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Devil’S Hunt Co-writer Jeffery Thompson Gives Us An Exclusive Statement

A little while ago we reported on a game called Devil’s Hunt, an adaptation of author Paweł Leśniak’s fantasy horror novel Equilibrium, which was about a war between the forces of Heaven and Hell. Co-writer Jeffery Thompson Jr. recently got in touch with us to describe his input on the project, offering the following statement: […]

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The Forces of Heaven and Hell Wage War in Devil’S Hunt

At first glance, Devil’s Hunt may look like a new installment in the Devil May Cry franchise, despite the fact that it’s actually an adaptation of Polish author Paweł Leśniak’s fantasy horror novel Equilibrium. Published in 2012, the book dealt with a war between the forces of Heaven and Hell, with Desmond, a man with […]

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Newswire: Sean Bean picks his favorite onscreen death

It’s accepted Hollywood wisdom: Cast Sean Bean in something, and he’s probably going to die. The “Sean Bean Always Dies” meme has generated any number of web sites, compilation videos, and even some speculation from Bean himself, who once told Larry King that he frequently plays villains so nasty that audiences absolutely want to see them dead. But the question remains: What is Sean Bean’s personal favorite out of his many cinematic demises?

Unsurprisingly, Bean bypassed getting dropped onto a satellite dish by James Bond or jammed on a boat hook by Harrison Ford, instead going for one of the many heroic, stoic deaths that have dotted his career. Skipping past Game Of ThronesNed Stark, or his calm poetry reader from Equilibrium, Bean opted for what might be the most iconic Sean Bean death of them all: Boromir from The Lord Of The Rings: The
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Stylish Equals Trailer Sees Nicholas Hoult And Kristen Stewart Find Love In A Hopeless Place

Dystopian setting? Check. Futuristic and sterile aesthetic? Check. A young couple fighting for love? You betcha. For in Drake Doremus’ sci-fi romance Equals, it is Nicholas Hoult (Mad Max: Fury Road) and Kristen Stewart (American Ultra) that find themselves revolting against a totalitarian regime.

But whereas the Ya demographic has been bombarded with tales of cruel dystopias and kingdom-shaking heroines, today’s first trailer sheds a clinical white light on the intimate tenets of Equals. Rooted in a similar world to that of Kurt Wimmer’s Equilibrium, Hoult and Stewart live in a world where all emotion has ostensibly been removed, paving the way for a dour and mind-numbing existence.

But there are fleeting signs of hope within the pure white walls of the facility, and despite the fact that any kind of affection is strictly forbidden, Hoult and Stewart’s relationship begins to flourish in the shadows. Written and directed by Doremus,
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Jason Statham And Kurt Wimmer To Team Up For Action Film

Two Hollywood guys who are best framed for action flicks are getting together. Jason Statham, the master of cool accents and kicking butt, has signed up for a currently untitled film project with Kurt Wimmer. Wimmer made his directorial debut with Equilibrium and is responsible for writing the Point Break reboot (due in theaters later […]

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Jason Statham to star in Hong Kong action movie from Kurt Wimmer

Jason Statham is one of the more consistent and prolific action stars working in Hollywood today, with many entries in the genre under his belt. As such, it makes sense that he's now been cast to play the lead in a Hong Kong action movie, written by Kurt Wimmer, which is as yet untitled.

Hong Kong action movies tend to be quite stunt-intensive, with a general inclination to do things practically (though to a lesser extent in recent years). Jason Statham is a very logical choice for this kind of filmmaking, since he has Mixed Martial Arts training, and a lot of action experience, preferring to do as many stunts as possible himself. Obviously, some are going to be too difficult or too dangerous for the star to do them all himself, so he's worked with numerous stuntmen over his career, who he has tremendous respect for.

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Jason Statham signs on to star in untitled Kurt Wimmer action film

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If you were afraid Jason Statham may not be kicking or punching an excessive amount of people in the future, you can put those fears to rest! This time around he'll be doing so under the guiding hand of Kurt Wimmer. You may remember his kick-ass film debut, Equilibrium, as well as his horrid sophomore effort, Ultraviolet. Wimmer has stuck to writing screenplays since, having penned the Point Break reboot, but... Read More...
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Sean Bean: Every Death Ranked From Worst To Best

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Sean Bean has appeared in over seventy movies and he dies in one third of them so his dying face is on point. Despite him having a bit of a reputation for always dying in films, he doesn’t actually have the highest death roles of all time. That would be John Hurt, but Sean Bean really isn’t far behind and of course, Hurt does have more roles under his belt.

But let’s face it, if Sean Bean was ever cast in Star Trek, he would be sporting a red shirt and would be one of Captain Kirk’s landing party. Strangely enough, he hasn’t been killed by an alien yet.

