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Watch Coldplay Adapt 'Game of Thrones' Into Ridiculous Musical

22 May 2015 6:53 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

"George R.R. Martin meets Chris Martin — what could go wrong?" asks Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen) in "Game of Thrones: The Musical," a comedy video in which Coldplay attempt to adapt HBO's epic fantasy-drama for the Broadway stage. The results, as expected, are disastrous.

As the start of the clip, recorded for the fundraising event Red Nose Day, narrator Liam Neeson tells us that Coldplay are "secretly working" on their Thrones musical. The band begins to flesh out 16 ridiculous songs – from the reggae-tinted "Rastafarian Targaryen" to the Coldplay-sounding "Closer »

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Liam Neeson follows 'Christmas Star'

15 May 2015 10:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Cinemagic International Film and Television Festival for Young People has produced its first feature, featuring Irish action stars Liam Neeson and Pierce Brosnan.

A Christmas Star, screening this weekend in the market, is billed as the “first Irish Christmas Film” and features voiceover from Taken star Neeson. He also cameos along with James Bond star Pierce Brosnan and Kylie Minogue (Holy Motors).

Starring Downton Abbey’s Robert James-Collier and Bronagh Waugh, from TV drama The Fall, it marks the feature directorial debut of Richard Elson and it has given 40 young trainees their first credit on a feature film.

“It’s an amazing opportunity to give young people skills development, an opportunity to work on a film and it’s a chance to give something back to the industry,” said producer Joan Burney Keatings.

Set it Northern Ireland, it centres on young Noelle (Erin Galway Kendrick), who believes she can perform miracles after being born under a ‘Christmas »

- geoffrey@macnab.demon.co.uk (Geoffrey Macnab)

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The Gunman Movie Review

14 May 2015 6:09 AM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Title: The Gunman Director: Pierre Morel Starring: Sean Penn, Idris Elba, Ray Winstone, Mark Rylance, Jasmine Trinca, Javier Bardem. Jean-Patrick Manchette’s novel ‘La Position du tireur couché’ (The Prone Gunman), gets adapted for the silver screen by French cinematographer and film director Pierre Morel, known for ‘District 13,’ ‘From Paris With Love,’ and ‘Taken.’ The American action thriller, stars Sean Penn as an ex-soldier who carried out an assassination in the Democratic Republic of Congo and finds his past catching up with him eight years later. The cast also includes Javier Bardem, Italian actress Jasmine Trinca, Idris Elba, Ray Winstone and Mark Rylance. The film begins with utter promise: the  [ Read More ]

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- Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi

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Dave Bautista Opens "Warrior's Gate"

13 May 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Former Mma and WWE star Dave Bautista ("Guardians of the Galaxy") and Sienna Guillory are set to topline the cast of EuropaCorp and Fundamental Films' "Warrior’s Gate".

The story follows a teenager who is magically transported to China and learns to convert his video game skills into those of a Kung Fu warrior.

Uriah Shelton, Mark Chao and Ni Ni also star. Matthias Hoene helms the film from a script by Besson and Robert Kamen ("Taken"). Filming begins in China on May 4th.

Source: Variety »

- Garth Franklin

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Watch Martin Kemp go on the rampage in Age of Kill trailer

13 May 2015 6:45 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Martin Kemp is the latest star to go full-on Liam Neeson in the upcoming action film Age of Kill.

In an exclusive trailer for Digital Spy, the former EastEnders star plays disgraced special ops sniper Sam Blake who is forced to work for terrorists after they kidnap his daughter.

Danny Dyer's daughter Dani plays the role of Sam's daughter in the British action flick.

Dexter Fletcher, Philip Davis, Patrick Bergin, Anouska Mond, April Pearson, Bruce Payne, Lucy Pinder and Nick Moran also feature in the film, which will be released at cinemas, and VOD on June 12.

Spandau Ballet's Kemp said of his new film: "I am very excited to have had the opportunity to play this role and hope audiences enjoy it as much as I did."

