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Universal Pictures has confirmed that Frank Darabont (Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile, "The Walking Dead") will write and direct a prequel to "Snow White and the Huntsman," called "Huntsman." Darabont pitched his version of the story that the studio liked and beat out Gavin O'Connor (Warrior) and Andy Muschietti (Mama) for the job. The film will bring back Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron, but Kristen Stewart is not expected to return. "Huntsman" is set to hit theaters on April 22nd, 2016. »
DirecTV has released the first trailer for their newest exclusive television series Kingdom. The series is a gritty family drama set in the Mixed Martial Arts world. Frank Grillo (Prison Break), who was also in Gavin O’Connor’s 2011 Mma-set feature film Warrior, stars as Alvey Kulina, an Mma legend and owner of a Venice California-based […]
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- Peter Sciretta
In the first trailer for Kingdom, we’re introduced to a family drama set in the world of mixed martial arts. At the center of it all is Warrior star Frank Grillo, who once again plays a trainer and the owner of a gym. Jonas stars as Grillo’s prize-fighting son, while Jonathan Tucker plays Jonas’ older, slightly darker brother. Friday Night Light’s Matt Lauria also comes into play as »
- Samantha Highfill
I've been piecing together a synopsis for Mad Max: Fury Road for awhile now, but have finally updated the site with the official synopsis for the film along with three new pictures (via JoBlo) from the movie. First... From director George Miller, originator of the post-apocalyptic genre and mastermind behind the legendary Mad Max franchise, comes Mad Max: Fury Road, a return to the world of the Road Warrior, Max Rockatansky. Haunted by his turbulent past, Mad Max (Tom Hardy) believes the best way to survive is to wander alone. Nevertheless, he becomes swept up with a group fleeing across the Wasteland in a War Rig driven by an elite Imperator, Furiosa (Charlize Theron). They are escaping a Citadel tyrannized by the Immortan Joe, from whom something irreplaceable has been taken. Enraged, the Warlord marshals all his gangs and pursues the rebels ruthlessly in the high-octane Road War that follows. »
- Brad Brevet
Moviegoers last saw Max Rockatansky roaming the desert wasteland in 1985, but longtime fans of director/writer George Miller’s apocalyptic road rage series will be reunited with the widowed wanderer in May of 2015, when Mad Max: Fury Road hits theaters, and you can get a taste of the post-apocalyptic mayhem to come with the first trailer that was originally unveiled yesterday at Comic-Con.
Directed by George Miller and set for a May 15th, 2015 release, Mad Max: Fury Road features Tom Hardy in the role of Max Rockatansky (previously played by Mel Gibson) and Charlize Theron as the tough-as-nails Imperator Furiosa. Fans of The Road Warrior should be happy to hear that the movie will essentially be one long chase scene with low amounts of dialogue and digital effects. Here’s the updated synopsis of the film, which was shot in Africa’s Namib Desert (updated synopsis courtesy of Collider!):
“Haunted by his turbulent past, »
- Derek Anderson
There was a big WWE event at the San Diego Comic Con on Thursday. It’s one of the biggest Comic Con events in the world and WWE is always strongly represented. They were there to reveal their new Mattel action figures. At a lot of these Comic Cons there are also panels featuring WWE stars answering questions from fans in attendance. The advertised panel was made up of injured former WWE Champion Daniel Bryan, Paul Heyman and WWE Hall of Famer Hulk Hogan. Michael Cole was there too. There was a surprise, though. In what would count as his first live WWE event appearance, the legendary Sting was there as well in his ring gear.
Sting wasn’t advertised for the event. It was a surprise for the fans in San Diego. Credit WWE for keeping it under wraps because there was no indication that he would be there. »
- John Canton
Welcome to “Unsung Hero,” a new feature we’re starting up to bring attention to actors, directors and other folks behind our favorite films who might not be in the spotlight as much as they deserve. With The Purge: Anarchy in theaters now, we’re giving the inaugural installment to Frank Grillo. The guy’s been around for a while having had a run on Guiding Light back in the late 90s and appearing in movies like The Sweetest Thing and Minority Report. But even with snagging more substantial roles in films like Warrior, End of Watch and Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Grillo isn’t exactly a household name just yet, so we’re going to do our part to change that. Hit the jump for more. Who He Is: Grillo grew up in upstate New York. Prior to catching the acting bug, he was more focused on sports. »
- Perri Nemiroff
Last year’s WWE Battleground pay-per-view is widely regarded among fans as one of if not the worst event of 2013. From a mediocre match from Cm Punk and Ryback to a WWE Championship main event ending in a no contest, it was a pretty atrocious event that it is better off unremembered. The only memorable match from Battleground was Cody Rhodes and Goldust vs. Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns with the Rhodes brothers’ jobs on the line, the single saving grace of that show.
