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Sylvester Stallone To Make TV Debut With New Mafia Series Omerta

28 April 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Action veteran Sylvester Stallone is primed to make his TV debut with Omerta, the new mafia drama in the works by Antoine Fuqua.

Word comes by way of The Hollywood Reporter, noting that Fuqua’s crime series will be adapted from Mario Puzo’s original novels, weaving a story involving a family empire from The Godfather to The Last Don. Stallone will reportedly take point as the patriarch ruling over said organization, though considering that no networks are attached at the time of writing, there’s still much work to be done before Fuqua’s project can enter production in earnest.

What is exciting, however, is the fact that Omerta represents Stallone’s first foray into serialized television. Barring turns in The Expendables franchise – an unashamed cash cow if ever there was one – the actor is beginning to shift gears to deliver powerful, award-worthy performances. It was a change of »

- Michael Briers

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Sylvester Stallone to Star in Mob Drama Based on Mario Puzo's Omerta

28 April 2016 8:17 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

May your first lead TV role be a masculine lead TV role: Sylvester Stallone has been tapped to play mob don Raymonde Aprile in a forthcoming series adaptation of Mario Puzo’s Omerta.

The Rocky star will star in the potential event series, which The Weinstein Company soon will shop to networks, our sister site Deadline reports.

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Omerta, the final novel by Godfather scribe Mario Puzo, follows Raymonde and his nephew, Astorre Viola, who succeeds him in the family business. Antoine Fuqua (Training Day) will direct. »

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Will 'Zombieland 2' Begin Filming in August?

27 April 2016 6:00 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Bloody Disgusting is reporting that Zombieland 2 may begin filming in Atlanta this August. A sequel to the hit 2009 film has been rumored for years, but is only now coming together.

Dave Callaham (The Expendables, Godzilla) is writing the script, with Ruben Fleischer retuning to direct. No word on who, if anyone, from the original cast is returning. 

What do you think? Would you like to see a Zombieland sequel? Has the sheen faded from this diamond in the horror/comedy genre? I hadn't seen it in while and caught it on TV the other day. It still holds up, but I don't know that I need a continuation of the story. 

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- Philip Sticco

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It’s Dolph Lundgren On the ‘Don’t Kill It’ Art!

26 April 2016 6:31 AM, PDT | bloody-disgusting.com | See recent Bloody-Disgusting.com news »

After battle big spiders with Lavalantula and Big Ass Spider!, horror director Mike Mendez is behind Don’t Kill It, which stars Dolph Lundgren (The Expendables, Universal Soldier, Rocky IV). In the film, “An ancient evil is unleashed in a small Alaskan town leaving a trail of death and destruction as it passes from host to host. The only hope […] »

- MrDisgusting

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Mechanic 2: Resurrection First Look at Jason Statham and Jessica Alba

23 April 2016 11:27 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

You can firmly place this one in the stack of 'sequels we didn't know we were getting this year'. Yes, Jason Statham is returning as Arthur Bishop in Mechanic: Resurrection. It is a follow-up to the 2011 remake The Mechanic. Today, Summit Entertainment has released a first look photo at the sequel's leading man and his new lady, played by Jessica Alba. And it promises to be one cool treat in the very hot dog days of summer.

In Resurrection, Arthur Bishop (Jason Statham) returns as the Mechanic when someone from his past forces him back into the business. Bishop has to complete an impossible list of assassinations of the most dangerous men in the world, or he faces being executed himself. The movie was shot on location in Bangkok, Thailand. And it is directed by Dennis Gansel, best known for the recent thriller The Wave.

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Guardians of the Galaxy, Black Panther and Spider-Man writers join the Hasbro Cinematic Universe for G.I. Joe, M.A.S.K. and more

21 April 2016 10:41 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

When the Marvel Cinematic Universe hit the $1.5 billion mark with The Avengers in 2012, several studios announced plans for similar shared worlds. Warner Bros. and DC launched the DC Extended Universe this year with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Universal have begun their Classic Monsters Shared Universe with production of The Mummy, and Dan Aykroyd has said he wants to do a Ghostbusters Shared Universe as has Sylvester Stallone with The Expendables.

It had previously been reported that Paramount and Hasbro were coming together to launch a Hasbro Cinematic Universe that brings together toylines G.I. Joe, Micronauts, Visionaries, and M.A.S.K., and now they have a writer’s room.

