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'Point Break' Remake First Pictures, Bracey and Ramirez are Utah and Bodhi

22 April 2015 8:06 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Apparently the first look at the upcoming Point Break remake from director Ericson Core was shown during CinemaCon down in Las Vegas yesterday and with that comes the first looks at Luke Bracey and Edgar Ramirez in the film playing FBI agent Johnny Utah and extreme sports enthusiast and criminal Bodhi respectively. The duo are playing roles made popular by Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze in Kathryn Bigelow's 1991 film, and for many this remake is completely unnecessary, but it's set to arrive on December 25 nonetheless. One week after Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens, which is to say... we'll see how this turns out. This updated version will follow a similar premise as the first as a young FBI agent, Johnny Utah (Bracey), infiltrates a cunning team of thrill seeking elite athletes, led by the charismatic Bodhi (Ramirez). The athletes are suspected of carrying out a string »

- Brad Brevet

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With Ultron Anchoring Marvel's Avengers Sequel, Is Brainiac Off The Table For Justice League?

18 April 2015 1:26 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Can WB still use Brainiac in Justice League: Part One after Avengers: Age of Ultron? On May 01, 2015,  a maniacal robot threatens the Earth and only The Avengers can stop him....On November 17, 2017,  a maniacal robot threatens the Earth and only the Justice League can stop him.  The Warriors and The Wanderers (1979).  Volcano and Dante's Peak (1997).  Olympus Has Fallen and White House Down (2013) - Hollywood's list of "Twin Films" is actually quite extensive.  Almost every year, it seems that there's a race between two different studios to release films with similar plots.  While not quite "twins", with Marvel Studios releasing Avengers: Age of Ultron later this year (May 1, 2015) does that mean Justice League: Part One (November 17, 2017) would be better off not using Brainiac? Bigger threat? Ultron's drone army or Brainiac's planet destroying ship? If Marvel uses a maniacal, mechanical menace for it's superhero team-up film, »

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Two More Join The Independence Day 2 Cast, One Old And One New

9 April 2015 11:27 PM, PDT | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

With the May shooting date fast approaching, Roland Emmerich has announced two more cast members joining Independence Day 2, with Joey King (Oz The Great and Powerful, White House Down) coming onboard along with another face from the past, Brent Spiner (known to  an entire generation of sci-fi fans as Data from Star Trek: The Next Generation), returning as Area 51 scientist, Dr. Brackish Okun. King's arrival brings the number of newcomers up to five, along with Liam Hemsworth, Jessie Usher, Charlotte Gainsborough, and Travis Tope, while Spiner joins fellow old guard Vivica A. Fox and Jeff Goldblum, with the possibility of Bill Pullman joining as well. Independence Day 2 is set to hit the big screen 24th June 2016. »

- noreply@blogger.com (Tom White)

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Spaceship Drama ‘Dark Matter’ to Go Global on Syfy

7 April 2015 6:27 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

London — TV series “Dark Matter” is going global on Syfy following its U.S. premiere on the channel on June 12.

It will air on Syfy in 86 countries, including the U.K., France, Germany, Spain and Australia. Regions where it plays on the channel include Asia, Central Europe and Latin America.

The series is created by Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie (“Stargate” franchise), based on their graphic novel of the same name, published by Dark Horse Comics. It is produced by Prodigy Pictures (“Lost Girl,” “Xiii”).

The 13 one-hour episodes follow the crew of a derelict spaceship who are awakened from stasis with no memories of who they are or how they got on board. Facing threats at every turn, they have to work together to survive a voyage charged with vengeance, betrayal and hidden secrets.

Dark Matter” will feature Melissa O’Neil (Broadway production of “Les Miserables”), Marc Bendavid (“Bitten”), Anthony Lemke »

- Leo Barraclough

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Sony, Spain’s Atresmedia Pact for Pics

31 March 2015 4:59 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Madrid — Sony Pictures Television has inked an exclusive, free-to-air first-run feature film deal with powerful Spanish media conglom Atresmedia.

Kicking-off in March, the volume deal will last two years, marking the renewal of a previous agreement both companies closed in 2014. The about-30 movie pact means that the DeAPlaneta-controlled company maintains its longstanding and stable appetite for U.S. fare.

Deal encompasses newest Sony theatrical releases, such as 2015’s robot-themed “Chappie,” or, from 2014, Oscar-winning music drama “Whiplash,” Marvel-produced “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” action-thriller “The Equalizer” and war drama “Fury.”

