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Apple snags Isaac Asimov's Foundation sci-fi novel trilogy for a TV series

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After battling it out with a number of other studios for the rights to iconic science-fiction author Isaac Asimov's Foundation, Apple has announced that they'll be adapting the novel trilogy into a TV series, courtesy of Skydance Television. According to reports, David Goyer (Man Of Steel, Krypton, Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance) and Josh Friedman (Snow Piercer, The Black Dahlia, Chain... Read More...
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‘Mom and Dad’ Review

Stars: Nicolas Cage, Selma Blair, Anne Winters, Zackary Arthur, Robert T. Cunningham, Lance Henriksen, Marilyn Dodds Frank, Samantha Lemole, Olivia Crocicchia, Adin Steckler, Rachel Melvin, Sharon Gee | Written and Directed by Brian Taylor

“My parents are going to kill me”. That’s a standard line from any number of teen movies, but it’s taken literally in this glorious comic horror from writer-director Brian Taylor (the Crank franchise), here reuniting with star Nic Cage after Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance.

True to Taylor’s frenetic style, Mom and Dad wastes no time in getting down to business. An unexplained epidemic has caused every parent to have violent, murderous impulses towards their own children, despite remaining seemingly normal in all other aspects. After a superb early sequence in which dozens of parents gather ominously at a high school before attacking their offspring, the focus narrows to the Ryan family: Mom Kendall
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Exclusive Interview – Director Brian Taylor on Mom and Dad, Nicolas Cage freakouts and having to clear the rights to the ‘Hokey Pokey’

Tom Beasley chats to high-octane director Brian Taylor about his new film Mom and Dad, which features Nicolas Cage at his most Nicolas Cage…

Fans of Nicolas Cage at his nuttiest may have a new favourite movie when Mom and Dad screams its way into multiplexes this weekend. Directed by Brian Taylor, who previously worked with Cage in Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance along with filmmaking partner Mark Neveldine, it’s a crazy tale of parents driven to attack and kill their children when a bizarre hysteria takes hold of their suburban neighbourhood.

Cage and Hellboy actress Selma Blair are two of those parents, who come up against kids with some Home Alone know-how that makes it more of a fair fight than you’d expect. If that sounds like a tough sell – and it does – then you won’t envy Taylor, who got on the phone with Flickering Myth
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Ghost Rider 2 Director Wants R-Rated Movie, Not Lame Shield Version

Ghost Rider 2 Director Wants R-Rated Movie, Not Lame Shield Version
An R-rated Ghost Rider movie could have happened and, according to director Brian Taylor, it might have been pretty great. Unfortunately, Taylor went on to direct Ghost Rider Spirit of Vengeance, which is easily one of the worst comic book movie sequels ever made. But the movie started life as a screenplay more than a decade prior in an age long before Deadpool made R-rated comic book movies a very profitable proposition for studios. A crazy amount of rewrites ultimately destroyed what could have been.

This was all revealed by Brian Taylor in a recent interview. As he tells it, Ghost Rider should be presented in R-rated form and the original Spirit of Vengeance script, which was written by David S. Goyer (Batman Begins, Blade), was very much the version of the character that fans deserve to see. Here's what he had to say about it.

"I think that Ghost Rider should be a rated-r,
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Ghost Rider Director Says The Original, R-Rated Script Was A Classic

Spirit Of Vengeance director Brian Taylor believes the R-rated script for Ghost Rider was superior to the “vanilla” Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. version in every which way.

Chatting to Flickering Myth, the filmmaker touched base on David S. Goyer’s hardcore screenplay, which presumably would have formed the basis for at least one of the Nicolas Cage-fronted Ghost Rider movies. But as Taylor concedes, one of his biggest career regrets is not making the case for an R-rated adaptation, as he firmly believes that if he had the opportunity to produce the original script, the end product “would’ve been a classic.”

