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Dickens drama draws 6.6 million viewers against 3.9 million for ITV1's Fast Freddie, The Widow and Me
What the Dickens! High hopes for BBC1's Great Expectations proved entirely justified as the star-studded drama was watched by more than 6 million viewers.
In a competitive 9pm slot, Channel 4's annual Big Fat Quiz of the Year hosted by Jimmy Carr drew 3.1 million viewers, a 13.4% share, between 9pm and 11.05pm, rising to 3.5 million with Channel 4+1, putting BBC2's Three Men Go To New England to the sword.
The latest in a series of unlikely adventures for Rory McGrath, »
- John Plunkett
Back in February we were hugely excited at the prospect of a movie based on the videogame Dead Island, even though that game hadn't been released yet. Why the buzz? Blame a beautifully disturbing trailer (see below) that plays out a zombie attack on a family while a haunting melancholic score chimes over the non-linear, slow-mo footage. As we reported at the time Sean Daniel (The Wolfman, The Mummy: Tomb Of The Dragon Emperor) is producing, having cleverly snapped up the film rights back in 2009. The best...
- Matt Chapman
Your Weekly Source for the Newest Releases to Blu-Ray Tuesday, August 30th, 2011
The 5th Quarter: Special Edition (2010)
Synopsis: In February, 2006, young Luke Abbate accepted a ride home from a fellow student following his high-school team practice. In a severe case of irresponsible and reckless teen-age driving, and over the objections of Luke and the other young passengers, the driver lost control of the car at nearly 90 miles-per-hour, spinning off a narrow road and landing in an embankment some seventy feet below. Luke suffered irreparable brain damage, and died in the hospital two days later – just four days before his sixteenth birthday. (highdefdigest.com)
Special Features: Making-of Featurette.
Synopsis: The horrific account of 6 year old Martin Bristol, abducted from his backyard swing and forced to witness the brutal crimes of a deranged madman. (highdefdigest.com)
Commentary track with director/writer Stevan Mena Behind the scenes featurette Deleted »
- Travis Keune
Matrix star in financing talks with Chinese and Australian studios to make directorial debut on Mandarin/English martial arts film
Keanu Reeves is in talks to make his directing debut on the martial arts movie Man of Tai Chi, in which he will also star as the main villain, reports The Wrap.
Reeves, who has a long-standing interest in eastern fighting forms, has also written the screenplay for the project, which will be shot in Mandarin and English. Tiger Chen, a member of the kung fu team on the Matrix movies, is also set to join the cast should the film be greenlit by the two production companies currently eyeing it, China Film Group and Village Roadshow Pictures.
Reeves recently finished filming another passion project, a Hollywood version of the classic Japanese samurai-era story 47 Ronin, which has been described by screenwriter Chris Morgan as a "Gladiator-esque, 300-like big action movie »
- Ben Child
Scrubs Mvp John C. McGinley has signed on for a role in Summit's adaptation of I, Alex Cross. Tyler Perry stars as a homicide detective in search of a serial killer: “The two face off in a high-stakes game of cat and mouse, but when the mission gets personal, Cross is pushed to the edge of his moral and psychological limits.” According to Showblitz, McGinley will play Chief of Police Richard Brookwell, a "vigorous, ambitious man" in contrast to Cross' gentler approach homicide. Matthew Fox, Ed Burns, and Jean Reno also star in the adaptation, directed by Rob Cohen (The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor) from a script by Kerry Williamson and Marc Moss. Hit the jump for details on Stephanie Szostak's role opposite Ryan Reynolds in R.I.P.D., and info on the high school comedy Gay Dude. Szostak is in final negotiations to play the female lead in the comic adaptation R. »
- Brendan Bettinger
Robert Patrick is in negotiations to replace Bryan Cranston in Ruben Fleischer's The Gangster Squad as Max Kennard, a laconic Lapd officer from Texas who enforces the law ambitiously. Cranston had to drop out due to a reported scheduling conflict with Ben Affleck's Argo. Patrick joins a stacked cast that includes Sean Penn, Ryan Gosling, Josh Brolin, Michael Pena, Anthony Mackie, Giovanni Ribisi, Holt McCallany and Emma Stone in a story based off the L.A. Times' seven-part series "Tales From the Gangster Squad" penned by Paul Lieberman, which chronicled efforts by the Lapd to deal with a chaotic and corrupt Los Angeles by forming what was dubbed the Gangster Squad to keep the East Coast Mafia out of the city. [Variety]
- Brad Brevet
According to a press release, Rob Cohen has signed on to direct the $100 million Korean War tale "1950" for Cj E&M Pictures and Grapevine Entertainment. Here is the full press release. Cj E&M Pictures and Grapevine Entertainment have attached Rob Cohen (The Fast and the Furious) to direct 1950, the largest budgeted project ever undertaken by the Korean film industry, at $100m. Production is expected to begin in May 2012 with a planned release date of spring 2013. An untold story of courage and endurance during the Korean War, 1950 is an epic adventure, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning dispatches from the front line by legendary New York Herald Tribune correspondent Marguerite Higgins.1950 is being produced by Cj E&M Pictures of Korea and Grapevine Entertainment, alongside Brett Donowho and executive producer Paul Hudson. The producers developed the story, and commissioned a screenplay from Rachel Long and Brian Pittman (Silver Falls and Stranded). Marguerite Higgins, »
Director Rob Cohen, whose last journey behind the camera was the abysmally unambitious “The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor,” is hardly known for feminist cinematic screeds, unless you count all the bits where Jessica Biel opens her mouth in “Stealth.” Added to this his other, self-consciously none-more-macho films--“xXx” and the first “Fast the Furious” picture--while spawning a clutch of sequels between them, aren’t exactly heralded as action genre classics in the way, say, “Raiders of the Lost Ark” and “Predator” are. So he’s probably not the first person you’d think of if you were a hot-shot producer looking for… »
I truly admire Rob Cohen. Despite lacking any discernible talent or sense of style that isn’t taken from an early 2000′s music video, he’s managed to get movies made, and they manage to make money. A press release from Cj E&M Pictures and Grapevine Entertainment brings the wonderful news of a Korean War epic that he’s screwing up helming, titled 1950.
