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As production continues on the upcoming eighth "Fast and Furious" film, Universal Pictures has released a new shot of Dwayne Johnson on the film's set as he shoots scenes in Iceland. The photo was first released on Johnson's social media accounts.
F. Gary Gray helms the new film which opens next April and is the first a new trilogy of F&F films along with potential spin-offs and prequels. Charlize Theron is confirmed to play the villain in the film and co-star Tyrese Gibson tells Et Online loves the idea of a female antagonist this time out: "What we pride [ourselves in] in The Fast and Furious [franchise] is a very diversified cast that's translating domestically and internationally in a major way. We have bits and pieces of power women in it, but we needed to bring it up a not."
- Garth Franklin
Once a movie studio has covered “this movie is a blast” with the Beastie Boys and “this is toweringly epic” with a more orchestral tinge, the final step is naturally “this is earth-shatteringly emotional, but with style” by using Rihanna. That’s the steps taken by the team behind Star Trek Beyond with the final trailer for the sci-fi adventure, featuring the new song “Sledgehammer.”
Following the tragic loss of co-star Anton Yelchin, he doesn’t show up here, but the final trailer carries a more somber tone. It features Chris Pine’s Kirk questioning his enrollment in Star Fleet (and really, the meaning of existence, with the help of some classic on-the-nose dialogue from Karl Urban), Idris Elba‘s Krall in action, and of course, things exploding.
- Mike Mazzanti
Justin Lin’s latest film “Star Trek Beyond,” the third film in the “Star Trek” reboot franchise, will hit theaters in just a few short weeks, but the acclaimed action director is already in talks for a couple future projects. Along with his “Space Jam” sequel starring LeBron James, Slash Film reports that Warner Bros. is talking to Lin about helming a live-action adaptation of the iconic cyberpunk manga, and later anime film, “Akira.” Though the film has been in development hell for years now, with various directors and actors attached to the project, but Lin might finally be the guy for the job.
Set in a dystopian version of Tokyo called Neo-Tokyo, “Akira” follows two teenage bikers Tetsuo and Kaneda as their lives radically change after dormant »
- Vikram Murthi
There are plenty of reasons to get excited about Star Trek Beyond. It’s the new film by Justin Lin, the man who shepherded the Fast and Furious series into blockbuster-dom. It’s got a fantastic cast, with Idris Elba and Sofia Boutella joining the returning stars. And it looks like tons of fun, combining eye-popping action with plenty of drama […]
The post ‘Star Trek Beyond’ Trailer: Rihanna Chimes In With a New Single appeared first on /Film. »
- Angie Han
Despite simmering in development hell for what seems like forever now, it looks like Warner Bros. still wants to get their live-action Akira adaptation off the ground at some point. Numerous directors have been attached to helm over the past few years, including Jaume Collet-Serra, Gary Whitta and Albert Hughes, but now we’re hearing that the studio has someone else in their sights.
According to former editor of The Wrap, Jeff Sneider, Warner Bros. wants Justin Lin to direct the long-gestating project. Coming off the back of several successful entries into the Fast and Furious franchise, not to mention Star Trek Beyond, Lin is a hot commodity in Hollywood these days, having proven that he can handle big budget action blockbusters. Given this, it’s not hard to see why the studio would want to rope him in for Akira.
Last we heard about the film, Daredevil showrunner Marco J. »
- Josh Wilding
Last week, Fast and Furious 8 took fans behind-the-scenes with a new Fast Fridays video that showcased several of the powerful and exotic cars used in the movie. Ever since production started on this high-octane sequel, the production has been giving fans sneak peeks at the sets and the cast as part of their #FastFridays tradition. Instead of a new video, though, today we get five new photos that feature some of the cars driven by main characters during the scenes set in Iceland.
We've previously seen some of these cars in a Fast Fridays video from Iceland earlier this month, but we didn't know who any of these cars belonged to. These new photos, which were posted on the franchise's Facebook, reveal that Dom (Vin Diesel) will be driving a bullet-riddled Dodge Charger, while Letty (Michelle Rodriguez) drives a Rally Fighter, Tej (Ludacris) rolls in a tank-like vehicle known as a Ripsaw, »
F. Gary Gray helms the new film which sees Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris 'Ludacris' Bridges, Elsa Pataky, Nathalie Emmanuel, Lucas Black, Jason Statham, Dwayne Johnson and Kurt Russell reprising their roles and are joined by Charlize Theron, Scott Eastwood and Dame Helen Mirren.
Shooting is also taking place in New York, Atlanta and Georgia with rumors of some taking place in Russia as well. The movie will open in cinemas April 14th.
- Garth Franklin
The book was written by Jay Longino and while the plot is being kept under wraps, sources describe it as a contemporary story about kung fu.
Johnson and Dany Garcia from Seven Bucks Productions will produce and while projects involving Johnson are usually conceived as star vehicles for the mega-star, insiders say he will only produce as of now.
