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Noomi Rapace has signed on to star in What Happened to Monday? an indie sci-fi drama from Tommy Wirkola, the writer-director of Dead Snow and Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters. Following a script by Max Botkin, Monday will see Rapace play the multiple roles of septuplet sisters who struggle to stay hidden in an overpopulated world were a one-child policy outlaws siblings. The seven must overcome their own differences and avoid government execution in order to solve the disappearance of one of their own. Photos: 10 Classic Sci-Fi Movies With Better Effects Than Modern Films
- Borys Kit
While HBO has made no comment on the future of their hit series Game of Thrones, cast members have made mention that the series will return for a fourth season. It makes sense, considering the upcoming third season only covers about half of Storm of Swords. Also word has come that the premium cable channel is considering a prequel series that details the struggle for the Iron Throne and is based on a series of novellas set 100 years before the events of the show and starring two characters named Dunk and Egg.
The metallic sound of samurai swords slicing through the air. That.s what I.m taking away from the latest clip from Jon M. Chu.s G.I. Joe: Retaliation. We.ve seen ninja Kung Fu fights in big-screen epics before, but I don.t recall them sounding quite like this. The clip was posted on IGN, and is a must-watch if you are getting pumped for the arrival of Chu.s sequel, which hits theaters next week. Fans have been waiting longer than expected for the follow up to Stephen Sommers. hit, G.I. Joe. It was last May when Paramount decided to push the sequel out of Summer 2012 and retrofit the movie to 3D. Since then, we have been building toward the movie.s release with viral videos, posters and extended previews attached to theatrical prints of Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters. What do we know of the »
Another fairytale reboot, but director Bryan Singer gives this one a bit of entertaining fee-fi-fo-fum
The fairytale reboot is one of Hollywood's newest and most unwelcome inventions: children's tales ramped up and complicated with added PG action and lite sexiness, and mostly with their charm and psychological insight stripped out. The recent Hansel and Gretel reimagining was about as pleasurable as adult chicken pox. But I have to admit that against the odds, this new version of the panto fave Jack and the Beanstalk is watchable in a ridiculous way, and director Bryan Singer supplies quite a bit of entertainment bang for your buck.
Nicholas Hoult is Jack, now a young-adult hottie rather than a mere lad, and what he has to sell is a horse, rather than an undignified cow. The five beans he gets create a beanstalk that leads to a mysterious land of giants. The sinister and »
- Peter Bradshaw
A batch of new stills from Neil Jordan's vamp adaptation 'Byzantium' have risen and that may not be the only thing to rise when glancing upon them. A selection of the new batch give us some more peeks at sexy Brit star Gemma Arterton ('Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters') flaunting her goods as the mysterious Clara Webb and showing off her fine blood craving figure. The rest of the pics also feature co-stars Saoirse Ronan ('The Host') and Landry Jones ('The Last Exorcism', 'Antiviral'). Jordan helms from a script penned by Moira Buffini whose original play the story is based on. Jonny Lee Miller ('Dexter', Dark Shadows'), Tom Hollander ('Hanna') and Daniel Mays ('Ashes to Ashes') also star. Head below to check out the new pics. »
Hey ninjas, you just have to watch this great clip from the upcoming G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation movie! Just for a record, we’re actually talking about 4-minute preview that was shown in theaters before screenings of Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters. It’s all about Storm Shadow and Snake Eyes and their epic battle, which means only one thing – action is guaranteed! Based on Hasbro’s G.I. Joe toy, comic and media franchises, this action adventure movie is a follow-up to the 2009 release of G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, which grossed over $300 million worldwide. Written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, and directed... Related posts: New G.I. Joe Posters: Storm Shadow and Snake Eyes G.I. Joe 2 Sets for August 10, 2012, Duke, Storm Shadow and Snake Eyes will Return for the Movie Watch: New Trailer For G.I. Joe: Retaliation! Watch: 10 New G.I. Retaliation Character »
- Jeanne Standal
The four-minute long ninja fight sequence from G.I. Joe: Retalitaion that was previewed before Hansel And Gretel is now online, showcasing a brawl between fan favorites Snake-Eyes, Storm Shadow, and Jinx, as well as a bunch of high-flying red ninjas. We've seen bits and pieces of this sequence thus far and it's still just a piece of the whole as presented here, but it should give you a good sense for the overall flow of the film. It looks pretty finished to me, complete with Henry »
- Paul Shirey
It's been said that the fairy tale film trend is well past its 'happy ever after' stage, with Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters and Jack the Giant Slayer not exactly casting a spectacular spell on critics or the box office.
