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In terms of "Immortals 2," he tells Collider they have to have the right story or they won't do it. Right now though they're just working on ideas and are talking to writers, but aren't in a rush.
As for a third "300," he says the hope is it will be out faster than the seven years it took the current sequel to hit. "I think they [the public] are going to come out of this one wanting more."
Canton is also working on a trilogy about a young Julius Caesar and Marcus Brutus with a major director said to be attached and announced soon. More immediate is the Vin Diesel-led "The Last Witch Hunter" which is aiming to begin filming this Summer. »
- Garth Franklin
Now playing in theaters is director Noam Murro’s 300: Rise of an Empire. In the sequel to Zack Snyder’s 300, Greek general Themistokles (Sullivan Stapleton) attempts to unite all of Greece by leading the charge that will change the course of the war against the massive invading Persian forces led by mortal-turned-god, Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro), and Artemisia (Eva Green), the vengeful commander of the Persian navy. The film also stars Lena Headey, Hans Matheson, David Wenham, Igal Nao, Callan Mulvey, Jack O’Connell, and Andrew Tiernan. I’ve seen the film twice now and am happy to report the sequel kicks ass. The fight scenes are extremely well done, the 3D actually adds to the story, and Eva Green’s performance is worth the price of admission. It also might have the best sex scene of 2014, and it’s only February. While many might have wondered if we needed »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
Frank Miller comic book film adaptations 300 and Sin City remain two of the more unique additions to the genre, for their heightened representations of, respectively, the Hollywood swords and sandals world and archetypal Noir setting. Perhaps appropriately, both properties will return to theaters this year, first with 300: Rise of an Empire this Friday and later Sin City: A Dame to Kill For in August.
The trailer for the Sin City sequel is now online, ahead of its premiere on the big screen attached to prints of Rise of an Empire, no doubt.
Miller, as he did on the previous installment, co-directed Sin City: A Dame to Kill For with Robert Rodriguez. The list of returning players in front of the camera includes Mickey Rourke (Immortals), Jessica Alba (A.C.O.D.), Bruce Willis (Red 2), and Rosario Dawson (Trance), ...
Click to continue reading ‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill For’ Trailer: Booze, Broads »
- Sandy Schaefer
Lionsgate have given us this brand new and exclusive look at the TV spot for their brand new movie The Legend of Hercules. The movie is set for release March 28th and stars Starring Kellan Lutz (Immortals), Gaia Weiss, Scott Adkins, Roxanne McKee, Liam Garrigan and Liam McIntyre who you may know from the TV show Spartacus. Renny Harlin (Die Hard 2) helms the project and you can see all our coverage from the movie here.
In the epic origin story The Legend Of Hercules, Kellan Lutz (Immortals) stars as the mythical Greek hero – the son of Zeus, a half-god, half-man blessed with extraordinary strength. Betrayed by his stepfather, a tyrant king, and exiled and sold in to slavery because of a forbidden love, Hercules must use his formidable powers to fight his way back to his rightful kingdom. Through harrowing battles and gladiatorial death matches, Hercules embarks on a »
- David Sztypuljak
Three intriguing sounding series have been put into development.
The story is set in New York City, in a world of Biblical fallen angels (the Nephilim). These dark angels are only kept in check by The Righteous 36. The latter is a mystical Jewish concept which says that at all times there are 36 people in the world possessing special powers.
Finally remake rights to "Prisoners of War", the Israeli drama that was remade in the U.S. »
- Garth Franklin
Are you a fan of stories about angels fighting humans and/or amongst themselves? If so, you'll possibly have another new TV show to watch along with "Dominion" on Syfy as word has come that A&E is developing "The 36." Read on for the details.
The project’s title stems from the mystical Jewish concept of The Righteous 36, which stipulates that at all times there are 36 people in the world possessing special powers who don’t necessarily know each other, but if even one of them were to go missing, the world would come to an end.
If this premise sounds familiar, it was recently used on the Fox drama "Touch," where such 36 people were hunted by a shady organization.
A&E's "The 36" is »
- Debi Moore
Exclusive: A&E Network has put in development a high-concept drama from Immortals writers Charley & Vlas Parlapanides and producer Michael London. The project’s title, The 36, stems from the mystical Jewish concept of the Righteous 36, which stipulates that at all times there are 36 people in the world possessing special powers who don’t necessarily know each other but if even one of them was missing, the world would come to an end. A version of the premise was recently used on the Fox supernatural drama Touch where such 36 people were hunted by a shady organization. The 36 is set in the world of the biblical fallen angels. These dark angels, or Nephilim, live among us and are only kept in check by The Righteous 36. Set in New York, The 36 centers on Dane, a complicated hero who soon learns that he’s right in the middle of this battle for the soul of mankind. »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
If I could sum up the Batman vs. Superman casting in one word, it would be: divisive. Think about it, has there been a film in recent memory that’s suffered as much backlash about its casting decisions as this movie has? First came the bombshell that Ben Affleck will be playing Batman, then Fast & Furious star Gal Gadot signed on as Wonder Woman. Most recently, Jesse Eisenberg was announced as Superman’s nemesis, Lex Luthor. Every casting choice has come under fire and now, one of the film’s stars is firing back.
