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Not too long after Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit opened in theaters, Chris Pine confirmed that was his first and last time playing Tom Clancy’s hero. Since Kenneth Branagh’s film was the lowest grossing Jack Ryan picture to date, that news didn’t come as a shock to anyone. Shadow Recruit performed well overseas, but the thriller only made around $50 million in the […]
- Jack Giroux
The character of Jack Ryan has appeared in five films so far; The Hunt For Red October with Alec Baldwin, Patriot Games and Clear And Present Danger with Harrison Ford, The Sum Of All Fears with Ben Affleck, and finally Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit which had Chris Pine taking on the role. Unfortunately the latest Jack Ryan film squandered its great cast in a sub-par story and it seemed as though the... Read More »
- Kevin Fraser
Last fall it was announced that Jack Ryan, the Tom Clancy created hero that has seen a steady decline from the heydey of "The Hunt For Red October," "Patriot Games," "Clear And Present Danger," to the the nadir of "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit," was going to be revived. We all just told our Dads, moved on, and forgot about it, but indeed, it's still happening. Read More: Review: 'Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit' With Chris Pine, Keira Knightley & Kevin Costner Jim from "The Office" aka John Krasinski has been tapped to play the CIA analyst in "Jack Ryan." It might seem like an odd choice, but Michael Bay is among the series producers, and he cast the actor in his recent "13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi," so there you go. Also shepherding the show is "Lost" pair Carlton Cuse and Graham Roland. Rather than focus on Jack Ryan as a newbie, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Meet the new Jack Ryan.
Insiders tell Variety that Krasinski has been Cuse’s top pick for the lead role ever since the project was developed.
The project reunites Krasinski with Bay, who directed the drama “13 Hours,” in which the actor starred earlier this year. Krasinski, whose casting was first reported by Deadline, rose to fame on “The Office.”
The Jack Ryan series landed at Amazon with a series commitment, contrasting from their typical pilot testing method for potential shows. Though the series has not yet been greenlit, Krasinski’s casting will likely expedite the process. No episode order has been determined.
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
John Krasinski is making a return to the small screen, but this job will take him far, far away from Scranton, Pa.
The Office grad has landed the title role in Amazon’s forthcoming Jack Ryan series, based on the novels by Tom Clancy, TVLine has confirmed.
As previously reported, the TV version — co-created by Lost vets Carlton Cuse and Graham Roland — will not be a direct adaptation of Clancy’s books, but will use them as source material for a contemporary take on the character »
The streaming giant handed out a series commitment with the intention to go straight-to-series, but a green light hasn't been given just yet. The casting of Krasinski however will likely push it forward. "Lost" co-showrunner Carlton Cuse and writer Graham Roland are behind the project, along with Platinum Dunes and Skydance Media.
Five films have been made with the character including John McTiernan's cinematic classic "The Hunt for Red October," Phil Noyce's very well-regarded "Patriot Games" and "Clear and Present Danger," Phil Alden Robinson's respected "The Sum of All Fears" and Kenneth Branagh's disappointing "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit". Four actors have taken on the role including Harrison Ford, Alec Baldwin, Ben Affleck and Chris Pine. »
- Garth Franklin
Kate Beckinsale's fifth adventure as the Vampire Death Dealer Selene will be titled Underworld: Blood Wars. Co-producers Screen Gems & Lakeshore Entertainment made the announcement earlier today on the film's official Facebook page. Anna Foerster (Outlander) directed the feature, which wrapped principal photography earlier this year, with a script from Cory Goodman (The Last Witch Hunter). Joining Beckinsale are Theo James, who reprises his role from the previous installment, Tobias Menzies (Outlander), Lara Pulver (Edge Of Tomorrow), Charles Dance (Game Of Thrones), Bradley James (iZombie), James Faulkner (Da Vinci's Demons), Oliver Stark (Into The Badlands), Peter Andersson (Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit), Clementine Nicholson, and Daisy Head (The Syndicate). The film will arrive in theaters just in time for Halloween on October 14, a week ahead of the Tom Cruise-starrer Jack Reacher: Never Go Back. There are also a few early rumors circulating that suggest a sixth film with Beckinsale is already being planned. »
This week, Neil Calloway argues that tax, language and excellent locations mean London is currently the best place to make films…
With the release this week of the trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, eagle-eyed viewers noticed that Canary Wharf Underground Station was standing in for the Death Star in some shots. Now, anyone who has ever been stuck on the tube during rush hour can relate to the Underground being an evil engineering project designed to destroy people, but it also reminded the world that London has become probably the top destination for blockbuster film-makers.
