12 items from 2013
Producers are aiming to shoot in the spring in Israel and Los Angeles.
The project, inspired by the experiences of the directors, ollows a young American-born recent high school grad and avid skateboarder on his summer vacation in Tel Aviv as Saddam Hussein threatens war on the city — forcing him to decide between returning to the safety of Los Angeles or staying with his friends and the girl that he loves.
McAuliffe is also starring in the indie drama “Hacker,” with shooting set to begin on Nov. »
- Dave McNary
He has the power. Terry Rossio, one of the co-writers of Shrek, The Mask of Zorro, The Lone Ranger and The original Pirates of the Caribbean (among many other films) has been tasked to produce a new screenplay for the upcoming Masters of the Universe remake. After ditching a screenplay they had previously commissioned, both Sony and the film’s producers appear to want the movie in a different direction but quite what that might be, who knows? »
Source: Heat Vision »
- Garth Franklin
Update: Actually...Disney decided to wait to put off releasing Pirates of the Caribbean 5, which is believed to be titled Dead Men Tell No Tales for a year. The fifth installment will hit theaters summer 2016. Basically, Disney and Jerry Bruckheimer decided there was no reason to rush it. The first movie, Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl, came out in 2003 meaning that any kid who saw the first movie in the theater will be in college by the time the fifth one comes out.
Jan. 15, 2011 - Pirates of the Caribbean screenwriter Terry Rossio will also write the fifth movie in the franchise but without his writing partner, Ted Elliott. Elliott cowrote all of the first four scripts with Rossio so this »
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In honor of Fashion Police reinventing itself with a brand New time slot (now Fridays, 9/8c on E!), we thought we'd highlight someone else going through a bit of a change... It appears that Miranda Kerr is tired of being a world-class supermodel and would prefer to spend the rest of her days as Catherine Zeta-Jones' character (aka Elena) in The Mask of Zorro? We guess we can't blame her. This flamenco dress is as fun as it is flattering, but does this mean no more skimpy cocktail dresses?? Considering Miranda's Australian heritage and hubby Orlando Bloom's English origin, we're not sure what inspired this specifically Spanish style. Maybe the famous fam spent part of their summer in Spain? Or »
Mel Gibson, Antonio Banderas ‘confirmed’ for ‘The Expendables 3′ cast Mel Gibson and Antonio Banderas have been "confirmed" as the latest The Expendables 3 cast members, according to TheWrap, quoting a Sylvester Stallone representative. The Expendables 3 is to be directed by Patrick Hughes, from a screenplay by Stallone and Richard Wenk. (Photo: Mel Gibson in his days as the star of the Mad Max movies.) Although his image has been seriously tarnished by several public rants in the past decade or so, Mel Gibson is the director-star of the 1995 Best Picture Academy Award winner Braveheart. Whether you love or hate that movie, an Oscar win means a certain type of prestige. Yet, Gibson’s biggest box-office hits were his low-brow action Lethal Weapon movies opposite Danny Glover; the Western Maverick, co-starring Jodie Foster and James Garner; the comedy What Women Want, with Helen Hunt; and M. Night Shyamalan’s Christian-themed sci-fier Signs. »
- Zac Gille
Scott Frank penned the most recent draft of the script which follows a Navy Seal sent to South America to train dogs for combat service. When his handler is captured, the Seal and the dogs set out to save him.
Story details are being kept under wraps, but the story is said to be a mix of "Safe House" and "The Usual Suspects". Ben Ripley ("Source Code") penned the script, while Mark Gordon is attached to produce.
