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Samuel L. Jackson Joins Live-Action Version of ‘Kite’ Anime

19 December 2012 7:27 AM, PST | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

Samuel L. Jackson may be once again reuniting with Quentin Tarantino for this month’s Django Unchained, but it’s not the only film fans of the prolific actor can look forward to.

We’ve known for a long while that Jackson would appear in the upcoming remakes of Oldboy and Robocop (the latter of which he begins filming in January), and much has been said of his desire to return to the Star Wars saga with the announcement of Disney’s new trilogy, though nothing official has come about.

Now, in addition to these films – along with his work as Nick Fury in Captain America: The Winter Soldier – we’ve received word that Jackson will appear in a live-action version of 1998 Japanese anime Kite under director David R. Ellis. The filmmaker previously collaborated with Jackson on the 2006 cult ...

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Jackson Talks Latest Tries to Take Flight with ‘Kite’

18 December 2012 9:41 AM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Much like Lon Chaney, Sr. can be called “The Man with a Thousand Faces,” Samuel L. Jackson can be labeled as “The Man with a Thousand Roles.” He has become one of the biggest box office draws in the industry complete with his own set of memorable characters such as Nick Fury, Mace Windu, and Jules Winnfield.

Now he speaks of his latest endeavors into the cinematic world.

Jackson says:

“After [RoboCop], I’m going to do this live-action version of ‘Kite,’ the Japanese anime. I’ll be doing a live-action version of that in Johannesburg.”

Jackson will be no stranger to such material, having voice-acted in both “Afro Samurai” movies. He is also known to be an avid fan of comic books and anime citing two of his favorites in the latter category as “Ninja Scroll and “Black Lagoon.”

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Samuel L. Jackson Joining Kite and Really, Really Wants to be in Star Wars Again

18 December 2012 9:22 AM, PST | Beyond Hollywood | See recent Beyond Hollywood news »

Samuel L. Jackson is re-teaming with his “Snakes on a Plane” director David Ellis for Ellis’ upcoming adaptation of the Japanese anime “Kite”. Besides that, he reveals he’s still on tap to shoot his scenes for the “RoboCop” remake, and he’d really like to be in the new “Star Wars” movies … despite the fact that his character Mace Windu died in the prequels. Talking to Movies.com, Jackson confirms his involvement in Ellis’ “Kite”: After [RoboCop], I’m going to do this live-action version of Kite, the Japanese anime. I’ll be doing a live-action version of that in Johannesburg. Jackson is likely playing the partner of a murdered cop, who teams up with the cop’s young daughter as she seeks revenge for her father’s death. Or it could be another role, but that seems like something he would be cast in. The last time we »

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Samuel L. Jackson Joins Live-Action Kite Remake

18 December 2012 6:15 AM, PST | Filmofilia | See recent Filmofilia news »

And despite Nick Fury won’t appear in Iron Man 3 or Thor 2 next year, the actor Samuel L. Jackson has been keeping busy as he’ll be seen next week in Django Unchained and has supporting roles in next year’s, RoboCop and Oldboy. Now he’s revealed that will take part in yet another re-imagining.

Jackson will be reportedly joining the cast of the live-action film adaptation of Yasuomi Umetsu‘s 1998 Kite anime. In fact, he’s the first actor to join the cast of David R. Ellis‘ upcoming project. He told Movies.com:

After (RoboCop), I’m going to do this live-action version of Kite, the Japanese anime. I’ll be doing a live-action version of that in Johannesburg.

The Film Business Asia website reported last year that the filming will begin in January of 2012.

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Samuel L. Jackson Boards Kite

17 December 2012 8:18 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Samuel L. Jackson has boarded David R. Ellis' live action adaptation of the Japanese anime Kite. The Django Unchained star is the first actor to join the project.

The thriller is set in a post-apocalyptic era and centers on a young orphaned girl that becomes an assassin. She goes on a quest to seek revenge on her father's killer with the help of his ex-partner.

Here is what Samuel L. Jackson had to say about taking on the currently unknown role.

