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A while back, when we released the 400th episode of the Sound On Sight podcast, a few close friends and longtime listeners requested we compile a list of our favorite shows we recorded over the years. Now that the podcast has officially come to an end, I decided to finally set aside some time in my schedule and give them what they want. Initially, I set out to pick ten, but after 500 recordings and 8 long years, it was simply too hard to choose so few, so I opted for 20 instead. In selecting these episodes, I tried to show the wide range of genres we covered over the years, including Spaghetti Westerns, Italian Horror, Southern Gothic, underground cult, family friendly, foreign language and even Hollywood classics. We’ve been blessed with several guest hosts and interviews with many filmmakers including genre legends George A. Romero and John Landis, to name a few. »
Over the years that Den Of Geek has been going, we've regularly been charting the assortment of reboots and remakes that are making their way through the Hollywood system. This, then, is the current state of play. We've removed a bunch of projects that seem utterly dead - the once mooted remakes of Videodrome and Timecrimes, for instance - but we'll keep this list up to date as and when we hear of more.
Without further ado, here's what's coming up...
One of Hollywood's most on and off projects, the current state of the live action Akira remake is that it's back in the works. Marco J Ramirez, the showrunner for season 2 of Netflix's Daredevil show, has been hired to pen a screenplay. Warner Bros is still backing the film, »
'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.' with Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer. 'The Man from U.N.C.L.E.' box office: Bigger domestic flop than expected? Before I address the box office debacle of Warner Bros.' The Man from U.N.C.L.E., I'd like remark upon the fact that 2015 has been a notable year at the North American box office. That's when the dinosaurs of Jurassic World smashed Hulk and his fellow Halloween-costumed Marvel superheroes of Avengers: Age of Ultron. And smashed them good: $636.73 million vs. $457.52 million. (See also: 'Jurassic World' beating 'The Avengers' worldwide and domestically?) At least in part for sentimental (or just downright morbid) reasons – Paul Walker's death in a car accident in late 2013 – Furious 7 has become by far the highest-grossing The Fast and the Furious movie in the U.S. and Canada: $351.03 million. (Shades of Heath Ledger's unexpected death »
- Zac Gille
A couple of months ago on the Sound On Sight gaming podcast, Open Source, myself and Mike, one of the co-editors of the gaming section, entered into a bet. “I’ll be playing Final Fantasy Xv in 2015″, he said. Once I’d stopped laughing, the battle lines were drawn. “If Final Fantasy Xv is released in 2015, I’ll eat my shoe”, I said, and the wager was made official. If Final Fantasy Xv is released this year, I eat my shoe. If it’s released after December 31st 2015, Mike eats his. Almost instantly I felt bad. So safe seemed this bet for me, that in good conscience it wasn’t even fair to take it on. Both E3 and a brand new trailer for the game at Gamescom have been and gone since we made the wager, and we still don’t have a release date for Final Fantasy Xv yet. »
- John Cal McCormick
Mission: Impossible is the series that everyone pretends The Fast And The Furious is. An unstoppable run of adrenaline-pumping thrill rides with increasingly bonkers stunts that fly in the face of the notion of diminishing returns, it would be a guilty pleasure if people weren’t so unashamed to show love for Scientology mouthpiece Tom Cruise. And now we’ve got a fifth entry, subtitle Rogue Nation, which somehow sits as the second best entry so far (behind the 1996 original).
Every time a new film comes along to faux-unexpected praise, everyone asks the same question; “How is the franchise still so good?” While it is certainly impressive that five movies in the M:i series has only gone from strength to strength, with only one truly questionable entry (and even then John Woo’s first sequel still has its redeemable elements), it’s not exactly hard to grasp why it continues to work. »
- Alex Leadbeater
With the forthcoming Fantastic Four movie about to arrive in cinemas, Neil Calloway looks at a doomed attempt to start the franchise…
The latest Fantastic Four film is the second attempt to reproduce the comic characters on the big screen; everyone knows about the film made in 2005 and its 2007 sequel, both of which did respectable, if not stratospheric business at the box office.