The Hollywood Reporter are reporting that Akiva Goldsman, who oversaw the Transformers Cinematic Universe writer’s room, will work with several Marvel Cinematic Universe writers including Michael Chabon (Spider-Man 2), Brian K. Vaughan (Y: The Last Man), Nicole Perlman »

- Luke Owen

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‘Extraction’ DVD Review

13 March 2016 7:58 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Bruce Willis, Kellan Lutz, Gina Carano, D.B. Sweeney, Joshua Mikel, Steve Coulter, Dan Bilzerian, Heather Johansen, Roman Mitichyan, Christopher Rob Bowen, Rob Steinberg, Lydia Hull, Tyler Jon Olson | Written by Max Adams, Umair Aleem | Directed by Steven C. Miller

I have a love/hate relationship with Bruce Willis these days. On the one hand he stars in films I love such as the Red, G.I. Joe and The Expendables; and on the other he appears in direct to market dross like The Prince, Set-Up and Vice. Now don’t get me wrong, some of the direct to DVD titles Willis has appeared in are pretty good, Fire With Fire for example, but he’s been batting way below average on the Dtv front recently.

Extraction sees a ruthless terrorist group kidnap retired spy Leonard Turner (Bruce Willis; GI Joe: Retaliation, Die Hard, Armageddon), and threaten to unleash a »

- Phil Wheat

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Will The Expendables 4 shoot this year?

10 March 2016 1:51 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The Expendables 4 has to be on the cards for a production start soon as the studio behind it will no doubt want to react to Sylvester Stallone’s recent Oscar nomination, and the rest of his success with the superb Creed. While chatting to one of the original movie’s stars at the Arnold Sports Festival, The Arnold Fans managed to speak with Randy Couture, who apparently confirmed that the film would roll into production this Fall.

Here’s their confirmation tweet:

At the #ArnoldSportsFestival, Randy Couture confirms Expendables 4 starts filming this fall! #schwarzenegger pic.twitter.com/0lM7xTHx4q

— The Arnold Fans (@TheArnoldFans) March 9, 2016

The Expendables 4 already has a distribution deal in place over in China, so expect the action to relocate over there for the fourth big outing for Sly and co. There is no casting news as yet, and we don’t even known if Stallone will return. »

- Paul Heath

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The Expendables 4 to shoot in the fall

9 March 2016 12:44 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Back in October of last year it was reported that Nu Image and Millennium had made pre-sale distribution deals in China for the fourth instalment of The Expendables franchise, and now Randy Couture has confirmed to The Arnold Fans that filming on The Expendables 4 will get underway in the fall.

At the #ArnoldSportsFestival, Randy Couture confirms Expendables 4 starts filming this fall! #schwarzenegger pic.twitter.com/0lM7xTHx4q

— The Arnold Fans (@TheArnoldFans) March 9, 2016

As yet, there’s been no official word on casting for the latest chapter of the action franchise, although there has been speculation that Sylvester Stallone could sit out the next instalment following his Oscar-nominated turn as Rocky Balboa in Creed. Meanwhile, Hulk Hogan has also claimed that Stallone wants him for the villain role in The Expendables 4, although as with anything that Hogan says, that should probably be taken with a pinch of salt. »

- Gary Collinson

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Jean-Claude Van Damme to star in Amazon action-comedy series Jean-Claude Van Johnson

27 February 2016 11:15 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Jean-Claude Van Damme is heading to the small screen, with the Muscles from Brussels signing on to play a version of himself in the Amazon original comedy series Jean-Claude Van Johnson.

The project is being written and executive produced by Dave Callaham (The Expendables) and will see Jcvd as a “famous actor and martial-arts pro who comes out of retirement to resume his alter-ego: an undercover private contractor by the name of Jean-Claude Van Johnson. The comedy-action thriller will see Johnson’s cover as the lead role in a reimagined action film version of Huckleberry Finn that lands him back in the midst of the danger he secretly always craves. It also brings him back in the orbit of Vanessa, his fellow operative and the love of his life that got away.”

Jean-Claude Van Johnson will mark Van Damme’s first small screen role, although he has previously headlined the »

- Gary Collinson

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Van Damme Gets His Own Amazon Series?

24 February 2016 4:37 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Jean-Claude Van Damme is set to star in an original scripted comedy-action series for Amazon.

The streaming service has picked up the pilot "Jean-Claude Van Johnson" which follows Van Damme playing a version of himself - an actor and martial-arts pro who comes out of retirement to film a reimagined action film version of "Huckleberry Finn".

