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Amir here, to welcome you to another edition of Team Top Ten, a poll of all of the website’s contributors. The topic du jour given that it's Emmy season is Best Films Adaptated from TV Series.
For as long as film and TV have coexisted, their fates, stars, successes, failures and histories have been entangled. Their ever-shifting dynamic has had an immense impact on both industries. The complexity of their relationship made devising a list like this one quite difficult, beginning with the question of what really constitutes an adaptation. For example, The Holy Grail and Life of Brian are not adapted from Monty Python's The Flying Circus; they are inspired by it, but one is more inspired than the other, so we rendered the former film eligible and the latter ineligible. On the other hand, series like Mission Impossible and Naked Gun present a different type of challenge »
- Amir S.
Tom Cruise has a new love interest - at least in theory. Swedish actress Rebecca Ferguson, who won a Golden Globe nod for her performance in last year's BBC/Starz miniseries "The White Queen," has won the coveted female lead in "Mission: Impossible 5," according to Deadline. The actress joins returning stars Cruise, Simon Pegg and Jeremy Renner in the Christopher McQuarrie-directed sequel, which (as we found out earlier today) Alec Baldwin is also reportedly in talks for. The followup is set to begin filming in August. In addition to her role in the forthcoming Dwayne Johnson action vehicle "Hercules," Ferguson's credits include Swedish soap opera "Nya tider," "Wallander" and Ridley Scott's scrapped Showtime pilot "The Vatican." Other upcoming films include "Despite the Falling Snow" opposite Charles Dance and "The Red Tent" co-starring Morena Baccarin, Minnie Driver, Iain Glen and Debra Winger. The last entry in the series, »
- Chris Eggertsen
Over the last 18 years, the Mission: Impossible franchise has lined up an impressive list of actresses to play opposite Tom Cruise' Ethan Hunt. On that list are Emmanuelle Béart, Thande Newton, Michelle Monaghan, Keri Russell, Maggie Q, and Paula Patton - and now the latest female lead has been found for Mission: Impossible 5. Word has come down that Rebecca Ferguson, the lead of the BBC series The White Queen, has taken a key role in the next chapter of the blockbuster franchise. Set to be directed by Christopher McQuarrie and based on a script by Iron Man 3's Drew Pearce, Mission: Impossible 5 doesn't currently have an official plot synopsis, but is expected to bring back the stars from Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol - including Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg and the aforementioned Paula Patton (not to mention possibly Ving Rhames and Michelle Monaghan). Deadline »
New reports have Alec Baldwin and "The White Queen" star Rebecca Ferguson in talks to star in Mission: Impossible 5 for director Christopher McQuarrie. The duo would join Tom Cruise who's once again reprising his role as Imf Agent Ethan Hunt along with fellow returning stars Jeremy Renner and Simon Pegg, both having starred in Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol while this would be Pegg's third film in the franchise. Baldwin will reportedly star as a high-ranking CIA officer overseeing Hunt's division, similar to the role played by Laurence Fishburne in Mission: Impossible III. Meanwhile, Ferguson will play the female lead, a role once tipped for Jessica Chastain who had to turn the role down due to scheduling conflicts. Reports say the role requires months of intense training leading up to the shoot and during. Mission: Impossible 5 was scripted by Drew Pearce (Iron Man 3) and is set for a December 25, 2015 release. »
- Brad Brevet
With the bulk of the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII already announced, and the addition of Lupita Nyong's and Gwendoline Christie beefing up the female presence recently, there's probably not many integral roles in the film left to be revealed. However, IGN Middle East (via Bleeding Cool) has word that Shaun of the Dead and Star Trek star Simon Pegg has a small role in the sci-fi sequel. But it doesn't sound like it's very extensive, because Pegg has apparently already completed shooting what will likely amount to a cameo on the set of the film in Abu Dhabi, which has since completed as production has moved to London. Pegg has been a staple of the films of J.J. Abrams playing Scotty in the Star Trek reboot franchise, and also had a supporting role in Mission: Impossible III and an expanded role in Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, so »
- Ethan Anderton
The Blurred Lines singer, 37, is naming his upcoming album Paula as a tribute to the Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol actress, 38, whom he split with in February after nine years of marriage, E! News reports.
Thicke has made it no secret in the past that he wants to reconcile with Patton, his high school sweetheart, even debuting his single Get Her Back at the Billboard Awards with this statement: "All right, y'all, help me get her back."
