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We’re not quite sure what is going on at the moment with F. Gary Gray. Just earlier this morning, we reported that it was looking highly likely that the Straight Outta Compton director was the man to direct the next Fast and Furious movie after Vin Diesel himself posted an image of the two of them together on his official Facebook page. The latest rumour is that Gray may be heading for the Marvel Cinematic Universe to direct the Black Panther movie.
The news of him being a contender was mentioned as just that in an article of over at Variety. The last person that we heard as being attached to the high-profile gig was Ava DuVernay, who reportedly turned the job down.
So here’s the deal. Gray probably isn’t going to be able to do both. Fast 8, or Furious 8, »
- Paul Heath
Marvel, contrary to reports, doesn't have a director for its Black Panther movie yet. But it has found its writer...
Speculation was rife yesterday that Marvel may have zeroed in on its choice of director for its Black Panther movie. F Gary Gray was reported in some quarters to be the studio's choice, but it's since emerged that he's the leading candidate to take over the Fast & Furious franchise, with Fast & Furious 8. It's unlikely he could juggle both.
On the Black Panther news front, things had been slower, and Gray's possible removal from the director shortlist is the first progress in a little while. But now we learn that Marvel has hired a new writer for the project. »
Yesterday, a report surfaced that Universal Pictures has narrowed its Fast & Furious 8 director search down to four candidates, F. Gary Gray, Adam Wingard, Louis Leterrier and William Eubank. While principal photography on Fast & Furious 8 isn't expected to begin until next spring, pre-production is slated to begin at the end of this month, and the studio was expected to make their decision very quickly. Variety reports that F. Gary Gray has been selected to take the helm, and while Universal hasn't confirmed the report, star-producer Vin Diesel posted a photo of himself and the filmmaker on his Facebook page.
This news comes less than a week after Vin Diesel himself said that he wants Rob Cohen, who directed the first movie in the franchise, 2001's The Fast and the Furious, to come back for Fast & Furious 8. The actor said that his late co-star Paul Walker always wanted him »
After, what, a day of speculation on which director would take over the franchise, THR is reporting that Straight Outta Compton director F. Gary Gray has entered into exclusive talks with Universal to take over the 'we can print our own money' Fast and Furious franchise. Gray looks to have beat out other short list directors Louis Leterrier, William Eubank and oddly enough The Guest's Adam Wingard. Gray has worked with Vin Diesel in the past, on the 2003 action film A Man Apart. Gray's other work in the action-thriller genre include The Italian Job, The Negotiator and Law Abiding Citizen. Diesel met with Gray yesterday and took the picture which you see above and posted on his Facebook page. The report at THR notes that Diesel...
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When first we checked in on Furious 8's search for a director, Universal was wary of Vin Diesel taking the job himself. And when we last checked in, Diesel was promising to reveal the choice on his Facebook page; leading to fears that he would indeed pull a Dick Cheney. Now THR reports that's unlikely to be the case, as the studio has landed on Straight Outta Compton's F. Gary Gray for the gig. Gray was one of three filmmakers short-listed for the job alongside The Transporter's Louis Leterrier and You're Next's Adam Wingard; his filmography also includes A Man Apart with Vin Diesel and The Italian Job with Jason Statham. It's like he was part of the family already.This post has been updated throughout. »
- Nate Jones
More news on the next film in the Fast & Furious franchise, with reports from both The Wrap and The Hollywood Reporter about who may be stepping into the director’s chair for the new installment.
The Wrap have reported that Straight Outta Compton director F. Gary Gray is in pole position to take over from Fast 7‘s James Wan, who has moved away from the film to direct Warner Brothers and DC’s Aquaman.
Straight Outta Compton was another in a long line of massive successes for Universal Pictures, who are behind the Fast franchise, and see Gray as the ideal replacement. The director has brought us such films as The Italian Job, The Negotiator and A Man Apart, with the latter starring Vin Diesel.
Insiders are rumoured to have said that producers »
- Scott J. Davis
Looks like "Furious 8" has found a director!
The Wrap broke the news on Monday afternoon that "Straight Outta Compton" director F. Gary Gray was the frontrunner for the job. "Fast and Furious" star and producer Vin Diesel seemed to confirm that on Facebook, when he posted a photo of himself and Gray sitting in front of a franchise vision board: Posted by Vin Diesel on Monday, October 5, 2015
The question over who would direct "Furious 8" has been simmering for weeks. James Wan, who helmed "Furious 7," declined to return, choosing to focus on "Conjuring 2." And Justin Lin, the director of movies 3-6, is busy with the next "Star Trek" movie. There was talk that Diesel's very hands-on involvement in the franchise was making the search difficult, and that perhaps the star was considering taking the job for himself.
