18 items from 2013
Last year, directors Mike McCoy and Scott Waugh teamed with Relativity Media for "Act of Valor," which featured real Us Navy Seals going out on a mission to recover a kidnapped CIA agent. The film grossed $81 million worldwide on a budget of $12 million. Apparently that was good enough for the studio, because it's now moving forward with a sequel, which will focus on an elite Swat officers. Scott Wiper (The Condemned) is attached to write and direct, while McCoy and Waugh are on board to produce. Relativity Media is also currently developing a TV series based on "Act of Valor." »
One of my favorite movies from last year Act Of Valor is getting a sequel. Made on a budget of $12 million, and acquired for $13 million, the film went on to not only open at number one back in February of 2012, but also gross $70 million domestically at the box office. Relativity Media is moving forward with a sequel to the Bandito Brothers’ breakout hit action thriller tentatively titled Act of Valor 2.
According to Deadline, Relativity has acquired the worldwide rights to finance, produce and distribute Act of Valor 2. The sequel that will focus on elite Swat officers that will be written and directed by Scott Wiper (The Condemned) with the Bandito Brothers returning to produce. Last year, Relativity Television announced it would produce a scripted drama series based on the original film in collaboration with the Bandito Brothers but it’s still in development.
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- El Mayimbe
Relativity Media and the Bandito Brothers are teaming up again for a sequel to the 2012 hit Act of Valor. Scott Wiper (The Condemned, The Marine 3: Homefront) has signed on to write and direct the follow-up, which will focus on a unit of S.W.A.T. officers. No further story details were released.
The first Act of Valor starred active-duty Navy S.E.A.L. members in a fictionalized account of a real operation. It isn't known if the plan is to bring in actual S.W.A.T. team members to star in this follow-up, but given the success of the original movie, that will likely be the case. Directed by two of the eight Bandito Brothers partners Mike McCoy and Scott Waugh (Need for Speed), Act of Valor took in $81 million worldwide from just a $12 million production budget.
We reported in September that Relativity is developing a »
Relativity and Bandito Brothers are switching the focus of their "Act of Valor" franchise for the upcoming sequel at Relativity.
The first film, which followed real life active-duty U.S. Navy Seals along with several actors, opened early last year and made a quite tidy $70 million from a $12 million budget.
The next film in the R-rated action series will this time follow a group of elite Swat officers.
Relativity's plans for a scripted drama series based on the first film is still in development.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
A sequel to last year’s Navy Seal actioner Act of Valor is moving forward at Relativity Media. Deadline reports that Relativity and the Bandito Brothers are once again teaming up for Act of Valor 2, which will focus on a team of elite Swat officers. Directed by Bandito Brothers partners Mike “Mouse” McCoy and Scott Waugh, Act of Valor took a realistic approach to the military action genre, as the film cast active duty SEALs to portray the film’s characters. The result was a Call of Duty-esque feature that played more like a recruitment ad than a compelling movie, but the pic went on to gross over $80 million at the box office against a budget of just $12 million. McCoy and Waugh will produce Act of Valor 2, with The Condemned writer/director Scott Wiper onboard to write and direct the sequel. No word on whether Wiper will also cast real-life »
- Adam Chitwood
Relativity Media is moving forward with a sequel to the Bandito Brothers' breakout hit action thriller Act of Valor , a real-life look at U.S. Navy Seals that grossed $70 million domestically last February after being picked up by the distributor for $13 million. According to Deadline , Relativity will finance, produce and distribute Act of Valor 2 , a sequel that will focus on elite Swat officers that will be written and directed by Scott Wiper ( The Condemned ) with the Bandito Brothers returning to produce. The original movie was directed by Mike "Mouse" McCoy and Scott Waugh (who is currently directing the Need for Speed movie for DreamWorks Pictures), raising the $12 million budget independently and making the movie under the radar with a combination of »
Exclusive: Relativity and the Bandito Brothers scored a #1 domestic opening when they brought Act Of Valor about U.S. Navy Seals to the big screen in February 2012 and grossed over $70M all in. Now the pair are re-teaming on another R-rated gritty actioner – this time about elite Swat officers in the upcoming sequel. Relativity has acquired the worldwide rights to finance, produce and distribute Act of Valor 2. I’ve learned Scott Wiper (The Condemned, A Better Way To Die) is attached to write and direct and the Bandito Brothers will produce again. A year ago, Relativity Television announced it would produce a scripted drama series based on the original film in collaboration with the Bandito Brothers but it’s still in development. The first film was based on an original script by Kurt Johnstad (300) and directed by Bandito Brothers partners Mike ‘Mouse’ McCoy and Scott Waugh. It featured a group of active-duty U. »
- NIKKI FINKE, Editor in Chief
WWE Studios and Lionsgate announced today that production on See No Evil 2, the follow up to the duo's 2006 horror release, See No Evil, is scheduled to start in fall 2013. WWE Superstar Kane, a dominant force within the WWE, is set to reprise his lead role as reclusive madman Jacob Goodnight. Fanboy favorites and identical twin directors of horror, the Soska Sisters, Jen and Sylvia (American Mary), are set to helm the film. See No Evil 2 was penned by co-writers Nathan Brookes and Bobby Lee Darby.
