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I don’t know what it is about cars in movies but they can be very entertaining. Be it The Fast and The Furious in its various forms, Driver or even The Italian Job the non-stop action of high-speed racing and chases has always been popular. Motorway (aka Che Sau) is a film that taps into this popularity and comfortably sites between Fast and Furious and Driver as a understatedly cool “cops and robbers” film that brings some brains to the car chase sub-genre.
When an overconfident rookie is confronted by a getaway driver who appears to be able to do impossible turns through the use of a unique drifting technique he seems to have found his match. Taking him under his wing his veteran partner teaches »
- Paul Metcalf
The annual "In Memoriam" segment honoring recently deceased talents had extra emotional punch at Sunday's 86th Academy Awards, for several reasons.
Introduced by Glenn Close, the tribute was bound to have impact through its spotlighting of unexpected deaths during the past year, such as those of "Capote" Oscar winner Philip Seymour Hoffman and "The Fast and the Furious" franchise star Paul Walker.
Presented without the audience applause that sometimes accompanies mentions of particularly beloved talents, the segment was set to John Barry's memorable theme music from "Somewhere in Time." That was an especially meaningful choice, since veteran fantasy writer Richard Matheson -- who died last June, and was included in the salute -- adapted that film's screenplay from his novel "Bid Time Return."
Fast and Furious 7 will resume shooting in April 2015. Delayed because of the Paul Walker’s untimely death, production on the seventh The Fast and the Furious is ramping up to begin again. “Sources say Universal will restart production on the action franchise on or near April 1, giving the [...]
Continue reading: Fast & Furious 7 (2015): Vin Diesel Film Will Begin Shooting in April »
- Rollo Tomasi
Bracey will star alongside Gerard Butler (300, Olympus Has Fallen), who will take on the Patrick Swayze role of Bodhi in the upcoming film which is set to be directed by cinematographer Ericson Core (Daredevil, The Fast and the Furious).
- Gary Collinson
No tan lines here! Michelle Rodriguez posted a rather revealing pic on her Instagram Tuesday morning. The Fast and the Furious actress appears to be completely naked and sunbathing on grass overlooking the ocean. The majestic setting is in Thailand, where the Hollywood star is currently taking some time off for rest and relaxation. And based on the latest snapshot, it seems like she's definitely soaking it in! Rodriguez surely deserves some downtime after traipsing around Europe with her Bff Cara Delevingne. The two were seen at both London and Milan fashion weeks—both runway shows and hip after parties—earlier this month. In fact, Rodriguez was even »
We already know Gerard Butler (300, Gamer) is taking the role once originated by Patrick Swayze in the remake of Point Break from Ericson Core, the director of photography from The Fast and the Furious (the first film from 2001) and Daredevil and director of the sports drama Invincible. And now we have word on who will take the role played by Keanu Reeves in Kathryn Bigelow's 1991 action thriller. THR reports G.I. Joe: Retaliation actor Luke Bracey will play Johnny Utah, the FBI agent who must infiltrate a group of extreme sports nuts who live life surfing big waves, but get some extra thrills from robbing banks. Read on! If you don't recognize Bracey, that's because he's a relatively unknown actor. And if you still don't recognize him after learning he was in G.I. Joe: Retaliation, that's because we didn't see his face in the sequel, because Bracey played Cobra Commander, »
- Ethan Anderton
Well, that Point Break remake that we’d all like to pretend isn’t happening…is still on the way, after all. Variety is reporting that the film, a redo of Kathryn Bigelow’s classic 1991 action film, has found its Johnny Utah to pit against Gerard Butler’s Bodhi. The original actors to play the roles were Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze, respectively. This time around, the man standing on Utah’s surfboard will be Luke Bracey.
Bracey is a a little-known Australian actor who appeared in a soap opera down under called Home and Away. Stateside, his credits include Monte Carlo and G.I. Joe: Retaliation. He was on the recent shortlist to play Christian Grey in 50 Shades of Grey, a role that would eventually go to Jamie Dornan. In Point Break, he’ll play Utah, an undercover agent that attempts to infiltrate a criminal gang lead by the enigmatic Bodhi. »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
The film centres around an FBI agent who infiltrates a criminal ring hidden inside the world of Southern California extreme sports.
