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Paul Walker may be gone, but he won.t soon be forgotten. Fans, especially those with an interest in his work in the Fast and Furious franchise, will soon be able to own a piece of his cinematic legacy, as one of his most memorable cars from that family of films is coming up for auction. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the bright orange, decal-covered 1993 Toyota Supra that Walker.s character, undercover cop Brian O.Conner, drove in the first film, 2001.s The Fast and the Furious, is going to be available for purchase in the very near future. The car participated in stunts in "key scenes" from the film, and if you need a refresher course on some of these, just take a look at what it can do racing a Ferrari down the Pacific Coast Highway. If you want to get your hands on this super-powered machine, Mecum »
Apparently the first look at the upcoming Point Break remake from director Ericson Core was shown during CinemaCon down in Las Vegas yesterday and with that comes the first looks at Luke Bracey and Edgar Ramirez in the film playing FBI agent Johnny Utah and extreme sports enthusiast and criminal Bodhi respectively. The duo are playing roles made popular by Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze in Kathryn Bigelow's 1991 film, and for many this remake is completely unnecessary, but it's set to arrive on December 25 nonetheless. One week after Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens, which is to say... we'll see how this turns out. This updated version will follow a similar premise as the first as a young FBI agent, Johnny Utah (Bracey), infiltrates a cunning team of thrill seeking elite athletes, led by the charismatic Bodhi (Ramirez). The athletes are suspected of carrying out a string »
- Brad Brevet
Very cool news! More comic book movies from Hot publisher Valiant! I personally collect & read both Bloodshot & Ninjak which I highly recommend you do! The full press release below!
.Valiant Entertainment and Sony Pictures today announced a deal to bring two of Valiant’s award-winning comic book superhero franchises—Bloodshot and Harbinger—to the big screen over the course of five feature films that will culminate in the shared universe crossover film, Harbinger Wars.
Bloodshot, arriving in theaters in 2017, will kick off the five-picture plan leading to Harbinger Wars and will be directed by David Leitch & Chad Stahelski (John Wick) from a script by Jeff Wadlow (Kick Ass 2) and Eric Heisserer (Story of Your Life). Neal H. Moritz and Toby Jaffe from Original Film (The Fast and the Furious franchise) and Dinesh Shamdasani from Valiant Entertainment will produce the film. Matthew Vaughn and Jason Kothari will serve as executive producers. »
- El Mayimbe
The Greek God of Bollywood recently confirmed that he’ll be working in a Hollywood movie this year.
“Yes, I have a Hollywood project this year.” The actor, who several years back had been approached for the movie Pink Panther 2, didn’t reveal much more than that.
If these two talented men are coming together, we might be in for an edge-of-the-seat action packed movie.
The post Hrithik Roshan confirms Hollywood debut appeared first on BollySpice. »
- Charla Manohar
After weeks of three or four high-profile new releases, the disc business is going through its usual pre-summer slowdown.
And with no new big theatrical releases arriving in stores last week, the two top spots on the national home video sales charts for the week ending April 12 are the same as in the prior week: Paramount’s “Interstellar” sci-fi epic, which earned $188 million at the U.S. box office, at No. 1, and Warner’s “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,” the third installment in the adventure fantasy trilogy, at No. 2.
Walt Disney again took the No. 3 and No. 4 spots, with returning titles “Into the Woods” and “Big Hero 6” on the Nielsen Videoscan First Alert chart, which tracks overall disc sales, Blu-ray Disc and DVD combined. Both titles also finished the week in the same spots on Nielsen’s dedicated Blu-ray chart, albeit in the reverse order.
- Thomas K. Arnold
Yesterday, we learned that Fast & Furious 7 was well on it's way to being one of the highest grossing movies of all time, and on this side of the pond, it is still riding high, topping the Irish box-office for a second week in a row, bringing it's total gross in Ireland to €2,518,273. Not bad for a movie that has only being out for ten days. But, Tom, I hear you cry, what about the statistics that matter? How does this seventh installment fare against the rest of the movies in the highly popular action franchise? Well, I'm glad you asked. That list breaks down as follows: Fast & Furious 7 (€2.52m) Fast & Furious 6 (€2.25m) Fast & Furious 5 (€2.21m) Fast & Furious 4 (€1.94m) The Fast And The Furious (€1.86m) The Fast And The Furious: Tokyo Drift (€1.38m) 2 Fast 2 Furious (€1.25m) »
- email@example.com (Tom White)
Now must a pretty good time to work at Universal Pictures. In just 10 days, Furious 7 has sped up the box office charts and is now the seventh biggest grosser in the company’s history. The sixth sequel to The Fast and the Furious dropped 59% but still zoomed ahead of anything else playing in theaters, earning an estimated $60.6 million in its sophomore weekend. That is the 12th biggest second weekend of all time, just behind The Dark Knight Rises ($62.1 million). Despite that hefty drop, the film held better in its second lap than the past three films in the franchise, which dropped between 61% and 64%. The slightly lower dip can be contributed to strong word-of-mouth and minimal new competition this weekend.
