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Follow the world's most dangerous group, N.W.A. as they forge their anger and inner-city frustrations into the most potent weapon imaginable: their music. In Straight Outta Compton: Unrated Director's Cut fans can follow N.W.A.'s electrifying lyrics and unique sound, which introduced a truth that no one had heard before and exposed life in the hood igniting a social revolution that still reverberates today. The culturally relevant and explosively entertaining biopic is coming to Digital HD on January 5, 2016 and Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand January 19, 2016 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. The Blu-ray and Digital HD versions include the exclusive Unrated Director's Cut that gives fans more of the N.W.A. story with 20 additional minutes of the film. Directed by F. Gary Gray (The Italian Job, Friday), Straight Outta Compton tells the true story of five young rebels from South Central Los Angeles who, armed with only their lyrics, swagger, bravado and raw talent, »
Follow the world’s most dangerous group, N.W.A. as they forge their anger and inner-city frustrations into the most potent weapon imaginable: their music. In Straight Outta Compton: Unrated Director’s Cut fans can follow N.W.A.’s electrifying lyrics and unique sound, which introduced a truth that no one had heard before and exposed life in the hood igniting a social revolution that still reverberates today.
The culturally relevant and explosively entertaining biopic is coming to Digital HD on January 5, 2016 and Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand January 19, 2016 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. The Blu-ray and Digital HD versions include the exclusive Unrated Director’s Cut that gives fans more of the N.W.A. story with 20 additional minutes of the film. Directed by F. Gary Gray (The Italian Job, Friday), Straight Outta Compton tells the true story of five young rebels from South Central Los Angeles who, armed with only their lyrics, »
- Michelle McCue
Jason Statham is one of the more consistent and prolific action stars working in Hollywood today, with many entries in the genre under his belt. As such, it makes sense that he's now been cast to play the lead in a Hong Kong action movie, written by Kurt Wimmer, which is as yet untitled.
Hong Kong action movies tend to be quite stunt-intensive, with a general inclination to do things practically (though to a lesser extent in recent years). Jason Statham is a very logical choice for this kind of filmmaking, since he has Mixed Martial Arts training, and a lot of action experience, preferring to do as many stunts as possible himself. Obviously, some are going to be too difficult or too dangerous for the star to do them all himself, so he's worked with numerous stuntmen over his career, who he has tremendous respect for.
The Wrap describes »
Paramount will release Academy Award-nominated director Michael Mann’s (Heat, The Insider, Collateral) Enzo Ferrari, starring Academy Award-winner Christian Bale (Dark Knight Trilogy, The Fighter, American Hustle) as Ferrari.
It takes place in one pivotal year, 1957. It is the personal story of a passionate man and his sprawling world, at times hilarious and at the next moment devastating, as he faces a brutal challenge to his survival.
Vendian Entertainment and YooZoo Bliss Film Fund have come on to finance the heavily-anticipated project, which will shoot next summer in Italy. Mann will produce along with Vendian and YooZoo Bliss. YooZoo Pictures also will distribute Enzo Ferrari in China. Vincent Maraval’s Insiders will commence international sales on selected territories at next month’s American Film Market.
- Michelle McCue
"Blackhat" may have tanked, but it speaks to the respect Michael Mann has in the industry, not to mention the star power of Christian Bale, that the director's next movie has found a major studio distribution home. And today news has arrived for the project that is coming together to shoot next summer. THR reports that Noomi Rapace is in talks to join "Enzo Ferrari." Based on Brock Yates’ book “Enzo Ferrari: The Man, the Cars, the Races” with a script by Troy Kennedy Martin (“The Italian Job”) and David Rayfield (“Out of Africa”), the film tells story of the founder of one of the most famous car company's in the world. A romance will feature as part of the story, and I'd presume that would be the one between Bale's Enzo Ferrari and Rapace's Laura Dominica, the carmaker's wife. Paramount Pictures has picked up the distribution rights to the movie, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
The engine is well and truly rumbling for Michael Mann’s Enzo Ferrari passion project. He has Christian Bale locked in to star, Paramount agreeing to distribute the film and now a likely female lead, as Noomi Rapace is in talks to join the cast.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, The Races.Bale will be Ferrari, the charismatic, »
You know what they say: never judge a movie by its poster. They actually don't say that, but looking at the collection we've assembled below, they ought to start.
What follows is a bunch of very bad posters for very good movies, all trying their hardest to sell the film, and all of them failing on pretty much every level. Enjoy...?
Groundhog Day (1993)
Rotten Tomatoes score: 96%
Leaving aside the notion of Bill Murray's head and hands - and only his head and hands - being trapped inside a Giant alarm clock, it's Andie MacDowell's raised-eyebrows, chin-stroking, utterly inexplicable face slapped on the bottom corner that earns this a thumbs down. Side note: if that clock rings, it's going straight out the window.
Spider-Man 2 (2004)
Rotten Tomatoes score: 93%
“The dead are alive” are the very first words printed onscreen in “Spectre,” the 24th and far-from-last James Bond adventure. It’s a statement that could be viewed as a pre-emptive spoiler, a sly double-bluff or a swaggering boast from a death-defying franchise that, following the soaring success of “Skyfall,” couldn’t be in ruder health. Sam Mendes’ second consecutive Bond outing again passes its physical with flying colors: Ricocheting from London to Rome to Morocco across action sequences of deliriously daft extravagance, the pic accumulates a veritable Pompeii of mighty, crumbling structures. What’s missing is the unexpected emotional urgency of “Skyfall,” as the film sustains its predecessor’s nostalgia kick with a less sentimental bent. A wealth of iconography — both incidental and integral — from the series’ founding chapters is revived here, making “Spectre” a particular treat for 007 nerds, and a businesslike blast for everyone else. Spectre-cular B. »
- Guy Lodge
Daniel Petrie Jr comes from a family with movies in its blood.
His father, Daniel Petrie Sr, directed films such as Resurrection, Cocoon: The Return and A Raisin In The Sun. His mother, Dorothea, produced movies, wrote novels and acted. And then his brother, Donald Petrie, directed Cocoon: The Return, Miss Congeniality and Grumpy Old Men.
Yet Daniel Petrie Jr is just as busy. His screenplays include Turner & Hooch and Beverly Hills Cop (for which he earned an Academy Award nomination), whilst his directorial debut was the much-loved (by us especially) Toy Soldiers.
Cant ask for better partners than Vin, Neal & Universal. Excited to bring u the next chapter of the #FastFamily saga pic.twitter.com/zRGre14kKO
— F Gary Gray (@FGaryGray) October 8, 2015
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.
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- Paul Heath
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.It's official, kids: This post has been updated throughout. »
- Nate Jones
Update: As Gray himself tweets below, this is now official, and Gray has taken the job. 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 »
From the streets of Compton to the cars of the Dubai….and London….and Rio….and Los Angeles.
Following the recent success of Straight Outta Compton, director F. Gary Gray is moving to one of the biggest franchises in Hollywood as The Hollywood Reporter reports that he is set to direct Furious 8 next. This comes a week after a report that Universal was struggling to find someone to take it over with fear star Vin Diesel would want to direct also.
According to the report, Gray beat out Louis Leterrier, Adam Wingard, and William Eubank for the job. Leterrier would’ve been a safe pick after he made two successful franchise films with The Incredible Hulk and Now You See Me. Eubank is a small director with two credits — Love and The Signal — to his name at this point.
The most interesting choice would’ve been Wingard, who directed »
- Zach Dennis
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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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
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 »
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