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If you enjoyed the gritty Power Rangers movie that caused some controversy regarding its legality this week, now it's time to become familiar with more of Adi Shankar's productions. We don't mean his commercial Hollywood features, like Lone Survivor. The Grey and Killing Them Softly, although those are recommended, too. We mean his other "Bootleg Universe" one-shot films, of which Power/Rangers was the latest. Maybe you're already familiar with his first one, 2012's The Punisher: Dirty Laundry, which brought Thomas Jane back as the Marvel Comics antihero. He also made one for the Spider-Man villain Venom and last year produced an animated Judge Dredd web series, which wasn't tied in any way to Dredd, the official comic book adaptation he worked...
- Christopher Campbell
Nemesis has been floating around for years now with various figures attached at different stages, and through a sly post to his social media hub, Millar has kickstarted that craze again.
Post by Mark Millar.
Post by Mark Millar.
For those who are unaware, the comic revolves around a philanthropic billionaire who uses his technological prowess and bags of cash to fight for what’s right! And what’s right to him is pretty much pursuing every violent and sordid whim to its fullest, without any regard for who gets in the way of his selfish endeavors. There’s a reason the character has been dubbed “Batman meets the Joker.”
At one stage, Joe Carnahan was incredibly interested in directing. He even penned a script that Millar himself showered with praise. »
- Gem Seddon
In 2008, if someone mentioned the name of actor Liam Neeson, chances are you immediately thought of him in one of two ways. It is likely that you automatically imagined the actor in his portrayals as historical figures – Oskar Schindler, Alfred Kinsey, Michael Collins – or of the gravitas he lent to franchises such as Star Wars and Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy. However, that all changed with the release of Taken six winters ago. With his gruff heroics and thick voice, he became one of Hollywood’s most bankable action heroes. Not bad for a man who was 56 years old at the time.
Since Taken, Neeson’s star power has soared. As the biggest action stars of the previous generation (the Fords, Stallones and Schwarzeneggers) struggle to excite and entice audiences for a bloody time at the cinema, Neeson rose into one of the most in-charge (and in demand) action stars of the current era. »
- Jordan Adler
Joe Carnahan ("Stretch," "The Grey") is revving up the long dormant "Motorcade" for DreamWorks. At one time eyed by Tom Cruise, and a few years ago slated to star Ryan Reynolds, with a script from Billy Ray (indeed, his is the most recent draft), the thriller has a bunch of terrorists attacking the President's motorcade during a trip to Los Angeles. Four-wheel Drive Down! We'll see if Carnahan will finally be the guy to get this movie off the ground. [Variety] John Lasseter won't be going it alone with "Toy Story 4." Pixar veteran Josh Cooley, who has credits on "The Incredibles," "Cars," "Ratatouille," and "Up," has graduated to the co-director's chair on the sequel. There's no word yet on plot details, except that it will be a "romantic comedy" and not tied to the original trilogy. [via Empire] "Mama" director Andy Muschietti will be behind the the big screen adaptation of »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Are you ready for some bad news? Seriously, are you sitting down? Because you're going to need to brace yourself. It looks like we're only going to get around two more years of hardcore, badass action films from the incomparable Liam Neeson.
In a recent interview with The Guardian, the star of Run All Night -- as well as the Taken series, Non-Stop, Star Wars, and The Grey -- revealed that he thinks he's only has a few more years of punches to the face left in him.
"Maybe two more years. If God spares me and I’m healthy. But after that, I’ll stop [the action] I think," Neeson said.
News: Neeson Kicks Airplane A** In 'Non-Stop' Trailer
It's Ok if you feel the need to cry. No one's going to judge you, because we all understand that Neeson has a very particular set of skills »
It would appear that Liam Neeson is continuing his Charles Bronson-esque revenge spree with Run All Night. After countless of films that are all marketed in the same style as Taken and its sequels, you might be surprised to hear that this new genre exercise is more than just a run and gun thriller. In fact, thanks to a script that lends the occasionally exhaustive action some deeper meaning, Run All Night is one of the best films Liam Neeson has done in years. Now if only Jaume Collet-Serra was as interested in highlighting the drama as much as all the running around, we might have more than just a “good” action marathon.