"After RoboCop, I'm going to do this live-action version of Kite, the Japanese anime. I'll be doing a live-action version of that in Johannesburg."

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Samuel L. Jackson Cast In Kite

17 December 2012 5:12 PM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

In his time, director David R. Ellis has helmed Final Destination 2, Cellular, Shark Night and, um, Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco, but now he's got the toughest challenge of his career ahead of him: adapting the furiously violent and much-loved anime Kite into a live-action Hollywood thriller.Aiding him in his quest is Samuel L. Jackson, who previously worked with Ellis on Snakes On A Plane back in 2006. Jackson announced his involvement with the project while on promotional duties for Django Unchained, where he mentioned to Movies.com what he had on his slate after the RoboCop remake wraps."After [RoboCop], I'm going to do this live-action version of Kite, the Japanese anime," he said. "I'll be doing a live-action version of that in Johannesburg."Released in two parts before being edited together as a 60-minute piece for the Us market, the 1998 anime told the tale of an »

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Samuel L. Jackson Joins 'Kite' Remake, Says He Loves 'Oldboy' and Is Dying to Do More 'Star Wars'

17 December 2012 9:55 AM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Yesterday I had the pleasure of interviewing Samuel L. Jackson for the first time, thanks to Django Unchained (in theaters on Christmas Day), and while our conversation was full of more expletives than I care to mention, it was also a really fun chat with an actor who's just as cool offscreen as he is on. When it came time to discuss Jackson's future projects, he revealed that he absolutely "loved" working on Spike Lee's Oldboy, and while he still has to go shoot a part for the RoboCop remake in January -- as well as his scenes as Nick Fury for Captain America: The Winter Soldier -- he said in between he'll be shooting the live-action remake of the Japanese anime Kite. "After [RoboCop], I'm going to do this live-action version of Kite, the...

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Abbie Cornish Talks The Girl, Relating to Her Character, The Remake of Robocop, and More

14 December 2012 1:31 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

The indie drama The Girl features Australian actress Abbie Cornish in a tragic, heartfelt and ultimately hopeful performance as Ashley Colton, a single mother in Texas who is struggling with the loss of her son to Social Services.  When her path collides with a young girl from Mexico, she finds herself in the middle of a life-changing journey that forces her to confront and deal with the cycle of her past. During this recent exclusive phone interview with Collider, Abbie Cornish talked about how she came to be a part of this film, how easy she found this character to relate to, learning to speak with a Texas accent and in fluent Spanish (for which she had three months of lessons), how quickly she bonded with the young actress who plays Rosa (Maritza Santiago Hernandez), how intense the entire experience was, and the way she thinks things might have turned out for her character. »

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Abbie Cornish Talks Robocop Filming, Working With The Cast And More

14 December 2012 12:34 PM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

In an interview with Collider, actress Abbie Cornish discusses working on Sony Pictures and MGM's RoboCop remake, which is currently undergoing production. She says that she had "so much fun" on the set of the reboot, and has nothing but positive things to say about co-stars Joel Kinnaman (RoboCop/Alex Murphy) and Gary Oldman (Norton) as well as director José Padilha. "To be honest, I enjoy all different types of films and experiences," she says when asked whether she prefers working on bigger or smaller movies. "RoboCop has been so much fun. The people are great. The cast and crew are great, and I’ve met some incredible people. I’ve had a great time with Joel Kinnaman, and I adore Gary Oldman. ... His comedic timing is incredible. He always makes me laugh. And he’s one of the best actors I’ve ever worked with, for sure. And I »

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'The Killing' to feature new cast for third season

13 December 2012 3:52 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The Killing will undergo a cast overhaul for its third season. The crime drama was axed by AMC in July, but will return for a new run in 2013 as part of a co-production deal between the cable network and Netflix. However, Billy Campbell - who played Seattle city councilman Darren Richmond - will not return to the series, Variety reports. Brent Sexton and Michelle Forbes, who played the grieving parents of murder victim Rosie Larsen, have also been dropped from The Killing's third season. Series leads Mireille Enos (World War Z) and Joel Kinnaman (Robocop) are both expected (more) »

