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John Krasinski will reunite with one of his The Office co-stars for Michael Bay's 13 Hours. THR has learned David Denman will play an elite sniper named Boon in the upcoming film, joining Krasinski, James Badge Dale (The Departed), Max Martini (Pacific Rim) and Pablo Schreiber (The Wire). Besides playing Pam Beesly love interest Roy on the comedy series, Denman has also appeared in movies like After Earth, Fanboys and Big Fish, and he had a recurring role on NBC's Parenthood. »
- Jesse Giroux
Michael Bay’s predilection for explosions will be shifting their focus from the robo-orgy leanings of his Transformers franchise to a serious adaptation of real life events. 13 Hours is based on the Libyan shootings of September 2012, which left the U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans dead after Islamic militants attacked a U.S. compound.
Bay’s movie will chronicle the story of six members of a militarized security team, who attempted to rescue the Americans stationed at the U.S. State Department Special Mission Compound in Benghazi. Already enlisted to play the security team are John Krasinski (also of The Office), James Badge Dale (Stretch, Parkland), Max Martini (Pacific Rim) and Pablo Schreiber (Orange Is The New Black).
Fresh off a stint on Parenthood, which recently wrapped its final season, and a small, supporting role on True Detective season 2, David Denham will join the above crew. »
- Gem Seddon
It looks like Netflix isn't showing any signs of backing down from releasing original films on their streaming service to shake up the film distribution game. In addition to landing rights to numerous documentaries, Netflix also has a deal with IMAX to exclusively release the sequel to Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon this year, a four film deal with the Duplass brothers, a film deal with Adam Sandler beginning with The Ridiculous Six and they're starting production Judd Apatow's gestating Pee-Wee Herman movie next month. Now Deadline reports the streaming service has just picked up the worldwide rights to Cary Fukunaga's lateast film Beasts of No Nation starring Idris Elba (Pacific Rim, "Luther"). Fukunaga directed the first season of "True Detective" as well as Jane Eyre, and this time he's turned his camera on the story of Agu, a young African boy who is recruited into a unit of »
- Ethan Anderton
Inspired by Mary Shelley's mythology, the story follows a 75-year-old morally corrupt former Marine and retired county sheriff who is given a second chance at life when he is brought back from the dead.
Now younger and with an athletic and handsome physique (Kazinsky takes on this version), he will have to choose between his old temptations and his new sense of purpose.
Source: The Live Feed »
- Garth Franklin
Fox has found its Frankenstein. True Blood and Pacific Rim alum Rob Kazinsky is set to play the monster in Fox's drama pilot from executive producers Rand Ravich and Howard Gordon, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Read more TV Pilots 2015: The Complete Guide The drama, inspired by Mary Shelley's mythology, revolves around Pritchard (Kazinsky), a morally corrupt retired cop who is given a second chance at life when he is brought back from the dead. Now younger and stronger, Pritchard will have to choose between his old temptations and his new sense of purpose. The character is further described
- Lesley Goldberg
Castle delivers a strong episode which would have been even better had it trusted its fans to get its sci-fi references on their own...
This review contains spoilers.
7.16 The Wrong Stuff
One of the things some of the commenters on past reviews have pointed out, you almost always know, much like a Scooby Doo mystery, whodunit on Castle because Castle rarely varies: it’s the first suspect we meet—the one who inevitably is rejected because he or she has an alibi. This week’s episode, The Wrong Stuff, may just be the right stuff because it sticks to this formula but plays with it in such a way to truly surprise.
What is no surprise, from the very beginning of the episode, is that this is going to be a lot of fun. The Wrong Stuff opens with a Martian murder, followed quickly by a scene in which two »
We return with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting the recent independent horror news sent our way. Today's feature includes screening details on Avenged and Serpent's Lullaby, a new Hayride 2 trailer, concept teaser and production details for The Void, first details on short film Paralysis, and more:
Details on Q&A Screenings of Avenged: "Avenged is showing at the Arena Cinemas in Hollywood from March 6. Uncork’d Entertainment will release the critically acclaimed Avenged at Arena Cinemas Hollywood on March 6, 2015.
A second Q&A session will be held after the Sunday March 8 6:30 Pm screening.
