12 items from 2014
DVD Release Date: Feb. 4, 2014
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Helena and Dominic are Dick and Liz in Burton and Taylor.
The film is set in 1983, when Elizabeth Taylor and her ex-husband (twice over!) Richard Burton star in a Broadway stage revival of the Noel Coward play Private Lives. With the middle-aged Taylor’s pill-popping and lack of stage experience and Burton’s ongoing struggle to control his drinking and a new girlfriend who may become his wife, the lives—both private and public of the two legendary stars prove to be both tempestuous, dramatic and funny!
Neil Marshall has one of the best track records around. He's only directed four feature films in his career, but every single one of them is a gem of its genre (and many even think The Descent is one of the best horror movies ever made). However, since 2010's Centurion, Marshall has been attached to a number of feature films that have yet to get off the ground, so instead he's been directing TV-show episodes. He was the man who delivered the "Blackwater" episode of Game of Thrones, which is one of the most cinematic hours of television that has ever graced the small screen. He also recently directed the pilot for Starz' pirate series Black Sails, and now news has come that he's landed another crucial pilot gig: Constantine. If you're not a comics...
- Peter Hall
(Cbr) Neil Marshall is returning to television to direct the NBC pilot for "Constantine", based on the long-running DC Comics antihero John Constantine. Ordered by the network in September, the planned live-action series hails from “Man of Steel” screenwriter David S. Goyer and “The Mentalist” executive producer Daniel Cerone, who collaborated on the pilot’s script. Best known for such films as "Dog Soldiers", "The Descent" and "Centurion", Marshall directed the epic “Blackwater” episode of HBO’s "Game of Thrones", as well as the pilot for Starz’s pirate drama "Black Sails". He’ll return to helm the Season 4 finale of "Game of Thrones". »
- Josh Wigler, Comic Book Resources
David S. Goyer and Daniel Cerone wrote the pilot script, which is based on the DC Comics title Hellblazer, created by Alan Moore. The John Constantine character made his debut in a 1985 issue of The Saga Of The Swamp Thing, before getting his own comic book Hellblazer in 1988. The comic ran for over 300 issues, following this magician and con man who reluctantly becomes a supernatural detective, protecting humans from supernatural forces. DC rebooted the series under their New 52 initiative in 2012.
Our report from last week hinted that this version of Constantine may be set in London, going back to the comic book's roots, although that has not been confirmed. The 2005 theatrical adaptation Constantine starred Keanu Reeves as the title character, though he was American, not British.
Is NBC’s “Constantine” pilot going to be the bloodiest, most blood-splatter-tastic TV pilot in all of history? I have no idea, but it sure looks like the chances are pretty good with Neil Marshall behind the camera. The director has landed the gig for the supernatural show, to be based on the D.C. comic book character. “Constantine” will center on the titular John Constantine, “an enigmatic and irreverent con man-turned-reluctant supernatural detective who is thrust into the role of defending us against dark forces from beyond.” If the name sounds familiar, the character was previously adapted to the big screen by “Hunger Games: Catching Fire’s” Francis Lawrence in the Keanu Reeves starrer “Constantine.” Although he’s more known these days as the director of a pair of bloody “Game of Thrones” episodes (and the “Black Sails” pilot), Marshall has been smashing heads and popping blood vessels with the likes of “Dog Soldiers, »
People may still have trouble placing Imogen Poots’ face, but the young actress has shown up in some key places that are probably inscribed upon your cinematic memory. She played the young girl whose story “V” used to inspire an imprisoned Natalie Portman in V for Vendetta; she was the young girl just trying to survive and protect her brother in 28 Weeks Later; and depending on your genre preferences, you may have seen her in anything from Jane Eyre to Fright Night to Centurion.
Well, Poots is going to have something of a bigger spotlight shone on her in 2014; she will join Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul in the big-screen adaptation of the Need For Speed video game series – but first she joins three of the hottest up-and-coming young actors (Zac Efron, Michael B. Jordan, and Miles Teller) for some raunchy rom-com hijinks in That Awkward Moment.
