Life Trailer
Last night during The Walking Dead, Sony Pictures premiered the trailer for Life. No, this isn’t the Anton Corbijn-directed Robert Pattinson biography of the Life Magazine photographer from last year. This is the 2017 science fiction thriller about an international space crew that discovers life on Mars. Directed by Daniel Espinosa (Safe House, Child 44) and written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick (Zombieland, Deadpool), the film features Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson (Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation), Olga Dihovichnaya, Ariyon Bakare, Hiroyuki Sanada (The Wolverine) and Ryan Reynolds. Watch the Life trailer now embedded after the jump.

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Deadpool writers

Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick cared deeply about Deadpool. The two screenwriters behind Zombieland spent six years on the project, on and (mostly) off. Even when the odds of the comic book movie getting made appeared dire, they stuck with it, firmly believing in the character and director Tim Miller‘s vision. Once 20th Century Fox gave the project the greenlight, they wouldn’t pay to have “the real heroes” of Deadpool to be on set, but the film’s star and producer, Ryan Reynolds, was more than willing to pay them himself.

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Deadpool

By any measure, Deadpool was a smash hit. It’s had a record-breaking box office run, somersaulting above even the highest projections, and managed to satisfy hardcore fans, total newcomers and discerning critics in one fell swoop. It put Ryan Reynolds back in Hollywood’s good graces after a string of disappointments (including another superhero movie, Green Lantern) and sparked speculation about a “Deadpool effect” that could see more funny, R-rated superhero movies hitting theaters.

No surprise, then, that 20th Century Fox are eager to stay on the good side of the Merc with a Mouth. At CinemaCon today, the studio officially confirmed what we already basically knew: that a Deadpool 2 is on the way.  Read More »

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After the failure of Fantastic Four, I imagined 20th Century Fox would’ve thought twice about working on a sequel before their newest comic book adaptation, Deadpool, even opened in theaters. A Deadpool sequel was reported on before opening day, but this time, the studio’s confidence paid off. The comic book character was a huge hit for audiences and critics, having made over $300 million worldwide thus far.

Deadpool 2 will happen, and screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick are already discussing it.

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Deadpool red-band trailer

Screenwriters Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese are feeling good. After years and years of waiting, the screenwriting duo is finally seeing Deadpool reach the big screen. The screenwriters behind Zombieland have been working on the profane, sweet and funny Marvel character for a long time, and not only did the movie get made, it’s also doing well with fans and critics.

So, for a variety of reasons, Wernick and Reese have plenty to be feeling good about.

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Deadpool Sequel

After years of waiting, Deadpool is finally opening in theaters, and so far most critics agree the wait was worth it. The Marvel character was once looked upon as an underdog, struggling to get his own movie made, but now the 20th Century Fox project, after plenty of clever marketing, is tracking to open big this weekend. Feeling confident, the studio already has a Deadpool sequel in the works.

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Deadpool Script

The Deadpool embargo is no longer, and the R-rated 20th Century Fox project has garnered mostly enthusiastic reviews. The film is both a conventional and unconventional superhero movie. When its tropes are familiar, it’s still plenty of fun, but it’s the unexpected sweetness and the honest relationship that makes Deadpool stand out amongst the herd. Tim Miller‘s film finds spectacle in character, not so much massive set pieces.

While I was interviewing Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, it became clear the budget restraints are actually the reason why audiences are seeing a genuine Deadpool movie in theaters this weekend. Read what they had to say below.

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Rebecca Ferguson Movie

Last summer, Rebecca Ferguson became the actress everyone wanted for their movies after proving to be a tough, sexy spy in Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation. She’s got plenty of projects coming out over the next couple of years, and now she’s lined up a sci-fi project that will reunite her with the Mission: Impossible producers.

Rebecca Ferguson has been set to star in Life, a sci-fi flick set up at Skydance’s David Ellison and Dana Goldberg producing along with Bonnie Curtis and Julie Lynn. And the good news is that it’s an original sci-fi story, not an adaptation or a remake. Find out more about the new Rebecca Ferguson movie below. Read More »

deadpan christmas trailers
For the days leading up to Christmas, Deadpool has blessed us with the gift of comedy videos in anticipation of his new trailer. And now that Christmas day is here, 20th Century Fox says its time to open our presents:

“Are you in need of holiday cheer? Rejoice! For Deadpool’s all new Christmas trailer is here! It’s Christmas Day, when Deadpool decorates with trailers Red & Green. One that’s “nice” and one that’s “naughty” (the way it’s meant to be seen).”

The Deadpool Christmas trailers play with the idea of a superhero movie, and do a good job of selling this story as something different. We get an extended look at Colossus and a better look at the violent stylized action. Hit the jump now to watch both the new NSFW red band and SFW green band trailers for Deadpool.
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If the first trailer for Deadpool is any indication, fans of the Merc with a Mouth should be getting the movie they deserve after a horrid introduction to the big screen in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. But it’s been a long road to get this project off the ground for writers Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese, director Tim Miller and star Ryan Reynolds.

Just recently, an interview with Wernick and Reese had the duo talking about the path to get Deadpool in front of cameras, and they revealed some integral support from a couple of surprising filmmakers: James Cameron and David Fincher. Find out how they helped after the jump. Read More »