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Since leaving the epic HBO ensemble series Game Of Thrones, hulking actor Jason Momoa has found himself a little unlucky. After landing the lead title character in Conan The Barbarian, the disappointing result both commercially and critically suggested he may not be a leading man. He’s followed that up with a villain role in Walter Hill and Sylvester Stallone’s dud Bullet To The Head and will next be seen in David Hayter’s action/horror hybrid Wolves. It’s also worth pointing out he narrowly lost out on a role of Drax The Destroyer in James Gunn’s upcoming Guardians Of The Galaxy.
Well, what could be Marvel’s loss may well turn out to be DC and Warner Bros. gain, as the Hawaiian actor is said to be in final negotiations for an unknown role in Zack Snyder’s still-untitled Batman Vs. Superman project. His beefy presence »
- Craig Hunter
The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Jason Momoa (Conan the Barbarian, Bullet to the Head) is in talks to join the cast of "Batman vs Superman" in an undisclosed role. Even though the newspaper couldn't confirm Momoa's potential role, there are rumors he may play the villainous Doomsday or The Martian Manhunter, a shape-shifting telepathic alien that was one of the key members of the Justice League. "Batman vs Superman" is directed by Zack Snyder and is set to hit theaters on July 17th, 2015. »
Jason Momoa (Conan the Barbarian, Game of Thrones, Bullet to the Head) is in talks to join Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck and Gal Gadot in the Zack Snyder-directed Batman vs. Superman movie from Warner Bros. Pictures. Variety (via The Hollywood Reporter) reports that their source didn't know what character Momoa is being considered for, and Warners declined to comment on this story. Gadot was recently cast as Wonder Woman in the eagerly-anticipated film, which at this time, has no plot we can share with you. Momoa has completed work on Road to Paloma, which marks his feature-length directorial debut, which he stars in alongside Sarah Shahi, Lisa Bonet, Michael Raymond-James and Wes Studi. He's also in post-production phase »
• Tom Cruise is developing a follow-up to 2012′s Jack Reacher with Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions. The sequel will be based on Lee Child’s Never Go Back – the 18th book in the series — where Jack is faced with a new commanding officer and a possible return to Army service. No writer or director is attached to the pic, but according to the report, all hope that Christopher McQuarrie, who directed the first film and is currently working on prepping Mission: Impossible 5 with Cruise, will return. [Deadline]
- Lindsey Bahr
Although these days Jason Momoa is known more for his role as Conan in the ill-fated “Conan the Barbarian” reboot and on HBO’s “Game of Thrones” as marauding king of the plains Khal Drogo, I still like to think of him more as roguish good guy Ronon Dex on “Stargate: Atlantis”. Either that, or as Jason Ioane on “Baywatch”. Anyways. It looks like Momoa is about to put those muscles to good use, with Variety reporting that the actor is currently “in talks for a part in Warner Bros. untitled Batman-Superman movie”. Now the first thing you have to consider is this: it’s probably not going to be some minor role, since after “Conan” and “Game of Thrones”, Momoa has a bit of a name. And since he’s played a villain before (“Bullet to the Head”, and I guess to an extent his Khal Drogo can be »
Jason Momoa is in negotiations for an unknown role in the highly-anticipated Batman Vs. Superman. If a deal is made, he will join Henry Cavill (Superman/Clark Kent), Ben Affleck (Batman), Amy Adams (Lois Lane), Diane Lane (Martha Kent), Laurence Fishburne (Perry White) and Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman).
It is rumored that the actor might be playing the villain Doomsday or Martin Manhunter, although that has not been confirmed. In the DC Comics, Doomsday was the result of Kryptonian genetic engineering gone wrong, with superhuman strength, speed and leaping abilities. His skin is covered with bony spikes that can pierce through Kryptonian skin, and he also has the power of regeneration, causing him to come back to life if he is ever killed. Martian Manhunter is an alien with powers such as telepathy, shape-shifting, X-ray vision, along with super strength, speed and endurance. The actor's muscular 6'4" frame makes him »
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In the movie, Stallone is Ray Breslin, one of the world’s foremost authorities on structural security, who agrees to take on one last job: breaking out of an ultra-secret, high-tech facility called “The Tomb.” Deceived and wrongly imprisoned, Breslin must recruit fellow inmate Emil Rottmayer (Schwarzenegger) to help devise a daring, nearly impossible plan to escape from the most protected and fortified prison ever built.
