Creed II (2018)
Directed by Renny Harlin, the original movie saw Sly playing a haunted mountaineer and rescue ranger who finds himself pitted against a gang of thieves who are looking to recover their $100 million stash from the U.S. Treasury after a plane crash in the Rocky Mountains.
“I instantly knew the elements of the story I wanted to tell,” said Amirpour, who has already spent twelve months planning the movie. “There’s a special place in my heart for an action-survival movie. I’ve always been attracted to the theme of mountain climbers who, like filmmakers, have a certain madness to them. I love genre and fantasy and in this type of survival film you’re playing with real fear.”
The new Cliffhanger
Rocket Science has announced the Amirpour will direct a reboot of the 1993 Stallone actioner Cliffhanger. Her take on the story, which will be produced by contentious Fast & Furious producer Neal Moritz, will be a female-led version, though the first to be cast is Jason Momoa, who will make a cameo. Scripted by Sascha Penn (Creed II), sales will get underway in Cannes for the project.
“I am very excited to partner with Original Films and Rocket Science, who
According to Deadline, the film is being directed by Ana Lily Amirpour (A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night), it will have a female lead, and Jason Momoa is in talks to play a key cameo role.
Apparently this Cliffhanger reboot has long been a passion project for Moritz whose Original Film will produce with Rocket Science. As you might expect, the reboot is being built up as a big action franchise.
The script for the film will be written by Sascha Penn (Creed II). There are currently no story details, but if you’ve seen the original movie, then you kind of already know what to expect. In the original film, Sylvester Stallone plays a “haunted mountain rescuer who is
Sylvester Stallone’s 1993 actioner, Cliffhanger, is getting a female-fronted reboot, with a key Fast & Furious franchise producer onboard.
Cliffhanger may not be widely seen as an iconic Sylvester Stallone actioner, but the high-altitude intensity of the Renny Harlin-directed 1993 blockbuster reaped respectable box office rewards, banking $255 million worldwide off a $70 million budget – more than the $189 million made from Sly's then-recent franchise mainstay in 1988’s Rambo III, and certainly more than the $119.9 million earned by 1990 dud Rocky V. Indeed, Cliffhanger has its fans, notably Fast & Furious film franchise producer Neal Moritz, who’s now spearheading a female-fronted reboot effort.
Yes, Hollywood’s insatiable reboot rampage has placed its grip on Cliffhanger, which Moritz is bringing to the table with a gender-swapped twist in the protagonist department, according to Deadline. Set to occupy the director’s chair will be Ana Lily Amirpour, who, working off a script
Rocket Science announced today they have acquired the rights to Cliffhanger, which they will produce alongside Neal Moritz's Original Film (the billion-dollar The Fast and the Furious franchise). The female-led reboot of the 1993 classic will be directed by Ana Lily Amirpour, the cinematic mastermind behind the visionary films A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night and The Bad Batch and based on a script by Sascha Penn.
Casting is currently underway for a female lead to headline an ensemble cast,
Rocket Science announced on Wednesday that it has acquired the rights to “Cliffhanger” and will produce alongside Neal Moritz’s Original Film. Casting is underway for the film, and “Aquaman” star Jason Momoa is in talks to make a cameo.
Sascha Penn (“Creed II”) wrote the script about a heist and chase set among the treacherous Rocky Mountains.
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Moritz and Toby Jaffe will produce under their Original Film banner, alongside Thorsten Schumacher and partner Lars Sylvest for Rocket Science, which will also finance.
Rocket Science acquired the rights to “Cliffhanger” from StudioCanal and will be handling international sales when it introduces the film to buyers at Cannes. CAA Media Finance initially brokered
In a zeitgeisty twist, the reimagined, big-canvas package will have a female lead — casting is underway — and a female director in the shape of Ana Lily Amirpour (A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night). Aquaman star Jason Momoa is talks for a key cameo.
Rocket Science will launch international sales on the hot prospect in Cannes after prizing rights away from StudioCanal in a competitive situation. The latter had tried to mount a remake a couple of times with Moritz in the past decade and it was a long negotiation to convince the French studio to part with the property given its strong box office potential.
The new track finds the singer lustfully crooning about a late-night encounter. “Make your way to North Hollywood/Target lingerie,” she sings over Maségo’s intertwining, flirty saxophone melodies. “Kissing your lips/Dipped in backwoods tips/I been crushing on you.”
The single follows her previously released LP song,
The plan is for them to put a writer in place to rewrite the film. Most recent draft was by Tony Gilroy. Watts is coming off directing Spider Man: Homecoming, with the sequel Spider-Man: Far From Home coming from Sony on July 5. Homecoming grossed $880 million worldwide, and expectations on the sequel are high.
