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With Chips (2017) becoming the latest in a list of movies based on television shows, we decided to look back at previous attempts and rank our favourites. So here are the 6 best movies based on television shows.
6. The Man from Uncle (2015)
One of many shows from the 60s that explored the world of spies, The Man from Uncle (1964-1968) starred the legendary Robert Vaughn and David McCallum as Us and Russian spies, respectively. In 2015, Guy Ritchie revisited the characters of Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin in a film adaptation. Keeping the 60s cold war setting, but with epic set pieces and a tongue-in-cheek tone, The Man from Uncle was your typical Guy Ritchie fair with its slickness.
5. The A-Team (2010)
It was always going to be hard to replace the original actors who spent most of the 80s helping those in need, however once you add Liam Neeson to the cast your film immediately gains several points. »
- Tom Batt
Ryan Lambie Jun 2, 2017
Hollywood studios occasionally have an uncanny knack of announcing almost identical film projects at the same time. In the 1980s, we had rival police dog movies K-9 and Turner And Hooch. The 90s saw the release of rival eruption movies (Dante's Peak and Volcano), opposing killer space rock pictures (Deep Impact and Armageddon) and duelling insect comedies (Antz and A Bug's Life). We provided a detailed run-down on these rival movies back in 2015.
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Around the year 1989, meanwhile, film producers briefly fell in love with a curiously specific genre: undersea sci-fi horror. Between January 1989 and the spring of 1990, no fewer than five films all came out with a similar theme - DeepStar Six was first, followed by Leviathan, Lords Of The Deep, »
Making his feature-film debut as actor and writer, Daniel Beaty stars as a reformed gang leader trying to make a better life for himself in Chapter & Verse, arriving on Digital HD May 30 and on DVD and On Demand June 13 from Anchor Bay Entertainment. Co-written and directed by Jamal Joseph (Knights of the South Bronx, Hughes’ Dream Harlem), the emotional drama also stars Loretta Devine, Omari Hardwick, Justin Martin, and Selenis Leyva. Hailed as a “powerful movie” by The New York Times, the Chapter & Verse DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $19.98.
After serving eight years in prison, reformed gang leader S. Lance Ingram (Beaty) reenters society and struggles to adapt to a changed Harlem. Living under the tough supervision of a parole officer in a halfway house, and unable to find a job that will let him use the technological skills he gained in prison, Lance is »
- Tom Stockman
We would like to kick off today’s Daily News Roundup by sending out our best wishes to Zack Snyder and his family, and the victims of the Manchester attack. Stay safe and hug those close to you.
Since its announcement, we’ve never really known what to call Universal’s Classic Monster’s Universe. It was a bit… clunky, you know? Well, the studio have announced we can officially call it The Dark Universe, and they also revealed Bride of Frankenstein will be the next entry following The Mummy. The studio released an image of the Dark Universe cast, which revealed Johnny Depp as The Invisible Man and Javier Bardem as Frankenstein’s Monster. No word yet on whether Angelina Jolie has been cast as The Bride, which was rumoured last year. Read more here.
Good Feelings From Hellboy
With news of a Hellboy reboot last week, »
- Luke Owen
Sony has been trying to make a movie out of the Uncharted video game franchise for quite some time now. An adaptation of the adventures of treasure hunter Nathan Drake has had quite a few high profile attachments over the years. A quick recap: 2011 - David O. Russell (The Fighter) directing a version that would star Mark Wahlberg and Robert De Niro. 2011 - Neil Burger (Limitless) replaces O. Russell. 2012 - Burger drops off. The Wibberleys (National Treasure) are hired to write a new script. 2014 - Seth Gordon (Baywatch) is brought on to direct. Mark Boal (The Hurt Locker) is hired to write the script. 2015 - Seth Gordon drops off. 2016 - Joe Carnahan (The A-Team) is hired to write a script. Shawn Levy (Real Steel) is set to direct. And that brings us to today and the...
