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It's a double dose of Eric Bana news this morning! We're still waiting for official word on Bana's casting as Honest Abe in "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter," but the Australian actor has another impressive role to chew on in the meantime.
Variety reports that Bana, Olivia Wilde and Charlie Hunnam are all in talks to star in "Kin" for 2929 Entertainment and Mutual Film Co. The crime thriller comes courtesy of director Stefan Ruzowitzky, screenwriter Zach Dean and producers Gary Levinsohn and Shelly Clippard.
"Kin" tells the story of a pair of desperate sibling fugitives played by Bana and Wilde. Their escape from authority is further complicated after colliding with the holiday homecoming of a troubled ex-boxer, played by Hunnam.
- Josh Wigler
Olivia Wilde (Tron: Legacy), Eric Bana (The Time Traveler’s Wife), and Charlie Hunnam (FX’s Sons of Anarchy) are in discussions to star in Kin, an indie crime thriller, according to Variety. Wilde and Bana would play fugitive siblings who encounter an ex-boxer (Hunnam) coming home for the holidays. Stefan Ruzowitzky — who helmed The Counterfeiters, the 2008 Oscar-winner for Best Foreign-Language Film — is attached to direct the film, and is reportedly aiming to start shooting in Canada in March. »
- Adam B. Vary
Based on an original script from Zach Dean, Kin tells the story of two desperate sibling fugitives on the run who subsequently collide with the holiday homecoming of a troubled ex-boxer. Bana (The Time Traveler's Wife, Star Trek, Munich) and Wilde (Tron: Legacy, Cowboys & Aliens, House) have recently entered into negotiations to portray siblings on screen for the 2929 Entertainment and Mutual Film Company backed crime thriller Kin. Hunnam (Sons of Anarchy, The Patriot, Saving Private Ryan) is being pursued for the role of the ex-boxer. Not much is known about the film, as it's main financier has been keeping a closed lid on major details surrounding it's plot. 2929 Entertainment was founded by Mark Cuban and Todd Wagner, and has most recently co-financed the Ryan Gosling and »
- Pietro Filipponi
All around the world people tuned in to watch last month’s dramatic rescue of the 33 Chilean miners, and Brad Pitt wants to take their story to the big screen.
Pitt’s production company Plan B is understood to have made a multi-million dollar offer for the rights to the story, and it’s thought that some of the miners will have acting roles.
According to Jon Liebman, Plan B’s representative and CEO of Brillstein Entertainment Partners, the company "has expressed potential interest in the story.” Adding, “Like so many people worldwide, Plan B has been incredibly moved by the story of the Chilean miners and their families."
The miners are being represented by local lawyer Edgardo Reinoso, who has confirmed Pitt's approach and an offer in the millions. He added that the miners are looking to set up a holding company so that any money made from the »
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Dear Katherine Heigl,
If your decision to drop out of the cast of Adaline, about a woman who is struck by lightning and remains eternally in her mid-twenties, had anything to do with me calling it The Curious Case Of Katherine Heigl Continuing To Get Work or comparing it to any number of mediocre '90s and '00s films (Powder, The Time Traveler's Wife, Jack) I would like to apologize sincerely.
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- Anna Breslaw
The 33 Chilean miners who were trapped below ground for two and a half months until their dramatic rescue last month may get their story told on the big screen - with the help of Brad Pitt. The actor's production company, Plan B, "has expressed potential interest in the story," says company representative, Jon Liebman, CEO of Brillstein Entertainment Partners. "Like so many people worldwide, Plan B has been incredibly moved by the story of the Chilean miners and their families," says Liebman. A lawyer for the miners, Edgardo Reinos Lundstedt, tells the Santiago, Chile, daily El Mercurio that Plan B »
- Stephen M. Silverman and Mary Green
Moviegoers of a certain age will certainly remember Peter Sellers as bumbling Inspector Clouseau in the Pink Panther movies (Steve Martin revived the role in recent years). The "pink panther" was a diamond that kept getting stolen, so it's no surprise that a hugely successful gang of real international jewel thieves have been dubbed "the Pink Panthers." But these guys — alleged to be veterans of the 1990s mayhem in the Balkans — are no bunglers: Estimates of their total haul begin at over $100 million. John Walsh joins Interpol in the hunt for them tonight. — Paul Droesch
Read on for previews of Horse Racing, Avatar, Iconoclasts, A Family Thanksgiving, Downsized and The Time Traveler's Wife.
