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‘The Condemned 2′ Review

Stars: Randy Orton, Eric Roberts, Wes Studi, Steven Michael Quezada, Bill Stinchcomb, Alex Knight, Dylan Kenin, Michael Sheets, Morse Bicknell, Mark Sivertsen | Written by Alan B. McElroy | Directed by Roel Reiné

Like The Marine franchise, which featured a new WWE superstar in the lead role in each consecutive film, The Condemned 2 sees Randy Orton (who also took over the lead from John Cena for 12 Rounds 2) stars as bounty hunter turned hunted man, Will Tanner; and – like Orton’s 12 Rounds 2 – this film pales in comparison to the original, abandoning everything that made that Running Man-esque action film so much fun.

The Condemned was one of WWE Studios earliest – and best received – movies, alongside The Marine and See No Evil. And whilst those two films have already had sequels, it’s taken almost ten years for someone to put together a sequel to the Stone Cold Steve Austin starring original.
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Film Review: ‘The Condemned 2’

Film Review: ‘The Condemned 2’
People die and stuff blows up in “The Condemned 2,” a belated, barely related sequel generic enough to make the eminently forgettable 2007 original look like an oasis of cinematic personality. Sneaked into a handful of theaters nationwide simultaneous with its VOD launch on Nov. 6, this latest effort in the less-than-stellar annals of WWE Studios feature filmmaking will satisfy the target audience’s basic expectations for bombastic action in home formats — though even they are unlikely to be impressed.

While Scott Wiper’s earlier film was a rote mix of “The Most Dangerous Game” and a reality-tv theme set on a remote South Pacific island, Roel Reine’s New Mexico-shot follow-up ditches nearly all of that conceit. Wrestler Randy Orton plays Will Tanner, a bounty hunter leading a team of variously skilled tough guys on a mission to apprehend criminal-gambling entrepreneur Cyrus Merrick (Wes Studi), who, when staked out, is presiding
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Mad Max villain Nathan Jones to feature in A Flying Jatt

Mad Max villain Nathan Jones to feature in A Flying Jatt
Ekta Kapoor and Remo Dsouza's ambitious superhero film A Flying Jatt, has pulled off a major casting coup. Mad Max villain Nathan Jones takes on the mantle of playing the 'Supervillain' to Tiger Shroff's superhero character. An elated Remo Dsouza says, "After watching Mad Max, I was blown away with Nathan's persona and performance. When I met him, I knew we had to have him on board. An internationally renowned wrestler and ace Hollywood baddie, Nathan adds immensely to our film. I'm looking forward to all the action sequences. Directing him will be one hell of a ride!" While Mad Max garnered a frenzy amongst audiences worldwide, and the 7 foot tall Nathan Jones stood out amongst the stellar cast. His physique and persona makes Jones the perfect nemesis to Tiger's Flying Jatt. Shubhodip Pal, CEO, Balaji Motion Pictures adds, "Nathan joins our crew as the big bad supervillain and
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Stone Cold Steve Austin Adorns the Cover of WWE 2K16

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Can I get a "Hell yeah!" Wrestling fans should be rejoicing this morning as 2K has revealed that the one and only Stone Cold Steve Austin is the cover athlete for WWE 2K16 and will be featured throughout the game. Come inside to learn more.

I'm going to be honest here, wrestling just isn't what it used to be. I watched it all the time when I was younger, but over the last decade or so, haven't been able to get into it very much. For me, the highest point of the entertainment sport was the "Attitude" era, where The Rock and Stone Cold were prominent players along with other memorable wrestlers. So today's announcement that Stone Cold is on the cover of the new WWE 2K game, has me pretty giddy.

2K today announced WWE Hall of Famer Stone Cold Steve Austin® as the cover Superstar for WWE® 2K
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Russia's Next Scifi Epic is Calculator with Vinnie Jones!

I'm obsessed with big and moody Russian blockbusters and Calculator, starring Vinnie Jones (The Condemned), seems like the next one to watch out for.

Produced by Fyodor Bondarchuk, who directed the spectacular 2-part science fiction film Inhabited Island (of which there is still no domestic blu-ray!), Calculator looks to deliver the same exceptional visuals and epic storytelling.

Synopsis:

Set in the far future the story follows a group of ten prisoners sentenced into exile on a remote planet as they turn against one another.

The film looks pretty stellar considering it's reported to have been made for a mere $2 million.

Take a look at the trailer below.

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'WWE Raw:' The Ortonaissance Continues

'WWE Raw:' The Ortonaissance Continues
Despite that enthusiastic headline, the flipside of Randy Orton's triumphant return to fan favorite last night – which concluded with his bloody head being curb-stomped into the dreaded steel stairs – all but sealed some time on the shelf so he can film The Condemned 2. But hey, if Dean Ambrose can come back from hiatus after shooting Lockdown/getting storyline-sidelined after an Authority beat-down, Randy should be able to milk the most out of returning in several weeks time.

But let's not get ahead of ourselves or dabble entirely in speculation.
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WWE’s Randy Orton to Star in ‘The Condemned 2′ (Exclusive)

WWE’s Randy Orton to Star in ‘The Condemned 2′ (Exclusive)
WWE Studios is adding “The Condemned” to its roster of film franchises, with the company tapping Randy Orton to star in “The Condemned 2: Desert Prey,” that Lionsgate will co-produce and distribute.

Roel Reine (“Death Race: Inferno,” “The Scorpion 3″) will direct the actioner from a script by Alan McElroy (“The Marine 4″).

Film follows a former bounty hunter who finds himself on the run as part of a revamped Condemned tournament, in which convicts are forced to fight each other to the death as part of a game that’s broadcast to the public.