However, Jack has yet to open in many European territories (it launches in the UK this weekend, March 22) or in Japan and latin America, so there's chance yet for it to improve on its $91 million earnings and recoup more of that whopping $195 million production cost.
Hansel and Gretel has found the magic ingredient to success with its modest $50 million budget (which it has crucially exceeded in North American ticket sales) and has now taken just over $205 million worldwide.
You may think there can't be much more mileage in this particular story of Grimm-with-guns-and-gore, but the financial takings have been enough to convince Paramount Pictures, MGM and MTV Films to announce a witch-hunting sequel. »
- David Bentley
EW has confirmed that Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, the twist on the classic fairy tale, is getting a sequel. The movie, which chronicles Hansel (Jeremy Renner) and Gretel’s (Gemma Arterton) journey from innocent victims of a candy house to vengeful witch hunters, grossed $200 million globally. Although its success was met mostly overseas (the movie only earned about $50 million domestically), enthusiasm for the concept and the film itself was enough to give producers Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and Kevin Messick a reason to give the film another installment.
Box office update: ‘Hansel and Gretel’ wins Friday »
- Amanda Taylor
If you want a sure sign of what the global market looks like, Hollywood has got you covered. Even though Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters only earned $55m domestically, the movie scored over $150m internationally, and those numbers are prompting Paramount and MGM to partner on a potential sequel. According to Variety, the studios want a second helping of the Tommy Wirkola-directed film, but it’s unclear as to whether they’ll be able to get Gemma Arterton and Jeremy Renner back. Pure gut-reaction guess? The pair won’t be back, and it won’t matter. They’ll made Hansel and Gretel 2: Witchier with two new faces, trade off the name recognition of the first to make back diminished returns and leave Terry Gilliam to scratch his head over what happened with The Brothers Grimm. »
- Scott Beggs
Tommy Wirkola’s Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters sailed passed the $200m. at the international box office over the weekend. And coming off the back of its success, Paramount have officially announced that a sequel is in the works.
Deadline report that the film’s international box office numbers have been a key to the decision to move on with a sequel.
Released back in January in the Us, Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters opened in the top spot at the box office in the States. Its performance has been moderate-to-successful in the Us, settling at just over $54m.
The film has taken more than three quarters of its revenue abroad, however, and the international figures have clearly impressed the studio enough to move ahead with the follow-up.
As of yet, it’s not known whether Wirkola will be back on board for the second film, after writing »
- Kenji Lloyd
"Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters" will be fighting the good fight for another day. A sequel for the movie is being developed, and the announcement comes less than two months after the Gemma Arterton and Jeremy Renner-starring film hit theaters.
Deadline has the news, and credits the movie's global box office success as a main reason that a follow up is being made. MGM and Paramount have reportedly confirmed that a sequel is being worked on, with Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, Kevin Messick and Beau Flynn expected to return as producers.
But what about the mains stars, or director Tommy Wirkola? The Deadline article does not mention whether they are contracted to return for another movie. The two talented leads definitely helped make the movie, and it is hard to picture a sequel working quite as well without the same Hansel and Gretel.
Also, will the duo of »
- Terri Schwartz
Hansel and Gretel Witch Hunters gets a sequel. The Tommy Wirkola vampire and witch film is getting a sequel from Paramount Pictures. Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013) has been performing very well on the global film market, bringing in over $205.8 Million worldwide so far. Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters had a production [...]
- Rollo Tomasi
"Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters" grossed just $54 million in North America after its release in January, placing it at 1,186 on the all-time box office chart, behind such illustrious films as "This Means War," "Ghosts of Girlfriends Past" and "The Butterfly Effect" among many, many others. Which is why this news is surprising: Paramount and MGM announced plans on Monday to make a second "Hansel and Gretel" film, though whether stars Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton will appear is unclear.