Mr Bean (Sean, not Atkinson) has been shot, stabbed and even pushed over a cliff by a heard of cows. He’s became such a stereotype that viewers just expect him to seriously
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Fall 2015 Movie Preview . Films I.m Dying to See

From big blockbusters to small independent films, here are the movies I.m dying to see this Fall. (Official synopsis provided by studios)

September 18 (Friday)

About Ray When a young woman (Elle Fanning) decides to transition from female to male, her announcement is met with both opposition and support from her mother (Naomi Watts) and her lesbian grandmother (Susan Sarandon).

Black Mass In 1970s South Boston, FBI Agent John Connolly (Joel Edgerton) persuades Irish mobster James "Whitey" Bulger (Johnny Depp) to collaborate with the FBI and eliminate a common enemy: the Italian mob. The drama tells the story of this unholy alliance, which spiraled out of control, allowing Whitey to evade law enforcement, consolidate power, and become one of the most ruthless and powerful gangsters in Boston history. -- (C) Warner Bros

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials In this next chapter of the epic "Maze Runner" saga, Thomas (Dylan O'Brien
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'Point Break' Remake Trailer Throws a Ton Of Money Out Of A Plane

As much as people complain about an endless chain of remakes, there are some stories that are so good they deserve to be retold in new ways. For example, there's Romeo and Juliet, about two star-crossed lovers from different families who get caught up in a history they wish they could escape. Or there's Point Break, about a bank robber and the cop who is brought in to take him down, only to learn that they are two sides of the same coin. Point Break has basically already been remade in the form of The Fast And The Furious, and we can all agree that worked out pretty great in the long run, but now it's officially getting a redo thanks to Equilibrium writer Kurt Wimmer and Invincible director Ericson Core. This new version stars Edgar Ramirez as the criminal Bodhi...

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Johnny Utah doesn’t fear death in first trailer for Point Break remake

Nostalgia meets extreme sports in the first trailer for Point Break, this year’s remake of the Kathryn Bigelow-directed original starring Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze.

As in the 1991 original, Point Break follows FBI agent Johnny Utah – this time played by Luke Bracey (G.I. Joe Retaliation) – as he goes undercover, snowboarding, rock-climbing, parachuting, and of course surfing his way through his latest investigation alongside suspect Bodhi (Zero Dark Thirty’s Édgar Ramírez).

Pushing familiar themes of brotherhood, betrayal, and… explosions, the remake's trailer feels like the original had a baby with The Fast and the Furious franchise – and you know what? We’re kind of okay with that.

Point Break is directed by Ericson Core, written by Kurt Wimmer (Equilibrium), and also stars Teresa Palmer (Warm Bodies) and Ray Winstone (The Departed). It plays in Cineplex theatres on December 25.
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The Sean Bean Death Quiz: How well do you know his fatalities?

The Sean Bean Death Quiz: How well do you know his fatalities?
Walking spoiler Sean Bean has bitten the dust in film and television more than any other actor. But how well do you know his big-screen demises?

With Bean starring in this week's Jupiter Ascending, the film is naturally going to be loaded with tension over whether he makes it to the end credits in one piece. With that in mind, we've assembled a Sean Bean Death Quiz to test your knowledge on the many downfalls of Sheffield's favourite son.

1. Which on-screen death has Sean previously claimed is his favourite?

A) Boromir in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Correct! "It was a good, slow, heroic death," Bean told Digital Spy in a 2012 interview. Watch the entire 'Death Reel' chat below:

B) Ned Stark in Game of Thrones

Wrong!

C) Danny Bryant in Outlaw

Wrong!

2. What were the final words of Sean's Bond villain Alec Trevelyan in GoldenEye?
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Weekly reviews: Gotham: S1E9: Harvey Dent

Greetings, Gothamites!

As ever, spoilers for the episode follow...

‘Young Harvey Dent!” I said to myself, excitedly. It’s about time: Two-Face is the most iconic of all Batman villains and his duality is as much a metaphor for the struggle between man and vigilante as it is a tragedy with which we can sympathise. Joker might be more emblemic, more primordial, more mythological – the yang to Batman’s yin – but Harvey Dent and Two-Face are the flip-side of the two-headed coin to Bruce Wayne and Batman. I have been wanting to see his younger self in action since the pilot and now is definitely the right time to introduce him.

