Posted on Tuesday, February 19th, 2013 by Angie Han
Christian Bale is leaping from the rooftops of Gotham to the summit of Mount Everest. The actor is in early negotiations to board Baltasar Kormákur‘s Everest, about the ill-fated 1996 expedition to scale the notorious peak. Disaster struck the climbers in the form of a blizzard, killing eight people over two days and helping to make 1996 the deadliest year ever for Mount Everest. Hit the jump to keep reading.
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The future! We love movies about the future, in part because they give creators the chance to really play with convention and visual design. So we’ve got set pics from four films set in the near to distant future, thanks to the wave of sci-fi films that is hitting theaters and producers’ offices in the wake of successful superhero pictures.
After the break:
- Check out the rather colorful street set of Terry Gilliam’s The Zero Theorem,
- RoboCop engages in a little offensive driving,
- Gaze in wonder at Tom Cruise in fairly mundane military dress for All You Need is Kill,
- Finally, see Jennifer Lawrence and other Hunger Games combatants in their new battle gear.
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Posted on Friday, November 9th, 2012 by Angie Han
Tom Cruise has worked in just about every genre you could think of over the course of his three-decade career, but lately he seems to be on something of a sci-fi kick. He recently attached himself to Our Name is Adam, and has Joseph Kosinski’s Oblivion and Doug Liman‘s All You Need is Kill both due out next year. Perhaps the first image from the latter explains why he’s so interested in aliens and apocalypses as of late. After all, when else does a guy get to don a giant robotic exoskeleton? Hit the jump to take a look.
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Looks like Warner Bros. is really going to keep the title All You Need is Kill for the Doug Liman-directed sci-fi thriller starring Tom Cruise as a soldier who is killed during his first few minutes of battle, but finds himself reliving his last day over and over again. The common description for the film has been Groundhog Day meets Starship Troopers, and though the script went through some rewrites to accommodate Cruise, that core idea remains the same. Sounds like Cruise starts off as an inexperienced officer (think Lt. Gorman, from Aliens) but becomes a hardened battle vet thanks to his looped final day.
Warner Bros. has now set a March 14, 2013 release date for the film, and we’ve got an updated synopsis and cast list below. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, September 25th, 2012 by Angie Han
If you’re going to make a movie about a guy who attempted one of the most difficult feats known to man not once, not twice, but three separate times, you’re going to need an actor who actually looks up to the challenge. On that front, it’s tough to think of many better picks than Tom Hardy. The Dark Knight Rises star has entered early talks for Doug Liman‘s Everest, an adaptation of Jeffrey Archer‘s fact-based novel Paths of Glory. More details after the jump.
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Posted on Friday, September 7th, 2012 by Angie Han
The Bourne Identity director Doug Liman is heading back into the thrilling world of espionage with another literary adaptation. Sony Pictures has just picked up the movie rights to The Tourist, first in a series of books by Olen Steinhauer, and has attached Liman to direct. And no, it doesn’t have anything to do with the Angelina Jolie / Johnny Depp “comedy” that proved once and for all that we shouldn’t take Golden Globe nominations seriously. More after the jump.
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Some books never die in Hollywood. One of those is Time and Again, a time-travel adventure love story publishes as an illustrated novel from author Jack Finney. (Who also wrote The Body Snatchers, upon which several Invasion of the Body Snatchers films were based.) The book follows a New York illustrator who, through a government program, is sent from his present back to 1882 NYC, where he finds a new life and love. Eventually, he has to choose between his old life and the new.
The novel has been in development for many years, with Robert Redford initially kicking off the project at Universal almost twenty years ago. There was a point where it almost went to TV, and many directors, writers and producers have flirted with it in the past couple decades.
Now Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity, Fair Game, All You Need is Kill) is set to direct. Read More »
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A script that finds serious studio favor can push a project from long-simmering development into full boil, and that seems to have happened with Sony and The Equalizer. Based on the TV series in which Edward Woodward played a former covert ops expert who donates his services to people in trouble, the film will star Denzel Washington as a new version of the title character.
Richard Wenk recently turned in a new script draft, and Sony likes it enough to push for an April 2013 start date, with a shoot likely to take place in Boston. Some details about the new Equalizer are after the break. Read More »