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There's very little that Hollywood likes more than to take a cast of expensive actors, place them in a lavishly-produced set, and then blow everything up. The resulting mix of all-star casting and spectacular destruction is what makes a disaster film, and disaster films don't come any bigger than "The Towering Inferno." Released 40 years ago this month (on December 14, 1974), the film was so big that it was based on two novels by different authors, was the first movie that required the backing of two studios to make it (20th Century Fox and Warner Bros. were the collaborators), and featured two stars so huge (Steve McQueen and Paul Newman) that no one could agree on which of them should be billed first. (The solution: McQueen's name appeared in the poster and on the screen in the lower left, while Newman's was placed in the upper right, so that both names appeared to be first, »
- Gary Susman
They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Well, here's hoping Roland Emmerich feels the same way. A couple days ago we got our first look at San Andreas, the upcoming disaster film featuring The Rock vs. Earthquake, and something felt a little too familiar. "Where will you be?" asks the trailer. Well, turns out the trailer for 2004's The Day After Tomorrow asked the exact same question in a trailer that, generally speaking, is pretty similar to the one for San Andreas. Is it too similar? Judge for yourself after the jump. Truth be told, the whole San Andreas trailer has a very Emmerich-esque vibe to it. I'm sure I'm not the only one who did a double take when I saw Brad Peyton listed as director, but that's not exactly surprising given that Emmerich has been The Guy for big-budget disaster flicks for almost two decades now. »
- Haleigh Foutch
Dante's Peak, Volcano, The Poseidon Adventure, The Day After Tomorrow, The Perfect Storm. If those titles perk up your ears, then you're probably a sucker for a grand ole disaster movie. And if that's the case, then have we got a new one for you. It's called San Andreas and it stars Dwayne Johnson, Carla Gugino, Paul Giamatti, Alexandra Daddario and Mother Nature performing one hell of a back breaker on the state of California. The title should give it away, but Brad Peyton's film wonders what happens when the Big One hits and the San Andreas fault gives America a facelift. And since that's a pretty epic setting, the movie looks to ground everything with the story of Johnson playing a chopper pilot who tries to rescue his daughter amid the...
- Peter Hall
As if the idea that a devastating earthquake could hit California at anytime wasn't terrifying enough, there's now a movie coming out that brings that possibility to life. In San Andreas, Dwayne Johnson and Carla Gugino play ex-spouses on a hunt to find their daughter, played by True Detective's Alexandra Daddario, after a giant earthquake hits the the Golden State. From the looks of the trailer, it's the west coast version of The Day After Tomorrow, complete with destroyed landmarks (the Hollywood sign) and attempted rescues by -- who else? -- The Rock. »
- Ariana Bacle
Warner Bros. Pictures has released the brand new trailer for next summer’s disaster-suspense film San Andreas.
Shot on location in The Gold Coast and Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, and in Los Angeles and San Francisco, San Andreas is slated to open in theatres in both 3D and 2D format on Friday, May 29, 2015.
This isn’t the first film where Southern California has been destroyed on the silver screen. San Francisco (1936) is based on the April 18, 1906 San Francisco earthquake. Directed by Woody Van Dyke, the drama stars Clark Gable, Jeanette MacDonald, and Spencer Tracy.
Airport originated the 1970s disaster film genre and audiences were deluged with a series of movies including the original Earthquake (1974). These films always included a huge cast, where many of the actors usually perished by the climax. »
- Michelle McCue
Dante's Peak, Volcano, The Poseidon Adventure, The Day After Tomorrow, The Perfect Storm. If those titles perk up your ears, then you're probably a sucker for a grand ole disaster movie. And if that's the case, then have we got a new one for you. It's called San Andreas and it stars Dwayne Johnson, Carla Gugino, Paul Giamatti, Alexandra Daddario and Mother Nature performing one hell of a back breaker on the state of California. The title should give it away, but Brad...
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Every so often, in a bizarre coincidence of release-date timing, two movies that seem remarkably similar will arrive in theaters in the same season. Remember how Paul Blart and Observe and Report turned early 2009 into the year of the mall cop? It’s happened again with Tracks, in which Mia Wasikowska treks 1,700 miles across the Australian outback, and Wild, in which Reese Witherspoon treks 1,100 miles along the Pacific Crest Trail. These, of course, are not the first films to tag along with those traveling on foot. Nor are they the most ambitious. Even with an average distance walked of 1,400 miles, Wasikowska and Witherspoon aren’t among film history's top five when it comes to distance traveled using nothing but legs and feet. Here’s our list of Hollywood’s longest walkers:The Day After Tomorrow (2004): 225 miles, from Washington, D.C., to New York City Perfume: The Story of a Murderer »
- Adam K. Raymond,Lindsey Weber
Director Duncan Jones (Warcraft) made a name for himself with a sci-fi movie called "Moon." He followed that up with another sci-fi film, called "Source Code," that starred Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga and Jeffrey Wright. "Source Code" cost $30 million to make and earned $147 million worldwide. And now comes word that a sequel is in the works with "Source Code" writer Ben Ripley returning to write the script. The new movie will be directed by Anna Foerster, whose credits include the Starz cable series "Outlander." She's also a long-time collaborator of director Roland Emmerich, having worked as a director of photography on his "White House Down," "Anonymous," "10,000 BC," "The Day After Tomorrow and "Independence Day." "Source Code" was set on a Chicago commuter train in which Gyllenhaal's character experienced the last eight minutes of another person's life to save the passengers from a terrorist attack. No actor is currently attached to the sequel. »
It seems like Source Code 2 is one step closer to becoming a reality. Anna Foerster has signed on to direct the sequel to the 2011 sci-fi film. Ben Ripley, the screenwriter of Source Code, has returned to pen the script for the sequel.
