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One of the smartest and most enthralling Sf film series ever breaks more new ground as it ends on notes as emotional and provocative as they are explosive. I’m “biast” (pro): big Sf geek; love the book series; love Jennifer Lawrence (and much of the rest of the cast); crave female-centered stories
I’m “biast” (con): nothing
I have read the source material (and I love it)
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There are many ways in which the Hunger Games series of movies has been groundbreaking. It has given us a female world-changing heroine in the mold of the countless boys and men Hollywood has cast in such a role, and showed the caricature up by depicting her as more human than most of them: more conflicted, more unsure, more afraid yet also more brave for overcoming all that… and also simultaneously more principled and more selfish. »
- MaryAnn Johanson
So far, Marvel’s Doctor Strange has collected a cast that seems like they’d be more at home at reciting Shakespeare or the brothers Coen than throwing down with supervillains. But the film’s latest addition guarantees we can count on some pretty kickass action scenes as well. Scott Adkins (The Expendables 2) has just joined the star-studded cast, […]
- Angie Han
Filming is well underway on Marvel Studios’ Phase Three entry Doctor Strange, but the cast is still been finalised with The Wrap revealing two new additions to the already stellar cast that includes Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Tilda Swinton, Rachel McAdams, Mads Mikkelson, and Michael Stuhlbarg. The publication reports that Amy Landecker (t.v. show Transparent) and martial artist Scott Adkins (The Expendables 2) have signed for as yet undisclosed roles. While we can only speculate at this stage, it would be a good bet to say Landecker might be play Clea, love interest to Cumberbatch’s Master of the Mystic Arts. When McAdams was cast, popular theory was that she would be playing Clea, but persistent rumours suggest she will be playing healer to the super heroes Night Nurse. Adkins, on the other hand, is a much more exciting addition. He is an absolutely gifted martial artist, and its »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom White)
The Wrap reports that martial artist turned actor Scott Adkins has joined the cast of Marvel Studios and director Scott Derrickson's "Doctor Strange" starring Benedict Cumberbatch ("The Imitation Game"). Sources close to the production say Adkins will be filming multiple action sequences including hand-to-hand combat.
Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige is producing "Doctor Strange" with a script written by "Prometheus" screenwriter Jon Spaihts. Adkins' film credits include "The Bourne Ultimatum", "X-Men Origins: Wolverine", "Zero Dark Thirty", and "The Expendables 2."
The full cast for "Doctor Strange" includes Benedict Cumberbatch ("Black Mass"), Tilda Swinton ("Trainwreck"), Chiwetel Ejiofor ("12 Years a Slave"), Rachel McAdams ("True Detective"), Mads Mikkelsen ("Hannibal"), Michael Stuhlbarg ("Boardwalk Empire"), and Amy Landecker ("Transparent").
"Doctor Strange" opens in theaters November 4th, 2016.
Source: The Wrap »
- J.B. Casas
Just two days after Amy Landecker signed on for a mystery role in Doctor Strange, the Marvel adventure has brought on another new cast member. The Wrap reports that Scott Adkins has joined the cast in an unspecified role. The actor is best known for his martial arts expertise, and sources claim that the actor will have numerous major action scenes featuring hand-to-hand combat. We don't know for sure if this character will be fighting Doctor Strange himself, but hopefully we'll get more details as production continues.
Regardless of who he's playing, Scott Adkins joins a cast that includes Benedict Cumberbatch as Stephen Strange, Tilda Swinton as The Ancient One, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Baron Mordo, Michael Stuhlbarg as Nicodemus West and Rachel McAdams as the female lead. Rachel McAdams has been rumored to be playing Night Nurse, but that has not been confirmed. It isn't known how many other main »
Production is now underway on Scott Derrickson’s Doctor Strange, and yet another actor has now been added to the second of Marvel’s Phase 3 movies. That’s martial artist Scott Adkins, and while his role is being kept a secret, The Wrap reveals that he’ll “have several major action scenes featuring hand-to-hand combat.”
Adkins played the transformed version of “Deadpool” in X-Men Origins: Wolverine and took part in an impressive battle sequence which saw him pitted against Wolverine and Sabretooth. He’s also made an impact in movies like The Bourne Ultimatum, The Expendables 2, and Zero Dark Thirty. He’ll next be seen alongside Sacha Baron Cohen in The Brothers Grimsby.
Adkins is English, but could he be playing an updated version of Wong? In the Doctor Strange comic books, he’s the Sorcerer Supreme’s Asian manservant, something which wouldn’t go down too well in »
- Josh Wilding
The alliance will produce the live-action comedy “Silkworms” and the animated feature “Wolf Totem.”
