Posted on Wednesday, December 21st, 2016 by Angie Han
With Blade Runner 2049 still in post-production, Denis Villeneuve has already set his sights on another classic sci-fi property. You may recall that just a few weeks ago, Legendary Entertainment scooped up the rights to Frank Herbert‘s Dune. You may also recall that a few months before that, Villeneuve confessed his longtime desire to make a Dune remake. Well, now it’s all coming together nicely as Villeneuve has reportedly entered early talks to direct Dune for Legendary. Read More »
This weekend brings the limited release of Martin Scorsese‘s adaptation of Silence, a project that has been over 20 years in the making for the GoodFellas and Taxi Driver director. And now a powerful new international trailer has just debuted online.
Silence follows two 17th-century missionaries (played by Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver) as they face the ultimate test of faith when they travel to Japan, where Christianity was outlawed at the time, to find their missing mentor (Liam Neeson).
Watch the new Silence trailer after the jump. Read More »
Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro are getting back together, and this time it’s not to shoot commercials for casinos in Manila, Philippines. For a while now we’ve heard rumblings about The Irishman, a Scorsese gangster film starring De Niro as real-life mob hitman Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran. Sheeran murdered 25 people and claimed to have had a hand in the famous disappearance of the union leader, Jimmy Hoffa, who went mysteriously missing in 1975. To portray the many years of Sheeran’s life in crime, Scorsese plans on digitally de-aging De Niro.
Below, learn more about the next Martin Scorsese and De Niro team up.
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Back in the fall, we learned that Sony Pictures was reaching back into literary history for a new live-action and computer generated hybrid film by adapting Beatrix Potter‘s classic character Peter Rabbit for his own movie. The film has late night sensation James Corden voicing the titular bunny, and now we have our first look at the updated version of the character in his photorealistic animated form.
Check out the Peter Rabbit first look photo after the jump. Read More »
Former SNL stars and frequent collaborators Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig may reunite for an original musical. They’re attached to develop an adaptation of Steve Young and Mike Murphy‘s book, Everything Is Coming Up Profits: The Golden Age Of Industrial Musicals, which is about the musicals corporations used to put together to inspire their workers. The producer behind La La Land and Grease Live!, Marc Platt, is producing the project.
Below, learn more about the potential Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig musical.
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It feels like it’s been too long since we’ve gotten a new project from Guillermo del Toro. That might be because Crimson Peak was a bit of a disappointment last year, and we’ll be waiting until sometime next year to see his next movie, The Shape of Water, which started filming just a few months ago. But in the meantime, we’ll have a little something to hold us over.
Guillermo del Toro has been working with Netflix on an animated series called Trollhunters, adapted from a book he wrote himself with Daniel Kraus. While it’s clearly geared towards kids, it has some stylish animation and fantasy action that should keep his adult fans entertained until his new movie arrives. You can see what we’re talking about in a new Trollhunters featurette with new footage and some insight from del Toro himself. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, December 14th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
The chief appeal of the Taken movies wasn’t the action (it was pretty good at best) and it certainly wasn’t any kind of nuanced storytelling. The reason Taken was a hit, the reason the first film is still a damn good movie eight years later, the reason they were able to squeeze two far inferior sequels out of a barebones premise, is Liam Neeson. When Bryan Mills (or as I like to call him, John Taken) monologues about his specific set of skills, Neeson does something that most action heroes cannot: he makes you believe that he is actually capable of the carnage he is about to wreak. Neeson’s weary, no-bullshit performance is the reason these movies every worked in the first place.
So when you watch the trailer for NBC’s new Taken television series, there should be one question bouncing around your brain: can Taken really be Taken without Liam Neeson?
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Posted on Wednesday, December 14th, 2016 by Jack Giroux
A sequel to Raging Bull was first discussed in 2006. Four and a half years go, shooting began under the title Raging Bull II, which didn’t sit well with MGM, the studio behind Martin Scorsese‘s classic film. Director Martin Guigui co-wrote the unofficial sequel’s script with Rustam Branaman based on the book “Raging Bull II,” by Chris Anderson, Sharon McGehee, and Jake LaMotta. MGM ultimately filed a lawsuit, and the title got changed to LaMotta’s nickname, The Bronx Bull. After all these years of waiting, the project is finally coming out.
Below, watch The Bronx Bull trailer.
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Hot off of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which opens later this week, Ben Mendelsohn is in talks to play another big screen villain: The actor who plays Commander Orson Krennic in Gareth Edwards’ Star Wars standalone movie, is in negotiations to play The Sheriff Of Nottingham in Lionsgate’s Robin Hood: Origins. Hit the jump to learn more about the Ben Mendelsohn Robin Hood casting.
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Posted on Tuesday, December 13th, 2016 by Angie Han
Having spent the past five years playing Marvel’s nicest superhero, Chris Evans about to get in touch with his dark side. Zombieland‘s Ruben Fleischer has just been set to direct Evans in Jekyll, based on the 2007 BBC One miniseries about a modern-day descendant of Robert Louis Stevenson‘s classic split-personality character. Read More »