Posted on Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 by Angie Han
Another classic is getting updated. Roger Donaldson has signed on to helm a new version of All Quiet on the Western Front, the harrowing saga of a young German soldier fighting from the trenches during World War I. The director is coming off of another, albeit very different, tale of global conflict, the spy thriller The November Man.
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Even though Pierce Brosnan only did four James Bond movies, and maybe only one great one, he’ll forever be connected to the character. Whenever he plays a role with any kind of Bond connotation, it almost feels like another adventure of 007. The Thomas Crowne Affair and After the Sunset are two examples and now there’s a third: The November Man.
Directed by Roger Donaldson (Species, Cocktail), it tells the story of a retired CIA man (Brosnan) forced back into action when an important asset (Olga Kurylenko) is threatened. The hunt makes him the target of the people he was once sworn to protect.
Based on the November Man book series by Bill Granger, The November Man opens August 27. Watch the second, and full, November Man trailer below. Read More »
Posted on Friday, June 6th, 2014 by Angie Han
A dozen years after his last outing as Bond, Pierce Brosnan is getting back into the spy game in The November Man. He even has a former Bond Girl accompanying him, Quantum of Solace‘s Olga Kurylenko.
But the first trailer for the Roger Donaldson-directed thriller feels a bit more melancholy than your average 007 adventure. There are lots of shots of men coolly walking away from big explosions, sure, but there’s also a sad little speech about how “love has no place in this life.” Watch the November Man trailer and see some images after the jump.
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Posted on Wednesday, January 25th, 2012 by Angie Han
Another month, another Nicolas Cage thriller. This time around, the film is Roger Donaldson‘s Seeking Justice (formerly titled The Hungry Rabbit Jumps and then just Justice), and Cage plays a man so filled with rage over a recent attack on his wife (January Jones) that he takes a stranger (Guy Pearce) up on his offer to “take care of” the attacker. Cage’s character is then shocked, just shocked, to find out that vigilante justice isn’t exactly sweet and simple. Watch the trailer after the jump.
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It’s been over a year since we saw anything from the Roger Donaldson thriller The Hungry Rabbit Jumps, which shot in late 2009 with Nicolas Cage, January Jones and Guy Pearce. Turns out, the film now has a different title — the much less quirky Justice — and after a long delay is finally going to see release. There’s a UK trailer for the film, and after watching it you can probably start to understand why the film has been delayed for so long.
Hit the jump for that footage, showing how Cage is drawn into an ugly situation when he accepts Guy Pearce’s offer of third-party vengeance after his wife (Jones) is attacked. There are also a bunch of images from the film. One image has Nic Cage in a glittery Mardi Gras mask, and if I don’t start to see that as some of your Twitter icons soon I’ll be disappointed. Read More »
Not surprisingly, it seems that things are going well for January Jones’s career after her great work in Mad Men. In a recent page 3, we mentioned that Jones would be joining Diane Kruger and Liam Neeson in Unknown White Male. Now it seems she has another theatrical project lined up. Jones will be starring in Hungry Rabbit Jump, alongside Nicolas Cage as his wife. The film will be helmed by Roger Donaldson (The Bank Job, Thirteen Days), with a script by Robert Tannen (Even Money).
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UPDATE: Spoke too soon on the Green Hornet deal below. THR reports that Cage has officially dropped out of Gondry’s movie. He had not yet shot any scenes. (He’d never ‘officially’ joined the cast.) Columbia, Gondry and the producers will commence the search for a new villain; expect to hear that casting fairly soon. Original article follows.
Nicolas Cage seems to be making movies left and right — he’s finished The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Bad Lieutenant and Kick-Ass, may well be the bad guy in The Green Hornet, will be starring in Drive Angry, and now is jumping onto a sort of revenge thriller called The Hungry Rabbit Jumps. Anything that keeps him from making another Ghost Rider movie, right? (Or would you prefer that he be safely confined within that sequel rather than bringing that hair to new projects?) Read More »