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The Rubicon prequel arrived in my inbox couple of days ago and I watched it with with very low expectations. But, after watching the 12-minute episode, consider me a huge fan of the concept. The project is a prequel to the 2012 Archaia and Meteor Entertainment graphic novel written by retired Army Major Mark Long (The Silence of our Friends), Seal Team Six founding member Dan Capel and writer/director Christopher McQuarrie (The Usual Suspects, Jack Reacher, Edge of Tomorrow). The project was first announced back in 2011 at NY Comic-Con as a transmedia project aiming for a feature length film and video game in addition to a graphic novel. Fast forward to 2014 and we have a pilot from director Christian Johnston that features Matt Bushell as the rough and ready CIA operative Mike and Ken Lally as his handler, Smash. Ahead of today's release »
Last week I attended a footage reveal for the upcoming sci-fi action flick Edge of Tomorrow. I don’t usually do these things, because they’re pure PR and I try not to whore for the studios. I mean, you can’t even pretend to offer anything like an honest review of a movie when you’ve seen only a small part of it, so everything I can offer here, positive or negative, must be hedged with “but I could be wrong; we’ll know when we see the actual film” and “I can’t say for sure without seeing the whole movie.”
So why did I attend this event? Well, I’m really hopeful for this one: it’s from director Doug Liman, who makes action movies for people who don’t want to have to turn their brains off, which is a rare thing. And I’m such »
- MaryAnn Johanson
Riley will play an aristocrat who crosses paths with Tommy Shelby (Cillian Murphy) as the gangster "moves into a more exclusive world".
Peaky Blinders renewed for second »
Have you ever dreamed about what it might be like to relive the same day over and over again in an endless search for the perfect 24 hour period of existence? Of course you haven't, for that is the plot of much-loved Bill Murray/Harold Ramis comedy classic Groundhog Day, and each and every possible hilarious scenario has already been played out for you via one of the sharpest and most intuitive scripts of all time.
Edge of Tomorrow, 20 minutes of which was screened for bloggers and film journalists at an event in London earlier this week, is like Groundhog Day with stringy aliens and Tom Cruise. Admittedly, there are a few other minuscule differences between Doug Liman's upcoming sci-fi piece and its forebear: Cruise is using his unusual predicament »
- Ben Child
Bill Cage (Tom Cruise) wakes up in Heathrow airport, which is now a military base on the frontline in the war against alien invaders known as Mimics. He’s about to be shipped off to France in one final push against the ever-growing extra-terrestrial threat. He feels like he’s been here before though, and that’s because he has. An encounter with the “Omega” Mimic has left Cage in a time loop, waking him up back at the base a day earlier every time he dies.
That’s the pitch for Edge of Tomorrow, a bonkers mix of Starship Troopers and Groundhog Day that’s based on a Japanese novel fantastically titled All You Need is Kill. Earlier this week, we had the chance to preview about 20 minutes of the film and we’re happy to report that there’s a lot to be excited about.
We’re first »
- Dominic Mill
How does a film combine elements of science fiction and blockbusting action with the basic conceit of Harold Ramis’ comedy classic, Groundhog Day? That’s the most pressing question director Doug Liman has to answer with his latest film, Edge of Tomorrow, which adapts Japanese author Hiroshi Sakurazaka’s 2004 light novel All You Need is Kill. Harmonizing multiple genres can be enough of a challenge on its own, after all; that Liman’s borrowing from another source for his story presents a whole other hurdle for him to overcome.
The earliest glimpses viewers have gotten of Edge of Tomorrow don’t quite hint at how he’ll strike the right balance between each of the film’s ...
- Andy Crump
The other day I was looking at a list of upcoming movies, and when I got to Edge Of Tomorrow, I realized it's been forever since we've seen or heard anything new from the sci-fi flick. That changes today with this excellent footage description from Total Film. The site recently got to preview over 20 minutes of footage from the film, and based on their report, it sounds like director Doug Liman's new movie is going to be a blast. There are some spoilers in their »
- Jesse Giroux
The people over at Total Film were lucky enough to catch an exclusive preview of the upcoming sci-fi film Edge Of Tomorrow, directed by Doug Liman and starring Tom Cruise. Below we have a bunch of descriptions with their reaction to the footage, plus some spoilers. Check it out.
According to the article, the footage is “surprisingly funny.” There’s some “Swingers-level wit at times (that is, if Swingers had featured a scene in which Heather Graham dismissively shot Jon Favreau in the face after a bad chat-up line) and some /insanely/ cool action beats.”
