Update: TheWrap adds that Taylor Kitsch, coming off strong reviews in HBO’s The Normal Heart, is also primed to snag a coveted lead role in True Detective. He’s apparently in contention with On the Road actor Garrett Hedlun but currently has the edge. TheWrap’s report also states that HBO was intent on landing a movie star, someone “rugged and gritty,” for the part Farrell ultimately received.
Original: At long last, the pieces are falling into place for the second season of HBO’s brilliant, game-changing True Detective, with word that Colin Farrell (In Bruges) is being eyed for one of four lead roles in the Nic Pizzolatto-created and scripted anthology series.
Deadline’s Mike Fleming has the scoop, saying that he can confirm Farrell is “deep in negotiations” to join the cast of the second season, which will begin filming later this year and is due »
- Isaac Feldberg
Friday, July 25 is going to be the busiest day ever for TV fans at the San Diego Comic-Con. After waiting in long lines, fighting through crowds and sitting patiently while waiting for panels to start, attendees will bask in the glory of hit shows like "Arrow," "The Walking Dead," "Sleepy Hollow," "Orphan Black," "Bones" "Bates Motel" and "Game of Thrones," plus get an early look at newbies such as "iZombie" "Outlander," "Intruders" and "Mike Tyson Mysteries." "iZombie" The new CW show -- based on the Vertigo comic -- makes its Comic-Con debut with a screening of the pilot episode, and a Q&A with the cast and crew. When: Friday July 25, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm Where: Room 6Bcf Who: Stars Rose McIver (Once Upon a Time), Malcolm Goodwin (Breakout Kings), Rahul Kohli (newcomer from the UK), and Robert Buckley (One Tree Hill), as well as executive producers Rob Thomas »
- Dave Lewis
In the dog days of summer, we sometimes feel very, very thirsty -- and not for a cool, refreshing beverage, but for any information about the upcoming second season of HBO's peerless mystery series "True Detective." So far we know that there will be four lead characters, that at least one of them will be a woman (here's hoping) and that the central mystery concerns the "secret occult history of the United States transportation system" (ohmygodsocool). But today we got our biggest bit of information yet, as it looks like HBO is zeroing in on two of the new season's leads. And yes, they are very impressive.
According to The Wrap, Colin Farrell is negotiating for the lead role in "True Detective" Season 2. According to the site, "HBO was intent on landing a true movie star," and apparently Farrell fills that role although god only knows when he had a true hit movie, »
- Drew Taylor
I’m back! It’s been a long time and I apologise for that, moving house turned out to be a far far longer process than I anticipated or had been led to believe. Three weeks turned into six, six weeks turned into three months and now here we are.
Aside from the length of time it takes, moving house was a real eye opener in other areas too. Specifically in terms of how I inform you week on week of all of this wonderful content available to stream and then how you have to put up with lacklustre delivery from various ISPs. I was living in someone else’s house on a connection that was not my own, not wanting to name names but there is one of the big three ISP’s in the UK which boasts about having one of, if not the, fastest broadband delivery on »
- Chris Holt
Maiko’s following in her mother’s footsteps, leading her to a vast stretch of trees known as the “Suicide Forest.” It’s where her mother took her life, and now Maiko’s come seeking answers about her mom and these cursed woods, with a documentary film crew in tow. Having debuted last October on the Syfy channel, Anchor Bay Entertainment will be releasing Grave Halloween on DVD in time for October 31st horror movie marathons.
Press Release - “In Japan, on the northwest base of Mount Fuji, lies a patch of dense forest roughly 21 miles square. Called Aokigahara, or the “Sea of Trees,” it’s also known as the “Suicide Forest.” For one woman desperate to resolve a loved one’s death, it »
- Derek Anderson
Japan's Aokigahara forest, or the Suicide Forest, is widely considered one of the most frightening places on the planet and for good reason. Read on for details concerning the latest film set in this sinister locale.
From the Press Release
In Japan, on the northwest base of Mount Fuji, lies a patch of dense forest roughly 21 miles square. Called Aokigahara, or the “Sea of Trees,” it’s also known as the “Suicide Forest.” For one woman desperate to resolve a loved one’s death, it will become a battlefield for her very soul...
On September 30th, Anchor Bay Entertainment presents Grave Halloween on DVD. Directed by Steven R. Monroe (2010’s I Spit On Your Grave) and produced by John Prince (Metal Shifters, 12 Disasters, Collision Earth), Grave Halloween terrified viewers during its premiere last year as part of Syfy’s 31 Days of Halloween celebration. Srp is $19.98 for the DVD, and pre-book is August 27th. »
- Steve Barton
Viewers that might have missed SyFy’s 31 Days of Halloween celebration last year might have missed this one, but Anchor Bay Entertainment is looking to remedy that by releasing Steven R.Monroe(2010′s I Spit On Your Grave remake)’s Grave Halloween to DVD on September 30th.
