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We know that Robert Rodriguez is bringing one of his previous films to the small screen, with a TV adaptation of From Dusk Till Dawn currently filming, and now it's being reported by The New York Times (via ComicBookMovie) that The Weinstein Company is looking to branch out into the TV business and could be planning a Sin City series to follow the theatrical release of Sin City: A Dame to Kill For next year.
Apparently, Sin City is one of several movies that Bob Weinstein is looking to adapt for TV, with Rodriguez is said to be involved alongside with comic book creator and co-director Frank Miller. Meanwhile, in addition to the previously announced Scream pilot for MTV, Weinstein is also said to be working with director Frank Darabont on a 10-part series based upon Darabont's 2007 feature adaptation of the Stephen King tale The Mist.
- Gary Collinson
There are very few awards given out for movie posters these days. The Cannes Film Festival used to have one, and though the Chicago Film Festival revived their prestigious poster competition two years ago (Uncle Boonmee was their runner-up) they don’t seem to have repeated it since. The two major exceptions are the Hollywood Reporter Key Art Awards in the Us and The Screen Awards in the UK, both of whose ceremonies were held over the last couple of weeks. Both are industry-centric award shows run by trade magazines, so the results tend more towards design in the service of commerce than design for design’s sake—the Screen Awards website says “the category is judged not just on aesthetic appeal but how the poster represents the film, and how it enticed audiences”—though good design still shines through for the most part.
Ironically neither organization provides images of »
- Adrian Curry
Sufficiently sweet to serve as a date movie for all ages, “Lost for Words” comes across as almost subversively retrograde in its old-fashioned approach to charting the slow blossoming of a cross-cultural romance. There’s doubtless a simpatico audience out there for helmer Stanley J. Orzel’s leisurely paced drama about the bond that forms between an American It specialist and a Chinese ballerina in contemporary Hong Kong. But it’s doubtful that many of the folks most likely to enjoy this modestly engaging love story will succumb to its charms until it reaches home-screen platforms.
Grace Huang (“The Man With the Iron Fists”) makes an appealing impression throughout as Anna, a Beijing-trained dancer who quickly rises to the rank of solo performer after she lands a position with a Hong Kong ballet troupe. Unlike Mei Mei (Joman Chiang), her more uninhibited friend and roommate, Anna is a demure innocent »
- Joe Leydon
Russell Crowe is still a big name, although he hasn’t helmed a box-office hit in a starring role since 2010′s Robin Hood. He’s still in moviegoers’ minds due to his stoic turn as Jor-El in Man of Steel and his tone-deaf rendition as Inspector Javert in Les Misérables. The Oscar-winning actor is hoping to give Academy voters something to talk about, signing on to Fathers and Daughters, the latest film from Gabriele Muccino (The Pursuit of Happyness).
With the role, the actor is set to, once again, get Academy voters’ waterworks gushing. In Fathers and Daughters, he will portray a widowed novelist trying to raise his five-year-old daughter as he battles mental illness. The film, coming from Brad Desch’s Blacklisted script, will move between the daughter’s youth and 25 years later, when she looks back at her tumultuous childhood. The New York-set drama sounds like a bona-fide weepie, »
- Jordan Adler
I wrote two movies this year. One is social. It's called One Spoon of Chocolate. The tagline is "One spoon of chocolate can change a whole glass of milk." It's a racism struggle. It's a struggle between two guys and they realize their struggle is minute compared to the real struggle. That one I don't think I'll make as soon as the one I've just finished, which is called Sting of the Scorpion. It's basically another revisit of The Man With the Iron Fists saga. It's very different than the first one. The cool thing about writing film and working with Eli Roth and Quentin Tarantino is that Quentin is our teacher and Eli is my classmate, but they've elevated me. I told »
- Tambay A. Obenson
Ahead of its return this week The CW has released an extended promo for 'City of Heroes' the season two opener of its hit superhero series Arrow, which features guest appearances from Summer Glau (Firefly) as Isabel Rochev and Celina Jade (The Man with the Iron Fists) as Shado; check out the promo after the official episode description....
"From Vigilante To Hero — Diggle (David Ramsey) and Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) travel to Lian Yu in search of Oliver (Stephen Amell) who left Starling City after The Undertaking. Convinced to return home, Oliver finds that things are in worse shape than he thought – Isabel Rochev (Summer Glau) is preparing a hostile takeover of Queen Consolidated, Thea (Willa Holland) refuses to visit Moira (Susanna Thompson) in jail, Roy (Colton Haynes) is trying to fill the void left by the Arrow’s absence, and Laurel (Katie Cassidy) is working with the District Attorney »
- Gary Collinson
Breaking Bad is over and what a finale it was, although it may have been predictable based on what we knew from the flash forward at the start of the season, it still didn’t disappoint and was full of stirring and thrilling moments. More importantly, now that this is over, Netflix crucially need to up their game.