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Abbie Cornish Smuggles Mexicans Across the Border in The Girl Trailer

10 December 2012 3:56 AM, PST | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Today we have the trailer for "The Girl" drama, starring Abbie Cornish (RoboCop, Sucker Punch) and Will Patton. The film appeared at the Tribeca Film Festival earlier this year. Check out the trailer below. Plot: Ashley (Cornish) is an emotionally distraught woman whose child was taken away by Social Services. Being in dire straits financially, she begins to smuggle illegal immigrants across the border from Mexico into Texas. But when a young girl named Rosa comes into her care, everything begins to change for Ashley. The new movie is written and directed by David Riker, and is set to get a limited theatrical release on December 14th. Trailer: »

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Sequels – Love them or hate them, here’s what’s coming!

7 December 2012 2:01 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Sequels, prequels, reboots and reduxes. The good, the bad, and the downright ugly of those being made… Some we still have no idea what they’re about, or if they will be made, but they are rumoured – chances are, [hopefully] they *won’t* be made.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey- December 14th, 2012

It’s not really a sequel, but rather a prequel which features the cast of The Lord of the Rings in an expanded version of the classic book.

A Good Day to Die Hard- February 14th, 2013

Rumored to be the final in the Die Hard series, Bruce Willis must fight Russian terrorists in Russia with his son.

Oz: The Great and Powerful- March 8th, 2013

This will actually be a prequel to the 1939 classic, depicting the story of how Oz came to be.

G.I. Joe: Retaliation- March 29th, 2013

Starring mostly everyone in the first movie, as »

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Cancelled Us Version of The Killing set to return

2 December 2012 11:59 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Earlier this year AMC announced that the Us remake of the hit Danish show The Killing starring Joel Kinnaman (RoboCop) and Mireille Enos (World War Z) had been cancelled after its second season. The news didn’t come as much of a surprise due to a very slow and erratic second season that wasn’t greatly received by viewers and saw a significant drop in audience numbers.

However for diehard fans of the show that centres on as a pair of Seattle cops trying to solve the murder of a high school girl, there is some good news. As reported recently by Variety it was rumoured that both Netflix and DirecTV were interesting in reviving the show. Subsequently, AMC seemed to have had a change of heart and it was also rumoured that the channel was perhaps looking to team up with Netflix to share costs and bring the show »

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Marianne Jean-Baptiste Joins The Cast Of All You Need Is Kill

29 November 2012 11:17 AM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Warner Bros.' Tom Cruise-starrer All You Need Is Kill is currently filming in London, but we now have a late cast addition to the Doug Liman-directed sci-fi thriller. According to Variety, British actress Marianne Jean-Baptiste has been cast in the film, which is an adaptation of the graphic novel of the same name. All that's known about her role in the movie is that she will be playing "Dr. Whittle". All You Need Is Kill also stars Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton and Charlotte Riley, and was recently moved to a March 7th, 2014 release date. The story depicts a soldier (Cruise) in a war against aliens who is stuck in a time loop, reliving his death on the battle field over and over again. Jean-Baptiste was most recently seen in Won't Back Down, and will soon be in MGM's RoboCop reboot (which hits theaters February 7th, 2014). Follow @PaulRomCBM !function(d, »

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Robocop Behind The Scenes Videos: Just Kinnaman Riding Through The Hood!

29 November 2012 5:01 AM, PST | Filmofilia | See recent Filmofilia news »

Robo, excuse me, Robo, any special message for all the kids watching at home? Hey kids, wanna have some fun today? Ok then, we have some pretty cool stuff to share with you, because we’ve just got these behind-the-scenes videos from the upcoming RoboCop movie (currently shooting in Toronto), and I’m sure you’re going to… Well, actually I’m not sure if you’ll love or hate the poor robot even more or…whatever, just check it out!

While you’re (not) enjoying these clips, I will quickly remind you that the new RoboCop comes from director Jose Padilha, it is set to open on February 7th, 2014, and the movie has pretty good cast on board which includes Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Samuel L. Jackson, Abbie Cornish, Jackie Earle Haley, Michael K. Williams, Jay Baruchel, Jennifer Ehle and Marianne Jean-Baptiste.

