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Christopher Eccleston Finally Explains Why He Left ‘Doctor Who’

Recently, Christopher Eccleston went on a bit of a rant about how he absolutely despised working on two films, “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra” and “Thor: The Dark World.” He went so far as saying that he wanted to cut his throat every day. However, towards the end of that interview, Eccleston mentioned how his work on “Doctor Who” almost destroyed his career.
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Christopher Eccleston slams G.I. Joe and Thor: The Dark World, says BBC blacklisted him after Doctor Who exit

Former Doctor Who star Christopher Eccleston has been chatting to The Guardian about his time in Hollywood, during which he expressed his strong dislike for two of his big-budget offerings in 2009’s G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra and 2013’s Thor: The Dark World.

“Working on something like G.I. Joe was horrendous,” said Eccleston. “I just wanted to cut my throat every day. And Thor? Just a gun in your mouth. Gone in 60 Seconds was a good experience. Nic Cage is a gentleman and fantastic actor. But G.I. Joe and Thor were…I really paid for being a whore those times.”

This isn’t the first time that Eccleston has been critical about his time on Thor: The Dark World, with the actor stating back in November that he felt Marvel Studios had been dishonest with him about what his part as Malekith the Accursed entailed, particularly with regards to the makeup process.
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Christopher Eccleston Compares Making ‘Thor: The Dark World’ to Having ‘A Gun In Your Mouth’

Christopher Eccleston Compares Making ‘Thor: The Dark World’ to Having ‘A Gun In Your Mouth’
Thor: The Dark World” is often considered one of the worst films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (and it has the lowest score of any McU title on Rotten Tomatoes), and it turns out star Christopher Eccleston would probably agree with all the hate. The actor played the villain Malekith in the first “Thor” sequel and recently told The Guardian that starring in the film was similar to having a gun in his mouth.

Eccleston, best known for appearing in the lead role on “Doctor Who” and his acclaimed supporting turn in “The Leftovers,” rarely makes the jump to Hollywood blockbusters. The actor appeared opposite Channing Tatum in the 2009 film “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra,” but that wasn’t a great experience for Eccleston either. The actor emphasized that his hatred for “G.I. Joe” and “Thor” was his own doing and compared agreeing to act in those films to being a “whore.
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Christopher Eccleston Hated G.I. Joe & Thor: The Dark World

Christopher Eccleston didn’t enjoy his time co-starring in Thor: The Dark World or G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra. Eccleston is probably best known for his one season turn as The Doctor in the 2005 reboot of Doctor Who, but he’s worked on a wide variety of projects throughout his career, jumping from stage to TV to cinema with ease. He rarely signs on for big-budget blockbusters, and he never seems to enjoy the experience when he does.
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‘Empire’ Co-Creator Danny Strong’s Legal Drama Gets Pilot Order at Fox

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Fox is keeping Danny Strong in the family — though they are letting him branch out from the Lyons. The network has picked up a one-hour legal drama pilot from the “Empire” co-creator. The untitled project, which hails from 20th Century Fox TV and Danny Strong Productions, will be written and executive produced by David Elliot (“G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra”). Strong will executive produce under his banner, along with Stacey Greenberg. Here is the official logline for the pilot: A legal drama set in an wrongful conviction firm. Led by a fierce and fearless female lawyer with a hunger...
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Danny Strong Legal Drama Scores Fox Pilot Order

Danny Strong Legal Drama Scores Fox Pilot Order
Fox is looking to Empire co-creator Danny Strong for its next legal drama.

The network has handed out a pilot pickup to an untitled drama from Strong and David Elliot.

Elliot (Four Brothers, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra) will pen the script for what is described as a legal drama set at a wrongful conviction firm.

Here's Fox's official description: "Led by a fierce and fearless female lawyer with a hunger for justice, the team reopens investigations, putting their own lives in danger to exonerate the innocent that were 'proven' guilty. The lead's motivation comes from her infamous past; as...
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The Top Five Channing Tatum Dance Scenes in Movies

Channing Tatum is an American actor who was born on 26th April 1980. The first film that he ever appeared on was Coach Carter that was released in 2005. Channing did not have a significant role until 2005 when he appeared in Step Up a dance film. It was the movie that introduced his talent to a broader audience. Many people know Tatum for his Duke character in the film G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra in 2009 as well as its sequel in 2013. In addition to being a skilled actor, he can also burst a move. He has

The Top Five Channing Tatum Dance Scenes in Movies
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Paramount announces release dates for G.I. Joe, Micronauts and Dungeons & Dragons

As the year comes to an end, Paramount are already plotting their future by announcing the release dates of four of their upcoming Hasbro blockbusters.

