He Never Died clip

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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Blue Thunder remake

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 »

Ex Machina

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 Limitless

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 »

Liam Neeson

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 »

Joe Carnahan Joins DreamWorks’ ‘Motorcade’

Joe Carnahan directing The Grey

Following the straight-to-video Stretch and a string of TV episodes, Joe Carnahan is returning to studio features with DreamWorks’ Motorcade. While the project is new to Carnahan, it’s not new to the studio — it’s been brewing for over a decade there. Get all the details on the Joe Carnahan Motorcade movie after the jump.  Read More »

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  • Michael B. Jordan gets into fighting shape for Creed
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‘Three Days of the Condor’ to Be Remade for TV

Three Days of the Condor remake

When someone mentions “paranoid ’70s thrillers” as an inspirational set of films, one of the movies they’re talking about is Three Days of the Condor. (Anthony and Joe Russo, for example, namechecked it often in the runup to Captain America: The Winter Soldier.)

Sydney Pollack’s original film featured Robert Redford as a low-level CIA analyst whose entire office cohort is murdered while he’s out at lunch; he spends the rest of the film eluding his own death while trying to figure out what’s going on. And now David Ellison’s Skydance Productions, which backs the Mission: Impossible and new Star Trek films, is developing a Three Days of the Condor remake for TV.

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Murder on the Orient Express remake

Over a year has passed since we last heard about the 20th Century Fox remake of Murder on the Orient Express. At that time several big name producers were attached – including Ridley Scott and Simon Kinberg – but no one else. So it took a while, but now there’s a writer too. It’s Michael Green, the TV vet who wrote the 2011 Green Lantern and co-wrote the upcoming Blade Runner sequel. He’ll be tasked with putting a new spin on the 1934 novel by Agatha Christie which has been adapted numerous times, most notable in 1974 by Sidney Lumet. Read more about the Murder on the Orient Express remake below. Read More »