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Season's Greetings and a look ahead to the films of 2013

29 December 2012 1:16 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Just a brief note to wish all of our readers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from everyone here at Flickering Myth, and to say thank you for supporting the site over the past twelve months.

We'll be revealing our "Top 10 Movies of 2012" on New Year's Eve, but like us you'll likely be casting your eye towards 2013's cinematic slate by now, so to help you plan your viewing here's a selection of potential highlights to look out for in the coming year (roughly sorted in order of arrival)...

Gangster Squad (dir. Ruben Fleischer) - trailer here

Stand Up Guys (dir. Fisher Stevens)

Broken City (dir. Allen Hughes)

The Last Stand (dir. Kim Jee-Woon) - trailer here

Hansel and Gretel Witch Hunters (dir. Tommy Wirkola) - trailer here

Movie 43 (dir. Virtually Everyone in Hollywood) - trailer here

Parker (dir. Taylor Hackford)

Bullet the the Head (dir. »

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Riddick Set for IMAX Release on September 6, 2013; Olympus Has Fallen Moved Up to March 22, 2013

18 December 2012 4:31 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

We’ve got a couple of release date announcements to attend to this evening.  First up, Universal Pictures has set a September 6, 2013 release date for the upcoming sequel Riddick.  Directed by David Twohy, the Chronicles of Riddick follow-up finds the titular character, played by Vin Diesel, left for dead on a deserted planet filled with predators.  In addition to the release date announcement, Universal has revealed that the sci-fi film will also be released in the IMAX format when it hits theaters.  Currently no other films are slated for that September date. Additionally, the 2013 White House actioner not directed by Roland EmmerichAntoine Fuqua’s Olympus Has Fallen—is undergoing a slight release date shift.  FilmDistrict has moved its release up to March 22, 2013 from its previous April 5th date.  Gerard Butler stars as a disgraced Secret Service agent called back to duty when terrorists attack the White House.  The film »

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Gerard Butler's Olympus Has Fallen Moves Even Further Away From Channing Tatum

14 December 2012 1:55 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Can Gerard Butler's career be rescued? He seems to be in a pretty rough spot right now, starring in the virtually ignored Playing for Keeps and with the little-see Chasing Mavericks, Coriolanus and Machine Gun Preacher as the last few titles on his resume. But he'll at least be getting back into his action star wheelhouse for his next project, Olympus Has Fallen, which has him starring as a Secret Service agent protecting the President during a terrorist attack on the White House. If that plot line sounds familiar, it's because it's pretty much exactly what's happening in White House Down, which stars Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx and is coming out next June. Olympus Has Fallen seems like the clear underdog of the two, if only because Channing Tatum is pretty much as popular a movie star as exists right now, so Butler's film will be looking to »

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FilmDistrict Moves ‘Olympus Has Fallen’ To March 22, 2013

14 December 2012 12:34 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Breaking: Perhaps trying to create more space between competing movies, FilmDistrict has moved Olympus Has Fallen to March 22. That film, directed by Antoine Fuqua and starring Gerard Butler and Morgan Freeman, has a storyline very similar to White House Down, the Sony Pictures film that stars Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx, with Roland Emmerich directing. Both are Die Hard in the White House-style dramas where the the building is overtaken by terrorists and it’s up to a Secret Service agent to save the president. White House Down‘s current date is June 28, but let’s see if Sony changes that. It’s usually better to be first–Capote did much better than the similar-themed Infamous–but not always. Last year, after much jockeying, Relativity Media put its Snow White saga Mirror Mirror out first. Universal’s Snow White and the Huntsman did better, and a sequel script was just turned in. »


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'American Horror Story': Dylan McDermott talks his 'Asylum' debut and playing Bloody Face -- Exclusive

12 December 2012 11:01 PM, PST | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

[Spoiler Alert If You Haven't Seen The Latest American Horror Story: Asylum]

Ryan Murphy promised the actors of American Horror Story that if they returned for season 2, they would be playing completely different roles. That was certainly the case for Dylan McDermott who made his debut on Ahs: Asylum last night as deranged serial killer Johnny Thredson, aka Bloody Face, a stark change from his role as sex-addicted therapist Ben Harmon last season. EW talked Exclusively to McDermott about the shocking role and what’s in store ahead.

Entertainment Weekly: How did this all work out?