Why the decision to make "Hansel and Gretel 2" when U.S. audiences were so unmoved by the first film? Overseas dollars. "Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters" has earned more than $151 million from international ticket buyers, giving the film $205 million in total revenue. Combine that number with the project's reported budget (roughly $50 million) and "Witch Hunters" looks like a success. To wit: "Hansel and Gretel" has the same global tally as box office smash "Silver Linings Playbook. »
- The Huffington Post
'Hemlock Grove' will be unleashed on Netflix from 19 April and if you're still in two minds about whether you'll be checking out the new original horror series exec produced by Eli Roth ('Aftershock', 'Hostel') then perhaps this newly revealed trailer will help sway your decision. 'Hemlock Grove' stars Famke Janssen ('Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters'), Bill Skarsgard, Dougray Scott, Lili Taylor ('The Conjuring'), Landon Liboiron and Kandyse McClure. Head below to check out the trailer. »
It may have only made $54 million at the U.S. box office and suffered from poor reviews (the film currently boasts a 15% freshness rating over at reviews aggregate site Rotten Tomatoes as of this article), but Tommy Wirkola’s “Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters” turned a nice little profit overseas, raking in over $150 million. That gave the horror/action/comedy a groovy $205 million gross from a $50 million production budget. In Hollywood, that’s a no-brainer for a sequel. So it comes as no surprise that Paramount and MGM have officially begun developing a sequel to the film starring Gemma Arterton and Jeremy Renner as an unlikely brother and sister team of witch hunters, equipped with ridiculous weaponry and one-liners. The first movie had as much sense as a movie about Hansel and Gretel growing up to be witch hunters, but it’s definitely one of those movies that delivers on its own premise. »
The industry heads at Paramount have greenlit a follow-up to January’s Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters after the film recently surpassed $200 million at the global box office. Tommy Wirkola’s reinterpretation of the classic fairytale was greeted with mixed reviews both critically and commercially last month, but the studio is pushing ahead with the film’s sequel regardless.
It’s a news story not many expected, in truth. An opening weekend of $19 million is hardly considered a blockbuster hit, plus, the month of January has become known as the cinematic lull for releases in the wake of the annual Oscars’ zenith. More to the point, the studio itself pushed the film from its initial March 2012 release to January 2013, a decision which many interpreted as showing a lack of confidence in the production. Nonetheless, the successful financial turnout gave Paramount the impetus they needed, but will the studio stretch »
- Michael Briers
"Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters," starring Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton, was released in January and went on to gross $55 million domestically, just barely earning back its $50 million budget. Overseas, the film grossed another $151 million, crossing the $200 million globally. Apparently Paramount Pictures is happy with the results, because now comes word that the studio is moving forward with a sequel. While it's not clear who will be returning, Paramount said that the new film is officially in development. "Hansel and Gretel," which has a lousy 15% fresh rating on RottenTomatoes, cost $50 million, but that doesn't include marketing costs. And since the studio has to split revenue with theater owners, I wouldn't be surprised if Paramount Pictures ended up profiting under $50 million. While that's a good amount of money, the studio believes that it can top that with a sequel, seeing amazing potential in international markets. »
"Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters" is getting a sequel, Paramount, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures and MTV Films announced on Monday. The 3D action flick was no blockbuster in the United States, but $151 million abroad -- which accounts for 73.4 percent of the movie's $205.9 million total haul -- has apparently encouraged all the partners involved to begin developing another hunt for Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton. Also read: 'Hansel and Gretel' Slays Box Office as Other Star Vehicles Sputter Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and Kevin Messick of Gary Sanchez Productions are expected to return as producers, »
- Greg Gilman
Deadline has confirmed that Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, which was released late January of this year will be getting a sequel.
Our own Sean Hutchinson reviewed the first Hansel & Gretel film in January and he didn’t give it high marks. No worries, D is still passing. Especially by box office standards.
It made nearly $206 million worldwide against a $50 million dollar budget.
No official details on the sequel have been revealed.
Source: Deadline »
- Alex Corey
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