Awards season is heating up, and today we get a better glimpse at what is sure to be one of the key contenders.
Fences is an adaptation of August Wilson‘s play of the same name with Denzel Washington directing, not to mention reprising the role that won him a Tony Award back in 2010 for his performance on Broadway. His stage co-star Viola Davis is also joining him, and if the new Fences trailer is any indicator, the two have clearly delivered Oscar caliber performances that will likely land them nominations when the time comes next year.
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Posted on Thursday, November 3rd, 2016 by Angie Han
Sony is reorganizing its release calendar, and that means a few big titles are getting shifted around. First off, The Dark Tower has been postponed from February 2017 to summer 2017, as we reported earlier today… and it’s taking over Jumanji‘s slot, which means Jumanji is now getting pushed to Christmas 2017.
Meanwhile, Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver has gone from being a spring movie to being a summer movie, and The Equalizer 2 — the first sequel of Denzel Washington’s entire career — is getting delayed one year to fall 2018. Get full details on the Jumanji release date and more below. Read More »
We’re almost in the thick of awards season now that it’s officially fall, and that means we’ll start seeing more trailers for the films hoping for Oscar glory early next year. Paramount Pictures has just thrown one of their entries into the ring with the first trailer for Fences, an adaptation of August Wilson‘s Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winning play of the same name.
Denzel Washington directs and stars in the film adaptation of the play, and he’s also brought his fellow stage star Viola Davis to reprise her role in the film. It’s an intense, powerful teaser trailer that already proves Washington and Davis turn in performances that will likely earn them acting nominations on the awards circuit.
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Posted on Thursday, September 22nd, 2016 by Jack Giroux
Denzel Washington is starring in the first sequel of his career with The Equalizer 2. Washington was doing just great without a franchise, but he found a potentially good one in Sony’s remake of the 1980s CBS television show. Months before The Equalizer came out, the studio got the ball rolling on a follow-up film, tapping the original film’s screenwriter Richard Wenk to pen the sequel. Initially, it wasn’t known if director Antoine Fuqua (The Magnificent Seven) would come back to the director’s chair, but Fuqua is indeed returning for The Equalizer 2.
Below, learn more about The Equalizer 2 director.
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Denzel Washington is not only reprising the role of Troy Maxson from August Wilson‘s hit stage production of Fences, but he’s also directing the adaptation. Washington starred in the play on Broadway back in 2010, and with his feature film, he’s directing a script written by Wilson himself. Also returning to their roles from the 2010 production are Viola Davis, Mykelti Williamson, Stephen McKinley, Henderson, and Russell Hornsby, and we have a first look at the Fences movie.
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Assembling a cast that doesn’t pale in comparison to the original The Magnificent Seven‘s ensemble must not have been easy. We’re still waiting to see how Antoine Fuqua‘s remake of John Sturges‘ western compares to the original, but The Equalizer director certainly put together a cast that inspires promise. Whether they match the charm of the original cast doesn’t really matter, because even if they come halfway to capturing the magic the original cast had, then we’re in for a treat.
Below, watch The Magnificent Seven character vignettes.
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Has anyone else been anxiously awaiting the news of Dan Gilroy‘s sophomore effort as a filmmaker? The screenwriter, who wrote Two for the Money and worked on the script for Tarsem’s The Fall, made his directorial debut with Nightcrawler, a darkly funny thriller that feels made by an old pro behind the camera. After the critical and financial success of his first feature, there was no immediate news about a follow-up project, but he may next direct Inner City, a drama possibly starring Denzel Washington.
Below, learn more about the potential Dan Gilroy Denzel Washington project.
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Even though the blockbuster summer will be over in just a few weeks, that doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty of excitement yet to come this fall. In fact, the arrival of the forthcoming remake of The Magnificent Seven looks just as good if not better than some of the best releases this summer has seen.
Denzel Washington rounds up Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D’Onofrio, Byung-Hun Lee, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, and Martin Sensmeier to help save a small town from a ruthless industrialist. In the new Magnificent Seven trailer, the whole crew gets a roll call with plenty of new footage to be glimpsed from the western action remake. Plus, there’s also an international trailer with a completely different cut that you can check out as well. Read More »
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Before composer James Horner tragically passed away last summer, he was working on a gift for filmmaker Antoine Fuqua. Last year, Fuqua and Horner collaborated on the boxing drama, Southpaw, and the two had discussed reuniting for the upcoming remake of The Magnificent Seven. Without seeing any footage — or really discussing the potential score with Fuqua, either — Horner went ahead and starting composing music for the film, much to Fuqua’s surprise. The composer’s generosity didn’t stop there, either, as he paid to put the score together himself and, according to Fuqua, he was the one that convinced him he had to make The Magnificent Seven.
Below, learn more about James Horner’s The Magnificent Seven score and how he encouraged The Equalizer director to move forward with the remake.
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Posted on Wednesday, April 20th, 2016 by Angie Han
Yesterday brought us our first look at Antoine Fuqua‘s The Magnificent Seven in the form of some photos, and today the very first trailer has ridden into town. Denzel Washington leads the Western as Sam Chisholm, a gunslinger hired to protect a small town from a ruthless industrialist (Peter Sarsgaard). He rounds up a group of six other outlaws, played by Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D’Onofrio, Byung-Hun Lee, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, and Martin Sensmeier.
The Magnificent Seven is, of course, a remake of John Sturges’ 1960 classic, which was itself a remake of Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai. So how do the likes of Washington, Pratt, and Hawke stack up against the original all-star cast that included Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, and Charles Bronson? Watch the Magnificent Seven trailer after the jump.
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