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Rusty (“The Office”’s Ed Helms) returns to Wally World with a new generation of Griswolds in this weekend’s Vacation. With O.G. Griswold Chevy Chase, Christina Applegate, and probable scene-stealer Chris Hemsworth – yes, Thor – by his side, Rusty takes his two sons on their first road trip in a throwback to National Lampoon’s cult heyday.
Vacation also stars Leslie Mann, Keegan-Michael Key, Nick Kroll, and Michael Pena. “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” and Pacific Rim’s Charlie Day is also listed in the Vacation cast – as a disturbed river rafting instructor, and I kind of need to see that.
- Sasha James
Total Film has posted a bunch of new photos from 20th Century Fox and director Ridley Scott's science fiction action adventure "The Martian". Matt Damon stars in the film as an astronaut presumed dead after a fierce storm on Mars. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity to stay alive. The film opens October 2nd and click here for the shots.
Martini plays Josiah Hedges (aka. Edge), who goes on a bloody mission of vengeance when his younger brother is killed by a group of his former Union army comrades lead by his nemesis, a prominent senator and psychotic sadist named Merritt Harknett (Kwanten). [Source: Variety
Destination America is set to host the first »
- Garth Franklin
A version of this story first appeared in the August 7 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe. Legendary Pictures is going small. The studio of Godzilla and Pacific Rim quietly is backing low-budget sports documentaries and has inked a deal with Prospect Productions, an Emmy-winning banner whose credits include Espn's 30 for 30 and Sunday Night Baseball. Legendary chairman and CEO Thomas Tull, an ardent sports fan, set a meeting with Prospect founders Colin Barnicle and Nick Barnicle and producer Jeff Siegel after seeing their 30 for 30 short Holy
- Tatiana Siegel
Michael Bay is putting his giant, transforming robots back in the toy box and tackling a somewhat hot button issue with 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, based on Mitchell Zuckoff’s recently released account of the infamous events of September 11th 2012, when six security operators fought to defend the American Embassy in Benghazi, Libya when it came under attack from terrorists. Once you get over the fact that Jim from The Office (John Krasinksi) makes for a convincing tough guy, and that Bay has given away his obligatory and quite literal American flag waving shot in the trailer, there’s no denying this finds the director firmly in his wheelhouse, bringing along a fine cast of reliably solid actors, including Krasinksi, James Badge Dale (The Lone Ranger, Iron Man 3), and Max Martini (Pacific Rim). Time will tell if this is just the usual Mayhem through the lens of real life events, »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom White)
Returning to lead the film will be Charlie Hunnam, although by the sounds of it, he's not entirely happy with how the first movie turned out.
Chatting to Entertainment Weekly, he said that "I think world creation and monster creation and all of that stuff is exciting as a secondary element of storytelling. When it becomes more important than storytelling, I get very nervous, and you sort of lose me a little bit. Although we tried very hard on Pacific Rim to marry those two elements, I do feel like ultimately it got weighed heavier on the side of spectacle »
The actor, who played Jaeger pilot Raleigh Becket in the first film, told Entertainment Weekly that he's not a huge fan of special effects when they take attention away from the acting.
"When it becomes very technical, those technical aspects create a rigidity to the process," he said. "Then all of a sudden, you have to find where your little place to fit into that process is, as opposed to the whole thing being about you."
The actor added that he's "nervous" about spectacle becoming more important than storytelling, explaining that he would have preferred a better balance in Pacific Rim.
"I think world creation and monster creation and all of that stuff is exciting as a secondary element of storytelling," he said. »
With Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim 2 gearing up to go into production this November, star Charlie Hunnam has been speaking to Entertainment Weekly about the film, revealing that he hopes it places more emphasis on character and storytelling, as opposed to visual effects and spectacle.