- Peter Hall
Spider-Man: Homecoming hasn’t even hit the cinemas yet, but Sony seem to have a lot of faith in young star Tom Holland that they are willing to thrust him to the fore of another big franchise, this time as the lead in the big screen adaption of the best selling Playstation vide game series, Uncharted, according to Deadline. This particular project has been doing the rounds in Hollywood for years with David O. Russell (Three Kings, Joy) and Joe Carnahan (Narc, The A-Team), amongst many others, attached at one point. In fact, Carnahan had written the most recent draft of the script for director Shawn Levy (Stranger Things, Real Steel), envisioning it as an R-Rated adventure flick. While Levy is still on board, this most recent draft is being rewritten to de-age the hero, roguish Indiana Jones-alike Nathan Drake, presenting an origin story as he grows into his role as a famed treasure hunter. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom White)
Author: Scott Davis
In a weekend that has already provided one surprisingly but very exciting bit of casting – Tom Hardy playing Venom in the new Sony/Marvel universe film – we now have another one and it’s strangely connected to the Spider-Man universe as well with news that Tom Holland is set to play Nathan Drake in the long-gestating Uncharted film, says Deadline.
Based on the video game of the same name by Naughty Dog, the big-screen adaptation has been in development for many years through many different iterations but now the film is seemingly moving forward after securing Holland’s services for the lead role. And while you may be forgiven for thinking that the British actor is too young for the role, the film version has evolved into a prequel to the video game series with Shawn Levy (Night at the Museum) in the director’s chair.
- Scott Davis
The season 24 premiere of Dancing With the Stars was full of sweet surprises!
We've covered all the big moments from Monday's show Here, but now, we're breaking down each piece of choreography. Who had the most difficult dance? Which star executed the best tricks? Which choreographer went above and beyond in the ballroom? The judges locked in their scores, and here at Et, we're doing the same. Keep reading for more!
Dance highlight: Ummm, the entire dance?! There were high kicks, dips and a beautiful spin towards the end of the number (and we can't forget about that flawless flip Simone executed during the show's opening number!). When it comes to level of difficulty, Sasha's choreography for week one exceeded our expectations, resulting in a well-deserved »
Dancing With the Stars returns to ABC on Monday, March 20, and the contestants are already feeling the pressure!
Ahead of the season 24 premiere, Et caught up with a few of the stars and pro dancers competing for the mirror ball trophy, where they revealed their reactions to their week one dances.
"It's expensive to be me," Jayne told Et, when asked about the song's vibe in December. "We have some great, new choreography on the way [for the video] that I think is pretty great, we have a drop split, and all kinds of stuff like that."
The X-Men Cinematic Universe is definitely a unique beast among the superhero universes. Marvel Studios pioneered the idea of shared universes, and since 2008, things have been relatively straightforward in that world. The same could be said of the DC Extended Universe. While the future of the film franchise is still getting shuffled around after Justice League, the actual narrative structure of the movies are easy enough to follow.
The same can not be said of the X-Men films. While the first three films were simple sequels to one another, things were first thrown out of wack with X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Things got more convoluted when X-Men: Days of Future Past attempted to merge the timelines, but only more questions came as a result. Several films later, we now have a whole new era of X-Men films on the horizon, and they all occur at potentially different points in time.
- Joseph Medina
Bad Boys 3: The third installment in the Bad Boys franchise now needs a director. Joe Carnahan (The A-Team) was slated to pick up where Michael Bay left off but decided to exit the project, either due to scheduling conflicts or creative differences. Carnahan also wrote the most recent version of the script and the report suggests that a new writer may be hired as well. Will Smith and Martin Lawrence (above in Bad Boys 2) are still expected to reprise their roles. [THR] Bad Times at the El Royale: Drew Goddard (above), who earned an Academy Award nomination for adapting The Martian, will direct Bad Times at the El Royale, based on his own original script. The premise for the movie has not been revealed. Goddard made his directorial debut with The Cabin in the Woods...
- Peter Martin
Bad Boys 3: The third installment in the Bad Boys franchise needs a director. Joe Carnahan (The A-Team) was slated to pick up where Michael Bay left off but decided to exit the project, either due to scheduling conflicts or creative differences. Carnahan also wrote the most recent version of the script and the report suggests that a new writer may be hired as well. Will Smith and Martin Lawrence (above in Bad Boys 2) are still expected to reprise their roles. [THR] Bad...
