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Four talented magicians mesmerize an international audience with a series of bold and original heists, all the while pursuing a hidden agenda that has the FBI and Interpol scrambling to anticipate their next move in Now You See Me, a visually spectacular blend of astonishing illusions and exhilarating action from director Louis Leterrier (Clash of the Titans).
The Four Horsemen, a magic super‐group led by the charismatic J.Daniel Atlas (Jesse Eisenberg), perform a pair of hightech, high‐profile magic shows, first amazing audiences by remotely robbing a Paris bank while in Las Vegas, and then exposing a white‐collar criminal and funneling his millions into the audience members’ bank accounts, baffling the authorities with their intricately planned capers.
- Movie Geeks
After launching a career with commercial hits like “Contraband” and “X-Men: First Class,” Caleb Landry Jones is back to more arthouse driven projects, as the actor has attached himself to John Slattery’s directorial debut, “God’s Pocket” and “Low Down,” starring John Hawkes.
In “God’s Pocket,” Jones joins a cast that already includes Philip Seymour Hoffman, Richard Jenkins and Christina Hendricks, with Seymour Hoffman’s Cooper’s Town Productions and Park Pictures producing.
Story revolves around the uncovering of the truth about a young man’s death that the dead-end town of God’s Pocket is trying to keep buried. Jones plays the young man.
Story revolves around the life of pianist Joe Albany (Hawkes) from the perspective »
- Justin Kroll
Icelandic "Jar City" and "Contraband" director Baltasar Kormákur has signed on to develop a television series based on the "Eve Online" Mmorpg. Reykjavik-based "Eve" developers/publishers Ccp Games have partnered with Kormákur and his production company to create a TV series that will use for inspiration player stories submitted to http://truestories.eveonline.com. The "Eve" universe is a dystopian science fiction one set 21,000 in the future, in which rival societies are trapped beyond a wormhole. The game, which was launched 10 years ago, now has over 500,000 subscribers, "The Eve universe is full of astounding stories of epic battles, daring heists, and gripping political intrigue, all of which will make for an amazing television series," Kormákur said in the announcement. "The opportunity to interact with the fans of the Eve Universe directly opens up all sorts of exciting possibilities." The process of integrating a »
- Alison Willmore
Icelandic "Jar City" and "Contraband" director Baltasar Kormákur has signed on to develop a television series based on the "Eve Online" Mmorpg. Reykjavik-based "Eve" developers/publishers Ccp Games have partnered with Kormákur and his production company to create a TV series that will use for inspiration player stories submitted to http://truestories.eveonline.com. The "Eve" universe is a dystopian science fiction one set 21,000 in the future, in which rival societies are trapped beyond a wormhole. The game, which was launched 10 years ago, now has over 500,000 subscribers, "The Eve universe is full of astounding stories of epic battles, daring heists, and gripping political intrigue, all of which will make for an amazing television series," Kormákur said in the announcement. "The opportunity to interact with the fans of the Eve Universe directly opens up all sorts of exciting possibilities." The process of integrating a...
- Alison Willmore
Set 20,000 years into the future, the story deals with rival societies trapped in the same space by a collapsed wormhole and characters from five warring factions battle it out in space ships.
The series will take inspiration from user-sourced stories submitted to the Eve website. Kormákur is currently filming "The Missionary" in Hungary.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
At the domestic box office this weekend, Pain and Gain claimed the top spot with a decent $20.2 million, while The Big Wedding was a big flop. The real story, though, was the overseas box office, where Iron Man 3 opened a week early. Playing in 79 percent of foreign markets, the Marvel three-quel grossed $198.4 million, which is up on The Avengers's $185 million start at the same time last year. For a full by-territory breakdown and thoughts on the movie's long-term prospects, check out the Around-the-World Roundup at the bottom of this article.With Iron Man 3 still a week away in the U.S., Pain and Gain was able to narrowly beat Oblivion to take first place at the domestic box office. Playing at 3,277 locations, the movie's $20.2 million debut is one of the lower starts in director Michael Bay's career, though all of his movies (with the exception of 1995's »
- Ray Subers <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The world of movies and video games have been very closely linked, but now with the advent of higher-budget television shows, it was only a matter of time before someone decided to use television as a vehicle for adapting a large-scale gaming experience. According to Deadline , that man is one of Iceland's premiere filmmakers, Baltasar Kormákur ( Contraband ), and his video game of choice is the massive multiplayer online role-playing game (Mmorpg) Eve Online made by Ccp Games with plans to produce a television show in that world with his production company Rvk. According to the story, the television venture will be "an original concept set 20,000 in the future within the interstellar Eve Online universe in which rival societies are trapped in the same space by a »