“In the film, Kaitlyn Leeb (Wrong Turn 4, Total Recall) stars as Maiko, a college student whose mother, years earlier, took her own life in the infamous “Suicide Forest.” Now leading a student documentary film crew, Maiko hopes to shed light not only on this infamous cultural landmark, but also bring some closure to her own inner demons sprung from her tragic past. Soon the entire group realizes that their hunt for the truth is now coming after them, in a fight for survival against those who may have died in the Suicide Forest, but never left it.
- Jerry Smith
Thursday night, Collider attended the 40th annual Saturn Awards where the The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror celebrated the best genre storytelling has to offer. During the exciting and busy event, hosted by noted celebrity roaster Jeffery Ross, films as varied as Gravity, Child’s Play and Big Ass Spider all took home trophies. While covering the red carpet, we got a chance to talk with Underworld creator and Sleepy Hollow executive-producer Len Wiseman. During our chat, Wiseman told use about his exciting new scifi action film, Black Chapter and reveals its connections to the secret real-life history of the CIA. Plus, he talks about rejuvenating established properties, the hardest part of filming Total Recall, why he loves blowing up helicopters, his teenage Die Hard knockoff and more. Back in April, we reported that Wiseman was set to direct Black Chapter. Details on the project are scant because »
- Hunter Daniels
Deadline is reporting that Aussie actress Teresa Palmer is in talks to join Edgar Ramirez (who recently replaced Gerard Butler) and Luke Bracey in Alcon’s upcoming Point Break remake. Though we don’t have specifics on her role just yet (I imagine she’ll play a love interest), we do know that it is the female lead. We also know that the film will follow a young FBI agent (Bracey) who must go undercover to take down an organized gang of criminals, led by Ramirez’s character, and that the story will be set against the backdrop of extreme sports.
For those who haven’t been keeping up, the remake will be helmed by Ericson Core (Invincible) and has a script from Kurt Wimmer (the Total Recall remake). If that doesn’t inspire much confidence, we don’t blame you. Nothing about this remake really sounds terribly appealing to us, »
- Matt Joseph
Luke Bracey stars as FBI agent Johnny Utah, who infiltrates a criminal enterprise set within the extreme sports world. Édgar Ramírez is portraying Bodhi, with Ray Winstone playing Utah's veteran FBI partner. Keanu Reeves, Patrick Swayze, Gary Busey and originally portrayed Utah, Bodhi, Utah's partner in the 1989 original Point Break, which was directed by Kathryn Bigelow. Teresa Palmer is playing Johnny Utah's love interest in the reboot, originally portrayed by Lori Petty.
Ericson Core (Invincible) is directing from a screenplay by Kurt Wimmer (Salt, Total Recall), with Alcon's Andrew A. Kosove and Broderick Johnson producing alongside John Baldecchi, Chris Taylor and Kurt Wimmer. No production schedule was given.
Director: José Padilha
Running Time: 121 minutes
First of all, it’s easy to negate remakes or reboots and wax lyrical about their purpose or the advantages of having a new angle but what it always comes down to, beyond anything, is the story and how it tries to tell and achieve it – regardless of originals.
In Robocop (2014), we’ve jumped out of the gritty, violent late 80s and delved into the paranoia of nearly 30 years later, where the world is a lot more aware but evidently just as concerned over things beyond their control. While Jose’s Robocop tries to tell a story »
- Dan Bullock
The past few years have produced a large number of bad remakes and sequels. "Robocop," "Total Recall," "Carrie" were all rotten remakes, while "Promethius" and "The Dark Knight Rises" were just a couple of the horrible sequels. All in all, Hollywood's done a bad job lately with its various franchises .. What Worked ... thus the commercial for the new "Godzilla" remake filled me with hope -- the wonderful actors (Bryan Cranston, David Strathairn, Ken Watanabe), awesome looking special effects, complete with paratroopers attacking Godzilla -- and a monster clearly intent on smashing up cities, all made for a great trailer. The music was good. What Didn't Work So imagine my shock when the actual film featured about 10 minutes of the title character, which, instead of being a terrifying »
The film will be a reimagining of the 1993 action thriller, which starred Stallone as a rescue ranger who finds himself involved in a failed heist.