Directed by Mikael Håfström (The Rite), the R-rated Escape Plan garnered only so-so notices from the critics, earning a 5.3/10 rating at Rotten Tomatoes based on 103 published reviews. It received equally average attention at the domestic box office, ringing up some $26 million at the U.S. box office following »
The Hollywood Reporter 's Heat Vision Blog has heard from sources that Jason Momoa ("Game of Thrones") is in negotiations to join the cast of Zack Snyder's Batman vs. Superman movie in an undisclosed role. Momoa first broke out playing the warlord Khal Drogo on HBO's hit series "Game of Thrones" before being cast as Conan the Barbarian in the 2011 remake by Marcus Nispel. Most recently, Momoa could be seen fighting Sylvester Stallone in his action flick Bullet to the Head , and he's also starring in David Hayter's werewolf action movie Wolves . THR offers a bit of conjecture about who Momoa may be playing, mentioning the rumors that the Kryptonian killing machine Doomsday may be one of the film's primary villains, but another option they suggest is »
Forbes magazine has listed the biggest turkeys of the year and reveals that DreamWorks' $28 million controversial WikiLeaks drama "The Fifth Estate", which stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Julian Assange, tops the list by earning just $6 million at the global box office. That means the film has earned back only 21 percent of its budget at the ticket window.
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Duncan salutes his personal choice of the 2013 action movies that deserved just a little more love...
This article contains spoilers for each of the films mentioned. Not necessarily big ones, but you might want to steer clear of The World's End entry if you've not seen that.
2013 has been a great year for action. We’ve had multiple comic book heroes fighting it out on the big screen, with Thor and Iron Man continuing Marvel’s run of great movies, the return of the R-rated antics of Kick-Ass and at long last an F-bomb loaded, bloody incarnation of The Wolverine (though it’s worth pointing out that the unrated edition in the UK only comes with the 3D version of the home release, a trend I hope doesn’t continue).
From a sci-fi angle, we’ve had robots fighting monsters in Pacific Rim and »
Benedict Cumberbatch's WikiLeaks movie "The Fifth Estate" didn't get the best reviews, but it definitely didn't deserve to be the biggest flop of 2013. According to Forbes, that's exactly what it turned out to be. Despite having a relatively thrifty budget of $28 million, "The Fifth Estate" only managed to bring in $6 million globally. That's a return of just 21 cents on the dollar, the worst performance out of all 2013 wide releases. "We were all so excited because it was just in the news recently, but the opposite might be true, that it simply wore out its welcome and that there is something about Assange," said director Bill Condon. "I do think there's something about him that does not suggest an evening's entertainment." Other films that Forbes considers flops are "Bullet to the Head," "Paranoia," "Parker," and "Broken City." »
Forbes magazine have announced what they consider the year's biggest box-office duds. It's an interesting list, comparing a group of mostly low-mid budget studio pictures and their worldwide box-office performance.
At the top of the list was the Julian Assange-themed "The Fifth Estate" starring Benedict Cumberbatch. Despite being budgeted at $28 million and scoring better reviews than the other films on this list, the film pulled in a mere $6 million worldwide (making back only 21% of its budget).
Sylvester Stallone's "Bullet to the Head" came in second with just $9 million worldwide box-office from a $25 million budget (36%). In third was the Liam Hemsworth thriller "Paranoia" with a $13.5 million box-office haul from a $35 million budget (39%).
Next on the list were Jason Statham vehicle "Parker" ($17M box-office, $35M budget, 49%), the Crowe/Wahlberg thriller "Broken City" ($19M box-office, $35M budget, 54%), the dancing competition drama "Battle of the Year" ($11M box-office, $20M budget, 55%), the Ethan Hawke »
- Garth Franklin
The Fifth Estate has been named the biggest film flop of 2013, according to Forbes magazine.
Using these figures, the WikiLeaks drama earned only 21% of the cost it took to produce.
Disney's The Lone Ranger remake does not feature in the top ten, and has now broken even despite its poor showing at the Us box office.
Forbes' list does not include additional costs for marketing, which the magazine states can equal some films' budget. »
London, November 28: 'The Fifth Estate' has been named the biggest film flop of 2013 by Forbes Magazine.
The biopic based on Julian Assange was condemned by the publication after it could cash in only 6 million dollars against its 28 million dollar budget, the BBC reported.