The world of movies and video games have been very closely linked but now with the advent of higher-budget television shows, it was only a matter of time before someone decided to use television as a vehicle for adapting a large-scale gaming experience. According to Deadline , that man is one of Iceland's premiere filmmakers Baltasar Kormákur ( Contraband ) and his video game of choice is the massive multiplayer online role-playing game (Mmorpg) Eve Online made by Ccp Games with plans to produce a television show in that world with his production company Rvk. According to the story, the television venture will be "an original concept set 20,000 in the future within the interstellar Eve Online universe in which rival societies are trapped in the same space by a collapsed »
Michael Bay ‘Pain & Gain’ box office: Bay’s first non-Transformers movie to fail to crack $20m domestic this weekend? This Pain & Gain box-office post is a fully updated version of my previous Pain & Gain box-office article. According to Deadline.com, Pain & Gain grossed a disappointing $7m on Friday, including $750,000 from Thursday late-night showings. That’s down from an expected $9m early in the day and $8m early in the evening. Barring a major Saturday surge — which is highly unlikely at this stage — Pain & Gain will end up with about $18-19.5m at 3,277 North American venues by Sunday evening. Afternoon estimates had the Michael Bay-directed movie grossing as much as $26m, later downsized to a more modest $21m — and now, quite likely, less than $20m. (Photo: Michael Bay on the Pain & Gain set.) Now, Paramount was purportedly expecting Michael Bay’s first non-Transformers, non-Shia Labeouf movie in »
- Zac Gille
While American audiences may be familiar with Baltasar Kormakur thanks to his Hollywood debut on last year's hit "Contraband" starring Mark Wahlberg, in his native Iceland, the filmmaker is not just respected as a director, but as an actor as well. Films like "Jar City" (which he helmed, and there's a remake in the works) and "Reykavik-Rotterdam" (in which he starred; the film was remade as "Contraband") -- and oh yeah, he was a producer on both -- helped put him on the map, and of course, Hollywood came calling. But he never left home completely, and while later this summer his re-teaming with Wahlberg for the action flick "2 Guns" will hit theaters, coming first is a film that saw Kormakur return home to tell a gripping true story. The dramatic thriller "The Deep" tells the tale of a group of fisherman whose boat capsizes in freezing waters, and centers on the one, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Chicago – This may be the first “Dhd Review” on HollywoodChicago.com but it’s unlikely to be the last. Just this past weekend, the great William Friedkin spoke at the Chicago Critics Film Festival about how the future of film is not celluloid or even disc but streaming. And now you can watch Allen Hughes’ “Broken City” before it’s out on Blu-ray or DVD and you can do so anywhere you can access your iTunes account. Start at it home, continue it on the train to work, finish it in your office. Wherever, whenever, and however many times you want — this is the future of personal movie ownership and Fox is one of the studios leading the way in its development.
Of course, hundreds of pages have already been written about the digital download revolution and there are many more to write but the product will always be the key. »
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From atop, where the road curves around the bend and in view of a glimmering sea, “The Fast and the Furious” franchise is the dominant force in serving the public with visions of automotive mayhem. The continuous unbroken chain in the saga will be resuming with its sixth installment, but now director Justin Lin will be leaving the successful franchise. So, it’s up to the next director to keep the fuel-injected momentum going.
Universal Studios already has someone it wants at the helm of the seventh installment in the “Fast and Furious” line. Horror direct James Wan seems next in line for this lucrative job. The deal to put him in place is rumored to be in the works and finalized by the end of the week. Wan is familiar with long franchises such as the “Saw” movies and will be working on the sequel to his own “Insidious. »
- Ruben Gonzalez
South African filmmaker Neill Blomkamp made quite a splash with his critically acclaimed 2009 debut District 9, so naturally there's been a tonne of anticipation for his follow-up movie, the mysterious sci-fi Elysium, which stars Matt Damon (Contagion), Jodie Foster (Carnage), Sharlto Copley (District 9), Wagner Moura (Elite Squad), Alice Braga (The Rite) and Diego Luna (Contraband). Now we have out first look at the film, with Sony dropping the first poster and the official theatrical trailer; check it out after the synopsis...
