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Director Justin Lin (The Fast and the Furious series, True Detective season 2) is taking inspiration from the writings and concepts of Bruce Lee to create a new TV show. Warrior is being developed for Cinemax based on notes Lee put together for a TV series he never got to develop properly before his untimely death at age 32. Deadline […]
- Russ Fischer
This second Pan trailer is, in truth, fairly similar to the first, but the one major difference is there's a lot more boat action here. Look at these boats go. It's like the CGI from Life of Pi shook hands with the chase action in The Fast and the Furious and said, "Hey, we should definitely have babies, and they should definitely be chase scenes involving boats that hate water." Gnarly. Here's hoping Vin Diesel pulls a Matt Damon–from-Interstellar, appears out of nowhere, and says that he's the captain now. »
- Sean Fitz-Gerald
Dwayne Johnson is currently out and about promoting his summer blockbuster San Andreas and while doing said promotional tour, the wrestler turned actor was asked as to whether his extremely popular character of Hobbs is to return for the planned eigth movie in the hit Universal franchise The Fast And The Furious.
This was his response.
“Of course. It can’t go on without Hobbs.”
Boom, there it is. There is also word that the character may get his own spin-off movie, which we’d all gladly line up to see, right?
“We all are interested in it. I just had a big conversation with the studio. So we’ll see. I still think for me personally we’ve created a little bit of space for him in 7 and the gauge is set for what the audience will want. That’s my take on it, you know, but a lot »
- Paul Heath
“It’s best not to think of her as a woman. That would be a mistake.”
These words are uttered by Kenneth (Ewan McGregor) to freelance operative Paul (Michael Fassbender) in a scene somewhere toward the end of Steven Soderbergh’s truly excellent but much ignored action movie Haywire. The woman they are referring to is Mallory Kane (Gina Carano) and the reason they are trying to divorce themselves from the notion of her femininity is she is far too dangerous to underestimate. Interestingly, this line also has another meaning; that dwelling at the heart of the film is an argument for gender equality, not only in the world of the film but action movies in general. Critically praised but snubbed by audiences, could the failure of Haywire’s attempt to cement Gina Carano as a bona fide action star be blamed on Hollywood’s oversaturation of familiar tent pole franchises, »
- Liam Dunn
Over the years, films from the Marvel Cinematic Universe have grown in popularity to become box office juggernauts, with current box office champion Avengers: Age of Ultron continuing to establish the commerical dominance of Marvel superheroes. However, the movies themselves make use of current day special effects, which has become integral to the series as a whole. Both of these factors held true for 2014’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which ended up as the fourth-highest grossing movie of the year.
Youtube user CineFix has had a history of making 8-bit renditions of popular movies, in a recurring segment called “8 bit Cinema”. With movies like Titanic, The Fast and the Furious, Frozen, and even the AMC series The Walking Dead receiving said renditions, the newest movie to get recreated in the classic video game format is the aforementioned Captain America: The Winter Soldier. The result can be seen below.
- Deepayan Sengupta
The festival program unveiled today includes 33 world premieres (including 22 shorts) and 135 Australian premieres (with 18 shorts) among 251 titles from 68 countries.
Among the other premieres will be Daina Reid.s The Secret River, Ruby Entertainment's. ABC-tv miniseries starring Oliver Jackson Cohen and Sarah Snook, and three Oz docs, Marc Eberle.s The Cambodian Space Project . Not Easy Rock .n. Roll, Steve Thomas. Freedom Stories and Lisa Nicol.s Wide Open Sky.
Festival director Nashen Moodley boasted. this year.s event will be far larger than 2014's when 183 films from 47 countries were screened, including 15 world premieres. The expansion is possible in part due to the addition of two new screening venues in Newtown and Liverpool.
As previously announced, Brendan Cowell »
- Don Groves
Genre fans have a very light week of home entertainment releases to look forward to on Tuesday, April 28th. Scream Factory is giving the Vincent Price cult classic From a Whisper to a Scream a high-def upgrade with their latest Blu-ray, and Universal Studios is bringing home J.Lo and her cookies with their DVD and Blu-ray for The Boy Next Door. Lord of the Flies is also making its bow on Blu-ray this week, courtesy of Olive Films, and the indie vampire flick Hunted is making its way onto DVD as well.
Jennifer Lopez leads the cast in The Boy Next Door, a psychological thriller that explores a forbidden attraction that goes much too far. Directed by Rob Cohen (The Fast and the Furious) and written by Barbara Curry, the film also stars Ryan Guzman, »
- Heather Wixson
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) »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (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. »
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