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Ahead of its arrival next month, Netflix has released a new trailer for the original series Marco Polo, which stars newcomer Lorenzo Richelmy, is based on the famed explorer’s adventures in Kublai Khan’s court in 13th century China – a world replete with greed, betrayal, sexual intrigue and rivalry.
Created by john Fusco, screenwriter of the Academy Award nominated feature Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, Marco Polo also stars Benedict Wong (Prometheus), Joan Chen (Twin Peaks), Chin Han (Arrow, The Dark Knight), Zhu Zhu (Cloud Atlas), Olivia Cheng (The Flash, Broken Trail), Claudia Kim (Avengers: Age of Ultron), Mahesh Jadu (Neighbours), Tom Wu (Skyfall), Remy Hii (Treading Water), Uli Latukefu (Devil’s Playground) and Rick Yune (Olympus Has Fallen, The Fast and the Furious).
Check out the new trailer here…
Marco Polo will land on Netflix on December 12th.
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- Gary Collinson
Netflix has unveiled the full-length Marco Polo trailer after the first teaser debuted online a few weeks ago. The new original series follows the titular explorer’s adventures throughout the 13th century in the court of Kublai Khan, the ruler of the Mongol Empire. Acting as the ruler’s spy, ambassador, and explorer, Marco treks across the Far East, resulting in a story filled with greed, betrayal, sexual intrigue, and rivalry. While this trailer once again teases the massive scope and gorgeous landscapes of the show (Kon-Tiki and Pirates 5 helmers Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg directed the first two episodes), there are some more character-centric shots that are less impressive. Regardless, I’m curious to see if Netflix’s first “large-scale period epic” original series is a success. Check out the new Marco Polo trailer after the jump. The series stars Lorenzo Richelmy, Benedict Wong, Joan Chen, Chin Han, Zhu Zhu, »
- Adam Chitwood
While saying they'll be mindful of audience fatigue, Universal Pictures chairman Donna Langley sees the Fast & Furious franchise lasting despite the recent passing of star Paul Walker. "We think there are at least three more," Langley said during the recent Hollywood Reporter executive roundtable. "Paul is, and always will be, an integral part of the story, but there are many other great characters, and it's also an opportunity to introduce new characters. I think it's still a growing franchise. We'll see what happens with Furious 7, obviously, but our box office has grown over the past three or four films and internationally, in particular. So we think that there's more to mine there." I imagine when she says "there are at least three more" she's including Furious 7, which hits theaters on April 3, 2015. Added to that film you'd have a nine films, enough for three trilogy packs. Then again, if »
- Brad Brevet
Earlier this week, word broke that Universal Pictures is interested in signing four-time The Fast and the Furious helmer Justin Lin to an eighth chapter in the action ensemble franchise. Although some outlets speculated that this eight film would mark a franchise capper, Universal Pictures Chairman Donna Langley today tells The Hollywood Reporter (via /Film) that The Fast and the Furious aren't likely to hit the finish line anytime soon. »
Earlier in the week, it was reported that Universal Pictures wanted Fast & Furious director Justin Lin to return for a multi-part finale that would end the lucrative franchise. Most assumed this would be a two-part adventure, and that The Fast and the Furious would wrap up with 9 films. Now, Universal Pictures Chairman Donna Langley is claiming that the franchise might come to an end with ten movies, as three more sequels are being planned. Though, it may not end there.
"We think there's at least three more...I think it's still a growing franchise. We'll see what happens with Furious 7, obviously, but our box office has grown over the past three or four films and internationally, in particular. So we think that there's more to mine there. But we're »
Universal obviously isn't confirming this new report from Deadline considering it would show something of a lack of faith in Furious 7 director James Wan, but word is the studio is attempting to court Justin Lin to return and put the finishing touches on the Fast and Furious franchise by directing what seems to be suggested to be the final installment. Here's how the report reads: I am not getting anything from the studio on this, but here's what I hear: I expect Lin and Universal to begin talking again about him directing a multi-part production that will lead to multiple movies shot together and will wave the checkered flag on the Fast & Furious franchise. Now, that's not exactly straight-forward. In fact, it doesn't entirely make sense or present the entire picture, but my interpretation is to assume Deadline's Mike Fleming is saying Universal wants to get Lin locked in for a multi-picture deal, »
- Brad Brevet
When The Fast and the Furious first hit cinemas back in 2001, who could have imagined that it would spawn an immensely successful movie franchise that, by 2014, has its seventh film in the can and ready to be released in a few short months?
