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As in the 1991 original, Point Break follows FBI agent Johnny Utah – this time played by Luke Bracey (G.I. Joe Retaliation) – as he goes undercover, snowboarding, rock-climbing, parachuting, and of course surfing his way through his latest investigation alongside suspect Bodhi (Zero Dark Thirty’s Édgar Ramírez).
Pushing familiar themes of brotherhood, betrayal, and… explosions, the remake's trailer feels like the original had a baby with The Fast and the Furious franchise – and you know what? We’re kind of okay with that.
Point Break is directed by Ericson Core, written by Kurt Wimmer (Equilibrium), and also stars Teresa Palmer (Warm Bodies) and Ray Winstone (The Departed). It plays in Cineplex theatres on December 25.
- Sasha James
So, Point Break has been remade. We all thought that it might just be a bad dream, but it looks like thry’ve actually gone and done it. The star-power is somewhat limited in this remake of the classic Patrick Swayze/ Keanu Reeves original (which was released in the summer of 1991), with former Home and Away actor Luke Bracey playing the role of undercover FBI agent Johnny Utah (originally played by Reeves) and Édgar Ramírez (The Bourne Ultimatum, Wrath Of The Titans) playing renegade extreme sports athlete Bodhi (originally played by the late, great Patrick Swayze). These are two potential star-making turns for the undoubtably talented actors. Oh, and for some serious character acting support, the likes of Ray Winstone (Noah), Teresa Palmer (Warm Bodies) and Delroy Lindo (Ransom) are in the film too.
The original movie largely revolved around surfing and skydiving, but this new version adds to that »
- Paul Heath
“Still surfing?” “Every day.”
The film stars Édgar Ramírez (“Zero Dark Thirty,” “The Bourne Ultimatum,” “Carlos the Jackal”) as Bodhi, and Luke Bracey (“G.I. Joe: Retaliation,” “November Man”) as Johnny Utah, along with Ray Winstone (“Noah,” “The Departed”), Teresa Palmer (“Warm Bodies”) and Delroy Lindo (“Sahara,” “Gone in Sixty Seconds”), under the direction of Ericson Core (“Invincible”).
In Alcon Entertainment’s fast-paced, high-adrenaline action thriller Point Break, a young FBI agent, Johnny Utah (Luke Bracey), infiltrates a cunning team of thrill-seeking elite athletes – led by the charismatic Bodhi (Edgar Ramirez). The athletes are suspected of carrying out a spate of crimes in extremely unusual ways.
Deep undercover, and with his life in imminent danger, Utah strives »
- Michelle McCue
The comedy, which boasts a screenplay by New Girl scribes Robert Snow and Christian Magalhaes, centers on the weirdos and wackjobs who reside in backyards that they’ve declared to be sovereign. Black is playing a lovable oddball appointed the head of defense for the 12-person nation of Valoria, which is at war with a neighboring country.
“Once I learned that there were people within the United States who have created their very own countries, I knew I had to make a movie about them. Jack and I have been looking for another project to team up on, and the hilarious world of micronations spoke to both of us.”
I wasn’t a big fan of Nacho Libre, »
- Isaac Feldberg
The folks at Latino-Review.com are reporting Asa Butterfield (Hugo, Ender's Game) has been cast as the new Spider-Man for Sony Pictures and will have his first appearance as the webslinger in next year's Captain America: Civil War followed by a new Spider-Man feature in July 2017. Butterfield was reported as the front-runner back at the end of April and other than a brief report saying Tom Holland ("Wolf Hall," The Impossible) was still in the mix that never changed. Word is the new Spider-Man will keep Peter Parker a lot younger, a lot longer, focusing on his high school years and word is they plan to go with a tone matching that of a John Hughes (The Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller's Day Off). Other names that were once on the short list of contenders for the Spidey role included Nat Wolff (Paper Towns, The Fault in Our Stars), Timothee Chalamet »
- Brad Brevet
20th Century Fox has yet to confirm any of this, but today comes word from a casting call that Hugh Jackman and Channing Tatum will make appearances in the upcoming "X-Men: Apocalypse." The casting call also revealed a possible plot synopsis. Check everything out below. Casting call details: "X-Men: Apocalypse" will follow the super powered mutants battling their most powerful foe yet, the devious and devastatingly dangerous Apocalypse. This legendary villain uses his incredible abilities to alter his physical form, access other mutant superpowers and telekinesis to recruit a cult-like group called the Four Horsemen to be his servants and do his bidding in an all out war against the X-Men. The cast of X-Men: Apocalypse will feature a who's who of X-Men characters and some of Hollywood's most talented performers playing them including Academy Award winner Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games) as Mystique, Channing Tatum (21 Jump Street) as Gambit, »
With production underway on X-Men: Apocalypse, a casting call for extras has landed online, which appears to give us our first plot synopsis for the Bryan Singer-directed superhero sequel. Oh, and it also “confirms” Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine and Channing Tatum’s Gambit – although it should be noted that these casting calls are often mistaken and so we should probably wait until we hear something official from Fox before taking that as gospel…
X-Men: Apocalypse will follow the super powered mutants battling their most powerful foe yet, the devious and devastatingly dangerous Apocalypse. This legendary villain uses his incredible abilities to alter his physical form, access other mutant superpowers and telekinesis to recruit a cult-like group called the Four Horsemen to be his servants and do his bidding in an all out war against the X-Men.