These two Q&A sessions are Exclusive to Los Angeles. A lethal injection of scares, thrills, romance, »
- Tamika Jones
Making movies isn’t half as easy as it looks. Next time you’re ready to totally trash a film, take into account that nobody sets out to make a bad movie – it’s just that the amount of time, effort, people, and interference both creative and otherwise from forces both inside and outside of a production all factor into it. It’s a wonder films ever get finished, let alone that some of them turn out to be pretty good.
Of course, for ever masterpiece there are a dozen failures, from the big-budget gamble that didn’t pay off to the direct-to-video schlock that didn’t have much chance in the first place. But even apart from them, there’s a third, separate category: the films that never actually got made. The unrealised projects that didn’t quite get off the ground.
The streets of Hollywood are littered with them. »
- Tom Baker
According to Deadline, Joby Harold has written a “dark and gritty” take on the infamous character. At present no studios are interested in developing it, but Sony are planning on a Robin Hood movie and could be interested in using Harold’s script as its basis. The Sony plan is to create a shared universe type franchise based on Robin Hood characters, similar to Marvel’s superhero movies.
Disney are also working on a Robin Hood movie entitled Nottingham & Hood, but its unlikely they will be interested in Harold’s script as their vision is to be more like Pirates of the Caribbean.
- Luke Owen
All of the things in that headline sound great. Normally I try to steer clear of stories where Writer/Director/Actor X wants to make Movie Y because wish-fulfillment is not the same as announcing a genuine project, but in the case of Travis Beacham and The Curiosity, things are a little different. For one, this isn’t a writer throwing his hat in the ring for a blockbuster that’s already in the works (“Sure, I’ll direct Justice League: Rise of the Planet of Justice!”). For two, Beacham is being moderately open about his concept and the process of making it his directorial debut. From what he’s shared on his personal website, The Principle Fantastic, he’s already shot at least some scenes for a short film that will stand as a proof-of-concept for a film he says, “draws heavily from Celtic mythology (with a slight dash of Teslapunk thrown in) to tell »
- Scott Beggs
What better time than now to feast your eyes on some of Charlie Hunnam's sexiest moments? The British actor has been in the spotlight for more than a decade, but thanks to the popularity of Sons of Anarchy, his starring role in 2013's Pacific Rim, and the fact that he backed out of the Fifty Shades of Grey movie, Charlie has definitely been making more headlines over the past few years. For a fun dose of eye candy, relive his sexiest moments on Sons of Anarchy, then take a look at 22 times Charlie looked really, really good. Related: Charlie Hunnam's Superhot Hollywood Evolution in 35 Photos 30 Things You May Not Know About Charlie Hunnam 17 Sexy Charlie Hunnam Smirks That Might Seriously Make You Fall in Love An Important Ode to Charlie Hunnam's Days on Undeclared Source: Men's Fitness / Jim Wright »
Jeremy Gillespie and Steven Kostanski are likely best known for their work in Canadian indie collective, Astron-6, the crew behind such mad movies as Father’s Day, Manborg and amazing faux trailer Bio-Cop. For their next venture, The Void, the two filmmakers and FX artists (including Hannibal and Pacific Rim) are breaking away and attempting to…
The post Father’s Day Filmmakers Get Serious in The Void; Crowdfunding Creatures appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »
- Samuel Zimmerman
Kingsman: the Secret Service is the fifth directorial effort from director Matthew Vaughan and yet another film that I thoroughly enjoyed. I should mention that I have been a fan of Mark Vaughan’s work since Layer Cake, one of my favorite British gangster movies and Vaughan’s first feature. So I admit I’m a little biased, I loved Kick Ass, I really loved X-Men: First Class, and I was so excited when I heard about this film. Yes, I know I left out Stardust, yes, it’s because I really didn’t like it.
Based on yet another comic by Mark Millar, Kingsman is a breathtaking re-imagination of the whole British spy genre…and then some. Interestingly enough this is not the first Mark Millar project Vaughan has helmed, the first being Kick –Ass 1 (the better one). Vaughan is also credited as “co-plotter” on The Secret Service, the »
- Robert Jefferson
Well, sometimes some confusion can be a good thing. When I was first aware of this film’s title, I thought that this may be a remake/reboot of the 1989 Peter Weller starring monster thriller with a massive CGI beastie akin to those from Pacific Rim or last Summer’s retooled Godzilla. Seems I was mistaken. Leviathan doesn’t concern itself with a colossal rampaging demon risen from the depths, but rather it’s a complex drama set in a dreary, Russian fishing village (yes, it has subtitles). The title doesn’t refer to a scaly giant that the film’s heroes must face. They instead must square off against an even more formidable adversary, for this leviathan is comprised not of claws and fangs, but corruption and the cruelties of fate itself.
