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Tony Sokol Oct 18, 2016
Don DeLillo's book of an 'airborne toxic event' is being adapted into a film...
“I think the book combines a sense of humour with a sense of menace,” Singer said in a statement. “The book has great dialogue and features many cinematic episodes. It radiates an appreciation of American life but also elements of satire. There’s a central love story between a husband and wife, but with an awareness of the secrets and fears that they keep from one another. Despite a bloody confrontation at the end, tragedy is averted.”
The official synopsis for the book reads thus...
A brilliant satire of mass culture and the numbing effects of technology, White Noise tells the story of Jack Gladney, a teacher of Hitler studies »
The book follows a professor of Hitler studies at a Midwestern liberal arts college whose life is changed when an industrial accident unleashes a noxious chemical cloud over his town.
The project is the fourth collaboration between Almereyda and Singer, who previously worked together on “Experimenter,” starring Peter Sarsgaard and Winona Ryder, and “Marjorie Prime,” which stars Geena Davis, Tim Robbins, Lois Smith and Jon Hamm. The two are also currently developing Almereyda’s biopic about inventor Nicola Tesla.
“I think the book combines a sense of humor with a sense of menace,” Singer said. “The book has great dialogue and features many cinematic episodes. It radiates an appreciation of American life but also elements of satire. There’s a central love story between a husband and wife, »
- Dave McNary
Last weekend, The Girl On the Train steamrolled its competition with a box office win of $24.5 million in its first frame in theaters. This weekend, it will face a diverse trio of newcomers, Warner Bros.' thriller The Accountant, starring Ben Affleck, Open Road Films' Max Steel starring newcomer Ben Winchell and the stand up concert film Kevin Hart: What Now? arriving in wide release. We're predicting that it should be a runaway victory for The Accountant, which should win with a projected $26.3 million.
Box Office Mojo reports that The Accountant will debut in approximately 3,200 theaters this weekend, while Kevin Hart: What Now? is slated to arrive in 2,500 theaters and Max Steel debuts in 2,000 theaters. Surprisingly, none of these have enough movie reviews posted yet to warrant a score on Rotten Tomatoes, but that will surely change soon. We're predicting that last weekend's winner The Girl On the Train »
Based on the popular line of Mattel toys and hit TV show, Open Road Films is releasing the highly anticipated superhero film Max Steel – the story of an ordinary 16-year-old, Max McGrath (Ben Winchell), who discovers his body can generate the universe’s most powerful energy.
See the slick new poster and trailer now.
16-year old Max McGrath has just moved to a new town – and is desperately trying to fit in – when he discovers his body can generate the universe’s most powerful energy. Unbeknown to Max, a slightly rebellious and hilarious techno-organic extraterrestrial named Steel has been keeping an eye on him, hungry for his super-human energy.
When they finally meet, they discover that together they form Max Steel, a superhero »
- Michelle McCue
Based on the popular line of Mattel toys and hit TV show, Open Road Films presents the highly anticipated superhero film Max Steel. Today, we have the first official poster, which introduces a new teenage superhero. This October, Max will unleash his power!
Max Steel is the story of an ordinary 16-year-old, Max McGrath (Ben Winchell), who discovers his body can generate the universe's most powerful energy. When Max meets Steel (voiced by Josh Brener), they discover that together they form Max Steel, a teenage superhero possessing powerful strength beyond anything in our world. Along with the first one-sheet, we have also included the Max Steel trailer, which debuted this past August.
16-year old Max McGrath has just moved to a new town. And is desperately trying to fit in. Soon he discovers his body can generate the universe's most powerful energy. Unbeknown to Max, a slightly rebellious and hilarious »
"Max - you can use your energy in many different ways: you can run faster, be stronger." Another toy movie! Open Road Films has debuted the official Us trailer for the Max Steel movie, adapted from one of Mattel's popular line of toys. The movie is about the adventures of teenager Max McGrath, played by Ben Winchell, and his alien companion Steel - when they combine powers they become "Max Steel". The movie also features Josh Brener, Ana Villafane, Andy Garcia, Maria Bello and Mike Doyle. The villain seems to be some other weird alien force that comes after Steel and the people of Earth. This is some serious sci-fi and I'm glad they don't hold back in that aspect, but the rest of it seems a bit too cheesy for my tastes. I have no connection to the toys, but I kind of wish this looked better than it does, »
- Alex Billington
About his role in the infamously terrible Jaws 4: The Revenge, Michael Caine once said “I have never seen the film, but by all accounts it was terrible. However, I have seen the house that it built, and it is terrific.” In unrelated news, a new trailer for Max Steel launched earlier today, co-starring the great Andy Garcia in a supporting role for which it looks like he had a lot of fun. The Open Road Ya action pic stars Ben Winchell as Max McGrath, a teen just moved to a… »
Before the international trailer for Max Steel surprisingly debuted last week, it had been more than two years since anyone had heard anything about this long-awaited adventure. Today, we have the new domestic trailer for this big screen adaptation of the beloved Mattel toy line, which gives us a better look at Ben Winchell as the title character. We also have new details from director Stewart Hendler, who reveals why it took so long for this Max Steel movie to hit theaters, after wrapping principal photography more than two years ago.
When the first trailer debuted last week, it was revealed that the movie was given an October 21 release date, which is one of the most crowded weekends this season. There are currently five movies opening that weekend in wide release, Paramount's Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, Lionsgate's Boo! A Madea Halloween, 20th Century Fox's Keeping Up With the Joneses, »
Way back in July 2014, five new photos were released for Max Steel, along with commentary from director Stewart Hendler. At the time, the movie was set to be released in 2015, but that was the last we've heard from this adaptation, until now. Today we have the first international trailer for Max Steel, starring Ben Winchell as the title character, and the movie has been given an October 21 release date.
While no reason was given for the movie's delay, its new release date falls during one of the busiest weekends of the year. As of now, there are six other movies already slated to open in wide release. Paramount will roll out Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, along with Lionsgate's Boo! A Madea Halloween, Focus' A Monster Calls, 20th Century Fox's Keeping Up With the Joneses, Universal's Ouija: Origin of Evil and PureFlix's I'm Not Ashamed. Also opening that weekend »
The movie is inspired by Garcia’s short, “Predileção,” about a low-level criminal who meets a legendary thief during a brief jail stint. Together, they hatch a plan and assemble an international team for an elaborate bank robbery.
Bleiberg Entertainment is handling the worldwide sales of the film and will introduce the project to buyers in Cannes.
“Nate is an incredibly talented storyteller and filmmaker,” Singer said. “It’s a fast-paced, twisting script with worldwide appeal.”
Parker’s “The Birth of a Nation” was sold to Fox Searchlight at Sundance for a record $17.5 million. He wrote, produced, directed and »
- Dave McNary
10 items from 2016
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