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“No one, and I mean no one wanted to make this movie.”
James Mangold delivered one of this year’s best films with Logan, and among its many acclaimed aspects is its vibe and feel of a modern-day western. It’s something he’s done before with Cop Land, but Mangold also made a point of directing an actual western as well.
Keep reading to see what I heard on the commentary track for…
3:10 to Yuma (2007)
Commentator: James Mangold (director)
1. He assumes the first question we might have for him regarding this film is “why” make a remake at all? “That original film had had such power on me ever since I saw it when I was seventeen years old, and I felt that the story could have power again in a very relevant way now.”
2. While he thinks most remakes are motivated by greed in his eyes for easy, recognizable »
- Rob Hunter
Though Arnold Schwarzenegger sadly won’t return to engage his old extraterrestrial nemesis in battle again in The Predator, director Shane Black has assembled an impressive cast of potential victims to take his place. The likes of Thomas Jane (The Punisher), Keegan Michael-Key (Keanu), Boyd Holbrook (Logan), Olivia Munn (X-Men: Apocalypse) and Yvonne Strahovski (Dexter) are already in the firing line, and now we can add one more to the list.
The movie has been shooting for a couple of weeks already, so we figured the cast was all filled out, but now Deadline reports that Jake Busey has signed on to join the fun. Though he’s never been a very prolific actor, Busey has had memorable turns in the likes of From Dusk Till Dawn (the series), The Frighteners, Starship Troopers and Identity.
No details on his role were provided, but he has made a career »
- Mark Cassidy
Deadline reports that Jake Busey is now on board The Predator, which recently began filming in Canada. Busey's role is unknown at this time, but we'll keep Daily Dead readers updated as more details are revealed.
Jake joins a cast that includes Alfie Allen, Keegan-Michael Key, Thomas Jane, Augusto Aguilera, Boyd Holbrook, Trevante Rhodes, Jacob Tremblay, Yvonne Strahovski, Sterling K. Brown, and Olivia Munn. Director Shane Black shared a photo of some of the core cast, following his initial cast image reveal on the first day of filming.
- Derek Anderson
Comic readers who are fans of Blood & Gourd can now download the first two issues of the series on ComiXology. Also in today's Highlights: a Q&A with Havenhurst director Andrew C. Erin, a clip and a trailer for Blind Sun, Mystery Science Theater 3000 Volume 38 DVD release details, Arbor Demon acquisition info, and the trailer for Plaga Zombie: American Invasion.
Blood & Gourd Comixology Digital Download Details: The first two issues of Blood & Gourd are now available as digital downloads on ComiXology! If you prefer to collect your comics in physical form, you can limited print copies at bloodandgourd.com.
Q&A with Havenhurst Director Andrew C. Erin: From the Press Release: "Brainstorm Media and Twisted Pictures have announced the February 10th limited theatrical and nationwide Cable VOD and Digital HD release of Andrew C. Erin's Havenhurst. Co-written by Erin (Sam's Lake, Simple Things) and Daniel Farrands (Amityville: The Awakening, »
- Tamika Jones
4 items from 2017
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