With a staggering $252.5 million in 10 days, Furious 7 is already the highest grossing film in the franchise in North America, besting Fast and Furious 6‘s $238.7 million. Without a lot of big openers until May, »
- Jordan Adler
At this point there’s little left to say about the overwhelming success of Furious 7. And with two weeks to go before Avengers: Age of Ultron hits theatres, we’ve got so much more time left to say it. We told you yesterday that it took just eight days for Furious 7 to top the final domestic gross of 2011’s Fast Five. Now, after ten days, F7 has officially become the highest-grossing entry in Universal’s fourteen year-old Fast and Furious franchise. According to studio estimates, Furious 7 earned a reported $60.5 million this weekend and brought its domestic total up to $252.5 million. That beats Universal’s previous franchise high of $238.6 million – earned by Fast & Furious 6 over the course of its 105-day run. If there’s a better illustration of F7’s box office prowess, I’m not sure what it would be. Though clearly fast out of the gate, »
- Nicole Pedersen
“Furious 7” is blowing the competition out of the water on its second lap at the box office, despite a sharp drop from its historic debut last weekend.
The Universal sequel earned $18.8 million on Friday in the U.S., putting it on track for a second weekend of $60.2 million. As expected, that’s miles ahead of “The Longest Ride,” which is headed for a $13.6 million opening.
“Furious 7” — down 59% from last weekend’s staggering $147.2 million launch –- will likely become one of only a dozen movies to earn above $60 million in its sophomore weekend. The decline is in line with previous “The Fast and the Furious” installments.
And the records keep rolling in. After becoming the ninth-largest domestic opening of all time, it just crossed $200 million in only eight days, making it the fastest Universal film to reach the milestone. It took “Despicable Me 2” 11 days to hit that mark. »
- Maane Khatchatourian
Furious 7 has barely been out for a week and it’s already racked up over half a billion dollars at the worldwide box office, making it imminently the highest-grossing film of the year and sure to end up as the most financially successful film in The Fast And The Furious series.
Perhaps most surprising of all is that Furious 7 has also earned the best reviews of the series to date, holding strong at 82%, all the more impressive given the immense challenges the filmmakers have faced with Paul Walker’s death.
Though the producers are surely basking in their success for the time being, they’ll soon be preparing the eighth instalment in the series, which little is known about so far, but of course that hasn’t stopped fans salivating over every rumour and hint from members of the cast.
So, where will Furious 8 be set? Will »
- Jack Pooley
Furious 7's tribute to Paul Walker is completely heartbreaking, due in no small part to Wiz Khalifa's track "See You Again." The song's music video features footage from the ending of the movie, and there's a small but important detail you may have missed. The car that Walker's Brian is seen driving in his finale race against Dom (Vin Diesel) is a Toyota Supra, a nod to the car that he drives while racing against Dom in 2001's The Fast and the Furious. The color and some of the features are different, since it's an Mkiv in Furious 7 instead of the original 1995 model, but it's a touching detail. Here's the car from the first film: Source: Universal Pictures And watch a clip of one of their first races: »
“Star Wars: is the gift that keeps on giving for Hayden Christensen, whose international fanbase has helped him win the lead role in Paramount’s fantasy action movie “Marco Polo,” an individual familiar with the project has told TheWrap. Paramount had no comment. “The Fast and the Furious” filmmaker Rob Cohen is directing “Marco Polo,” which is a co-production between Paramount and China Film Group, though other Chinese companies such as Yuehua Entertainment, Phoenix Entertainment and Huahua Film & Media Culture are co-producing the project. Also Read: Hayden Christensen, Adrien Brody Thriller ‘American Heist’ Nearing Deal With Saban Films Polo is a historical figure. »
- Jeff Sneider
As a 24-year-old freelance reporter in 1998, Ken Li had no idea that his articles about urban drag-racing in New York City would get optioned by Universal Studios, let alone turned into 2001's The Fast and the Furious, starring Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, and Michelle Rodriguez. But the stories he wrote about a 30-year-old Dominican drag-racer named Rafael Estevez – first in the New York Daily News, and then in Vibe magazine – were so gripping, they became the seed for a 14-year-long movie franchise that would end up grossing around £1.5bn worldwide. »
Simon Columb on Fast & Furious and its debt to James Bond…
With the release of Fast and Furious 7 last week, it’s worth noting the key influences so far. Almost every escapade has actively appreciated the globe-trotting, explosive-heavy, expertly-produced James Bond series – and the seventh instalment is no different…
This is “007-style shit”, says Roman (Tyrese Gibson) in Fast & Furious 6 when introduced to a new task. In fact, he’d have to look a little earlier to see how big an influence James Bond has been. I’d go further and argue that the suave spy’s fifty-years of espionage is the biggest influence on the entire series so far. The initial set-up in The Fast and the Furious, with Brian (Paul Walker) as Bond (the undercover rogue-cop who can’t-be-contained) is merely scratching the surface as, film-by-film, the inspiration is clearer and we are more aware of »