Dylan McDermott: I loved doing the show. It’s like being home for me. »

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Gerard Butler Actioner ‘Olympus Has Fallen’ Gets New Poster!

20 November 2012 6:30 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Since his breakout role in Zack Snyder’s visually-stunning swords n’ sandals epic 300, Gerard Butler has dabbled in a number of other genres, yet always looks his best in action man mode (although Gamer gave me a damn headache). After tepid romantic and comedy roles, it’s the likes of Law Abiding Citizen and Machine Gun Preacher that live longer in the memory.

Olympus Has Fallen is the latest action-thriller that sees Butler as our hero. It’s directed by Antoine Fuqua (Training Day) with the Scottish heartthrob as a former Secret Service agent working against the clock to prevent an imminent terrorist attack on the White House. It does sound a little similar to Roland Emmerich’s forthcoming White House Down but Fuqua’s effort may have an advantage by arriving a few months earlier.

In the meantime check out the later poster (as well as the previous design »

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Posters for Marlon Wayans' A Haunted House and Gerard Butler's Olympus Has Fallen

20 November 2012 3:57 AM, PST | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Today we have new posters for Marlon Wayans' upcoming "A Haunted House" comedy and Gerard Butler's "Olympus Has Fallen" action film. Check out everything below. A Haunted House: Malcolm (Wayans) and Kisha (Essence Atkins) move into their dream home, but soon learn a demon also resides there. When Kisha becomes possessed, Malcolm - determined to keep his sex life on track - turns to a priest, a psychic, and a team of ghost-busters for help. The film will hit theaters on January 11th, 2013. Olympus Has Fallen: A former Secret Service agent (Butler) works to prevent a terrorist attack on the White House. The film is directed by Antoine Fuqua and will hit theaters on April 5th, 2013. "A Haunted House" Poster: (click to enlarge) "Olympus Has Fallen" Poster: (click to enlarge) »

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Second Olympus Has Fallen Poster

17 November 2012 10:37 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Olympus Has Fallen is one of two movies arriving next year that feature a terrorist takeover of the White House. It will beat White House Down to theaters by three months, and it's usually the first film out of the gate that makes the loudest impact.

White House Down stars Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx. Olympus Has Fallen stars Gerard Butler and Morgan Freeman. So, it sounds like they are on equal turf in terms of cast. White House Down is directed by Roland Emmerich, who makes loud, bombastic action movies, and he certainly likes destroying shit. So expect to see the White House reduced to a pile of crumbs by the end. Antoine Fuqua, on the other hand, is an actor's director, and he led Denzel Washington to an Oscar for Training Day.

So, essentially, one will be a classy meal out at a nice restaurant, while the other »

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New Poster for Antoine Fuqua’s Olympus Has Fallen with Gerard Butler

13 November 2012 7:00 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Next year, the White House will be taken over by terrorists in not one, but two action/thriller blockbusters. Led by Gerard Butler, Antoine Fuqua’s Olympus Has Fallen will be first out the gate, hitting Us cinemas in April. And following shortly after will be Roland Emmerich’s Channing Tatum-led White House Down (the first images from which we saw during the week).

With half a year left to go before Fuqua’s hits cinemas, a new poster with Butler front and centre has made its way online.

Olympus Has Fallen is an action thriller starring Gerard Butler, a disgraced Secret Service agent who is called back to duty when the White House is taken over by terrorists.  The movie also stars Angela Bassett, Robert Forster, Cole Hauser, Ashley Judd, Melissa Leo, Dylan McDermott, Radha Mitchell and Rick Yune.”

Butler stars alongside an impressive cast, joined by Morgan Freeman, »

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First Poster For Gerard Butler’s Olympus Has Fallen

10 November 2012 10:13 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Competing films are becoming a bit of a trend in Hollywood lately. Currently, The Girl and Hitchcock are duking it out for who can offer up the best portrayal of the master director and back in the Spring, Mirror Mirror and Snow White and The Huntsman battled over who could present the best version of the classic fairytale.

Now, we have another pair of competing films in White House Down and Olympus Has Fallen, which both present a story revolving around the White House coming under attack and the fate of the nation falling into the hands of a Secret Service agent. Compelling stuff, right?