Watch a trailer for Cliffhanger below: »
It’s a truth universally acknowledged that all great ’80s and ’90s action movies are going to get remade someday. Following Robocop, Total Recall and just about everything else you used to love years ago, Sylvester Stallone’s classic 1993 mountain-top actioner Cliffhanger is getting a remake. Fast & Furious franchise producer Neal Moritz has hired Joe Gazzam to rewrite the script, presumably keeping the basics intact: a hotshot rescue ranger gets mixed up in a botched heist – with all the action played out on the wobbly ledges and...
- Paul Bradshaw
Ah, we thought this one had died a death. It's been three or four years since news first landed that a reboot of Cliffhanger was on the way. The original 1993 movie proved to be a comeback hit for Sylvester Stallone, with Renny Harlin directing, and for a while there were plans for a sequel to it.
Those plans never materialised, and back in 2009 producer Neal Moritz - the founder of the firm Original Film, overseeing remakes of Total Recall and 21 Jump Street - was said to be overseeing a reboot instead. That reboot would focus on younger climbers going up big mountains.
Studio Canal and producer Neal Moritz (Fast & Furious franchise) are moving forward with a Cliffhanger remake, mining the 1993 Sylvester Stallone action-adventure film for a modern day update. Directed by Renny Harlin (Die Hard 2), the original pic starred Stallone as a traumatized mountain climber/rescue ranger who is summoned by thieves to help recover three briefcases carrying $100 million in total that were strewn across the Rocky Mountains. Deadline reports that Joe Gazzam has been hired to write the script for the remake after impressing Moritz with his take on the redo, which could end up at Sony given the producer's relationship with the studio. This is a bit of a baffling property to choose for a remake, but I guess if an extreme sports-centered Point Break redo can exist, a Cliffhanger do-over is par for the course. Hit the jump for more on the film. Moritz has plenty of experience steering action-oriented spectacle films, »
- Adam Chitwood
2015 isn’t just a big year for blockbuster sequels and tentpoles based on pre-established intellectual properties – it’s also a major year for reboots/remakes. Such horror franchises as Amityville and Friday the 13th are getting a (or, rather, another) fresh start next year, as will the Fantastic Four superhero/comic book movie series. In addition, 20th Century Fox will unleash its remake of 1980s supernatural horror title Poltergeist, while Universal has only just added the Point Break remake to the 2015 release slate.
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- Sandy Schaefer
After Gerard Butler departed the Point Break remake, I was kind of hoping that the whole thing would just fall apart and cease to exist. Unfortunately, that doesn’t seem to be the case, as Alcon Entertainment is still moving forward with the project, despite the fact that no one really wants it.
Variety is reporting today that the studio is in talks with Edgar Ramirez to replace Butler in the role of Bodhi, which Patrick Swayze played in the 1991 original. If he signs on, Ramirez will star alongside Luke Bracey and Ray Winstone in the Ericson Core-directed film. With a script by Kurt Wimmer (Total Recall, Salt), the prospects of this one turning out well aren’t exactly high.
Swapping out the surfing backdrop for that of extreme sports, the Point Break remake will tell a similar story to its predecessor, as it will follow an FBI agent »
- Matt Joseph
This isn’t Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. That much should be made immediately clear by the “3D” tacked onto the title of this CGI-fueled fantasy actioner, but any lingering doubts are quickly dispelled moments into I, Frankenstein, when the famed creature (given the name Adam and played by the far-too-handsome Aaron Eckhart) is forced to defend himself against sharp-toothed demons whilst burying his creator.
He just about has time to “descend” those demons, sending them back to Hell in pillars of flame, before being scooped up by two gargoyles and brought before their queen, Lenore (Miranda Otto). Turns out, Adam is a missing link of sorts, and both the demons and the gargoyles, who’ve been warring for centuries, want him. Showing surprising intelligence for a recently reanimated corpse, he backs away from both species, opting for a life of eternal solitude until he’s discovered and dragged back into the fray. »
- Isaac Feldberg
A few years ago, Alcon Entertainment announced the 90s action movie remake that you never even knew you wanted! Possibly because no one really did want it. Nonetheless, Kathryn Bigelow’s surfer crime thriller Point Break is getting a modern update set in the world of extreme sports, directed by Ericson Core (Invincible) from a script by Kurt Wimmer (Total Recall).
The original movie starred Patrick Swayze as Bodhi, a philosophizing surfer who organizes his surfer buddies into a talented bank robbing crew. Keanu Reeves played Johnny Utah, an FBI agent who investigates the crimes by going undercover in the surfing scene, but ends up being drawn in by Bodhi’s charismatic nature.
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- H. Shaw-Williams
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