Though Fast and Furious fans are excited to be getting a new film soon, many took a moment of silence this week for Justin Lin‘s departure from the series. The director of the third, fourth, fifth and now sixth installments recently revealed that he wouldn’t return for Fast and Furious 7. Universal wants to rush it out next year, and he didn’t feel the schedule was creatively workable. This is the guy who took a franchise about racing cars a quarter mile at a time and turned it into a bona fide blockbuster action franchise. His touch will be missed.
That leaves Fast and Furious 7 in need of a director and Latino-Review is reporting three men are currently on the short list. They are Jeff Wadlow (Kick-Ass 2), Brad Furman (The Lincoln Lawyer) and Harald Zwart (The Karate Kid). Read More »
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The life of Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar is something that more than one filmmaker has attempted to capture in the past few years. But with respect to dramatic portrayals, none have succeeded. Oliver Stone and Joe Carnahan both tried to mount productions (Escobar and Killing Pablo, respectively) and both failed.
Now Brad Furman, who last made The Lincoln Lawyer, is nearly set to direct a version of Escobar’s story written by Matt Aldrich. Read More »
Fresh from the Governor’s office in California, Arnold Schwarzenegger jumped into the ‘y’know, for kids!’ silliness of The Governator animated series, and is already slated to return to The Terminator franchise. But his talk about wanting to find roles more appropriate to an aging action hero was evidently not just talk. Before he makes The Terminator, it looks like Arnie will star in a very Clint Eastwood-like film called Cry Macho. Read More »
I knew it wouldn’t be long before we saw Darren Aronofsky back at it again, even if it is only in a producer capacity. Just as the filmmaker had decided to take a break from unleashing upon the world another punishing portrayal of psychological strife and human misery — he’s directing The Wolverine, shooting this April — he’s now ensured that his name will be attached to at least one movie fitting that mold in the coming years.
That film is Intricate, a “dark story of a drug underworld”. The picture centers around a promising young athlete who gets caught up in the drug trade in ’90s New York. Directing the project is Brad Furman, who’s moved his way up from serving as an assistant to Julia Roberts on Erin Brockovich and The Mexican to recently helming the soon-to-be-released legal thriller The Lincoln Lawyer. Furman will be developing the project alongside Aronofsky and his partner Scott Franklin, both of whom will produce the film through their NY-based shingle Protozoa Pictures. Learn more after the break. Read More »
Lionsgate Films have released a second movie trailer for The Take director Brad Furman‘s big screen adaptation of author Michael Connelly‘s novel The Lincoln Lawyer. The film stars Matthew McConaughey as a lawyer who “conducts business from the back of his Lincoln town car while representing a high-profile client in Beverly Hills.” The movie co-stars Ryan Phillippe, Marisa Tomei, William H. Macy, Bryan Cranston, Josh Lucas, Trace Adkin and John Leguizamo.
Watch the movie trailer now embedded after the jump. Please leave your thoughts in the comments below.
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This morning, if someone said “You’re going to be reading movie news about two films with the word “Lincoln” in the title today,” you would have laughed in their face.
However, hot off the heels of the big news about Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln, we’ve now got your first look at footage from The Lincoln Lawyer. Not to be confused with those little blocks you played with as a kid, The Lincoln Lawyer is a murder mystery starring Matthew McConaughey, Ryan Phillippe, Marisa Tomei, William H. Macy, John Leguizamo, Michael Pena and Josh Lucas. Though Tommy Lee Jones was originally attached to direct, the job eventually went to Brad Furman, who directed 2007′s The Take.
Based on a novel by Michael Connelly, The Lincoln Lawyer looks like Primal Fear with a little more street as a lawyer who conducts business from the back of his Lincoln and gets wrapped up in a high profile case. Lionsgate will release The Lincoln Lawyer on March 18. Check it out the trailer the jump. Read More »
I didn’t have much doubt that a distributor would quickly move on Sylvain Chomet‘s The Illusionist. (Refer back to our previous articles detailing the film, which has origins in an unproduced screenplay by the great Jacques Tati and features a character very much designed after Tati.) In fact, I didn’t have much doubt that it would be anyone other than Sony Pictures Classics, which also released Chomet’s film The Triplets of Belleville. Hopefully SPC can find an audience for this picture; it looks simply beautiful. Check some previously posted footage below. [Variety]
After the break, a distro deal and some new casting for the promising film The Lincoln Lawyer, starring Matthew McConaughey and Marisa Tomei. Read More »
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American Psycho author Bret Easton Ellis has a couple of projects in the works. One is his co-writing deal with Gus Van Sant, where the pair will chronicle the lives and odd, tragic suicides of artist/filmmaker couple Theresa Duncan and Jeremy Blake.
The other project is another writing gig that we haven’t known much about. But many things become clear during the American Film Market, where indie pics are shopped for financing and distribution. The latest Ellis script is a revenge tale that takes place among a group of rich kids when they get involved with a working class kid in a beach resort town. The film is called Bait, and the main character seeks to use an unusual and possibly entertaining method of gaining his revenge: he wants to feed the rich kids to sharks. Read More »