8 items from 2015
Several days ago it was reported that the American remake of The Raid: Redemption was stuck in limbo as both its director and production company had vacated the project. Taylor Kitsch was in talks to star alongside Frank Grillo in the remake which was to be directed by Patrick Hughes (The Expendables 3), but Kitsch passed in order to board the True Detective train. Now another nail has been driven into... Read More »
- Kevin Fraser
The Hollywood remake of Indonesian film The Raid has hit some stumbling blocks, losing its studio, star and director in one fell swoop.
It follows delays in filming back in August as the film tried to cast a major character.
Grillo spoke to Slashfilm about the delays, saying: "The Raid was a go movie and there was one character, the critical character, that they were just not happy with. There's not a lot of 30-something guys out there that… there's a lot of training, a lot of martial arts training.
"They weren't going to remake The Raid, which is a beloved film, if they couldn't find a »
The English-language The Raid remake may have run into the kind of trouble that no amount of gunplay or fisticuffs can solve. According to a new report, the project has just lost director Patrick Hughes, studio Screen Gems, and star Taylor Kitsch. Frank Grillo, as far as we know, remains on board. Read about The Raid remake […]
The post ‘The Raid’ Remake Loses Director, Studio, and Star? appeared first on /Film. »
- Angie Han
Anne Hathaway in The Shower. Apologies for that disappointing, misleading headline. The title alludes to the fact that Anne Hathaway is set to star in a new alien invasion comedy called The Shower, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The script for the movie was on that best-of-the-best unmade screenplay list, the Blacklist, last year, and now it looks like it will roll into production very soon. The planned film is written and will be produced by Jac Schaeffer, along with Hathaway, the son of Ralph, Andrew Lauren, Adam Shulman (Hathaway’s husband) and D.J. Gugenheim.
The trade also posted the rough outline for the planned flick.
- Paul Heath
This piece contains very light spoilers for Captain America: Civil War.
Taking his place amongst the sizeable cast for next year's Captain America: Civil War is Frank Grillo. He's returning, following his work in Captain America: The Winter Solder, to play the role of Brock Rumlow. Or, more to the point, Crossbones.
He's been chatting a little more as to what to expect from his work on the film.
"It’s just what you would imagine it to be", he told Collider. "That’s what we are. Me and [Chris] Evans were doing this scene for days, where we were supposed to be in a certain part of the world and they recreated that world. There were hundreds of extras, and there we were in the centre of it. [Robert] Downey »
One project we've not heard much about lately is that of the remake of the 2011 Indonesian martial arts action thriller "The Raid". Acclaimed by critics, the project was picked up and distributed by Sony Pictures Classics who were also developing an English language remake for their Screen Gems arm.
At last report Patrick Hughes was set to direct and both Frank Grillo and Taylor Kitsch were attached to star. Speaking at the Television Critics Association on behalf of his DirecTV original series "Kingdom" on Sunday, Grillo revealed to Slashfilm that the project seems to have stalled due to casting issues:
"The Raid was a go movie and there was one character, the critical character, that they were just not happy with. There's not a lot of 30-something guys out there that... there's a lot of training, a lot of martial arts training.
They weren't going to remake The Raid, which is a beloved film, »
- Garth Franklin
On Sunday, August 9, Grillo was giving interviews for the Television Critics Association on behalf of his DirecTV original series Kingdom, in which he plays the owner of a Mma gym and trainer to a fighter. During a one on one, I had a chance to ask him if he’s just in Captain America: Civil […]
- Fred Topel
The new venture will involve acquisition and distribution of films across a variety of territories including Turkey, Portugal, Greece, Israel, South Africa, Taiwan, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam, Hong Kong and the Philippines. Xyz will consult.
“We believe that with Xyz’s pipeline of production and sales content, we will be able to expand on Abbolita’s desire to build out a 21st century distribution network across traditional and new distribution platforms,” said Abbolita founder Tim Nye.
Xyz has been involved with producing New Zealand’s Oscar foreign-language submission “The Dead Lands,” Cannes title “On the Job” from the Philippines and the actioner “Pilgrimage,” currently shooting in Ireland and Belgium starring Jon Bernthal, Richard Armitage and Tom Holland. The partnership with Abbolita moves Xyz into distribution in international territories. »
- Dave McNary
8 items from 2015