I think that Ghost Rider should be a rated-r, horror character. The original script that David Goyer wrote for that movie, which was actually written almost a decade before the first Ghost Rider film, was a hardcore, rated-r horror script and it was awesome.

Then, in the time
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Spirit of Vengeance Director Has ‘No Interest’ in Shield’s Ghost Rider

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance co-director Brian Taylor says he has “no interest” in the version of the Rider featured on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. TV series, and would prefer to see a R-rated version of the character brought to life instead.

Known for their off-the-wall filmmaking style and twisted sense of humor, Taylor and his frequent writing/directing collaborator Mark Neveldine made a name for themselves with the extremely R-rated Crank movies (starring Jason Statham) and sci-fi thriller Gamer in the 2000s.
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Exclusive: R-rated Ghost Rider script was “awesome” compared to “vanilla” Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. version, says director Brian Taylor

High-octane film director Brian Taylor took the time to chat to Flickering Myth this week and had some choice words for the new take on Ghost Rider in the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. TV show.

Taylor, who directed 2011 sequel Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance with regular collaborator Mark Neveldine, said the current TV incarnation of the character has “no interest” for him and said he regrets not having the chance to make the movie R-rated, saying the original, harder script by David S. Goyer was “awesome”.

Speaking to us in order to promote his new film Mom and Dad, which also stars Ghost Rider actor Nicolas Cage, Taylor said his “biggest regret” about Ghost Rider was not pushing for an R-rating.

He said: “I think that Ghost Rider should be a rated-r, horror character. The original script that David Goyer wrote for that movie, which was
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Which Marvel Film Has Made the Most Money? Here's the Whole List

Marvel Comics is one of the biggest production companies in the film industry at the moment, and with its new release of Black Panther, it is only going to continue to make more money - and rightfully so. Black Panther is already making history at the Us box office, raking in $242 million domestically over the three-day weekend. That total puts it in second place for the highest four-day opening of all time, behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which took in $288 million. When you look at worldwide numbers, Black Panther is even more impressive. The movie has already earned $426.6 million across the globe! That gigantic number got us wondering just how much money all of the Marvel films have made over the years. There are so many films to choose from, and a lot of them have been popular, but when all is said and done, how much money have they actually earned?
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Nicolas Cage on Superman, Justice League, and whether he’d do another comic book movie

Before he took on the role of Marvel’s Johnny Blaze for Ghost Rider and Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, Nicolas Cage came close to portraying the Man of Steel, having spent a couple of years attached to the title role in Tim Burton’s ultimately-abandoned reboot, Superman Lives.

During an interview with Variety, Cage was asked whether he can still see himself donning the tights as Superman one day, and – as you’d expect – he believes the time has well and truly passed, responding simply: “No, not at all.”

Whether he’d be interested in voicing the character in that rumoured animated adaptation… well, who knows?

Cage also went on to give his opinion on the latest DC blockbuster Justice League, stating that: “I thought it was fun. That’s all I’m going to say.”

The interview also turned to Cage’s much publicised love of comic books,
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Mom and Dad Review: A Hammer to the Face That Never Stops Swinging

Mom and Dad Review: A Hammer to the Face That Never Stops Swinging
Should you see Mom and Dad? Definitely. Does that mean it's a good movie? Definitely not. It's an exercise in brutality that will test your endurance for over the top mayhem. But god, is it a lot of fun. And it shows off Nicolas Cage at the height of his powers. The actor is definitely self-aware and working with a director he's extremely comfortable with. Cage is doing his best Nicolas Cage impression, turned up to full volume with the knob broken off, even before the shit hits the fan. Yes, it's that type of movie.

