Posted on Thursday, September 25th, 2014 by Angie Han
Kevin Hart is angling to become the king of the January box office. His $41 million opening weekend for Ride Along earlier this year was the biggest ever for that month, and in fact was so impressive that a sequel has already been slotted for the same weekend in 2016. In between those is next year’s The Wedding Ringer, another buddy comedy.
This one stars Hart as a best man for hire who takes on one especially challenging client played by Josh Gad. Hijinks ensue, misunderstandings take place, and in the end, it’s safe to assume, lessons are learned about friendship, love, life, etc. Watch the new The Wedding Ringer trailer after the jump.
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Even as his name is still connected to True Detective as a possible cast member for season 2, Taylor Kitsch (Friday Night Lights, Lone Survivor, John Carter) has been offered the lead role in the US remake of The Raid. Frank Grillo is already in the cast, and a circulated wish list for actors also featured names such as Luke Evans, Anthony Mackie, and Ethan Hawke, none of whom have been cast. Read More »
Naughty Dog, Screen Gems, and Sam Raimi are teaming to craft a big-screen adaption of the video game The Last of Us. In the game a damaged man, Joel, escorts a young woman named Ellie across a United States ravaged by an infection that turns people into zombie-like cannibalistic monsters.
Raimi is producing, and Neil Druckmann, the writer and creative director at Naughty Dog, is writing the script for the film. The idea, according to Raimi and Druckmann, is to protect the original material while focusing the 15-hour game into a two-hour story that really hones in on the relationship between the two main characters.
A director hasn’t yet been chosen (again, Raimi is producing) and it’s too early to announce deals for casting, but the two did drop one name. Druckmann says they’ve met with Maisie Williams, who plays Arya Stark on Game of Thrones, to play Ellie. Read More »
Posted on Monday, June 16th, 2014 by Angie Han
Late last month, we got a peek at Patrick Hughes‘ casting wish list for The Raid remake. These wish lists don’t always pan out — that’s why they’re called wish lists, not confirmed cast lists — but in Hughes’ case, it seems at least one of his wishes has come true.
In a recent interview, Frank Grillo confirmed that he will star in the Hughes’ remake of The Raid. Now it just remains to be seen whether Luke Evans, Anthony Mackie, and Ethan Hawke will follow suit. Hit the jump to read Grillo’s comments on his own casting.
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Posted on Friday, June 13th, 2014 by Angie Han
Idris Elba was quite the big screen hero last year. He battled kaiju in Pacific Rim, defended Asgard in Thor: The Dark World, and inspired a nation in Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. But he’s taking a villainous turn with his next film, No Good Deed.
Directed by Sam Miller (Elba’s Luther), the thriller stars Elba as escaped convict Colin. He winds up at the home of a stranger named Terri (Taraji P. Henson), pleading for help, but then terrorizes her family once she lets him in. Sort of like Labor Day, only twisted and violent instead of sensual and romantic. Watch the No Good Deed trailer after the jump.
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Patrick Hughes‘ remake of The Raid has been delayed. According to Variety, production was scheduled to start in September but that date has now been pushed to at least the first quarter of 2015. However, the film has not been put in turnaround, it just needs some time to get ready.
Read more about The Raid remake, including a list of actors rumored to be frontrunners for the film, below. Read More »
These days, it seems like every summer has a big breakout horror hit. In 2014, the smart money is on Deliver Us From Evil. The film is from producer Jerry Bruckheimer, making the first horror movie in his long career, and is directed by Scott Derrickson (Sinister) with stars Eric Bana, Edgar Ramirez, Olivia Munn, Sean Harris, and Joel McHale.
Deliver Us From Evil is based on the true stories of New York Police Officer Ralph Sarchie (Bana) who is assigned numerous supernatural cases on his regular beat. He enlists the help of a priest (Ramirez) as the details of those cases become more and more unbelievable.
The latest Deliver Us From Evil trailer is now online, showing more of the super-creepiness that awaits come July 2. Check it out below. Read More »
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Posted on Tuesday, March 11th, 2014 by Angie Han
It’s really, really good to be Kevin Hart right now. The rising star is coming off two big hits and has several more comedies lined up for the next few years, one of which is a sequel to this year’s Ride Along. Now he’s booked yet another high-profile gig: The Black Phantom, starring Jamie Foxx.
While the new movie is unrelated to Hart’s burgeoning Ride Along franchise, it re-teams him with many of the same key players. Ride Along director Tim Story is in talks to helm, while Ride Along producer Will Packer is producing. Hit the jump to get all the details on the new project that has this team all hot and bothered.
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