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Sony assumed North Korea would hate the movie. The question was: What would it do? Pyongyang had just tested its atom bomb and threatened “preemptive nuclear attack.” And the Supreme Leader with his finger on the trigger was barely over 30, with less than two years of experience.
But Kim Jong Un didn’t care about Olympus Has Fallen, even though the violently anti–North Korean 2013 film showed his people strangling women, murdering unarmed men, kidnapping the U.S. president, and even executing their fellow citizens. His saber-rattlers never mentioned it. That wasn’t worth a fight.
A year later, North Korea had a bigger enemy: Seth Rogen.
In the new film The Interview, which Rogen directed with »
I don’t know who’s playing Blofeld in the new James Bond film Spectre, but if you’re curious about what’s going to happen in 007’s latest adventure and lack scruples, you’ll probably be able to find out soon. Producers Eon Productions have issued a statement acknowledging that the script was stolen as part of the Sony hack. The hackers have threatened to continue leaking documents, and the script may be part of a “Christmas gift” that the hackers, Guardians of Peace, threatened this past Saturday. If so, that would mark the seventh dump of documents. The hack has been in response to Sony’s decision to release the Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg comedy The Interview, which the group believes will cause “The War” with North Korea because the nation is lampooned in the film. Presumably, this group didn’t exist or was asleep at the »
- Matt Goldberg
The stars of Netflix's potential new binge-watching obsession, Marco Polo, stopped by the Et set to talk about the historical drama and the countless shirtless scenes.
News: Marco Polo Stars on Going Totally Nude for Netflix
"I don't think I'm beautiful enough to be a sex symbol," Lorenzo told Et's Brooke Anderson. "I think I have a good face for the screen, but I'm not like Leonardo DiCaprio or Brad Pitt. They're super beautiful. I'm more of a rough beauty."
Lorenzo's fans may beg to differ once they get a load of his shirtless scenes. The young star is bare chested for a good portion of the series and even appears nude at one point. He filled us in on the fitness regimen that he undertook to get ready »
The Weinstein Company has unveiled the very first Southpaw image from director Antoine Fuqua’s long-in-the-works boxing drama, and it reveals a rather transformed Jake Gyllenhaal. The film has been in development for years, with Eminem previously attached to star. Written by Sons of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter, the story revolves around a left-handed boxer who wins a title but suffers various tragedies in his personal life, all while trying to win back the love of his daughter. Gyllenhaal gained 15 pounds of muscle for the role, and judging by this first image it’s a far cry from his gaunt physique in Nightcrawler. Check out the first Southpaw image after the jump. The film also stars Rachel McAdams, Forest Whitaker, Naomie Harris, Victor Ortiz, and 50 Cent. Southpaw will be released in theaters sometime in 2015. Fuqua first came to prominence with his edgy 2001 film Training Day and subsequently tackled more ambitious »
- Adam Chitwood
Though some might argue that The Expendables 3 was one big movie flub in itself (sure it has its moments, but the sequel fell flat), there were some real bloopers on the set of the action flick. We're used to seeing gag reels for comedies, especially with all the alternate takes many directors try out, but there's something even more endearing and fun about seeing stars like Sylvester Stallone, Mel Gibson, Kelsey Grammer and Harrison Ford laughing after messing up a take during production. There's a lot of downtime on action films, so it's good to see not everyone is dead serious all the time while filming. Watch! Here's the gag reel for Patrick Hughes' The Expendables 3 from Collider: The Expendables 3 is directed by Patrick Hughes (Red Hill) and written by Sylvester Stallone and Olympus Has Fallen scribes Creighton Rothenberger & Katrin Benedikt. Barney (Stallone), Christmas (Jason Statham »
- Ethan Anderton
Ahead of its arrival next month, Netflix has released a new trailer for the original series Marco Polo, which stars newcomer Lorenzo Richelmy, is based on the famed explorer’s adventures in Kublai Khan’s court in 13th century China – a world replete with greed, betrayal, sexual intrigue and rivalry.
Created by john Fusco, screenwriter of the Academy Award nominated feature Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, Marco Polo also stars Benedict Wong (Prometheus), Joan Chen (Twin Peaks), Chin Han (Arrow, The Dark Knight), Zhu Zhu (Cloud Atlas), Olivia Cheng (The Flash, Broken Trail), Claudia Kim (Avengers: Age of Ultron), Mahesh Jadu (Neighbours), Tom Wu (Skyfall), Remy Hii (Treading Water), Uli Latukefu (Devil’s Playground) and Rick Yune (Olympus Has Fallen, The Fast and the Furious).
Check out the new trailer here…
Marco Polo will land on Netflix on December 12th.