Under the agreement, Sony will also allow Atresmedia’s channel bouquet to air feature films that bowed in 2013, such as futuristic adventure “After Earth,” hybrid movie “The Smurfs 2,” sci-fi actioner “Elysium,” Roland Emmerich’s “White House Down,” crime actioner “2 Guns” and Tom Hanks vehicle “Captain Phillips,” plus the Minnie Driver-starring mini-series “The Red Tent.”

It continues Atresmedia group’s long-term relationship with Sony, »

- Emiliano De Pablos

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Fiery Explosions Plague The UK Capital In New Posters For London Has Fallen

26 March 2015 2:30 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Antoine Fuqua’s Olympus Has Fallen managed to emerge as the more capable of two practically-identical films released around the same time. Roland Emmerich, now heading into production on Independence Day 2, rocked up with his explosive jaunt into the same territory for White House Down. Was the deciding factor in which one would earn a sequel down to its leading men? Or was it simply a matter of brains over brawn? Whatever the reason, we’re now months away from a Gerard Butler-led sequel instead of a Channing Tatum one.

Oh, and Fuqua’s out too for the uniquely-titled London Has Fallen. In case the swapped out location didn’t alert you, this time the terrorist target has shifted from the Us to the UK capital. Behind the camera this time is Babak Najafi, who is directing most of the original film’s cast including Gerard Butler as »

- Gem Seddon

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Roland Emmerich's 'Stonewall' is arriving just in time for awards season

25 March 2015 11:14 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Roland Emmerich is entering the awards season fray once more.  The filmmaker behind such blockbusters as "The Day After Tomorrow" and "Independence Day" attempted to make a smaller, more serious film with 2011's "Anonymous."  That Shakespearean era tale was touted as a possible awards player before it debuted at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival to mostly negative reviews.  Any hopes for prestige recognition were quickly dashed. Now, after segueing into more familiar territory with "White House Down," Emmerich is returning with a slightly more personal tale, "Stonewall." Roadside Attractions announced today it had acquired the period drama for a release later this Fall (which pretty much means at least a Toronto debut).  "Stonewall" is a fictional drama set around the real events that took place at the Stonewall Inn in New York City during 1969.  The Stonewall Riots found the gay community fighting back in a series of violent protests after »

- Gregory Ellwood

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Channing Tatum & Jenna Dewan Tatum Support Roland Emmerich at the 2015 GLAAD Awards!

22 March 2015 3:44 PM, PDT | Channing Tatum Unwrapped | See recent Channing Tatum Unwrapped news »

Channing Tatum hit the blue carpet at last night’s GLAAD Awards with Jenna Dewan Tatum to present his friend and ‘White House Down‘ director Roland Emmerich with the Stephen F. Kolzak Award for his work in promoting Lgbt equality. Check out the clip below:

Video: @channingtatum presents to @rolandemmerich at the #glaadawards in La http://t.co/Wk780ShrDb https://t.co/WowBmkaPiR

— GLAAD (@glaad) March 22, 2015

Congrats to Roland!

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'Ninja Turtles' Director Targets Another King Arthur Movie

20 March 2015 3:27 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

I don't know how exactly this happens in Hollywood, but rival movies isn't necessarily uncommon. A lot of the time one will fade away and other times you'll get your White House Down meets Olympus Has Fallen. Today we get news of another such situation. We have Guy Ritchie working on his King Arthur movie Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur and today we learn Jonathan Liebesman (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Battle: Los Angeles) will direct Man at Arms, described as an epilogue to the Arthur legend Ritchie is said to be exploring in his film. Jeremy Lott penned the screenplay, which has been likened to Clint Eastwood's Unforgiven, following the adventures of Sir Lancelot as an older man who is bent on making amends after his love for Guinevere (and hers for him) ended up destroying Arthur's Camelot. This is the second project Lott has seen go into »

- Brad Brevet

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Matt Craven Cast In ‘Unless'; S. Epatha Merkerson Joins ‘Year By The Sea’

12 March 2015 7:31 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Matt Craven has been cast in Unless, a feature adaptation of Carol Shields' best seller. Catherine Keener stars as Reta, a writer whose daughter has run away and is found homeless and panhandling on the streets of Toronto. Craven will play her husband, Tom. The veteran actor stars on the ABC series Resurrection, and his recent TV credits also recurring on Justified and NCIS. His big-screen work includes White House Down and X-Men: First Class. He next appears in Roland… »