Methusaleh has been a priority at Warner Bros for years, since the studio had Tom Cruise interested in playing the protagonist, with a Highlander-like mythology and a lot of franchise potential. The character has managed
DC Entertainment / New Line’s Shazam! sailed to the top of the global charts last weekend and Warner Bros executives will expect to rule international waters for a second weekend despite the launch of independent tentpoles Hellboy and After day-and-date with North America.
Shazam! had amassed $126.3m via Warner Bros Pictures International and $193.7m worldwide through the end of Wednesday and is on course to surge past the $200m barrier on Friday. The superhero adaptation starring Zachary Levi is performing well for a film that reportedly cost $100m to produce,
DC Entertainment / New Line’s Shazam! sailed to the top of the global charts last weekend and Warner Bros executives will expect to rule international waters for a second weekend despite the launch of Hellboy day-and-date with North America.
Shazam! had amassed $126.3m via Warner Bros Pictures International and $193.7m worldwide through the end of Wednesday and is on course to surge past the $200m barrier on Friday. The superhero adaptation starring Zachary Levi is performing well for a film that reportedly cost $100m to produce, excluding marketing spend.
Sharing a post to Instagram, Stallone has provided an update on post-production on the new film, stating that Last Blood “is just coming together beautifully” and that they have now screened the movie for studio Lionsgate.
“I just want to talk about something that I think is really exciting. Usually when you’re in the editing process of a film, it can be painful. What you thought was great is not so great. It’s kind of like going to the dentist and having your teeth pulled with no Novocain. Get the picture?
“But this last Rambo is just coming together beautifully. Today we’re going to screen it for the
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Life has become a balancing act for Adonis Creed. Between personal obligations and training for his next big fight, he is up against the challenge of his life. Facing an opponent with ties to his family’s past only intensifies his impending battle in the ring. Rocky Balboa is there by his side through it all and, together, Rocky and Adonis will confront their shared legacy, question what’s worth fighting for, and discover that nothing’s more important than family. Creed II is about going back to basics to rediscover what made
During her speech at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Beyonce graciously thanked her fellow nominees in the category, including NBA superstar LeBron James, “Black Panther” director Ryan Coogler and star Chadwick Boseman, and “If Beale Street Could Talk” actress Regina King.
“Regina King, I love you so much, you’ve taught us patience, persistence and how to be masterful in your craft,” she said. “Chadwick Boseman is teaching children to dream and to see themselves as kings.”
Beyonce added, “LeBron James has taught us that strength of all forms and leading by example and providing education for our kids. Ryan Coogler tells our stories in a way that celebrates our history, and proves that we do have power at the box office.”
Marvel’s blockbuster “Black Panther
Life has become a balancing act for Adonis Creed. Between personal obligations and training for his next big fight, he is up against the challenge of his life. Facing an opponent with ties to his family’s past only intensifies his impending battle in the ring. Rocky Balboa is there by his side through it all and, together, Rocky and Adonis will confront their shared legacy, question what’s worth fighting for, and discover that nothing’s more important than family. Creed II is about going back to basics to rediscover what made you a champion in the first place, and remembering that, no matter where you go, you can’t escape your history.
According to the report, the Warner Bros. project has been bouncing around in development limbo for a decade-or-so, with Tom Cruise attached to star. Should Jordan be the actor to finally carry Methusaleh to the big-screen, he will play a man who has lived for 400 years, without showing any signs of ageing. In his four centuries on Earth he has acquired vast intellectual knowledge, multiple languages, a grasp of the sciences, and perhaps more importantly for a story that Deadline say has “a Highlander-like mythology
It’s been great seeing Lundgren appear in some recent mainstream movies, but it’s still always fun to see stars in these smaller, lower budget projects. In this one we get to see him blow away zombies. Here’s the synopsis for Dead Trigger:
A mysterious virus has killed billions and turned many others into bloodthirsty zombies. Unable to stop the virus, the government develops a video game, "Dead Trigger," that mirrors the terrifying events that curse the world.
Dead Trigger was co-directed by Mike Cuff and Scott Windhauser (Cops and Robbers). While this doesn’t look like it’s going to be a good movie, it still will probably be fun to watch.
The movie will be released on May 3rd.
Warner Bros has been trying to get this one up and running for years, with myriad writers and leading men that at one time included Tom Cruise. It’s got a Highlander-like mythology and franchise potential. The idea is for Jordan to play a man who has managed to survive for hundreds of years, without showing the physical signs of age. In that time, he has accumulated vast intellectual knowledge, from multiple languages to the sciences, as well as survival skills. Zach Dean is among the writers who’ve written versions.
Jordan is coming off the one-two punch of Black Panther and Creed II. Since signing a deal at Warner Bros,
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