Of course, films have always been shot in and around London, but in recent years more and more films have been shot in the capital, including films not set there (which, given that the Death Star is near Yavin and not on the Isle of Dogs, would include Rogue One). The 2012 adaptation »
- Neil Calloway
The new film written by Nolan tells the story of the World War II evacuation of Dunkirk during Operation Dynamo, which saved over 330,000 Allied soldiers from surrounding German forces.
Murphy previously worked with Nolan on The Dark Knight Trilogy, where he played Dr. Jonathan Crane aka The Scarecrow, and in 2010’s sci-fi action-thriller Inception. He joins fellow Nolan favourite Tom Hardy (The Dark Knight Rises), Kenneth Branagh (Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit) and Mark Rylance (Bridge of Spies) as part of the supporting cast.
The casting of Nolan’s “lucky charm” Michael Caine shouldn’t be too far away.
- Scott J. Davis
We’ll be featuring Criminal a lot over the next couple of days, and we’ll even have a chat with the film’s director Ariel Vroman on these pages early next week, and of course, we’ll also have our review too. Here’s a bit more about the film.
Starring Ryan Reynolds (Green Lantern, The Proposal) and Oscar-winner Kevin Costner (Draft Day, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit), Criminal follows a CIA operative (Reynolds), whose memories and skills are implanted into an unpredictable and dangerous death-row inmate (Costner) in a last-ditch effort to stop an international terrorist plot. »
- Paul Heath
Criminal arrives in cinemas on April 15 and to celebrate, we’ve got 2 pairs of tickets to give away to the UK Premiere taking place in London on April 7th.
Starring Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool, The Proposal) and Oscar-winner Kevin Costner (Draft Day, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit), Criminal follows a CIA operative (Reynolds), whose memories and skills are implanted into an unpredictable and dangerous death-row inmate (Costner) in a last-ditch effort to stop an international terrorist plot.
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- Gary Collinson
Criminal arrives in cinemas on April 15 and to celebrate, we’ve got 2 pairs of tickets to give away to the UK Premiere taking place in London on April 7. Starring Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool, The Proposal) and Oscar-winner Kevin Costner (Draft Day, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit), Criminal follows a CIA operative (Reynolds), whose memories and
With the success of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, it was only a matter of time before Disney turned to their other big Lucasfilm acquisition, Indiana Jones. Last week, Steven Spielberg and Harrison Ford were confirmed to be returning for a fifth installment, set to be released on July 19, 2019. According to The Hollywood Reporter, David Koepp, who wrote 2008's Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull will also return to write the script. Koepp has also written Jurassic Park (1993), Mission: Impossible (1996), Spider-Man (2002) and Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014). To be fair to Koepp, he had the unenviable task of trying to cobble together a coherent script for Kingdom of the Crystal Skull from prior drafts written by George Lucas, Jeff Nathanson and Frank Darabont. This time around, it appears that Koepp will have the freedom to develop his own ideas. Currently the film is scheduled to go against Inhumans »
Uh-oh! Some of you are really not going to like this. David Koepp has been confirmed as the screenwriter for the recently announced Indiana Jones 5. He is a longtime Steven Spielberg collaborator. And while many enjoyed his work on the Jurassic Park script, he's also the man responsible for what most fans consider the worst movie in the Indiana Jones franchise, Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, which hit theaters in 2008.
Disney and Lucasfilm announced Indiana Jones 5 earlier this week. The latest sequel will once again reunite star Harrison Ford and director Steven Spielberg. Other movies that David Koepp has written for Steven Spielberg include The Lost World: Jurassic Park and War of the Worlds.
It should be noted that David Koepp is not the sole writer on Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. So he's not entirely to blame. He cobbled the screenplay together from »
After the big announcement this week that Indiana Jones will be returning in a fifth movie, we have more news on the project today as Disney has announced the screenwriter to take charge of the newest entry in the franchise.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, regular Steven Spielberg collaborator David Koepp has been tapped to write the new film, after previously co-writing Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. He has also worked with the director on Jurassic Park, The Lost World: Jurassic Park and War of the Worlds.
