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With the success of both Deadpool and Logan, doing R-rated adaptations seems to be an emerging trend. So far, this has largely been relegated to the world of comic book movies, but it looks like it may be expanding to the world of video game adaptations as well, assuming producer Adi Shankar gets his way. So what video game does he want to turn into a violent, R-rated movie? Naturally, it is Mega Man.
The producer, who worked on movies like The Grey and Dredd, recently spoke with Wpg about some of his currently in-the-works projects, as well as some things he would like to see happen in the future. It turns out that one thing he really wants to do is bring Mega Man to the big screen, which is reasonable enough, given the popularity and longevity of the video game series. Only, he sees it as a "hard-r" movie. »
Remember the unofficial short film “Power/Rangers” that came out in 2015? Well, now the producer of the dark and violent reimagining of the “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers,” Adi Shankar, wants to make the film adaptation of the classic “Mega Man” video game franchise. “I’d love to do a hard-r ‘Mega Man,'” Shankar said in an interview with Wwg.
Read More: ‘Castlevania’ TV Series in Development at Netflix
The self-described “massive gamer” is now producing a new animated series for Netflix based on the dark fantasy video game series “Castlevania,” set for release later this year on the streaming giant. “If I’m not a fan of something and I don’t organically understand what is cool about it, then I’m simply not going to get involved,” he said. “Even though I have one foot in the door in Hollywood, I’m not trying to rape and pillage culture for profit. »
- Yoselin Acevedo
The X-Men Cinematic Universe is definitely a unique beast among the superhero universes. Marvel Studios pioneered the idea of shared universes, and since 2008, things have been relatively straightforward in that world. The same could be said of the DC Extended Universe. While the future of the film franchise is still getting shuffled around after Justice League, the actual narrative structure of the movies are easy enough to follow.
The same can not be said of the X-Men films. While the first three films were simple sequels to one another, things were first thrown out of wack with X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Things got more convoluted when X-Men: Days of Future Past attempted to merge the timelines, but only more questions came as a result. Several films later, we now have a whole new era of X-Men films on the horizon, and they all occur at potentially different points in time.
- Joseph Medina
It appears that the dream of a Joe Carnahan-directed Bad Boys movie has gone the way of all Joe Carnahan projects. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the writer-director has dropped out of helming Bad Boys For Life, possibly for the same reason why Carnahan usually drops out of projects: “creative differences.” The studio is still hoping to start filming the long-delayed sequel to Michael Bay’s dumbest movie in the fall to meet a November 8, 2018 release date.
Over the years, Carnahan has developed an enviable portfolio of unrealized projects, including a revisionist remake of Death Wish (he doesn’t have kind words for Eli Roth’s more straightforward version), an adaptation of James Ellroy’s White Jazz, and a film based on Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s comics series Preacher, since made into an AMC series. His last theatrical release was 2011’s The Grey—a great ...
- Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
The saga of Bad Boys 3, tentatively titled Bad Boys For Life, has been along one, with fans of Will Smith and Martin Lawrence’s wise cracking, property destroying cops Mike Lowery and Marcus Bennett waiting over a decade for another installment. We were always told it was coming, and it finally seemed to be set in stone when Joe Carnahan (Narc, Smoking’ Aces, The A-Team, The Grey) signed onto director, with production slated to begin this Autumn for a November 8th 2017 release date. Now, The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Carnahan has left the project due to either scheduling conflicts (which makes sense since he is writing the big screen adaption of video game Uncharted, Fox’s upcoming X-Force, and writing and directing The Raid remake) or, that old chestnut, ‘creative differences’. This once again puts the status of the project up in the air, and I personally feel »
- email@example.com (Tom White)
Some worrying news for Bad Boys 3, or Bad Boys For Life, as it’s being called, coming in tonight. The Hollywood Reporter is telling us that the project, which has had a fair amount of trouble getting off the ground, has lost director Joe Carnahan (The Grey, The A-Team). The reason for his departure his unclear, but it’s either a scheduling conflict or creative differences, depending on who you want to believe.
Regardless, it’s a huge loss for the threequel and is now yet another setback that it has to face. Filming was set to get underway this fall for a November 8th, 2018 release, but with Carnahan now gone, that may change. Thankfully, Will Smith and Martin Lawrence are still on board to reprise their roles, and the studio is said to already be looking for someone to step behind the camera. They may rework Carnahan’s script, »
- Josh Wilding
Sony had no comment on the exit. The studio has three possible director candidates for the Will Smith-Martin Lawrence comedy, which was titled “Bad Boys for Life” in August and pushed back to a Nov. 8, 2018 release date. Carnahan had written the most recent draft of the script.