As for Seven Bucks Productions, their pipeline is continuing to grow with “Baywatch,” starring Johnson and Zac Efron, bowing next summer, as well as “Jumanji,” “Doc Savage” and a sequel to “San Andreas” all in development. Wme reps both Johnson and Seven Bucks Productions. »
- Justin Kroll
Between the Fast and Furious movies and her ongoing role as Wonder Woman in Warner Bros.’ DC universe, Gal Gadot has plenty of action-hero cred. What she hasn’t really had a chance to do is show off her comedy chops. But that changes now, thanks to director Greg Mottola (of Superbad and Paul). Gadot and Jon Hamm star as the Joneses, […]
- Angie Han
15 years ago today, Fast and Furious started its engines. It was on June 22, 2001 that the first film in the massively successful franchise hit theaters. The franchise began with a movie about a police officer who goes undercover into the world of street racing and semi-truck hijacking. It’s since morphed into a series of heist films, boasting crazy stunts, a tight-knit team in Dom Toretto’s crew, and an admirably diverse cast. The soaring box office achievements of the most recent film, Furious 7, have been attributed in part to the fact that 75% of the audience for the film in North America was non-white — it managed to connect with a diverse audience and looks to be leading the way for the rest of the industry. “There is literally someone within the cast that is relatable on some level to nearly every moviegoer around the world, and this has paid big »
- Emily Rome
The rich get richer, as Pixar and Disney’s “Finding Dory” shook the summer box office doldrums off with a stellar opening that ranks among the best ever for an animated feature. Disney alone with three films managed to provide 60% of the Top Ten, continuing their dominant year (now close to a third of all revenues).
The holdovers showed little strength with several recent hopefuls dropping significantly and others looking to end weak runs much as they started.
The Top Ten
1. Finding Dory (Buena Vista) New – Cinemascore: A; Metacritic: 78; Est. budget: $200 million
$136,183,000 in 4,305 theaters; PTA (per theater average): $31,634; Cumulative: $136,183,000
$34,500,000 in 3,508 theaters; PTA: $9,835; Cumulative: $34,500,000
$15,555,000 (-61%) in 3,356 theaters (+13); PTA: $4,635; Cumulative: $
4. Now You See Me 2 »
- Tom Brueggemann
The Week in Movies discusses the last seven days in cinema, including a bunch of actors announced for Spider-Man: Homecoming, a very unexpected piece of casting for Fast and Furious 8, the first trailer for The Office spin-off David Brent: Life on the Road and much, much more…
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“Stop in the name of equal opportunities!”
About five years too late (and 15 years too old), Donald Glover has been cast in a live-action Spider-Man movie. The fan-favourite ex-Community star had campaigned to play Peter Parker back when the franchise was last rebooted (eventually losing out to Andrew Garfield), and he’s now been cast in a secret role for Spider-Man: Homecoming.
Glover narrowly beat a blonde, white guy called Chris for the role.
Glover’s casting »
- Oli Davis
Helen Mirren revealed that she will star in Fast and Furious 8, during a new interview with Elle magazine released on Thursday. Helen Mirren Will Star In ‘Fast and Furious 8’ Mirren was asked about what types of films she wants to do going forward in her career, and admitted that she wants to do […]
- Shantel Whitaker
Six weeks into Summer 2016 and it has been over a month since the domestic box office last saw a $100+ million opener, but that trend stops this weekend. Disney and Pixar's Finding Dory is looking to not only put a little jolt into the 2016 summer box office, it's also targeting a new opening weekend record for an animated feature. Also looking to make an impact this weekend is the new Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart comedy Central Intelligence while last weekend's top film, The Conjuring 2, looks to deliver a solid second weekend after a strong, $40+ million opening. »
- Brad Brevet
Less than a year ago Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (a title she was given by the Queen in 2003) Helen Mirren confessed she desperately wanted to be in a Fast and Furious movie, telling Yahoo! Movies "I so want to be a mad driver in a Fast and Furious movie. My claim to fame is I always do my own driving — I was on Top Gear, and I did [my lap] in a very good time. I keep putting it out there, and they never ask me." Well, what Helen Mirren wants,...
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Now there’s a headline we’re willing to bet you didn’t think you would ever read! It was last year that Helen Mirren first expressed an interest in starring in one of the Fast and Furious movies, praising Vin Diesel (“He’s a great guy, smart – I love him”) and expressing a desire to have the opportunity to […]
- Josh Wilding
Less than a year ago Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (a title she was given by the Queen in 2003) Helen Mirren confessed she desperately wanted to be in a Fast and Furious movie, telling Yahoo! Movies "I so want to be a mad driver in a Fast and Furious movie. My claim to fame is I always do my own driving — I was on Top Gear, and I did [my lap] in a very good time. I keep putting it out there, and they never ask me." Well, what Helen Mirren wants, Helen Mirren gets. She is indeed going to be in Fast 8. The Academy Award winning actress (pictured above in Red 2) broke the news in an interview with Elle, and she did so as if it was no big deal: "I want to be making film and theater, but film is particularly relevant...