The story begins as the sun rises over that Russian village, as Nikolay (Aleksey Serebryakov) heads away »
- Jim Batts
Hello again, dear readers. I hope you all had a good Valentine’s Day weekend, and that a lot of you got out to see Kingsman: The Secret Service, which is totally awesome. This coming Sunday also brings us the 87th Academy Awards, during which I’ll be both hoping Michael Keaton wins Best Actor for Birdman, and cursing the Academy for not giving a Best Animated Feature nomination to The Lego Movie. But in this meantime, this week’s installment of Trailer Trashin’ is our first look at one of my most anticipated films of the fall, Guillermo del Toro’s Crimson Peak.
Premise: In the aftermath of a family tragedy, a young author is torn between the love for her childhood friend and the temptation of a mysterious outsider. Trying to escape the ghosts of her past, she is swept away to a house that breathes, bleeds…and remembers. »
- Timothy Monforton
Best Picture: “American Sniper.” It’s funny that my two favorite films in this category, “Sniper” and “Selma,” are the two that have been repeatedly pitted against each other by awards-season pundits scrapping for a fight. The wildly disproportionate box office grosses of the two movies has added a certain David-vs.-Goliath aspect to the narrative, too — at least until you consider that “Selma,” with close to $50 million domestically, has far outgrossed both presumptive best pic frontrunners, “Boyhood” and “Birdman.” But all such comparisons only serve to diminish the artistry of two movies that cast unusually sober and sophisticated gazes on contentious periods of American history, one still unfolding daily in the headlines, »
- Variety Staff
Veteran comedian Jerry Lewis has signed on to join Nicolas Cage, Elijah Wood and Sky Ferreira in Ben and Alex Brewer's currently shooting drama "The Trust". Lewis will play the father of Cage's character.
Cage and Wood play two corrupt cops who are stuck working the evidence room of the Las Vegas police department. When one discovers there is a vault full of drug money sealed in the back of a convenience store, both cops team up to pull a heist. [Source: Deadline]
Untitled Kelly Reichardt Project
Michelle Williams will reteam with her "Wendy and Lucy" and "Meek's Cutoff" director Kelly Reichardt for a third and currently untitled indie drama. Reichardt is writing and directing, but plot details are unknown at this time. [Source: Variety]
- Garth Franklin
He was used to fighting Kaiju in Pacific Rim, but for his new film, Max Martini will have to deal with some very real, and very dangerous opponents. The actor has been recruited for the cast of Michael Bay’s new dramatic thriller 13 Hours.Written by Chuck Hogan, the script adapts Mitchell Zuckoff’s book 13 Hours: The Inside Account Of What Really Happened In Benghazi. The focus will be on six members of a security team who fought to defend the Us State Department Special Mission Compound in Libya when terrorists attacked the place. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and one of the compound’s workers died in the initial assault and two contractors were killed during another attack on a nearby CIA facility. With John Krasinski leading the cast and Orange Is The New Black’s Pablo Schreiber already aboard, Martini is playing one of the security team types who »
Paramount will distribute the pic, which will recount the attack on the U.S. Special Mission Compound and a nearby CIA Annex in Benghazi, Libya, on the 11th anniversary of Sept. 11.
Martini will play a member of the six-man security team that fought to defend the many Americans stationed at the compound. Paramount had no comment.
Chuck Hogan penned the script based on Mitchell Zuckoff’s book “Thirteen Hours: A Firsthand Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi,” to which Paramount acquired rights in February, before it was published. Erwin Stoff produces through 3 Arts Entertainment’s production shingle.
Plan is to go into production this spring.
Martini has made a name for himself playing tough, hard-nosed characters with »
- Justin Kroll
Set in Victorian England, Edith moves in with her new husband (Hiddleston) and his mysterious sister (Jessica Chastain), before discovering that both her husband and new home are hiding secrets.
Crimson Peak is released in cinemas on October 16. »
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