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New Red Band Clip from 'Solomon Kane'

28 December 2009 8:13 AM, PST | GetTheBigPicture.net | See recent Get The Big Picture news »

I've commented before on how much the filmmakers of Solomon Kane seem to be stretching their $40 million. Take, for example, King Arthur from 2004. Somehow, it cost three times as much as this movie even though from a visual standpoint, I can't see three times worth of difference. Even with the success of Avatar, I think over the next couple of years, you'll see studios and production companies pare down the size of budgets not just to make movies that are immediately more profitable but also to counteract a sluggish home video market, as well. It'll be a survival instinct.

But for Solomon Kane, it appears as though it's all up there on screen. The film has been in development for years and years, so some of that budgetary restraint might be due to spending more in the development phase than we might normally see. But now the Robert E. Howard »

- Colin Boyd

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"Excalibur": Behold The Sword Of Power

22 December 2009 9:05 AM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Director Bryan "Superman Returns" Singer is attached to remake director John Boorman's 1981 fantasy feature "Excalibur" retelling the legend of 'King Arthur'.

The original "Excalibur" screenplay was written by Rospo Pallenberg and Boorman, as an adaptation of Malory's "Morte d'Arthur" (1469-70), with 'Arthur' presented as a 'wounded king', whose realm becomes a wasteland, then reborn thanks to the 'Grail'.

"The film has to do with mythical truth, not historical truth," Boorman said. "The coming of Christian man and the disappearance of the old religions which are represented by 'Merlin'. The forces of superstition and magic are swallowed up into the unconscious."

Several new elements were added to the film's story including 'King Uther' wielding the 'sword of power' before the birth of Arthur and and the concept of the world as 'the dragon'.

Music soundtrack is by Trevor Jones, including works from Carl Orff's "O Fortuna" played during battle sequences. »

- Michael Stevens

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DJ Perry and Karma: An Exclusive Interview

21 December 2009 11:56 PM, PST | 28 Days Later Analysis | See recent 28 Days Later Analysis news »

DJ Perry is a prolific actor who has starred in over fourty movies. He is also the producer of several other films including the upcoming Renovation, Timberwolf and State of Hate. Here, DJ talks not only of the horror film Renovation, but of Karma, Sherwood Horror, Blood Ties and others in this exclusive interview with 28Dla.com.

(Michael Allen) Hi Perry, thanks for being here and taking part in this interview. The first time I saw you in film was in the picture Blood Ties directed by Nathaniel Nose. In the film you were the central hero in the film. What were some of the highlights in working with Nathaniel on the set of this fairly bloody horror film?

(DJ Perry) Really? Blood Ties was your first? Maybe you will get a chance to explore some other titles. I am sailing here and there in the great sea of films. »

- Michael Ross Allen

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Terry Gilliam Talks about His “Beleaguered” Past, Updates His IMDb Page, and His Thoughts on Watchmen

18 December 2009 4:02 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Sometime my job is weird.  This past September, I was awoken by a phone call from a publicist asking if I wanted to come down to DragonCon-Atlanta’s major geek convention-and interview Terry Gilliam, the director behind such classics as Brazil, Time Bandits, Twelve Monkeys, and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, for his upcoming film The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus.  I had to get downtown in less than 90 minutes, which usually wouldn’t be a problem except DragonCon, a huge college football game, multiple concerts, and pretty much every major Labor Day event were happening at the same time.

Thankfully, I made it just as Mr. Gilliam was finishing up his Q&A with his many fans who came to hear him speak about Parnassus and his upcoming projects.  I was lucky enough to ask him about those projects as well along with his legacy, his past, and why »

- Matt Goldberg

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The Notable Films of 2010: Part One

15 December 2009 7:47 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

After such success with this last year, today comes the first in a multi-chapter look at the various cinematic releases hitting the U.S. in 2010.

Each 'Volume' contains brief descriptions and editorial opinion/analysis of around 25-30 films, and at present it's looking to run around nine volumes in length.

Expect the remaining ones to go up between now and the first official weekend of releases on January 8th.

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Opens: 2010

Cast: Jason Statham, Alexander Skarsgard, Mickey Rourke, Ray Winstone, 50 Cent

Director: Géla Babluani

Summary: A remake of 2005 French thriller "13 (Tzameti)". A naive young man assumes a dead man's identity and finds himself embroiled in an underground world of power, violence, and chance where men gamble behind closed doors on the lives of other men.