Neeson plays former hitman and now current alcoholic Jimmy Conlon. Years ago he became notorious in the New York crime scene for his skills of disposing targets. His former boss Shawn Maguire (Ed Harris) has also »
- Michael Haffner
Like many of you, I was pretty surprised and more than a little bit delighted when Liam Neeson made the next act in his illustrious career an action packed one. No one expected Taken to be a hit, or as satisfyingly enjoyable as it was, but it signaled a new trajectory for Neeson. That’s been all well and good, but one thing that it’s cost us is his performances in Oscar fare. Since Taken, Neeson has more or less dropped off of the Academy’s radar, with only one upcoming project hopefully set to return him to prestige territory. I like when he kicks ass, like he does in Friday’s new release Run All Night, but I prefer it when he contends for awards. Neeson is a very strong dramatic actor and certainly very solid as an action hero, but it’s the former where he’s really been able to shine. »
- Joey Magidson
The 62-year old star of Taken has gone on the record to confirm his badass days may soon be a thing of the past. Liam Neeson, who has since 2008 forged a career off the back of his Bryan Mills persona, spoke out on the subject of his filmic future… and it will apparently have fewer guns and swarthy terrorists.
The Irish thesp sat down with Good Morning America (via /Film) who broached the topic of his action career, asking if it’s something he would hope to continue, to which he answered:
Maybe two more years. If God spares me and I’m healthy. But after that, I’ll stop [the action], I think. I’m in a very, career-wise, great place. [After] the success of certainly the Taken films, Hollywood seems to see me in a different light. I get sent quite a few action-oriented scripts, which is great. I’m not knocking it. »
- Gem Seddon
Following the success of Taken in 2009, Liam Neeson carved out quite a niche for himself as an older action star. His career certainly careened down this path, with the iconic actor appearing in 9 more action-packed thrillers that includ The A-Team, The Next Three Days, Unknown, The Grey, Battleship, Taken 2, Non-Stop, A Walk Among the Tombstones and Taken 3. Now, on the eve of his latest 'geriaction' movie, as some have dubbed them, Liam Neeson has declared that he will stop making action movies in 2 years, if he is able to make it that far.
Good Morning America caught up with Liam Neeson to chat about this weekend's Run All Night, which may certainly leave some fans with a sense of deja vu, as it once again features the actor running with a gun as he sometimes screams into a cell phone. The 62 year-old confirms that his days as an action star are numbered though, »
Right around the time that I started writing here at FirstShowing in 2009, there was a project called Motorcade in the works. At the time, Ryan Reynolds had just been brought in to replace Tom Cruise in the project, and "24" executive producer Jon Cassar was replacing Len Wiseman in the director's chair. But it's been over five years since that news surfaced, and the project has been dead in the water. But today it has new life as Deadline reports DreamWorks is bringing in Smokin' Aces, The Grey and The A-Team director Joe Carnahan to get the project in gear and finally get it into production. So what's this film about again? Motorcade follows a disgraced Secret Service agent who happens to be in the wrong place at the right time when the president's motorcade is commandeered by terrorists in New York in an effort to kidnap the world leader. The »
- Ethan Anderton
Several other high-profile names have been linked to the project in the past including Tom Cruise and Len Wiseman. Billy Ray previously took at shot at the script which shifted the original pitch's action from New York to Los Angeles.
Source: Heat Vision »
- Garth Franklin
The thriller will center on a Secret Service agent who fails to stop a deadly and vicious attack on the President of the United States as he rides in a motorcade.
Hans Bauer and Craig Mitchell originally pitched the pic to DreamWorks back in 2004, and the studio picked it up for a modest sum. Over the years, writers Ehren Kruger, Billy Ray and Robert Rodat have all circled for rewrites, and Jon Cassar was at one point attached to direct, but somehow Motorcade has yet to be made. Carnahan, though, is expected to take it on as his next project.