The first scene showed Cruise waking up in the middle of a military base, with Bill Paxton’s Master Sergeant Farrell approaching and revealing that Cruise is being processed with the other new recruits ahead of a big battle tomorrow. Total Film called the footage “beautiful and incredibly intense, with explosions all around and missiles spiraling through the sky, »
- Laura Frances
Valenti has been with the studio for 25 years and is the daughter of the late MPAA president Jack Valenti. Berg joined in 2008 after working as an independent producer at Guy Walks Into a Bar and producing “Elf.”
The duo will assume oversight and management of the development team and budget, in addition to their current duties.
Valenti supervised the last four films in the Harry Potter series, “Happy Feet,” Baz Luhrmann’s “The Great Gatsby” and upcoming titles “Mad Max: Fury Road,” “Focus,” “The Judge” and “The Intern” from director Nancy Meyers.
Berg oversaw the Sherlock Holmes franchise, »
- Dave McNary
Some of the folks over at Total Film Magazine were lucky enough to attend an exclusive preview for the Tom Cruise-Emily Blunt-starrer, Edge of Tomorrow. The preview, which consisted of approximately 20 minutes from the film, was introduced by Tom Cruise himself, through a pre-recorded video and followed by a Q&A with director Doug Liman. In his introduction, Cruise went on to describe his co-star Emily Blunt as a "Badass, with extraordinary range." Liman later added praise for Cruise: "Tom is a brilliant comedic actor, truly brilliant. He's the gutsiest, most courageous actor I've ever worked with." He also playfully added a little incentive for non-Tom Cruise fans to see the film: "If you hate Tom Cruise, he dies 200 times in the movie." The preview wasn't a consecutive sequence, but rather a compilation of scenes spread throughout the course of the film. It was described as »
The Hollywood Reporter has published an interesting look at how Hollywood re-aligns its releases out of fear of the FIFA World Cup. The high-profile soccer tournament takes place every 4 years, and is one of the most watched events on television. For example, in 2010 3.2 billion people watched the World Cup. That’s nearly half the world’s population. As such, the monthlong sporting event tends to wreak havoc on big summer film releases that are geared towards males. This would explain why so many major studio blockbusters are releasing within the two-month span of July and August this year, while June looks fairly vacant.
There is one blockbuster that is going to go toe-to-toe with millions of soccer hooligans this June, though. Michael Bay’s Transformers: Age of Extinction is set to open on June 27, hoping that it will benefit from being the only big dog in town. The rest of »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
Total Film just leapt back from an exclusive preview of Tom Cruise's latest action sci-fi Edge Of Tomorrow, which was introduced by the man himself via a video pre-record (futuristic!), and accompanied by an in-person Doug Liman, who stayed around for a post-footage Q&A. Selflessly, Cruise spent much of his intro talking up his collaborators, describing director Doug Liman's achievements in film - reminding us that he's done everything from Swingers to The Bourne Identity - references which actually turned out to be a pretty good...
- Sam Ashurst
HeyUGuys were fortunate enough to be in attendance at a special preview screening of Doug Liman’s forthcoming sci-fi Edge of Tomorrow, as we witnessed close to twenty minutes of footage. On first impressions, it’s safe to say we’re mightily impressed with the Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt starring picture, and while the preview came to an abrupt end, our intrige in the project certainly didn’t, as a Q&A with Liman himself took place.
Cruise plays Bill Cage, a public relations worker suddenly thrust into the middle of an epic war between mankind and extraterrestrial beings, where he meets the courageous Rita Vrataski (Blunt). He soon discovers that he has a unique power whereby he can replay one particular day over and over again, caught up in a time loop that allows him the chance to become more skilled on the battlefield, and more wise to »
- Stefan Pape
The title is terrible: it’s so generic, and wasn’t there a TV soap called Edge of Tomorrow years back? (It was two soap operas, in fact: Search for Tomorrow and The Edge of Night.) And I keep wanting to call it Welcome to Yesterday, which also would appear to apply.
Also, my boyfriend Bill Paxton is in this, according to the IMDb.
I’m attending a footage reveal tomorrow morning, which won’t be embargoed, so I’ll have some more to say asap afterward.
