Here you go internet: you made this happen.
Whether this was a long-planned strategy, truly a response to online chatter, or just a great way to promote Michael Bay‘s own new movie Pain and Gain, Mark Wahlberg is the new Shia LaBeouf. Which is to say that he’s now the star of Transformers 4. (Pain and Gain also stars Wahlberg, along with The Rock.)
A press release has the details, which have been condensed below.
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You may recall recently that Mark Wahlberg was rumored for a big role in Michael Bay‘s Transformers 4. While Bay quickly killed the rumor, saying that he and Wahlberg were developing a different film together after working in tandem on Bay’s Pain and Gain, now there’s life to the story once again. And the new energy comes directly from Bay, who says that “internet chatter” gave him some ideas about putting Wahlberg in the fourth giant robot movie. Read More »
Fred Cavaye‘s 2010 French action film Point Blank (not to be confused with the 1967 film starring Lee Marvin) features a male nurse forced to break a murderer out of prison to save his pregnant, kidnapped wife. If that sounds like a taut, interesting premise to you, maybe you should be a film producer. Not only is the idea being remade in Korea, now Mark Wahlberg‘s Leverage is teaming with Working Title to remake it in English too. Read more after the jump, including where to watch the original. Read More »
Michael Bay and Mark Wahlberg just finished working together on Pain and Gain, Bay’s “little movie” based on a true story about psychotic gym rats in Miami who get into kidnapping and murder.
And now there’s a chance that Bay will turn to Wahlberg for the fourth Transformers film. While that would seem to fully put to rest rumors that Transformers 4 would feature a female protagonist, (Wahlberg has had many high-profile female co-stars, but you’d think he’d play the protagonist in T4) but recent casting breakdowns suggest otherwise. So will we see Wahlberg in an important supporting role in the movie? Read More »
What does a high-wattage star cast and a high-concept thriller premise do for you? Broken City, from Allen Hughes (one half of the Hughes Brothers) features Mark Wahlberg as a disgraced/retired cop hired by the NYC mayor (Russell Crowe) to find the man sleeping with the mayor’s wife (Catherine Zeta-Jones). When Wahlberg is successful at this task, he is drawn into a dangerous situation in which the mayor holds evidence of his past against him.
This first trailer for the film makes Broken City look like a pretty standard thriller that works just to leverage our knowledge of the cast. That said, all three of the leads look like they’re fully committed, and Crowe is a natural for this sort of heavy-handed politician. Does the script (by Brian Tucker) go deeper into ideas about what was done to clean up New York City in the Giuliani years, or does it just sit on the surface for thrills? Probably the former, but we’ll see what happens in January. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, October 4th, 2012 by Angie Han
A fresh batch of posters for three films on our radar have just hit the web. The ones for Allen Hughes‘ Broken City and Robert Zemeckis‘ Flight both rely heavily on star power, which seems like a reasonable strategy when said stars include Russell Crowe, Mark Wahlberg, and Denzel Washington.
The pretty, snowy poster for David Chase‘s Not Fade Away, meanwhile, captures the heady feeling of youthful romance and rock n’ roll. Get a peek at all three after the jump.
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You’re about to get a glimpse into the process of three projects in radically different stages of development. First there’s Neuromancer, based on the 1984 cyberpunk novel from William Gibson, which is in the early stages of pre-production. Next there’s Disney’s Frozen, the company’s 2013 animated musical which is currently being animated. Finally there’s The Avengers, the year’s most successful movie, which hits the home market in September.
After the jump, you can see concept art from all three projects and read much more about them. Read More »
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Posted on Monday, July 30th, 2012 by Angie Han
It’s been quite some time since we got an update on Vincenzo Natali‘s adaptation of William Gibson‘s sci-fi novel Neuromancer, but if today’s news actually pans out it definitely seems worth the wait. Liam Neeson and Mark Wahlberg have reportedly just received offers for the lead roles, though it should be noted that nothing’s locked down at the moment. And even if and when it is, it’ll still be some time before we see the pair hacking into cyberspace, as the same story says the film is on track to hit theaters in 2014. More details after the jump.
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