 30, 2013
Price: DVD $19.93, Blu-ray $29.93
Studio: Shout! Factory
John Carpenter’s (The Thing) well-remembered 1980 horror film The Fog features the formidable, genre-friendly cast of film includes Adrienne Barbeau (Creepshow), Jamie Lee Curtis (True Lies), Janet Leigh (Psycho), John Houseman (Rollerball), and Hal Holbrook (Lincoln).
The movie kicks off with a weather-beaten old fisherman (Houseman) telling a tale of betrayal and death to fascinated children as they huddle together by their campfire. As a piece of driftwood in a child’s hands glows with a spectral light, an eerie fog envelops the bay and from it’s midst emerge dripping demonic victims of a century old shipwreck seeking revenge–which they find in the form of wreaking havoc on a small Northern California coastal town.
Shout! Factory’s release represents the atmospheric ghost story’s Blu-ray debut. A previous DVD edition was issued by MGM back in 2002.
As we know by now, a portion of Avatar 2 will be underwater. And so will a bunch of motion capture suits. Producer Jon Landau revealed that the sequel to the highest grossing movie of all time will utilise the original’s motion capture techniques in a water tank. "We have kept a team of digital artists on from Avatar in order to test how we can create performance capture underwater,” he explained. “We could simulate water [in CG], but we can't simulate the actor's experience, so we are going to capture performance in a tank.” Hopefully this underwater excursion will be alot safer compared to Abyss, where Cameron himself nearly drown. The True Lies director was filming underwater on the base of a 7.5 million gallon concrete bowl (which took 5 days to fill) with about 75 minutes of oxygen. An Ad, who was tasked with giving Cameron a 60 minute warning and Cameron found »
- email@example.com (Vic Barry)
Tom is finally a dad at 54! The ‘True Lies’ actor and his wife of three years welcomed their first child on April 6, and it’s a boy! Congrats to the happy couple!
Tom Arnold, 54, and his wife Ashley Groussman welcomed a sweet baby boy on April 6, and the couple couldn’t be happier!
Tom & Ashley Name Their Baby Boy Jax Copeland
The couple, who married during Thanksgiving weekend in 2009, decided on the name Jax Copeland Arnold for their bundle of joy, who weighed in at 8 lbs., 12 oz when he was born early in the morning at 9:53.
Tom and Ashley dealt with a lot of fertility issues before Ashley finally became pregnant after undergoing a few rounds of in vitro. This baby is a dream come true for the duo, who didn’t know if they’d ever have a child together because of all the difficulties they were having. »
- HL Intern
Tom Arnold's dream of becoming a dad has finally come true! After years of fertility issues, the True Lies actor, 54, welcomed his first child, a son named Jax Copeland Arnold, on Saturday, April 6, his rep confirms to Us Weekly. The comedian's wife, Ashley Groussman, gave birth to baby Jax at 9:53 a.m. in L.A. The tiny tot weighed in at 8 pounds, 12 ounces, and measured 21 inches long. Arnold first broke the news that his wife was expecting earlier this year during a guest co-hosting [...] »
- Allison Takeda
People are always complaining about how much Americans suck at doing accents, whether it's Kevin Costner as "Robin Hood" or Keanu Reeves seemingly coming off a heroin addiction in "Bram Stoker's Dracula." And we do suck sometimes, yes.
However, we want to at least even the playing field a little by pointing out some bafflingly bad American accents perpetrated by thesps from overseas. Europe and Australia may have the best acting academies and such, but not every graduate is as versatile as they should be, starting with a certain Gerard Butler from this past weekend's "Olympus Has Fallen."
This week's "Olympus Has Fallen" is cheesy fun, but Butler's American cadence is just … off. Granted, he's a bit more convincing than his oft-compared Scottish soul mate Sean Connery, but the "300" star has tried his hand at miming our accent in disasters like "The Bounty Hunter" and the recent surfing drama "Chasing Mavericks. »
- Max Evry
Top 10 Luke Savage 18 Mar 2013 - 06:30
Better known for his brawn than his acting chops, Arnie has still turned in some great performances over the years, as Luke reminds us...
So The Last Stand hasn’t quite re-affirmed Arnold Schwarzenegger as supreme ruler of the box office. At the time of writing, its worldwide box office takings are a little over $33m. That’s someway short of its reputed $45m budget, and even less than Schwarzenegger’s rumoured $29.25m salary for Terminator 3. To be fair, it was never really going to propel him back to his blockbuster days of old. Especially when his co-star is Johnny Knoxville.
And to be fairer, it’s actually a much better film than those numbers would suggest. Surprisingly violent, funny in places, hilariously clichéd in others. But it’s not a great Arnie film. And it’s not a great Arnie performance. Too much emoting, »
In Sunday’s episode of The Walking Dead, Rick and the Governor sit down to hammer out a peace treaty. Which, as you can imagine, goes about as well as a tête-à-tête between Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd.
