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Chris Morgan talks The Legend of Conan: “Think Unforgiven… with a sword-wielding barbarian”

25 May 2015 1:31 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Back in February, we heard that Will Beall (Gangster Squad) had taken over scriptwriting duties on The Legend of Conan, and now producer Chris Morgan (Fast & Furious) has revealed to The Arnold Fans that the screenplay is complete, and that the film will be a direct sequel to John MiliusConan the Barbarian which will catch up with Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Cimmerian warrior some thirty years later.

“Our tone is a logical extension of the character established in the ’82 film…but 30 years later. When we meet him again, Conan has been many things over the course of his life — a thief, a warrior, a pirate, a king, a legend — and is now an older man. Think Unforgiven…with a sword-wielding barbarian. Milius was a visionary. And a hero of mine. He established a milieu that is stunning and violent and clear — incomparable. The goal, the dream, is to live up to his world. »

- Gary Collinson

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Return to Sender movie review: yes, return to sender

21 May 2015 10:36 AM, PDT | | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

For almost the entire running time of this movie, we have no idea what it is about. What is it trying to say? What sort of story is it trying to tell? I’m “biast” (pro): love Rosamund Pike

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

In my head I’m calling this film What Is This I Can’t Even: The Movie. It works at least as well as the blandly generic and not even really apropos Return to Sender, which describes a tiny section of the second act that then resolves itself and has no further bearing on the story. In fact, the bearing it does have on the story hardly makes any sense at all, not on the level of plot, character, or theme. Not that the plot, characters, or putative themes make any sense on a whole-movie level, »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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Josh Brolin, Fiancee Kathryn Boyd Slay the Cannes Red Carpet After Engagement Reveal: See Her Ring!

19 May 2015 11:30 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

J'adore! Josh Brolin and fiancee Kathryn Boyd brought the glamour to the red carpet on Tuesday, May 19, when they made their first appearance together since Us Weekly broke the news of their engagement. The Gangster Squad actor, 47, cut a dapper figure in his black tux as he squired a radiant Boyd to the premiere of his new movie Sicario at the Cannes Film Festival. In keeping with the formal dress code, she slated in a red-orange gown with ruffle detailing and a leg-baring slit. Accessory-wise, Boyd [...] »

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Josh Brolin's Engaged to His Former Assistant Kathryn Boyd

18 May 2015 12:45 PM, PDT | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

Love is in the airJosh Brolin is officially engaged to his assistant, Kathryn Boyd, the actor's rep confirms to to Us Weekly. Sources close to the site say the the "Labor Day" star popped the question to the blonde beauty just last month. Josh and Kathryn recently vacationed in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico where they were spotted celebrating what looked like the next step in their relationship.  "They were with two tables worth of people so it was a big group, more than eight people," the witness told Us. "They had a fixed menu and it seemed like they were celebrating something ... It looked like a party and it seemed celebratory." The cute couple first started dating back in March 2013 -- just one month after the "Gangster Squad" actor and ex-wife Diane Lane announced they were splitting. Their divorce was finalized in November of 2013, the same time Josh entered rehab for substance abuse problems. »

- tooFab Staff

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Josh Brolin Is Engaged to Kathryn Boyd: Get the Details

18 May 2015 7:51 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

He found love again! Josh Brolin is engaged to Kathryn Boyd, his rep confirms exclusively to Us Weekly. An insider close to Boyd first told Us that the Gangster Squad actor, 47, and Boyd got engaged sometime last month. In the weeks following that proposal, the couple went down to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, in mid-May where they were spotted celebrating at Bar Esquina with a group of pals. "They were with two tables worth of people so it was a big group, more than eight people," an observer told Us of [...] »

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Josh Brolin Is Engaged to Kathryn Boyd: Get the Details