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The story follows two wreck divers who in 1991 discovered the hull of a German U-boat in waters off New Jersey. The divers spent seven years searching for the truth behind the ship and men who died inside it.
- Garth Franklin
Sentient computers? Spandex in space? You told us the least convincing Nostradamus moment in a sci-fi flick
@thisismetypinganame Blade Runner is only nine years away, and we've barely started exploring the Tannhäuser Gate or the shoulder of Orion. And the current crop of replicants is rubbish too.
@Housey Surely Planet of the Apes, although the idea of de-evolution is looking to be very prescient.
@newdecade Well 2001 came and went without mankind reaching Jupiter, or ... without any of that ... other ... stuff.
@Sokket The eugenics war of 1999 – Star Trek 2: The Wrath of Khan
@c0n0r The three shells of Demolition Man? Although we still have 22 years.
@Ragged Ignoring all the mutant/pre-cog stuff, the most unbelievable thing in Minority Report were the vertical motorways that ran, for no reason whatsoever, down the side of skyscrapers.
@herebutforfortune Sentient computers like Hal in 2001, whose emotional reaction to being told he was wrong »
A terrific cast, led by Bruce Willis, take on the graphic novel Red. What could possibly go wrong?
Friends, the time has come. Hollywood movie moguls have been fumbling around in the comic book intellectual property swag bag for some time, but it hasn't been until now that they have hit upon a thorny, nasty work from super-fungal mega-writer Warren Ellis. However, instead of adapting one his demented masterworks that perform anarchic castration on genre conventions, such as Transmetropolitan, The Authority or Planetary, the powers that be have smiled kindly on Red, his collaboration with Cully Hamner, which is an action caper with a twist.
The twist is probably what sold the producers (Mark Vahradian and Lorenzo di Bonaventura, two dudes behind Transformers) on the idea. It's a pretty concise concept: Red stands for ‘Retired, Extremely Dangerous', and is a tag given to, as can be assumed, those that »
According to popular lore, the romantic film is based on a simple formula: boy meets girl, boy loses girl, boy finds girl again. But that is not true. For the most part, the boys have nothing to do with it. The cliche that actually serves as the infrastructure of the classic romance is that the female lead almost never ends up with the man she was originally supposed to spend the rest of her life with. That has been true ever since Cary Grant starred opposite Rosalind Russell and Katherine Hepburn in The Front Page and The Philadelphia Story, and it runs straight through Notting Hill and The Runaway Bride and Sweet Home Alabama and (500) Days of Summer. Romances are constructed around the idea that love is an obstacle course, but if you keep your nose to the grindstone, the rewards can be immense.
That is actually the theme of every Jane Austen novel, »
- Joe Queenan
Today sees the release of Red, the new movie from Robert Schwentke who we last saw on the scene directing The Time Traveller's Wife. Red is loosely based on Warren Ellis' graphic novel, a short book, approximately 60 pages long that was used as the jumping off point for the screenplay by The Hoeber Brothers, Jon and Erich. What made it to the screen is a far cry from the gritty violence of the graphic novel - an action comedy about how society has discarded the intelligence professionals from the cold war.Bruce Willis plays Frank Moses, a retired CIA operative who has fallen into a boring life. The only thing he lives for anymore is talking to Sarah Ross (Mary Louise Parker) at his pension office when he rips up his checks then claims they were never sent. Sarah and Frank develop a relationship over the phone until the »
Good, breezy fun, Red, which opens wide across the Us today, is satisfying as throwaway entertainment, but it's even more interesting as a pluperfect example / warning signal of what can happen to European directors who want to make films in Hollywood.
Director Robert Schwentke, born in Germany, made his feature debut with Tattoo in 2002, a dark and tasty serial killer movie. It was pulpy and propulsive; the glossy sheen of the photography played in counterpoint to the ghoulish details of the death scenes, and August Diehl gave an edgy performance as the lead investigator. Schwentke, who penned the script, had previous experience writing for the venerable German TV show Tatort, and it felt like he'd stored up ideas until he could make his own movies.
The weekend box office is likely to be topped by a Paramount release that sounds ideal for anyone who feels foolish wearing those oversized 3D goggles: "Jackass 3D."
