12 items from 2017
Exclusive: The project was unveiled at Cannes.
Alumni Films, the new film finance, production and development company based in Los Angeles, has come on board to fully finance and produce its first project, an untitled high-concept revenge thriller that Alex Litvak (Predators (pictured), The Three Musketeers) will write.
Alumni Films president Alexander Izotov and development executive Natasha Dubrovskaya unveiled the title in Cannes.
“It is a revenge thriller that will be about an American entrepreneur who goes to Russia in the 90s and gets caught up in the middle of the Russian Klondike,” Dubrovskaya said.
The entrepreneur ends up in prison. By the time he is released 12 years later, the country has changed. The $30m thriller will be set in Russia, Hong Kong and New York.
Alumni plans a $5m development fund and a complementary financing and production fund. Dubrovskaya will head the development fund, which includes an untitled documentary about three Russian hackers. The idea is »
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Before Shane Black's The Predator began shooting earlier this year, word on the street was Arnold Schwarzenegger would return to reprise his iconic role as Dutch from the 1987 original. But soon after production got underway, a number of different team players admitted that Schwarzenegger wasn't coming back. Now we know why. He hated the script.
Maybe 'hate' is a harsh word. But he certainly didn't care for it, enough so that it kept him from participating in the project. In a recent interview with Yahoo to promote his latest release Aftermath, he had this to say about why we won't be seeing Dutch back on the screen when it comes to next year's The Predator.
"They asked me, and I read it, and I didn't like it, whatever they offered. So I'm not going to do that, no. Except if there's a chance that they rewrite it, or make it a more significant role. »
David Crow Mar 27, 2017
Beloved 1980s cult classics are continuing to reappear in the 21st century landscape. Some of these recent reboots turn out to be long-unexpected sequels or spinoffs. These are your Terminator: Genisyses, your Predators, and your Alien and Thing prequels. But it appears that another John Carpenter classic, Escape From New York, is now getting the full-on remake treatment (having sat around in development for many years) since Robert Rodriguez has been tapped to direct the picture.
Deadline broke the news late Friday evening that Escape From New York is moving ahead at 20th Century Fox, which after a long-bidding war for the property »
Mahershala Ali's star is on the rise! You may have recognized his face before, but 2017 is the year the world finally learns how to pronounce his name: Ma-HERshala. The actor earned a Critics' Choice Award and a SAG Award for his supporting role in Moonlight, and he's up for an Oscar this Sunday, as well. While this is his breakout award season (he's also in Hidden Figures ), Ali has been acting since 2001, when he appeared as Dr. Trey Sanders on Crossing Jordan. Since then, he popped up on dozens of TV shows before making it to the big screen in movies like Predators and The Place Beyond the Pines. While his credits are too long to list here, these are the five places you're most likely to have seen Ali. »
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British actor Alfie Allen, whose screen credits include Game Of Thrones and John Wick, has reportedly joined the cast of The Predator, Shane Black‘s new take on the action/ horror franchise. More on the Alfie Allen Predator news below.
The film kicked off shooting Vancouver, Canada on Monday, with Black posting the following photo, which shows off some of the existing cast members Boyd Holbrook (who is so, so good in the upcoming Logan), Jacob Tremblay, Sterling K Brown, Keegan-Michael Key, Trevante Rhodes, Thomas Jane and Olivia Munn.
According to The Hollywood Reporter’s Heat Vision, Allen will play an ex-marine who teams with several other outsiders, including one played by Holbrook, to stop the human-hunting creatures in a setting that hasn’t yet been seen in a Predator movie: suburbia.
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The director shared a first look at part of the sprawling cast for his reboot, which includes Trevante Rhodes, Sterling K. Brown, Boyd Holbrook, Jacob Tremblay, Olivia Munn and Keegan-Michael Key. Filming began Monday in Vancouver.
Black also confirmed the film will be rated R, and used some colorful language to do so.
Black, co-wrote the script with Fred Dekker for what's officially being billed as the fourth installment of the franchise after 1987's Predator, 1990's Predator 2 and 2010's Predators (sorry, Alien vs. Predator). The film will see the »
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Rob Leane Feb 10, 2017
More often than you might think, scenes that appear in movie trailer don’t turn up in the finished film. This can leave trailer-loving audience members confused as the credits roll, wondering if they dropped off and missed something important.
