The man who directed the two Mesrine movies is recruiting Mel Gibson for a new thriller. Jean-Francois Richet has Gibson in talks to star as an ex-con and former Hells Angel in Blood Father, described as “a Taken-style action thriller.” Peter Craig wrote the script based on his own novel. (Craig also scripted The Town, and has worked on drafts of Top Gun 2 and Bad Boys 3.) Read More »
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In the past twenty years, Robert Downey Jr. and Mel Gibson have all but switched places. Back then Gibson was one of the biggest stars in the world and Downey Jr. was known for being a partying troublemaker. Fast forward to now, and thanks to Marvel, Downey is one of the biggest box office stars on the planet while Gibson is persona non grata thanks to his anti-Semitic rants and other bouts of anger. The two actors both know the highs and lows of fame, and it seems the currently popular one is hoping to help a brother out.
Radar Online is reporting Downey wants to share his superhero success with his friend and is pushing for Gibson, as well as Jodie Foster, to appear in the upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron or Avengers 3.
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The Expendables 3 just shot this summer, but here’s the first teaser trailer ahead of the film’s release at the end of summer 2014. This installment in the action series full of old guys brings Harrison Ford into the fold, and also features a mix of other returning faces and new recruits.
Sylvester Stallone leads the pack, with Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Kelsey Grammar, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Wesley Snipes, Terry Crews, Randy Couture, Ronda Rousey, Antonio Banderas, Mel Gibson, and Kellan Lutz are picking up guns and/or grimacing. Check out the teaser below. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, December 5th, 2013 by Angie Han
Everyone’s feeling a little chatty in this quote-heavy edition of Sequel Bits. After the jump:
- Evan Daugherty talks G.I. Joe 3 and Snow White and the Huntsman 2
- Julianne Moore‘s The Hunger Games: Mockingjay role has been beefed up
- The Mortal Instruments author teases some City of Ashes spoilers
- Simon Pegg says Star Trek 3 is looking to shoot in the UK, possibly
- Bad Santa 2 will shoot next year, according to Billy Bob Thornton
- Is Steve Aoki working on the Transformers: Age of Extinction soundtrack?
- 2016: Obama’s America filmmaker revisits his predictions in an update
- Keanu Reeves says Bill & Ted 3‘s heavy CG costs are holding it back
- George Miller confirms Mel Gibson won’t appear in Mad Max: Fury Road
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Posted on Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013 by Angie Han
3D trailers are great if you’re watching them in a 3D movie theater with your 3D glasses on, but so-called 3D trailers on the Internet usually aren’t anything special. Since the effects don’t work on our computers, most “3D trailers” just turn out to be 2D trailers with action-packed scenes that we can sorta-kinda picture looking exciting in 3D.
But leave it to Robert Rodriguez‘s gleefully over-the-top Machete Kills to go over-the-top with its 3D Internet trailer. No, not even the world’s toughest ex-Federale can make your laptop suddenly support 3D technology. But he can offer a video with explosions so big, they can’t be contained by your average video player. See what we mean after the jump.
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Posted on Tuesday, September 24th, 2013 by Angie Han
Just can’t wait for the October release of Machete Kills? Check out 10 minutes of B-roll footage right here. Also after the jump:
- Uwe Boll plans to make Postal 2 really offensive
- Eli Roth has an update on the Green Inferno sequel
- Take a peek at a clip from I Spit on Your Grave 2
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In Machete Kills, director Robert Rodriguez once again celebrates guns, babes, and manly men. This sequel to Machete finds many ways to combine those three factors, offering a new permutation every few minutes. The action is dumb and goofy and very self aware, and Machete Kills is occasionally kind of a blast. The cast is game for anything, and few actors stick around long enough to wear out their welcome.
If only the same could be said for the film, which is long, soggy, and distracted by it’s own excess. Machete Kills is a two-hour Robot Chicken special that features humans instead of action figures, and its schtick wears thin well before everyone runs out of energy. Read More »
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At this point you probably know what the Robert Rodriguez film Machete Kills is all about, so a new red-band trailer is just a mid-week distraction. But if you’re looking for the sort of distraction that involves wild violence, exploitative action, and a knife fight with Mel Gibson, this is going to be perfect.
This sequel to Machete is a cavalcade of stars, or at least of personality. Danny Trejo returns as ex-Federale Machete, and Gibson is a bad-guy arms dealer, Charlie Sheen (aka Carlos Estevez) is the President of the United States, and Amber Heard, Michelle Rodriguez, Sofía Vergara, Lady Gaga, and Cuba Gooding Jr. all show up. That’s not even the whole of the cast.
Machete Kills opens in October, but it premieres this Thursday as the opening night selection of Fantastic Fest. We’ll have a report after that premiere. Read More »