“When [a film] becomes very technical, those technical aspects create a rigidity to the process,” states Hunnam. “Then all of the sudden, you have to find where your little place to fit into that process is, as opposed to the whole thing being about you. I think world creation and monster creation and all of that stuff is exciting as a secondary element of storytelling. When it becomes more important than storytelling, I get very nervous, and you sort of lose me a little bit. Although we tried very hard on Pacific Rim »
- Gary Collinson
It was recently announced that Guillermo Del Toro will return to direct "Pacific Rim 2," which is scheduled to hit theaters on August 4th, 2017. And in a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, "Pacific Rim" star Charlie Hunnam commented on what he feels should be better in the sequel. "I think world creation and monster creation and all of that stuff is exciting as a secondary element of storytelling," he said. "When it becomes more important than storytelling, I get very nervous, and you sort of lose me a little bit. Although we tried very hard on 'Pacific Rim' to marry those two elements, I do feel like ultimately it got weighed heavier on the side of spectacle than storytelling." Hunnam continued: "I hope that we are able to remedy that a little bit going into the second. Not to say I wasn't proud of the film. I really liked it, »
Sons of Anarchy never brought giant robots and sea faring monsters into the mix, so you can imagine that star Charlie Hunnam had a hard time acclimating himself to all the green screen used in the first Pacific Rim. Lost amongst the giant visual spectacle that director Guillermo del Toro brought to the screen in that movie, the actor had a hard time trying to find his place in the futuristic world. Pacific Rim 2 will begin shooting this November, and Charlie Hunnam has some ideas about how it can, and should be a lot better. His number one complaint about the first movie? It had too many visual effects.
Not only is Pacific Rim 2 gearing up for production, but there is also a planned comic book tie-in and an animated TV series on the way. All of these will work in showing more backstory about the giant Kaiju monsters, »
The movie chronicling the war between humankind and monstrous sea creatures didn't exactly make Transformers box-office dollars, but Pacific Rim did do well enough to warrant a sequel. Aside from not having a license to rely on, there were those who felt the lack of success was due to the characeters being painted in broad strokes. That's putting it mildly, but I'm also not in... Read More »
- Sean Wist
From what we’ve been told, Guillermo del Toro hopes to begin shooting Pacific Rim 2 this November, which is tentatively titled Maelstrom. He says that plenty of wild action is headed our way, though returning star Charlie Hunnam may have… Continue Reading →
- John Squires
It's hard to gauge whether the first Pacific Rim movie was a success or not. Financially, the movie did fine, taking in over $411 million at the global box office - which was clearly enough to convince Legendary Pictures to greenlight a sequel, anyway. However, while it did provide great entertainment value (in the form of monstrous kaijus battling giant robots), there were elements of the movie's story that didn't sit particularly well with some audiences and critics alike. While talking to EW about his next role in Guy Ritchie's King Arthur, Pacific Rim star Charlie Hunnam acknowledged these narrative issues, and claimed he'd like to see the sequel rein in some of the special effects, and instead put more focus on story and character. "When it becomes very technical, those technical aspects create a rigidity to the process. Then all of the sudden, you have to find where your »
When it came out, Guillermo del Toro.s mechs versus monsters spectacle Pacific Rim was big and brash and a lot of fun. It was, however, lacking somewhat in the story and characterization departments. Now that Pacific Rim 2 is gearing up to begin production later this year, star Charlie Hunnam hopes that the sequel will correct these issues instead of focusing on razzle dazzle. Talking to EW about his upcoming role in Guy Richie.s medieval epic King Arthur, the conversation veered towards the pitfalls of working on a big, special effects-heavy film like Pacific Rim. The Sons of Anarchy veteran said: I think world creation and monster creation and all of that stuff is exciting as a secondary element of storytelling. When it becomes more important than storytelling, I get very nervous, and you sort of lose me a little bit. Although we tried very hard on Pacific Rim »
Guillermo del Toro's "Pacific Rim" ended up being one of those awkward bubble movies. Earning $411 million worldwide from a large budget, the Legendary Pictures film made enough to warrant a sequel, but was not a runaway hit either critically or financially by any means.
