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Mumbai — Chinese director John Woo has been set as the head of the jury for the competition section of the upcoming Beijing Intl. Film Festival.
The fourth edition of the fest will run April 16-23 at various locations around the Chinese capital.
The Tiantan awards jury will disburse 10 prizes.
Woo, best known for “A Better Tomorrow,” as well as Face/Off” and “Mission: Impossible II,” is in post-production on “The Crossing,” a big-budget action drama set during the revolutionary fervor of 1949. Backed by Beijing Galloping Horse, the film will be presented as a two-parter in Asia, with the first releasing at the end of the year.
- Patrick Frater
Currently shooting in Cape Town, South Africa is British home invasion horror 'Tiger House'. The movie finds a young injured gymnast taking on a gang of armed robbers who break in to her boyfriend's home and take him and his family captive. High school gymnast Kelly is played by the gorgeous star of 'Skins' and upcoming sci-fi adaptation 'The Maze Runner' Kaya Scodelario. Joining Scodelario (below) is Scot actor Dougray Scott ('Mission: Impossible II'), Ed Skrein, Langley Kirkwood, Brandon Auret, Daniel Boyd, Julie Summers and Andrew Brent. The production is being helmed by Tom Daley (not to be confused with the medal winning diver of the same name) from a script penned by Simon Lewis. Head below for an image of Kaya from the movie. »
It wouldn't be the worst thing in the world to have that nice Dougray Scott round, you'd think. You could chat about how things went so wrong for him at the end of Mission: Impossible II and where he keeps his Enigma machine. He’d probably bring a cake. Only, well, not so much in his new home invasione film Tiger House.According to The Hollywood Reporter, Scott is jetting out to Cape Town to join a Brit thriller that sees Kaya Scodelario’s injured gymnast face off against a bunch of home invaders. The former Skins actress will attempt to save her boyfriend from the armed gang who have taken him and his family captive. There's no role announced for the once-nearly-Wolverine, but he'll play someone "badass" according to word from the film's camp.Ill Manors’ Ed Skrein is also aboard the film, which has a first-look still of »
• Kevin Bacon (currently starring on Fox’s The Following) is set to lead the micro-budget Blumhouse thriller 6 Miranda Dr. The story follows a seemingly normal family who take a trip to the Grand Canyon and manage to bring a horrifying supernatural force back home as a souvenir. Radha Mitchell (Red Widow) is also in talks to star in the Greg Mclean-directed pic, which is set for a March shoot. [THR]
- Lindsey Bahr
Battlestar Galactica's Ronald D Moore has said that he would love to write a James Bond film.
The producer recently spoke with The Hollywood Reporter about his interest in joining the James Bond franchise at some point.
"I'd love to do a Bond film," he stressed, adding: "I'd have a ball doing it."
Moore went on to explain his ideas for adapting the spy series into a potential television show.
"In some ways, I want to go back and do a period Bond set in the 1950s or '60s and do that as a series - like a Mad Men/Bond show," he said.
"It would be really fun. The costumes, the women, the music, the whole thing would be defining cool all over again. »
Feature Simon Brew 5 Feb 2014 - 06:48
Directing a massive blockbuster is the dream, isn't it? Not always, it seems. Here are some directors who've dropped out of big projects...
The explosion of the DVD market, and of the current generation of American and international independent cinema, has sent movie bosses scouring the shelves and the planet for interesting directors. Said studios then try and pair those interesting directors with blockbuster movies (a trend that continues later this year with the rather excellent decision to give Gareth Edwards Godzilla to make). But things don't always work out, and ways are parted before a single frame of footage has been shot.
So then: what we've looked at here are examples of where interesting directors were hired for blockbuster movies, only for them to leave the project before the film in question was complete. We've avoided stories of directors not returning for sequels »
To mark the release of Last Passenger on 27th January, we’ve been given 5 copies to give away on Blu-ray.
Lewis (Dougray Scott – My Week With Marilyn, Mission: Impossible 2) jumps on the last train leaving London, heading home after a long day’s work. Striking up a relationship with the flirty and beautiful Sarah (Kara Tointon – The Sweeney), he soon realises this is going to be a journey to remember, but for all the wrong reasons.
In the sleepy and abandoned carriages stop after stop are missed and Lewis, with five other remaining passengers, end up on a ride of a lifetime as the train hurtles relentlessly down the track. Hijacked by a vengeful sociopath who is hell-bent on crashing the speeding train, all six strangers must work together if any of them are going to survive this death ride which is destined for destruction.
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There is so much written about awards every year, especially the Oscars. But the fact of the matter is… movies are meant to be seen. Movies are meant to make money. Movies are meant to entertain around the world.
All that press on who is going to win Best Picture… and yet not enough is written about what is the biggest movie of the year. The one movie that makes more money around the world than any other. The one movie that sells more tickets than any other.
In 2013, that movie was Iron Man 3.
No matter what happens at the Golden Globes or the Oscars, the most successful movie of the year – when it comes to cash – was Marvel and Disney’s third Iron Man movie. Period. If you look at ticket buying around the world, it was basically seen as a sequel to last years biggest global hit, »
- Dave Wylde
Hugh Jackman is not only a talented actor, but also one of the world’s top movie stars. Effortlessly charismatic, he can sing, dance, dramatically emote and, of course, kick ass — as he’s done in five (or six, I guess) movies now as adamantium-clawed X-Man mutant Wolverine, after first picking up the part when Dougray Scott got hung up during “Mission: Impossible II”‘s extended production. It’s a shame, then, that his latest incarnation of the character, “The Wolverine” — the stand-alone follow-up to the disappointing but by comparison lively “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” — slots as so distressingly irrelevant. Inspired by a Marvel comic book arc (uh-oh), the film follows Jackman’s [ Read More ]
9 items from 2014
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