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I hereby declare a moratorium on my personal skepticism about Ron Howard. This. Looks. AmaZing. Opens March 13, 2015. 19 Days after Oscar Night. || Oscar winner Ron Howard (“A Beautiful Mind”) directs the »
- Ryan Adams
In the Heart of the Sea (based on a book of the same name) tells the true story of a shipping voyage that would go on to inspire the classical tale of Moby Dick, and today brings the first trailer and poster for Ron Howard's upcoming adaptation. Come inside to check them out!
Ron Howard and Chris Hemsworth are back together, this time in a period piece out on the high seas. I wasn't sure what to think about this story when I first hear about it, but having seen this trailer, I'm definitely excited to know more. While the human drama elements will most surely be at the forefront, it's pretty obvious that at it's core, In the Heart of the Sea is a disaster flick. I love these kinds of films and Ron Howard does a great job with them (look at Apollo 13), by combining engaging »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jordan Maison)
The Good Lie is titled after the lies in Huckleberry Finn, the type of lie that is a lie for the greater good, even if lying is wrong. The Good Lie, the movie, has a small opening this weekend in under 500 theaters and will hopefully begin to slowly expand to more theaters with it’s poster of smiling Reese Witherspoon’s head miraculously floating over an African desert. The poster for The Good Lie and the trailer for The Good Lie are, themselves, actual good lies because what looks like The Blind Side but with Reese Witherspoon is not, instead it’s one of those movies that will be shown to our children in school.
You remember the type of movie I’m talking about: you have a substitute or your teacher got a little ahead in the lesson plan or you have a half-holiday day so the class gets »
Russell Crowe is set to make his directorial debut this year with the release of the World War I drama The Water Diviner, and the first poster and trailer have arrived online, which we have for you here…
Starring Russell Crowe (Gladiator, A Beautiful Mind) and Olga Kurylenko (Oblivion, Quantum Of Solace), The Water Diviner is an epic adventure set four years after the devastating battle of Gallipoli in Turkey during World War I. Australian farmer Connor (Crowe) travels to Istanbul to discover the fate of his sons, reported missing in the action, where he forges a relationship with the beautiful Turkish woman (Kurylenko) who owns the hotel in which he stays. Holding on to hope, and with the help of a Turkish Officer, Connor embarks on a journey across the country to find the truth about the fate of his sons. The Water Diviner is an extraordinary tale of love, »
- Gary Collinson
The first The Water Diviner trailer and poster have been released for Russell Crowe’s feature directorial debut. The story centers on an Australian man (Crowe) who travels to Turkey in an attempt to discover the fate of his three sons, who were fighting in World War I. While I was afraid the film might feel a bit like a vanity project, this trailer is actually pretty good. There are surprisingly few films that revolve around the horrors of The Great War, and this Australia-focused story provides an interesting point of view for what was truly a World war. Crowe appears to be pretty confident behind the camera, and he’s filled his cast out with plenty of Australian actors. Color me intrigued. Hit the jump to check out the Water Diviner trailer and poster. The film also stars Olga Kurylenko, Jai Courtney, Yilmaz Erdogan, Cem Yilmaz, Steve Bastoni, Isabel Lucas, »
- Adam Chitwood
Russell Crowe is making a very ambitious directorial debut with The Water Diviner. The scale and time period would seem like a lot for a first time director, that is until you think about all the talented directors Crowe has worked with and learned from.
Starring Russell Crowe (Gladiator, A Beautiful Mind) and Olga Kurylenko (Oblivion, Quantum Of Solace), The Water Diviner is an epic adventure set four years after the devastating battle of Gallipoli in Turkey during World War I. Australian farmer Connor (Crowe) travels to Istanbul to discover the fate of his sons, reported missing in the action, where he forges a relationship with the beautiful Turkish woman (Kurylenko) who owns the hotel in which he stays. Holding on to hope, and with the help of a Turkish Officer, Connor embarks on a journey across the country to find the truth about the fate of his sons. »
- Free Reyes
A whiff of “Man on Wire" director James Marsh's "The Theory of Everything" should convince you the Stephen Hawking biopic is a Best Picture contender (and we would agree with you). Shades of "A Beautiful Mind," Eddie Redmayne's all-in performance as the paralysed Professor Hawking, a breakout role for critical darling Felicity Jones, and praise from the festival circuit all add up to Oscar. Some things aren't physics. "The Theory of Everything" picks up in 1964, Hawking popping his head up from a Cambridge University doctoral program just long enough to fall head over heels in love with his sister's friend, Jane Wilde (Jones). During this propulsive time, with romance and Big Bang theories swirling about, doctors diagnosed the budding astrophysicist with motor neuron disease. All reports indicated he'd be dead in two years. "The Theory of Everything" tracks the many fruitful, turbulent, inspiring decades he went on to live. »
- Matt Patches
Starring Russell Crowe (Gladiator, A Beautiful Mind) and Olga Kurylenko (Oblivion, Quantum Of Solace), The Water Diviner is an epic adventure set four years after the devastating battle of Gallipoli in Turkey during World War I.