Analysis: Remakes are very common, the same director remaking his own film in English is rarer but still not unheard of ("Funny Games," "Bangkok Dangerous," "The »

- Garth Franklin

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The Notable Films of 2010: Part One

15 December 2009 7:47 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

After such success with this last year, today comes the first in a multi-chapter look at the various cinematic releases hitting the U.S. in 2010.

Each 'Volume' contains brief descriptions and editorial opinion/analysis of around 25-30 films, and at present it's looking to run around nine volumes in length.

Expect the remaining ones to go up between now and the first official weekend of releases on January 8th.

13

Opens: 2010

Cast: Jason Statham, Alexander Skarsgard, Mickey Rourke, Ray Winstone, 50 Cent

Director: Géla Babluani

Summary: A remake of 2005 French thriller "13 (Tzameti)". A naive young man assumes a dead man's identity and finds himself embroiled in an underground world of power, violence, and chance where men gamble behind closed doors on the lives of other men.

Analysis: Remakes are very common, the same director remaking his own film in English is rarer but still not unheard of ("Funny Games," "Bangkok Dangerous," "The »

- Garth Franklin

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The Notable Films of 2010: Part One

15 December 2009 7:47 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

After such success with this last year, today comes the first in a multi-chapter look at the various cinematic releases hitting the U.S. in 2010.

Each 'Volume' contains brief descriptions and editorial opinion/analysis of around 25-30 films, and at present it's looking to run around nine volumes in length.

Expect the remaining ones to go up between now and the first official weekend of releases on January 8th.

13

Opens: 2010

Cast: Jason Statham, Alexander Skarsgard, Mickey Rourke, Ray Winstone, 50 Cent

Director: Géla Babluani

Summary: A remake of 2005 French thriller "13 (Tzameti)". A naive young man assumes a dead man's identity and finds himself embroiled in an underground world of power, violence, and chance where men gamble behind closed doors on the lives of other men.

Analysis: Remakes are very common, the same director remaking his own film in English is rarer but still not unheard of ("Funny Games," "Bangkok Dangerous," "The »

- Garth Franklin

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Knightley 'Poses Nude For Artist'

14 December 2009 4:16 AM, PST | WENN | See recent WENN news »

British actress Keira Knightley has reportedly stripped off to pose naked for an acclaimed artist.

The Pirates of the Caribbean actress, who bared all to film a bath scene with Sienna Miller in their 2008 movie The Edge of Love, has allegedly been shedding her clothes during sessions at London's Halcyon Gallery for Mitch Griffiths.

A source tells The Mail on Sunday, "It’s considered a great honour to be painted by Mitch. He is a highly respected nude painter and is painting a number of subjects for an exhibition next year. He is delighted Keira agreed to take part."

Last year body-proud Knightley demanded that promotional adverts for her 2008 movie The Duchess were left untouched after the promos for 2004's King Arthur were changed to enhance her breasts. »

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Ray Stevenson Talks Fat Volstagg in Thor

11 December 2009 8:32 PM, PST | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

Ray Stevenson made his mark playing Titus Pullo in the incredible Rome series, but he also made a splash earlier this year playing the title character of Frank Castle in Punisher: War Zone. Unfortunately the film was a bit of a disaster critically and at the box office but he was perfectly cast and did his job right.

Stevenson has also played some cool characters in King Arthur and Outpost among many others, but the best is yet to come as we’ll be seeing a lot more of the growing star in the next few years with him being cast and working on a few big films including a role in the Denzel Washington starrer, The Book of Eli. For the Rome fans out there, a feature film based after the series is also in development so we can expect to see Titus Pullo back in action yet again. »

- Rob Keyes

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Richard Gere’s “Brooklyn’s Finest” Trailer

6 December 2009 5:53 AM, PST | Filmofilia | See recent Filmofilia news »

Overture Films has debuted a trailer for Antoine Fuqua’s crime drama “Brooklyn’s Finest.”

Brooklyn’s Finest | Richard Gere and Ethan Hawke

The movie which stars Richard Gere, Ethan Hawke, Don Cheadle, Jesse Williams, Ellen Barkin, Wesley Snipes, Lili Taylor, Brian F. O’Byrne, Shannon Kane, Will Patton and Vincent D’Onofrio revolves around three unconnected New York cops who find themselves drawn to the same dangerous location.