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The saga of Bad Boys 3, tentatively titled Bad Boys For Life, has been along one, with fans of Will Smith and Martin Lawrence’s wise cracking, property destroying cops Mike Lowery and Marcus Bennett waiting over a decade for another installment. We were always told it was coming, and it finally seemed to be set in stone when Joe Carnahan (Narc, Smoking’ Aces, The A-Team, The Grey) signed onto director, with production slated to begin this Autumn for a November 8th 2017 release date. Now, The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Carnahan has left the project due to either scheduling conflicts (which makes sense since he is writing the big screen adaption of video game Uncharted, Fox’s upcoming X-Force, and writing and directing The Raid remake) or, that old chestnut, ‘creative differences’. This once again puts the status of the project up in the air, and I personally feel »
- email@example.com (Tom White)
Bad Boys 3, aka Bad Boys For Life has sadly lost its director in Joe Carnahan. The A-Team and Narc helmer wrote the latest version of the screenplay for the film, and according to The Hollywood Reporter has now parted ways with the project and will definitely not direct.
The trade says that an insider told them that the director has left due to scheduling conflicts, but other sources say it was the dreaded “creative differences.” Whether the news of Carnahan’s leaving will affect the set November 2018 release date is unclear.
Will Smith and Martin Lawrence have both committed to the project, which has been in development at Sony Pictures for quite some time. According to the same article on THR a search is already on for a new director and possibly a new writer.
Here’s a suggestion. Michael Bay?
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- Paul Heath
Some worrying news for Bad Boys 3, or Bad Boys For Life, as it’s being called, coming in tonight. The Hollywood Reporter is telling us that the project, which has had a fair amount of trouble getting off the ground, has lost director Joe Carnahan (The Grey, The A-Team). The reason for his departure his unclear, but it’s either a scheduling conflict or creative differences, depending on who you want to believe.
Regardless, it’s a huge loss for the threequel and is now yet another setback that it has to face. Filming was set to get underway this fall for a November 8th, 2018 release, but with Carnahan now gone, that may change. Thankfully, Will Smith and Martin Lawrence are still on board to reprise their roles, and the studio is said to already be looking for someone to step behind the camera. They may rework Carnahan’s script, »
- Josh Wilding
Sony had no comment on the exit. The studio has three possible director candidates for the Will Smith-Martin Lawrence comedy, which was titled “Bad Boys for Life” in August and pushed back to a Nov. 8, 2018 release date. Carnahan had written the most recent draft of the script.
The movie would reteam Smith and Lawrence as the freewheeling Miami narcotics detectives who starred in the first two movies in 1995 and 2003, both directed by Michael Bay. Jerry Bruckheimer is returning as producer with plot details currently under wraps.
Carnahan is developing an English-language remake of Indonesian action movie “The Raid.”
The first film, which was also produced by the late Don Simpson with Bruckheimer, grossed more than $140 million worldwide and made Smith into a star. “Bad Boys II” grossed more than $270 million worldwide. »
- Dave McNary
Craig Thomas Mar 7, 2017
Were we, ahem, taken by Amazon Prime's new TV version of the Liam Neeson action franchise?
Unless you’ve been living under a rock since 2008, you’ll all know about Taken. If anyone wants to point to the starting point of the so-called “geriaction” genre that has been nearly omnipresent for the last decade, they could do much worse than to start here. It was also the film that made Liam Neeson the brilliant but unlikely action star he remains to this day.
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In Taken, Neeson plays Bryan Mills, the former CIA operative with a special set of skills who is in a fight against time (and the entire population of Albania, apparently) to rescue his kidnapped daughter before she disappears forever. It was an unexpected and profitable hit. »
When the drama and excitement of the Oscars, it’s easy to miss some of the other exciting things happening in the world of entertainment.
While Envelopegate dominated the headlines, an abundance of TV casting news hit the radar.
The comic book world rounded off the week with a slew of new casting announcements. Alexander Siddig has been cast as Ra’s Al Ghul on Fox‘s “Gotham.” Siddig is the latest actor to play the character on screen. Liam Neeson played the antagonist in Christopher Nolan’s “Batman Begins,” and Matt Nable played the character throughout the third season of “Arrow” on the CW.
ABC’s “Marvel’s Inhumans” has cast its female lead, with “Graceland” star Serinda Swan as Black Bolt’s (Anson Mount) most trusted adviser, Medusa. The series has also cast “Lost” alum Ken Leung as Karnak, Black Bolt’s cousin and closest advisor.
In anticipation of its 24th season, new »
- Sarah Ahern
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
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