Source: The Wrap & Heat Vision »
- Garth Franklin
After trying his hand at the superhero genre with Green Lantern, director Martin Campbell is returning to the world of grounded actioners. The Wrap reports that the Casino Royale director is in talks to helm Alpha for Paramount, which centers on a Navy Seal who is sent to South America to train dogs for combat service. When the Seal’s dog trainer/handler is captured, he and the dogs set out to rescue him. The script had previous drafts written by David Benioff (Game of Thrones), Graham Roland (Fringe), and Carl Ellsworth (Disturbia), but the most recent draft was written by Out of Sight and The Wolverine scribe Scott Frank. Campbell will develop the project with Paramount and Parkes/MacDonald with the hopes of nabbing a greenlight sometime soon, and his experience on actioners like The Mask of Zorro and GoldenEye should bode well. So help me, though, if one of those dogs dies. »
- Adam Chitwood
Madrid – Continuing the move of international companies into English-language fare with name casts, FilmSharks International has boarded Guy Pearce starrer “Mis-Fits,” a singular comedy from writer-director L.D. Napier with Doug Claybourne (“The Mask of Zorro,” “Rumble Fish”) producing.
In a deal struck by Claybourne and John Logigian for the production and FilmSharks founder Guido Rud and Roxy Kohan on behalf of FilmSharks, Rud’s sales-financing company will handle the international pre-sales and part of the international equity financing on “Mis-Fits,” which is looking to go into production in 2014.
Also written by Napier, whose latest picture was the Woody Harrelson narrated brain injury docu feature “Every Twenty One Seconds,” “Mis-Fits” narrates the misadventures of a Brooklyn detective, played by Pearce (“Iron Man 3, »
- John Hopewell
With the recent disappointing confirmation that Sam Mendes will not return to helm Bond 24 following Skyfall, eyes now turn to just who will be able to match, or even top, the highest grossing feature in UK box office history, which is also widely considered to be the greatest Bond film ever. We’ve gathered together seven prime candidates who may be able to do the character justice, after an epic exploration into the fragile psyche and past of our bed-hopping Bond.
In no particular order, we begin with…
Nobody is hotter than Ben Affleck right now following his Oscar win with fact-based political thriller, Argo. His gritty crime flick, The Town, showed us he can handle some impressively thunderous action set-pieces in a grounded real world setting, much like his award-winning favourite which has just hit DVD/Blu-ray. Let us also not forget the emotional impact his »
- Craig Hunter
"You're playing both sides."
Sean Connery and Catherine Zeta-Jones almost worked together on 1998's The Mask of Zorro, the move that turned into Zeta-Jones' breakout movie. However, Connery dropped out of his role, the one that eventually went to Anthony Hopkins, so the two would instead work together afterwards on 1999's Entrapment, with Connery playing a thief and Zeta-Jones as an insurance investigator who poses a thief in order to, you guessed it, entrap Connery on the theft of a Rembrandt painting.
Of course, Entrapment has more twists and turns in store, and we're not just talking about the infamous laser alarm sequence, there's also a budding romance between the two characters — despite a size-able age difference of about 40 years. "Any fears I might have had disappeared the moment I met Sean," Zeta-Jones told McCall in 1999. "There was immediate chemistry and attraction between us. I figured if it worked for us in reality, »
- Ryan Gowland
Greg P. Russell, a veteran sound mixer and 16-time Oscar nominee, lost his 16th Best Sound Mixing award during the 85th annual Academy Awards on Sunday. Russell, 0-for-16 at the Oscars in his career, was nominated with Scott Millan and Stuart Wilson for mixing "Skyfall."
"Les Miserables" won Best Sound Mixing at the 2013 Oscars.
The Oscars hand out two separate awards for sound work on feature films: Best Sound Mixing and Best Sound Editing. The Best Sound Mixing award "recognizes the finest or most euphonic sound mixing or recording, and is generally awarded to the production sound mixers and re-recording mixers of the winning film."
Russell had been nominated 15 times before the 2013 Oscars. His first nod came in 1990 for the film "Black Rain." Russell was also singled out for "The Rock," "Con Air," "The Mask of Zorro," "Armageddon," "The Patriot," "Pearl Harbor," "Spider-Man," "Spider-Man 2," "Memoirs of a Geisha," "Apocalypto, »
- Christopher Rosen
12 items from 2013
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