Posted on Wednesday, July 29th, 2015 by Fred Topel
Today at the Television Critics Association summer press tour, Brett Ratner was on a panel for the National Geographic series Breakthrough. Ratner directed an episode of the series, focused on the human brain. After the panel, a few journalists approached Ratner for follow-ups and I asked him about the status of the Rush Hour franchise. Read More »
Please Recommend /Film on Facebook
Will Billy Bob Thornton‘s great role on the first season of Fargo turn out to be the place where we eventually point back to a career upswing for him? The writer/director/actor has previously complained about feeling like the films he wants to make don’t have a place in the current cinema landscape, but he’s finding a new place on TV. Following his great work on Fargo, Thornton has been cast as the lead in The Trial, the new Amazon series from creator David E. Kelley (The Practice, Ally McBeal, Picket Fences). Read More »
We’ve already been told that the new Spider-Man suit will “blow people away,” and now there’s a chance that a first glimpse at the new suit may have been revealed in a rather mysterious way.
A new Twitter account has just been brought to our attention that is purporting to belong to Anthony and Joe Russo, the directors of Captain America: The Winter Soldier and the next Marvel Studios production Captain America: Civil War, which is currently in production. And they’ve been posting some pretty perplexing photos, one of which that just might just offer a new Spider-Man first look.
Find out more about this mysterious Twitter account after the jump! Read More »
Hey, did you hear the one about the ugly sex addict who can’t get laid? Of course you didn’t. We’ve got plenty of films and stories about sex addicts, with star-quality guys in the lead roles. (See: Sam Rockwell in Choke; Michael Fassbender in Shame; David Duchovny in Californication.) Now, in Zipper, Patrick Wilson plays a politician who can’t quit his escort habit, even when it threatens to derail his family and career.
Wilson’s co-stars include Lena Headey, Richard Dreyfuss, and Ray Winstone, and that trio may be enough to demand a viewing. Check out the Zipper trailer below. Read More »
Guillermo del Toro will have his latest film, Crimson Peak, in theaters in October, and immediately afterward he’s going to work on Pacific Rim 2. The sequel will shoot in Toronto in November, according to a new report, and that same report also puts forward a title for the film that may be a code name, or could actually be a great Pacific Rim 2 subtitle. Read More »
Cool Posts From Around the Web:
It’s been a while since UbiSoft announced a set of films that includes Assassin’s Creed and Splinter Cell, with top-notch talent attached to each project to produce and star. But we haven’t seen anything actually go in front of cameras yet, even if Assassin’s Creed seems to be getting close, as it adds actors to its roster.
For Splinter Cell, meanwhile, which has Tom Hardy attached to star, it’s time for a new script draft. Actor/writer Frank John Hughes will work on the new draft. Read More »
“All this good versus evil shit is played out,” said Suicide Squad director David Ayer on stage in Hall H at Comic Con. “It’s time for bad versus evil.”
The writer/director’s introduction of Suicide Squad came with a quick appearance from the cast — Adam Beach as Slipknot, Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, Cara Delevingne as Enchantress, Karen Fukuhara as Katana, Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flagg, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Will Smith as Deadshot, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Killer Croc, and Jay Hernandez as El Diablo. — and a few big proclamations from Ayer and star Will Smith.
But the meat of the panel was the first Suicide Squad trailer. We don’t have the trailer online yet, but we’ve described the footage as best as possible based on that single viewing. Read the Suicide Squad footage details below. Read More »
MTV is moving from the contemporary horror/comedy re-dos of Teen Wolf and Scream to realms of fantasy.
The channel has bankrolled The Shannara Chronicles, based on Terry Brooks‘ long-running series of fantasy novels. The first season is based on the second book, The Elfstones of Shannara, from when Brooks was still borrowing even more heavily from Tolkien than most fantasy writers of the ’70s and ’80s did.
Now we’ve got the first Shannara Chronicles photo, featuring the three actors who play some of the series’ lead characters. Read More »
Dark Horse Comics and Universal Cable Productions (Mr. Robot, The Magicians) have made a deal to turn a bunch of Dark Horse titles into TV shows. One of the first developments is based on one of the very first Dark Horse Comics. That title is Concrete, created, written and drawn by Paul Chadwick, which tells a story that is basically “what if The Thing lived a non-superhero life?”
Other series in the lineup include Harrow County, Back Up, and The Umbrella Academy, the Gerard Way comic that was previously in development as a feature at Universal. Read More »