The remake of Gareth Evans’ martial arts epic has been written by Brad Ingelsby (Run All Night), with Patrick Hughes (The Expendables 3) set to direct. It will reportedly stick closely to the plot of the Indonesian original, which centres on a Swat team member who has to fight his way out of a tower block filled with ruthless mobsters.
The site reports that Kitsch – who is also in line for one of the leads in HBO’s True Detective – is yet to reach a deal with Screen Gems, with the financial aspects of the deal yet to be agreed upon.
- Gary Collinson
Last month it was revealed that Colin Farrell (Winter’s Tale) and Taylor Kitsch (John Carter) were in negotiations with HBO about joining the cast of True Detective, and now TV Line is reporting that Vince Vaughn (Delivery Man) has also started talks with a view to filling one of lead roles in the second season of the acclaimed show.
So far, very little is known about the plans for the second season of True Detective, although creator Nic Pizzolatto has said that it will be set in California, and will feature either three or four leads. Back in May, it was also rumoured that Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty) had been offered a role, but it seems HBO will be waiting until it has secured its cast before an official announcement is made.
- Gary Collinson
The Wrap is reporting that Taylor Kitsch (Battleship, John Carter) has been offered the leading role in the upcoming English-language remake of "The Raid," which will be directed by Patrick Hughes (The Expendables 3). "The Raid" tells the story of an elite DEA Fast team that becomes trapped in a tenement run by a notorious drug lord, his two highly-violent martial arts killers, and a personal militia armed with machetes and machine guns. Stranded on the 6th floor with no way out, the team must fight their way through the city's worst to survive their mission. Kitsch is also up for a major part in the second season of HBO's "True Detective," which may create a scheduling conflict for "The Raid." Stay tuned. »
Taylor made for action reboot. John Carter and Lone Survivor star Taylor Kitsch has been offered the leading role in the upcoming English-language remake of the martial arts bone-cruncher The Raid. The original Raid, directed by Brit Gareth Evans, told the story of an elite DEA team that became trapped in a tenement run by a notorious Jakarta drug lord. »
After nearly hitting the skids on Mars in John Carter, actor Taylor Kitsch’s star is on the rise again with reports that he is top choice to lead a remake of Indonesian actioner The Raid. The taut, martial arts-heavy original about a Swat team fighting their way out of a dodgy tower block detonated the box office and it was only a matter of time before someone decided we needed to see exactly the same thing only in English. Screen Gems are teaming with source material producers Xyz Films and Expendables 3 director Patrick Hughes will orchestrate the mayhem. After megaphoning duties involving Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Mel Gibson The Raid USA should be a stroll in the bunny-laden park for him.
Kitsch is also in the frame for True Detective Season 2, following news of Vince Vaughn’s potential casting, so the next few months could be very busy and indeed varied for him. »
- Steve Palace
It wasn’t long ago that Taylor Kitsch was expected to be the next big box office draw. 2012 saw the Friday Night Lights star headline three major films in the form of John Carter, Battleship, and Savages. Unfortunately for the actor, all of those projects failed to connect with audiences, and his career stalled before it even really started.
However, his past failures haven’t caused him to give up hope just yet. A new report suggests that Kitsch is being offered the lead role in the upcoming English-language remake of the action film The Raid - while rumors continue to circulate about his potential involvement with season two of the HBO crime drama True Detective.
