The Nice Guys

The Nice Guys should make for a nice breath of fresh air this summer. While there are plenty of huge tentpole movies coming out over the next few months, writer-director Shane Black is offering up something a little different, and hopefully that’ll be enough to convince audiences to see Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe unite in this buddy detective picture.

Below, watch the latest The Nice Guys TV spot, which tries to sell you on the Nice Guys Detective Agency.

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Shane Black discusses The Predator

We’re only a short while away from seeing Shane Black‘s third directorial effort, The Nice Guys. Just the other day we got a green-band trailer for the 1970s-set buddy comedy, which stars Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe. Next for Black, if all goes according to plan, is The Predator. According to the filmmaker, the ambition is to make the sequel a genuine event film.

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doc savage dwayne johnson

Shane Black has been trying to make a Doc Savage movie for a long, long time. He wrote the original screenplay in 2009 and jumped in the director’s chair in 2010 and then…not much happened, aside from the usual on-again, off-again shenanigans. But this is obviously a passion project for the director of Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang and Iron Man 3 – many filmmakers would have just turned and fled from a project that has been gestating for this long, but he appears to be all in.

And now, Black has offered an update on this movie: he’s hoping to start filming next year and he wants Dwayne Johnson to star as the legendary pulp icon.

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The Nice Guys

We’re as excited as anyone for the long-awaited release of Warner Bros.’ Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which pits the two superheroes against each other before bringing them back around to the same side to form the Justice League. (Not a spoiler; it’s right there in the title.) But truth be told, we’re just as eager to see the studio’s other upcoming movie about two heavyweights who start off at odds, only to join forces against a greater evil.

We’re talking about Shane Black‘s The Nice Guys, starring Ryan Gosling as a down-on-his-luck detective and Russell Crowe as a hired enforcer. The mismatched duo get tangled up in a massive conspiracy in 1970s Los Angeles, and soon find themselves more than a little bit out of their element. It’s pretty unfortunate for them, but freaking great for us. Watch the new Nice Guys trailer after the jump.  Read More »

the predator sequel

We’re less than two years away from Shane Black‘s The Predator. The writer and director of The Nice Guys co-starred in the original John McTiernan film, partially because McTiernan and producer Joel Silver wanted a writer on the set. Now, Black is making his own Predator picture, titled The Predator, which Arnold Schwarzenegger could possibly appear in.

Read Schwarzenegger’s comments below.

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Nice Guys Soundtrack

Shane Black‘s new film The Nice Guys doesn’t hit theaters until May 20th. Judging by the trailers, we’ve got another fantastic dark comedic crime thriller on our hands that could make for a great double feature with the Iron Man 3 director’s debut film Kiss Kiss Bang Bang. We won’t know for sure if the movie is good until May, but we do know that the soundtrack is a good one, and it’s getting a risque vinyl LP soundtrack for adults only around the time the film hits theaters. You can check it out below, and don’t worry, the images are safe for work. Read More »

predator reboot poster

If you haven’t revisited John McTiernan’s Predator recently, do yourself a favor and give it a watch. There’s a reason this franchise has survived beyond two weak sequels and two dire spin-offs that saw the title alien hunter facing off against the Xenomorphs from the Alien series. And that reason is simple: the original Predator is, for lack of a more elegant phrase, really goddamn great. It’s one of the best genre movies ever made, melding ’80s military bravura, slasher horror tropes, and testosterone-soaked science fiction into one unforgettable and bloody mixture. Plus, the title alien is just about the coolest-looking monster Stan Winston ever had a hand in creating and that’s really saying something.

My love of the Predator concept vastly outweighs my disappointment with Predators and my genuine disdain for the Alien vs. Predator movies, so the impending sequel/reboot (rebootquel?) has my piqued my curiosity. Although news regarding this movie has been awfully quiet, a new poster has appeared out of nowhere, reminding the world that this project is in the works and seemingly revealing the film’s actual title.

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the nice guys trailer

Neither of the main characters in The Nice Guys are police officers, but the film undoubtedly falls into the familiar “buddy cop” formula that we’ve seen time and time again – two mismatched guys who don’t like each other and have little in common are forced to work together to solve a case. We’ve seen this story few dozen times before. However, The Nice Guys is the latest film from Shane Black, who is the undisputed master of the “frenemies solve a case” subgenre of action/comedy. He’s like a chef who always makes the same dish, but the flavors are so good that you don’t care.

The first red band trailer for The Nice Guys is here and it looks like a Shane Black movie through and though. Which is a good thing, because he is really, really good at making movies.

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the nice guys first look

If you don’t live in an insane asylum, then you probably love Shane Black‘s directorial debut, Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang. The screenwriter behind Lethal WeaponThe Long Kiss Goodnight, and The Last Boy Scout made a clever, hilarious, and character-driven mystery with his first outing behind the camera. The film didn’t make a ton of money at the box-office, but there’s a lot of love out there for it. With Black’s next picture, he’s somewhat returning to the dynamic and world we saw in Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang.

After the jump, read Black’s comments on his upcoming movie, The Nice Guys.

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gambit directors

We don’t want to run around yelling things like “There’s something wrong with Channing Tatum‘s Gambit movie!” because we don’t have a mutant power that lets us see behind the scenes of major film productions. However, based purely on everything that has been going on with this movie in public, it certainly seem like there’s something wrong with Channing Tatum’s Gambit movie. After all, it took months of searching (and a whole bunch of refusals) to land director Rupert Wyatt, who promptly dropped out of the project a few weeks ago.

Now, production on the X-Men spin-off has supposedly been delayed as the hunt for a director continues. Now, three new filmmakers are supposedly r in contention for the job. Like so many of the others who have passed on the film, they are one varied bunch: Doug Liman, Shane Black, and Joe Cornish.

Let’s dive into the potential Gambit directors after the jump.

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