Politics As Usual | Though Andrea’s managed to bring the rival factions to the negotiating table, one side — ol’ One-Eye’s — isn’t the least bit interested in negotiating. (What is this, Congress?) First, he tell Rick that he only agreed to the meeting so that Team Jailhouse could surrender. Then, he gets under the widower’s skin by blaming his own »
- Andy Patrick
The new horror anthology "The ABCs of Death" wants to give gorehounds what they want in alphabetical order by representing each of their 26 segments with a letter. That's fine with us, since we always have plenty of death scenes organized with the Dewey Decimal System, and here are 15 of the most memorable, bloody, and enjoyable ones in the bunch.
Oh yeah, um, spoilers.
Taketoki Washizu in 'Throne of Blood' (1957)
'A' is for 'Arrows'
In one of Akira Kurosawa's many samurai epics with star/badass supreme Toshiro Mifune, the two of them created the kind of arrow-related death that "Lord of the Rings" elf Legolas must dream about at night. By the time this Macbeth stand-in is done for he's got more wood in him than Jenna Jameson and resembles a stoned porcupine. Sayonara, sucker!
- Max Evry
It's been well over a week since the Oscars aired, but the women of Hollywood are still speaking out against host Seth MacFarlane's We Saw Your Boobs song. From Jamie Lee Curtis' Huffington Post article calling out his hosting stint as a "cheesy vaudeville show" to Geena Davis' saying the Family Guy showed "disrespect for women," these ladies didn't find his opening monologue a laughing matter.
Curtis started her column out by saying that she's familiar with MacFarlane's "cruel, cheap jokes," writing: "As an Academy member, as the child of former Academy members and as a woman, I expected more from the best that the movie business has to offer. The Oscars are about honoring art and artists."
Related: Top 5 Oscars Moments You May Have Missed
But it was the "boob song" that really got to the True Lies star. "The 'boob' song, as it will be known in perpetuity, may go down »
0:00 - Intro 6:15 - Review: A Good Day to Die Hard 37:20 - Review: Side Effects 53:10 - Headlines: The Internship Trailer 1:01:05 - Other Stuff We Watched: Superman vs. The Elite, The Dark Knight Returns: Part 1 and 2, Peter Pan, The Wild Geese, Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God, True Lies, Ticks, House of Cards, Identity Thief, Ocean's 11, Flight, Top Gun 3D, The Last Boyscout 1:45:10 - Junk Mail: Movies We Want to See on Blu + Can Harrison Ford Act?, Letterboxd Pro, New Orleans Hornets / Pelicans, 3D TV Demo Movies, Peter Jackson's King Kong, Next Gen Game Consoles 2:15:40 - This Week on DVD and Blu-ray 2:17:45 - Outro
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You know what’s guaranteed? Nothing.
It’s sad, but you really can’t absolutely count on anything – Strike that, that makes it exciting, I guess. Everything has the potential to be awesome or disappointing. Unfortunately, that kind of positive spin is less promising when you’ve dropped into your seat in a movie theater and a film goes bad, a prisoner of your commitment to your ticket and your inexplicably priced $8 nachos that you seem to remember seeing for only $2.00 at a 7/11….. same silly plastic container, too….
It was following a viewing of “The Last Stand” recently that a friend of mind complained that it “sucked”. This countered almost every other person and review I read, until a cross examination pretty much revealed he was hoping to see prime-era Ah-nold; Basically “Commando” without Alyssa Milano.
Of course, we know what “The Last Stand” is – It’s a smart relaunch »
- John McGrath
As it turns out, it wasn't much of a contest after all. Terminator 2: Judgment Day was the clear winner of last week's poll, topping the list of Arnold Schwarzenegger movies with 42% of the votes. The closest challenger was Predator with 16% followed by Total Recall with 13%. The Terminator and True Lies rounded out the top 5. The remaining tallies were mostly predictable although I was a bit surprised to see Kindergarten Cop tied with Commando at #7. Way down at the bottom of the list, Raw Deal failed to receive a single vote. If that doesn't scream out underrated, I don't know what does! Do you agree with these results? 1. Terminator 2: Judgment Day -- 42% 2. Predator -- 16% 3. Total Recall -- 13% 4. The Terminator -- 7% 5. True Lies -- 6% 6. Conan the Barbarian -- 5% 7. Commando -- 3% 7. Kindergarten Cop -- 3% 9. Last Action Hero -- 2% 10. The Running Man -- 1% 10. Twins -- 1% 10. Red Heat -- 1% 13. Raw Deal -- 0%
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