The movie would reteam Smith and Lawrence as the freewheeling Miami narcotics detectives who starred in the first two movies in 1995 and 2003, both directed by Michael Bay. Jerry Bruckheimer is returning as producer with plot details currently under wraps.
Carnahan is developing an English-language remake of Indonesian action movie “The Raid.”
The first film, which was also produced by the late Don Simpson with Bruckheimer, grossed more than $140 million worldwide and made Smith into a star. “Bad Boys II” grossed more than $270 million worldwide. »
- Dave McNary
Sony’s film adaptation of their groundbreaking video game franchise Uncharted has certainly regained life with Stranger Things‘ Shawn Levy coming aboard to direct a seemingly faithful script treatment from Joe Carnahan (The Grey). Speaking to ComingSoon, Carnahan discussed the likely MPAA rating, action, and inevitable Indiana Jones comparisons.
Carnahan states “When I wrote Uncharted I didn’t spare the rod. I wrote it the way the video game is. They swear in the game, they’re kinda foul-mouthed and I kept all that stuff intact and I definitely didn’t write it as a PG-13 movie, I wrote it the way that movie should be written. PG-13 in a lot of ways is a cop out, and I think its been exposed as such.”
What’s interesting is that although Uncharted does contain quite a bit of foul language, the F word is never uttered. Maybe he means that »
- Robert Kojder
From the moment Pierre Morel’s Taken unlocked a very particular set of skills in Liam Neeson, the actor’s résumé has been a roller-coaster ride of triumphant highs (The Grey) and disappointing lows (Takens 2 and 3). But a patchy record has in no way cooled Neeson’s interest in the action genre, as he’ll soon be back, back, back, as an unassuming insurance salesman for The Commuter.
Pitched as North by Northwest meets Strangers on a Train, Jaume Collet-Serra’s high-speed thriller was originally slated for a release in October, but we now have confirmation that The Commuter‘s journey won’t begin in earnest until January 12th, 2018. That’s a date it currently shares with Paramount’s animated flick Sherlock Gnomes, White Boy Rick and The Maze Runner: The Death Cure, which was hit with a delay of its own following Dylan O’Brien’s serious set accident. »
- Michael Briers
Last night, our friends at Collider landed a big scoop about The Grey and A-Team director Joe Carnahan being brought in to write the developing X-Force movie at 20th Century Fox. The mutant team includes Deadpool at the heart of the crew, and he’s frequently accompanied by characters like Cable and Domino, who are supposed […]
The post ‘Deadpool 2’ Writers Are Getting Some Help From Drew Goddard appeared first on /Film. »
- Ethan Anderton
Joe Carnahan is becoming a very in-demand name in Hollywood. So much so, he may wind up trying to make carbon copies of himself, or perhaps figure out a way to never sleep, because his workload is piling up. His latest project? It turns out Fox has tapped him to co-write and direct the upcoming X-Force movie.
Collider initially broke the news that the director of The Grey and the upcoming Bad Boys 3 was going to be co-writing the screenplay for X-Force with Ryan Reynolds, who is set to reprise his role as Deadpool in the movie. It was then reported shortly after by Comicbook.com that Fox also wants him to direct X-Force, which would make perfect sense given that R-rated action is right in his wheelhouse.
For those who may not know, X-Force is a Marvel Comics series that follows a team of mutants who are more »
Cb is reporting that an inside source has found a director for the future X-Force film, and don't expect to be blown away with his resume. Joe Carnahan has been hired, likely due to the fact that he will willingly work with Ryan Reynolds. Carnahan is best know for directing, producing, and writing the screenplay for The Grey. In addition, he directed Smokin' Aces, The A-Team, 3 episodes of The Blacklist, and Stretch, and also wrote a video short that sounds delicious named Taco Heaven.
Both Carnahan and Ryan Reynolds will co-write the movie, and with Deadpool 2 expected to arrive in 2018, one could assume a 2020 release date, but no further information has been given. At this point, all that is known about the actors appearing in the movie is that Ryan Reynolds will star in it.
Cable and Domino are set to appear in Deadpool 2, so considering they are »
- Drew Carlton
Simon Brew Feb 23, 2017
News broke last week that the planned Hollywood remake of Gareth Evans’ stunning action movie The Raid had a new director. Joe Carnahan (Narc, Smokin’ Aces, The Grey) is taking the job on, and he’s being chatting to Collider about why he’s taking the film on, and how it’ll differ from the original. He was joined in the chat by Frank Grillo, who’s also involved in the project.
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So: why do a remake at all? Simple. In the words of Grillo, “many Americans, most Americans, have never seen The Raid before”. As Carnahan added, “among cinephiles, it’s a beloved film. But people in Des Moines, »
Lots of movement going on with Fox’s X-Men franchise this week. After hearing that Simon Kinberg may helm the next instalment in the main series, which will probably be titled Supernova, and learning that Deadpool 2 has drafted in a new writer, we’re now being told that the X-Force film has found itself a director and a pair of scribes.
