The past week must’ve been rough for director Alex Proyas. His career has had its ups and downs, including his scrapped adaptation of Paradise Lost, but these last few days, in particular, haven’t been great. Critics ripped Gods of Egypt apart and audiences didn’t show up for the pricey adventure movie.
Following the disastrous opening, Proyas then wrote a Facebook post criticizing reviewers of his latest, making both fair and unfair points. As the director mentioned, even two of his most beloved movies, Dark City and The Crow, weren’t huge hits with critics during their theatrical releases. The latter even became a big enough hit that it has been gearing up for a remake for years — which Proyas would rather not see happen.
Check out the Gods of Egypt director’s thoughts on the remake below.
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Jane Got a Gun, which recently revealed a new trailer, was perhaps the most promising Relativity Media project to be affected by the studio’s bankruptcy. Another project of Relativity’s that took a hit? Masterminds, a crime comedy directed by Jared Hess (Napoleon Dynamite) and executive produced by Jody Hill and Danny McBride (Eastbound and Down). It was originally scheduled for August of this year, but we won’t see Hess’ film until next fall.
Get the new release dates for Masterminds and other Relativity films after the jump.
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Another Stephen Soderbergh film may make its way to the small-screen. The 2011 action movie Haywire was a very modest box-office hit, and proved that MMA fighter Gina Carano has real screen presence, given the right circumstances, of course. Will she return to play Mallory Kane in the television series? Little is known about the project at this point, but it’s an exciting prospect, to say the least. Read more about the potential Haywire show after the jump.
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Just last month we learned that the reboot of The Crow had hit a huge speed bump as Relativity Media had declared bankruptcy. While someone at Relativity was hoping to still push forward and move into production, an entire production team and several heads of department left the project, stalling pre-production.
Now the project is facing another problem as director Corin Hardy is on the verge of leaving the project thanks to the bankruptcy filing putting a halt on the project and creating some legal problems for the company. Find out more about Corin Hardy leaving The Crow below. Read More »
The big screen reboot of The Crow just can’t catch a break. Shortly after losing lead actor Jack Huston, pre-production on the film has now stalled, presumably due to the recent filing of bankruptcy by Relativity, the company behind the project.
At the time Huston left The Crow, it wasn’t clear if scheduling difficulties or creative differences caused him to leave, but maybe he just saw the writing on the wall and knew this project was going to have some trouble moving forward. Find out more about The Crow reboot delay after the jump! Read More »
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Something is really giving Relativity a hard time as it tries to assemble a reboot of The Crow. The film, based on the comic series by James O’Barr which led to the 1994 film starring Brandon Lee, has been in development for years. A dizzying array of directors and actors has been attached to the project in that time. The latest in a very long line of talent departures has just taken place as intended star Jack Huston (Boardwalk Empire) has departed due to “scheduling issues.” Read More »
Posted on Thursday, May 21st, 2015 by Angie Han
The Crow remake has been a revolving door of talent over the past couple of years, with various actors and filmmakers coming and going over the years. As of right now, director Corin Hardy (The Hallow) and star Jack Huston (Boardwalk Empire) are the latest combo to try and tackle the project.
And miraculously, it seems they’re actually making some forward progress. Andrea Riseborough has just signed on on to play the villain. More details on The Crow Andrea Riseborough casting after the jump. Read More »
The years-long quest to make a new Fletch movie took a step forward this week as the property landed at Relativity Studios after Warner Bros. decided to let it go. Jason Sudeikis is in talks to play the title character, as he was when the film was housed at Warner Bros., but presumably the change to a new studio means a little new momentum for ol’ Fletch. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, March 31st, 2015 by Angie Han
Zach Galifianakis seems like a smart guy. Most of the characters he plays in the movies do not. So when he stars in a movie called Masterminds, you can probably guess that the title is being a bit sarcastic.
Directed by Jared Hess (Napoleon Dynamite), Masterminds is an action-comedy based on the true story of the 1997 Loomis Fargo heist. Galifianakis’ David Ghantt makes off with $17 million, making this the largest cash robbery in the U.S. at the time.
Now his challenge is trying to get away with it — and that task seems easier said than done once you see his motley crew of associates including Kristen Wiig, Owen Wilson, and Jason Sudeikis. Check out the first Masterminds trailer after the jump.
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