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- Chris Agar
Even as his name is still connected to True Detective as a possible cast member for season 2, Taylor Kitsch (Friday Night Lights, Lone Survivor, John Carter) has been offered the lead role in the Us remake of The Raid. Frank Grillo is already in the cast, and a circulated wish list for actors also […]
- Russ Fischer
A remake of the Indonesian action hit The Raid has been in the works since 2011, but it wasn't until earlier this year that The Expendables 3 director Patrick Hughes was brought on board to direct the film. Production was delayed slightly back to 2015, and the cast is currently being rounded up with Frank Grillo being the only confirmed cast member after being mentioned on a shortlist with desired stars like Ethan Hawke, Anthony Mackie and Luke Evans. However, a new name has emerged who wasn't on the shortlist as The Wrap has learned that John Carter and Battleship star Taylor Kitsch has an offer for the lead role. However, it's far form a done deal, because Kitsch is still in consideration for a lead role in the second season of HBO's original series "True Detective." It appears he could still end up with that coveted television role, but his representatives »
- Ethan Anderton
Are you a good looking, decently athletic male leading man? Do you love the feeling of getting the crap kicked out of you repeatedly, take after take, by stuntmen who have no mercy for your whining? Well then, your name might be Taylor Kitsch, because that's exactly who is now up to tackle the English-language remake of The Raid. The Wrap reports that John Carter himself, Taylor Kitsch, has been offered the lead role in The Raid remake. Directed by Patrick Hughes (The Expendables 3), the remake is being penned by Brad Inglesby (Out Of The Furnace), and is slated to start shooting in January. This is all happening while Kitsch is also trying to grab a lead role in the second season of HBO's True Detective, which starts shooting this fall and wraps right before the martial arts remake starts up. So Kitsch is currently trying to find a »
Battleship and John Carter star Taylor Kitsch has been offered the leading role in Patrick Hughes' upcoming English-language remake of Gareth Evans' The Raid, The Wrap reports. The catch here is that Kitsch is also up for a major part in the second season of HBO's "True Detective," and it appears that the timing for both projects could overlap. »
Taylor Kitsch was being groomed as a franchise man when X-men: Origins and John Carter hit screens, but it was not meant to be. At least, not at that time. The commercial success was less than stellar with those flicks and now the all-but-confirmed news of Channing Tatum taking over the role of Gambit brings Kitsch back to square one. The man has recently proved his acting chops with HBO's film, The Normal Heart, and it sounds like things are revving back up. Kitsch is the latest »
- Sean Wist
Friday Am Update: Could Guardians of the Galaxy open to $100 million this weekend? Based on late Thursday earnings, this is actually within the realm of possibilities.The 10th movie from Marvel Studios earned a stunning $11.2 million from Thursday night showings beginning at 7 p.m. That's the biggest Thursday night debut so far this year ahead of Captain America: The Winter Soldier ($10.2 million). It's also way ahead of June's Transformers: Age of Extinction ($8.75 million), which is the only movie to open over $100 million this year.If Guardians of the Galaxy follows the same pattern as either of those movies*or of The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Godzilla and X-Men: Days of Future Past*it will score the biggest opening weekend of the year.Of course, there's a chance that it's more front-loaded than those movies. Shows began early (7 p.m.), and everyone is out of school (which wasn't the case with the April and May releases). Also, »
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Films based on the Holy Bible are as popular now as they were in the 1950s and 1960s when studios gave us epics like The Ten Commandments, Ben-Hur, The Greatest Story Ever Told, King of Kings, Samson and Delilah, and many others. Recently, Son of God made quite an impact in cinemas and there’s plenty more coming our way. Ridley Scott’s Exodus tells the tale of Christian Bale’s Moses leading the Jews out of Egypt. Nicolas Cage will help those seeking answers to the disappearances of loved ones and face the disastrous consequences of being Left Behind.
Darren Aronofsky’s Noah hits Blu-ray and DVD giving those who didn’t watch the movie in theaters an opportunity to see the latest Hollywood Biblical saga. Many might not know that it was actually based on a graphic novel Aronofsky and co-writer Ari Handel made with Canadian artist Niko Henrichon. »
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We live in the belief that when a film arrives in the cinema it is the definitive version; the director has taken the cast and crew and crafted their own unique vision that’s presented in its entirety on the screen for you to enjoy. Sadly that’s not exactly true. Prepare to go down the rabbit hole kids.