What's really going on in Mom and Dad? The movie doesn't bother answering that, at all. In a small town, parents want to kill their kids. And that's the premise. Brian Taylor, of Neveldine and Taylor, writes and directs this as a solo mission. He's one half off the team responsible for Jason Statham
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‘Mom and Dad’ Film Review: Nicolas Cage Is Crazy for His Kids in Horror-Comedy

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‘Mom and Dad’ Film Review: Nicolas Cage Is Crazy for His Kids in Horror-Comedy
The idea of a movie called “Mom and Dad” starring Nicolas Cage surely doesn’t conjure something warm and sentimental about hearth, home and parental love. If we’re honest, that base level of information doesn’t even make immediately clear which of the two roles Cage would play. A stronger impression of what lies in store might come from learning that the writer-director is Brian Taylor, half of the duo (credited as Neveldine/Taylor) who steered the Oscar-winner-turned-paycheck-punchline through “Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance,” not to mention a handful of other hyperventilating action exercises (“Crank,” “Gamer”) steeped in the vernacular of genre junkiness. The...
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Interview: Writer/Director Brian Taylor on the Controversial Nature of Mom And Dad and Developing the New Series Happy!

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When I first heard that filmmaker Brian Taylor (the Crank films, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance) was teaming up with Nicolas Cage and Selma Blair for a brand new pitch black comedy called Mom and Dad, in which parents are desperately trying to kill their offspring, I was immediately all in (and thankfully, it did not disappoint—but more on that later this week).

Daily Dead recently caught up with Taylor, and he discussed making Mom and Dad and handling the more controversial aspects of the film’s story, using dark humor to confront the conflicting nature of parental responsibilities, and re-teaming with Cage. Taylor also briefly chatted about his new series Happy!, which currently airs on Syfy on Wednesday nights (and is absolutely worth your time).

Look for Mom and Dad in theaters and on digital platforms this Friday, January 19th, courtesy of Momentum Pictures.

Congrats on the film,
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Mom And Dad Interview: Brian Taylor Talks Working Again With Nicolas Cage

After working together with Mark Neveldine in Crank and its sequel, Gamer and Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, Brian Taylor is back with his first solo effort: Mom and Dad starring Nicolas Cage and Selma Blair. For the first time, Taylor has ordinary people as protagonists, the titular mom and dad who are facing such issues as midlife crisis and parenting a rebellious teenage girl (Anne Winters) and a restless little boy (Zackary Arthur). Even if these situations are mundane, the real conflict of the film is pretty damn extraordinary, as is characteristic of Taylor’s genre cinema. There’s an epidemic, of unknown origin, that turns parents into ruthless killers, whose only victims are their own children. A horror/thriller movie with dark humor and another insane...

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Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance co-director “bored” with the Marvel Cinematic Universe

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is now in its tenth year and, having become the highest-grossing movie series in history, the franchise seems to be going from strength to strength. Nevertheless, the McU does have its detractors, and we can now add another to the list, with Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance co-director Brian Taylor revealing to ComicBook that he’s “bored” by Marvel Studios’ output.

“The Marvel [Studios] movies, I just don’t understand at all,” said Taylor. “I have to be honest, they seem very long to me. I’ve got to be careful the way I say this. I just don’t get them. I’m kind of bored with them and I just don’t find them particularly entertaining. I think they’re really well made in terms of craft. The action is really good. They’re technically really great. They have a lot of actors that I love.
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Superhero Bits: Ghost Rider 2 Director is Bored by McU, Teen Titans Go! Movie Trailer Tomorrow & More

Superhero Bits: Ghost Rider 2 Director is Bored by McU, Teen Titans Go! Movie Trailer Tomorrow & More
When can you catch the first trailer for Teen Titans Go! To the Movies? Could Avengers 4 be an adaptation of the Marvel Comics storyline Secret Wars? Could X-Men becoming part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe end up be more of a problem than people think? Why is Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance co-director Brian […]

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Former Marvel Director Says He’s Bored With Marvel Studios Films

If there’s one director that you can bet won’t find himself working with Marvel again, it’s Brian Taylor.

The filmmaker, who was partly responsible for the trainwreck that was Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, recently aired his thoughts on the films that Marvel Studios has been putting out lately. Though he tried to word things carefully, he wasn’t afraid to get blunt, saying that he’s bored with what he’s been seeing.

