5 items from 2016
It may be the single most controversial change to a piece of fiction in the history of time. Seriously, this one still gets people upset. In 1996 George Lucas added blaster fire to the cantina scene of the original Star Wars: A New Hope with Han Solo and Greedo... and the world went crazy. George Lucas has said before that Greedo always shot first, but that it simply wasn.t clear. One guy from the set says that.s not true, and Han Solo fired the only shot. And this guy would know, as he.s the one who got hit. Paul Blake was the actor who played Greedo. The bounty hunter tracks his prey to the Mos Eisley cantina where he confronts the smuggler before planning to turn him in to Jabba the Hutt. In the original version of the sequence we see Han Solo blast Greedo from under »
Producers are Mickey Liddell, Pete Shilaimon and Jennifer Monroe at Ld Entertainment; Alison Rosenzweig and Michael Gaeta of Gaeta/Rosenzweig Films; and Will Packer via his Will Packer Productions banner. Will Packer Productions’ James F. Lopez will executive produce.
The script was written by Jeff Buhler (“Pet Cemetery”) and Sarah Thorp (“The Bounty Hunter”). The project was originally sold as a pitch by Jake Wade Wall. Principal photography is set to begin mid-May.
The original “Jacob’s Ladder” was released in 1990 and directed by Adrian Lyne, written and produced by Bruce Joel Rubin and starred Tim Robbins, Elizabeth Peña and Danny Aiello. Robbins played the titular Jacob, »
- Dave McNary
Three years after first being put into development, Ld Entertainment's Jacob's Ladder is finally moving in the right direction. Deadline reports that Michael Ealy has signed on to star, reuniting with The Perfect Guy director David M. Rosenthal. Principal photography is now set to begin in mid-May, although no release date has been given at this time.
The original Jacob's Ladder starred Tim Robbins as a Vietnam veteran who suffers from bizarre hallucinations while trying to uncover clues about his checkered past. The original movie also starred Elizabeth Peña, Danny Aiello, Matt Craven, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Jason Alexander, Patricia Kalember, Eriq La Salle and Ving Rhames, with Adrian Lyne directing. This remake will be a modern-day take on the story, focusing on two brothers.
Producers are Mickey Liddell, Pete Shilaimon and Jennifer Monroe at Ld Entertainment; Alison Rosenzweig and Michael Gaeta of Gaeta/Rosenzweig Films; and Will Packer via his Will Packer Productions banner.
Will Packer Productions’ James F. Lopez will executive produce.
Principal photography is set to begin mid-May.
Robbins played the titular Jacob, »
- Dave McNary
Michael Bay propagandizes for a right-wing idea of “true America,” seething with disdain for anyone who isn’t a former elite soldier turned mercenary. I’m “biast” (pro): nothing
I’m “biast” (con): not a Michael Bay fan
I have not read the source material
(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)
This purportedly true account of the 2012 “Battle of Benghazi” opens with American military contractors Jack Silva (John Krasinski: The Wind Rises, Monsters University), who has just arrived in town, and his old buddy Tyrone “Rone” Woods (James Badge Dale: The Walk, Parkland) bluffing their way past a roadblock by armed Libyans. It doesn’t matter what side the Libyans are on; in the chaos that erupted after Gaddafi’s death: the point is that they are Libyans — suspiciously lawless violent folk, that is, who cannot even get their own nation under control — and not Americans. »
- MaryAnn Johanson
5 items from 2016
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