Video: How Robin Thicke Told His Dad He Wasn't Going to College
Though perhaps Thicke's bold moves are working.
Patton told Vanity Fair in May that there will always be a "deep love" between the two.
"We've known each other since we were teenagers. All I can tell you is there's a deep love there -- always was, and »
In today's world of studio movie making, let's face it, it's all about franchising. It's all about the sequels. In fact, this weekend we have two sequels hitting theaters in 22 Jump Street and How to Train Your Dragon 2. The first is a comedy sequel and it's receiving great reviews, despite the fact comedies rarely have good sequels. The second has the potential to be one of the biggest movies of the summer and perhaps the biggest animated movie of 2014. Whyc Sequels sell and if they're good they sell even more. That said, last week I started considering the sequels that were actually better than the original film in any given franchise. This isn't a question of what are the best sequelsc (I've already made that list.) Instead, what sequels managed to exceed the quality and entertainment of the film(s) that came before them. In this sense I have »
- Brad Brevet
Speaking to Yahoo!, the actor said he would reprise his role as William Brandt in the fifth instalment of the series.
After being asked if he would be interested in starring in a second season of hit show True Detective, he said: "I'm kind of strapped time-wise doing Avengers 2, and Mission: Impossible 5 is rearing its head, and then they want to do another Bourne movie."
Cruise recently revealed that the film will be shot in London later this year.
Watch a clip from Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol »
After the curious case of Edge Of Tomorrow’s surprise critical popularity, Rob investigates a strange Hollywood happening…
The release of Edge Of Tomorrow - which opened in the Us this past weekend, following its bow in the UK a week earlier - has brought, not for the first time, a strange Hollywood trend to light. And it's this: do we trust big stars to make decent movies anymore?
Many people, this writer included, took a lot of convincing to venture out and see Tom Cruise in a hugely expensive sci-fi spectacular (notwithstanding the fact that Cruise has fine form in science fiction). The film in question, Edge Of Tomorrow, is directed by Doug Liman of The Bourne Identity, and based on a graphic novel with a cool title. So surely this should have been a movie which audiences were enthusiastically anticipating? Yet It didn’t seem that way, »
When Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol hit theaters in 2011, Tom Cruise was partnered with then up and coming star Jeremy Renner as part of his Imf team. After the success of that film, the inevitable sequel was announced. While we know Mission: Impossible 5 is slated to hit screens next year under the direction of Christopher McQuarrie, no stars have been announced outside of Cruise himself. In a recent interview with Yahoo, Renner was asked about his upcoming guest appearance on the »
- Alex Maidy
Last weekend was kind of a lull in the summer movie death match. Sure, Disney's mega-budgeted "Maleficent" and whatever "A Million Ways to Die in the West" was supposed to be opened wide, but neither one was exactly a juggernaut worthy of the bloody gladiatorial race. (And, somewhat predictably, their box office numbers bore this out.)
This week, there are a couple of new contestants: "The Fault in Our Stars," a Ya melodrama starring Shailene Woodley as a young cancer patient, and "Edge of Tomorrow," starring Tom Cruise in a nifty "Groundhog Day"-meets-"Starship Troopers" plot that has Cruise falling victim to an intergalactic time loop that allows him to die, again and again, on a battlefield against an invading army race. (Emily Blunt is a fellow warrior who has suffered similar effects.)
This is Cruise's second sci-fi movie in a row, following last year's big-budget video art installation "Oblivion, »
- Drew Taylor
The Edge of Tomorrow star told the Daily Telegraph that the fifth instalment of the action franchise will be shot in the English capital later this year.
"I'm working on the next mission soon and we're shooting it here in London," he said.
"We haven't come up with the title yet. Hopefully I'll come up with a good one before the movie is finished."
Mission: Impossible 5 will open on December 25, 2015 in the Us. A UK release is yet to be confirmed.
Funnily enough this isn't Giacchino's first brush with the franchise, his very first composing job was to write the score for a video game based on 1997's "The Lost World: Jurassic Park" - one of the earliest console video games to feature an original orchestral score.
The film's director Colin Trevorrow says: "While this new score will honor the indelible work of John Williams, our mission is the same as the film itself — to create something bold and new for people who love dinosaurs."