"In the year 2159 two classes of people exist: the very wealthy who live on a pristine man-made space station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined Earth. Secretary Rhodes (Jodie Foster), a hard line government official will stop at nothing to enforce anti-immigration laws and preserve the luxurious lifestyle of the citizens of Elysium. That doesn't stop the people of Earth from trying to get in, »
- Flickering Myth
When it was revealed earlier this month that Justin Lin would not be coming back to direct Fast & Furious 7 after directing the last four installments of the series, it didn't take Hollywood long to come up with a shortlist of possible replacements. Would it be Kick-Ass 2's Jeff Wadlow? The Lincoln Lawyer's Brad Furman? Karate Kid's Harold Zwart? The answer is apparently none of the above. Deadline has learned that James Wan - director of thrillers such as Saw, Insidious, and the upcoming The Conjuring - has reportedly entered talks with Universal Pictures to direct Fast & Furious 7. While nothing has been made official just yet, the site says that a deal could be reached before the end of the week. Apparently other options the studio looked at also included Baltazar Kormakur, who worked with the studio on the Mark Wahlberg thriller Contraband. Despite the fact that nothing is set yet, »
Exclusive: Universal Pictures has begun negotiations with James Wan to direct the seventh installment of the studio’s mega-buck franchise The Fast And The Furious. I expect a deal to be made probably before the week is out. Justin Lin made it clear back at the Sundance Film Festival in January that he wasn’t going to direct the next pic after revitalizing that franchise and helming its last four installments including the upcoming May 24 opener Fast & Furious 6. He wanted to take a break, and while he wasn’t going back to The Terminator, he still considered the reboot of Highlander a possibility at Summit. Universal Pictures has had plenty of time to consider who’ll take over the race car franchise, and recently they have been working from a very short list. Among the directors they’ve spoken to are Baltazar Kormakur, who helmed Contraband, The Deep and the »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
Universal Pictures has released the first trailer for director Baltasar Kormákur's (Contraband) upcoming action thriller 2 Guns, which is based upon Steven Grant's graphic novel of the same name and stars Denzel Washington (Flight) and Mark Wahlberg (Pain & Gain) as two undercover federal agents from competing bureaus who are forced on the run together. Check them out here:
For the past 12 months, DEA agent Bobby Trench (Washington) and U.S. naval intelligence officer Marcus Stigman (Wahlberg) have been reluctantly attached at the hip. Working undercover as members of a narcotics syndicate, each man distrusts his partner as much as the criminals they have both been tasked to take down.
When their attempt to infiltrate a Mexican drug cartel and recover millions goes haywire, Trench and Stigman are suddenly disavowed by their superiors. Now that everyone wants them in jail or in the ground, the only person they can count on is the other. »
- Flickering Myth
After working together back on last year’s Contraband, Mark Wahlberg and director Baltasar Kormákur are reteaming this year to bring 2 Guns to the big screen. And with Denzel Washington starring opposite Wahlberg this time around, the film is shaping up to be one of the summer’s biggest blockbusters.
We got our first look at Wahlberg and Washington earlier in the year. And with its August release date fast approaching, the first trailer and poster have debuted over on Apple.
Academy Award(R) winner Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg lead an all-star cast in 2 Guns, an explosive action film that tracks two operatives from competing bureaus who are forced on the run together. But there is a big problem with their unique alliance: Neither knows that the other is an undercover federal agent.
- Kenji Lloyd
Universal Pictures has unveiled the trailer for the upcoming "2 Guns" crime thriller, which is based on a comic book and stars Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg. Check out the trailer and poster below. Plot: A DEA agent and an undercover Naval Intelligence officer who have been tasked with investigating one another find they have been set up by the mob -- the very organization the two men believe they have been stealing money from. The new movie is directed by Baltasar Kormakur (Contraband) and co-stars Paula Patton, James Marsden, Edward James Olmos, and Bill Paxton. It's set to hit theaters on August 2nd. Trailer: Poster: (click to enlarge) »
Director Baltasar Kormakur and star Mark Wahlberg have got a little thing going on these days. The duo paired up for box office hit Contraband and things went well enough there that they've paired up again for action-comedy 2 Guns. And this time they're bringing Denzel Washington with them. Academy Award(R) winner Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg lead an all-star cast in 2 Guns, an explosive action film that tracks two operatives from competing bureaus who are forced on the run together. But there is a big problem with their unique alliance: Neither knows that the other is an undercover federal agent. With a support cast that includes Bill Paxton, Edward James Olmos and Fred Ward and a director as quality as Kormakur - if...
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Hey everyone… we’re finally getting a new buddy cop movie! Kind of. The genre was an industry unto itself throughout the ’80s and into the ’90s, but somewhere along the line Hollywood stopped producing them. Or they at least stopped producing good ones. (I’m looking at you Cop Out.) The drought may be ending this summer though as we’re getting two high profile buddy cop flicks. First up is the Sandra Bullock/Melissa McCarthy comedy The Heat on June 28th, and then in early August things kick in to high gear with 2 Guns. The Baltasar Kormákur-directed film stars Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg as good guys playing bad guys who don’t know that the other is actually a good guy too. Crazy! An assignment goes awry, and the two are forced to work together to bring down the real bad guy. Explosions and insults ensue. Check »
- Rob Hunter
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