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Arnold Schwarzenegger landed Monday in the South Indian city of Chennai where The Expendables star will attend the launch event for the soundtrack of upcoming South Indian film I. The soundtrack is composed by Oscar-winning composer A R Rahman (Slumdog Millionaire) and is released by Sony Music India. The launch function will take place Monday evening, with Schwarzenegger set to share the stage with the film's cast. The film stars actor Vikram along with British actress Amy Jackson and is directed by Shankar who has had a string of hits in India. These include 2010 release Enthiran, which starred
- Nyay Bhushan
John Rambo is the toughest guy in the residential care home. But when a group of Viet Cong veterans move into the room next door the stage is set for a brutal showdown involving oversharpened bingo pencils, Steradent and a converted zimmerframe.
Only joking. However Sylvester Stallone is to give his leathery freedom fighter a final airing in Last Blood. The fifth instalment of the franchise should see the star back on writing/directing duties. What it will involve has yet to be announced, though I’m guessing a steaming jungle, a foreign enemy and a sweaty bandanna will all feature prominently. Stallone has made quite an art out of mining nostalgia, successfully reviving the character in 2008 after a twenty year absence, as well as bringing Rocky back to the screen. The resulting box office paved the way for The Expendables, though disappointing returns for the third movie may have »
- Steve Palace
Just yesterday, we reported the news (first broken by Film Divider) that shooting was set to start on the fifth and presumably final Rambo movie at the end of next month. Sylvester Stallone is taking on the role of John Rambo once more, and the production is set to last until early next year.
We now learn that the film has a title and director, too.
So then: Rambo 5 will now be called Rambo: Last Blood, and the man calling the shots behind the camera will be Sylvester Stallone. Stallone last directed the first The Expendables movie in 2010, and he also helmed the fourth Rambo film prior to that.
The film may be ready for release by the end of 2015. Don't be surprised if it turns up in 2016 though.
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That’s right, John Rambo has not called it a day. He isn’t too old for this shit. Rambo 5 is alive and kicking. The next entry – and I say next because despite the title, it very well might not be the last – could already have a name. According to a hot tip delivered by Coming Soon reader ‘nopr100′ – the moniker will apparently be Rambo: Last Blood.
The story of the in-development movie is lengthy enough to warrant a short pamphlet or novella. In an effort to keep up-to-date on the most recent gossip, let’s do a run-down. After the 2008 reboot of the series, simply titled Rambo, brought in $113 million at the box office, talk of another bloody romp began. At the time it was rumoured that Stallone was to adapt the novel Hunter by James Byron Huggins, but nothing materialized.
This was followed up by Stallone »
- Gem Seddon
Never say "die" when it comes to Sylvester Stallone and his signature film franchises. The dreadful Rocky V led to a more definitive conclusion, Rocky Balboa. The Expendables series appears like it could extend indefinitely (despite diminishing returns at the box office). And now Stallone seems ready to reprise his John Rambo character, even though that hero got a proper sendoff in 2008.s Rambo ComingSoon now reports that Sylvester Stallone will direct and star in Rambo: Last Blood. They refer to it as "one last fight," though we all know that.s likely not true. What.s unclear is the possible plot of this final Rambo movie. There were rumors, a while back, that the next Rambo movie could see thi bloodthirsty war veteran going after a Mexican cartel, though why remains the biggest mystery. Or even if that story remains in play. At the time, Stallone was calling »
“I’ll be back.” That famous line from Arnold Schwarzenegger’s cyborg warrior applies not just to the Terminator character, but also to the film franchise itself. We knew that the sci-fi action series would be rebooted with the Schwarzenegger-starring Terminator: Genisys, and now release dates have been set for two additional Terminator movies from Paramount.