18 May 2015 7:49 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

He found love again! Josh Brolin is engaged to Kathryn Boyd, his rep confirms exclusively to Us Weekly. An insider close to Boyd first told Us that the Gangster Squad actor, 47, and Boyd got engaged sometime last month. In the weeks following that proposal, the couple went down to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, in mid-May where they were spotted celebrating at Bar Esquina with a group of pals. "They were with two tables worth of people so it was a big group, more than eight people," an observer told Us of [...] »

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The 10 new versions of Robin Hood in development

8 May 2015 8:12 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Film, TV and games companies have big plans for legendary tights-wearer Robin Hood. Here’s our primer on all the new versions…

Note: we've taken images from old Robin Hood projects because these new films and things, um, don't exist yet. Maximum geek points to whoever can remember what they're all from.

You don’t need us to remind you, but these days Hollywood and TV executives seem to have one target in mind – big franchises, hopefully with spin-offs and tie-ins galore across all possible forms of media.

An interesting consequence of all this is that the entertainment industry has begun looking beyond capes and cowls in their ‘what can we make a franchise out of?’ discussions. ‘What about other sorts of legendary characters?’ you can imagine them asking, before a big eureka moment… ‘What about Robin bloody Hood?!’

Almost simultaneously, it seems like every studio in Hollywood has latched »

- rleane

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Monterey Media Acquires Crime Thriller 'Cut Snake'

7 May 2015 9:08 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

"Cut Snake," a psychological crime thriller set in mid-'70s Melbourne, has been acquired for U.S. distribution by Monterey Media. Said Scott Mansfield, a managing partner at the company, "It is rare that I have experienced a film with such a sense of overriding danger, like an impending human explosion." The film stars Sullivan Stapleton ("Gangster Squad"), Alex Russell ("Unbroken") and Jessica De Gouw ("Arrow").  The official synopsis reads: "'Cut Snake' tells the story of Sparra Farrell (Russell), an ex-convict who is trying to make a life for himself in a new city. He has found honest work and becomes engaged but the prospect of his new life is challenged when his foreboding  charismatic cell mate Pommie (Stapleton) tracks him down. Sparra finds himself drawn back toward a world and a man that he thought he had wanted to leave behind." "Cut Snake" will be released in U. »

- Elizabeth Logan

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10 Stories You Might Have Missed: Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone to co-star in musical

1 May 2015 11:00 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone sizzled with on-screen chemistry in “Crazy, Stupid, Love,” and now they’ll get the chance to do that again — this time with song added to the mix. The two actors are officially set to lead musical movie “La La Land,” Lionsgate announced via press release on Thursday. Directed by Damien Chazelle, the Oscar-nominated writer-director of “Whiplash,” the musical is about Sebastian (Gosling) and Mia (Stone), are drawn together by their common desire to do what they love,” the press release detailed. “But as success mounts they are faced with decisions that begin to fray the fragile fabric of their love affair, and the dreams they worked so hard to maintain in each other threaten to rip them apart.” It’ll be a third movie project together for the duo, who also co-starred in “Gangster Squad.” The two actors have each given audience a taste of »

- Emily Rome

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Watch: Explore Gangster Culture In This Fedora-Filled, Bullet-Riddled Supercut

28 April 2015 1:03 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Rewind to January 2013. Gangster movie aficionados eagerly awaited the release of Sean Penn’s “Gangster Squad,” the Ruben Fleischer-directed period piece that also starred Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling, and Emma Stone. Unfortunately, the film didn’t quite live up to expectations, earning a paltry 32% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and grossing just over $46M domestic against a reported $60M budget.  Despite its disappointments, there was much to be eager about before the film opened. American audiences hadn’t had a great gangster flick in a while (2012’s “Lawless” was far from flawless, and “The Departed” was six and a half years old by then). As a lead-in to the film’s opening weekend, Press Play’s Matt Zoller Seitz and Nelson Carvajal reminded fans of the genre of all there is to love about mob movies with a four and a half minute video essay Carvajal put together. The video, »

