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Nycc: Watch Keanu Reeves Tease His New Film ‘Replicas’ Live

Keanu Reeves is taking the New York Comic-Con stage to tout his new film Replicas, and you can watch the entire panel live as it happens right here. The sci-fi thriller is directed by Jeffrey Nachmanoff, the filmmaker behind Traitor, and was written by London Has Fallen scribe Chad St. John. Reeves stars as a synthetic biologist whose family is killed in a car accident. He decides to put science to good use and bring them back using a new cloning technology, even if it draws the ire of the government and law enforcement officials. The New York …
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Toronto: Keanu Reeves Thriller Sells to Byron Allen’s Company

Toronto: Keanu Reeves Thriller Sells to Byron Allen’s Company
Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios has shelled out $4 million for North American rights to “Replicas,” a thriller with Keanu Reeves and “Silicon Valley” star Thomas Middleditch, Variety has confirmed.

The film centers on a neuroscientist who tries to replicate his family after they die in a car accident. Reeves produced the film along with Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Stephen Hamel. Jeffrey Nachmanoff (“Traitor”) is directing the picture, which also stars Alice Eve (“Star Trek: Into Darkness”) and John Ortiz (“Kong: Skull Island”). Hamel wrote the film’s story and Chad St. John is credited with the screenplay.

The deal was hammered out at the Toronto International Film Festival. The film was screening for buyers, though it is not in competition.

Reeves had a box office dry spell post-“Matrix,” but has rebounded a bit with the “John Wick” films. Allen’s company has moved aggressively into the film space in recent years, unsuccessfully
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First Look at Keanu Reeves in Replicas

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First Look at Keanu Reeves in Replicas
Keanu Reeves will return to New York Comic Con next month to promote his new film Replicas, where the first footage will be shown from this impending sci-fi thriller. As of now, a release date for Replicas has yet to be announced, but it seems possible that may be revealed during the panel. Here's the official description of the Nyccc presentation, including who will be joining Keanu Reeves at the Javits Center.

"Join Keanu Reeves and the team behind Replicas, for an exclusive first look and conversation about the film. Reeves developed and produced the Replicas with his producing partner, Stephen Hamel, and Transformers franchise producer, Lorenzo di Bonaventura. The film is written by Chad St. John (London Has Fallen) from a story by Hamel, and directed by Jeffrey Nachmanoff (writer of The Day After Tomorrow). Replicas is the story of a scientist (Reeves) who loses his family in a horrific accident,
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George A. Romero Is Planning a Nascar Zombie Movie

George A. Romero Is Planning a Nascar Zombie Movie
Horror legend George A. Romero is teaming up with a frequent collaborator for his next zombie movie, which will be seeking buyers at the Fantasia International Film Festival market this summer. The new project is entitled Road of the Dead, which George A. Romero co-wrote with Matt Birman, who is slated to direct this project. It isn't clear when production may begin, but this project will be just the director's second feature film, although he has spent decades in other areas of production.

IndieWire reports that this project originated from a Matt Birman pitch from roughly 10 years ago. The story is set on a remote island where zombie prisoners race cars in a modern-day Coliseum, all for the entertainment of affluent humans. The director describes the project as a hybrid of Road Warrior and Rollerball, set at a Nascar race, and that there is "significant inspiration" from the iconic 1959 classic Ben-Hur.
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Replicas helmer to direct Jackie Chan in Five Against a Bullet

Back in December it was announced that Jackie Chan had signed on to star in the action thriller Five Against a Bullet, and now comes word that Traitor and Replicas helmer Jeffrey Nachmanoff will be handling directing duties.

Five Against a Bullet has been in development for several years, with Bruce Willis attached to star at one point, and Joe Carnahan coming on board to direct in 2014. Carnahan recently exited the project, but remains credited as the screenwriter, although Matt Corman and Chris Ord (Covert Affairs) are currently penning a new draft.

