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When the director of the first two Star Trek films went to another Star-oriented franchise, the world waited to hear who would direct the third new Star Trek film. Dozens of names were floated for Star Trek 3 and then Roberto Orci, a co-producer and writer on the first two films in the series, stepped into the seat. This was a controversial decision. Orci had never directed a film; fans were worried. Fast-forward a few months and Orci is out. He’s still involved as a producer, but he won’t be directing. The search is on once again on for another director.

As Paramount and Bad Robot frantically try and find someone to hit a planned Summer 2016 release date, we figured we’d help. We came up with 15 names who should, could, and actually might direct Star Trek 3. That means anyone who has an obvious film in the pike is out. Anyone who had passed is out and huge Hail Marys like Spielberg, Nolan or Scorsese are out. What’s left is a half wish-list, half possible list of 15 names. Read our Star Trek 3 director ideas below. Read More »

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Stretch red-band trailer

Often the release of a red-band trailer means that we’re going to see way too much from a film that is still weeks from release. But in the case of this Stretch red-band trailer, it shows off stuff from a movie you can watch right now. Universal may have decided that Joe Carnahan‘s late-night whackadoo adventure wasn’t a theatrical bet on which it wanted to gamble, but the movie is on digital outlets and VOD right now. So you can see Patrick Wilson as a limo driver, Chris Pine as a rich kook, Ed Helms as, well, a ghost, I guess, and a whole bunch of other people too.

This trailer embraces being adults-only; it’s got violence, cursing, nudity, and a lot of weird stuff. It isn’t safe for work, but it might just be as crazy as the film. Read More »

VOTD: How Hollywood Sex Scenes Are Filmed

Hollywood sex scene

Sex scenes can feel incredibly hot and intimate for those of us watching in the audience, but for the people actually shooting them it’s a different story. The latest behind-the-scenes clip from Joe Carnahan‘s Stretch really drives that point home, showing us what it’s really like for Patrick Wilson and Brooklyn Decker to pretend to screw one another for our enjoyment.

While we’ve seen plenty of clips showing us what action scenes look like before the effects wizards come in to erase the wires and draw in the explosions, this is a rare look at the making of a Hollywood sex scene. Hit the jump to check out the NSFW (for language, not nudity) footage.

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Stretch trailer

The story of Stretch, a colorful thriller from director Joe Carnahan (The Grey) has turned into quite a saga. Carnahan shot the $5m film last year, with Patrick Wilson as a limo driver who is in serious financial trouble, and appearances from James Badge Dale, Chris Pine, Ed Helms, Jessica Alba, and Norman Reedus. Universal scotched its original release plan for the film, but has now formally set an October 7 digital release date, and a VOD debut to follow. With those dates comes a great Stretch trailer, which you can see below.

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‘Stretch’ Clip: The Hoff Hassles Patrick Wilson

Stretch clip Hasselhoff

There’s still no word on when Stretch might make its way to theaters or VOD, but in the meantime director Joe Carnahan has been doling out delightful tidbits for us to enjoy. The more he reveals, the stranger this film looks, and we definitely mean that as a compliment.

The latest Stretch scene may just take the cake, though. It involves an epic profanity-laced rant from David Hasselhoff, who is apparently none too pleased with Patrick Wilson‘s lack of respect. Hit the jump to watch the new Stretch clip featuring David Hasselhoff, plus a few more scenes.

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Stretch first look

Joe Carnahan shot a film called Stretch last year, with Chris Pine, Jessica Alba, Patrick Wilson, and Brooklyn Decker in the cast. Originally set to be released by Universal, it’s not your average studio movie — for instance, that’s Chris Pine in the film, above. Pine’s character is a billionaire who has a shady deal in mind, and recruits the main character of the movie, a chauffeur played by Patrick Wilson, to drive him around as he gets things in motion.

Carnahan himself has said it’s a weird movie, and it has gone through a bit of a weird phase. Originally set for release this past March, the Jason Blum-produced Stretch has been in a sort of limbo as it finds a new release plan. Now Carnahan is releasing the first pictures (and a very small bit of video) from the film, and you can see just how wild it might be. Read More »

Joe Carnahan Directing ‘Five Against a Bullet’

Joe Carnahan Five Against a Bullet

Joe Carnahan (The Grey) has just been added to the team making an ensemble action film called Five Against a Bullet. The last time we heard about the film was back in 2012, when Bruce Willis was attached to star in the film written by Alex Litvak. The script is about “a Mexican politician who, after his father is killed by a drug cartel, hires the five best bodyguards from around the world to protect him through a contentious election.” Back when Willis came on, no director was set, and that iteration of the film floundered. But now producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura (Transformers, Red, Salt) says that Carnahan will direct the movie. Read More »

Carnahan The Grey

Part one of our Joe Carnahan interview, discussing Stretch and Death Wish, is here. Part two, talking about Nemesis and working in Hollywood, is here.

Here’s the third and final part of our massive conversation with director Joe Carnahan. After wading through some of his more pressing projects and objections to the Hollywood machine, the talk turned to future opportunities. We discussed the fact Paramount is doing a Narc TV show. We talked about whether or not he’s interested in helping with Drew Goddard‘s Daredevil TV show, having been a part of the potential film. Carnahan also discussed Frank Grillo‘s current explosion as an actor, some future plans the two have, and he talked about potentially directing a Star Wars movie. Read the finale of our Joe Carnahan interview below. Read More »

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