Posted on Tuesday, March 24th, 2015 by Angie Han
If you were following our dispatches from Sundance this year, you might already know to be excited for Slow West. Directed by John Maclean, the Western stars Kodi Smit-McPhee as a young man who journeys from Scotland to the American West to find his lost love (Caren Pisorious). Along the way he’s joined by Silas (Michael Fassbender), a mysterious gunslinger who guides and protects him.
As much as we love grim, gritty Westerns, part of what makes Slow West so intriguing is that it looks like so much more than that. It’s dark and violent, sure, but it’s also laced through with black humor, Biblical allegory, and even a slight a fairy tale feel. Watch the Slow West trailer after the jump. Read More »
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Posted on Tuesday, March 24th, 2015 by Angie Han
Another year, another new director for Narco Sub. As of now Brian Kirk (Game of Thrones) is set to helm the long-gestating action thriller, which started out as a Tony Scott project back in the day.
And now that a director is in place, the film is also closing in on a star. Liam Neeson is the likely lead, though he’s not a sure thing just yet. More on the Narco Sub Brian Kirk hire after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Monday, March 23rd, 2015 by Angie Han
Following the halftime shenanigans of Left Shark and the over-the-top silliness of Syfy’s Sharknado series, Louis Leterrier will try to make sharks scary again with In the Deep. The Black List script by Tony Jaswinski centers on a lone surfer facing a shark attack. Get all the details on the Louis Leterrier In the Deep project after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, March 19th, 2015 by Angie Han
Jason Statham may be done with the Transporter series, but as they say in showbiz, the extremely lucrative action franchise must go on. So EuropaCorp is pressing onward with The Transporter Refueled, starring what they hope will be the next Jason Statham. His name is Ed Skrein, and you might remember him as Daario 1.0 from Game of Thrones. Check out The Transporter Refueled trailer after the jump.
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In He Never Died, Henry Rollins plays a recluse who almost never interacts with anyone, and rarely even leaves his apartment. He’s also basically immortal. Oh, and a cannibal. With a determined, deadpan performance, Rollins takes the lead for the first time in his occasional acting career, and this first He Never Died clip makes the outcome look like it might be strange and potentially good. Read More »
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Here’s a movie that is a great choice for a remake. Blue Thunder was a 1983 action/thriller featuring Roy Scheider as the pilot of a state of the art helicopter being used as an experimental addition to the LAPD’s arsenal with the idea of controlling crowds during the 1984 Olympics. It has hung around as an object of fascination for helicopter enthusiasts, but doesn’t have a huge mainstream profile now.
The original is only an OK movie, but it has concepts that are terrific and as timely as ever, especially with respect to the militarization of civilian police forces, and the interaction between law enforcement and technology. Now there’s a Blue Thunder remake in the works, and it will immediately distinguish itself from the original by focusing on a drone, rather than a ‘copter with a human pilot. Read More »
Posted on Monday, March 16th, 2015 by Angie Han
The subject of A.I. (and/or the singularity) is one ripe for cinematic exploration, and explore it we have — in Her, in Transcendence, in Chappie, in the upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron and Terminator: Genisys. But as that list shows, the actual quality of those films has been all over the map.
Happily, Alex Garland‘s Ex Machina seems to fall on the higher end of the spectrum. After years of writing haunting sci-fi scripts for other people, Garland finally makes his directorial debut with this simple story about two men (Oscar Isaac and Domhnall Gleeson) and a beautiful but slippery A.I. (Alicia Vikander). Get the Ex Machina early buzz from SXSW after the jump. Read More »
Jake McDorman co-starred with Bradley Cooper in American Sniper, and now he’s taking over one of Cooper’s roles for television. The Limitless TV series, produced by Cooper based on the film in which he starred in 2011, will star McDormand as a man whose mental abilities are greatly expended via an experimental drug. The rest of the info we have on the Jake McDorman Limitless casting is after the fold. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, March 12th, 2015 by Angie Han
Liam Neeson‘s gun-toting, bone-crunching days are numbered. The 62-year-old actor estimates he has “maybe two more years” of action movies in him, after spending most of the past several years starring in Taken, movies that look exactly like Taken, and movies that otherwise build off of the badass persona he established in Taken.
Read the Liam Neeson action movie retirement comments after the jump. Read More »