By some miracle, Battleground managed to get renewed for a second installment this year, airing on the WWE Network this Sunday, July 20. This time around, the card appears to be much better on paper and has potential to be excellent. Dean Ambrose vs. Seth Rollins, the WWE Tag Team Championship match and even Aj Lee vs. Paige are all matches highly anticipated by fans and should be stellar. »
- Graham GSM Matthews
Not being the biggest fan of last year’s home invasion-oriented The Purge, I was hopeful that returning writer/director James DeMonaco would find a way to nail down his promising premise with his follow-upand boy, does he deliver. Not only does The Purge: Anarchy address so many of the questions I was left with after the original, but it also amps up the action, story, and mythology, and gives us likable and engaging characters to root for this time around.
If you saw The Purge, you pretty much already know the basics going into the sequel. As a way to keep crime and unemployment to a minimum, the New Founders of America created the annual Purge where the “haves” in this new world can cleanse their souls with violence against the “have-nots” when killing is made legal for 12 hours throughout the country. This time, DeMonaco takes his story to »
- Heather Wixson
Hot on the heels of the first teaser trailer [which you can see here], Century Fox has released a trio of stills from its upcoming biblical epic Exodus: Gods and Kings, which see Christian Bale’s (American Hustle) Moses joined by director Ridley Scott (Prometheus)…
From acclaimed director Ridley Scott (Gladiator, Prometheus) comes the epic adventure Exodus: Gods and Kings, the story of one man’s daring courage to take on the might of an empire. Using state of the art visual effects and 3D immersion, Scott brings new life to the story of the defiant leader Moses (Christian Bale) as he rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses (Joel Edgerton), setting 600,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues.
- Gary Collinson
One doesn’t have to be an analyst or expert in all things cinema to note the decline of certain genres and niches within the film-making machine. While comic-book movies and superhero franchises have risen to soaring heights over the last fifteen years, we have seen a dramatic drop in other, classic outputs, seemingly to make way. A perfect example of this would be the procedural crime thriller, tales of murder investigation and corruption, a hallmark of hard boiled fiction from the 1970′s onwards that by now have tailed off. It says a lot that the most recent archetypal release from said field was last year’s Broken City, a box office and critical failure from highly rated scribe Stephen Knight. A production line that once gave us the likes of Chinatown, Serpico and Seven is now decrepit and seemingly unfit for purpose.
Not only is this genre starved, it »
- Scott Patterson
Its common knowledge by now that Akshay Kumar and Sidharth Malhotra will soon be seen essaying the roles of Tom Hardy and Joel Edgerton respectively in the remake of the 2011 film Warrior. Now we hear that Jackie Shroff has been roped in to essay the role of the sibling's alcoholic father, originally played by Nick Nolte for which the actor even won an Oscar. The film revolves around two brothers who meet each other in the boxing ring, and will be directed by Karan Malhotra. Confirming the news, Jackie Shroff says that he is pretty excited about the film and will commence shooting for the same from September onwards. However Jackie's role will be tweaked to suit the Indian audience. In the original directed by Gavin O'Connor, the story follows two brothers, one a former Marine and the other a former Ufc fighter-turned-schoolteacher, on opposite ends of a three-way family »
- Bollywood Hungama News Network
Last week we saw a few stills from Ridley Scott’s next directorial offering Exodus: Gods and Kings [check them out here], and now we have the first three posters for the biblical epic, which feature Christian Bale (American Hustle) as Moses and Joel Edgerton (Warrior) as the Egyptian Pharoah Ramses II…
Exodus is set for release on December 12th 2014 and also features Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad), John Turturro (Transformers: Dark of the Moon), Ben Kingsley (Iron Man 3), Sigourney Weaver (Avatar), Emun Elliott (Prometheus), María Valverde (Cracks), Golshifteh Farahani (Body of Lies), and Indira Varma (Game of Thrones).
- Gary Collinson
Ahead of the trailer debut later today, 20th Century Fox has released the first Exodus: Gods and Kings posters as well as some new high-resolution images from director Ridley Scott’s Biblical epic. The film finds Christian Bale filling the role of Moses while Joel Edgerton (Warrior) plays Ramses, and it looks to be a rather curious picture. The Australia-born Edgerton isn’t exactly the epitome of an ancient Egyptian, and the eclectic cast is filled out by the likes of Aaron Paul, Sir Ben Kingsley, John Turturro, and Sigourney Weaver. We’ll have a much better idea of what to expect once the trailer hits, but for now these posters and images are certainly tantalizing. Hit the jump to take a look at the new Exodus: Gods and Kings posters and images, and check back later to watch the trailer. The film opens in theaters on December 5th. Posters courtesy of Yahoo! »
- Adam Chitwood
Joel Edgerton has begun to carve out an excellent niche for himself the mainstream cinematic world. He’s had bang-up parts in Warrior, The Great Gatsby, and Zero Dark Thirty, and will soon be seen as the Pharaoh in Ridley Scott’s Exodus: Gods and Kings. Now, the actor has returned to his native Australia for his most recent film, the tense cop thriller Felony.