According to Box Office Mojo, Terminator 2 is due out on May 19th, 2017, and Terminator 3 is slated for release on June 29th, 2018. The plan is for both reboot sequels to film back-to-back. No further details are available at this time, but we’ll keep Daily Dead readers updated on these movies when more information surfaces. Terminator: Genisys hits theaters on July 1st, 2015 and is directed by Alan Taylor (Thor: The Dark World, Game of Thrones):
- Derek Anderson
Yesterday morning, ABC finally unveiled their new celebrity cast for their upcoming "Dancing With The Stars" season 19 on "Good Morning America." They will be featuring 13 contestants. With no further ado, the celebrity contestants are: Alfonso Ribeiro: former "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" Carlton star. He will be paired with pro dancer, Witney Carson. Sadie Robertson: "Duck Dynasty" star. She will be partnered with Mark Ballas. Michael Waltrip: pro race car driver. He will be paired with pro dance partner Emma Slater. Lolo Jones: Olympic track-and-field star. She will be paired with pro dance partner, Keo Motsepe. Jonathan Bennett: former "Mean Girls" actor. He will be paired with pro dancer, Allison Holker. Lea Thompson: former "Back to the Future" Lorraine Baines star. She will be paired with pro dancer, Artem Chigvintsev. Antonio Sabato Jr.: former "General Hospital" and "Melrose Place" actor. He will be paired with pro dancer, »
Tune in to ABC on Monday nights this fall and you just may get to see the legendary Carlton dance. The newest cast of "Dancing with the Stars" was revealed this morning and it include "Fresh Prince of Bel Air" star Alfonso Ribeiro. Perhaps though, "Fresh Prince" was never your thing. Might we then suggest a lovely trip to the Enchantment Under the Sea dance. No need to park with your mother beforehand, Lorraine McFly herself, Lea Thompson, is also in the cast. Also not for you? How about legendary comedian Tommy Chong? "Duck Dynasty" star Sadie Robertson? Ufc champion and member of "The Expendables" Randy Couture? PBS and Pri talk show host Tavis Smiley? Nascar legend Michael Waltrip? Soap actor and underwear model Antonio Sabato Jr? Fashion designer Betsey Johnson? Summer and Winter Olympic athlete Lolo Jones? YouTube celebrity Bethany Mota? Two-time Teen Choice winner and "Pretty Little Liars" star Janel Parrish? »
- Josh Lasser
8th Update, Tuesday, 4:42 Pm: Box office final tallies are in and the summer is off 14.6% from last year. Leading the next weekend will be the two August tentpoles — Guardians of the Galaxy and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, which once again, Paramount has a higher gross than others have for it ($11.7M vs. $11.9M). Regardless, it’s such a minimal amount, that we’re keeping with the $166.3M cume for its summer tally. Congrats to Disney/Marvel for having the top film of the season and of the year to date with a newly-established and fun franchise with Guardians. Can’t wait to see the next one.
Related: Box Office End of Summer, Some Profitable Hits in Overall Blah Season
- Anita Busch
Following in the footsteps of Sylvester Stallone and John Travolta, movie legend Arnold Schwarzenegger will take to the stage in London later this year in a special Q+A and movie retrospective, hosted by chat show host/ comedian Jonathan Ross. According to the press release we’ve just received, the qudience will also get the chance to purchase tickets for a one to one photo opportunity and a very select and private meet and greet session. Arnie will also take part in a black tie dinner event at The Grand Pavillion, Leeds.
“For once I won’t have a publicist saying, ‘Don’t ask him about his private life, don’t ask him how much money he makes, how much is in the bank,’ all that kind of stuff,” he said of the UK dates. “England really was the country that gave me the biggest break in my career. I »
- Paul Heath
It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything about producer Joel Silver’s planned remake of Escape from New York. Back in March of 2013 when the movie was first announced, Tom Hardy (The Dark Knight Rises) and Jason Statham (The Expendables) were linked to the role of Snake Plissken, portrayed of course by Kurt Russell in John Carpenter’s 1981 cult classic and its subsequent sequel. Now Starlog is reporting that Charlie Hunnam (Pacific Rim), Jon Bernthal (The Walking Dead) and Dan Stevens (The Guest) top the shortlist for the role, with Hunnam said to be the number one choice, and an offer expected to be made “any day now.”
Update – We spoke to Dan Stevens about the rumour, which you can read here.
Furthermore, the report goes on to stage that the remake will adopt more of a team-based approach, with Plissken leading a team that consists of “Mina, »
- Gary Collinson
In a preemptive deal prior to the start of the Toronto International Film Festival, Lionsgate, a premier next generation global content leader, has acquired the North American distribution rights to the apocalyptic thriller Maggie, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger (The Terminator and The Expendables franchises, Total Recall, Batman & Robin), Academy Award-nominated Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine, Ender's Game) and Joely Richardson (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, the hit TV series The Tudors and Nip/Tuck). The announcement was made by Lionsgate Co-Chief Operating Officer and Motion Picture Group President Steve Beeks and Bill Johnson and Jim Seibel, Co-Chairs of Lotus Entertainment, who produced and handled international sales.
The Black List script by John Scott 3 is directed by Henry Hobson. Bill Johnson and Ara Keshishian produced alongside Colin Bates, Joey Tufaro, Pierre-Ange Le Pogam, Matthew Baer and Schwarzenegger. Claudia Blumhuber and Jim Seibel are executive producers. Silver Reel and Gold Star Films »
Teen girls and fanboys duked it out at the box office this weekend, with “Guardians of the Galaxy” getting the upper hand on newcomer “If I Stay” and scoring first place with a $17.6 million haul, according to studio estimates.
It was the second time that Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” came out on top, although two weeks separate its victories. It marks the first time this year that a film has topped the domestic box office in non-consecutive weeks.
“Guardians of the Galaxy” has become the summer’s top-grossing domestic release and, with $489.5 million globally, has passed the final tallies of “Thor” ($449 million) and “Captain America: The First Avenger” ($371 million).