ComicBook.com reports that Joe Carnahan (The Grey, The A-Team), who’s currently putting together a remake of The Raid that sounds pretty awesome, will get behind the camera for the upcoming superhero flick. Not only that, but he’ll write the movie alongside Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds. Apparently, the actor wants X-Force to be an R-rated affair, much like his own superhero series, and Cable, who’s set to appear in Deadpool 2, will be featured in this project as well.
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- Mark Cassidy
Gareth Evans’ The Raid is one of the absolute best action movies out there, and the thought of remaking something already so great doesn't seem to make a lot of sense, but here we are. Word of a remake of The Raid popped up several years ago but the project was ultimately shelved, but just last week it was announced that The Raid was back in action with Joe Carnahan (The Grey) directing... Read More »
- Kevin Fraser
After many years of false starts and a lot of creative people trying their hand at getting it done, Sony's Uncharted movie finally looks to be in good shape. Production is expected to start this summer now that the most recent draft of the script, which was written by The Grey director Joe Carnahan, is finished. Specific details on the movie have been a little sparse, but now the writer has opened up about his take on the popular video game and he didn't pull any punches. It looks like Uncharted is going to be an R-rated, full on crazy action movie.
Joe Carnahan recently spoke with Comingsoon about his script for Uncharted, which he reportedly finished last month. When talking about his approach, he revealed that the movie was definitely not written as a PG-13 version and that he wrote it the way he felt it needed to be done. »
The moment Frank Grillo and writer-director Joe Carnahan threw their support behind an English-language version of The Raid, Gareth Evans’ modern action classic, both parties were quick to stress that they’ve envisioned a “reimagining of the same scenario” as opposed to a by-the-numbers remake.
After getting the blessing of Evans himself – he’ll produce Grillo and Carnahan’s new take – The Raid is finally beginning to take strides toward production at Xyz Films, and Collider caught up with the creative duo recently to discuss the film’s budget, its setting and why a full-blown assault on a penthouse teeming with goons isn’t as original as you might think. After all, Joe Carnahan is the creative mind behind Smokin’ Aces, and the director will no doubt tap into that experience – not to mention his time spent behind the lens on The Grey and The A-Team – when crafting this new »
- Michael Briers
Louisa Mellor Feb 21, 2017
The brilliant Wolfblood returns to Cbbc on Monday the 27th of February. Here's the first full trailer for the new episodes...
Welcome back to Cbbc's terrific supernatural fantasy series Wolfblood; series five is very nearly upon us.
A new ten-episode run is due to start on Monday the 27th of February at 4:30pm with one episode airing per week. According to creator Debbie Moon's blog, start times will vary so it's worth checking the schedules from week to week.
Here's Moon's synopsis for the new series:
With the secret no longer a secret, the world has changed for Jana, Matei, Selina, Tj and Imara. Suddenly they’re the most visible wolfbloods on the planet, and everyone has »
When it was released in 2011, Gareth Evans' Indonesian film The Raid: Redemption set the bar almost impossibly high for modern action movies. Now, WarParty and Xyz Films are looking to recapture the original movie's martial arts magic with a reimagining of The Raid that will star Frank Grillo (The Purge: Election Year, The Grey), be written and directed by Joe Carnahan (The Grey), and be executive produced by Evans himself.
Press Release: Los Angeles, CA (February 15, 2017) – WarParty and Xyz films have announced that they will partner on the reimagining of the hit Indonesian action film The Raid, which Joe Carnahan will direct and write, and Frank Grillo will star. The film will be produced by WarParty and Xyz. Gareth Evans, the martial arts auteur who directed the original Raid film, will executive produce.
Premiering in 2011 at the Toronto International Film Festival, the Indonesian martial-arts movie The Raid (also known »
- Derek Anderson
Gareth Evan’s 2011 Indonesian martial arts spectacle The Raid (and it’s sequel 3 years later) became an instant classic the moment of its release, the hard hitting action and fight scenes unlike anything audiences have seen before or since. Of course, it being such a hit soon saw Hollywood come calling. An english language remake was soon put into development, with The Expendables 3 director Patrick Hughes being tasked by Screen Gems to helm the project, which had attracted star Frank Grillo (Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Purge: Anarchy) and was courting Taylor Kitsch. But problems soon arose filling out the ensemble cast, and almost everyone involved left the project, effectively cancelling it. But now, the project has risen from the dead, with Xyz Films now financing it, and Grillo and director Joe Carnahan (Narc, The A-Team, Smokin’ Aces, The Grey) on board. The remake (which is being called »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom White)
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