See No Evil 2 revives the nightmare of the first film when Jacob Goodnight rises from the dead in the city morgue after his killing spree at the Blackwell hotel. In this ominous, underground locker for the dead, a group of medical students fight to survive as this deranged psychopath once again starts to pick them apart one by one.
Lionsgate will handle worldwide distribution of »
Back in 2006 and 2007, there was a concentrated effort to get more WWE wrestlers into movies, which led to John Cena starring in The Marine , The Condemned starring Steve Austin and others. One of the movies produced during that wave was the horror movie See No Evil and word today comes from WWE Studios that they're teaming with Lionsgate to make a sequel to the vehicle for WWE wrestler Kane, called See No Evil 2 . Kane will be reprising his role as Jacob Goodnight and American Mary directors and twins, Jen and Sylvia Soska, will be handling the directing duties with plans to start production on the horror sequel in the fall. The plot from the press release, which you can read below, says that in the sequel, "Jacob Goodnight rises from the dead in the city morgue after »
Chennai, July 4: Australian wrestler Nathan Jones will lock horns with Tamil actor Jayam Ravi here July 12 for upcoming Tamil thriller "Bhoologam". The film's director is confident that this fight sequence will be the highlight of the project.
"Nathan will fly down to Chennai to shoot the fight sequence on July 12. It will be shot here in a special boxing ring set that we are erecting to shoot a power-packed climax. The fight between Ravi and Nathan will be one of the highlights of the film," the film's director Kalyan Krishna told Ians.
- Smith Cox
Lionsgate and WWE Studios officially announced plans to work together on a Leprechaun reboot in March, 2012. It was pretty quickly revealed that Dylan “Hornswoggle” Postl would star and Harris Wilkinson was hired to write the script. It now looks like the project is set to go into production soon, as a director has been hired.
According to The Wrap, Zach Lipovsky will direct the reboot that was previously described as a darker and more serious version that the previous installments:
“The tone is going to be a little darker, a little more traditional horror than the Warwick Davis ones that people remember, trying to find a way to please fans of that genre but at the same time this is really being played for scares.”
While the movie had been referred to previously as Leprechaun: Origins, it isn’t supposed to tie directly to the original movies. The plot details have been kept secret, »
- Jonathan James
Stars: Mike ‘The Miz’ Mizanin, Neal McDonough, Ashley Bell, Jared Keeso, Jeffrey Ballard, Ben Cotton, Steve Bacic, Sean Tyson, Darcy Laurie, Nicola Anderson | Written by Scott Wiper, Declan O’Brien | Directed by Scott Wiper
WWE Studios return to one of their most popular franchises with The Marine 3: Homefront, which this time features WWE superstar, and former The Real World participant, Mike ‘The Miz’ Mizanin who plays the titular marine, Sgt. Jake Carter, who returns home on two weeks leave just in time for his sister to be abducted by a band of violent extremists. Opting to launch a one-man assault on their base of operations, Carter discovers that their plans are far darker than just straightforward abduction and soon he is racing to stop a deadly terrorist attack. With no time to pause, Carter steps into the breach to save the lives of thousands of innocent people…
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- Phil Wheat
Steve Austin (The Condemned) and Dolph Lundgren (Rocky IV, The Expendables) star in The Package, a bone-crunching action flick that delivers the goods: Austin is combat veteran Tommy Wick, a nightclub bouncer and stone-cold enforcer for a Seattle mob boss. Lundgren is ‘The German’, an international crime lord and hardcore killing machine. But when Wick is asked to courier a mysterious package to The German, he’ll suddenly find himself hunted by relentless teams of hit men, mercenaries, assassins and sadists. Time is running out. The bodies are piling up.
