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News Simon Brew 21 Feb 2014 - 06:33
The Wrap has revealed that Smith is in talks for a new science fiction film by the name of Brilliance. It's based on the novel by Marcus Sakley, about a world where some people - 'brilliants' - are born with heightened cognitive abilities. Smith is lined up to play one of said people, whose brain power will apparently make him rather good at tracking down terrorists.
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Will Smith has been hard to miss ever since breaking out as a hip-hop artist in the late '80s.
Perhaps the biggest star of the last 20 years, the musician-turned-actor has seemingly been in one commercial success after another, from his start on "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" to "Men in Black" to "Hitch." This Friday, however, Smith takes an uncharacteristically minor role in the Colin Farrell-starring "Winter's Tale."
Whether or not you've had a chance to see Smith of late, there's still much to know about the multi-talented star. From his early achievements as a musician to his unbelievable Rubik's Cube skills, here are 17 things you probably don't know about Will Smith.
- Jonny Black
He is repped by Wme.
- AJ Marechal
Ron Moore has earned a reputation as the king of reboots - the man who brought Battlestar Galactica back to our screens in spectacular fashion has also been attached to new versions of Wild Wild West and A Knight's Tale in the past few years - but his latest project is Channel 5's Us import Helix, a claustrophobic sci-fi thriller series and a wholly original production.
"When you do something original, it's one set of challenges - staring at the blank page and trying to figure out what it is," Moore explains. "But when you're starting with a book or an existing property, it's a different set of challenges.
"You think, how can I move these pieces around in a different way? How can I give this familiarity without it feeling stale? They're different intellectual puzzles, but I enjoy both ways of working."
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Check out the trailer for Seth’s outrageous new comedy, then drop a comment with your review!
Seth MacFarlane‘s new movie looks like a real treat — especially if you’re one of those deranged people who gets their jollies from watching a parade of horrific deaths! We’ve still got a few months to go before A Million Ways To Die In The West hits theaters this summer, but for now, we can bask in the newly released red-band trailer, which might be one of the filthiest (and funniest) things you’ll see all week.
With Charlize Theron along for the ride as his sexy sidekick, Seth’s sheep farmer character must learn the ways of the Wild Wild West to save himself from a crazy outlaw (Liam Neeson). Needless to say, s**t goes south pretty quickly.
- Andy Swift
As much as we love Wild Wild West's giant mechanical borg-spiders, there hasn't been a good Western comedy since Blazing Saddles. So we've high hopes for Seth MacFarlane's raunchy new, star-studded comedy A Million Ways to Die in the West. Featuring Seth MacFarlane, Charlize Theron, Amanda Seyfried, Liam Neeson, Giovanni Ribisi, Sarah Silverman and Neil Patrick Harris, it tells the tale of sheep farmer Albert (MacFarlane) who loses his girlfriend (Seyfried) after wimping out a duel. When he meets a new lady (Theron), he starts to discover...
- Matt Risley
“Family Guy” creator (and the man who gave us a foul-mouthed teddy bear in “Ted”) Seth MacFarlane sets his sights on the Wild Wild West with “A Million Ways to Die in the West,” a comedy about, well, a million ways to die in the west. Or something along those lines. Here are character posters for the movie recently released by the studio. MacFarlane stars, co-wrote, and directed the movie, and last I checked, he also did the catering and chauffeuring, too. Busy guy, that Seth. Seth MacFarlane directs, produces, co-writes and plays the role of the cowardly sheep farmer Albert in A Million Ways to Die in the West. After Albert backs out of a gunfight, his fickle girlfriend leaves him for another man. When a mysterious and beautiful woman rides into town, she helps him find his courage and they begin to fall in love. But when her husband, »
This week sees the release of "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit," the fifth feature built around the CIA analyst character created by the late Tom Clancy, an insurance salesman-turned-bestselling novelist, in a series of blockbuster novels. Unlike the previous adaptations, beginning with 1990's "The Hunt for Red October" and continuing through 2002's mostly forgettable "Sum of All Fears," this new Jack Ryan outing is based on an original story, loosely connected to the source material.
Chris Pine is the fourth actor to play the Ryan character, in a pseudo-origin story that finds the analyst dealing with nefarious Russians (and yes, it's a contemporary story). Keira Knightley costars as his put-upon fiancée and Kevin Costner shows up as his gruff agency handler. Kenneth Branagh plays the Russian gangster almost as broadly as his bad guy from Will Smith's "Wild Wild West." Branagh, in his new role as studio tent-pole filmmaker (following »
- Drew Taylor
8 items from 2014
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