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Dwayne Johnson would have to stoop pretty low to do worse than January’s The Legend of Hercules with his upcoming swords-and-sandals epic Hercules. Not only is he a much better fit for the legendary warrior than Kellan Lutz, but his take on the character also features a strong supporting cast, Rush Hour‘s Brett Ratner as director, and a larger scale (the original title was Hercules: The Thracian Wars, so filmgoers can expect some epic battle sequences).
Though the first clip from Hercules doesn’t showcase much action, it definitely hints at real carnage to come. In the footage shown here, we see Hercules and his men walk into a trap set by ferocious, painted warriors. As the enemy forces bear down on his army, Hercules dons a lion head (the same as the one seen in the first full trailer). “Look at me?” Hercules says. “Do I look afraid? »
- Isaac Feldberg
Kung Fu legend Jackie Chan is about to team up with Hollywood actor Mel Gibson, in the movie Dragon Blade directed by Daniel Lee (14 Blades). The movie will be about a Roman leader (Mel Gibson), who gets caught up in China where he comes face to face with Jackie Chan. Someone threatens the world and the two must team up to take them down.
When i first heard the news, i was surprised by the cast and also the kind of movie being made has it’s a period movie. But, i am really looking forward to this movie and think at Jackie’s age, it’s good to try different roles other than the usual Rush Hour roles he receives.
Jackie also has Skip Trace coming out in the future, also plans to do Karate Kid 2 and Rush Hour 4 means Jackie aint going anywhere, any time soon and thank god for that. »
From "Lethal Weapon" to "Rush Hour," the cop comedy has never failed to mismatch its leading duo for the sake of good laughs and even better chemistry. Now it looks as though the Weinstein Company will be cashing in on the genre with its latest film, David Charhon's French comedy caper "On the Other Side of the Tracks." The film, starring Omar Sy ("The Intouchables") and Laurent Lafitte ("Little White Lies"), follows two cops from very different backgrounds as they bicker their way through the investigation of a murdered business mogul's wife, in what the trailer indicates will be a French twist on a classic tale. "On the Other Side of the Tracks" will be released stateside by TWC on April 4th. Check out the trailer below. »
- Ziyad Saadi
After yesterday's first look images and theatrical poster, Paramount Pictures has now debuted the very first trailer for Hercules, director Brett Ratner's (Rush Hour, X-Men: The Last Stand) adaptation of the graphic novel Hercules: The Thracian Wars, which sees Dwayne Johnson (Fast & Furious 6, Pain & Gain) leading the cast as the mythological hero. Check it out after the official synopsis....
Everyone knows the legend of Hercules and his twelve labors. Our story begins after the labors, and after the legend… Haunted by a sin from his past, Hercules has become a mercenary. Along with five faithful companions, he travels ancient Greece selling his services for gold and using his legendary reputation to intimidate enemies. But when the benevolent ruler of Thrace and his daughter seek Hercules’ help to defeat a savage and terrifying warlord, Hercules finds that in order for good to triumph and justice to prevail… he must »
- Gary Collinson
This morning we brought you the first images of Dwayne Johnson (Pain & Gain) as Hercules in director Brett Ratner's (Rush Hour, X-Men: The Last Stand) upcoming adaptation of the graphic novel Hercules: The Thracian Wars, and with a trailer set to land tomorrow the very first poster has now made its way online....
Everyone knows the legend of Hercules and his twelve labors. Our story begins after the labors, and after the legend… Haunted by a sin from his past, Hercules has become a mercenary. Along with five faithful companions, he travels ancient Greece selling his services for gold and using his legendary reputation to intimidate enemies. But when the benevolent ruler of Thrace and his daughter seek Hercules’ help to defeat a savage and terrifying warlord, Hercules finds that in order for good to triumph and justice to prevail… he must again become the hero he once was… »
- Gary Collinson
Now that The Legend of Hercules has crashed and burned, it's time to look forward to what will hopefully be a far superior version of the Greek epic starring Dwayne Johnson in the title hero role of Hercules. The only downside might be the direction of Brett Ratner (Rush Hour) behind the camera, but the teaser trailer doesn't feel like one of his films at all. Having said that, this first footage from the film isn't all that promising either, only because we don't entirely buy Johnson as Hercules as soon as he opens his mouth. The action star has been on a roll lately, and we'd love for this to be awesome, but we're not sure. Watch! Here's the first trailer for Brett Ratner's Hercules, originally from Machinima: And here's the poster featuring an angry Dwayne Johnson in full swing (via Twitter): Hercules is directed by Brett Ratner (Rush Hour, »
- Ethan Anderton
Hercules has premiered its first trailer.
The film, arriving hot on the heels of Kellan Lutz's The Legend of Hercules, is based on the comic book by Steve Moore and Admira Wijaya, and retells the classic Greek myth with Hercules as a mercenary.
Johnson unveiled the first poster for the film through his Facebook page yesterday.