More recently, Koepp has worked on Inferno, the latest Dan Brown adaptation due for release this summer starring Tom Hanks and directed by Ron Howard, as well as Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit and 2012’s Premium Rush, which he also directed.
Harrison Ford returns as Indiana Jones on July 19th, 2019.
- Scott J. Davis
This faux sketch show has talking books, phone-ins about murdering baby animals, celebrity guests like Amy Poehler and Paul Rudd – and it’s so absurd it barely holds together as a concept. I sorely need you to start watching
British Netflix is notoriously threadbare compared with its American cousin. In the Us, you can watch almost any film or TV show that has ever been made. In the UK, your choice basically consists of Aloha, that Bill Murray holiday special that temporarily made you despise Christmas and – because you watched Woody Allen’s Bananas – Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit.
But things are getting better. Because this week, the gloriously silly Comedy Bang! Bang! finally debuted on Netflix UK, and it’s the greatest thing to happen to the service in years. Greater, even, than the awful third series of House of Cards that everyone forced themselves to sit through out of »
- Stuart Heritage
Brett Douville, lead programmer for one of LucasArts most beloved and fondly remembered titles, Star Wars: Republic Commando, was kind enough to chat with me about his experience at LucasArts and dive deep into the heart of what the game work. Come inside to check out my full interview!
Last week, I dropped a snippet of information for Star Wars fans and gamers about the sequel to Republic Commando we never got. It was something that had been bothering me for quite some time, especially with Sev’s fate left in the air, and gave me some much needed closure.
While I know that’s something many fans had been waiting for, my chat with Brett was incredibly enlightening all around. While the main focus of our talk centered on Republic Commando, we started off talking about his early time at LucasArts:
You worked with LucasArts/Lfl on a few projects, »
- email@example.com (Jordan Maison)
A highly-anticipated film at this year’s Berlinale, not just because of the impressive cast, which includes the likes of Colin Firth, Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, Laura Linney, Guy Pearce and Dominic West, but also because it marks the debut feature film from respected theatre director Michael Grandage.
Based on a true story, Genius is set in 1920s New York, with Firth starring as real-life book publisher Max Perkins, the man responsible for overseeing the work of F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemmingway and ultimately Thomas Wolfe. The film essentially tells the story of the professional life of Wolfe (Jude Law). The famous writer was discovered by Perkins having been turned down by every other publisher in town. The film explores the creativity that went into his first couple of novels and the personal issue that he endured, »
- Paul Heath
After successfully partnering up on "Mr. Holmes" last year to the tune of nearly $18 million, Roadside Attractions and Miramax are joining forces once again to distribute the well-reviewed Sundance romance "Southside With You." Marking the directorial debut of Richard Tanne, the film imagines just how exactly Barack and Michele Obama's first date might have gone down. Read More: Sundance Review: Barack and Michelle Obama Make a Cute Couple in 'Southside With You' The director takes a page from Richard Linklater's playbook in reducing the couple's story to a walk-and-talk one-day structure. Tika Sumpter co-developed the film and stars as Michelle, while Parker Sawyers, best known for small roles in "Zero Dark Thirty" and "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit," plays Barack. Deadline reports the film is being sold in the $2 million ballpark and that the deal will be finalized tonight in Berlin. The film earned very favorable reviews »
- Zack Sharf
Filming has wrapped on the largest ever Chinese-Australian co-production at Village Roadshow Studios on the Gold Coast.
The 3-D Movie, Nest, stars Chinese megastar Li Bingbing, Kellan Lutz (The Twilight Saga, Expendables 3), Kelsey Grammer (Transformers), Stef Dawson (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay), Chinese popstar and actor Wu Chun and Shane Jacobson (The Dressmaker, Oddball, Kenny).
Nest is the largest Chinese-Australian co-production to date, with investment funding from Screen Australia and Screen Queensland, and features an award-winning team both in front of and behind the camera..
Visual FX will be created by Cutting Edge and the world renowned, »
- Brian Karlovsky
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