Though we haven’t seen much from either film just yet, we did get some official stills for White House Down last week and today, we’re seeing the first poster for its competitor, Olympus Has Fallen, which is being helmed by Antoine Fuqua.

Starring Gerard Butler, »

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Official Images from White House Down

9 November 2012 8:50 AM, PST | Beyond Hollywood | See recent Beyond Hollywood news »

You saw the magazine scans, now check out the official images from Roland Emmerich’s “White House Down”, a film that the man notorious for blowing up the White House tries his damnedest to blow up the White House once again, but doesn’t quite accomplish it. Though he does get pretty far along in his attempt. Seriously, dude must have a grudge against the Prez’s res or something. Anyways, check out the official images from “White House Down”, essentially “Die Hard in the White House”. “White House Down” finds Channing Tatum playing a Secret Service agent tasked with saving the life of the U.S. President after the White House is overtaken by a paramilitary group. I hate it when that happens. In case you’re keeping score at home, this is one of two “Die Hard in the White House” movie on the way, the other one »

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Antoine Fuqua's Crime Drama 'Ocean Beach' Looks To Be His Next Film

5 November 2012 3:28 PM, PST | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

The Antoine Fuqua thriller looks like it's gaining the right kind of momentum, and just might be his next film, after Olympus Has Fallen. News straight out of the American Film Market (Afm), courtesy of Screen Daily, says that the thriller, titled Ocean Beach, has been pre-sold to several international territories at the ongoing Afm, including Germany, Latin America, Cis, Indonesia and the Middle East. Foreign pre-sales are usually a good sign that financing is, or will be there for production to begin... that ever-important international market. Sales are being handled by Intandem Films on a film that will tell the the story of a San Francisco »

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Can You Come Up with a Good Tagline for Channing Tatum's 'White House Down' Based On These 6 Pictures

5 November 2012 1:45 PM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

I scaled the image down so you may not be able to read the type in the picture to the right, but here is what it tells us about Roland Emmerich's new film White House Down: Channing Tatum stars as John Cale, a Capitol police officer trying to land a job with the Secret Service to, in part, impress his daughter (Joey King). Right after his interview, the White House falls under siege -- and Cale ends up protecting the nation's most valuable civil servant. Jamie Foxx plays said "civil servant" and Maggie Gyllenhaal appears to play the person interviewing Tatum for the position and will likely become his girlfriend by the end of the film. The picture you see to the right and the several below all come from HeyUGuys who scanned them from Entertainment Weekly and to browse through them this is clearly looking like it »

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Release date shuffle: Olympus Has Fallen, Zero Dark Thirty, The Guilt Trip, and Stand Up Guys

1 November 2012 2:51 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

This is for those of you who, while at Halloween parties over the last few day, found yourself at a loss for new movie knowledge with which to impress the ladies and/or gents.  Let's change that, shall we? Olympus Has Fallen, the other White House Under Siege project in the works right now, will arrive on April 4th, 2013.  Directed by Antoine Fuqua rather than Roland Emmerich, it stars Gerard Butler rather than Channing Tatum, Aaron Eckhart rather than Jamie Foxx, and »

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Gerard Butler Set to Lead Soccer Drama Dynamo

31 October 2012 8:09 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Gerard Butler had a huge miss this weekend with Chasing Mavericks, but he's already setting up for another sports film.  According to Deadline, Bulter will star in Dynamo, based on Andy Dougan's non-fiction novel Dynamo: Defending the Honour of Kiev.  The story has a terrific premise: during World War II, there was a soccer match between the Ukrainian soccer team and their Nazi captors.  Nikolai Trusevich, the team's goalie and leader, inspired the city to rally behind the team, so the Nazis put together a "super team" of German players to create what is still known to this day as "The Death Match".  Butler will play Trusevich.  Good luck with that Scottish brogue. Eli Richbourg penned the script, and while the project is still looking for a director, shooting is expected to being in Europe next year.  Butler already has some soccer in his future by starring in the romantic comedy Playing for Keeps, »

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Gerard Butler Joins True Story Dynamo

31 October 2012 4:15 AM, PDT | Filmofilia | See recent Filmofilia news »

The Scottish-born star Gerard Butler has been set to headline in Dynamo, a true story based on the nonfiction novel ‘Dynamo: Defending the Honour of Kiev’ by Andy Dougan.