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A couple of massive movies have done this recently, and the internet has been quick to fill in the blanks with speculation. Fingers have been pointed at tinkering studio bigwigs and extensive reshoots, when the reality is often a little less dramatic: filmmakers always chop some footage in the edit, and they rarely have much involvement in the trailers. »
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#FromJennifer is the third installment of James Cullen Bressack's Jennifer franchise. It stars Tony Todd, Derek Mears and Danielle Taddei as the new Jennifer. Check out all the details below as well as the trailer for #FromJennifer.
From The Press Release
Horror icons Tony Todd (Candyman, the Final Destination series) and Derek Mears (Friday the 13th, Predators) join Aaron Abrams (Hannibal, Blindspot), Meghan Deanna Smith (Sharknado: Heart of Sharkness), Trae Ireland (13/13/13) and Danielle Taddei (Pretty Little Liars) in #FromJennifer, the latest feature film from writer/director Frank Merle (The Employer).
#FromJennifer follows a struggling actress named Jennifer as she tries to navigate the high-pressure world of social media stardom. When she gets dropped by her manager for not having a big enough social media following, Jennifer loses her grip on reality and sets out on a bizarre revenge plan, designed to be filmed and »
Back in February 2015, New Line Cinema announced they were developing a Shaft remake, with John Davis producing through his Davis Entertainment company. At the time, no writer or director had been attached to the project, but that has all changed. Today a new report claims that Tim Story is in negotiations to direct, from a script by Black-ish creator Kenya Barris and Alex Barnow. This report also confirms that the project will follow another relative of Richard Roundtree's original title character.
Deadline reports that New Line plans to "reinvigorate" the franchise by focusing this reboot on the son of John Shaft, who is navigating the murky area between law enforcement and organized crime in New York City. No specific plot details were revealed, but this format could potentially allow Richard Roundtree to return as John Shaft, and Samuel L. Jackson to also come back as his nephew, also named John Shaft. »
World-renowned actor Danny Trejo has teamed up with award-winning filmmaker Brett Harvey (Ice Guardians, The Culture High) to tell a story 71-years in the making. Inmate #1: The Rise of Danny Trejo, currently in production in California, explores the life and career of Hollywood's most unlikely hero, Danny Trejo. Trejo, whose myriad of TV and motion picture work includes Desperado, Machete, Sin City, Predators and Sons of Anarchy, executive produces alongside proficient producing team Adam Scorgie, Rocky Mudaliar, Iliana Nikolic and Craig Balkam.
From an early life of drugs, armed robbery and hard prison time, to the red carpets of Hollywood blockbusters all the way to helping troubled addicts; Trejo gives a firsthand account of one of the greatest transformations of human character ever put to film. Adam Scorgie, whose credits include recent success Ice Guardians and upcoming Chasing Evel: The Robbie Knievel Story, shed some light on the actor's amazing story in a statement. »
World-renowned actor Danny Trejo has teamed up with award-winning filmmaker Brett Harvey (Ice Guardians, The Culture High) to tell a story 71-years in the making… Inmate #1: The Rise of Danny Trejo, currently in production in California, explores the life and career of Hollywood’s most unlikely hero, Danny Trejo.
Trejo, whose myriad of TV and motion picture work includes Desperado, Machete, Sin City, Predators and Sons of Anarchy, executive produces alongside proficient producing team Adam Scorgie, Rocky Mudaliar, Iliana Nikolic and Craig Balkam.
From an early life of drugs, armed robbery and hard prison time, to the red carpets of Hollywood blockbusters all the way to helping troubled addicts; Inmate #1: The Rise of Danny Trejo gives a firsthand account of one of the greatest transformations of human character ever put to film.
Upon his release from prison in 1969, Danny’s life took a turn for the better. »
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As one of Hollywood’s most recognizable faces, actor Danny Trejo has played thugs, assassins, villains, monsters and even hero vigilantes.
Now his life story will be seen in a documentary Inmate #1: The Rise Of Danny Trejo.
The film is currently in production in California.
The untold story is Trejo’s life. He entered an early life of drugs by the age of 12, in which he tried heroin. By 15-years-old, he was in jail for the first time. At 23, he was sentenced at San Quentin for selling $30,000 bag of heroin to an undercover agent. »
- Gig Patta
12 items from 2017
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