Australian farmer Connor (Crowe) travels to Istanbul to discover the fate of his sons, reported missing in the action, where he forges a relationship with the beautiful Turkish woman (Kurylenko) who owns the hotel in which he stays. Holding on to hope, and with the help of a Turkish Officer, Connor embarks on a journey across the country to find the truth about the fate of his sons. The Water Diviner is an extraordinary tale of love, »
- Michelle McCue
After some footage surfaced in our first look at Russell Crowe's directorial debut The Water Diviner earlier this year, the first trailer for the film has finally arrived from Down Under. The film follows Crowe as an Australian man who travels to Turkey four years after the Battle of Gallipoli to try and locate his three missing sons. After working with directors like Ridley Scott, Ron Howard and Darren Aronofsky most recently, it looks like Crowe might have learned a lot, as this looks like a powerful drama that could make a late entry into awards season this winter. The film also stars Olga Kurylenko and Jai Courtney. Watch! Here's the first trailer for Russell Crowe's The Water Diviner from Yahoo Australia: The Water Diviner is directed by Russell Crowe (star of Gladiator, A Beautiful Mind, The Insider), making his directorial debut from a screenplay by Australian television »
- Ethan Anderton
Because the sky is blue and grass is green and we all have to pay taxes and one day die, Dwayne Johnson is going to fulfill his destiny as an actor and machine-like human by playing a secret agent (a real one, not a silly one as he did in Get Smart). The world’s most lovable former wrestler turned Scorpion King turned adrenaline fueled action star confirmed over Twitter that he’ll be starring in an adaptation of The Janson Directive, a project that’s been in gestation over at Universal for some time. You’ve got competition, Jason Bourne — there’s a new Robert Ludlum-penned mystery man in town. With that tweet, Johnson also confirmed that The Janson Directive is being propelled forward with a script by Akiva Goldsman. It’s promising news when you hear that the Oscar-winning writer of A Beautiful Mind is penning the script; it’s another when you remember »
- Samantha Wilson
(Cbr) Universal Pictures is looking for its next Robert Ludlum spy franchise, and it has turned to Dwayne Johnson to star. The actor revealed on Twitter that he has signed on for the adaptation of the author’s 2002 novel "The Janson Directive." Akiva Goldsman ("A Beautiful Mind") wrote the screenplay. Academy Award winner Akiva Goldsman will write the script. Let’s roll… #Ludlum #Conspiracy #JansonDirective pic.twitter.com/B0tpHu3dL8 — Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) September 27, 2014 Ludlum penned the Jason Bourne novels that inspired four Universal films — three starring Matt Damon, and a spinoff featuring Jeremy Renner. Damon and director Paul Greengrass are looking to reunite for a fifth installment. There’s also a possibility for a more direct follow-up to Renner’s "Bourne Legacy." Johnson continues to add franchises to his already busy workload. "Fast & Furious 7" will hit theaters on April 3, 2015, plus he’s also working on "G.I. Joe »
- TJ Dietsch, Comic Book Resources
While he may be best known for the creating of Jason Bourne, novelist Robert Ludlum had masterminded the creation of other characters, including former government agent and security Paul Janson. An adaption of the first novel in the Janson series, the Janson Directive (released posthumously, a year after the authors death) has been in the works for some time now, with Dwayne Johnson in negotiations to take the leading role. Now, through Twitter, the actor has confirmed that he has been cast in the role, with Akiva Goldsman (A Beautiful Mind, I, Robot) handling the script, which sees Janson on the run from the government after a rescue mission goes horribly wrong. This should be a more serious, Bourne-like action role for Johnson, which Universal obviously want to spin off into a franchise, which would be good for him going forward as he has proven he can excel when given »
- email@example.com (Tom White)
While Universal Pictures wrestle over the future direction of the Bourne franchise, the studio is pushing ahead with an adaptation of another Robert Ludlum novel, The Janson Directive, with Dwayne Johnson (Hercules) taking to Twitter to confirm that he’s set to star in the spy thriller, which is being penned by Akiva Goldsman (A Beautiful Mind).
Published posthumously in 2012, the synopsis for Ludlum’s The Janson Directive reads as follows…
When billionaire philanthropist Peter Novak is kidnapped by a terrorist known as The Caliph, it’s up to Paul Janson—a legend in the notorious U.S. covert agency Consular Operations—to save him. But Janson’s rescue operation goes horribly wrong…and soon Janson is marked for death, the target of a “beyond salvage” order issued from the highest level of the government. Now Janson is running for his life, pursued by Jessica Kincaid, a young agent of »
- Gary Collinson
Back in July, Dwayne Johnson was in early talks to take the lead in an adaptation of Robert Ludlum's novel The Janson Directive. The actor has now confirmed his role as Paul Janson, announcing that Academy-award winning writer Akiva Goldsman will pen the screenplay.