The film will follow five world-weary bodyguards who are hired to protect a Mexican politician running for mayor after his father is murdered by a drug cartel. Previous reports have suggested that the project could potentially spawn a franchise following the team of bodyguards through their various assignments.
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Movie News: Charlize Theron, Seth Rogen to Star in 'Flarsky'; Watch Charming 'Their Finest' Trailer

Flarsky: Charlize Theron (The Huntsman: Winter's War, above left) and Seth Rogen (Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, above right) will star in Flarsky. Jonathan Levine will direct; he previously worked with Rogen on 50/50 and The Night Before; writer Dan Sterling previously penned Rogen's The Interview. Rogen will play an out-of-work journalist who decides to pursue his childhood crush (Theron). The biggest obstacle? She is now "powerful and unattainable." [THR]   Five Against a Bullet: Jeffrey Nachmanoff (Traitor, above right with Don Cheadle) will direct the action thriller Five Against a Bullet. Jackie Chan will star as one of five bodyguards hired by a Latin American dictator for protection during a potentially dangerous election. Joe Carnahan (Stretch...

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Jackie Chan’s ‘Five Against a Bullet’ Draws Jeffrey Nachmanoff to Direct

Jackie Chan’s ‘Five Against a Bullet’ Draws Jeffrey Nachmanoff to Direct
Jeffrey Nachmanoff has signed on to direct Jackie Chan’s upcoming action-thriller “Five Against a Bullet” for Sony.

The attachment of Nachmanoff — whose credits include Don Cheadle’s “Traitor” and Keanu Reeves’ “Replicas” — comes two months after Chan was attached to the project.

Lorenzo di Bonaventura is producing the project though his Di Bonventura Pictures for Sony along with Suretone Pictures, Jordan Schur through Mimran Schur Pictures and Chan through his Sparkle Roll production company.

Joe Carnahan came on to the project in 2014 to direct and re-write Alex Litvak’s script, set in a small Mexican town under attack by the drug cartel. The story centers on five the world-weary bodyguards who are signed on to protect a Mexican politician after his father is murdered by a cartel, ahead of an election.

Matt Corman and Chris Ord (“Covert Affairs”) are writing the latest draft under Nachmanoff’s supervision.

Bruce Willis
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25 underrated political thrillers

Rebecca Clough Jan 13, 2017

Samuel L Jackson, Colin Farrell, Kirk Douglas, Denzel Washington and more, as we explore underrated political thrillers...

Ask someone for their favourite political thrillers and you’re likely to get a list of Oscar-winning classics, from JFK to The Day Of The Jackal, Blow Out to Argo. But what about those electrifying tales that have slipped under the radar, been largely forgotten or just didn’t get the love they deserved? Here are 25 political thrillers which are underappreciated but brilliant.

See related Star Wars: Episode IX lands Jurassic World director 25. The Amateur (1981)

Generally, the first hostage to get shot in a heist movie is considered insignificant; luckily this time the young woman killed by terrorists has a devoted boyfriend who vows to avenge her death. Charles Heller (John Savage) already works for the CIA, so he’s able to use secret information to blackmail his bosses into
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‘John Wick: Chapter 2’ Trailer: Keanu Reeves Returns for the Fight of His Life

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‘John Wick: Chapter 2’ Trailer: Keanu Reeves Returns for the Fight of His Life
Lionsgate’s Summit Entertainment has released the trailer for “John Wick: Chapter 2,” the sequel to co-directors Chad Stahelski and David Leitch’s action thriller starring Keanu Reeves as a retired hitman. The 2014 film was a critical and commercial success, grossing $78 million at the worldwide box office.

Read More: ‘John Wick: Chapter Two’ Poster: Keanu Reeves Is Dressed for Success

The sequel to “John Wick” has been in the works since 2015 and sees several of the actors from the first film return, including Ian McShane (“Deadwood”), John Leguizamo (“Carlito’s Way”) and Lance Reddick (“The Wire”), among others. Stahelski directed the sequel based on a script from Kolstad.

“With such tremendous fan and critical support for ‘John Wick,’ we knew that there was still so much more of this story to tell,” Jason Constantine, President of Acquisitions and Co-Productions at Lionsgate, said in a statement last year. “[We] promise to
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New Keanu Reeves Flick Replicas In Production

Actor Keanu Reeves may have been the butt of a lot of jokes back when the Matrix Trilogy wrapped up, but if there's an actor who's learn to cater his roles to his strengths, it's him. The 2014 film John Wick managed to bring just the perfect amount of stoicism and badassery to the title character to make it fall squarely in his range.