Kemp is the latest actor to do a Taken-style action movie, with other recent examples including Pierce Brosnan's November Man, »

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Cannes: Dave Bautista Stars in Martial Arts Epic ‘Warrior’s Gate’ (Exclusive)

13 May 2015 1:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Former mixed martial arts star Dave Bautista (“Guardians of the Galaxy”) and Sienna Guillory head the cast of “Warrior's Gate,” an epic saga represented by Luc Besson’s EuropaCorp and financed by China’s Fundamental Films.

The picture, which is now shooting, is directed by Matthias Hoene. Written by Besson and Robert Kamen (“Taken”), the story follows a teenager who is magically transported to China and learns to convert his videogame skills into those of a Kung Fu warrior.

Production in China began May 4 and will later move to Canada. Previously confirmed cast includes Uriah Shelton (“The Glades”), Taiwan’s Mark Chao (“Monga”) and Chinese actress Ni Ni (“The Flowers of War”).

“Warrior’s Gate” is structured as a Chinese-French co-venture with Fundamental FilmsMark Gao and EuropaCorp’s Luc Besson as producers, with Fundamental financing, and Fundamental’s Gregory Ouanhon and J.C. Cheng executive producing.

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- Patrick Frater

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Im Global Seeks to Stand Out at Cannes

12 May 2015 2:01 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Eight years after founding Im Global, Stuart Ford is coming to Cannes with a cautiously optimistic outlook as his company seeks to stand out in the volatile independent sector.

“The greatest challenge that we face is to keep evolving,” he said in a recent interview as his company prepped for Cannes with 20 completed titles for the marketplace, including“The Secret in Their Eyes,” directed by Billy Ray and starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Nicole Kidman and Julia Roberts; “The Free State of Jones,” helmed by Gary Ross and toplining Matthew McConaughey and Keri Russell; and “Silence,” from Martin Scorsese with Andrew Garfield and Liam Neeson.

Indeed, Im Global is among the top tier of sales-financing-production outfits along with FilmNation, Sierra/Affinity and Mister Smith Entertainment. The movie business has undergone deep changes with Hollywood majors focusing more on tentpoles, opening up screen doors to the indie sector, which has seen a steady growth in such sales-financing-producing shingles. »

- Dave McNary

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Dane DeHaan And Cara Delevingne To Star In Luc Besson-Directed Sci-Fi 'Valerian'

12 May 2015 8:54 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Has Luc Besson got his directorial mojo back? Last year he dropped the unexpected smash hit "Lucy" with Scarlett Johansson, and it got both very good reviews and a thumbs up from audiences. But moreover, it was a big return to form for Besson who spent most of the 2000s directing forgettable family flicks and comedies, or producing and writing a string of trashy action fare like the "Taken" franchise. But now he's gearing up a new movie that he's been developing for a while, and it certainly sounds promising. Besson has announced via Twitter that Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne will star in his adaptation of the celebrated French sci-fi-turned-series "Valerian," which tells the story of a pair of time- and space-traveling special agents. The series has long been a major landmark of the genre, and an unofficial influence on George Lucas' "Star Wars" films. And the comic's »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Liam Neeson Is A Willing Patriot In Terrorist Thriller

11 May 2015 10:53 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Oscar nominee Liam Neeson has found an unlikely second career wind in action fare like Taken and March’s Run All Night, and though the actor claims he only has a couple of years of action movies left in him, he’s now in final negotiations for another one: terrorism-themed thriller A Willing Patriot.

Neeson will play a veteran CIA agent who is plunged in a deadly battle of wits with a sinister terrorist who is on the cusp of executing a devastating attack against the United States. Desperate to stop his opponent from carrying out the plot, the agent is willing to sacrifice anything, even his own life, for this final chance at absolution for his past sins.