“The Marvel [Studios] movies, I just don’t understand at all. I have to be honest, they seem very long to me,” Taylor told ComicBook.com. “I’ve got to be careful the way I say this. I just don’t get them. I’m kind of bored with them and I just don’t find them particularly entertaining. I think they’re really well made in terms of craft. The action is really good.
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Nicolas Cage and Selma Blair Are Killer Parents in Mom and Dad Poster

Momentum Pictures has released the first poster for the upcoming dark comedy Mom and Dad, which comes just a few weeks after the crazy trailer was unleashed late last month. In case you missed it, we have the first footage below, along with this one-sheet revealing some of the most intense scenes from this twisted thriller that presents a frightening scenario for any parent and child. This pitch-black horror-comedy is set during a worldwide mass hysteria where, for 24 brutal hours, parents turn violently against their own children.

The film had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September, and would later screen at Fantastic Fest later that month and at the Stiges Film Festival last October. The film also stars Anne Winters as Carly Ryan, the daughter of Brent (Nicolas Cage) and Kendall Ryan (Selma Blair), Zackary Arthur as the youngest Ryan child, Josh, Olivia Crocicchia as Carly's friend Riley,
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New Mom And Dad Stills Promise Crazy Nicholas Cage Action

Imagine if your parents randomly flipped out and came after you and your siblings with homicidal intent? Sounds like things couldn’t possibly get any worse, right? Okay, now imagine that your dad is Nicholas Cage.

This is the high concept premise of Brian Taylor’s (Crank, Gamer and Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance) Mom and Dad, in which a teenage girl and her little brother must survive 24 hours during which a mysterious and unexplained mass hysteria causes their parents (played by Nic Cage and Selma Blair) to turn into bloodthirsty monsters. The awesome first trailer was released just the other day, and now, we’ve got this gallery of hi-res stills that indicates that we’re definitely due for some prime Cage craziness – which is absolutely fine by me!

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Watch Nicolas Cage and Selma Blair in the Violent Trailer for ‘Mom and Dad’

Watch Nicolas Cage and Selma Blair in the Violent Trailer for ‘Mom and Dad’
Nicolas Cage and Selma Blair turn lethal in the new teaser for “Mom and Dad.”

“They brought you into this world,” the trailer warns. “Now, they can take you out.”

Written and directed by Brian Taylor, the black comedy centers on a teenage girl and her younger brother’s attempt to survive a 24-hour period when all of the parents in the city are out to kill their children.

In the clip, Cage and Blair start as seemingly normal suburban parents who are complaining about their self-centered kids when they suddenly become violent. Parents then ambush the school yard with murderous intentions, while the news reports widespread attacks on children. At one point, Cage is seen eerily singing the “Hokey Pokey” while swinging a sledgehammer and hunting for his kids inside their home.

“Mom and Dad” marks a return to film for Blair, who has largely chosen TV roles in recent years.

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Watch Nicolas Cage and Selma Blair Play Parents Hunting Their Children in New Trailer for Mom And Dad

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"They brought you into this world, now they'll take you out." Imagine if Simon Clark's Blood Crazy took place in American suburbia with Nicolas Cage playing one of the infected and you'll start to get an idea of the crazy carnage in Brian Taylor's Mom and Dad, which is teased in its first trailer ahead of its January release from Momentum Pictures.

Following its initial reveal on Yahoo!, you can now watch the new Mom and Dad trailer below. Will you be watching it this January?

"Momentum Pictures will release Mom & Dad in Theaters, on VOD and Digital HD on January 19, 2018.

Mom & Dad stars Oscar winner Nicolas Cage (Leaving Las Vegas, Raising Arizona), Selma Blair (Hellboy, Cruel Intentions), Anne Winters (“13 Reasons Why,” #RealityHigh), and Zackary Arthur (“Transparent,” The 5th Wave). Written and directed by Brian Taylor (Crank, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance), the film marks his first solo effort as a writer.
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