Gray seems like a good fit for "Furious 8" - he's »
- Kelly Woo
Following an unusually protracted search, it looks very much as if Fast & Furious 8 has finally found its director. One of those 'director shortlist' stories emerged overnight, suggesting that F. Gary Gray, Louis Leterrier (The Transporter), William Eubank (The Signal) , Ericson Core (the Point Break remake), Adam Wingard (You're Next) and original F&F helmer Rob Cohen were all in the mix. But while nothing has yet been officially announced, Vin Diesel's posting of the above picture - of himself and Gray with a pinboard of F&F images between them - on his megahorn Facebook page very much suggests that Gray is the winner.Gray is coming off the hit Nwa biopic Straight Outta Compton, and has previous with Diesel, having directed him in the action drama A Man Apart in 2003. He also made Law Abiding Citizen in 2009, and the remake of The Italian Job in 2003, the latter »
The development comes after Diesel recently appeared to hint that he wanted to direct the film himself.
Elsewhere, Diesel recently confirmed that the Fast & Furious series will end with "one last trilogy".
The actor has hinted that »
According to various reports this morning, Straight Outta Compton helmer F. Gary Gray, could become the Furious 8 director before the week’s out. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Gray, who achieved huge success with Universal’s N.W.A. biopic earlier this year, is at the top of a very short list of filmmakers in line for the lucrative job of bringing Fast and the Furious 8 to cinemas in 2017.
We’ve just been alerted to an article over on Deadline that says that Gray is a lock for the film, but this is unconfirmed. This is what was said.
After a meeting that took place tonight between Furious franchise star Vin Diesel and Straight Outta Compton director F. Gary Gray, Diesel posted a picture of himself and the director on his Facebook page. »
- Paul Heath
As the hunt for a director to Fast & Furious 8 continues, the search is now down to four potential names, it's revealed...
We recently heard the strange story that one of the biggest franchises on the planet is struggling to find a director. With Fast & Furious 7 breaking the $1.5bn barrier and its sequel pegged for a 2017 release, The Hollywood Reporter suggested that Universal had offered Fast 8 to several filmmakers - who'd all turned it down.
James Wan, Justin Lin and Jaume Collet-Serra were all offered the Fast 8 gig, and all passed because they had other plans - Wan has Robotech and Aquaman, Lin has Star Trek Beyond, and Collet-Serra appears to be busy with The Shallows, which has something to do with a shark.
With the clock ticking on a huge, stunt-heavy production, Universal has, according to Variety, drawn up a shortlist of potential directors - and there's some interesting choices on here, »
F. Gary Gray ("Straight Outta Compton," "The Italian Job") appears to have beaten out Adam Wingard ("The Guest"), Louis Leterrier ("Now You See Me") and Will Eubank ("The Signal") for the job of helming the eighth film in the "Fast and Furious" franchise.
Yesterday Variety revealed the four who had met with Universal about the gig. With Justin Lin committed to "Star Trek Beyond" and James Wan turning down a lucrative offer to return to the franchise a few weeks ago, the hunt began for a new director.
Though Vin Diesel had suggested himself or Rob Cohen in social media postings about the issue, the studio reportely never took that idea into consideration. Gray seemed the best fit, but there was said to be concern over a potential conflict with Marvel's "Black Panther" film for which he's also a contender.
Now though, Heat Vision says a meeting took place a »
- Garth Franklin
The hunt for a filmmaker to direct Fast and Furious 8 has been interesting to say the least, especially as there have been some worrying rumblings that Vin Diesel might use his power as a producer to end up placing himself in the director’s chair (something which Universal apparently weren’t even remotely keen on happening).
Well, a new report now reveals that F. Gary Gray (Straight Outta Compton) has emerged as the frontrunner to take the helm of the action franchise, which grossed $1 billion worldwide for the first time with Fast and Furious 7 earlier this year.