- Peter Hall
Last year, just before Furious 7 hit theaters, Oscar-winning actress Helen Mirren revealed that it was her "great ambition" to star in a Fast & Furious movie as a "mad driver." The actress added in that interview that she kept "putting it out there" that she wants to be a part of the franchise, but the filmmakers never responded. It seems her persistence has paid off, with the actress confirming that she will in fact star in Fast and Furious 8.
While promoting her new movie Eye in the Sky, which recently arrived on Blu-ray and DVD, the actress confirmed that she's "about to do" Fast & Furious 8 in an interview with Elle. Unfortunately, she wouldn't shed too much light on her character, but the actress did add that she'd only be a part of the sequel under one condition. Here's what she had to say below.
"Well, yes. I've always rather loved driving. I said, 'I'll be in it, but only if I'm allowed to drive if I do drive in it.' But we'll see. We'll see how it transpires. Film is a wonderful thing and it can be so many different things. I don't want to turn my back on any of the different ways movies can be. I love the movies. I love going to the films. I like very serious films, I love foreign films, and I love big, fun movies-as long as they're well made and they've got good scripts. That's the most important thing."
Last year, after Helen Mirren's remarks about the franchise, Vin Diesel himself teased that "she's on the list," adding, "Be careful what you wish for, Helen." Production has been under way since last month, although it isn't known how long principal photography is expected to last. We'll have to wait and see if more details about who she's playing will surface as filming continues.
Helen Mirren joins a cast that includes Fast & Furious franchise stars Vin Diese, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Lucas Black and Kurt Russell. Charlize Theron has come aboard to play the new villain Cipher, with other new casting additions including Scott Eastwood and Kristofer Hivju. F. Gary Gray is directing from a script by Chris Morgan, with Universal setting an April 14, 2017 release date. Stay tuned for more on Helen Mirren's casting in Fast and Furious 8 as more details unfold. »
While promoting her latest project, Eye In The Sky, the folks over at Elle caught up with Helen Mirren and she has confirmed that she will be joining the Fast & Furious franchise and is cast in of Fast 8. Lets not forget Mirren has done action films before, she starred in two Red films, where she kicked ass.
Mirren tells Elle:
"I like it to be serious. Of course, having said that I'm about to do Fast and Furious 8. But that's for the fun of it. So maybe that's what I want as well, some fun and some relevant, serious, important movies."
As to whether or not Mirren will be driving in a fast car:
"I've always rather loved driving. I said, 'I'll be in it, but only if I'm allowed to drive if I do drive in it.' But we'll see. We'll see how it transpires. Film is a wonderful thing and it can be so many different things. I don't want to turn my back on any of the different ways movies can be. I love the movies. I love going to the films. I like very serious films, I love foreign films, and I love big, fun movies–as long as they're well made and they've got good scripts. That's the most important thing."
For now it is still unknown as to what character she is playing or if she has any relationship with any of the other characters from the franchise.
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- Kellvin Chavez
I am overjoyed to be writing this next sentence. Academy Award winner Dame Helen Mirren has just joined the cast of Fast 8. Yes. Really! My god. Helen Mirren and Charlize Theron together at last. How will one screen be able to handle such awesome woman power? Mirren, who recently joined the Winchester Mystery House thrilled, broke the news to Elle Magazine while promoting her next film. They wrote: Next up: Mirren will head into the Fast and Furious franchise, joining Vin Diesel and crew for the eighth film in the series, out in 2017. While both the actress and Diesel have teased her involvement, reportedly as the movie's villain, Mirren exclusively confirmed her casting to us as she discussed her career and what she learned from making Eye In The Sky. Eye in the Sky is a military-themed thriller focusing on drone strikes, but Mirren is no stranger to action. She starred in 2010's Red and its sequel Red 2. "I like [film] to be serious. Of course, having said that I'm about to do Fast and Furious 8. But that's for the fun of it," she told Elle. "So maybe that's what I want as well, some fun and some relevant, serious, important movies." Considering the role automobiles play in the franchise, Elle asked her if she was a fan of cars: Well, yes. I've always rather loved driving. I said, 'I'll be in it, but only if I'm allowed to drive if I do drive in it.' But we'll see. We'll see how it transpires. Film is a wonderful thing and it can be so many different things. I don't want to turn my back on any of the different ways movies can be. I love the movies. I love going to the films. I like very serious films, I love foreign films, and I love big, fun movies–as long as they're well made and they've got good scripts. That's the most important thing. Yes. Good. This time around the film is being directed by F. Gary Gray and set for an April 14, 2017 release. Scott Eastwood and Kristofer Hivju (aka Tormund from Game of Thrones) recently joined the cast which reportedly includes Vin Diesel, Kurt Russell, Michelle Rodriguez, Dwayne Johnson, Tyrese Gibson, Chris Bridges, Lucas Black, Ruby Rose, Jason Statham, Eva Mendes, Ronda Rousey, and Joanna J?drzejczyk. The ninth and tenth installments of the franchise have already been announced and given release dates. »
- Jill Pantozzi
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