Dwayne Johnson has three films coming in 2017. And now, he's got three films coming in 2018 too...
Got a movie you’re trying to make? Why not put Dwayne Johnson in it? It’s what everyone else seems to be doing, and it’s bound to earn you a fervent flurry of publicity. The man who it may not be acceptable to call ‘The Rock’ anymore has a whopping 19 films on his slate at the moment (it's gone down, given that Moana is now in cinemas), though, so he may struggle to fit you in. But is there a movie star who's working harder right now? Just check this lot out...
The Definites Baywatch
Currently in post-production, the cinematic Baywatch revival is another example of The Rock being injected in to bring new life to an established franchise (see: Fast & Furious, The Mummy, G.I. Joe and
In the meeting were Shane Black and his writing team Anthony Bagarozzi and Chuck Mondry. They met with Dwayne Johnson and Hiram Garcia, a producer from his production company, Seven Bucks Productions. Black had made a statement earlier this year about the film:
“Doc Savage is sort of in the ether now,” Black stated in March. “We’re hoping to make it sometime next year. I would very much like to do Doc with a fellow named Dwayne Johnson if we can make that work. I made a decision that Dwayne is the guy. It’s on the back burner while he’s busy.”
Shane Black (Iron man 3, The Nice Guys
Numerous actors have occupied the role of Sherlock Holmes over the decades, some more suited to the shoes of author Arthur Conan Doyle's famous consulting detective than others. One of the finest portrayals is that by Ian Richardson. Yet, sadly, his is also one that is often overlooked, not leastways because he played the character just twice (in a pair of 1983 films made for television), but also because his light was to be quickly eclipsed a year later by the arrival on TV screens of Jeremy Brett, whose interpretation of Holmes is considered by many to be the definitive one.
Sy Weintraub – who produced several Tarzan movies throughout the 60s and was executive producer on the popular long-running Ron Ely TV series –teamed up with Otto Plaschkes (whose producer credits include Georgie Girl and The Holcroft Covenant) with the intention of making several Holmes adventures headlining Richardson.
The strip was so popular that when Captain Action was introduced in 1966, Canyon was one of the first heroes he could turn into. Somewhat earlier, Canyon also served as inspiration for an NBC prime time series that, sadly, bore little resemblance to the strip (a common problem back then).
In 2008, John R. Ellis brought us this forgotten gem with The Complete Steve Canyon on TV Volume 1 and followed up a year later with Volume 2. The silence until late last year when the anticipated Volume 3 finally arrived, completing the run. Thankfully it came
This article contains a spoiler for Gladiator.
If you're one of those frustrated over the quality of many of the blockbusters that make it to the inside of a multiplex, then ponder the following. For each of these were supposed to be major projects, that for one reason or another, stalled on their way to the big screen. Some still may make it. But for many others, the journey is over. Here are the big blockbusters that never were...
The late Michael Crichton scored another residential on the bestseller list with his impressive thriller, Airframe. It was published in 1996, just after films of Crichton works such as Jurassic Park, Rising Sun, Disclosure and the immortal Congo had proven to be hits of various sizes.
So: a hit book, another techno thriller,
The long planned Doc Savage film, which will be directed and produced by Shane Black—who is also now involved with the Predator reboot—has been slow to get started, and there’s been little news; until now.
The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Black has met with the currently hot actor Chris Hemsworth (Thor, the Avengers, Thor: the Dark World, Snow White and the Huntsman) about starring in the film version of the famous ‘science detective’, who first appeared in pulp magazines written by Lester Dent in the thirties, and has been the hero of many novels ever since. There was a satirical film version in 1975 called
The third season, out now on DVD from Warner Archive, also brought the welcome removal of the annoying Andy McCalister, character, with actor Ilan Mitchell-Smith taking a
The five-time Tony winner first made a splash on TV in the late 1940s with ABC's "Actor's Studio." From there, her TV work was primarily TV movies including "The Lark," "Pygmalion" and "Anastasia." In the 1960s, Harris appeared opposite Ron Ely in "Tarzan" (pictured below) as Charity Jones.
More guest appearances followed, including roles on "Bonanza," "Columbo" and "Medical Center." In 1980, Harris joined the cast of "Knots Landing" as Lilimae Clements. She stayed with the series until 1987. Harris was nominated for an Emmy for her performance on the CBS series.
