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Exclusive: After building Hyde Park Entertainment Group with an overseas specialization, chairman and CEO Ashok Amritraj is forming a U.S. theatrical and worldwide digital distribution company. Hyde Park Global will release four to six films per year. Amritraj, whose Hyde Park was behind such films as 99 Homes, Blue Valentine and Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance, will staff up to focus on festival buys of finished films and pre-buys of films in early stages of development… »
No matter how you feel about the films of Brian Taylor — a high-voltage assortment that includes Crank, Gamer, and Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance — they all, at first glance, inspire a shared singular question: how the fuck did this get made? Seriously. Just look at what these movies are about: To avoid dying, a British […]
- Blake Harris
Producer and aggregator has acquired Chinese digital rights to 95 films and also secured investment from WinDigital Investment Fund.
Im Global titles covered by the deals (47 in total) include The Wedding Planner, Malcolm X and G.I. Jane, while the deal with Lakeshore covers 48 titles. Leeding Media, which now has Chinese digital rights to around 500 titles, will exploit the films across Chinese Tvod and Svod streaming platforms.
Leeding Media has also received investment from China’s WinDigital Investment Fund, whose backing will enable the company to increase its footprint in licensing, co-financing and producing films for the Chinese and global market.
“Our company has been growing steadily and the response has been enthusiastic, as evidenced by our recent acquisition of 95 titles and our attracting WinDigital as an investor,” said [link=co »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Liz Shackleton)
The transaction boosts the number of films that 9-year-old Leeding Media licenses to all Chinese streaming outlets to nearly 500.
The company also disclosed Thursday that it has received a “sizeable” investment from China’s WinDigital Investment Fund, enabling Leeding Media to increase its footprint in licensing, co-financing and producing films for the Chinese and global market.
“Our company has been growing steadily and the response has been enthusiastic, as evidenced by our recent acquisition of 95 titles and our attracting WinDigital as an investor, »
- Dave McNary
The heavy metal group Slipknot and the cult action film “Crank” may not have much in common face, but creators from both entities have come together to adapt a hyper-violent graphic novel. Slipknot co-founder Shawn Crahan, a.k.a. “Clown,” and “Crank” co-director Mark Neveldine have brought Joe Casey’s “Officer Downe” to the big screen. Written by Casey himself, the film stars Kim Coates (“Sons of Anarchy”) as Officer Downe, a deceased police officer resurrected from the dead to keep fighting crime. Watch an exclusive clip from the film below.
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Neveldine serves as “Officer Downe’s” producer. He and his partner Brian Taylor have previously directed both “Crank” and its sequel “Crank 2: High Voltage,” as well as the sci-fi thriller “Gamer” and the superhero sequel “Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance.” They have also wrote »
- Vikram Murthi
According to The Wrap, Game of Thrones star Ciaran Hinds is portraying the main villain Steppenwolf in Zack Snyder’s Justice League movie, and has already completed his motion capture work as the character.
Steppenwolf featured in a deleted scene from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which was restored for the Ultimate Edition, and saw him in contact with Jesse Eisenberg’s Lex Luthor on board the Kryptonian ship. Apparently his design will be overhauled for his appearance in Justice League.
In DC comic book continuity, Steppenwolf is one of the New Gods, an uncle of Darkseid, and the leader of the military of Apokolips.
Hinds does have previous comic book movie experience, having portrayed the villain Mephistopheles in 2012’s Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance.
Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, »
- Gary Collinson
Steppenwolf being the big bad of Justice League was met with something of a mixed response (especially from fans hoping to see the likes of Brainiac or Darkseid) but no matter which side you fall on, we now know that Game of Thrones and Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance star Ciaran Hinds will play the character. According to The Wrap, he finished shooting the motion capture role fairly recently. 5 DC Comics Villains Much Better Suited To Being Justice League's Big Bad Than Steppenwolf We caught a glimpse of Steppenwolf in a deleted scene from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but the trade adds that his appearance will have been upgraded by the time we see him in Justice League. A villain with close ties to Darkseid, it's thought that he'll be going after three Mother Boxes in the movie. Beyond that, very little is known about the sort »
Paramount has dropped a fun surprise by releasing several Ghost in the Shell teasers earlier than expected. These 10 second shorts give us the very first footage, which includes a look at Scarlett Johansson and some of her co-workers. We also get the first official logo from the movie.
Ghost in the Shell is an adaptation of the popular Japanese Manga and anime movie series of the same name. The movie, which caused a bit of a casting controversy earlier in the year when the first images of Scarlett Johansson arrived, is coming from Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks. Longtime fans of the series will certainly be intrigued by these first look images. While others may feel a bit perplexed.
Ahead of its release on March 31st, 2017, Paramount Pictures' live action Ghost in the Shell movie is briefly teased in several videos, including a few featuring Scarlett Johansson as the extremely skilled—and deadly—cyborg known as Major.
From the Previous Press Release: Hollywood, Calif.-- Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Pictures have announced that production is underway on “Ghost In The Shell,” starring Scarlett Johansson (“Avengers: Age Of Ultron,” “Lucy”) and directed by Rupert Sanders (“Snow White And The Huntsman”). The film is shooting in Wellington, New Zealand.
Paramount Pictures will release the film in the U.S. on March 31, 2017.
The film, which is based on the famous Kodansha Comics manga series of the same name, written and illustrated by Masamune Shirow, is produced by Avi Arad (“The Amazing Spider-man 1 & 2,” “Iron Man”), Ari Arad (“Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance”), and Steven Paul (“Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance”). Michael Costigan »
- Derek Anderson
Five fresh teasers have appeared courtesy of Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks.