Less well-known is the 1994 film The Fantastic Four. The 1990s were an odd time for films based on Marvel Comics; 1990 saw the release of a Captain America movie starring the son of the guy who wrote The Catcher in the Rye. Marvel seemed to be concentrating more on animated television shows than big budget live action films, and those of you who watched the first episode of the Flickering Myth Movie Show will know that various Marvel properties were owned by different studios in the 1990s, before »
- Neil Calloway
Several weeks on from the release of "Terminator Genisys," Paramount is reportedly taking a wait and see approach regarding the Terminator franchise. Reviews for the new film were dire, and domestically the film has only nabbed $81 million.
Globally it has proven better, with $278 million so far and the lucrative China box-office market still to come, but even so - the numbers aren't good enough for Paramount to be rushing forward with a follow-up. A source tells THR: "We will definitely need to see the holds globally to confirm that people like the film."
As the rights revert to James Cameron in 2019, the plan was to film the next two movies back-to-back to get them done in time, but that may no longer be a viable option anymore. Don't expect a decision either way until later in the year.
In news of a much more successful sequel and potential follow-up, producer »
- Garth Franklin
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You’ve probably seen The Fast and the Furious, right? It’s about an undercover cop who bonds with a criminal and ends up letting him escape at the end, which is also the precise shell plot of the Keanu Reeves-starring actioner Point Break, which hit cinemas a whole decade before.
What about The Hunger Games? The movie with the kids being forced to kill one another, yeah? You may or may not be aware that it’s eerily similar to the Japanese movie Battle Royale, in which, you guessed it, a group of kids are forced to slaughter one another (albeit with far more gore).
It’s a common complaint among film buffs that originality is dead in Hollywood: everything’s either a sequel, remake, reboot, or adaptation, and finding original scripts is an increasingly challenging task. Some screenwriters are a little more sneaky, »
- Jack Pooley
Jared Leto's grotesque take on the Joker provides a menacing high point in the trailer for the upcoming super-villain flick Suicide Squad. The preview, which made its way online after debuting at Comic-Con, shows the green-haired goon holding a dastardly-looking tool and saying, "I'm not going to kill you. I'm just gonna hurt you really, really bad."
The rest of the trailer sets up the plot for the highly anticipated flick, which is due out August 5th, 2016 and finds a band of baddies from the D.C. Comics universe »
Eva Mendes is reportedly set to return to The Fast and the Furious franchise, reprising her role from the second movie in the series, 2 Fast 2 Furious. We Got This Covered are claiming the exclusive saying that it is a done deal and that she’s already signed on for the return.
The site also says that the current plot of the eighth film actually hinges on her character of agent Monica Fuentes, who will team up with Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel), Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) and the others to take on a new villain in New York City. The site also reports that both Helen Mirren and Jason Statham are still in talks to join the film. Wouldn’t »
- Paul Heath
The Last Witch Hunter Movie Posters. Breck Eisner‘s The Last Witch Hunter (2015) movie posters have been released. I like Vin Diesel. He seems like a good guy, and usually finds himself in roles he can handle. I remember first seeing Knockaround Guys, Saving Private Ryan, and The Fast and The Furious, thinking, this guy’s alright. I’m rooting for him. I’ve […] »
- Marco Margaritoff
The Fast and the Furious actor Vin Diesel is front and center on a pair of new posters for Lionsgate’s The Last Witch Hunter. In the film, Diesel fittingly plays an immortal witch hunter named Kaulder, which is his first starring role outside of the Fast franchise since 2013’s Riddick (excluding Groot in Guardians of the Galaxy).
One poster shows the modern day version of Kaulder in the film, while the other shows an older version of the character…
New York City hides many secrets, but the most astounding secret of all is that witches still live amongst us. Condemned to a life of immortality, the last witch hunter, Kaulder (Vin Diesel), is all that stands between humanity and a new reign by the most horrifying and powerful witches in history, including the Queen Witch who will stop at nothing to reclaim her throne.