What’s really sad, above all else, is that this is based off the work of New York Herald Tribune reporter Marguerite Higgins, who won a Pulitzer Prize for her work, which also makes her the first woman to win the coveted prize. So, the film based on her great efforts is directed by the guy who made The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor. Go figure.
- Nick Newman
Rob Cohen has signed with Grapevine Entertainment the South Korea-based Cj E&M Pictures to direct 1950, a film about the Korean War. Producers Brett Donowho and Paul Hudson developed the story about New York Herald Tribune correspondent Marguerite Higgins, who traveled across the the Korean peninsula with a platoon of Marines, "ending with the mass evacuation on Christmas Eve of nearly 200,000 South Korean civilians escaping the oncoming Chinese and North Korean armies." Rachel Long and Brian Pittman will pen the screenplay. Cohen remarked: "The Korean War has often been referred to as 'the forgotten war' and I think it's time it was remembered. Telling the story of this harrowing conflict through the eyes of pioneering journalist Marguerite Higgins makes it a very different war film on every level." And the director of The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor is just the man to make you remember! Variety notes the »
- Brendan Bettinger
Fast and the Furious director Rob Cohen has signed on to directed a Korean War film epic called 1950. This movie will be the largest film project ever made by the Korean film industry. It was budgeted at $100 million dollars and will start shooting in May of next year. The plan is to release the film in spring of 2013.
The story follows the true events of "Marguerite Higgins, the New York Herald's then Far East bureau chief, who had covered the liberation of the Nazi concentration camps at the end of WWII, initially found herself banned by the Us Army top brass from covering the Korean conflict, simply because she was a woman. Her persistent efforts to overturn this ruling eventually won her special permission from General Douglas MacArthur to work alongside the front line troops. 1950 follows Higgins’ journey across the Korean peninsula with a platoon of marines, ending with the »
It would seem that Rob Cohen’s love of all things Asian hasn’t dimmed since he made The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor. Because he’s now agreed to direct Korean War story 1950 for a group of Korean film companies. The movie will draw its inspiration from New York Times correspondent Marguerite Higgins, who travelled across the Korean peninsula with a platoon of marines and was present for the Christmas Eve evacuation of almost 200,000 South Korean civilians who were fleeing the advancing Chinese and North Korean armies."The Korean War has often been referred to as 'the forgotten war' and I think it's time it was remembered. Telling the story of this harrowing conflict through the eyes of pioneering journalist Marguerite Higgins makes it a very different war film on every level,” Cohen said in a statement picked up by Variety.He’s got a job to finish first, »
This weekend, three new nationwide releases duke it out: Cowboys & Aliens rides on to approximately 5,600 screens at 3,750 locations, The Smurfs plucks around 5,400 screens at 3,395 locations (including 2,042 showing it in 3D), while Crazy, Stupid, Love. woos more than 3,300 screens at 3,020 locations. Throw in holdovers Captain America: The First Avenger and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, and that's the Top Five for the weekend. Historical antecedents point to a 50-60 percent drop for Captain America, which would give Cowboys & Aliens the edge to claim first place this weekend. On paper, an action spectacle directed by Jon Favreau (Iron Man), starring Daniel Craig (James Bond) and Harrison Ford (Indiana Jones/Han Solo), co-written by Alex Kurtzman and Bob Orci (Transformers, Star Trek), produced by Ron Howard and Brian Grazer and executive-produced by Steven Spielberg teams with box office potential. But Cowboys & Aliens has struggled in its extensive, year-long marketing campaign (including its Super Bowl spot). Sure, »
- Brandon Gray
Cunningham is set to play Davos Seaworth, a hire of new character and brother of late King Robert, Stannis Baratheon, who is tasked with helping the royal brother take the throne from sociopath King Joffrey. He figures to play an integral role throughout the second season.