Butler will take on the role of Bodhi (played by Patrick Swayze in the original), who seeks nirvana by living on the edge, and is responsible for inducting the undercover agent Utah into the criminal circle.
Former Home and Away actor Bracey will next be seen in The Best of Me.
Watch a trailer for the original Point Break below: »
The fresh face who will be donning a wetsuit (if the new version calls for it, that is) and a badge is up-and-comer Luke Bracey.
Bracey appeared in 2013's "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" and 2011's "Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants"-esque "Monte Carlo." He's also Australian, and had a regular gig on long-running (it's been on since 1988!) Australian soap "Home and Away, the same show that gave budding actor Chris Hemsworth his start.
As Variety notes, Bracey joins Gerard Butler, who's already set to play surfing ne'er-do-well Bodhi. Ericson Core, who served as a cinematographer on movies like "The Fast and the Furious," "Payback," and "Daredevil," will direct.
We like this choice for Johnny for many reasons. His Australian-ness means he'll be good at surfing (they love surfing there, right?), he has a rough-around-the-edges look that contrasts Reeves's clean-cut visage nicely, »
- Tim Hayne
Dwayne Johnson has helped boost the box office brawn of the “The Fast and the Furious” and “G.I. Joe” franchises, but his star power really will be put to the test when he toplines “Hercules” in July.
While casting the action star formerly known as the Rock in the role of the iconic Greek demigod seems like a sure bet, the $100 million-plus pic is one of several similarly themed strongman releases hitting theaters this year.
In January, Lionsgate invaded with “The Legend of Hercules,” while Sony Pictures’ TriStar unit releases “Pompeii” on Feb. 21, and Warner Bros. follows with “300: Rise of an Empire” on March 7. In each film, the lead muscle-bound warrior is clad in essentially the same leather-strapped outfit, stands in the same heroic pose and fights similar foes. Even Paramount’s campaign for Darren Aronofsky’s “Noah,” also due out next month, has borrowed from the 2000 best pic Oscar winner “Gladiator, »
- Marc Graser
I have my mother to thank for a lot of things — my hair, my love of purses, my fear of camel crickets, my existence, and most of all, my judgmental qualities when it comes to on-screen kisses. When I was but a teen, I remember sitting on my couch watching Ryan and Marissa’s first kiss on The O.C. I had no idea my mother was standing in the corner of the room until I heard, “Oh My God! That is the best kiss Ever!!” Suddenly, I had to rewind the scene to see what the heck she was talking about. »
- Samantha Highfill
Rocher’s follow-up to “The Horde,” ”Goal” was acquired by Metrodome (U.K.), Core Media Group (Germany), Korea (Line Tree), Hong Kong (Sundream), Turkey (Bir Film), Belgium (Cineart), as well as the Netherlands and Austria.It was previously acquired by Nikkatsu for Japan.
The two-part film centers around a French Olympic football team who visits a small village in Northern France to play a crucial game in the run-up to the World Cup. But as the Apocalypse looms, an epidemic quickly spreads and transforms the players, spectators and inhabitants into strange and enraged creatures.
Films Distribution co-founder Nicolas Brigaud-Robert said international distributors are aiming for a day-and-date release in theaters and on VOD in time for the soccer World Cup in June. In France, where the »
- Elsa Keslassy
The Indonesian horror film Killers gets a domestic release; San Andreas nabs Alexandra Daddario; Hannah Ware joins Agent 47; The Fast and the Furious director Rob Cohen signs on to helm Risk; and Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson will return for Pitch Perfect 2.
Horror aficionados better pay attention, because a real treat is headed our way later this year. Well Go USA has just announced they will distribute the Indonesian film Killers to Us theaters in Q4 of 2014.
Killers is yet another disturbing horror flick orchestrated by the Mo Brothers, Timo Tjahjanto and Kimo Stamboel. It follows two men, one a journalist and the other a Japanese killer, in a sinister ...
- Anthony Taormina
The Olympics: So many sports, so little time. Need help deciding which events to watch? We’re here to help. Each day, we’ll give you our three picks for the most watch-worthy events. Here’s what we recommend for Saturday, February 8:
Team Ice Dance Short Dance
“But it’s Saturday,” you say, “I want to sleep in.” Valid point, but what better way to spend your weekend morning than watching people dance on ice better than you can dance on regular ground?