- Justin Cook
I doubt there are many who could have guessed that The Fast And The Furious would have evolved into a series that would eventually bring us the 4th highest grossing film worldwide, but that's exactly how Furious 7 rolls! If you're itching to bring the latest adrenaline-fueled action installment into your home, then you'll be satiated in 3 months' time! Furious 7 is... Read More »
- Sean Wist
Fans are still reeling from the November 2013 car crash death of "The Fast and the Furious" star Paul Walker, but that sadness pales next to the grief of his family. Paul left behind a daughter, the now 16-year-old Meadow, and yesterday she honored her dad with this touching throwback photo for Father's Day:
happy Father's Day
A photo posted by Meadow Walker (@meadowwalker) on Jun 21, 2015 at 12:35pm Pdt
Isn't that adorable? Meadow's Instagram includes several pics of her father, including this one posted a few months ago:
A photo posted by Meadow Walker (@meadowwalker) on Apr 20, 2015 at 8:46pm Pdt
And here's another one, from last September, on what would've been Paul's 41st birthday:
Happy Birthday, I love you
A photo posted by Meadow Walker (@meadowwalker) on Sep 12, 2014 at 11:19am Pdt
She just posts another beautiful reminder every so often. It's good that she has so many personal »
- Gina Carbone
This week in The Callow Way, Neil Calloway looks at the box office so far in 2015…
Number one at the global box office so far this year is Furious 7, which has made $1.5 billion dollars so far, the vast majority of it outside the Us, and also become the highest grossing film in the franchise so far – out of the seven films, the four most recent films occupy the top four spots in terms of box office, then the first film, then the second, and 2006’s Tokyo Drift coming in last.
It’s impressive that a studio has taken a franchise that had apparently ran out of gas with its third instalment and made it hugely successful, but it also shows that the home video market is playing an increasingly important role in the success of films; people are watching earlier parts of the franchise before catching the latest in the cinema. »
- Neil Calloway
The estate of deceased “The Fast and the Furious” actor Paul Walker is suing an acquaintance of the actor for allegedly swiping a number of cars from Walker’s extensive collection. In the lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on Thursday, Walker’s father, the executor of the actor’s estate, claims that Richard Taylor, an acquaintance of the actor who occasionally helped him with his car collection, is illegally holding onto seven cars belonging to Walker’s estate. Walker’s estate alleges that the cars were housed in a Valencia, California, warehouse operated by a number of companies with which Taylor had involvement. »
- Tim Kenneally
It's a little ridiculous how many Robin Hood films are currently in development; we're got Hood from Sony, which is said to be in the vein of Mission: Impossible and The Fast And The Furious, Disney has Nottingham & Hood, which will be similar to their Pirates Of The Caribbean franchise, and Warner Bros. has one in the works as well. Today we bring news from Robin Hood:... Read More »
- Kevin Fraser
We're just several weeks out from the cast of Star Trek Beyond finally stepping in front of the cameras and Justin Lin, who helped turn The Fast And The Furious franchise into the juggernaut it is today, took some time out to discuss the upcoming film during a celebration for the 88th anniversary of the Tcl Chinese Theater. Justin Lin got the offer from J.J. Abrams himself who called him... Read More »
- Kevin Fraser
This past weekend, one of the most important and breakthrough-caliber events happened in the personal history of The Rock, even bigger than when he got into filmmaking and took the stage name “Dwayne Johnson” (I cannot verify this theory, just trust me though). The Rock’s disaster movie San Andreas was released, and it did something that no film that The Rock lead had done before – it made the box office explode to the tune of $53 million.
As of this writing I have not seen San Andreas, but I want to clarify that I do plan on seeing it at least 5 times in theaters then another 15 on DVD. This writing will not discuss the quality of the film (though it’s probably a masterpiece, let’s be real), because that doesn’t really matter in the grand scheme of things. The most important thing is the key moment this represents in The Rock’s career. »
- Dylan Griffin
The problem with the new Point Break remake has nothing to do with your inability to grow-up. It's doing nothing to your childhood unless you still identify with a man and his mullet. Kathryn Bigelow's 1991 original is still a great film for those of us that saw it when it was released and the fact it was remade into The Fast and The Furious ten years later and is now being remade just shy of 25 years after its original release simply means they're looking to bring a similar story to a new kind of audience, and I'm actually interested in the story they are aiming to tell. As was evident in the trailer and described in the film's plot synopsis, the gang of criminal rogues led by a man named Bodhi (Edgar Ramirez) are killing whoever may be in their way toward "liberating" the world's riches, sending the global economy into a tailspin. »
- Brad Brevet
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