Despite being the star of Seven Psychopaths, the mental capacity of Colin Farrell‘s character is always in doubt. He seems like the normal straight man of the movie, but to surround yourself with the characters played by Sam Rockwell, Woody Harrelson, Tom Waits, Christopher Walken and Abbie Cornish, you have to be just a little bit mad.
Martin McDonagh‘s sophomore effort, Seven Psychopaths, opens October 12. Blending multiple characters, stories and perspectives into a strange whole, McDonagh’s film centers on what happens when a dog kidnapper nabs the Shih Tzu of a crime boss, and ends up snowballing into a hilarious, surprising take on the creation of a Hollywood screenplay.
Each and every character is unique and fun, and today six sites are debuting brand new artistic posters depicting them. /Film is proud to have Colin Farrell’s poster by Dave Banks. After the jump, see the full image, link to the other posters and find out how you can join in the fun by making yourself a psychopath. Read More »
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What we’ve got here is a remake of a classic caper movie from the writers of Fargo starring an Oscar-winner, a box-office bombshell and a naked Professor Snape. The movie is Gambit, directed by Michael Hoffman, with a screenplay by Joel and Ethan Coen starring Colin Firth, Cameron Diaz and Alan Rickman. Firth plays an employee desperate to get back at his boss (Rickman) who enlists the help of a cowgirl (Diaz) to con him into buying a fake painting. Of course, that’s just the tip of the iceberg and performances by Stanley Tucci, Cloris Leachman and Tom Courtenay all factor in. A trailer has been floating around for about a week but is just coming to our attention now. Check it out below. Read More »
Bruce Willis has a lot on his mind. Not only does he appear in The Expendables 2, he has Rian Johnson’s Looper coming out in a few weeks, G.I. Joe Retaliation out next year and recently finished shooting on A Good Day to Die Hard, the fifth film in the Die Hard franchise. Talk show host David Letterman recently asked the star about his latest turn as police officer turned action hero John McClane and Willis surprised Letterman by saying he’d brought an exclusive clip. He was lying.
Instead, Willis showed a video of himself as McClane very distraught over the recent break up of Twilight stars Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson. It’s pretty funny. Check it out below. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, August 14th, 2012 by Angie Han
I’ve made no secret of my disdain for the recent Total Recall remake, but thankfully Colin Farrell‘s 2012 isn’t looking like a total bust. This fall sees him reuniting with his In Bruges director Martin McDonagh for Seven Psychopaths, in which Farrell plays a screenwriter who gets tangled up in a dog-kidnapping scheme gone awry.
Farrell’s In Bruges co-star Brendan Gleeson sits out the nuttiness this time around, but Farrell’s joined by a host of other interesting talents including Sam Rockwell, Woody Harelson, Abbie Cornish, Olga Kurylenko, Christopher Walken, and Tom Waits. Watch the entertaining first trailer after the jump.
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Yesterday the big news was that Michael Fassbender will star in and produce a film based on the Assassin’s Creed game series. That led to hopes that Assassin’s Creed could become the first movie based on a video game that has any merit beyond the base spectacle of recreating game situations with real actors. That’s even though casting Fassbender doesn’t solve the problem of how to make the story work on screen.
Now CBS Films is getting into the game-turned-movie business by picking up the rights to Deus Ex. The prospective film will be based on the latest game in the series, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, in which security expert Adam Jensen tries to discover the motivations that led to an attack on his biotech company. Jensen’s body is augmented with cybernetic devices that give him enhanced physical skills and nearly extra-sensory powers, and the storyline leads him across the globe through a web of corporate espionage.
So it’s your average game story, and an excellent framework for a game, with options that let players approach situations from several different angles. But as a film? Read More »
Will Gluck, who made the very funny Easy A as well as this year’s Friends With Benefits, may detour into a true and very strange story with one of his new opportunities. The guy has quite a few upcoming projects, including a re-team with Emma Stone, a great sex comedy heist story called Sex on the Moon, and several other options all in various stages of ‘maybe’ development.
But the novel Skyjack: The Hunt For D.B. Cooper is being set up at CBS Films, and the company has hired Gluck to produce and direct. And while Skyjack is being developed as an action comedy — a form that Gluck is working with for other films, and an increasingly common genre combination — the story is unique in that it follows a man who hijacked a plane, demanded cash and parachutes, then leapt from the craft. He was never found, and thus never caught. Read More »
Because I’ve tried to avoid footage of Looper as much as possible in order to preserve the surprise of the film — something that will prove next to impossible to continue over the next few months, I’m sure — a new poster is just the thing to chew on.
This UK poster for Rian Johnson‘s third feature film calls back to the set photo we saw so many months ago, seen above, as it shows the rather crude-looking time travel device that helps power the film’s plot. Said plot features assassins using time travel as a means of cleanly eliminating targets — people are sent back in time, and disposed of in the past. Joseph Gordon Levitt plays one of those killers, who is faces the future version of himself, played by Bruce Willis.
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Posted on Thursday, May 17th, 2012 by Angie Han
While youth tends to rule in Hollywood, the next pack of legendary onscreen partiers looks to be neither the rowdy teens of the Project X films nor the thirtysomethings of The Hangover franchise, but the senior citizens of Last Vegas. Morgan Freeman has just joined Robert De Niro and Michael Douglas in the “Grumpy Old Men meets The Hangover” comedy, directed by Jon Turteltaub (The Sorcerer’s Apprentice) from a script by Dan Fogelman (Crazy, Stupid, Love.). More details after the jump.
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