- Zach Hollwedel

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Warner Bros. Also Has a Robin Hood Movie in Development

22 April 2015 5:00 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Pretty soon there will be more Robin Hood movies in development than there are Merry Men. Warner Bros. is following Sony, Disney, and Lionsgate into Sherwood Forest with its own take on the outlaw hero, scripted by Aquaman and Gangster Squad writer Will Beall. Get all the details on the Warner Bros Robin Hood movie […]

The post Warner Bros. Also Has a Robin Hood Movie in Development appeared first on /Film. »

- Angie Han

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Exclusive: 'The Bone Box' heads towards pre-production

22 April 2015 1:15 AM, PDT | MoreHorror | See recent MoreHorror news »

The Bone Box is a new horror film moving towards pre-production. Written and to-be-directed by first-time helmer, Luke Genton, the film follows a grave robber who comes to believe he’s being haunted by those he stole from.

The Bone Box is a one-location, character-driven ghost story in the vein of The Others and Insidious. The film stars Maria Olsen (Starry Eyes, Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief), Austin Highsmith (Dolphin Tale, Dolphin Tale 2, Gangster Squad), and Gareth Koorzen (My Name Is Vivienne). Rounding out the cast is the popular Katie Parker (Absentia, Oculus).

The Bone Box is a passion project; one that Genton has been developing with Koorzen for the past year. The team is attaching talent, shooting a teaser, and will soon be launching a Kickstarter campaign to fund the project. Check out a full synopsis below, watch for more news on the Kickstarter campaign, and »

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Sherwood Forest Crowding: Warner Bros’ Robin Hood Movie Makes Four

21 April 2015 3:06 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: How hard has Hollywood fallen for the idea of a Robin Hood film? Warner Bros quietly has put one into development, scripted by Gangster Squad and Aquaman scribe Will Beall, and produced by The Lego Movie‘s Dan Lin, and John Zaozirny. They’re keeping the take on this one secret (it’s not Lego, which seems to work for everything), but this makes four major movie projects on the same subject. Sony, Disney and Lionsgate have the others. This latest deal follows… »

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A Fourth "Robin Hood" Film In The Works

21 April 2015 2:49 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

"Gangster Squad" scribe Will Beall and "The Lego Movie" producer Dan Lin are teaming with producer John Zaozirny for yet another movie about Robin Hood in development.

This marks the fourth film about the famed outlaw currently in the works, joining Lionsgate and Appian Way's dark origin story "Robin Hood: Origins," Disney's family adventure tale "Nottingham & Hood," and Sony's high-octane action take "Hood" which Jerry Bruckheimer is tipped to produce.

What kind of tale this one will be is being kept secret for now. These projects all follow in the wake of 2010's "Robin Hood" movie from Ridley Scott which garnered $300 million worldwide - but cost a whopping $200 million to produce.

Source: Deadline »

- Garth Franklin

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Blade Runner: Ryan Gosling In Talks To Join Cast

16 April 2015 2:00 PM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Ryan Gosling shows no signs of slowing down as The Wrap is reporting that he is in talks to join Harrison Ford on the cast of Denis Villeneuve's Blade Runner film. Gosling has recently been mentioned with projects like Del Toro's Haunted Mansion and reunite with Gangster Squad's femme fatale Emma Stone in La La Land.Villeneuve is no slouch himself as his latest film, the drug trafficking dram Sicario, was just announced in the lineup of Cannes in May. There are no details right now about who, or what, Gosling's character would be in the film. Production is set to begin in Summer of 2016. ...

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New Projects: Chris Pratt gearing up for bootlegging drama ‘The Real McCoy’

16 April 2015 12:06 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

You might’ve used the expression “The Real McCoy” and not actually known where it came from. Colloquially it refers to something being authentic, or the real deal. In fact, if someone were to name their movie after it, you might presume it was just a romantic comedy.

