5 items from 2012
Today we have the full trailer for WWE's upcoming post-apocalyptic thriller "The Day," which stars Shawn Ashmore (X2, Frozen), Ashley Bell (The Last Exorcism), Cory Hardrict (Battle: Los Angeles), Dominic Monaghan (The Lord of the Rings) and Shannyn Sossamon (One Missed Call). Check it out below. Plot: Open war against humanity rages. 5 survivors; lost and on the run. The pursuit is relentless, the bullets are dwindling and the battle is everywhere. This is a 24 hour look into their lives. Fight or die. The new movie is directed by Douglas Aarniokoski (Nurse 3D, Highlander: Endgame) and has already premiered at the Toronto Film Festival. It is now set to hit theaters on August 17th, in limited release. Trailer: »
Rumours of his involvement have been circulating for a few weeks, but now it's official - Ryan Reynolds (Green Lantern, Safe House) has joined the cast of Lionsgate's Highlander reboot and will star in the lead role as the immortal Connor MacLeod, a part originally portrayed by Christopher Lambert in director Russell Mulachy's 1986 cult classic.
The Highlander reboot has been penned by Matt Holloway & Art Marcum (Iron Man, Punisher: War Zone) with rewrites from Melissa Rosenberg (The Twilight Saga, Dexter) and was originally earmarked for director Justin Lin (Fast & Furious, Fast Five), who subsequently dropped out of the film last August due to other commitments.
Reynolds is the first name to be attached to the cast, while both Vinnie Jones (Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, X-Men: The Last Stand) and Ray Stevenson (Punisher: War Zone, Thor) have previously been linked to succeed Clancy Brown as The Kurgan. There's no »
We reported last month that the actor was a front runner for the role of Connor McLeod, a sword-wielding Scotsman who is one of the last immortal warriors known as Highlanders. After nearly a month's worth of negotiations, the deal is finally sealed for the Green Lantern star to portray this iconic character. He is no stranger to swordplay either, having played Deadpool in X-Men Origins: Wolverine.
Christopher Lambert first portrayed Connor McLeod in the 1986 adventure Highlander, that spawned the sequels Highlander II: The Quickening, Highlander: The Final Dimension, Highlander: Endgame, Highlander: The Source, Highlander: The Search for Vengeance, »
Back in 1986, Russell Mulcahy directed Highlander , an action fantasy film starring Christopher Lambert and Sean Connery about a battle between immortal warriors, which became an immediate cult hit leading to five more films, a television show, animated series and more. Granted, the movies were never huge commercial successes, at least theatrically, as seen by Highlander: Endgame which grossed just 12.8 million total in 2000--it cost $15 million--but Summit Entertainment has been interested in reviving and rebooting the franchise, a plan that's been in the works for nearly four years. Most recently, director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo ( 28 Weeks Later ) was named to reboot the character and while speaking with Fresnadillo and actor Clive Owen for their latest film Intruders , »
They may not be household names like their A-list colleagues, but the actors on this list have appeared in some of our all-time favourite geek movies...
Some actors dabble in sci-fi; others dip their toe into fantasy; some may even make an appearance in the odd horror film - all before returning to the safety of the genres in which they feel more comfortable - perhaps a nice, award-chasing period drama, or a well-paid romantic comedy.
A-listers may see the geeky films that we on this site enjoy and celebrate as fun little side-projects, but there are actors out there who commit full-time to these types of movies. It is high time, therefore, that we credited these individuals with the recognition they deserve.
Besides the stipulation that, in order to be included, an actor had to still be alive and working today, there were no strict criteria that had to »
5 items from 2012
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