The session's other new wide release, "Red," starring Bruce Willis and a cast of equally seasoned performers, also is poised to show some muscle as it enters the marketplace.
The latest "Jackass" is expected to top the weekend with $30 million or more in opening coin, which would be more than either of the first two installments in the dangerous franchise rang up in their debut frames.
Spawned by the MTV series, "Jackass: The Movie" bowed with $22.8 million in October 2002 and fetched $64.3 million overall domestically. "Jackass: Number Two" debuted with $29 million in September 2006 en route $72.8 million in U.S. and Canadian coin.
"We're looking forward to a very good result," Paramount exec vp distribution Don Harris said. "After you will see it, »
- By Carl DiOrio and Gregg Kilday
A decadent action romp that isn't quite as fun as it should be, Red mixes high and low with a mad chemist's abandon. Although the picture invokes the popcorn pleasures of pulpy romance fiction, its muse is the world of comic books: Adapted from a graphic novel written by Warren Ellis and illustrated by Cully Hamner, Red is given a hyper- and yet unimaginatively stylized treatment by director Robert Schwentke (The Time Traveler's Wife). The kicker is in the casting: Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich, Mary-Louise Parker, Brian Cox and Helen Mirren all come out to play. »
Director Robert Schwentke's (The Time Traveler's Wife) new movie, Red, opens up in less than a week's time and a new clip has been released that explains the meaning of the title of the movie and also sets up headliner Bruce Willis' character, Frank Moses, as a one bad mofo. Based on the DC Comics graphic novel of the same name created by Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner, Red follows a group of ex-cia covert operatives who band together to strike back at their former employer after they discover that each of them has been targeted for termination.
Next Showing: Red opens October 15
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If you were one of the millions who fell for the Will Smith rom-com "Hitch" back in 2005, we've got some good news for you: Following a bidding war with multiple networks Fox has landed the rights to adapt "Hitch" into an hour-long small-screen series, Deadline reports.
"Hitch" is just the latest film to get the television treatment. Last year, "10 Things I Hate About You" made its short-lived television debut, it was announced that "The Time Traveler's Wife" would be hitting the small screen soon (though it looks as though nothing ever came of that), and more recently "Goodfellas" was optioned following the success of "Boardwalk Empire."
So what does "Hitch" have that those other projects don't? A formulaic plot, for one, that could easily be turned into an hour-long sitcom lasting several seasons. For those of you who need a refresher, the film followed Smith as date doctor who makes »
- Terri Schwartz
We have new clips from Summit Entertainment's "Red" comedy actioner including film clips in both standard and hight definition versions as well as character spots and more. The film opens on October 15th and stars Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, Mary-Louise Parker, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich, Karl Urban, Richard Dreyfuss and Ernest Borgnine. Robert Schwentke ("The Time Traveler's Wife," "Flightplan") helms from the writing by Erich Hoeber and Jon Hoeber based on the graphic novel by Cully Hamner and Warren Ellis. Based on the cult D.C. Comics graphic novel by Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner, "Red" is an explosive action-comedy starring Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich and Helen Mirren. Frank (Bruce Willis), Joe (Morgan Freeman), Marvin (John Malkovich) and Victoria (Helen Mirren) used to be the CIA's top agents - but the secrets they know just made them the Agency's top targets. Now framed for assassination, they mush »
Think Brad Pitt is a has-been? Think again …
You may not think Brad Pitt, 46, matters much as an actor any more, even if he was always a more interesting performer than his good looks would have you believe – his disregard for vanity lives on in his buffoonish turn in the Coens' Burn After Reading. He was the least impressive member of the Inglourious Basterds cast, close to unnecessary in the already throwaway Ocean's trilogy of caper-comedies, and hardly to be blamed in the enormous folly that was The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. On the other hand, he walked off with the Venice best actor award for The Assassination of Jesse James By the Coward Robert Ford. And still the man has unparalleled power and influence in Hollywood. The monstrous »
The first is a spin-off featuring his wisecracking mercenary from X-Men Origins: Wolverine, with Robert Rodriguez considering an offer to direct. The second is also a comic book adaptation, this time about a murdered cop who finds himself in an afterlife police department, with Robert Schwentke (The Time Traveller's Wife, Red) directing.
Asked which of the two projects he'd do first, »
- David Bentley
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