The last time Brad Pitt visited World War II, he was scalping Nazis. Now he’s going to drive over them. Pitt, the star of Inglourious Basterds, has signed to headline Fury, the latest film from End of Watch director David Ayer. The film tells a fictional tale of a five-man tank crew who go into battle with the German army in 1945.
“I want to bring a fresh execution to the genre,” Ayer said in February when QED Entertainment purchased his script. “What these men went through is worthy of a complex, honest, hard portrayal. This will have incredible, visceral action and complex, rich characters. I plan to bring tank combat to life in a way that lands with a modern audience.” Read More »
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With the arrival of December, awards season is in full swing, and usually that just means limited releases of some big new films, to establish them as Oscar contenders. And so a film like Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty will open in New York and LA on December 21, but won’t go wide until January 11.
But we also see the occasional re-release, meant to remind Academy voters that films are worth considering for awards. And so December 7 sees two films re-opening, the better to angle for Oscar. Open Road is doing a nationwide re-release of David Ayer‘s End of Watch, starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña as LA cops. And as the following tweet shows, Joe Carnahan‘s The Grey is getting a two-week run at two LA-area theaters:
Granted, Carnahan’s film, starring Liam Neeson as one of a team of roughnecks stranded in the Alaskan wilderness, has been on DVD for months; you can even stream it on Netflix right now. But it’s a solid film, and I’m happy to see it get a small shot at awards recognition.
Arnold Schwarzenegger seems to be everywhere lately. We just saw him in The Expendables 2, and we’ve seen the trailer for The Last Stand, and an image of the actor alongside Sylvester Stallone in The Tomb. Oh, and then there was that little The Legend of Conan news break earlier today.
And now we’ve got the first pic of Arnie in yet another new film: Ten, once called Breacher, from David Ayer (End of Watch). Schwarzenegger appears alongside Sam Worthington, Terrence Howard, and Malin Akerman, playing part of an elite drug-busting DEA task force. It’s the most overtly military look for Schwarzenegger in some time; he looks like a pretty serious hardass here. Check out a full pic below. Read More »
Training Day writer and Street Kings writer/director David Ayer seems to have put together a solid street-level LA cop movie in End of Watch, which features Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña as close-knit LAPD partners who come up against a vicious drug cartel after a routine traffic stop. A new trailer for the film plays up some of the important character background of the two cops, crucially grounding them as recognizably real people, before things go all to hell.
Anna Kendrick, Frank Grillo, and America Ferrara also appear; see them in the new trailer, below. Read More »
A few months ago, End of Watch wasn’t on anyone’s radar. One trailer here, a Comic-Con panel there and now the LAPD action drama starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Pena and directed by David Ayer has a ton of positive buzz rolling with it. This latest red band trailer is sure to continue that train as it features brutal language, disturbing violence and a level of intensity rarely enjoyed by films in this genre. Check it out after the jump. Read More »
Avatar star Sam Worthington has had two films in theaters this year, Wrath of the Titans and Man on a Ledge, but it feels like he’s been relatively low-profile, especially after the dual push of Terminator: Salvation and James Cameron’s mega-hit.
He does have a couple projects in the pipeline, however, including the Avatar sequels. The latest one would put him on screen with the original Terminator, Arnold Schwarzenegger, in a film called Ten directed by Training Day writer and End of Watch wrter/director David Ayer. Read More »
Last week we saw a trailer for End of Watch, the film Training Day writer David Ayer wrote and directed with Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Pena, Anna Kendrick and America Ferrera starring. Now we’ve got word that Ayer’s next film will be Ten, a ‘cops and drugs’ thriller written by Skip Woods (The A-Team, A Good Day to Die Hard). To star, Ayer has lined up Arnold Schwarzenegger, who in the post-political phase of his career has been energetically making one deal after another to make new films. Read More »
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Posted on Thursday, May 3rd, 2012 by Angie Han
As the writer behind Training Day and the helmer of Street Kings and Harsh Times, David Ayer‘s clearly got a deep and abiding interest in the LAPD. So it’s no surprise that his latest directorial effort, End of Watch, centers around that same theme.
Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña star as a pair of young officers assigned to some of Los Angeles’ roughest neighborhoods. Though the guys are used to being targeted — as one of them says, “We’re cops, everyone wants to kill us” — when they stumble upon a dangerous discovery, they find themselves in the crosshairs of a drug cartel. Watch the trailer after the jump.
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