The studio announced last week that it had teamed with Bernie Goldmann (“The Last Witch Hunter”) to produce Jayson Rothwell’s action movie “Zodiac: Year of the Snake.” Le Vision Pictures USA is the Los Angeles arm of China’s Le Vision Pictures, which produced the three-film “Tiny Times” franchise and co-financed and co-distributed “The Expendables 2” and “The Expendables 3” in China.
“‘Silkworms’ and ‘Wolf Totem’ are perfect examples of the ambitious, cross-over projects we look for,” said Le Vision topper Zhang Zhau. “As one of »
- Dave McNary
Goldmann will produce under his banner Goldmann Pictures, alongside Le Vision Pictures CEO Zhang Zhao. The film follows a group of international peace keepers, inspired by the 12 Chinese zodiac signs.
Le Vision Pictures USA is the Los Angeles arm of China’s Le Vision Pictures, which produced the three-film “Tiny Times” franchise and co-financed and co-distributed “The Expendables 2” and “The Expendables 3” in China. Le Vision is also a producer with Universal and Legendary East on Zhang Yimou’s “The Great Wall,” starring Matt Damon.
“‘Zodiac’ is the perfect addition to our slate as it encompasses everything we look for in our projects – four quadrant global tent poles with franchise potential,” Zhang Zhao said.
Goldmann’s producing credits include “300” and “300: Rise of an Empire. »
- Dave McNary
Today fans of Tom Cruise got some good news. Paramount Pictures has announced that principal photography has begun for the sequel to the 2012 action film, Jack Reacher. Check out all the details here.
Actor/Producer/Stunt Extraordinaire Tom Cruise is back at it again. Paramount Pictures, Skydance Media, and Tom Cruise have elected to go the franchise route with Jack Reacher, the 2012 action film based on the Lee Child's book called "One Shot, which itself is part of a series of Jack Reacher novels. The new film will be titled Jack Reacher: Never Go Back and will be based on the 18th book in Childs' Jack Reacher series titled "Never Go Back". The new film is set to release on October 21, 2016, and will be directed by Edward Zwick. The film will be produced by Tom Cruise himself in addition to Don Granger, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, and Christopher McQuerrie. »
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Paramount Pictures and Skydance Media today announced that principal photography has commenced on Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, starring Tom Cruise (the Mission: Impossible franchise, Edge of Tomorrow) and directed by Edward Zwick (The Last Samurai, Blood Diamond). Production will take place in New Orleans. The film is set for release on October 21, 2016. The first film, Jack Reacher, earned $218.3 million worldwide during its theatrical release.
The new film is based on author Lee Child's 18th book in the bestselling Jack Reacher series, Never Go Back. The film is written by Richard Wenk (The Expendables 2, The Equalizer), Marshall Herskovitz (Love and Other Drugs, The Last Samurai) & Zwick. The sequel reunites Tom Cruise and Edward Zwick for the first time since The Last Samurai.
Filming on the new Jack Reacher film has officially started. The film, which will be based on the Lee Child novel Never Go Back, will be releaase one year from now, pretty much to the day, on October 21st, 2016.
The announcement was made today by Paramount Pictures and Skydance Media.
Reacher 2, or Jack Reacher: Never Go Back as it is being referred to at the moment (we’re sure that will change), will shoot in the New Orleans area with Edward Zwick, with whom star Tom Cruise made The Last Samurai with, directing.
Richard Wenk (The Expendables 2, The Equalizer), Marshall Herskovitz (Love & Other Drugs, The Last Samurai) & Zwick, wrote the screenplay for the film, which Tom Cruise producing alongside Don Granger (Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, Jack Reacher), Skydance Media »
- Paul Heath
Paramount Pictures and Skydance Media today announced that principal photography has commenced on Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, starring Tom Cruise (the Mission: Impossible franchise, Edge Of Tomorrow) and directed by Edward Zwick (The Last Samurai, Blood Diamond).
Production will take place in New Orleans. The film is set for release on October 21, 2016.
The new film, a sequel to 2012’s Jack Reacher, is based on author Lee Child’s 18th book in the bestselling Jack Reacher series, Never Go Back. The film is written by Richard Wenk (The Expendables 2, The Equalizer”), Marshall Herskovitz (Love And Other Drugs, The Last Samurai) & Zwick.
Cruise is producing alongside Don Granger (Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, Jack Reacher), Skydance Media’s David Ellison and Dana Goldberg (Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, Eostorm), and Christopher McQuarrie (Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, Valkyrie). The executive producers are Paula Wagner (War Of The Worlds, “The Others) and Herb Gains (The Judge, »
- Michelle McCue
Wolf Warrior, 2015.
