Relativity Media’s reboot of The Crow has been a long time coming. Back in 2009 Stephen Norrington (Blade) was writing and set to direct. Nick Cave eventually rewrote the script, and Mark Wahlberg might have starred. But Norrington moved on, and thus began a cycle of new directors and actors being linked to the project. Juan Carlos Fresnadillo almost made the movie with Bradley Cooper starring, and then F. Javier Gutiérrez signed to direct, with Jesse Wigutow writing.
Actors from James McAvoy to Tom Hiddleston have been linked to the lead role since, but now we have a definitive choice to play murdered musician Eric Draven, who is brought back to Earth to avenge his death, and the murder of his fiancé. No, really. This one is going to happen. Read More »
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Posted on Friday, April 19th, 2013 by Angie Han
Relativity’s remake of The Crow has gone through several potential leading men over the past couple of years. Bradley Cooper was attached for a while; when he left, Mark Wahlberg and Channing Tatum were eyed as replacements. As recently as February, James McAvoy was circling the project. Now, it’s Tom Hiddleston‘s turn to flirt with the role.
The Avengers actor is reportedly in early talks to play Eric Draven, the protagonist played by Brandon Lee in the 1994 movie. F. Javier Gutierrez is directing the new film.
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Posted on Wednesday, April 10th, 2013 by Angie Han
Briefly: Another Sundance hit is prepping for a theatrical bow. Relativity has just announced an October 18 wide release for Don Jon (formerly Don Jon’s Addiction), Joseph Gordon-Levitt‘s crowd-pleasing feature directorial debut. The deal was one of the biggest at this year’s Sundance, so the splashy rollout shouldn’t come as much of a surprise. Don Jon faces some rather varied competition on that date, including The Seventh Son, Kimberly Peirce’s Carrie remake, and Lee Daniels’ The Butler.
In addition to directing, Gordon-Levitt also leads the cast as a ladies’ man addicted to porn. His former Angels in the Outfield co-star Tony Danza plays his dad, and Scarlett Johansson and Julianne Moore portray two very different women who teach him about the ways of love. Read Germain’ full-length review from Sundance here.
Much like John Carter of Mars became John Carter, Don Jon’s Addiction is now officially Don Jon. Writer/director/star Joseph Gordon-Levitt took to Facebook Friday to reveal he decided to change the title of his hilarious online-porn comedy and, dropped a few news images on us as well. That’s one above and, after the jump, you can see more (including co-stars Scarlett Johansson and Tony Danza) plus read Gordon-Levitt’s reasons for the title change, updates on a trailer and more. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, February 27th, 2013 by Angie Han
Hercules will be battling some formidable foes at the box office. The Brett Ratner-directed, Dwayne Johnson-starring epic has just moved up two weeks on the calendar, from August 8, 2014 to July 25, 2014. While there are currently no other releases scheduled for that new date, the film will be up against the second weeks of The Hobbit: There and Back Again and X-Men: Days of Future Past, both due out July 18. [THR]
After the jump, read about new release dates for Will Gluck and Quvenzhané Wallis’ Annie, Woody Harrelson and Owen Wilson’s Turkeys, and the next Nicholas Sparks adaptation.
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The remake of The Crow — which has director F. Javier Gutierrez attached — has gone through a few iterations over the past couple years. Stephen Norrington and Juan Carlos Fresnadillo have been in talks to direct, and actors such as Bradley Cooper and Mark Wahlberg have been attached to play the lead role, but eventually fell away. Neither guy seemed right to play musician Alex Draven, given supernatural life after death in order to avenge the murder of he and his girlfriend.
Now there’s a report that James McAvoy (Wanted, X-Men: First Class, Trance) is in talks to play the lead role. He’s certainly a much more suitable choice than other actors we’ve heard. Read More »
While it was first revealed last year, the director of Napoleon Dynamite is now firmly set to rob a bank, and Jim Carrey is along for the ride.
Beginning in April, Jared Hess will direct Loomis Fargo, an action-comedy based on real events. It’ll star Carrey as a disgruntled bank employee who steals nearly $20 million, but leaves an exorbitant amount of evidence behind. Lorne Michaels, Danny McBride and Jody Hill are among the film’s producers, Relativity Media will finance, and the screenplay is by Emily Spivey, Chris Bowman and Hubbel Palmer. Read More »
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Posted on Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013 by Angie Han
Talk about knocking it out of the park on the first try. Plenty of deals have come out of Sundance in the past few days, but the biggest one yet — and indeed, one of the biggest ever in the festival’s history — is for Don Jon’s Addiction, the feature directorial debut of Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
Relativity Media has reportedly paid $4 million for domestic distribution rights to the film, with plans to release it theatrically this summer. In addition to its famous director/star, the picture also features Scarlett Johansson, Julianne Moore, and Tony Danza. Hit the jump for more details.
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