Delivering An Action Duo Not To Be Missed! The Package Is Out To Own On DVD & Blu-ray From 4th March 2013
Steve Austin (The Condemned) and Dolph Lundgren (Rocky IV, The Expendables) star in the bone-crunching action flick that delivers the goods: Austin is combat veteran Tommy Wick, a nightclub bouncer and stone-cold enforcer for a Seattle mob boss.
Lundgren is ‘The German’, an international crime lord and hardcore killing machine. But when Wick is asked to courier a mysterious package to The German, he’ll suddenly find himself hunted by relentless teams of hit men, mercenaries, assassins and sadists. Time is running out. The bodies are piling up.
For two angry men with a history of bad blood, the ultimate revenge is about to be get very, very nasty…..The Package on DVD and Blu-ray March 4th 2013.
We have five copies of the Blu-ray to give away to our readers. »
- Matt Holmes
For two angry men with a history of bad blood, the ultimate revenge is about to be get very, very nasty… Wrestling legend Stone Cold Steve Austin (The Condemned) teams up with his Expendables co-star Dolph Lundgren (Rocky IV) for the bone-crunching action flick The Package, which is released here in the UK on DVD and Blu-ray on Monday March 4th, and to celebrate we have three copies of the film up for grabs courtesy of the lovely people at Anchor Bay.
Read on for a synopsis and details of how to enter the competition...
The Package features Steve Austin as Tommy Wick, a nightclub bouncer and enforcer for Seattle crime boss Big Doug (Eric Keenleyside, Dreamcatcher, Firewall). When Big Doug instructs Tommy to hand-deliver a secret package to the mysterious international crime lord “The German,” (Dolph Lundgren), he does so with the hopes that Big Doug will forgive the »
- Flickering Myth
Hollywood action heavyweight Steven Seagal (Under Siege, Machete) joins forces with wrestling icon Stone Cold Steve Austin (The Condemned, The Expendables) next month with the UK release of Maximum Conviction, and distributors StudioCanal have just released the first trailer for the action thriller, which you can watch right here...
"When former Black Ops Operative Tom Steele (Steven Seagal) and his partner Manning (Steve Austin) are assigned to decommission an old prison, they must oversee the arrival of two mysterious female prisoners. Before long, an elite force of mercenaries assaults the prison in search of the new arrivals. As the true identities of the women are revealed, Steele realises he is caught in the middle of something far bigger than he ever imagined."
Maximum Conviction is set for a UK release on DVD and Blu-ray on March 18th. »
- Flickering Myth
It’s been about six month since we’ve heard anything about the upcoming Leprechaun reboot from WWE and Lionsgate. It previously announced that Dylan Postl (Hornswoggle) would be replacing Warwick Davis and we have some new information from a recent interview with WWE Studios president Michael Luisi.
While speaking with Crave, Luisi mentioned that this movie will not take any existing elements from the original films and the plan is for a darker and scarier film than the original: “The tone is going to be a little darker, a little more traditional horror than the Warwick Davis ones that people remember, trying to find a way to please fans of that genre but at the same time this is really being played for scares.”
- Jonathan James
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and WWE Studios unveil a brand new chapter in one of the most action-packed film franchises of all time with The Marine 3: Homefront. The third installment starring WWE Superstar, Mike 'The Miz' Mizanin and rising star Ashley Bell (The Last Exorcism Part II), throws down on Blu-ray and DVD on March 5.
WWE superstar Mike 'The Miz' Mizanin delivers a knock-out performance in the most explosive, action-packed Marine adventure yet. After returning to his hometown on leave, Sgt. Jake Carter learns that his sister has been abducted by a band of violent extremists. To save her, Carter launches a daring one-man assault on their base of operations...only to discover the group's ruthless leader is plotting a deadly terrorist strike. With time running out, Carter realizes he's the only man who can stop the impending massacre -- but this American hero may have to make »
18 items from 2013
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