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Before The Knick or Children of Men or Inside Man or even The Bourne Identity, Clive Owen was best known to U.S. audiences as The Driver, the nameless and unflappably cool hero of BMW’s short film series The Hire. The projects yielded eight installments in total, released from 2001 to 2002, and attracted a variety of high-profile filmmakers from Ang […]
- Angie Han
Two of the very best action films of the past decade are undoubtedly The Raid and The Raid 2: Berandal. The films deliver some of the most fast-paced, hard-hitting, perfectly choreographed action in recent memory, and while director Gareth Evans is responsible for bringing it all together, leading man Iko Uwais deserves plenty of credit […]
- Ethan Anderton
Filming has resumed on History Channel series “Knightfall,” following a fire at Barrandov Studio, in Prague, according to Stillking Films, which is providing production services for the A&E Studios project.
In a statement posted on Facebook, Stillking said: “In conjunction with our insurers and Barrandov Construction, we are planning to rebuild the destroyed backlot set as soon as possible and complete filming in Czech Republic.”
“Knightfall,” about the mysterious Knights Templar, was created and is executive produced by Don Handfield and Richard Rayner, with “Avengers” star Jeremy Renner also serving as executive producer for production company The Combine.
Barrandov is one of the largest production facilities in Europe, having played host to the likes of “Casino Royale,” “Mission: Impossible” and its later sequel “Ghost Protocol,” “The Bourne Identity” and “Snowpiercer.”
Other productions that are shooting there already or are set to shoot there soon include Albert Einstein biographical series “Genius” for NatGeo, with »
- Leo Barraclough
Czech television network CT24 tweeted photos of the blaze, which reportedly erupted on one of the exterior sets for the series, centered around the mysterious Knights Templar. The show is filming at Prague’s Barrandov Studios, with photos from CT24 showing a constructed Medieval castle ablaze, in addition to other exteriors.
DOPLNĚNÍ: Na Barrandově hoří kulisy k historickému seriálu https://t.co/fSrN4PUtEz #Praha pic.twitter.com/cRNwuQZNp5
— ČT24 (@CT24zive) August 26, 2016
DOPLNĚNÍ: Kvůli požáru kulis zasahují hasiči v areálu filmových studií na Barrandově https://t.co/s7EVXPNapc pic.twitter.com/XCl52g6ner
— ČT24 (@CT24zive) August 26, 2016
A source tells Variety that the fire only impacted exterior sets, and while the full extent of the damage is unknown, it’s believed to be “significant,” with firefighters, ambulances and a helicopter onsite to help control the »
- Laura Prudom
Good news for Warner Bros., bad news for Fox? Director Doug Liman (Edge of Tomorrow, The Bourne Identity) has abandoned Fox's Gambit, still starring Channing Tatum, for the DC project Justice League Dark, Variety reported yesterday. Perhaps anticipating Marvel's Dr. Strange, the film will explore fringe supernatural characters in the DC universe like John Constantine (played by Keanu Reeves in 2005's Constantine), Deadman, Zatanna, Etrigan the Demon, Madame Xanadu and...
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While never officially announced, Guillermo del Toro has in the last few years been hyping up Dark Universe, his vision of DC Comics’ Justice League Dark, a collection of supernatural heroes who tackle the problems the Justice League can’t, made up of the likes of John Constantine, Swamp Thing, Zatanna, and Etrigan the Demon. Think of the Bprd from Hellboy, and you would be on the right track. The project has been seemingly stalled recently, with Del Toro sidetracked by other projects, and now Variety are reporting that has left the project, with Go and The Bourne Identity's Doug Liman signing on as his replacement. This puts into question the fate of the Channing Tatum starring X-Men spin-off, Gambit, which Liman was originally set to direct, but has been beset by problems lately. According to the publication, him joining Dark Universe is the result of a mutual split »
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Kayti Burt Aug 25, 2016
Holy moley. We might finally get that Justice League Dark movie that's been in development within the DC Universe for years...
According to Variety, Edge Of Tomorrow's Doug Liman has signed on to direct the film, which will potentially feature the characters of John Constantine, Swamp Thing (please let Swamp Thing be in it), Deadman, Zatanna, and Etrigan the Demon. The project would be part of the DC Cinematic Universe from Warner Bros and DC Entertainment.