Academy Award winner Akiva Goldsman will write the script. Let's roll... #Ludlum#Conspiracy#JansonDirectivepic.twitter.com/B0tpHu3dL8
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) September 27, 2014
Dwayne Johnson will star as a former Navy Seal and spy for the government agency Consular Operations, who leaves the agency after a number of sanctioned serial killings. He becomes a private security consultant, teaming up with a sharpshooter, striving to help only those who are in need, although he must uncover a vast conspiracy when he is targeted for assassination.
Based on the novel by the late Robert Ludlum ("The Bourne Identity"), Johnson is slated to play a former consular ops agent who goes into business as a private security consultant after a high number of sanctioned killings.
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- Garth Franklin
10. Altered States (1980)
Directed by: Ken Russell
Is it a horror film? Many of Ken Russell’s films could be argued as such, but there’s enough in Altered States that makes it less horror and more science fiction/psychological thriller. Based on the novel by Paddy Chayefsky, Altered States introduced the world to William Hurt (and also featured the film debut of Drew Barrymore). Edward Jessup (Hurt) is studying schizophrenia, but branches out into sensory deprivation experimentation with a floating tank. Eventually, he travels to Mexico to visit a tribe that provides him with an extract which he begins to take before his trips into the flotation tank, resulting in bizarre imagery and eventual physical devolution, once to a primitive man and to a near primordial blob. Side effects start to occur, causing Edward to suffer from episodes of partial regression even without the hallucinogenic drug. Russell’s direction shifts »
- Joshua Gaul
Several unspoken-for films came into this year’s Toronto International Film Festival determined not only to find a distributor, but to set a 2014 release date. In the case of Still Alice, the touching drama of a woman’s descent into early-onset Alzheimer’s disease, that plan worked spectacularly well. It had a stirring world-premiere screening on Sept. 8 in a less-visible afternoon slot at Tiff and quickly sparked Oscar buzz for star Julianne Moore, a four-time nominee who has never won.
Sony Pictures Classics presidents Michael Barker and Tom Bernard quickly recognized the kind of role that has Oscar written all over it, and two days later the picture sold to Spc (which, despite having its largest slate of Oscar hopefuls ever, still had an »
- Pete Hammond
With two big films at the Toronto International Film Festival, it would be easy for that to get to your head, butReese Witherspoon was conscious that her film, The Good Lie, was bigger than herself: "This has nothing to do with you, Reese."
At the press conference for the film, French-Canadian director Philippe Falardeau (Monsieur Lazhar) agreed, and Witherspoon recalled a conversation where the director said, "I really like you and respect you, Reese, but this movie has nothing to do with that."
It's about the Lost Boys and Girls of South Sudan.
In The Good Lie, Witherspoon plays an American who is assigned to help four young Sudanese refugees (Arnold Oceng, Ger Duany, Kuoth Wiel, and Emmanuel Jal) who are relocating to the United States. The film also stars Corey Stoll (Midnight In Paris, "House of Cards"), and is produced by Ron Howard and Brian Glazer -- both of »
- Sasha James
Warner Bros. already has five DC Comics series that will air this fall, with a Supergirl show in development as well. The studio is not stopping there, however, as THR now reports that fan-favorite character Nightwing may get his own series on TNT.
The show comes from I Am Legend and A Beautiful Mind producer Akiva Goldsman and Marc Haimes (The Legend of Zorro, Collateral), and is reportedly nearing a pilot order at the network. Simply called Titans, the series will center around former Batman sidekick Dick Grayson, as he makes the transition from Robin the Boy Wonder to Nightwing, recruiting a team of younger heroes along the way to join him.
Check out the synopsis below:
“Based on characters from DC Comics, Titans revolves around a group of young superheroes-to-be who are recruited from every corner of the DC universe. The action-themed drama centers on Dick Grayson, who emerges »
- James Garcia
TNT is strongly considering a pilot order for a project based on DC Comics’ “Teen Titans,” individuals with knowledge of situation told TheWrap. The proposed one-hour drama follows Dick Grayson aka Nightwing, who leads superhero team, Titans, which includes Starfire, Raven and many others. Also read: CW's ‘Flash’ Producer Talks Odds of a ‘Batman v. Superman’ Crossover From executive producers and writers Akiva Goldsman (“I Am Legend,” “A Beautiful Mind”) and Marc Haimes (“Transformers,” “Collateral”), the pilot would be produced by Warner Horizon Television, a division of Warner Bros. Television. The super crew first appeared in DC Comics in 1964 as younger versions of. »
- Jethro Nededog
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