As Butler likes football (he played for charity last year) and is a lifelong Celtic fan, and will next star in the soccer comedy Playing for Keeps, it will be easy for him to appear in a story which chronicles a historic game dubbed ‘The Death Match’ between an occupied Ukrainian soccer team and their Nazi invaders during WWII.

More precisely, the 42-year-old thesp will take on the role of Nikolai Trusevich, the all-star goalie who leads his team and encouraging the entire city of Kiev to fight back against the Nazis.

Dynamo is scheduled to shoot in Europe next year with an adapted screenplay by Eli Richbourg (The Phantom of the Opera).

Butler can now be seen in theaters in »

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Clooney's 'Monuments Men' is Stacked, Cooper for 'Supercrooks' and 'Les Miserables' is Really Long

29 October 2012 9:06 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

1.) I think we've reached a point where the film community looks forward to George Clooney's next directorial effort regardless of who else is involved. But to anyone still on the fence, let me know if the logline and initial cast he has assembled for The Monuments Men does the trick. Clooney will star in the period drama alongside Daniel Craig, Bill Murray, Cate Blanchett, Jean Dujardin and John Goodman. The story centers on a crew of art historians and museum curators who unite to recover renowned works of art that were stolen by the Nazis before Hitler destroys them as part of his plan to eliminate Germany's cultural history. Clooney co-wrote the screenplay with producing partner Grant Heslov, while the crew (including composer Alexandre Desplat) is the same as from Argo. Production begins in March. Deadline 2.) FilmDistrict has acquired Olympus Has Fallen, the Gerard Butler-led thriller directed by »

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Gerard Butler's Olympus Has Fallen Coming To Compete With Channing Tatum Next Year

29 October 2012 6:33 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

When Roland Emmerich cast Channing Tatum to star in his thriller White House Down, about a secret service agent defending the President's home from a terrorist attack, it seemed like this was the project that won the war. Because, like asteroids and Truman Capote biopics before it, "White House under siege" movies were suddenly in vogue, with Gerard Butler also developing Olympus Has Fallen, a movie with the exact same premise as White House Down. The Tatum-Emmerich went into production first and set a June 28 release date next year; that was the end of the rivalry, right? Not so fast. Olympus Has Fallen did in fact go into production, with Antoine Fuqua behind the camera, and now that it's finished FilmDistrict has picked up the rights, with an April 5 release planned for next year. If you're keeping track, yes, that does put it a few months ahead of White House »

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FilmDistrict set to distribute Olympus Has Fallen

29 October 2012 2:38 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

FilmDistrict have acquired the Us distribution rights to Millennium FilmsOlympus Has Fallen. The company which has previously distributed films such as Looper and Red Dawn is set to distribute the new movie starring Gerard Butler (Machine Gun Preacher), Aaron Eckhart (The Dark Knight), Morgan Freeman (The Shawshank Redemption) and Angela Basset (This Means War).

Deadline reports that the action thriller, which is directed by Antoine Fuqua (Training Day) and written by Creighton Rothenberger and Katrin Benedikt, centres on Butler who plays a disgraced Secret Service agent who is called back to duty when the White House is taken over by terrorists. Eckhart will play the U.S. President, while Bassett will play the head of the Secret Service.

The movie also stars Robert Forster (Jackie Brown), Cole Hauser (The Break Up), Ashley Judd (Double Jeopardy), Melissa Leo (The Fighter), Dylan McDermott (In the Line of Fire), Radha Mitchell (Silent Hill »

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"Olympus" To Hit Before "Down"

28 October 2012 10:33 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

War has officially been declared between duelling action thrillers about a terrorist takeover of the White House.

FilmDistrict has scored the domestic distribution rights to Antoine Fuqua's "Olympus Has Fallen" and has set an April 5th 2013 release date.

That puts it nearly three months ahead of Roland Emmerich’s "White House Down" which is currently slated for a June 28th 2013 release.

On the surface this is essentially the same scenario as earlier this year with rival "Snow White" projects "Mirror Mirror" and "Snow White and the Huntsman". However, those films were aimed at entirely different audiences and featured completely differing approaches.

While no publicity materials from either film has really hit yet ('Olympus' does have a film market poster), both sound remarkably similar with the action focused on a Secret Service agent trying to stop a hostile force invading the U.S. President's residence. In fact, 'Olympus' was at »

- Garth Franklin

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