The relative weakness of this weekend’s crop of new releases benefited another holdover, “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” which came in at second place with $16.8 million. The Paramount Pictures reboot has now made $145.6 million stateside after three weeks in theaters. »
- Brent Lang
Lionsgate had The Expendables 3 and Step Up All In in August, but the studio is actually only scheduled to release one more film prior to The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 on November 21st, Addicted with Sharon Leal and Boris Kodjoe on October 10th. However, word recently got out that they’re going to slip one more in there, and it’s one that you might not even be aware of – the Keanu Reeves action thriller, John Wick. Reeves leads the film as a former hitman who goes back to work in order to track down the New York City gangsters that took everything from him. Minus a little casting news in October 2013, there’s been little to no talk about David Leitch and Chad Stahelski’s first feature, however, now that Lionsgate just set it for an October 24, 2014 debut, that’s about to change big time, starting with the »
- Perri Nemiroff
The Universal Soldier films are a strange case of life imitating art. Much like how series protagonist Luc Deveraux is killed in action then resurrected into something post-human, Universal was a pretty standard 90s action film which crashed and burned when it came to sequels, but became something unique and beautiful when it was reanimated for the straight to DVD market.
It’s a hushed secret among genre fans, but Universal Solder 3 and 4 (or possibly 5 and 6, it’s complicated) are some of the most remarkable action sci-fi films of the 21st century so far. Yes, really. I actually watched the series backwards when I first saw them, after being blown away by Universal Solder Day Of Reckoning and deciding to work my way back, and Roland Emmerich’s perfectly acceptable 1992 blockbuster »
We've been hearing rumors of an all-female version of The Expendables - nicknamed The Expendabelles - going back to 2012, and while names like Linda Hamilton, Milla Jovovich, and more have come up in wishlists and conversations, there is one actress in particular whom many would call the queen of female action stars. Sigourney Weaver will forever go down in cinema history for playing hero Ellen Ripley in the Alien franchise, and Sylvester Stallone himself has talked about his desire to have her be a part of the larger franchise. Too bad that's not going to happen. Buried in an article about how Sigourney Weaver is joining the A-list cast of the fantasy adaptation A Monster Calls, The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that the actress has said no to the idea of being a part of Expendabelles. Sadly, the article contains no other information about the situation, simply stating that she »
While promoting the The Expendables 3, Sylvester Stallone has been talking about how he wants to turn The Expendables into an Avengers-like franchise, calling it an on-going project. However, it seems that the movie leaking online just weeks before its official release has had some impact on ticket sales as not only did the third entry have a bad opening weekend, it was beaten by an R-rated comedy movie made for a fraction of its budget.
It could be a case of diminishing returns as it landed in a disappointing fourth in the Us box office and its $16.2 million doesn’t even come close to the original Expendables opening of $34.8 or The Expendables 2‘s $29 million. It should do well globally, but its got a long way to go if it wants to catch up with the other movies in the franchise.
Helped by a Tuesday night opening, R-rated comedy »
- Luke Owen
The Expendables have fallen, and they can't get up. This weekend's box office suggests that The Expendables 3 has at least temporarily ended the big budget action franchise spotlighting action heroes of yesterday and tomorrow. Though many reasons have been stated as to why the series has shown declining popularity, one suggestion was a massive piracy leak weeks ago, as a pristine copy of the film circulated online weeks before release. But is piracy really the boogeyman here? The New York Times crunched the numbers and found out that, if the downloads represented paying customers (and many came from overseas), then the film lost a potential $4 million in gross. Which is nothing to sneeze at . that's basically an entire Bruce Willis salary. But it's not a doomsday scenario depicted by some who are discussing the movie's flopping. If the third one was going to do the exact same business of the »
It’s fairly safe to say that Sylvester Stallone has built a very rewarding, lucrative and long career on two iconic characters – Rocky Balboa and John Rambo. The star wrote, directed and performed in the sixth Rocky film in 2006, effectively drawing that franchise to a close. He then did the same with Rambo in 2008 – delivering a fourth franchise entry that brought the character full circle, with an ending intended to satisfy fans and bring them a sense of closure. But now, Rambo 5 is on the horizon.
The character has been loved by fans since the first film exploded onto the big screen in 1982. First Blood saw Vietnam veteran and former Green Beret John Rambo arrive in the small American town of Hope, in Washington State. Searching for his friend from Special Forces, he discovers that he died of a cancer caused by exposure to Agent Orange. Rambo then clashes violently with local authorities. »
- Sarah Myles
Despite several new wide releases, "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" remained in first place at the domestic box office for another weekend. The reboot brought in another $28.4 million, bringing its worldwide total to $185 million in under two weeks. Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy" took second place with another $24.7 million. The movie has now grossed $418 million globally, easily earning back its $170 million budget. The first new wide release to make it into the top ten list was the "Let's Be Cops" R-rated comedy. It landed in third place with $17.7 million, which is already more than its $17 million budget. But due to a massive marketing campaign, it will be a while before the film is profitable. It has a 10% fresh rating on RottenTomatoes. Sylvester Stallone's "The Expendables" took fourth place with a disappointing $16.2 million, which is the worst opening in the franchise. The first "Expendables" debuted to $34.8 million in 2010. The sequel followed in 2012 with $28.6 million. »
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