Oddly enough, the episode appears to have a bit of a multiple personality disorder of its own: it doesn’t seem able to focus on any one aspect of the show for too long and it keeps
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Spotlight on the Stars: Christian Bale

For this week’s brand new spotlight piece (after taking a week off), I wanted to cite an A-lister who is known as one of the most deeply committed actors of his generation. Yes, it’s Christian Bale, an Academy Award winner who just overflows with talent. Once considered an incredibly snubbed actor who never quite captured Oscar’s attention, he’s since moved on to a much more respected part of his career, while also stepping effortlessly between blockbusters and independent fare. At this point, he’s almost a favorite of the voters and a multiple time nominee. As such, he’s someone I’d wanted to shine the spotlight on for some time, I’ve just been waiting for the right moment… Bale got started briefly as a teenager in television movies, but for most, the first real exposure to him came in Steven Spielberg’s Empire of the Sun,
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Awfully Good: Ultraviolet

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Katniss Everdeen isn't the only badass female hero trying to take down a dystopian government. Ultraviolet (2006) Director: Kurt Wimmer Stars: Milla Jovovich, William Fichtner, Nick Chinlund In the distant future, a blood disease turns part of the population in to vampire-like mutants called Hemophages. One former human named Violet must protect the cure and bring down the authoritarian government trying to kill her species. Equilibrium was the movie I made all my...
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The HeyUGuys Instant Watching Guide – August 11th 2014

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)

The good news is that now that all the singing and the farting around is done in Hobbiton and the story has kicked in good and proper, the majority of this second in Peter Jackson’s portrayal of a slim Tolkien story overblown to epic proportions is mostly action with a minimum of plot. It’s still got various story beats it has to hit of course and is very much a middle chapter, but this has a momentum which was really missing from An Unexpected Journey.

In this second Hobbit film you can start to see the stuff that was added in to pad out the two films into a trilogy with characters who do not appear in the books introduced and a weird elf/dwarf romance along with a more angsty and badass Legolas, strangely enough it doesn’t feel out-of-place. Once
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Daily | Tom Rolf, 1931 – 2014

"Tom Rolf, who won an Oscar for his work editing the 1983 space epic, The Right Stuff, has died aged 83," reports the BBC. Carolyn Giardina for the Hollywood Reporter: "The respected editor of more than 40 films—including Martin Scorsese's Taxi Driver (1976), Michael Mann's Heat (1995) and Kurt Wimmer's Equilibrium (2002)—received the American Cinema Editors' Career Achievement Award in 2003. He won an Ace Eddie trophy for John Badham's WarGames (1983) and received additional Ace nominations for Philip Kaufman's The Right Stuff (1983) and Robert Redford's The Horse Whisperer (1998), as well as a BAFTA nom for Taxi Driver." » - David Hudson
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Daily | Tom Rolf, 1931 – 2014

"Tom Rolf, who won an Oscar for his work editing the 1983 space epic, The Right Stuff, has died aged 83," reports the BBC. Carolyn Giardina for the Hollywood Reporter: "The respected editor of more than 40 films—including Martin Scorsese's Taxi Driver (1976), Michael Mann's Heat (1995) and Kurt Wimmer's Equilibrium (2002)—received the American Cinema Editors' Career Achievement Award in 2003. He won an Ace Eddie trophy for John Badham's WarGames (1983) and received additional Ace nominations for Philip Kaufman's The Right Stuff (1983) and Robert Redford's The Horse Whisperer (1998), as well as a BAFTA nom for Taxi Driver." » - David Hudson
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Guy Pearce Will Be Equals With Kristen Stewart And Nicholas Hoult

Hot off The Rover, a dystopian thriller for which the actor is earning raves, Guy Pearce has joined the cast of another futuristic indie – this one titled Equals. Kristen Stewart and Nicholas Hoult were previously announced to be leading the cast for Like Crazy director Drake Doremus, so it’s expected that Pearce will take on a supporting role.

Equals, which is billed as a stylish sci-fi romance, is “set in a world where there is no greed, no poverty, no violence, and no emotion. But a new disease is threatening everyone: Sos, or Switched-On-Syndrome, activating depression, sensitivity, fear, love — and once a person is overtaken, they are sent away and never seen again.” The IMDb summary for the film expands on that, though take it with a grain of salt until an official full synopsis is released:

A futuristic love story set in a society where emotions have been eradicated.
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Edge of Tomorrow | Review

Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow: Liman’s Simple Sci-Fi is Lean Entertainment

Considerable praise is in order for director Doug Liman and a trio of screenwriters headlined by Christopher McQuarrie, one of Tom Cruise’s favored collaborators. At several instances, Edge of Tomorrow threatens to become a repetitive bore, yet at each plausible juncture, its formula veers inextricably into new facets of intrigue, at least enough to keep wandering attention spans at bay. The inevitability of its standardized finale aside, there is a definitive freshness to not only this familiar material, but its staunchly invariable star, Tom Cruise.

The media representative of the United Defense Force, Major William Cage (Tom Cruise) is charged with selling mankind’s current war against an alien race known as Mimics. But hardnosed General Brigham (Brenden Gleeson), wants to place Cage right on the frontlines of battle by positioning him with the media on a
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