The post New trailer for Netflix’s Marco Polo appeared first on Flickering Myth. »
- Gary Collinson
Netflix has unveiled the full-length Marco Polo trailer after the first teaser debuted online a few weeks ago. The new original series follows the titular explorer’s adventures throughout the 13th century in the court of Kublai Khan, the ruler of the Mongol Empire. Acting as the ruler’s spy, ambassador, and explorer, Marco treks across the Far East, resulting in a story filled with greed, betrayal, sexual intrigue, and rivalry. While this trailer once again teases the massive scope and gorgeous landscapes of the show (Kon-Tiki and Pirates 5 helmers Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg directed the first two episodes), there are some more character-centric shots that are less impressive. Regardless, I’m curious to see if Netflix’s first “large-scale period epic” original series is a success. Check out the new Marco Polo trailer after the jump. The series stars Lorenzo Richelmy, Benedict Wong, Joan Chen, Chin Han, Zhu Zhu, »
- Adam Chitwood
How to Train Your Dragon 2 Digital Release Review
The How to Train Your Dragon franchise put together a fair stock of extended content before it even got to the sequel, and the second film, while not quite as solid as the first, avoids the usual pitfalls of sequels, and delivers all the fun and adventure viewers are after.
How to Train Your Dragon 2 opens with an introduction to the new world Hiccup’s village has become, what with dragons now a part of daily life. Before long, Hiccup gets a surprise he never would have thought possible, he meets an unknown dragon rider. This leads to some wondrous encounters, and some unnerving ones, but ultimately Hiccup learns that the mystery rider is his mother. Of course, this sets the stage for the film to follow in the footsteps of the first, shifting the undercurrent of emotional play from »
- Marc Eastman
Gerard Butler returns as secret service agent Mike Banning who discovers a plot to assassinate world leaders at the British Prime Minister’s funeral in London. Aaron Eckhart reprises his role as Us President Benjamin Asher. Morgan Freeman will also return as Vice President Trumbull.
Babak Najafi (Snabba Cash II) will direct the thriller (the first film was directed by Antoine Fuqua) from a screenplay by Creighton Rothenberger and Katrin Benedikt (Olympus Has Fallen), Christian Gudegast and Chad St. John.
The sequel to Gerard Butler's "Olympus Has Fallen," called "London Has Fallen," is now filming with a returning cast comprised of Butler, Aaron Eckhart and Morgan Freeman. And now, we have the official plot synopsis. Plot: The story begins in London, where the British Prime Minister has passed away under mysterious circumstances. His funeral is a must-attend event for leaders of the western world. However, what starts out as the most protected event on Earth turns into a deadly plot to kill the world's most powerful leaders, devastate every known landmark in the British capital, and unleash a terrifying vision of the future. Only three people have any hope of stopping it: the President of the United States, his formidable Secret Service head (Butler), and an English Mi-6 agent who rightly trusts no one. "London Has Fallen" is set to hit theaters on October 2nd, 2015. »
Set to return are Gerard Butler as Secret Service agent Mike Banning, Aaron Eckhart as the President of the United States, Morgan Freeman, as Vice President Trumbull, Angela Bassett as Secret Service Director Lynne Jacobs, Melissa Leo as Defense Secretary Ruth McMillan, Robert Forster as General Edward Clegg, Sean O'Bryan as Nsa Deputy Director Ray Monroe, and Radha Mitchell as Leah Banning.
Joining them for this outing are the likes of Jackie Earle Haley ("Watchmen"), Alon Aboutboul ("The Dark Knight Rises"), Charlotte Riley ("In the Heart of the Sea"), and Waleed Zuaiter ("Omar"). Babak Najafi ("Snabba Cash II") directs from a screenplay by Creighton Rothenberger, Katrin Benedikt, Christian Gudegast and Chad St. John.
There's also a new official synopsis out »
- Garth Franklin
Production has finally begun on the sequel to last year's surprise action hit, Olympus Has Fallen. Entitled London Has Fallen, the new movie moves the bulk of the action to the UK, with the catalyst being the death of the British Prime Minister 'under mysterious circumstances'.
The funeral of said Pm attracts leaders and posh people from across the world, and that's when the plot to, er, kill them all kicks in. Oh, and the terrorists this time apparently want to take down 'every known landmark in the British capital'.
If they destory that nice coffee shop we got to whenever we head down to London, then we'll have the bastards ourselves.