Plot Summary: Burned out veteran Eddie Dugan (Richard Gere) is just one week away from his pension and a fishing cabin in Connecticut. Narcotics officer Sal Procida (Ethan Hawke) has discovered there’s no line he won’t cross to provide a better life for his long-suffering wife and seven children. And Clarence “Tango” Butler (Don Cheadle) has been undercover so long his loyalties have started to shift from his fellow police officers to his prison buddy Caz (Wesley Snipes), one »

- Fiona

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Brooklyn's Finest gets a trailer

4 December 2009 3:44 AM, PST | TotalFilm | See recent TotalFilm news »

  The trailer for Antoine Fuqua's new film has hit the web. Brooklyn's Finest appears to cover similar ground to Fuqua's Training Day, which is no bad thing. The film follows three New York cops whose loyalties and morals are tested over the space of seven days. It looks like it could be a return to form for Fuqua after so-so movies Tears of the Sun, King Arthur and Shooter. Cheesy voiceover-man aside, the trailer shows a lot of promise, and looks like Ethan Hawke could deliver another decent performance for Fuqua. It might...

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- Total Film

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How Hollywood destroyed our classical legends

3 December 2009 2:05 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

It took a millennium for western civilisation to create a canon of classical literature – but just 10 years for Hollywood to destroy it

When I think back on this decade's spate of movies based on the great legends of European history, I remember how fantastically it started – with Gladiator – and how badly things went downhill after that: with Kingdom of Heaven, Troy, 300 and Beowulf. When I saw Gladiator in 2000, I thought this was going to be just the best millennium ever. It had everything you could want in a movie: glory, gore, guts, gladiators. It was a sweeping epic with a computer-generated cast of thousands. Augustus Caesar would have been proud of it. Julius and Tiberius, too.

Yet the thing I liked most about Ridley Scott's superb film was how closely it hewed to the historical record, in its portrayal of Commodus (Joaquin Phoenix) as the depraved son of Marcus Aurelius, »

- Joe Queenan

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Brooklyn's Finest trailer

3 December 2009 1:30 PM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

For screenwriter Michael C. Martin's first produced script Brooklyn's Finest, he got quite the casting jackpot. The intertwining tale of Brooklyn cops lured in Ethan Hawke, Richard Gere, Don Cheadle and Wesley Snipes (!!), not to mention more familiar faces like Will Patton, Ellen Barkin, Lili Taylor, Vincent D'Onofrio and that guy who's on "FlashForward." The movie comes from Antoine Fuqua, who seems to be evading Director Jail since Training Day (despite King Arthur and Shooter). »

- Dave Davis

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'30 Days of Night' Sequel, Muppets And 'Smallville' In Today's Twitter Report

25 November 2009 9:46 AM, PST | MTV Splash Page | See recent MTV Splash Page news »

"30 Days of Night: Dark Days" looks to be winding down shooting in Vancouver, as actress Diora Baird tweeted that yesterday was her final day on set. It sounds like she had a lot of fun, though.

And speaking of fun things, "Mouseguard" creator David Petersen has been working on "Muppet King Arthur" and posted a peek at what his Gonzo looks like. Check that out after the jump along with with some artwork from Todd McFarlane, "Smallville" commentary from both Geoff Johns and Erik Larsen and Matt Fraction's guide to Steely Dan.

It's all in the Twitter Report for November 25, 2009.

@diorabaird1 Gearing up for my final day of killing blood suckers! Gonna miss my new friend, the uzi.

-Diora Baird, Actress ("30 Days of Night: Dark Days")

@GeoffJohns0 Btw if anyone hasn't seen the Wonder Twins episode of Smallville...it'll make you actually Like the Wonder Twins. Without being drunk. »

- Brian Warmoth

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Antoine Fuqua, Spike Lee Together on 'Miss'

18 November 2009 11:10 PM, PST | CinemaSpy | See recent CinemaSpy news »

Who says there’s better living through crime? Antoine Fuqua and Spike Lee, that’s who.

Fuqua, who has directed films ranging from the crime thriller Training Day to the adventure saga King Arthur, will be directing an adaptation of "Miss: Better Living Through Crime", a French graphic novel. The book revolves around a poor white girl and a black pimp — named Nola and Slim, respectively — who partner up as killers-for-hire in early 1900’s New York.

Spike Lee, the groundbreaking director of such films as Do the Right Thing, Jungle Fever and He Got Game, will serve as executive producer, Variety reports. Lee’s most recent film was the 2008 war movie Miracle at St. Anna.

Fuqua’s latest, Brooklyn’s Finest starring Richard Gere, Don Cheadle and Ethan Hawke, will be released next March.