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Joe Carnahan Set to Direct One Time Possible Tom Cruise Starrer 'Motorcade'

11 March 2015 4:14 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Before Tom Cruise decided to star in Knight & Day for James Mangold he was considering several projects. One was The Tourist, which Johnny Depp ultimately took, another was The Matarese Circle, which would have put him alongside Denzel Washington with David Cronenberg directing and the other was Motorcade, a thriller that was, at the time, to be directed by Len Wiseman, who instead went on to direct the Total Recall reboot. Looking at those options, it seems Cruise made the best choice for the time, but Motorcade never really died and Dreamworks is now ready to bring it back to life. It was just announced Joe Carnahan has been brought aboard to direct the thriller which pits the U.S. president against terrorists who commandeer his motorcade on the streets of Los Angeles and Carnahan is bringing along his Smokin' Aces star Ryan Reynolds to play a disgraced Secret Service »

- Brad Brevet

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Channing Tatum is too good looking to be in Ghostbusters

10 March 2015 1:32 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Anghus Houvouras thinks Channing Tatum is too good looking to be in Ghostbusters

I know you’re thinking the same thing. You knew it was wrong he minute you heard that Sony is planning a combined Ghostbusters Cinematic Universe and bringing in Channing Tatum for the lead role. Channing Tatum; the most beautiful man in the world. Chisled from granite with the steely eyed gaze that could launch a thousand spontaneous orgasms. This beautiful deity who walks among mortal men. This is who they chose to be the new face of the Ghostbusters franchise.

Seriously?

By now, you know how I feel about the franchise fracking that’s going on in Hollywood right now. Ghostbusters has become the latest bet Sony is willing to place a few hundred million dollars on, and they’re banking on Channing Tatum for the win. I like Tatum. I think he’s adequate in »

- Anghus Houvouras

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2016 Oscar Predictions: Early Look at 43 Movies Vying for Best Picture

9 March 2015 8:26 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

As always, March is too early to get any kind of firm grasp on what will or won't be an Oscar contender come the end of the year, but that doesn't mean it isn't fun to speculate. Last year, only two of the nine films I predicted out of the gates actually ended up receiving Best Picture nominations at the 2015 Oscars -- Boyhood and The Grand Budapest Hotel -- which goes to show just how much we know in advance. In fact, looking at the films I had on the outside looking in, only Best Picture winner Birdman was listed. But hey, at least I had three of the top contenders in the early year conversation, that's something... rightc When it comes to this year, I feel even less certain than I did last year. I'm not sure that's saying a whole lot since only two of the 43 films on »

- Brad Brevet

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Liam Hemsworth, Jeff Goldblum and Jessie Usher Join 'Independence Day' Sequel

4 March 2015 7:17 AM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

We don't quite know what Independence Day 2 will be about, but we do know Roland Emmerich is returning to direct and the film is set to hit theaters on June 24, 2016, almost exactly 20 years after the original made Will Smith a star and a little over one year after Focus told us that star status is fading. However, as for the film's plot, we are just now getting our first taste as we'll begin with THR's report that Jessie Usher ("Survivor's Remorse", When the Game Stands Tall) has been cast as a central character in the new film as the son of Smith's character from the original. There were reports there were two scripts for the film floating around, one if Smith decided to return as Captain Steven Hiller and another if he didn't. I can only now assume the only difference was whether or not it would be Smith's »

- Brad Brevet

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Jessie Usher Joins Independence Day 2

4 March 2015 6:07 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

When Independence Day exploded onto the big screen in 1996, it became a box office smash hit. Its effective mix of science fiction, ground-breaking special effects, and disaster movie themes turned it into the quintessential summer blockbuster, and paved the way for director Roland Emmerich to wage cinematic war on countless iconic landmarks in subsequent movies, such as Godzilla, The Day After Tomorrow, 2012 and White House Down. Surprisingly, a sequel has been slow to develop – but the wait is almost over now, as finally, almost two decades later, Independence Day 2 is on its way – with Jessie Usher now cast.

Plot details are, of course, tightly under wraps, but we can surmise from the casting that a high level of continuity can be expected. Jeff Goldblum will apparently reprise his role as codebreaker and day saviour, David Levinson, and Jessie Usher is set to play the son of Will Smith’s Independence Day character, »

- Sarah Myles

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Sony Pictures TV Inks Deal With French Paybox Ocs

3 March 2015 5:02 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paris– French paybox Orange Cinema Series (Ocs) has signed a multi-year with Sony Pictures Television (Spt) to gain exclusive first-window rights to the U.S. studio’s movies and TV series.