The irony of Cunningham joining Game of Thrones is that he's coming off appearing in and episode Starz' now canceled Camelot series, once considered competition for the HBO runaway hit. You may also recognize Cunningham from his roles in Clash of the Titans, Harry Brown, or The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor.
Cunningham's casting comes a day after the roles of Stannis Baratheon and Melisandre were filled.
Production on Game of Thrones season 2 will get underway before month's end. »
And that's a wrap for all of "Game of Thrones" major new roles for Season 2.
EW is reporting that Irish actor Liam Cunningham will play fan favorite Ser Davos Seaworth when the HBO hit series returns for its second season in 2012. Cunningham recently starred in Starz's now-canceled "Camelot," the "Clash of the Titans" remake and "The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor."
Nicknamed "The Onion Knight," Davos is a family man who Stannis Baratheon enlists to help him seize the Iron Throne from King Joffrey (Jack Gleeson) after his brother Robert Baratheon's (Mark Addy) death. Davos earned his nickname after successfully getting food into Stannis' castle during the War of the Usurper. Though he lost four fingers due to his criminal past, Stannis gave Davos a knighthood for his actions.
Earlier today it was announced that British actor Stephen Dillane will take on the role of Stannis while Dutch actress »
Following on from the earlier news that Stannis and Melisandre have been cast in season two of Game Of Thrones was have word that Liam Cunningham will be playing Stannis's most trusted adviser, Davos Seaworth.. From EW.. The final major new role on HBO’s Game of Thrones has been filled: Irish actor Liam Cunningham has landed the part of Davos for the show’s second season. Cunningham has appeared in many productions over the years, including Starz’ now defunct Camelot, the recent Clash of the Titans remake and The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor. Davos is a very popular character among fans of George Rr Martin's books because he is one of the few moral, good hearted men left in the story. He is also very loyal to the somewhat ruthless Stannis however, and this gets him into some sticky situations. A former smuggler, Davos was landed the »
A fan favorite from George R.R. Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire novels, Davos Seaworth is a family man and former smuggler. He earned the nickname “The Onion Knight” after successfully getting food into Stannis Baratheon’s besieged castle during »
- James Hibberd
Maria Bello's famous friends helped raise thousands of dollars for aid efforts in Haiti by attending the actress' star-studded charity gala in New York over the weekend (16-17Jul11).
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor star hosted the Hamptons for Haiti fundraiser at the Ross School in East Hampton, New York on Sunday in aid of her We Advance organisation, which helps Haiti's earthquake survivors.
Patricia Arquette, Liev Schreiber and Mariska Hargitay all turned out for the event, which featured an auction with prizes including a visit to the set of Bello's TV show Prime Suspect and a trip to Haiti with the actress.
Also up for grabs was a set visit to watch Hargitay filming Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
Schreiber said of the event, "I'm impressed with the work Maria's done for the seven months they've been in Haiti. Big NGOs (non-governmental organisations) haven't done as much."
Bello adds, "I was p**sed off about money going to big aid agencies and seeing that things just weren't getting done." »
It’s safe to say that most of us who are enthused by the big screen have some kind of affection for Indiana Jones. After all, what’s not to like? He’s adventurous, dry, good with the ladies, intelligent, unbelievably cool, and somewhat of a goofball.
George Lucas originally envisioned Indiana Jones as more of a James Bond variant, sipping martinis and smoking cigarettes, but Lawrence Kasdan’s wonderful script for Raiders of the Lost Ark painted him a little differently – the kind of man who only knows how to make it up as he goes, a trait which ultimately served to make him all the more human. Harrison Ford personified it majestically.
The Indy films are one of cinema’s best loved endeavours (we’ll try and forget about the latest one), and it’s assumed, as with most things, that everybody has a favourite. Unlike with The Lord of the Rings films, »
- Tom Barnard
Allison Janney has signed on to star opposite Chris Colfer (Glee) in the coming-of-age comedy Struck by Lightning. Colfer also wrote the script which, per Variety, "opens with Colfer's character being struck and killed by a bolt of lightning; flashbacks will chronicle his exploits as he blackmails his classmates into contributing to a literary magazine he's publishing." The independent production will shoot this July in Los Angeles during Colfer's summer hiatus from Glee. Brian Dannelly (Saved!) will direct. Hit the jump for more Giancarlo Esposito's role in I, Alex Cross, and the casting of Dev Patel in More As This Story Develops. Summit announced today that Esposito, the actor who frequently captivates all Breaking Bad fans as drug maven Gus Fring, will appear in the adaptation of James Patterson's I, Alex Cross. Tyler Perry stars as a homicide detective in search of a serial killer: "The two face »
- Brendan Bettinger
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