12 items from 2015
Berlin — Wolfgang Petersen has returned to his native Germany to shoot his first feature in a decade — and his first German-language film in 30 years — with some of the country’s biggest stars.
The Warner Bros. production features Til Schweiger, Matthias Schweighoefer, Michael Bully Herbig and Jan Josef Liefers in what could end up a German “Ocean’s 11”: Four men — an aging boxer played by Schweiger, an eccentric adman with anger issues (Schweighoefer), a has-been actor (Liefers) and an investment advisor (Herbig) — lose their life savings due to the the actions of an unscrupulous bank director and together forge a plan to recoup their lost fortunes.
The film is a remake of one of the director’s earliest works, “Vier gegen die Bank,” a 1976 German TV movie produced by pubcaster Ard and based on Ralph Maloney’s 1972 novel “The Nixon Recession Caper.”
Speaking at a press conference in Berlin on Monday, »
- Ed Meza
Veteran German director Wolfgang Petersen ("The Perfect Storm," "In The Line Of Fire," "Air Force One") is set to make his first film in Germany for three decades. The currently untitled co-production is purported to be a remake of Petersen's 1976 telemovie crime caper "Vier gegen die Bank".
An adaptation of Ralph Maloney's 1972 novel "The Nixon Recession Caper," the story follows four members of an exclusive country club who decide to rob a bank to solve their money problems. Til Schweiger, Matthias Schweighofer, Michael 'Bully' Herbig and Jan Josef Liefers are expected to play the leads in the new film.
The project marks Petersen's first German Language film since 1981's cinematic classic "Das Boot," his first film in Germany since the Dennis Quaid-led 1985 sci-fi feature "Enemy Mine," and his first film in almost a decade following 2006's "Poseidon".
Source: Screen »
- Garth Franklin
Wow, it's hard to believe that it's been nearly a decade since we've had a film from Wolfgang Petersen. The director, who was once Hollywood's go to blockbuster filmmaker, flopped hard in 2006 with "Poseidon," and hasn't been heard from since. But he's now gearing up to mount his first German language film since his breakout "Das Boot." Screen Daily reports that Petersen will helm a redo of the 1976 German TV movie "Vier gegen die Bank," which was based on Ralph Maloney’s 1972 novel "The Nixon Recession Caper." The story revolves around four men who decide to solve their financial woes by robbing a bank. Here's the book synopsis: Four men of substance, all living the glossy life of Connecticut exurbanites, suddenly find themselves jobless and moneyless. What to do? Since it's a bigger disgrace to be broke in this town than to be crooked, the obvious solution is to rob a bank. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Veteran German director Wolfgang Petersen is set to make his first film in Germany for 30 years.
The as-yet-untitled co-production between Hellinger Doll Filmproduktion and Warner Bros. Pictures Germany is understood to be a remake of Petersen’s 1976 TV crime caper Vier gegen die Bank.
The TV film, made for the Ard network, was itself based on Ralph Maloney’s 1972 novel The Nixon Recession Caper about four members of an exclusive country club who decide to rob a bank to solve their money problems.
It would mark Petersen’s first film in the German language since the internationally feted Das Boot feature film and TV series from 1981.
The crime caper would also see the director make his first film in Germany since sci-fi Enemy Mine, which starred »
- email@example.com (Martin Blaney)
The unstoppable global franchise built on speed delivers its best, biggest and boldest film yet as Furious 7 blasts onto Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand on September 15, 2015 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.
Grossing over $1.5 billion worldwide at the box office, Furious 7 tears up the screen with more gravity-defying stunts, adrenaline-fueled fight scenes and pulse-pounding action than ever before. The Blu-ray™ features the all new extended edition with even more explosive thrills, along with the official music video of the chart-topping “See You Again” performed by Wiz Khalifa andCharlie Puth and over 90 minutes of exclusive bonus features, making an indispensable addition to the Fast franchise collection.
The entire Fast & Furious cast unites in purpose for an epic international adventure, hunted by a vengeful assassin from Abu Dhabi toLondon to Tokyo and the Dominican Republic as they try to retrieve a highly advanced piece of espionage technology, and rescue the gifted hacker who created it. »
- Movie Geeks
One of the best performances of the year so far comes from Josh Lucas, in the excellent, disturbing new film The Mend. In it, the actor plays the angry, rudderless Mat, who shacks up in his brother’s apartment after finding himself homeless. John Magary’s film avoids the pitfalls of typical odd-couple movies by playing with narrative and rhythm, and Lucas’s performance — alternating between aggression and avoidance — is a key part of the film’s unique effect. This is also an interesting development for the actor, who has had a career that spans big movies like Hulk, Poseidon, Sweet Home Alabama, and smaller ones like Undertow, Wonderland, and Hide Away. The Mend might be the smallest film he’s ever done, and certainly one of the most personal. He spoke to us recently about how he wound up in a microbudget movie, the challenges of doing such parts, »
- Bilge Ebiri
Contributed by Melissa Thompson and Gary Salem
Wamg was among members of the media and invited guests to witness the Grand Opening of Fast and Furious Supercharged, the latest movie-themed attraction at Universal Studios Hollywood. The presentation treated everyone to an extensive display of cars from the movies, a dance performance, speeches by top Universal execs and L.A.’s mayor, all topped off by an exciting assortment of live car stunts including a 90-foot jump through a billboard that caught us by surprise.