Though Warner Bros currently has no comment, the story confirms that Scott Rudin is producing and Michael Gilio is writing the script. Sources also suggest that this means Liman will not be directing the X-Men universe's Gambit starring Channing Tatum as part of a "mutual split" on the part of the studio and the director. »
While the next few films in the DC movieverse are locked in, we were curious to find out what movies would be included in the next wave, and it looks like we’ll be getting a big screen adaptation of the darker side of the DC universe.
According to Variety, Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity, Edge of Tomorrow) has left Gambit for Fox and will instead be directing Justice League Dark, also referred to as Dark Universe, for Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment.
At one point, Guillermo del Toro was interested in directing, but THR is reporting that he is no longer involved with the project, while Scott Rudin is now onboard as a producer. Michael Gilio will write the screenplay.
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- Jonathan James
Breaking news. Edge Of Tomorrow and The Bourne Identity helmer Doug Liman is being lined up to direct Justice League Dark. Liman has left the Channing Tatum Gambit project over at Fox to concentrate his efforts on Justice League Dark, a film based on the comic books which feature the characters Det. John Constantine, Swamp Thing, Deadman, Zatanna and Etrigan the Demon.
Guillermo del Toro was previously attached to direct the Warner Bros. project, but is now off shooting his next project The Shape Of Water. Variety reports that Liman will line-up the adaptation of the “Dark Universe” series of comic books, adding to his planned projects that also include The Wall with Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chaos Walking and the Tom Cruise cartel pic American Made, which is already in the can.
Justice League Dark first appeared in Justice League Dark #1 in November 2011. The unlikely team of superheroes situations deemed unfit for the traditional Justice League, »
- Paul Heath
We all wondered if Justice League Dark/Dark Universe would even get off the ground once original director Guillermo del Toro parted ways with the project, but Variety just announced that Warner Bros. has replaced him with none other than Doug Liman, who will be most familiar to CBMers for the likes of The Bourne Identity and Edge of Tomorrow. Though story details are under wraps for now, the site does confirm that the team will consist of Det. John Constantine, Swamp Thing, Deadman, Zatanna and Etrigan the Demon. It seems this incarnation of ol' Jc shall be a lawman. Del Toro and Scott Rudin will produce Dark Universe, which is expected to "play a major role in the new D.C. Cinematic Universe" Update: As many assumed given this news, it appears Liman will no longer direct Fox's Gambit movie. »
For the makers of “Mission: Impossible 6,” the biggest challenge might not be how to keep the franchise fresh, but how to keep shooting the action-packed film in France. In the wake of recent terrorist attacks that have killed more than 230 people, filming in the country is more complicated because of increased security.
France has served as the backdrop for many high-voltage action movies, including “The Bourne Identity,” “Taken,” and “Lucy.” But ever since the Charlie Hebdo massacre in January 2015 in Paris, authorities have been reluctant to allow the filming of sequences featuring explosive violence. With the country now locked down after the recent attacks in Paris and Nice, getting permits to shoot action scenes has become almost impossible.
“The official word from authorities is that we can’t film car chases, bank robberies, shootings, or actors dressed in police and military outfits, because these scenes could disrupt public safety and »
- Elsa Keslassy
Eric Bay-Andersen on trends and the lack of originality in Hollywood…
At the beginning of this year I went to the cinema and saw a preview of all the big films coming out in 2016, and it really depressed me because almost every upcoming ‘event’ film was a sequel, a re-boot, or a prequel to the re-imagined spin-off of a TV show adaptation! It’s gotten to the point where I even get disheartened by book adaptations, which is silly I know because there are so many great published stories out there that are worthy of being adapted for the big-screen. I guess I just find it sad that most film-makers these days seem to look to the best-sellers list for their inspiration, rather than their own imagination. I mean, if a new book comes out and is a big success, then of course someone will make it into a film at some point, »
- Amie Cranswick
Book worms rise up - it’s National Book Lovers day!
In honour of this glorious day, we wanted to celebrate by making a list of some great books that have made the jump over to the big screen.
If you have read these books but haven’t seen the movie, click on the titles to rent/buy them in our store!
- Scott Goodyer
The young adult movie adaptation trend isn't over until Lionsgate says it's over. Even though recent outings in The Hunger Games and Divergent series have underperformed, the studio is moving ahead with their next Ya franchise, which will be an adaptation of the Chaos Walking trilogy. That particular adaptation just got a whole lot more interesting, as Star Wars: The Force Awakens star Daisy Ridley has landed a lead role in the movie series.