Well, now super-mega-star Chris Pratt is set to star in a movie about where that expression originated. The Real McCoy is a bootlegging drama about the life of Bill McCoy, a famous rum-runner during Prohibition who, as an American sea captain, shipped and sold illegal liquor across the coast until his capture in 1923. According to urban legend, McCoy touted that his liquor was never “cut”, or watered down, thus the expression “The Real McCoy”. But McCoy is also credited with having essentially created the six pack in order to better carry and ship bottles of rum and whiskey.

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- Brian Welk

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Emma Stone And Ryan Gosling Reunite For Damien Chazelle’s La La Land

15 April 2015 12:51 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Crazy Stupid Love brought together one of contemporary cinema’s most attractive pairings in the shape of Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling. Their electric chemistry outshone the sometimes-wavering material and left audiences feeling all warm and fuzzy at their cutesy story arc. As the duo are now circling a new project, that would fling them back together, will we see more of their romantic rapport onscreen?

By the sounds of it, that’s a resounding yes. According to Deadline, Stone and Gosling are the latest thespian couple in the crosshairs for Damien Chazelle’s romantic musical La La Land, which is described as “an old fashioned musical set in contemporary Los Angeles and centers on a love story between a jazz pianist and an aspiring actress.” Originally, the Whiplash helmer had his drummer boy Miles Teller set to co-star alongside Emma Watson, but the pair dropped out due to various commitments elsewhere. »

- Gem Seddon

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Movie News: Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone Reunite for a Musical; 'John Wick' Directors Tackle Swat Team Movie

15 April 2015 12:00 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

La La Land: Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, who previously showed great chemistry in Crazy, Stupid, Love and Gangster Squad, are now in talks to join the musical La La Land. The modern day-set but old fashioned song-and-dance style movie is writer-director Damien Chazelle's follow-up to Whiplash. The two actors would replace departed leads Miles Teller and Emma Watson. [Deadline]   Untitled Shanghai Swat Project: Stuntmen-turned-directors Chad Stahelski and David Leitch, who made their mark last year with John Wick (pictured above), have signed on to a period-set action movie based on the true story of the first Swat team. The currently untilted movie will focus on real-life British soldier William E. Fairbairn, who is said to have been a major influence on the...

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Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone for Whiplash director's next film

15 April 2015 7:20 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone are set to star in the next film from Whiplash director Damien Chazelle.

La La Land - a romantic musical set in contemporary Los Angeles - is expected to begin shooting in the autumn, according to Deadline.

The project would reunite Gosling and Stone, who previously worked together on 2011's Crazy, Stupid, Love and 2013's Gangster Squad.

La La Land will centre around aspiring and lonely actress Mia (Stone) and cocky, charismatic jazz pianist Sebastian (Gosling), who fall for each other.

However, the pair soon discover the challenge of making their relationship work in the cut-throat climate of the entertainment industry.

Last year, it was reported that Emma Watson and Miles Teller were poised to join the project, but neither deal worked out.

It was recently reported that Gosling will star in director Guillermo del Toro's reboot of The Haunted Mansion. »

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Ryan Gosling & Emma Stone Circle 'Whiplash' Director's 'La La Land'

15 April 2015 6:54 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Last summer, we heard Whiplash star Miles Teller was looking to reteam with director Damien Chazelle for a Los Angeles set musical La La Land. At the time, Harry Potter franchise star Emma Watson was also in talks for the female lead, but they've both fallen away. Deadline is now reporting that Crazy Stupid Love and Gangster Squad co-stars Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone are circling the film about an aspiring actress named Mia, who's lonely desperate to fit in, and a cocky yet charismatic jazz pianist named Sebastian, who fall in love in Los Angeles. It's a straight-up, contemporary, romantic musical. More below! La La Land is also written by Chazelle, and it certainly sounds different than his Best Picture nominated directorial debut Whiplash. This also sounds like an interesting change of pace for both Gosling and Stone, who we haven't seen sing on the big screen at all yet. »

- Ethan Anderton

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