Hansel and Gretel and Texas Chainsaw, two pretty dire entries from earlier this year, just are not going to cut it against Argo and The Perks of Being a Wallflower regardless of who did what at the box office. Netflix seem to have the monopoly on quality catalogue titles this week with some little seen gems with Permanent Midnight and Orange County but this means nothing to the public and mostly registers with nerds like me.
This isn’t a suggestion that the company is in trouble at all but consider what »
- Chris Holt
Combining goodwill from the first movie with a Friday the 13th release date, horror sequel Insidious Chapter 2 seems poised for one of the biggest openings ever for the month of September. Meanwhile, Luc Besson's The Family should take a distant second place.When it opened on the first weekend of April 2011, the first Insidious underwhelmed with just $13.3 million, which is a fairly low figure for a supernatural horror movie. It received great word-of-mouth, though, which translated to strong holds and a very respectable $54 million final total. The movie maintains a good reputation: it was a major part of the campaign for director James Wan's The Conjuring, which opened to an excellent $41.9 million in July.Horror sequels have a sketchy track record, though their failure can often be chalked up to changing up the formula too much (for example, Blair Witch 2 and The Last Exorcism Part II both dropped »
- Ray Subers <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Here's an interesting one for Bautista fans. As the former pro-wrestler's profile begins to grow after roles in Riddick and, of course, Guardians Of The Galaxy; we're hearing that his next movie project might well be a zombie flick, written by Jon Lee Brody (Pawn, Star Trek Into Darkness) and mixed martial artist turned actor Cung le (The Man With The Iron Fists, Tekken) who also looks set to act in the movie. Word is that the script has being doing the rounds and has finally found a home, and that Dave Bautista may have committed to star..though we can't confirm this at the moment and have no info on the character he'd play. Unfortunately all we can reveal about the actual movie itself is that it'll be a new take on the zombie genre, incorporating martial arts into the undead carnage. So not too much to go on »
A big-budget kung fu movie, “Legend” attempts to revive Wong Fei-hung, one of the iconic old names of the Chinese action genre, but who has been absent from the big screen for some 20 years.
“Legend” is produced by Bill Kong, Ivy Ho and Liu Erdong, through their Edko Films, Irresistible Delta and Bdi companies. Chow Hin-yeung, discovered with Edko’s “Murderer” and Edko and Irresistible’s “Nightfall,” directs.
Mann recently starred in cop thriller “Cold War,” also produced by Kong and Ho, and in Universal’s “The Man With The Iron Fists.” He also co-starred in the Us series, “Arrow,” which is one of the highest rating Us TV shows in China.
Taiwan-born Peng starred in Chinese hit “Wedding Invitation” and as a muscled-up »
- Patrick Frater
It seems that Machete Kills isn't the only upcoming Robert Rodriguez sequel to feature an appearance by Lady Gaga, with Joseph Gordon-Levitt (The Dark Knight Rises) revealing during a radio interview that the pop superstar is set to cameo in next year's eagerly-anticipated Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. "She’s a great actress," Gordon-Levitt told Jamn 94.5 (via ComicBook). "And I didn’t know that. You know she came in and I was like, ‘Ok sure, they’re having a huge pop star do a scene in the movie, I understand,’ but then she came in and like, nailed it! She had her character down, and she was like a total pro and did a great job. I was really impressed."
- Flickering Myth
Today we have the first Riddick clip and the redband trailer just incase you have missed it. Riddick will hit theaters on Sept 6 2013. The film has officially been branded the dreaded Rrating but given Riddicks following (the first two combined have raked in more than 150 million worldwide) that may not slow ticket sales too much. In addition to Diesel and Urban Dave Bautista (The Man with the Iron Fists) Katee Sackhoff (Halloween Resurrection) Nolan Gerard Funk (Deadgirl) Bokeem Woodbine (Devil) Raoul Trujillo (Cowboys Aliens) and Keri Hilson (Easy A) also star. »
Our weekly round up of the latest stories from the world of screen superheroes, including Batman vs. Superman, Man of Steel, Arrow, The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ant-Man, Guardians of the Galaxy, Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Agent Carter, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Wolverine, X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Fantastic Four, Kick-Ass 2, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and more...