- Isaac Feldberg
DreamWorks action-thriller centres on an attack on the Us President’s motorcade.
The feature has been long in the works at DreamWorks and centres on an attack on the President’s motorcade as it goes through Los Angeles.
Carnahan is repped by CAA. »
- email@example.com (Ian Sandwell)
DreamWorks action-thriller has been long in the works and centres on an attack on the President’s motorcade as it goes through Los Angeles.
He is repped by CAA. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Ian Sandwell)
The story revolves around terrorists attacking the U.S. president’s motorcade as it navigates through Los Angeles.
Carnahan most recently directed “Stretch,” starring Patrick Wilson, Ed Helms and Chris Pine, and has also been busy on the TV front, exec producing the NBC dramas “Blacklist” and “State of Affairs.” Other past credits include “The Grey,” “The A-Team” and “Smokin Aces.”
He is repped by CAA.
- Justin Kroll and Dave McNary
With the release of Taken in 2009, Liam Neeson wound up completely reinventing his career, fully embracing the role of the aging action hero. Finding incredible success with that movie, he has kept that money train rolling ever since, not only starring in two more Taken films, but also making features like The A-Team, Unknown, The Grey, Non-Stop, and A Walk Among The Tombstones. But this extended run apparently now has a time limit on it, and Neeson has now declared that he will probably only keep it going for two more years. The Academy Award-nominee has recently been doing the press rounds for his latest action movie, Run All Night, and according to The Guardian he has admitted that he will probably stop doing so much cinematic ass-kicking when he hits the age of 64. Discussing the potential longevity of his career as an action star, Neeson said, Maybe two more »
Don't expect "Taken 26" as actor Liam Neeson says he's aware there's a limit to how much longer he can take on ass-kicking action roles.
Out doing press for this week's "Run All Night" which has been garnering some good reviews, the action star was asked when he might give up this genre. He tells The Guardian:
"I'm in a very, career-wise, great place. The success of certainly the Taken films, Hollywood seems to see me in a different light. I get sent quite a few action-oriented scripts, which is great. I'm not knocking it. It's very flattering. But there is a limit, of course.... Maybe two more years. If God spares me and I'm healthy. But after that, I'll stop [the action] I think."
Though having made his name as a dramatic actor, for the past seven years he's mostly been known as one of the screen's most reliable actors who takes »
- Garth Franklin
Adi Shankar is a bona fide, successful Hollywood film producer with movies such as The Grey, Dredd and Lone Survivor to his credit. However, he also has a passion for self-expression, which he exhibits through his personal Bootleg Universe. To date, his personal, creative outlet has tackled the Punisher (Dirty Laundry), Venom (Truth in Journalism), Judge Dredd (Judge Dredd: Superfiend) and James Bond (James Bond: In Service of Nothing). With no plans to stop, what other property could Shankar look to explore next? Shankar told Comic Book Resources, "Captain Planet was my other favorite TV show growing up. The truth is, if you look at our world today, the world we live in right now, that is the world Captain Planet was fighting against. Literally, Captain Planet and the Planeteers lost. If they existed in our world today, they would be labelled eco-terrorists. I had this whole idea for a »
Adi Shankar, who produced the recent, much buzzed about Power Rangers short film along with movies such as Killing Them Softly, Dredd, Lone Survivor, The Grey and others, has just uploaded a fantastic video exploring the ins and outs of film financing in just over six minutes. His key focus is what he calls D+I+S, which is Domestic Sales + International Sales + Subsity/Government Rebate, and he breaks it down in a way that's very easy to understand and, as he says, explains why "so many sh*tty movies get made". Give it a watch below and enjoy. yt id="kWP88WKVBKs" width="500" »
- Brad Brevet
Adi Shankar has produced some of the most ass-kicking movies in recent years, including The Grey and Killing Them Softly. He also produced the gloriously violent Dredd, and if you’ve been anxiously awaiting a sequel, the video we’ve got for… Continue Reading →
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- John Squires
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