Media Rights Capital has turned into a financing powerhouse — the company has a deal with David Fincher, and is making the new version of the series House of Cards that he is producing and partially directing. The company also financed some of Cloud Atlas; Neill Blomkamp’s second film, Elysium; and this summer’s hit Ted. MRC has cash to throw around, in other words, and because one of the key players there is a big fan of Stephen King and The Dark Tower, it looks like some of that cash is going to go into Imagine Entertainment’s multi-film and TV series adaptation of the novels. Read More »
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Director Darren Aronofsky joined Twitter in January, and since the start of production on his current film Noah, which stars Russell Crowe as the biblical character who builds a massive ark, he’s been sending out guarded glimpses of the Iceland shoot. Recently he tweeted that the first real look at Noah was coming up, and now in an article about, appropriately, his use of Twitter, we’ve got the first shot of Crowe in the film.
Update: We’ve added a wider crop of the image in much higher resolution. Read More »
The multi-film and TV miniseries adaptation of Stephen King‘s epic novel cycle The Dark Tower isn’t dead yet, and it could end up marking the reunion of director Ron Howard and his A Beautiful Mind star Russell Crowe. The latter spent a few years not making a big impact on screen, but he’s got two big films next year: Man of Steel, in which he plays Superman’s father Jor-El, and Darren Aronofsky’s Noah, in which he plays the title character.
Now, as Warner Bros. receives Akiva Goldsman‘s latest script for the opening salvo in The Dark Tower project, and decides whether or not to move forward, Crowe is in Howard’s sights to play the central character, the gunslinger Roland Deschain. Read More »
It took his death in 1994 to make people really realize that Bill Hicks was among the decade’s most unique voices in social criticism. Ostensibly a stand-up comic, Hicks was a fierce critic of marketing and advertising (“you do a commercial, you’re off the artistic roll call forever”), and of pop culture trends. But his screeds weren’t merely loud rants, as he would also dive into exploratory monologues about the nature of existence and fulfillment.
Hicks is the subject of a documentary (American: The Bill Hicks Story) but now a dramatized biopic may finally be coming together, with Russell Crowe at the helm. The actor is reportedly set to make his feature directorial debut with a film about Hicks, which could shoot next year. Read More »
Not only does this weekend see the return of Batman to cinemas worldwide, it also sees the return of Superman in the form of two teaser trailers for Zack Snyder‘s Man of Steel. The highly anticipated reboot, written by David Goyer and produced by Christopher Nolan, stars Henry Cavill as Clark Kent, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Michael Shannon as Zod, Kevin Costner as Pa Kent, Russell Crowe as Jor El and many more. It opens June 14, 2013 and, after the jump, you can catch see your first look at the film in the form of two teaser trailers, both attached to The Dark Knight Rises. Read More »
After years of doing awesome small horror movies, Eli Roth is about to step into the big time. Warner Bros. is talking to the Hostel director about directing Harker, a vampire themed detective film that has been floating around for some time. Read More »
RZA‘s feature film The Man With the Iron Fists has been a long time coming (we wrote about it in ’08 and ’09) but the movie, co-written by RZA and Eli Roth, directed by and starring RZA, and presented by Quentin Tarantino, is close on the horizon.
We saw the first official image from the film, complete with a flying eyeball, earlier this week, and now we’ve got the first trailer. Check out the red-band clip, which is full of swirling splatters of blood, below. Read More »
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Briefly: RZA has released the first official still from his directorial effort, The Man With the Iron Fists, and it is a killer. The film was co-written by RZA and Eli Roth (who also produced) and stars RZA, Russell Crowe, David Batista, Byron Mann, Rick Yune, Pam Grier, and Lucy Liu.
The first trailer for the film will be out later this week, but in the meantime hit the jump for the image. Get an eyepatch ready. Read More »