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14 items from 2016


Jaden Smith Signs With Wme

14 June 2016 3:27 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Exclusive: Jaden Smith has signed with Wme. This comes as he prepares to star in Baz Luhrmann’s upcoming Netflix series The Get Down, which premieres August 12. Smith will play the role of Marcus "Dizzee" Kipling, a psychedelically talented and enigmatic graffiti writer, in the new music-driven drama set in 1970's New York City. Smith, the son of Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, made his starring debut in The Pursuit of Happyness and starred in The Karate Kid with Jackie… »

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Jaden Smith Signs With Wme

14 June 2016 3:27 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Jaden Smith has signed with Wme. This comes as he prepares to star in Baz Luhrmann’s upcoming Netflix series The Get Down, which premieres August 12. Smith will play the role of Marcus "Dizzee" Kipling, a psychedelically talented and enigmatic graffiti writer, in the new music-driven drama set in 1970's New York City. Smith, the son of Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, made his starring debut in The Pursuit of Happyness and starred in The Karate Kid with Jackie… »

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Jonathan Rhys Meyers set for WWII drama The 12th Man

16 May 2016 7:45 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Jonathan Rhys Meyers (The Tudors) has signed on to star in the World War II drama The 12th Man, The Hollywood Reporter has revealed.

The 12th Man tells “the story of Jan Baalsrud, a Norwegian resistance fighter, one of a dozen saboteurs trained by British intelligence to carry out a raid on an air traffic control tower in the Norwegian city of Bardufoss in 1943. The raid failed, and 11 of the 12 resistance fighters were captured and killed. Only Baalsrud escaped and survived.”

The film is being directed by Harald Zwart (The Karate Kid) from a script by Petter Skavlan (Kon-Tiki) and will see Meyers as German commander Kurt Stage.

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- Gary Collinson

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TrustNordisk Enlists Harald Zwart’s ‘The 12th Man’ (Exclusive)

10 May 2016 8:30 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

TrustNordisk has come on board helmer Harald Zwart’s “The 12th Man,” a WWII-set drama telling the true story of Norwegian resistance hero Jan Baalsrud, who was trained by the British to fight the Nazis.

Scripted by Petter Skavlan (“Kon-Tiki”), “The 12th Man” is set in northern Norway and chronicles the journey of Baalsrud, who was the only one out of 12 resistance fighters, to escape the Germans following a failed raid at Bardufoss in 1943. The movie centers around Baalsrud’s relationship with his Norwegian countrymen, who helped him survive in the wilderness and reach neutral Sweden while being tracked down by the Gestapo.

Zwart said he and his wife, who is producing this film, bought the rights to the book 15 years ago. “This story is a natural treasure for Norway. It’s a great survival story; it sheds light on all the people who helped Baalsrud. They were the people in the country, »

- Elsa Keslassy

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Saban Films Acquires Domestic Rights To Action Comedy Skiptrace Starring Jackie Chan & Johnny Knoxville

11 February 2016 2:24 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Saban Films has acquired the Us distribution rights to action comedy Skiptrace, directed by Renny Harlin (The Legend of Hercules, Die Hard 2) and written by Jay Longino and Ben David Grabinski. The film stars Jackie Chan (Rush Hour franchise, The Karate Kid), Johnny Knoxville (Jackass series), and Bingbing Fan (X-Men: Days of Future Past, Iron Man 3) and will open theatrically later this year.

Skiptrace follows a Hong Kong detective Bennie Black (Chan), who has been tracking a dangerous crime boss, Victor Wong, for over a decade. When Bennie’s beautiful young goddaughter Bai (Fan Bingbing) gets into trouble with Wong’s crime syndicate, he comes to the rescue and must track down the only man who can help her – a fast-talking American gambler named Connor Watts (Knoxville) who is also on the run from the mob. The unlikely pair embarks on a hilarious adventure from the wind-swept dunes »

- Michelle McCue

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Brr, It's Cold in Here! James Corden, Anna Kendrick, Zac Efron and Adam DeVine Recreate Every Sports Movie Ever

8 February 2016 6:55 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

If you've ever fantasized about James Corden wearing nothing but a whipped cream bikini, you're in luck. For the Late Late Show's post-Super Bowl episode Sunday night, the host got actors Zac Efron, Anna Kendrick and Adam DeVine to help him recreate the best cinematic tributes to athleticism in a skit called "History of Sports Movies in 7 Minutes" - including Ali Larter's sweet seduction scene from 1999's Varsity Blues. "Uh ... we cut this bit," Efron, 28, said as Corden, 37, sauntered in front of the green screen in a blonde wig (and not much else). "Right. It's still a treat for the ladies, »

- Michele Corriston, @mcorriston

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Watch James Corden, Anna Kendrick Recreate History of Sports Movies

8 February 2016 6:18 AM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

James Corden made appropriate use of his post-Super Bowl Late Late Show, recruiting Anna Kendrick, Zac Efron and Adam Devine to recreate the past four decades of sports movies in seven minutes. 