Hercules will be released on July 25 in the Us and August 8 in the UK. »
Dwayne Johnson truly is everywhere at the moment. He’s currently finishing off Fast & Furious 7, he premiered a pic for his disaster film San Andreas, and this summer sees the release of Hercules. We got to see the first official images yesterday, and now here’s the first poster. Brett Ratner, known for the Rush Hour films and X-men: The Last Stand directs Johnson as the Greek legend, but like other blockbusters of the last decade, such as King Arthur, they are stripping away the more fantastical elements.
The poster is keeping things simple, primarily relying on Johnson’s image and star power to sell the movie with some added fire as well. With a release date looming we can probably expect a trailer soon. I still don’t think we’ve seen enough of the film, with many blockbusters already offering up plenty of publicity. If it truly is »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
Coming-of-age drama is the first feature to come out of Brunei in several years.
Brunei’s Origin Films has launched sales on coming-of-age martial arts film Yasmine, the first feature to come out of the country in years.
Siti Kamaluddin, who has a background as an Ad for films and a director for commercials, is making her feature directorial debut with this story about a girl who goes into competitive silat fighting against her father’s wishes.
Featuring Kuntau, the Brunei form of the Southeast Asian martial art of silat, the action was directed by Chan Man Ching, whose credits include Hellboy 2 and Jackie Chan’s The Legend Of Drunken Master 2 and Rush Hour.
“This is the first time you see Silat in a sports angle for competition. Sometimes you go into something for all the wrong reasons and find something else. The film is about a journey of self-discovery and a reminder that some dreams are worth »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jean Noh)
With a first trailer set to land tomorrow, USA Today has revealed the first official stills of Dwayne Johnson (Pain & Gain) as the mythical Greek hero in director Brett Ratner's (Rush Hour) upcoming action fantasy Hercules....
Everyone knows the legend of Hercules and his twelve labors. Our story begins after the labors, and after the legend… Haunted by a sin from his past, Hercules has become a mercenary. Along with five faithful companions, he travels ancient Greece selling his services for gold and using his legendary reputation to intimidate enemies. But when the benevolent ruler of Thrace and his daughter seek Hercules’ help to defeat a savage and terrifying warlord, Hercules finds that in order for good to triumph and justice to prevail… he must again become the hero he once was… he must embrace his own myth… he must be Hercules.
Based on the graphic novel Hercules: The Thracian Wars, »
- Gary Collinson
Before the first trailer for this summer's Greek epic Hercules arrives tomorrow (likely blowing January's release of The Legend of Hercules out of the water), a couple photos of Dwayne Johnson as the title hero have arrived. It's the first time in awhile Johnson has taken on a period action film, and hopefully this fares better than his earlier days in The Mummy franchise and the spin-off The Scorpion King. The former wrestler certainly has the physique to pull off this kind of film, but we'll see if he has the chops to lead this summer sword and sandal blockbuster, and if Brett Ratner makes a triumphant return to directing. Look! Here's a couple new first look photos for Brett Ratner's Hercules from USA Today: Hercules is directed by Brett Ratner (Rush Hour, X-Men: The Last Stand), written by Ryan Condal and Evan Spiliotopoulos, and based on Steve Moore »
- Ethan Anderton
Earlier this year we saw the Greek legend Hercules come alive in The Legend Of Hercules. The film grossed over $18 million, but o a budget of $70 million, it was hardly anything to write home about. Let’s hope that Hercules, starring Dwayne Johnson as the eponymous hero does a lot better. Directed by Rush Hour and Red Dragon director Brett Ratner, the film is taking a grounded look at the legend without any mythological or supernatural undertones. It follows Hercules after he completes his 12 Labours and is hired to train an army.
Speaking to USA today, Johnson said:
The No. 1 goal is to make the definitive version of Hercules. We know we’re going to be under a microscope.
Source: USA »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
It.s every exhibitor.s worst nightmare: Four mainstream films open on the same weekend, three are instant flops and the other is just Ok.
Ride Along has raked in $US133 million in the Us, drawing a sizable African-American audience, but buddy-cop comedies rarely replicate that. level of success internationally, including Australia, with a few exceptions such as the Rush Hour, Bad Boys and Beverly Hills Cop franchises.
The caper starring Kevin Hart and Ice Cube as an Atlanta detective and his pal, a high school security guard and wannabe cop who get mixed up in a deadly arms deal, took $926,000 on 145 screens, according to Rentrak's weekend estimates.
Big-budget disaster movie Pompeii was a debacle in the Us last month, »
- Don Groves
Asia’s biggest and most famous actor, Jackie Chan is to be honoured with the prestigious Fellowship Award for over 50 years of outstanding contribution to the worldwide film industry at The Asian Awards in London on April 4th 2014.
Jackie Chan is China’s most esteemed actor and a singular phenomenon across the globe. He is well known for his films in both Hollywood and in Asia with his most notable work being martial arts orientated.