Source Code was directed by Ducan Jones (Moon) and starred Jake Gyllenhaal in the lead role. It was a financial success, making $54 million domestically and $147 million internationally on an estimated budget of $30 million. To top it off it also received critical acclaim, a rare feat for a sci-fi thriller.
Foerster might be a name you’re unfamiliar with but you’ve seen her work. She’s collaborated with Roland Emmerich as his as director of photography for various films, from White House Down to The Day After Tomorrow. Along with that, she also worked in the visual effects camera unit for many of those films. It’s safe »
- Laura Frances
A few years ago, there was talk of turning the Groundhog Day style sci-fi thriller Source Code into a TV series. However, those plans haven't solidified, and now it sounds like the property will head to the big screen again. Variety reports Source Code 2 is in development with The Mark Gordon Company and Vendome Pictures producing the project again, and the original film's screenwriter Ben Ripley back working on the script. However, don't expect to see Jake Gyllenhaal or any of the original cast to return, and the same goes for director Duncan Jones, who is pretty busy in post-production on Warcraft now. Taking on directing duties this time will be Anna Forester, who has worked as second unit director on the films 10,000 B.C. and The Day After Tomorrow. On the small screen, she's been at the helm of episodes of "Criminal Minds" and "Army Wives," so she's ready »
- Ethan Anderton
The Mark Gordon Company and Vendome Pictures are teaming up once again for Source Code 2, a follow-up to director Duncan Jones' 2011 sci-fi thriller Source Code. It isn't clear if Duncan Jones or star Jake Gyllenhaal will be involved, but, at this point, the project doesn't have a distributor or any cast members attached. Anna Foerster has signed on to direct, from a script by original Source Code writer Ben Ripley.
No story details have been released at this point. Jake Gyllenhaal starred in Source Code as Colter Stevens, a soldier who wakes up in someone else's body. He realizes he's part of an experiment where he only has 8 minutes to find and dismantle a bomb on a commuter train. Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga, Jeffrey Wright and Russell Peters co-starred in the thriller, which earned $54 million at the domestic box office and $147 million worldwide, from an estimated $30 million production budget. »
Variety reports that a sequel to the 2011 sci-fi sleeper success, Source Code, has been given the greenlight with Outlander helmer Anna Foerster attached to direct. Source Code 2 – its current imaginative title – will be once again produced by The Mark Gordon Company and Vendome, the two outfits responsible for the first outing. Original screenwriter Ben Ripley is also returning to the franchise to pen the new script for this latest offering.
The original flick, directed by Duncan Jones, cast Jake Gyllenhaal as an ex-Military man implanted into another person’s body for the final eight minutes of their existence. Working to stop a bomb from destroying a main train station in Chicago, Gyllenhaal is repeatedly sent back to the beginning of the eight minutes to figure out how to prevent the catastrophe. Michelle Monaghan, Jeffrey Wright and Vera Farmiga all co-starred in the flick, which raked in an impressive $147 million worldwide. »
- Gem Seddon
Prepare yourselves, time loop enthusiasts: a Source Code sequel is officially moving forward. Variety reports that The Mark Gordon Company and Vendome Pictures are returning to produce Source Code 2, with Anna Foerster (Outlander) set to take over the director’s chair from Duncan Jones, who helmed the first film. The original starred Gyllenhaal as a man trapped in a time loop in which he must identify the source of an explosion on a moving train, dying and resetting over and over again. Jones crafted a thrilling, twisty, and exciting entry into the sci-fi genre, so Foerster has some big shoes to fill on the follow-up. More on Source Code 2 after the jump. Per Variety, Source Code screenwriter Ben Ripley is returning to pen the script for the sequel, though no actor is currently attached so it’s unclear how the follow-up relates to the first feature. Of course the obvious »
- Adam Chitwood
The Mark Gordon Company and Vendome Pictures are returning to produce, with Vendome again financing the project. “Source Code” screenwriter Ben Ripley is back to write the script for the new installment.
