Evel Knievel was the prototype stuntman for the current age, a media-savvy showman who rode a devil-may-care attitude (and a willingness to endure pain) to fame and fortune. His rise and fall story is unique in its specifics, and woefully pedestrian in its arc of human foibles.
Who else has attempted to ride a steam-powered “rocket cycle” across a mile-wide canyon? And who cares if he made it? Knievel’s failures did as much myth-building as his successes. He was also a jerk who let his appetites run away with him. He cheated on his wife more times than anyone can count, and attacked his former promoter with a baseball bat, effectively braining his own career in the process.
Channing Tatum is obsessed with Evel Knievel, and he and his creative partner Reid Carolin are producing a biopic about the late stuntman which Tatum may star in as well. Now the film is reportedly courting a new director, who might be perfect for Knievel’s story of obsession and mental and physical intensity: Darren Aronofsky. Read More »
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With Magic Mike XXL hitting theaters this week, Channing Tatum has been making the publicity rounds along with his producing partner Reid Carolin. That’s how we found out that the Ghostbusters spin-off with Tatum and Chris Pratt may not be in the cards anymore.
But speaking of cards, Tatum opened up a little bit about his preparation for the forthcoming X-Men spin-off Gambit, about the kinetically-charged Cajun mutant known for slinging explosive playing cards at his foes. Turns out Tatum has been learning some real card tricks in order to make his turn as Gambit all the more convincing. Find out more about the Channing Tatum card tricks after the jump! Read More »
Posted on Friday, November 21st, 2014 by Angie Han
Channing Tatum has made no secret of the fact that he’d like to direct. Now it looks like he’s found his chance. He and creative partner Reid Carolin are attached to produce and co-direct Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock, based on a novel by Silver Linings Playbook author Matthew Quick.
But for those who prefer Tatum in front of the camera, don’t worry — he’s hoping to star in the movie as well. Hit the jump for more details on the Channing Tatum directorial debut. Read More »
The Gambit movie just took a big step forward. We know that Channing Tatum is set to play the character in a film from Fox that will likely connect to the existing X-Men franchise. And now the film has a screenwriter: Josh Zetumer (the RoboCop reboot) will script. But the interesting bit for long-time comic book fans is that Zetumer’s script will be based on a treatment from one of the most significant X-Men comic book writers and the character’s co-creator, Chris Claremont. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, March 19th, 2014 by Angie Han
Channing Tatum has been saying for a while now that he’d like to move in to directing, and he may have just found his first project. No, it’s not Magic Mike 2.
Tatum and his frequent collaborator Reid Carolin (who wrote Magic Mike) are in talks to helm Warner Bros.’ The Son, based on a crime novel by Jo Nesbø. And that’s not all — Tatum is considering starring in the movie as well. Hit the jump for all the details.
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Posted on Thursday, June 20th, 2013 by Angie Han
I suppose 32-year-old Ben Savage is technically old enough to have a 13-year-old daughter, but it still feels weird to see him playing the proud dad instead of the confused kid on Girl Meets World, doesn’t it? Also after the jump:
- Darren Aronofsky and HBO ditch Michael Chabon‘s Hobgoblin
- FX’s The Strain adds John Hurt; Liv Tyler is one of HBO’s Leftovers
- Guillermo del Toro has guest directed something on The Simpsons
- Juan Antonio Bayona will direct Sam Mendes‘ Penny Dreadful
- Channing Tatum will produce a show by Pete from Happy Endings
- Almost all of CBS‘s shows will premiere the week of September 22
- Netflix will return to Eli Roth‘s Hemlock Grove for a second season
- Charlie Sheen gets Selma Blair fired from Anger Management
- Dan Harmon is sorry he said those mean things about Community Season 4
- Girl Meets World is a go; see proud parents Cory and Topanga in new pics
- Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan are Masters of Sex in a new trailer
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That dirty wifebeater Channing Tatum is wearing is no coincidence. “I’ve always wanted to do a Die Hard” admitted the actor and in his upcoming action film White House Down, he’s getting that chance. Director Roland Emmerich will once again reign havoc on the White House, this time with the help of John Cale (Tatum), a Secret Service agent who is separated from his daughter when the White House is invaded by a group of mercenaries. It’s an action film in the vein not only of that classic 1988 Bruce Willis movie but The Rock, Air Force One and Emmerich’s own film, Independence Day.
Oddly enough, for a film that takes place largely in Washington D.C. and the World’s most famous residence, filming almost exclusively took place in Montreal, Quebec Canada. In fact, save for a few second unit plates in D.C. and one park scene, all of White House Down will be filmed on stages in Montreal including a place called Mel’s Cite du Cinema. Which is where we were on day 33 of an 82 day shoot, watching Tatum fight on the roof of the White House, destroy a Black Hawk helicopter with a high-tech missile launcher and eventually get thrown over the edge through a huge piece of glass.
It’s September 19, 2012, just six months after James Vanderbilt’s script was purchased by Sony and nine months until the film’s release June 28. Yes, it’s an inhumanly quick turnaround for a major summer blockbuster, but that’s the way Emmerich and his crew like it. Read more after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, September 18th, 2012 by Angie Han
None of these updates are all that major, but there are a lot of them so let’s get right to it. After the jump:
- Channing Tatum won’t direct Magic Mike 2 just yet
- Stephen King‘s The Shining (book) sequel gets dated
- Jude Law is totally up for more Sherlock Holmes
- Karen Allen reiterates Indy 5 is up to George Lucas
- Seth MacFarlane is “thinking about” a sequel to Ted
- Men in Black 3 and the trilogy hit Blu-ray / DVD this fall
- Rosario Dawson says Sin City 2 will shoot in November
- Super Troopers 2 hits legal trouble; Pot Quest still simmering
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Posted on Tuesday, September 11th, 2012 by Angie Han
Magic Mike may no longer be in theaters, but writer Reid Carolin and star (and real-life inspiration) Channing Tatum are determined to see the enterprising male stripper live on — even if they have to direct the sequel themselves. Or at least that’s the latest rumor going around about Magic Mike 2, based on a short interview the duo gave a German film website.
As for what the next movie will actually entail, the pair reveal that the plotline could see the self-described “cock-rocking kings of Tampa” hitting the road. Read their comments after the jump.
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