The quartet open the clip with a salute to The Bad News Bears, with Corden channeling the grumpy little league baseball coach played by Walter Matthau. They segue into an eclectic variety of films – both classic (Field of Dreams, Rocky, Raging Bull) and lightweight (Space Jam, cheerleading romp Bring It On). Highlights include Kendrick referencing The Sandlot with the insult, »

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Keanu Reeves to race across China in Harald Zwart's Rally Car

4 February 2016 6:46 AM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Deadline has learned that Harald Zwart has been tapped by Company Films and Fundamental Films, a leading Chinese production and distribution outfit, to direct Keanu Reeves in a racing flick titled Rally Car. Zwart, who's previous directing credits include The Karate Kid remake, One Night At McCool's and The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones, will be helming from a script by Jeremy Lott, based a... Read More »

- Jesse Giroux

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‘The Karate Kid’ director set to helm Keanu Reeves’ ‘Rally Car’

3 February 2016 10:45 PM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Deadline are reporting that Harald Zwart, who most recently took on The Karate Kid remake, is all set to direct Keanu Reeves in the upcoming U.S.-China collaboration Rally Car.

The story, according to the website, ‘centers on a hot-shot former champion Nascar driver (Reeves) who doesn’t want to believe his glory days are behind him. When his professional and personal life begin to spiral out of control, he’s forced to take part in a high-stakes international rally race across the face of China, with a young Chinese girl as his co-driver, in order to prove he’s still the badass racer he thinks he is.’

The company behind the movie, Fundamental Films, are taking the project to the European Film Market in Berlin next week. The market runs alongside the Berlin Film Festival (Berlinale), which kicks off on February 11th.

Reeves wil co-produce the film.

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- Paul Heath

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Keanu Reeves Straps In For 'Rally Car'

3 February 2016 12:36 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

There are two ways you can hope to capture the increasingly important Chinese market. Make a movie and hope that it connects with audiences there, or custom craft a vehicle that's tailor made to be a success in China. And the team behind "Rally Car" have done just that. Read More: Watch: New U.S. Trailer For Keanu Reeves' 'Exposed' Deadline reports that Keanu Reeves will lead the Harald Zwart ("The Karate Kid") directed movie about an aging, hotshot Nascar driver who looks to put his crumbling personal and professional life back on track by getting a young Chinese woman as his co-driver, as gears up for take place in a rally race across China. See what I mean?  At any rate, it's Keanu driving around in a car, hopefully with some decent one liners. And while you might wonder why Hollywood is bothering with a race »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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‘The Karate Kid’ Helmer Harald Zwart On-Board To Direct Keanu Reeves In ‘Rally Car’

3 February 2016 10:06 AM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive– The Karate Kid helmer Harald Zwart has come on-board Keanu Reeves vehicle Rally Car for leading Chinese production and distribution company Fundamental Films and Company Films. The filmmaker, who also helmed The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, will direct from a script by Jeremy Lott, which is based on a treatment by Stephen Hamel. Lott is writing Hood for Jerry Bruckheimer at Sony and Man at Arms for Basil Iwanyk with Jonathan Liebesman directing. Reeves… »

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"Karate" Director, Keanu Team On "Rally Car"

3 February 2016 9:12 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

"The Karate Kid" remake director Harald Zwart has been set to helm Fundamental Films and Company Films' action film "Rally Car" starring Keanu Reeves.

Reeves will portray a hot shot former champion Nascar driver who doesn't want to believe his glory days are behind him even as his life begins to spiral out of control.

He's soon forced to take part in a high stakes international rally race across the face of China, with a young Chinese girl as his co-driver, to prove he's still the racer he thinks he is.

Jeremy Lott ("Spy Kids") penned the script based on a treatment by Stephen Hamel. Reeves, Hamel, Mark Gao and Gregory Ouanhon will produce. Much of the same team, including Reeves and Hamel, are behind another film entitled "Replicas" which is already completed.

Source: Variety »

- Garth Franklin

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Here's What's Coming to Amazon Prime in February 2016

20 January 2016 9:27 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

February can be kind of a pill -- it's dark, it's cold, you have to deal with or avoid Valentine's Day -- but at least it gives you a good excuse to stay home and binge-watch. Amazon just listed its February offerings for Prime Video streaming and Amazon Video purchase. For example, fans of "The Americans" can steam Season 3 (yay!), and you can check out Amazon Studios' first-major film, "Chi-Raq," from director Spike Lee.

It was recently announced that Prime Members can now add Showtime, Starz, and more video subscriptions to their Prime memberships for $8.99 per month. In February, members can use that feature to see the new seasons of "Billions," "Shameless," and "Black Sails," among others.

Here's the February 2016 lineup:

New in February – Available for Streaming on Prime

TV

2/2/16

Poldark 2015

2/11/16

Girls Season 2

2/15/16

Newsroom Season 3

The Americans Season 3

2/16/16

The New Yorker Presents

Movies

2/1/16

A Better Life

Amy

Batman 1989 (Michael Keaton »

- Gina Carbone

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Top 5 ‘Recent’ Jackie Chan Films Actually Worth Watching

13 January 2016 7:21 AM, PST | AsianMoviePulse | See recent AsianMoviePulse news »

 

Time takes its toll on all of us … even Jackie

Jackie Chan is arguably one of the most important action /martial arts stars to ever grace our screens. As happens to us all … time takes it’s toll and sadly over the years the quality of his films has degraded.

But whilst the quality of his output my have decreased , it’s not difficult to spot moments of brilliance in even his most recent movies (i.e final fight scene in Chinese Zodiac ).

2016 is a very busy year for Jackie Chan

This year is going to be a very busy one of Jackie Chan, soon we will see the release of Skiptrace followed by another 3 confirmed releases (Railroad Tigers, The Foreigner, Kung Fu Yoga) and even more films which have either been announced or are currently in production (Rush Hour 4, The Karate Kid 2, Shanghai Noon Sequel).

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- The Tiger

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