See Also: Cyclops, »
- Gary Collinson
After 30 years, iconic antihero Max Rockatansky is back on the big screen in a huge way with George Miller’s post-apocalyptic epic, Mad Max: Fury Road. This time around, Tom Hardy is donning the leather jacket and he’s joined by Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Hugh Keays-Byrne (who portrayed the villain, Toecutter, in the original film), and more for another mind-blowing, octane-fueled adventure that’s truly unlike anything you’re likely to see in theaters this summer. If Miller set the bar for modern action films with Mad Max in 1979, with Fury Road he completely obliterates it and creates an entirely new cinematic standard all his own.
Fury Road transports us deep into the future where water is scarce, fuel sources are controlled by few and anyone who hasn’t already been taken hostage by one of the remaining Warlords scattered throughout the desolate Wastelands has a proverbial target on their back. »
- Heather Wixson
In this edition of The Week in Spandex, we look at Avengers: Age of Ultron, Avengers: Infinity War, Captain America: Civil War, Ant-Man, Spider-Man, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Agent Carter, Daredevil, A.K.A. Jessica Jones, The Punisher, X-Men: Apocalypse, X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Wolverine 3, Suicide Squad, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash, Arrow, Supergirl, Lucifer, Constantine, Gotham, Justice League: Gods and Monsters Chronicles, Dial H For Hero, Powers and more…
A week after its international release, Avengers: Age of Ultron hit North American cinemas last Thursday, with the superhero blockbuster pulling in a domestic opening weekend of $191.3 million, the second biggest of all time after its 2012 predecessor. The Joss Whedon-directed sequel comfortably retained top spot at the box office here in the UK, and is fast closing on Fast & Furious 7 to become the biggest earner of the year so far on these shores; internationally, it was »
- Gary Collinson
Most of the talk around Spider-Man at the moment concerns who’s going to be playing the web-slinger, first set to appear in Captain America: Civil War, but there’s also the matter of who’ll be directing him in his own currently-untitled movie, due for release in 2017.
Drew Goddard was thought to be in pole position of the role, as he was set to direct The Sinister Six before Marvel and Sony decided to team up, but according to Deadline there are now five names in the running.
One thing all of those names have in common is experience in comedy films, which suggests that Marvel/Sony will be looking for a lighter tone to their new Spidey film, which »
- James Hunt
After Sony made a deal to bring Spider-Man into Marvel's cinematic world, it was revealed that the superhero will next appear in "Captain America 3: Civil War," which hits theaters on May 6th, 2016. Spider-Man will then be rebooted on July 28th, 2017. It was previously reported that the reboot will be directed by Drew Goddard (Cabin in the Woods), but Deadline is now reporting that Sony has no interest in him. Instead, the studio is considering Jonathan Levine (Warm Bodies, 50/50), Ted Melfi (St. Vincent), Jason Moore (Pitch Perfect), John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein (Vacation) and Jared Hess (Napoleon Dynamite). The plan is to skip the origin story and start with Peter Parker in high school. At this point, Marvel and Sony are still searching for the right actor to play the superhero. Stay tuned. »
We’ve heard quite bit about Spider-Man in the weeks following the groundbreaking new that Sony and Marvel Studios would be sharing the character to bring him into the McU, from the fact that it wouldn’t be yet another origin story to the shortlist of young actors being circled to bring this new version of the ol’ web head to life. Now, another shortlist has come our way, with Deadline revealing the directors being eyed to take on 2017’s as yet unnamed Spider-Man movie. As the outlet lay out, Jonathan Levine (Warm Bodies, 50/50), Ted Melfi (St. Vincent), Jason Moore (Pitch Perfect), John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein (the upcoming Vacation reboot), and Jared Hess (Napoleon Dynamite) are on the shortlist, with a decision expected to be made by the end of the week. It’s an interesting list to say the least, but it does tie into Marvel »
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Jonathan Levine ("Warm Bodies"), Ted Melfi ("St. Vincent"), Jason Moore ("Pitch Perfect"), John Francis Daley & Jonathan M. Goldstein ("Vacation"), and Jared Hess ("Napoleon Dynamite") are all reportedly in contention to direct the upcoming Marvel-approved restart of the "Spider-Man" franchise at Sony Pictures says Deadline.
The film is reportedly a coming of age tone that is targeting a John Hughes-style blend of emotion and humour alongside all its superhero action. There's also said to be plans to tell the story over several films with each covering a year of high school for Peter Parker who was already bitten by a radioactive spider.