Variety first reported that Ridley has joined the cast, which was confirmed by Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer on Thursday. The first of the Chaos Walking movies is set to be directed by Edge of Tomorrow helmer Doug Liman, with a script by Jamie Linden and Allison Shearmur. There is no word yet on an anticipated release date for the first Chaos Walking movie, but production is expected to begin sometime next year.
Ridley will be playing »
Going into last year's Star Wars: The Force Awakens, some (myself included) were concerned that actress Daisy Ridley would be able to carry a film with such a rabid fanbase behind it. She'd never been in a Hollywood film before, after all, and even if she had the acting chops, who's to say she wouldn't choke under the pressure. Luckily for us fans, she did no such things, and not only did she manage to successfully carry the film, but she became one of its highlights.
Following the movie's release, it seemed clear that Daisy Ridley was someone who'd be in the business for some time. The only question was where she'd take her career next. She quickly hopped on a couple of lower budget films, and it wasn't long after that she was rumored to be taking on the role of video game character Lara Croft. This could've been another great role for her, »
- Joseph Medina
Despite Lucasfilm and Gareth Edwards putting on a brave face at Star Wars Celebration, it seems there may be more drama behind-the-scenes of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, with The Hollywood Reporter claiming that Tony Gilroy (The Bourne Legacy) has taken the lead on post-production on the December Anthology movie.
Back in June, it was revealed that Gilroy had been brought in to assist Edwards on reshoots. However, THR is reporting that Gilroy was the “driving force” behind the reshoots, and is now “supervising” the edit of the movie. Nevertheless, Edwards is still involved in post-production, with the site’s source reportedly stating that: “There are not two separate editing rooms; they are all in there with their ideas. Tony’s a strong force, but they’re all working together.”
The behind-the-scenes drama is unlikely to do much to ease any lingering fan concerns stemming from the original reshoots. »
- Gary Collinson
I have repeatedly gone on the record as a huge fan of the Bourne series. The Bourne Identity was a landmark action movie; one that changed how fight scenes are choreographed and shot throughout all of cinema. When they needed to prove that James Bond wasn’t a Cold War relic, they did it by making him more like Jason Bourne. The Bourne Ultimatum won three Academy Awards and deserved every one of them; it’s a stunning example of the genre. The Bourne movies always seemed like they were two steps ahead of the action game in the same way their protagonist was two steps ahead of his pursuers but something has happened in this nine-year layoff. Now Jason Bourne feels a step behind.
There isn’t anything wrong with the Bourne formula— I still quite enjoy globetrotting and big set pieces filled with any combination of fighting, car chases, »
- Arthur Tebbel
A full 14 years after the debut of The Bourne Identity, the series about everyone’s favorite amnesiac spy is still going strong. Matt Damon is back as Bourne, and along with him is Supremacy and Ultimatum director Paul Greengrass, both returned for Jason Bourne, which topped the worldwide box office this weekend. In the video below, Fandemonium host Miri Jedeikin and guest Sasha Perl Raver check in on the state of the Bourne franchise, recapping the highs and the lows of the series and discussing how it reinvigorated the entire espionage genre. Check out The Bourne Deliberation in the video below. Follow Miri and Sasha on Twitter here: @mirithejedi @sashaperlraver »
- HitFix Staff
Go back to December 1997, courtesy of whatever streaming service you favor or your vast DVD collection, and head directly to the 22-minute mark of Gus Van Sant's artisanal version of a feel-good movie, Good Will Hunting. Maybe you remember seeing that baby-faced lead actor before as one of the School Ties' anti-Semites, or that wraith of a military-veteran junkie in Courage Under Fire, or that eager-beaver legal eagle in the John Grisham potboiler The Rainmaker.
But chances are good that Hunting is the movie where Matt Damon initially »
Jason Bourne, 2016.
Directed by Paul Greengrass.
The most dangerous former operative of the CIA is drawn out of hiding to uncover hidden truths about his past.
To say that I love the original Bourne trilogy is a massive understatement. Each film is perfect from start to finish. We start with the amnesia paranoia of The Bourne Identity, the revenge saga of Supremacy and then the crescendo with Ultimatum. It’s a perfect sequence of films packed with great story, phenomenal action sequences and more conspiracy theories then you can shake a stick at. Whilst the fifth instalment in the franchise (after the forgettable Bourne Legacy), offers more of the same in terms of action and style, it doesn’t deliver on the same level as the previous entries.
Nine years after his leap from »
- Helen Murdoch
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