Ocs, which is majority owned by French telco Orange, will have access to all of Spt’s recent feature films including “Elysium,” “White House Down,” “Captain Phillips” and “Equalizer.”

The deal also includes exclusive first-window rights to upcoming Sony releases like “Chappie” and Robert Zememkis’ “The Walk,” as well as popular series such as Golden Globe-winning”Transparent” and “Mozart in the Jungle.”

Ocs has also snatched up exclusive premiere rights to the gritty crime drama “Powers,” which is an adaptation of the hit PlayStation game. The 10-part series will bow day and date in France on March 10. 

Mike Wald, Executive Vice President, International Distribution for Sony Pictures Television said: “This new partnership with Ocs secures significant distribution of our »

- Elsa Keslassy

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Review: Salma Hayek Goes Full John McClane In The Surprisingly Spectacular 'Everly'

24 February 2015 4:28 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

In the quarter century since "Die Hard" was first unleashed on moviegoers worldwide, there have been countless iterations of the same formula, to the point that, for a while at least, it became a whole action movie subgenre. Projects would be pitched (and subsequently produced) with sentences describing the movie as... "Die Hard" on a plane ("Executive Decision," "Passenger 57"), "Die Hard" in a tunnel ("Daylight"), "Die Hard" on a bus ("Speed"), and "Die Hard" in the White House ("White House Down"). The fact that no one's attempted a "Die Hard" with a female heroine seems like some kind of cosmic impossibility, but it's never happened. Until now. With "Everly," the basic "Die Hard" formula is rehashed with a female lead in mind, and the results are surprisingly spectacular. The shtick still works 26 years later. When "Everly" opens, »

- Drew Taylor

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GLAAD Honors Roland Emmerich with Kolzak Award

17 February 2015 7:25 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

GLAAD will honor Roland Emmerich with its Stephen F. Kolzak Award, presented to an openly Lgbt media professional who has made a significant difference in promoting equality.

Channing Tatum, who starred in Emmerich’s “White House Down,” will present the award to the director at the 26th annual GLAAD Media Awards on March 21 at the Beverly Hilton.

Emmerich recently completed filming “Stonewall,” a drama about the 1969 Stonewall Riots in New York City and a turning point in the struggle for Lgbt equality. He’s also contributed to several non-profit organizations, including Outfest’s Legacy Project, dedicated to preserving Lgbt film history; the Los Angeles Lgbt Center; Freedom to Marry; and the Cambodian Children’s Fund.

“As one of Hollywood’s most sought-after film directors, Roland Emmerich has entertained audiences across the globe,” said Sarah Kate Ellis, president and CEO of GLAAD. “His generosity has touched the lives of countless Lgbt people, »

- Dave McNary

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Channing Tatum To Present The GLAAD Stephen F. Kolzak Award To Roland Emmerich

17 February 2015 6:55 AM, PST | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

The first ceremony of the 26th Annual GLAAD Media Awards will be held at the Beverly Hilton in La on March 21, 2015 and the Waldorf Astoria in NYC on May 9, 2015.Channing Tatum is set to present the GLAAD Stephen F. Kolzak Award to Roland Emmerich.  Tatum starred in the Emmerich film White House Down and will next be seen starring in Magic Mike Xxl, The Hateful Eight and Hail, Cesar.GLAAD, the nation’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (Lgbt) media advocacy organization, today announced it will honor writer, producer, director, and philanthropist Roland Emmerich at the 26th Annual GLAAD Media […] »

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Channing Tatum to Present Lgbt Award to His White House Down Director Roland Emmerich

17 February 2015 6:00 AM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Channing Tatum is coming out to the 26th annual GLAAD Media Awards. I can exclusively reveal that the Magic Mike Xxl star will present this year's Stephen F. Kolzak Award to his White House Down director Roland Emmerich. The award is given to an openly Lgbt media professional who has made a significant contribution in the fight for equality. Emmerich has been a longtime supporter of the Los Angeles Lgbt Center, Outfest's Legacy Project to preserve Lgbt film history and marriage equality organization Freedom to Marry. Past recipients of the Kolzak Award include Laverne Cox, Wanda Sykes, Rufus Wainwright, Melissa Etheridge, Bill Condon, Ellen DeGeneres, and Sir Ian McKellen. Emmerich most »

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