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 »
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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 »
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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Since its release in 1983, Brian De Palma’s Scarface has evolved into much more than a movie. It has become a way of life. A mantra for the young who to aspire to any kind of American dream. A common, pop culture lightning rod for conversations about sex, violence and machismo. What many of the film’s fans don’t realize, though, is De Palma’s film is actually a remake of a 1932 film co-directed by Howard Hawkes. Both films follow a motivated immigrant on his way up in the world of drugs and organized crime and that through line is going to be the basis of yet another Scarface set in modern day. Originally announced in September, this new Scarface just gained a writer, David Ayer. He not only wrote Training Day but also directed Street Kings and Harsh Times. Read about his take on the material and more after the break. Read More »
Training Day and Harsh Times writer David Ayer is putting together his next film: a cop drama called End of Watch that he’ll write and direct. Jake Gyllenhaal is now in negotiations to star. Variety says the film is “a gritty drama that follows the friendship between longtime partners.” David Ayer is also tapped to write the remake of the Arnold Schwarzenegger action film Commando, but we haven’t heard much about the progress of that film in some time.
After the break, Olivia Thirlby joins the long-gestating memoir adaptation Another Night in Suck City and Dermot Mulroney and Mira Sorvino find Trade of Innocents. Read More »
Looks like MTV likes music videos once more — the company is finally producing them. MEAN Magazine founders have teamed with MTV to create a series of clips called Supervideo that will ” tap buzzworthy music, filmmakers and talent in a high voltage expression of art and music.” The first effort stars Anna Kendrick (Up in the Air, Scott Pilgrim vs the World) in a video for ‘Pow Pow’ by LCD Soundsystem. Check it out after the break. Read More »
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We’ve heard before that Fox wants to remake Commando, which was directed by Mark L. Lester in 1985 and famously starred Arnold Schwarzenegger as a retired elite soldier attempting to rescue his daughter (Alyssa Milano) from an exiled dictator (Dan Hedaya). It was rumored to be a project for Dwayne Johnson at one point, but we don’t know who might star now. We do know who will write and direct, however: Training Day screenwriter David Ayer. Read More »