At the same time he resumes his other job, as an undercover black ops private contractor, and finds himself back in touch with fellow operative and the love of his life that got away.

Dave Callaham ("The Expendables") will pen the acript and executive produce alongside Ridley Scott and David Zucker. Peter Atencio will direct the pilot and filming aims to begin mid-May in Los Angeles.

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- Garth Franklin

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Jean-Claude Van Damme Lines Up Action Comedy Pilot 'Jean-Claude Van Johnson' At Amazon

23 February 2016 2:16 PM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

The unlikely worlds of Ridley Scott and Jean-Claude Van Damme are colliding. No, the action hero won't be in "Alien: Covenant," but Scott is one of the producers of a new series brewing at Amazon, that actually sounds kinda great. Slashfilm reveals the online merchant has ordered up a pilot for the awesomely titled "Jean-Claude Van Johnson." Much as he did in "Jcvd," the actor will be playing a variation of himself, but the show apparently takes an even bolder parodic turn in the script penned by Dave Callaham ("The Expendables"). Here's the synopsis:  Read More: The 25 Most Anticipated New TV Shows Of 2016 Jean-Claude Van Damme comes out of retirement to put on once again the mantle of his alter-ego, undercover private contractor Jean-Claude Johnson. “Johnson’s” cover as the lead role in a re-imagined action film version of “Huckleberry Finn” lands him right back in the midst of »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Jean-Claude Van Damme Lines Up Action Comedy Pilot 'Jean-Claude Van Johnson' At Amazon

23 February 2016 2:16 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

The unlikely worlds of Ridley Scott and Jean-Claude Van Damme are colliding. No, the action hero won't be in "Alien: Covenant," but Scott is one of the producers of a new series brewing at Amazon, that actually sounds kinda great. Slashfilm reveals the online merchant has ordered up a pilot for the awesomely titled "Jean-Claude Van Johnson." Much as he did in "Jcvd," the actor will be playing a variation of himself, but the show apparently takes an even bolder parodic turn in the script penned by Dave Callaham ("The Expendables"). Here's the synopsis:  Read More: The 25 Most Anticipated New TV Shows Of 2016 Jean-Claude Van Damme comes out of retirement to put on once again the mantle of his alter-ego, undercover private contractor Jean-Claude Johnson. “Johnson’s” cover as the lead role in a re-imagined action film version of “Huckleberry Finn” lands him right back in the midst of »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Hong Kong-Based Gaming Company Fifth Journey Partners With Universal, Lionsgate, MGM

23 February 2016 8:49 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Hong Kong-based gaming company Fifth Journey has signed strategic partnership deals with Universal, Lionsgate and MGM to develop mobile games, interactive entertainment and virtual reality content based on the studios’ films.

The studios are also each taking a strategic equity stake in the start-up.

Founded in early 2015 by Eric Tan, a former executive with Universal, Gameloft and Electronic Arts, and LucasArts veteran Craig Derrick, the Hollywood-focused mobile entertainment company hopes to crack Asia’s gaming market with Hollywood franchises.

“Asia is an enormous opportunity and challenge for Hollywood,” said CEO Tan. “So is building a great film franchise in this on-demand world. We built a company to solve some of Hollywood’s most pressing needs, and these partnerships are a huge step forward.”

Tan oversaw a slate of Marvel games, as well as the release of Universal and Gameloft’s “Despicable Me: Minion Rush” in China.

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- Maane Khatchatourian

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'Zombieland 2' Is Still Happening

22 February 2016 2:18 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese are the dynamic writing duo behind the phenomenon that is Deadpool. But it's not their first brush with unexpected success. One of their first movies was itself a surprise hit when it arrived in theaters way back in 2009, and Sony Pictures has been threatening a sequel ever since. Today, the Zombieland screenplay writers confirm that Sony is still very much intent on putting Zombieland 2 into production. Though when that will happen is not immediately clear.

Way back in September 2014, Sony reportedly became more serious about moving forward on Zombieland 2. At that time, they hired Dave Callaham to write the sequel script under the supervision of original director Ruben Fleischer. The belief has always been that Ruben Fleischer will return for this long-anticipated follow-up. Dave Callaham is known for his script work on The Expendables franchise and the American 2014 Godzilla reboot. But now, it »

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'Kindergarten Cop 2' Trailer Brings Dolph Lundgren to the Classroom

16 February 2016 9:15 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

It's the sequel no one knew they wanted, but are getting anyway! Yes, action icon and certified genius Dolph Lundgren is back and he's ready to take over the classroom. Kindergarten Cop 2 is coming this summer, and we have your first look at the trailer, courtesy of EW.