According to the site, things are moving fast enough that the studio could a decision by the end of next week with Tom Rothman having the final say. The separate simultaneous search is ongoing on for a new young actor to play Peter Parker, a role that is »
- Garth Franklin
A potential shortlist of new Spider-Man directors has been revealed.
Deadline reports that a decision could be made by the end of next week.
It is also rumoured that the rebooted "coming of age" series will span three to four movies, with each picture covering a year of Peter Parker's time at high school.
Levine both wrote and directed 50/50 and zombie rom-com Warm Bodies, while Melfi is the writer and director behind St Vincent.
Napoleon Dynamite writer and director Hess completes the potential shortlist.
It was previously expected that Drew Goddard would direct the new solo-movie.
With Avengers: Age of Ultron raking in the cash across the globe and preparations continuing for the start of production on Captain America: Civil War, Marvel and Sony have reportedly zeroed in on a list of potential directors for their upcoming Spider-Man reboot.
With Spidey set to appear in Civil War, news on the casting of the web-slinger is due very soon and now it seems that the talent behind the camera is set to follow. According to Deadline, Jonathan Levine (Warm Bodies), Ted Melfi (St. Vincent), Jason Moore (Pitch Perfect), Jared Hess (Napoleon Dynamite) and John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein (Vacation) are in the running for the directing gig, with a decision set to be announced by the end of next week.
An intriguing list of potential candidates there – who would you like to see behind the camera? Leave us your thoughts as ever in the comments section below. »
- Scott J. Davis
Sony and Marvel have narrowed directing duties for their new Spider-Man saga down to five possibilities, Deadline reports. The tone they're apparently looking for is something superhero-y, but with the emotion and humor of a Ferris Bueller's Day Off (or something comparable, John Hughes–wise). With that in mind ... Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal are looking at Jonathan Levine (50/50, Warm Bodies), Ted Melfi (St. Vincent), Jason Moore (Pitch Perfect), John Francis Daley plus Jonathan M. Goldstein (Vacation), and Jared Hess (Napoleon Dynamite) to direct Peter Parker through the grueling halls of high school. As Deadline points out, we'll probably hear about a lead-actor decision before a director one, but let these soak in in the meantime. »
- Sean Fitz-Gerald
With Spider-Man expected to make his first appearance in the Marvel cinematic universe in next year's Captain America: Civil War, one of the immediate priorities for the studio is to cast the role. But then there's the search for the person to direct the next standalone Spider-Man movie, which is due in July 2017.
We'd thought that Drew Goddard may have a shot at this, given that he was attached to direct the once-planned Sinister Six film. Yet whilst his ideas may yet be being incorporated into the new Spider-Man movie (we hope), he's not on the shortlist of directors that Marvel is apparently looking at.
Before we even go any further, it's worth pointing out that the short lists for directors on big projects isn't always that accurate. For example, James Wan wasn't on a rumored list for Furious 7, nor was Scott Derrickson on the reported list for Doctor Strange, and both directors landed those projects. But it can be fun to speculate on a movie's future based on the names getting tossed around, and in the case of the new Spider-Man reboot, the list and its accompanying rumor is pretty telling. According to Deadline, Marvel and Sony have narrowed the competition down to six names, two of whom would be directing together. They are: Jonathan Levine (All the Boys Love Mandy Lane, Warm Bodies) Jared Hess (Napoleon Dynamite) Ted Melfi (St. Vincent) Jason Moore...
- Peter Hall
While reportedly two candidates remain in Marvel and Sony's casting search for the new Spider-Man (Asa Butterfield and Tom Holland), the studios are also narrowing down their directorial candidates as well. While it isn't known who the front runner is, the contenders include Jonathan Levine (Warm Bodies), Ted Melfi (St. Vincent), Jason Moore (Pitch Perfect), John Francis Daley & Jonathan M. Goldstein (Vacation remake) and Jared Hess (Napoleon Dynamite). It isn't known if the studios have hired screenwriters for this Spider-Man reboot as of yet.
Producers Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal are reportedly planning a three or four movie arc for the new Spidey, with each movie covering one year in high school. While the reboot does bring the character back to high school, Peter will have already been bitten by the radioactive spider, and there will be no need to re-tell his origin story once again. The producers are reportedly »
A couple months ago, news began springing up online saying that Marvel Studios had selected Drew Goddard as the director of their upcoming Spider-Man movie. This made a degree of sense, given that Goddard had previously worked with Marvel on the Daredevil Netflix series, and even had some connections to Spider-Man thanks to his development of Sinister Six with Sony. If new reports are to be believed, however, the race to find a Spider-Man director is still on . and apparently Drew Goddard is no longer in the running. Deadline has published what they claim to be a shortlist of directors who are currently being considered by Marvel for the Spider-Man gig, and it.s definitely an interesting group. You can read about all five of the possible choices below: Jonathan Levine Writer/director Jonathan Levine made his first big box office success with Warm Bodies back in 2013, but the truth »
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