Source: Heat Vision »
- Garth Franklin
After composing the scores for J.J. Abrams' films Star Trek, Mission: Impossible III and Super 8, the talented Michael Giacchino is bringing his musical genius to another summer blockbuster. THR has word that Giacchino is set to compose the score for Jurassic World, the next chapter in Universal's successful Jurassic Park franchise. Focusing on a fully functional theme park back on the original island of Isla Nublar, the film acts as a pseudo reboot with a whole new cast of characters who end up in trouble when the dinosaurs run wild. We don't know much about the sequel, but Giacchino's talents are more than welcome. Movie fans will hear plenty of Giacchino's work this summer as he scores Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and Jupiter Ascending. More recently, Giacchino teamed up with director Brad Bird to score Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, following his work as composer »
- Ethan Anderton
Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol was a solid entry into the series, and went on to become the biggest grossing film of the Mission: Impossible franchise to date. Furthermore, it's also the biggest grossing film of Tom Cruise's career. At one stage, it was set to be the film that handed the lead in the Mission: Impossible films over from Tom Cruise to Jeremy Renner. The box office numbers, however, cemented Cruise's place in the Mi pecking order.
Paramount has already ordered Mission: Impossible 5, which it has now scheduled for December 2015. Drew Pearce (Iron Man 3) wrote a script that was seemingly passed on, and then Christopher McQuarrie (Jack Reacher) came on board to direct. It's unclear how much of the Drew Pearce script remains intact. »
Paramount Pictures has released a new picture of Megan Fox as April O'Neil, news reporter in the world of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and it would appear it's an image as she has stumbled on the weapons arsenal of the Turtles. I'm not sure if there is much else to say about this film before any of us see it. Directed by Jonathan Liebesman (Wrath of the Titans) directs and his track record is certainly questionable. The team of screenwriters includes Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol scribes Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec with the third member being Evan Daugherty whose work includes a pair of awful films in Snow White and the Huntsman and Divergent. Daugherty's contributions were rewrites, which is a little scary. As for Fox, it's been a couple years since we last saw her in Judd Apatow's This Is 40, but it's not as if »
- Brad Brevet
Paramount is officially moving forward on a reboot (if you can call it that) of Beverly Hills Cop with Brett Ratner, who directed Murphy in 2011's Tower Heist, set to direct and Eddie Murphy returning as Detroit police officer, Axel Foley. How can a film be a "reboot" if the star of the first three is returningc Doesn't that just make it Beverly Hills Cop 4c Nevertheless, the film is scheduled for a March 25, 2016 release date with a script from Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol scribes Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec. At this time this is the only film scheduled on that date as each weekend in March now has a film slotted. Quoted by THR, producer Jerry Bruckheimer said, "We're going to take Eddie Murphy back to Detroit... He's going to be in Beverly Hills ... so we're going to have some fun with him." Whatever that means. »
- Brad Brevet
Briefly: Last year we learned a new Beverly Hills Cop was part of Jerry Bruckheimer's new production deal at Paramount Pictures, which seemed to indicate that the film from Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol scribes Josh Appelbaum & Andre Nemec would be on the fast track. Brett Ratner is still back to direct the film after being attached to the project for years while it went nowhere, and now Deadline reports Paramount has set a March 25th, 2016 release date. What's interesting is that this project is being called a reboot, and yet, Eddie Murphy is still starring in the film. Are we looking at a story that will bring Axel Foley's son into the mix like the failed TV pilot (which inspired film interest again) attempted to? We'll see. »
- Ethan Anderton
Beverly Hills Cop will be back on the beat in 2016. Paramount has dated a reboot of the popular cop comedy for wide release on March 25, 2016. Jerry Bruckheimer will produce the project, with is bringing back Eddie Murphy to star as Axel Foley, the Detroit cop from the original film series. Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol writers Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec wrote the script. Brett Ratner is attached to direct. Photos: Jerry Bruckheimer's Biggest Box Office Movies for Disney In April, Bruckheimer told THR that they were in the process of getting the script finished, and eyeing a
- Rebecca Ford
The 300th issue of Empire magazine has an article about the upcoming "World of Warcraft" movie, based on the popular video game. Along with the article, the magazine also unveiled a look at director Duncan Jones (Source Code, Moon) on set of the film. Check out the photo below. While plot details have yet to be revealed, we know that the new film stars Ben Foster (Need for Speed), Paula Patton (Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol), Dominic Cooper (Captain America: The First Avenger), and Toby Kebbell (Wrath of the Titans). "World of Warcraft" is set to hit theaters on March 11th, 2016. Poster: (click to enlarge) »
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