The sequel was approved with a smaller budget, and the original film's star Charlie Hunnam tells EW that he hopes that the next film will shift the focus away from the larger spectacle elements of monstrous kaijus battling giant robots, and focus some more on the character scenes:
"When it becomes very technical, those technical aspects create a rigidity to the process. Then all of the sudden, you have to find where your little place to fit into that process is, as opposed to the whole thing being about you... I think world creation and monster creation and all of that stuff is exciting as a secondary element of storytelling. »
- Garth Franklin
The most recent casting news about Legendary and Universal’s adventure film Kong: Skull Island has been of the bad variety, with Michael Keaton and J.K. Simmons dropping out due to a schedule change conflicting with other acting jobs. But there is some hope on the horizon – not just a giant ape – with Brie Larson in talks to play a lead role.If she does make a deal, she’ll star with Tom Hiddleston in the movie, which will find an expedition headed to the mysterious Skull Island, and encounters with the creatures that lurk there. It has a script by Pacific Rim’s Max Borenstein and Real Steel’s John Gatins and has secured The Kings Of Summer’s Jordan Vogt-Roberts to direct. According to Deadline, the studio is seriously trying to win Russell Crowe’s agreement to fill one of the vacated cast spots, but nothing official has happened with that yet. »
Entertainment Weekly have released a gallery of images of Charlie Hunnam (Pacific Rim) in Guy Ritchie’s King Arthur movie, and well, they’re a little bizarre. Rather than actual stills from the movie, they instead feature the actor just wandering about the set of the movie in costume and carrying Excalibur. Why? It’s hard to say,
- Josh Wilding
In the article, Ritchie and Hunnam offer up a few words on how they plan to reinvent the Arthurian legend:
“I think where the pitfall has often been is trying to make King Arthur bland and nice, and nice and bland,” states Ritchie. “The two qualities make rather compatible bed companions. Unfortunately, they’re not interesting to watch. Luke Skywalker was always the most uninteresting character in Star Wars because he’s the good guy. Good guys are boring.”
“He’s a little bit rough around the edges, but he’s basically a survivor. He’s a hustler,” adds Hunnam. “He’s a street kid. There’s definitely a harder edge to him than people would imagine. »
- Gary Collinson
While we wait for Guy Ritchie's take on the spy genre with The Man From U.N.C.L.E., Entertainment Weekly had some details to share regarding the upcoming King Arthur film starring Charlie Hunnam (Pacific Rim). As Hunnam puts it, "[Arthur's] a little bit rough around the edges, but he’s basically a survivor. He’s a hustler. He’s a street kid.... Read More »
- Sean Wist
10 months before Terminator Genisys opened in theaters over the 4th of July holiday, Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions announced plans for two Terminator sequels, set for release in 2017 and 2018 respectively. Back in 2013, Skydance, which paid over $20 million for the franchise rights back in 2011, announced plans for a TV series, hiring Zack Stentz and Ashley Miller to write the script. Now that Terminator Genisys has finally hit theaters, and the movie is underperforming, plans for these sequels and the spinoff TV show are in limbo, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Terminator Genisys has only taken in $82.1 million domestically since its July 1 release, but it has fared much better overseas, taking in $196.8 million for a worldwide tally of $278.9 million, from a $155 million budget. While the results certainly don't classify Terminator Genisys as a box office bomb, the studio was surely hoping for higher figures. The movie still hasn't opened in China yet, »
Guillermo del Toro's "Pacific Rim" sequel is reportedly going by either the code name or subtitle of "Maelstrom," and is currently tipped for a start of filming date in November in Toronto. Charlie Hunnam, Charlie Day, and Burn Gorman are expected to be back in the movie which picks up a few years after the events of the first. [Source: Bmd]
"The Alienist" author Caleb Carr is joining TNT's television adaptation of his best-selling novel as a consulting producer. Pilot and series writer Hossein Amini will serve as consulting producers on the episodes they pen. Gina Gionfriddo, E. Max Frye and John Sayles have also joined the project as writers.
Set in Gilded Age New York, the story follows Dr. Laszlo Kreizler who - with the help of newspaper reporter John Moore and police commissioner Theodore Roosevelt - uses the emerging discipline of psychology to track »
- Garth Franklin
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