- Simon Columb
In the weeks leading up to last Friday's debut of Furious 7, we started to hear murmurs of Fast & Furious 8. The sequel sounded like it was a done deal, with Helen Mirren vying for the role of villain and Vin Diesel teasing a New York based storyline on various talk shows. We even heard a rumor that 2 Fast 2 Furious star Eva Mendes was wanted back as Agent Fuentes. All this sequel talk is a little too much too soon claims producer Neal H. Moritz, who is trying to bask in the success of his latest blockbuster hit. Fast & Furious 8 is not happening yet, and it will need a better story than Furious 7 if it's to move forward. He explains:
"Honestly, we're just bathing in the success of [Furious 7]. We'll probably get together in a week or so to talk. [The story] is going to have to be something enticing for all of us. »
The Fast and the Furious movies have always been full of fun and action (Furious 7 is no exception), but there's no denying that the latest chapter, has a large shadow cast over it. Paul Walker's heartbreaking death in 2013 affected the film in several ways: the release date was pushed back, old footage and audio of Walker had to be used, and his brothers, Cody and Caleb, were brought in as stand-ins. Though his loss is felt throughout the movie, you might not get especially sentimental until the final 10 minutes. Aside from their offscreen comments, here's exactly how the filmmakers and cast commemorate Walker, and obviously spoilers ensue. Brian O'Conner (Walker) survives the movie. After some insane action sequences and several run-ins with the big bad Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham), the team all goes to the beach. Brian is seen playing with his pregnant wife (Jordana Brewster) and their son near the water, »
There is more than a little wish fulfillment being flashed before our eyes when a slick, aerodynamic car is dodging and weaving between pedestrians, other cars and all matter of obstacles at a break-neck speed, while its driver – a handsome action hero, budding thief or sexy lady who manages it all in heels – remains unflappably cool and collected. Audiences will be able to get that thrill again this weekend when the latest installment of The Fast and the Furious franchise, Furious 7, speeds into theatres and old friends Dominic (Vin Diesel) and Brian (Paul Walker) go face-to-face with the vengeance-seeking Deckard Shaw (franchise newcomer Jason Statham).
On the heels, or should I say wheels, of this high-octane action flick hitting theatres, we're taking stock of what other movies got our hearts pumping with the Top 5 movie car chase scenes outside of the Furious franchise.
- Andrea Miller and Rachel West
Attention merchants: You should have started stocking barbecue gear and beach balls in March because summer now officially starts before Easter.
That's because "Furious 7" opened well beyond the wildest predictions, earning an estimated $143.6 million this weekend, not just setting a new April record but becoming the biggest debut in the history of Universal Pictures and the ninth-biggest opening weekend of all-time. In other words, the film has proved you can earn summer-blockbuster-sized numbers before March Madness is even finished.
Sure, people expected "Furious 7" to do well -- it's a popular franchise, and it had no real competition this weekend. But predictions topped out around $110 to $120 million. But $144 million? What series on its seventh installment that doesn't involve teenage British wizards can command that kind of premiere?
Now, of course, Hollywood will be scrambling to replicate the film's surprising success, but the studios won't really be able to, since »
- Gary Susman
It was full speed ahead for Furious 7 this week, which obliterated the April record at the North American box office with one of the biggest debuts of all time. The sixth sequel to The Fast and the Furious opened to an eye-popping $143.6 million, the ninth largest opening in domestic box office history. That was about 50% higher than Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which earned $95 million to take the monthly record on this weekend last year. The monstrous opening was also the third biggest weekend take outside of summer, behind the first two Hunger Games films.
The film began its muscular debut with a whopping $67.3 million on Good Friday, including $15.8 million from Thursday evening shows. Furious 7 dropped an expected 31% to earn a remarkable $46.3 million on Saturday and is predicted to drop 35% on Easter Sunday to amass another $30 million.
Without much to excite male moviegoers in March, an energetic marketing »
- Jordan Adler
We all expected big things. We expected Furious 7 to break the April opening weekend record of $95 million set by Captain America: The Winter Soldier just last year. We expected it to be the first Fast & Furious film to top $100 million in its opening weekend, but not many expected it to be one of the largest openings of all time. With $143.6 million, Furious 7 now holds the record for the ninth largest opening of all-time, besting The Twilight Saga: New Moon's $142.8 million set back in 2009 (not adjusting for inflation). It will be interesting to see where this one ends up in the end. Fast & Furious 6 dropped 63.9% in its second weekend after a $97.3 million opening and I think it's safe to assume Furious 7 is also extremely front-loaded, but just how muchc Fast Five showed a similar drop its second weekend, dipping 62.4% back in 2011. One thing is for certain, »
- Brad Brevet
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