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First Look At Gary Oldman And Michael K. Williams From The Robocop Set

21 November 2012 7:24 PM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Michael K. Williams plays Officer Jack Lewis in the movie, but Oldman's role is that of the doctor who "resurrects" Alex Murphy as Robocop, so what he is doing in the police vest I have no idea. I guess either he's just posing with it for the pic, or it has something to do with the plot - finds himself in a situation that requires some police protection perhaps? In RoboCop, the year is 2029 and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the center of robot technology. Their drones are winning American wars around the globe and now they want to bring this technology to the home front. Alex Murphy is a loving husband, father and good cop doing his best to stem the tide of crime and corruption in Detroit. After he is critically injured in the line of duty, OmniCorp utilizes their remarkable science of robotics to save Alex’s »

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New RoboCop Video Unveils Concept Art and Story Details

18 November 2012 4:03 AM, PST | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

A bunch of new concept art from the upcoming "RoboCop" remake recently appeared online, showing what the title character will eventually look like in the film. That art came from a four-minute video that also features some words from director Jose Padilha. Today, we have that video. Watch it below. Plot: The year is 2028 and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the center of robot technology. Their drones are winning American wars around the globe and now they want to bring this technology to the home front. Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman) is a loving husband, father and good cop doing his best to stem the tide of crime and corruption in Detroit. After he is critically injured in the line of duty, OmniCorp utilizes their remarkable science of robotics to save Alex's life. He returns to the streets of his beloved city with amazing new abilities, but with issues a regular »

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"RoboCop": A Sleeker 'Ed-209'

17 November 2012 11:19 AM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek an official studio clip supporting director Jose Padilha’s remake of "RoboCop", currently filming in Toronto.

The video includes concept art for multiple generations of the 'RoboCop’ suit, a sleeker-looking 'Ed-209', new high-tech weaponry and commentary from actor Joel Kinnaman who plays 'Murphy', director Padilha, producer Eric Newman, VFX Supervisor Jamie Price and Production Designer Martin Whist.

"RoboCop" also stars Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Keaton, Gary Oldman, Abbie Cornish, Jay Baruchel and Jackie Earle Haley, opening February 7th, 2014.

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New RoboCop Licensing Reel Plus Some Really Cool Concept Art

17 November 2012 2:48 AM, PST | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Here’s a new licensing reel featuring interviews with the cast and crew of the upcoming remake of “RoboCop” by director José Padilha (Rio, eu te amo, Elite Squad) and starring Gary Oldman (The Dark Knight Rises, Paranoia, Monster Butler, Lawless), Michael Keaton (30 Rock, Toy Story 4), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury, Old Boy, Django Unchained, The Avengers), Joel Kinnaman (Knight of Cups, Easy Money, The Darkest Hour) and Abbie Cornish (An Ordinary Man, Seven Psychopaths, The Girl, W.E.). Film Synopsis: In a crime-ridden city, a fatally wounded cop returns to the force as a powerful cyborg with submerged memories haunting him. Follow @Shockya on Twitter for the latest from  [ Read More ]

The post New RoboCop Licensing Reel Plus Some Really Cool Concept Art appeared first on Shockya.com. »

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‘RoboCop’ Remake Concept Art Shows Off Armor, Action Scenes, & Ed-209

17 November 2012 12:08 AM, PST | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

Earlier today, a four-minute licensing featurette popped up online for Jose Padilha‘s upcoming RoboCop remake. The video, which was created to help sell the film to merchandisers, featured a variety of concept art from the film as well as interviews with Padilha, star Joel Kinnaman, and VFX  Supervisor Jamie Price.

Naturally, since the video was not meant for mainstream audiences, it was promptly taken down, but not before several websites snapped stills of the video featuring the concept art. The images, which contain minor spoilers, reveal multiple iterations of the new RoboCop armor, several action scenes from the film (including what looks like an army of RoboCops), and another look at the new version of the Ed-209.

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