Directed by Wu Jing.
A Chinese Special Forces soldier is targeted by a ruthless drug lord and his band of mercenaries.
When Chinese Special Forces sniper Leng Feng (Wu Jing) unconventionally kills a wanted criminal he is sent into solitary confinement where he is recruited by Commander Long Xiaoyun (Nan Yu – The Expendables 2) to join a crack team of soldiers known as the Wolf Warriors. But a training exercise is interrupted when the drug lord brother of Feng’s previous kill sends in his team of crack mercenaries – led by the lethal Tomcat (Scott Adkins – The Expendables 2/Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning) – to put an end to the Wolf unit and the man who murdered his brother.
Wolf Warrior is something of a mixed bag when it comes to an overall comment; there »
- Gary Collinson
Filming commenced on July 15 in Brindisi, Italy before moving to Rome and onto various locations in and around London, UK.
Gfm and West said they plan to continue their contractual relationship with Falconer in “creating a new action hero franchise”, working with the key creative and producing team on Stratton.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Rosser)
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Since his debut in Guy Ritchie’s 1998 film Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, actor Jason Statham has emerged in the past few years as one of the leading action heroes currently working, with his popularity being proven by the fact that the Transporter series, which he headlined for the first three films, has gone on to a tv show adaptation and will be rebooted in theatres next weekend with The Transporter Refueled. That’s not the only action franchise Statham has headlined, however, as he has also been the leading man in the Crank films and been a part of the Expendables franchise and, more recently, the Fast and Furious franchise.
Action heroes often have to throw lots of punches onscreen, and Statham has been no exception in this regard. Now the youtube channel Burger Fiction has put together a compilation of the numerous punches Statham has thrown onscreen »
- Deepayan Sengupta
Action icon Scott Adkins is a one-man wrecking machine, taking out numerous enemies in our exclusive clip from Wolf Warrior. There is certainly no shortage of fighting scenes in this action-thriller, as you can see in our clip where Scott Adkins' Tom Cat uses his extensive martial arts skills, even as he's out-numbered. This new film debuts on Blu-ray and DVD September 1 from Well Go USA.
The action-packed war drama Wolf Warrior marks Jacky Wu's second film as a director, following Legendary Assassin. In addition to his directing duties, Jacky Wu (Badges of Fury, Shaolin) also stars as a Chinese Special Forces soldier with extraordinary marksmanship who is expelled from the army and joins a mysterious troupe of insurgents known as the Wolf Warrior. Nan Yu (The Expendables 2, The Taking of Tiger Mountain) plays the formidable female captain of the insurgents, while British martial arts sensation Scott Adkins (Zero Dark Thirty, »
In the film, Cooper plays British Special Forces op John Stratton, who is tracking down an international terrorist cell. Stratton is based on the first in a series of eight novels by ex-sbs (Special Boat Service) commando, author Duncan Falconer.
Austin Stowell, Tom Felton, Gemma Chan, Tyler Hoechlin, Thomas Kretschmann, Derek Jacobi, Connie Nielsen and Jake Fairbrother also star in the film, which is directed by Simon West (Con Air, The Expendables 2).
Stratton will be released in 2016.
Here’s the synopsis from The Hostage, the first in the Stratton series.
- Paul Heath
London-based production company Gfm Films has rescheduled principal photography to begin in Brindisi, Italy on July 15 before moving on to Rome, working together with Italian producers Eagle Pictures. Production will then move from Rome to the UK for filming in London and surrounding locations.
Cooper, the British actor who plays a young Howard Stark in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, is also known for roles in Need For Speed, Dracula Untold and Mamma Mia!. Upcoming projects include Catherine Hardwicke’s Miss You Already, Nicholas Hytner’s The Lady In The Van and Duncan Jones’ fantasy epic Warcraft.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Rosser)
The English actor and martial artist, Scott Adkins, has expressed his desire to work with bollywood actor Vidyut Jammwal. Scott is reportedly impressed by Vidyut’s action scenes and wants to collaborate with him on a project.
In an recent meeting with Sunil Rodrigues, one of B-Town’s action directors, Scott made a reference to Vidyut and revealed that he had seen Vidyut’s film Commando and his videos online. The surprised action director took Twitter to share about Adkin’s reference to Vidyut.
Jammwal is also looking thrilled to be on Scott’s radar. He says, “It feels great to have my action scenes recognised and appreciated by an incredible international action star like Adkins. He has one of the best bodies in the business and some amazing action sequences to his credit in films like Undisputed II and Ninja (2009) among others.”
“Having him follow my work after seeing »
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