The series has gone through its ups and downs, its cast departures and returns, its lesser and better films, and of course, the tragedy of Paul Walker’s sudden death last year, but the current wave of critical and commercial success that the last two movies have rode in on suggests that the Fast and Furious franchise is a long way off from complete. An eighth film is already in the works, and short of unexpected box office failure, they’d be no reason not to expect a ninth as well.
As entertainingly insane as the franchise has become, it’s also full of questionable moments, »
- Jack Pooley
Exclusive: Despite a lack of superheroes, Universal Pictures continues to bolster its franchises. The studio is going hard to revive its classic monsters franchises–I’m hearing that Prisoners scribe Aaron Guzikowski is being courted to get the Wolf Man howling again, after Uni rebooted The Mummy–but the most intriguing scenario I’m hearing is that the door has been reopened with director Justin Lin and Universal’s most valuable franchise, The Fast And The Furious films. Lin bowed out after 2013’s Fast & Furious 6. He passed the baton and signed on to direct the second installment of the Aaron Cross Bourne Identity spinoff, and horror hitmaker James Wan took over and directed the latest film, Furious 7. A lot has happened since Lin left the Fast & Furious vehicle, the one that seemed out of gas before he took over and directed four films that brought back the original cast. »
- Mike Fleming Jr
Christopher Nolan made Memento, but he also made The Dark Knight Rises. Great filmmakers can make bad movies: This is not a particularly complicated equation. And Nolan's new space melodrama Interstellar is not a particularly complicated movie. The science is elaborate and insane, but the emotional stakes are simple: Father loves daughter, father saves humanity. But Nolan is one of our plottiest filmmakers. (Most films have three acts; Nolan's movies usually have at least six, usually out of order and/or overlapping.) I attempted to explain the plot of Interstellar, but even I ran up against some impenetrable cosmo-logic. Some »
- Darren Franich
Some people are taking "The Fast and The Furious" movies a little too seriously ... because IndyCar stud Helio Castroneves tells us several people have tried to race him ... on the streets!!Helio and his girlfriend Adriana Henao were out in NYC last night when he told us how he handles the challengers when they try to go all Marty McFly in the middle of a street.Another funny moment -- Helio says despite the fact he's a professional racecar driver, »
- TMZ Staff
It is written in the chronicles of our people that, long ago, in the days when the earth below and the sky above were as one, and the gods had not yet deserted the world of men, there was a film called The Fast and the Furious. And it is written that The Fast and the Furious begat 2 Fast 2 Furious, which begat The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, which begat Fast & Furious, which begat Fast Five, which begat Fast & Furious 6, although certain elders of the tribe insist that the latter film was actually titled Furious 6. Adding to the confusion, »
- Darren Franich
The Fast and Furious franchise, which began in 2001 with The Fast and the Furious, has been a curious anomaly in film history, as the series has grown in popularity and critical acclaim throughout its run. The last film saw notable changes being made, as stars Gal Gadot and Sung Kang stepped away from the franchise, alongside director Justin Lin. The Conjuring‘s James Wan was soon announced as replacement for the latter, with Vin Diesel, Tyrese Gibson, Michelle Rodriguez, Dwayne Johnson, and Chris Bridges returning for the seventh entry, joined by newcomers Kurt Russell, Jason Statham, and Tony Jaa. Now the first trailer for the film has been released, showing the group in fine form as they execute a rescue mission to kick things off. The trailer also puts an emphasis on star Paul Walker, who has appeared in nearly every film of the franchise so far (the only exception »
- Deepayan Sengupta
Universal has not had the best luck with franchises over the last decade or so, but the one series that they can take full credit for nurturing and developing from an unlikely first film into what is now a globally-hyped event as part seven prepares to hit theaters. I would have never pegged "The Fast And The Furious" as the beginning of a massive franchise, and I'm sure no one working on the film would have guessed how big this would eventually become. It's been a one of a kind happy accident, and Universal deserves credit for understanding what was happening and managing it properly. This particular edition is marked by sadness because of the real-life loss of Paul Walker, but it feels from the trailer like they 're aiming high once again. The stunt sequence that opens the trailer is completely bananas as a big idea, combining all sorts »
- Drew McWeeny
“The Fast and the Furious” is the rare franchise that was down and out but bounced back hard. The series was on the way out with the third installment, “Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift,” which didn't even gross $65 million in its entire domestic run. But the series caught fire again with 2009’s “Fast and Furious,” when director Justin Lin and writer Chris Morgan took over (they worked on ‘Drift’ too, but it took a moment to reheat). Grosses kept climbing and the series hit a major career high with “Fast & Furious 6” which earned $788 million worldwide. Strangely enough, the chronology of the films is actually all over the map. The upcoming "Fast & Furious 7" picks up after the events of 'Tokyo Drift.' Once again starring Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, and Lucas Black, this time Ian Shaw (Jason Statham) seeks revenge against Dominic »
- The Playlist
With the upcoming release of Furious 7, a franchise continues without one of its key players. The Fast and the Furious star Jordana Brewster reflected on the loss of the late Paul Walker, as the one-year anniversary of his death approaches. The American Heist star, 34, opened up to Us Weekly at a Dsquared2 Party in Los Angeles on Tuesday, Oct. 28, touching on the November 2013 passing of Walker, who died at the age of 40 in a car crash. Photos: Paul Walker: His Life In Photos "It's [...] »
Netflix has released the first teaser for the highly anticipated original series Marco Polo premiering on Friday, December 12, 2014 at 12:01am Pt in all regions where Netflix is available.
