5 items from 2015
Five years after he took home the Oscar for his instantly iconic performance as Nazi Colonel Hans Landa in Inglourious Basterds, Christoph Waltz has yet to convince us that he should ever stop playing the bad guy. Luckily, we have word that the actor is going psycho once more, for crime drama The Worst Marriage in Georgetown, which he’ll also direct.
The project, scripted by Pulitzer Prize winner David Auburn, will mark Waltz’s directorial debut. It’s adapted from Franklin Foer’s July 2012 article of the same name for The New York Times Magazine, which told the true story of Albrecht Muth, an eccentric young man who seduced and wed an elderly widow named Viola Drath after spinning her a web of lies about his background. Together, they threw lavish parties at Drath’s Georgetown house, only for Muth to fall under suspicion when Drath was murdered.
- Isaac Feldberg
Very cool news! More comic book movies from Hot publisher Valiant! I personally collect & read both Bloodshot & Ninjak which I highly recommend you do! The full press release below!
.Valiant Entertainment and Sony Pictures today announced a deal to bring two of Valiant’s award-winning comic book superhero franchises—Bloodshot and Harbinger—to the big screen over the course of five feature films that will culminate in the shared universe crossover film, Harbinger Wars.
Bloodshot, arriving in theaters in 2017, will kick off the five-picture plan leading to Harbinger Wars and will be directed by David Leitch & Chad Stahelski (John Wick) from a script by Jeff Wadlow (Kick Ass 2) and Eric Heisserer (Story of Your Life). Neal H. Moritz and Toby Jaffe from Original Film (The Fast and the Furious franchise) and Dinesh Shamdasani from Valiant Entertainment will produce the film. Matthew Vaughn and Jason Kothari will serve as executive producers. »
- El Mayimbe
The creative success of "Marvel's Daredevil" hasn't just proven that a superhero series can play to adults and thrive on Netflix. It's also reinforced the notion that there are some superheroes who are just more suited for the small screen than the big screen. Granted, one particular hero will have both versions dangerously available for public consumption (we're looking at you Flash), but the line is starting to be drawn about which characters work best and in which medium. Some of these heroes are pretty obvious. Characters such as Jonah Hex, Ghost Rider, The Green Hornet and The Punisher would easily feel richer in an anthology series format. It's a few of our other suggestions that might rile you up a bit. Check out these 11 heroes we actually feel are better suited for television in the embedded story gallery below. Agree? Disagree? Did we leave out an obvious example? Share »
- Gregory Ellwood, Drew McWeeny
This will be hard to believe, but the truth is I seek neither understanding nor accolades regarding my work here and at Bleeding Cool. The bravado and swagger I write with is, more often than not, part of the attitude I’m trying to convey in the article. Frequently, that does not come through – what does is my seemingly “I could give a damn” attitude.
Once that becomes the takeaway from what I’ve written, admittedly I do enjoy throwing fuel on a fire. That is a dick move and it’s clear I can be a dick.
That’s not hard to believe.
There is a reason and a purpose behind everything I write and how I write it. It’s not just the rewards that come with it. One day I’ll write the “Why” of what I do, but today I’d like to give my little contribution to Black History Month. »
- Michael Davis
Giving genre fans a hefty amount of vampiric love for 2015’s upcoming Valentine’s Day, Scream Factory has done a great job deciding on a couple of double features that not only go for the neck (literally), but also leave you with a bunch of haunted fun. The newly released double features of Love At First Bite/Once Bitten and Vampire’S Kiss/High Spirits are both a couple of releases that prove to be not only great and somewhat forgotten films, but also ones that showcase the talent of performers that would eventually go on to be huge A-list stars.
With the Love At First Bite/Once Bitten double feature, we’re given not only an early performance in Once Bitten from future megastar Jim Carrey, but in the case of Love At The First Bite, a satirical look at the vampire subgenre, »
- Jerry Smith
5 items from 2015
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