In 1986, Harris appeared in an episode of "Family Ties" as Margaret Hollings, an older woman in Mallory Keaton's (Justine Bateman) class.
After her time on "Knots Landing," Harris' TV work included many minseries projects. She appeared in "The Civil War" and "Scarlett." Harris' last credited TV role was
Still riding high from the colossal success of Iron-Man 3, Shane Black has decided to follow up his mega-hit by moving from a man of Iron to a man of Bronze. Black will be helming another page-to-screen super hero adventure, since he has signed on to film a Doc Savage movie. Doc Savage was a popular hero who debuted in the old pulp magazines in the 1930s and 40s, as well as in a series of ‘Doc Savage: Science Detective’ novels, written by Lester Dent. He has also appeared in comic books, a radio show and in a 1975 film titled Doc Savage: Man of Bronze, starring Ron Ely as the eponymous hero. Black’s film will reintroduce the
Created by Henry W. Ralston and John L. Nanovic, Doc Savage became one of the most popular pulp characters of the 1930s and 1940s before branching out into radio, film, television and comic books. A scientist, physician, adventurer, inventor, explorer and researcher, Clark Savage, Jr. possesses genius-level intellect and near superhuman abilities thanks to years of training, and puts his skills to good use punishing evil around the globe. He
From television’s Tarzan to the big screen’s Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze, Ely’s 6-foot-4-inch muscular frame made the scenery cower when he stepped before a camera.
The 74-year-old actor stands just as tall today, commanding audiences with his tales of those golden days of pulp fiction on film. Warner Archive Collection has brought Ely’s best-loved roles back into the
spotlight, making the classic titles available on DVD and through its new live-streaming service, Warner Archive Instant.
Premiering on NBC in 1966, Edgar Rice Burroughs’ immortal creation, Tarzan, took to the nation’s TV screens for the first time. Still in the capable hands of producer Sy Weintraub, the TV Tarzan (the
aforementioned Mr. Ely) continued the more recent (and more authentic) interpretation of Lord Greystoke as a sophisticated,
The 74-year-old actor stands just as tall today, commanding audiences with his tales of those golden days of pulp fiction on film. Warner Archive Collection has brought Ron Ely's best-loved roles back into the spotlight, making the classic titles available on DVD and through its new live-streaming service, Warner Archive Instant (clickHere).
Premiering on NBC in 1966, Edgar Rice Burroughs' immortal creation, Tarzan, took to the nation's TV screens for the first time. Still in the capable hands of producer Sy Weintraub, the TV Tarzan (the aforementioned Mr. Ron Ely) continued the more recent (and more authentic) interpretation of Lord Greystoke as a sophisticated,
A few of us here from GeekTyrant will be hitting up WonderCon 2013, which takes place from Friday, March 29th to Sunday, March 31th at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. We went for the first time last year, and we had a great time, so we're all excited to be going back for more geek goodness!
WonderCon has released the full three-day schedule! There's a ton of great stuff to check out this year! Enough cool stuff to keep you more than busy! Check out the schedule and start planning out your trip! If you're going and you see us around make sure to say hi! We can talk about geek stuff! See ya there!
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Host Richard Hatch (Capt. Apollo, Tom Zarek), Kevin Grazier (science advisor, Battlestar, Caprica, Defiance),Michael Taylor (writer/producer, Battlestar, Defiance, Caprica
Thanks to the efforts of writer Scott Tracy Griffin, my knowledge of Tarzan and his world has expanded greatly. Tarzan: The Centennial Celebration is Griffin’s new hardcover tome, a 320-page coffee table book that lays out the history of the character, from the original stories written by Burroughs nearly a century ago to Tarzan’s transfer
Each of the original novels and Tarzan’s many varied appearances on stage, screen and in print receives a detailed commentary, illustrated with beautiful artworks, illustrations and photographs, many rarely seen in print before. Press release attached.
The book is compiled by Scott Tracy Griffin
On September 21-22, Warner Home Video will present screenings and seminars of classic action TV series from their archives at the Paley Center in Los Angeles. Among the attendees Tarzan's Ron Ely and Cheyenne star Clint Walker. Super hero shows will also be shown on the big screen and there is a tour available of props and costumes from many of the shows. Click here for more
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