Now it sounds like another Keanu Reeves vehicle has just started production, namely the film Replicas. This isn't the first we'd heard of this. The film was first announced back in October of 2014, but since that time has pretty much disappeared from the public eye. It's unclear why it was stalled for so long, but today, Remstar Studios announced they would be co-financing the flick with Riverstone Pictures (via Coming Soon).

What's more is that principal photography began over a week ago on August 10. The movie is
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Alice Eve joins Keanu Reeves in sci-fi thriller Replicas

Way back in October of 2014 it was announced that Keanu Reeves had signed on to headline Replicas, and now we have some more casting news for the sci-fi thriller, with Deadline reporting that he’ll be joined in the project by Alice Eve (Star Trek Into Darkness).

Replicas stars Reeves as “a daring neuroscientist who, after a car accident kills his family, will stop at nothing to bring them back, even if it means pitting himself against a government-controlled laboratory, a police task force and the physical laws of science.” Eve will play his wife, Mona, who is cloned following the car crash, allowing her memories and mind to live on.

Replicas is being directed by Jeffrey Nachmanoff (Traitor, Homeland) from a script by Chad St. John (xXx: The Return of Xander Cage). It was originally slated to arrive later this year, but as yet there’s no official word on a release date.
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The top 25 films of Jeff Daniels

Dan Cooper Jul 8, 2016

From Dumb & Dumber and The Martian, through to Arachnophobia and Steve Jobs - we salute the screen work of Jeff Daniels...

They say that when you play the Game of Thrones, “you win or you die”. The Game of Jeff Daniels, however, is an undeniably different beast and for the most part is a definite “you win or you win”. After viewing dozens of Jeff Daniels movies and spending many, many hours with his on-screen personas, it’s fair to say that the maxim has been sorely tested but guess what? It still holds true. This list has been carefully curated to celebrate the veteran actor’s talent, versatility and wit and no matter which (if any) of these movies you decide to revisit or check out for the first time, Jeff is guaranteed to give you something to love in each and every one.

25. Dumb And Dumber To (2014)

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Said Taghmaoui talks his Wonder Woman role, plus first set pics

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It appears Said Taghmaoui (Traitor, Three Kings) has joined the cast of Wonder Woman. The actor posted a since been deleted photo on his Instagram account of himself with Chris Pine on the set of the upcoming film that also seemingly confirms part of our spoilery scoop from last month. Taghmaoui actually revealed his involvement with the comic book movie in the October issue of Ultra, and apparently... Read More...
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Wonder Woman Set Snaps Feature Chris Pine And A New Cast Member

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Following the recent Wonder Woman villain details, we have our first couple of images from the set of the Patty Jenkins-directed DC Comics adaptation. These type of pics usually come from outside sources, but this time they were actually posted by a member of the cast: Saïd Taghmaoui (La Haine, Traitor, G.I. Joe : Rise Of Cobra, Three Kings), who added the images to his Instagram page. We had no idea Taghmaoui was even in the movie, but here he is decked out in Wwi garb, alongside Chris Pine as Steve Trevor.

Obviously the snaps confirm that at least part of the movie will be set during World War I, but they also strongly indicate that Steve Trevor will be a fixture of the past only, and won’t be around to fight alongside Diana in the present day. So, unless there’s going
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Go Behind the Scenes w/ Don Cheadle's 'Miles Ahead' Costume Designer Gersha Phillips

If you haven't yet read our interview with Don Cheadle about the project, you should. He fills in several blanks that you'll appreciate, if it's a film you're excited about. Read it Here.In the interview, he did say that he'd have a social media presence, at least throughout the course of the project's Indiegogo campaign, which includes behind-the-scenes video like the one below, introducing audiences to key crew members, like costume designer Gersha Phillips. As they share in the video, this is the 3rd project they've worked on together (she's also costume designer on "House of Lies," which Cheadle stars in, and was on his 2008 actioner "Traitor"). She does have a lengthy resume,...
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Captain America History 101 – Redux

Well, the big day is finally here! After leading the Avengers in stopping an alien invasion Summer before last, our favorite shield-slinger returns to the multiplexes in an all new solo adventure (well, he’s got some help from the Black Widow and the high-flyin’ Falcon)! Before you head out, you may want to brush up on all things Steve Rogers (don’t worry, this won’t be on the final!)! Have fun and buy bonds!