Martin Zandvliet, behind the upcoming film Land of Mine, is sitting in the director’s chair on this one, working from a script by Jason Keller (Machine Gun PreacherEscape Plan »

- Isaac Feldberg

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13 Films Talks Details on Every Good Boy Does Fine

6 May 2015 1:00 PM, PDT | Horror News | See recent Horror News news »

13 Films Talks Details on Every Good Boy Does Fine

Michael Nyqvist (John Wick, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol) and Famke Janssen (X-men franchise, Taken trilogy) are set to star in the new Hitchcockian thriller Every Good Boy Does Fine, it was announced today by producers Jana Edelbaum and Rachel Cohen (The Inevitable Defeat Of Mister & Pete, Dirty Girl) of iDeal Partners Film Fund, ...

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Sauna Helmer Aj Annila Makes His English Debut With Every Good Boy Does Fine

5 May 2015 1:30 PM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

We have been fans and supporters of Finnish helmer Aj Annila (Jade Warrior, Sauna) in these pages for a great many years now and it would appear that the long wait for his (surprisingly difficult) third film may now be over. After a couple of false starts with other projects Annila will soon be moving into production on a new, English language thriller titled Every Good Boy Does Fine with stars Famke Janssen and Michael Nyqvist. Here's the full announcement:Los Angeles, CA (May 5, 2015) - Michael Nyqvist (John Wick, Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol) and Famke Janssen (X-men franchise, Taken trilogy) are set to star in the new Hitchcockian thriller Every Good Boy Does Fine, it was announced today by producers Jana Edelbaum and...

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Famke Janssen, Michael Nyqvist to Star in Thriller ‘Every Good Boy Does Fine’

5 May 2015 11:00 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Michael Nyqvist (“The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”) and Famke Janssen (“X-Men,” “Taken”) are set to star in the Hitchcockian thriller “Every Good Boy Does Fine,” it was announced today by producers Jana Edelbaum and Rachel Cohen of iDeal Partners Film Fund and Margo Klewans. Emerging Finnish filmmaker Aj Annila (“Sauna”) will make his English-language feature film debut on the project, which Steve Buscemi and Wren Arthur of Olive Productions are executive producing with Tannaz Anisi, whose 13 Films will sell foreign rights at the Cannes Film Market. Written by Jonathan Dees, “Every Good Boy Does Fine” is a taut thriller about. »

- Jeff Sneider

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18 films that took their inspiration from James Bond movies

3 May 2015 4:54 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Bourne and Mission: Impossible, right back to Harry Palmer and Danger Diabolik - meet the many pretenders to James Bond's throne...

Since 1962, the James Bond franchise has come to define the spy genre, for good or ill. More broadly, every thriller and action film that comes out now either uses them as inspiration, or attempts to ignore or re-work the tropes that have come to be associated with the series.

Coming off the release of Kingsman: The Secret Service, and with the release of a new Bond film this year, now seems like the perfect time to take a look at a sample of the films which have been inspired by James Bond — either as homages, parodies or reactions.

The Ipcress File (1965)

Produced by James Bond producer Harry Saltzman as a more grounded alternative to the largesse of Bond, The Ipcress File is more concerned with the intricacies of real spy-work — the endless paperwork, »

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Review: Taken 3

2 May 2015 12:25 PM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

 

The Taken franchise has worked at all thanks to two people: Luc Besson and Liam Neeson. Besson has seemingly been coasting since 1994’s The Professional and certainly has returned to familiar territory with this franchise. Neeson has stopped showing his considerable acting chops by going the action route pretty much since he picked up a lightsaber. Despite its utter predictability, the first Taken proved enormously popular, especially considering its early 2009 release date.

The inevitable sequel, Taken 2, mined much the same ground although it varied things just enough that the rescued daughter (Maggie Grace) now helps dad find their missing mom Lenore (Famke Janssen). Enough seemed to be enough and Neeson thought a third chapter was out of the question. 20th Century-Fox thought otherwise and asked Neeson and cowriter Robert Mark Kamen for one more. We were told things would go in another direction but I doubt anyone anticipated it going even lower, »

- Robert Greenberger

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Liam Neeson Is Ready to Pound Peter Griffin in ‘Family Guy’ 250th Episode (Exclusive Video)