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The Wrap reveals that Vin Diesel and Neal Moritz are currently deciding between him and another director (most likely The Incredible Hulk‘s Louis Leterrier), but it sounds like Gray – who has also been rumoured to be in the running to take the helm of Black Panther »
- Josh Wilding
Reviewed by Kevin Scott
Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)
Directed by: Jim Jarmusch
I’ve written on more than one occasion how many subsets there are of zombie films. In most cases, you know what you are going to get. Straight up purist zombie films, contagion zombie films, zom coms, and even zom rom coms (That’s zombie romantic comedy. I don’t know if it’s fully made it into the horror lexicon yet, so I felt that I needed to elaborate) The vampire film has its own unique evolution, and exactly what any vampire film is about is much more difficult to decipher. It could be anything from gothic period pieces, showdowns between a Van Helsing protagonist and a Dracula antagonist, »
Director: James Wan
Running Time: 131 minutes
Special Features: Extended Feature / Inside the Fight / Deleted Scenes / Talking Fast / Flying Cars / The Cars of Furious / Race Wars: Fast & Furious 7 / Making of the Fast Ride / Back to the Starting Line / Snatch & Grab / Tower Jumps / See You Again music video
I’ll be honest with you, after the first Fast & Furious I didn’t come back until the sixth but when I did it was with colossal love for the renewed franchise. I don’t think there are many people – critics nor the public – who thought it would speed back into life with such praise and the seventh? Well, they’ve hit the ground running once again.
Fast & Furious 7 doesn’t waste any time in continuing from where the last one finished. We all know »
- Dan Bullock
If you’re anything like us, then you’ve spent hours wondering just how many punches Jason Statham has thrown over his long career. Well wonder no longer, as YouTube channel Burger Fiction has compiled a super cut of every punch ever administered by the British action star. Proceeding roughly in chronological order through Statham’s long career (although some scenes are presented out of order), the supercut starts with Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels; showcases the numerous franchises he headlines such as The Transporter, and The Expendables; and culminates in his more recent villainous appearance in Furious 7. Obviously not all of his roles are featured, such as his Handsome Rob character from The Italian Job – who mostly stayed behind the wheel and never laid a hand on anybody – but most of his career is represented in some capacity. The video has everything: dramatic »
Straight Outta Compton review Straight Outta Compton review: Hard-hitting, brutally honest, and still very relevant. This biopic about ‘The World’s Most Dangerous Group’ is one of the best films of the year.
They were quite possibly the biggest band in the world at the end of the 1980s; a group born out of the tough streets of South Central, Los Angeles that would go on to sell millions of records in countries all around the world. N.W.A.‘s brutally honest style, accompanied by the creative, banging beats of Andre ‘Dr. Dre’ Young, would tap in to the voice of a generation, and while at times grossly offensive, and indeed often politically incorrect, were absolutely mind-blowingly brilliant in their delivery and execution.
- Paul Heath
The more difficult the heist in a heist film, the more fun it is to watch. Typically, the difficulty of the heist increases along with the value of the goods being stolen. This is our list of the most valuable loot hauls ever to be shown in film.
Heist movies have transcended the traditional crime drama genre to become big budget entertainment. Like action films, these new-era heist films often try and compete with each other by going bigger and better. More risky heists are more fun to watch. More valuable loot increases the stakes and therefore the thrills. More complicated plans impress the audience. There is no longer a practical limit of what can be stolen and how that thing can become stolen. Anything is possible.
This list shows just how outrageous some heist films have become. It used to be about putting together a plan to rob the local jewelry store or bank. »
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Christian Bale is to play the legendary Enzo Ferrari in a new biopic based on the Italian car magnate. The film will be directed by Michael Mann (Public Enemies, Collateral), and will be adapted from Brock Yates’ 1991 book “Enzo Ferrari: The Man, the Cars, the Races.”
There isn’t an official title for the film as yet, but two scripts are said to have been merged together, both adapted from the book; one by Troy Kennedy Martin (The Italian Job) and another by David Rayfield (Out of Africa).
Deadline, who broke the news say that the film takes place in 1957, a year where passion, failure, success and death and life all collided. They add that Mann and his team »
- Paul Heath
While he’s still waiting for a studio to pick up the title, Michael Mann has scored a huge advantage in that regard, as Christian Bale is on board to star as Italian car mogul Enzo Ferrarri in his film about the man. While previous reports showed his interest, Deadline’s story confirms that Mann has been working to help get this made for nearly 15 years, and at one point was setting it up for the late Sydney Pollack. Now, he’s firmly in the director’s chair for the story of the man who redefined the high-powered Italian sports car and was partly responsible for kick-starting Formula 1 racing. Mann has taken two existing scripts, one by The Italian Job’s Troy Kennedy Martin and another from Out Of Africa’s David Rayfield and bolted them together. Everything is based on Brock Yates’ 1991 book Enzo Ferrari: The Man, The Cars, »
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