In a world replete with greed, betrayal, sexual intrigue and rivalry, Marco Polo, starring newcomer Lorenzo Richelmy, is based on the famed explorer's adventures in Kublai Khan's court in 13th century China.
The sweeping drama's ten episodes were shot in Italy, Kazakhstan and Malaysia. The global cast includes Richelmy, Benedict Wong (Prometheus), Joan Chen (Twin Peaks), Chin Han (Arrow, The Dark Knight), Zhu Zhu (Cloud Atlas), Olivia Cheng (The Flash, Broken Trail), Claudia Kim (Avengers: Age of Ultron), Mahesh Jadu (Neighbours), Tom Wu (Skyfall), Remy Hii (Treading Water), Uli Latukefu (Devil's Playground) and Rick Yune (Olympus Has Fallen, The Fast and the Furious). John Fusco, who wrote the Academy-Award nominated feature Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, created the series and »
Also featuring in the cast of the ten episode series are Benedict Wong (Prometheus), Joan Chen (Twin Peaks), Chin Han (Arrow, The Dark Knight), Zhu Zhu (Cloud Atlas), Olivia Cheng (The Flash, Broken Trail), Claudia Kim (Avengers: Age of Ultron), Mahesh Jadu (Neighbours), Tom Wu (Skyfall), Remy Hii (Treading Water), Uli Latukefu (Devil’s Playground) and Rick Yune (Olympus Has Fallen, The Fast and the Furious).
Marco Polo will land on Netflix on December 12th.
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- Gary Collinson
By this time next year, our world will be home to seven Fast and Furious films. This is truly the golden age of franchise cinema, and bless the broken road the allowed a seemingly throwaway feature about muscle cars and macho dudes to spawn one of the world’s most beloved and ballsy film franchises. But although the Fast franchise has managed to easily pivot from chronicling car racing and backyard barbecues into a full throttle heist series, there’s one alteration they’ve never been able to nail: those titles. The franchise’s titling has never been uniform — like, at all — but that hasn’t stopped it from becoming one of the world’s highest grossing series. What’s in a name? When it comes to Fast and Furious, well, not much. The Fast and the Furious The first film came complete with a moniker that has frequently been chopped down, chipped »
- Kate Erbland
Universal Pictures has announced the title for the next film in the The Fast And The Furious series is now Furious 7, and the first trailer for the James Wan film will be released on Saturday, November 1 at 12pm Pst as part of a live broadcast that'll air on E! and the Fast & Furious Facebook page. This week you'll also be able to submit questions for Furious 7 cast members Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris »
- Jesse Giroux
2 Fast 2 Furious, The Fast and the Furious, Fast and Furious, Fast Five - the Fast and Furious franchise isn't exactly known for creativity in its movie titles. Each one has at least the word "fast" in it, if not both "fast" and "furious," but Universal Studios switched it up a bit for the latest film: Furious 7. Though the film was previously called Fast and Furious 7, the franchise's Facebook page premiered a poster for the film Sunday along with the new title. The Furious 7 cast includes Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Dwayne Johnson, Tyrese Gibson, Jason Statham, Tony Jaa, and Kurt Russell. »
- Ariana Bacle
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