Briefly: When Sylvester Stallone assembles an Expendables film, the biggest question isn’t really why the characters are going to be punching and shooting, but who will be doing the punching and shooting. Stallone and Jason Statham are givens at this point, and now we’ve got four more all-but-confirmed names for The Expendables 3.
Jackie Chan, Wesley Snipes, Nicolas Cage and Milla Jovovich, most of whom have been rumored as cast members for a while, are now in “advanced negotiations” to appear, according to the CEO of Lionsgate. Stallone recently said he was looking for a “young Sigourney Weaver” for the film, which could be Jovovich’s role. Patrick Hughes (Red Hill) will direct. [Deadline]
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Stay Classy…Atlanta? That’s where Anchorman: The Legend Continues is now shooting. Below, you can hear Steve Carell talking about it and even see some set photos of Will Ferrell and Christina Applegate. But that’s not all. After the jump, also read about the follow sequel bits:
- Wreck-It Ralph director Rich Moore spitballs a few ideas for a sequel.
- Vin Diesel posted a new photo from the upcoming Riddick.
- The logo for 300: Rise of an Empire has been revealed.
- Sony sets a release date for Resident Evil 6.
- Comedian Ben Schwartz jokes about doing ADR on Star Trek Into Darkness…
- …while composer Michael Giacchino tweets a photo of recording the score to J.J. Abrams’ film.
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Milla Jovovich is back in the fifth installment of the Resident Evil series, Resident Evil: Retribution, and the first trailer has just come online. Scheduled for 3D release on September 14, it seems Umbrella has embedded Alice with false memories of a perfect life in order to stop her from taking down the evil, monster making corporation. This, of course, results in a global scale sci-fi action rendered Paul W.S. Anderson-style, with lots of nods to the popular video game series. Check out the trailer and more after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, January 19th, 2012 by Angie Han
With a worldwide gross of $296 million, 2010’s Resident Evil: Afterlife was the best office performer yet of the video game-based Resident Evil film franchise. That made a fifth Resident Evil a no-brainer, so over the past year and change there’s been a steady stream of news, casting announcements, and set photos from the movie that would eventually be titled Resident Evil: Retribution.
Today we finally have the first real trailer for the Retribution, and it should be a treat for Resident Evil fans — once you get past the first 20+ seconds of Sony commercials, that is. Yep, Sony electronics ads actually make up over a third of the trailer. Watch it after the jump.
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You might have seen the trailers for Paul W.S. Anderson‘s version of The Three Musketeers, naturally shot in 3D, and been left wondering if the movie is really for you. The film is on screens today, and to aid you in making the crucial ticket-buying decision the first few minutes of the film have landed online. They’re not in 3D, but I think you’ll get the idea anyway. Read More »
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Posted on Monday, September 26th, 2011 by Angie Han
Real Steel 2, Resident Evil: Retribution, and Riddick are in completely different stages of development at this point, but they all have one thing in common: Everyone wants to return for them. (Well, that and the fact that they all start with the letter R.) After the jump, read about the following:
- Shawn Levy and Hugh Jackman are confirmed for Real Steel 2 — a week and a half before Real Steel 1 has even hit theaters.
- Michelle Rodriguez becomes the latest former Resident Evil star to board the upcoming fifth installment.
- Karl Urban agrees to reprise his role for the long-gestating Riddick.
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Posted on Monday, September 12th, 2011 by Angie Han
Chris Maybach has been enjoying excellent buzz for producing Sundance favorite Martha Marcy May Marlene, but don’t think he’s been resting on his laurels. Maybach has two more films in post-production — Sean Baker’s Starlet and Andrew Dosunmu’s Mother of George — and is in the process of casting yet another project, which he will direct himself.
The new drama, titled The Low Road, follows a young drifter who returns to his hometown and gets wrapped up in a conflict involving two old men on the verge of losing their farm. Maybach told Screen Daily that he has put out offers to Nick Nolte and Tom Waits for the parts of the two older men, though as The Playlist points out, the $1 million budget means that getting both actors may be a bit of a stretch. (Waits has done a song called ‘Lowside of the Road,’ though, so that’s one more reason to think of him for the role.) The film is scheduled to begin shooting in late 2011 or early 2012.
After the jump, Peter Bogdanovich signs on for a supernatural thriller with Super 8 star Joel Courtney, and Colin Salmon looks for Retributon.
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Posted on Monday, August 15th, 2011 by Angie Han
A new international trailer has dropped for Julien Magnat‘s Faces in the Crowd, starring Milla Jovovich as an elementary school teacher with the misfortune to witness a serial killer’s latest attack. Though she survives the incident, she sustains an injury that renders her completely unable to remember faces — even those of her dearest loved ones. With Detective Kerrest (Nip/Tuck‘s Julian McMahon) on her side, Jovovich’s character must find a way to recognize the killer before he finds her. Sarah Wayne Callies (The Walking Dead), Michael Shanks (Stargate SG-1), and Marianne Faithfull also star. Watch the trailer after the jump.
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Posted on Wednesday, August 10th, 2011 by Angie Han
We already knew a fifth Resident Evil film was on the way, so now comes the totally unsurprising news that Milla Jovovich and Paul W.S. Anderson are set to return to the franchise once again. Jovovich, who’s starred in all four previous installments, will be reprising her role as protagonist Alice in Resident Evil: Retribution. Anderson, meanwhile, will be returning to the director’s chair. Although Anderson has written and produced all of the films in the series — he’s writing and producing the new one as well — he’s only directed two of the earlier entries: the original Resident Evil, and the 2010’s Resident Evil: Afterlife.
But while Jovovich and Anderson are boarding the film, it looks like another member of the team is on her way out. Read more details after the jump.
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