11 items from 2017
A Thief’s End, Naughty Dog’s latest and arguably greatest entry into the swashbuckling Uncharted franchise, brought the curtain down on Nathan Drake’s saga with aplomb – but Nolan North’s wisecracking mascot is about to find new life on the big screen.
That’s right, after years spent simmering on the brink of production, Sony is finally beginning to make serious headway on a live-action adaptation after hiring both Shawn Levy and Joe Carnahan (The A-Team, The Raid) to direct and write, respectively. The latter turned in a first draft of the script late last year and now, during an interview with Coming Soon, Carnahan has shed new light on his pitch, the possibility of an R rating, and why his vision contains some of the “biggest, f***in’ craziest action sequences” he’s ever put on paper.
First up, here’s how Carnahan approached Nathan Drake’s »
- Michael Briers
Cb is reporting that an inside source has found a director for the future X-Force film, and don't expect to be blown away with his resume. Joe Carnahan has been hired, likely due to the fact that he will willingly work with Ryan Reynolds. Carnahan is best know for directing, producing, and writing the screenplay for The Grey. In addition, he directed Smokin' Aces, The A-Team, 3 episodes of The Blacklist, and Stretch, and also wrote a video short that sounds delicious named Taco Heaven.
Both Carnahan and Ryan Reynolds will co-write the movie, and with Deadpool 2 expected to arrive in 2018, one could assume a 2020 release date, but no further information has been given. At this point, all that is known about the actors appearing in the movie is that Ryan Reynolds will star in it.
Cable and Domino are set to appear in Deadpool 2, so considering they are »
- Drew Carlton
Uncharted movie remake was written with an R-rating in mind.
Narc and The A-Team filmmaker Joe Carnahan has got a ton of projects on the go at the moment. His next directorial effort will be Bad Boys For Life, the third film in the Bad Boys series, which is set to go into production this year. Apart from that, Carnahan has written the screenplay for the Uncharted movie remake which he gave a brief update on to Coming Soon.
“When I wrote ‘Uncharted,’ I didn’t spare the rod,” Carnahan said. “I wrote it the way the video game is. They swear in the game, they’re kinda foul-mouthed and I kept all that stuff intact and I definitely didn’t write it as a PG-13 movie, I wrote it the way that movie should be written.”
“R-rated movies were the movies we were into – “Predator”, those were all R-rated films. »
- Paul Heath
Fox has already started laying down the groundwork for the standalone X-Force movie by hiring a Director and Co-Writers! Learn more after the jump!
Ryan Reynolds and Deadpool made such a huge impact on 20th Century Fox's superhero landscape that they're bringing the man behind the mask to co-write the X-Force movie. Writing alongside Reynolds will be co-writer and director Joe Carnahan, according to sources reporting to Comicbook.com.
If the new X-Force director's name sounds familiar it's because he recently wrapped up the screenplay for Sony's Uncharted film adaptation. Furthermore, he has directing and writing experience from such movies as The A-Team, Smokin' Aces, and the upcoming Bad Boys For Life movie, starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence.
It makes sense for Reynolds to be close to the X-Force project, as his Deadpool sequel is looking to introduce two members of the X-Force team in Cable and Domino. Plus, »
- email@example.com (Matt Malliaros)
Lots of movement going on with Fox’s X-Men franchise this week. After hearing that Simon Kinberg may helm the next instalment in the main series, which will probably be titled Supernova, and learning that Deadpool 2 has drafted in a new writer, we’re now being told that the X-Force film has found itself a director and a pair of scribes.
ComicBook.com reports that Joe Carnahan (The Grey, The A-Team), who’s currently putting together a remake of The Raid that sounds pretty awesome, will get behind the camera for the upcoming superhero flick. Not only that, but he’ll write the movie alongside Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds. Apparently, the actor wants X-Force to be an R-rated affair, much like his own superhero series, and Cable, who’s set to appear in Deadpool 2, will be featured in this project as well.
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- Mark Cassidy
The moment Frank Grillo and writer-director Joe Carnahan threw their support behind an English-language version of The Raid, Gareth Evans’ modern action classic, both parties were quick to stress that they’ve envisioned a “reimagining of the same scenario” as opposed to a by-the-numbers remake.