From her acting chops to her physique, when it came to playing the Amazonian warrior on screen Gal Gadot was heavily criticized. Many pointed out that she wasn’t “buff” enough for the part, a fact that many seem to have forgotten is something that can easily be fixed, especially considering Snyder’s track record of beefing up his starts. »
- James Garcia
Here in the UK, there's a little under two months to go before Kellan Lutz (Twilight, Immortals) slips on the sandals for The Legend of Hercules, and Lionsgate has released a new poster trailer for the critically-mauled mythological actioner, which is directed by Renny Harlin of Die Hard 2 and Cliffhanger fame....
"In Ancient Greece 1200 B.C., a queen succumbs to the lust of Zeus to bear a son promised to overthrow the tyrannical rule of the king and restore peace to a land in hardship. But this prince, Hercules, knows nothing of his real identity or his destiny. He desires only one thing: the love of Hebe, Princess of Crete, who has been promised to his own brother. When Hercules learns of his greater purpose, he must choose: to flee with his true love or to fulfill his destiny and become the true hero of his time. The story »
- Gary Collinson
Lionsgate have released the first trailer and UK poster for their movie The Legend Of Hercules which stars Twilight star Kellan Lutz alongside Gaia Weiss, Scott Adkins, Roxanne McKee, Liam Garrigan and Liam McIntyre of TV show Spartacus fame.
In the epic origin story The Legend Of Hercules, Kellan Lutz (Immortals) stars as the mythical Greek hero – the son of Zeus, a half-god, half-man blessed with extraordinary strength. Betrayed by his stepfather, a tyrant king, and exiled and sold in to slavery because of a forbidden love, Hercules must use his formidable powers to fight his way back to his rightful kingdom. Through harrowing battles and gladiatorial death matches, Hercules embarks on a legendary odyssey to overthrow the King and restore peace to the land.
The Legend Of Hercules is released in UK cinemas on March 28th 2014. Let us know what you think in the comments below.
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- David Sztypuljak
Kellan Lutz has spoken about how starring in the Twilight franchise allowed him to transform his body.
Speaking to Men's Health, the actor - who is the lead in new movie The Legend of Hercules - said he used his downtime during the filming of the vampire movies to work out.
He explained: "I was bored. They put us in these mall apartment complexes - the fans and paparazzi were outside the whole time. So I bunkered down in the gym; it was my escape."
Lutz added that a subsequent role also changed his diet. "For Immortals, we all had dieticians. Every hour they'd hand you eight almonds or a plate of spinach."
Explaining that his eating habits often mean he disregards the menu when in a restaurant, he said: "Just ask if they have salmon and avocado and if they mind throwing together a salad for you. It's being deliberately ignorant, »
“Los Angeles (January 29, 2014) —- Ketchup Entertainment today announced the acquisition of U.S. rights to Wolves, the directorial debut of screenwriter David Hayter (X-Men, X2, Watchmen). The werewolf action-thriller, written by Hayter, stars Lucas Till (X-Men: First Class), Stephen McHattie (Immortals, Watchmen) and Jason Momoa (Game of Thrones, Conan the Barbarian). The film is produced by Copperheart Entertainment’s Steve Hoban (Splice, Ginger Snaps), with makeup effects by Oscar-winning creature designers Dave Elsey and Lou Elsey (The Wolfman, X-Men: First Class).
Wolves follows the story of Cayden Richards (Till) – a handsome eighteen year-old with a dark secret. Forced to hit the road after the brutal murder of his parents, Cayden finds himself turning into a savage wolf and is thrust between two warring clans of werewolves »
- Jonathan James
The other night I was looking through those Bernie Wrightson images from Stephen King’s Cycle of the Werewolf and realized that we haven’t had a ruthless, gory werewolf film in some time. While I’m not sure if X-Men writer David Hayter’s new film Wolves is going to be what I (we) want, I’m always down for a new werewolf film.
While I have never heard of Ketchup Entertainment, David Hayter is someone that floats above the radar for me after being involved with the first two X-Men films and worked on the Watchmen screenplay. Let’s just hope Wolves delivers. Read below for the official press release.