Orton, one of WWE’s top stars, reunites with Reine on “The Condemned” sequel after having previously worked together on “12 Rounds 2: Reloaded.”

The Condemned 2″ will start production in New Mexico later this year.

Stone ColdSteve Austin starred in the original, which Lionsgate released in 2007. The film generated $8 million at the box office but went on
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WWE’s Dean Ambrose to Star in Action Movie ‘Lockdown’ (Exclusive)

“Lockdown” will become the second action film that WWE Studios and Lionsgate will co-produce and release through their “six-pack” movie deal.

WWE star Jonathan Good, known in the ring as Dean Ambrose, will headline the film, to be directed by Stephen Reynolds (“Tomb Raider: Ascension”). Production starts this month.

Good, who made his debut on WWE’s main roster in 2012, has generated a major fan following after breaking out as a member of the group The Shield, and quickly proved his abilities on the mic and in story lines in and outside of the ring. WWE is now betting that he may be able to cross over into films, as well. “Lockdown” will be his first starring role in a movie.

Written by Nathan Brooks and Bobby Lee Darby (“See No Evil 2″), “Lockdown” follows a police officer who finds himself trapped inside his own precinct and hunted after
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Manu Bennett Signs With Apa; ICM Partners Inks Madeline Brewer

Manu Bennett has signed with Apa. The New Zealander plays Orc chieftain Azog in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit trilogy and Slade Wilson/Death Stroke on The CW’s Arrow. He also starred as Crixus on Starz’s Spartacus and appeared in features including 30 Days Of Night, The Condemned and The Marine. Bennett also is repped by Sanders/Armstrong/Caserta and attorneys Jeff Frankel and Rob Goldman. Madeline Brewer has inked with ICM Partners. She made her debut as Tricia Miller on Netflix’s Orange Is The New Black and next appears in Season 2 of the streaming service’s original drama Hemlock Grove, playing a mysterious graphic novelist entering the town. She continues to be managed by Inphenate and lawyered by Schreck, Rose.
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WWE Signs Six Picture Deal with Lionsgate

WWE Studios and Lionsgate are teaming up on six new action films the two will co-produce.

Deal kicks off with “Vendetta,” that Jen and Sylvia Soska will direct. The Soska sisters recently completed “See No Evil 2,” starring WWE’s Kane, that Lionsgate will release this fall. Company will also distribute “Leprechaun: Origins” in August.

“Vendetta,” set to star Paul Wight, otherwise known as WWE’s the Big Show (see above), revolves around a detective who deliberately commits a crime in order to wind up in prison and enact revenge on the man who murdered his wife. Justin Shady wrote the script.

Wight’s film credits include appearances in “Jingle All the way,” a film that WWE is developing a sequel with 20th Century Fox; “The Waterboy,” “MacGruber” and WWE Studios’ own comedy “Knucklehead.”

WWE Studios president Michael Luisi will oversee the films for WWE’s film arm that recently scored with horror film “Oculus,
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Teaser Poster for Leprechaun: Origins

Lionsgate and WWE Studios officially announced plans to work together on a Leprechaun reboot in early 2012 and it’s expected to be released later this year. We haven’t gotten a look at Dylan “Hornswoggle” Postl as the Leprechaun yet, but we do have a new teaser poster from WWE Studios.

While the movie is titled Leprechaun: Origins, it isn’t supposed to tie directly to the original movies. The plot details have been kept secret, but we’ve been told that they’re going for more of a straight horror film with this movie over a comedy. Here is the original announcement posted by WWE Studios:

“As first reported by Variety, WWE Studios is joining forces with Lionsgate for a two-film slate, the first of which will be a reboot of the hit “Leprechaun” franchise. “Leprechaun: Origins” will star WWE’s own mischievous Superstar Hornswoggle making his feature film debut,
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Sneak Peek Clip from Leprechaun: Origins

Lionsgate and WWE Studios officially announced plans to work together on a Leprechaun reboot in early 2012 and it’s expected to be released later this year. It has been teased that we’d get a look at the new movie on St. Patrick’s Day. Unfortunately, it’s not a trailer or a look at Dylan “Hornswoggle” Postl as the Leprechaun, but Dylan Postl intros a quick scare clip that teases what’s to come.

While the movie is titled Leprechaun: Origins, it isn’t supposed to tie directly to the original movies. The plot details have been kept secret, but we’ve been told that they’re going for more of a straight horror film with this movie over a comedy. Here is the original announcement posted by WWE Studios:

“As first reported by Variety, WWE Studios is joining forces with Lionsgate for a two-film slate, the first of
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Act of Valor Sequel Moving Forward

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."
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Swat Officers Will Be Focus Of ‘Act Of Valor 2′

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.

I was a huge fan of the
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Act of Valor 2 Will Center on S.W.A.T. Team Officers Instead of Marines

Act of Valor 2 Will Center on S.W.A.T. Team Officers Instead of Marines
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
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"Act Of Valor" Sequel Follows Swat

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.

Scott Wiper ("The Condemned") is attached to write and direct the project which Bandito Brothers will produce.

Relativity's plans for a scripted drama series based on the first film is still in development.

Source: Deadline
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Relativity Moving Forward with Swat-Centered Act Of Valor Sequel; Scott Wiper to Write and Direct

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
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Act of Valor 2 Will Focus on Swat Officers

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...
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Exclusive: Relativity Sets ‘Act Of Valor 2′: Scott Wiper To Write/Direct About SWATs

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.
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See No Evil 2 Starring WWE Superstar Kane Starts Shooting This Fall

See No Evil 2 Starring WWE Superstar Kane Starts Shooting This Fall
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
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