Be it studios wanting to maximise profit or actors whose egos won’t be tamed even the highest of auteurs is going to at some point or another buckle and compromise their picture. It’s not just on high profile ‘films by committee’ either (think John Carter). Even films that are unquestionably brilliant have probably been altered in some form to make it as broadly appealing as possible.
Then you have the test audiences. Regular people brought in by the studio to preview the film and give their thoughts on the product. »
- Alex Leadbeater
Despite some productions delays over the years, principal photography is finally underway on David Yates' Tarzan. Pixar filmmaker Andrew Stanton didn't have much luck adapting Edgar Rice Burroughs' John Carter character for the big screen, so here's hoping that David Yates can bring us something special with Tarzan. Yates hasn't been up to too much since directing the last four Harry Potter flicks, aside from doing the pilot episode to Tyrant. I think he adaquetly carried Potter across the »
- Sean Wist
The Wrap says Colin Farrell is in talks to star in the second season of HBO's True Detective, an anthology performance-based mystery series whose first iteration just nabbed it's cast some Emmy nominations.
Series creator and writer Nic Pizzolatto has been pretty tight lipped about what the second season would be about and who would be in it. It's going to involve the transportation industry, the occult, take place in the State of California and has about four "lead" roles.
As of now Nic Pizzolatto is half-done scripting Season 2, which means look for a casting announcement as soon as next week.
These reports were squarely denied by HBO. You know, like they are all the time. »
Yesterday came the confirmed news that the upcoming second season of HBO's "True Detective" would feature four main leads. On top of that, casting announcements regarding those roles could arrive as early as next week.
Today, one of the names has apparently leaked - Colin Farrell. The Wrap claims the Irish actor is in deep negotiations to portray one of the main characters which is set in the lesser known areas of California.
- Garth Franklin
Well finally, finally there is some news regarding the second season of HBO's "True Detective" worth reporting as The Wrap says Colin Farrell is in talks for one of the lead roles with Taylor Kitsch (John Carter, Lone Survivor) in contention to play one of the season's other characters and Garrett Hedlund (Tron: Legacy) also rumored to be circling a role. Series writer/creator Nic Pizzolatto was recently quoted by The Daily Beast discussing the second season and said he's expanded on the characters he originally started with when he began writing saying, "They've deepened and become richer... I would say there are four central roles." If we're to gain anything from this casting story from The Wrap, three of those roles belong to males while there was hope the second season would be driven by at least one female character if not more. Perhaps it stands to assume the »
- Brad Brevet
Despite how impressive the first few trailers for True Detective were, it’s fair to say that no one could have ever predicted just how huge the critically acclaimed series would become, creating intense speculation and theories online, and later the extremely funny #TrueDetectiveSeason2 hashtag.
Despite both being nominated for Emmys and a host of other awards, neither Matthew McConaughey or Woody Harrelson will return for season two of True Detective after their stories were wrapped up in the first eight episodes. A number of names have since been suggested and rumoured to replace them.
Well, we finally have something a little more definite as Deadline reports that Seven Psychopaths and Saving Mr. Banks star Colin Farrell is deep in talks for one of what is expected to be three main roles.
- Josh Wilding
Trevor Hogg chats with visual effects producer Allen Maris, production visual effects supervisor John Dykstra; visual effects supervisors Ken McGaugh, Guillaume Rocheron and Darren Poe, previs supervisor Eric Carney and designer Christian Pearce about the monstrous task of bringing a Toho Studios icon back to the big screen….
“I received a call from Kim LoCascio, Legendary’s VFX Executive, saying they had a cool project that was starting to gear up and asked if I’d like to meet for it,” recalls VFX Producer Allen Maris (Prometheus) as to how he became involved with reviving a Toho Studios iconic diakaiju (giant monster) called Gojira which is better known outside of Japan as Godzilla. “I met with her and Ty Warren and then they set up a Skype interview with Gareth [Edwards]. I started the week after that.” A major conventional presentation served as a starting point. “Coming into this one, they »
- Trevor Hogg
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