Throughout his four decade career, international superstar Dolph Lundgren has never faced a threat quite like this. Forget all those evil mercenaries he's had to square off against over the years. Because these young children just might be his undoing. The The Expendables star is taking over the Arnold Schwarzenegger role in this follow-up to the 1990 smash hit Kindergarten Cop, which helped solidify Arnie's ability to be a comedy lead, and might just do the same for Dolph Lundgren, who's sense of humor has always shined in interviews and on the red carpet.

In Kindergarten Cop 2, Dolph Lundgren stars as »

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Donnie Yen replaces Jet Li in xXx: The Return of Xander Cage

14 February 2016 11:55 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Donnie Yen (Ip Man 3) has joined the cast of the action threequel xXx: The Return of Xander Cage, with Twitch reporting that he has signed on as a replacement for Jet Li (The Expendables), with Li said to have exited the project for undisclosed reasons. It marks another high-profile Hollywood role for the Hong Kong superstar, who is set to appear this December in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

The third explosive chapter of the blockbuster franchise that redefined the spy thriller finds extreme athlete turned government operative Xander Cage (Vin Diesel) coming out of self-imposed exile and on a collision course with deadly alpha warrior Xiang and his team in a race to recover a sinister and seemingly unstoppable weapon known as Pandora’s Box. Recruiting an all-new group of thrill-seeking cohorts, Xander finds himself enmeshed in a deadly conspiracy that points to collusion at the highest levels of world governments. »

- Gary Collinson

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Paramount and Revolution officially announce start of production on xXx: The Return of Xander Cage, synopsis released

12 February 2016 3:50 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Star Vin Diesel has already shared a few images from the set [check them out here and here], and now Paramount Pictures, Revolution Studios, Roth Kirschenbaum Films and Diesel’s One Race Films have officially announced the start of production on the action sequel xXx: The Return of Xander Cage. Here’s the official synopsis…

The third explosive chapter of the blockbuster franchise that redefined the spy thriller finds extreme athlete turned government operative Xander Cage (Vin Diesel) coming out of self-imposed exile and on a collision course with deadly alpha warrior Xiang and his team in a race to recover a sinister and seemingly unstoppable weapon known as Pandora’s Box. Recruiting an all-new group of thrill-seeking cohorts, Xander finds himself enmeshed in a deadly conspiracy that points to collusion at the highest levels of world governments. Packed with the series’ signature deadpan wit and bad-ass attitude, xXx: The Return of Xander Cage will raise »

- Gary Collinson

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Horror Icons Unite for 'Expendables' Inspired 'Death House'

11 February 2016 5:12 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

When The Expendables hit theaters back in 2010, it assembled a cast of some of the biggest action stars around, lead by Sylvester Stallone. Since then, there have been attempts to re-create this formula in other ways, such as an all-female version known as ExpendaBelles, and the Fast & Furious franchise's cast only keeps getting bigger and bigger after The Expendables came out. Now it seems that the horror genre is getting its own version of The Expendables with a new movie entitled Death House, which features a murderer's row of genre legends, according to iHorror.

The cast includes horror icons that any genre fan will be familiar with, such as Robert Englund, Danny Trejo, Michael Berryman, Kane Hodder, Dee Wallace, Bill Moseley, Barbara Crampton, Doug Bradley, Ken Foree, Camille Keaton and Don Shanks. Unfortunately, one of the other proposed stars, Gunnar Hansen, passed away in November. He also wrote the screenplay, »

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Vin Diesel shares new set photos from xXx: The Return of Xander Cage

8 February 2016 7:33 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

At the back end of January, Vin Diesel shared the first set photos from xXx: The Return of Xander Cage, and now he’s given us another glimpse at production on the upcoming action sequel; take a look at the latest set images here…

xXx: The Return of Xander Cage is being directed by D.J. Caruso (Disturbia) sees Diesel joined in the cast by fellow xXx veteran Samuel L. Jackson and new additions Jet Li (The Expendables), Tony Jaa (Ong-Bak), Deepika Padukone (Cocktail), Nina Dobrev (The Vampire Diaries), Ruby Rose (Orange Is the New Black), Andrey Ivchenko (Freezer) and Ufc featherweight champion Conor McGregor. It’s also been reported that Ice Cube will reprise the role of Darius Stone from the 2005 sequel xXx: State of the Union.

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- Gary Collinson

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