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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
United Artists The Weinstein Company
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
Few filmmakers have impacted American cinema as indelibly as Roger Corman, the self-proclaimed “King of the B’s” and the man who famously made low-budget, long-shelf-life moneymakers, ranging from “Little Shop of Horrors” to the pic that first conjured the billion-dollar title “The Fast and the Furious” 60 years ago. Variety first noted Corman during his short stint as a rep with the Dick Hyland Literary Agency.
You studied engineering at Stanford, but you found work as an agent in Hollywood?
Of all the graduates of the Stanford engineering program, I must have had the worst paying job of anyone. I was a $32.50-a-week messenger at Fox. When I heard there was an opening for an assistant to Dick Hyland, I took it.
Who was your top client?
I was trying to become a writer, and I wrote a script called “The House in the Sea.” I sold my own script »
- Steven Gaydos
Presented by the Duplass brothers and Blumhouse, Creep is directed by Patrick Brice and will be released this summer. Also in this round-up: details on a special screening of A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge and a new poster for Ghoul.
Synopsis: "Looking for work, Aaron (Patrick Brice) comes across a cryptic online ad: “$1,000 for the day. Filming service. Discretion is appreciated.”
Low on cash and full of naiveté, he decides to go for it. He drives to a cabin in a remote mountain town where he meets Josef (Mark Duplass), his cinematic subject for the day. Josef is sincere and the project seems heartfelt, so Aaron begins to film. But as the day goes on, it becomes clear that Josef is not who he says, »
- Tamika Jones
As much as people complain about an endless chain of remakes, there are some stories that are so good they deserve to be retold in new ways. For example, there's Romeo and Juliet, about two star-crossed lovers from different families who get caught up in a history they wish they could escape. Or there's Point Break, about a bank robber and the cop who is brought in to take him down, only to learn that they are two sides of the same coin. Point Break has basically already been remade in the form of The Fast And The Furious, and we can all agree that worked out pretty great in the long run, but now it's officially getting a redo thanks to Equilibrium writer Kurt Wimmer and Invincible director Ericson Core. This new version stars Edgar Ramirez as the criminal Bodhi...
- Peter Hall
As in the 1991 original, Point Break follows FBI agent Johnny Utah – this time played by Luke Bracey (G.I. Joe Retaliation) – as he goes undercover, snowboarding, rock-climbing, parachuting, and of course surfing his way through his latest investigation alongside suspect Bodhi (Zero Dark Thirty’s Édgar Ramírez).
Pushing familiar themes of brotherhood, betrayal, and… explosions, the remake's trailer feels like the original had a baby with The Fast and the Furious franchise – and you know what? We’re kind of okay with that.
Point Break is directed by Ericson Core, written by Kurt Wimmer (Equilibrium), and also stars Teresa Palmer (Warm Bodies) and Ray Winstone (The Departed). It plays in Cineplex theatres on December 25.
- Sasha James
Director: Brad Peyton.
Running Time: 114 minutes
Synopsis: After a devastating earthquake hits California, a Los Angeles Fire Department rescue-helicopter pilot (Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson) and his ex-wife (Carla Gugino) attempt to leave Los Angeles and head to San Francisco to find and rescue their daughter (Alexandra Daddario).
San Andreas joins a long list of disaster movies that have been hurtled our way over the past few years; from the heights of Irwin Allen’s epics of the 1960s and 1970s (see The Towering Inferno, Earthquake, The Poseidon Adventure), to the more recent CGI affairs, most of which were thrown at the screen by German director Roland Emmerich (2012, The Day After Tomorrow). While most of those movies relied on high-octane effects and a multitude of characters led by one or two big name stars, »
- Paul Heath
“Still surfing?” “Every day.”
The film stars Édgar Ramírez (“Zero Dark Thirty,” “The Bourne Ultimatum,” “Carlos the Jackal”) as Bodhi, and Luke Bracey (“G.I. Joe: Retaliation,” “November Man”) as Johnny Utah, along with Ray Winstone (“Noah,” “The Departed”), Teresa Palmer (“Warm Bodies”) and Delroy Lindo (“Sahara,” “Gone in Sixty Seconds”), under the direction of Ericson Core (“Invincible”).
In Alcon Entertainment’s fast-paced, high-adrenaline action thriller Point Break, a young FBI agent, Johnny Utah (Luke Bracey), infiltrates a cunning team of thrill-seeking elite athletes – led by the charismatic Bodhi (Edgar Ramirez). The athletes are suspected of carrying out a spate of crimes in extremely unusual ways.
Deep undercover, and with his life in imminent danger, Utah strives »
- Michelle McCue
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