Women’S Moguls Gold Medal Final
American Hannah Kearney finished first »
- EW staff
The Fast and the Furious director Rob Cohen has signed on to direct an action heist thriller called Risk. According to the report, the film blends psychological suspense and action, and the story follows "a brilliant thief who is released early from prison to execute a nearly impossible art heist." Cohen had this to say in a statement:
“I’ve always wanted to make a sophisticated caper/thriller in the style of ‘Topkapi,’ ‘To Catch A Thief’ and ‘The Hot Rock,’ with smart characters and sexy European backgrounds. When I read the script of ‘Risk’, I knew this was it.”
The movie is scheduled to go into production this summer, and it sounds like it could be a really cool movie. »
- Joey Paur
Filmmaker David Ayer definitely has a thing for telling stories about law enforcement. While his career began writing the 2000 submarine drama U-571, his career since has exclusively filled with cop movies like Training Day, The Fast and the Furious, Dark Blue, S.W.A.T., Harsh Times and End of Watch. He'll finally be breaking this pattern later this year with the release of Fury, his passion project about a tank crew serving in World War II, but before that he'll be departing the genre with a bang, dropping the new film Sabotage - which has just released a brand new extended red band trailer over on IGN. Co-written by Ayer and X-Men Origins: Wolverine/A Good Day To Die Hard screenwriter Skip Woods (uh oh), the new movie follows the members of an elite DEA task force who not only have an exceptional work record together, but have bonded »
With a hefty box office haul virtually guaranteed for the critically adored The Lego Movie, prepare for other beloved games and properties from your childhood to get a nostalgic big-screen treatment. The upcoming thriller Risk, however, is not an adaptation of the strategic Parker Brothers game – although conquering lands all over the world could make for an intriguing slice of entertainment. Instead, it is a jewelry caper flick that director Rob L. Cohen (The Fast and the Furious) is shopping around at the European Film Market right now.
Risk will follow a thief released early from prison to – what else? – pull off a once in a lifetime art heist. However, as The Hollywood Reporter explains, the criminal will be “drawn into a dangerous triangle between his crime boss and his accomplice in crime – a beautiful, mysterious woman whose motives remain unclear until the explosive ending.”
The script comes from Eric Harlacher, »
- Jordan Adler
Pic is penned by Eric Harlacher and produced by Adrian Politowski and Karl Richards at Umedia and Tim Kwok, Ksana Golod and George Parra, whose producing credits include “American Hustle,” “Nebraska” and “Silver Linings Playbook.”
An actioner blending psychological suspense and action, “Risk” follows a brilliant thief who is released early from prison to execute a nearly impossible art heist.
“I’ve always wanted to make a sophisticated caper/thriller in the style of ‘Topkapi,’ ‘To Catch A Thief’ and ‘The Hot Rock,’ with smart characters and sexy European backgrounds. When I read the script of ‘Risk’, I knew this was it,” said Rob Cohen.
Added Politowski, “We’re delighted to have Rob onboard. His remarkable talent and proven track record – particularly in this genre – is well-established.”
Pic will go into production this Summer. »
- Elsa Keslassy
Rob Cohen had a couple of back-to-back goofy hits with The Fast and the Furious and xXx, but he started hitting a slump with the evil-fighter-jet movie Stealth, a limp The Mummy sequel, and recently Alex Cross. But perhaps he'll get back on track with Risk. Thankfully not based on the board game, Risk is an action heist thriller. Per THR, "The film follows a talented thief as he is released early from prison for one reason only, to execute a nearly impossible, once in a lifetime art heist. Reluctant to follow the same path that put him in jail in the first place, he is drawn into a dangerous triangle between his crime boss and his accomplice in crime – a beautiful, mysterious woman whose motives remain unclear until the explosive ending." A criminal who's pulled back in for one last job? And he has untrustworthy accomplices? Clearly, we have »
- Matt Goldberg
Berlin — Filmmaker Rob L. Cohen, whose directing resume boasts The Fast and The Furious and XXX, will helm action heist thriller Risk. The project, slated to go into production summer 2014, is being hawked to buyers during the Efm by Belgian film group uMedia’s international sales division, under the watchful eye of group CEO Adrian Politowski. The film follows a talented thief as he is released early from prison for one reason only, to execute a nearly impossible, once in a lifetime art heist. Reluctant to follow the same path that put him in jail in the first place,
- Stuart Kemp
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