9 items from 2014
As part of our coverage on The Expendables 3 set visit, I spoke with Australian director Patrick Hughes in an exclusive interview about the upcoming sequel, how he got the gig, the pressure of taking on such a massive cast for a first-time Hollywood feature, pranks on the set, his stylistic choices, and of course, The Raid remake he's set to direct. Hughes was really laid back and easygoing and a lot of fun to talk to. He was very genuine with what he had to share and based on my set »
- Paul Shirey
Last year, when The Expendables 3 was filming in Bulgaria, I got to visit the set with a few other reporters. As most of you know, The Expendables 3 has Sylvester Stallone’s Barney Ross and his Expendables crew squaring off against Ross’ old partner Conrad Stonebanks, played by Mel Gibson. Returning for the sequel are Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture, Terry Crews and Arnold Schwarzenegger, with Wesley Snipes, Antonio Banderas, Kelsey Grammer and Harrison Ford joining the cast along with Kellan Lutz, Glen Powell, Robert Davi, Mma star Ronda Rousey, and welterweight boxing champion Victor Ortiz. While on set, one of the people I really wanted to talk to was director Patrick Hughes. But as you might imagine, he was incredibly busy trying to make his day, so we were never able to get any time with him. Thankfully, last week Lionsgate set up an exclusive phone interview with him, »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
If "Sabotage" didn't scratch your old-guys-doing-hyper-violent-stuff itch, then "The Expendables 3" should do the trick. The third entry in the absurdly popular franchise built around Sylvester Stallone and his band of Aarp-approved action stars is coming this summer, and we've finally got a teaser trailer that gives us a taste of what to expect. And it's pretty much exactly what you'd imagine.
For the most part, the teaser plays it coy, piling on the "Fast and Furious"-style jumbo font and building up the anticipation for the latest entry in a beloved series. We get flashes of action (is that some kind of armored train driving into a prison?) and a taste of the stars that populate this entry: in addition to series mainstays Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture, Terry Crews, and Arnold Schwarzanegger, this time around they're joined by similarly creaky ass-kickers Mel Gibson, Harrison Ford, »
- Drew Taylor
Following the release of sixteen (yes, sixteen) new posters for The Expendables 3 yesterday, Lionsgate have today released a new teaser trailer for the star-studded action movie which will team-up many of the world’s greatest action stars all in one movie.
Chances are you either loved or hated the first two instalments, but with a combined total of over $600 million at the worldwide box office, a third instalment was always going to happen.
Patrick Hughes – who will next tackle a remake of The Raid: Redemption – helmed this instalment, has assembled an incredible cast which includes Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Statham, Mel Gibson, Kellan Lutz, Antonio Banderas, Terry Crews, Harrison Ford, Dolph Lundgren, Kelsey Grammer, Randy Couture, and Jet Li.
- Josh Wilding
With The Raid 2 now in theatres, talks of an American remake of its predecessor, The Raid: Redemption, are starting to heat up. We heard a few weeks ago that Patrick Hughes would be at the helm and now, the casting process seems to be underway. Originally rumored for the two lead roles were the Hemsworth brothers, but with no confirmation on that just yet, a couple of other actors are expressing interest in the film.
While speaking to Total Film, Scott Adkins, who has proven himself a capable fighter many times in the past, said that he’s a fan of the original film (who isn’t?) and would love to star in the remake.
“I’m a huge fan, I’m a massive fan, and this is no secret: I’m friends with Gareth. And, absolutely, of course I would love to, that’s all I’ll say at this point. »
- Matt Joseph
Evans himself serves as executive producer and the fight choreographers from the original are also on board to reprise their roles.
The English-language remake tells of a stranded elite DEA Fast Team that must fight their way out of a tenement run by a vicious drug lord.
The Raid 2 recently premiered at Sundance and will open at the end of March. Spc releases the sequel as it did the original. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
Only a few years ago, Chris Hemsworth was competing with his brother Liam Hemsworth for the title role in Marvel's adaptation of Thor. Chris clearly won the role of the god of thunder, but Liam received a fine consolation prize with the role of Gale Hawthorne in the Hunger Games franchise. Now they may team up together in a new movie.
According to The Wrap, Patrick Hughes, director of the upcoming The Expendables 3, is set to direct the American remake of the 2011 Indonesian action movie The Raid, released in the U.S. as The Raid: Redemption. Hughes is eying the Hemsworth brothers as the potential leads in what is sure to be a high adrenaline action movie.
The original Raid followed a rookie Swat officer whose unit is sent to liberate a block of slum apartments from the crime lord that lords over the innocent residents. Secretly, the »
- Ryan Gowland
Australian helmer Patrick Hughes, who will see his next film The Expendables 3 hit cinemas this coming August, has been confirmed as the director of the Us remake of the hit Indonesian film The Raid. Hughes, who made waves with his superb film Red Hill a few years back, will tackle the ambitious project next. It will be adapted for the English language by Brad Ingelsby (Out Of The Furnace).
Gareth Edwards’ original gets itself a sequel in the first quarter of 2014. The Raid 2: Berendal is getting rave reviews and is being referred to as ‘the best action film ever made,’ which will guarantee my place in line come opening day at the tail end of next month.
The Raid revolves around a group of elite cops who infultrate a high-rise full of bad guys. It was released in 2011 to huge acclaim, so the fact that it needs a remake is absolutely insane, »
- Paul Heath
Listen, we already know the idea of remaking "The Raid" is terrible, so let's save our energy and skip the routine anger and focus on what we're now learning about the upcoming do-over that was first announced over two years ago. The Wrap reports that the project how has a director in Patrick Hughes, who is behind the camera for the upcoming "The Expendables 3," suggesting producers don't really want artistry in their action. But perhaps more intriguing is the nugget in the trade report that says "the Hemsworth brothers have been mentioned as possible targets for the hard-hitting action movie." The probably means nothing more than some producer thinking about maybe ringing up and seeing if they can get Chris, Liam and (presumably) Luke to star in the thing (or maybe whatever pair they can grab). It'll probably never happen, but hey, it's nice to have dreams. "Out Of »
- Kevin Jagernauth
9 items from 2014
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