The Hollywood Reporter broke the news that the studio would continue their attempts to gain traction with the G.I. Joe brand by launching another film, simply titled ‘G.I. Joe’ on March 27th 2020. Their previous two attempts to make the Hasbro action figures a viable cinematic property, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009) and G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013), were met with middling results, both critically and commercially.

Paramount will also roll the dice on another iteration of the Dungeons & Dragons game, with 17 years having passed since the lamentable Jeremy Irons version, July 23rd 2021 will be the date we get to see whether this is the new Warcraft, or a Lord of the Rings style success.

The other two slots were reserved for a Micronauts film
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G.I. Joe 3 finally confirmed, release date announced

Mike Cecchini Dec 19, 2017

G.I. Joe 3 will reboot the franchise, and will arrive in cinemas in 2020.

It has been far too long since we've had any G.I. Joe 3 news. It's really something that we've only had two big screen outings for one of the most popular toy lines of all time, when you think about it. G.I. Joe was more than just the most massive military themed line of action figures and vehicles in history, and more than a wildly successful animated series, and more than a surprisingly great (and long running) comic book series. G.I. Joe is a pop culture brand that help defines the 1980s in a way that superhero franchises do our modern era.

But 2009's G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra never really felt like it hit the mark, yet did well enough to warrant a sequel, 2013's G.I. Joe: Retaliation. Despite feeling far more like classic Joe,
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Third ‘GI Joe’ Movie Gets Official 2020 Release Date

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Third ‘GI Joe’ Movie Gets Official 2020 Release Date
Paramount’s “GI Joe” will open on March 27, 2020, the studio announced Monday. Other release date announcements include “Micronauts” (based on the late 1970s toy line) dated for Oct. 16, 2020, as well as “Dungeons & Dragons” (based on the game) opening in theaters July 23, 2021, and an Untitled Paramount/Hasbro Event Film debuting Oct. 1 2021. “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra” grossed more than $300 million worldwide back in 2009 on a reported production budget of $175 million, not including prints and advertising. The 2013 sequel “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” starring The Rock as Road Block grossed $375.7 million on...
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Paramount Sets 'G.I. Joe,' 'Dungeons & Dragons' Release Dates

Paramount Sets 'G.I. Joe,' 'Dungeons & Dragons' Release Dates
Paramount is claiming dates for future blockbusters.

A film simply titled G.I. Joe will hit theaters March 27, 2020. The studio previously released two films based on the Hasbro property — G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009) and G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013). The studio has a movie based on another toy property, Micronauts, to open months later on Oct. 16, 2020.

Paramount also carved out a July 23, 2021 date for Dungeons & Dragons, and set aside Oct. 1, 2021 for an untitled Hasbro event film.

More to come...

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Contest: Win Darkman II: The Return Of Durant and Darkman III: Die Darkman Die on Blu-ray

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Scream Factory has an early holiday treat in store for Darkman fans with their Blu-ray releases of both sequels in Sam Raimi's superhero franchise, and we've been provided with three Blu-ray copies of both Darkman II: The Return of Durant and Darkman III: Die Darkman Die to give away to lucky Daily Dead readers.


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November 7th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include The Limehouse Golem, Darkman II and III, Westworld Season 1

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Now that November is in full swing, we have a brand new batch of Blu-ray and DVD releases to look forward to this week. Scream Factory is keeping busy with the releases of both Darkman II and III, as well as co-presenting Killing Ground and Darkness Rising alongside IFC Midnight.

As far as other new titles are concerned, there’s a bunch coming our way on Tuesday, including Ghastlies, The Limehouse Golem, Dead Still, Mother Krampus, Demon Hole, and Westworld Season 1. And for you cult film fanatics, both Satan’s Cheerleaders and John Landis’ thriller Into the Night are both making their way to Blu, too.

Other November 7th releases include Beneath, The Nightmare, The Untamed, and The Tormenting.

Darkman II: The Return of Durant (Scream Factory, Blu-ray)

The crime-fighting master of disguises returns in this action-packed sequel to the hit motion picture. Arnold Vosloo (The Mummy, G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra
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More ‘Transformers’ and ‘G.I. Joe’ Movies as Paramount, Hasbro Ink 5-Year Deal

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More ‘Transformers’ and ‘G.I. Joe’ Movies as Paramount, Hasbro Ink 5-Year Deal
Paramount Pictures and Hasbro are teaming up to produce and distribute live-action and animated films and television shows under a new five-year pact. The two companies already have a successful working history together on both the “Transformers” and “G.I. Joe” movies. As previously announced, there are more Autobots vs. Decepticons flicks already in the works, and an individual with knowledge of the studio’s film development has told TheWrap in the past that we’ll be seeing more of “The Real American Heroes” in years to come too. “Paramount has been a valuable partner of Hasbro’s for more than a decade,
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Paramount, Hasbro Sign Five-Year Distribution, Production Pact

Paramount, Hasbro Sign Five-Year Distribution, Production Pact
Paramount Pictures and Hasbro and teaming up to make live-action and animated films based on the toymaker’s products, as well as original stories. The movies will be developed by Hasbro’s newly launched Allspark Pictures and Allspark Animation. The announcement confirms a Variety scoop from last month about the formation of the company and the appointment of Greg Mooradian, a former Fox 2000 and Paramount executive, as its head. Allspark Animation will be led by Hasbro’s Meghan McCarthy.