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- Kofi Outlaw
It was just two weeks ago that NBC announced they had ordered a pilot for David Goyer and Daniel Cerone's ("The Mentalist") script for "Constantine," a series based on the DC Comics/Vertigo character, and now Deadline reports that director Neil Marshall will step behind the camera and bring the pilot to life. Marshall is no stranger to supernatural stories having directed the cult hit Dog Soldiers , along with The Descent , Doomsday and Centurion , as well as two episodes of Starz's "Black Sails" and HBO's "Game of Thrones." Created by Alan Moore, Steve Bissette and John Totleben, John Constantine, a roguish magician/detective/conman, »
Things are moving forward quickly for the Constantine television series. NBC officially ordered a pilot a couple of weeks ago, and now we know who will be directing: Deadline has learned Neil Marshall will be behind the camera for the Constantine pilot. Besides directing films such as Dog Soldiers, The Descent, and Centurion, Marshall has also done some work in television, directing the first and third episodes of Starz's Black Sails, and an upcoming episode of HBO's Game of »
- Jesse Giroux
Neil Marshall, director of the likes of Dog Soldiers, The Descent, Centurion and the acclaimed Game of Thrones episode 'Blackwater', has been tapped by NBC to direct its pilot for the upcoming DC television show Constantine.
According to Deadline, "Constantine centers on John Constantine, an enigmatic and irreverent con man-turned-reluctant supernatural detective who is thrust into the role of defending us against dark forces from beyond."
Constantine has been written by Daniel Cerone (The Mentalist) from a story by David S. Goyer (The Dark Knight Trilogy, Man of Steel, Batman vs. Superman). As yet, there's no word on casting but with the project swiftly picking up pace we shouldn't have too long to see who'll step into Keanu Reeves' shoes as Hellblazer. »
- Gary Collinson
According to Deadline, Neil Marshall (Director of films such as The Descent, Doomsday, Centurion, and an episode of Game of Thrones) has been chosen to direct the upcoming pilot for the latest DC Comics television show Constantine. Neil Marshall (The Descent) is set to direct NBC’s drama pilot Constantine, from Warner Bros TV. Based on the characters in DC Comics’ John Constantine stories, Constantine centers on John Constantine, an enigmatic and irreverent con man-turned-reluctant supernatural detective who is thrust into the role of defending us against dark forces from beyond. The project was written by Daniel Cerone from a story by him and David S. Goyer. The television show, which was preluded by a movie starring Keanu Reeves in 200, will debut on NBC as the pilot has recently been ordered with the excellent writing talents of David S. Goyer(Man of Steel) and Daniel Cerone. No cast has been »
It's the dog days of winter, a time when the temperature barely crests above the single digits and all hope seems to have been frozen, like the pipes running into your bathroom. So, it seems like a good time of year to unleash a fuzzy, dudes-on-the-town romantic comedy exercise, full of R-rated ribbing and ribald sight gags. Wouldn't you say?
Well, that's what you're going to get with "That Awkward Moment." The film, written and directed by Tom Gormican, follows three dudes who are also BFFs (played by Sundance sensation Miles Teller, former Disney heartthrob Zac Efron, and serious contender Michael B. Jordan). The trio gets really close after Jordan's wife leaves him (for her lawyer, who is also overseeing the divorce), but also causes them to conceal parts of their lives from each other. This leads to hilariously catastrophic consequences. Or something. There are also a few women in »
- Drew Taylor
Imogen Poots might just have the best eyes in the movies right now. She almost certainly has the best name. The young British beauty's profile has been steadily rising since her memorable turn in 28 Weeks Later, appearing in such diverse projects as Centurion, Jane Eyre and the Fright Night remake. In That Awkward Moment, we get to see a different side of Ms. Poots, as she plays the sassy maybe-girlfriend of Zac Efron's commitment-phobic New Yorker. She's wonderful in it. In the interview »
- Eric Walkuski
12 items from 2014