After the presentation concluded, we were lucky enough to go on a test-ride of the adrenalin-pumping, high-speed adventure with Dom, Hobbs and the rest of the Fast and Furious gang. Coming at the end of the famous Back-lot Tram Tour, Supercharged literally puts you smack dab in the middle of a high-flying, breakneck speed chase. The technology is pretty cool, in that with the giant 360-degree screen and 3D glasses, »
- Movie Geeks
It's hard to believe it's been 11 years since we first met big screen heartthrob Vincent Chase (Adrien Grenier) and his boys, Johnny Drama (Kevin Dillon), Eric "E" Murphy (Kevin Connolly) and Turtle (Jerry Ferrara) on HBO's "Entourage." And, who can forget our favorite hot-headed agent, Ari Gold (Jeremy Piven)?! The eight-season series was filled to the brim with celebrity cameos, hot Hollywood nightclubs and a whole lot of partying -- and we loved every minute of it. While we finally get to see these boys back together on-screen in the "Entourage" movie on June 5, toofab is taking a look at what Vinny and his pack-mates have been up to since the show premiered over a decade ago in 2004. Grenier was probably best known for starring in the movie "Drive Me Crazy" before he nabbed his "Entourage" role. He later co-starred with Anne Hathaway in "The Devil Wears Prada" and directed two documentaries, »
- tooFab Staff
The first trailer for upcoming music-drama Boychoir – the latest film from acclaimed director François Girard (The Red Violin, Thirty Two Films About Glenn Gould) – has been released online by Informant Media, along with a new poster which we have for you here…
In the film, 12-year-old newcomer Garrett Wareing plays Stet, a rebellious preteen with a remarkable gift who is challenged by a demanding vocal teacher (two-time Academy Award winner Dustin Hoffman) at one of the most prestigious music academies in the country as they prepare for the National Championship. Kathy Bates (Misery), Kevin McHale (Glee), Eddie Izzard (Hannibal), Debra Winger (In Treatment), River Alexander (The Way Way Back) and Josh Lucas (Poseidon) co-star.
Boychoir opens in selected Us cinemas on April 3rd, with a UK release scheduled for July 10th.
- Scott J. Davis
The fifth film in Disney's "Pirates of the Caribbean" series has begun filming. Here's the press release the company issued today to celebrate the news which also includes a detailed new synopsis. Here's the press release in full:
Queens Land, Australia (February 18, 2015) – Production has commenced on location in Australia on Disney and Jerry Bruckheimer Films' epic comedy adventure "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales," directed by Espen Sandberg & Joachim Rønning ("Kon-Tiki"), the fifth entry in the blockbuster franchise inspired by the classic Disney Theme Parks attraction, which has reaped $3.7 billion in worldwide box office.
"Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" will film entirely at Village Roadshow Studios and on locations within Queensland, Australia.
Thrust into an all-new adventure, a down-on-his-luck Captain Jack Sparrow finds the winds of ill-fortune blowing even more strongly when deadly ghost pirates led by his old nemesis, the terrifying »
- Garth Franklin
Production has commenced on location in Australia on Disney and Jerry Bruckheimer Films’ epic comedy adventure Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, directed by Espen Sandberg & Joachim Rønning (“Kon-Tiki”), the fifth entry in the blockbuster franchise inspired by the classic Disney Theme Parks attraction, which has reaped $3.7 billion in worldwide box office.
Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales will film entirely at Village Roadshow Studios and on locations within Queensland, Australia.
Johnny Depp returns to his iconic, Academy Award-nominated role of Captain Jack Sparrow, one of the most beloved characters in motion picture history, newly joined by Oscar winner Javier Bardem (“No Country for Old Men,” “Skyfall”), rising young stars Kaya Scodelario (“The Maze Runner,” British television’s “Skins”) and Brenton Thwaites (“Maleficent,” “The Giver”) and Golshifteh Farahani (“The Patience Stone,” “Exodus: Gods and Kings”).
Rejoining the action are Academy Award winner Geoffrey Rush as Barbossa, »
- Michelle McCue
Production has commenced on location in Australia on Disney and Jerry Bruckheimer Films' epic comedy adventure Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, directed by Espen Sandberg & Joachim Rønning (Kon-Tiki), the fifth entry in the blockbuster franchise inspired by the classic Disney Theme Parks attraction, which has reaped $3.7 billion in worldwide box office. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales will film entirely at Village Roadshow Studios and on locations within Queensland, Australia.
Johnny Depp returns to his iconic, Academy Award-nominated role of Captain Jack Sparrow, one of the most beloved characters in motion picture history, newly joined by Oscar winner Javier Bardem (No Country for Old Men, Skyfall), rising young stars Kaya Scodelario (The Maze Runner, British television's Skins) and Brenton Thwaites (Maleficent, The Giver) and Golshifteh Farahani (The Patience Stone, Exodus: Gods and Kings). Rejoining the action are Academy Award winner Geoffrey Rush as Barbossa, »
12 items from 2015
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