Read my original review of Captain America Here.

Here’s my original article that ran on Wamg before Captain America: The First Avenger was released in 2011.

The very first appearance of the sentinel of liberty.

Okay fellow movie geeks! Ready for a bit of pop culture history? Before you head out to the multiplex this weekend to see Paramount’s Captain America: The First Avenger, let’s get better acquainted with the story of this star-spangled superhero.
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Adeel Akhtar Is Smee in Joe Wright's 'Peter Pan' Adaptation

Adeel Akhtar Is Smee in Joe Wright's 'Peter Pan' Adaptation
Just one day after Rooney Mara entered negotiations to play Tiger Lily in Pan, Adeel Akhtar has joined the cast as Smee.

The project puts a new spin on author J.M. Barrie's beloved Peter Pan, with young Peter being whisked away to Neverland for the first time, leading the locals in a rebellion against the nefarious pirate Blackbeard (Hugh Jackman). Garrett Hedlund stars as Captain Hook, who starts out as an ally to young Peter Pan, before turning to his nefarious ways. Smee, who was portrayed by Bob Hoskins in Steven Spielberg's 1991 adaptation Hook, is the right-hand man to Hook. The producers still have not cast Peter Pan at this time.

Our report from yesterday revealed that director Joe Wright is setting up a multi-cultural cast, in an effort to challenge the audience's pre-conceived notions of these classic characters. Jason Fuchs wrote the script, with Greg Berlanti, Paul Webster and Sarah Schechter producing.
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‘Hostages’ Series Premiere Review

The cast (Toni Collette, Dylan McDermott) is intriguing and the concept hooks you: a doctor, wife, and mother who is about to perform surgery on the President of the United States is forced to choose between ending his life or risking the lives of those that she loves, as her family is being held captive by a band of well trained killers.

Hostages – CBS’ new foray into serialized drama from Traitor writer/director Jeffrey Nachmanoff and Alon Aranya – wasn’t going to have a problem getting attention, they just have to worry about keeping it for 15 episodes.

The show pits seemingly crooked FBI agent Duncan Carlisle (McDermott) and his team against Dr. Ellen Sanders (Collette), her husband (Tate Donovan), and their two teenagers (Mateus Ward and Quinn Shephard) in their suburban ...

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'Hostages' Will Be CBS' Big Foray Into the Ambitious, Serialized Dramas From Which It's Previously Kept Away

'Hostages' Will Be CBS' Big Foray Into the Ambitious, Serialized Dramas From Which It's Previously Kept Away
While the other big networks have tried to chase cable programming, with little success, CBS has become the top network on the basis of traditional episodic series like "NCIS" and "The Big Bang Theory." But the network has also made the odd foray into more serialized dramas -- like this summer's "Under the Dome," which was renewed for a second season today, and its upcoming series "Hostages," developed and written by Jeffrey Nachmanoff ("Traitor") and starring Toni Collette as a surgeon set to operate on the President whose family is taken hostage by Dylan McDermott. CBS is pushing it heavily as its attempt to get into the serialized drama game, with CEO Leslie Moonves saying earlier today that "it's a new world, every model that we're doing is somewhat different that it was before." "It's a chance to try and do something a little bit different and outside the model
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TNT Greenlights Sean Bean Spy Series Legends

In this day and age of television, it’s really hard to think that you can seriously put together a recipe for success, especially looking back just a few years on all the times you might have thought you’d managed it, but TNT may be about as close as you can get with Legends.

The show is set to hit in 2014, and TNT has ordered 10 episodes. If you were forced to make a prediction, I don’t see how you’d bet against this one. At least, if you’re looking at the show being good. Being popular is another thing altogether.

With Sean Bean starring, and based on a Robert Littell’s work, you’re already solid out of the gates. Throw in a pretty solid line-up behind the scenes, and an interesting supporting cast (see full details below), and this one should be a hit. I’m
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