- MaryAnn Johanson
Exclusive: Paramount is negotiating with 3 Arts Entertainment to acquire the film rights to the forthcoming book Thirteen Hours: A Firsthand Account Of What Really Happened In Benghazi. The book, scheduled for publication in late spring, was written by author Mitchell Zuckoff with surviving members of the Annex Security Team who fought the battle. Their names are being kept confidential. The book is going to be published by Twelve, an imprint of Grand Central Publishing/Hachette Book Group, with Editorial Director Sean Desmond editing. The script will be written by Chuck Hogan, whose novel Prince Of Thieves became the Ben Affleck-directed The Town and who teamed with Guillermo del Toro to write the vampire novel trilogy The Strain which is being turned into a series by FX. Erwin Stoff will produce, and Richard Abate is executive producer. Stoff is producing the upcoming Unbroken and Edge Of Tomorrow. Relying on the »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
Arthur and Lancelot may be dead at Warner Bros. but the history-rich film studio is not abandoning their quest to turn the legend of King Arthur to a bankable film franchise. Deadline reports that Guy Ritchie is currently considering a lead role in getting a 6-part King Arthur fantasy series for WB. The genesis of the project comes from the mind of Joby Harold (Awake, Edge of Tomorrow) who has already written the script for the first movie. Little is known about the project but it will reportedly reintroduce the magical elements of Arthurian lore after prior films sought to tell a more realistic version of the legend. Prior to this current attempt, WB had Kit Harington (Game of Thrones) and Joel Kinnaman (RoboCop) starring as the leads in Arthur and Lancelot and was close to securing Gary Oldamn (The Dark Knight Rises) to play Merlin. »
Hands down one of my favourite directors of all time, Guy Ritchie might well be looking to set up a new franchise with Warner Bros., with the now-frequent collaborators reportedly looking to launch a King Arthur adaptation.
Deadline reports that, after numerous attempts from Warner Bros.’ part to get the film off the ground, Ritchie is now looking to make the movie, which is a very ambitious project for the studio with the potential to launch a long-lasting new franchise.
The movie is set to be a tentpole fantasy retelling of King Arthur, intended to span an impressive six films.
The first script has been written by Joby Harold, writer/director of the crime-thriller, Awake, and more recently executive producer on this year’s Tom Cruise- and Emily Blunt-led blockbuster, Edge of Tomorrow.
Ritchie and producing partner Lionel Wigram had previously been developing a version based on the »
- Kenji Lloyd
Nearly four years after director Guy Ritchie first became attached to direct a new King Arthur movie for Warner Bros., the project is coming together once again, with the studio eyeing a six-movie franchise.
The original project was written by John Hodge, but it fell apart when Warner Bros. focused its efforts on a different King Arthur project dubbed Arthur & Lancelot for director David Dobkin. Arthur & Lancelot once had Joel Kinnaman and Kit Harington attached to star, but it was shelved when the studio deemed that the $130 million budget was $20 million too high. The studio tried to revive the project again in 2012, when Colin Farrell was attached to star, but we haven't heard anything about Arthur & Lancelot since then.
What.s going on at Warner Bros. isn.t very different from what.s happening at every studio. Basically, everything is a franchise, and everything must be stretched to multiple films that allow for one tentpole per year, at the very least. The WB had series. like The Hangover, The Matrix and The Dark Knight reach logical conclusions, but that era is over. Now, everything is a franchise, and the next one is King Arthur, a legend that, for the first time, will be called "interminable." Deadline claims that Guy Ritchie is looking to relaunch a previously-abandoned fantasy retelling of the King Arthur legacy, one that Ritchie, producer Lionel Wigram and writer John Hodge (Trainspotting) departed years ago due to a competing project. This time, the pitch is from writer Joby Harold, an executive producer on the upcoming Edge of Tomorrow who has a number of projects in gestation. This »
At one time, Guy Ritchie was looking to get a King Arthur film together with a script from John Hodge (Trainspotting), but Warner Bros. decided to go with a film called Arthur & Lancelot from Wedding Crashers director David Dobkin. That project has slated Kit Harrington ("Game of Thrones") and Joel Kinnaman (RoboCop) to take the titular leads with Colin Farrell also taking a role. However, the project fell apart when it was deemed to be too expensive. But now, the studio has their eyes on a much bigger King Arthur project, and Ritchie is back in the mix for what is said to be a story that will span six feature films. Deadline reports Joby Harold, an executive producer on The Edge of Tomorrow, sparked the idea, and has already written the script for the first film. Akiva Goldsman will producer by way of the Weed Road production banner, while »
- Ethan Anderton
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