The original “Source Code,” which starred Jake Gyllenhaal and directed by Duncan Jones, was a respectable performer at the box office in 2011, earning $54 million domestically and $147 million worldwide on an estimated $30 million budget for Summit. No distributor or actor is currently attached to “Source Code 2.”
Gordon will produce alongside Vendome’s Philippe Rousselet. Michele Wolkoff and Drew Simon will oversee the project for the Mark Gordon Company, with Guy Stodel and Fabrice Gianfermi overseeing for Vendome.
Foerster first collaborated with Gordon when she served as the second unit director on the Gordon-produced films “10,000 B.C.” and “The Day After Tomorrow. »
- Dave McNary
In a battle between Mr. "Alright, Alright, Alright' and "The Prince Of Persia," who will come out victorious?
This weekend, Christopher Nolan's sci-fi epic Interstellar hit screens nationwide and the film's star, Matthew McConaughey, has joined the ever-widening ranks of stars who could be vying for an Oscar nomination next year.
Video: What Would Matthew McConaughey's Son Save If A Tsunami Hit Malibu?
So, how do the stars stack up against each other? This week's Celebrity Showdown is here to give us a definitive answer.
Looking at seven unique criteria that weigh box-office earnings, critic's reviews and award season gold, Celebrity Showdown examines the anatomy of both stars' careers to show who's really the best.
Video: Jake Gyllenhaal Runs Like a Coyote, Loses »
Marathon: The Story Of Vanderlei de Lima
In 2004, Lima competed in the Athens Olympics and was leading the Marathon Men’s Final race when a protestor attacked him, dragged him to the side of the road and derailed his trajectory with four miles to go. Lima was able to recover, but failed to maintain his lead. Lima did, however, manage to earn a Bronze Medal – the first marathon medal ever won by a Brazilian. Lima’s tenacity and willingness to keep going despite the freak attack and his humility on the podium helped make him a Brazilian national hero. He was also awarded the special Pierre de Coubertin medal for his demonstration of Olympic spirit.
Now, Smolinsky, »
Final Update Monday, 1:42 p.m.: Halloween offered slim pickings for the new kids on the box office block combing for treats this weekend, though several holdovers did a surprisingly good job at protecting their stash. Bill Murray, Brad Pitt and Ben Affleck, in particular, exercised a solid grip in October’s final weekend.
That weekend went to Ouija, the $5M Blumhouse Prods. chiller that became the first horror film of the year to land at No. 1 — and one of the few fright flicks ever to do it twice. While The Purge: Anarchy and Annabelle gave the genre a much-needed adrenaline shot, neither took the top spot. With a dearth of newcomers on Halloween (which usually carves at least 15% from weekend revenues), the board game adaptation became the de facto choice for audiences determined to get out of the house for something other than Halloween festivities. Its drop of »
- Scott Bowles
The weekend, the box office took a hit from Halloween. It fell on a Friday, resulting "Ouija" simultaneously winning the weekend and earning the title of lowest-earning No. 1 movie of the year.
Let's take a look at seven lessons from a horrible Halloween weekend.
1. Halloween is a terrible box office day. Hollywood hates it when Halloween falls on a Friday because people usually have more entertaining things to do than go to the movies. That certainly seemed the case this weekend, when no film earned more than $11 million. As a whole, the North American box office was down 18 percent from last weekend. Even though there were plenty of scary movies to see, more people apparently preferred to get candy from their neighbors than from the popcorn counter
- Gary Susman
For this week’s spotlight piece, I wanted to take a look at one of Hollywood’s most interesting stars. It’s certified A-lister Jake Gyllenhaal, the rare actor who’s only becoming more famous as he pursues more and more interesting fare. In fact, for a true blue A-list actor, he’s only rarely gone the blockbuster route. More often, he chooses unique work that requires him to really go above and beyond. Already an Academy Award nominee, he’s someone who’s due for not just another nomination, but a win as well. I have no doubt that Oscar will come calling soon, perhaps even next year, but when that time comes, he’ll be incredibly deserving of that honor. As such, it’s a pleasure to fete him this week in my Spotlight on the Stars series. Gyllenhaal got his start on screens with a small role in City Slickers, »
- Joey Magidson
Content Media announced today that it has acquired international sales rights to the romantic comedy Comet starring Golden Globe nominee Emmy Rossum ("The Day After Tomorrow," "The Phantom of the Opera," "Mystic River"), Justin Long ("Live Free or Die Hard," "He's Just Not That Into You"), and Eric Winter ("The Ugly Truth," "Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay," "Beyond: Two Souls").
Ifc Films has finalized a North American distribution deal and will release the film this December.
Content will be introducing and screening the film to international distributors for the first time at the upcoming American Film Market (Afm).
Said Content Media President of Film Jamie Carmichael:
"The Universal theme and inventive storytelling in 'Comet' have us believing that audiences will really connect with the film. We were drawn in immediately and are happy to have this film on our Afm slate."
Says Jonathan Sehring, President of »
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