Movie news - Jake Gyllenhaal has accepted a new role - the actor has joined the cast of 'Let it Snow'. Jake, 33, will appear in an adaptation of 'The Man Who Made it Snow' alongside his 'Southpaw' director Antoine Fuqua. The novel - which was first published in 1990 - tells the true story of Max Mermelstein, who turned Pablo Escobar's Medellin drug cartel into a billion-dollar enterprise, before turning his colleagues into the police. The movie is being directed and produced by Antoine - who previously worked on 'Olympus Has Fallen' - and will be the first film created through the 48-year-old movie buff's Fuqua Films banner since agreeing to a first-look development, production and financing deal with Im Global. Jake - who has received critical acclaim for his recent role as video journalist Lou Bloom in crime thriller 'Nightcrawler' - will also serve »
Despite having to find a new director at the last minute, Focus Features have pushed ahead (for better or for worse), and cameras have officially begun rolling on London has Fallen, a sequel to Olympus has Fallen, and the first synopsis for the film has been revealed.
To be entirely honest, I didn't really care for Olympus Has Fallen. It was a fun little action film, but ultimately, I didn't walk away from it wanting more. Guess that doesn't matter, as a sequle is happening and has already started filming. Focus Features announced the start of production today which includes the film's first synopsis and story details:
The story begins in London, where the British Prime Minister has passed away under mysterious circumstances. His funeral is a must-attend event for leaders of the western world. However, what starts out as the most protected event on Earth turns into a deadly »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jordan Maison)
Gerard Butler and Aaron Eckhart are setting out to save civilization again, as principal photography on their sequel, ‘London Has Fallen,’ has begun on location in the film’s titular city. The former actor, who is also producing the follow-up, is reprising his role as Secret service agent Mike Banning. The later is once again portraying the President of the United States, Benjamin Asher, in the sequel. Other cast members who are returning to the follow-up to last year’s worldwide smash hit action film, ‘Olympus Has Fallen,’ include Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman, as Vice President Trumbull; Oscar nominee Angela Bassett, as Secret Service Director Lynne Jacobs; and Academy Award winner [ Read More ]
- Karen Benardello
Last year’s White House action movie brawl for all featuring Olympus Has Fallen and White House Down could only have one winner. Sure they didn’t win the praise of a lot of theater goers or critics, but they won something much more important, profit. So with that, London Has Fallen has started filming and Gerard Butler’s Secret Service Agent Mike Banning is set to return to save us all once again. The sequel stars the returning Butler alongside Aaron Eckhart, »
- Graham McMorrow
Out of the two dueling White House takeover pics that vied for box office dominance in 2013, it’s safe to say that Olympus Has Fallen emerged victorious against White House Down (though there are some, myself included, who feel that the latter film was far superior). While White House Down disappointed at the box office, Olympus Has Fallen made more on a smaller budget and certainly did well enough to warrant a sequel, which kicked off production in London today.
Rather obviously titled London Has Fallen, the follow-up reunites stars Aaron Eckhart, Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman, Angela Bassett and Melissa Leo. This time around, Secret Service agent Mike Banning (Butler) and President of the United States Benjamin Asher (Eckhart) find themselves battling a terrorist threat in London.
Check out the official press release, which includes an updated synopsis for the pic. Then let us know, will you be lining up »
- Isaac Feldberg
I'm still bitter that when it came to last year's "Battle of the Die Hard-in-the-White House" movies, the crown went to Olympus Has Fallen over the vastly superior White House Down. But so it goes, and we will be treated to yet another installment of Gerard Butler's Secret Service Agent Mike Banning taking down baddies. Millennium Films has sent out a press release announcing that filming has commenced on London Has Fallen, which sees Banning accompanying the U.S. President (Aaron Eckhart) and Speaker of the House (Morgan Freeman) to attend the funeral of the British prime minister. The press release also includes the first official plot synopsis, and this is my favorite part: "a deadly plot to kill the world's most powerful leaders, devastate every known landmark in the British capital, and unleash a terrifying vision of the future." All those unknown landmarks? Totally safe. Hit the jump for the press release. »
- Matt Goldberg
Gerard Butler again stars as Secret Service agent Mike Banning, alongside Aaron Eckhart as the President of the United States. Also returning are Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman, as Vice President Trumbull, Academy Award nominee Angela Bassett, as Secret Service Director Lynne Jacobs, and Academy Award winner Melissa Leo as Defense Secretary Ruth McMillan.
The story begins in London, where the British Prime Minister has passed away under mysterious circumstances. His funeral is a must-attend event for leaders of the western world. However, what »
- Michelle McCue
Gerard Butler again stars as Secret Service agent Mike Banning, alongside Aaron Eckhart as the President of the United States. Also returning are Academy Award® winner Morgan Freeman, as Vice President Trumbull, Academy Award® nominee Angela Bassett, as Secret Service Director Lynne Jacobs, and Academy Award®winner Melissa Leo as Defense Secretary Ruth McMillan.
The story begins in London, where the British Prime Minister has passed away under mysterious circumstances. His funeral is a must-attend event for leaders of the western world. However, what starts out as the most protected event on Earth turns into a deadly plot to kill the world's most powerful leaders, »
- Kellvin Chavez
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