The film, which is based on the famous Kodansha Comics manga series of the same name, written and illustrated by Masamune Shirow, is produced by Avi Arad (“The Amazing Spider-man 1 & 2,” “Iron Man”), Ari Arad (“Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance”), and Steven Paul (“Ghost Rider: S [Continued ...] »
As “Agents of Shield” gets closer and closer to its September 20 season premiere, ABC has been hyping the arrival of Ghost Rider, whose addition to the series was first announced at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. Entertainment Weekly released the first picture of Gabriel Luna as he will look playing the Spirit of Vengeance when his head is not a flaming skull. For most people who haven’t read the Marvel comics, Ghost Rider is best known from Nicolas Cage‘s portrayal of him in the 2007 film adaptation of the series and its 2012 sequel, “Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance. »
- Jeremy Fuster
Marvel Studios quietly regained the rights to Ghost Rider shortly after the dismal critical and commercial performance of Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, and the character has been gathering dust on a shelf ever since. Chances are that not even Kevin Feige could convince moviegoers to give the demonic superhero another chance, so what can be done with him? A Netflix series sounds good. Unfortunately, that isn't happening. According to Latino-Review, Ghost Rider is definitely coming to the fourth season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., something which has been rumoured for some time now. However, as many fans already figured out after a casting call was sent out looking for "a pair of Latino brothers, one of whom is always the most dangerous person in the room, the other paralyzed in a wheelchair," we won't be getting the Johnny Blaze or Danny Ketch version of the Spirit of Vengeance. Instead, it's »
Thanks to the Russo brothers; Swann, Ajax, Cochise, Rembrandt, and other members of “The Warriors” are coming out to play again. Let’s check it out.
In conjunction with Paramount TV and Hulu, Joe and Anthony Russo are doing a re-imagining of Walter Hill’s 1979 cult classic ‘The Warriors’ with a 1 hour drama series which will be shown on Hulu. They plan to honor the movie while adding their own touch of grit, sex and violence to the story. Story writer for the series will be Frank Baldwin.
The film is an adaption of Sol Yurick’s novel, of the same name. Set in 1979 NYC it tells the tale of a Coney Island gang that must make it back to their home turf after being framed for the murder of Cyrus, leader of the largest gang in NYC. During the trip they have to avoid rival gangs hunting them for the death of Cyrus, »
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If you're an ardent chanbara cinema follower, this bit may concern you. Sp International Pictures's own Steven Paul (Ghost Rider (2007), Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance (2011), Tekken (2009), Tekken: Kazuya's Revenge (2014)) is now developing a live-action remake of Inoue Akira's 1993 film, Lone Wolf And Cub: Final Conflict which commences shooting in 2017. The film takes its cues from manga series author Koike Kazuo's 1970 Futabasha publication which ensued in manga follow-ups like "Lone Wolf 2100", as well as a six-part film franchise which led to two compiled U.S. versions, a television series and several stage plays. The epic ronin tale is set in the Tokugawa shogunate era and tells of Ogami Itto, the Shogun's elite enforcer and executioner who journeys the land...
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Brian Taylor is directing from his own script, which centers on a teenage girl and her younger brother must survive a 24-hour mass hysteria of unknown origins — which causes parents to turn violently on their own offspring.
Tim Zajaros and Christopher Lemole are producing through their Armory Films. Jere Hausfater is executive producing along with Cassian Elwes, who’s joining partners Zajaros and Lemole as an executive producer through their Zeal Media Co.
Xyz Films is also executive producing and handling international sales.
- Dave McNary
We will never not be excited about Nicolas Cage starring in a horror film, and when we learned earlier this year that he’ll be playing a batshit crazy father in Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance director Brian Taylor’s Mom and… Continue Reading →
- John Squires
Nicolas Cage and Selma Blair have joined the cast of the planned horror movie Mom And Dad which is being directed by Crank helmer Brian Taylor. Cage and Taylor previously worked together on the big-screen adaptation of the comic book Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance.
Taylor is also writing the screenplay for the new movie, which The Tracking Board says revolves around a teenage girl and her little brother must survive a wild 24 hours during which a mass hysteria of unknown origins causes parents (Blair and Cage) to turn violently on their own kids.
The website says that production on Mom and Dad is expected to start in Kentucky in July.
- Paul Heath
The premise of the film sees a teenage girl and her little brother having to survive a day when something mysterious causes her parents to turn on them. Cage is going to play the father, whilst Selma Blair has now joined the project to star opposite him.
Shooting on Mom And Dad begins next month. We'll keep you posted as and when »
This article contains some fruity language.
Norman Reedus is a huge motorcycle enthusiast. As well as riding around on one between brutal crossbow-assisted kills in The Walking Dead, he also hosts Ride With Norman Reedus on AMC. And he’s not gonna stop there – he’s got his eye on another motorbike-themed gig, that of Marvel’s chopper-loving action hero Ghost Rider.
Since Nicolas Cage last played the burning skull vigilante Johnny Blaze in Columbia’s 2012 movie Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance, the rights to the character have reverted back to Marvel Studios. The same thing happened to Daredevil and The Punisher, both of whom were quickly incorporated into the Netflix wing of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Everyone knows Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon from The Walking Dead, and while we are all awaiting to see who "Lucille" decided to pick on at the end of season 6, he is keeping himself busy. Reedus is currently out promoting his new show Ride With Norman Reedus and as it turns out, there is another comic book character he may want to play. When the subject came up, Reedus said that he would like to take on the role of Ghost Rider.
Reedus was doing an interview with Uproxx about his new show which will be airing on AMC starting on June 12 and at the end of the interview, the subject of a Ghost Rider reboot came up. He was asked point blank if he would like to take on the role of Johnny Blaze and was very enthusiastic about the prospect. Here is what Reedus had to say about the hypothetical opportunity. »
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