Forbes Magazine said that the Wikileaks drama could earn only 21 percent of what it had cost to make it.
Sylvester Stallone's 'Bullet to the Head' secured second position on the list, followed by Harrison Ford's 'Paranoia', while 'Parker' came in fourth and Mark Wahlberg's political drama 'Broken City' was ranked at the fifth position.
- Arun Pandit
WikiLeaks drama starring Benedict Cumberbatch records worst takings-to-budget ratio in past year, says Forbes
• The Fifth Estate: soft on Assange, short on excitement
Bill Condon's film about the early years of the whistleblowing site was tipped for awards season success prior to hitting cinemas. With the up-and-coming Cumberbatch in the lead, an Oscar-winning director and highly topical theme it had seemed like a shoo-in. But the film bombed with critics and later flopped at the box office. It has so far returned a mere $6m (£3.6m) of its relatively meagre $28m (£17.1m) budget, according to Forbes, a percentage of just 21%.
Cumberbatch need not take the news too harshly: the top 10 of flops assembled by the magazine ahead »
- Ben Child
For most of the month of October, Gravity ruled the box office with truly extraordinary results. Unfortunately, there were a slew of major bombs*including Runner Runner, Machete Kills and The Fifth Estate*and overall business was therefore down seven percent year-over-year to around $629 million. Through four weeks in theaters, Gravity earned $206.1 million, which accounted for just under a third of total domestic box office earnings in October. It's already the highest-grossing movie ever to be released during the Fall (September or October) and will earn at least another $50 million before the end of its run.Gravity's remarkable success can be attributed in part to Warner Bros.'s great marketing campaign, which helped the movie set an October opening weekend record ($55.8 million). From there, the movie had an unprecedented second weekend hold thanks to word-of-mouth that asserted the movie needed to be seen on the biggest screen possible (and preferably »
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Following a session that saw the lowest grosses of any weekend in 2013 so far, box office has bounced back, thanks to the arrival at last of some commercially strong new product. Both Turbo and Captain Phillips delivered numbers north of £3m. The last time a film – any film, let alone two at once – managed a £3m-plus session was back in late August with the arrival of One Direction: This Is Us.
In the official chart, DreamWorks Animation's Turbo grabs the top spot with £3.89m, boosted by £1.77m in previews. That number compares unfavourably with the previous effort from the company, The Croods, which kicked off with £5.37m including £1.85m in previews back in March. Turbo's result »
- Charles Gant
After two box office disappointments, The Last Stand and Bullet To The Head, two of action’s greatest ever stars Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone come together for the first film in which they properly, actually, legitimately star with each other, the thriller Escape Plan.
Bursting forth with all the bravura and inherent silliness of the two men’s action heyday, Escape Plan feels very much like a throwback to a time when action films didn’t rely on special effects or young, hot stars instead giving us a world where Stallone can hook up with Amy Ryan and Schwarzenegger can have a slow-motion whip around shot on his eyes as he first manages to get a gun. On these terms, Escape Plan does exactly what it says »
- Ian Loring
’Gravity’: Sandra Bullock and George Clooney movie on 2013’s top ten box office chart in North America Starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity is now one of the top ten movies released in 2013 in North America. On its third weekend, October 18-20, 2013, Gravity was down a modest 28 percent, grossing $31.03 million from 3,820 locations in the U.S. and Canada according to studio estimates found at Box Office Mojo. (Photo: Sandra Bullock and George Clooney in Gravity.) Gravity easily beat several underperforming newcomers in wide release: Kimberly Peirce’s poorly received Carrie 2013 remake was a disappointment, collecting only an estimated $17 million. Chloë Grace Moretz and Julianne Moore star in the old Sissy Spacek and Piper Laurie roles. Mikael Håfström’s Escape Plan, teaming Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and The Passion of the Christ’s Jim Caviezel bombed with a terrible $9.8 million. That’s not surprising, considering the »
- Zac Gille
There’s no force strong enough to pull Warner Bros.’ $100 million smash Gravity back down to Earth. The film, which stars Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, easily maintained its perch atop the box office in its third weekend, dropping just 28 percent to $31 million — good for a $170.6 million total after just 17 days.Gravity is already the tenth highest-grossing film of 2013 in the U.S. (it surpassed Bullock’s other vehicle, The Heat, this weekend), and appears to be headed for a finish of at least $250 million, which would put it ahead of director Alfonso Cuaron’s Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, »
- Grady Smith
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