1 May 2015 10:57 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

In an exclusive clip from “Family Guy’s” 250th episode, Peter Griffin finds himself at the mercy of “Taken” star Liam Neeson (who lends his voice to the episode). Neeson bails Peter out of jail after he hears that Peter has been running his mouth all over Quahog, saying he could beat Neeson in a fight. Neeson is more than happy to put Peter’s claim to the test. Peter says, “Mr. Neeson, you heard wrong. There’s nobody who respects you more than I do.” Peter then tries to bust Neeson’s face with a metal lunch tray. Bad idea. »

- Joe Otterson

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The Gunman Blu-ray announced

28 April 2015 8:30 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Universal Studios Home Entertainment has announced the date and official details for the release of director Pierre Morel’s (Taken) action-thriller The Gunman, which is set for June 30th in the States and July 20th in the UK.

Oscar winner Sean Penn (Mystic River) heads a cast that includes Idris Elba (Luther), Ray Winstone (The Departed), Mark Rylance (Wolf Hall), Jasmine Trinca (Saint Laurent) and Javier Bardem (Skyfall).

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From the director of Taken comes The Gunman, a pulse-pounding film with two-time Academy Award winner Sean Penn. It’s been eight years since Jim Terrier (Penn) worked as a black ops assassin and now someone from his old organization wants him dead. Pursued across Africa and Europe by elite hit men, Terrier is dragged back into his dangerous past as he engages in a relentless cat-and-mouse game to take out the man who betrayed him. »

- Scott J. Davis

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Famke Janssen Signs With ICM Partners

27 April 2015 1:47 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Famke Janssen, who is just wrapping up the third and final season of Netflix’s original series Hemlock Grove, has signed with ICM Partners. The model-turned-actress who got her start as Bond girl Xenia Onatopp in GoldenEye had been with CAA. On the film side, Janssen starred in the X-Men trilogy playing Jean Grey/Phoenix and in the Taken trilogy opposite Liam Neeson. On the TV side, she co-starred in Ryan Murphy’s FX series Nip/Tuck. In 2011, Janssen wrote and made her… »

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Famke Janssen Signs With ICM Partners

27 April 2015 1:47 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Famke Janssen, who is just wrapping up the third and final season of Netflix’s original series Hemlock Grove, has signed with ICM Partners. The model-turned-actress who got her start as Bond girl Xenia Onatopp in GoldenEye had been with CAA. On the film side, Janssen starred in the X-Men trilogy playing Jean Grey/Phoenix and in the Taken trilogy opposite Liam Neeson. On the TV side, she co-starred in Ryan Murphy’s FX series Nip/Tuck. In 2011, Janssen wrote and made her… »

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Weekend Box Office: Week 4 Isn’t Weak for Furious 7

27 April 2015 12:57 PM, PDT | CinemaNerdz | See recent CinemaNerdz news »

Fourth time is the charm? It certainly seems to be for Furious 7, which held on to the first-place spot for a fourth week in a row. While it is now only bringing in a fraction of its opening day income (an estimated $18.3 million), it has become the highest grossing film of the franchise and a top contender for the year…although it will have stiff competition next weekend in The Avengers: Age of Ultron, which has already had a massive overseas opening. But oddly, despite its success, Furious 7 is leading a massive trend this week at the box office…namely, a refusal to release its production costs. In fact, seven films out of the top ten have no budget numbers to compare…including what will likely remain one of the top ten grossing films of 2015.

In a strange and hopeful twist, Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 remains as critically slammed as ever, »

- Seth Paul

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This Week in Blu-ray / DVD Releases: Taken 3, Cake, Escape From New York

20 April 2015 5:47 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

This Week: Pulling the plug on Taken, Jennifer Aniston cuts deep with Cake, and going back to the future (of 1997) with Escape From New York. ► .Taken 2. was already too much of a good thing, but Taken 3? It.s not hard to see why Liam Neeson is winding down his action movie career . he.s getting too old for this shit. Trying to raise the stakes, they bypass the kidnapping and dump a dead body in his bedroom (alas, his ex-wife) and »

- John Law

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