The internet exploded in a fit of rage this week as Warner Bros. revealed that former Daredevil turned Oscar-winning filmmaker Ben Affleck is set to don the cape and cowl as the next Dark Knight alongside Henry Cavill's Superman in the studio's Man of Steel sequel Batman vs. Superman... and of course, the news didn't go down too well with fans. In fact, that's probably a bit of an understatement. It was like the summer of 1988 again - only this time with social media »
- Flickering Myth
They tried bringing Wong Kar-wai to Comic-Con, and they even issued a comic book based on the movie, but it seems The Weinstein Company can't whip up enough excitement for Wong Kar-wai's "The Grandmaster." So now, they're just hoping RZA can do the heavy lifting because everyone likes hip hop and he's a big martial arts fan... or something... A new trailer has arrived for the movie, and while it claims to be featuring a new song by RZA (and maybe it's a very slightly different remix), it's "Rivers Of Blood" from his "The Man With The Iron Fists" movie. They're both martial arts flicks, so pretty much the same, right? Well, actually, where RZA's movie is done in an over-the-top style to pay homage to the Saturday morning flicks he watched as a youth, Wkw's movie is a much more evocative, mood heavy affair (as you might »
- Kevin Jagernauth
In some of the silliest pairing of music to martial arts legend possible, the new trailer for The Weinstein Company's The Grandmaster has RZA's rap track all over the place. How exactly does this make sense? If someone had their eyes closed, they would they were listening to the trailer for the upcoming Fast & Furious 7. RZA, the same person responsible for the abomination known as The Man with the Iron Fists, is now tied to an apparently upper crust film like The Grandmaster? I just know it's a poor mix of music and video. The Grandmaster, which now has "Martin Scorsese Presents" attached to the title, features the usual exaggerated martial arts moves and ridiculous odds, and finds theaters on August 23rd. Also in the cast are Chang Chen, Zhao Benshan, Xiao Shenyang and Song Hye Kyo. It's not my cup of tea, as you can see, but that »
We just saw a new trailer for Riddick a couple of weeks ago to coincide with the San Diego Comic-Con International [watch it here], but with just over a month to go before the arrival of the sci-fi sequel, Universal Pictures has decided to give us another trailer packed with new footage from the upcoming film. And if that's not enough for you, there's also a couple of new TV spots; check them out after the official synopsis....
The infamous Riddick has been left for dead on a sun-scorched planet that appears to be lifeless. Soon, however, he finds himself fighting for survival against alien predators more lethal than any human he’s encountered. The only way off is for Riddick to activate an emergency beacon and alert mercenaries who rapidly descend to the planet in search of their bounty.
The first ship to arrive carries a new breed of merc, more lethal and violent, »
- Flickering Myth
We haven’t heard a whole lot about Keanu Reeves‘ upcoming 47 Ronin (other than a series of delays knocking it back from last November to this Christmas). Now, thanks to IGN, we’ve finally got our first real look at the film, via four character posters. The 47 Ronin were real people – a group of samurai who set off down a path of vengeance after their leader was forced into committing suicide. Reeves’ take (or, more accurately, director Carl Rinsch‘s take) seems to have taken a detour towards the sensationalism of the RZA’s The Man with the Iron Fists. This 47 Ronin is clear fantasy, “set in a world of witches and giants” and featuring Reeves as a new character created for the film – one who leads the Ronin on their quest for justice. These posters do go a little overboard on the fantastic elements, and in the end they look a little more like banners »
- Adam Bellotto
Today we have the Riddick redband trailer that was officially released at ComicCon over the weekend. Riddick will hit theaters on Sept 6 2013. The film has officially been branded the dreaded Rrating but given Riddicks following (the first two combined have raked in more than 150 million worldwide) that may not slow ticket sales too much. In addition to Diesel and Urban Dave Bautista (The Man with the Iron Fists) Katee Sackhoff (Halloween Resurrection) Nolan Gerard Funk (Deadgirl) Bokeem Woodbine (Devil) Raoul Trujillo (Cowboys Aliens) and Keri Hilson (Easy A) also star. »
It's certainly shaping up to be a good day for DC Comics fans; first came the huge announcement from Zack Snyder that he's set to direct a Superman and Batman World's Finest movie, and now Warner Bros. Television and The CW have released a brand new sizzle reel packed with footage from season two of the hit superhero series Arrow, which you can watch right here....
Arrow is set to return for its second season on October 9th, with stars Stephen Amell (Oliver Queen / Arrow), Katie Cassidy (Laurel Lance), Willa Holland (Thea Queen), David Ramsey (John Diggle), Emily Bett Rickards (Felicity Smoak), Susanna Thompson (Moira Queen), Paul Blackthorne (Quentin Lance), Colton Haynes (Roy Harper) and Manu Bennett (Slade Wilson) joined by new additions Celina Jade (The Man with the Iron Fists) as Shado, Summer Glau (Firefly) as Isabel Rochev and Caity Lotz (The Pact) as Dinah Drake.
Update - At this evening's Arrow panel, »
- Flickering Myth
Attending from Riddick will be the action-adventure's star/producer Vin Diesel (Fast & Furious 6), along with actors Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica) and Dave Bautista (The Man with the Iron Fists) and the film's writer/director David Twohy (The Fugitive).
The panel begins at 12:15pm Pacific, so tune in for the highlights!
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