The deal extends and deepens a long-standing partnership. Hasbro and Paramount have teamed up on five “Transformers” movies, as well as two “G.I. Joe” films. They are working together on an upcoming Transformers spinoff, “Bumblebee,” which opens in December 2018.

Paramount and Hasbro will finance the projects together, although the two companies did not provide additional financial information in a release announcing the deal. Paramount will distribute the pics. The two companies will also collaborate on television programming
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New Report Says That Gambit Will Be A Crime/Heist Film

We still can’t quite believe the Gambit solo film might actually get made. Channing Tatum was chosen for the role way back in the mid 2000s, but had to duck out of X-Men Origins: Wolverine to appear in G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (talk about being stuck between a rock and a hard place), with Taylor Kitsch taking the part instead. Which was, at the time, a three-picture deal to play the character.

Well, we all know what happened there. But you can’t keep a good mutant down, with the Gambit project then spending years floating between various directors, with Rupert Wyatt and Doug Liman coming very close to actually making it to production. Now, finally, it looks as if Pirates of the Caribbean director Gore Verbinski is to take the reins and finally, finally, get this thing out of the gates.

Just this week, it was
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Sword & Sorcery Heroes Make 4K HD Debuts

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Experience the exhilarating adventures of the legendary heroes in the most amazing picture quality available today when both Conan the Barbarian and The Legend of Hercules arrive separately on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray™ and Digital HD) on September 19 from Lionsgate. In Conan the Barbarian, Jason Momoa portrays the vengeful warrior on a quest to find and kill the evil warlord who murdered his father when he was a boy. Directed by Marcus Nispel (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre) and written by Tehomas Dean Donnelly & Joshua Oppenheimer and Sean Hood, the film also stars Stephen Lang, Rose McGowan, Rachel Nichols, and Ron Perlman. From director Renny Harlin (Die Hard 2) and written by Sean Hood and Daniel Giat, The Legend of Hercules, a Summit Entertainment release, tells the origin story of the mythical Greek hero, played by Kellan Lutz.

Both movies are available for the first time on 4K Ultra HD,
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Ellis & Hamner’s Red & Red 2 get 4K Ultra HD Treatment in Sept.

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Relive the action-packed adventures of retired and extremely dangerous special agents in the most amazing picture quality available today when both Red and Red 2 arrive separately on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray™ and Digital HD) on September 5 from Lionsgate. Red features an all-star cast including Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich, Helen Mirren and Mary-Louise Parker. In the film’s sequel, Red 2, Anthony Hopkins, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Byung Hun Lee join the franchise.

Both movies are available for the first time on 4K Ultra HD, which provides over four times the resolution of Full HD and includes High Dynamic Range (Hdr) to deliver the brightest, most vivid and realistic color with the greatest contrast. The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray will also feature Dolby Vision™ high-dynamic range imaging and Dolby Atmos immersive audio. Dolby Vision transforms the TV experience in the home by delivering greater brightness and contrast,
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The G.I. Joe franchise to be rebooted with a more "millennial" approach

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Although both G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra and G.I. Joe: Retaliation certainly made money, they never approached the level of success that the Transformers franchise has, and it seems that Hasbro is looking to wipe the slate clean and start over. Hasbro executives Simon Waters and Steve Davis chatted with The La Times about the future of their various properties, and it was mentioned that they will once again team up... Read More...
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Hasbro promises “a different kind of G.I. Joe” with movie reboot

Although Paramount Pictures and Hasbro spent time developing a third instalment of the G.I. Joe movie franchise under director D.J. Caruso (which would have crossed over with Transformers), it was announced back in December 2015 that the studio was instead rebooting the franchise as part of a shared cinematic universe with fellow Hasbro properties Micronauts, Visionairies, M.A.S.K. and Rom.

We’ve heard very little in the way of development since that time, but Hasbro’s Chief Content Officer Stephen Davis has been chatting to IGN about the property, confirming that it remains very much a part of their plans, and promising “a different kind of G.I. Joe” when the Real American Heroes do return to the big screen.

“The world has changed, and I think you’re going to see G.I. Joe changing with it,” said Davis. “There’s going to be a much more
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