Famously known for conducting all of his own stunts, in 2010 Jackie Chan starred in the remake of 80’s cinema hit, The Karate Kid produced by his friend Will Smith. He is also known for successful franchises such as Police Story and Rush Hour, the latter grossing nearly $1 billion at the box office. He has well over 1 billion fans worldwide and has been immortalised on the Hollywood walk of fame.
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Feature Seb Patrick 5 Mar 2014 - 05:55
As Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure turns 25, Seb takes a look back at the duo's outings...
There’s an urban legend that posits that the execrable 1996 Pauly Shore vehicle Bio-Dome was originally written as a third Bill & Ted film, before being turned down by Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter and so repurposed with new characters. The rumour has been heavily debunked by many, including Winter himself; but frankly, it says a lot about a person if they believe it ever might have been true in the first place. Specifically, what it says is that that person hasn’t watched, or paid attention to, either of the Bill & Ted films.
What the rumour does play to is a range of assumptions about Bill and Ted: that they’re stoners, or slackers, or surfer dudes. That they’re completely lame-brained idiots who fail to understand anything about the world around them, »
Director: Tim Story; Screenwriters: Greg Coolidge, Jason Mantzoukas, Phil Hay, Matt Manfredi; Starring: Ice Cube, Kevin Hart, Tika Sumpter, Laurence Fishburne; Running time: 100 mins; Certificate: 12A
Whatever happened to the buddy comedy? We're now 30 years removed (or near enough) from '80s classics such as Lethal Weapon, 48 Hrs and Midnight Run, and nobody's really managed to get close to those action-comedies in the decades since.
Ride Along, the genre's latest offering, could sure do with some of the tack-sharp writing and punchy character work from the likes of Shane Black and Walter Hill. Though it's sporadically amusing - thanks in main to a motor-mouthed turn from comic Kevin Hart - it's not really a patch on any if its livewire predecessors. At best it's in line with the ropey Rush Hour sequels.
Earlier this week, Chris Tucker braved the latest polar vortex to be honored at Black History Month in Toronto, presented by the Canadian Film Centre and Poor Boy’s Game director Clément Virgo. The 41-year-old co-star (with Jackie Chan) of the hugely popular Rush Hour franchise was revered as an elder statesman by the mostly young, black audience of filmmakers, actors and fans. Though known as a rapid-fire comic on screen, Tucker this evening was alternately funny (raising the roof by dancing like Michael Jackson) and thoughtful as he reflected on his his two decades in a Hollywood where non-whites have […] »
- Allan Tong
Washington, Feb. 23(Ani): Jackie Chan recently stood up against the use of rhino horn products and has called for a boycott for the same.
The 'Rush Hour' actor, in a new public service announcement, asked his fans to boycott products made from rhino horns with an intention to stop their senseless slaughter, Contactmusic reported.
With an aim to oppose the homicide of rhinos for their horns, the 59-year-old martial artist filmed a video for organizers at the African Wildlife Foundation and WildAid.
Chan stated that everyone pays for guns, bullets, arrows, chainsaws, axes and machetes to hack off the face of the rhino, and shells out money for the life of a beautiful creature, asserting that one should avoid buying. »
- Amith Ostwal
Way back in 1999, Edward Norton had big plans following David Fincher's "Fight Club"—he was going write, direct and star in an adaptation of Jonathan Lethem's acclaimed novel "Motherless Brooklyn." Obviously, that didn't quite happen. Instead, the project become Norton's great white whale, with not much in the way of news since except promises that he was working on it (as of 2010 he stated he was only halfway finished writing the script). But now, it's actually getting ready to shoot. And it's all thanks to Brett Ratner. That's right, the "Rush Hour" filmmaker is throwing his producing power behind "Motherless Brooklyn" with a fall 2014 shoot in the cards. As for the story, it centers on a Brooklyn detective in 1999 who has Tourette's syndrome and displays its symptoms of involuntary tics. Here's the Amazon synopsis: Lionel Essrog is Brooklyn's very own self-appointed Human Freakshow, an orphan whose Tourettic impulses drive him to bark, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
To the surprise of exactly…no one, a sequel has been green-lit for Ride Along. Tim Story’s buddy action flick has done some great business since being released in January, and Hollywood now wants more. Despite bad reviews (including my own), the film managed to open to a record-breaking $41.5 million, and has since gone on to make over $120 million and counting.
This was Story’s highest profile film since his two Fantastic Four movies, and the director has signed on to make the sequel. Deadline is also reporting that the film’s stars, Ice Cube and Kevin Hart, are closing in on their deals to return. The two actors have proven to be highly bankable, with Cube’s long track record being a highly underrated commodity in Hollywood. The former rap superstar has a lifetime box office cume of over $1 billion, and his average gross is $41 million.
With the success of Ride Along, »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
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