From the Press Release
Los Angeles (January 29, 2014) —- Ketchup Entertainment today announced the acquisition of U.S. rights to Wolves, the directorial debut of screenwriter David Hayter (X-Men, X2, Watchmen). The werewolf action-thriller, written by Hayter, stars Lucas Till »
- Andy Triefenbach
Ketchup Entertainment today announced the acquisition of U.S. rights to Wolves , the directorial debut of screenwriter David Hayter ( X-Men , X2 , Watchmen ). The werewolf action-thriller, written by Hayter, stars Lucas Till ( X-Men: First Class ), Stephen McHattie ( Immortals , Watchmen ) and Jason Momoa ("Game of Thrones," Conan the Barbarian ). The film is produced by Copperheart Entertainmen's Steve Hoban ( Splice , Ginger Snaps ), with makeup effects by Oscar-winning creature designers Dave Elsey and Lou Elsey ( The Wolfman , X-Men: First Class ). Wolves follows the story of Cayden Richards (Till) - a handsome eighteen year-old with a dark secret. Forced to hit the road after the brutal murder of his parents, Cayden finds himself turning into a savage wolf »
Right now Riddick (Blu-ray review) is number one on the home video charts, and you know what that means... Sequel talk! Such is the case today, and star Vin Diesel was so excited by the news, he decided to start dancing! But wait! There's more!
If you watch the video below, which features Diesel dancing(!) to both Katy Perry and Beyonce (seriously, you have to watch this), in between shaking his ass to their two songs, he mentions that Universal called him directly to give him the good news about the home video release and to inquire about the possibility of a sequel.
Post by Vin Diesel.
Global action superstar Vin Diesel reprises his breakthrough role in Riddick, the much anticipated new chapter in the epic adventures of the most wanted man in the universe. The all-new thriller finds the title character trapped on a sun-scorched planet and »
- Uncle Creepy
With Riddick (Blu-ray review) now available in stores, we've gotten hold of an imagining of our favorite Furyan's universe in an easy to use, interactive star map. Each of the planets on the map has hotspots that contain facts, images, and other content that gives fans a more in-depth look at the setting of the trilogy.
While the map doesn't reflect every aspect of the Riddick universe - and we certainly wouldn't advise it as a navigational tool - it definitely presents a jumping-off point for fans to discuss their favorite characters, scenes, and moments from the action-packed sci-fi franchise!
Blu-ray Combo Pack Description
Debuting an Unrated Director’s Cut with even more intense, heart-pounding sequences not shown in theaters and an alternate ending, the Blu-ray Combo Pack includes bonus features that reveal the behind-the-scenes secrets of the heart-stopping thriller’s incredible cast, uniquely talented crew, and cutthroat characters. In addition, »
- Uncle Creepy
We reminisce below over the humble Aussie acting beginnings of other Hollywood actors and actresses - and see which soaps spawned the most successful stars:
Chris Hemsworth played Jamie Kane in Neighbours back in 2002 and was in Home and Away as Kim Hyde from 2004 to 2007. The Aussie actor has since appeared in Hollywood blockbusters like Thor and The Avengers, and most recently played the late James Hunt in Ron Howard's Rush.
Pete Berg’s gritty combat drama Lone Survivor accomplished its mission at the box office this weekend. The film, based on the true story of former Navy Seal Marcus Luttrell, grossed $38.5 million over the Friday-to-Sunday period, marking the second best January debut of all time after Cloverfield’s $40.1 million bow in 2008. Audiences, which were 57 percent male and 57 percent 30 or older, issued Lone Survivor a rare “A+” CinemaScore grade, suggesting that Universal’s $40 million film will benefit from terrific word-of-mouth in the weeks to come.
- Grady Smith
Kellan Lutz ‘The Legend of Hercules’: New Summit release has 0% Rotten Tomatoes approval rating (photo: Gaia Weiss and shirtless Kellan Lutz in ‘The Legend of Hercules’) Starring Kellan Lutz, best known as the hunky and likable vampire Emmett in the Twilight movies, The Legend of Hercules opens today, January 10, 2014, in North America. That’s the good news for Kellan Lutz fans. Now, the bad news: The Legend of Hercules isn’t about to become the next Spartacus — or even the next Gladiator. “The only thing epic about The Legend of Hercules is what a failure it is,” writes Stephanie Merry in the Washington Post, while Newsday‘s Rafer Guzman’s complains that “this painfully feeble version of the strongman story fails on every level, from Lutz’s wooden acting to the styrofoam special effects.” In fact, out of 35 reviews, the Summit Entertainment / Lionsgate Pictures release has a 0% approval rating »
- Zac Gille
Glenn here with a look at a new release that will not be troubling Oscar in 12 months.
Hercules, son of Zeus, was gay. Or at the very least bisexual. He had to be if Renny Harlin’s The Legend of Hercules is anything to go by. Those ancient Greeks weren’t exactly shy about it, so in that regard it’s a shame Harlin’s oiled-up reboot of the Hercules mythology didn’t go further with the homoeroticism that is inherent in the material of pretty much any Hercules production (Disney animation excluded). As Daniel Walber writes at film.com, “the [sword and sandal] genre lives and breathes through the muscled bodies of often scantily-clad actors.” Ain’t that the truth. And in The Legend of Hercules there are buff, barely-clothed bods galore. And beards. Lots of beards, too. I wasn't complaining.
- Glenn Dunks
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