After getting the blessing of Evans himself – he’ll produce Grillo and Carnahan’s new take – The Raid is finally beginning to take strides toward production at Xyz Films, and Collider caught up with the creative duo recently to discuss the film’s budget, its setting and why a full-blown assault on a penthouse teeming with goons isn’t as original as you might think. After all, Joe Carnahan is the creative mind behind Smokin’ Aces, and the director will no doubt tap into that experience – not to mention his time spent behind the lens on The Grey and The A-Team – when crafting this new »
- Michael Briers
When it was released in 2011, Gareth Evans' Indonesian film The Raid: Redemption set the bar almost impossibly high for modern action movies. Now, WarParty and Xyz Films are looking to recapture the original movie's martial arts magic with a reimagining of The Raid that will star Frank Grillo (The Purge: Election Year, The Grey), be written and directed by Joe Carnahan (The Grey), and be executive produced by Evans himself.
Press Release: Los Angeles, CA (February 15, 2017) – WarParty and Xyz films have announced that they will partner on the reimagining of the hit Indonesian action film The Raid, which Joe Carnahan will direct and write, and Frank Grillo will star. The film will be produced by WarParty and Xyz. Gareth Evans, the martial arts auteur who directed the original Raid film, will executive produce.
Premiering in 2011 at the Toronto International Film Festival, the Indonesian martial-arts movie The Raid (also known »
- Derek Anderson
Gareth Evan’s 2011 Indonesian martial arts spectacle The Raid (and it’s sequel 3 years later) became an instant classic the moment of its release, the hard hitting action and fight scenes unlike anything audiences have seen before or since. Of course, it being such a hit soon saw Hollywood come calling. An english language remake was soon put into development, with The Expendables 3 director Patrick Hughes being tasked by Screen Gems to helm the project, which had attracted star Frank Grillo (Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Purge: Anarchy) and was courting Taylor Kitsch. But problems soon arose filling out the ensemble cast, and almost everyone involved left the project, effectively cancelling it. But now, the project has risen from the dead, with Xyz Films now financing it, and Grillo and director Joe Carnahan (Narc, The A-Team, Smokin’ Aces, The Grey) on board. The remake (which is being called »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom White)
The Raid is one of the best action movies of the last few years. It's a surprisingly complex story of police, drug lords, corruption, and an officer just trying to keep his head down and do right by his community. It also happens to feature some of the best action scenes you're ever going to see in a movie. It's utterly fantastic. There's only one catch with The Raid, though. It's not in English, it's Indonesian. That means it's a ripe candidate for a redo in Hollywood. A remake was actually announced back in 2014 with director Patrick Hughes (The Expendables 3) and starring Taylor Kitsch. Obviously that version never happened, and we're quite glad it didn't, because now it means Joe Carnahan (The Grey, The A-Team) can bring it to life...
- Peter Hall
It’s been a long and winding road for Sony’s live-action adaptation of the hit video game series Uncharted. For several years now the studio’s been trying to get it off the ground and so far, there hasn’t been a ton of progress made on it. That’s due in part to the revolving door of directors that have flirted with the project. From David O. Russell to Neil Burger and even Seth Gordon, several filmmakers have come and gone.
Now, Shawn Levy is attached to helm, and it looks like this time, things will stick. On writing duty is Joe Carnahan, best known for his gritty reboot of The A-Team and the excellent Liam Neeson vs. wolves film, The Grey, and earlier this week, he took to Instagram to announce that he’s finally completed the script. It wasn’t just any old announcement, either, as »
- Matt Joseph
Joe Carnahan (The A-Team, The Grey) is the latest in a long line of Hollywood creatives hired to work on Sony's live-action Uncharted movie. Though he's known as a writer/director, Carnahan is only working on the Uncharted script as the film will be helmed by Shawn Levy (Night at the Museum, This Is Where I Leave You). Carnahan and Levy are but two of the latest names signing up for the project after creatives such as David O. Russell (American Hustle, Silver Linings Playbook), Neil Burger (Limitless, Divergent) and Seth Gordon (Horrible Bosses, upcoming Baywatch reboot) have all departed the project for various reasons. The film has been in development since 2008 and the closest it ever came to actually filming was a few years back when Mark Wahlberg was attached to star. Wit the disappointing performances of Assassin's Creed and Warcraft, Sony has to at least feel a little »
11 items from 2017
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