Miss will be produced through Vigilante Entertainment, and John Ridley, who wrote the upcoming World War »

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John Woo Not Directing Caliber, Has no Interest in Superhero Movies

18 November 2009 9:50 AM, PST | Beyond Hollywood | See recent Beyond Hollywood news »

Remember that announced movie based on the comic book called “Caliber”, that re-imagined King Arthur and his knights as gunfighters instead of, well, knights? Word was, John Woo was coming onboard to direct the film, but that was over a year ago. According to Woo, who is currently in the States promoting his “Red Cliff” martial arts epic, the time was never right for him to direct the movie, and from the sounds of it, it doesn’t look like he’ll be going anywhere near anything that can be called a “superhero movie” in the future. Curiously, Woo cites his aversion to superhero movies being their general lack of believability, that he prefers to do movies that are more “realistic”. Which begs the question: how realistic were any of John’s Hong Kong movies? You had one guy with two guns running around shooting about 200 bad guys in one locale. »

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Spike Lee And Antoine Fuqua To Adapt 'Miss: Better Living Through Crime'

18 November 2009 7:01 AM, PST | MTV Splash Page | See recent MTV Splash Page news »

Critically acclaimed filmmakers Spike Lee and Antoine Fuqua will adapt Philippe Thirault, Marc Riou and Mark Vigouroux’ graphic novel "Miss: Better Living Through Crime" for Vigilante Entertainment.

Originally published by French comic publisher Humanoids, “Miss” is a crime thriller set in the 1920s that follows an unusual partnership between two killers for hire: a poor white girl named Nola who becomes a tough femme fatale and Slim, an African-American pimp from Harlem. “Miss” was also published in the U.S. in 2002.

According to Variety, Fuqua will direct “Miss” while Lee is onboard as an executive producer along with Pierre Spengler, Fabrice Giger and Vigilante Entertainment founder Hicham Benkirane. The project is currently being shopped around to film studios.

Lee is widely known for films like “Do the Right Thing”, “Malcolm X” and “Get on the Bus,” while Fuqua’s best-known film is “Training Day” — which earned Denzel Washington the »

- Blair Marnell

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Antoine Fuqua and Spike Lee Team Up for Adaptation of Graphic Novel Miss: Better Living Through Crime

17 November 2009 10:39 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

It’s been twenty years since Do the Right Thing but Spike Lee has continued to grow and innovate as a filmmaker, pushing himself to work outside his comfort zone while never completely leaving his deep-seated convictions about race in America.

It’s been eight years since Training Day but Antoine Fuqua has yet to make another successful film and even Training Day succeeded more because of Denzel Washington than because of Fuqua’s direction.  While he did receive positive notices for his most recent film Brooklyn’s Finest, which played at Sundance earlier this year, it’s been a long dry spell for Fuqua.  Can he finally up his game by joining forces with Lee?  Their collaboration in adapting the graphic novel Miss: Better Living Through Crime may answer that question.  Hit the jump for details.

Here’s what Variety has to say about the source material:

[Miss, by French writers Philippe Thirault, Marc Riou and Mark Vigouroux] revolves around Nola and Slim, »

- Matt Goldberg

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Dff: An Evening With Ed Harris

14 November 2009 4:27 PM, PST | Cinematical | See recent Cinematical news »

It's always very strange to see actors out of costume, dropping character, and sitting in front of you for a Q&A. This is especially true of an actor like Ed Harris, who has such a distinctive voice and presence that it's pretty odd to see him begging Kleenex from the audience so he can remove the fingerprints off his latest award. The man who seems so cool and collected in front of the camera (think of A History of Violence, Nixon, Gone Baby Gone, or any film where he's been unflappably tough) admitted that he lacked social skills, and was dreading the dinner to follow because he never knows what to say.

Well, for not knowing what to say, he still managed to be a very entertaining presence for an hour. When asked when he realized he was "pretty good" at acting, he cited an Oklahoma City production of »

- Elisabeth Rappe

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Clive Owen: The Hollywood Interview

4 November 2009 12:49 PM, PST | The Hollywood Interview | See recent The Hollywood Interview news »

Clive Owen Gets Back

By

Alex Simon

Clive Owen is one of those actors that keep surprising you. Just when you think the audience, and the Hollywood establishment, has pegged him as an action hero, a leading man, or a romantic comedy pin-up, Owen pulls an about-face and does something unexpected.

It all started October 3, 1964 in Coventry, England. Owen’s father, a country music singer, abandoned the family when he was just three. His mother later remarried, with Clive and his four brothers raised by his mother and stepfather, who worked for British Rail. Owen has characterized those early years as "rough." A self-described “solidly working class” kid, Owen was bitten by the acting bug at age 13 and followed his dream to The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art several years later. Initially cutting his teeth on high-profile British television programs such as “Chancer” and “Sharman,” as well as art house »

- The Hollywood Interview.com

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