Edgerton plays Mal, a celebrated detective injured in the line of duty who ends up in a struggle between himself and two other detectives (Jai Courtney and Tom Wilkinson) over the truth about an accident that has placed a child in a coma. The trailer tells us everything we need to know – possibly even a little too much, given the nature of the film. Nevertheless, it gives a complete picture of the film and the possible routes that the narrative could take.
Based on this trailer, »
- Lauren Humphries-Brooks
Unlike his “Warrior” co-star Tom Hardy, Australian actor Joel Edgerton has stuck to being part of smaller films and taking smaller roles like his outing as a member of Seal Team Six in “Zero Dark Thirty," Baz Luhrmann’s gaudy adaptation of “The Great Gatsby” notwithstanding. Edgerton’s latest is the Australian film “Felony” which, in addition to starring in, he both wrote and produced. The film’s first trailer and poster have both arrived online for your keen minds to investigate. Co-starring Jai Courtney (in his native accent), Tom Wilkinson and Melissa George, the thriller centers on Edgerton as celebrated detective Mal, who sets off a tense struggle between himself and two other detectives (Courtney and Wilkinson) over the truth of the accident that sent a child into a coma. While the trailer seems to spell things out a little too clearly, it does promise that the four leads »
- Cain Rodriguez
Toh! has been calling out Brit Tom Hardy since "Bronson" as one of the most exciting actors working today. Hollywood casting directors too notice--Hardy landed back-to-back roles in Christopher Nolan's "Inception" and "The Dark Knight Rises" as well as "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" and "Lawless." And Gavin O'Connor showcased him in fight film "Warrior" (see my video interview here). But it takes time for a great actor to reach audiences and become a real marquee draw. Hardy isn't a household name--yet. But anyone who tracks acting knows he has the right stuff. Make sure to check out Steven Knight’s intense man-in-a-car drama “Locke" (my interview here). Hardy's also collaborating with Knight (who created UK TV hit "Peaky Blinders") on the BBC series, "Taboo," executive produced by Ridley Scott. Hardy's coming up in a number of films at various stages of production. »
- Anne Thompson
While it remains that Kristen Stewart isn't expected to return as the lead in Snow White and the Huntsman 2, it's now being reported that The Walking Dead's creator, Frank Darabont, will direct said sequel.
According to TheWrap, Darabont is in early talk to direct Swath 2. Universal Pictures and producer Joe Roth are very interested in Darabont's take on the sequel/spinoff, but they have yet to make him an official offer. Gavin O'Connor (Warrior) and Andy Muschietti (Mama) were on the shortlist of directors who were considered for the gig.
As for Stewart–she's not expected to return. The film will focus more on Chris Hemsworth's huntsman. But given that the script isn't finalized yet, we could see Stewart make a brief cameo or appear in a handful of scenes.
- Laura Frances
Mistaken for Strangers, the documentary about The National frontman Matt Berninger and his wayward filmmaker brother Tom, arrives in UK cinemas today (June 27), and is a reminder that siblings can sometimes make for great cinema.
Whether it's the constant squabbling of Will Ferrell and John C Reilly in Step Brothers, the epic Corleone rivalry in The Godfather or Marlon Brando and Rod Steiger in On the Waterfront, brothers can make for highly-charged drama.
The National to release "huge bonus version" of Mistaken for Strangers doc
Digital Spy takes a look back at 5 movies about brothers - from entirely different genres - that are essential viewing for film fans.
Dead Ringers (1988)
The marriage of World War II and football, Escape To Victory, is getting a big screen remake...
Well, that's a headline we never expected to write.
With Edge Of Tomorrow earning lots of audience love, even if it's not had quite as much audience money as it warrants, director Doug Liman is heading off in a different direction for his next venture. For you remember Escape To Victory, starring Sylvester Stallone, Michael Caine, Pele, Ossie Ardiles and Russell Osman, formerly of Ipswich Town Football Club? He's remaking that.
Known as Victory in the Us, Escape To Victory is the only film to date where Sylvester Stallone plays a goalkeeper. The new take on it is being scripted by Gavin O'Connor, who directed the film Warrior, and it will once more be set during World War II.
Liman is now in talks to direct the film for Warner Bros. We »
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